Minor League Baseball League Top 10 Prospects: International League

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With the minor league baseball season over, it’s list season, and we’ll start the league top 10 lists with the International League

Minor league baseball has concluded its regular season and playoffs at this point in the most part, so we will be starting our series of league top 10 prospects here at Call To The Pen. This series will be keyed by Benjamin Chase through extensive video research and discussion with scouts and those within the game. Certainly, there are other opinions on these players and the order, but this is his list. Each list will start with a review of the season for that league and some of the leaders in each league. One note: to be eligible to be on this list, a player must have qualified for the league stat leaders (2.7 PA/league G for hitters, 0.8 IP/league game for pitchers) in order to be considered.

Season Wrap

After having the best record in minor league baseball in 2016, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre was the top team in the International League in the regular season, but as it should, the top two teams ended up meeting in the finals as the only other team with a .600+ winning percentage on the season, the Durham Bulls, were the matchup. The Bulls won the matchup three games to one to capture the league championship. –

Some of the league leaders:
AVG – Yandy Diaz, Columbus, .350
OBP – Yandy Diaz, Columbus, .454
SLG – Rhys Hoskins, Lehigh Valley, .581
HR – Bryce Brentz, Pawtucket, 31
SB – Roemon Fields, Buffalo, 43

W – Aaron Slegers, Rochester, 15
SV – Pedro Beato, Lehigh Valley, 33
K – Ryan Yarbrough, Durham, 159
ERA – Steven Brault, Indianapolis, 1.94
WHIP – Tom Eshelman, Lehigh Valley, 0.94

Now to the top 10…

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