2017 Top 50 International Prospects For July 2

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The 2017 international signing class is a strong one. This year, two players—Dominican shortstop Wander Franco and Venezuelan catcher Daniel Flores—separated themselves at the top of the class.

While typically there are 5-10 players who emerge among the elite prospects in a signing class, the 2017 group has strong depth of top-end talent. Any of the players in the top 15 could fit into a top five in many years.

Players can sign once the 2017-18 international signing period opens on July 2. Prospects with the best combination of tools and skills push their way to the top of the list, particularly if they project to play a premium position and hit at the top or the middle of a lineup. Forecasting the futures of international amateur players who are 15 and 16 involves a tremendous amount of uncertainty, so the lower you go on the list, the thinner the spread in talent becomes, and the more teams' internal preference lists diverge, particularly on pitchers.

Due to the unique nature of how Cuban players become available to sign, they are not included in these rankings, though they are subject to the bonus pools. We will take them on a case-by-case basis to write them up as they sign or become available to sign.

Full scouting reports on the Top 50 prospects and where they are each expected to sign are available here for BA subscribers.

Rank, Player Pos. Country Video
1. Wander Franco ss DR bba_video_icon_red
2. Daniel Flores c VZ bba_video_icon_red
3. Ronny Mauricio ss DR bba_video_icon_red 
4. Everson Pereira of VZ bba_video_icon_red 
5. George Valera of DR bba_video_icon_red 
6. Julio Rodriguez of DR bba_video_icon_red 
7. Danny Diaz ss VZ bba_video_icon_red 
8. Carlos Rodriguez of VZ bba_video_icon_red 
9. Kristian Robinson of Bahamas bba_video_icon_red 
10. Raimfer Salinas of VZ bba_video_icon_red 
11. Ronny Rojas ss DR bba_video_icon_red 
12. Luis Garcia ss DR bba_video_icon_red 
13. Jelfry Marte ss DR bba_video_icon_red 
14. Eric Pardinho rhp Brazil bba_video_icon_red 
15. Antonio Cabello c VZ bba_video_icon_red 
16. Adrian Hernandez of DR bba_video_icon_red 
17. Aaron Bracho ss VZ bba_video_icon_red 
18. Ynmanol Marinez ss DR bba_video_icon_red
19. Trent Deveaux of Bahamas bba_video_icon_red 
20. Roberto Chirinos ss VZ bba_video_icon_red
21. Juan Querecuto ss VZ bba_video_icon_red
22. Ezequiel Tovar ss VZ
23. Miguel Hiraldo ss DR bba_video_icon_red 
24. Keyber Rodriguez ss VZ bba_video_icon_red 
25. Victor Vargas rhp Colombia
26. Larry Ernesto of DR bba_video_icon_red 
27. Wilderd Patino of VZ bba_video_icon_red
28. Anthony Garcia of DR bba_video_icon_red
29. Florencio Serrano rhp Mexico
30. Carlos Aguiar of VZ bba_video_icon_red 
31. Julio Machado ss VZ bba_video_icon_red 
32. Alejandro Melean rhp VZ bba_video_icon_red 
33. Fadriel Cruz ss DR bba_video_icon_red 
34. Mauro Bonifacio of DR bba_video_icon_red 
35. Antoni Flores ss VZ bba_video_icon_red 
36. Leonardo Jimenez ss Panama bba_video_icon_red 
37. D'Shawn Knowles of Bahamas
38. Alberto Rodriguez of DR bba_video_icon_red 
39. Alvaro Gonzalez ss VZ bba_video_icon_red 
40. Stanly Consuegra of DR bba_video_icon_red 
41. Carlos Betancourt rhp VZ
42. Cesar Rodriguez c VZ bba_video_icon_red 
43. Carlos Irigoyen ss VZ
44. Jorge Barrosa of VZ bba_video_icon_red 
45. Juan Pie of DR bba_video_icon_red 
46. Osleivis Basabe ss VZ bba_video_icon_red 
47. Luis Verdugo ss Mexico
48. Karlo Seijas rhp VZ bba_video_icon_red 
49. David Marcano rhp VZ
50. Heitor Tokar rhp Brazil bba_video_icon_red 

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