Yoan Moncada still No. 1 on Baseball America’s top 100 prospect list – Chicago Tribune
Baseball America released its midseason top 100 prospects list, and there is some movement among a White Sox crop that includes five players.
Triple-A Charlotte second baseman Yoan Moncada remains the top prospect in baseball, followed by Blue Jays third-base prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Yankees shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres.
Of course the big question for Moncada, who will play in the Futures Game on Sunday as part of the All-Star Game festivities, is how much longer he will remain a prospect before joining the big-league club.
Double-A Birmingham right-hander Michael Kopech, also a Futures Game participant, moved up from No. 24 to 20.
Luis Robert, who signed with the Sox out of Cuba in late May for a $26 million bonus, checks in to his first BA 100 at No. 45. Robert, who is playing in the Dominican Summer League, is such a late arrival he was left out of the first midseason list before editors inserted him and expanded the list to 101 players.
A pair of right-handers who have had up-and-down seasons at Triple-A Charlotte both fell in the rankings. Reynaldo Lopez dropped from No. 23 to 59 and Lucas Giolito dropped from No. 40 to 75.
Class-A Winston-Salem catcher Zack Collins dropped out of the rankings.