Prospects Of The Month- April

Top Prospect Performances for April

The Minor League season is now in full swing with some of the game’s top prospects showing up big early on. With the first month of play now in the books this gives us the opportunity to dive into some of the top performers at each position. When it comes to prospects dynasty managers are always searching for the next “big guy” and getting in on the ground floor is the best way to stay ahead. In this article, we will break down the top prospects from the month for each position giving you an opportunity to get one of these guys for your dynasty squad and dominate your leagues. 

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Prospects Of The Month- April




Adrian Del Castillo, C ARI – Triple-A


22 GP | .341 AVG | .375 OBP | .615 SLG | 5 HR | 20 R | 17 RBI

When it comes to dynasty managers, preferences for catching prospects typically take a backseat to other positions. When it comes to Adrian Del Castillo, his performance in 2023 paired with his fast start to the season will make us take notice. In 22 games played in Triple-A Reno, Del Castillo is slashing .341/.375/.615 with five home runs, 20 runs scored, and 17 RBI. The former Miami Hurricane has lowered the strikeout percentage to 19.8% down from 28.9% in 2023. Of his 31 hits so far this season 15 have been for extra bases. 


First Base


C.J. Kayfus, 1B CLE – High-A


13 GP | .360 AVG | .421 OBP | .620 SLG | 3 HR | 8 R | 15 RBI | 2 SB

The Guardians might have struck gold with their third-round pick out of the University of Miami. C.J. Kayfus has done nothing but impress this season in High-A Lake County. In 13 games played, Kayfus is slashing .360/.421/.620 with three home runs, eight runs scored, 15 RBI, and two stolen bases. At the plate, Kayfus has been excellent, walking 7% while striking out just 12.3% of his 57 plate appearances. At this pace of play, Kayfus could be up in Double-A Akron in short order. 


Second Base


Mike Boeve, 2B/3B MIL – High-A & Double-A


21 GP | .449 AVG | .556 OBP | .623 SLG | 0 HR | 12 R | 9 RBI | 1 SB

Currently, the minor league’s number one hitter on average and second in OBP has been Mike Boeve. The second-round pick by the Brewers has hit the ground running early already getting promoted from High-A to Double-A in one month. In his 21 combined games played Boeve is slashing .449/.556/.623 with 12 runs scored, nine RBI, and one stolen base. While in High-A Boeve walked 24.5% while striking out 9.4% in 53 plate appearances. Once promoted to Double-A he’s walking 13.5% while striking out 18.9% in just 37 plate appearances. With this performance, it would come as little surprise to see Boeve reach Triple-A before September. 




Cristofer Torin, SS/2B ARI – Low-A


17 GP | .362 AVG | .513 OBP | .552 SLG | 1 HR | 15 R | 15 RBI | 2 SB

Off to a fantastic start to the season is Diamondbacks shortstop Cristofer Torin. In 17 games played, Torin is slashing .362/.513/.552 with one home run, 15 runs scored, 15 RBI, and two stolen bases. At only 18 years old, Torin has displayed an advanced approach at the plate walking 22.4% while striking out 11.8% of his 76 plate appearances this season. Of his 21 total hits, seven have been for extra bases. With tools to impress any dynasty manager, Torin will be a name you will want to watch closely this season.


Third Base


Coby Mayo, 3B BAL – Triple-A


27 GP | .324 AVG | .387 OBP | .631 SLG | 8 HR | 20 R | 22 RBI | 3 SB

With an excellent start to the season for the Norfolk Tides, Coby Mayo is making his case for his first taste of the major leagues. At 22 years old, Mayo has steadily improved each year and this could be his last month in Triple-A. Across 27 games played, Mayo is slashing .324/.387/.631 with eight home runs, 20 runs, 22 RBI, and three stolen bases. Of Mayo’s 36 total hits, 16 are for extra bases. With the Orioles surging and Holliday back in Norfolk, Mayo could be the next Oriole to debut. 




