I finished the Top 20 last week, and if you read it, I thank you. I put a lot of work into it, and it ended up being something around 20,000 words. Anyways, I thought about adding something to sort of “streamline” all of that reading. And I came up with this: I’m going to, in this post, simply go back through my top 20, but instead of writing a thousand words on each guy and expecting you to pick up the grades I give on each tool…I’m going to do that for you. Keep in mind that all of these are projection grades. After the grades, I’ll put the OFP again, just as a reminder. Nice and easy, here we go:

*Note: When I’m referring to power, I’ll be giving grades both for raw power and game utility power for prospects who have at least a full grade differential between the two. You’ll see what I mean, most notably with Steven Moya.

**Note: When I grade command, I’m grading the potential command of the entire arsenal. There are reports (both professional and “private sector”) that grade the command of each individual pitch, but I don’t believe I have the ability to do so with conviction quite yet. I will get to that level, though.

#20: Kyle Ryan, LHP

The Grades (Projection): 

50 Fastball, 45 Cutter, 50 Slider, 40 Changeup, 55 Command.

OFP: 45 (swingman/spot starter/potential LOOGY)

Realistic Future Role: 40 (up-and-down long reliever)

#19: Anthony Castro, RHP

The Grades (Projection):

60 Fastball, 60 Slider, 50 Changeup, 50 Command.

OFP: 55 (#3-#4 starter)

Realistic Future Role: 50 (Back end starter/7th inning reliever)

#18: Greyson Greiner, C

The Grades (Projection):

40 Hit, 45 Game Power, 55 Raw Power, 60 Defense, 55 Arm, 30 Run

OFP: 50 (Average starting catcher)

Realistic Future Role: 45 (Solid backup at MLB level)

#17: Austin Kubitza, RHP

The Grades (Projection):

55 Fastball, 55 Slider, 40 Changeup, 50 Command

OFP: 50 (Back end starter)

Realistic Future Role: 45 (Middle Reliever)

#16: Edgar De La Rosa, RHP

The Grades (Projection):

70 Four-Seam Fastball, 55 Two-Seam Fastball, 55 Slider, 50 Changeup, 40 Command

OFP: 55 (#4 Starter/Back end bullpen)

Realistic Future Role: 50 (Back end starter/7th-8th innings reliever)

#15: Dixon Machado, SS

The Grades (Projection):

40 Hit, 30 Power, 60 Defense, 70 Arm, 55 Run

OFP: 50 (Average MLB shortstop)

Realistic Future Role: 40 (Utility player)

#14: Joe Jimenez, RHP

The Grades (Projection):

65 Fastball, 60 Slider, 50 Changeup, 50 Command

OFP: 55 (High-leverage reliever/Closer)

Realistic Future Role: 50 (7th-8th inning reliever)

#13: Javier Betancourt, 2B

The Grades (Projection):

55 Hit, 35 Power, 55/45 Defense (2B/SS), 50/40 Arm (2B/SS), 40 Run

OFP: 55 (1st division 2B)

Realistic Future Role: 45 (Utility player/fringy MLB starter)

#12: Tyler Collins, OF

The Grades (Projection):

40 Hit, 45 Game Power, 55 Raw Power, 40 Defense, 40 Arm, 45 Run

OFP: 45 (Platoon Corner OF)

Realistic Future Role: 40 (Bench Bat)

#11: Spencer Turnbull, RHP

The Grades (Projection):

65 Fastball, 55 Slider, 50 Changeup, 50 Command

OFP: 55 (Mid rotation starter)

Realistic Future Role: 50 (Back end starter/7th-8th inning reliever)

#10: Drew VerHagen, RHP

The Grades (Projection):

60 Fastball, 50 Curveball, 55 Changeup, 50 Command

OFP: 50 (Back end starter/7th-8th inning reliever)

Realistic Future Role: Same. I think VerHagen’s ceiling and floor are pretty close together.

#9: Domingo Leyba, 2B

The Grades (Projection):

55 Hit, 35 Power, 55 Defense, 55 Arm, 50 Run

OFP: 55 (1st division 2B)

Realistic Future Role: 45 (Utility Player/fringy starter)

#8: Kevin Ziomek, LHP

The Grades (Projection): 

60 Fastball, 50 Slider, 45 Curveball, 60 Changeup, 55 Command

OFP: 55 (#3-4 starter)

Realistic Future Role: 50 (Back end starter/bullpen arm)

#7: Hernan Perez, 2B/SS

The Grades (Projection):

55 Hit, 30 Power, 60/45 Defense (2B/SS), 55/45 Arm (2B/SS), 60 Run

OFP: 50 (Starting 2B)

Realistic Future Role: 45 (Super-utility player/fringy starter)

#6: Jonathon Crawford, RHP

The Grades (Projection):

65 Fastball, 65 Slider, 40 Changeup, 40 Command

OFP: 55 (Mid rotation starter/potential shutdown closer)

Realistic Future Role: 50 (Back end starter/7th-8th inning reliever)

#5: Buck Farmer, RHP

The Grades (Projection):

60 Fastball, 55 Slider, 55 Changeup, 55 Command

OFP: 55 (Average #3 starter/Good #4 starter)

Realistic Future Role: 50 (Backend starter/7th-8th inning reliever)

#4: James McCann, C

The Grades (Projection):

50 Hit, 40 Power, 55 Defense, 55 Arm, 30 Run

OFP: 50 (Average starting catcher)

Realistic Future Role: 45 (Good backup catcher/platoon partner)

#3: Robbie Ray, LHP

The Grades (Projection):

65 Fastball, 50 Slider, 55 Changeup, 55 Command

OFP: 55 (Mid-rotation starter)

Realistic Future Role: 50 (Back end starter/late-innings reliever)

#2: Steven Moya, OF

The Grades (Projection):

35 Hit, 55 Game Power, 70 Raw Power, 50 Defense, 50 Arm, 50 Run

OFP: 60 (1st division corner OF with 25-30 HR’s)

Realistic Future Role: 45 (4th OF/bench bat/potential platoon partner)

#1: Derek Hill, CF

The Grades (Projection):

55 Hit, 40 Power, 70 Defense, 55 Arm, 70 Run

OFP: 65 (All-star caliber CF)

Realistic Future Role: 55 (1st division starter)

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