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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- 22Last: 74Yankees SSNotes:
Tools: Hit: 55 | Power: 60 | Run: 50 | Fielding: 55 | Arm: 50
Skinny: After a pro debut marred by mononucleosis and then a missed year of game reps due to the pandemic, Volpe filled up the stat sheet in 2021 with his polished skill set. He's making frequent contact, hitting the ball hard when he does swing and controlling the strike zone well, helping his stock take a huge leap forward in 2021.More Less
- 58Last: 59Yankees SSNotes:
Tools: Hit: 50 | Power: 40 | Run: 60 | Fielding: 60 | Arm: 60
Skinny: Peraza has always hit the ball hard, so the Yankees worked with him to hit the ball in the air more often. The work behind the scenes paid off on the field in 2021, with Peraza showing a potential combination of power and speed at a middle-infield position.More Less
- 60Last: 61Yankees OFNotes:
Tools: Hit: 60 | Power: 70 | Run: 70 | Fielding: 60 | Arm: 60
Skinny: Dominguez has some of the better raw tools in the minors packed into a compact, bulky frame. While many of Dominguez's peers spent 2021 in either the Dominican Summer League or the U.S. complex leagues, the Yankees pushed Dominguez aggressively as an 18-year-old to Low-A, where he has held his own after already making an appearance in the Futures Game.More Less