Left fielders play a fairly critical role in modern baseball, as you’ll discover in MLB The Show 18. Unfortunately there aren’t too many elite-level players at the position in the game, but in this MLB 18 Best Left Fielders guide, we’ll still be analyzing the best players you can discover at the position.
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MLB The Show 18 Best Prospect Left Fielders
There are only a few elite left-fielders in the game today, Yoenis Cespedes (92), Justin Upton (89), Marcel Ozuna (87), Michael Brantley (86) are the only ones rated over 85. So if you’re starting as one of the teams without one of the aforementioned players, you’re going to want to look for the next guy that can join their ranks. Here are five left field prospects that you should look into.
|Andrew Benintendi||Boston Red Sox||23||83||A|
|Clint Frazier||New York Yankees||23||62||A|
|Ryhs Hoskins||Philadelphia Phillies||25||83||A|
|Jesse Winker||Cincinnati Reds||24||65||A|
|Anthony Aguilar||Milwaukee Brewers||18||59||B|
Best Prospect Left Fielders - Andrew Benintendi - Boston Red Sox Organization
Finishing second in the AL Rookie of the Year voting in 2017 behind Aaron Judge was just the start for Benintendi. With the glut of outfielders the Red Sox currently have, deciding on where to play Andrew is going to probably be your hardest decision. The best move would to move him from left to center field, if you decide to play J.D. Martinez in your outfield. Andrew has a good combo of Fielding (74), Reaction (70) and Speed (69) and will be able to cover ground in Boston’s outfield. You could also move Betts to center, and play J.D. in right, but any way you slice it, Jackie Bradley Jr. is looking like the odd man out.
Best Prospect Left Fielders - Clint Frazier - New York Yankees Organization
The fresh faced, and freshly haircut (thanks to Yankee policy) Clint Frazier should be ready to start in your Yankee outfield in 2019, once Brett Gardner is out of the picture. He has a decent arm with 61 Arm Strength and 74 Arm Accuracy, and should be able to run down balls with his 74 Speed. Another good sign is that his attributes against right and left-handed pitchers are nearly identical, meaning that opposing teams won’t be able to get an advantage on him.
Best Prospect Left Fielders - Rhys Hoskins - Philadelphia Phillies Organization
Rhys is a big man (6’4, 224 lbs) that carries a big stick. In 2017, Hoskins set MLB record by becoming the fastest player to get to 9, 10, and 11 homes runs in his career, and he did all that in his first 17 games. Because of that, he comes out of the gate with 82 Pow vs R and 90 Pow vs L. The only real drawback to Hoskins is his 33 Speed, which might lead to a future position shift to first base, or possibly DH if acquired by an AL team.
Best Prospect Left Fielders - Jesse Winker - Cincinnati Reds Organization
The Reds Organization has a lot of middling high-60s and low-70s overalls in the outfield. Within a year, Winker should jump all of them. He’s got a solid base, specifically against right-handed pitchers, with 63 Con vs R, and 57 Pow vs R. With his Speed (46) and Arm Strength (57) you’re probably want to keep him in left, and not move him around.
Best Prospect Left Fielders - Anthony Aguilar - Milwaukee Brewers Organization
The Brewers rebuilt their outfield by signing Lorenzo Cain and trading for Christian Yelich this year. That means, if you’re looking to pick up a young outfielder, they’ve got some players for you. One of them is Aguilar. At only 18 years old, this Puerto Rican slugger is already showing off good pop (61 Pow vs R, 63 Pow vs L). If his defense can come up a bit (32 Fielding), he should be a viable corner outfielder who can put up some very nice power numbers.
This might be the end of our complete MLB The Show 18 guide on the best potential players to put at the left fielder position in the game, but head over to our best MLB 18 center fielders guide for help at the critical position, or our MLB 18 best catchers guide.