Re: Baseball America's Top 20 GCL Prospects
Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
I'm surprised Harold Johnson or Juan Silva didn't crack the top 20. Johnson was 18 for the whole season and posted a 2.83 ERA, with 16 BB/37 K, and only 38 hits (1 HR) allowed in 47.2 innings. Juan Silva is also only 18 years old and he hit .280/.372/.462 - .834 OPS. He outhit fellow Puerto Rican Reymond Fuentes by a longshot but because Fuentes is a first rounder he ranked in the top five while Silva failed to make the top 20.
Of that entire team, I'm actually most excited about Johnson and Silva. I said immediately after the draft that I think Jacob Johnson is a tremendous sleeper prospect. Silva is probably not as high in potential as Yorman, but I think he's going to be a solid player at some point.
I do tend to agree with lollipopcurve - their rankings might be more of a reflection of their overall evaluations of the player rather than ranking performance.
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