Codey Harrison:  This is the first installment of the weekly prospect hot/cold sheet. We will feature 3 prospects that are on fire, and 3 prospects that are ice-cold. List’s of player’s will only include players who are still prospect eligible, less than 130 MLB at bats, less than 50 innings pitched at the MLB level. Featured players are generally players who are highly regarded amongst the minors and are regarded as legit prospects. Dylan Bundy who ranks 2nd on our mid-season top-50 prospects list gets the nod for the hot prospect after his best outing as a pro.

HOT PROSPECTS:

Dylan Bundy RHP Orioles – The 4th overall pick of the 2011 first year player draft has been dominant all season, but especially dominant of late. Bundy had arguably his best start as a pro his last time on the mound going 6 2/3 Innings, allowing 2 hits, 0 earned runs, while walking 2, and striking out 8. Overall in his last 2 starts, Dylan Bundy has posted very good numbers. 11 innings, 9 hits, 2 runs (1ER), 3 walks, and 14 strikeouts. Bundy signed a big league contract with the Orioles and management hasn’t ruled out calling up Bundy in September if Baltimore is still in the playoff race.

Keon Broxton Outfielder Diamondbacks – A 2009 3rd round draft pick of the Diamondbacks, Broxton is a toolbox when it comes to his baseball abilities. In 2010 Keon Broxton was graded as having the best tools in the Midwest league, behind only AL MVP candidate Mike Trout. Broxton has been on a very impressive power surge of late. In his last 10 games, Broxton has posted very good numbers: 5 home runs, 12 runs scored, while batting .308.

David Dahl Outfielder Rockies – The 10th overall pick in the 2012 draft, David Dahl has been dominating the Pioneer league and that has been the case over the last 10 games as well. Dahl fresh out of high school in Alabama is mostly known for his bat. Over his last 10 games, Dahl has 2 triples, 2 home runs, 12 RBIs, while batting a robust .455 average.

COLD PROSPECTS:

Joey Gallo First Baseman Rangers – After being drafted in the supplemental 1st round of the 2012 draft by the Rangers, Joey Gallo has been a home run hitting machine. Through 34 games in the Arizona League, Gallo has blasted an impressive 15 home runs. Although over his last 10 games Gallo has been very cold at the plate a.222 batting average, 5 walks and 15 strikeouts. Gallo is still hitting for power though with 3 home runs.

Julio Teheran RHP Braves – Going into the season considered a top-5 prospect in all of baseball, the Braves top prospect Julio Teheran has failed to show much progression this season with the AAA Braves affiliate. Over his last 2 starts, Teheran has pitched 8 1/3 innings, while allowing 11 hits, 7 runs, walking 6, and striking out only 3.

Danny Hultzen LHP Mariners – The second overall pick in the 2011 draft by the Mariners, Danny Hultzen has been mediocre since his promotion to AAA Tacoma, after dominating in AA. After 4 straight good starts Hultzen has been roughed up his last two times out on the mound. In a 2 start stretch Hultzen has pitched 9 2/3 innings, allowing 11 runs (10 ER), on 12 hits, walking 7, and striking out 11.

Today’s article was prepared by Codey Harrison, MiLB Prospects Analyst. We would like your feedback, so please feel free to comment on the article below, and share in discussion with our readers. You can also follow Codey on Twitter (@ProspectsMLB)

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