2021 MLB Prospect Rankings 2.0 Update (Mid-Season)

With the 2021 MLB All-Star Break approaching and the 2nd half of the season coming soon, it is time for FTS’s Mid-Season Prospect Rankings update. With a huge number of names graduating in these past couple months, this list should look a bit weaker than the previous. Many players have shown great stuff the beginning of this year and those guys will see their ranking rise in this update. Others may have suffered injuries or put up bad numbers so far, many of these players will drop in the rankings or might not even make the top 100. These rankings will help determine FTS’s MLB Minor League Farm System Rankings, which should drop in July.

  1. Wander Franco, SS, TB
  2. Julio Rodriguez, OF, SEA
  3. Adley Rutschman, C, BAL
  4. Bobby Witt Jr., SS, KC
  5. Jared Kelenic, OF, SEA
  6. Marco Luciano, SS, SF
  7. CJ Abrams, SS, SD
  8. Jasson Dominguez, OF, NYY
  9. Joey Bart, C, SF
  10. Spencer Torkleson, 3B, DET
  11. Nate Pearson, P, TOR
  12. Royce Lewis, SS, MIN
  13. Riley Greene, OF, DET
  14. Sixto Sanchez, P, MIA
  15. Max Meyer, P, MIA
  16. MacKenzie Gore, P, SD
  17. Austin Martin, SS, TOR
  18. Greyson Rodriguez, P, BAL
  19. Jarren Duran, OF, BOS
  20. Kristian Robinson, OF, ARI
  21. Geraldo Perdomo, SS, ARI
  22. Jordan Groshans, SS, TOR
  23. JJ Bleday, OF, MIA
  24. Cristian Pache, OF, ATL
  25. Drew Waters, OF, ATL
  26. Sam Huff, C, TEX
  27. Nolan Gorman, 3B, STL
  28. Josh Jung, 3B, TEX
  29. Vidal Brujan, 2B, TB
  30. Jeter Downs, SS/2B, BOS
  31. Heliot Ramos, OF, SF
  32. Corbin Carroll, OF, ARI
  33. Alek Thomas, OF, ARI
  34. Alek Manoah, P, TOR
  35. Shane Baz, P, TB
  36. Josiah Gray, P, LAD
  37. Nick Lodolo, P, CIN
  38. Matthew Liberatore, P, STL
  39. Francisco Alvarez, C, NYM
  40. Triston Casas, 1B, BOS
  41. Clarke Schmidt, P, NYY
  42. Xavier Edwards, 2B, TB
  43. Hunter Bishop, OF, SF
  44. Brandon Marsh, OF, LAA
  45. Noelvi Marte, SS, SEA
  46. Jeremiah Jackson, SS, LAA
  47. Edward Cabrera, P, MIA
  48. Heston Kjerstad, OF, BAL
  49. Nolan Jones, 3B, CLE
  50. Hunter Greene, P, CIN
  51. Keibert Ruiz, C, LAD
  52. Orelvis Martinez, SS, TOR
  53. Jesus Sanchez, OF, MIA
  54. Zac Veen, OF, COL
  55. Tyler Freeman, SS, CLE
  56. Ronny Mauricio, SS, NYM
  57. Yoelqui Cespedes, OF, CHW
  58. Luis Campusano, C, SD
  59. Diego Cartaya, C, LAD
  60. Matthew Allen, P, NYM
  61. Emerson Hancock, P, SEA
  62. Asa Lacy, P, KC
  63. Matt Manning, P, DET
  64. Greg Jones, SS, TB
  65. Ethan Hankins, P, CLE
  66. Quinn Priester, P, PIT
  67. Brett Baty, 3B, NYM
  68. Pete Crow-Armstrong, OF, NYM
  69. Robert Hassell, OF, SD
  70. Austin Hendrick, OF, CIN
  71. Ryan Vilade, OF, COL
  72. DL Hall, P, BAL
  73. Brendan McKay, P, TB
  74. Mick Abel, P, PHI
  75. Bryson Stott, SS, PHI
  76. Cole Wilcox, P, TB
  77. Nick Pratto, 1B, KC
  78. Garrett Mitchell, OF, MIL
  79. Alexander Canario, OF, SF
  80. Brent Honeywell, P, TB
  81. Daniel Lynch, P, KC
  82. Forrest Whitley, P, HOU
  83. Ryan Rolison, P, COL
  84. Braxton Garrett, P, MIA
  85. Gavin Sheets, 1B, CHW
  86. Gunnar Henderson, SS, BAL
  87. Oniel Cruz, SS, PIT
  88. Peyton Burdick, OF, MIA
  89. Pedro Leon, OF, HOU
  90. Nick Gonzales, 2B, PIT
  91. Korey Lee, C, HOU
  92. MJ Melendez, C, KC
  93. Cole Winn, P, TEX
  94. Ethan Small, P, MIL
  95. Jordyn Adams, OF, LAA
  96. Shea Langeliers, C, ATL
  97. Freudis Nova, SS, HOU
  98. Robert Puason, SS, OAK
  99. Yolbert Sanchez, SS, CHW
  100. Jordan Westburg, SS, BAL