Joey Loperfido, OF HOU – Triple-A


25 GP | .287 AVG | .393 OBP | .713 SLG | 13 HR | 31 R | 27 RBI | 5 SB

Houston has called up Joey Loperfido to join the major league club. After diving into his first month of the season, it’s easy to see why they want him up and attempt to spark the offense. Selected in the seventh round of the 2021 MLB Draft out of Duke, Loperfido has skyrocketed through the Astros system. In 25 games played in Triple-A, Loperfido went off, slashing .287/.393/.713, with 13 home runs, 31 runs scored, 27 RBI, and five stolen bases. Despite a high 30.3% strikeout rate, Loperfido continues to walk 13.1% in line with his career averages. The power surge might have forced the Astros hand to call him up giving dynasty managers something to look forward to in a stacked lineup. 


Starting Pitcher


Cade Povich, LHP BAL – Triple-A


5 GS | 26.1 IP | 40 K | 13.67 K/9 | 1.03 ERA

Baltimore has the top pitching prospect for the month in Cade Povich. The former Nebraska Cornhusker showed his dominance at Triple-A Norfolk making much-needed improvements that could expedite his debut. When it comes to pitch mix, Povich has an arsenal that will impress with his four-seam, cutter, curveball, change-up, slider, and sweeper. In five games started for the Tides, Povich has 40 strikeouts in 26.1 innings pitched, good for a 13.67 K/9 with a stellar .116 average against, and sports a solid 1.03 ERA. In addition to the jump in strikeouts, so far we have seen Povich lower his walks per nine to 3.42 which is a major gain from his 5.76 in Triple-A in 2023. This performance in April could lead to a call to the major leagues in the not-so-distant future making this the “last call” for the Povich-express. 


Relief Pitcher


Jonah Tong, RHP NYM – Low-A & High-A


4 GP | 2 GS | 18.2 IP | 36 K | 17.36 K/9 | 0.00 ERA

Each season pop-up pitching prospects skyrocket up dynasty rankings and Jonah Tong is starting to turn heads at Low-A Port St Lucie and now up to High-A Brooklyn. Drafted in the seventh round of the 2022 MLB Draft out of High School Jonah Tong has quietly put up massive strikeout numbers with his fastball and curveball combination. In his second stint in Low-A, Tong appeared in four games (starting two games) striking out 36 batters over 18.2 innings pitched, good for a 17.36 K/9 with a .113 average against, and was sporting a 0.00 ERA. What has been impressive to this point was the improvements to the walks per nine.

In 2023, Tong had a 9.72 BB/9 in Low-A but this season he has brought that down to a solid 2.41 BB/9. Only time will tell if Tong will stick as a starter or reliever long-term but either way, the latest “Pitching Lab” product has impressed early on as he heads up to High-A Brooklyn. 


Honorable Mention


Jordan Beck, OF COL – Triple-A & MLB


25 GP | .307 AVG | .405 OBP | .594 SLG | 5 HR | 24 R | 28 RBI | 5 SB

As the latest prospect called up to the major leagues, Jordan Beck has had a solid start to the season. In 25 games played, Beck is slashing .307/.405/.594 with five home runs, 24 runs scored, 28 RBI, and five stolen bases. Beck has shown big pop with the bat early on, crushing 17 extra-base hits. At the plate, the discipline has been on full display as Beck is walking 14.9% while striking out 19.8% of his 121 plate appearances. 


Tyler Black, 1B MIL – Triple-A


25 GP | .303 AVG | .393 OBP | .525 SLG | 5 HR | 20 R | 18 RBI | 3 SB

It’s been a strong start to the season for Tyler Black, who has shifted to first base full-time in Triple-A. In 25 games played, Black is slashing .303/.393/.525 with five home runs, 20 runs scored, 18 RBIs, and three stolen bases. Black has continued to show an advanced eye at the plate walking 11.1% while striking out just 13.7% of his 117 plate appearances. All eyes should be on Tyler Black as a call to the major leagues could be coming soon. 


Christian Scott, RHP NYM – Triple-A


5 GS | 25.1 IP | 36 K | 12.79 K/9 | 3.20 ERA

Christian Scott is continuing to skyrocket up rankings and making his final push toward a major league debut. In five games started, Scott has a 12.79 K/9 with a 2.13 BB/9 and a .136 average against over 25.1 innings pitched. The Mets recently sent Scott out to pitch on four days rest making it possible to see Christian Scott debut near his home in Tampa Bay as the Mets take on the Rays later this week.

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