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Top 40 MLB Righthanded Pitching Prospects Entering 2021

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Sixto Sanchez (Photo by Tom DiPace)

Because of the abbreviated nature of the 2020 MLB season, this year's top righthanded prospects list has a lot more experience than normal. Grayson Rodriguez is the only one of the top nine prospects on this list who doesn't have MLB experience. The top two, Sixto Sanchez and Ian Anderson, have playoff starts already on their resumes.

The Tigers have two of the top 10 righthanders thanks to Casey Mize and Matt Manning.

Editor's Note: Due to a production error, Mariners righthander George Kirby was inadvertently left off the list. He has since been added.

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  1. Sixto Sanchez, Marlins | Scouting Report | No. 6 overall
  2. Ian Anderson, Braves | Scouting Report | No. 8 overall
  3. Nate Pearson, Blue Jays | Scouting Report | No. 14 overall
  4. Grayson Rodriguez, Orioles | Scouting Report | No. 22 overall
  5. Luis Patino, Rays | Scouting Report | No. 23 overall
  6. Michael Kopech, White Sox | Scouting Report | No. 24 overall
  7. Triston McKenzie, Indians | Scouting Report | No. 26 overall
  8. Spencer Howard, Phillies | Scouting Report | No. 27 overall
  9. Casey Mize, Tigers | Scouting Report | No. 28 overall
  10. Matt Manning, Tigers | Scouting Report | No. 30 overall
  11. Logan Gilbert, Mariners | Scouting Report | No. 35 overall
  12. Max Meyer, Marlins | Scouting Report | No. 44 overall
  13. Deivi Garcia, Yankees | Scouting Report | No. 55 overall
  14. Emerson Hancock, Mariners | Scouting Report | No. 57 overall
  15. Quinn Priester, Pirates | Scouting Report | No. 58 overall
  16. Clarke Schmidt, Yankees | Scouting Report | No. 64 overall
  17. Josiah Gray, Dodgers | Scouting Report | No. 68 overall
  18. Simeon Woods Richardson, Blue Jays | Scouting Report | No. 69 overall
  19. Forrest Whitley, Astros | Scouting Report | No. 80 overall
  20. Edward Cabrera, Marlins | Scouting Report | No. 81 overall
  21. Jackson Kowar, Royals | Scouting Report | No. 95 overall
  22. Matt Allan, Mets | Scouting Report | No. 98 overall
  23. Mick Abel, Phillies | Scouting Report | No. 99 overall
  24. George Kirby, Mariners | Scouting Report
  25. Cade Cavalli, Nationals | Scouting Report 
  26. Shane Baz, Rays | Scouting Report 
  27. Hunter Greene, Reds | Scouting Report 
  28. Dane Dunning, Rangers | Scouting Report
  29. Jhoan Duran, Twins | Scouting Report 
  30. Chris Rodriguez, Angels | Scouting Report 
  31. Bryan Mata, Red Sox | Scouting Report
  32. Jordan Balazovic, Twins | Scouting Report 
  33. Bryse Wilson, Braves | Scouting Report 
  34. Alek Manoah, Blue Jays | Scouting Report 
  35. Jackson Rutledge, Nationals | Scouting Report 
  36. Adbert Alzolay, Cubs | Scouting Report
  37. Bobby Miller, Dodgers | Scouting Report 
  38. Daulton Jefferies, Athletics | Scouting Report 
  39. Ryan Pepiot, Dodgers | Scouting Report
  40. Adam Kloffenstein, Blue Jays | Scouting Report 
  41. Luis Gil, Yankees | Scouting Report 
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