I’d argue this is one of his poorest efforts and really goes against his usual upside preference. I nearly wonder if he merely did a rudimentary effort to rank a bunch of 35s.
Shuster at 1 and Shewmake at 5 are surprising aggressive selections for low ceiling players. No Nacho and no J15s but most positive surprise was flagging Kevin Kilpatrick.
I am definitely starting to cement my rankings as we go on and it would be Murphy at #1 unless we add Guanipa already in which case he is our top prospect imho.
So my top 10 is looking like:
1. Luis Guanipa, OF
2. Owen Murphy, SP - I think he can be Painter-lite in terms of breaking out this year. His BABIP events are excellent as are his BB/K history.
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3. JR Ritchie, SP
4. Spencer Schwellenbach, SP/RP
5. AJ Smith-Shawer, SP
6. Cole Phillips, SP
7. Nacho Alvarez, 3B
8. Jared Shuster, SP - He’ll be very frustrating if he’s your number one.
9. Diego Benitez, 3B
10. Adam Maier, SP/RP - No one is as high risk as he. His arm injury history is frightening.