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2023 Cleveland Guardians Top MLB Prospects

Daniel Espino (Mike Janes Four Seam Images)
Daniel Espino (Mike Janes/Four Seam Images)


The top of the Guardians system features two of the most exciting pitching prospects in baseball, and it's bolstered by some intriguing up-the-middle talents.

Today, we unveil the 10 best prospects in the Guardians system as it enters 2023.

Teddy Cahill chatted regarding the Guardians system. You can read the transcript here.

Here's how we project their lineup in 2026, with their 2026 ages in parentheses.


Catcher: Bo Naylor (26)
First Base: Josh Naylor (29)
Second Base: Andres Gimenez (27)
Third Base: Jose Ramirez (33)
Shortstop: Brayan Rocchio (25)
Left Field: Steven Kwan (28)
Center Field: Chase DeLauter (24)
Right Field: Will Brennan (25)
Designated Hitter: George Valera (25)

No. 1 Starter: Shane Bieber (31)
No. 2 Starter: Triston McKenzie (28)
No. 3 Starter: Daniel Espino (25)
No. 4 Starter: Gavin Williams (27)
No. 5 Starter: Cal Quantrill (31)
Closer: Emmanuel Clase (28)

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


Best Hitter for Average: Tyler Freeman
Best Power Hitter: Jhonkensy Noel
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Angel Martinez
Fastest Baserunner: Isaiah Greene
Best Athlete: Chase DeLauter
Best Fastball: Daniel Espino
Best Curveball: Gavin Williams
Best Slider: Daniel Espino
Best Changeup: Logan T. Allen
Best Control: Tanner Bibee
Best Defensive Catcher: Bo Naylor
Best Defensive Infielder: Brayan Rocchio
Best Infield Arm: Gabriel Arias
Best Defensive Outfielder: Will Brennan
Best Outfield Arm: Johnathan Rodriguez

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