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Top Appalachian League Hitting Prospects

Franklin Barreto Blue Jays 17BAA 189.7
Yordi Calderon Mariners 19BAA 177.5
Kyle Wren Braves 22BAP 138.4
Dawel Lugo Blue Jays 18BAA 114.5
Dominic Smith Mets 18BBA 105.8
Amed Rosario Mets 17BBA 63.2
Zach Larson Twins 19BAA 51.9
Cody Livesay Braves 19BBA 38
Mitch Nay Blue Jays 19BAA 30.7
Aaron Barbosa Mariners 21BBA 30.6
Victor Caratini Braves 19BAA 25.4
Timothy Locastro Blue Jays 20BBA 14.4
Gabrial Franca Mariners 19BBA 5.2
Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado Royals 18BBA 1.4
Juan Santana Astros 18BBA 0
Isaiah Yates Mariners 18BAA -1.2
Brett Phillips Astros 19BBA -8.2
Toby Thomas White Sox 19BAA -23.2
Johan Camargo Braves 19BBA -26.9
Luis Reynoso Astros 18BBA -32.8
Victor Velasquez White Sox 18BBA -37.3
Eric Arce Blue Jays 21BBA -48
Trey Michalczewski White Sox 18BBA -77
Kristian Brito Mariners 18BAA -83.6
Bryan De La Rosa Braves 19BBA -104.1
Bradley Marquez Mets 20BBA -106.3
Joe Decarlo Mariners 19BBA -119.8
Johnny Eierman Rays 20BBA -124
Matt Dean Blue Jays 20BAA -125.5
Lance Jeffries Cardinals 20BBA -153.6
Stuart Turner Twins 21BBA -157.8
Steve Bean Cardinals 19BBA -180
Jose Solano Astros 21BAA -180.9
Bralin Jackson Rays 19BBA -194
Jackson Laumann Braves 19BBA -200.5
Spencer Edwards Rays 20BBA -225.9
Ariel Ovando Astros 19BAA -240.3
J.J. Altobelli Cardinals 22BBA -247.6
Wallace Gonzalez Astros 20BBA -266.6
Carl Thomore White Sox 20BBA -271.6
D.J. Davis Blue Jays 20BAA -289.4
Yoel Araujo Rays 20BBA -318.9
Hunter Lockwood Rays 20BAA -331.3
Mitchell Garver Twins 22BAA -333
Rory Rhodes Twins 21BAA -382.6


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2 Jameson Taillon RHP The Woodlands (Texas) HS
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4 Drew Pomeranz LHP Mississippi
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7 AJ Cole P Oviedo HS, Orlando
8 Zack Cox 3B Arkansas
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