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http://m.mlb.com/news/article/254004168/looking-ahead-to-the-2018-top-10-prospects/?topicid=151437456


1. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 3B, Blue Jays (No. 3)
Inherited his father's offensive prowess and has more plate discipline, which could make him the next Miguel Cabrera.


2. Gleyber Torres, INF, Yankees (No. 1)
If not for his elbow injury, his pure hitting ability might have made him New York's starting third baseman at age 20.


3. Luis Robert, OF, White Sox (No. 22)
An outfield version of Yoan Moncada, he signed for a $26 million bonus (and a matching tax penalty) in May.


4. Bo Bichette, SS/2B, Blue Jays (No. 25)
Dante's son hit .362 in his first full season to become Minors' first teenaged batting champion in 54 years.


5. Fernando Tatis Jr., SS, Padres (No. 51)
More bloodlines, and at age 18, he hit 22 homers and stole 32 bases while reaching Double-A.


6. Brendan Rodgers, SS/2B, Rockies (No. 6)
More offensive upside than DJ LeMahieu or Trevor Story, but he may have to wait until 2019 to challenge for their jobs.


7. MacKenzie Gore, LHP, Padres (No. 24)
Third overall selection in 2017 Draft is a southpaw with four plus pitches and the control to match.


8. Hunter Greene, RHP, Reds (No. 17)
No. 2 overall pick in June generates triple-digit velocity more easily than any prep pitcher ever.


9. Forrest Whitley, RHP, Astros (No. 35)
Averaged 13.9 strikeouts per nine innings while reaching Double-A in his first season out of high school.


10. Juan Soto, OF, Nationals (No. 36)
An ankle injury marred his 2017 season, but it couldn't hide his huge offensive ceiling; some scouts say he's better than Robles.

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Yankees already looking so nice, with Gleyber Torres they are world series contenders
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Where the hell is Acuna? Acuna is debatably the best prospect in baseball. I'm guessing they are assuming he is graduating from prospect status??
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Tricks wroteWhere the hell is Acuna? Acuna is debatably the best prospect in baseball. I'm guessing they are assuming he is graduating from prospect status??
Not sure. I don't think they consider him a prospect anymore since he's probably going to play with the Braves next year anyway. But I'd still go with Vlad Jr over Acuna. Way higher BB/K rate than Acuna and hit .333 as a 18 year old in high A. It's going to be cool to see how he performs in AA next year and maybe even AAA.
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I just don't see how someone who has only played in single a could top the list above people who have proven themselves in triple a
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Tywin wroteI just don't see how someone who has only played in single a could top the list above people who have proven themselves in triple a
If you're looking for the future Vlad Jr will probably be a generational prospect. There have been write-ups but he's pretty much his dad with his hitting ability except has a way better eye at the plate, which explains his walk rate (36 walks, 28 strikeouts in A+) but not sure if they're considering Acuna a prospect. And this is a kid who's 18 and is already performing how he is.
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Tricks wroteWhere the hell is Acuna? Acuna is debatably the best prospect in baseball. I'm guessing they are assuming he is graduating from prospect status??
Not sure. I don't think they consider him a prospect anymore since he's probably going to play with the Braves next year anyway. But I'd still go with Vlad Jr over Acuna. Way higher BB/K rate than Acuna and hit .333 as a 18 year old in high A. It's going to be cool to see how he performs in AA next year and maybe even AAA.


Acuna hit .345 over A, AA, and AAA as a 19 year old. I think Vlad is the better hitter, but Acuna will be the better overall player.
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Tricks wroteWhere the hell is Acuna? Acuna is debatably the best prospect in baseball. I'm guessing they are assuming he is graduating from prospect status??
Not sure. I don't think they consider him a prospect anymore since he's probably going to play with the Braves next year anyway. But I'd still go with Vlad Jr over Acuna. Way higher BB/K rate than Acuna and hit .333 as a 18 year old in high A. It's going to be cool to see how he performs in AA next year and maybe even AAA.


Acuna hit .345 over A, AA, and AAA as a 19 year old. I think Vlad is the better hitter, but Acuna will be the better overall player.
I mean maybe, but him hitting 12 points higher than Vlad while still being a year and a bit older than him is impressive on Vlad's part especially with his walk/strikeout %. Plus he'll probably end up in AAA at the end of the year. I do agree that Vlad will be the better hitter though, but he might just need to work on his defense.
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