Who’s The Youngest In Each League, Opening Day 2017

See Also: Youngest By League, 2016

See Also: Youngest By League, 2015

See Also: Youngest By League, 2014

See Also: Youngest By League, 2013

See Also: Youngest By League, 2012

See Also: Youngest By League, 2011

See Also: Youngest By League, 2010


As we do every year, here is a look at the youngest players on the active rosters of all full-season leagues as of minor league Opening Day. Youth by itself does not guarantee future success, but the fact that a player is able to play in a league ahead of the schedule of his peers is a solid indicator for future success. For example, of the 10 Sally League players and 10 Midwest League players on our original list in 2010, seven of the Sally Leaguers and nine of the Midwest Leaguers have made it to the major leagues.

MAJORS
American League
Team Player Pos Age
Kansas City Royals Raul A. Mondesi 2B 21.7
Texas Rangers Nomar Mazara RF 21.9
Houston Astros Carlos Correa SS 22.5
Boston Red Sox Andrew Benintendi LF 22.7
Houston Astros Alex Bregman 3B 23
Seattle Mariners Edwin Diaz RHP 23
Tampa Bay Rays Daniel Robertson SS 23
New York Yankees Luis Severino RHP 23.1
Texas Rangers Rougned Odor 2B 23.2
Seattle Mariners Chase De Jong RHP 23.3
National League
Team Player Pos Age
San Diego Padres Luis Torrens C 20.9
San Diego Padres Allen Cordoba SS 21.3
Colorado Rockies German Marquez RHP 22.1
Colorado Rockies Antonio Senzatela RHP 22.2
San Diego Padres Miguel Diaz RHP 22.3
San Diego Padres Manuel Margot CF 22.5
Milwaukee Brewers Orlando Arcia SS 22.7
Cincinnati Reds Jose Peraza SS 22.9
Los Angeles Dodgers Corey Seager SS 22.9
Chicago Cubs Albert Almora CF 23.0
Triple-A
International League
Team Player Pos Age
Gwinnett Braves Ozzie Albies 2B 20.2
Durham Bulls Jake Bauers RF 21.5
Durham Bulls Willy Adames SS 21.6
Charlotte Knights Yoan Moncada 3B 21.8
Indianapolis Indians Austin Meadows CF 21.9
Durham Bulls Kean Wong 2B 22.0
Buffalo Bisons Rowdy Tellez 1B 22.0
Charlotte Knights Zack Burdi RHP 22.1
Norfolk Tides Chance Sisco C 22.1
Toledo Mud Hens Joe Jimenez RHP 22.2
Pacific Coast League
Team Player Pos Age
Oklahoma City Dodgers Alex Verdugo CF 20.9
Nashville Sounds Franklin Barreto SS 21.1
Fresno Grizzlies Francis Martes RHP 21.4
Las Vegas 51s Amed Rosario SS 21.4
Oklahoma City Dodgers Cody Bellinger 1B 21.7
Tacoma Rainiers Tyler O’Neill RF 21.8
Las Vegas 51s Dominic Smith 1B 21.8
Sacramento River Cats Christian Arroyo SS 21.8
Oklahoma City Dodgers Willie Calhoun 2B 22.4
Round Rock Express Ronald Guzman 1B 22.4
Double-A
Eastern League
Team Player Pos Age
Trenton Thunder Gleyber Torres SS 20.3
Portland Sea Dogs Rafael Devers 3B 20.4
Akron RubberDucks Bobby Bradley 1B 20.8
Trenton Thunder Justus Sheffield LHP 20.9
Hartford Yard Goats Ryan Castellani RHP 21.0
New Hampshire Fisher Cats Richard Urena SS 21.1
Trenton Thunder Thairo Estrada 2B 21.1
Akron RubberDucks Francisco Mejia C 21.4
New Hampshire Fisher Cats Sean Reid-Foley RHP 21.6
Reading Fightin Phils Carlos Tocci CF 21.6
Southern League
Team Player Pos Age
Mississippi Braves Kolby Allard LHP 19.6
Mississippi Braves Mike Soroka RHP 19.7
