2020 Prospect Position Rankings: Center Field

Image credit: Luis Robert (Photo by Tony Farlow)

Each year, following the release of our Top 100 prospects, Baseball America ranks the top prospects in baseball by position. You can find our position-by-position rankings here

Here are the top center field prospects for the 2020 season.

Best Bat: Luis Robert flew through the minors and inked a six year, $50 million dollar extension with the White Sox before ever playing in a big league game. The outfielder possesses elite athleticism with excellent in-game power and an elite hit tool. He completed his first 30-30 season in the minors, and should compete for many more in the coming seasons. 

Best Glove: Cristian Pache has the defensive tools to be an impact defender in center field. His foot speed and range are excellent, coupled with a 70-grade arm that helps him to be a difference maker. Pache is an aggressive fielder and should be in the gold glove conversation once he reaches the big leagues. 

Sleeper: The Mets signed Alexander Ramirez for $2.05 million, their largest bonus given out during the 2019 international signing period. Ramirez is athletic and has a projectable frame with plus bat speed. He has the potential to be a speed-power threat in center field with above-average defensive skills. 

1. Luis Robert, White Sox
2. Jarred Kelenic, Mariners
3. Cristian Pache, Braves
4. Jasson Dominguez, Yankees
5. Brandon Marsh, Angels
6. Heliot Ramos, Giants
7. Taylor Trammell, Padres
8. Alek Thomas, D-backs
9. Corbin Carroll, D-backs
10. Austin Hays, Orioles
11. Luis Rodriguez, Dodgers
12. Leody Taveras, Rangers
13. Monte Harrison, Marlins
14. Austin Beck, Athletics
15. Jordyn Adams, Angels
16. Jarren Duran, Red Sox
17. Josh Lowe, Rays
18. Kyle Isbel, Royals
19. Lane Thomas, Cardinals
20. Misael Urbina, Twins

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