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2018 Top 100 Prospects With Tools



Tools are a basic building block of our coverage at Baseball America. We begin assessing players' tools from the time they become prominent high school players, and we continue to do it through college and the minor leagues all the way to the majors.ย Grades listed are for each player's projected future tools.

1. Ronald Acuna | OF | Braves ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 60 | Power: 70 | Speed: 70 | Fielding: 70 | Arm: 60

2. Shohei Ohtani | RHP | Angels ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 50 | Power: 60 | Speed: 60 | Fielding: 50 | Arm: 70 Fastball: 80 | Curveball: 45 | Slider:ย 60 | Chanegup: 45ย |ย Splitter: 70

3. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. | 3B | Blue Jays ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 80 | Power: 70 | Speed: 40 | Fielding: 40 | Arm: 55 4. Eloy Jimenez | OF | White Sox ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 60 | Power: 70 | Speed: 40 | Fielding: 45 | Arm: 45

5. Victor Robles | OF | Nationals ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 60 | Power: 50 | Speed: 70 | Fielding: 60 | Arm: 60

6. Gleyber Torres | SS | Yankees ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 60 | Power: 55 | Speed: 40 | Fielding: 60 | Arm: 60

7. Nick Senzel | 3B | Reds ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 60 | Power: 60 | Speed: 55 | Fielding: 60 | Arm: 60

8. Bo Bichette | SS | Blue Jays ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 70 | Power: 60 | Speed: 50 | Fielding: 45 | Arm: 60

9. Fernando Tatis Jr | SS | Padres ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 60 | Power: 60 | Speed: 50 | Fielding: 55 | Arm: 60

10. Forrest Whitley | RHP | Astros ๐Ÿ“น Fastball: 70 | Curveball: 60 | Slider:ย 60 | Changeup: 55 |ย Cutter: 50 |ย Control: 55

11. Michael Kopech | RHP | White Sox ๐Ÿ“น Fastball: 80 | Slider:ย 60 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 45

12. Mitch Keller | RHP | Pirates ๐Ÿ“น Fastball: 70 | Curveball: 60 |ย Changeup: 50 | Control: 60

13. Walker Buehler | RHP | Dodgers ๐Ÿ“น Fastball: 70 | Curveball: 60 | Slider: 60ย | Changeup: 50 | Control: 60

14. Brent Honeywell | RHP | Rays ๐Ÿ“น Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 55 | Slider:ย 55 | Changeup: 60 | Control: 60 | Screwball: 70

15. Kyle Tucker | OF | Astros ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 60 | Power: 60 | Speed: 50 | Fielding: 55 | Arm: 50

16. J.P. Crawford | SS | Phillies ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 60 | Power: 45 | Speed: 50 | Fielding: 55 | Arm: 60

17. Alex Reyes | RHP | Cardinals ๐Ÿ“น Fastball: 80 | Curveball: 70 | Changeup: 60 | Control: 50

18. Lewis Brinson | OF | Brewers ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 55 | Power: 60 | Speed: 60 | Fielding: 55 | Arm: 60

19. Willy Adames | SS | Rays ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 55 | Power: 45 | Speed: 50 | Fielding: 60 | Arm: 60

20. Francisco Mejia | C | Indians ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 60 | Power: 45 | Speed: 40 | Fielding: 50 | Arm: 80

21. Austin Hays | OF | Orioles ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 60 | Power: 60 | Speed: 50 | Fielding: 55 | Arm: 60

22. Brendan Rodgers | SS | Rockies ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 60 | Power: 55 | Speed: 50 | Fielding: 55 | Arm: 60

23. Luiz Gohara | LHP | Braves ๐Ÿ“น Fastball: 80 | Slider:ย 70 | Changeup: 45 | Control: 45

24. Royce Lewis | SS | Twins ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 60 | Power: 55 | Speed: 60 | Fielding: 60 | Arm: 55

25. Sixto Sanchez | RHP | Phillies ๐Ÿ“น Fastball: 70 | Curveball: 55 | Slider:ย | Changeup: 60 | Control: 60

26. MacKenzie Gore | LHP | Padres ๐Ÿ“น Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 60 | Slider:ย 55 | Changeup: 60 | Control: 60

27. Mike Soroka | RHP | Braves ๐Ÿ“น Fastball: 60 | Slider:ย 60 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 60

28. Michel Baez | RHP | Padres ๐Ÿ“น Fastball: 70 | Curveball: 55 | Slider:ย 55 | Changeup: 60 | Control: 60

29. Hunter Greene | RHP | Reds ๐Ÿ“น Fastball: 80 | Slider:ย 55 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 55

30. A.J. Puk | LHP | Athletics ๐Ÿ“น Fastball: 70 | Slider:ย 60 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 45

31. Scott Kingery | 2B | Phillies ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 60 | Power: 55 | Speed: 60 | Fielding: 60 | Arm: 50

