Junior Arias is your #24 prospect. He's struggled with injury the past season, and didn't have much of a 2014. Before that, all he showed was a ton of power and speed. If you are into tools, he is a guy to watch. Now, if he would just start taking some walks.
Jeremy Kivel, 21, SP
Ismael Guillon, 22, LHP
Sebastian Elizalde, 23, OF
Tyler Mahle, 20, SP
Highest 2014 Level: Rookie (Billings)
Eye-Poppingest Fact: 4.73 K/BB ratio, 1.8 BB/9
Most Worrisome Fact: 9.4 H/9... that's about it.
Alias(es): Darth Mahle, Tyler Moneyball, DragonMahle Z
Tyler Mahle was a 7th round pick of the 2013 draft out of Westminster, California. Mahle was quietly one of the best pitchers on the Billings staff last year. He controlled the walks (1.8 BB/9) and was able to strike guys out (8.3 K/9). The big thing he did was control the home runs, only giving up 0.6 HR/9 in a league where the ball flies far. The Billings staff was pretty bad, and we've had a guy on this list that might have a higher ceiling, but didn't perform as well as Mahle. A lot of Mahle's stats have been skewed by a three games where he gave up 18 runs in 8.1 innings. So, let that sit in your mind a bit. Tyler is an athletic kid that sits in the low 90's with his fastball, but could be a mid 90's pitcher as he fills out.