Farm Futures: Hitter Predictions
Farm Futures: Hitter Predictions

This article is part of our Farm Futures series.

Last season marked the third year of preseason prospect predictions here at RotoWire, and as with most prediction pieces, there were some that looked quite prophetic, and some (quite a few more than in past years) that I would like to permanently remove from the internet.

I got a little too cute with a lot of these in 2018, and before I get my shot at redemption, let's take a look at some notable hits and misses from last year's piece.

The Good

Luis Urias hits double-digit home runs across stops at Triple-A and the majors this season after hitting just nine home runs in his previous 1,306 professional at-bats.

Verdict: He did indeed get to double digits (10) and reached the majors before suffering a season-ending hamstring injury.

Royce Lewis will be at High-A when he turns 19 on June 5 and he will finish his first full season at Double-A. He will hit double-digit home runs and steal over 30 bases en route to entering 2019 as a top-five prospect for dynasty leagues.

Verdict: I was five weeks early on predicting his promotion to High-A, he did not finish the year at Double-A, and was two steals shy of 30, but prediction was pretty on point in a macro sense. He is a top-five prospect for dynasty leagues.

Francisco Mejia will not catch a game in the big leagues this season.

Verdict: He did not catch a game with the team he started the

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James Anderson
James Anderson is RotoWire's Lead Prospect Analyst, Assistant Baseball Editor, and co-host of Farm Fridays on Sirius/XM radio and the RotoWire Prospect Podcast. FSWA Baseball Writer of the Year finalist in 2012.
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