Prospect Report: Tovar Homers In Two-Hit Effort

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Ezequiel Tovar, SS, Rockies: The Rockies top prospect continues to make a compelling case for the starting shortstop job. On Wednesday he had a big day at the plate going 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBIs and two runs. Tovar is hitting .268/.318/.439 with two home runs over 15 games. A standout defender at shortstop with a combination of above-average contact skills and power, Tovar looks like the Rockies shortstop of the future.

Oscar Colas, OF, White Sox: Another prospect making a compelling case for a spot on the Opening Day roster is Colas, who on Wednesday went 2-for-3 with a double, his fifth extra-base hit in 53 at-bats. Colas is hitting .283/.296/.491 while appearing in 22 games. Blessed with plus-plus raw power and above-average contact skills, Colas’ profile is hindered by his overly aggressive approach. While Colas is likely to hit for power, he’ll rarely walk and that’s likely an area that will be exploited by major league pitching. 

Tyler Gentry, OF, Royals: One of the most under-discussed players in the Royals system, Gentry enjoyed a big day at the plate on Wednesday. Gentry connected for his first home run of the spring and went 1-for-2 while getting the start in left field. With a strong combination of contact, on-base ability and power, Gentry has the type of profile that can succeed at the highest level.

Blake Sabol, OF, Giants: A 2022 Rule 5 pick, Sabol is making a strong case to break camp on the Giants active roster. He went 2-for-3 on Wednesday and is hitting .361/.500/.694 over 16 games this spring. Sabol is a versatile player who can handle an outfield corner as well as backup catching duty. 

Esteury Ruiz, OF, Athletics: On his third team in a year, Ruiz is looking to find a long-term home in Oakland. On Wednesday he went 2-for-2 with a stolen base, his sixth stolen base of the spring. Ruiz, who got the start in center field, is hitting .325/.404/.475 with four extra-base hits this spring. Likely to make the team out of camp, Ruiz should be in the mix for everyday at-bats with the Athletics.

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