July 2 Pro Ball Update: Program 15 Alums Excelling At The Next Level

July 3, 2019

A pair of New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series powered by Program 15 alums who are also first-round picks had big weeks. Imagine that.

While the Grayson Rodriguez hype train rightfully continues to gain momentum — he’s now allowed just one earned run while striking out 18 batters in his last three starts — it’s Noah “Bo” Naylor who has quietly turned his first full professional season around in a big way.

The Cleveland Indians prospect is on a tear; he’s riding a seven-game hitting streak, has at least one RBI in five of those seven games, and homered on June 25 and July 2 to now give him six on the season and eight for his pro career. He’s now hitting .244 for the season with a solid .738 OPS.

All stats are accurate as of July 2, 2019:

Grayson Rodriguez, Orioles, Delmarva (A-): 7-2, 2.18 ERA, 12 GS, 84 K, 16 BB, 62 IP

Noah “Bo” Naylor, Indians, Lake County (A-): 59 GP, .244, 6 HR, 35 RBI

Dominic Pipkin, Phillies, Lakewood (A-): 3-2, 5.24 ERA, 15 GP, 8 GS, 29 K, 26 BB, 44.2 IP

Damon Casetta-Stubbs, Mariners, Modesto (A+): 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GP, 0 GS, 3 K, 2 BB, 2 1/3 IP + West Virginia (A-) 3-5, 7.11 ERA, 10 GP, 10 GS, 30 K, 12 BB, 38 1/3 IP + Everett (SS-A) 1-0, 3.86 ERA, 4 GP, 4 GS, 11 BB, 17 K, 18.2 IP

Mateo Gil, Cardinals, Palm Beach (A+): 2 GP, .000, 0 HR, 0 RBI + Johnson City (R): 12 GP, .313, 2 HR, 9 RBI

Sean Guilbe, Padres, Tri-City (SS-A): 13 GP, .149, 1 HR, 2 RBI

Alberto Gonzalez, Reds, Billings (R): 4 GP, 0 GS, 5.63 ERA, 8 IP, 5 BB, 10 K.

Joel Ibarra, Dodgers, Dominican Summer League – Bautista (R): 16 GP, .182, 0 HR, 7 RBI

Wendell Marrero, Reds, AZL Reds: 10 GP, .324, 1 HR, 8 RBI

Daniel Espino, Indians, AZL Indians: 0 GP

Xavier Valentin, Rangers, Down East Wood: 0 GP

Yeancarlos Lleras, Orioles, GCL Orioles: 2 GP, 0-0, 12.27 ERA, 3.2 IP, 1 BB, 3 K

Kyren Paris has signed a pro contract with the Angels, but yet to be assigned to a team.

Mike Ashmore