2016 Top 125 Preseason Prospect Rankings

By Mauricio Rubio Jr., C.J. Wittmann, and Mark A. Shreve


(Click name for full player report)


Rank# FirstFirst LastLast Age Pos TeamTeam MLB ETAETA Role Risk SummarySummary
  1   Corey Seager 21 SS http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBLAD.png
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2016 70 Low Seager provides slick defensive value at a premium position, and high offensive upside from the left side of the plate. He'll be a cornerstone player in LA for years to come, providing meaningful impact on the club. He'll also be carrying with him the expectations inherent in his perennial all-star ceiling. Those traits make him our #1 pick for 2016.
  2   Byron Buxton 22 CF http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBMIN.png
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2016 70 Low Buxton is still getting his feet under him after missing serious time to injury the last two years. A plus center fielder with elite speed and high offensive upside, he should have every chance to prove his value this year on a Twins team that has been light on developing it's own talent in recent years.
  3   Lucas Giolito 21 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBWAS.png
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2016 70 Low The Next Big Thing? Flashing a mid-to high-90s fastball, elite curveball and a quality changeup, Giolito has all of the ingredients to be the top arm in the minors this year and soon, one of the best arms in baseball.
  4   J.P. Crawford 21 SS http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBPHI.png
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2017 70 Low Crawford has shown leadership skills at every level he's played. Add to that his five-tool potential and premium position, and he's deserving of a top spot on our list.
  5   Nomar Mazara 20 OF http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/500px-Texas_Rangers.svg_-1.png
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2016 70 Low Mazara has the best bat in the minor leagues, and his continued improvement could project to a .300/25+ HR talent at a corner outfield spot in the big leagues for years to come - potentially reaching all-star level performance.
  6   Julio Urias 19 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBLAD.png
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2016 60 Moderate With the Dodgers' rotation plagued by injuries in 2015, we could see the young left-hander getting a look early in the season. With his advanced command and quality stuff, Urias should have no problem stepping up to the challenge.
  7   Yoan Moncada 20 2B http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBBOS.png
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2018 60 Moderate Exploding onto the scene last season, Moncada is a rare five-tool second baseman with high upside at the plate in terms of hit and power, paired with 70-grade speed. Improvements in his plan at the plate and his defense should continue, which could plant him as the highest middle-infield prospect on our list by year's end.
  8   Alex Reyes 21 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBSTL.png
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2017 70 High An upper-90s fastball and a potential 70-grade curveball gives us plenty of confidence to put Reyes up this high, though we'd like to see some improvement in his command, and a more consistent delivery, to add polish to his profile this season.
  9   Joey Gallo 22 3B http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/500px-Texas_Rangers.svg_-1.png
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2016 60 Low Gallo may end up having the most raw power out of anyone in the big leagues one day. There are holes in his swing, but Gallo has improved every year and provides above-average value defensively at third base. The Rangers see loads of upside from here - so do we.
  10   Tyler Glasnow 22 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBPIT.png
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2016 60 High Glasnow is arguably the most uncomfortable at-bat for any hitter in the minor leagues. His high-90s fastball comes to the plate on an extreme downhill plane with armside movement. It's a borderline elite-level pitch. Along with his tight 11-to-5 curveball and developing changeup, the profile gives him a chance to be a quality #2/3 starter.
  11   Nick Williams 22 OF http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBPHI.png
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2016 60 Moderate There are not many in the minors with the pure bat-to-ball ability of Williams. Pitch selection and plate discipline improvements were key to his successful 2015. Improvement in those tools will prove valuable to him going forward.
  12   Bradley Zimmer 23 OF http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBCLE.png
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2017 60 Moderate Already possessing a quality bat coming out of college, Zimmer had a great 2015, raking .308 with an .896 OPS in 78 High A games before earning a Double-A promotion. He's a quality defender in center field, has sneaky solid-average speed with basestealing ability, and the potential to be a .275-.280/15 HR type bat.
  13   Blake Snell 23 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBTAM.png
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2016 60 Moderate Snell burst onto the scene with an impressive and torrid march through the Rays' minor league system. With three plus-potential pitches, he will make a serious case for getting major league innings in 2016.
  14   Lewis Brinson 21 OF http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/500px-Texas_Rangers.svg_-1.png
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2016 60 High Brinson's profile is one to dream on. He presents 50's and 60's on all five tools. His ability to actualize his hit tool will tie his profile together even more, making him a very exciting overall package to follow this year.
  15   Orlando Arcia 21 SS http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBMIL.png
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2017 60 Moderate Arcia's defensive chops and bat profile are the two prime ingredients that create a very exciting prospect. He's a complete player who will make the case for major league time in 2016.
