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Scouting reports on all 50 Futures Game players

June 29, 2017

A collection of the best talent in the Minor Leagues has been assembled for the 19th annual SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which will be broadcast live from Miami on MLB Network on Sunday, July 9. Below is a snapshot of each of the 50 players, with links to scouting reports,

A collection of the best talent in the Minor Leagues has been assembled for the 19th annual SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which will be broadcast live from Miami on MLB Network on Sunday, July 9. Below is a snapshot of each of the 50 players, with links to scouting reports, tools and grades, stats and video on MLB Pipeline's Prospect Watch.
Beau Burrows, RHP, Erie SeaWolves (AA)
No. 3 on Tigers' Top 30

The Tigers' first-round pick in 2015, Burrows pitched well in his first full season as a teenager in the Midwest League in '16, then made quick work of the Florida State League (4-3, 1.23 ERA) and was jumped to Double-A Erie after just 11 starts this year. More »
Jon Duplantier, RHP, Visalia Rawhide (A+)
No. 8 on D-backs' Top 30

After throwing just one inning in his pro debut after being taken in the third round by the D-backs last year, Duplantier opened the 2017 season by allowing no earned runs in nine of his first 10 starts at Class A Kane County, where he went 6-1 with a 1.24 ERA before being promoted to Visalia. More »
Jack Flaherty, RHP, Memphis Redbirds (AAA)
No. 5 on Cardinals' Top 30/No. 97 on MLB Top 100

The 2014 first-rounder made quick work of the Double-A Texas League, going 7-2 with a 1.42 ERA in 10 starts en route to a Triple-A promotion on June 1 at age 21. His stuff has continued to tick up this season, with the right-hander showing plus velocity along with his usual plus changeup and a pair of improved breaking balls. More »
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Foster Griffin, LHP, Northwest Arkansas Naturals (AA)
No. 20 on Royals' Top 30

Griffin, 21, posted ERAs of 5.44 and 5.43 ERA in his first two full seasons, but he's broken out this season with a 2.49 ERA in 94 innings, highlighted by a 5-1 record and a 1.93 ERA in six starts since moving up to Double-A. More »
Jimmy Herget, RHP, Louisville Bats (AAA)
No. 17 on Reds' Top 30

The Reds' sixth-round pick in 2015, Herget has gone 57-for-65 in save opportunities with 12.1 strikeouts-per-nine during his quick rise through the Minors. Currently saving games in Triple-A, the 23-year-old righty seems poised to make his big league debut later this season.
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Brent Honeywell, RHP, Durham Bulls (AAA)
No. 2 on Rays' Top 30/No. 23 on MLB Top 100

Honeywell has been inconsistent since moving up to Durham, though he has pitched better of late and continues to miss plenty of bats with his deep, five-pitch mix. He's compiled 103 strikeouts against 22 walks in 81 1/3 innings between the Double- and Triple-A levels. More »
Michael Kopech, RHP, Birmingham Barons (AA)
No. 3 on White Sox Top 30/No. 11 on MLB Top 100

Owner of a fastball that sits in the upper 90s and routinely exceeds triple digits, the 21-year-old Kopech has showcased his power stuff in his introduction to the Southern League, where he's racked up 94 strikeouts in 72 innings while holding hitters to a .183 average. More »
Triston McKenzie, RHP, Lynchburg Hillcats (A+)
No. 3 on Indians' Top 30/No. 48 on MLB Top 100

Few Minor League hurlers have improved their stock in 2017 as much as McKenzie, who is leading the Class A Advanced Carolina League in both strikeouts (99) and opponents' batting average (.189). The projectable righty could reach Double-A this season before celebrating his 20th birthday. More »
A.J. Puk, LHP, Midland RockHounds (AA)
No. 2 on A's Top 30/No. 58 on MLB Top 100

