Major league examples: Mike Trout, Andrew McCutchen, Carlos Gonzalez, Carlos Gomez, Adam Jones
Some of baseball’s all-time greats embody this phylum of player, from Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays to Trout. Often the game’s most exciting players, power-speed players can make a difference with home runs, defensive range or blazing speed on the bases. It’s no surprise that our No. 1 prospect, Andrew Benintendi, fits this profile. Top 100 Prospect ranking in parentheses.
Andrew Benintendi (1) of, Red Sox
His body is more McCutchen-sized, but he’s a lefty hitter with pluses across the board, with a chance to be a top-of-the-scale hitter.
Victor Robles (13) of, Nationals
Speedier than most in this group, he has raw power that may not evince itself in games consistently until he hits the big leagues.
Kyle Tucker (19) of, Astros
An advanced bat has helped him make a quick impact as a pro. His swing has leverage for future home run power, and he makes the most of his average speed on the bases.
Lewis Brinson (27) of, Brewers
Brinson runs well enough to man center, but most of his offensive value will come from his power bat, a la Adam Jones.
Anthony Alford (37) of, Blue Jays
Injuries have robbed him of needed development time, but the former college football player has tantalizing physicality and explosiveness.