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Who's The Youngest In Each League, Opening Day 2017



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As we do every year, here is a look at the youngest players on the active rosters of all full-season leagues as of minor league Opening Day. Youth by itself does not guarantee future success, but the fact that a player is able to play in a league ahead of the schedule of his peers is a solid indicator for future success. For example, of the 10 Sally League players and 10 Midwest League players on our original list in 2010, seven of the Sally Leaguers and nine of the Midwest Leaguers have made it to the major leagues.

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MAJORS
American League
TeamPlayerPosAge
Kansas City RoyalsRaul A. Mondesi2B21.7
Texas RangersNomar MazaraRF21.9
Houston AstrosCarlos CorreaSS22.5
Boston Red SoxAndrew BenintendiLF22.7
Houston AstrosAlex Bregman3B23
Seattle MarinersEdwin DiazRHP23
Tampa Bay RaysDaniel RobertsonSS23
New York YankeesLuis SeverinoRHP23.1
Texas RangersRougned Odor2B23.2
Seattle MarinersChase De JongRHP23.3
National League
TeamPlayerPosAge
San Diego PadresLuis TorrensC20.9
San Diego PadresAllen CordobaSS21.3
Colorado RockiesGerman MarquezRHP22.1
Colorado RockiesAntonio SenzatelaRHP22.2
San Diego PadresMiguel DiazRHP22.3
San Diego PadresManuel MargotCF22.5
Milwaukee BrewersOrlando ArciaSS22.7
Cincinnati RedsJose PerazaSS22.9
Los Angeles DodgersCorey SeagerSS22.9
Chicago CubsAlbert AlmoraCF23.0
Triple-A
International League
TeamPlayerPosAge
Gwinnett BravesOzzie Albies2B20.2
Durham BullsJake BauersRF21.5
Durham BullsWilly AdamesSS21.6
Charlotte KnightsYoan Moncada3B21.8
Indianapolis IndiansAustin MeadowsCF21.9
Durham BullsKean Wong2B22.0
Buffalo BisonsRowdy Tellez1B22.0
Charlotte KnightsZack BurdiRHP22.1
Norfolk TidesChance SiscoC22.1
Toledo Mud HensJoe JimenezRHP22.2
Pacific Coast League
TeamPlayerPosAge
Oklahoma City DodgersAlex VerdugoCF20.9
Nashville SoundsFranklin BarretoSS21.1
Fresno GrizzliesFrancis MartesRHP21.4
Las Vegas 51sAmed RosarioSS21.4
Oklahoma City DodgersCody Bellinger1B21.7
Tacoma RainiersTyler O'NeillRF21.8
Las Vegas 51sDominic Smith1B21.8
Sacramento River CatsChristian ArroyoSS21.8
Oklahoma City DodgersWillie Calhoun2B22.4
Round Rock ExpressRonald Guzman1B22.4
Double-A
Eastern League
TeamPlayerPosAge
Trenton ThunderGleyber TorresSS20.3
Portland Sea DogsRafael Devers3B20.4
Akron RubberDucksBobby Bradley1B20.8
Trenton ThunderJustus SheffieldLHP20.9
Hartford Yard GoatsRyan CastellaniRHP21.0
New Hampshire Fisher CatsRichard UrenaSS21.1
Trenton ThunderThairo Estrada2B21.1
Akron RubberDucksFrancisco MejiaC21.4
New Hampshire Fisher CatsSean Reid-FoleyRHP21.6
Reading Fightin PhilsCarlos TocciCF21.6
Southern League
TeamPlayerPosAge
Mississippi BravesKolby AllardLHP19.6
