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Southern League 2019 Season Primer

Over 70 of MLB's Top Prospects Featured on SL Rosters
April 4, 2019

Happy #MiLBOpeningNight!Click Here to find composite 25-man Opening Day rosters for each of our 10 clubs!

Happy #MiLBOpeningNight!
Click Here to find composite 25-man Opening Day rosters for each of our 10 clubs!

Entering play today, 11 of MLB Pipeline's Top 100 prospects are on a Southern League active roster or injured list, representing seven different clubs. Mississippi leads the pack with three Top 100 prospects on their 25-man roster, followed by Montgomery (2) and Pensacola (2).
In addition, over 70 total players appear on a club's top 30 prospects list; meaning the Southern League hosts nearly a quarter of our affiliates future stars. Nearly 30 percent of all SL players are both on both a club's active roster and an affiliate's top 30 list.
Chattanooga leads all clubs with 10 top 30 prospects, followed by Birmingham, Jackson, and Mississippi with 9 each.
TOP 100 (according to MLB Pipeline)

•   #9 - OF Alex Kirilloff (Pensacola / MIN)*
•   #14 - OF Jo Adell (Mobile / LAA)*
•   #16 - OF Taylor Trammell (Chattanooga / CIN)
•   #29 - LHP/DH Brendan McKay (Montgomery / TB)
•   #31 - RHP Ian Anderson (Mississippi / ATL)
•   #35 - OF Cristian Pache (Mississippi / ATL)
•   #38 - OF Jesús Sánchez (Montgomery / TB)
•   #59 - INF Jazz Chisholm (Jackson / ARZ)
•   #67 - RHP Brusdar Graterol (Pensacola / MIN)
•   #84 - OF Drew Waters (Mississippi / ATL)
•   #98 - INF Nico Hoerner (Tennessee / CHC)
TOP 30 BY CLUB (according to MLB Pipeline)

•   Biloxi (4) - Trey Supak (#11 in the Brewers org.), Braden Webb (#12), Marcos Diplan (#17), and Trent Grisham (#30)
•   Birmingham (9) - Dane Dunning (#6 in the White Sox org.), Luis Alexander Basabe (#7), Micker Adolfo (#8), Blake Rutherford (#9), Luis Gonzalez (#10), Laz Rivera (#17), Gavin Sheets (#18), Jimmy Lambert (#19), and Tyler Johnson (#28)*
•   Chattanooga (10) - Taylor Trammell (#2 in the Reds org.), Tony Santillan (#5), Tyler Stephenson (#6), Jose Siri (#10), TJ Friedl (#13), Scott Moss (#15), Ibandel Isabel (#25), Joel Kuhnel (#26), Ryan Hendrix (#27), and Alfredo Rodriguez (#29)
•   Jackson (9) - Jazz Chisholm (#1 in the Diamondbacks org.), Daulton Varsho (#4), Andy Young (#11), Drew Ellis (#15), Emilio Vargas (#16), Pavin Smith (#17), Marcus Wilson (#20), Dom Miroglio (#27), and Kevin Ginkel (#30)
•   Jacksonville (6) - Jorge Guzman (#9 in the Marlins org.), Brian Miller (#14), Jordan Yamamoto (#17), Rob Dugger (#22), Joe Dunand (#23), and Bryson Brigman (#24)
•   Mississippi (9) - Ian Anderson (#3 in the Braves org.), Cristian Pache (#4), Drew Waters (#8), Joey Wentz (#12), Kyle Muller (#13), Patrick Weigel (#19), Tucker Davidson (#22), CJ Alexander (#23), and Ray-Patrick Didder (#30)
•   Mobile (7) - Jo Adell (#1 in the Angels org.), Brandon Marsh (#3), Jahmai Jones (#4), Patrick Sandoval (#12), Jesus Castillo (#23), Jack Kruger (#24), and Jeremy Beasley (#25)
•   Montgomery (5) - Brendan McKay (#3 in the Rays org.), Jesus Sanchez (#4), Lucius Fox (#10), Josh Lowe (#15), and Tristan Gray (#28)
•   Pensacola (5) - Alex Kirilloff (#2 in the Twins org.)
, Brusdar Graterol (#3), Luis Arraez (#17), Jorge Alcala (#18), and Griffin Jax (#23)
•   Tennessee (7) - Nico Hoerner (#2 in the Cubs org.), Justin Steele (#8), Cory Abbott (#9), Keegan Thompson (#10), Thomas Hatch (#17), Tyson Miller (#19), and Jhonny Pereda (#29)
*starting the season on a Southern League team's Injured List