2019 Top 100 Prospects
Throughout 2019, the triumvirate of Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Fernando Tatis Jr. and Eloy Jimenez was a fixture atop the Baseball America Top 100.
But that group's run as elite prospects is officially over.
Tatis Jr. became the last of the three to graduate from prospect eligibility this weekend, meaning there's a new No. 1 prospect in baseball. And for the first time in a while, we can say the Top 5, and even the top 25, has quite a different look to it.
Angels RHP Griffin Canning also graduated this weekend. Rockies lefty Ryan Rolison and Mariners righty Logan Gilbert are new additions to the list.
This comes on the heels of our June update, which featured significant movement. Some of the notable risers and fallers are below. And keep your eyes peeled in two weeks for our July update.
- Dylan Carlson, Cardinals
- Jarred Kelenic, Mariners
- Grayson Rodriguez, Orioles
- Alec Bohm, Phillies
- Drew Waters, Braves
- Cristian Pache, Braves
- Luis Robert, White Sox
- Jordan Groshans, Blue Jays
- Griffin Canning
And prospects who initially fell 10 or more spots:
- Victor Victor Mesa, Marlins
- Kyle Wright, Braves
- Yusniel Diaz, Orioles
- Nick Madrigal, White Sox
- Triston McKenzie, Indians
- Justus Sheffield, Mariners
- Jazz Chisholm, Dbacks
- Luis Garcia, Nationals
- Nate Lowe, Rays
- Brent Honeywell, Rays
- Andres Gimenez
- 1Last: 4Rays SSNotes:
ETA: 2020With a sweet swing from both sides of the plate, Franco has the combination of hitting ability, strike-zone discipline and power to move quickly and develop into a star.
Hit: 70 | Power: 70 | Speed: 50 | Defense: 55 | Arm: 55More Less
- 2Last: 6Angels OFNotes:
ETA: 2020With light-tower power, jaw-dropping athleticism and a record of rapid adjustments, Adell is the next Angels homegrown all-star outfielder
Hit: 55: | Power: 70 | Speed: 60 | Defense: 55 | Arm: 60More Less
- 3Last: 14Padres LHPNotes:
ETA: 2021Blisters slowed Gore last season, but this year he has been healthy and dominant, with outstanding control and premium stuff that makes him a potential ace.
Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 60 | Slider: 55 | Changeup: 60 | Control: 60More Less
- 4Last: 5Astros RHPNotes:
ETA: 2019At his best, Whitley shows the makings of a potential No. 1 starter, although he has struggled so far in the 2019 season.
Fastball: 70 | Curveball: 60 | Slider: 60 | Changeup: 70 | Cutter: 60 | Control: 55More Less
- 5Last: 7Blue Jays SSNotes:
ETA: 2019One of the top hitters in the minors, Bichette's defensive improvements make him Toronto's shortstop of the future
Hit: 70: | Power: 55 | Speed: 50 | Defense: 50 | Arm: 55More Less
- 6Last: 11Rockies SSNotes:
ETA: 2019A smooth stroke and highlight-reel defense have Rodgers primed to become a central part of the Rockies' lineup for years.
Hit: 60: | Power: 55 | Speed: 50 | Defense: 55 | Arm: 60More Less
- 7Last: 8Twins SSNotes:
ETA: 2020The No. 1 pick in the 2017 draft has a bucket of plus tools to rely on.
Hit: 60: | Power: 55 | Speed: 60 | Defense: 60 | Arm: 55More Less
- 8Last: 10Athletics LHPNotes:
ETA: 2019Scouts drool over the poised lefthander with three plus or better pitches, plus control and a No. 2 starter ceiling.
Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 60 | Changeup: 70 | Control: 65More Less
- 9Last: 15Tigers RHPNotes:
ETA: 2020The top pick in the 2018 draft will get a much heavier workload this season and should move quickly thanks to his fastball/splitter combination.
Fastball: 70 | Slider: 55 | Splitter: 70| Control: 60More Less
- 10Last: 18Braves 3B/LFNotes:
ETA: 2019Riley's continued swing adjustments have helped him tap into his mega power, which has him looking like a force for years to come in the middle of Atlanta's lineup.