Overview

There is a lot to like about the players on this list even though many of the best from the last rankings lost eligibility because so many young guys have been called up already. The White Sox for example had all 4 of their top 100 prospects graduate to the majors in between this list and the previous one. Some of the biggest names that graduated are Randy Arozarena, Ian Anderson, Alex Kirilloff, Casey Mize, and Trevor Rogers. Even with names like these gone, there is a definite addition of talent this update including many recent draftees and international signees (discussed below). With the top 10 of this update very similar to the first rankings, it appears that the top 5-6 players on this list are surefire stars. Wander Franco and Jared Kelenic both made their highly anticipated debuts, Julio Rodriguez shined on the international stage during the Olympic qualifiers, and both Bobby Witt Jr. and Marco Luciano have been red-hot this season.

New Additions

  • #19 Jarren Duran, OF, BOS
  • #34 Alek Manoah, P, TOR
  • #57 Yoelqui Cespedes, OF, CHW
  • #67 Brett Baty, 3B, NYM
  • #68 Pete Crow-Armstrong, OF, NYM
  • #69 Robert Hassell, OF, SD
  • #75 Bryson Stott, SS, PHI
  • #76 Cole Wilcox, P, TB
  • #77 Nick Pratto, 1B, KC
  • #78 Garret Mitchell, OF, MIL
  • #83 Ryan Rolison, P, COL
  • #85 Gavin Sheets, 1B, CHW
  • #86 Gunnar Henderson, SS, BAL
  • #87 Oniel Cruz, SS, PIT
  • #88 Peyton Burdick, OF, MIA
  • #89 Pedro Leon, OF, HOU
  • #91 Corey Lee, C, HOU
  • #92 MJ Melendez, C, KC
  • #93 Cole Winn, P, TEX
  • #94 Ethan Small, P, MIL
  • #96 Shane Langeliers, C, ATL
  • #98 Robert Puason, SS, OAK
  • #99 Yolbert Sanchez, SS, CHW
  • #100 Jordan Westburg, SS, BAL

With a whopping 24 additions to the 2.0 Updated Rankings, this list looks a lot different than before. Many new additions were guys who made impressive professional debuts such as Pete Crow-Armstrong and Garret Mitchell. Others are players with more pro experience, like Cole Winn and MJ Melendez, whose great starts made them candidates to join this elite group. Robert Puason and Yoelqui Cesepedes are a couple additions who were signed internationally and made their pro debuts in 2021 as well. The two highest additions, Jaren Duran and Alek Manoah are guys who probably should have made it last time but are now represented as they should be. Manoah has been great in his first MLB starts and Duran should be joining him in the Show sometime soon.