32. Luis Urias | 2B | Padres ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 70 | Power: 40 | Speed: 50 | Fielding: 60 | Arm: 55

33. Triston McKenzie | RHP | Indians ๐Ÿ“น Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 60 |ย Changeup: 55 | Control: 55

34. Kyle Wright | RHP | Braves ๐Ÿ“น Fastball: 70 | Curveball: 60 | Slider:ย 60 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 50

35. Franklin Perez | RHP | Tigers ๐Ÿ“น Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 60 | Slider:ย 45 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 60

36. Willie Calhoun | OF | Rangers ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 60 | Power: 60 | Speed: 30 | Fielding: 30 | Arm: 40

37. Alex Verdugo | OF | Dodgers ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 60 | Power: 50 | Speed: 50 | Fielding: 55 | Arm: 70

38. Estevan Florial | OF | Yankees ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 50 | Power: 55 | Speed: 70 | Fielding: 60 | Arm: 70

39. Brendan McKay | LHP/1B | Rays ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 60 | Power: 50 | Speed: 30 | Fielding: 55 | Arm: 60 Fastball: 55 | Curveball: 60 | Slider:ย 55 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 55

40. Keibert Ruiz | C | Dodgers ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 60 | Power: 45 | Speed: 40 | Fielding: 55 | Arm: 50

41. Justus Sheffield | LHP | Yankees ๐Ÿ“น Fastball: 70 | Slider:ย 55 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 50

42. Ian Anderson | RHP | Braves ๐Ÿ“น Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 60 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 50

43. Franklin Barreto | SS | Athletics ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 60 | Power: 50 | Speed: 55 | Fielding: 50 | Arm: 50

44. Austin Meadows | OF | Pirates ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 60 | Power: 55 | Speed: 60 | Fielding: 60 | Arm: 50

45. Jake Bauers | 1B | Rays ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 55 | Power: 50 | Speed: 50 | Fielding: 55 | Arm: 45

46. Jo Adell | OF | Angels ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 60 | Power: 70 | Speed: 70 | Fielding: 55 | Arm: 60

47. Keston Hiura | 2B | Brewers ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 60 | Power: 55 | Speed: 45 | Fielding: 45 | Arm: 45

48. Taylor Trammell | OF | Reds ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 55 | Power: 60 | Speed: 60 | Fielding: 55 | Arm: 40

49. Jesus Sanchez | OF | Rays ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 60 | Power: 55 | Speed: 55 | Fielding: 50 | Arm: 50

50. Alex Faedo | RHP | Tigers ๐Ÿ“น Fastball: 60 | Slider:ย 60 | Changeup: 60 | Control: 55

51. Leody Taveras | OF | Rangers ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 55 | Power: 50 | Speed: 60 | Fielding: 60 | Arm: 60

52. Cal Quantrill | RHP | Padres ๐Ÿ“น Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 45 | Slider:ย 50 | Changeup: 70 | Control: 50

53. Jack Flaherty | RHP | Cardinals ๐Ÿ“น Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 50 | Slider:ย 55 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 55

54. Austin Riley | 3B | Braves ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 50 | Power: 60 | Speed: 40 | Fielding: 55 | Arm: 70

55. Carson Kelly | C | Cardinals ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 50 | Power: 50 | Speed: 20 | Fielding: 70 | Arm: 60

56. Juan Soto | OF | Nationals ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 60 | Power: 60 | Speed: 50 | Fielding: 55 | Arm: 50

57. Alec Hansen | RHP | White Sox ๐Ÿ“น Fastball: 70 | Curveball: 55 | Slider:ย 40 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 45

58. Luis Robert | OF | White Sox ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 55 | Power: 60 | Speed: 70 | Fielding: 50 | Arm: 60

59. Miguel Andujar | 3B | Yankees ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 55 | Power: 55 | Speed: 40 | Fielding: 50 | Arm: 60

60. Anthony Alford | OF | Blue Jays ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 60 | Power: 50 | Speed: 60 | Fielding: 60 | Arm: 40

61. Brandon Woodruff | RHP | Brewers Fastball: 60 | Slider:ย 55 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 55

62. Yordan Alvarez | 1B | Astros ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 55 | Power: 60 | Speed: 50 | Fielding: 50 | Arm: 45

63. Ryan McMahon | 1B | Rockies ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 60 | Power: 55 | Speed: 45 | Fielding: 50 | Arm: 55

64. Jorge Mateo | SS | Athletics ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 50 | Power: 45 | Speed: 80 | Fielding: 50 | Arm: 55

65. Kolby Allard | LHP | Braves ๐Ÿ“น Fastball: 50 | Curveball: 60 | Changeup: 60 | Control: 60

66. Adrian Morejon | LHP | Padres ๐Ÿ“น Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 50 | Changeup: 60 | Control: 55

