We have seen plenty off young talent brought to the show from the National League Central, Anthony Rizzo and Brett Jackson by the Cubs, Matt Adams in St.Louis, the Pirates Sterling Marte, Jean Segura in Milwaukee and Matt Dominguez with a look in Houston, just to name a few. Some of baseball's top young prospects on the brink, remain in the NL central and many are of the impact variety.
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Billy Hamilton SS Cincinnati- Who isn't willing to take a chance on Hamilton and his record setting 154 stolen bases this season. Hamilton has hit a combined .319 at two levels with 45 RBI. Expect Hamilton to get plenty of opportunities in a pinch-running role, as soon as this weekend.
Shelby Miller SP St.Louis- Miller has spent much of this season working on mechanics and command. In 26 starts at Triple-A Memphis, Miller is 10-10 with a 4.89 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in 130 innings of work. Miller needs to work on his strikeout to walk ratio, 151/50, but is without a doubt one of baseball's brightest pitching prospects.
Jameson Taillon SP Pittsburgh- The second overall pick in the 2010 draft is on a fast track to the majors,. Going straight to the pros from high school, Taillon was promoted to Double-A less than two weeks ago. Taillon has proven he is ready for the challenge, going 2-0 in his first two starts. How good has he been? How about 11 shutout innings, allowing only five hits, with 13 strikeouts without issuing a walk.
Tyler Thornburg SP Milwaukee- Thornburg struggled in an early call-up, but figures to get another shot soon. Many believe he has the makeup of a closer, certainly a position that needs stability in the Brewers organization,. Thornburg has been dominant at Triple-A Nashville and should be promoted this weekend.
Dave Sappelt OF Chicago Cubs- The Cubs are giving all their young talent a chance with Josh Vitters, Jackson and Rizzo already playing key roles at the major league level. Outfielder Dave Sappelt may be next on the list, moving over from the Reds system in the Sean Marshall trade. Sappelt is solid defensively with the ability to roam center field at the next level, but with Jackson settling in, may be suited for left field.
Jonathan Singleton OF Houston- Arguably the top major league ready hitter in the minors, expect Singleton to be in the lineup in early September. The first baseman was acquired from Philadelphia in the Hunter Pence deal and is on fire at Double-A Corpus Christi. In 446 at bats, Singleton has 20 home runs, 78 RBI and a .285 average. Singleton needs to be atop your wish list.
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