Is This the Year of the Prospect?

By: Chandler Ragsdale

The MLB this year has been overwhelmed by a numerous amount of fresh, new, and upcoming talent. This usually happens every year it seems like, but something that has caught my attention this year is that all of these prospects are performing very well and producing good and some even great numbers. Take for example Kris Bryant, who is the third baseman for the Chicago Cubs, he hit his 9th and 10th home runs of the season last night against the LA Dodgers, one of which was off of Clayton Kershaw, who is one of the best pitchers in the game today. Also, the Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa has been everything the Astros could have hoped for and more since they called him up earlier this season. He seems to make a dazzling play at short stop every night, and he also has been hitting pretty well so far with a .288 batting average. Correa, I feel like, has the most potential of any prospect out there, given his skill set, ambition to work, and his love for the game. Some other prospects also have been coming into their own as of late as well, such as Blake Swihart, who is a catcher for the Boston Red Sox, and also Addison Russell, second baseman for the Chicago Cubs. Not to mention Noah Syndergaard, who has been great for that New York Mets starting pitching rotation too. Overall, it is safe to say that this young talent has taken the league by storm this year, and it doesn’t appear that this young group of players will be slowing down any soon, but only improving and getting better.

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