See Also: 2015 League Top 20 Index
See Also: League Top 20 Prospects Historical Index
|GULF COAST LEAGUE TOP 20 PROSPECTS|
|1. Anderson Espinoza, rhp, Red Sox||11. Ronald Acuna, of, Braves|
|2. Victor Robles, of, Nationals||12. Sandy Alcantara, rhp, Cardinals|
|3. Kyle Tucker, of, Astros||13. Junior Fernandez, rhp, Cardinals|
|4. Daz Cameron, of, Astros||14. Josh Naylor, 1b, Marlins|
|5. Cornelius Randolph, of, Phillies||15. Ryan Mountcastle, ss, Orioles|
|6. Wilkerman Garcia, ss, Yankees||16. Nick Plummer, of, Cardinals|
|7. Garrett Whitley, of, Rays||17. Jermaine Palacios, ss, Twins|
|8. Beau Burrows, rhp, Tigers||18. Adonis Medina, rhp, Phillies|
|9. Ke'Bryan Hayes, 3b, Pirates||19. Desmond Lindsay, of, Mets|
|10. Austin Riley, 3b, Braves||20. Jonathan Arauz, ss/2b, Phillies|
The Rookie-level Gulf Coast League in 2015 featured the most stacked collection of prospects the league has seen in a long time. The Florida complexes brimmed with premium high school draft picks who largely performed well in the GCL and several breakout international talents, and the league was replete with both impact talent and depth, albeit at the domestic level furthest away from the majors.
Red Sox righthander Anderson Espinoza and Nationals outfielder Victor Robles, were two of the breakout stories of the minor league season, while Braves 2015 supplemental first-rounder Austin Riley dramatically raised his pre-draft stock in pro ball. Many other players with talent on par of a second- or third-round pick didn't make the cut, while just three of the seven GCL prospects who touched 100 mph made the cut.
Espinoza led a strong Red Sox pitching staff that had a combined 2.28 ERA, best in the league. They finished with the league's best record in the regular season and repeated as GCL champions.