Daily Intel – 9/21/2018 (The Final 2019 Stock Watch!)

This is the last Friday of the season that we’ll be publishing a newsletter. For the last four weeks, we’ve been using the sparse Thursday game schedules as an opportunity to put the spotlight on some players whose 2019 draft stock was worth examining now. Today, we’ll give you our thoughts and predictions on the following draft items for each team:

  • Highest drafted hitter
  • Highest drafted starting pitcher
  • Highest drafted relief pitcher
  • Sleeper
  • Bust

You can read the first version of Stock Watch here. You can read the second version of Stock Watch here. You can read the third version of Stock Watch here. You can read the fourth version of Stock Watch here.

Arizona Diamondbacks

  • Highest drafted hitter: 1B Paul Goldschmidt 
  • Highest drafted starting pitcher: SP Pat Corbin
  • Highest drafted relief pitcher: RP Yoshi Hirano
  • Sleeper: SP Robbie Ray 
  • Bust: OF David Peralta 

Atlanta Braves

  • Highest drafted hitter: OF Ronald Acuña Jr. 
  • Highest drafted starting pitcher: SP Kevin Gausman
  • Highest drafted relief pitcher: RP A.J. Minter
  • Sleeper: SS/3B Johan Camargo 
  • Bust: OF Nick Markakis 

Baltimore Orioles

  • Highest drafted hitter: 2B Jonathan Villar
  • Highest drafted starting pitcher: SP Dylan Bundy
  • Highest drafted relief pitcher: RP Mychal Givens
  • Sleeper: SP Alex Cobb
  • Bust: SP Dylan Bundy 

Boston Red Sox

  • Highest drafted hitter: OF Mookie Betts
  • Highest drafted starting pitcher: SP Chris Sale
  • Highest drafted relief pitcher: RP Craig Kimbrel
  • Sleeper: SP Eduardo Rodriguez
  • Bust: SP David Price

Chicago Cubs

  • Highest drafted hitter: 2B/SS/3B Javier Baez
  • Highest drafted starting pitcher: SP Kyle Hendricks
  • Highest drafted relief pitcher: RP Pedro Strop
  • Sleeper: OF Jason Heyward
  • Bust: SP Jon Lester

Chicago White Sox

  • Highest drafted hitter: 2B Yoan Moncada
  • Highest drafted starting pitcher: SP Carlos Rodon
  • Highest drafted relief pitcher: RP Jace Fry
  • Sleeper: OF Daniel Palka
  • Bust: 1B Jose Abreu 

Cincinnati Reds

  • Highest drafted hitter: 3B Eugenio Suarez
  • Highest drafted starting pitcher: SP Luis Castillo 
  • Highest drafted relief pitcher: RP Raisel Iglesias
  • Sleeper: 1B Joey Votto
  • Bust: SP Luis Castillo

Cleveland Indians

  • Highest drafted hitter: 2B/3B Jose Ramirez
  • Highest drafted starting pitcher: SP Trevor Bauer
  • Highest drafted relief pitcher: RP Brad Hand
  • Sleeper: 2B Jason Kipnis
  • Bust: SP Shane Bieber

Colorado Rockies 

  • Highest drafted hitter: 3B Nolan Arenado
  • Highest drafted starting pitcher: SP Jon Gray
  • Highest drafted relief pitcher: RP Wade Davis
  • Sleeper: SP German Marquez
  • Bust: OF Charlie Blackmon

Detroit Tigers

  • Highest drafted hitter: 3B/OF Nick Castellanos
  • Highest drafted starting pitcher: SP Matt Boyd
  • Highest drafted relief pitcher: RP Blaine Hardy
  • Sleeper: 1B/2B/3B/OF Niko Goodrum
  • Bust: 1B Miguel Cabrera

Houston Astros

  • Highest drafted hitter: 2B Jose Altuve
  • Highest drafted starting pitcher: SP Justin Verlander
  • Highest drafted relief pitcher: RP Roberto Osuna
  • Sleeper: OF Tony Kemp
  • Bust: SP Gerrit Cole

Kansas City Royals

  • Highest drafted hitter: 2B/OF Whit Merrifield
  • Highest drafted starting pitcher: SP Jake Junis
  • Highest drafted relief pitcher: RP Wily Peralta
  • Sleeper: SP Brad Keller
  • Bust: C Sal Perez

Los Angeles Angels

  • Highest drafted hitter: OF Mike Trout 
  • Highest drafted starting pitcher: SP Tyler Skaggs
  • Highest drafted relief pitcher: RP Blake Parker
  • Sleeper: OF Kole Calhoun
  • Bust: OF Justin Upton

Los Angeles Dodgers

  • Highest drafted hitter: SS/3B Manny Machado
  • Highest drafted starting pitcher: SP Clayton Kershaw
  • Highest drafted relief pitcher: RP Kenley Jansen 
  • Sleeper: OF Joc Pederson
  • Bust: 1B/OF Cody Bellinger

