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Youngest Players By League, August 2022



As the MLB and MiLB seasons head into their final months, we update the youngest players in every affiliated league on active rosters. Players on the injured list or any other non-active status are not included.

MAJOR LEAGUES

At the major league level, a couple of remarkable items stand out. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. remains the 10th youngest player in the American League. New Padres outfielder Juan Soto remains the 15th youngest player in the National League. The 10 National League hitters who are younger than him have combined for 509 hits in the majors. Soto has 570 hits himself.

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Hitters Average Age: 28.1
Pitchers Average Age: 28.1
Rk.PlayerPositionTeam NameAge
1Riley GreeneCFDetroit Tigers21.8
2Bobby Witt Jr.SSKansas City Royals22.1
3Maikel GarciaSSKansas City Royals22.4
4Jarred KelenicLFSeattle Mariners23.1
5Reid DetmersLHPLos Angeles Angels23.1
6Ezequiel Duran3BTexas Rangers23.2
7Tyler Freeman SSCleveland Guardians23.2
8Brayan BelloRHPBoston Red Sox23.2
9Jo AdellLFLos Angeles Angels23.3
10Vladimir Guerrero Jr.1BToronto Blue Jays23.4
11Isaac Paredes3BTampa Bay Rays23.5
12Andres MunozRHPSeattle Mariners23.5
13M.J. MelendezCKansas City Royals23.7
14Sebastian RiveroCKansas City Royals23.7
15Alejandro KirkCToronto Blue Jays23.7
16Nick Allen 2BOakland Athletics23.8
17Nick Pratto1BKansas City Royals23.8
18Leody TaverasCFTexas Rangers23.9
19Andres Gimenez2BCleveland Guardians23.9
20Akil BaddooLFDetroit Tigers24.0
21Jose Miranda1BMinnesota Twins24.1
22Josh WinckowskiRHPBoston Red Sox24.1
23Will BensonRFCleveland Guardians24.1
24Mickey MoniakCFLos Angeles Angels24.2
25Matt BrashRHPSeattle Mariners24.2

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Hitters Average Age: 28.8
Pitchers Average Age: 29.2
Rk.PlayerPositionTeam NameAge
1Michael Harris OFAtlanta Braves21.4
2Luis Garcia SSWashington Nationals22.2
3Nolan Gorman2BSt. Louis Cardinals22.2
4Alek ThomasCFArizona Diamondbacks22.3
5Miguel Vargas 3BLos Angeles Dodgers22.7
6Geraldo PerdomoSSArizona Diamondbacks22.8
7Tucupita Marcano2BPittsburgh Pirates22.9
8Hunter GreeneRHPCincinnati Reds23.0
9Christopher MorelCFChicago Cubs23.1
10Cal MitchellRFPittsburgh Pirates23.4
11Adrian MorejonLHPSan Diego Padres23.4
12Kervin CastroRHPChicago Cubs23.5
13Nelson VelazquezRFChicago Cubs23.6
14Spencer StriderRHPAtlanta Braves23.8
15Juan Soto RFSan Diego Padres23.8
16Dylan CarlsonRFSt. Louis Cardinals23.8
17Oneil CruzSSPittsburgh Pirates23.8
18Andre PallanteRHPSt. Louis Cardinals23.9
19Elehuris Montero3BColorado Rockies24.0
20Keibert RuizCWashington Nationals24.0
21Aaron AshbyLHPMilwaukee Brewers24.2
22Ian AndersonRHPAtlanta Braves24.3
23Jose BarreroSSCincinnati Reds24.3
24Anderson EspinozaRHPChicago Cubs24.4
22Graham AshcraftRHPCincinnati Reds24.5

TRIPLE-A

At the Triple-A level, the International League's youngest players are a number of the best prospects in baseball.  The youngest player in the Pacific Coast League, Kervin Pichardo, is a different case. Pichardo was traded to the Padres at the end of March. The shortstop/third baseman was promoted to Triple-A El Paso from Low-A Lake Elsinore in mid-July as a fill-in. He has hit .214/.347/.336 for his career and had played one game above Low-A before this recent promotion. He's likely to head back to a more appropriate level when the Padres make other moves.

INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE
Hitters Average Age: 26.4
Pitchers Average Age: 27.2
Rk.PlayerPositionTeam NameAge
1Francisco AlvarezCSyracuse Mets20.7
2Gunnar HendersonSSNorfolk Tides21.1
3Taj BradleyRHPDurham Bulls21.4
4Curtis Mead3BDurham Bulls21.8
5CJ AbramsSSRochester Red Wings21.8
6Hayden JuengerRHPBuffalo Bisons22.0
7Ronny HenriquezRHPSt. Paul Saints22.1
8Oswald PerazaSSScranton/Wilkes-Barre
RailRiders
22.1
9Ivan HerreraCMemphis Redbirds22.2
10Sal FrelickCFNashville Sounds22.3
PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE
Hitters Average Age: 26.7
Pitchers Average Age: 27.3
Rk.PlayerPositionTeam NameAge
1Kervin Pichardo SSEl Paso Chihuahuas20.8
2Corbin CarrollCFReno Aces22.0
3Alison QuinteroCEl Paso Chihuahuas22.3
4Ryan WeathersLHPEl Paso Chihuahuas22.6
5Cole WinnRHPRound Rock Express22.7
6Heliot RamosRFSacramento River Cats22.9
7Gregory SantosRHPSacramento River Cats22.9
8Eguy Rosario2BEl Paso Chihuahuas22.9
9Ryan ViladeLFAlbuquerque Isotopes23.5
10R.J. DabovichRHPSacramento River Cats23.6

