Susana is expected to sign with the Padres. While hes been uniformly dominant in the minors, Prezs stuff hit a different gear in 2022 and he rose to being our no. He does show an ability to move the barrel around and sizzle the baseball somewhere, often with tremendous force behind it. Alexis Hernandez, SS, Dominican Republic Cubs ($1,300,000) More 19. He is much more adept at doing this from the left side; his righty swing is relatively grooved. : Cubs ($1,000,000) More 15. Over the last year or so, hes thickened like a roux and become stronger, and hes capable of doing more damage than our tepid projection expected. Ricardo Cabrera, SS, Venezuela Reds More 4. Hes begun to solve the former problem by occasionally catching on one knee with one leg splayed out, la Carlos Ruiz, which allows him to be lower to the ground and present low pitches moving back toward the zone. An intense, cerebral presence on the mound, Liberatore made his big league debut in 2022, spending the back half of the season shuttling between the Cardinals rotation and Triple-A. For prospects around the globe hoping to sign with an MLB franchise, it kicks off a 11-month window for teams to land prospects. He shows good raw power, and it is expected to increase as he develops. Hes graded with the optimism that these traits will help him manage the swing-and-miss enough to be a multi-time All-Star. And Chourio has that kind of power. Athletic, 6-foot-6 outfielders who can rotate like Alcantara can are rare. The ETAs listed generally correspond to the year a player has to be added to the 40-man roster to avoid being made eligible for the Rule 5 draft. His 2021 season got off to a delayed start because of a stress fracture in his left foot (he slashed .326/.398/.592 across 80 upper-level games thereafter) and Jung spent most of 2022 on the shelf rehabbing from surgery to repair a torn left labrum. The international signing period, which runs through Dec. 15, is officially underway. Throw in the visual twitch and athleticism, and this is the player Spotifys algorithm would recommend to FanGraphs if prospects were musical artists. Tony Blanco Jr., OF, Dominican Republic Pirates ($900,000) More 12. -- $310,000Carlos Monteverde, OF, Ven. Plus, lvarez isnt nearly as chase-prone as Alfaro and has much more power than Bart, so he should outperform both. Its possible he was gassed at that point, but his late-2021 and early-2022 backfield defensive look was similar, and its rare for shortstops to be this size. Ariel Castro, OF, Cuba: Twins ($2,400,000) More 12. Batys swing has made it tough for him to lift the ball in games, but a 2022 tweak may have unleashed the beast. Despite some of the length and violence in Millers delivery, hes demonstrated that he can sustain elite velocity deep into each start, throw strikes, and (so far) keep his arm healthy, as his only career IL stint was for an oblique strain. As explosive as most of his body is, Veens hands are not, and he tends to be long into the hitting zone. Once I have a fairly complete picture of the players set to garner meaningful bonuses, I start to make more scouting and evaluation-centric calls and inquiries to augment the initial, bonus-based list. By Mark Polishuk | January 14, 2023 at 11:15pm CDT. All UZR (ultimate zone rating) calculations are provided courtesy of Mitchel Lichtman. The offensive package, even with a bat-to-ball blemish (for now), is still befitting of a star-level talent at shortstop or third base, wherever Henderson ends up playing. It has been tough to truly find out even though Jung is now 25 and has set foot in the big leagues. Cincinnatis present roster situation funnels him to third base, but Jonathan Indias injury history, Joey Vottos age and handedness, and the Reds willingness to play Kyle Farmer at shortstop in the past likely mean that Steer will see time all over the infield throughout the next few years, and this flexibility along with his hitting skill should make him nearly an everyday, every-inning player despite some of his defensive blemishes. Prezs fastball shape operates to the east and west of the zone. Hes also added a few ticks of velocity and now sits 93-96 mph, velocity hes maintained across two consecutive years of innings increases. His huge strides enable him to cover a ton of ground in center field and he is a not only a viable defender out there right now, but he looks like a future plus glove. Zavala isnt as physically projectable as some other youngsters on this list, but he might have a