  16   Raul Mondesi 20 SS http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBKAN.png
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2017 60 Moderate Mondesi's been pushed aggressively through the Royals' system, but rightfully so. He has borderline elite speed, is a plus defender, and has the quality upside of an all-star shortstop at the plate. Some adjustments in approach, and some added strength could provide dividends as he continues his advancement through the upper minors this year
  17   Steven Matz 24 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBNYM.png
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2016 60 Moderate Matz will figure prominently into the Mets' rotation plans in 2016 as they try to keep the bar high following their appearance in the 2015 World Series. The lefty has a plus changeup that pairs well with his fastball, which can hit 96 to 97 mph.
  18   Jose Berrios 21 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBMIN.png
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2016 60 Moderate A stocky but loose athletic right-handed starter with a four-pitch mix that are all potentially better than average, Berrios is a one of the more consistent, low-risk arms in the minors.
  19   Franklin Barreto 21 SS http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBOAK.png
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2017 60 Moderate Barreto contains plus raw power and good contact skills, creating a bat that profiles very well at most any position he might occupy in the future. Barreto's defense at shortstop still needs work, but his bat alone might press him up to the majors before he can refine his actions at the position.
  20   Trea Turner 22 SS http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBWAS.png
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2016 55 Low An elite runner with above-average defensive value, Turner's profile is one to really like. His re-worked swing has also opened some eyes. We could see Turner turn into more than just a speedy, defensive shortstop when all is said and done.
  21   David Dahl 21 OF http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBCOL.png
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2017 60 Moderate He's got five-tool potential, with all of them playing average to plus. With injuries on Dahl's past resume, we may not have seen the best of his ability yet. Provided he stays healthy, he is one of the better pure center field prospects in baseball.
  22   Austin Meadows 20 OF http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBPIT.png
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2017 55 Moderate Meadows will miss time due to a broken orbital bone. Regardless, he possesses an advanced bat with some power projection, especially after adding weight and shortening his swing this offseason.
  23   Dansby Swanson 22 SS http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBATL.png
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2016 60 Moderate Swanson's plus arm, plus glove at shortstop, and power from the position got him drafted first overall in 2015, and those tools were on display in Short-Season A ball over the year. Swanson is a high-IQ player, and he should stick at shortstop long term.
  24   Tim Anderson 22 SS http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBCHW.png
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2016 55 Moderate A likely center fielder for the White Sox, Anderson features strong wrists, a quick bat, and raw power that needs to translate more to in-game power.
  25   Sean Newcomb 22 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBATL.png
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2016 60 Moderate Newcomb was the headline talent going from the Angels to the Braves for Andrelton Simmons. He features a three-pitch mix that includes a low-90s fastball, and has the chance to have above-average command. He's one of the more intriguing pitching prospects to follow this year, and we can see him higher on the list as the year goes on.
  26   Rafael Devers 19 3B http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBBOS.png
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2019 60 High Devers' massive in-game and BP bombs were the talk of the Greenville team in 2015. A potential average hit and plus power bat at the hot corner makes him one of the better third base prospects in baseball. Questions surrounding his projection and his future defensive home make his risk profile higher, but if Devers improves his defense at third, he can be a force.
  27   Sean Manaea 24 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBOAK.png
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2016 60 Moderate A big, physical left-handed starter with a four-pitch mix and huge deception, Manaea is a name you should get to know more. His low-to-mid 90s fastball and go to slider keep hitters off balance enough to overcome his command issues. Reports out of spring training have Manaea commanding his repertoire much better. Watch out.
  28   Jeff Hoffman 23 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBCOL.png
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2017 55 Moderate A main piece to the Troy Tulowitzki trade with Toronto, Hoffman was heralded by the Rockies. Before his Tommy John surgery at East Carolina, Hoffman was considered a strong 1.1 candidate going into the 2014 draft. A mid-90s fastball and potential curveball are the carrying tools for him, and as long as his command gets refined, Hoffman should have a quality #3 starter ceiling.
  29   Javier Guerra 20 SS http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBSDP.png
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2018 60 High In his first full Class A season, we saw Guerra play plus-plus defense and hit .280, but also ring up a strikeout rate of 24%. It was a great 2015 for the new Padres' shortstop, and provided he adds strength and improves his plate discipline and pitch selection, Guerra will remain of the best shortstop prospects in the game.
  30   Andrew Benintendi 21 OF http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBBOS.png
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2017 55 Moderate Armed with a sweet stroke and plus athleticism, Benintendi has just flat-out raked since hitting pro ball. He's got a five-tool profile in center field, and if he continues to perform in the upper minors, his risk profile will become lower than most expected.
  31   Victor Robles 18 OF http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBWAS.png
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2019 60 Extreme A plus defender in center field with borderline elite-level speed, Robles should bring defensive value at every level he plays. With developing power and a potential solid-average hit tool, Robles is another five-tool center fielder on the verge of becoming an elite prospect. This should be a breakout year for him.
