2019 MLB Prospect Report: Underrated Top-50
Matt Selz discusses some of the more underrated prospects among Top-50 rankings we should be paying more attention to
You did in fact read the title of this week’s prospect report correctly even though it seems like an oxymoron of sorts. I mean if they are ranked that highly, how in the world are they underrated? Well okay perhaps underrated isn’t the best term so how about we go with…less talked about or under-hyped. There are several prospects amongst the top-50 that just don’t get talked about as much as some of their counterparts do and it’s high-time we give them their time in the spotlight this week.
Royce Lewis, SS MIN – Lewis is the seventh-ranked prospect in all of baseball right now and the third best shortstop prospect, but he’s done most of that relatively under-the-radar. Lewis was the top overall pick of the 2017 draft out of the California High School ranks and since then he’s been moving up the minor league levels fairly quickly and is currently the youngest players in the High-A Florida State League. In 2019, Lewis is slashing .236/.311/.342 with a home run, 25 runs, 11 RBI,...