BATTERS: Young targets, 2023

Let's continue our updated look at the most skilled young players in the game by moving on to hitters.

These bats age 26 and under posted the highest average exit velocities in 2022 (min 50 PA):

Let's take a closer look at a bunch of highly-skilled pre-peak performers with an emphasis on those that might be flying under the radar.


Jonathan Aranda (2B, TAM) did not deliver much of anything in 2022 (.192 BA, .596 OPS in 78 AB). Digging deeper, Aranda hit the ball with more authority than it appeared (91.1 mph EV, 7.3% Brl%). If he can find some loft in his swing, he could produce surprising pop this season.

Gunnar Henderson (SS, BAL) looked the part of a premium prospect during his MLB debut in 2022 (.259 BA, 4 HR, 18...


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