The Next 20

  • Blaze Jordan, 3B, BOS
  • Jake Burger, 3B, CHW
  • Jose Rodriguez, SS, CHW
  • Jeremy Pena, SS/2B, HOU
  • Mark Vientos, 3B, NYM
  • Oswald Peraza, SS, NYY
  • Tyler Soderstrom, C, OAK
  • Cal Mitchell, OF, PIT
  • Travis Swaggerty, OF, PIT
  • George Kirby, P, SEA
  • Cal Raleigh, C, SEA
  • Luis Matos, OF, SF
  • Masyn Winn, SS, STL
  • Jordan Walker, 3B, STL
  • Osleivis Basabe, SS, TB
  • Luisangel Acuna, SS, TEX
  • Simeon Woods-Richardson, P, TOR
  • Gabriel Moreno, C, TOR
  • Cade Cavalli, P, WSH
  • Jackson Rutledge, P, WSH

2021 Top 100 MLB Prospect Rankings 1.0 (Pre-Season)

The 2021 MLB season is right around the corner, which means it is time to release my top 100 MLB prospects list. During a crazy year thrown off the rails due to COVID-19 in which the entire MiLB season was cancelled, it has been hard for young players to show off their talents. Combine that with the changes MLB has made to the structure of Minor League Baseball, it has been a rough ride for many hopeful Big Leaguers. That being said, it has been about a year and a half since FTS has released a prospect rankings, so expect to see some big changes.

The Top 100:

  1. Wander Franco, SS, TB
  2. Julio Rodriguez, OF, SEA
  3. MacKenzie Gore, P, SD
  4. Jarred Kelenic, OF, SEA
  5. Adley Rutschman, C, BAL
  6. Bobby Witt Jr., SS, KC
  7. Marco Luciano, SS, SF
  8. Randy Arozarena, OF, TB
  9. CJ Abrams, SS, SD
  10. Jasson Dominguez, OF, NYY
  11. Andrew Vaughn, 1B, CHW
  12. Alex Kirilloff, OF, MIN
  13. Ian Anderson, P, ATL
  14. Michael Kopech, P, CHW
  15. Ke’Bryan Hayes, 3B, PIT
  16. Kristian Robinson, OF, ARI
  17. Spencer Torkleson, 3B, DET
  18. Nate Pearson, P, TOR
  19. Dylan Carlson, OF, STL
  20. Sixto Sanchez, P, MIA
  21. Luis Patiño, P, TB
  22. Casey Mize, P, DET
  23. Royce Lewis, SS, MIN
  24. Cristian Pache, OF, ATL
  25. Riley Greene, OF, DET
  26. JJ Bleday, OF, MIA
  27. Bobby Dalbec, 3B, BOS
  28. Austin Martin, SS, TOR
  29. Joey Bart, C, SF
  30. Luis Campusano, C, SD
  31. Nick Madrigal, 2B, CHW
  32. Jordan Groshans, SS, TOR
  33. Jeter Downs, SS, BOS
  34. Drew Waters, OF, ATL
  35. Heliot Ramos, OF, SF
  36. Grayson Rodriguez, P, BAL
  37. Dane Dunning, P, TEX
  38. Matthew Liberatore, P, STL
  39. Spencer Howard, P, PHI
  40. Geraldo Perdomo, SS, ARI
  41. Brendan McKay, P, TB
  42. Sam Huff, C, TEX
  43. Nolan Gorman, 3B, STL
  44. Josh Jung, 3B, TEX
  45. Vidal Brujan, 2B, TB
  46. Corbin Carroll, OF, ARI
  47. Hunter Bishop, OF, SF
  48. Alek Thomas, OF, ARI
  49. Ronny Mauricio, SS, NYM
  50. Josiah Gray, P, LAD
  51. Max Meyer, P, MIA
  52. Nolan Jones, 3B, CLE
  53. Triston Casas, 1B, BOS
  54. Nick Lodolo, P, CIN
  55. Matt Manning, P, DET
  56. Triston McKenzie, P, CLE
  57. Jazz Chisholm, SS, MIA
  58. Clarke Schmidt, P, NYY
  59. Deivi Garcia, P, NYY
  60. Ryan Mountcastle, OF, BAL
  61. Trevor Larnach, OF, MIN
  62. Xavier Edwards, 2B, TB
  63. Brandon Marsh, OF, LAA
  64. Noelvi Marte, SS, SEA
  65. Jeremiah Jackson, SS, LAA
  66. Heston Kjerstad, OF, BAL
  67. Daniel Lynch, P, KC
  68. Forrest Whitley, P, HOU
  69. Asa Lacy, P, KC
  70. Hunter Greene, P, CIN
  71. Keibert Ruiz, C, LAD
  72. Franciso Alvarez, C, NYM
  73. Jordyn Adams, OF, LAA
  74. Orelvis Martinez, SS, TOR
  75. Freudis Nova, SS, HOU
  76. Logan Gilbert, P, SEA
  77. Shane Baz, P, TB
  78. Brent Honeywell, P, TB
  79. Jesus Sanchez, OF, MIA
  80. Zac Veen, OF, COL
  81. Diego Cartaya, C, LAD
  82. Matthew Allen, P, NYM
  83. Emerson Hancock, P, SEA
  84. Nick Gonzales, 2B, PIT
  85. Edward Cabrera, MIA
  86. Alexander Canario, OF, SF
  87. Tyler Freeman, SS, CLE
  88. Greg Jones, SS, TB
  89. Ethan Hankins, P, CLE
  90. Taylor Trammell, OF, SEA
  91. Austin Hendrick, OF, CIN
  92. Ryan Vilade, OF, COL
  93. Garrett Crochet, P, CHW
  94. Quinn Priester, P, PIT
  95. Tarik Skubal, P, DET
  96. Braxton Garrett, P, MIA
  97. DL Hall, P, BAL
  98. Trevor Rogers, P, MIA
  99. Mick Abel, P, PHI
  100. Travis Swaggerty, OF, PIT