The sixth overall Draft pick in 2016, Puk's 14.0 strikeouts-per-nine and 106 strikeouts rank first and second in the Minors, respectively, among qualified hurlers, and he's already reached the Double-A level less than a year into his pro career. He has front-of-the-rotation stuff, with a plus fastball-slider pairing and feel for a changeup. More »
Tanner Scott, LHP, Bowie Baysox (AA)
No. 10 on Orioles' Top 30

The Orioles have kept Scott, who can hit 100 mph with ease from the left side, on a short leash in his first season as a full-time starting pitcher, allowing him exactly three innings in each of his 15 starts. He's excelled in spite of the limitations, as evidenced by his 1.40 ERA, 57 strikeouts and .172 opponents' average in 45 innings. More »
Zack Collins, C, Winston-Salem Dash (A+)
No. 7 on White Sox Top 30/No. 69 on MLB Top 100

Collins been mired in a slump for much of June and, in general, hasn't hit for much average this season, but the switch-hitting backstop has still demonstrated a valuable blend of on-base skills and power (.776 OPS, 10 homers), while throwing out 43 percent (34 of 79) of attempted basestealers. More »
Chance Sisco, C, Norfolk Tides (AAA)
No. 1 on Orioles' Top 30/No. 86 on MLB Top 100

Sisco's bat has heated in June as he's slashed .311/.386/.419 in 21 games to improve his season line to .266/.342/.383. You can expect those numbers to keep improving, as the 22-year-old catcher has hit at least .317 in three of his first four seasons.
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Brian Anderson, 3B, Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (AAA)
No. 3 on Marlins' Top 30

The consistent power Anderson showed in last year's Arizona Fall League has carried over into the 2017 season for the 24-year-old third baseman, as he's already matched his career high with 11 home runs while posting a .798 OPS in 75 Southern League contests. More »
Bo Bichette, SS/2B, Lansing Lugnuts (A)
No. 5 on Blue Jays' Top 30/No. 99 on MLB Top 100

The son of former big leaguer Dante Bichette, Bo has hit an absurd .408/.458/.661 with 137 hits, 56 extra-base hits and 83 RBIs in 84 professional games since signing as a second-round pick in 2016. The 19-year-old's .402 average this season is tops in the Minors, and he's pacing the Midwest League in all three triple-slash categories (.402/.461/.638), hits (102), doubles (30) and total bases (162) through 62 games. More »
Nick Gordon, SS, Chattanooga Lookouts (AA)
No. 1 on Twins' Top 30/No. 41 on MLB Top 100

The fifth-overall Draft pick in 2014 made progress during his first two full seasons before breaking out in 2017 with the move up to Double-A. His .310/.378/.488 slash line and six home runs are career highs, and he's long been viewed as a strong defender at either middle-infield position. More »
Rhys Hoskins, 1B, Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
No. 13 on Phillies' Top 30

Hoskins has shown big-time power at every level, and he's already gone deep 18 times in 79 games this season after finishing second in the Minors with 38 home runs one year ago. The 24-year-old first baseman has cleaned up his approach, too, enabling him to hit for a higher average (.304) while drastically reducing his strikeout rate. More »
Scott Kingery, 2B, Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
No. 11 on Phillies' Top 30

One of the top breakout prospects in 2017, Kingery finds himself knocking on the door of the big leagues after raking his way through the Eastern League en route to Triple-A. While he's long stood out for his hitting ability, speed and strong defense at the keystone, Kingery has taken a considerable step forward in the power department this season with 20 home runs, good for a share of second place in the Minors. More »
Ryan McMahon, 1B/3B/2B, Albuquerque Isotopes (AAA)
No. 5 on Rockies' Top 30

A second-round Draft pick in 2013 who has been challenged at every stage in his career, McMahon owns a robust .440 average with six homers and 26 RBIs in 25 Triple-A games after slashing .326/.390/.536 with six homers over 49 contests in his return to the Eastern League. More »
Brendan Rodgers, SS/2B, Hartford Yard Goats (AA)
No. 1 on Rockies' Top 30/No. 10 on MLB Top 100

