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Alek Thomas vs. other notable young AA phenom prospects

As you can already tell from my Minor League Recaps, there is now an Alek Thomas segment every day. Thomas is off to a blistering start with the Diamondbacks AA affiliate in Amarillo, putting up an obscene .343/.434/.600 slash line with 6 doubles, 3 triples, 2 homers, and a 12/17 walk to strikeout ratio in his first 83 plate appearances. All in all, that puts his park adjusted weighted run creation (wRC+) value at 184. For Thomas, who turned 21 just days before the season started, that is absurd and worth taking a deeper dive into.

For comparison, here are some of the best performances at the AA level in recent memory with the players sorted by age.