Corey Seager is the best prospect still playing in the minor leagues, according to a new report. (Jennifer Cappuccio Maher/Staff photographer)
All of the best prospects in baseball — Kris Bryant, Byron Buxton, Francisco Lindor, Noah Syndergaard, Joc Pederson, et. al. — have been recalled to the major leagues. That can only mean one thing: prospect watching is dead and gone forever. There are no more prospects. We can all just enjoy Major League Baseball games now and not bother ourselves with the future, when certain kids will be called up, etc.
Wait, that’s not what what means.
The Dodgers’ Corey Seager and Julio Urias are the two best prospects playing in the minor leagues today, according to SportsIllustrated.com. From Cliff Corcoran’s report:
Julio Urias underwent cosmetic surgery Thusday to remove a benign tumor from his left eye. The 18-year-old pitcher isn’t expected back in a game for another 4-5 weeks.
Urias was born with a benign tumor on the eye, which does not affect his vision. He chose to have the surgery, and the time off will allow him to delay reaching his innings limit until later this season.
Urias has a 3.00 ERA with 46 strikeouts and a 0.94 WHIP in seven starts for Double-A Tulsa this season. His opponents, all of whom are older, have a .194/.246/.318 slash line.
Dodgers pitching prospect Julio Urias will miss 4-5 weeks after undergoing elective cosmetic surgery on his left eye later this month. Urias, 18, was born with a benign tumor on the eye, which does not affect his vision.
The left-hander has a 3.00 ERA in seven starts for Double-A Tulsa this season. His opponents, all of whom are older, have a .194/.246/.318 slash line. Urias’ 46 strikeouts rank first in the Texas League and his 0.94 WHIP ranks fourth.
According to a source, Urias will make one more start before he has the surgery, which is tentatively scheduled for May 28.