Archive for Prospects Report 2018

The Updated Top 131 Prospect Rankings

With two months of the minor-league season now complete and the draft also finished, it’s an appropriate time to publish a revised version of our preseason top-100 list. The list is below. Notes about methodology and specific players appear below that.

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Top 25 Prospects: Chicago White Sox

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the farm system of the Chicago White Sox. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from our own (both Eric Longenhagen’s and Kiley McDaniel’s) observations. For more information on the 20-80 scouting scale by which all of our prospect content is governed you can click here. For further explanation of the merits and drawbacks of Future Value, read this.

All the numbered prospects here also appear on THE BOARD, a new feature at the site that offers sortable scouting information for every organization. Click here to visit THE BOARD.

White Sox Top Prospects
Rk Name Age High Level Position ETA FV
1 Eloy Jimenez 21 AA RF 2019 65
2 Michael Kopech 21 AAA RHP 2019 60
3 Luis Robert 20 R CF 2020 60
4 Alec Hansen 23 AA RHP 2020 50
5 Zack Burdi 22 AAA RHP 2019 50
6 Zack Collins 22 AA 1B 2018 50
7 Dane Dunning 22 AA RHP 2018 50
8 Dylan Cease 22 A+ RHP 2020 45
9 Micker Adolfo 21 A+ RF 2021 45
10 Jake Burger 21 A 3B 2020 45
11 Blake Rutherford 20 A+ LF 2020 45
12 Ryan Cordell 26 AAA RF 2018 40
13 Carson Fulmer 22 MLB RHP 2018 40
14 Gavin Sheets 21 A+ 1B 2020 40
15 A.J. Puckett 22 A+ RHP 2019 40
16 Luis Gonzalez 22 A RF 2021 40
17 Seby Zavala 24 AA C 2020 40
18 Luis Alexander Basabe 20 A+ CF 2020 40
19 Ian Clarkin 23 AA LHP 2019 40
20 Spencer Adams 21 AA RHP 2019 40
21 Tyler Danish 22 MLB RHP 2017 40
22 Jameson Fisher 23 AA LF 2019 40
23 Aaron Bummer 24 MLB LHP 2018 40
24 Jordan Stephens 24 AAA RHP 2019 40
25 Danny Mendick 24 AAA SS 2019 40

65 FV Prospects

Signed: July 2nd Period, 2013 from Dominican Republic
Age 20 Height 6’4 Weight 205 Bat/Throw R/R
Tool Grades (Present/Future)
Hit Raw Power Game Power Run Fielding Throw
30/50 70/80 50/70 45/40 45/50 60/60

Jimenez was largely compared head-to-head with now-Yankees SS Gleyber Torres as the top talents in the loaded 2013 July 2nd class. Both players signed with the Cubs, then later were traded as headliners in blockbuster trades for Aroldis Chapman and Jose Quintana, respectively.

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Top 43 Prospects: San Diego Padres

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the farm system of the San Diego Padres. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from our own (both Eric Longenhagen’s and Kiley McDaniel’s) observations. For more information on the 20-80 scouting scale by which all of our prospect content is governed you can click here. For further explanation of the merits and drawbacks of Future Value, read this.

All the numbered prospects here also appear on THE BOARD, a new feature at the site that offers sortable scouting information for every organization. Click here to visit THE BOARD.

Padres Top Prospects
Rk Name Age High Level Position ETA FV
1 Fernando Tatis Jr. 19 AA 3B 2019 65
2 Luis Urias 20 AAA 2B 2018 55
3 MacKenzie Gore 18 A LHP 2020 55
4 Michel Baez 22 A+ RHP 2020 55
5 Anderson Espinoza 19 A RHP 2019 50
6 Adrian Morejon 19 A+ LHP 2020 50
7 Joey Lucchesi 24 MLB LHP 2018 50
8 Logan Allen 20 AA LHP 2020 50
9 Cal Quantrill 23 AA RHP 2018 50
10 Gabriel Arias 18 A SS 2021 45
11 Tirso Ornelas 18 A LF 2021 45
12 Hudson Potts 19 A+ 3B 2020 45
13 Chris Paddack 20 A+ RHP 2020 45
14 Josh Naylor 20 AA 1B 2020 45
15 Pedro Avila 21 A+ RHP 2021 45
16 Jacob Nix 22 AA RHP 2019 45
17 Franchy Cordero 23 MLB CF 2018 45
18 Esteury Ruiz 19 A 2B 2022 45
19 Edward Olivares 22 A+ OF 2021 45
20 Jeisson Rosario 18 A CF 2022 40
21 Walker Lockett 23 AAA RHP 2018 40
22 Mason Thompson 18 A RHP 2022 40
23 Blake Hunt 19 R C 2022 40
24 Jordy Barley 18 R SS 2023 40
25 Luis Campusano 19 A C 2023 40
26 Eric Lauer 22 MLB LHP 2019 40
27 Franmil Reyes 22 MLB OF 2019 40
28 Brad Zunica 22 A+ 1B 2022 40
29 Robert Stock 28 AAA RHP 2018 40
30 Luis Patino 18 A RHP 2023 40
31 Ronald Bolanos 21 A+ RHP 2021 40
32 Buddy Reed 22 A+ CF 2019 40
33 Andres Munoz 19 A RHP 2020 40
34 Jorge Ona 21 A+ OF 2019 40
35 Mason House 19 R OF 2023 40
36 Luis Almanzar 18 R SS 2021 40
37 Reggie Lawson 19 A+ RHP 2021 40
38 Diomar Lopez 21 A+ RHP 2022 40
39 Trey Wingenter 24 AAA RHP 2018 40
40 David Bednar 23 A+ RHP 2019 40
41 Brad Wieck 26 AAA LHP 2018 40
42 Eguy Rosario 18 A+ 2B 2022 40
43 Michell Miliano 18 R RHP 2023 40

65 FV Prospects

Signed: July 2nd Period, 2015 from Dominican Republic
Age 18 Height 6’3 Weight 185 Bat/Throw R/R
Tool Grades (Present/Future)
Hit Raw Power Game Power Run Fielding Throw
30/55 60/70 40/60 55/45 50/55 60/60

Scouts in the U.S. became enamored of Tatis during 2016 extended spring training in Arizona, and San Diego poached him from the White Sox before he had even suited up for a professional game. He was sent to full-season Fort Wayne as an 18-year-old in 2017 and hit .280/.390/.520 with 20 homers and steals and, perhaps most impressively for his age, a 14.5% walk rate. He also flashes occasional acrobatic brilliance at shortstop, though scouts are not unanimous about his long-term prospects there because of the size of Tatis’s frame. He’s five years younger than the average regular at Double-A right now.

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Top 23 Prospects: Arizona Diamondbacks

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the farm system of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from our own (both Eric Longenhagen’s and Kiley McDaniel’s) observations. For more information on the 20-80 scouting scale by which all of our prospect content is governed you can click here. For further explanation of the merits and drawbacks of Future Value, read this.

