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Who are MLB’s best prospects now that Harper, Trout, and Moore have graduated?

Jul 5, 2012, 12:46 PM EDT

Dylan Bundy AP

Coming into the season Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, and Matt Moore were the consensus top-three prospects in baseball, but now that they’re all in the majors to stay who are the minors’ most promising players?

Baseball America just released its midseason rankings update. It’s worth reading in full, so I won’t share too much, but Orioles right-hander Dylan Bundy holds the top spot after annihilating the competition in low Single-A to earn a promotion to high Single-A, and Rangers shortstop Jurickson Profar rates as the top position player.

Royals outfielder Wil Myers, who has been perhaps the most impressive hitter in the minors this season and is now one step from the majors at age 21, ranks third. Between Double-A and Triple-A he’s hit .328 with 27 homers and a 1.083 OPS in 82 games.

  1. - Jul 5, 2012 at 12:49 PM


    • groundruledoublebourbon - Jul 5, 2012 at 1:46 PM

      “If Jeff Francoeur is “blocking” Wil Myers, you have a problem in your front office.” – Keith Law

      Dayton Moore hasn’t said anything to that effect, but I fear parting with Frenchy or lessening his role is slowing this promotion. We shall know more within the next two weeks or so.

  2. churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jul 5, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    Bah damn paywall. Assume Machado is up there as well. Orioles system is looking pretty decent as long as these guys pan out.

    • madhatternalice - Jul 5, 2012 at 1:14 PM

      Absolutely loving where the O’s are right now. I sincerely hope that Duquette doesn’t take credit for this farm system, though…

    • Matthew Pouliot - Jul 5, 2012 at 4:03 PM

      The entry now links to the free version of the article. Machado is No. 9.

  3. redguy12588 - Jul 5, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    4 Pirates on the list, muahahahahaha

    • stlouis1baseball - Jul 5, 2012 at 2:21 PM

      Well stated Redguy. You have waited long enough. Revel in it my Man! It is your time to shine!

      • paperlions - Jul 5, 2012 at 5:16 PM

        …and by shine, he means to finish 2nd to the Cardinals.

  4. Ari Collins - Jul 5, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    The free version:

    I’m pretty happy to see my Sox well-represented. Though, of course, one or two will be traded.

    Other teams with enviable lists: Marlins, Royals, Cardinals, Rangers, Diamondbacks, Blue Jays, and, especially, the Mariners, Pirates, and Orioles.

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jul 5, 2012 at 1:14 PM

      Wonder how long it’s been since the Rays only had one player in the top 50? Granted Moore and Jennings are both up, but I’m definitely not used to seeing more Yankees (even with Banuelos having a down year) than Rays in a top 50 prospect ranking.

  5. nfieldr - Jul 5, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    Is Wheeler on the list?

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jul 5, 2012 at 1:12 PM

      He’s 10th, use Ari’s list as it’s the free version (no scouting reports).

  6. heyblueyoustink - Jul 5, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    Bryce Harper’s shadow!

  7. bigtrav425 - Jul 5, 2012 at 8:16 PM

    love that my Indians are well represented since we traded 3 all-stars including 2 cy young award winners for minor leaugers……Scumbags

  8. denny65 - Jul 6, 2012 at 3:04 AM

    The Mariners’ Nick Franklin may make the big team before August. He’s already looking good at Tacoma, after being promoted from AA Jackson.

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