Although far from a consensus pick, garnering just 27% of the vote, Brandon Beachy still manages to get some separation on all of the other candidates and wins round 8 of the voting for top prospect for future performance among last year's rookies.
8. Brandon Beachy, P Atlanta Braves (27%)
The voting breakdown for the eighth round round after Beachy was, Mike Moustakas 20%, Brandon Belt 18%,: Dominic Brown 16%, Cory Luebke 7% (write in), Paul Goldschmidt 5%, Jason Kipnis 5%, Vance Worley 2% (write in). 0% for Kyle Drabek, Chris Sale, and Salvador Perez
I'm going to keep everyone on the ballot who got at least 5% of the vote, and also Worley, who only got 2% but who was due to come on the ballot as a tester anyway. Chris Sale, Kyle Drabek and Salvador Perez go back into rotation. We'll rotate back in Zach Britton, Craig Kimibrel and Danny Espinosa.
In rotation: Wilson Ramos 0% (round 5), Jordan Walden 0% (round 5), Ivan Nova 0% (round 5), Henderson Alvarez 0% (round 6), Aroldis Chapman 0% (round 6), Mark Trumbo 3% (round 7), Jemile Weeks 0% (round 7), Danny Duffy 0% (round7), Chris Sale 0% (round 8), Kyle Drabek 0% (round 8), Salvador Perez 0% (round 8)
As mentioned above, Vance Worley gets his first time on the ballot this round. This leaves as testers for the upcoming rounds:
As always voting is by +1 and there are places below to suggest testers or vote for players not currently on the ballot.
So who is your number 9 prospect for future performance among last year's rookies? And, while I've got my own opinions, as I'm only typically getting 1 new testers in a round at this point, if in the tester section below you could also say which 1 to 3 of the testers we've identified you want on the ballot next that would be a big help.