Clint Frazier, OF, Cleveland Indians
2014 Stats: .266/.345/.419, 26 XBH (10 HR), 36 RBI, 9 SB, 38 BB, 107 K (83 G)
After scuffling through the first three months of the season, Frazier, 19, has hit a scorching .352/.439/.620 with five home runs and two doubles in July. Though he’s put up solid power numbers, Frazier’s 107 strikeouts in 377 plate appearances (28.4 percent) are hard to ignore. He has 17 in 55 plate appearances in July (30.9 percent).
David Dahl, OF, Colorado Rockies
2014 Stats: .305/.345/.501, 49 XBH (33 2B, 6 3B, 10 HR), 41 RBI, 18 SB, 23 BB, 64 K (88 G)
Dahl, 20, has been on a tear since the start of June, with a .339/.370/.483 batting line, 23 extra-base hits, 34 runs and eight steals in his last 40 games. Overall, Dahl, the No. 10 pick in the 2012 draft, has put together an impressive rebound campaign after missing most of 2013 due to injury.
Nomar Mazara, OF, Texas Rangers
2014 Stats: .262/.350/.451, 37 XBH (15 HR), 68 RBI, 48 BB, 90 K (96 G)
Mazara, 19, has shown a better approach in his second consecutive season at Low-A Hickory, so it’s not surprising he’s already set new career highs with 15 home runs and 48 walks in only 96 games. The 6’4”, left-handed-hitting outfielder has big-time raw power.
Raimel Tapia, OF, Colorado Rockies
2014 Stats: .330/.387/.456, 31 XBH (6 HR), 59 RBI, 25 SB, 24 BB, 70 K (92 G)
The 20-year-old Tapia is arguably the top breakout player of 2014, as he’s showcased an assortment of loud tools as well as advanced secondary skills this season at Low-A Asheville.
The left-handed-hitting outfielder batted .244 in April but has since batted at least .340 in each of the past three months, and he owns a robust batting line of .376/.457/.486 to go along with 12 doubles and 13 stolen bases over his last 31 games.
Hunter Harvey, RHP, Baltimore Orioles
2014 Stats: 82.2 IP, 2.94 ERA, .197 BAA, 32 BB, 101 K (16 GS)
Harvey has shot up the rankings this year thanks to a stellar full-season debut at Low-A Delmarva, as the 19-year-old right-hander has posted an 11.0 strikeouts-per-nine rate in 82.2 innings and held South Atlantic League hitters to a paltry .197 batting average.
Furthermore, Harvey has been dominant in each of his last four starts (after allowing a season-high six earned runs in two innings on June 10), with a 2.42 ERA, .558 opponents’ OPS and 32-6 K/BB ratio in 22.1 innings during that span.
Trea Turner, SS, San Diego Padres
2014 Stats: .266/.359/.355, 23 R, 8 XBH, 13 SB, 16 BB, 22 K (31 G)
Turner, the No. 13 overall pick in this year’s draft, got off to a slow start to begin his career, batting just .228 over 23 games in the Short Season Northwest League. However, the No. 13 overall pick has fared better as of late, following a promotion to Low-A Fort Wayne, with a .375 average, five extra-base hits and four stolen bases in his first eight games.