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Published On: January 24th, 2023

Kalamazoo, MI – Another Growler has made an MLB Pipeline Top Prospects list. Zack Gelof was ranked as the #5 second base prospect in all of Major League Baseball. Gelof finished last season with the Las Vegas Aviators, the AAA affiliate of the Oakland A’s. MLB Pipeline also predicts Gelof to make his Major League debut sometime this upcoming season. The former Virginia Cavalier hit a combined .270 batting average | 18 home runs | 66 RBI in the 2022 season.

Gelof joins both Matt Mervis and Niko Kavadas as Growlers who have made an MLB Pipeline Top Prospects list this off-season. Pipeline’s full list is below.

The Top 10
1. Termarr Johnson, Pirates
2. Michael Busch, Dodgers
3. Jace Jung, Tigers
4. Justin Foscue, Rangers
5. Zack Gelof, Athletics
6. Connor Norby, Orioles
7. Edouard Julien, Twins
8. Nick Gonzales, Pirates
9. Nick Yorke, Red Sox
10. Wenceel Perez, Tigers



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