Diamondbacks Prospects

Diamondbacks Prospects Review: Second Baseman

Peter Smith
Diamondbacks Prospect and Auburn shortstop Ryan Bliss takes a throw too late as Alabama base runner Jim Jarvis (10) steals
Diamondbacks Prospect and Auburn shortstop Ryan Bliss takes a throw too late as Alabama base runner Jim Jarvis (10) steals / Gary Cosby Jr. via Imagn Content
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Arizona Diamondbacks Blaze Alexander Prospect
Blaze Alexander a top prospect for the Diamondbacks? / Mark Henle/The Republic

Blaze Alexander

Scouting Report: Hit: 30, Game Power: 40, Raw Power: 55, Speed: 40, Fielding: 50, FV: 35+
ETA: 2023
Fangraphs Ranking: Diamondbacks 46th best prospect.
MLB Pipeline Ranking: Diamondbacks 28th best prospect.

Blaze's stock has slipped a bit recently. Going into the 2021 season, he was ranked 36th in the Diamondbacks farm system by Fangraphs. Now, he's dropped 10 spots on the back of a slightly below-average 2021 season. He spent the year in High-A Hillsboro where he slashed .218 / .316 / .372, good for a wRC+ of 88. At the same time, his strikeout rate soared from his pre-pandemic mark at Visalia of 21.9% to a whopping 32.4% in 2021. Definitely not the worst season imaginable, but a step back for sure. Here's hoping Blaze takes a huge step forward in 2022!

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