KCTiger's Midseason Top

Posted this along side my Royals Top 20 over at Royals Review

This is my first go at a mid-season Top 50. I included Taveras because I wanted to put him on a list one last time.

MiLB Mid-Season Top 50

1. Kris Bryant (CHC, 3B)

2. Oscar Taveras (Stl, OF)

3. Byron Buxton (Min, OF)

4. Carlos Correa (Hou, SS)

5. Dylan Bundy (Bal, RHP)

6. Lucas Giolito (Was, RHP)

7. Javier Baez (CHC, SS)

8. Addison Russell (Oak, SS)

9. Jonathan Gray (Col, RHP)

10. Francisco Lindor (Cle, SS)

11. Noah Syndergaard (NYM, RHP)

12. Taijuan Walker (Sea, RHP)

13. Hunter Harvey (Bal, RHP)

14. Miguel Sano (Min, 3B)

15. Corey Seager (LAD, SS)

16. Albert Almora (CHC, OF)

17. Robert Stephenson (Cin, RHP)

18. Joc Pederson (LAD, OF)

19. Archie Bradley (Ari, RHP)

20. Brady Aiken (Hou, LHP)

21. Joey Gallo (Tex, 3B)

22. Julio Urias (LAD, LHP)

23. Tyler Glasnow (Pit, RHP)

24. Clint Frazier (Cle, OF)

25. Jorge Alfaro (Tex, C)

26 Kyle Zimmer (KC, RHP)

27. Jameson Taillon (Pit, RHP)

28. Henry Owens (Bos, LHP)

29. Carlos Rodon (CWS, LHP)

30. Alex Jackson (Sea, C)

31. David Dahl (Col, OF)

32. Raimel Tapia (Col, OF)

33. J.P Crawford (Phil, SS)

34. Raul Mondesi (KC, SS)

35. Kohl Stewart (Min, RHP)

36. Jose Berrios (Min, RHP)

37. Austin Meadows (Pit, OF)

38. Alex Meyer (Min, RHP)

39. Jorge Soler (CHC, OF)

40. Hunter Dozier (KC, 3B)

41. Arismendy Alcantara (CHC, 2B)

42. Austin Hedges (SD, C)

43. Jesse Winker (Cin, OF)

44. Sean Manaea (KC, LHP)

45. Matthew Wisler (SD, RHP)

46. Dan Norris (Tor, LHP)

47. Braden Shipley (Ari, RHP)

48. Stephen Piscotty (Stl, OF)

49. Blake Swihart (Bos, C)

50. Aaron Sanchez (Tor, RHP)

I'm missing someone and I know it. I deleted a name to move them to a differen spot then looked away and forgot who it was, and the fun thing was it was #25...

General musings:

Bryant is the best player in the minors right now hands down for me. The Troy Glaus comp doesn't seem too crazy anymore. His strikeouts could limit him to a sub-.280 average, but man...the power.

Bundy has been outstanding in his rehab with results and reports on his stuff being back. Still my #1 pitcher in the minors. Crazy good makeup and arsenal.

Giolito isn't far behind Bundy for me. Two possible eighty grade pitches plus his size and demeanor? Could be the best pick of the 2012 draft and he was selected 16th. His type is the reason why teams gamble on injured pitchers in the draft.

I might be the only person in the country not name Dave Cameron who's that low on Archie Bradley. I know the fastball is elite, but where's the command and when will it come?

I didn't want to put Gallo that high, but I just couldn't argue against the numbers. If I truly believed in him he might be Top 10, but the contact issues scare me way too much no matter how many minor league home runs in a reasonable manner he hits.

Julio Urias is 17 years old and pitching well in A+ ball, and in the ultra hitter friendly California League. He should be enrolling for his senior classes right now...

Owens could be higher if he wouldn't Sam Selman every week.

Tough call between Tapia and Dahl. I like Tapia more, but Dahl is a little more advanced and older. Either way it's just one spot.

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