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Future Projection Episode 91: Up-Arrow Top 100 Prospects To Know

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Image credit: Jacob Wilson (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images)

Ben and Carlos talk about what they’ve been up to over the last month. Ben’s been focused on the start of the summer showcase season and provides an early preview of the 2025 and 2026 high school classes, while Carlos breaks down his experience at this year’s MLB Draft combine and talks about some late-process 2024 draft class notes.

The two briefly then talk about some of the more prominent up-arrow prospects on our recently released midseason top 100 update including: Tigers pure hitter Kevin McGonigle, A’s shortstop and contact savant Jacob Wilson, Rays first baseman Xavier Isaac, Cardinals lefthander Quinn Mathews and Twins righthander Zebby Matthews.

Next Ben breaks down a few standouts from the early parts of the Dominican Summer League season and the two close the show by opening up the listener mailbag. Topics include this year’s Futures Game rosters, the Angels 2024 draft strategy, personal cheeseballs from the 2024 draft class and where the top tier of prospects is in this year’s class.

Time Stamps:

(6:00) 2026 preview
(9:00) Assessing the talent of a draft class
(12:00) How your ideas of players get crystallized
(20:00) The 2024 MLB draft combine
(25:00) Prep standouts at the combine
(30:00) How the combine works
(34:00) The combine’s utility for college players
(39:00) Top 100 updates
(40:00) Kevin McGonigle
(47:00) Jacob Wilson
(52:00) Xavier Isaac
(55:00) Quinn Mathews
(60:00) Zebby Matthews
(1:05:00) DSL standouts
(1:10:00) Futures Game Players To Know
(1:13:00) Angels draft strategy
(1:15:00) Personal cheeseballs
(1:24:00) The tiers of the 2024 draft class

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