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2021 Top 100 Prospects, Brought To You By Rapsodo

Our Midseason Top 100 Prospects update is always a significant alteration to the order of the ranking. The midpoint of the season means enough has happened to feel confident in reassessing the status of each and every prospect in the Top 100. But this year, coming off a cancelled 2020 minor league season, the re-rank is more dramatic and comprehensive than normal.

Some prospects returned from the one-year hiatus having taken a step back. As the third month of the MiLB season wraps up, it's too late in the season to write that off as just rust after a long layoff.

And even more significantly, a number of prospects made clear steps forward during the lost 2020 season. In some cases, we tried to reflect those improvements at alternate training sites and instructional league in our preseason rankings, but the challenge of a MiLB season has done an excellent job of filtering out which steps forward were real and which were fleeting hot streaks.

For our Midseason Top 100 Prospects list, we are ranking all 2021 MLB draftees with the expectation that as happens most years now, all of the first rounders will sign. We will update if any of the few remaining unsigned draftees fail to sign by the Aug. 1 deadline.

The Top 100 is brought to you by Rapsodo. Rapsodo develops data-driven sports technologies designed to empower athletes and coaches to cost-effectively analyze and improve their game. All 30 MLB teams and over 1,200 colleges and facilities use Rapsodo data as a measuring stick for player development and evaluation.

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    Wanderfranco2020headshot
    Notes:

    Tools: Hit: 80 | Power: 60 | Run: 50 | Fielding: 50 | Arm: 50
    Skinny: The precocious switch-hitter has potential batting titles in his future and reached the majors at just 20 years old.


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    Headshot 2021 Adley Rutschman 10072 Mlb
    Notes:

    Tools: Hit: 70 | Power: 70 | Run: 40 | Fielding: 60 | Arm: 70

    Skinny: The face of the Orioles rebuild is primed to be the rare catcher who is an offensive force while providing Gold Glove-caliber defense.


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    Headshot 2021 Julio Rodriguez 98511 Mlb

    Julio Rodriguez

    Mariners OF
    Notes:

    Tools: Hit: 60 | Power: 70 | Run: 45 | Fielding: 55 | Arm: 70
    Skinny: The “man-child” has the physical traits of a middle-of-the-order masher and the effervescent personality to be the face of the Mariners franchise.


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    Headshot 2021 Jarred Kelenic 98681 Mlb

    Jarred Kelenic

    Mariners OF
    Notes:

    Tools: Hit: 70 | Power: 60 | Run: 55 | Fielding: 50 | Arm: 60
    Skinny: With a sweet swing, growing power and a ceaseless drive to win, Kelenic should join Rodriguez as a star in the Mariners outfield for years to come.


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    Bobby_Witt_Headshot.jpg
    Notes:

    Tools: Hit: 60 | Power: 60 | Run: 60 | Fielding: 60 | Arm: 60
    Skinny: The athletic, well-rounded shortstop drew raves for his work at the alternate training site. If he shows he can make consistent contact in actual games, he’ll be a star.


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    Spencer Torkelson 2021
    Notes:

    Tools: Hit: 60 | Power: 80 | Run: 45 | Fielding: 55 | Arm: 50
    Skinny: The No. 1 overall pick in 2020 draws comparisons to Paul Konerko and Paul Goldschmidt as a potential franchise icon who anchors the middle of the lineup.


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    Riley_Greene.jpg

    Riley Greene

    Tigers OF
    Notes:

    Tools: Hit: 60 | Power: 55 | Run: 50 | Fielding: 55 | Arm: 50
    Skinny: Greene doesn’t get the same hype as draft classmates Bobby Witt Jr. and CJ Abrams, but he may end up the best hitter of the three.


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    Marco_Luciano.jpg

    Marco Luciano

    Giants SS
    Notes:

    Tools: Hit: 60 | Power: 70 | Run: 40 | Fielding: 50 | Arm: 60
    Skinny: Whether Luciano sticks at shortstop or moves to third base is up for debate, but his bat should make him a standout regardless of his position.


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    Headshot 2021 Cj Abrams 104289 Mlb

    CJ Abrams

    Padres SS
    Notes:

    Tools: Hit: 70 | Power: 50 | Run: 80 | Fielding: 60 | Arm: 50
    Skinny: A dynamic athlete, Abrams has the makings of a future star on both sides of the ball, with elite speed and impressive bat-to-ball skills.


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    Headshot 2021 Noelvi Marte 102890 Mlb

    Noelvi Marte

    Mariners SS
    Notes:

    Tools: Hit: 60 | Power: 55 | Run: 50 | Fielding: 50 | Arm: 60
    Skinny: An exciting athlete and hitter, Marte fast bat speed that comes through in a well-sequenced swing, showing the ability to barrel balls consistently and drive the ball for power in games.


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    Headshot 2021 Grayson Rodriguez 97560 Mlb
    Notes:

    Tools: Fastball: 70 | Curveball: 50 | Slider: 60 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 60
    Skinny: With premium size, stuff and advanced command, Rodriguez is one of the few pitching prospects with true No. 1 starter potential.


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    Headshot 2021 Gabriel Moreno 91517 Milb

    Gabriel Moreno

    Blue Jays C
    Notes:

    Tools: Hit: 55 | Power: 45 | Run: 30 | Fielding: 50 | Arm: 55
    Skinny: On a team littered with Top 100 prospects, Moreno’s start to the season has been loud. Moreno has always been a good athlete with the hand-eye coordination to make a lot of contact, but swing adjustments and more strength have helped his power show up more in games.