All the numbered prospects here also appear on THE BOARD, a new feature at the site that offers sortable scouting information for every organization. Click here to visit THE BOARD.

D-backs Top Prospects
Rk Name Age High Level Position ETA FV
1 Jon Duplantier 23 AA RHP 2019 50
2 Kristian Robinson 17 R CF 2023 45
3 Jazz Chisholm 20 A SS 2022 45
4 Pavin Smith 22 A+ 1B 2020 45
5 Daulton Varsho 21 A+ C 2021 45
6 Drew Ellis 22 A+ 3B 2021 40
7 Marcus Wilson 21 A+ CF 2021 40
8 Matt Tabor 19 R RHP 2022 40
9 Taylor Widener 23 AA RHP 2019 40
10 Taylor Clarke 24 AAA RHP 2018 40
11 Eduardo Diaz 20 A CF 2022 40
12 Domingo Leyba 22 AA 2B 2019 40
13 Yoan Lopez 25 AA RHP 2018 40
14 Jhoan Duran 20 A RHP 2022 40
15 Gabriel Maciel 19 A CF 2022 40
16 Joey Krehbiel 25 AAA RHP 2018 40
17 Jared Miller 24 AAA LHP 2018 40
18 Wei-Chieh Huang 24 A+ RHP 2019 40
19 Socrates Brito 25 MLB CF 2018 40
20 Jimmie Sherfy 26 MLB RHP 2018 40
21 Christian Walker 27 MLB 1B 2018 40
22 Andy Yerzy 19 R C 2022 40
23 Michael Perez 25 AAA C 2019 40

50 FV Prospects

Drafted: 3rd Round, 2016 from Rice
Age 22 Height 6’4 Weight 225 Bat/Throw L/R
Tool Grades (Present/Future)
Fastball Slider Curveball Changeup Command
60/60 55/60 50/50 45/55 45/50

Duplantier was held back in extended this year due to a minor hamstring issue but has had no arm issues as a pro after dealing with shoulder trouble at Rice. He sits 93-96, will touch 98. His delivery is odd, but it’s been a while since Duplantier has been hurt, so, for now, it’s not a concern. He projects as a mid-rotation starter.

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Top 30 Prospects: Minnesota Twins

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the farm system of the Minnesota Twins. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from our own (both Eric Longenhagen’s and Kiley McDaniel’s) observations. For more information on the 20-80 scouting scale by which all of our prospect content is governed you can click here. For further explanation of the merits and drawbacks of Future Value, read this.

All the numbered prospects here also appear on THE BOARD, a new feature at the site that offers sortable scouting information for every organization. Click here to visit THE BOARD.

Twins Top Prospects
Rk Name Age High Level Position ETA FV
1 Royce Lewis 18 A CF 2020 55
2 Nick Gordon 22 AA SS 2019 50
3 Alex Kirilloff 20 A RF 2021 50
4 Fernando Romero 23 MLB RHP 2018 50
5 Stephen Gonsalves 23 AAA LHP 2019 50
6 Travis Blankenhorn 21 A+ 2B 2021 45
7 Wander Javier 19 R SS 2022 45
8 Brusdar Graterol 19 A RHP 2023 45
9 Mitch Garver 27 MLB C 2018 45
10 Brent Rooker 23 AA 1B 2020 45
11 LaMonte Wade 24 AA LF 2019 45
12 Akil Baddoo 19 A CF 2021 45
13 Jose Miranda 19 A 2B 2022 45
14 Yunior Severino 18 R 2B 2023 45
15 Blayne Enlow 19 A RHP 2022 40
16 Jaylin Davis 23 A+ RF 2020 40
17 Lewin Diaz 21 A+ 1B 2021 40
18 Jake Reed 25 AAA RHP 2018 40
19 Jake Cave 25 AAA CF 2018 40
20 Zack Littell 22 AAA RHP 2019 40
21 Landon Leach 18 R RHP 2023 40
22 John Curtiss 25 MLB RHP 2018 40
23 Gabriel Moya 23 MLB LHP 2018 40
24 Andrew Bechtold 21 A 3B 2022 40
25 Ryley Widell 20 R LHP 2022 40
26 Zack Granite 25 MLB CF 2018 40
27 Tyler Jay 23 AA LHP 2019 40
28 Lewis Thorpe 22 AA LHP 2019 40
29 Alex Robinson 23 A+ LHP 2019 40
30 Luke Bard 27 MLB RHP 2018 40

55 FV Prospects

Drafted: 1st Round, 2017 from JSerra HS (CA)
Age 18 Height 6’2 Weight 188 Bat/Throw R/R
Tool Grades (Present/Future)
Hit Raw Power Game Power Run Fielding Throw
30/55 50/55 25/50 60/60 45/55 55/55

Lewis was one of the best players on the summer showcase circuit in 2016, showing a rare combo of hit, power, and speed tools, though it was unclear if he fit better in the infield or center field. He had an up-and-down spring for his high school, with contact concerns caused by some mechanical changes, but he finished strong and the raw tools were still there, helping him go No. 1 overall in a year without a clear-cut top prospect.

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Top 22 Prospects: Colorado Rockies

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the farm system of the Colorado Rockies. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from our own (both Eric Longenhagen’s and Kiley McDaniel’s) observations. For more information on the 20-80 scouting scale by which all of our prospect content is governed you can click here. For further explanation of the merits and drawbacks of Future Value, read this.

All the numbered prospects here also appear on THE BOARD, a new feature at the site that offers sortable scouting information for every organization. Click here to visit THE BOARD.

Rockies Top Prospects
Rk Name Age High Level Position ETA FV
1 Brendan Rodgers 21 AA SS 2019 60
2 Riley Pint 20 A RHP 2021 50
3 Ryan McMahon 23 MLB 1B 2018 50
4 Ryan Vilade 19 A 3B 2022 45
5 Colton Welker 20 A+ 3B 2021 45
6 Yency Almonte 23 AAA RHP 2018 45
7 Forrest Wall 22 A+ CF 2019 45
8 Garrett Hampson 23 AA 2B 2019 45
9 Tyler Nevin 20 A+ 3B 2021 45
10 Peter Lambert 20 AA RHP 2020 45
11 Ryan Castellani 22 AA RHP 2019 45
12 Breiling Eusebio 21 A LHP 2021 40
13 Dom Nunez 23 AA C 2019 40
15 Will Gaddis 22 A RHP 2020 40
14 Robert Tyler 21 A RHP 2020 40
16 Sam Hilliard 24 AA OF 2020 40
17 Jordan Patterson 26 MLB LF 2019 40
18 Vince Fernandez 22 A+ OF 2020 40
19 Sam Howard 25 R LHP 2018 40
20 Chad Spanberger 22 A 1B 2021 40
21 Tom Murphy 27 MLB 1B 2018 40
22 Daniel Montano 19 R CF 2022 40

60 FV Prospects

Drafted: 1st Round, 2015 from Lake Mary HS (FL)
Age 20 Height 6’0 Weight 180 Bat/Throw R/R
Tool Grades (Present/Future)
Hit Raw Power Game Power Run Fielding Throw
30/50 60/60 40/55 50/45 40/50 55/55

After demolishing the Cal League last year (as was expected), Rodgers had a solid 38-game run at Double-A. He turned 21 in August. He’s hit everywhere he’s been since high school and continues to look fine, if unspectacular, at shortstop. He’s above average in every way at the plate (the bat control, power, feel for opposite-field contact, ability to punish mistakes), which means he’s got a good chance to be an All-Star if he stays at shortstop, and it looks like he’s going to.