  32   Brett Phillips 21 OF http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBMIL.png
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2016 55 Moderate Phillips has been one of the more consistent prospects in baseball over the last two seasons. He's a potential five-tool player with defensive value in center field and a big arm, along with high upside at the plate.
  33   Brendan Rodgers 19 SS http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBCOL.png
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2019 60 Extreme Drafted with the third overall pick in 2015, Rodgers was considered the best pure prep bat in the draft. He may not stick at shortstop, but his arm is still suited for the left side of the infield. A potential average hit and plus-power bat is valuable at any position, however, and as Rodgers grows and refines his approach at the plate, he has a chance to be one of the more valuable prospects in all of the minor leagues.
  34   A.J. Reed 22 1B http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBHOU.png
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2016 60 Moderate Reed's bat has been making noise since being taken in the second round of the 2014 draft. He has a strong chance of getting to display his power and contact skills at the major league level in 2016.
  35   Jake Thompson 22 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBPHI.png
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2016 55 Low With a big, physical workhorse build, and a solid four-pitch mix with a plus slider and sinker, Thompson was a solid low-risk get for the Phillies as part of the Cole Hamels deal with the Rangers last year. The upside may not be as high as some, but his low risk and proximity to the major leagues pushes him up to the top 1/3 of our list.
  36   Ryan McMahon 21 3B http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBCOL.png
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2018 55 Moderate McMahon has hit at every level he's played at and he shows the skills to stick at third base. He's still a ways off from the big leagues, but his bat provides an intriguing ceiling.
  37   Jose De Leon 23 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBLAD.png
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2016 55 High De Leon features a plus changeup to pair with a fastball that hits 96 mph when he reaches back for it. He is an advanced prospect who, like Urias at #6, could figure into the Dodgers rotation plans in 2016, given the injury issues in the their rotation last year.
  38   Josh Hader 21 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBMIL.png
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2016 50 Moderate A unique look to Hader's delivery combined with low arm slot gives him great deception, making all of his pitches move even more. His stuff and command have improved each of the last two seasons, so there's a chance Hader could settle in as a mid-rotation arm.
  39   Brent Honeywell 21 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBTAM.png
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2018 55 Moderate Screwballs are a rarity in the modern game, and Honeywell's screwball is quite the treat when you get to see it. Honeywell also has a fastball that works in the low 90s, an average changeup and an average curveball. Above-average command ties the whole package together.
  40   Jesse Winker 22 OF http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBCIN.png
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2016 55 Low A consistent player who projects to a corner outfield spot, Winker pairs average defense with the potential for solid-average hit and average power tools. He could become a consistent, if unexciting, producer for the Reds, perhaps getting his shot this year.
  41   Clint Frazier 21 OF http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBCLE.png
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2017 55 Moderate Frazier's premium strength is yoked up to the gills, giving him prodigious raw power. There will always be swing-and-miss in the profile, but he has enough hit to translate his raw strength into in-game power.
  42   Manuel Margot 21 OF http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBSDP.png
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2017 50 Moderate Margot is one of the better defensive center field prospects in the minor leagues right now. His potentially average hit tool, and slightly below-average power, give him a chance to stick as an average regular at a premium position.
  43   Carson Fulmer 22 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBCHW.png
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2016 60 Moderate Fulmer is a little undersized, and his changeup is still a work in progress, but the White Sox have worked wonders with similar profiles in the past. He's starting the year at Triple-A Charlotte, but be on the lookout for a call-up, potentially as a starter if he can stretch his arm out early in the season with some success.
  44   Archie Bradley 23 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBARI.png
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2016 60 Low Bradley is once again on the comeback trail this year after taking a line drive off his face early in the 2015 season. He'll earn major league starts in 2016 thanks to his four-pitch arsenal, showcased by a loud fastball/curveball combo.
  45   Willy Adames 20 3B http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBTAM.png
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2017 55 High Adames' thick lower half makes it difficult to see him sticking at shortstop at maturity, but he projects to have enough power to profile as an everyday regular, even if a shift to third base is in the cards.
  46   Reynaldo Lopez 22 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBWAS.png
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2017 60 High Lopez features one of the better fastballs in all of the minors, touching triple digits with explosive life. It's paired with a curveball that can flash plus, and changeup that plays average. Lopez will flash plus command on days he stays within his delivery, but other days can struggle to find the zone. Honing his delivery and command is the focus of his 2016 season.
