The Minor League season across all levels is now going full tilt and if you’re like us, you’re itching to watch top prospects in action. And we’ve got you covered.
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Not sure which team to watch? Pick from a list of the top Minor League rosters in all of baseball or use the guide below, which presents one affiliate to watch for each organization.
Blue Jays: Vancouver Canadians (High-A)
Vancouver boasts nine Top 30 prospects on its Opening Day roster. Last year’s 78th overall pick, Cade Doughty, is the biggest name with the Canadians as he jumps from LSU to full-season ball. And many Toronto fans will want to keep an eye on left-hander Adam Macko, who played high school ball in Alberta and joined the organization from the Mariners in the offseason Teoscar Hernández deal. With Gabriel Martinez’s hitting ability, Dasan Brown’s speed and Rainer Nunez’s power also on board, there should be plenty of tools on display north of the border.
Orioles: Norfolk Tides (Triple-A)
One of the beauties of the Orioles’ system is that three of the four affiliates are within a few hours of each other (and Norfolk isn’t THAT far away). This talent-rich system is starting to really pool exciting players at the top, so even with Grayson Rodriguez in Baltimore now, Norfolk might be the first place to stop. There are still nine other members of the Top 30 with the Tides, including Top 100 prospects Colton Cowser, Jordan Westburg, DL Hall, Joey Ortiz and Connor Norby.
Rays: Durham Bulls (Triple-A)
Triple-A Durham is loaded every year — see their Triple-A titles in 2021 and 2022 — and this edition is no different. The Bulls boast four of Tampa Bay’s top seven prospects, including three Top 100 talents in Taj Bradley, Curtis Mead and Kyle Manzardo. Bradley and Mead both return to the International League after debuting there last season, while Manzardo’s promotion is more aggressive after he played only 30 Double-A games in 2022.
Red Sox: Greenville Drive (High-A)
Greenville offers an intriguing infield with shortstop Marcelo Mayer (the No. 4 overall pick in the 2021 Draft), corner guys Eddinson Paulino and Blaze Jordan, and second baseman Chase Meidroth. Right-hander Wikelman Gonzalez is one of the system’s top pitching prospects and catcher Nathan Hickey has a bit of a Kyle Schwarber vibe.
Yankees: Somerset Patriots (Double-A)
Somerset includes five of New York’s 10 best prospects: outfielders Jasson Domínguez and Everson Pereira, shortstop Trey Sweeney and right-handers Will Warren and Richard Fitts. Catcher Austin Wells will give the Patriots a sixth member of that group once he recovers from a fractured rib by the end of April.
Guardians: Columbus Clippers (Triple-A)
Columbus has three Top 100 Prospects (catcher Bo Naylor, right-hander Tanner Bibee, shortstop Brayan Rocchio) on its active roster and a fourth (outfielder George Valera) on its injured list. Left-hander Logan Allen is a former Top 100 Prospect and outfielder Jhonkensy Noel ranked sixth in the Minors with 32 homers last season.
Royals: Quad Cities River Bandits (High-A)
The Royals graduated tons of prominent prospects in 2022, leaving Cross as their only Top 100 prospect entering the season. The former Virginia Tech star begins his first full season at High-A Quad Cities, and he won’t be the only intriguing bat headed to the Midwest League. Fellow 2022 pick Cayden Wallace and 2021 third-rounder Carter Jensen add some additional thump to the River Bandits lineup, while Mason Barnett, Noah Cameron and Luinder Avila bring three different styles to the pitching staff.
Tigers: Erie SeaWolves (Double-A)
Seven of Detroit’s Top 30 prospects start the year with Double-A Erie, including No. 94 overall Wilmer Flores and No. 99 Colt Keith. Ty Madden will join Flores in the SeaWolves rotation, and both could come flying out of the gate after combining to make 26 Eastern League starts a year ago. Detroit is also high on left-hander Brant Hurter as he heads to Double-A for the first time, and catcher Josh Crouch will work with that pitching staff to begin his second full season.
Twins: Cedar Rapids (High-A)
St. Paul had three of the top 10 until Edouard Julien got called up on Wednesday, but the nod should go to Cedar Rapids. Not only do the Kernels have nine members of the Top 30, but Emmanuel Rodriguez is in the Top 100 and is primed for a huge breakout and jump up those rankings.
White Sox: Birmingham Barons (Double-A)
Third baseman Bryan Ramos, shortstop Jose Rodriguez and right-hander Cristian Mena may have the highest talent-to-hype ratios among White Sox prospects and will open the season together at Birmingham. Once he recovers from an oblique strain, shortstop Colson Montgomery — the system’s best prospect — will join them after a brief tuneup at High-A Winston-Salem.
Angels: Rocket City Trash Pandas (Double-A)
Head to Rocket City to see nearly half (14 to be exact) of the Angels’ Top 30 in action. That contingent is led by 2022 first-round pick Zach Neto, who is on a mission to reach Los Angeles in a hurry, and Edgar Quero, one of the best catching prospects in the Minor Leagues. Who wouldn’t want to root for a Trash Panda?
Astros: Asheville Tourists (High-A)
The Astros have spread their talent pretty evenly among their affiliates, but Asheville stands out with the organization’s top two picks in the 2022 Draft, Drew Gilbert and Jacob Melton. Fellow outfielders Joey Loperfido and Kenedy Corona are coming off breakout seasons and tooled-up Logan Cerny also plays the position, so it will be interesting to see how the Tourists parcel out at-bats. Right-hander Miguel Ullola overpowers hitters with a 93-98 mph four-seam fastball with a flat approach angle and tremendous carry.
