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2019 Top 200 MLB Draft Prospect Rankings

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Baseball America’s MLB Draft Prospects rankings are compiled in consultation with scouts and evaluators from major league clubs. 

Several weeks ago, we released the first combined 2019 MLB Draft Prospects list, going 100 players deep with the best college, junior college and high school prospects in the country. Now, we’re expanding to 200 prospects on the same day that junior college programs across the country get their season started.

Division I teams will start up a few weeks later, with Opening Day on February 15, while many high schools will also begin their seasons in mid- to late February and into March, depending on the location.

There’s not much movement within the top 100 since the list was initially published, but we have made tweaks here and there as necessary as we continue to gather information and get feedback from major league scouts and evaluators. The biggest mover on the second iteration of this list is Texas shortstop David Hamilton, who fell out of the top 100 following news that he would miss the entire season after rupturing his Achilles tendon.

Extending to 200 players is an attempt to provide a more encompassing view of the 2019 draft class as it stands at the start of the season, and it is also the first step in expanding our draft list to a final BA 500 in May ahead of the June draft. 

Top States

  1. Texas (28 players)
  2. California (26 players)
  3. Florida (24 players)
  4. North Carolina (21 players)
  5. Georgia (14 players)

Top Colleges

  1. North Carolina (7)
  2. Texas Tech (5)
  3. East Carolina, Florida, Louisville (4)
  4. Arkansas, Louisiana State, Stanford, Texas A&M, UCLA (3)

Position Breakdown

  • RHP (36 percent)
  • OF (16.5 percent)
  • SS (16.5 percent)
  • LHP (11 percent)
  • C (7 percent)
  • 3B (6.5 percent)
  • 1B (5 percent)
  • 2B (1.5 percent)

Youngest Players

  1. Kyren Paris, SS (Freedom HS, Oakley, Calif.)
  2. Cesar Valero, SS (Foothills Composite HS, Okotoks, Alb.)
  3. Maurice Hampton, OF (Memphis University HS)
  4. Nathaniel LaRue, C (McGill-Toolen HS, Mobile, Ala.)
  5. Tyler Nesbitt, RHP (LaBelle (Fla.) HS)



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