More Than 25% Of Top 100 Prospects Are Currently Injured


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Jasson Dominguez debuted in the majors in 2023. His chances of getting back to the big leagues in 2024, though, took a hit with the news his oblique strain is expected to require eight weeks on the injured list.

He has plenty of company. At this moment, over 25% of the Baseball America Top 100 Prospects list is either on the injured list, on a rehab assignment coming back from an injured list stint or have just returned after a lengthy injured list stint. Currently 26 of the Top 100 are inactive or on rehab assignments and another two just returned from IL stints.

Seven of Baseball America’s current Top 11 are either on the IL, or in the case of No. 2 prospect James Wood and No. 7 prospect Walker Jenkins, just off of the IL. There are 11 of the Top 25 prospects who are or were recently ailing and 16 of the Top 50.

No. 1 prospect Paul Skenes, No. 5 prospect Dylan Crews and No. 9 prospect Noah Schultz are the only three Top 10 prospects who have avoided the IL entirely in the first half of the 2024 season.

Here’s a look at the 28 Top 100 Prospects who are either currently on the IL or just off of a lengthy stint on the IL.

2Holliday, JacksonBaltimoreOn IL With Right Elbow Injury
3Wood, JamesWashingtonJust returned from hamstring injury
4Caminero, JuniorTampa BayOn IL With Quad Strain
6Jobe, JacksonDetroitRehab Assignment After Hamstring Injury
7Jenkins, WalkerMinnesotaHas Returned From Hamstring Injury
8Dominguez, JassonNY YankeesOn IL With Oblique Strain
11Lawlar, JordanArizonaOn IL With Hamstring Injury
15Emerson, ColtSeattleOn IL With Fractured Foot
16Rodriguez, EmmanuelMinnesotaOn IL With Thumb Injury
20Painter, AndrewPhiladelphiaOn IL Recovering From Tommy John Surgery
25Horton, CadeChi CubsOn IL With Shoulder Muscle Strain
31DeLauter, ChaseClevelandOn IL With Foot/Toe Injury
32Williams, JettNY MetsOn IL With Wrist Injury
35Marte, NoelviCincinnatiOn Rehab Assigment After PED Suspension
36Quero, JefersonMilwaukeeOn IL, Out For Season With Shoulder Injury
44Wilson, JacobOaklandOn IL With Knee Injury
56Waldrep, HurstonAtlantaOn IL With Elbow Soreness
57Perales, LuisBostonOn IL, Out For Season, Tommy John Surgery
58Beck, JordanColoradoOn IL, Hand Injury
63Farmelo, JonnySeattleOn IL, Out For Season ACL Knee Injury
69Tiedemann, RickyTorontoOn Rehab Assignment After Elbow Injury
72Smith-Shawver, AJAtlantaOn IL, Oblique Injury
74Gilbert, DrewNY MetsOn IL, Hamstring Injury
76Mauricio, RonnyNY MetsOn IL, ACL Injury
80Duno, AlfredoCincinnatiOn IL, rib fracture
86Veen, ZacColoradoOn IL, Back Injury
87Gasser, RobertMilwaukeeOn IL, Elbow Injury
89Cavalli, CadeWashingtonOn Rehab Assignment After Tommy John Surgery

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