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2019 Top 100 Prospects

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Our July update is here!

This update features one new player (the third Red Sox prospect to make the list). While there's significant movement for players trending both positively and negatively, you'll notice several familiar names dropped in this update, none more than Mariners prospect Justus Sheffield.

The breakdown of players who jumped or fell by 10 spots is below.

Risers

Fallers

Updated on: 7/1/2019 See Full List Expand Collapse All
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    Notes:

    ETA: 2020
    Preseason rank: 4
    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
    Preseason rank: 6
    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
    Preseason rank: 28
    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
    Preseason rank: 5
    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
    Preseason rank: 8
    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
    Preseason rank: 14
    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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    Jesus Luzardo

    Athletics LHP
    Notes:

    ETA: 2019
    Preseason rank: 7
    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
    Preseason rank: 16
    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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    Kyle Tucker

    Astros OF
    Notes:

    ETA: 2019
    Preseason rank: 12
    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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    Royce Lewis

    Twins SS
    Notes:

    ETA: 2020
    Preseason rank: 9
    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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    Notes:

    ETA: 2020
    Preseason rank: 15
    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
    Preseason rank: 17
    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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    Gavin Lux

    Dodgers SS
    Notes:

    ETA: 2020
    Preseason rank: 40
    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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    Joey Bart

    Giants C
    Notes:

    ETA: 2021
    Preseason rank: 29
    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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    Luis Robert

    White Sox OF
    Notes:

    ETA: 2020
    Preseason rank: 76
    Hit: 55 | Power: 60 | Speed: 70 | Defense: 60 | Arm: 55

    Injuries waylaid Robert's first full season as a pro in 2018, but he's healthy now and showing a tantalizing tool set.
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    Nate Pearson

    Blue Jays RHP
    Notes:

    ETA: 2020
    Preseason rank: 70
    Fastball: 70 | Slider: 55 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 45

    After throwing just 1.2 innings in the regular season last year, Pearson's this year is showing his stuff remains electric, led by a fastball that can reach 104 mph.
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    Brendan McKay

    Rays LHP/DH
    Notes:

    ETA: 2020
    Preseason rank: 47
    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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    Carter Kieboom

    Nationals SS
    Notes:

    ETA: 2019
    Preseason rank: 41
    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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    Sixto Sanchez

    Marlins RHP
    Notes:

    ETA: 2020
    Preseason rank: 13
    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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    Yordan Alvarez

    Astros 1B/OF
    Notes:

    ETA: 2019
    Preseason rank: 34
    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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    Mitch Keller

    Pirates RHP
    Notes:

    ETA: 2019
    Preseason rank: 26
    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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    A.J. Puk

    Athletics LHP
    Notes:

    ETA: 2019
    Preseason rank: 18
    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
    Preseason rank: 21
    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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    Dylan Cease

    White Sox RHP
    Notes:

    ETA: 2019
    Preseason rank: 38
    Fastball: 80 | Curveball: 60 | Slider: 50 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 50

    Michael Kopech's Tommy John surgery slows the White Sox's rebuild, but Cease is nearly ready to give the club another hard-throwing starter.
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    Jarred Kelenic

    Mariners OF
    Notes:

    ETA: 2022
    Preseason rank: 68
    Hit: 60 | Power: 55 | Speed: 50 | Defense: 50 | Arm: 55

    One of the purest hitters in the 2018 draft class, Kelenic was the headliner of the Mariners' blockbuster that sent Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano to the Mets.
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