Baseball’s Youth Movement Is In Full Force

trout-harper-bryant-correaIt seems like once every few decades, we see an influx of young talent and without a doubt we’re in one of those runs right now.

Think of the young players who have made major impact the last couple of years and try to remember back when the Majors was flush with this level of talent of players under the age of 25.  By the way, it’s not over yet either, as we still have to see extended seasons from Byron Buxton Kyle Seager, Joey Gallow, Steven Matz, and the list goes on.  Also, keep an eye on the Shortstop position the next few years, as we will be living in possibly one of the best eras of the Shortstop.

Below is each teams list of players were 24 or younger at the start of the 2016 season.

(Position/Age for most of season)/Rookie in 2015 or still a rookie in 2016 in italics.  Current 2016 team

Arizona D’backs: Chris Owings (SS/24)

Atlanta Braves: Mike Foltynewicz (RHP/24), Julio Teheran (RHP/24), Matt Wisler (RHP/23)

Baltimore Orioles: Kevin Gausman (RHP/24), Manny Machado (3B/23), Jonathan Schoop (2B/24)

Boston Red Sox: Henry Owens (LHP/23), Eduardo Rodriguez (LHP/22), Blake Swihart (C/23), Xander Bogaerts (SS/23), Mookie Betts (OF/23)

Chicago Cubs: Kris Bryant (3B/23), Addison Russell (SS/21), Kyle Schwarber (OF/22), Jorge Soler (OF/23)

Chicago White Sox: Carlos Rodon (LHP/23), Jacob Turner (RHP/24), Carlos Sanchez (IF/23), Avisail Garcia (OF/24)

Cincinnati Reds: Brandon Finnegan (LHP/22), Michael Lorenzen (RHP/24), Eugenio Suarez (2B/24)

Cleveland Indians: Trevor Bauer (RHP/24), Kyle Crockett (LHP/24), Francisco Lindor (SS/22), Jose Ramirez (IF/23)

Colorado Rockies: Eddie Butler (RHP/24), Jon Gray (RHP/24), Jairo Diaz (RHP/24), Nolan Arenado (3B/24)

Detroit Tigers: Matt Boyd (RHP/24), Buck Farmer (RHP/24), Daniel Norris (LHP/22), Kyle Ryan (LHP/24), Nick Castellanos (3B/23)

Houston Astros: Lance McCullers (RHP/22), Carlos Correa (SS/21), Jon Singleton (1B/24), Jake Marisnick (OF/24)

Kansas City Royals: Yordano Ventura (RHP/24), Raul Mondesi Jr (SS/20)

Los Angeles Angels: Andrew Heaney (LHP/24), Mike Morin (RHP/24), Tyler Skaggs (LHP/24), Mike Trout (OF/24)

Los Angeles Dodgers: Frankie Montas (RHP/22), Corey Seager (3B/21), Joc Pederson (OF/24)
Miami Marlins: Joes Fernandez (RHP/23), Justin Nicolino (LHP/24), Jose Urena (RHP/24), J.T. Realmuto (C/24), Christian Yelich (OF/24)

Milwaukee Brewers: Zach Davies (RHP/22), Corey Knebel (RHP/24), Jonathan Villar (IF/24), Domingo Santana (OF/23)
Minnesota Twins: John Ryan Murphy (C/24), Miguel Sano (3B/22), Oswaldo Arcia (OF/24), Byron Buxton (OF/22), Eddie Rosario (OF/24)

New York Mets: Steven Matz (LHP/24), Noah Syndergaard (RHP/23), Wilmer Flores (SS/24), Dilson Herrera (IF/21), Michael Conforto (OF/22)

New York Yankees: Bryan Mitchell (RHP/24), Luis Severino (RHP/21), Greg Bird (1B/23)

Oakland Athletics: R.J. Alvarez (RHP/24)

Philadelphia Phillies: Elvis Araujo (LHP/24), Alex Asher (RHP/24), Severino Gonzalez (RHP/23), Aaron Nola (RHP/22), Vincent Velasquez (RHP/23), Maikel Franco (3B/23), Odubel Herrera (OF/24)

Pittsburgh Pirates: Gregory Polanco (OF/24)

San Diego Padres: Austin Hedges (C/23), Christian Bethancourt (C/24), Rymer Liriano (OF/24)

San Francisco Giants: N/A

Seattle Mariners: Taijuan Walker (RHP/23), Ketel Marte (IF/22), Luis Sardinas (IF/22)

St. Louis Cardinals: Marco Gonazles (LHP/23), Carlos Martinez (RHP/24), Michael Wacha (RHP/24), Randal Grichuk (OF/24)

Tampa Bay Rays: Andrew Bellatti (RHP/24)

Texas Rangers: Alex Claudio (LHP/23), Chi Chi Gonzalez (RHP/23), Keone Kela (RHP/22), Hanser Alberto (IF/23), Joey Gallo (3B/22), Roughned Odor (IF/21), Jurickson Profar (SS/22), Delino DeShields Jr. (OF/23)

Toronto Blue Jays: Roberto Osuna (RHP/20), Aaron Sanchez (RHP/23), Devon Travis (2B/24), Dalton Pompey (OF/23)

Washington Nationals: A.J. Cole (RHP/24), Trevor Gott (RHP/23), Felipe Rivero (LHP/24), Joe Ross (RHP/22), Bryce Harper (OF/23)

Total: 108 players; 24 Year Olds – 52, 23 Year Olds – 30, 22 Year Olds 18, 21 Year Olds – 6, 20 Year Olds – 2

Others to watch in 2016: Archie Bradley/AZ, Dylan Bundy/BAL, Javier Baez/CHC, Robert Stephenson/CIN, Tyler Kolek, Orlando Arcia/MIL, Tyler Glasnow/PIT, J.P. Crawford/PIT, Blake Snell/TB, Nomar Mazara/TEX, Trea Turner/WAS

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3 thoughts on “Baseball’s Youth Movement Is In Full Force

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  3. I think this is contractual as well as GM’s are FINALLY starting to see that “Joe Blow” from AAA can probably put up the same numbers as some average veteran who wants to break the bank because he’s near retirement.

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