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2022 Top 100 Prospects

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With the 2022 season in progress, we have updated our Top 100 Prospects list for May.

There are some significant moves on this list, with new reports from scouts, new data, in-person looks, injuries, graduations and more fresh information coming in from different sources that go into our updated Top 100 ranking.

Players qualify for the Top 100 if they have 130 or fewer MLB at-bats or 50 or fewer MLB innings. Service time considerations do not play a role in who is eligible to rank on the list.

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    Headshot 2021 Adley Rutschman 10072 Mlb
    Notes:

    Tools: Hit: 70 | Power: 70 | Run: 40 | Fielding: 60 | Arm: 70
    Skinny: Rutschman has ably handled high expectations since his days at Oregon State. As a switch-hitting catcher who controls the strike zone, possesses plus power, is a plus defender and shows elite leadership skills, he is the face of the Orioles’ rebuild and projects to be a perennial all-star.


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    Headshot 2021 Julio Rodriguez 98511 Mlb

    Julio Rodriguez

    Mariners OF
    Notes:

    Tools: Hit: 70 | Power: 70 | Run: 55 | Fielding: 55 | Arm: 60
    Skinny: Few prospects combine the ability to hit for average and power like Rodriguez. A career .331 hitter with booming, all-fields power, he will soon take his place in the middle of the Mariners order and be the driving force behind their attempt to return to the postseason.


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    Bobby_Witt_Headshot.jpg
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    Tools: Hit: 60 | Power: 70 | Run: 70 | Fielding: 60 | Arm: 60
    Skinny: The son of longtime major league pitcher Bobby Witt finished one stolen base shy of a 30-30 season as he climbed to Triple-A in 2021 and won BA Minor League player of the year. A premium athlete who has plus tools across the board, Witt has a chance to be a rare five-tool player as long as he improves his approach at the plate.


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    Riley Greene

    Tigers OF
    Notes:

    Tools: Hit: 70 | Power: 55 | Run: 55 | Fielding: 60 | Arm: 55
    Skinny: Greene has rocketed up the minors since the Tigers selected him fifth overall in the 2019 draft. With a sweet, powerful lefthanded swing, he projects to be an offensive force in the middle of the Tigers lineup and an all-star regardless of whether he ends up in center field or a corner.


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    Spencer Torkelson 2021
    Notes:

    Tools: Hit: 60 | Power: 70 | Run: 45 | Fielding: 50 | Arm: 50
    Skinny: The top overall pick in the 2020 draft hit 30 home runs and rose three levels to Triple-A in his first full season. His patience at the plate and enormous power have him set to be a middle-of-the-order force in the Tigers lineup for years to come.


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    Headshot 2021 Grayson Rodriguez 97560 Mlb
    Notes:

    Tools: Fastball: 70 | Curveball: 55 | Slider: 70 | Changeup: 65 | Control: 60
    Skinny: The consensus top pitching prospect in baseball, Rodriguez combines four plus pitches, the ability to locate on both sides of the plate and intimidating physicality on the mound to project as a potential No. 1 starter.


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    Headshot 2021 Gabriel Moreno 91517 Milb

    Gabriel Moreno

    Blue Jays C
    Notes:

    Tools: Hit: 70 | Power: 50 | Run: 40 | Fielding: 55 | Arm: 60
    Skinny: A fractured thumb limited Moreno to 37 games last season, but he showed premium hitting ability, growing power and plus defense behind the plate when he was healthy. As long as he stays on the field, he projects to give the Blue Jays yet another young, homegrown all-star.


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    Headshot 2021 Shane Baz 99310 Milb

    Shane Baz

    Rays RHP
    Notes:

    Tools: Fastball: 80 | Changeup: 50 | Slider: 60 | Curveball: 45 | Control: 60
    Skinny: Baz blossomed from a hard-throwing but erratic pitcher into a premium strike-thrower without any reduction in stuff in 2021. With an electric arsenal, a newfound ability to pound the strike zone and an unmistakable swagger, Baz should pitch near the front of a high-octane Rays rotation for years to come.


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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: 55
    Skinny: Abrams suffered a season-ending fractured left tibia and torn left MCL in a collision at second base after just 42 games last season. His premium contact skills from the left side, game-changing speed and rapidly-improving shortstop defense still give him the foundation to be an impact player as long as he stays healthy.


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    Anthony Volpe

    Yankees SS
    Notes:

    Tools: Hit: 60 | Power: 60 | Run: 55 | Fielding: 50 | Arm: 45
    Skinny: After delivering the biggest breakout season of any prospect last year, Volpe is primed to show it wasn’t a fluke with his growing power, elite at-bat quality, underrated athleticism and exceptional work ethic.


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    George Kirby

    George Kirby

    Mariners RHP
    Notes:

    Tools: Fastball: 70 | Curveball: 55 | Slider: 60 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 80
    Skinny: Kirby has evolved from a premium strike-thrower with average stuff to a premium strike-thrower with an upper-90s fastball, a wipeout slider and two more average or better secondary offerings. Along with Grayson Rodriguez and Shane Baz, he is one of the few pitching prospects with the combination of stuff and control to be a potential front-of-the-rotation starter.


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    Francisco Alvarez.jpg
    Notes:

    Tools: Hit: 60 | Power: 60 | Run: 30 | Fielding: 50 | Arm: 55
    Skinny: Alvarez made a loud full-season debut with 24 home runs and a .941 OPS across both Class A levels as a 19-year-old. His fast swing and immense strength give him a chance to be an offensive force, while his defense is improving enough to keep him behind the plate.