Mississippi BravesMike SorokaRHP19.7
Birmingham BaronsMichael KopechRHP20.9
Birmingham BaronsSpencer AdamsRHP21.0
Biloxi ShuckersLuis OrtizRHP21.5
Montgomery BiscuitsJustin WilliamsRF21.6
Montgomery BiscuitsRiley Unroe2B21.7
Jackson GeneralsBrad KellerRHP21.7
Jackson GeneralsJamie Westbrook2B21.8
Montgomery BiscuitsJose AlvaradoLHP21.9
Texas League
TeamPlayerPosAge
San Antonio MissionsLuis Urias2B19.8
Frisco RoughRidersMichael De LeonSS20.2
Northwest Arkansas NaturalsSamir Duenez1B20.8
Midland RockHoundsGrant HolmesRHP21.0
Frisco RoughRidersJuremi Profar3B21.2
Frisco RoughRidersAriel JuradoRHP21.2
San Antonio MissionsEnyel De Los SantosRHP21.3
Springfield (MO) CardinalsJack FlahertyRHP21.5
Springfield (MO) CardinalsSandy AlcantaraRHP21.6
Tulsa DrillersJohan MiesesCF21.7
HIGH CLASS A
California League
TeamPlayerPosAge
Rancho Cucamonga QuakesOmar Estevez2B19.1
Lake Elsinore StormJosh Naylor1B19.8
Lancaster JetHawksPeter LambertRHP20.0
Lake Elsinore StormAlan GarciaRF20.2
Lake Elsinore StormAldemar BurgosCF20.2
Lake Elsinore StormPedro AvilaRHP20.2
Lake Elsinore StormRuddy GironSS20.2
San Jose GiantsJalen Miller2B20.3
Modesto NutsNick NeidertRHP20.4
Rancho Cucamonga QuakesYusniel DiazCF20.5
Carolina League
TeamPlayerPosAge
Salem Red SoxRoniel RaudesRHP19.2
Lynchburg HillcatsTriston McKenzieRHP19.7
Potomac NationalsVictor RoblesCF19.9
Lynchburg HillcatsWilli CastroSS19.9
Frederick KeysOfelky PeraltaRHP19.9
Frederick KeysJomar Reyes3B20.1
Frederick KeysRyan MountcastleSS20.1
Carolina MudcatsTrent ClarkCF20.4
Potomac NationalsTelmito AgustinLF20.5
Carolina MudcatsMarcos DiplanRHP20.5
Florida State League
TeamPlayerPosAge
Florida Fire FrogsRonald AcunaOF19.3
Florida Fire FrogsRicardo SanchezLHP20
Florida Fire FrogsAustin Riley3B20
Palm Beach CardinalsJunior FernandezRHP20.1
Bradenton MaraudersKe'Bryan Hayes3B20.2
Palm Beach CardinalsJake WoodfordRHP20.4
Charlotte (FL) Stone CrabsGenesis CabreraLHP20.5
Florida Fire FrogsAlejandro SalazarSS20.5
LOW CLASS A
Midwest League
TeamPlayerPosAge
Fort Wayne TinCapsEguy Rosario3B17.6
Lansing LugnutsVladimir Guerrero3B18.0
South Bend CubsIsaac ParedesSS18.1
Fort Wayne TinCapsReinaldo Ilarraza2B18.2
Fort Wayne TinCapsFernando TatisSS18.2
Wisconsin Timber RattlersMario FelicianoC18.4
Fort Wayne TinCapsHudson Potts3B18.4
Peoria ChiefsDylan CarlsonCF18.4
Great Lakes LoonsOneil Cruz3B18.5
Fort Wayne TinCapsJack SuwinskiCF18.7
South Atlantic League
TeamPlayerPosAge
Charleston (SC) RiverDogsOswaldo Cabrera2B18.1
Rome BravesCristian PacheCF18.4
Hagerstown SunsJuan SotoRF18.4
Rome BravesDerian CruzSS18.5
Hickory CrawdadsLeody TaverasCF18.6
Greenville DriveJason GroomeLHP18.6
Lakewood BlueClawsSixto SanchezRHP18.7
Lexington LegendsKhalil LeeCF18.8
Lakewood BlueClawsMickey MoniakCF18.9
Rome BravesIan AndersonRHP18.9

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