20 Sep

prospecting

It was an uneven kind of season for Ryan Rolison but still good enough that MLB Pipeline honored the ex-Ole Miss star as its pitching prospect of the year in the Colorado system. Left-hander Rolison, a 2018 first-round pick, started 2-1 with an 0.61 ERA in low Class A but encountered some rough times after moving to the high-A level. In 22 games at Lancaster in the California League, Rolison went 6-7, 4.87. He is ranked a top 100 overall prospect by both MLB Pipeline and Bleacher Report. Harrison Central High product Bobby Bradley was named the hitting prospect of the year in Cleveland’s system. The 23-year-old Bradley, a lefty-hitting first baseman who got some big league time this summer, slugged .567 and crushed 33 homers for Triple-A Columbus. He has slipped some on the Indians’ list but could still be an impact player. Drew Waters — the Southern League MVP — and Ian Anderson, both 2019 Mississippi Braves, were named Atlanta’s top prospect hitter and pitcher by MLB Pipeline, and Biloxi Shuckers alums Trent Grisham and Trey Supak were Milwaukee’s honorees. Grisham is in the big leagues.

Mike Christensen

Mike Christensen

A long-time sports fan and 30-year newspaper veteran muses on all things baseball in Mississippi. Contact: mwchristens@gmail.com
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