The “ink” on our brand new Top 100 Prospects list list has barely dried. It’s topped by a new No. 1 in Gunnar Henderson of the Orioles and 29 teams have at least one representative.
It’s a hitter-heavy list, as much as there were a year ago, with 71 position players and 29 pitchers making up the group. There are 27 outfielders on this year’s Top 100, along with 22 shortstops. The Draft is well represented, with 75 members entering pro ball that way, while 25 international signees make up the rest.
How was your favorite team represented? Read on to see the Top 100 prospects from each organization.
1. Gunnar Henderson, 3B/SS (ETA: 2023)
7. Grayson Rodriguez, RHP (ETA: 2023)
12. Jackson Holliday, SS (ETA: 2025)
40. Colton Cowser, OF (ETA: 2023)
74. Jordan Westburg, INF (ETA: 2023)
80. Heston Kjerstad, OF (ETA: 2024)
97. DL Hall, LHP (ETA: 2023)
99. Joey Ortiz, SS (ETA: 2023)
The Orioles lead the way with eight representatives on the Top 100, tying for the highest amount on a preseason list with the Rays (2021) since the Padres set the “record” with 10 in 2019. Baltimore is the only team with two players in the Top 10 and three in the Top 12. (The D-backs have two of the Top 11 and three of the Top 15.) The graduation of Adley Rutschman has done little to slow this train down, with Henderson ascending to No. 1 overall, Rodriguez still the second-best pitching prospect in the game and 2022 No. 1 overall pick Holliday ready to get his first full season started, with the chance to shoot to the top of this list.
Red Sox (4)
9. Marcelo Mayer, SS (ETA: 2024)
23. Triston Casas, 1B (ETA: 2023)
86. Ceddanne Rafaela, OF/SS (ETA: 2023)
93. Miguel Bleis, OF (ETA: 2026)
The Red Sox do have a star shortstop to replace Xander Bogaerts, though Mayer is a year away from Fenway Park. Casas is the top first-base prospect in baseball, while Rafaela is one of the best defenders — and the most versatile — in the Minors. Bleis is the system’s best international prospect since Rafael Devers.
5. Anthony Volpe, SS (ETA: 2023)
47. Jasson Domínguez, OF (ETA: 2024)
52. Oswald Peraza, SS/2B (ETA: 2023)
Volpe followed up winning MLB Pipeline’s Hitting Prospect of the Year in 2021 by recording the Minors’ first 20-homer, 50-steal season since Andruw Jones in 1995. He and Peraza could form the Yankees’ double-play combination by midseason, if not earlier. It’s probably impossible for Domínguez to live up to his mega-hype but he’s still more tooled up and more advanced than most 19-year-olds.
20. Taj Bradley, RHP (ETA: 2023)
33. Curtis Mead, 3B/2B (ETA: 2023)
72. Carson Williams, SS (ETA: 2025)
73. Kyle Manzardo, 1B (ETA: 2023)
Bradley and Mead solidified their standing as Top 100 stalwarts with impressive trips to the upper Minors in 2022 and should be ready to impact Tampa Bay’s rotation and lineup, respectively, in short order this spring. The constantly developing Rays group added two 2021 Draft picks to their Top 100 contingent too in Williams (a slick-fielding shortstop with power) and Manzardo (a first baseman with a potentially elite hit tool). Just when you think the Top 100 tank might be emptying in St. Petersburg, the Rays turn a few more talents into special prospects.
Blue Jays (1)
32. Ricky Tiedemann, LHP (ETA: 2024)
Just the one Top 100 representative for the Jays this year with Orelvis Martinez falling off the list, but the one who remains is certainly a doozy. Tiedemann showed increased velocity in his first Spring Training and rode that and a plus-plus changeup to a stellar first full season that saw him climb three levels in his age-19 campaign. Toronto managed him closely with 78 2/3 innings, and he could take his game to another level with an added workload in the upper Minors this summer.
