First Basemen

KJ Harrison   KJ Harrison
Born: 8/11/96
Ht. 6′
Wt. 208
Bats: R
Throws: R
Career Stats
The lack of 2020 season is arguably most detrimental to a guy like Harrison, who had a roller-coaster 2019. He started in Low-A and pounded Sally Lg. pitchers for a .404/.485/.649 line in 16 games before getting the bump to High-A by the last week of April. The former 3rd Rd. pick struggled for nearly three months (.764, .681, .519 OPS) before catching fire in August (.892). After splitting time for several years, it appears to be 1B or bust with his bat taking him any higher.
Drew Mendoza   Drew Mendoza
Born: 10/10/97
Ht. 6’5″
Wt. 230
Bats: L
Throws: R
Career Stats
Like many of the prospects who needed extra instruction, Mendoza was present in both Fredericksburg (Alternate Training Camp) and Florida (Instrux). A shift from 3B to 1B is part of the reason for the invites, though he reportedly saw time at both positions. Strangely, the knock on Mendoza is that he’s too patient, as this “passive approach” is apparently holding back the development of power.
Leandro Emiliani   Leandro Emiliani
Born: 3/22/00
Ht. 6’1″
Wt. 180
Bats: L
Throws: L
Career Stats
There will be a lot of cases like Emiliani’s in 2021: Guys ahead of him have been released, but his age (21) and lack of experience (82G) would dictate a third year in the GCL instead of going to Low-A. He was nearly league average as an 18-y.o. in 2018 but improved dramatically (.690 to .947 OPS) in 2019 while shifting to 1B full time.