Locks: C Joey Bart, SS Marco Luciano, OF Heliot Ramos
Confidence Level: 95%
These are the names you already know.
Heliot Ramos was the team’s first-round selection in 2017. He was considered a top-100 prospect entering his first full season, but struggled at Single-A Augusta in 2018.
After making some adjustments this offseason, he got off to a historic start with the San Jose Giants and recently earned a promotion to Double-A. He already ranks among the top-75 prospects in baseball by FanGraphs Prospects, Baseball America, and MLB Pipeline.
Joey Bart was the No. 2 overall pick in last year’s draft. He entered the season as a top-40 prospect in baseball and he has maintained his status. He was promoted alongside Ramos this past week to Double-A and is a top-25 prospect in baseball by all major outlets.
Marco Luciano has one of the highest ceilings in all of baseball. He’s a 17-year-old with 70-80 grade bat speed and the potential to stick at shortstop. In his first taste of professional ball, Luciano was a clear standout and he earned a recent promotion to short-season Salem-Keizer.
While he found himself outside most top-100s at the start of the season, he’s been one of the quickest risers in the league. He now ranks among the top-70 prospects in baseball by all major outlets and he’s in position to join Bart as a top-20 guy if he gets off to a strong start in full-season ball next year.