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Corbin Carroll (D-backs) affords one of the best mix of hitting skill and velocity 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 one of the best probability of all these guys — and possibly amongst all prospects — to have at the least plus instruments throughout the board. Pete Crow-Armstrong (Cubs) is the consensus greatest defender in all of the Minors.
The High 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)
Hit: Frelick (70)
Frelick has as a lot hitting skill as any faculty participant from the 2021 Draft, and all he has achieved since turning professional is bat .331 in 154 video games — together with .365 in 46 Triple-A contests final yr. He repeatedly barrels all sort of pitching along with his compact left-handed swing, and his plus-plus velocity permits him to show groundballs into hits.
Energy: Walker (65)
The 6-foot-5, 220-pound Walker not solely has the bat velocity, power and leverage to create enormous uncooked energy, but additionally the hitting skill and zone management to translate it into manufacturing. He went deep 20 instances in Double-A final season, matching his age, and he may double that complete in his massive league prime.
Run: Carroll (80)
Carroll confirmed off his top-of-the-scale velocity after Arizona known as him up in August, posting the (30.7 ft/sec) of any massive 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 abilities. He covers an incredible quantity of floor along with his mixture of plus velocity and exact reads and routes, and his stable arm power 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 received 10 Gold Gloves in 17 seasons within the massive leagues. He is a possible five-tool heart fielder with superior really feel for hitting, plus energy potential and nicely above-average velocity, 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 heart discipline. How a lot energy he produces will decide how massive a star he turns into — and he slammed 4 homers in his first 32 video games within the Majors.
Rookie of the 12 months candidate: Carroll
Carroll is the frontrunner to win Nationwide League rookie honors, and Walker and Frelick each may make a run on the award as nicely. Cowser is a sleeper within the American League race.
Highest riser: Chourio
At the start of 2022, Chourio had but to make his U.S. debut. It did not take lengthy for the scouting neighborhood to go nuts over him as soon as he did. He turned certainly one of baseball’s greatest 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, along with his fringy arm the lone exception.
Humblest starting: Chourio
There are not any actually humble beginnings on this checklist, which incorporates eight first-round picks, a second-rounder who obtained 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 wherein 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 least 20-homer energy whereas remaining in heart discipline, although others surprise if he is extra of a tweener with much less pop and higher fitted to a nook.
Control: Elijah Inexperienced, Nationals
Inexperienced had the very best ceiling within the 2022 Draft with a mixture of double-plus uncooked energy and velocity 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 % strikeout fee in his Rookie-ball debut.