The top 20 players in World Alexander without ML experience (based on my $14 million advanced scouting):
Hector Beltran was signed in season 5 as an international free agent for $15 million. Projects to have solid defense as well as a big bat for the rebuilding Juicers.
Malcolm Young is a borderline player on defense, but this 19-year old former 1st-round draft pick wields a big bat for the Revolution, with power against both lefties and righties along with 100 speed.
Chuck Helling is another defensively challenged player who can flat out hit the ball. Another former 1st-round pick, Helling will crush righties while still doing a respectable job against lefties for the Arch Angels for years to come.
Alex Pulido is one of a batch of talented youngsters coming up for the Tsunami. Pulido signed a $21 million contract out of the Dominican Republic, and he boasts great speed and defense along with the ability to hit for average and power.
Donne Higginson is another player whose defensive ratings leave him without a real home on the diamond, but his offensive ratings make him right at home at the plate. Higginson was a steal by the Inferno in the season 8 draft, slipping to 26th.
Alfredo Gonzalez was another international free agent out of the Dominican Republic, signing in season 6 with the Loggers for $12.5 million. He boasts solid stamina, splits, control, and velocity, along with really cool shades.
Bo Champion was picked 3rd overall by the Wild Cats in the season 7 draft, and projects as a top-of-the-rotation pitcher for them for years to come. Excellent velocity along with 3 "plus" pitches will make him a nightmare for hitters when he hits the big leagues.
Wes Rigby is another 1st-round pick with a poor glove but a great bat. A career .361 hitter in the minors, Rigby will look to continue the hot hitting when he takes over the Augusta moose's DH job in the near future.
Bob Holt was acquired by the Big and Tall in a trade with the Juicers after being selected 3rd overall in the season 6 draft. He's got a ton of power with the bat and a solid glove at SS to go with it.
Fred Riggs is another prospect in the Augusta moose minor league system. Originally drafted by the Big and Tall, Riggs was acquired in a season 7 trade. Although his stamina makes him questionable as a starter, his great sinker and slider make him a great candidate for a job closing games.
Jimmy Grimsley is another former 1st-round pick who should be able to rack up the hits like crazy one day in the big leagues. A career .381 minor league hitter, he will rarely strike out and should hit for his share of extra base hits.
Another Tsunami prospect from outside the US, Matty Oliva signed for more than $25 million in season 8. He should be able to log more than 200 solid innings for more than a decade when he is called up.
Bosco Hyers has one of the most powerful bats in World Alexander, but he can also hit for average and draw his share of walks, making him a dangerous threat when the Brewers call him up to the big leagues.
Due to Wayne Hamilton's low durability and his inept defense, he slipped to the 4th round in the season 5 draft, where he was snatched up by the Maulers. He'll most likely be forced to DH in the big leagues, but he'll be a monster at the plate, with great power, a great eye, and the ability to drive the ball against both lefties and righties.
Luis Lopez is another Big and Tall prospect acquired via trade. If a spotty health history and somewhat low durability don't hinder his production and development, he will be another ace to add to the Big and Tall's staff.
Ivan Alfonzo signed with the Loggers out of Venezuela for over $14 million in season 7. He boasts tremendous power and a great ability to make contact and drive the ball, as well as a great eye and solid defense in the outfield. At only 20 years old, he's ML-ready and could be a record breaker in the future.
Emmanuel Machado was the 2nd overall pick in the season 7 draft, taken by the Juicers (formerly the Madison Hops). He's got solid speed, contact, and power, and a tremendous ability to absolutely crush the ball against both righties and lefties. Look for a high slugging percentage from Machado, though not necessarily due to a ton of HR's.
Marco Taylor is yet another Big and Tall prospect that ns220 acquired through a trade. Originally drafted 32nd by the Tsunami in season 5, Taylor has been traded twice and now finds himself in the stacked Rochester minor league system. His poor defense would make him a great fit as a DH on an AL club, but his bat will make up for whatever mayhem he creates at 1B. Expect 50+ HR's a year from Taylor for longer than a decade when he gets the call up.
Mateo Rojas is another great prospect in the moose's minor league system. Already 25 years old, he's still got room to grow. He features a great change up and slider along with a decent curveball and 4-seam fastball to keep hitters off balance.
Will Zoltan earns the title as World Alexander's top prospect due to his absolute pinpoint control, great velocity, and how impossible it is for lefties to make good contact against him. Zoltan and Matty Oliva will be a tough pitching duo to beat when they reach the big leagues for the Tsunami.