clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Martin Perez, Jurickson Profar, Leonys Martin And Robbie Erlin On Baseball America's Top 50 Prospects

Baseball America released their top 50 midseason prospects list, and the Texas Rangers are well represented on it. Martin Perez, Jurickson Profar, Leonys Martin and Robbie Erlin are all on Baseball America's top 50 list, an impressive feat for any team to boast that many top 50 prospects - especially one coming off an American League pennant.

Perez rates the highest of the four, coming in as the sixth best prospect in baseball. The only prospects ranked ahead of Perez are Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, Matt Moore, Julio Teheran and Manny Machado. I'm not sure that I'd rate Perez ahead of the No. 7 prospect Shelby Miller, but Baseball America went ahead and did just that.

Profar is the second Ranger to appear, coming in at No. 12 - and the second shortstop on the list behind Machado. Profar is arguably having the most impressive season of any minor league prospect, hitting .272/.385/.492 with 40 BB and 45 SO to go along with eight home runs. While the numbers themselves are quite impressive, you also have to take into account that Profar is still only 18 years old. 

Cuban signee Leonys Martin is ranked as the 25th best prospect in the league - boasting a .333/.418/.552 line in AA Frisco. Robbie Erlin is the last Ranger in the top 50, ranked at No. 34.  

You can see the full list after the jump. I'd hope that Rangers fans salivating to pick up Heath Bell or another reliever at the deadline take a step back and realize that two months of a relief pitcher is almost certainly not worth any of these four prospects. 

Baseball America's full midseason top 50:

1    Bryce Harper, of, Nationals
2    Mike Trout, of, Angels
3    Matt Moore, lhp, Rays
4    Julio Teheran, rhp, Braves
5    Manny Machado, ss, Orioles
6    Martin Perez, lhp, Rangers
7    Shelby Miller, rhp, Cardinals
8    Jesus Montero, c, Yankees
9    Jameson Taillon, rhp, Pirates
10    Brett Lawrie, 3b, Blue Jays
11    Jacob Turner, rhp, Tigers
12    Jurickson Profar, ss, Rangers
13    Manny Banuelos, lhp, Yankees
14    Drew Pomeranz, lhp, Indians
15    Devin Mesoraco, c, Reds
16    Arodys Vizcaino, rhp, Braves
17    Wil Myers, of, Royals
18    Carlos Martinez, rhp, Cardinals
19    Tyler Skaggs, lhp, Diamondbacks
20    Desmond Jennings, of, Rays
21    Dee Gordon, ss, Dodgers
22    Hak-Ju Lee, ss, Rays
23    Jake Odorizzi, rhp, Royals
24    Aaron Hicks, of, Twins
25    Leonys Martin, of, Rangers
26    Dellin Betances, rhp, Yankees
27    Mike Montgomery, lhp, Royals
28    Wilin Rosario, c, Rockies
29    Travis d'Arnaud, c, Blue Jays
30    Matt Harvey, rhp, Mets
31    Jason Kipnis, 2b, Indians
32    Brett Jackson, of, Cubs
33    Gary Brown, of, Giants
34    Robbie Erlin, lhp, Rangers
35    Zack Wheeler, rhp, Giants
36    Kyle Gibson, rhp, Twins
37    Anthony Ranaudo, rhp, Red Sox
38    Taijuan Walker, rhp, Mariners
39    Zach Lee, rhp, Dodgers
40    Jarrod Parker, rhp, Diamondbacks
41    Jonathan Singleton, of/1b, Phillies
42    Brad Peacock, rhp, Nationals
43    Jarred Cosart, rhp, Phillies
44    Randall Delgado, rhp, Braves
45    Anthony Gose, cf, Blue Jays
46    Nolan Arenado, 3b, Rockies
47    Allen Webster, rhp, Dodgers
48    Matt Szczur, of, Cubs
49    Jedd Gyorko, 3b, Padres
50    Paul Goldschmidt, 1b, Diamondbacks
 

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.