Minor League Baseball 2017 League Top 10 Prospects – Midwest League

MIAMI, FL - JULY 09: Bo Bichette
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With the minor league baseball season over, it’s list season, and we’ll continue the league top 10 lists with the Midwest League

Minor league baseball has concluded its regular season and playoffs at this point, 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

West Michigan dominated the Midwest League this season during the regular season with 91 wins (no other team eclipsed 75 wins), but they were upset in the first round by Dayton, leaving the field wide open. Quad Cities beat a tough Cedar Rapids squad, and Fort Wayne pitched two shutouts to close out Dayton. Quad Cities then swept through the championship 3 games to none, outscoring Fort Wayne 23-5 in the three games to take home the title in spite of only one player on the entire roster having been

Some of the league leaders:
AVG – Bo Bichette, Lansing, .384 (won title due to rule 9.22(a))
OBP – Fernando Tatis, Jr., Fort Wayne, .390
SLG – Jose Siri, Dayton, .530
HR – Emmanuel Tapia, Lake County, 29
SB – Jose Siri, Dayton, 46

W – Manuel Rondon, South Bend, 14
SV – Hector Lujan, Cedar Rapids, 17
K – Scott Moss, Dayton, 156
ERA – Clark Beeker, Cedar Rapids, 2.03
WHIP – Clark Beeker, Cedar Rapids, 0.92

Now to the top 10…