BA Ranks Luis Guillorme, Peter Alonso With Best at Each Position

By Michael Mayer

February 1, 2018 12 Comments

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Baseball America recently began unveiling their top prospects at each position in a 20 player list format. They started with the catcher position in which the New York Mets did not have player.

On Thursday they posted their list for second and first base with the Mets having one player in each group.

Luis Guillorme, 23, ranks as the No. 14 second base prospect in baseball according to BA. The defensive wizard hit .283/.376/.331, 103 wRC+ with only 55 strikeouts and 72 walks for the Double-A Binghamton Rumble Ponies. We ranked Luis as our No. 10 prospect here on MMO.

Guillorme is a gold glove caliber shortstop but started playing second in 2016 to accommodate Amed Rosario. Luis was added to the 40-man roster this offseason and is expected to begin the 2018 season in Triple-A.

Scott Kingery from the Philadelphia Phillies organization is the best second base prospect according to BA. The 23-year-old reached Triple-A last season and was BA’s No. 31 prospect in their Top 100.

BA has Alonso ranked as the No. 9 first base prospect after a season in which he slashed .289/.359/.883 with 27 doubles, 18 home runs and 63 RBI between the St. Lucie Mets and Binghamton Rumble Ponies. The slugger ranked as our No. 3 Mets prospect.

Jake Bauers of the Tampa Bay Rays is the top first base prospect in baseball according to BA, and they also had him as their No. 45 prospect overall.