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Keith Law's Cactus League takeaways: Padres' Gore could soon be MLB's best pitching prospect

Already the top-ranked player from the 2017 draft, MacKenzie Gore showed off stuff that few -- if any -- pitching prospects in recent memory can match. Denis Poroy/Getty Images

MacKenzie Gore was the third overall pick in last June's draft but so impressed pro scouts in his debut last summer that he was the top-ranked 2017 draftee on my top 100 prospect ranking this January at No. 14 overall. Based on what I saw on Saturday afternoon, when Gore made his spring debut in a Padres minor league game, I might have had him about 20 spots too low.