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2022 Top 100 Prospects

Top100 June

As the minor league season moves into its third month, we have another update to our Top 100 Prospects list.

For June 2, we have done a full update, gathering feedback from scouts, pro scouting directors, analysts, coaches and front office officials to produce our updated Top 100.

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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Lawlar, Jordan 2006 (Mitchell)

    Jordan Lawlar

    D-backs SS
    Notes:

    Tools: Hit: 60 | Power: 55 | Run: 60 | Field: 60 | Arm: 65
    Skinny: BA's top-ranked prospect heading into the 2021 draft has the potential to be a franchise shortstop, but he suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in the early stages of his pro debut. He should be good to go to open the 2022 season.


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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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    Eury Perez

    Eury Perez

    Marlins RHP
    Notes:

    Tools: Fastball: 70 | Slider: 60 | Curveball: 50 | Control: 60
    Skinny: The 6-foot-8 Perez entered the year as the youngest player in the full-season minor leagues but still used a high-octane fastball and outstanding athleticism to slice through Low-A and reach High-A as an 18-year-old. There are plenty of variables in his profile, but Perez's upside is tremendous.


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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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    Michael Harris Headshot
    Notes:

    Tools: Hit: 60 | Power: 55 | Run: 55 | Fielding: 55 | Arm: 60
    Skinny: Harris showed tantalizing potential all season at High-A, where he produced enough on both sides of the ball to ascend to the top spot in the Braves' organization. A few tweaks to his approach should unlock even more potential.


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    Headshot 2021 Nolan Gorman 98981 Mlb

    Nolan Gorman

    Cardinals 3B/2B
    Notes:

    Tools: Hit: 45 | Power: 70 | Run: 40 | Fielding: 45 | Arm: 60
    Skinny: St. Louis' trade for Nolan Arenado forced Gorman to shift positions from third base to second base. He did so with aplomb, and showed tremendous power potential in the process.


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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Cartaya

    Diego Cartaya

    Dodgers C
    Notes:

    Tools: Hit: 55 | Power: 60 | Run: 30 | Fielding: 60 | Arm: 70
    Skinny: Cartaya’s full-season debut was limited to 31 games by back and hamstring injuries, but he showed a rare combination of ability and maturity for his age when he was healthy. With exceptional poise in the batter’s box, a compact, powerful swing and plus defense behind the plate, he has a chance to be next in a long line of standout Dodgers homegrown catchers.


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    Tovar Headshot

    Ezequiel Tovar

    Rockies SS
    Notes:

    Tools: Hit: 50 | Power: 45 | Run: 50 | Fielding: 65 | Arm: 60
    Skinny: Tovar hit well in Low-A in 2021, though he drew the most praise for his smooth defense at shortstop. His offensive game continues to trend in the right direction, with Tovar performing well and drawing strong reviews from scouts as a 20-year-old in Double-A.

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    Headshot 2021 Jose Garcia 93850 Mlb
    Notes:

    Tools: Hit: 50 | Power: 55 | Run: 60 | Fielding: 55 | Arm: 60
    Skinny: Barrero's big league debut came ahead of schedule in 2020, but he made it back to Cincinnati in 2021 and showed the tools to be a productive player on both sides of the ball. In particular, he looked stronger, which translated to his offensive production.

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