Overview:

After a crazy year without Minor League Baseball, this year’s rankings are much more based on potential as opposed to recent performance (most players on this list have not played in over a year). Guys who were lucky enough to see big league playing time had an advantage, given they were the only ones who could show off their potential this year. Again, the two teams from Florida dominate this list, with the Marlins (8) and Rays (9) making up nearly 1/5th of the list. Also, there is a very good chance we might get to see all of the top 5 at some point this season, so keep on the lookout for some high-profile call-ups. *Be on the lookout for the 2021 MLB Farm System Rankings soon*

The Next 20:

Shane McClanahan (TB), Left-Handed Pitching Prospect
  • Brailyn Marquez, P, CHI
  • Yoelqui Cespedes, OF, CHW
  • Brayan Rocchio, SS, CLE
  • Bo Naylor, C, CLE
  • Ryan Rolison, P, COL
  • Jackson Kowar, P, KC
  • Bryce Turang, SS, MIL
  • Hedbert Perez, OF, MIL
  • Pete Crow-Armstrong, OF, NYM
  • Brett Baty, 3B, NYM
  • J.T. Ginn, P, NYM
  • Austin Wells, C, NYY
  • Robert Puason, SS, OAK
  • Bryson Stott, SS, PHI
  • Oniel Cruz, SS, PIT
  • Robert Hassell, OF, SD
  • Shane McClanahan, P, TB
  • Cole Wilcox, P, TB
  • Maximo Acosta, SS, TEX
  • Simeon Woods-Richardson, P, TOR

2019 Top 100 MLB Prospect Rankings 2.0 (Mid-Season)

Shane Baz, SP (TB). Baz is new addition to the top 100

About two months removed from my Early Season Rankings, the second installment of my MLB Prospect Rankings is here. This list consists of any player who qualifies as a “rookie” according to MLB’s rules (under 130 ABs/50 IP in MLB games). My list will be updated throughout the season to keep the rankings accurate.

