We have updated our preseason Top 100 Prospects list to account for the graduations of players such as Andrew Benintendi and Dansby Swanson, but also to update the rankings based on feedback from scouts who now have a month of extended spring training and a little more than a month of the minor league season to evaluate players.
Because it’s so early in the season, the adjustments in the rankings are generally modest. More significant chances will take place in our Midseason Prospect Update in July. But some players have made cases to move up or move down with their performances so far.
ON THE RISE
Yoan Moncada , 2b, White Sox | New Rank: 1, Up one spot
The prize the White Sox acquired in their trade of Chris Sale to Boston, Moncada assumes the No. 1 spot after Andrew Benintendi’s graduation. With Triple-A Charlotte, Moncada has continued to show the same standout offensive tool set as he has throughout his brief but decorated minor league career. Asked to move around the diamond with Boston, Moncada is focusing on second base only with the White Sox and is getting lessons on manning the position from Charlotte manager and former big league second baseman Mark Grudzielanek.