The Major’s are already waiting for the rookies of this campaign and each of this top 10 will seek to leave their mark with the new colors they will wear.
Known as the Babe Ruth of Japan, Othani aroused interest from almost every team in the Grand Tent when he announced his intention to go to the United States this 2018. The batter, and also pitcher, was recognized last season as the Most Played Player. Valuable from Japan’s Pacific League at 23 years old.
Venezuelan outfielder Ronald Acuña was recognized last year as the Most Valuable Player of the Arizona Fall League. In Las Menores, he averaged a hit of .325 in 2017, in addition to 21 home runs. In the Spring Training averaged above .400 in 44 appearances.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
The third Canadian baseman, the son of Vladimir Guerrero – the next Hall of Famer – stood out in 2017 not only for his $ 3.9 million contract with Toronto, but for his batting average above .300 and a slugging percentage of. 485 On March 27, Junior hit a home run in Montreal where his father played for the Expos of the same city.
The 21-year-old Dominican outfildier will start the year with the Birmingham Barons. Jiménez’s batting has been compared to that of Frank Thomas when this was the number one prospect of the White Sox.
“It’s a pride for me, but when I get to the field I try to play my ball, play hard and do what I have to do,” said Jiménez.
In 2016, Torres became the Most Valuable Player and batting champion (.403) youngest in the history of the Arizona Fall League. The 21-year-old Bolivarian was one of the key players in changing the Cubs and Yankees for Aroldis Chapman.
Robles had the honors of being named an All-Star of the Carolina League in 2017 and hence his career was up. He received his first call to the Nationals’ first team at age 20 and then managed to join the roster that went to the playoffs. In the Major Leagues it registers an average of .250.
One thinks that by the force of Senzel, combined with its speed to the bat, it would have to average, in a future, above the .300 and that, with this, is competing for titles to bat. In his last campaign in Double-A he scored 14 home runs, in addition to 65 runs batted in.
Fernando Tatis Jr.
The son of Fernando Tatis was a sensation when he was 18 years old, being the first baseball player to reach 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases in the history of the Midwest League at that age. Tatis Jr. has not debuted with the San Diego Padres, but he already played 14 Double-A games with San Antonio Missions last year.
Whitley was selected in 2016 by the Astros in the first round in 17th place. The Texan pitcher moved quickly to Double-A last year, but he was suspended 50 games for a violation of the league’s drug program.
The last one on the list is not the least important. His fastball is currently between 96 and 99 miles per hour and in Las Minores he averages 11.5 strikeouts for every nine innings. The right-hander recorded seven strikeouts in seven episodes of the Sprin Training.