The Top 100:

  1. Wander Franco, SS, TB
  2. Luis Robert, OF, CHW
  3. Jo Adell, OF, LAA
  4. Yordan Alvarez, OF, HOU
  5. Keston Hiura, 2B, MIL
  6. Casey Mize, SP, DET
  7. MacKenzie Gore, SP, SD
  8. Royce Lewis, SS, MIN
  9. Bo Bichette, SS, TOR
  10. Brendan Rodgers, SS, COR
  11. Brendan McKay, DH/SP, TB
  12. Kyle Tucker, OF, HOU
  13. Cristian Pache, OF, ATL
  14. Alex Kirilloff, OF, MIN
  15. Joey Bart, C, SF
  16. Jarred Kelenic, OF, SEA
  17. Jesus Luzardo, SP, OAK
  18. Michael Kopech, SP, CHW
  19. Forrest Whitley, SP, HOU
  20. Carter Kieboom, SS, WAS
  21. Gavin Lux, SS/2B, LAD
  22. Luis Urias, SS/2B, SD
  23. Matt Manning, SP, DET
  24. Alec Bohm, 3B, PHI
  25. Matthew Liberatore, SP, TB
  26. Dylan Cease, SP, CHW
  27. Sixto Sanchez, SP, MIA
  28. Taylor Trammell, OF, CIN
  29. Nick Madrigal, 2B, CHW
  30. Ian Anderson, SP, ATL
  31. Luis Patino, SP, SD
  32. Nolan Gorman, 3B, STL
  33. Jesus Sanchez, OF, TB
  34. Julio Rodriguez, OF, SEA
  35. Nate Pearson, SP, TOR
  36. Drew Waters, OF, ATL
  37. Ryan Mountcastle, 3B, BAL
  38. Keibert Ruiz, C, LAD
  39. Ke’Bryan Hayes, 3B, PIT
  40. Triston McKenzie, SP, CLE
  41. Shane Baz, SP, TB
  42. Hunter Greene, SP, CIN
  43. A.J. Puk, SP, OAK
  44. Hans Crouse, SP, TEX
  45. Nolan Jones, 3B, CLE
  46. Jonathan India, 3B, CIN
  47. Mitch Keller, SP, PIT
  48. Grayson Rodriguez, SP, BAL
  49. Sean Murphy, C, OAK
  50. Vidal Brujan, 2B, TB
  51. Jazz Chisholm, SS, ARI
  52. Marco Luciano, SS, SF
  53. Shane McClanahan, SP, TB
  54. Heliot Ramos, OF, SF
  55. Colton Welker, 3B, COL
  56. Corbin Martin, SP, HOU
  57. Estevan Florial, OF, NYY
  58. Brady Singer, SP, KC
  59. Jackson Kowar, SP, KC
  60. Logan Gilbert, SP, SEA
  61. Monte Harrison, OF, MIA
  62. Leody Taveras, OF, TEX
  63. Khalil Lee, OF, KC
  64. Calvin Mitchell, OF, PIT
  65. Jon Duplantier, SP, ARI
  66. Travis Swaggerty, OF, PIT
  67. Brusdar Graterol, SP, MIN
  68. Dustin May, SP, LAD
  69. Kyle Wright, SP, ATL
  70. Adrian Morejon, SP, SD
  71. Freudis Nova, SS, HOU
  72. Seth Beer, OF/1B, HOU
  73. Jeremiah Jackson, SS, LAA
  74. Victor Victor Mesa, OF, MIA
  75. Jeter Downs, SS/2B, LAD
  76. Bryce Turang, SS, MIL
  77. Jordyn Adams, OF, LAA
  78. Zac Gallen, SP, MIA
  79. Diego Cartaya, C, LAD
  80. Oneil Cruz, SS, PIT
  81. Brent Honeywell, SP, TB
  82. Jordan Yamamoto, SP, MIA
  83. DL Hall, SP, BAL
  84. Ronny Mauricio, SS, NYM
  85. Luis V. Garcia, SS, WAS
  86. Deivi Garcia, SP, NYY
  87. Edward Cabrera, SP, MIA
  88. Trevor Larnach, OF, MIN
  89. Evan White, 1B, SEA
  90. Ryan Weathers, SP, SD
  91. Mauricio Dubon, SS/2B, MIL
  92. Andres Gimenez, SS, NYM
  93. Adonis Medina, SP, PHI
  94. Ronaldo Hernandez, C, TB
  95. Xavier Edwards, SS, SD
  96. Nico Hoerner, SS, CHI
  97. Tyler Freeman, SS/2B, CLE
  98. Dane Dunning, SP, CHW
  99. Braxton Garrett, SP, MIA
  100. Anthony Seigler, C, NYY

