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Álvarez and Moreno create a lot of interest in MiLB

While the days continue to pass and the issue of the 2022 season in the MLB still does not find an effective solution between the parties involved, in the environment of the Minor Leagues they are waiting to get fully into the action with the players that make up the various professional baseball organizations in the US.

As usual for these times, different specialized media in that country publish analyzes of those prospects who could make the leap in quality to the first team in the short term.

The ESPN chain presented a list of 100 players who will give much to talk about and with it, several Venezuelans with the necessary conditions to make a place in the usual roster of the clubs in the campaign are mentioned.

Among the 20 best prospects that ESPN journalist Kiley McDaniel selected to establish an interesting ranking of athletes belonging to the 30 Major League teams, the names of Francisco Álvarez (Mets) and Gabriel Moreno (Blue Jays) stand out, both in the position of receiver, making it clear that within their respective currencies they have been advancing in a notorious way to become a major league.

Álvarez, located in 9th place in said table, played with Brooklyn Cyclones (high Class-A branch) during 2021 and averaged figures of .272 in 327 official at-bats with 24 home runs, 70 RBIs and 67 runs scored.

McDaniel pointed out that he has a mix of style between Salvador Pérez and Will Smith and that he is incredibly gifted with above-average tools and sensations, but he considers that the only concern is the management of the strike zone that can influence the defensive aspect as well. like mobility behind the plate.

For his part, Moreno (11th box) has had a striking rise and after his journey between Rookies and Triple-A with the Canadians, his numbers were as follows: .367 AVE, 8HR, 45 CI and 30 CA in 139 appearances in the rubber .

In this regard, McDaniel stated that he has elements similar to Keibert Ruiz but with better control of the wood, although he prefers Washington. However, he thinks he could play other positions because of his athleticism.

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