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    Headshot 2021 Oneil Cruz 10535 Milb

    Oneil Cruz

    Pirates SS
    Notes:

    Tools: Hit: 50 | Power: 70 | Run: 60 | Fielding: 50 | Arm: 60
    Skinny: The 6-foot-7 Cruz is already the tallest player to ever start a major league game at shortstop. Regardless of whether he stays there, his immense power that produces elite exit velocities at the plate projects to make him an impact player the Pirates can build with.


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    Mayer, Marcelo 2011 (Mitchell)

    Marcelo Mayer

    Red Sox SS
    Notes:

    Tools: Hit: 65 | Power: 55 | Run: 40 | Field: 60 | Arm: 60
    Skinny: The Red Sox snagged arguably the top player in the 2021 draft when Mayer slipped to them at No. 4 overall. With a smooth, lefthanded stroke and graceful, fluid actions at shortstop, Mayer has the foundation to grow into one of the top all-around players in the game.


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    Headshot 2021 Brennen Davis 98606 Milb
    Notes:

    Tools: Hit: 50 | Power: 60 | Run: 60 | Fielding: 55 | Arm: 60
    Skinny: Davis’ rapid rise continued as he won Futures Game MVP and ascended to Triple-A in 2021. With the Cubs rebuilding, his superb athleticism and growing power should earn him a spot in the majors in 2022.


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    Marco Luciano

    Giants SS
    Notes:

    Tools: Hit: 60 | Power: 60 | Run: 40 | Fielding: 50 | Arm: 60
    Skinny: Luciano showcased his prodigious power and enticing tools throughout his first full season in 2021. If he can cut down on his strikeouts, he has a chance to be a power-hitting force in the middle of the Giants lineup in the coming years.


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    Headshot 2021 Noelvi Marte 102890 Mlb

    Noelvi Marte

    Mariners SS
    Notes:

    Tools: Hit: 55 | Power: 65 | Run: 50 | Fielding: 50 | Arm: 55
    Skinny: Marte has blossomed from a skinny teenager into a physical, broad-shouldered specimen as a professional. His impact power, impressive athleticism and feel for managing the strike zone make for a promising foundation if he can improve his consistency on both sides of the ball.


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    Headshot 2021 Triston Casas 99007 Mlb

    Triston Casas

    Red Sox 1B
    Notes:

    Tools: Hit: 55 | Power: 65 | Run: 40 | Fielding: 55 | Arm: 50
    Skinny: Casas hit his way to Triple-A and starred for the U.S. Olympic team as a 21-year-old during a memorable 2021 campaign. His advanced strike-zone discipline, growing power and impressive athleticism for his size give him the potential to be an anchor of the Red Sox’s order and the club’s long-term answer at first base.


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    Headshot 2021 Corbin Carroll 102339 Mlb

    Corbin Carroll

    D-backs OF
    Notes:

    Tools: Hit: 60 | Power: 55 | Run: 70 | Fielding: 60 | Arm: 45
    Skinny: Carroll played only seven games before he suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in 2021. If he comes back healthy, his explosive speed and athleticism, advanced feel to hit and sneaky power for his size should help him make up quickly for lost time and become a cornerstone in the D-backs outfield.


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    Jordan Walker Headshot

    Jordan Walker

    Cardinals 3B
    Notes:

    Tools: Hit: 50 | Power: 70 | Run: 45 | Fielding: 45 | Arm: 55
    Skinny: Few prospects hit the ball as hard as the 6-foot-5, 220-pound Walker, especially teenage ones. With elite exit velocities and a mature approach that allows him to access his power in games, Walker has as much offensive potential as any prospect in the lower levels of the minors.


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    Daniel Espino Headshot

    Daniel Espino

    Guardians RHP
    Notes:

    Tools: Fastball: 70 | Curveball: 50 | Slider: 60 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 50
    Skinny: Espino showcased elite bat-missing stuff in his full-season debut at the Class A levels in 2021. He strikes hitters out in bunches with his powerful four-seam fastball that sits at 97 mph and a high-spin slider in the mid 80s.


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    Tyler Soderstrom 2021

    Tyler Soderstrom

    Athletics C
    Notes:

    Tools: Hit: 60 | Power: 60 | Run: 40 | Fielding: 40 | Arm: 55
    Skinny:
    Soderstrom is advanced beyond his years as a hitter with a polished, lefthanded swing, a sharp eye for the strike zone and plus power to all fields. Whether he can stick at catcher remains to be seen, but his bat will play at any position.

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    Zac Veen 2021

    Zac Veen

    Rockies OF
    Notes:

    Tools: Hit: 60 | Power: 60 | Run: 50 | Fielding: 60 | Arm: 50
    Skinny: Veen did it all in his full-season debut with a .301 batting average, 15 home runs, 36 stolen bases and eight assists while ably playing both outfield corners. As long as he sharpens his plate discipline, he’ll give the Rockies the type of homegrown star they desperately need in the wake of the Nolan Arenado trade and Trevor Story’s likely departure.

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    Jack Leiter Headshot

    Jack Leiter

    Rangers RHP
    Notes:

    Tools: Fastball: 70 | Curveball: 60 | Slider: 55 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 50
    Skinny: The son of longtime big league starter Al Leiter lived up to sky-high expectations at Vanderbilt en route to becoming the second overall pick in the 2021 draft. With a deep five-pitch mix topped by a fastball that reaches 98 mph and a swing-and-miss curveball, Leiter gives the Rangers the type of premium pitching prospect the franchise hasn’t had in years.


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    Headshot 2021 Robert Hassell 103865 Mlb
    Notes:

    Tools: Hit: 60 | Power: 45 | Run: 55 | Fielding: 55 | Arm: 55
    Skinny: The Padres' first-rounder from 2020 put forth an excellent debut season while advancing to High-A Fort Wayne. He's a pure hitter with above-average or better grades in every category except power.

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