‘The No. 1 overall pick shortstop who beat out a monster rookie’
There’s a new list of the top 100 prospects in the Major League Baseball (MLB) pipeline.
According to MLB.com today (June 26), the No. 1 overall prospect in the league is Baltimore Orioles shortstop Jackson Halladay (19). Halliday, who was ranked No. 12 in the preseason, recently moved up to No. 3, making him the top prospect in the rankings토스카지노.
Halliday is the son of former MLB slugger Matt “Big Daddy” Halliday. Selected by Baltimore with the No. 1 overall pick in last year’s draft, Holliday signed a contract worth $8.19 million, breaking the high school player contract record.
Playing for the Aberdeen Ironbirds, Baltimore’s high Single-A team, Halliday is batting .303 with a .936 OPS (on-base percentage plus slugging percentage).
MLB.com wrote of Halliday, “He’s moving through the minors very quickly and has a very good plate discipline, with a nearly equal strikeout-to-walk ratio even at High Single-A. With power to go along with solid defense, Halliday should be at least a plus hitter in the majors.”
In second place is the Cincinnati Reds’ “monster rookie” shortstop Eli De La Cruz, 21, who was ranked fourth in our most recent rankings but moved up two spots to No. 2.
Cruz, who made his MLB debut on June 6, has been bombing the majors, recording a career-high 15 hits in his first 15 games. It was the first cycling hit by a Cincinnati hitter in 34 years. To date, Cruz’s MLB numbers are 69 hits, 23 doubles (3 home runs), a .333 batting average, and a .989 OPS.
In third place was Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Jackson Shurio (19). He was recently our #1 prospect, but slipped to #3 this time around. Shurio is currently hitting .252 with an OPS of .724 in Double-A.
In fourth place is Miami Marlins’ 100 mph right-hander Yuri Perez (20). Called up to the big leagues straight from Double-A, bypassing Triple-A, Perez is currently pitching like a pro with a 47-inning ERA of 1.34. He’s shaping up to be Miami’s new ace.
Rounding out the top five are Boston Red Sox shortstop Marcello Mayer (20) and Washington Nationals outfielder James Wood (20), respectively.