Graduates

  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr, 3B, TOR (1)
  • Fernando Tatis Jr., SS, SD (2)
  • Eloy Jimenez, OF, CHW (3)
  • Nick Senzel, 3B, CIN (8)
  • Chris Paddack, SP, SD (9)
  • Peter Alonso, 1B, NYM (14)
  • Mike Soroka, SP, ATL (26)
  • Austin Riley, 3B, ATL (35)
  • Francisco Mejia, C, SD (41)
  • Griffin Canning, SP, LAA (48)
  • Touki Toussaint, SP, ATL (52)
  • Michael Chavis, 3B, BOS (56)

Risers

Marco Luciano, SS (SF). Luciano is a top prospect in the makings
  • Luis Robert, OF, CHW (13 to 2) – It is hard to argue that Luis Robert is having one of the best seasons in all of MiLB. Batting over .350 with double-digit home runs and stolen bases, Robert has been nothing but excellent. Earning a promotion to Double-A in his age 21 season, the only thing holding Robert back in his past seasons were injuries. Now with full health, Robert has proven worthy of his 26 million dollar signing bonus and continues to push to be the #1 prospect.
  • Jo Adell, OF, LAA (18 to 3) – Similar to Robert, had Adell been fully healthy for the first round of rankings, he would have slotted a few slots higher. Now healthy, Adell is having another great season, showing off his true 5-tool potential. Adell should be joining Mike Trout in Anaheim by 2020, making for an exciting duo for the Angels.
  • Marco Luciano, SS, SF (Unranked to 52) – Although the 2018 international class was full of talent including Victor Victor Mesa, Diego Cartaya, and Noelvi Marte, Luciano appears to be the best of the group. Making his much anticipated pro-debut this year, Luciano has been dominant, and a promotion to a full-season team is not far away. Luciano could prove to be the best prospect in the Giants system before the end of this season.
  • Yordan Alvarez, OF, HOU (28 to 4) – Alvarez has been the breakout prospect this year. After leading all of Triple-A in home-runs, Alvarez earned a promotion to Houston and leapfrogged both Forrest Whitley and Kyle Tucker to become the Astros best prospect. Currently a key piece of the first-place Astros roster, Alvarez is already making the Dodgers regret trading him back in 2016.

Fallers

  • Justus Sheffield, SP, SEA (66 to Unranked) – Getting demoted from Triple-A is never a good sign. After posting an ERA near 7.00, Sheffield was sent to Double-A Arkansas. Needless to say, 2019 has not been a good season for Sheffield. The only bright side was that Sheffield made his MLB debut, but that did not go as planned (allowed 6 baserunners in 3 IP).
  • Brent Honeywell, SP, TB (27 to 81) – After missing all of 2018, Honeywell was on track to return mid-2019. Unfortunately, another injury forced him to be shut down for the entire 2019 season. When Honeywell returns in 2020 he will be in his age 25 season after missing two full seasons. Although these injuries likely won’t hurt his floor, Honeywell lost two very valuable years of development and will see his stock drop until he can prove he is the same as pre-injury Honeywell.
  • Julio Pablo Martinez, OF, TEX (61 to Unranked) – Although he is not having a terrible season, JPM is not hitting as well as many expected, largely the reason for his fall in the rankings. His power numbers have been somewhat impressive considering his smaller frame, but he will need to get on base much more often to return somewhere in the range of his previous ranking at 61.
  • Corey Ray, OF, MIL (81 to Unranked) – Ray’s 2019 season has to be a large disappointment to Brewers fans. Ray was just starting to turn things around in 2018, but major regression occurred in 2019 as he has struggled to bat over .200. Ray still has time to grow but is becoming less and less likely that Ray lives up to his original hype

Overview: With 10 of the top 50 prospects graduating, it is evident that the list is not as strong as it was at the beginning of the year. Things could change when 2019 draftees make their debuts. There are six 2019 draftees on “The Next 20”, and are likely candidates to be on my Late-Season update. The amount of young international talent is extreme in this group, with guys as young as 17 making the Top 100. Tampa Bay leads all teams with 9 Top 100 prospects, but every team has at least one prospect in the Top 100.