  47   Hunter Harvey 21 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBBAL.png
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2018 60 High Harvey missed all of 2015 after a missing time with a stress fracture in his right shin during camp, and then nagging forearm and elbow discomfort that ultimately shut his season down early. And it all happened in what was supposed to be an important developmental year for him. When healthy, Harvey features a three-way fastball in the low-to-mid 90s, a potential double-plus curveball, and a solid-average changeup, all centered on a repeatable delivery. Proving his health is the top priority right now. He's still a top-tier prospect with #2/3 starter upside.
  48   Jorge Alfaro 22 C http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBPHI.png
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2016 60 Moderate The top catching prospect on our 2016 list, Alfaro was one of the main pieces coming to the Phillies in the Cole Hamels trade. He has unique athleticism for a catcher and some of the best raw power in the minors. Agility behind the plate should translate to the major league level, but if not, he would be able to handle a corner outfield spot. With just a slightly below-average hit tool and above-average game power from the catcher spot, Alfaro could project to an all-star caliber future.
  49   Anthony Alford 21 OF http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBTOR.png
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2017 55 High One of the purest raw athletes in the minors, Alford showed an ability to make hard contact to go along with his plus-plus speed in 2015 (his first year of playing baseball exclusively), which could project to a top-of-the-order bat. Alford's athleticism plays a plus center field grade already, giving him a profile of a first-division regular.
  50   Cody Ponce 21 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBMIL.png
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2017 60 HIgh Ponce is blessed with an ideal starter's body, three plus-potential pitches and a clean delivery that one 2080 source called "the best delivery in the 2015 draft."
  51   Willson Contreras 23 C http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBCHC.png
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2017 60 High Contreras' surprise 2015 season turned a lot of heads, with a .333 average and .891 OPS over a full Double-A season. He has plus athleticism and big-time bat speed, but he must learn the finer points of catcher defense, as he is still raw behind the plate.
  52   Jameson Taillon 24 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBPIT.png
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2016 60 Moderate After missing time the last two seasons with injury, Taillon needs to prove he is healthy, and show that his command has improved from when he last pitched. When healthy, his fastball sits in the mid 90s to go with an average changeup and plus-plus curveball. Taillon could easily reach his #2 starter ceiling and throw some big league innings this year.
  53   Alex Bregman 21 SS http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBHOU.png
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2017 50 Moderate Bregman's impressive bat speed and contact skills are the louder part of his profile. His ultimate defensive home might be on the right side of the infield due to his arm strength, but his bat will play at either shortstop or second base.
  54   Dillon Tate 21 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/500px-Texas_Rangers.svg_-1.png
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2017 60 Moderate Tate was a fast riser on draft boards last offseason after he showed a bigger fastball and improvements in command, leading the Rangers to select him with the fourth overall pick. Tate also features a plus slider and potential average changeup. His upside projects to that of a #2 starter.
  55   Jonathan Gray 24 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBCOL.png
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2016 55 Low Gray should pitch in the majors early in the season. Coming out of college he had one of the better fastball/slider combinations. Development in changeup and command has advanced him through the minor leagues, and as long as Gray continues to develop, he should provide value as a mid-rotation starter.
  56   Grant Holmes 20 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBLAD.png
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2017 55 Moderate The Dodgers stressed fastball command with Holmes in 2015 to mixed results. When he did bust out the breaking ball it showed as a plus-potential offering. Working on the command will be a big part of his 2016 season.
  57   Hunter Renfroe 24 OF http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBSDP.png
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2016 50 Low Renfroe's bat speed and strength produce a ton of raw power, and he provides enough contact skills to allow the power to play to plus in-game.
  58   Cody Reed 22 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBCIN.png
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2016 55 Low Reed began 2015 as an under-the-radar arm the Royals' system, Reed showed the ability to command a solid-average fastball, plus slider and average changeup, he was quickly noticed. Reed was the centerpiece of the Cueto deal that brought the one-time ace to Kansas City as part of their march to the World Series title last year. There was a reason why he was so heralded by Cincinnati.
  59   Ozzie Albies 19 SS http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBATL.png
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2018 60 Extreme Along with Swanson, Albies now gives the Braves two quality shortstop prospects. He is a potential plus shortstop with a plus arm and 70-grade speed. Many believe his hit tool could ultimately play plus as well. All those tools added up, overshine his lack of power, and he could potentially be a plus player at premium position.
  60   Francis Martes 20 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBHOU.png
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2017 60 High Martes broke out in 2015 with a plus curveball and a fastball that touches 98 mph. He sits 93 to 95, and commands his arsenal well.
  61   Anderson Espinoza 18 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBBOS.png
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2018 60 Extreme Espinoza's stuff is extremely explosive, and it had scouts raving after his short stint an 18-year-old in 2015. His fastball, curveball and changeup could all potentially be plus. If he can reach his potential of above-average command, we could see him continue to dominate - and rise quickly up our list.