White Sox (2)
38. Colson Montgomery, SS (ETA: 2024)
85. Oscar Colas, OF (ETA: 2023)
After getting shut out on the preseason Top 100 a year ago, the White Sox have a pair of notable prospects. Mongtomery did nothing to dissuade persistent Corey Seager comparisons in his full-season debut, while Colas exceeded expectations by hitting .314/.371/.524 with 23 homers and reaching Triple-A in his first season in the United States.
16. Daniel Espino, RHP (ETA: 2023)
42. Gavin Williams, RHP (ETA: 2023)
51. George Valera, OF (ETA: 2023)
64. Bo Naylor, C (ETA: 2023)
65. Tanner Bibee, RHP (ETA: 2023)
75. Brayan Rocchio, SS/2B (ETA: 2023)
82. Chase DeLauter, OF (ETA: 2025)
The Guardians tied the Dodgers for the second-most Top 100 Prospects with seven, the most they’ve ever had since we started ranking phenoms in 2004. They have a number of pitching (Espino, Williams, Bibee) and position (Valera, Naylor, Rocchio) prospects on the verge of joining a defending American League Central championship club that was the youngest team in MLB last year. DeLauter offers an exciting blend of size, athleticism, performance and plate discipline.
31. Brooks Lee, SS (ETA: 2024)
45. Royce Lewis, SS (ETA: 2023)
88. Emmanuel Rodriguez, OF (ETA: 2025)
The Twins have now had at least three prospects in the Top 100 for 10 straight years. Royce Lewis has been one of them for six years in a row, sticking around because of two knee injuries and surgeries. Look for him to finally graduate off the list once healthy this year. He’s not the top prospect in the system this time, ending a five-year streak that began at the start of his first pro season in 2018; that honor now belongs to Lee, the Twins’ No. 1 pick in last year’s Draft, an advanced college bat who could move quickly through the system. Keep an eye on Rodriguez; a full, healthy season from him in 2023 could shoot him up the Top 100 in a big way.
63. Jackson Jobe, RHP (ETA: 2025)
83. Jace Jung, 2B (ETA: 2025)
95. Wilmer Flores, RHP (ERA: 2023)
The losses of Riley Greene and Spencer Torkelson leave Detroit without a Top 50 prospect entering 2023, but that isn’t to say it couldn’t have one at some point soon. With a promising fastball and special slider, Jobe has the pitches to be a top-of-the-rotation piece and just needs more time to hone his arsenal entering his age-20 season. Jung, a first-rounder last July, has the hit and power tools to be a quick-moving second baseman of the future, and Flores is the closest of the bunch to the Majors with a plus fastball, plus curveball and improving control, all of which was on display at Double-A Erie last summer.
62. Gavin Cross, OF (ETA: 2025)
Kansas City graduated Bobby Witt Jr., MJ Melendez, Vinnie Pasquantino and Nick Pratto last year, among many others, leaving 2022 first-rounder Cross as the only Top 100 player left in the farm system. The Virginia Tech product has multiple above-average skills — many of which he put on display at Single-A Columbia, where he had a 1.019 OPS in 26 games last year — and could be a consistent outfield performer in either center or right as part of the Royals’ youth movement.
43. Hunter Brown, RHP (ETA: 2023)
The Astros have had a total of three Top 100 Prospects on our last four preseason lists, yet they’ve had a prominent rookie each of the last three years while winning two pennants and a World Series. Brown drew Justin Verlander comps while posting a 0.75 ERA with Houston during September and the postseason.
53. Logan O’Hoppe, C (ETA: 2023)
89. Zach Neto, SS (ETA: 2024)
The Angels’ system is improving slowly and are benefitting — at least in terms of Top 100 representation — from a 2022 trade and the 2022 Draft. They got O’Hoppe in the deal with the Phillies for former Top 100 prospect Brandon Marsh and he was able to make his big league debut at the end of last year. He has the chance to settle in as a very good big league regular with solid all-around skills. Neto was the club’s first-round pick last year who signed an under-slot deal, but he played in his pro debut like he belonged in the top half of the first round. After reaching Double-A last summer, he could get to Los Angeles sooner rather than later.
