Toolshed: Floridian prospect impressions

Wright, Toussaint fight for rotation; Franco flashes hit tool

Kyle Wright made four relief appearances with the Braves last season but has yet to make a Major League start. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

By Sam Dykstra | March 19, 2019 11:15 AM ET

Following his one-week swing through the Grapefruit League, MiLB.com's Sam Dykstra presents the prospects who stood out at each of his Spring Training stops in Florida.

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Toolshed: Rays' Lowe powering up

First baseman crushing baseballs, expectations to climb ranks

Nate Lowe went from hitting seven home runs in 2017 to smashing 27 across three levels last season. (Chris Baird/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | March 15, 2019 10:11 AM ET

Eighth-ranked Rays prospect Nate Lowe has made power his focus, which has helped him become one of the most promising first-base prospects in the game while putting him on the cusp of the Major Leagues.

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Toolshed: Braves' Riley ready to stick out

2018 fifth-rounder carving out wild path into Atlanta farm system

Trey Riley made six appearances for Rookie Advanced Danville last season after turning pro. (Danville Braves)

By Sam Dykstra | March 12, 2019 10:12 AM ET

Braves No. 20 prospect Trey Riley was taken in the fifth round of the 2018 Draft after transferring to community college, but he's got the stuff and potential to accumulate much higher accolades.

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Toolshed: Prospect promotion predictions

Month-by-month forecast of when top talent may see The Show

Top overall prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is a career .331 hitter over three seasons in the Minor Leagues. (Chris O'Meara/AP)

By Sam Dykstra | March 8, 2019 10:12 AM ET

Toolshed looks ahead at the 2019 season, going month by month to predict when some of MLB.com's Top 100 Prospects will make their Major League debuts.

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Toolshed: D-backs' Robinson ready to jump

Bahamas native used loud tools to climb out of complex in 2018

Kristian Robinson posted a .791 OPS over two levels during his first Minor League season. (Freek Bouw/Phrake Photography)

By Sam Dykstra | March 1, 2019 10:05 AM ET

Fifth-ranked Arizona Diamondbacks prospect Kristian Robinson climbed quickly as a 17-year-old last season. Now the outfielder is preparing to become the next big prospect out of the Bahamas.

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Toolshed: KC's Melendez rounding out skills

2017 second-rounder vying to be rare complete-package catcher

MJ Melendez threw out 26 of 62 attempted basestealers while also raking for Class A Lexington last year. (Chris Robertson/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | February 22, 2019 10:00 AM ET

Third-ranked Kansas City Royals prospect MJ Melendez enters his second Spring Training hoping to mold himself into an increasingly rare breed: a catcher who's a strong all-around player.

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Toolshed: Spring invitees to follow in NL

Cards' Knizner, Phils' Romero among NRIs worthy of attention

Andrew Knizner's road to St. Louis was cleared by the trade of Carson Kelly to Arizona. (Lianna Holub/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | February 19, 2019 10:04 AM ET

Cardinals catcher Andrew Knizner and Phillies left-hander JoJo Romero are two of the exciting National League prospects going to Spring Training as non-roster invitees.

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Toolshed: Spring invitees to follow in AL

Tigers' Cameron, Angels' Jones among NRIs worthy of attention

Toolsy outfielder Daz Cameron should open 2019 one stop away from Detroit with Triple-A Toledo. (Scott Grau/Toledo Mud Hens)

By Sam Dykstra | February 15, 2019 10:29 AM ET

Detroit Tigers outfielder Daz Cameron and Los Angeles Angels second baseman Jahmai Jones are two of the many exciting American League prospects headed to spring camp as non-roster invitees.

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Toolshed: 2019 Spring Training preview

Top-100 prospects head to Arizona, Florida with plenty to prove

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a walk-off home run in a 2018 preseason exhibition in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press)

By Sam Dykstra | February 12, 2019 10:00 AM ET

Top-100 prospects like Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Blue Jays), Eloy Jimenez (White Sox) and Nick Senzel (Reds) will head to Spring Training camps prepared to push for Major League looks.

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Toolshed: Feltman prepping to provide relief

Red Sox third-rounder has closing resume, stuff to climb quickly

Durbin Feltman struck out 37.9 percent of the Minor League batters he faced in his first season. (Gwinn Davis/Greenville Drive)

By Sam Dykstra | February 8, 2019 10:14 AM ET

Durbin Feltman, a 2018 third-round Draft pick, is moving up the Red Sox ladder fast. With a need in the Boston bullpen, he may soon be at Fenway Park.

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