B/R's Top 50 MLB Prospects at Season's Quarter Mark – Bleacher Report

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The game of baseball is in good hands with an abundance of superstar-caliber players breaking into the league in recent years and more impressive young talent on the way.

Boston Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi was the No. 1 prospect at the start of the year at several sites, and he’s since settled in nicely as the team’s everyday left fielder, opening the door for a new top dog in leaguewide prospect lists.

This will be the first update to our top 50 prospect rankings since we published the initial list on April 5 and there’s been plenty of movement since, thanks to a combination of graduations from the prospect ranks and hot/cold starts from those who remain.

So who takes over as the game’s new No. 1 prospect?

Yoan Moncada and Gleyber Torres had strong cases alongside Benintendi entering the year. Amed Rosario probably belongs in that top tier of middle infielders now, while Cody Bellinger has backed his standing as the game’s top power prospect with an impressive debut in Los Angeles.

Let’s dive right into the updated rankings to see which of those four candidates climbed into the No. 1 spot:

Graduated Since Last Updated: 1. Andrew Benintendi, BOS, 4. Dansby Swanson, ATL, 13. Tyler Glasnow, PIT, 20. Manuel Margot, SD, 25. Josh Bell, PIT, 45. Hunter Renfroe, SD, 50. Robert Gsellman, NYM

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9. 3B Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Toronto Blue Jays

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. made his long-anticipated pro debut last season, and he didn’t disappoint, posting an .808 OPS with 23 extra-base hits over 276 plate appearances in rookie ball.

That was enough to earn him the top spot among Toronto prospects and a place inside our top 50

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