39. Tyler Soderstrom, 1B/C (ETA: 2023)
76. Ken Waldichuk, LHP (ETA: 2023)
Soderstrom tops the A’s list for the second year in a row as he mashed his way to the upper levels of the system last year while splitting time between first and behind the plate. This is also the second year in a row they’ve had two players on the Top 100 thanks to Waldichuk, whom they got from the Yankees in the Frankie Montas deal at the Trade Deadline last year. Both could graduate off the list this year.
49. Harry Ford, C (ETA: 2025)
98. Bryce Miller, RHP (ETA: 2023)
This group has thinned out a bit, but with good results. Julio Rodríguez graduated and won the American League Rookie of the Year. George Kirby made a big contribution to the big league rotation and Matt Brash pitched largely out of the bullpen, with that trio contributing to a playoff team in 2022. The M’s also dealt Noelvi Marte to the Reds in the Luis Castillo deal, which also helped that postseason push. Ford, the club’s first-round pick in 2021, has the chance to be the best catching prospect in the game in the future and Miller took a huge step forward and looks like he could be the next young starter to join the homegrown Kirby and Logan Gilbert in Seattle.
34. Josh Jung, 3B (ETA: 2023)
41. Evan Carter, OF (ETA: 2024)
66. Owen White, RHP (ETA: 2023)
71. Luisangel Acuña, SS/2B (ETA: 2024)
78. Jack Leiter, RHP (ETA: 2024)
94. Brock Porter, RHP (ETA: 2025)
The Rangers placed fourth with six Top 100 Prospects, tying 2013 for their most ever on a preseason list. Most of their contingent comes from the early rounds of the Draft: first-rounders Jung and Leiter, second-rounders Carter and White, and fourth-rounder Brock Porter (who signed for first-round money, $3.7 million). Acuña, Ronald’s younger brother, showcased some of the best all-around tools in the Arizona Fall League.
The Braves haven’t been shut out of the Top 100 since 2008 and they aren’t far removed from the days of having eight on the list (2018, 2019). But graduations and trades have thinned things out as they’ve continued to win at the big league level. They only had one rep last year (Michael Harris II) and he turned out to be the NL Rookie of the Year, while they got contributions from other products of their farm system like Vaughn Grissom, who did make our midseason list in 2022.
13. Eury Pérez, RHP (ETA: 2023)
61. Jacob Berry, 3B (ETA: 2025)
67. Max Meyer, RHP (ETA: 2024)
Pérez is a unicorn, a 6-foot-8 teenager with advanced polish and body control, not to mention a quality four-pitch repertoire. Berry, arguably the best all-around offensive prospect in the 2022 Draft, and Meyer, who will miss the 2023 season following Tommy John surgery, were both top-six-overall Draft picks.
3. Francisco Álvarez, C (ETA: 2023)
21. Brett Baty, 3B/OF (ETA: 2023)
36. Kevin Parada, C (ETA: 2025)
96. Alex Ramirez, OF (ETA: 2024)
Concerns about his defense behind the plate may have dropped Álvarez out of the No. 1 overall spot, but there’s still a ton to like about the 21-year-old catcher, particularly the 70-grade power that helped him hit 52 homers over the last two seasons. Like the Venezuelan backstop, Baty debuted in the Majors last year and hits the ball plenty hard, aiding the belief that he should take over the hot corner in Queens early in 2023, if not on Opening Day. Parada (a bat-first catcher and 2022 first-rounder) and Ramirez (a toolsy outfielder who topped out at High-A) will have to wait a little longer to see Citi Field.
