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2019 Top 100 Prospects

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Throughout 2019, the triumvirate of Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Fernando Tatis Jr. and Eloy Jimenez was a fixture atop the Baseball America Top 100.

But that group's run as elite prospects is officially over.

Tatis Jr. became the last of the three to graduate from prospect eligibility this weekend, meaning there's a new No. 1 prospect in baseball. And for the first time in a while, we can say the Top 5, and even the top 25, has quite a different look to it.

Angels RHP Griffin Canning also graduated this weekend. Rockies lefty Ryan Rolison and Mariners righty Logan Gilbert are new additions to the list.

This comes on the heels of our June update, which featured significant movement. Some of the notable risers and fallers are below. And keep your eyes peeled in two weeks for our July update.

And prospects who initially fell 10 or more spots:

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Updated on: 6/17/2019 See Full List
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    Notes:

    ETA: 2020
    Hit: 70 | Power: 70 | Speed: 50 | Defense: 55 | Arm: 55

    With a sweet swing from both sides of the plate, Franco has the combination of hitting ability, strike-zone discipline and power to move quickly and develop into a star.
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    Jo Adell

    Angels OF
    Notes:

    ETA: 2020
    Hit: 55: | Power: 70 | Speed: 60 | Defense: 55 | Arm: 60

    With light-tower power, jaw-dropping athleticism and a record of rapid adjustments, Adell is the next Angels homegrown all-star outfielder
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    MacKenzie Gore

    Padres LHP
    Notes:

    ETA: 2021
    Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 60 | Slider: 55 | Changeup: 60 | Control: 60

    Blisters slowed Gore last season, but this year he has been healthy and dominant, with outstanding control and premium stuff that makes him a potential ace.
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    Forrest Whitley

    Astros RHP
    Notes:

    ETA: 2019
    Fastball: 70 | Curveball: 60 | Slider: 60 | Changeup: 70 | Cutter: 60 | Control: 55

    At his best, Whitley shows the makings of a potential No. 1 starter, although he has struggled so far in the 2019 season.
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    Bo Bichette

    Blue Jays SS
    Notes:

    ETA: 2019
    Hit: 70: | Power: 55 | Speed: 50 | Defense: 50 | Arm: 55

    One of the top hitters in the minors, Bichette's defensive improvements make him Toronto's shortstop of the future
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    Brendan Rodgers

    Rockies SS
    Notes:

    ETA: 2019
    Hit: 60: | Power: 55 | Speed: 50 | Defense: 55 | Arm: 60

    A smooth stroke and highlight-reel defense have Rodgers primed to become a central part of the Rockies' lineup for years.
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    Royce Lewis

    Twins SS
    Notes:

    ETA: 2020
    Hit: 60: | Power: 55 | Speed: 60 | Defense: 60 | Arm: 55

    The No. 1 pick in the 2017 draft has a bucket of plus tools to rely on.
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    Jesus Luzardo

    Athletics LHP
    Notes:

    ETA: 2019
    Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 60 | Changeup: 70 | Control: 65

    Scouts drool over the poised lefthander with three plus or better pitches, plus control and a No. 2 starter ceiling.
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    Casey Mize

    Tigers RHP
    Notes:

    ETA: 2020
    Fastball: 70 | Slider: 55 | Splitter: 70| Control: 60

    The top pick in the 2018 draft will get a much heavier workload this season and should move quickly thanks to his fastball/splitter combination.
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    Austin Riley

    Braves 3B/LF
    Notes:

    ETA: 2019
    Hit: 50: | Power: 70 | Speed: 40 | Defense: 60 | Arm: 70

    Riley's continued swing adjustments have helped him tap into his mega power, which has him looking like a force for years to come in the middle of Atlanta's lineup.
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    Kyle Tucker

    Astros OF
    Notes:

    ETA: 2019
    Hit: 60: | Power: 60 | Speed: 40 | Defense: 50 | Arm: 50

    A potential plus hitter with 30-homer power, Tucker is hitting well again in Tripe-A and should be ready for another crack at the big leagues this season.
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    Notes:

