League Top 20 Prospects

Gulf Coast League Top 20 Prospects List

Young talent proves tough to gauge





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TOP 20 PROSPECTS
1. Michael Burgess, of, Nationals
2. Jesus Montero, c, Yankees
3. Ben Revere, of, Twins
4. Che-Husan Lin, of, Red Sox
5. John Tolisano, 2b, Blue Jays
6. Pedro Baez, 3b, Dodgers
7. Oscar Tejeda, ss, Red Sox
8. Neftali Soto, ss, Reds
9. Luis de la Cruz, c, Cardinals
10. Andrew Lambo, 1b/of, Dodgers
11. Devin Mesoraco, c, Reds
12. Kevin Aherns, 3b/ss, Blue Jays
13. Kyle Lotzkar, rhp, Reds
14. Scott Moviel, rhp, Mets
15. Jairo Heredia, rhp, Yankees
16. D'Marcus Ingram, of, Cardinals
17. Deryk Hooker, rhp, Cardinals
18. Daniel Berlind, rhp, Twins
19. Angel Morales, of, Twins
20. Tyler Kolodny, 3b, Orioles
The Rookie-level Gulf Coast League is always packed with tons of potential, but this season was difficult to gauge, especially from a numbers standpoint.

Of all the players with a draft pedigree or a solid international background, just one performed to where he stood out among all the rest. The lone exception was Nationals outfielders Michael Burgess, a supplemental first-round pick who leads our GCL prospects list.

Several high draft picks, most notably Braves first-round outfielder Jason Heyward, didn't play long enough in the GCL to qualify. Several others were left off because of a lack of performance or tools.

On the other hand, several sleepers came into their own this summer and bring an awful lot of upside to the table as teenagers. That group includes Cardinals catcher Luis de la Cruz and outfielder D’Marcus Ingram, and Dodgers third baseman Pedro Baez.


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