MLB Pipeline will reveal its 2023 Prime 100 Prospects checklist at 7 pm ET tomorrow with a one-hour present on MLB Community and MLB.com. Main as much as the discharge of the Prime 100, we’ll study baseball’s prime 10 prospects at every place.
We saved our most fun Prime 10 positional checklist for final. Simply have a look at these outfielders.
Corbin Carroll (D-backs) affords the perfect mix of hitting means and pace amongst all prospects, with Sal Frelick (Brewers) not far behind. None can prime Jordan Walker’s (Cardinals) jaw-dropping mixture of uncooked energy and arm power.
Jackson Chourio (Brewers) was the breakout prospect of the 2022 season, and James Wooden (Nationals) was proper there with him. Druw Jones (D-backs), the No. 2 general choose July, has the perfect probability of all these guys — and possibly amongst all prospects — to have at the very least plus instruments throughout the board. Pete Crow-Armstrong (Cubs) is the consensus finest defender in all of the Minors.
The Prime 10 (ETA)
1. Corbin Carroll, D-backs (2023)
2. Jordan Walker, Cardinals (2023)
3. Jackson Chourio, Brewers (2024)
4. Druw Jones, D-backs (2026)
5.James Wooden, Nationals (2025)
6. Zac Veen, Rockies (2024)
7. Pete Crow-Armstrong, Cubs (2024)
8. Sal Frelick, Brewers (2023)
9.Robert Hassell III, Nationals (2024)
10. Colton Cowser, Orioles (2023)
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Hit: Frelick (70)
Frelick has as a lot hitting means as any school participant because the 2021 Draft, and all he has completed since turning professional is bat .331 in 154 video games — together with .365 in 46 Triple-A contests final yr. He repeatedly barrels all sorts of pitching together with his compact left-handed swing, and his plus-plus pace permits him to show groundballs into hits.
Energy: Walker (65)
The 6-foot-5, 220-pound Walker not solely has the bat pace, power and leverage to create enormous uncooked energy, but in addition the hitting means and zone management to translate it into manufacturing. He went deep 20 occasions in Double-A final season, matching his age, and he may double that complete in his huge league prime.
Run: Carroll (80)
Carroll confirmed off his top-of-the-scale pace after Arizona known as him up in August, posting the best common dash pace (30.7 ft/sec) of any huge leaguer in 2022. He makes use of his quickness to full benefit, beating out grounders for hits, stealing bases (33 in 39 makes an attempt between the Majors and Minors final season) and chasing down fly balls from hole to hole.
Subject: Crow-Armstrong (80)
Scouts give top-of-the-scale grades to Crow-Armstrong for his center-field expertise. He covers an incredible quantity of floor together with his mixture of plus pace and exact reads and routes, and his stable arm power from him additionally charges higher than most gamers at his place.
Highest ceiling: Jones
MLB Pipeline’s top-rated prospect within the 2022 Draft, Jones reminds scouts of his father, Andruw, who made 5 All-Star Video games and gained 10 Gold Gloves in 17 seasons within the huge leagues. He is a possible five-tool middle fielder with superior really feel for hitting, plus energy potential and effectively above-average pace, protection and arm power.
Highest flooring: Carroll
At a naked minimal, Carroll ought to hit for common, create havoc on the bases and contend for Gold Gloves in middle discipline. How a lot energy he produces will decide how huge a star he turns into — and he slammed 4 homers in his first 32 video games within the Majors.
Rookie of the Yr candidate: Carroll
Carroll is the frontrunner to win Nationwide League rookie honours, and Walker and Frelick each may make a run on the award as effectively. Cowser is a sleeper within the American League race.
Highest riser: Chourio
Initially of 2022, Chourio had but to make his US debut. It did not take lengthy for the scouting group to go nuts over him as soon as he did. He grew to become one in every of baseball’s finest prospects after slashing .288/.342/.538 with 20 homers and 16 steals whereas rising from Single-A to Double-A as an 18-year-old. He is an electrical athlete who may have 4 plus instruments, together with his fringy arm the lone exception.
Humblest starting: Chourio
There are not any really humble beginnings on this checklist, which incorporates eight first-round picks, a second-rounder who bought first-round cash and a seven-figure worldwide signing. They common $4.08 million in bonus money, with Chourio the low man at $1.8 million as the highest prospect within the Brewers’ 2021 worldwide class.
Most to show: Hassell
Hassell endured a uneven 2022 season during which the Padres despatched him to the Nationals within the Juan Soto commerce, he slashed .273/.357/.407 with 11 homers and 24 steals between Excessive-A and Double-A, then broke his proper Hamate within the Arizona Fall League. Some evaluators are all-in on his bat and consider he’ll develop at the very least 20-homer energy whereas remaining in middle discipline, although others marvel if he is extra of a tweener with much less pop and higher suited to a nook.
Keep watch over: Elijah Inexperienced, Nationals
Inexperienced had the best ceiling within the 2022 Draft with a mixture of double-plus uncooked energy and pace to go together with plus center-field vary and arm power. The son of former NFL Professional Bowl tight finish Eric Inexperienced does include swing-and-miss points and had a 40.4 p.c strikeout price in his Rookie-ball debut.