better hit plus power profile thanks to the rotation and subsequent bat speed he generates in his athletic, lefty swing. Its also when their dreams are realized. He can frame the ball well, shows good receiving skills and moves well laterally. -- $350,000, TwinsJuan Hernandez, SS, Ven. At the plate, he exhibits above-average bat-to-ball skills and strike zone awareness. From the right side of the plate, he shows tons of bat speed with a big loft. Jameson reached the majors in 2022 and is ready for prime time. Holliday entered the summer ranked as the No. Collier has stand-out raw strength and generates it across a very short mechanical distance, capable of driving thunderous contact to center and left/center with a flick of his wrists. It plays as an above-average offering even though Allens raw arm strength is comfortably below average. Merrill is Michael Brantley, except at shortstop. Only recently converted to center field full-time, Chourio easily has enough speed to stay there (hes routinely 4.15 home to first), and his routes and ball skills are okay. Now on the 40-man roster, Cartaya is poised to be a power-hitting All-Star catcher who gets eased into the big league waters in 2024 and 2025, toward the back end of Will Smiths arbitration years. : Twins ($1,100.000) More 32. He hit a whopping .324/.373/.600 at Low-A Carolina during the first half of the year, then slashed a more pedestrian .252/.317/.488 (as an 18-year-old!) -- $750,000, Blue JaysDavid Guzman, OF, Ven. House started the 2022 season very hot, slashing .325/.408/.449 with a 141 wRC+ at High-A through April before injuring his back in early May and sitting out a couple of weeks. Nelson Rada, OF, Venezuela Angels ($1,850,000) More 30. He ultimately fell to the White Sox at 22nd overall, and a little over a year removed from his selection, that looks like an absolute steal. window.FGWebsite_head_section.buildProspectsListTop100Controls(); His swing is like a right-handed version of Juan Sotos, capable of getting underneath the baseball in basically every part of the zone, in part because of the flexibility and athleticism in his lower half. He runs well enough to play an outfield corner and were projecting him there, la Schwarbers trajectory. : Dodgers+ ($2,077,500) More 4. Defensively, he has mostly played second base so far in his professional career, with just a handful of starts at short. : Athletics+ ($750,000) More 41. The switch hitter has improved in every facet of his game as he has matured physically in the last year, and he has a chance to have plus speed, arm, and raw power as a result. This is one of those cases. Martes body and athleticism regressed in 2022, and he looked pretty rough in the Arizona Fall League. He has very little experience at second and looked okay making routine plays there during the few reps he got in 2022, but its tough to project him there full-time based on how his range, hands, and actions look at third. If he does that while getting to most of his power, hell be one of the better players in baseball its just that De La Cruz has struck out a concerning 30% of the time. M.J. Melendezs 2019 and Bo Naylors 2020 are recent examples of otherwise good-hitting catchers who had a terrible offensive season in the mid-minors followed by an immediate and significant rebound the following year. He lacks the raw power of a typical big league first baseman, but Manzardos feel for sweet spot contact should enable him to clear the lofty offensive standard at that position. We can quibble over whether A-ball dynamics have changed due to the elimination of the short season leagues in a way that might invalidate historical precedents like this, but its reasonable to have some pause about Williams long-term prospectdom when you realize the closest 2022 comp for his contact data (66% contact%, 78% z-contact) was Paul DeJong. Brailer Guerrero, OF, D.R. The Rockies are expected to sign OF Dylan Jorge, but he's holding out for a larger bonus by signing in 2022. This level of athleticism might be an indication that Rodriguez will find a way to mature into more raw power despite not having a traditionally projectable frame. Top-400 Fantasy Baseball Prospects For Dynasty Leagues: January 2023. -- $840,000Carlos Mateo, RHP, D.R. Even as various aspects of his profile remain amorphous, Ramos offensive performance to this point and optimism that hell ultimately be able to play at least one infield position well as he matures put him on the Top 100 despite his variance. Stone was