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RHP Prospect Rankings 2018

As home runs and offense have exploded in the majors, an elite group of righthanded pitching prospects is arriving to try and even the playing field. The 2018 group is arguably the best and deepest crop of prospect righthanders since the 2013 class that featured Jose Fernandez, Gerrit Cole, Trevor Bauer, Dylan Bundy, Taijuan Walker, Jameson Taillon, Shelby Miller and Zack Wheeler at the top. Shohei Ohtani is an ML-ready import with Cy Young potential, and the six starters behind him all boast front of the rotation potential as well. Even into the teens there are potential franchise-caliber starters, with Michel Baez, Hunter Greene, Triston McKenzie and Franklin Perez just needing to perform at higher levels. All in all 34 righthanders made the BA Top 100, and many well beyond that range project to have solid careers in big league rotations. With star power, depth and many potential future All-Stars, righthanded pitching is the best position group in the 2018 prospect class.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Shohei Ohtani, Angels
Forrest Whitley, Astros
Michael Kopech, White Sox
Mitch Keller, Pirates
Walker Buehler, Dodgers
Brent Honeywell, Rays
Alex Reyes, Cardinals
Sixto Sanchez, Phillies
Mike Soroka, Braves
10 Michel Baez, Padres
11 Hunter Greene, Reds

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Angels Move Top 2015 Picks To New Positions

The Angels moved catcher Taylor Ward and outfielder Jahmai Jones to new positions that they believe better suit their skills.

12 Triston McKenzie, Indians
13 Kyle Wright, Braves
14 Franklin Perez, Tigers
15 Ian Anderson, Braves
16 Alex Faedo, Tigers
17 Cal Quantrill, Padres
18 Jack Flaherty, Cardinals
19 Alec Hansen, White Sox
20 Brandon Woodruff, Brewers
21 Mitchell White, Dodgers
22 Sandy Alcantara, Marlins
23 Jon Duplantier, D-backs
24 Corbin Burnes, Brewers
25 J.B. Bukauskas, Astros
26 Albert Abreu, Yankees
27 Matt Manning, Tigers
28 Chance Adams, Yankees
29 Dane Dunning, White Sox
30 Adonis Medina, Phillies
31 Jorge Guzman, Marlins
32 Tyler Mahle, Reds
33 Nate Pearson, Blue Jays
34 Riley Pint, Rockies
35 Anderson Espinoza, Padres
36 Erick Fedde, Nationals
37 Yadier Alvarez, Dodgers
38 Hunter Harvey, Orioles
39 Shane Baz, Pirates
40 Luis Ortiz, Brewers
41 Hans Crouse, Rangers
42 Brusdar Graterol, Twins
43 Beau Burrows, Tigers
44 Fernando Romero, Twins
45 Dylan Cease, White Sox
46 Adbert Alzolay, Cubs
47 Jordan Hicks, Cardinals
48 Nick Neidert, Marlins
49 Freddy Peralta, Brewers
50 James Kaprielian, Athletics
51 Tanner Houck, Red Sox
52 Peter Lambert, Rockies
53 Jaime Barria, Angels
54 Shane Bieber, Indians
55 Vladimir Gutierrez, Reds
56 Luis Escobar, Pirates
57 Luis Medina, Yankees
58 Tyler Beede, Giants
59 Franklyn Kilome, Phillies
60 Dakota Hudson, Cardinals
61 Bryse Wilson, Braves
62 Jose Albertos,, Cubs
63 Bryan Mata, Red Sox
64 Jacob Nix, Padres
65 Touki Toussaint, Braves
66 Alex Lange, Cubs
67 Josh Staumont, Royals
68 Matt Sauer, Yankees
69 Oscar De La Cruz, Cubs
70 Cody Sedlock, Orioles
71 Chris Rodriguez, Angels
72 Patrick Weigel, Braves
73 Griffin Canning, Angels
74 Justin Dunn, Mets
75 Domingo Acevedo, Yankees
76 Enyel De Los Santos, Phillies
77 Jairo Solis, Astros
78 Dillon Tate, Yankees
79 Ryan Castellani, Rockies
80 Andres Munoz, Padres
81 Thomas Hatch, Cubs
82 Ryan Helsley, Cardinals
83 Dennis Santana ,Dodgers
84 Mike Shawaryn, Red Sox
85 Zack Littell, Twins
86 Dustin May, Dodgers
87 Tony Santillan, Reds
88 Logan Shore, Athletics
89 Austin Franklin, Rays
90 Jen-Ho Tseng, Cubs
91 Chris Paddack, Padres

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