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2019 Top 100 Prospects

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Ranking the Top 100 MLB prospects entering 2019, starting with Vladimir Guerrero Jr., the consensus No. 1 overall prospect.

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Updated on: 1/23/2019 See Full List
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    Notes:

    ETA: 2019 (But not Opening Day)
    Hit: 80: | Power: 70 | Speed: 40 | Defense: 40 | Arm: 60

    You were expecting someone else? Guerrero Jr. is a potential superstar, and a hitter with the upside to win a batting title or lead the league in home runs.
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    Notes:

    ETA: 2019
    Hit: 55: | Power: 60 | Speed: 60 | Defense: 60 | Arm: 70

    Fast, powerful and electrifying, Tatis is the focal point of the Padres' rebuild.
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    Eloy Jimenez

    White Sox OF
    Notes:

    ETA: 2019 (But not Opening Day)
    Hit: 60: | Power: 70 | Speed: 40 | Defense: 45 | Arm: 40

    Jimenez is capable of putting up .300 averages and 30 or more home runs annually, but might have to move from left field in a few years.
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    Notes:

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

    He's yet to play in full season ball, but few minor league hitters can match Franco's sweet swing from both sides of the plate.
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    Forrest Whitley

    Astros RHP
    Notes:

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

    It's hard to find pitchers to compare Whitley with since he has an unheard-of five potential plus pitches.
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Nick Senzel

    Reds 3B/2B
    Notes:

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

    Injuries slowed Senzel's ascent, but there's little standing in the way of him making an impact in Cincinnati in 2019.
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    Victor Robles

    Nationals OF
    Notes:

    ETA: 2019
    Hit: 60: | Power: 55 | Speed: 70 | Defense: 70 | Arm: 60

    Robles has blazing speed, excellent defense and a knack for getting on-base, just don't expect a lot of power.
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    Kyle Tucker

    Astros OF
    Notes:

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

    "Ted" struggled in his first big league stint, but dominated the Pacific Coast League last season.
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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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    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 break into the Rockies infield very, very soon.
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    Notes:

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

    Few hitters have a done a better job of making up for a lost season than Kirilloff, who blitzed two levels in his return from Tommy John surgery.
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    Casey Mize

    Tigers RHP
    Notes:

    ETA: 2020
    Fastball: 70 | Slider: 55 | Changeup: 70 | Splitter: 55 | 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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    Keston Hiura

    Brewers 2B
    Notes:

    ETA: 2019
    Hit: 60: | Power: 55 | Speed: 50 | Defense: 50 | Arm: 45
    The Brewers appear to be clearing the decks for a quick arrival for their best pure hitting prospect in years.

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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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    Alex Reyes

    Cardinals RHP
    Notes:

    ETA: 2019
    Fastball: 80 | Curveball: 70 | Slider: 55 | Changeup: 60 | Control: 50

    Reyes' arensel is that of a true ace, but his ability to remain healthy remains a huge question mark.
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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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    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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    Austin Riley

    Braves 3B
    Notes:

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

    Riley's arm, power and defense makes him a premium third base prospect, even if Josh Donaldson's arrival in Atlanta may delay his timetable.
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    Notes:

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

    After having Tommy John surgery last year, Honeywell and his famous screwball should climb into Tampa's rotation this season
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    Ian Anderson

    Braves RHP
    Notes:

    ETA: 2020
    Fastball: 70 | Curveball: 60 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 50

    Many organizations have flailed for years trying to draft and develop high school pitchers, but the Braves keep graduating prep arms.
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    Mike Soroka

    Braves RHP
    Notes:

    ETA: 2019
    Fastball: 60 | Slider: 55 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 60

    A shoulder injury kept Soroka from graduating last year, but he's back on the mound and competing for a spot in Atlanta's rotation.
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