Updated Future Forty
A few days later than I had hoped, but the Future Forty has been updated for the month of May. I’ve made a few minor template adjustments to help the overall look of the page.
Not too many drastic changes on the player evaluation side. In general, one month of competition isn’t going to change many opinions, especially when a player has several years of established track record. Some of the notable changes include the removal of Rett Johnson (released), Jesus Guzman (steroids), and Hunter Brown (exposed against Triple-A pitching), plus the addition of TJ Bohn to the list. I’ve dropped two more players than I’ve added, getting the list back down to 40 players instead of the 42 I had during the last update.
I’ve adjusted several of the risk/reward ratings as well, but none drastically. Asdrubal Cabrera and Matt Tuiasasopo each got their risk rating lowered by a point as they’re both pounding Midwest League pitching, while Yuniesky Betancourt went the wrong way in the reward category as he’s been completely overmatched at the plate in the Texas League.
And, as always, this is a great thread for random minor league questions, and I’ll try to answer as many as humanly possible.