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How Close Are The Top 100 Prospects From Graduating?



Baseball America's initial Top 100 Prospects list for the 2023 season dropped on Wednesday. The list featured a pair of big leaguers—the Orioles' Gunnar Henderson and the D-backs' Corbin Carroll in the top two spots.

Both Henderson and Carroll are close to graduating prospect consideration, meaning it won't take long for the Top 100 to shift once the big league season begins.

They aren't the only two prospects who could lose prospect status during the season. Twenty-three players on the list have already debuted and should have a chance to begin 2023 on their clubs' Opening Day rosters.

Baseball America does not include service time in its definition of a prospect. Instead, a hitter must exceed 130 at-bats and a pitcher must exceed 50 innings pitched or 30 games pitched.

For those players who have not reached the big leagues, we've also included the highest level they've reached—excluding the playoffs—in the minors. Four players have yet to make their American professional debuts—the Mets' Kodai Senga and the Red Sox's Masataka Yoshida as well as 2022 draftees Dylan Lesko (Padres) and Druw Jones (D-backs).

RankPlayerTeamNeeded To Graduate/Highest Level Played
1Gunnar HendersonOrioles15 ABs
2Corbin CarrollD-backs27 ABs
3Jackson ChourioBrewersDouble-A
4Jordan WalkerCardinalsDouble-A
5Andrew PainterPhilliesDouble-A
6Grayson RodriguezOriolesTriple-A
7Eury PerezMarlinsDouble-A
8Elly De La CruzRedsDouble-A
9Francisco AlvarezMets119 ABs
10Marcelo MayerRed SoxHigh-A
11James WoodNationalsLow-A
12Gabriel MorenoD-backs62 ABs
13Jordan LawlarD-backsDouble-A
14Anthony VolpeYankeesTriple-A
15Jackson HollidayOriolesLow-A
16Kodai SengaMets
17Ezequiel TovarRockies118 ABs
18Diego CartayaDodgersHigh-A
19Daniel EspinoGuardiansDouble-A
20Gavin WilliamsGuardiansDouble-A
21Bobby MillerDodgersTriple-A
22Jackson MerrillPadresLow-A
23Endy RodriguezPiratesTriple-A
24Druw JonesD-backs
25Pete Crow-ArmstrongCubsHigh-A
26Evan CarterRangersDouble-A
27Brandon PfaadtD-backsTriple-A
28Hunter BrownAstros30 IP or 24 Gs
29Triston CasasRed Sox55 ABs
30Miguel VargasDodgers84 ABs
31Ricky TiedemannBlue JaysDouble-A
32Shane BazRays10 IPs
33Brett BatyMets93 ABs
34Sal FrelickBrewersTriple-A
35Tyler SoderstromAthleticsTriple-A
36Curtis MeadRaysTriple-A
37Marco LucianoGiantsHigh-A
38Kyle HarrisonGiantsDouble-A
39Colson MontgomeryWhite SoxDouble-A
40Mick AbelPhilliesDouble-A
41Colton CowserOriolesTriple-A
42Logan O’HoppeAngels117 ABs
43Royce LewisTwins91 ABs
44Taj BradleyRaysTriple-A
45Brooks LeeTwinsDouble-A
46Emmanuel RodriguezTwinsLow-A
47Tink HenceCardinalsLow-A
48Masyn WinnCardinalsDouble-A
49Termarr JohnsonPiratesLow-A
50Kevin ParadaMetsLow-A
51Zac VeenRockiesDouble-A
52Carson WilliamsRaysLow-A
53Zach NetoAngelsDouble-A
54Michael BuschDodgersTriple-A
55Ryan PepiotDodgers14 IPs
56Gavin StoneDodgersTriple-A
57Robert Hassell IIINationalsDouble-A
58Elijah GreenNationalsRookie
59Josh JungRangers33 ABs
60Kyle ManzardoRaysDouble-A
61Cade CavalliNationals47 IPs
62Oswald PerazaYankees82 ABs
63Noelvi MarteRedsHigh-A
64Harry FordMarinersLow-A
65Edwin ArroyoRedsLow-A
66Owen WhiteRangersDouble-A
67Jasson DominguezYankeesDouble-A
68Bo NaylorGuardians123 ABs
69Dylan LeskoPadres
70Cam CollierRedsRookie
71Ceddanne RafaelaRed SoxDouble-A
72George ValeraGuardiansTriple-A
73Henry DavisPiratesDouble-A
74Luis OrtizPirates34.1 IPs
75D.L. HallOrioles36.2 IPs or 20 Gs
76Jordan WestburgOriolesTriple-A
77Brayan RocchioGuardiansTriple-A
78Everson PereiraYankeesDouble-A
79Matthew LiberatoreCardinals15.2 IPs
80Drew RomoRockiesDouble-A
81Adael AmadorRockiesLow-A
82Yainer DiazAstros123 ABs
83Jackson JobeTigersHigh-A
84Brennen DavisCubsTriple-A
85Logan AllenGuardiansTriple-A
86Tanner BibeeGuardiansDouble-A
87Masataka YoshidaRed Sox
88Miguel BleisRed SoxRookie
89Oscar ColasWhite SoxTriple-A
90Max MeyerMarlins44.1 IPs
91Kevin AlcantaraCubsLow-A
92Alex RamirezMetsHigh-A
93Connor NorbyOriolesTriple-A
94Austin WellsYankeesDouble-A
95Joey OrtizOriolesTriple-A
96Jonathan ArandaRays53 ABs
97Gavin CrossRoyalsLow-A
98J.T. WilliamsMetsRookie
99Cole YoungMarinersLow-A
100Bryce MillerMarinersDouble-A
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