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Volpe leads list of top 10 SS prospects for 2023

Here is the top SS Foreground 2024

MLB pipeline will reveal its 2024 BEST47 Thursday, Jan 7pm EST outlook List 04, a one-hour show on MLB Network and Caused Top to publish 100, us Will check baseball ‘stop Foreground each Location.

Each year, the shortstop position is arguably the most loaded in our Top list of locations. The 2021 version is no different.

Minor spoilers: All Featured shortstops here will be at the forefront of the MLB Pipeline 14 Overall outlook. Where exactly? Well, you’ll need to come back on Thursday to find out.

This is also a young and diverse group of shortstops . Only three 14 (Anthony Volpe, Elly De La Cruz, Ezequiel Tovar) are expected to reach the majors this season, with the oldest (Brooks Lee) last year first-round pick. Six are from the United States, three are from the Dominican Republic and one is from Venezuela. Of those six Americans, five were drafted as high school players, which in part explains why this group is so young.

The Red Army is the only organization with multiple Tops Shortstops De La Cruz and Noelvi Marte, and Cincinnati infielder Edwin Arroyo didn’t miss much. Likewise, Top 94 The stalwarts Colson Montgomery (White Sox), Royce Lewis (Twins) and Masyn Winn (Cardinals) aren’t far behind, just fall prey to top depth .

top (Estimated arrival time)

1. Anthony Volpe, Yankees (2021)
2. Marcelo Mayer, Red Sox (2023)

3. Elly De La Cruz, Reds (2023)

4. Jordan Laural, Linebacker (2023) 5. Jackson Holliday, Orioles (2023)

6. Priest Jackson Merrill (2023)

7. Marco Luciano, Giant (2023)
8. Ezequiel Tovar, Rockies (2021)
9. Noelvi Marte, Red Army (2023)

.Brooks Lee, Twins (2023)
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optimal10 Prospects by Job Title: RHP | left hand propeller | C | 1B | 2B | 3B | : 1/10: Best 60

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hit: Lee (47)

The switch hitter produced a .286 on average exceeds 70 Played professionally at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and batted only Output 30 Second-rate115 Plates appeared last spring. Lee’s hitting skills prompted the Twins to draft him with the eighth overall pick, and his new club’s inability to challenge the bat fast enough left him with a chance at Double-A Wichita before the end of his first minor league season. time.

Power: Luciano(60)

Giants prospect has elite bat speed to generate near plus plus raw power, and he’s consistent enough to lift Pilling (39 His ball has a percent in 2019) Grinding on High-A to get the most out of it. He’s just getting into his age- When the Minor is on the upper floor, the power really explodes.

run: Dela Cruz (47) Dela Cruz is arguably the most dynamic player in the entire Minors, and he has established himself as an absolute burner on the floor, which could make any People who saw him at 6ft 5in for the first time were shocked. Red Army farm workers utilize these wheels 28 Steals at High-A and Double-A last season.

Arms: Meyer, Dela Cruz, Merrill, Luciano, Tovar ( 39)
you won’t find a lot of wet noodles at the six due to the difficulty of pitching from there , so it tracks half of us earns bonus points for their arms. Mayer, Merrill and Tovar seem most likely to stick with the shorts, but Luciano and De La Cruz can use their cannon from third or outfield when they need to move.

Field: Tovar (60)
Thanks to his excellent footwork, impressive instincts and ability to chase the ball left and right, the Dominican Republic native Been ready for the big leagues for a while. He’s a shortstop on our


Highest Ceiling: De La Cruz

exist2018, the Cincinnati star is two home runs away from No. 1 in the minor leagues 21-30 since A player since George Springer

, and he has the tools to back up those numbers. He’s arguably the best power-speed prospect in the minors, the only thing that gives us pause is his 21. 8% K rate higher than last year. If he comes down a little bit — or even manages to maintain enough hard contact to keep his batting average — he’s a potential superstar.

Top: Volpe
Questions, but he’s also a solid defensive presence in the short term. He’s nowhere near the center field in the Bronx, and barring any major changes to his profile, he seems like a safe bet to keep that spot for years to come.

Rookie of the Year Candidate: Volpe

Only three ETA and Tovar. Oswald Peraza – Another standout prospect to make our list 60 Overall roster — might complicate things for Volpe with the Yankees, but the latter still has a higher ceiling because of his ball Excellent stick technology. If he joins the Bombers before the end of May, Volpe should have a ROY shot.

Highest gainer: Merrill

The Maryland native was considered a solid prospect as he went 10 in San Diego). However, the inside and outside reports on him right now are downright star, starting with praise for the way he hits the ball all around. Wrist and hamstring injuries lead to 04 year-old played a full regular season, but he is still one of the most talked about rookies in the Arizona fall league in the desert aggressive tasks. He has a lot of helium at number 6.

Humblest beginnings: Dela Cruz
Cincinnati didn’t expect to make a splash in – The international market takes into account that it cannot sign any player over $70, as part of the previous overage penalty. so much. Club brought in De La Cruz for $,, to the credit of the , the backup hitter has developed into a potential cornerstone of the franchise.

best evidenced by: Marte

Marte is relatively new to the Reds system, who joined the Luis Castillo blockbuster last summer, who brings promising pull and more than a few questions. For starters, he probably won’t play shortstop again, and the Reds only have him at third base in the Arizona Fall League. Even if he gets the shortstop title this spring, he’ll be competing for that spot on the depth chart with Dela Cruz, Edwin Arroyo and Matt McClain. It will be in 21-Year-Proving he’s more than just a strong corner infield type.

focus on: Joey Ortiz, Orioles
like the Orioles The team needs another promising young infielder. Ortiz, 4th round pick 351, is a seasoned fielding shortstop with plenty of arm strength. He faced at-bat entry issues last season, but he handled the jump to Triple-A well. 94/. 300/.400 Lines and Services .8% K rate in 14 game. His readiness could make it easier for Baltimore to keep Gunnar Henderson at third base and keep the O’s on the left side of the infield long-term.




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