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Tracking Where Every Top 100 Prospect Will Start The 2021 Minor League Season


After a year off due to the pandemic, minor league baseball returns on May 4. Spring training camps are breaking in Florida and Arizona, and rosters are being announced publicly.

Here, we'll keep track of the Opening Day assignments for players on the most recent iteration of our Top 100 Prospects list.

We have removed the names of Top 100 Prospects who are already in the big leagues.

Top 100 RankingTeamPlayerOpening Day Assignment
1TBWander FrancoTriple-A Durham
2BALAdley RutschmanDouble-A Bowie
3SEAJulio RodriguezHigh-A Everett
4SEAJarred KelenicTriple-A Tacoma
5DETSpencer TorkelsonHigh-A West Michigan
8SDMacKenzie GoreTriple-A El Paso
9SDCJ AbramsDouble-A San Antonio
10SFMarco LucianoLow-A San Jose
11LAAJo AdellTriple-A Salt Lake
12PITKe'Bryan HayesOn MLB IL
13KCBobby Witt Jr.Double-A Northwest Arkansas
15TORAustin MartinDouble-A New Hampshire
16TORNate PearsonTriple-A Buffalo
18BALGrayson RodriguezHigh-A Aberdeen
22PHISpencer HowardTriple-A Lehigh Valley
25DETMatt ManningTriple-A Toledo
26DETRiley GreeneDouble-A Erie
27ATLDrew WatersTriple-A Gwinnett
28NYYJasson DominguezExtended spring training
29TORJordan GroshansDouble-A New Hampshire
30SEALogan GilbertTriple-A Tacoma
31SDLuis CampusanoTriple-A El Paso
32KCAsa LacyHigh-A Quad Cities
33LAABrandon MarshDid not break camp
34MINTrevor LarnachTriple-A St. Paul
35SFJoey Bart
36ARICorbin CarrollHigh-A Hillsboro
37MIAJJ BledayDouble-A Pensacola
38MIAMax MeyerDouble-A Pensacola
39CLENolan JonesTriple-A Columbus
40STLMatthew LiberatoreTriple-A Memphis
41BOSTriston CasasDouble-A Portland
42NYMFrancisco AlvarezLow-A St. Lucie
43TEXJosh JungOn MiLB IL
44PITOneil CruzDouble-A Altoona
45MINRoyce LewisInjured; out for season
46PITNick GonzalesHigh-A Greensboro
47CHCBrailyn MarquezRehab
48LADKeibert Ruiz
49STLNolan GormanDouble-A Springfield
50NYYDeivi GarciaTriple-A Scranton/W-B
51TBVidal BrujanTriple-A Durham
52SEAEmerson HancockHigh-A Everett
53PITQuinn PriesterHigh-A Greensboro
54BALD.L. HallDouble-A Bowie
56COLBrendan RodgersOn MLB IL
57BALHeston KjerstadRehab
58NYYClarke SchmidtRehab
59NYMRonny MauricioHigh-A Brooklyn
61LADJosiah Gray
62TORSimeon Woods RichardsonDouble-A New Hampshire
64BOSJeter DownsTriple-A Worcester
65CHCBrennen DavisRehab
66SEANoelvi MarteLow-A Modesto
68ARIGeraldo PerdomoDouble-A Amarillo
69SDAdrian MorejonOn MLB IL
72CINJose GarciaDouble-A Chattanooga
73MIAEdward CabreraRehab
74CLETyler FreemanDouble-A Akron
75SFHeliot RamosDouble-A Richmond
77SDRobert HassellLow-A Lake Elsinore
78COLZac VeenLow-A Fresno
79LADMichael BuschDouble-A Tulsa
80MILBrice TurangDouble-A Biloxi
81MILGarrett MitchellHigh-A Wisconsin
82OAKTyler SoderstromLow-A Stockton
83ARIKristian RobinsonDid not break camp
84ARIAlek ThomasDouble-A Amarillo
85KCJackson KowarTriple-A Omaha
86TOROrelvis MartinezLow-A Dunedin
87CINAustin HendrickLow-A Daytona
88NYMMatt AllanHigh-A Brooklyn
89PHIMick AbelLow-A Clearwater
91WASCade CavalliHigh-A Wilmington
94SFLuis MatosLow-A San Jose
95SEAGeorge KirbyHigh-A Everett
96STLIvan HerreraDouble-A Springfield
97BOSJarren DuranTriple-A Worcester
98TORAlek ManoahTriple-A Buffalo
99BALGunnar HendersonLow-A Delmarva
100CHCCristian Hernandez
Pitch Clock (2)

Pitch Clock Reduces 2023 Opening Day Games By Average of 29 Minutes

Opening Day games averaged 2 hours, 42 minutes with the new pitch clock this year, down from 3:11 on Opening Day in 2022.

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