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1) Gleyber Torres SS
Torres’ hitting ability seems to get lost in the shuffle in my eyes by many. He’s going to be a high AVG player, as well as a high OBP guy. Torres was the youngest AFL champion in 2016 (which was then beat by Acuna). One of the bigger questions comes from his other counting stats. He hit 7 HR’s and 7 SB’s in 202 AB’s last year, but suffered from injuries through a lot of the season. I wouldn’t be surprised if he developed into a 20/20 guy while hitting .300. He may not have the ceiling Tatis Jr and Bichette have in terms of offensive upside, but I believe he’s got the highest floor and will become an all around great player.
2) Estevan Florial OF
Florial is bursting with 5-tool potential. I was able to catch him in the AFL multiple times. He’s got real power and flies around the base paths. One game I caught he fell a HR shy of hitting for the cycle. His biggest problem though is his strikeouts, and ability to make consistent contact. He hit .298 in the regular season, which is positive, but I question if he’ll be above .260 in the majors. If he IS, than you’re looking at a 30/30 potential guy. The Yankees loved him so much, before they moved Dustin Fowler, they were more willing to move Clint Frazier over Florial.
3) Miguel Andujar 3B
Andujar is another case of one of these well rounded prospects that is underrated. He hit over .312 at both stops in the minors in 2017. He also had 16 HR’s and 82 RBI’s in 480 AB’s. When I saw him in the ‘16 AFL I was impressed with how polished of a hitter he looked at the time, but many weren’t looking at him. Now he is a top 50 prospect who could be the starting 3B for the major league team. One thing that keeps jumping out to me, is that he reminds me of a 3B version of Marcell Ozuna in how he will slowly move himself into a major role for the team over the next few years. I am aggressive in my ownership.
4) Justus Sheffield SP
One of the biggest knocks on Sheffield for some has been his size, as he stands only 5’11 as a starter. I had a little of this up until I saw him in the AFL. It was opening night and he was spectacular. Keith Law at the time commented it was the best he’d seen him. I saw a few other starts and he located his fastball to a T, used the slider to stack strikeouts and punch hitters out with his changeup. He also looked to add muscle on his body, which makes it more likely he can hold up on the mound. I really like him if you’re looking for a pitcher in the 60-80 range.
5) Chance Adams SP
Adams is ready to get to the majors. He had a 2 ½ ERA striking out 135 over 150 innings. Adams is a FB/Slider first guy with a curve and a changeup. All his offerings seem to be solid to plus. I have some questions as far as how well it all plays in the majors. Not to say it won’t, but I worry this could be an elite triple-a pitcher, but major leaguers may be able to take advantage. This is something we’ll know soon, and if you’re a believer you need to buy now.
6) Dillon Tate SP
7) Albert Abreu SP
8) Ronny Rojas SS
9) Everson Pereira OF
10) Billy McKinney 1B
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