Farm Futures: Top 400 Update

Farm Futures: Top 400 Update

This article is part of our Farm Futures series.

The final full-scale update to the Top 400 that I'll release during the regular season is in the books! I will be updating it when guys like Jesus Luzardo, Evan White and Sean Murphy graduate, but there won't be another update with notable movement until after the season is over.

What follows are some quick hits on certain guys. Ask any and all questions in the comments section or on Twitter @RealJRAnderson.

Luis Robert has graduated and I was dead wrong to not have him in my top two heading into the season. Had he still been eligible, I would have moved him ahead of Wander Franco — that's how impressive he has been. Is he Giancarlo Stanton without the injuries and with 70-grade speed? He just might be.

Jake Cronenworth won't be eligible for the list for much longer, but he is going out on top, so to speak. Yes, he's very old for a hitting prospect, but I think we can expect Jeff McNeil's 2019 season from Cronenworth over a full season, possibly with a few more steals.

Pitching prospects will break your heart. Five of my top-19 pitching prospects (Nate Pearson, Forrest Whitley, Matt Manning, A.J. Puk, Edward Cabrera) are currently dealing with arm injuries, and that doesn't include Spencer Howard whose velocity mysteriously dropped by the inning in his last start. Sixto Sanchez simply being healthy and as good as anticipated has allowed him to enter the

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James Anderson
James Anderson is RotoWire's Lead Prospect Analyst, Assistant Baseball Editor, and co-host of Farm Fridays on Sirius/XM radio and the RotoWire Prospect Podcast.
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