Jim Callis And His Baseball Prospect Dream Team


Jim Callis of Baseball America had little fun this morning  with his mailbag piece and fielded the following interesting question:

If you had to make a 25-man roster using at most one player from any farm system, what would it look like? To make it more interesting, let’s say that the team doesn’t have to be competitive this year, so far-away prospects are fine if that’s who you want.

C: Mike Zunino, Mariners.
1B: Christian Yelich, Marlins.
2B: Jurickson Profar, Rangers.
3B: Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox.
SS: Francisco Lindor, Indians.
LF: Yasiel Puig, Dodgers.
CF: Byron Buxton, Twins.
RF: Oscar Taveras, Cardinals.
DH: Wil Myers, Rays.

Reserve C: Gary Sanchez, Yankees.
Reserve INF: Javier Baez, Cubs; Carlos Correa, Astros.
Reserve OF: Billy Hamilton, Reds; Nick Castellanos, Tigers.

No. 1 SP: Dylan Bundy, Orioles.
No. 2 SP: Gerrit Cole, Pirates.
No. 3 SP: Zack Wheeler, Mets.
No. 4 SP: Archie Bradley, Diamondbacks.
No. 5 SP: Kyle Zimmer, Royals.

Reserve P: Max Fried, Padres; Aaron Sanchez, Blue Jays; Kyle Crick, Giants; Lucas Giolito, Nationals; Jesse Biddle, Phillies; J.R. Graham, Braves.

Now that’s what I would call a Dream Team.