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.
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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.More Less