Arizona Diamondbacks — Corbin Carroll
Projected ETA: 2023 (No. 2 Overall Prospect)
Most ranking services have Carroll currently slated as a top-five prospect in all of baseball. Some even have him pegged as arguably the best player toiling away in the Minor Leagues (though he’ll probably start the season with the big club in Arizona). Carroll initially signed with UCLA before turning pro after being drafted in the first round by the Diamondbacks.
He possesses elite speed — which should serve him quite well both stealing bases and patrolling an outfield spot. His hand-eye coordination is excellent, and Carroll’s swing projects to be quite capable as a doubles/gap hitter. He’s a bit on the smaller side (5-foot-10, 170 pounds). However, all of the tools are there for him to be an impact player right away. If you’re looking for a MLB comparison, look no further than former All-Star/fellow Pacific Northwest native Jacoby Ellsbury.
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Atlanta Braves — Owen Murphy
Projected ETA: 2025
Atlanta’s pipeline is running hot after producing two recent stars in Spencer Strider and Michael Harris. There is no shortage of talent remaining in the Braves organization, starting with RHP Owen Murphy. The 19-year-old was a first-round pick in 2022. He’s projects to one day be a starter in the Majors, but Murphy is a legitimate two-way prospect who has shown exceptional talent at the dish as well. That kind of versatility could be vital for the Braves moving forward.
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