July 8, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; World batter Jurickson Profar hits a solo home run during the first inning of the 2012 All Star Futures Game at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE
ESPN''s Keith Law published his Midseason Top 50 Prospect Rankings today, and here is a look at his top 10 prospects post MLB Futures game.
Here is his top 10, and it is not much different than other lists we have seen out there:
1. Jurickson Profar, TEX
2. Dylan Bundy, BAL
3. Manny Machado, BAL
4. Wil Myers, KC
5. Travis d'Arnaud, TOR
6. Taijuan Walker, SEA
7. Gerrit Cole, PIT
8. Oscar Taveras, STL
9. Tyler Skaggs, ARI
10. Jameson Taillon, PIT
Baltimore now has two of the top three prospects in the game which says they could have a bright future if both Dylan Bundy and Manny Machado reach their potential. The same can be said for the Pirates with two of the top ten prospects in the game, and two of the top four pitching prospects in the game in Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon. If both can team up with James McDonald and A.J. Burnett in the next year or two, the Pirates could return to the playoffs and glory years back in the 80's real soon.
Law also included the recently signed 2012 draft picks in his rankings, with Byron Buxton and Carlos Correa ranking in the top 20 in his rankings.