I hope every one is enjoying the holidays, and best wishes to all you for a joyful 2019! Even as we arrive at the ultimate MLB pipe-line in box of all 2018, by virtue of the readers to turning thought-provoking questions every week… 

I hope every one is enjoying the holidays, and best wishes to all you for a joyful 2019! Even as we arrive at the ultimate MLB pipe-line in box of all 2018, by virtue of the readers to turning thought-provoking questions every week… 

:Submit a query into the Pipe-line Inbox::

Tweet out of @rslitman: Who’s got the best chance at this time to be the very first MLBer to have already been born in the 2000s?

We’re going to have to wait some time longer to its first major leaguer born from the 2000s. At this point, the youngest player to come at the Majors is Juan so to , whose birth date is Oct. 25, 1998. It wasn’t until last June that we had the first players out of the 2000s ever resisted, beginning with three first-rounders: Cardinals third baseman Nolan Gorman (May 10, 2000), Red-Sox corner infielder Triston Casas (Jan. 15, 2000) and Indians catcher Bo Naylor (Feb. 21, 2000).

There are 3 players born this millennium on MLB Pipeline’s current Top 100 Prospects list (which we’ll update in late January): Immunology shortstop Wander Franco (March 1, 2001) at No. 14, Gorman at No. 73 and Nationals short stop Luis Garcia (May 16, 2000) at No. 81.

Though he is the youngest of those five players mentioned previously, Franco is my selection. He is ridiculously talented as being a hitter and tore up the Rookie-level Appalachian League at age 17 last summer just like Vladimir Guerrero Jr. failed in 2016. I believe he’ll rocket through the Minors just like Guerrero has and arrive at Tampa Bay toward the end of this’20 season or at ancient’21.

For over this question, check out the video on top of this in-box.

Tweet out of @METSNEXTYEAR: All-2019 Debut Team?Meaning Best LHP, RHP, 1B, 2B, etc., to debut next year?

Guerrero and Eloy Jimenez will be the clearest choices, whilst catcher has been the toughest position to fill. Here is your 2019 All-Debut Team, based on their functionality and opportunity next season Instead of within the course of their livelihood:

Sean Murphy, C, Athletics
Peter Alonso, 1B, Mets
Keston Hiura, 2B, Brewers
Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 3B, Blue Jays
Fernando Tatis Jr.. , SS, Padres
Yusniel Diaz, OF, Orioles
Eloy Jimenez, OF, White Sox
Nick Senzel, OF, Reds
Brendan Rodgers, UT, Rockies
Jesus Luzardo, LHP, Athletics
Forrest Whitley, RHP, Astros

Tweet out of @sflunaticfringe: Just how many pitchers go in the top ten this year?

As I said in our review of this 2019 Draft, this year’s harvest tilts very heavily toward players on very top. The initial six prospects around MLB Pipeline’s Draft Top 50 are all hitters, and we’ve just three pitchers at the Top 10.

A lot will change from the half a year before the Orioles practice the No. 1 overall choice on June 3 but as of now, three appears to be the best guess for mepersonally. You can find obvious caveats together with all the greatest pitching prospects at the 2019 class, and I’d simply take seven bats (Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman, Texas high school shortstop Bobby Witt Jr., California first baseman Andrew Vaughn, Georgia prep short stop C.J. Abrams, Baylor catcher Shea Langeliers, Texas Tech third baseman Josh Jung, Florida high school outfielder Riley Greene and maybe an eighth (Missouri outfielder Kameron Misner) before I would seriously consider a arm.

The last Draft with only 3 pitchers at the first 10 picks happened all the way in… 2018. The Tigers spent the most notable pick on right hander Casey Mize, but the only real additional arms at the upper 10 were Padres lefthander Ryan Weathers and Braves righty Carter Stewart (who did not sign).

Tweet out of @supersoxfan79: Who’s is your top prospect from the Midwest League for 2019?

Given the praise I heaped on Franco from the first question, it will come as no real surprise that he’s my answer for this one as good. My first prognostication for its 10 greatest prospects at the 16-team, non Class A Midwest League second season:

Inch. Wander Franco, SS, Bowling Green (Rays)
2. Matthew Liberatore, LHP, Bowling Green (Rays)
3. Brice Turang, SS, Wisconsin (Brewers)
6. Xavier Edwards, SS, Fort Wayne (Padres)
7. Jordan Groshans, SS/3B, Lansing (Blue Jays)
9. Alek Thomas, OF, Kane County (Diamondbacks)

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