DOUBLE-A

Eury Perez is the youngest pitcher in Double-A. He is a full year younger than any other pitcher in Double-A and he is also younger than any pitcher in High-A.

EASTERN LEAGUE
Hitters Average Age: 24.0
Pitchers Average Age: 24.6
1Orelvis MartinezSSNew Hampshire Fisher Cats20.7
2Kyle HarrisonLHPRichmond Flying Squirrels21.0
3Jhonkensy Noel3BAkron RubberDucks21.1
4Anthony Volpe2BSomerset Patriots21.3
5Everson PereiraCFSomerset Patriots21.3
6Ronny MauricioSSBinghamton Rumble Ponies21.3
7Jose TenaSSAkron RubberDucks21.4
8Malcom Nunez3BAltoona Curve21.4
9Wilmer Flores RHPErie SeaWolves21.5
10Brayan RocchioSSAkron RubberDucks21.6
SOUTHERN LEAGUE
Hitters Average Age: 24.3
Pitchers Average Age: 24.6
1Eury Perez RHPPensacola Blue Wahoos19.3
2Elly De La CruzSSChattanooga Lookouts20.6
3Jose Rodriguez SSBirmingham Barons21.2
4Connor PhillipsRHPChattanooga Lookouts21.3
5Vaughn GrissomSSMississippi Braves21.6
6D.J. HerzLHPTennessee Smokies21.6
7Coleman CrowRHPRocket City Trash Pandas21.6
8Felix Valerio2BBiloxi Shuckers21.6
9Terence DostonOFBiloxi Shuckers21.9
10Osleivis BasabeSSMontgomery Biscuits21.9
TEXAS LEAGUE
Hitters Average Age: 24.3
Pitchers Average Age: 24.5
1Jordan Walker3BSpringfield Cardinals20.2
2Masyn WinnSSSpringfield Cardinals20.4
3Luisangel AcunaSSFrisco RoughRiders20.4
4Tyler SoderstromCMidland RockHounds20.7
5Jaime Melendez RHPCorpus Christi Hooks20.9
6Blake WalstonLHPAmarillo Sod Poodles21.1
7Marc ChurchRHPFrisco RoughRiders21.3
8Julio RobainaLHPCorpus Christi Hooks21.4
9Jorge BarrosaLFAmarillo Sod Poodles21.5
10Franny CobosRHPCorpus Christi Hooks21.5
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HIGH CLASS A

Brewers top prospect Jackson Chourio is nearly four years younger than the average Midwest League hitter and he is more than a half year younger than anyone else in High-A.

MIDWEST LEAGUE
Hitters Average Age: 22.3
Pitchers Average Age: 23.1
1Jackson ChourioOFWisconsin Timber Rattlers18.4
2Jose Salas SSBeloit Snappers19.3
3Chase PettyRHPDayton Dragons19.3
4Izaac PachecoSSWest Michigan Whitecaps19.7
5Kevin MadeSSSouth Bend Cubs19.9
6Max Muncy IFLansing Lugnuts19.9
7Owen CaissieOFSouth Bend Cubs20.1
8Brayan BuelvasOFLansing Lugnuts20.2
9Petey HalpinCFLake County Captains20.2
10Euribiel Angeles2BLansing Lugnuts20.2
NORTHWEST LEAGUE
Hitters Average Age: 22.6
Pitchers Average Age: 23.2
1Deyvison de los Santos 3BHillsboro Hops19.1
2Jordan LawlarSSHillsboro Hops20.0
3Warming BernabelSSSpokane Indians20.2
4Alex De JesusSSVancouver Canadians20.4
5Case WilliamsRHPSpokane Indians20.5
6Luis Matos OFEugene Emeralds20.5
7Zac VeenOFSpokane Indians20.6
8Sem RobberseRHPVancouver Canadians20.8
9Dasan BrownCFVancouver Canadians20.9
10Justin MartinezRHPHillsboro Hops21.0
SOUTH ATLANTIC LEAGUE
Hitters Average Age: 22.5
Pitchers Average Age: 23.1
1Andrew Painter RHPJersey Shore BlueClaws19.3
2Jasson DominguezCFHudson Valley Renegades19.5
3Alex Ramirez OFBrooklyn Cyclones19.6
4Cristian Mena RHPWinston-Salem Dash19.6
5Alejandro OsunaOFHickory Crawdads19.8
6Evan CarterCFHickory Crawdads19.9
7Thomas SaggeseSSHickory Crawdads20.3
8Nick Yorke2BGreenville Drive20.3
9Bryan Ramos3BWinston-Salem Dash20.4
10Colson MontgomerySSWinston-Salem Dash20.4

LOW CLASS A

With all the many moves in the Padres organization because of the trade deadline, Zavala was promoted to Lake Elsinore on Aug. 3. That makes him the youngest player in all of Low-A.

