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More basking in early-season prospect glory.

Yeah, it's way early, but these are the top 10 qualified hitters by wRC+ (an overall measure of offensive value) in the whole of the minor leagues:

Rank Name Team Age PA AVG OBP SLG wRC+
1 Jim Negrych Blue Jays (AAA) 28 38 0.515 0.568 0.879 293
2 Scott Van Slyke Dodgers (AAA) 26 57 0.489 0.561 0.979 281
3 Stephen Vogt Athletics (AAA) 28 47 0.500 0.532 0.955 279
4 Byron Buxton Twins (A) 19 50 0.476 0.560 0.714 261
5 Luis Terrero Mexican (AAA) 33 101 0.430 0.500 0.895 253
6 Stetson Allie Pirates (A) 22 69 0.407 0.478 0.780 238
7 Jamie Romak Cardinals (AAA) 27 49 0.385 0.500 0.846 233
8 Miguel Sano Twins (A+) 20 62 0.389 0.452 0.741 232
9 Tyler Ogle Dodgers (A) 22 40 0.357 0.538 0.607 228
10 Oswaldo Arcia Twins (AAA) 22 38 0.394 0.474 0.727 227

Notice 3 of our top prospects. Now take out anyone who's really too old to be any sort of prospect and you're left with:

Rank Name Team Age PA AVG OBP SLG wRC+
1 Byron Buxton Twins (A) 19 50 0.476 0.560 0.714 261
2 Stetson Allie Pirates (A) 22 69 0.407 0.478 0.780 238
3 Miguel Sano Twins (A+) 20 62 0.389 0.452 0.741 232
4 Tyler Ogle Dodgers (A) 22 40 0.357 0.538 0.607 228
5 Oswaldo Arcia Twins (AAA) 22 38 0.394 0.474 0.727 227

Not bad, eh? And even Allie and Ogle are on the old side for being a "prospect" in A ball.

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