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    Headshot 2021 Alek Manoah 105906 Milb

    Alek Manoah

    Blue Jays RHP
    Notes:

    Tools: Fastball: 60 | Slider: 55 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 50
    Skinny: After only ascending as high as the short-season level in his pro debut, Manoah reintroduced himself with authority during big league spring training. Using a powerful mixture of four- and two-seam fastballs and a slider and changeup, Manoah struck out 15 over seven one-hit innings spread across two outings. Scouts were especially impressed by the slider, which flashed as high as a 70-grade offering during one outing. The Blue Jays have pumped out a steady stream of hard-throwers in recent years, and Manoah could be next up.


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    Headshot 2021 George Kirby 10286 Mlb

    George Kirby

    Mariners RHP
    Notes:

    Tools: Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 50 | Slider: 60 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 70
    Skinny: Kirby has far and away the best control in the Seattle system, which is all the more exciting considering the jump his stuff took in 2020. His fastball now touches triple digits and his slider is a crisp breaker that projects as plus.


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    Headshot 2021 Shane Baz 99310 Milb

    Shane Baz

    Rays RHP
    Notes:

    Tools: Fastball: 70 | Changeup: 45 | Slider: 70 | Curveball: 40 | Control: 40
    Skinny: As if Austin Meadows and Tyler Glasnow weren’t a great enough haul, the Rays also added Shane Baz as the third piece in the deal that sent Chris Archer to Pittsburgh in 2018. The big righthander has the stuff to dominate out of the bullpen nearly immediately, but the Rays are still going to give him a chance to start. If either of his changeup or curveball take steps forward, he might find his way into a starter’s role, where he would immensely increase his value. He’s starting the season at Double-A Montgomery.


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    Headshot 2021 Keibert Ruiz 7787 Mlb

    Keibert Ruiz

    Dodgers C
    Notes:

    Tools: Hit: 60 | Power: 45 | Run: 30 | Arm: 55 | Fielding: 50
    Skinny: The Dodgers already have one of the best young catchers in the game in Will Smith. Now they have the well-rounded Ruiz coming right behind him.


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    Headshot 2021 Luis Patino 91946 Mlb

    Luis Patino

    Rays RHP
    Notes:

    Tools: Fastball: 70 | Curveball: 45 | Slider: 60 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 50
    Skinny: Few players have arms as electric as Patino. His potential is enormous if he can harness his command and maintain a good pace on the mound.

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    Francisco Alvarez.jpg
    Notes:

    Tools: Hit: 50 | Power: 60 | Run: 30 | Fielding: 50 | Arm: 60
    Skinny: Alvarez has a very advanced bat for a teenaged catcher. He's shown the aptitude to be a solid defensive catcher as well. Now he just needs plenty of work behind the plate.


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    Headshot 2021 Jose Garcia 93850 Mlb

    Jose Barrero

    Reds SS
    Notes:

    Tools: Hit: 50 | Power: 50 | Run: 50 | Fielding: 60 | Arm: 60
    Skinny: Barrero's excellent glove and offensive upside help him top the Reds' system and earned him a big league cameo.

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    Headshot 2021 Nick Lodolo 9829 Milb

    Nick Lodolo

    Reds LHP
    Notes:

    Tools: FB: 55 | CB: 60 | CHG: 50 | CTRL: 60
    Skinny: Lodolo made a name for himself as a premier control artist, and he’s re-established that reputation again in 2021. After walking exactly nobody in his pro debut, he’s used a strong three-pitch mix to vex hitters in the Double-A South League, where he and Hunter Greene have formed a fearsome one-two punch.

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    Austin Martin 2021

    Austin Martin

    Blue Jays SS/OF
    Notes:

    Tools: Hit: 70 | Power: 55 | Run: 55 | Fielding: 50 | Arm: 50
    Skinny: The fifth overall pick in 2020 is an impressive young hitter, although his future position is up in the air.


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    Joey Bart 2021

    Joey Bart

    Giants C
    Notes:

    Tools: Hit: 45 | Power: 60 | Run: 40 | Fielding: 50 | Arm: 60
    Skinny: Bart's MLB debut was a pretty rocky one. He needs to show more selectivity at the plate, but his power and glove are solid.


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    Headshot 2021 Triston Casas 99007 Mlb

    Triston Casas

    Red Sox 1B
    Notes:

    Tools: Hit: 55 | Power: 60 | Run: 40 | Fielding: 55 | Arm: 50
    Skinny: Boston is still in the early stages of rebuilding its farm system. Casas is one of the team's cornerstones for the future as he has preternatural hitting ability to go with his impressive power.


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    Reid Detmers Headshot

    Reid Detmers

    Angels LHP
    Notes:

    Tools: Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 60 | Changeup: 50 | Slider: 45 | Control: 55
    Skinny: Detmers has long been known as one of the more polished pitching prospects in the game, with a four-pitch mix and command to all quadrants of the strike zone. Now, his fastball has ticked up a few notches, which makes him even more tantalizing. Sent to Double-A to begin his pro career, the Louisville product whiffed 60 hitters against 13 walks through his first eight starts, good for a strikeout-to-walk rate of better than 4-to-1.


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    Headshot 2021 Jarren Duran 98823 Mlb

    Jarren Duran

    Red Sox OF
    Notes:

    Tools: Hit: 55 | Power: 45 | Run: 70 | Fielding: 50 | Arm: 45
    Skinny: The questions with Duran have mostly revolved around whether he will develop much in the way of power. The Red Sox made some alterations to his swing last summer at the alternate site and he responded by showing more juice over the winter in Puerto Rico and again at big league spring training. Extra power, paired with the possibility of sticking in center field, could add up to a very enticing player.


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