At the risk of not holding myself accountable, I think the coronavirus pandemic counts as a real problem. It doesn’t make it less disappointing that so few of those players got enough major league time to graduate. Only Hays, who was right on the cusp of graduating last year, did so in 2020. Mountcastle came a few at-bats shy of graduating, and Harvey simply got passed by others. But Akin, who spent all of 2019 in Triple-A and has occupied the same 7-11 range on these rankings for the past four years, was eligible again.