Top 100 Prospects: Best Tools




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After sorting through all of the grades, here are the players at the head of each class including Oscar Taveras (pictured above):

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Position Players
Best Hitter
1. Oscar Taveras, of, Cardinals, 75
2. Nick Castellanos, 3b/of, Tigers, 70

Jurickson Profar, ss, Rangers, 70

Christian Yelich, of, Marlins, 70
Best Power
1. Miguel Sano, 3b, Twins, 80
2. Xander Bogaerts, ss, Red Sox, 70

Wil Myers, of, Rays, 70

Yasiel Puig, of, Dodgers, 70

Jorge Soler, of, Cubs, 70

Bubba Starling, of, Royals, 70
Best Speed
1. Byron Buxton, of, Twins, 80

Billy Hamilton, of/ss, Reds, 80

Roman Quinn, ss, Phillies, 80
4. Delino DeShields Jr., 2b, Astros, 75
5. Adam Eaton, of, Diamondbacks, 70

Slade Heathcott, of, Yankees, 70

Bubba Starling, of, Royals, 70

Mason Williams, of, Yankees, 70
Best Defense
1. Albert Almora, of, Cubs, 75

Jackie Bradley, of, Red Sox, 75

Austin Hedges, c, Padres, 75
4. Didi Gregorius, ss, Diamondbacks, 70

Francisco Lindor, ss, Indians, 70

Mason Williams, of, Yankees, 70
Best Arm
1. Miguel Sano, 3b, Twins, 75
2. Byron Buxton, of, Twins, 70

Carlos Correa, ss, Astros, 70

Didi Gregorius, ss, Diamondbacks, 70

Aaron Hicks, of, Twins, 70

Jorge Soler, of, Cubs, 70
Pitchers
Best Fastball
1. Gerrit Cole, rhp, Pirates, 80

Bruce Rondon, rhp, Tigers, 80
3. Archie Bradley, rhp, Diamondbacks, 75

Lucas Giolito, rhp, Nationals, 75

Jose Fernandez(^)(^), rhp, Marlins, 75

Carlos Martinez(^), rhp, Cardinals, 75

Lance McCullers Jr., rhp, Astros, 75

Alex Meyer, rhp, Twins, 75

Trevor Rosenthal, rhp, Cardinals, 75

Aaron Sanchez, rhp, Blue Jays, 75

Robert Stephenson, rhp, Reds, 75

Jameson Taillon, rhp, Pirates, 75

Yordano Ventura, rhp, Royals, 75
Best Control
1. Dylan Bundy, rhp, Orioles, 65

Jose Fernandez(^)(^), rhp, Marlins, 65

Andrew Heaney, lhp, Marlins, 65

Justin Nicolino, lhp, Marlins, 65

Michael Wacha, rhp, Cardinals, 65

Kyle Zimmer, rhp, Royals, 65
Best Curveball
1. Arodys Vizcaino, rhp, Cubs, 70
2. Lucas Giolito, rhp, Nationals, 65

Max Fried, lhp, Padres, 65
Best Slider
1. Chris Archer, rhp, Rays, 70

Gerrit Cole, rhp, Pirates, 70

Marcus Stroman, rhp, Blue Jays, 70
4. Andrew Heaney, lhp, Marlins, 65

Lance McCullers Jr., rhp, Astros, 65
Best Changeup
1. Julio Teheran, rhp, Braves, 65

Michael Wacha, rhp, Cardinals, 65