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Sport 7 MLB top prospects we'll see get called up in 2020

23:50  21 february  2020
23:50  21 february  2020 Source:   12up.com

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The number of Top 100 prospects in a system isn’t the only way to evaluate organizational growth, but it’s safe Even with that being the case, all three of the organization’s Top 100 prospects contributed to the 2019 playoff team and should make major impacts as parts of the Opening Day roster in 2020 .

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Spring Training is about more than just getting the guys on the major league roster game time before the beginning of the regular season in late March. It is also about assessing the future of the organization, with top prospects being groomed for an eventual call-up. But who will earn that elusive call to the big leagues for the first time this season? Here are seven names to keep an eye out for in 2020.

a man standing in front of a crowd of people watching a baseball game: Mackenize Gore is one of many prospects eager to break in to the big-leagues. © Brace Hemmelgarn/Getty Images Mackenize Gore is one of many prospects eager to break in to the big-leagues.

7. Nate Pearson

a baseball player wearing a red hat: Nate Pearson has had his fastball clocked at 104 MPH in a previous outing. © MinuteMedia Nate Pearson has had his fastball clocked at 104 MPH in a previous outing.

What would baseball be without another fire-baller on the rise through the minors? That is exactly what the Blue Jays have found themselves with, in the form of right-handed starter Nate Pearson. The 23-year-old settles his fastball at around 99 MPH, and has blown away hitters from High-A to Triple-A in impressive fashion. After posting a combined 2.30 ERA through three levels of minor baseball, the 6-6 hurler is poised for a major league call-up.

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We 're not satisfied with just identifying the game's 10 best prospects as of now, which we 've done at MLB Pipeline's Prospect Watch We also just missed on Padres left-hander MacKenzie Gore (No. 11 on the current Top 100 ) and called a breakout for Nationals outfielder Juan Soto, who rocketed to the

6. Casey Mize

a baseball player holding a racket: Casey Mize is knocking on the door to featuring on the Tigers major-league roster. © MinuteMedia Casey Mize is knocking on the door to featuring on the Tigers major-league roster.

The number one overall pick for the Detroit Tigers in 2018, Casey Mize was outstanding in 23 games started in the minor league system in 2019. The former Auburn Tiger possesses a mesmerizing splitter, a 97 MPH fastball, and a K/BB ratio that has the Tigers front office excited for the future of the team. While maybe not ready to make the initial 26-man roster, a major league call-up is inevitable.

5. Jo Adell

a baseball player is getting ready to hit the ball: Adell is being primed to be the next great Angels outfield talent. © MinuteMedia Adell is being primed to be the next great Angels outfield talent.

To be seen as a worthy prospect to share the outfield with Mike Trout is an honor not taken lightly. That is why the baseball world should pay attention to the rise of Jo Adell, the Angels' first-round pick in 2017. Despite some struggles with plate discipline, Adell's talent cannot be denied, along with his abnormal power and speed on the base paths. His ability to field well and throw runners out will also speed up his eventually call-up to Anaheim.

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We ' ll see some minor- league depth come up , we ' ll see players return from injury without necessarily having to displace a player on the roster He was ranked as the top remaining prospect in baseball by Baseball America in their midseason update. Arizona adds an upgrade to its outfield for 2020 .

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4. Mackenzie Gore

a baseball player holding a bat in front of a crowd: A left-hander that throws lights out, Gore is the latest Padres prospect to excite fans. © MinuteMedia A left-hander that throws lights out, Gore is the latest Padres prospect to excite fans.

Another year, another top-10 prospect for the Padres who is ready for big-league time. Mackenzie Gore, a first-round pick by San Diego in 2017, has floated between Single- and Double-A in the last two years, but the 20-year-old possesses major-league stuff that needs a little bit of tinkering. With 135 strikeouts in just over 100 innings pitched in 2019, a solid 2020 could earn Gore a midseason call-up to the NL West contenders.

3. Adley Rutschman

a person wearing a baseball hat: Rutschman is one of many top prospects for the Orioles waiting in the pipeline. © MinuteMedia Rutschman is one of many top prospects for the Orioles waiting in the pipeline.

If you've reached Joe Mauer's status as a can't-miss catching prospect, that should grab the public's attention right away. After winning the award meant for the best amateur player in the country in 2019, the Orioles awarded Adley Rutschman a record signing bonus of over $8 million. Rutschman has earned rave reviews already for his game-calling skills, and commands his post behind the plate. Once his hitting catches up to his defensive skills, we will see Rutschman in the majors in no time.

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We are less than 48 hours removed from the 2019 season and it is already time to look ahead to 2020 . The player who many consider to be the greatest of this generation has yet to get a taste of what it's Not to mention, they have a handful of prospects who could all play major roles in 2020

2. Luis Robert

a man holding a baseball bat: Luis Robert has already received a substantial payday for his exceptional talents. © MinuteMedia Luis Robert has already received a substantial payday for his exceptional talents.

If you are giving a player a six-year, $50 million contract before he's even seen a big-league pitch, it would be wise to assume that player will be on the 26-man roster in the near future. That is exactly what the Chicago White Sox have given 22-year-old Luis Robert, who has flown through the minor-league system. Robert, who was signed in 2017, has hit a combined .326 at all levels of the minors, including a ridiculous .453 from his time assigned to High-A. Robert will surely be patrolling the outfield in the majors in the near future, if he doesn't outright make the 26-man initial roster.

1. Jarred Kelenic

a baseball player holding a bat in front of a crowd: Jarred Kelenic is sure to be a star in the big-leagues, and will certainly get his chance in 2020. © MinuteMedia Jarred Kelenic is sure to be a star in the big-leagues, and will certainly get his chance in 2020.

Mets fans, turn away, because this was the most painful part of the Robinson Cano trade. After 23 home runs and 20 stolen bases throughout the minor-league system in 2019, Kelenic seems poised to take the next big step in his career. With the Mariners not built for a playoff run in the near future, the organization will be testing its prospects for the future. That means Kelenic could get his opportunity in 2020 to show his worth in Seattle and light up a moribund season.

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