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Ryan Mountcastle appears poised to take another step forward

If you navigate to an individual player’s FanGraphs page, you’ll often find a small section titled Prospect Report. This section normally provides a rating on the 80/20 scale and a small blurb from when the player graduated from prospect status. If you happen to find your way to Ryan Mountcastle’s FanGraphs page, one thing stands out from his prospect report.

Graduation TLDR: As demonstrated by his 2020 big league showing, Mountcastle can really hit and he’s going to have to because he has zero defensive value.

Mountcastle entered the system as a first-round draft choice with a big bat and a giant question mark for a glove.