Top 100 Prospects With Draft Picks
Our All-Star Break Top 100 update sees several new names join the list because for the first time players from the 2018 draft and the 2018 international signing period are eligible to join the list.
No one from the July 2 class jumps immediately onto the Top 100 this year, but seven 2018 draftees do immediately ascend onto the rankings, led by No. 1 pick Casey Mize.
Initially, we were only going to add in the draftees and leave the rest of the list relatively unchanged. But in the course of our reporting to put together our midseason Top 10 Prospect lists for all 30 teams, we have a significant amount of new information that we did not have when we last adjusted our rankings, even though that was just a few weeks ago.
For instance, when we were reporting for the July 1 Top 100, we only had one report on Rays shortstop Wander Franco from his time in extended spring training. Since then we have received a number of reports from evaluators on Franco from his time in the Appalachian League and we had adjusted his ranking accordingly.
So this mid-July Top 100 ranking is a rather substantial re-rank to best reflect the information we have up to the present day.