6. Andrew Painter, RHP (ETA: 2023)
48. Mick Abel, RHP (ETA: 2024)
It’s the second straight year of having two Top 100 guys for the Phillies. While Bryson Stott graduated, Painter has replaced him on the list and is thought of as the best pitching prospect in baseball after dominating across three levels in 2022 en route to winning MLB Pipeline Pitching Prospect of the Year honors. The combination of Painter and Abel — who is primed to have a huge year himself in 2023 — are on a short list of best pitching prospect duos in baseball, behind perhaps only Espino and Williams of the Guardians.
17. James Wood, OF (ETA: 2025)
35. Robert Hassell III, OF (ETA: 2024)
46. Elijah Green, OF (ETA: 2026)
58. Cade Cavalli, RHP (ETA: 2023)
Washington is turning its focus to homegrown efforts after last year’s Juan Soto blockbuster that netted them two Top 100 outfielders in Wood and Hassell. Wood, in particular, is a potential future No. 1 overall prospect as a 6-foot-7 center fielder with easy power and more speed than you’d expect for his size. Green was another high-ceiling addition as the 2022 fifth overall pick, and if he can find a way to make more consistent contact in his first full season (no small if), he has a sky-high ceiling as well. Cavalli, who is a year removed from leading the Minors in strikeouts, will try to help Washington turn the corner after debuting in the Majors in 2022.
28. Pete Crow-Armstrong, OF (ETA: 2024)
87. Kevin Alcantara, OF (ETA: 2024)
92. Brennen Davis, OF (ETA: 2023)
The Cubs could build an entire outfield of the future with their Top 100 Prospects. Crow-Armstrong, the best defender in the Minors, and Alcantara were acquired in mid-2021 trades for Javy Báez and Anthony Rizzo. All three of these guys have 20-20 upside, though Davis must overcome a history of injuries.
10. Elly De La Cruz, SS/3B (ETA: 2023)
29. Noelvi Marte, SS (ETA: 2024)
44. Edwin Arroyo, SS (ETA: 2025)
69. Cam Collier, 3B (ETA: 2025)
The Reds continue to have a consistently strong presence on the Top 100, putting four or more on the list in six of the last seven years, including this one. This list is helped out by the Luis Castillo trade, which netted them Marte and Arroyo, offsetting the graduation of 2022 Top 100 arms Hunter Greene and Nick Lodolo. There are few prospects more exciting and dynamic than De La Cruz and Collier, the club’s first-round pick in 2022, has the chance to hit his way up the ladder.
8. Jackson Chourio, OF (ETA: 2024)
30. Sal Frelick, OF (ETA: 2023)
90. Joey Wiemer, OF (ETA: 2023)
It’s all outfielders for the Crew. Chourio was the breakout prospect of 2022, zooming to Double-A in his age-18 season with the power and speed tools to become a star. Frelick possesses one of the Minors’ best hit tools after batting .331 with an 11.2 percent K rate across three levels in his first full season. Wiemer stands out most for his prodigious pop and cannon from right field, and after some initial struggles at Double-A, his Triple-A turnaround could be a sign that he’s nearing an everyday role on the grass in Milwaukee.
26. Termarr Johnson, 2B (ETA: 2025)
55. Endy Rodriguez, C/2B/OF (ETA: 2023)
57. Henry Davis, C (ETA: 2024)
60. Quinn Priester, RHP (ETA: 2023)
The Pirates are down two from last year, but they have had at least three players on the Top 100 for a dozen years now. Oneil Cruz and Roansy Contreras graduated, but holdovers from last year (Davis and Priester, two first-round picks in 2021 and 2019, respectively) are joined by Rodriguez — who was obtained in the three-team trade that sent Joe Musgrove to the Padres and who had a huge year while reaching Triple-A in 2022 — and Johnson, the club’s first-rounder last year (No. 4 overall), who scouts felt was the best pure high school hitter they’ve seen in a very, very long time.