Rodgers, 2015 No. 3 overall Draft pick, already has received a promotion to Double-A this season after a torrid first half in the California League during which he paced the circuit in all three triple-slash categories (.400/.419/.700) while collecting 84 hits, including 12 homers and 21 doubles, in 48 games. The 20-year-old shortstop still has gains to make on both sides of the ball, but the offensive ceiling is among the highest in the Minors. More »
Nick Senzel, 3B, Pensacola Blue Wahoos (AA)
No. 1 on Reds' Top 30/No. 20 on MLB Top 100

Speaking of players recently promoted to Double-A, Senzel raked at a .305/.371/.476 clip with 32 extra-base hits during the first half en route to All-Star honors in the Florida State League, followed by a bump up to Pensacola. The second-overall pick in the 2016 Draft has all the tools to become the first bat from his class to reach the Major Leagues. More »
Lewis Brinson, OF, Colorado Spring Sky Sox (AAA)
No. 1 on Brewers' Top 30/No. 13 on MLB Top 100

Brinson struggled amidst inconsistent playing time in his first taste of the big leagues, but he's swung a hot bat this week in his return to the Triple-A level. The 23-year-old should make his return to Milwaukee later this season, where his elite athleticism and top-notch power-speed combo will be on full display. More »
Derek Fisher, OF, Fresno Grizzlies (AAA)
No. 4 on Astros' Top 30/No. 71 on MLB Top 100

Fisher also saw time in the big leagues in June, though he fared much better than Brinson, hitting .278 (5-for-18) with two home runs over five games. He also possesses a dynamic blend of power and speed, which he proved by posting back-to-back 20-20 campaigns in is first two full seasons. More »
Corey Ray, OF, Carolina Mudcats (A+)
No. 2 on Brewers' Top 30/No. 22 on MLB Top 100

Ray underwent knee surgery last October that delayed the start of his season until mid-April and led to an inconsistent first half in the Carolina League. He has yet to adjust to the professional ranks in earnest since being taken fifth overall in 2016, but the tools are there for Ray to become an impact big leaguer. More »
Bryan Reynolds, OF, San Jose Giants (A+)
No. 3 on Giants' Top 30

Another highly touted 2016 pick from the college ranks, Reynolds, a second-rounder, has begun his first full season by hitting .310/.350/.463 in the California League. The switch-hitter hits for average from both sides of the plate, with present gap power that could develop into average over-the-fence pop. More »
Kyle Tucker, OF, Corpus Christi Hooks (AA)
No. 2 on Astros' Top 30/No. 28 on MLB Top 100

Improved power in the form of a career-high 15 homers has helped Tucker, 20, reach Double-A in just his second full season. He's hitting .277/.353/.539 overall, with 39 extra-base hits, 60 RBIs and 17 steals in 73 games. More »
Domingo Acevedo, RHP, Trenton Thunder (AA)
No. 12 on Yankees' Top 30

The 6-foot-7 Acevedo can reach 103 mph with his fastball, so that combination of height and velocity may remind Yankees fans of Dellin Betances. Acevedo could be as effective if he refines his breaking ball. Right now, his changeup is his second best pitch. But the sky is the limit for the 23-year old. More »
Yadier Alvarez, RHP, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (A+)
No. 1 on Dodgers' Top 30/No. 40 on MLB Top 100

Alvarez is the crown jewel of an international prospect class the Dodgers spent more than $150 million on from 2015-2016. The Cuban righty hits 97 with his fastball and features three potentially plus breaking pitches in his arsenal. More »

Jaime Barria, RHP, Mobile BayBears (AA)
No. 8 on Angels' Top 30

A projectable right-hander from Panama, Barria profiles as a legitimate No. 4 or No. 5 starter in the big leagues soon. He has one of the best feels for the strike zone among all pitching prospects, and in turn, one of the lowest career walk rates in the Minors. More »
Cal Quantrill, RHP, Lake Elsinore Storm (A+)
No. 2 on Padres' Top 30

