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Keith Law ranks Amed Rosario as the best prospect in baseball

Dominic Smith also cracks the top 25.

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With the 2017 season now more than a week old, Keith Law has released an updated top 50 prospect list, with Mets shortstop prospect Amed Rosario coming in at number one.

Before the season, Law ranked Rosario as the third best prospect in baseball, behind only Andrew Benintendi and Dansby Swanson. Law has long been bullish on Rosario, contending that he has MVP upside while claiming Rosario is “in his own league athletically.”

Rosario has done his part to keep the hype alive through the season’s first six games, with 11 hits—all singles—and two stolen bases over 26 plate appearances. The 21-year-old is coming off his most impressive offensive season, in which he hit .324/.374/.459 with five home runs and 19 stolen bases over 527 plate appearances. Law expects that we may see Rosario in the majors “sooner rather than later.”

Law’s updated list is just that—an update rather than a re-ranking—meaning the only thing that has changed since his pre-season top 100 is that prospects who are currently in the major leagues are no longer eligible to be included on his in-season updates. Both Benintendi and Swanson have also surpassed 130 major league at-bats, stripping them of prospect eligibility. But even though this updated list shouldn’t change the way anyone views Rosario, it is nice to be able to say that the Mets have the number one prospect in baseball.

Dominic Smith also appears on Law’s updated top 50, landing at 22.