Top 100 Prospects - 90 Through 81

90. Touki Toussaint RHP (Braves) - The general manager of the Diamondbacks Dave Stewart did not think a lot of him, trading him to the Braves to get rid of the contract of Bronson Arroyo. His fastball hits the high 90s, but his command is poor. Last year he walked 48 hitters in 88 innings. Despite his blazing fastball his career strikeout rate (7.7 per nine innings) is not indicative of a pitcher who can throw so hard. His curveball has potential with a hard break and his change is rudimentary. The bullpen is always an option of his secondary pitches and command remain inconsistent. What myworld likes about him is his long and loose limbs, which could result in higher velocity as he matures. The Diamondbacks drafted Touki in the first round of the 2014 draft so giving him away to lose a contract was a waste of a pick. If the rotation is not an option he can always fill a role as a closer.

89. Christian Arroyo SS (Giants) - Arroyo was a first round pick of the 2013 draft by the Giants. His biggest tool is his hit tool, which could lead to averages over .300. His power could get him into double digits with homeruns, but at this point it is mostly to the gaps. His defense at short is average while his arm is not strong so his best position may be second base. The Giants have Joe Panik to play there. If his power can develop he could move to third base where his defense would be considered above average. At worst he could end up a utility player with a good stick.

88. Kolby Allard LHP (Braves) - The Braves first round pick in the 2015 draft. The lefthander has a good fastball that sits in the low 90s but can hit the mid-90s. He still must develop his secondary pitches with his curveball and change the two pitches he has in his repertoire . The Braves only put him out on the mound three times last year so there were not a lot of opportunities to see him. When he did pitch he struck out two hitters per inning but he only threw six innings. The opposition got only one hit off him for a .053 average and he walked no one. Kolby pitched for the 2014 18 and under team that won a gold medal. At 6′1″ he is not a big guy, but it is not required for lefthanders to have height. He could see time in extended spring training before the short season league starts but the Braves could be aggressive with him and start him in Low A.

87. Jorge Lopez RHP (Brewers) - The Puerto Rican was the second round pick of the Brewers in 2011. The 2015 season was his breakout year where he limited the opposition to a .205 average, sixty points below his two previous seasons. This got him a promotion to the major leagues where he was not so unhittable in his two starts (.350 opposition average). There is velocity to his fastball, his 6′4″ frame able to wing the ball to the plate in the mid 90s with an effective curveball and change that will allow him to remain in the rotation. Expect him to start the season in AAA and with success he will earn a quick promotion to the major leagues.

86. Josh Hader LHP (Brewers) - The Orioles drafted him in the 19th round of the 2012 draft but then traded him to the Astros for Bud Norris. The following year the Astros packaged him to the Brewers for Carlos Gomez and Mike Fiers. Josh has good velocity for a lefthander, hitting the mid-90s. This has gotten him a whiff rate of 9.9 per nine innings. Last year he pitched in AA where he had success. Jorge Lopez will be the first promoted if the Brewers need a starter but Josh is not far behind. The bullpen is also an option since lefthanders have trouble hitting him (.194 at AA Biloxi).

85. Hunter Renfroe OF (Padres) - The Padres drafted Hunter in the first round of the 2013 draft. The Padres tried to trade all their prospects last year for veterans, but Hunter could not be dealt, despite their need for a shortstop. Power is his game. The last two years he has slugged 20 plus homeruns, impressive when you consider one of the parks he played in was the pitcher’s park San Antonio. He may not hit for a high average or play gold glove defense, but his arm will allow him to fit in right field. There is a lot of swing and miss in his swing (37/132) which will result in averages hovering below .250. If the Padres can trade Matt Kemp there will be room for him in right field. Hunter should start the season in AAA and with success the Padres will make room for him.

84. Alen Hanson 2B (Pirates) - Alen can be a volatile player with two suspensions during the season over his career because of disagreements with his managers. An opportunity at second base could open up for him with the trade of Neil Walker. He started his career as a shortstop but a short arm forced a move to second base. Speed and defense will win him a major league job. His power is limited to the gaps and legging out extra base hits. If he doesn’t win the second base job out of spring training there is another opportunity for him to win the super utility job that was once held by Josh Harrison. More than likely Hanson will spend another year in AAA where he can work on improving his OBA (.313) which would allow him to slot in the leadoff position.

83. Trent Clark OF (Brewers) - Trent was the Brewers first round pick in the 2015 draft. His power is limited but could improve as he matures. His defense will allow him to play centerfield, but if he needs to move to a corner the power must develop. Last year he stole 25 bases in 55 games but myworld sees a player at 6′0″ 205 pounds whose speed may not keep as he matures. What myworld likes about Trent is his 39/44 walk to whiff ratio, which should result in consistent .300 plus averages in the major leagues. The 2016 season should see him challenged with a start in Low A where it will be interesting to see if he can maintain his .309 average.

82. Amed Rosario SS (Mets) - The Mets need a shortstop. Amed is a smooth fielding shortstop. After Asdrubal Cabrera sees his two years at short in New York expect Rosario to take over. Last year Amed saw two games in AA. He should start the season there for the 2016 season. His glove will get him to the major leagues. Power is not existent and his batting average will hover around .250. A lack of patience at the plate will leave him with OBAs below .300. The Mets have been aggressive with him, promoting him to leagues where he is usually one of the youngest players so once he catches up with the league his bat could improve.

81. Hunter Harvey RHP (Orioles) - The Orioles drafted Hunter in the first round of the 2013 draft. He is the son of closer Bryan Harvey. Since they drafted him the Orioles have only gotten 113 innings from him. He has not pitched for them since mid 2014 because of elbow issues. Surgery has not been done, but he has missed more time doing rehab and having setbacks than other pitchers who have had surgeries. His fastball is electric, hitting the mid 90s. In his 113 innings pitched he has averaged 11.1 hitters per nine innings while limiting opponents to a .212 average. The Orioles will cross their fingers Harvey will be ready to pitch for them at High A in 2016. If he continues to have health issues a move to the bullpen may be required.

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