DAYTON, OH -Two members of the 2017 Dayton Dragons were named today by Baseball America in their annual rankings of the top 20 prospects in the Midwest League. The league features 16 teams with approximately 800 players over the course of the season.
Baseball America named 2017 Dragons left fielder Taylor Trammell as the sixth best prospect in the Midwest League. Dragons catcher Tyler Stephenson was named the league's 17th best prospect. Both Trammell and Stephenson are natives of the northwest suburbs of Atlanta.
Trammell (pronounced tra-MELL) led the MWL in games played in 2017, appearing in 129 of the Dragons 140 games, plus all six playoff games. He batted .281 with 13 home runs and 77 runs batted in. Trammell finished second in the league in RBI, stolen bases (41), and walks (71); third in hits (138) and triples (11); and fourth in total bases (221). Trammell was 19 years old during the 2017 season. He was the Reds supplemental first round draft pick in 2016 out of Mount Paran Christian School in in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Stephenson played in 80 games for the Dragons before his season ended early due to a thumb injury suffered on July 14. He batted .278 with six home runs and 50 RBI. Stephenson was the Reds first round draft pick in 2015 out of Kennesaw Mountain High School in Kennesaw, Georgia. He was 20 years old during his time as an active player in 2017.
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