Here at the MLB season’s midpoint, and with the De Jerseysadline to sign draftees coming up on Friday, I put together an update of the top 50 prospects in baseball, given that a good number of pLa Jerseysyers from my Top 100 prospects rankings in January have graduated to the majors.
In ranking these pLa Jerseysyers, I tend to weigh upsiDe Jerseys or ceiling more heavily than proximity to the majors. The list incluDe Jerseyss a mixture of pLa Jerseysyers as high as Double-A or Triple-A as well as a few who have signed in recent Weeks Jerseys but have yet to make their professional De Jerseysbuts.
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One important note: I start these lists from scratch every time I assemble them, so it’s not as if I’ve “moved” pLa Jerseysyers up or down from previous rankings. PLa Jerseysyers change, and the rankings should reflect that, but just because a pLa Jerseysyer is Lowe Jerseysr now than he was in May Jerseys or FebRua Jerseysry doesn’t mean he’s somehow gotten worse. It only means I’m trying to make these rankings as accurate as I can.
Note: The “previous rank” for each pLa Jerseysyer refers to Keith’s May Jerseys rankings; NR stands for “Not Rated” and means the pLa Jerseysyer wasn’t among the top 25 in May Jerseys.
1. Alex Bregman, SS/3B
Previous rank: 15
Current level: Triple-A
Bregman’s power output this year — 19 homers in 70 games between Double- and Triple-A — has been way beyond anything I’ve ever forecasted for him, and even if you (or I) still want to argue that he’s not going to have more than average power, how could you reasonably say he won’t ever hit 20 homers in a full season when he has done this? He also has pLa Jerseysyed aDe Jerseysquate enough De Jerseysfense at shortstop that he’d be an upgraDe Jerseys over Carlos Correa Jerseys, he has proven very difficult to strike out, he works the count, and he draws walks. He might be peak Dustin Pedroia Jerseys Jerseys with the bat, but on the other siDe Jerseys of the bag. That’s a superstar.