Sep 17, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Washington Nationals left fielder Steven Souza (21) rounds the bases after hitting a home run against the Atlanta Braves during the fifth inning at Turner Field. The Braves defeated the Nationals 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
4. Steven Souza, Rays
Souza, a 25-year old career minor leaguer, made a name for himself last season with an incredible year at Triple-A Syracuse. In 96 games for the Chiefs, he slashed a remarkable .350/.432/.590, clubbing 18 home runs and stealing 26 bases, showing the potential to be a well-rounded, dominant player in the highest level of the minor leagues. Souza’s major league debut was not quite so kind to him, as he hit only .130/.231/.391 in 26 plate appearances with the Nationals (though he did hit two home runs), but there is still plenty of hope for his future. Souza was Tampa Bay’s biggest return in the Wil Myers blockbuster trade, and they clearly feel that he will be able to carry some sort of success into the big leagues. However, he’s still relatively unknown and, while he certainly has a huge ceiling, I will err on the side of caution with these rankings.