It's already been more than two weeks since the MLB first-year player draft signing deadline. Furthermore, it's been nearly three months since the draft itself took place, meaning those players who negotiated a contract, and then signed it quickly, have close to three months of playing time under their belts.
It's usually those players that sign relatively quickly who make the biggest splash in their pro debut, although some with superior talent, such as Arizona's Trevor Bauer who is nearly ready to arrive at Chase Field in early September to make his big-league debut, need far fewer games to show their elite talent.
Some team's top performing draft prospects are better stories than others. My personal favorite happens to be Royals prospect Nick DelGuidice, who is hitting over .400 through 50 games.
He earned hitter of the month honors from the rookie Arizona League for July after tearing apart AZL pitching. He's been just as good since a recent promotion to the Pioneer League, hitting .388 in 14 games.
The best part of the story? DelGuidice was an undrafted free agent—the only player of his kind in this slideshow.
But, he's not the only good story. For every first-rounder who's tearing up his league, there's a player who was drafted after the 20th-round who has impressed the most of any player drafted by his organization.
So let's get into which players have been the most impressive since signing with their respective teams.