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MiLB Prospect Rankings: Corner Infield

The Gizzo and the Old Dirty Bizzo didn’t make the cut, but the Rizzo comes in at No. 2
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Corner Infield is the position that has had the most turnover recently. Just think about all the elite 1B/3B prospects who have graduated in the past 18 months (Hosmer, Moustakas, Freeman, Trumbo, Belt, Morel, B.Allen, Smoak, Ike Davis). I did not include Goldschmidt, Lawrie, Chisenhall, C.Carter, K.Seager or J.Paredes who have or are likely to graduate in September. As a result, these rankings are extremely subjective.

I play in a 12-team dynasty league in which every team gets to keep 65 Minor League or undrafted prospects. That’s 780 prospects owned at all times. Yeah, I know. Scouting the MLB Draft and Minor Leagues is a year-round exercise. The specific metrics I use are power (HR/SLG), hitting (AVG/OBP), speed (SB), defense, age, draft position, level of competition faced in ’11, Baseball America ranking, and DeepLeagues.com ranking. My rankings are for fantasy baseball purposes, so I factor in defense only if I believe it will hinder a prospect’s progress, or force him to change positions. Without further ado…

TIER 1
1. Anthony Rendon 3B Nationals
2. Anthony Rizzo 1B Padres
3. Jonathan Singleton 1B Astros
4. Miguel Sano 3B/SS Twins
5. Dayan Viciedo 3B/1B White Sox
6. Zach Cox 3B Cardinals
7. Jedd Gyorko 3B Padres
8. Juan Francisco 3B Reds
9. Will Middlebrooks 3B Red Sox
10. Ryan Wheeler 3B Diamondbacks
11. Nolan Arenado 3B Rockies
12. Mike Olt 3B Rangers

TIER 2
13. Cheslor Cuthbert 3B Royals
14. Kaleb Cowart 3B Angels
15. C.J. Cron DH/1B Angels
16. Dan Vogelbach 1B Cubs
17. Alex Dickerson 1B Pirates
18. Alex Liddi 3B/SS Mariners
19. Nick Castellanos 3B Tigers
20. Dante Bichette Jr. 3B Yankees
21. Hunter Morris 1B Brewers
22. James Darnell 3B/OF Padres
23. Chris Marrero 1B Nationals
24. Neftali Soto 1B Reds
25. Matt Adams 1B Cardinals

UNDRAFTED
1. David Thompson 3B Westminster Christian HS FL
2. Joey Gallo 3B Bishop Gorman HS NV
3. Rio Ruiz 3B Bishop Amat HS CA

Corner Infielders with more than 130 At Bats were not included

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