Birmingham Barons Michael Kopech RHP 20.9
Birmingham Barons Spencer Adams RHP 21.0
Biloxi Shuckers Luis Ortiz RHP 21.5
Montgomery Biscuits Justin Williams RF 21.6
Montgomery Biscuits Riley Unroe 2B 21.7
Jackson Generals Brad Keller RHP 21.7
Jackson Generals Jamie Westbrook 2B 21.8
Montgomery Biscuits Jose Alvarado LHP 21.9
Texas League
Team Player Pos Age
San Antonio Missions Luis Urias 2B 19.8
Frisco RoughRiders Michael De Leon SS 20.2
Northwest Arkansas Naturals Samir Duenez 1B 20.8
Midland RockHounds Grant Holmes RHP 21.0
Frisco RoughRiders Juremi Profar 3B 21.2
Frisco RoughRiders Ariel Jurado RHP 21.2
San Antonio Missions Enyel De Los Santos RHP 21.3
Springfield (MO) Cardinals Jack Flaherty RHP 21.5
Springfield (MO) Cardinals Sandy Alcantara RHP 21.6
Tulsa Drillers Johan Mieses CF 21.7
HIGH CLASS A
California League
Team Player Pos Age
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Omar Estevez 2B 19.1
Lake Elsinore Storm Josh Naylor 1B 19.8
Lancaster JetHawks Peter Lambert RHP 20.0
Lake Elsinore Storm Alan Garcia RF 20.2
Lake Elsinore Storm Aldemar Burgos CF 20.2
Lake Elsinore Storm Pedro Avila RHP 20.2
Lake Elsinore Storm Ruddy Giron SS 20.2
San Jose Giants Jalen Miller 2B 20.3
Modesto Nuts Nick Neidert RHP 20.4
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Yusniel Diaz CF 20.5
Carolina League
Team Player Pos Age
Salem Red Sox Roniel Raudes RHP 19.2
Lynchburg Hillcats Triston McKenzie RHP 19.7
Potomac Nationals Victor Robles CF 19.9
Lynchburg Hillcats Willi Castro SS 19.9
Frederick Keys Ofelky Peralta RHP 19.9
Frederick Keys Jomar Reyes 3B 20.1
Frederick Keys Ryan Mountcastle SS 20.1
Carolina Mudcats Trent Clark CF 20.4
Potomac Nationals Telmito Agustin LF 20.5
Carolina Mudcats Marcos Diplan RHP 20.5
Florida State League
Team Player Pos Age
Florida Fire Frogs Ronald Acuna OF 19.3
Florida Fire Frogs Ricardo Sanchez LHP 20
Florida Fire Frogs Austin Riley 3B 20
Palm Beach Cardinals Junior Fernandez RHP 20.1
Bradenton Marauders Ke’Bryan Hayes 3B 20.2
Palm Beach Cardinals Jake Woodford RHP 20.4
Charlotte (FL) Stone Crabs Genesis Cabrera LHP 20.5
Florida Fire Frogs Alejandro Salazar SS 20.5
LOW CLASS A
Midwest League
Team Player Pos Age
Fort Wayne TinCaps Eguy Rosario 3B 17.6
Lansing Lugnuts Vladimir Guerrero 3B 18.0
South Bend Cubs Isaac Paredes SS 18.1
Fort Wayne TinCaps Reinaldo Ilarraza 2B 18.2
Fort Wayne TinCaps Fernando Tatis SS 18.2
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Mario Feliciano C 18.4
Fort Wayne TinCaps Hudson Potts 3B 18.4
Peoria Chiefs Dylan Carlson CF 18.4
Great Lakes Loons Oneil Cruz 3B 18.5
Fort Wayne TinCaps Jack Suwinski CF 18.7
South Atlantic League
Team Player Pos Age
Charleston (SC) RiverDogs Oswaldo Cabrera 2B 18.1
Rome Braves Cristian Pache CF 18.4
Hagerstown Suns Juan Soto RF 18.4
Rome Braves Derian Cruz SS 18.5
Hickory Crawdads Leody Taveras CF 18.6
Greenville Drive Jason Groome LHP 18.6
Lakewood BlueClaws Sixto Sanchez RHP 18.7
Lexington Legends Khalil Lee CF 18.8
Lakewood BlueClaws Mickey Moniak CF 18.9
Rome Braves Ian Anderson RHP 18.9

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