It was an eventful week for some of baseball’s top prospects. For others, not so much.
Xander Bogaerts has been impressive as the Boston Red Sox’s everyday shortstop, batting .270/.403/.349 through his first 18 games, and the 21-year-old is making an early case for the American League Rookie of the Year Award.
Meanwhile, fellow shortstop Carlos Correa and outfielder Oscar Taveras are both off to hot starts in the minor leagues, with Correa batting .281/.338/.469 with 14 RBI at High-A Lancaster and Taveras batting .297/.348/.500 at Triple-A Memphis.
Unfortunately, a pair of top-10 prospects—as determined by Prospect Pipeline's End-of-Spring Top 100 Prospects—are currently on the disabled list with injuries, as Byron Buxton (left wrist sprain) and Addison Russell (right hamstring tear) are currently on the seven-day disabled list for their respective Double-A teams. Meanwhile, Taijuan Walker’s shoulder flared up prior to a Triple-A rehab start, forcing the right-hander to be shut down once again.
Here’s a look at how the rest of baseball’s top-ranked prospects fared during the third week of the minor league season.
*All stats courtesy of MiLB.com and reflect games through Sunday, April 20.