  62   Joe Musgrove 23 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBHOU.png
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2016 50 Low Musgrove is an advanced pitcher with four average-or-better pitches and impressive command. He showed it at three levels in 2015 and will make a strong case for major league innings in 2016.
  63   Gary Sanchez 23 C http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBNYY.png
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2016 50 Low Plus power and plus arm strength are the hallmarks of Sanchez's profile. He's close to the majors and figures to contribute to the Yankees in 2016.
  64   Jorge Mateo 20 SS http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBNYY.png
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2017 50 High Mateo features elite speed, potential plus defense and an average hit tool, though he has below-average raw power. The risk is still high until he proves his hit tool more in the high minors, where he won't be able to rely on his speed as much. It will be intriguing to see how pitchers approach him in 2016, knowing he will not be a threat to take them deep, but that said, Mateo could still see the major leagues soon.
  65   Nick Gordon 20 SS http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBMIN.png
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2018 50 High Gordon has a broad set of average skills with no standout tools, but his solid-average hit tool and potential average power make a package worth following at shortstop.
  66   Raimel Tapia 22 OF http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBCOL.png
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2017 50 High Tapia brings an unconventional approach to the plate, but he shows excellent hand-eye coordination, making his ability to hit the loudest of his tools.
  67   Aaron Judge 23 OF http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBNYY.png
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2016 50 Moderate There aren't too many bodies floating around pro ball like Aaron Judge's. His natural strength and a power-oriented swing work with his body to create a player with a lot of raw power that should translate to in-game power.
  68   Gleyber Torres 19 SS http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBCHC.png
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2017 55 High Maturity is the common buzzword associated with Torres, and he really shows it in all areas of the game. He'll stick at shortstop and play it well, while featuring premium feel for the barrel.
  69   Taylor Guerrieri 23 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBTAM.png
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2016 55 Moderate It has been quite the roller coaster ride for Guerreri, falling off the prospect map after being highly touted just a few years back. After having a solid year in High A, Guerreri showed flashes of a plus fastball, plus curveball and average changeup; an arsenal to make his ceiling a #3 starter as long as he can keep himself healthy.
  70   Mark Appel 24 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBPHI.png
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2016 55 Moderate Appel has been an interesting case since not signing with the Pirates after his junior year at Stanford, eventually being drafted 1.1 by Houston, and then traded to the Phillies in the Ken Giles trade. Appel flashes command of his plus fastball, plus slider and solid-average changeup, but they are very visible to hitters out of his hand, and he gets hit due to the lack of deception. Appel isn't lacking in stuff but he will need to find a way to get around his deficiencies to reach his ceiling.
  71   Michael Fulmer 23 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBDET.png
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2016 55 Moderate Fulmer was a main piece coming to the Tigers in the Cespedes trade with the Mets. He has shown he can flash command of his mid-90s fastball to an average level along with his plus slider. Having a four-pitch mix, with his curveball playing average and changeup slightly below, Fulmer needs to tighten up his command to reach his mid-rotation ceiling.
  72   Reese McGuire 21 C http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBPIT.png
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2018 50 Moderate Being a premium position, catchers with McGuire's defensive skillset have a high floor, but his bat puts a cap on how high his ceiling is, since he's lacking contact skills.
  73   Amed Rosario 20 SS http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBNYM.png
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2017 50 Moderate Rosario provides above-average defensive value at shortstop and plus speed that adds value on the basepaths. His big questions come at the plate but with age vs. level on his side, contact skills and athleticism, he can be expected to hit an at average level.
  74   Josh Bell 23 1B http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBPIT.png
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2016 50 Moderate There's always a premium put on hitting, and hitting for power at first base. While Bell's power has yet to show up in HR totals, he has shown that he has some pure bat-to-ball skills and a plus hit tool ceiling. Hitting at the high minors is difficult, but Bell has proved he can, and that puts his MLB ETA right around the corner.
  75   Daniel Robertson 22 SS http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBTAM.png
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2016 50 Moderate Robertson has always shown a keen understanding of the strike zone and solid contact skills, but his lack of range and average arm puts his future defensive home at second base.
  76   Aaron Blair 23 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBATL.png
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2016 50 Moderate Blair profiles as a workhorse back-end starter thanks to his frame, average three-pitch arsenal, and solid-average command. His fastball and changeup grade above-average and his curveball came along in 2015.
  77   Erick Fedde 23 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBWAS.png
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2017 50 Moderate Fedde was one of the better college arms coming out despite his Tommy John surgery in 2014. Retuning to health in 2015, he showed command and a three-pitch mix with a low-90s fastball and average changeup in his short stint. He has a mid-rotation ceiling provided he is truly healthy, and the command continues to improve at the rate it has.