An Ontario native and the son of former Major Leaguer Paul Quantrill, the right-hander features an outstanding three-pitch mix, each of which has a chance to be at least Major League average. He possesses the size, stuff and pitchability to make a quick ascent through the Minors. More »
Luis Escobar, RHP, West Virginia Power (A)
No. 13 on Pirates' Top 30

Escobar has gained nearly 50 pounds of good muscle since signing as a 16-year-old out of Panama in 2013. The former infielder pitches with a lot of energy and hits 96 mph consistently with his fastball. More »
Tayron Guerrero, RHP, Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (AA)
No. 17 on Marlins' Top 30

Guerrero is a big guy (6-foot-8) with a big fastball (98 mph) the Marlins acquired in the trade that brought Andrew Cashner to Miami last July. His big league future depends on whether he learns to command the baseball better as he matures. More »
Jonathan Hernandez, RHP, Down East Wood Ducks (A+)
No. 18 on Rangers' Top 30

The son of ex-big leaguer Fernando Hernandez, the Rangers' No.18 prospect is a sinkerball pitcher who has added velocity over the last two seasons. More »
Jairo Labourt, LHP, Erie SeaWolves (AA)
No. 19 on Tigers' Top 30

Labourt was part of the package the Tigers received in 2015 for trading David Price, so they have high hopes for the lefty. The stuff is there, however, the command and control have been issues in the low Minors. More »
Mike Soroka, RHP, Mississippi Braves (AA)
No. 4 on Braves' Top 30/No. 65 on MLB Top 100

Soroka anchored a Rome rotation that helped win a South Atlantic League title in his first full season, and has consistently been one of the youngest players at each level he's played. He's been very good for Double-A Mississippi this season, going 9-3 with a 2.14 ERA. More »
Thyago Vieira, RHP, Arkansas Travelers (AA)
No. 10 on Mariners' Top 30

This pitching staff is stacked with velocity, and Vieira brings more of that. The big righty could be a future closer with a fastball that touches 102 mph. More »
Tomas Nido, C, Binghamton Rumble Ponies (AA)
No. 10 on Mets' Top 30

Nido makes a lot of hard contact, though he'll have to continue to make adjustments as he moves up. He profiles as a solid-average receiver, one who has worked tirelessly on his defense, leading to him throwing out 40.6 percent of would-be basestealers since the start of 2015. More »
Francisco Mejia, C, Akron RubberDucks (AA)
No. 2 on Indians' Top 30/No. 34 on MLB Top 100

The switch-hitting Mejia showcased his natural hitting ability from both sides of the plate last season by authoring a 50-game hitting streak, and he hasn't been slowed a bit this season with the move up to Double-A. Though his approach is aggressive, Mejia generates consistently hard contact to all fields thanks to his advanced bat-to-ball skills and outstanding barrel control. More »
Yordan Alvarez, 1B, Buies Creek Astros (A+)
No. 14 on Astros' Top 30

Alvarez, 20, has one of the highest offensive ceilings in Houston's system. He has a quiet left-handed stroke with advanced feel for the barrel and mastery of the strike zone, which helped him bat .341 in his short pro debut and has him hitting .333/.446/.614 with 10 homers across two levels this season. More »
Rafael Devers, 3B, Portland Sea Dogs (AA)
No. 1 on Red Sox's Top 30/No. 12 on MLB Top 100

Devers' signature tool is his prodigious power to all fields, and it's already translated to a career-high 16 home runs this season for the 20-year-old third baseman. He's more than just a slugger, however, which he's proved yet again with his ability to make an adjustment in Double-A, where he's hitting .298 through 67 games. More »
Mauricio Dubon, SS/2B, Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA)
No. 9 on Brewers' Top 30

Acquired from Boston during the offseason in the Tyler Thornburg deal, Dubon has tremendous hand-eye coordination and a quick right-handed bat along with plus speed that makes him a threat on the basepaths. Defensively, he is a true shortstop, one with quick hands and feet as well as the arm strength to make plays from either side of the bag. More »
Lucius Fox, SS, Bowling Green Hot Rods (AA)
No. 14 on Rays' Top 30

