Early Top Hitting Performers – Blueberry Standouts

It’s early in the season, but several top hitting prospects have already put up some impressive starts to the minor league season. This article will check out the top hitting performers using our ‘Blueberry’ scoring method.

Our ‘Blueberry’ hitter rankings provide a quick tool you can use to size up a hitter’s statistical performance relative to his minor league peers. The Blueberry rankings sort a hitter’s performance by percentile ranks against the rest of qualified minor league hitters in a given season. The Blueberry categories are batting average (AVG), on-base percentage (OBP), slugging average (SLG), stolen bases (SB), and at-bats (AB). Here are 2019’s top Blueberry performers so far:

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2018 Farmhand Crop: Jarred Kelenic

Louisville commit was the first high school player off the board in this year’s draft, despite coming from a ‘cold weather’ school. Scouts and GMs love his makeup, giving him a potential “6th tool”. Widely considered as one of the best pure hitters in the draft, and his left-handed swing really does look sweet. Likely sticks as a CF, but has the arm for RF as well. Enough speed to steal double-digit bags in the bigs. The lingering question with Kelenic is how much can his power improve as he matures.

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