50 FV Prospects

2. Riley Pint, RHP
Drafted: 1st Round, 2016 from St. Thomas Aquinas HS (KS)
Age 19 Height 6’4 Weight 195 Bat/Throw R/R
Tool Grades (Present/Future)
Fastball Slider Curveball Changeup Command
70/70 50/55 60/65 50/60 30/45

Pint was identified as a potential high-first-round pick as a high school underclassman, showing mid-90s velocity and a long, lanky, athletic frame in tournaments. He remained an elite arm over the next few years, going fourth overall in 2016 and continuing to show some of the best stuff on the planet, including two 70s and two 60s on some days.

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Top 22 Prospects: San Francisco Giants

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the farm system of the San Francisco Giants. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from our own (both Eric Longenhagen’s and Kiley McDaniel’s) observations. For more information on the 20-80 scouting scale by which all of our prospect content is governed you can click here. For further explanation of the merits and drawbacks of Future Value, read this.

All the numbered prospects here also appear on THE BOARD, a new feature at the site that offers sortable scouting information for every organization. Click here to visit THE BOARD.

Giants Top Prospects
Rk Name Age High Level Position ETA FV
1 Heliot Ramos 18 A CF 2023 50
2 Stephen Duggar 24 AAA CF 2018 45
3 Alexander Canario 17 R RF 2023 45
4 Tyler Beede 24 MLB RHP 2018 45
5 Garrett Williams 23 AA LHP 2019 45
6 Chris Shaw 24 AAA 1B 2018 45
7 Jacob Gonzalez 19 A 3B 2023 40
8 Andrew Suarez 25 MLB LHP 2018 40
9 D.J. Snelten 25 MLB LHP 2018 40
10 Aramis Garcia 25 AA C 2019 40
11 Sandro Fabian 20 A+ RF 2021 40
12 Gregory Santos 18 R RHP 2023 40
13 Austin Slater 25 MLB LF 2018 40
14 Tyler Herb 25 AAA RHP 2018 40
15 Shaun Anderson 23 AA RHP 2020 40
16 C.J. Hinojosa 23 AA 3B 2019 40
17 Reyes Moronta 25 MLB RHP 2018 40
18 Miguel Gomez 25 MLB 3B 2018 40
19 Kelvin Beltre 21 A 3B 2021 40
20 Camilo Doval 20 A RHP 2022 40
21 Melvin Adon 23 A+ RHP 2020 40
22 Logan Webb 21 A+ RHP 2020 40

50 FV Prospects

Drafted: 1st Round, 2017 from Leadership Christian (PR)
Age 17 Height 6’2 Weight 185 Bat/Throw R/R
Tool Grades (Present/Future)
Hit Raw Power Game Power Run Fielding Throw
20/40 60/70 30/60 60/60 40/55 60/60

Ramos is built like Yoan Moncada and comes with similar strengths and weaknesses. He runs very well, is likely to play in the middle of the diamond, has big raw power for his age, and his issues with strikeouts should give us pause about how much of these skills will actually play in games. Also like Moncada, Ramos’ swing has natural lift out in front of him, which gives him a good chance to hit for power when he does make contact.

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Top 23 Prospects: Los Angeles Dodgers

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the farm system of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from our own (both Eric Longenhagen’s and Kiley McDaniel’s) observations. For more information on the 20-80 scouting scale by which all of our prospect content is governed you can click here. For further explanation of the merits and drawbacks of Future Value, read this.

All the numbered prospects here also appear on THE BOARD, a new feature at the site that offers sortable scouting information for every organization. Click here to visit THE BOARD.

Dodgers Top Prospects
Rk Name Age High Level Position ETA FV
1 Walker Buehler 23 MLB RHP 2018 55
2 Alex Verdugo 21 R RF 2018 50
3 Yadier Alvarez 22 AA RHP 2020 50
4 Will Smith 23 R C 2019 50
5 Keibert Ruiz 19 AA C 2020 50
6 D.J. Peters 22 AA RF 2020 45
7 Mitch White 23 AA RHP 2019 45
8 Dennis Santana 22 AA RHP 2018 45
9 Dustin May 20 A+ RHP 2020 45
10 Jordan Sheffield 22 A+ RHP 2019 45
11 Yusniel Diaz 21 AA RF 2020 45
12 Jeren Kendall 22 A+ CF 2021 45
13 Starling Heredia 19 A CF 2022 45
14 Edwin Rios 23 AAA 1B 2019 40
15 Cristian Santana 21 A 3B 2021 40
16 Matt Beaty 24 AA 3B 2019 40
17 Connor Wong 21 A+ C 2020 40
18 Gavin Lux 20 A+ SS 2021 40
19 Drew Jackson 24 AA SS 2019 40
20 Robinson Ortiz 18 R LHP 2023 40
21 Breyvic Valera 26 MLB SS 2018 40
22 Devin Smeltzer 22 AA LHP 2019 40
23 Ariel Hernandez 25 MLB RHP 2017 40

55 FV Prospects

Drafted: 1st Round, 2015 from Vanderbilt
Age 22 Height 6’2 Weight 175 Bat/Throw R/R
Tool Grades (Present/Future)
Fastball Slider Curveball Changeup Command
70/70 55/55 55/60 45/50 45/50

Buehler roared back from Tommy John in 2016 and sat 96-99 with a plus curveball and slider/cutter in his first outing back from surgery. That was harder than he ever threw at Vanderbilt. He threw only five affiliated innings, but the Dodgers immediately began internal conversations about how to get him to the big leagues in 2017. They did, and after a late-summer move to the bullpen, Buehler got a nine-inning September espresso.

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Top 24 Prospects: Detroit Tigers

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the farm system of the Detroit Tigers. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from our own (both Eric Longenhagen’s and Kiley McDaniel’s) observations. For more information on the 20-80 scouting scale by which all of our prospect content is governed you can click here. For further explanation of the merits and drawbacks of Future Value, read this.

