Baseball America has released an updated list of the top 100 prospects in the game, and the list includes some welcome news for Toronto Blue Jays fans: outfielder Anthony Alford has climbed the rankings from 59th, where he began the year, all the way up to 34th.
The rankings have been adjusted to remove players who are no longer prospect-eligible, and to account for player performance this year.
Anthony Alford up 24 spots in our updated Top Who else made the climb ⛰️? https://t.co/RLkOy45Nd0
— Baseball America (@BaseballAmerica) May 11, 2017
Alford, who was selected by Toronto in the third round of the 2012 MLB draft, is currently suiting up for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, the Blue Jays’ double-A affiliate. Through 26 games this year, the 22-year-old is slashing .296/.373/.418.
The Blue Jays have five more players listed in the top 100: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. at No. 16 (previous ranking: No. 20); Lourdes Gurriel at No. 68 (previous ranking: No. 73); Sean Reid-Foley at No. 70 (previous ranking: 75); Rowdy Tellez at No. 89 (previous ranking: 95); and Bo Bichette, who is new to top 100 and is currently ranked at No. 93.