Baseball America released its list of the top 50 prospects in the game at the midway point of the season Monday morning. And as previously reported, Kris Bryant was ranked as the second best prospect in all of baseball.
Based on the midseason ranking, Kris Bryant has taken over the top spot in the Cubs system, which Baseball America has ranked as the best in baseball. The Cubs placed four players in the top 50 and three in the first seven.
Kris Bryant was ranked second behind the Twins’ Byron Buxton. The Astros’ Carlos Correa and the Rangers’ Joey Gallo checked in at number three and four.
Addison Russell is the fifth best prospect according to Baseball America with the Indians Francisco Lindor separating Russell and Javier Baez. Baseball America thinks Baez is the seventh best prospect in minor league ball. Jonathan Gray (Rockies), Miguel Sano (Twins) and Dylan Bundy (Orioles) rounded out BA’s top 10.
Arismendy Alcantara cracked the top 35 and was ranked as the 33rd best prospects after beginning the season as the last player on BA’s Top 100. Alcantara has put together an excellent season and is very close to making his big league debut.
Baseball America’s pre-season ranking of the top 100 prospects in baseball had seven Cubs on the list.
Javier Baez (5), Kris Bryant (8), C.J. Edwards (28), Albert Almora (36), Jorge Soler (41), Pierce Johnson (87) and Arismendy Alcantara (100) were in the top 100 in February.
Baseball America’s Prospect All-Star Team
Kris Bryant was named to another All-Star team, and while this one was on virtual-paper only, the accolades for the power hitting third baseman just keep rolling in.
Baseball America released its All-Star Prospect team Friday and BA picked Kris Bryant to play third base on a very impressive list of minor leaguers. Baseball America chose Bryant to play third, and not Joey Gallo of the Rangers.
Kris Bryant and Joey Gallo are pushing one another toward a 50 homer season in the minors, which would be the first time a minor leaguer hit 50 homers in a single season since Ron Kittle in 1982. Bryant hit his 30th home run Sunday night and tied Gallo for the most dingers in all of professional baseball. Bryant leads the minors in most offensive categories.