Showing posts from September, 2017

The 2017 Not Top 50

Here's a list of the guys who didn't make the cut for the top 50, but depending who you ask probably could have. There's a bunch of guys on this list who would have been in the top 50 most other years. Unfortunately I can only put 50 guys in the top 50. Many of these players will end up being in the top 50 by the middle of next season for sure. Some will even end up being top prospects. 51. Tim Lynch – 1B, 6-foot-3, 220-pounds, LHB, 24-years-old – Lynch put himself on the map this season with an incredible performance in 57 games of High-A baseball. He hit .310/.368/.573/.940 with 13 homeruns, 15 doubles and a triple in those 57 games. Lynch is an extremely patient hitter, and doesn’t strike out a ton for a guy with his level of power. He’s got a lot of competition for innings and at bats in Double-A and Triple-A next season (Ford, Gittens), but if he keeps hitting like this it’s not gonna matter. The power is most certainly there, but he will need to sustain it at the

End of season Top 50 prospects

This is an all-time best prospect ranking list for me. Even with all of the trades and graduations this season, the system is brimming with talent. Better yet, the farm is already infusing the major league team with future cornerstones. Dellin Betances, Luis Severino, Tommy Kahnle, Chad Green, Jordan Montgomery, Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, and Clint Frazier are all current or potential future stars (and have played enough time in the majors to disqualify them from my list). Guys like Domingo German, Luis Cessa, Giovanny Gallegos, Tyler Wade, Jonathan Holder, Nick Rumbelow, Ben Heller, and Garrett Cooper are also young players who have already made their debut and all have the talent to potentially be major future contributors on the team. Since they have already made their debuts, I will make a separate list on where those players would have ranked (excluding Betances, Severino, Kahnle, Judge, and Sanchez because they all had significant major league time before this season). The y

Who’s hot on the farm: Rookie Leagues

Pulaski Dario Unda – 21-years-old, LF – Unda has had a good season so far, but with the caveat that he’s been around for a while and he’s 21 and still in rookie ball. He has a .279/.338/.484/.822 line with five homeruns, eight doubles, and three triples. He’ll have to continue the power surge and move very quickly from here to be considered a serious prospect. Frederick Cuevas – 19-years-old, LF – Cuevas is having a breakout season. He’s hitting .312/.373/.455/.827 with three homeruns, 11 doubles, and one triple for Pulaski. He also has six stolen bases but has been caught six times. This season was a major improvement for him, and he will look to continue his success next year. It will be important for him to find a place on a long season roster next year. At 5-foot-11, the long term power projection is limited, but he has now become a prospect to watch. Daniel Ramos – 22-years-old, RHP – Ramos is on the older side, but over his last four starts he has looked really g