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5 Dominican Summer League Prospects To Watch In 2024

Spring training has begun and dynasty managers are drafting teams and fortifying their minor league systems for the upcoming year. Looking at top performers in the Dominican Summer League can set you up to get these guys on the ground floor. These are five DSL prospects who should be on your dynasty radar heading into the 2024 minor league season.

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5 Dominican Summer League (DSL) Prospects To Watch

Jeffry Rosa, OF NYM

(44 GP, .277/.400/.669, 15 HR, 35 R, 39 RBI, 1 SB)

If you are looking for big power potential coming out of the DSL look no further than Jeffry Rosa currently in the New York Mets organization. Now 19 years old standing 6’1” and 190 pounds there is still future growth to come from Rosa. Coming off his lackluster first season in the DSL, Rosa excelled in all aspects of his game year after year. In 44 games played Rosa slashed .277/.400/.669 with a DSL-leading 15 home runs, 35 runs scored, 39 RBIs, and one stolen base. As you can tell the speed was not a prominent part of Rosa’s game in either season in the DSL but the power is a different story entirely.

Of Jeffry Rosa’s 41 hits 28 were for extra bases paired with the 40.5% home run to fly ball rate and 28.1% line drive rate there is a lot more to come with Rosa. The improvements in plate discipline were great as Rosa walked 8.8% (up from 6.3%) while striking out 25.3% (down from 42%) across 182 plate appearances. The Mets are likely to bring Jeffry Rosa state-side in 2024 and he could make his debut in Low-A Port St Lucie by season’s end.

Kelvin Hldalgo, SS/3B COL

(51 GP, .310/.406/.575, 12 HR, 52 R, 54 RBI, 14 SB)

Player development in the Rockies organization was on the rise throughout their system in 2023. For prospects like Kelvin Hldalgo these organizational improvements affected the year-end statistics. The 18-year-old Hldalgo stands 6’2” and 166 pounds batting from the right side of the plate and was primarily a shortstop but started to get reps at third base towards the end of the season. The move to third base is more than likely going to be his long-term home as he climbs the organizational ladder. The Rockies had Hldalgo play for both DSL squads in 2023 but collectively put together some impressive stats.

In 51 games played Hldalgo slashed .310/.406/.575 with 12 home runs, 52 runs scored, 54 RBIs, and stole 14 bases in 15 attempts. There was above-average to plus power here with Hldalgo as he had 21 of his 55 total hits go for extra bases. Although he stole 14 bases in 15 attempts Hldalgo isn’t quite a burner on the base paths and as he continues to fill out the stolen bases upside will dominish. At the plate, Hldalgo displayed excellent plate discipline as he walked 12.7% while striking out just 18.9% of the 212 plate appearances in the majority of his DSL season with team one. Look for Hldalgo to make his state-side debut in the Low-A Fresno in 2024.

Javier Mogollon, 2B/SS CHW

(47 GP, .315/.417/.582, 10 HR, 41 R, 42 RBI, 11 SB)

It’s been tough for the Chicago White Sox in minor-league player development with a bottom-ranking farm system the last three years. With strong drafts and international signees, it could all be turning around for the Chi-Sox. Javier Mogollon is a prospect to monitor going into the 2024 season. Just 18 years old and standing at 5’8” Mogollon doesn’t strike you as an impressive figure physically but on the diamond he proved to be a different story in his first year as a professional.

Across 47 games played in the DSL Mogollon slashed .315/.417/.582 with 10 home runs, 41 runs scored, 42 RBIs, and stole 11 bases in 13 attempts. Mogollon excelled in getting the ball up in the air as his 42.3% fly ball percentage shows paired with a 20.4% line drive rate. He hit the ball hard crushing 22 extra base hits out of his 52 total in 165 at-bats. The plate discipline was fantastic for Mogollon who walked 13.6% while only striking out 14.1% of the time. The White Sox Complex League seems like the next logical destination for Javier Mogollon and I’ll have all eyes on him once he makes it to Low-A Kannapolis and beyond.

Eduardo Quintero, OF LAD

(49 GP, .359/.472/.618, 5 HR, 54 R, 42 RBI, 22 SB)

One of the top batters in the DSL was a Dodger outfield prospect by the name of Eduardo Quintero. At just 18 years old Quintero stands 6’0” and 175 pounds batting from the right side of the plate. In his first season of professional baseball in the DSL Quintero displayed above-average pop with a solid approach at the plate. In 49 games played Quintero slashed .359/.472/.618 with five home runs, 54 runs scored, 42 RBIs, and stole 22 bases in 26 attempts. Of Quintero’s 61 total hits 27 of them were for extra bases showing a good chance for above-average future power. There was plenty of speed here for Quintero as he was in in the top 15 in stolen bases in the entire DSL with 22.

The approach at the plate was fantastic for Quintero who managed to walk 15.1% while striking out 16% of his 212 plate appearances. With the success we saw out of Quintero in 2023, there is a strong chance we see him start the season in the Dodgers Complex league or better in Low-A Rancho Cucamonga.

Emmanuel Martinez, LHP TEX

(11 GP, 7 GS, 45.2 IP, 65 K, 12.81 K/9, .179 AVG, 2.17 ERA)

Texas Rangers player development has improved by leaps and bounds for the last two seasons. Now with a world series in the rearview mirror, the future continues to get brighter. Emanuel Martinez is a pitching prospect you need to be watching going into 2024. Standing at 6’1” and 170 pounds Martinez is a southpaw that has made impressive gains in his second season in the DSL. In 11 appearances seven of which were starts Martinez struck out 65 batters across 45.2 innings pitched. This was good for 12.81 strikeouts per nine while lowering the walks per nine down to 3.35 (6.15 BB/9 in 2022).

What stood out was Martinez’s ability to keep the ball on the ground as he did for 49.4% and not allow a home run in each of his first two seasons in the DSL. Opposing hitters couldn’t do much with Martinez and this was true for the .179 batting average against. The final ERA on the season was 2.17 with a 2.77 FIP. Hopefully, we will see Emmanuel Martinez get his shot in Complex Ball to start the year or even better to have his state-side debut with the Low-A Downeast Wood Ducks.

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