Miami Marlins

  • Highest drafted hitter: C J.T. Realmuto 
  • Highest drafted starting pitcher: SP Caleb Smith 
  • Highest drafted relief pitcher: RP Drew Steckenrider
  • Sleeper: SP Trevor Richards
  • Bust: 2B Starlin Castro

Milwaukee Brewers

  • Highest drafted hitter: OF Christian Yelich
  • Highest drafted starting pitcher: SP Chase Anderson
  • Highest drafted relief pitcher: RP Josh Hader
  • Sleeper: RP Corey Knebel
  • Bust: 1B Jesus Aguilar 

Minnesota Twins

  • Highest drafted hitter: OF Eddie Rosario
  • Highest drafted starting pitcher: SP Jose Berrios
  • Highest drafted relief pitcher: RP Trevor May
  • Sleeper: 1B Tyler Austin 
  • Bust: SP Jake Odorizzi

New York Mets

  • Highest drafted hitter: SS Amed Rosario
  • Highest drafted starting pitcher: SP Jacob deGrom
  • Highest drafted relief pitcher: RP Robert Gsellman
  • Sleeper: 2B Jeff McNeil
  • Bust: SP Noah Syndergaard

New York Yankees

  • Highest drafted hitter: OF Aaron Judge
  • Highest drafted starting pitcher: SP Luis Severino
  • Highest drafted relief pitcher: RP Aroldis Chapman
  • Sleeper: C Gary Sanchez
  • Bust: 3B Miguel Andujar

Oakland A’s

  • Highest drafted hitter: OF Khris Davis
  • Highest drafted starting pitcher: SP Mike Fiers
  • Highest drafted relief pitcher: RP Blake Treinen
  • Sleeper: OF Stephen Piscotty
  • Bust: 2B Jed Lowrie

Philadelphia Phillies

  • Highest drafted hitter: C Wilson Ramos
  • Highest drafted starting pitcher: SP Aaron Nola
  • Highest drafted relief pitcher: RP Seranthony Dominguez
  • Sleeper: OF Roman Quinn
  • Bust: OF Odubel Herrera

Pittsburgh Pirates

  • Highest drafted hitter: OF Starling Marte
  • Highest drafted starting pitcher: SP Jameson Taillon 
  • Highest drafted relief pitcher: RP Felipe Vazquez
  • Sleeper: 2B/OF Adam Frazier
  • Bust: OF Corey Dickerson

San Diego Padres

  • Highest drafted hitter: 1B/3B/OF Wil Myers
  • Highest drafted starting pitcher: SP Joey Lucchesi
  • Highest drafted relief pitcher: RP Kirby Yates
  • Sleeper: OF Hunter Renfroe
  • Bust: OF Manuel Margot

San Francisco Giants

  • Highest drafted hitter: 1B Brandon Belt
  • Highest drafted starting pitcher: SP Madison Bumgarner
  • Highest drafted relief pitcher: RP Will Smith
  • Sleeper: OF Mac Williamson
  • Bust: SP Andrew Suarez

Seattle Mariners

  • Highest drafted hitter: SS Jean Segura
  • Highest drafted starting pitcher: SP James Paxton
  • Highest drafted relief pitcher: RP Edwin Diaz
  • Sleeper: 1B Dan Vogelbach
  • Bust: 2B/OF Dee Gordon

St. Louis Cardinals

  • Highest drafted hitter: 1B/2B/3B Matt Carpenter
  • Highest drafted starting pitcher: SP Carlos Martinez
  • Highest drafted relief pitcher: RP Jordan Hicks
  • Sleeper: OF Tyler O’Neill
  • Bust: 1B/OF Jose Martinez

Tampa Bay Rays

  • Highest drafted hitter: OF Tommy Pham
  • Highest drafted starting pitcher: SP Blake Snell
  • Highest drafted relief pitcher: RP Jose Alvarado
  • Sleeper: 2B/OF Brandon Lowe
  • Bust: SP/RP Ryan Yarbrough

Texas Rangers

  • Highest drafted hitter: 2B Rougned Odor
  • Highest drafted starting pitcher: SP Mike Minor
  • Highest drafted relief pitcher: RP Jose Leclerc
  • Sleeper: C/2B/3B Isiah Kiner-Falefa
  • Bust: SS Elvis Andrus

Toronto Blue Jays

  • Highest drafted hitter: 3B Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 
  • Highest drafted starting pitcher: SP Marcus Stroman
  • Highest drafted relief pitcher: RP Ken Giles
  • Sleeper: 2B/SS Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 
  • Bust: 1B Justin Smoak

Washington Nationals

  • Highest drafted hitter: SS Trea Turner
  • Highest drafted starting pitcher: SP Max Scherze
  • Highest drafted relief pitcher: RP Sean Doolittle
  • Sleeper: OF Michael A. Taylor
  • Bust: OF Adam Eaton

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