Prospect watch: Kris Bryant soars, Javier Baez struggles

Wednesday May 21st, 2014
One of the Cubs' top prospects in a stocked farm system, Kris Bryant is thriving in 2014.
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Digging deeper into the prospect world, Joey Gallo, the Rangers' 20-year-old third base prospect, has been a monster at High-A Myrtle Beach this season. He's slashing .342/.460/.792 with 18 homers and 39 RBI in 189 plate appearances. It shouldn't be long before he earns a promotion to Double-A Frisco, though GM Jon Daniels recently said that no move is imminent. Gallo has cut down on his strikeouts this season, fanning 43 times after doing so 172 times last year. He also already has 28 walks after earning just 50 free passes a season ago.

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