Yoan Moncada

Prospects1500 Rankings

2017 (overall): #2

2017 (team): #1 White Sox

Prospects1500 Blurb:

The diamond in the Chris Sale trade, Moncada heads into 2017 as a near-consensus #1 overall prospect in baseball. Young Cuban should fit in well in the White Sox clubhouse, as it looks like the White Sox will keep around fellow Cuban and former teammate Jose Abreu. The Mike Trout comparisons are probably too optimistic, but he boasts power (.254 ISO at AA-Portland), patience (13% walk rate at AA), speed (45 steals in 57 attempts in 2016) and enough defense to stick at 2B. His propensity to strike-out is concerning, as evidenced by 12 Ks in 20 MLB at-bats during his brief sip of coffee for Boston last fall. But if he can improve on the contact rate, he’s a middle of the order hitter that can play the middle infield, and could be a perennial all-star.

Preferred Equipment

Baseball Glove

Moncada can be found roaming minor (and perhaps later this year, major) league infields, wearing one of two Wilson gloves: A2000 1787 or A2000 1788 (a customized red/blue beauty).

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Wilson A2000 1787 11.75 Inch Baseball Glove WTA20RB181787 Wilson A2000 1788 11.25 Inch Baseball Glove

Baseball Bat

Batting Glove