Prospect Rundown: Alaska Baseball LeagueSummer Baseball
The Alaska Baseball League might be relegated to just five teams these days, but each summer, the prestigious summer collegiate league is still home to some of the nation’s best and most intriguing young college prospects.
This summer was no exception, especially when it comes to the Mat-Su Miners. The Miners, for the third-straight summer, won the ABL championship under the direction of head coach Ben Taylor. Taylor’s Miners went 27-17 during the regular season, finishing ahead of Anchorage by two games, before winning the league title by going 4-0 in the postseason.
The Miners had a hefty crop of intriguing prospects, but perhaps no one caught everyone’s attention quite like Texas A&M lefthander and fireballer Asa Lacy. Lacy really came on at the end of the 2018 college season, throwing a gem in a win at the SEC tournament. He also stepped up for the Miners throughout the summer, setting the stage for what should be an interesting fall and spring of 2019 with he and fellow lefty John Doxakis back in the rotation.
While Lacy leads the way in terms of MLB draft prospects at the ABL, he’s not alone. It’s time to take an in-depth look at the premier prospects at the Alaska League, beginning with Lacy on the mound, while Southeastern Louisiana’s Bryce Tassin, much like Josh Greene last summer, made a name for himself.
Let’s dive into the top prospects.
Asa Lacy, LHP, Texas A&M (Sophomore, 2020 draft)