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE
Hitters Average Age: 21.1
Pitchers Average Age: 21.8
1Samuel Zavala OFLake Elsinore Storm18.1
2Gabriel Gonzalez OFModesto Nuts18.6
3Manuel Pena SSVisalia Rawhide18.7
4Victor LizarragaRHPLake Elsinore Storm18.7
5Javier ArmasSSRancho Cucamonga Quakes18.9
6Yu-Min LinLHPVisalia Rawhide19.1
7Fernando GuanareRHPInland Empire 66ers19.1
8Victor Juarez RHPFresno Grizzlies19.1
9Gavin Conticello3BVisalia Rawhide19.1
10Adrian PlacenciaSSInland Empire 66ers19.2
CAROLINA LEAGUE
Hitters Average Age: 20.8
Pitchers Average Age: 21.7
1Deivy CruzLHPDelmarva Shorebirds18.5
2Daniel Vazquez SSColumbia Fireflies18.6
3Jadher Areinamo SSCarolina Mudcats18.7
4Moises Ballesteros CMyrtle Beach Pelicans18.7
5Hendry Mendez OFCarolina Mudcats18.7
6Luis Castillo OFCarolina Mudcats18.8
7TJ WhiteOFFredericksburg Nationals19.0
8Yaqui RiveraRHPDelmarva Shorebirds19.0
9Carter JensenCColumbia Fireflies19.1
10Mitch BrattLHPDown East Wood Ducks19.1
FLORIDA STATE LEAGUE
Hitters Average Age: 21.1
Pitchers Average Age: 22.1
1Juan ReynosoRHPJupiter Hammerheads18.3
2Joel Diaz RHPSt. Lucie Mets18.4
3Leonardo Bernal CPalm Beach Cardinals18.5
4Cristian Santana SSLakeland Flying Tigers18.7
5Dameivi TineoLHPJupiter Hammerheads19.0
6Carlos MarcanoRHPLakeland Flying Tigers19.1
7Roberto CamposOFLakeland Flying Tigers19.1
8Sean HermannRHPTampa Tarpons19.1
9Braylin MinierSSDaytona Tortugas19.1
10Kahlil WatsonSSJupiter Hammerheads19.3

ROOKIE BALL

The difference in ages of Arizona and Florida Complex League hitters and pitchers is somewhat remarkable. At those complexes, the average hitter is nearly a year and a half younger than the average pitcher.

ARIZONA COMPLEX LEAGUE
Hitters Average Age: 19.7
Pitchers Average Age: 21.3
1Rosman VerdugoSSACL Padres17.5
2Ben WalmsleyLHPACL Reds17.7
3Anthony Gutierrez CFACL Rangers17.7
4Kristin Munroe3BACL Angels18.0
5Cristian Garcia 3BACL Angels18.0
6Felipe Valderrama CACL Brewers Blue18.0
7Samuel Zavala OFACL Padres18.1
8Kleiver LopezSSACL Angels18.1
9Darnel CollinsOFACL Royals Blue18.1
10Jorge Ruiz OFACL Angels18.1
DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE
Hitters Average Age: 17.8

Pitchers Average Age: 18.6
1Ilmerson ColonLHPDSL Dodgers Shoemaker16.8
2Luis Marquez IFDSL Rangers 116.9
3Donis RodriguezSSDSL Brewers 216.9
4Denison SanchezRHPDSL Red Sox Blue16.9
5Estuar SueroOFDSL Padres16.9
6Manuel Perez RHPDSL Athletics16.9
7John CruzCFDSL Yankees 116.9
8Juan Peralta LHPDSL Rangers 116.9
9Omar RomeroSSDSL Blue Jays16.9
10Andres TabaresCFDSL Phillies White16.9
FLORIDA COMPLEX LEAGUE
Hitters Average Age: 19.6
Pitchers Average Age: 21.0
1Albert MillanCFCL Blue Jays17.5
2Nikau Pouaka-GregoSSFCL Phillies17.9
3Gabriel AgostiniLHPFCL Nationals18.0
4Jonathan Peguero CFCL Blue Jays18.0
5Luis SernaRHPFCL Yankees18.0
6Fredy MichelSSFCL Twins18.1
7Rayner CastilloRHPFCL Tigers East18.1
8Termarr JohnsonSSFCL Pirates Black18.1
9Manuel BeltreSSFCL Blue Jays18.2
10Jose GarcesRHPFCL Pirates Black18.2

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