19. Kyle Crick
The former first-round pick and unanimous No. 1 ranked prospect in the organization has fallen on hard times. Back in 2013, it was hard to go wrong with his mid-to-high-90s fastball and a devastating breaking ball that absolutely dominated the California League. He struck out 95 in 68.2 innings, including 42 percent of all right-handers he faced. Now, the 23-year-old Kyle Crick is in Double-A for his third straight season, and continuing to struggle throwing strikes. 2016 brought a return to the rotation after finishing the last 24 outings in the pen. Crick didn't appear better from there, either, allowing 23 walks in 20 innings during the span. The hope for Crick now seems to be that he can work through the kinks and become a solid late inning arm. But the confidence of many is waning.
20. Austin Slater
Hailing from Stanford, Austin Slater progressed through the system rather quickly in 2015. He played 60 games in San Jose, skipping the South Atlantic League, and was in Richmond by mid season. Though he racked up 59 hits in his 54 games there (.296), he didn't show off the type of power he's capable of producing. He's no Jarrett Parker or Mac Williamson, but Slater is equipped to hit anywhere from 8-15 home runs in a full season. He gave viewers a peek at that power this spring when he hit a bomb off Yordano Ventura to dead center field. He can play all outfield positions, and even make do at second base and shortstop, which he did quite well in 2015 before transitioning back to center field this year.
21. Chase Johnson
The former Cal Poly closer, Chase Johnson has worked as a pro on refining his wind-up while being groomed into a starter, and has been taking the mound as one since he was drafted in the third round in 2013. After 18 starts in San Jose a year ago produced a 2.92 ERA and strikeout-per-inning type stuff, Johnson was promoted to Richmond, which is where he broke camp this year. So far it's been a grind for Johnson in Double-A, averaging a walk every other inning, though his strikeout totals haven't changed. Johnson's breakout performance was a 14-strikeout, complete-game shutout in his final start in San Jose — a game where his fastball topped out at 98. Mostly, Johnson is in the 92-95 range, but lacks a go-to secondary pitch with a below average changeup and curveball under his belt.