All the numbered prospects here also appear on THE BOARD, a new feature at the site that offers sortable scouting information for every organization. Click here to visit THE BOARD.

Tigers Top Prospects
Rk Name Age High Level Position ETA FV
1 Franklin Perez 20 AA RHP 2021 50
2 Beau Burrows 21 AA RHP 2019 50
3 Christin Stewart 24 AAA DH 2019 50
4 Matt Manning 20 A RHP 2022 50
5 Jake Rogers 22 AA C 2020 45
6 Derek Hill 22 A+ CF 2021 45
7 Daz Cameron 21 A+ CF 2021 45
8 Mike Gerber 25 MLB RF 2018 45
9 Isaac Paredes 19 A+ SS 2021 45
10 Dawel Lugo 23 AAA 2B 2019 45
11 Gregory Soto 23 A+ LHP 2021 45
12 Kyle Funkhouser 24 AA RHP 2019 45
13 Alex Faedo 22 A+ RHP 2020 45
14 Bryan Garcia 22 AAA RHP 2020 45
15 Sergio Alcantara 21 AA SS 2019 40
16 Anthony Castro 22 A+ RHP 2020 40
17 Elvin Rodriguez 20 A RHP 2022 40
18 Jason Foley 22 A+ RHP 2021 40
19 Gerson Moreno 22 AA RHP 2019 40
20 Victor Reyes 23 MLB OF 2018 40
21 Reynaldo Rivera 20 A 1B 2022 40
22 Sam McMillan 19 R C 2023 40
23 Spencer Turnbull 25 AA RHP 2018 40
24 Matt Hall 24 AA LHP 2019 40

50 FV Prospects

Signed: July 2nd Period, 2014 from Venezuela
Age 20 Height 6’3 Weight 197 Bat/Throw R/R
Tool Grades (Present/Future)
Fastball Slider Curveball Changeup Command
55/60 45/50 50/55 50/60 45/50

Acquired from Houston as part of the return for Justin Verlander, Perez has advanced command of a four-pitch mix that enabled him to reach Double-A at age 19. He’ll likely have a plus fastball and changeup at peak, while his breaking balls are still works in progress but promising.

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Top 24 Prospects: Kansas City Royals

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the farm system of the Kansas City Royals. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from our own (both Eric Longenhagen’s and Kiley McDaniel’s) observations. For more information on the 20-80 scouting scale by which all of our prospect content is governed you can click here. For further explanation of the merits and drawbacks of Future Value, read this.

All the numbered prospects here also appear on THE BOARD, a new feature at the site that offers sortable scouting information for every organization. Click here to visit THE BOARD.

Royals Top Prospects
Rk Name Age High Level Position ETA FV
1 Seuly Matias 19 A RF 2022 50
2 Nick Pratto 19 A 1B 2021 45
3 M.J. Melendez 19 A+ C 2022 45
4 Khalil Lee 19 A+ RF 2020 45
5 Nicky Lopez 23 AA SS 2019 45
6 Michael Gigliotti 22 A CF 2020 40
7 Eric Skoglund 25 MLB LHP 2018 40
8 Richard Lovelady 22 AAA LHP 2018 40
9 Hunter Dozier 26 MLB 3B 2018 40
10 Foster Griffin 22 AA LHP 2019 40
11 Emmanuel Rivera 21 A+ 3B 2021 40
12 Josh Staumont 24 AAA RHP 2018 40
13 Scott Blewett 21 AA RHP 2020 40
14 Meibrys Viloria 21 A+ C 2021 40
15 Ryan O’Hearn 24 AAA 1B 2018 40
16 Gabriel Cancel 21 A+ 2B 2021 40
17 Burch Smith 27 MLB RHP 2018 40
18 Yefri Del Rosario 18 R RHP 2022 40
19 Chase Vallot 21 A+ 1B 2021 40
20 Evan Steele 21 R LHP 2020 40
21 Heath Fillmyer 23 AAA RHP 2019 40
22 Bubba Starling 25 AAA CF 2018 40
23 Daniel Tillo 21 A LHP 2021 40
24 Carlos Hernandez 21 R RHP 2022 40

50 FV Prospects

Signed: July 2nd Period, 2015 from Dominican Republic
Age 18 Height 6’3 Weight 200 Bat/Throw R/R
Tool Grades (Present/Future)
Hit Raw Power Game Power Run Fielding Throw
20/40 60/70 30/60 55/50 40/45 70/70

Matias’s exit velos are on par with those produced by Quad-A sluggers who have seven years on him, and he hit a quarter of his balls in play over 105 mph last season. His has a longish swing and possesses poor breaking-ball recognition, the combination of which has led to pretty concerning early-career strikeout rates.

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Top 22 Prospects: Toronto Blue Jays

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the farm system of the Toronto Blue Jays. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from our own (both Eric Longenhagen’s and Kiley McDaniel’s) observations. For more information on the 20-80 scouting scale by which all of our prospect content is governed you can click here. For further explanation of the merits and drawbacks of Future Value, read this.

All the numbered prospects here also appear on THE BOARD, a new feature at the site that offers sortable scouting information for every organization. Click here to visit THE BOARD.

Blue Jays Top Prospects
Rk Name Age High Level Position ETA FV
1 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 18 AA 1B 2019 65
2 Bo Bichette 19 AA 2B 2019 60
3 Anthony Alford 22 MLB CF 2018 55
4 Danny Jansen 22 AAA C 2018 50
5 Nate Pearson 21 A- RHP 2020 50
6 Ryan Borucki 23 AAA LHP 2018 45
7 T.J. Zeuch 22 A+ RHP 2019 45
8 Logan Warmoth 22 A+ SS 2020 45
9 Eric Pardinho 17 R RHP 2021 40
10 Reese McGuire 22 AAA C 2018 40
11 Sean Reid-Foley 22 AA RHP 2019 40
12 Thomas Pannone 23 AA LHP 2019 40
13 Lourdes Gurriel 24 MLB UTIL 2018 40
14 Rowdy Tellez 23 AAA 1B 2019 40
15 Richard Urena 22 MLB SS 2019 40
16 Yennsy Diaz 21 A RHP 2020 40
17 Samad Taylor 19 A 2B 2022 40
18 Riley Adams 21 A+ C 2021 40
19 Justin Maese 21 A RHP 2020 40
20 Hagen Danner 19 R C 2023 40
21 Zach Jackson 23 AA RHP 2019 40
22 Jon Harris 24 AA RHP 2018 40

65 FV Prospects

Signed: July 2nd Period, 2015 from Dominican Republic
Age 18 Height 6’1 Weight 200 Bat/Throw R/R
Tool Grades (Present/Future)
Hit Raw Power Game Power Run Fielding Throw
40/65 65/70 40/70 40/30 40/50 60/60

Guerrero was identified as an elite talent years before the Jays signed him at age 16, exhibiting an advanced feel for hitting and raw power like his father. Unlike the elder Guerrero, Vlad Jr. has generally developed earlier — already looking too big for third base as a teenager and polishing his tools at a very young stage. Whether Vlad Jr. settles as a fringey third baseman or a first basemen/designated hitter is up for debate, but his easy plus hit and power tools (with ceiling for more) are not and will make his ascent to the big leagues a quick one.

