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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Keibert RuizNationals CNotes:
Tools: Hit: 60 | Power: 45 | Run: 30 | Arm: 55 | Fielding: 50
Skinny: The centerpiece prospect in the 2021 deadline deal that sent Max Scherzer and Trea Turner to the Dodgers, Ruiz has developed into one of the game's elite, most well-rounded catchers in the game.More Less
- 47Last: 50Dodgers CNotes:
Tools: Hit: 55 | Power: 50 | Run: 30 | Fielding: 60 | Arm: 60
Skinny: Cartaya wasn't on the field much in 2021, but when he was, the results were outstanding. Already well regarded for his hitting ability and defense, Cartaya has shown more power in 2021, and he's tapping into that power in games.More Less
- 49Last: 50Dodgers RHPNotes:
Tools: Fastball: 70 | Slider: 60 | Curveball: 50 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 50.
Skinny: Miller looks the part of a front-of-the-rotation starter with a muscular, 6-foot-5 frame and an overwhelming arsenal topped by a 96-100 mph four-seam fastball and a mid-90s two-seamer. He still has to prove he can hold his stuff and maintain his average control over longer outings, but has a chance to be one of the best pitching prospects in baseball if he can.More Less
- 57Last: 58Dodgers 3BNotes:
Tools: Hit: 60 | Power: 50 | Run: 45 | Field: 40 | Arm: 50
Skinny: Vargas was one of the best hitters for his age in Cuba and has hit over .300 at every level since signing with the Dodgers. After mostly driving balls the other way in the past, he's begun turning on balls this season to show impressive pull-side power. Now that he's added power to his advanced hitting ability, he has a chance to be a middle-of-the-order threat whose offense outweighs any defensive shortcomings.More Less
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- 82Last: 83Dodgers RHPNotes:
Tools:Fastball: 60 | Changeup: 70 | Slider: 50 | Control: 45
Skinny:Pepiot has a big fastball and the best changeup in the system. Add a potentially above-average slider and control that could scrape average if his more consistent in his delivery, and the result should be a future rotation piece.More Less
- 93Last: 94Dodgers OFNotes:
Tools: Hit: 45 | Power: 60 | Run: 45 | Fielding: 55 | Arm: 70
Skinny: One of the most exciting and tooled-up players in the Dodgers’ system, Pages has impressed this season at High-A. He is one of just seven players in the minor leagues with more than 20 doubles and 25 home runs, and his throwing arm is among in the best in the minors, too.More Less