  78   Robert Stephenson 23 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBCIN.png
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2016 50 Moderate He's had a tumultuous career to this point, but Stephenson still has the top-line stuff that can tease into a frontline-starter profile
  79   Kyle Zimmer 24 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBKAN.png
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2016 50 Moderate If Zimmer was healthy for the past two seasons, he would be a top five prospect about now - or even in the major leagues already. Once featuring a high-90s fastball, 70-grade curveball, plus changeup and above-average slider, Zimmer has the raw stuff to still be a top-of-the rotation guy. Proving he could get back to that level, and/or showing that he can work with a low-90s fastball, will define whether Zimmer can still be a mid-rotation guy.
  80   Jack Flaherty 20 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBSTL.png
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2018 60 Extreme Flaherty is a ways off, but he earns a spot on 2080's list thanks to a plus fastball and developing secondaries that took a major step forward in last year's instructs. If he continues his progression, we may see him bump up a minor league level quicker than most anticipate.
  81   Braden Shipley 24 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBARI.png
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2016 50 Moderate Shipley started slowly, but picked up steam as his 2015 season wore on. His fastball, curveball, and changeup all grade as average or better, with his fastball touching 95 to 96 mph.
  82   Roman Quinn 22 OF http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBPHI.png
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2016 50 Low Quinn's move to center field has paid dividends for him since it allows his elite speed and plus arm to play more. Quinn has more power than people project him to have, and an average hit tool is likely. Overall, a profile of first-division regular is in the cards for him.
  83   Christian Arroyo 20 SS http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBSFG.png
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2017 50 Moderate Arroyo displays a penchant for hitting thanks to his bat speed and barrel control. He is more quick than fast and has the arm to find a home on the left side of the infield.
  84   Duane Underwood 21 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBCHC.png
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2018 55 High Underwood possesses two plus pitches in his fastball and curveball, and a changeup that has come around in a big way.
  85   Jose Peraza 21 2B http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBCIN.png
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2016 50 Low Traded multiple times over the last few years, it gets harder to gauge how teams are viewing Peraza's skillset. A potential average hit tool combined with plus speed could make Peraza an average regular at second base, but he may project more accurately as quality utility player.
  86   Trevor Story 23 SS http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBCOL.png
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2016 50 Low Story has plus raw power, plus arm strength and good baserunning instincts that make his speed to play up to average.
  87   Amir Garrett 23 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBCIN.png
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2017 50 Moderate Garrett is one of the more intriguing prospects given his college basketball background. Despite still being somewhat green to pro pitching, Garrett has the raw arsenal, including a low-to mid-90s fastball, to be successful. But he doesn't yet feature the command needed to be a starter. He certainly has the athleticism to hone his delivery and get there, though.
  88   Conner Greene 20 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBTOR.png
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2017 55 High Greene rode a potential plus fastball/changeup combo across three levels in 2015. He's still growing into his frame, and he projects to be a solid mid-rotation starter at maturity.
  89   Franklyn Kilome 20 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBPHI.png
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2019 60 Extreme Kilome features the highest upside of anyone on the bottom third of our list. With a fastball that touches the high 90s, a plus curveball and potential above-average changeup, Kilome can have mid-rotation, or higher, upside. If command and control doesn't reach average or better, though, Kilome could show future value as a shutdown reliever.
  90   Drew Jackson 22 SS http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBSEA.png
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2017 50 Moderate A 2015 fifth-round pick, Jackson quickly made a name for himself thanks to a loud and productive Short-Season A campaign. He's a sure thing defensively at shortstop, with speed. If he continues to hit, he will be a quick riser through the Mariners' farm system in 2016.
  91   Jacob Faria 22 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBTAM.png
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2016 50 Low Faria features a three-pitch mix with a low-90s fastball and average changeup. His command is what impresses evaluators, and his risk is low as a #4/5 starter.
  92   Cornelius Randolph 18 OF http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBPHI.png
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2019 55 High Playing shortstop in high school, Randolph was arguably one of the best prep outfield bats in last year's draft, and he showed it in his short pro stint. A potential plus hit tool for average, and average power, means Randolph could be an above-average regular in leftfield.
  93   Dominic Smith 20 1B http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBNYM.png
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2017 50 Moderate First basemen without much power projection are often overlooked by scouts, but Smith shows the kinds of contact skills that warrant consideration. Smith's 2015 season ended on an upswing, and given his bat-to-ball skills, look for his improvement to continue into 2016.
  94   Ian Happ 21 2B http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBCHC.png
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2017 50 Moderate Happ earns high marks for his contact skills and positional flexibility, the latter of which is becoming an increasingly valuable trait. Both strengths outweigh his lack of in-game power.
  95   Isan Diaz 19 SS http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBMIL.png
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2019 50 High Diaz was an underappreciated piece coming from the D'Backs as part of of the Jean Segura trade this past winter. He'll soon establish his own identity thanks to his bat. Diaz was very productive in 2015, and we look for that to continue thanks to his hand-eye coordination and raw strength.
