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Kicker31's Top 50 Mid-Season Prospects

For clarity: I excluded anyone with "extensive" MLB time. I considered a general 15 inning limit to their MLB experience, or a 35 AB limit for hitters. The only players who come close are Mookie (soon enough), Walker (15 innings, plus tonight), Jimmy Nelson (15.2 IP), Eddie Butler (5+ IP). I excluded the likes of Taveras, even though he was close, because I decided to find an extra slot in my rankings. He would be slotted #4, ahead of Dylan Bundy. I can't think of anyone else who was noticeably close who I excluded on purpose, sans achievement (aka they would have made the list if not for AB/IP totals).

I threw an asterisk next to those who I believe I am noticeably higher on than "industry standard," so you can call them my "token players" if you want. Especially Stephenson (duh), Nick Gordon (not HoF, just a sweet 16 year all-star laden career), and Rio Ruiz (he's not going to be a "sleeper" much longer...I considered him in the late 20's).

This is partly a fun exercise, and partly because everyone shits on Case about how his lists are awful and what not, so I figured I'd get mine on the site so that you can hold it over my head and leave it on my tombstone labeled "he was wrong about..."

But for now, enjoy, critique, argue, agree (gasp!), I'll be around to answer to anything about the list.

1 Kris Bryant CHC 3B
2 Robert Stephenson CIN SP
3 Byron Buxton MIN OF
4 Dylan Bundy BAL SP
5 Mookie Betts BOS UTIL
6 Jonathan Gray COL SP
7 Carlos Correa HOU SS
8 Addison Russell OAK SS
9 Joc Pederson LAD OF
10 Corey Seager LAD SS
11 Lucas Giolito WAS SP
12 Franciso Lindor CLE SS
13 Carlos Rodon CHW SP
14 Miguel Sano MIN 3B
15 Hunter Dozier KC 3B
16 Hunter Harvey BAL SP
17 Noah Syndergaard NYM SP
18 Archie Bradley ARZ SP
19 Taijuan Walker SEA SP
20 Nick Gordon MIN SS
21 Sean Manaea KC SP
22 Brady Aiken HOU SP
23 Alex Jackson SEA OF
24 Kevin Plawecki NYM C
25 Tyler Glasnow PIT SP
26 Joey Gallo TEX 3B
27 Javier Baez CHC SS
28 Henry Owens BOS SP
29 Brandon Shipley ARZ SP
30 Julio Urias LAD SP
31 Eddie Butler COL SP
32 Jimmy Nelson MIL SP
33 Stephen Piscotty STL OF
34 Jorge Soler CHC OF
35 Michael Taylor WAS OF
36 Kyle Crick SFG SP
37 A.J. Cole WAS SP
38 J.P. Crawford PHI SS
39 Aaron Sanchez TOR SP
40 Colin Moran MIA 3B
41 Kyle Schwarber CHC OF
42 Rio Ruiz HOU 3B
43 Daniel Norris TOR SP
44 Mark Appel HOU SP
45 Alex Meyer MIN SP
46 Jose Berrios MIN SP
47 Austin Hedges SDP C
48 Arismendy Alcantara CHC 2B
49 Jessie Winker CIN OF
50 Garin Cecchini BOS 3B
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