2017 Rookie-Level Classification All-Star Team

Baseball America rewards prospects at all levels of the minor leagues with our annual Classification All-Star Teams. Kyle Glaser took the lead on the selection process, and this year we present for the first time a Dominican Summer League team, courtesy of international guru Ben Badler. We slant our coverage of the minors toward player development, and as such we reward the best performances by prospects on our all-star teams. That way, we look back at the 2017 season with one eye—and forward to the future with the other.

EDITOR’S NOTE: An earlier edition omitted Rays catcher Ronaldo Hernandez from the team due to an editorial oversight.

SEE ALSO: Classification All-Stars

Rookie
 Appalachian • Arizona • Gulf Coast • Pioneer
Pos Player Age AVG OBP SLG G AB H 2B 3B HR BB SO SB
C Ronaldo Hernandez, Princeton (Rays) 19 .332 .382 .507 54 223 74 22 1 5 16 39 2
1B Ryan Noda, Bluefield (Blue Jays) 21 .364 .507 .575 66 214 78 18 3 7 59 60 7
2B Esteury Ruiz, AZL Padres 18 .350 .395 .602 52 206 72 20 10 4 13 54 26
3B Rylan Bannon, Ogden (Dodgers) 21 .333 .422 .598 36 132 44 5 0 10 16 25 4
SS Royce Lewis, GCL Twins 18 .271 .390 .414 36 133 36 6 2 3 19 17 15
OF Akil Baddoo, Elizabethton (Twins) 18 .323 .436 .527 53 201 65 19 5 4 36 32 9
OF Michael Gigliotti, Burlington (Royals) 21 .329 .442 .477 42 155 51 8 3 3 32 21 15
OF Heliot Ramos, AZL Giants 17 .348 .404 .645 35 138 48 11 6 6 10 48 10
DH Mason Martin, GCL Pirates 18 .307 .457 .630 39 127 39 8 0 11 32 41 2
Pos Pitcher Age W L ERA G GS SV IP HR BB SO AVG SO/9
SP Sal Biasi, Burlington (Royals) 21 4 2 2.41 13 8 0 56 4 23 54 .186 8.7
SP Maverik Buffo, GCL Blue Jays 21 5 1 0.53 11 6 0 34 0 2 36 .222 9.5
SP Hans Crouse, AZL Rangers 18 0 0 0.45 10 6 0 20 1 7 30 .109 13.5
SP MacKenzie Gore, AZL Padres 18 0 1 1.27 7 7 0 21 0 7 34 .184 14.3
SP Jhordany Mezquita, GCL Phillies 19 3 0 0.72 9 9 0 38 0 12 35 .160 8.4
RP Jovani Moran, Elizabethton (Twins) 20 3 1 0.36 11 0 0 25 1 6 45 .145 16.4

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