an athletic small-school prospect with a powerful drop-and-drive delivery and short, vertically-oriented arm action who the Dodgers selected late in the shortened 2020 draft. This projection is a little more bullish about him staying at short, at least for a while, largely based on Lees feel for the position. His aggressive approach resulted in his walk rate dipping at High-A, while his strikeout rate inflated a bit typical advancement-related growing pains but he still managed to slug .498 and swipe 19 bags at the higher level. Hes a plus rotational athlete, his hands are exceptionally strong, he can drive his top hand through contact to punish pitches at the top of the zone and he sometimes alters his footwork and the bend in his lower half to dip down and barrel low pitches. Even as he has become more and more muscular entering his 20s, he has maintained a freaky level of flexibility, which he attained by stretching four times per day. His changeup is only fair right now, and his command still comes and goes, and even though he didnt walk nearly as many hitters in 2021 as he did in college, there was still relief risk here even before his elbow blew out. -- $300,000, BravesJohn Estevez, OF, D.R. Merrills feel to hit is sublime. Gian Zapata, OF, D.R. Cristhian Vaquero, OF, Cuba Nationals ($4,925,000) More 3. ( By Staff January 15, 2021 They may. Barger can really cut it loose and is a threat to do damage on every swing. Berry has plus bat speed and raw power, with an uppercut bat path from both sides of the plate. Hell be a cog in Phillys quest for a second NL pennant. The final installment of this weeks set of international player updates revolves around the amateur prospects who will begin to sign a month from now when the new international signing period begins on January 15. He tends to live in the tempting upper third of the strike zone and above, where his heater is almost impossible to hit due to its riding life. If he can throw strikes in Allentown, hell likely crack the Phillies bullpen in 2023, and he has closer ceiling if he can throw strikes consistently. Casas spent most of 2022 with Triple-A Worcester and hit .273/.382/.481 there amid a two-month absence to recover from a high ankle sprain. The Tigers did their homework and signed him for an over-slot bonus in the fifth round, where many teams had written him off as unsignable. . -- $600,000Hector Liriano, OF, D.R. Perazas true carrying tool is his shortstop defense. Arroyo hit for a surprising amount of power at Low-A Modesto before he was sent to the Reds as part of the Luis Castillo trade, golfing out 13 homers and slugging .514. The bat is impactful enough to consider him a high-probability big leaguer regular of some kind, even at the bottom of the defensive hierarchy. : Phillies ($3,000,000) More 14. Ortiz is a slick shortstop defender with a plus hit tool and very little pop. Ortiz rocketed through the system in 2022, skipping High-A and spending most of the season with Double-A Altoona before making his big league debut across four starts in September and October. Hes tracking to debut ahead of his draft class typical 40-man timeline, perhaps as early as mid-2023 if things click with his command. It seemed as though he had potential landing spots in the 2022 drafts top 10 picks, but he ended up parachuting to 18, and signing for an over-slot $5 million. Hitters seem to take more comfortable swings against his breaking stuff later in outings, so perhaps theres something about Painters fastball angle that makes it easier to see his breaking balls pop out of hand once theyve had a look at them. How impactful a starter may depend on how his changeup, currently a tertiary offering, develops at the big league level. Hes such a good athlete with such polished baseball aptitude (the Rays field staff raves about it unprompted) that this forecast expects him to make the necessary adjustments to do so. His time on the Twins roster was too short-lived to put much stake in, but was just as brilliant more so, given his ability to translate those above-average across-the-board numbers to the highest level. With the Dragons in 2022, Rece earned the Reds Minor League Player of the Month Award for May. Check out our 2023 MLB Mock Draft. Montgomery raked his way to Double-A, where he spent the last couple weeks of his first full pro season as part of Project Birmingham, a de facto instructs and evaluation period for Chicagos best mid- and upper-level prospects. He started the 2022 season at Triple-A