    ETA: 2020
    Hit: 70: | Power: 55 | Speed: 50 | Defense: 50 | Arm: 45

    A wrist injury kept Kirilloff off the field the first month of the season, but he's back now and has one of the highest offensive upsides in the minors.
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    Keston Hiura

    Brewers 2B
    Notes:

    ETA: 2019
    Hit: 60: | Power: 55 | Speed: 50 | Defense: 50 | Arm: 45

    The No. 9 overall pick two years ago, Hiura arrived to Milwaukee quickly thanks to his preternatural feel for barreling the ball with high frequency and impact.
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    Sixto Sanchez

    Marlins RHP
    Notes:

    ETA: 2020
    Fastball: 70 | Slider: 60 | Changeup: 60 | Control: 70

    Injuries cut Sixto's 2018 season short, so while durability is a risk, the upside is a No. 1 starter.
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    Joey Bart

    Giants C
    Notes:

    ETA: 2021
    Hit: 50: | Power: 60 | Speed: 40 | Defense: 60 | Arm: 60

    An excellent defensive catcher with big power, Bart is the heir apparent to Buster Posey in San Francisco
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    Carter Kieboom

    Nationals SS
    Notes:

    ETA: 2019
    Hit: 55: | Power: 60 | Speed: 50 | Defense: 50 | Arm: 55

    There are questions about whether Kieboom can stay at shortstop, but he'll hit no matter where he plays in the field.
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    Keibert Ruiz

    Dodgers C
    Notes:

    ETA: 2020
    Hit: 60: | Power: 45 | Speed: 40 | Defense: 55 | Arm: 55

    Catchers are supposed to move slowly, but Ruiz toppled Double-A as a teenager and draws rave reviews for his bat
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    A.J. Puk

    Athletics LHP
    Notes:

    ETA: 2019
    Fastball: 70 | Slider: 70 | Changeup: 45 | Control: 50

    If his elite fastball and slider return to pre-Tommy John surgery standards, he has front-of-the-rotation potential.
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    Michael Kopech

    White Sox RHP
    Notes:

    ETA: 2020
    Fastball: 80 | Curveball: 60 | Slider: 60 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 50

    The flamethrower will miss 2019 after having Tommy John surgery, but showed huge strides with his control before he went down
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    Gavin Lux

    Dodgers SS
    Notes:

    ETA: 2020
    Hit: 55: | Power: 50 | Speed: 55 | Defense: 55 | Arm: 55

    After taking a leap last season, Lux has the hitting ability, defensive chops and instincts to play in the middle of the diamond for a long time.
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    Yordan Alvarez

    Astros 1B/OF
    Notes:

    ETA: 2019
    Hit: 55: | Power: 60 | Speed: 50 | Defense: 40 | Arm: 45

    Alvarez doesn't have a lot of defensive value at either first base or in the outfield, but he can hit for average and power.
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    Luis Urias

    Padres 2B
    Notes:

    ETA: 2019
    Hit: 70: | Power: 40 | Speed: 45 | Defense: 55 | Arm: 55

    After making his MLB debut last year, the sweet-swinging Urias is ready to take over as the Padres everyday second baseman.
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    Notes:

    ETA: 2020
    Hit: 60: | Power: 55 | Speed: 60 | Defense: 55 | Arm: 45

    The Futures Game MVP can do a little bit of everything, with a diverse skillset that can win games at the plate or in the field.
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    Mitch Keller

    Pirates RHP
    Notes:

    ETA: 2019
    Fastball: 70 | Curveball: 60 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 60

    Keller's easy upper-90s fastball and big curveball alone have evaluators confident he'll be a No. 3 starter at worst.
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    Brendan McKay

    Rays LHP/DH
    Notes:

    ETA: 2020
    Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 50 | Changeup: 50 | Cutter: 60
    Hit: 50 | Power: 45 | Speed: 40 | Defense: 45 | Arm: 50

    The Rays are committed to seeing if McKay can handle being a two-way player, following in Shohei Ohtani's footsteps.
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