Baseball America Top Ten Prospects

Wednesday, December 20 2017 @ 09:36 AM EST

Contributed by: Gerry

BA has released their top ten prospects. There is at least one surprise.

The list is:

  1. Vlad Guerrero Jr.
  2. Bo Bichette
  3. Anthony Alford
  4. Nate Pearson
  5. Lourdes Gurriel
  6. Erick Pardinho
  7. Danny Jansen
  8. Logan Warmoth
  9. Richard Urena
  10. Ryan Borucki

Having Gurriel at #5 seems high. The placement of Pardinho is not a surprise as BA always highly-rank new signings, whether it be through the draft or free agents.

There are two differences between the players in the top ten for BA as compared to the Batters Box top ten. BA include Gurriel and Pardinho, while Da Box included Sean Reid-Foley and Riley Adams. The Batters Box list had Gurriel at #13 and Pardinho at #23.

The top three are the same in both lists. BA have Pearson at four, Da Box had Jansen at four and Pearson at five.

Other items to note in the article include Kevin Smith being rated as the best defensive infielder and Reggie Pruitt as having the best OF arm. Scouts don't think Bichette has the range or footwork to stay at shortstop long term.

There will be a chat this afternoon.