Position-by-Position Rankings: Corner Outfielders (VIDEO)


This issue celebrates Baseball America’s 25th Top 100 Prospects list, and we just published our 14th Prospect Handbook with 900 scouting reports. Ranking players is our business as well as our hobby, though, so we just can’t stop ourselves. Here’s a look at how prospects rank by position, covering 300 of the best prospects in the game.

After a nearly lost year due to ankle injuries, Taveras is still one of the best hitters in the minors, but after him, this list lacks the star power of the center field list. Admittedly, some of the center field prospects will likely end up moving to a corner eventually, but this list doesn’t have as much power as you would expect.

CORNER OUTFIELDERS
GRADE C
Rank, Player, Team
1. Oscar Taveras, Cardinals
2. Jorge Soler, Cubs
3. Stephen Piscotty, Cardinals
4. Hunter Renfroe, Padres
5. Jorge Bonifacio, Royals
6. Nick Williams, Rangers
7. Michael Choice, Rangers
8. Phillip Ervin, Reds
9. Domingo Santana, Astros
10. Jesse Winker, Reds
11. Josh Bell, Pirates
12. Harold Ramirez, Pirates
13. Randal Grichuk, Cardinals
14. Mitch Haniger, Brewers
15. Yorman Rodriguez, Reds
16. Mac Williamson, Giants
17. Brandon Nimmo, Mets
18. Billy McKinney, Athletics
19. Aaron Judge, Yankees
20. Henry Urrutia, Orioles
21. Elier Hernandez, Royals
22. Rymer Liriano, Padres
23. Courtney Hawkins, White Sox
24. Bryce Brentz, Red Sox
25. Eloy Jimenez, Cubs
26. Trayce Thompson, White Sox
27. Victor Roache, Brewers
28. Austin Wilson, Mariners
29. Adam Brett Walker, Twins
30. Cesar Puello, Mets
31. Jesus Solorzano, Marlins
32. Steven Souza, Nationals
33. Julio Morban, Mariners
34. Jairo Beras, Rangers
35. Donald Lutz, Reds
36. Zach Borenstein, Angels
37. Justin Williams, Diamondbacks
38. Victor Reyes, Braves
39. Cameron Perkins, Phillies
40. Jared Mitchell, White Sox