MLB Prospects: Every MLB Team's No. 1 Prospect
After publishing Prospect Pipeline's Top 50 Monday morning, I've been overwhelmed with the amount of positive feedback that I have received. As one commenter noted, I wasn't concerned with representing every team—which is absolutely true. Considering my goal is to assemble a sincere and justifiable Top 50, the last thing I would do is compromise the article's integrity by catering to every single team.
So now, since not every fanbase had the opportunity to read about its top prospect on Monday, I have put together scouting reports on every team's No. 1 prospect.
For those wondering about the criteria for these players' selections, please refer to the introduction of the Top 50.
Now, I fully understand that some of my rankings will generate criticism—and I welcome it. Given my background as a player, coach and scout, I may view players in a much different light than others. While I love players with flashy tools, I am not blinded by them. I don’t just look at stats; I scrutinize a hitter’s swing as much as I do a pitcher’s mechanics. What I’m trying to say is, I’m highly critical.
My Top 50 has been an enormous undertaking to which I have dedicated an obscene amount of time. Therefore, I want to hear from you, the readers. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or criticism. You may share your thoughts in the comments section of this article, email me at email@example.com or reach out to me on Twitter (@GoldenSombrero).
New York Yankees: Manny Banuelos, LHP
Boston Red Sox: Xander Bogaerts, SS
Tampa Bay Rays: Matt Moore, LHP
Toronto Blue Jays: Travis d'Arnaud, C
Baltimore Orioles: Manny Machado, SS
Detroit Tigers: Jacob Turner, RHP
Chicago White Sox: Addison Reed, RHP
Cleveland Indians: Francisco Lindor, SS
Kansas City Royals: Wil Myers, OF
Minnesota Twins: Miguel Sano, 3B
Texas Rangers: Jurickson Profar, SS
Seattle Mariners: Jesus Montero, C/DH
Los Angeles Angels: Mike Trout, OF
Oakland Athletics: Jarrod Parker, RHP
Philadelphia Phillies: Trevor May, RHP
Atlanta Braves: Julio Teheran, RHP
New York Mets: Zack Wheeler, RHP
Miami Marlins: Christian Yelich, OF
Washington Nationals: Bryce Harper, OF
Chicago Cubs: Javier Baez, SS
St. Louis Cardinals: Shelby Miller, RHP
Milwaukee Brewers: Wily Peralta, RHP
Cincinnati Reds: Devin Mesoraco, C
Houston Astros: Jarred Cosart, RHP
Pittsburgh Pirates: Jameson Taillon, RHP
Los Angeles Dodgers: Zach Lee, RHP
Arizona Diamondbacks: Trevor Bauer, RHP
Colorado Rockies: Nolan Arenado, 3B
San Diego Padres: Rymer Liriano, OF
San Francisco Giants: Gary Brown, OF
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