2. LHP Zach Logue – (18) / HiA Dunedin
3. RHP Maverik Buffo – (14) / HiA Dunedin 4. RHP Patrick Murphy – (14) / Double-A New Hampshire “Take a Flyer”
**Murphy spent most of 2018 at HiA Dunedin, but made a spot start in New Hampshire in late May. Upon his return to Dunedin, Murphy went on a tear the rest of the way. He won 6 of his first 10 starts and finished 8-1 during his last 17 starts. Over that time, the big bodied (6’4″ 220lb) right-hander had a 1.83 ERA with 96 strikeouts over 98.1 innings, an outstanding .195 opposing batting average, and an equally impressive 61% ground ball rate. A particular unknown on the UTRMinors scale at the start of the 2018 season, the 23-year old captured the Florida State League Pitcher of the Year award. He also garnered attention by displaying triple-digits on the radar gun, but his newfound success was mostly in the vast improvement of his change-up. The organization had to protected Murphy from the Rule 5 draft, thus added him to the 40-man roster. 5. LHP Tayler Saucedo – (10) / Double-A New Hampshire Top 3 Relief Pitchers – (Factor Score) / Highest Level Attained 1. RHP Jackson McClelland – (8) / Double-A New Hampshire
** A dangerous relief pitcher that combines deception with a 100-mph fastball. 2. RHP Brayden Bouchey – (7) / Double-A New Hampshire
3. LHP Jake Fishman – (5) / Triple-A Buffalo
** Travis Bergen (6) would have occupied this spot, but was scooped-up by the San Francisco Giants during the Rule 5 draft. Fishman made a brief appearance at Buffalo in June, but made 44 appearances with HiA Dunedin.