2023 Top 100 Prospects Breakout Candidate: Outfielder Miguel Bleis

Miguel Bleis was one of the most outstanding prospects in the 2022 Florida Complex League, and only a nagging injury late in the season kept him from showing his skills late in the season at Low-A Salem. 

Scouts who saw the 18-year-old believe he has the makings of a true five-tool player. He hits the ball hard for his age and didn’t post outlandish rates of chase or in-zone swing and miss. He struck out a fair amount and did have issues against breaking stuff, which evaluators chalked up mostly to his youth. They also noted that he could catch up to even premium fastball velocity with relative ease.

He’s also an incredibly quick player, boasting plus speed that should help him on both defense and the basepaths. Bleis can glide to both his left and right as well as forward and backward in center field, giving him the range scouts believe will help him stick at the position as he moves up the minor league ladder. 

Bleis has tools, youth and production on his side. Now, he needs to shore up his approach and get a better handle on breaking balls to truly tap into his talents. How well he does that will largely determine his future, but the upside is there to be a superstar in the coming years. 

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