and wasnt quite as dominant as hed been at the close of 2021, with just a 21.5% strikeout rate throughout April and May. When he returned to the mound in August, he leapfrogged his way up the minor league ladder. Acua slashed .317/.417/.483 at High-A before finishing the season at Double-A, where his numbers deflated across the board, though that did include his strikeout rate, which he brought down to 21% at the more advanced level. This is where we value a contending teams plug-and-play third or fourth starter. Built at age 16 like Maurice Jones-Drew or a late-20s Mike Trout, nobody was totally sure how Domnguezs body and physicality would develop as he entered his 20s, and this (plus the internet hype) is where the Zion comp came from. Luis Guanipa, OF, Ven. Williams injury history and the relative violence of his delivery kept him just outside the 50 FV tier on the Cleveland list, even though he had a strong pro debut and spent most of the year at Double-A Akron. Many other teams knew of Carter, but did not know his prospectdom in a thorough sense; some thought he was unsignable, others were entirely unaware of him, as we were. He has a simple, well-leveraged swing that takes advantage of his strength, and the long levers that come with his 6-foot-5, 220 pound frame produce jaw-dropping home runs when he really squares one up. . Dyan Jorge, SS, Cuba Rockies ($2,800,000) More 16. He does look quite vulnerable out there but it isnt an issue opposing pitchers have consistently been able to exploit just yet. On a universal prospect continuum, Henderson grades out a shade below some of the 70 FV or better prospects from recent years like Shohei Ohtani, Wander Franco, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., and (gulp) Gavin Lux (who is now tracking like a 60, thank goodness) because were talking about a corner bat with what might be a 45-grade hit tool. In 2022, he established himself as one of the premiere pitching prospects in the Cardinals system, issuing 81 strikeouts and just 15 walks over his 52.1 innings at Low-A, where he spent the entire season. Fantasy Fallout: With Gavin Lux Out, Could A Sleeper Emerge? His fastball has done a ton of damage at the top of the zone and is a legit plus-plus pitch. Were taking the long view here and think Libby will find a way to be a fourth starter. Velocity, repertoire depth, and fastball control have Miller poised to be an impact, mid-rotation starter in the near future, while long-term secondary projection could eventually pull him into a different stratosphere. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. is a registered trademark of CBS Interactive Inc. site: media | arena: mlb | pageType: stories | Because hes still so young, the chances are better that Marte can course correct in this area, and theres recent precedent for that path in Julio Rodrguez, who became sleeker and faster to stay in center field. Traded from Cleveland along with Phil Maton for Myles Straw, Diaz slugged his way from Corpus Christi to Sugar Land in 2022, and is now the best hitting catcher on Houstons 40-man roster. 2023 International Prospects. He needs to improve at framing pitches in the bottom of the zone, especially breaking balls, which he tends to let travel too deep, making them appear to be below the zone. : Giants ($2,697,500) More 16. Especially in the Venezuelan Winter League, Rocchio has been struggling (and perhaps regressing) in the field. His approach is solid, though there are some issues chasing breaking balls, and his in-zone swing-and-miss was a fair bit below average in 2022 (he swings inside a lot of sliders), but were talking about a 20-year-old at Double-A here. Starting on the defensive side of the ball, Arias has plus arm potential. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalised web experience. It might not be long before Montgomerys bat is better than Yon Moncadas, so perhaps a proactive shift to third base is a good idea. A high-probability shortstop with a long-limbed, projectable frame, Hernandez was your traditional international amateur who excels in a workout environment. I pulled out portions of these documents for reference in the pieces published earlier this week and have done so again here, but I suggest readers familiarize themselves further. 3. He has a shot to break camp with the big club and play a huge role on the next Orioles contender. dyckman shooting december 13, 2021, mary baker eddy cause of death,

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