The Arizona Diamondbacks have one of the best MiLB systems in the MLB. Their prospects are ranked among the top 3 in the MLB. That's a big credit to the work of GM Mike Hazen and his team It speaks to the hard work of the coaches too. On an off day for the minor leagues, I figured we would take a look at the hot/cold hitters for the Diamondbacks minor league teams. This is a good reminder of the players that will soon play for the Diamondbacks. It also serves as a potential time journey into the future of who might reach the MLB. These names will be limited to only those that classify as prospects and that aren't in the MLB.
The Diamondbacks Triple-A Reno Aces Hot/Cold Hitters
Hot: Dominic Fletcher
Fletcher is playing out of his mind right now. He is proving to the Dbacks that he is nearly ready for the MLB after these past 12 games. He hit .426/.481/.638 with 6 doubles, 2 triples, 5 walks, and 10 strikeouts in 47 at-bats. He is making full use of Reno's elevation and the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League. Dominic Fletcher has been on Fire all season across Double-A and Triple-A. He has hit better than .320 with 45 extra-base hits and 45 walks to only 84 strikeouts. Stay hot Fletcher!
Cold: Stone Garrett
I know that Stone has an MLB-caliber name and is smashing home runs left and right it seems. However, a deeper look at those stats reveals he is truly a home run or bust kind of player. Over his last 11 games, Stone is hitting .271/.275/.521. That average is fine, though not for the high elevation like Reno and the slugging is tremendous. He has 3 home runs and 3 doubles. Yet, he has struck out 9 times with zero walks. That one time he reached base aside from a hit wasn't due to a walk. Would like to see better plate control and strike zone control, but the power is MLB-ready.
Hot: Corbin Carroll
Of course, the Dbacks' No. 1 prospect is on fire right now. In his prior 11 games, Corbin has hit .340/.407/.553 with 4 doubles, 2 home runs, and 9 RBI. He has struck out 11 times but has offset that with 6 walks in only 47 at-bats. The Dbacks rep at the Future's Game has just been destroying Minor League pitching this year. We should see him in Chase Field this year or Opening Day 2023.
Cold: Camden Duzenack
Camden has been playing good defense, but his hitting has been lackluster. His .190/.227/.381 leaves a lot to be desired over his last 6 games. He has struck out 6 times in those 21 at-bats. Hopefully he can get that bat going once again as his glove is MLB-Ready, evidenced by his being on the Dbacks' Taxi Squad recently.
Hot: Dominic Canzone
The other 1/2 of the Aces' Dominic Outfield Duo has been lighting up the PCL after he got called back up to Triple-A. In 5 games, 20 at-bats, he has 7 hits, 3 home runs, and 6 RBI. He has walked twice and struck out 4 times. Canzone is putting on a showcase to the Dbacks front office telling them he belongs in Triple-A.
Honorable Hot Mentions: Dominic Miroglio, Cooper Hummel
Honorable Cold Mentions: Jake Hager