Top 50 prospects update
Rangers shortstop Jurickson Profar moves into the top spot
At the MLB season's midpoint, just before the signing deadline for drafted players, here is a fresh look at the top 50 prospects still in the minor leagues, including a new name on top.
These rankings are based primarily on upside or ceiling, not on proximity to the majors, so the list includes a mixture of players as high as Double-A or Triple-A and a few who have signed but have yet to make their professional debuts.
Drafted players who haven't signed are ineligible, as is anyone currently on a major league roster. I've also omitted several pitchers who have missed significant time this year with arm injuries, waiting until they return to rerank them as needed.
1. Jurickson Profar, SS, Texas Rangers (age 19)
Current level: Double-A (Frisco)
Preseason ranking: 7
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