Two of the best friends of the show, Ronan Kopp and Yunior Garcia, were promoted from the Quakes to the Loons. The replacements for those two with the Quakes are Justin Wrobleski and Juan Alonso from the ACL Dodgers.
We wrote extensively about Yunior for his announcement as I was already working on a summary of his improvements. Here’s some information about the other three players.
The Dodgers took Ronan Kopp in the 12th round of the 2021 draft. The big left-hander just turned 20 years old and has made his way onto the top prospect lists. He started the season as a reliever but ended his time with the Quakes as a starter.
In 57.2 innings he gave up only 36 hits while striking out 102 batters. His ERA was 2.51 with 24 appearances, 9 of them which were starts.
The Dodgers selected Justin Wrobleski in the 11th round of the 2021 draft. Here is a scouting report from Baseball America before the 2021 draft:
He was settling in well in Stillwater, showing a 91-93 mph fastball that touched 95 as well as two above-average secondary offerings. His low-80s slider flashes plus potential and his above-average changeup is impressive as well. But Wrobleski left after one inning in an April start against Texas Christian with an elbow injury that sidelined him for the rest of the year.
He made his return from Tommy John surgery in mid-June with the ACL Dodgers and had some nice numbers. In 15 innings he gave up 12 hits and struck out 21. His ERA was 1.80 and he gave up ZERO walks.
The Dodgers signed Juan Alonso as an international free agent in January of 2021. The 18-year-old Panamanian right-handed hitting outfielder has moved up quickly. Right after signing, he spent the 2021 season in the Dominican Summer League before heading to the United States in 2022. His time in the Arizona Cactus League as he slashed .288/.477/.408 (AVG/OBP/SLG) in 125 at-bats. He also has displayed some speed with 12 stolen bases in 14 attempts. I look forward to seeing him play at Rancho. It looks like he is off to a good start.
18 year old Panamanian outfielder Juan Alonso hit a 2 run homer in his first AB with the Quakes! pic.twitter.com/vWwGdyslDr
— Josh Thomas (@jokeylocomotive) August 24, 2022