4. Jordan Walker, OF/3B (ETA: 2023)
50. Masyn Winn, SS (ETA: 2024)
77. Tink Hence, RHP (ETA: 2024)
79. Gordon Graceffo, RHP (ETA: 2023)
91. Alec Burleson, OF (ETA: 2023)
There may have been only five rounds in the 2020 Draft, but the Cardinals have four players from that class now on the Top 100: Walker, Winn, Hence and Burleson. Walker specifically looks like a future star after performing at both Double-A and the Arizona Fall League last year, and his move to the outfield will only speed up his arrival to The Show, perhaps as early as Opening Day. Graceffo looks on track to be another Draft win after he broke out from the 2021 fifth round into the Top 100 on the strength of his fastball-slider-change mix and 60-grade control.
2. Corbin Carroll, OF (ETA: 2023)
11. Jordan Lawlar, SS (ETA: 2024)
15. Druw Jones, OF (ETA: 2026)
59. Brandon Pfaadt, RHP (ETA: 2023)
It’s a Big Four headed toward the desert and arguably one of the most talented foursomes in all of prospectdom. Carroll gave D-backs fans a taste of his five-tool status in the bigs last year, and those same Arizonans should already be dreaming of Jones (the 2022 second overall pick) joining him in the Chase Field outfield someday. (Who plays center? That’ll be a fun competition.) Lawlar looks like a potential shortstop of the future after ascending to Double-A in his first full season, and Pfaadt is right on the cusp of Phoenix after striking out a Minor League-best 218 in 167 innings at Double- and Triple-A in 2022.
25. Ezequiel Tovar, SS (ETA: 2023)
27. Zac Veen, OF (ETA: 2024)
68. Adael Amador, SS (ETA: 2025)
84. Drew Romo, C (ETA: 2024)
This is the first time since 2019 the Rockies have had more than one member of the Top 100 and the most they had since they placed five prospects on the list in 2017. Veen was the lone rep last year, but now he has company. Tovar should be on potential NL Rookie of the Year lists and Rockies fans should see him at shortstop (Gold Glove-caliber alert) on Opening Day, while fellow shortstop Amador is further away, but showed off a very advanced approach in his full-season debut last year. Romo is an outstanding defensive catcher who showed progress with the bat before getting dinged up last year, so keep an eye out for a rebound.
14. Diego Cartaya, C (ETA: 2024)
24. Bobby Miller, RHP (ETA: 2023)
37. Miguel Vargas, 3B/OF/1B (ETA: 2023)
54. Michael Busch, 2B/OF (ETA: 2023)
56. Gavin Stone, RHP (ETA: 2023)
70. Ryan Pepiot, RHP (ETA: 2023)
81. Andy Pages, OF (ETA: 2023)
The Dodgers set a franchise record with seven Top 100 Prospects, matching the Guardians for the second-most in baseball. They already have a stacked big league roster that will get even more crowded as Vargas and Busch battle for at-bats and Miller, Stone and Pepiot jockey for innings on the Opening Day roster. Cartaya is talented enough to contend for the No. 1 spot on the Top 100 a year from now, and he, Vargas and Pages are all products of Los Angeles’ international efforts.
19. Jackson Merrill, SS (ETA: 2024)
100. Dylan Lesko, RHP (ETA: 2027)
Aggressive moves by the San Diego front office have made the Padres a win-now organization with a thin farm system to match. That isn’t to say there aren’t future stars left, however. Merrill thrilled scouts and Padres officials with his ability to spray the ball around the field and play a quality shortstop at Single-A and the AFL, prompting him to leap into the Top 20 overall. Lesko’s development will require patience after he underwent Tommy John surgery last spring, but the 2022 15th overall pick has the fastball and devastating changeup to be a future Major League starter.
18. Kyle Harrison, LHP (ETA: 2023)
22. Marco Luciano, SS (ETA: 2024)
Both Giants on the list have signature tools. Harrison led the Minors in strikeouts per nine innings (14.8) and strikeout percentage (39.8) last season, thanks in large part to a four-seam fastball that generated a crazy 41 percent swing-and miss rate in Double-A. Luciano has electric bat speed and huge raw power that have translated into 40 homers in 218 games before his 21st birthday.