Fox, whom the Rays acquired from San Francisco in the Matt Moore deal at last year's Trade Deadline, is a top-flight athlete with plus speed and three more tools that should be at least solid. After an injury-plagued start to his career, the 19-year-old shortstop is hitting .285/.360/.364 with 14 extra-base hits and 22 steals in the Midwest League. More »
Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 3B, Lansing Lugnuts (A)
No. 1 on Blue Jays' Top 30/No. 27 on MLB Top 100

Following in the footsteps of his father, Vlad Jr. is already one of the best pure hitters in the Minors, with a preternatural ability to barrel the ball from the right side of the plate and effortless raw power to all fields thanks to his combination of bat speed, physical strength and hand-eye coordination. As an 18-year-old in the Midwest League, he's hitting .309/.398/.457 with 25 extra-base hits, 40 RBIs and more walks (33) than strikeouts (31). More »
Yoan Moncada, 2B, Charlotte Knights (AAA)
No. 1 on White Sox Top 30/No. 1 on MLB Top 100

A switch-hitter with electric bat speed and plus-plus speed, Moncada continues to bide his time in Triple-A, where he's hit .280/.377/.455 with 10 homers and 15 steals, but also 85 strikeouts, in 65 games. After coming over from Boston in the Chris Sale trade, the 22-year-old second baseman should make his White Sox debut during the second half. More »
Josh Naylor, 1B, Lake Elsinore Storm (A+)
No. 13 on Padres' Top 30

Naylor's calling card is his plus raw power from the left side of the plate, but it's his natural feel for hitting that has stood out more early in his career. The Ontario native makes hard contact to all fields thanks to his plus bat speed and excellent hand-eye coordination. More »
Amed Rosario, SS, Las Vegas 51s (AAA)
No. 1 on Mets' Top 30/No. 3 on MLB Top 100

Rosario dominated across two stops in 2016 offensively and has continued to hit this season, hitting .315 through 76 games with Triple-A Las Vegas. He also has the potential to be an elite-level defender at shortstop thanks to his range, hands, footwork and plus arm. More »
Ronald Acuna, OF, Mississippi Braves (AA)
No. 7 on Braves' Top 30/No. 88 on MLB Top 100

Acuna has the chance to be a true five-tool player. He's already showing an advanced approach at the plate and is hitting .316 with five homers and 16 steals in 45 games at the Double-A level, despite being just 19 years old. More »
Estevan Florial, OF, Charleston RiverDogs (A)
No. 15 on Yankees' Top 30

Lean and athletic, he has well above-average raw power and arm strength as well as plus speed. A left-handed hitter built for Yankee Stadium, he's batting .310/.388/.522 with 10 homers and 13 steals in the South Atlantic League, though he'll need to temper his aggressive approach as he moves up. More »
Eloy Jimenez, OF, Myrtle Beach Pelicans (A+)
No. 1 on Cubs' Top 30/No. 8 on MLB Top 100

Jimenez put on a show in the 2016 Futures Game and won the Midwest League MVP last season at just 19 years of age. He generates impressive bat speed and leverage from the right side of the plate, and already understands that he doesn't have to sell out for power to hit home runs. More »
Victor Robles, OF, Potomac Nationals (A+)
No. 1 on Nationals' Top 30/No. 5 on MLB Top 100

Robles showcases all five tools along with elite athleticism on a daily basis. He has ingredients to become a plus hitter from the right side of the plate, with a compact but explosive swing and a present feel for using the whole field that has produced a .296/.389/.527 batting line and 32 extra-base hits in the Carolina League. More »
Alex Verdugo, OF, Oklahoma City Dodgers (AAA)
No. 2 on Dodgers' Top 30/No. 51 on MLB Top 100

An extremely advanced hitter for his age, Verdugo excels at recognizing pitches, managing the strike zone and squaring up the ball. The 21-year-old has been especially locked in lately as he's in the midst of an 18-game hitting streak that has helped improve his average to .344. More »

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