So you wheeled and dealed and moved veterans and dumped draft picks, just so you could claim that prized prospect with the 118th overall pick. And now he’s hitting .091 — at Double-A.
Here’s a rundown of how some of the most prized picks in this year’s draft — first-time eligible cards — are doing, in order of their draft selection.
1. Jose Fernandez (Hickory) P. Marlins’ No. 1 starter is 2-1, 2.66 ERA in four starts.
2. Yasiel Puig (SGP) OF. Dodgers’ starting RF is hitting .250 with one homer and five RBI in 48 ABs, enduring criticism for his hustle.
3. Wil Myers (Hickory) OF. Rays’ starting RF is struggling, hitting .192 and homerless in 52 ABs.
4. Gerrit Cole (Destin) SP. Pirates’ No. 2 starter is 2-1 with a 4.74 ERA in three starts, only one quality start and a 1.42 WHIP.
5. Xander Bogaerts (Applegate) SS. Boston’s starting shortstop is getting on base (.397) but not hitting for power (.357 slug) through 56 at-bats.