Hit: 50: | Power: 70 | Speed: 40 | Defense: 60 | Arm: 70More Less
- 11Last: 13Astros OFNotes:
ETA: 2019A potential plus hitter with 30-homer power, Tucker is hitting well again in Tripe-A and should be ready for another crack at the big leagues this season.
Hit: 60: | Power: 60 | Speed: 40 | Defense: 50 | Arm: 50More Less
- 12Last: 15Twins OFNotes:
ETA: 2020A wrist injury kept Kirilloff off the field the first month of the season, but he's back now and has one of the highest offensive upsides in the minors.
Hit: 70: | Power: 55 | Speed: 50 | Defense: 50 | Arm: 45More Less
- 13Last: 16Brewers 2BNotes:
ETA: 2019The No. 9 overall pick two years ago, Hiura arrived to Milwaukee quickly thanks to his preternatural feel for barreling the ball with high frequency and impact.
Hit: 60: | Power: 55 | Speed: 50 | Defense: 50 | Arm: 45More Less
- 14Last: 17Marlins RHPNotes:
ETA: 2020Injuries cut Sixto's 2018 season short, so while durability is a risk, the upside is a No. 1 starter.
Fastball: 70 | Slider: 60 | Changeup: 60 | Control: 70More Less
- 15Last: 19Giants CNotes:
ETA: 2021An excellent defensive catcher with big power, Bart is the heir apparent to Buster Posey in San Francisco
Hit: 50: | Power: 60 | Speed: 40 | Defense: 60 | Arm: 60More Less
- 16Last: 20Nationals SSNotes:
ETA: 2019There are questions about whether Kieboom can stay at shortstop, but he'll hit no matter where he plays in the field.
Hit: 55: | Power: 60 | Speed: 50 | Defense: 50 | Arm: 55More Less
- 17Last: 21Dodgers CNotes:
ETA: 2020Catchers are supposed to move slowly, but Ruiz toppled Double-A as a teenager and draws rave reviews for his bat
Hit: 60: | Power: 45 | Speed: 40 | Defense: 55 | Arm: 55More Less
- 18Last: 22Athletics LHPNotes:
ETA: 2019If his elite fastball and slider return to pre-Tommy John surgery standards, he has front-of-the-rotation potential.
Fastball: 70 | Slider: 70 | Changeup: 45 | Control: 50More Less
- 19Last: 23White Sox RHPNotes:
ETA: 2020The flamethrower will miss 2019 after having Tommy John surgery, but showed huge strides with his control before he went down
Fastball: 80 | Curveball: 60 | Slider: 60 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 50More Less
- 20Last: 30Dodgers SSNotes:
ETA: 2020After taking a leap last season, Lux has the hitting ability, defensive chops and instincts to play in the middle of the diamond for a long time.
Hit: 55: | Power: 50 | Speed: 55 | Defense: 55 | Arm: 55More Less
- 21Last: 31Astros 1B/OFNotes:
ETA: 2019Alvarez doesn't have a lot of defensive value at either first base or in the outfield, but he can hit for average and power.
Hit: 55: | Power: 60 | Speed: 50 | Defense: 40 | Arm: 45More Less
- 22Last: 27Padres 2BNotes:
ETA: 2019After making his MLB debut last year, the sweet-swinging Urias is ready to take over as the Padres everyday second baseman.
Hit: 70: | Power: 40 | Speed: 45 | Defense: 55 | Arm: 55More Less
- 23Last: 28Reds OFNotes:
ETA: 2020The Futures Game MVP can do a little bit of everything, with a diverse skillset that can win games at the plate or in the field.
Hit: 60: | Power: 55 | Speed: 60 | Defense: 55 | Arm: 45More Less
- 24Last: 29Pirates RHPNotes:
ETA: 2019Keller's easy upper-90s fastball and big curveball alone have evaluators confident he'll be a No. 3 starter at worst.
Fastball: 70 | Curveball: 60 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 60More Less
- 25Last: 35Rays LHP/DHNotes:
ETA: 2020The Rays are committed to seeing if McKay can handle being a two-way player, following in Shohei Ohtani's footsteps.
Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 50 | Changeup: 50 | Cutter: 60
Hit: 50 | Power: 45 | Speed: 40 | Defense: 45 | Arm: 50More Less