The community hasn't given up on the Tool Shed yet, voting Yorman Rodriguez into the 6th spot of the Community Prospect Rankings. 2015 will be Yorman's last option year, so he needs to keep on keeping on in his first taste of AAA in his age 22 season. Our first southpaw is added to the list today.
Phillip Ervin, OF, 22
Nick Travieso, SP, 20
Aristides Aquino, OF, 20
Nick Howard, SP, 21
Jonathon Crawford, 23, SP
Amir Garrett, 22, SP
Highest 2014 Level: Low-A (Dayton)
Eye-Poppingest Fact: Career high 8.6 K/9 in 133 innings
Most Worrisome Fact: Career 3.8 BB/9
Alias(es): No known aliases
Late in the season, Amir Garrett made the decision to focus on baseball full-time and give up on playing college basketball. That in and of itself would have been a reason for Garrett to improve his prospect status, but he also turned in what was by far his best season as a professional in 2014. After topping out at 57 innings in 2013, Garrett hurled 133.1 innings of 3.64 ERA ball in 27 starts this past season. His K/9 of 8.6 was a career high, and while still not great, his 3.4 BB/9 was a career low. Garrett had a 13-game hot streak that stretched from June to August where he held the opposition to a 1.63 ERA and a .517 OPS against that showed the promise that has the young lefty shooting up prospect lists this winter.