60 FV Prospects

Drafted: 2nd Round, 2016 from Lakewood HS (FL)
Age 19 Height 6’0 Weight 200 Bat/Throw R/R
Tool Grades (Present/Future)
Hit Raw Power Game Power Run Fielding Throw
30/50 65/70 40/60 45/45 45/50 55/55

Bichette was a well-known prospect in high school due to his bloodlines (father Dante and older brother Dante Jr., who was a first-round pick by the Yankees in 2011), his big tools (plus raw power), and his loud, max-effort swing. Many teams didn’t take him seriously as a top-two-round prospect, partly souring after his brother busted with a similar swing, but Bo has rare bat and body control along with good enough pitch selection to make his approach work, something his older brother did not.

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Top 22 Prospects: Cleveland Indians

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the farm system of the Cleveland Indians. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from our own (both Eric Longenhagen’s and Kiley McDaniel’s) observations. For more information on the 20-80 scouting scale by which all of our prospect content is governed you can click here. For further explanation of the merits and drawbacks of Future Value, read this.

All the numbered prospects here also appear on THE BOARD, a new feature at the site that offers sortable scouting information for every organization. Click here to visit THE BOARD.

Indians Top Prospects
Rk Name Age High Level Position ETA FV
1 Francisco Mejia 22 MLB C/3B 2019 60
2 Triston McKenzie 20 A+ RHP 2020 50
3 Yu-Cheng Chang 22 AAA SS 2019 50
4 Bobby Bradley 21 AA 1B 2019 50
5 Shane Bieber 22 AA RHP 2019 45
6 Nolan Jones 19 A 3B 2021 45
7 Will Benson 19 A RF 2022 45
8 Eric Haase 25 AAA C 2018 45
9 Greg Allen 25 MLB CF 2018 45
10 Willi Castro 20 AA SS 2020 45
11 Conner Capel 20 A+ OF 2021 40
12 Elijah Morgan 21 A RHP 2020 40
13 Aaron Bracho 16 R SS 2023 40
14 Aaron Civale 22 AA RHP 2020 40
15 George Valera 17 R LF 2023 40
16 Tyler Freeman 18 R SS 2022 40
17 Luis Oviedo 18 R RHP 2022 40
18 Sam Hentges 21 A+ LHP 2021 40
19 Quentin Holmes 18 R CF 2023 40
20 Logan Ice 22 A+ C 2021 40
21 Jesse Berardi 22 A- SS 2021 40
22 Sam Haggerty 23 AA UTIL 2020 40

60 FV Prospects

Signed: July 2nd Period, 2012 from Dominican Republic
Age 21 Height 5’10 Weight 180 Bat/Throw B/R
Tool Grades (Present/Future)
Hit Raw Power Game Power Run Fielding Throw
50/60 55/55 30/50 50/45 40/45 80/80

Mejia wasn’t/isn’t a lost cause as a defensive catching prospect, but his bat is almost ready for the big leagues. It’s that ability to hit that prompted a move to third base during the Arizona Fall League and, now, reps in left field to accelerate Mejia’s timetable to Cleveland. He certainly has the arm for wherever Cleveland wants to play him. It’s an 80-grade howitzer that elicited audible gasps from AFL crowds. His hands and footwork at third were predictably raw.

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Top 34 Prospects: Tampa Bay Rays

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the farm system of the Tampa Bay Rays. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from our own (both Eric Longenhagen’s and Kiley McDaniel’s) observations. For more information on the 20-80 scouting scale by which all of our prospect content is governed you can click here. For further explanation of the merits and drawbacks of Future Value, read this.

Rays Top Prospects
Rk Name Age High Level Position ETA FV
1 Willy Adames 22 AAA SS 2018 60
2 Brent Honeywell 22 AAA RHP 2018 60
3 Brendan McKay 22 A LHP/1B 2019 60
4 Jake Bauers 22 AAA RF 2018 50
5 Jesus Sanchez 20 A+ RF 2020 50
6 Wander Franco 17 R SS 2022 50
7 Anthony Banda 24 MLB LHP 2018 50
8 Christian Arroyo 22 MLB 3B 2018 50
9 Nick Solak 23 AA 2B 2020 45
10 Josh Lowe 20 A+ CF 2021 45
11 Joe McCarthy 24 AAA OF 2018 45
12 Vidal Brujan 20 A 2B 2021 45
13 Resly Linares 20 A LHP 2020 45
14 Tobias Myers 19 A RHP 2021 45
15 Lucius Fox 20 A+ SS 2021 45
16 Brandon Lowe 23 AA 2B 2019 45
17 Justin Williams 22 AAA OF 2018 45
18 Ronaldo Hernandez 20 A C 2022 45
19 Garrett Whitley 21 A OF 2021 45
20 Jose DeLeon 25 MLB RHP 2018 45
21 Diego Castillo 24 R RHP 2018 40
22 Yonny Chirinos 24 MLB RHP 2018 40
23 Michael Mercado 18 R RHP 2022 40
24 Austin Franklin 20 A RHP 2021 40
25 Nick Ciuffo 23 AA C 2019 40
26 Ryne Stanek 25 MLB RHP 2018 40
27 Genesis Cabrera 21 AA LHP 2019 40
28 Jermaine Palacios 21 AA SS 2020 40
29 Chih-Wei Hu 23 MLB RHP 2018 40
30 Curtis Taylor 22 A+ RHP 2021 40
31 Orlando Romero 21 A RHP 2022 40
32 Jaime Schultz 26 AAA RHP 2018 40
33 Deivy Mendez 22 A+ RHP 2021 40
34 Ian Gibaut 24 AAA RHP 2019 40

60 FV Prospects

Signed: July 2nd Period, 2012 from Dominican Republic
Age 21 Height 6’0 Weight 200 Bat/Throw R/R
Tool Grades (Present/Future)
Hit Raw Power Game Power Run Fielding Throw
45/55 55/55 45/55 45/40 45/50 60/60

He doesn’t have jaw-dropping physical tools, but Adames has a well-rounded offensive skillset, has produced a long track record of above-average offensive performances at levels for which he’s been young, and plays a competent shortstop. Adames’s frame is maxed out and he’s not likely to grow into much more power without better incorporating his lower half into his swing, but he’ll hit plenty of doubles and reach base at an above-average clip. Even with Tim Beckham’s departure, the shortstop picture in St. Petersburg is crowded by Christian Arroyo, Matt Duffy, Adeiny Hechavarria, Daniel Robertson, and, some would say, Joe Wendle. It’s worth noting that Adames got his first in-game reps at second base last year. He’ll likely debut in 2018, and his bat will have big impact at second base or shortstop.

