Josh Lowe defeated Jacob Faria in the first runoff many months ago. Will it be Joe McCarthy or Brett Sullivan this time? Each player received 10 votes over the weekend.
This poll will be open for one day, and we’ll resume normal voting Tuesday.
OF Joe McCarthy (L/L, 6'3 225, 23 in 2017)
2016 statistics with Class-A Bowling Green and Class A-Advanced Charlotte: 430 PA, .285/.398/.430, 32 XBH, 8 HR, 19-for-24 SB, 14.2 BB%, 15.8 K%
The Red Scare started the season with a conservative assignment to the Midwest League, but he ended up playing more games in the Florida State League with Charlotte. McCarthy spent most of the early months only playing first base, but he was back in his natural outfield spots later. He adds value in the field and on the bases with decent athleticism. At the plate, he makes good contact and really knows the strike zone. How much power he'll hit for in games remains an open question.
C Brett Sullivan (L/R, 6'1 195, 23 in 2017)
2016 statistics with Class-A Bowling Green: 501 PA, .283/.314/.438, 13 HR, 47 XBH, 17-for-21 SB, 4.8 BB%, 14.0 K%
Sullivan became a catcher last offseason, but he didn't let that focus on a new position affect him at the plate. His 13 home runs tied him for 10th among all minor league catchers, and his 34 doubles were tied for first. Although he doesn't strike out much, his aggressive approach will be tested at higher levels. He threw out 38 percent of attempted base stealers in his catching debut, and thanks to his athleticism, he's making progress overall behind the plate.