The Next 20:

  • Noelvi Marte, SS, SEA
  • Luis Gil, SP, NYY
  • Blaze Alexander, SS, ARI
  • Kristian Robinson, OF, ARI
  • Alek Thomas, OF, ARI
  • Steele Walker, OF, CHW
  • Ethan Hankins, SP, CLE
  • Mike Siani, OF, CIN
  • Justin Dunn, SP, SEA
  • Daniel Lynch, SP, KC
  • Jhaiyln Ortiz, OF, PHI
  • Victor Mesa Jr, OF, MIA
  • Triston Casas, 1B, BOS
  • Bobby Dalbec, 3B, BOS
  • Adley Rutschman, C, BAL
  • Bobby Witt Jr., SS, KC
  • CJ Abrams, SS, SD
  • JJ Bleday, OF, MIA
  • Riley Greene, OF, DET
  • Andrew Vaughn, 1B, CHW

2019 Top 100 MLB Prospect Rankings 1.0 (Early Season)

#5 overall prospect, Wander Franco, SS (TB)

With both the MLB and MiLB seasons well underway, my first MLB Prospect Rankings is here. This list consists of any player who qualifies as a “rookie” according to MLB’s rules (under 130 ABs/50 IP in MLB games). My list will be updated throughout the season to keep the rankings accurate.

The Top 100:

  1. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. , 3B, TOR
  2. Fernando Tatis Jr. SS, SD
  3. Eloy Jimenez, OF, CHW
  4. Royce Lewis, SS, MIN
  5. Wander Franco, SS, TB
  6. Bo Bichette, SS, TOR
  7. Brendan Rodgers, SS, COL
  8. Nick Senzel, 3B, CIN
  9. Chris Paddack, SP, SD
  10. Forrest Whitley, SP, HOU
  11. Alex Kirilloff, OF, MIN
  12. Joey Bart, C, SF
  13. Luis Robert, OF, CHW
  14. Peter Alonso, 1B, NYM
  15. Michael Kopech, SP, CHW
  16. Jesus Luzardo, SP, OAK
  17. Taylor Trammell, OF, CIN
  18. Jo Adell, OF, LAA
  19. Casey Mize, SP, DET
  20. Brendan McKay, SP/DH, TB
  21. Cristian Pache, OF, ATL
  22. Keston Hiura, 2B, MIL
  23. MacKenzie Gore, SP, SD
  24. Dylan Cease, SP, CHW
  25. Carter Kieboom, SS, WSH
  26. Mike Soroka, SP, ATL
  27. Brent Honeywell, SP, TB
  28. Yordan Alvarez, OF, HOU
  29. Sixto Sanchez, SP, MIA
  30. Jesus Sanchez, OF, TB
  31. Nick Madrigal, 2B, CHW
  32. Matthew Liberatore, SP, TB
  33. Brady Singer, SP, KC
  34. Matt Manning, SP, DET
  35. Austin Riley, 3B, ATL
  36. Mitch Keller, SP, PIT
  37. Kyle Tucker, OF, HOU
  38. Ke’Bryan Hayes, 3B, PIT
  39. Ryan Mountcastle, 3B, BAL
  40. Ian Anderson, SP, ATL
  41. Francisco Mejia, C, SD
  42. Luis Urias, SS/2B, SD
  43. Hunter Greene, SP, CIN
  44. Jarred Kelenic, OF, SEA
  45. Jazz Chisholm, SS, ARI
  46. Nolan Gorman, 3B, STL
  47. Gavin Lux, SS/2B, LAD
  48. Griffin Canning, SP, LAA
  49. Keibert Ruiz, C, LAD
  50. Kyle Wright, SP, ATL
  51. Triston McKenzie, SP, CLE
  52. Touki Toussaint, SP, ATL
  53. Andres Gimenez, SS, NYM
  54. Dustin May, SP, LAD
  55. Jon Duplantier, SP/RP, ARI
  56. Michael Chavis, 3B, BOS
  57. Corbin Martin, SP, HOU
  58. Adonis Medina, SP, PHI
  59. Grayson Rodriguez, SP, BAL
  60. Hans Crouse, SP, TEX
  61. Julio Pablo Martinez, OF, TEX
  62. Drew Waters, OF, ATL
  63. Ryan Weathers, SP, SD
  64. Colton Welker, 3B, COL
  65. AJ Puk, SP, OAK
  66. Justus Sheffield, SP, SEA
  67. Sean Murphy, C, OAK
  68. Jonathan India, 3B, CIN
  69. Estevan Florial, OF, NYY
  70. Alec Bohm, 3B, PHI
  71. Nate Pearson, SP, TOR
  72. Luis V. Garcia, INF, WSH
  73. Oneil Cruz, SS, PIT
  74. Victor Victor Mesa, OF, MIA
  75. Ronny Mauricio, SS, NYM
  76. Luis Patino, SP, SD
  77. Brusdar Graterol, SP, MIN
  78. Vidal Brujan, 2B, TB
  79. Nico Hoerner, SS, CHI
  80. Heliot Ramos, OF, SF
  81. Corey Ray, OF, MIL
  82. DL Hall, SP, BAL
  83. Julio Rodriguez, OF, SEA
  84. Dane Dunning, SP, CHW
  85. Monte Harrison, OF, MIA
  86. Darwinzon Hernandez, SP/RP, BOS
  87. Ronaldo Hernandez, C, TB
  88. Nolan Jones, 3B, CLE
  89. Cavan Biggio, 2B, TOR
  90. Jordan Groshans, SS/3B, TOR
  91. Travis Swaggerty, OF, PIT
  92. Justin Dunn, SP, SEA
  93. Leody Taveras, OF, TEX
  94. Anderson Tejeda, 2B, TEX
  95. Luis Garcia, SS, PHI
  96. Wander Javier, SS, MIN
  97. Adrian Morejon, SP, SD
  98. Jeremiah Jackson, SS, LAA
  99. Khalil Lee, OF, KC
  100. Jordyn Adams, OF, LAA
#75 overall, Ronny Mauricio (NYM), at bat in an exhibition game.

Overview: Overall, the top 100 prospects are as strong as any other class from the past few years. With extreme depth, almost any of the 100 have the potential to be perenial All-Stars. Currently, shortstop is extremely deep, with 5 of the top 7 prospects playing SS and 17 in total at the position. First base is very weak with only Pete Alonso (soon to graduate) representing the position. While every team has at least 1 on the list, The San Diego Padres have the most prospects on the list (8) and they one of the best systems overall.

The Next 20:

Shane McClanahan, TB pitching for USF
  • Dalton Varsho, C, ARI
  • Austin Hays, OF, BAL
  • Bobby Dalbec, 3B, BOS
  • Micker Adolfo, OF, CHW
  • Luis Alexander Basabe, OF, CHW
  • Ryan Rolison, SP, COL
  • Freudis Nova, SS, HOU
  • Seth Beer, OF, HOU
  • Jackson Kowar, SP, KC
  • Seuly Matias, OF, KC
  • Jeter Downs, SS, LAD
  • Diego Cartaya, C, LAD
  • Zac Gallen, SP, MIA
  • Jorge Mateo, SS, OAK
  • Calvin Mitchell, OF, PIT
  • Michel Baez, SP, SD
  • Luis Campusano, C, SD
  • Marco Luciano, SS, SF
  • Shane McClanahan, SP, TB
  • Bubba Thompson, OF, TEX