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2022 Arizona D-backs Top MLB Prospects

Corbin Carroll (Photo by Bill Mitchell)


The D-backs might still be years away from contending for a postseason spot, but there exists at least a theoretical core of the next competitive team.

The club added one of the highest-upside players in the draft in shortstop Jordan Lawlar to join Corbin Carroll and Alek Thomas near the top of the system.

And then there was the pitching. A cavalcade of arms stormed through the system, including Ryne Nelson, Drey Jameson, Blake Walston and Brandon Pfaadt, among others. Not since the days of Patrick Corbin, Trevor Bauer and Tyler Skaggs have the D-backs possessed a crop of potential starters with so much upside.

It lines up to make 2022 an interesting year from a developmental perspective.

Today, we unveil the 10 best prospects in the D-backs system as it enters 2022.

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Here's how we project their lineup in 2025, with their 2025 ages in parentheses.


Catcher: Daulton Varsho (28)
First Base: Deyvison De Los Santos (22)
Second Base: Josh Rojas (31)
Third Base: Jordan Lawlar (22)
Shortstop: Geraldo Perdomo (25)
Left Field: Corbin Carroll (24)
Center Field: Alek Thomas (25)
Right Field: Pavin Smith (29)
Designated Hitter: A.J. Vukovich (23)

No. 1 Starter: Zac Gallen (29)
No. 2 Starter: Blake Walston (24)
No. 3 Starter: Luke Weaver (31)
No. 4 Starter: Ryne Nelson (27)
No. 5 Starter: Brandon Pfaadt (26)
Closer: Drey Jameson (27)

Listed below are the prospects with the best tools within the organization. To go directly to Arizona's Top 10, click here.


Best Hitter for Average: Corbin Carroll
Best Power Hitter: Deyvison De Los Santos
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Cooper Hummel
Fastest Baserunner: Corbin Carroll
Best Athlete: Drey Jameson
Best Fastball: Ryne Nelson
Best Curveball: Luis Frias
Best Slider: Drey Jameson
Best Changeup: Bryce Jarvis
Best Control: Joe Elbis
Best Defensive Catcher: Jose Herrera
Best Defensive Infielder: Geraldo Perdomo
Best Infield Arm: Jordan Lawlar
Best Defensive Outfielder: Alek Thomas
Best Outfield Arm: Dominic Fletcher

Corbin Carroll (Photo By John E. Moore III Getty Images)

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