67. Kyle Lewis | OF | Mariners ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 55 | Power: 60 | Speed: 50 | Fielding: 55 | Arm: 55

68. Chance Sisco | C | Orioles ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 60 | Power: 45 | Speed: 40 | Fielding: 50 | Arm: 50

69. Mitchell White | RHP | Dodgers ๐Ÿ“น Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 55 | Slider:ย 60 | Changeup: 45 | Control: 50

70. Sandy Alcantara | RHP | Marlins ๐Ÿ“น Fastball: 70 | Curveball: 50 | Slider:ย 50 | Changeup: 40 | Control: 45

71. Ryan Mountcastle | 3B | Orioles ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 60 | Power: 60 | Speed: 45 | Fielding: 45 | Arm: 30

72. Max Fried | LHP | Braves ๐Ÿ“น Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 60 | Changeup: 45 | Control: 45

73. Jon Duplantier | RHP | D'backs ๐Ÿ“น Fastball: 55 | Curveball: 55 | Slider:ย 55 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 60

74. Corbin Burnes | RHP | Brewers ๐Ÿ“น Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 60 | Slider:ย 55 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 55

75. Monte Harrison | OF | Brewers ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 50 | Power: 55 | Speed: 60 | Fielding: 55 | Arm: 60

76. J.B. Bukauskas | RHP | Astros ๐Ÿ“น Fastball: 60ย | Slider:ย 70 | Changeup: 45 | Control: 50

77. Albert Abreu | RHP | Yankees ๐Ÿ“น Fastball: 70 | Curveball: 60 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 50

78. Matt Manning | RHP | Tigers ๐Ÿ“น Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 60 | Changeup: 60 | Control: 45

79. Heliot Ramos | OF | Giants ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 50 | Power: 60 | Speed: 60 | Fielding: 55 | Arm: 55

80. Brett Phillips | OF | Brewers ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 50 | Power: 55 | Speed: 60 | Fielding: 60 | Arm: 80

81. Chance Adams | RHP | Yankees ๐Ÿ“น Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 45 | Slider:ย 60 | Changeup: 45 | Control: 50

82. Dane Dunning | RHP | White Sox ๐Ÿ“น Fastball: 60 | Slider:ย 60 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 55 83. Jay Groome | LHP | Red Sox ๐Ÿ“น Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 60 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 50 | Cutter: 55

84. Adonis Medina | RHP | Phillies ๐Ÿ“น Fastball: 60ย | Slider:ย 55 | Changeup: 60 | Control: 55

85. Michael Chavis | 3B | Red Sox ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 50 | Power: 60 | Speed: 45 | Fielding: 45 | Arm: 55

86. Tyler O'Neill | OF | Cardinals ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 45 | Power: 70 | Speed: 50 | Fielding: 50 | Arm: 55

87. Jorge Guzman | RHP | Marlins Fastball: 80 | Slider:ย 50 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 50

88. Dustin Fowler | OF | Athletics ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 55 | Power: 55 | Speed: 60 | Fielding: 60 | Arm: 50

89. Jahmai Jones | OF | Angels Hit: 50 | Power: 55 | Speed: 60 | Fielding: 55 | Arm: 50

90. Tyler Mahle | RHP | Reds ๐Ÿ“น Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 40 | Slider:ย 50 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 60

91. Nate Pearson | RHP | Blue Jays Fastball: 70 | Curveball: 45 | Slider:ย 55 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 45

92. Brent Rooker | OF | Twins ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 50 | Power: 60 | Speed: 40 | Fielding: 50 | Arm: 45

93. Nick Gordon | SS | Twins ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 50 | Power: 45 | Speed: 50 | Fielding: 50 | Arm: 55

94. Andres Gimenez | SS | Mets Hit: 55 | Power: 40 | Speed: 50 | Fielding: 60 | Arm: 60

95. Wander Javier | SS | Twins ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 50 | Power: 50 | Speed: 60 | Fielding: 55 | Arm: 70

96. Wander Franco | SS | Rays ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 55 | Power: 55 | Speed: 50 | Fielding: 55 | Arm: 50

97. Stephen Gonsalves | LHP | Twins ๐Ÿ“น Fastball: 50 | Curveball: 55 | Slider:ย 45 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 55

98. Jesse Winker | OF | Reds ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 60 | Power: 45 | Speed: 45 | Fielding: 40 | Arm: 40

99. Riley Pint | RHP | Rockies ๐Ÿ“น Fastball: 70 | Curveball: 50 | Slider:ย 55 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 45

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100. Adam Haseley | OF | Phillies ๐Ÿ“น Hit: 55 | Power: 50 | Speed:ย 50 | Fielding: 50 | Arm: 50

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