Minor League Barometer: Risers & Fallers
Minor League Barometer: Risers & Fallers

This article is part of our Minor League Barometer series.

Since the 2020 major league season is still taking shape, there's no telling which minor leaguers could end up being valuable during a truncated season.  Will rosters be expanded?  What will be the makeup of a so-called "taxi squad"?  Will teams be more apt to go with youth or experience?  Will organizations choose more arms or position players?  Or will a universal DH make hitters a priority?  Some organizations may choose to place their top prospects on the expanded roster, while others may want to preserve health and arbitration clocks.  There are so many ways this could go logistically as well as strategically, and that doesn't even include the lack of sunflower seeds or high-fives.

In all seriousness, we understand the health, safety and well-being of the players, coaches, trainers and staff is paramount.  Let's hope the owners and players can agree on how to safely bring baseball back.

And as always, the barometer must go on.  Here are some more player profiles as we continue to dive into the deep recesses of the minor leagues.

UPGRADE

Connor Wong, C, BOS – The least heralded piece in the return for Mookie Betts and David Price, Wong had an excellent season between High-A and Double-A while still with the Dodgers organization.  He slashed .281/.336/.541 with 24 home runs, 82 RBI and 11 steals in 111 combined games.  Any notion that his stats were inflated by 71 games in the hitter-friendly California League should be dispelled, as his numbers were

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Jesse Siegel
Siegel covers college football, college basketball and minor league baseball for RotoWire. He was named College Sports Writer of the Year by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.
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