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 Prospect Crop: Kyle Isbel

KC’s 3rd round pick out of UNLV following his junior year. He’s got the glove to play any OF position, but could also see some time at 2B, which actually helps his fantasy value. He’s a bulldog, who might always wind up outperforming his tools. Good power for his build, patient plate approach, makes solid contact. Has been a terror on the basepaths so far in professional ball, but look for his speed to regress as he advances. There’s always room in real life and on your fantasy squad for a good ballplayer like Isbel.

Upside: .280/.360/.450, 15HR/20SB, OF/2B Eligible Regular Player

Downside: Organizational depth utility-man, no fantasy relevance

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