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2017 Top 100 Prospects Position Rankings: Lefthanders



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Josh Hader (Photo by Mike Janes)[/caption] SEE ALSO: Top 100 Prospects The game’s top lefthander is a considered a No. 3 starter type in Josh Hader, while the players following him have serious red flags. For Kolby Allard it’s a previous back injury; for Jason Groome it’s maturity; for Cody Reed it’s performance after a poor big league debut. The same holds down the list, with wild cards (A.J. Puk, Adrian Morejon) who could just as easily flame out as become stars and others (Max Fried, Brady Aiken) with serious injury histories. With not much in the way of either depth or star power, this is one of the weakest crops in years and easily the weakest position group of 2017. Lefthander ★ (out of five stars)
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LEFTHANDERS
1. Josh Hader, Brewers
2. Kolby Allard, Braves
3. Jason Groome, Red Sox
4. Cody Reed, Reds
5. Braxton Garrett, Marlins
6. Sean Newcomb, Braves
7. Amir Garrett, Reds
8. A.J. Puk, Athletics
9. Anthony Banda, Diamondbacks
10. Justus Sheffield, Yankees
11. Adrian Morejon, Padres
12. Stephen Gonsalves, Twins
13. Luiz Gohara, Braves
14. Yohander Mendez, Rangers
15. Max Fried, Braves
16. Matt Strahm, Royals
17. Brady Aiken, Indians
18. Thomas Szapucki, Mets
19. Joey Wentz, Braves
20. Tyler Jay, Twins
21. Kyle Freeland, Rockies
22. Adalberto Mejia, Twins
23. Eric Skoglund, Royals
24. Steven Brault, Pirates
25. Cole Ragans, Rangers

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