Visalia Rawhide: Low-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks
The Visalia Rawhide have been apart of the Arizona Diamondbacks organization since 2007. They have traditionally been the High-A affiliate until this year when they were moved down to Low-A. They play in the middle of California and are the first stop for new draft picks by the Arizona Diamondbacks. This is due to the MLB getting rid of the rookie levels before this year. The Rawhide have a record of 16-56 and are last in the Low-A West-South division. This just has not been the year for the Diamondbacks or their affiliates. They are managed by Javier Colina. Fun fact, old friend and player for the Diamondbacks, Barry Enright, is the team’s pitching coach.
There are a few top-30 prospects for the Rawhide and they are:
- AJ Vukovich: The #17 prospect for the D-backs after being drafted in 2020, he has 9 HR’s and 40 RBI’s so far this year. He is young and plays 3B. He could develop into a very solid 3B if he can get his strikeouts (70) under control.
- Liam Norris: The #25 prospect for the Diamondbacks, he was drafted in 2020 as a starting pitcher. He has the potential to be a solid back-end starter provide he can get his command under control. In 36 innings so far, he has walked 48 and struck out 45 batters. That’s not good.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have a top-10 Minor League system in the MLB. The standings might not show it but the D-backs have many good prospects. In a few years, we will see the hard work pay off as these players make the MLB. We will do a recap of the Minor Leagues again at the end of the season. Let me know in the comments your thoughts on the teams and what articles you want to see down below.
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