  96   Jacob Nottingham 20 C http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBMIL.png
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2017 50 High Nottingham is a big, strong kid with excellent raw power, but questions linger about his hit tool, and his ability to stick at catcher. 2016 will be a big year to disprove those lingering doubts.
  97   Harold Ramirez 21 OF http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBPIT.png
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2017 50 Moderate Ramirez was very productive in the Florida State League, showing off the offensive tools that make him a top prospect. His feel for the barrel and ability to make hard contact makes him a name to watch.
  98   Forrest Wall 20 2B http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBCOL.png
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2018 55 High Wall was one of the purest bats coming out of high school in the 2014 MLB Draft. His carrying tool is that of a potential plus hitter, and his defense at second base and plus speed will give him value at that position going forward.
  99   Brandon Drury 23 3B http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBARI.png
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2016 50 Low A quick bat, gap power and positional flexibility are the positive attributes that land Drury on this list. Like Happ at #94, his flexibility may earn him a serious chunk of playing time in the majors in 2016.
  100   Max Kepler 23 OF http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBMIN.png
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2016 50 Low Kepler has been one of the more consistent outfield prospects in the minors, and he should continue that consistency as he reaches Triple-A this year. His potential average hit and average power tools should add offensive value to a corner outfield spot.
  101   Touki Toussaint 19 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBATL.png
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2018 60 Extreme Always more projection than actualization, Toussaint still features a potential elite curveball, but his lack of command of his fastball, changeup and the curve make the overall arsenal play down.
  102   Daz Cameron 19 OF http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBHOU.png
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2018 55 High Cameron's defensive work in center field earns him high praise and he projects to make above-average contact which would make him a solid everyday player.
  103   Marco Gonzales 24 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBSTL.png
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2016 50 Low One of the lower-risk arms coming out of college, Gonzales features one of the better changeups in all of the minor leagues. His fastball will play average, and his curveball could play there as well. He shows above-average command, though, and is one of the safer picks to be a back-end starter on this list.
  104   Stephen Gonsalves 21 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBMIN.png
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2016 50 Low Armed with a solid changeup and loads of pitchability, Gonsalves ripped his way through the Midwest League before earning a promotion to High A last year. He's a high-IQ pitcher who needs to just firm up his breaking ball to continue his advancement.
  105   Brady Aiken 19 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBCLE.png
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2019 60 Extreme Aiken was in the middle of a draft controversy when he picked 1.1 by Houston in 2014 and did not sign. The next spring, in his first outing, he tore his UCL and underwent Tommy John surgery. Aiken's upside is still that of a #2/3 starter since he features a plus fastball, plus curveball and potential solid-average changeup with ability to command them all. Returning from injury, and showing he can still perform at a 1.1 level of expectations, could jump him up our list quickly.
  106   Alen Hanson 23 2B http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBPIT.png
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2016 50 Low Hanson has been around prospect circles for a few years, and improved each year. He could have an average hit tool and has shown he can really run. He possesses up-the-middle defensive profile, most likely at second base, bringing some offensive value to the position.
  107   Jorge Polanco 22 SS http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBMIN.png
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2016 50 Low Polanco isn't likely to stick at shortstop, but he makes hard, consistent contact and he should develop enough in-game power for the tool to play below-average.
  108   Michael Kopech 19 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBBOS.png
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2019 50 High Kopech burst onto the scene last year with a high-90s fastball, and developing curveball, and changeup. He still needs to refine his command, but that isn't the biggest concern for the Red Sox right now. He has already served a 50-game suspension for a positive amphetamine test in 2015, and he started his 2016 spring training by fracturing his hand punching a teammate.
  109   Wilmer Difo 24 2B http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBWAS.png
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2016 50 Moderate Difo was a bit of an older prospect for High A, but his skillset and advancements he made over the course of 2014 (and that offseason) gave him the opportunity to make his MLB debut in '15. Difo could play shortstop as well, with an average hit tool and 70-grade speed making him a valuable player if he stays up the middle on defense.
  110   Lucas Sims 21 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBATL.png
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2016 50 Moderate Sims has been around prospect lists for what seems like ten years. Once having a mid-rotation ceiling, Sims' stuff has taken a bit of a step back though his command has vastly improved. Possessing a low-90s fastball and solid-average curveball, Sims could still slot into the back of the Braves' rotation going forward.
  111   Jomar Reyes 19 3B http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBBAL.png
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2018 55 Extreme As an 18-year-old, Reyes easily handled Low A pitching, hitting .278 with a .334 OBP. A potential average hit tool and average defense at a corner position is certainly valuable, but Reyes has grown 6" since being signed. He is a massive man, and a likely first base-only guy, which will put much more pressure on his bat to produce.
