Falling Off The List
Seven players from the pre-season Top 30 fell off the list completely. The highest ranked of them was Felix Valerio at 16th. Valerio was putting up impressive numbers for a couple years, and he was looking like a steal, but he's hit a wall in Double-A, hitting just .219 with little punch. The bat was his carrying tool and it isn't carrying him anymore.
Hedbert Perez was a highly touted international signing that has also fallen on hard times in Low-A. He struggled last year and has struggled again this year. Perez was starting to turn it around before an injury took him off the field and it wasn't enough to save his Top 30 status. He was initially ranked 17th.
Eduardo Garcia fell off the list from 20th after a down offensive year in High-A. Cam Robinson went from 22nd on the pre-season list and on the 40 man roster to losing his 40 man spot and Top 30 prospect status. He's had a tough year and was demoted to Double-A. Jace Avina fell off the list from 24th. While he's a powerful bat, a 31.5% K rate and .207 batting average in Low-A is not a great recipe for a Top 30 prospect.
Outfielder Carlos D. Rodriguez fell off the list from 28th. He's playing pretty well, hitting .276 and not striking out, which is his calling card, but the new Draftees may have pushed him off as he was already close to the edge of the Top 30. Finally, 2023 international signee Kevin Ereu has fallen off the Top 30 as he's struggled to get going in the DSL while Yophery Rodriguez and Filippo Di Turi have thrived.