Drafted: 2nd Round, 2014 from Walters St CC
Age 22 Height 6’2 Weight 180 Bat/Throw R/R
Tool Grades (Present/Future)
Fastball Curveball Changeup Splitter Cutter Command
60/60 50/55 60/65 55/55 45/50 50/55

Honeywell’s kitchen-sink repertoire is headlined by a potential plus-plus changeup, but he also has a quality curveball, cutter, and mid-90s fastball. He can throw just about any pitch in any count and has at least average command right now despite some mechanical inconsistency. He had a 172:35 strikeout-to-walk ratio at Triple-A last year and probably deserved to be in the majors. He would have gotten there this year if not for blowing out his elbow early in the spring. He profiles as a No. 3 starter and should reach the majors next year, assuming his stuff returns after surgery.

3. Brendan McKay, LHP/1B
Drafted: 1st Round, 2017 from Louisville
Age 21 Height 6’2 Weight 212 Bat/Throw L/L
Tool Grades (Present/Future)
Hit Raw Power Game Power Run Fielding Throw Fastball Curveball Changeup Command
25/55 65/65 35/55 35/30 45/50 60/60 50/55 55/60 50/55 40/50

McKay is an incredibly rare prospect in that he would make our top-100 list as both a hitter and pitcher and was a top-10 prospect in the 2017 draft both ways, as well. He’s stood out both ways since high school. Scouts also laud his makeup, nor is it difficult to see why. He improved as both a hitter and pitcher at Louisville while also serving as a team leader and managing the fatigue and preparation necessary to be the staff ace once a week while hitting in the middle of the lineup everyday for three straight years.

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Top 20 Prospects: Baltimore Orioles

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the farm system of the Baltimore Orioles. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from our own (both Eric Longenhagen’s and Kiley McDaniel’s) observations. For more information on the 20-80 scouting scale by which all of our prospect content is governed you can click here. For further explanation of the merits and drawbacks of Future Value, read this.

Orioles Top Prospects
Rk Name Age High Level Position ETA FV
1 Austin Hays 22 MLB RF 2018 50
2 Chance Sisco 22 MLB C 2018 50
3 Hunter Harvey 22 A RHP 2018 45
4 D.L. Hall 19 R LHP 2020 45
5 Tanner Scott 22 MLB LHP 2018 45
6 Cedric Mullins 23 AA CF 2019 45
7 Ryan Mountcastle 21 AA LF 2019 45
8 Cody Sedlock 22 A+ RHP 2019 40
9 Matthias Dietz 22 A RHP 2020 40
10 Zac Lowther 21 A- LHP 2019 40
11 Brenan Hanifee 19 A- RHP 2021 40
12 Anthony Santander 23 MLB 1B/OF 2018 40
13 Chris Lee 25 AAA LHP 2018 40
14 Luis Gonzalez 26 AA LHP 2018 40
15 Lamar Sparks 19 R CF 2022 40
16 D.J. Stewart 24 AA LF 2019 40
17 Gray Fenter 22 A- RHP 2021 40
18 Mike Baumann 22 A RHP 2021 40
19 Keegan Akin 22 A+ LHP 2020 40
20 Jomar Reyes 21 A+ 3B 2020 40

50 FV Prospects

Drafted: 3rd Round, 2016 from Jacksonville
Age 22 Height 6’0 Weight 205 Bat/Throw R/R
Tool Grades (Present/Future)
Hit Raw Power Game Power Run Fielding Throw
40/50 60/60 45/50 50/50 50/50 60/60

Hays had a spectacular 2017 breakout campaign, hitting 32 homers and 32 doubles between High- and Double-A, prompting Baltimore to give him a look in the majors in September. His hands are electric and they allow Hays to turn on just about everything — which is what he tries to do and which is what prompted big-league pitchers to work him down and away last year. It may take an adjustment for Hays to max out his offensive potential, as his overly aggressive approach may be exploited in the majors. That said, he has bat speed and power, and should play an above-average right field fairly soon.

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Top 19 Prospects: Boston Red Sox

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the farm system of the Boston Red Sox. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from our own (both Eric Longenhagen’s and Kiley McDaniel’s) observations. For more information on the 20-80 scouting scale by which all of our prospect content is governed you can click here. For further explanation of the merits and drawbacks of Future Value, read this.

We’d also like to extend our condolences to the friends and family of the late Daniel Flores, as well as the Red Sox international scouting department. We were excited to watch Daniel play baseball and can’t imagine what those who anticipated watching him grow up have dealt with since his untimely passing.

Red Sox Top Prospects
Rk Name Age High Level Position ETA FV
1 Michael Chavis 22 AA 1B 2018 50
2 Jay Groome 19 A LHP 2021 50
3 Tanner Houck 21 A- RHP 2019 45
4 Sam Travis 24 MLB 1B 2018 45
5 Bryan Mata 18 A RHP 2021 45
6 Jalen Beeks 24 AAA LHP 2018 45
7 Darwinzon Hernandez 21 A LHP 2021 45
8 Danny Diaz 17 R 3B 2022 40
9 Mike Shawaryn 23 A+ RHP 2019 40
10 Cole Brannen 19 A- OF 2022 40
11 Bobby Dalbec 22 A 3B 2021 40
12 Josh Ockimey 22 AA 1B 2020 40
13 C.J. Chatham 23 A SS 2020 40
14 Ty Buttrey 25 AAA RHP 2018 40
15 Alex Scherff 20 R RHP 2022 40
16 Tzu-Wei Lin 24 MLB UTIL 2018 40
17 Joan Martinez 21 R RHP 2021 40
18 Roniel Raudes 20 A+ RHP 2020 40
19 Bobby Poyner 25 MLB LHP 2018 40

50 FV Prospects

Drafted: 1st Round, 2014 from Sprayberry HS (GA)
Age 21 Height 5’10 Weight 210 Bat/Throw R/R
Tool Grades (Present/Future)
Hit Raw Power Game Power Run Fielding Throw
30/40 65/65 50/60 40/40 40/45 55/55

If you were to look just at Chavis’s 2016 stats and with the knowledge that he was only a viable defensive fit at first base, you’d call him a non-prospect. This dip in production was brought about by a broken finger, and in 2017, Chavis was back to taking monster hacks that produce comfortably plus raw power. He’s going to strike out, and he isn’t especially patient, but he has a good chance to get to most of that power and do enough damage to profile at first base. Chavis has the arm for third base but lacks the horizontal mobility to profile there in a vacuum. Boston has shown a willingness to put up with less lateral range on their infield, but a left side of the infield which features Chavis and Xander Bogaerts together is probably too heavy-footed for comfort, even with proactive defensive positioning. Chavis projects to first base and has dealt with an oblique injury this spring.

