2021 Top 100 Prospects, Brought To You By Rapsodo
Baseball America's final significant in-season Top 100 update is here, accounting for considerable performances changes and new information gathered since our comprehensive updated at the midpoint of the 2021 season.
Today's update includes four new pitchers near the back of the list from the Rays, Twins, D-backs and Mariners organizations.
The lost 2020 season of a year ago created a challenging environment to assess prospects, particularly deciphering whether gains made at alternate training sites and instructional league camps would hold under the rigors of a full season. The 2021 season has done an excellent job filtering out which steps forward were real and which were fleeting hot streaks.
You will also find updated capsules for a number of players, taking in-season production or new injury information into account where applicable.
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- 8Last: 10Blue Jays CNotes:
Tools: Hit: 55 | Power: 45 | Run: 30 | Fielding: 50 | Arm: 55
Skinny: A broken thumb took time out of Moreno's 2021 season, but it was otherwise a breakout season for a player who became one of the game's elite catching prospects. 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.More Less
- 56Last: 57Blue Jays RHPNotes:
Tools: Fastball: 80 | Curveball: 50 | Slider: 70 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 55
Skinny: When Pearson is healthy and at his best, his pure stuff compares favorably among the best pitching prospects in game. Staying healthy and improving his control are his next steps to fulfilling his frontline potential, and his durability only has more question marks after 2021.More Less
- 61Last: 62Blue Jays SSNotes:
Tools: Hit: 60 | Power: 60 | Run: 45 | Fielding: 40 | Arm: 60
Skinny: Martinez might have to move to third base, but he profiles well there with huge power and enough feel for hitting to tap into that power in games despite his youth.More Less
- 73Last: 74Blue Jays SSNotes:
Tools: Hit: 60 | Power: 60 | Run: 50 | Fielding: 50 | Arm: 60
Skinny: There is a strong belief in Groshans' bat. A first-round pick in 2018 who missed most of 2019 due to injury and 2020 due to the pandemic, Groshans handled himself well while skipping a level to Double-A in 2021, likely projecting best at third base long term.More Less