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LHP Prospect Rankings 2018

The 2018 lefthanded pitching class is significantly stronger than last year with the addition of MacKenzie Gore and Brendan McKay in the draft as well as big steps forward from Luiz GoharaA.J. Puk and Justus Sheffield. In all nine lefties made the Top 100 prospects, and there are some promising potential risers beyond them in JoJo RomeroLogan AllenCole Ragans and Jesus Luzardo. Still, it's a crop with a concerning injury history, minimal depth and a lot of low-level, far away talent. The pitchers at the top are formidable, though, and make the 2018 southpaw class a respectable group.

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Luiz Gohara, Braves
MacKenzie Gore, Padres
A.J. Puk, Athletics
Brendan McKay, Rays
Justus Sheffield, Yankees
Kolby Allard, Braves
Adrian Morejon, Padres
Max Fried, Braves
Jay Groome, Red Sox
10 Anthony Banda, D-backs


Padres' Jay Groome Ready For His Clean Slate

The lefthander has altered his approach from the early days of his career.

11 Stephen Gonsalves, Twins
12 Trevor Rogers, Marlins
13 JoJo Romero, Phillies
14 Logan Allen, Padres
15 David Peterson, Mets
16 Cole Ragans, Rangers
17 Jesus Luzardo, Athletics
18 Braxton Garrett, Marlins
19 Joey Lucchesi, Padres
20 Yohander Mendez, Rangers
21 D.L. Hall, Orioles
22 Thomas Szapucki, Mets
23 Tanner Scott, Orioles
24 Seth Romero, Nationals
25 Eric Lauer, Padres
26 Eric Skoglund, Royals
27 Taylor Hearn, Pirates
28 Foster Griffin, Royals
29 Ryan Borucki, Blue Jays
30 Ranger Suarez, Phillies

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