Although disappointing, that should’ve been anticipated.
Lewis Brinson had been among Baseball Prospectus’ preseason top 50 in 2016 (No. 15), 2017 (No. 12) and 2018 (No. 18). However, he’s now graduated from prospect eligibility.
Outfielder Monte Harrison was No. 49 on the previous edition of the list. He is providing strong production lately for Double-A Jacksonville (.312/.402/.457 over past calendar month), but there have been extended dry spells throughout the campaign that drag down the overall stats. Recognizing secondary pitches continues to be an issue, manifesting in an astonishing 38.7 strikeout rate.
Apparently, Harrison’s inconsistency caused a significant drop, as he wasn’t selected to BP’s “Just Missed” list, either.
Stay tuned for additional league-wide prospect rankings that are scheduled to be revealed by other reputable publications later in July.