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Top 18 Prospects: New York Mets

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the farm system of the New York Mets. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from our own (both Eric Longenhagen’s and Kiley McDaniel’s) observations. For more information on the 20-80 scouting scale by which all of our prospect content is governed you can click here. For further explanation of the merits and drawbacks of Future Value, read this.

Mets Top Prospects
Rk Name Age High Level Position ETA FV
1 David Peterson 22 R LHP 2019 50
2 Andres Gimenez 19 A SS 2020 45
3 Tomas Nido 23 AA C 2018 45
4 Ronny Mauricio 16 R SS 2023 45
5 Justin Dunn 22 A+ RHP 2019 45
6 Mark Vientos 18 R 3B 2022 45
7 Peter Alonso 22 AA 1B 2019 45
8 Desmond Lindsay 21 A OF 2020 45
9 Luis Guillorme 23 AA UTIL 2018 45
10 Thomas Szapucki 21 A LHP 2021 40
11 Chris Flexen 23 MLB RHP 2018 40
12 Marcos Molina 23 R RHP 2018 40
13 Tony Dibrell 22 A- RHP 2020 40
14 Anthony Kay 23 R LHP 2021 40
15 Gerson Bautista 22 A+ RHP 2019 40
16 Adrian Hernandez 17 R OF 2022 40
17 Gavin Cecchini 24 MLB 2B 2018 40
18 Jamie Callahan 23 MLB RHP 2018 40

50 FV Prospects

Drafted: 1st Round, 2017 from Oregon
Age 22 Height 6’6 Weight 240 Bat/Throw L/L
Tool Grades (Present/Future)
Fastball Slider Curveball Changeup Command
55/55 50/55 40/45 50/55 45/55

Peterson had a great junior year at Oregon in 2017, showing four good pitches and throwing more strikes than is typical for a pitcher his size. He sits 90-92 with heavy sink, will touch 95, and his fastball plays up because of good extension. He made heavy use of a slider that garners mixed reviews depending on if you’re talking to a scout (who consider it a 50/55) or someone looking at a Trackman readout (40/45), but it missed Pac-12 bats and should be fine even if it doesn’t spin a whole lot.

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Top 26 Prospects: Philadelphia Phillies

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the farm system of the Philadelphia Phillies. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from our own (both Eric Longenhagen’s and Kiley McDaniel’s) observations. For more information on the 20-80 scouting scale by which all of our prospect content is governed you can click here. For further explanation of the merits and drawbacks of Future Value, read this.

Phillies Top Prospects
Rk Name Age High Level Position ETA FV
1 Sixto Sanchez 19 A+ RHP 2020 60
2 Scott Kingery 23 AAA 2B 2018 55
3 J.P. Crawford 23 MLB SS 2018 55
4 Adonis Medina 21 A RHP 2020 50
5 Franklyn Kilome 22 AA RHP 2019 50
6 Mickey Moniak 19 A OF 2021 45
7 Adam Haseley 21 A CF 2020 45
8 Jorge Alfaro 24 MLB C 2018 45
9 Jhailyn Ortiz 19 A- 1B 2021 45
10 JoJo Romero 21 A+ LHP 2019 45
11 Seranthony Dominguez 23 A+ RHP 2018 45
12 Enyel De Los Santos 22 AA RHP 2019 45
13 Daniel Brito 20 A 2B 2020 40
14 Arquimedes Gamboa 20 A SS 2021 40
15 Luis Garcia 17 R INF 2023 40
16 Roman Quinn 24 MLB CF 2018 40
17 Kevin Gowdy 20 R RHP 2020 40
18 Spencer Howard 21 A- RHP 2020 40
19 Francisco Morales 18 R RHP 2022 40
20 Jose Taveras 24 R RHP 2018 40
21 Thomas Eshelman 23 AAA RHP 2018 40
22 Ranger Suarez 22 A+ LHP 2020 40
23 Dylan Cozens 23 AAA OF 2018 40
24 Cole Irvin 24 AA LHP 2019 40
25 Jake Holmes 19 R SS 2022 40
26 Jose Gomez 21 R UTIL 2020 40

60 FV Prospects

Signed: July 2nd Period, 2014 from Dominican Republic
Age 18 Height 6’0 Weight 185 Bat/Throw R/R
Tool Grades (Present/Future)
Fastball Slider Curveball Changeup Command
70/70 45/50 50/55 55/65 45/55

Hitters like to shorten up against Sixto after he’s blown well-placed, sinking, upper-90s gas past them for strikes one and two, which leaves them vulnerable to any of his three viable secondary offerings later in at-bats. Sanchez sits 95-99, has touched 102, and possesses advanced command. He has a long, cutting slider in the mid-80s and a two-plane curveball, both of which flash above-average, but his best secondary is a ghosting, mid-80s changeup which embarrassed hitters five years older than him at Hi-A last year.

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Top 27 Prospects: New York Yankees

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the farm system of the New York Yankees. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from our own (both Eric Longenhagen’s and Kiley McDaniel’s) observations. For more information on the 20-80 scouting scale by which all of our prospect content is governed you can click here. For further explanation of the merits and drawbacks of Future Value, read this.

Yankees Top Prospects
Rk Name Age High Level Position ETA FV
1 Gleyber Torres 21 AAA SS 2018 60
2 Miguel Andujar 23 MLB 3B 2018 60
3 Justus Sheffield 21 AA LHP 2018 55
4 Albert Abreu 22 A+ RHP 2019 50
5 Estevan Florial 20 A+ CF 2020 50
6 Freicer Perez 22 A RHP 2020 50
7 Luis Medina 18 R RHP 2021 50
8 Chance Adams 23 AAA RHP 2018 45
9 Dillon Tate 23 AA RHP 2019 45
10 Domingo Acevedo 24 AAA RHP 2018 45
11 Thairo Estrada 22 AA SS 2019 45
12 Jonathan Loaisiga 23 R RHP 2020 45
13 Domingo German 25 MLB RHP 2018 40
14 Ezequiel Duran 18 R 2B 2022 40
15 Matt Sauer 19 R RHP 2021 40
16 Billy McKinney 23 AAA OF 2018 40
17 Clarke Schmidt 22 NCAA RHP 2021 40
18 Cody Carroll 25 AA RHP 2019 40
19 Dermis Garcia 20 A 3B 2021 40
20 Deivi Garcia 18 R RHP 2021 40
21 Nolan Martinez 19 R RHP 2022 40
22 Kyle Higashioka 27 MLB C 2018 40
23 Mike Ford 25 AAA 1B 2019 40
24 Tyler Austin 26 MLB OF 2018 40
25 Ben Heller 26 MLB RHP 2018 40
26 Oswaldo Cabrera 19 A 2B 2021 40
27 Trevor Stephan 22 A- RHP 2020 40

60 FV Prospects

Signed: July 2nd Period, 2013 from Venezuela
Age 20 Height 6’1 Weight 175 Bat/Throw R/R
Tool Grades (Present/Future)
Hit Raw Power Game Power Run Fielding Throw
40/55 55/60 40/55 50/40 40/50 55/55

Torres was seen as one of the top two players in his July 2nd class (along with fellow top-100 prospect, White Sox RF Eloy Jimenez), profiling as the prototypical Venezuelan shortstop, featuring advanced feel for all aspects but no flashy plus tool. He’s developed largely as expected, no small feat for a celebrated 15-year-old, with his physicality and game power the biggest change in the last few years. Some scouts have wondered if he fits better at second or third base long-term, but Torres’s bat will profile anywhere in the dirt, and he’s big-league ready once he’s fully recovered from last June’s Tommy John surgery.