  112   Tyler Stephenson 19 C http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBCIN.png
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2019 50 Extreme Stephenson's arm strength is ahead of his glove at this point, but he could develop enough defensive acumen to stick behind the plate. His bat offers interesting potential, but his offense offers less appeal if he moves off the catcher spot going forward.
  113   Derek Fisher 22 OF http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBHOU.png
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2017 50 Moderate Fisher has easy, elite raw power, but a hitch in his swing tampers down his contact and limits his in-game power.
  114   Luis Ortiz 20 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/500px-Texas_Rangers.svg_-1.png
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2018 60 Extreme Ortiz certainly doesn't lack the stuff to be higher on this list. He has a mid-90s fastball and plus slider, but concerns over his body type, and lack of athleticism, limit his upside. If the Rangers can get him straightened out mentally and physically, though, he could to rise up our list quickly.
  115   Ashe Russell 19 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBKAN.png
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2019 55 Extreme Russell is a raw product at this point. His excellent arm speed and potential plus slider provide intrigue to his profile, but his below-average mechanics and command need work if he is to remain in a starter role.
  116   Luke Weaver 22 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBSTL.png
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2018 50 Moderate Weaver was highly productive in 2015 as he showed a plus fastball and a changeup that could get to plus with more development. His slider needs work but if it plays to average he can be a solid #4 starter.
  117   Frankie Montas 23 RP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBLAD.png
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2016 50 Low Montas is a two-pitch (fastball/slider) pitcher with a closer ceiling who will start the year on the DL following rib surgery in February. He'll miss at least the first month of the season, if not more.
  118   Billy McKinney 21 OF http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBCHC.png
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2017 50 Moderate McKinney's feel for the barrel is readily apparent, and his stick will carry him to a major league role, albeit a limited one since he lacks power and profiles as a left fielder.
  119   Tyler Beede 22 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBSFG.png
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2017 50 High A quality weekend starter at Vanderbilt, Beede always has had above-average stuff. His fastball can get to the middle 90s, his curveball flashes plus or better, and his changeup plays at least average, as does his cutter. Beede needs to improve upon the command that he got by with at the college level, because the issue will be exposed quickly in the high minors.
  120   Adalberto Mejia 22 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBSFG.png
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2016 50 Moderate Mejia was suspended for the first 50 games of the 2015 season but returned strongly, posting a 2.45 ERA over 12 starts at Double-A Richmond.
  121   Jake Bauers 20 1B http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBTAM.png
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2017 50 Moderate Bauers has positional versatility to play the outfield as well, but his carrying tools are at the plate. Potential average hit and average power will play at any position if he can manifest those tools. Age vs. level has been on his side throughout his minor league career, but that advantage will slowly disappear as he moves up the system.
  122   Phil Bickford 20 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBSFG.png
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2018 55 Extreme Drafted 11th overall in 2014, Bickford decided to not sign with the Blue Jays and went to Cal State Fullerton, and later, transfer to a Juco. After a strong showing in the Cape League Bickford found himself back in the first round. He has a delivery that he has to work on repeating, but he has a plus fastball and flashes feel for a slider and a change. With improved command, Bickford has the upside of a mid-rotation arm.
  123   Junior Fernandez 19 SP http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBSTL.png
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2018 55 Extreme After a strong Rookie League campaign, Fernandez earned a late-season trip to High A Palm Beach. He'll warrant further attention as he builds a deeper resume.
  124   Kyle Tucker 19 OF http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBHOU.png
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2018 50 Extreme Drafted fifth overall in 2015, Tucker showed strong contact skills in the second half of his pro debut.
  125   Socrates Brito 23 OF http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBARI.png
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2016 50 Low Brito features average defense, plus speed and a plus arm. He has cut his strikeout rate down each of his last three seasons, and he has excellent bat speed that gives him a chance for an average hit tool, though he's got slightly below-average power. Brito should be starting in the outfield for the D'Backs on Opening Day, but longer term, he lacks the future potential of other outfielders who rank higher on 2080's list.

4 Comments

  • Trey says:

    Just a “thank you” for the great work here. Can’t imagine how long it takes to compile all the inputs into putting these rankings together, but appreciate you making it available. Thank you!

  • Adam says:

    Thoughts on Spencer Adams and how close he might’ve been to this list?

  • Britt says:

    I think #39 might be Brent Honeywell instead of Brett Honeywell

  • Roger Koch says:

    No Trent Clark? I sat by a few scouts in Arizona and they said his swing is one of the purist baseball swings in recent years. They all said (all NON Brewer Scouts) that he will be High Above Average to All-Star Level player. THey expect .300 18-25 hr type of player are think he can stick in CF.

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