Yoan Moncada

.417 Hitting
Potential

A highly touted Cuban, but so far he’s struggling. He’s got bulging muscles, but so did Gabe Kapler. Not much to see here.

Update
July 10, 2016
Well he's picked it up a bit, hasn't he? Looking a lot better now.
.655 Hitting
Potential
Update
July 6, 2017
Everyone's talking about him, but his numbers are unspectacular. Don't believe the hype.
.600 Hitting
Potential
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Corey Seager

.686 Hitting
Potential

Looks like he’s got some decent power potential, just needs to work on his eye a bit. Note that he’s putting up some of his big numbers in the PCL, which inflates things a little.

Surprisingly slow for a middle infielder.

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Addison Russell

.648 Hitting
Potential

Looks pretty good but not outstanding with the bat. Plenty of hype, just not sure he’s going to live up to it. He’s found his way into the Cubs lineup at a very young age, though. That bodes well.

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Francisco Lindor

.514 Hitting
Potential

Not good. He must be great with the glove, because he’s advancing through the minors with very mediocre batting numbers.

Unless he learns a thing or two, this guy is going to struggle to keep a spot in a major league lineup.

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Carlos Correa

.659 Hitting
Potential

This guy was looking pretty good before 2015, but now he’s really lighting it up in the high minors. Simultaneous improvement and advancement through the minor leagues is a great indicator of success. And he’s very young.

I don’t see him becoming a superstar with the bat, but I think he’ll end up having a pretty good career. Statistically, he’s not exceptional in any area, but he doesn’t seem to have any glaring weaknesses, either.

At 6’4″ and 210 lbs, he’s pretty huge for a shortstop. I don’t see him staying there as he gets older and bigger. A-Rod and Ripken types, large men who are agile enough to stay at the position for any period of time, are rare. But even they had to move eventually.

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Byron Buxton

.593 Hitting
Potential

A lot of people are talking about him, but I just don’t see it. He doesn’t get on base a whole lot, his eye doesn’t seem well developed, and his power is lacking, especially for an outfielder. He’s got a decent frame, though, so maybe the power will come as he fills out.

He’s young, so he’s got years of improvement ahead of him. And it seems to me that he’s being rushed along through the minors. That usually means that there’s something special that’s not reflected in the numbers. But at this point, I don’t see him being better than slightly above average bat in the major leagues.

Buxton is definitely fast, though, as evidenced by his ridiculous triples totals in the minors. And he looks to be a great base stealer. But how valuable is speed when there’s not a good bat to go along with it?

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