By Scott Barancik, editor

Two prospects who had been under Jewish Baseball News’ radar are now locked in. Both are infielders, power hitters, and high draft picks who play at the Double-A level

Chase Strumpf (Cubs/AA/Tennessee Smokies), a 24-year-old UCLA alum who once played on Team USA’s 15-and-under squad and splits his time between second base and third base, was a 2nd-round draft pick in 2019. A current .235 hitter and former teammate of fellow prospect Matt Mervis, Strumpf ranks #1 on the Smokies in times hit by a pitch (19), #3 in HRs (19) and doubles (21), and #7 in on-base percentage (.374).

Jake Scheiner (Mariners/AA/Arkansas Travelers), a 27-year-old first baseman and University of Houston alum, was chosen by the Phillies in the 4th round of the 2017 draft. Currently hitting .249, Scheiner leads all Double-A players with 93 RBIs (tied). Among his fellow Travelers, he ranks #1 in walks (71), #2 in HRs (18), and #3 in on-base plus slugging (.804).

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