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Top 18 Prospects: Washington Nationals

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the farm system of the Washington Nationals. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from our own (both Eric Longenhagen’s and Kiley McDaniel’s) observations. For more information on the 20-80 scouting scale by which all of our prospect content is governed you can click here. For further explanation of the merits and drawbacks of Future Value, read this.

A’s Top Prospects
Rk Name Age High Level Position ETA FV
1 Victor Robles 20 MLB CF 2018 65
2 Carter Kieboom 20 A 3B 2021 55
3 Juan Soto 19 R OF 2020 50
4 Erick Fedde 25 R RHP 2018 45
5 Seth Romero 21 A- LHP 2019 45
6 Wil Crowe 23 A- RHP 2020 45
7 Blake Perkins 21 A CF 2020 40
8 Yasel Antuna 18 R SS 2021 40
9 Daniel Johnson 22 A+ OF 2020 40
10 Kelvin Gutierrez 23 A+ 3B 2019 40
11 Andrew Stevenson 23 R OF 2018 40
12 Luis Garcia 17 R SS 2022 40
13 Austin Adams 26 MLB RHP 2018 40
14 Brigham Hill 22 A RHP 2020 40
15 Anderson Franco 20 A 3B 2020 40
16 Rafael Bautista 25 R OF 2018 40
17 Jose Marmolejos 24 AA 1B 2018 40
18 Osvaldo Abreu 23 AA UTIL 2019 40

65 FV Prospects

Age 20 Height 6’0 Weight 185 Bat/Throw R/R
Tool Grades (Present/Future)
Hit Raw Power Game Power Run Fielding Throw
55/70 40/50 35/45 70/70 60/70 70/70

He’s barely played a month above A-ball, but Robles looked ready for the big leagues in 2017 and got a brief cup of coffee before finishing his season in the Arizona Fall League. He’s a polished, instinctive player capable of making an impact in every facet of baseball. Robles has great feel for all-fields contact and sneaky power for his size, which manifests itself in doubles and triples. He’s also a potential Gold Glove center fielder with breathtaking range and arm strength, and he was easily the best baserunner in the AFL, which features a pretty advanced group of prospects.

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Top 29 Prospects: Miami Marlins

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the farm system of the Miami Marlins. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from our own (both Eric Longenhagen’s and Kiley McDaniel’s) observations. For more information on the 20-80 scouting scale by which all of our prospect content is governed you can click here. For further explanation of the merits and drawbacks of Future Value, read this.

Marlins Top Prospects
Rk Name Age High Level Position ETA FV
1 Lewis Brinson 23 R CF 2018 60
2 Monte Harrison 22 A+ CF 2020 50
3 Jorge Guzman 22 R RHP 2021 50
4 Brian Anderson 24 MLB 3B 2018 50
5 Isan Diaz 21 A+ 2B 2019 50
6 Braxton Garrett 20 A LHP 2021 50
7 Magneuris Sierra 21 MLB OF 2018 50
8 Sandy Alcantara 22 MLB RHP 2018 50
9 James Nelson 20 A 3B 2021 45
10 Nick Neidert 21 AA RHP 2018 45
11 Trevor Rogers 20 R LHP 2021 45
12 Edward Cabrera 19 A- RHP 2021 45
13 Braxton Lee 24 AA OF 2018 45
14 Brian Miller 22 R CF 2020 40
15 Chris Torres 20 A- SS 2021 40
16 Jose Devers 18 R SS 2022 40
17 Dillon Peters 25 R LHP 2018 40
18 Pablo Lopez 22 A+ RHP 2019 40
19 Zac Gallen 22 AAA RHP 2019 40
20 Elieser Hernandez 22 A+ RHP 2018 40
21 Garrett Cooper 27 MLB 1B 2018 40
22 Jordan Yamamoto 21 A+ RHP 2020 40
23 Colton Hock 21 A- RHP 2020 40
24 Joe Dunand 22 A+ 3B 2021 40
25 Thomas Jones 20 A- OF 2022 40
26 Robert Dugger 22 AAA RHP 2020 40
27 Brayan Hernandez 20 AAA CF 2021 40
28 Jordan Holloway 21 A RHP 2020 40
29 Tyler Kolek 22 A RHP 2022 40

60 FV Prospects

Drafted: 1st Round, 2012 from Coral Springs HS (FL)
Age 23 Height 6’3 Weight 195 Bat/Throw R/R
Tool Grades (Present/Future)
Hit Raw Power Game Power Run Fielding Throw
40/50 65/65 50/60 60/55 50/55 60/60

Brinson has loud physical tools: plus raw power, plus speed, plus arm strength, and the ability to play center field despite mediocre instincts. He didn’t hit for as much power as was expected at hitter-friendly Colorado Springs in 2017, but scouting reports on the raw power, and Brinson’s ability to get to it in games, remain strong. Provided he’s able to make continuous adjustments — and he’s exhibited the ability to do that on his ascent through the minors — Brinson has 25-homer potential. He has had several soft-tissue, lower-body injuries during his career, including multiple hamstring issues, one of which ended his 2017 season. He’s still a plus runner underway but doesn’t reach top speed as quickly as he once did.

50 FV Prospects

Drafted: 2nd Round, 2014 from Lee’s Summit West (MO)
Age 21 Height 6’3 Weight 220 Bat/Throw R/R
Tool Grades (Present/Future)
Hit Raw Power Game Power Run Fielding Throw
30/45 60/60 30/55 60/60 45/50 80/80

This is what it looks like when things start to click on the baseball field for a premium athlete: a .272/.350/.481 line split between two levels, 51 extra-base hits (including 21 homers), and 27 bases stolen at a 87% success rate. Harrison has always had late-bloomer traits. He was a multi-sport stud — not multi-sport athlete, multi-sport stud — in high school and only committed to baseball full time after turning pro. In parts of three pro seasons entering 2017, Harrison missed time with a hamate fracture and broken leg, which prevented him from getting the reps he needed and diluted the way his tools looked on the field when he was.

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