A’s: Las Vegas Aviators (Triple-A)
Midland has the most Top 30 guys (nine) but let’s go to Vegas, baby. There are six Top 30 prospects there, starting with top guy Tyler Soderstrom and No. 3 prospect Zach Gelof. Jordan Diaz gives the Aviators one more top 10 bat worth watching.
Mariners: Everett AquaSox (High-A)
Shout out to Arkansas, not only for its eight Top 30 guys, but for what has to be one of the deeper Minor League rotations in baseball: Bryce Miller, Emerson Hancock, Bryan Woo and Prelander Berroa. All that being said, the nod has to go to Everett. We’re all in on the “Sir” Harry Ford train and think he might not be in High-A ball for long. He tops a group of five top 30 players, four of whom are in the top 15.
Rangers: Frisco RoughRiders (Double-A)
Frisco topped our rankings of the most loaded rosters in the Minors. The Rangers’ four best prospects all are at Double-A Frisco: outfielder Evan Carter, right-handers Owen White and Jack Leiter, and shortstop Luisangel Acuña. Other talents of note on the RoughRiders are outfielder Dustin Harris, righties Tekoah Roby and Marc Church, and infielder Thomas Saggese.
Braves: Augusta GreenJackets (Single-A)
The Braves went after high school pitching aggressively in the 2022 Draft and much of it will be in the Augusta rotation. It’s a group led by No. 2 and 3 prospects Owen Murphy and JR Ritchie, both taken in the top 35 picks, and includes over-slot signee Seth Keller (sixth round). Braves fans can also check out Spencer Schwellenbach, the former two-way standout at Nebraska taken in the second round of the 2021 Draft who had Tommy John surgery.
Marlins: Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Double-A)
If you like pitching, it’s Pensacola, which is gunning for a second straight Southern League championship behind starters Eury Pérez and Dax Fulton and hard-throwing reliever Sean Reynolds. If you favor hitting, High-A Beloit features recent bonus babies Jacob Berry, Joe Mack, Yiddi Cappe and Kahlil Watson. Don’t be surprised if Berry rakes his way to Pensacola in short order.
Mets: Syracuse Mets (Triple-A)
Few, if any, Triple-A lineups rival the heart of Syracuse’s order with Brett Baty, Ronny Mauricio and Mark Vientos bopping together. Each player in that group boasts at least 60-grade power. Starter Jose Butto and reliever Grant Hartwig give the International League club at least some arms worth following too, but it’s those bats, even without Francisco Álvarez, that should get Mets fans most excited about their club’s top Minor League affiliate.
Nationals: Fredericksburg Nationals (Single-A)
The FredNats have a terrific headliner in 2023 fifth overall pick Elijah Green, an outfielder with plus power, speed and fielding tools who could go supernova if he learns to make more contact at the plate. Jarlin Susana brings a fastball that’s touched 103 to the rotation. A back issue limited Brady House’s playing time and ability to tap into his 60-grade pop in his first full season, but he returns to the Carolina League healthy as he adjusts to a position change to third base.
Phillies: Clearwater Threshers (Single-A)
If you like good young talent, then Clearwater might be your spot. There are eight members of the Top 30 and five of the top 15 headed to the Florida State League to begin the year. It’s a group headlined by Justin Crawford, the club’s first-round pick in 2022, and watching him roam center field and steal bags is worth the price of admission on its own. Crawford is joined by four other members of the Phillies’ ’22 Draft class as well.
Brewers: Biloxi Shuckers (Double-A)
Any game featuring Jackson Chourio is worth tuning in for. Fresh off being named to the MLB Pipeline All-Defense Team, Jeferson Quero heads to the Shuckers for his Double-A debut, and Tyler Black — the 2021 33rd overall pick who’s proven he can hit when healthy — adds additional length to the lineup. Those who love elite velocity should also be keen to watch Abner Uribe’s appearances out of the Biloxi bullpen now that knee injuries appear to be in his rearview.
Cardinals: Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A)
Masyn Winn and Gordon Graceffo join Triple-A for the first time and will have plenty to prove in the International League before truly pushing for the Majors. Matthew Liberatore is a Memphis Redbird for his third straight campaign as he tries to elbow his way back into the Cardinals’ rotation. Elsewhere, last year’s Minor League home run leader Moisés Gómez brings his signature power back to Triple-A, while offseason addition Guillermo Zuñiga can keep the loud tools coming with a triple-digit heater.
Cubs: Tennessee Smokies (Double-A)
Several players who won the 2022 Midwest League championship at High-A South Bend have made the jump to Tennessee, headlined by outfielder Pete Crow-Armstrong, the Cubs’ top prospect and the consensus best defender in the Minors. Jordan Wicks, Ben Brown, Daniel Palencia and Porter Hodge give the Smokies a formidable rotation. Owen Caissie offers some of the best raw power in the system and Miguel Amaya had a strong spring as he put 2021 Tommy John surgery further behind him.
Pirates: Indianapolis Indians (Triple-A)
The Pirates’ deep system is spread throughout the levels, but a stop in Indianapolis should provide good return on your investment. There are eight members of the Top 30 in Triple-A, including Top 100 prospects Endy Rodriguez and Quinn Priester. Five of the top 10 are at the highest level of the Minors, though Mike Burrows is currently sidelined with an elbow issue.
Reds: Daytona Beach Tortugas (Single-A)
The easy answer would be “Wherever Elly De La Cruz is,” but with him temporarily sidelined, instead of sending you to Louisville, we’ll tell you to visit Daytona Beach. It’s not just a Spring Break destination: Nine of the Reds’ Top 30 will be there, headlined by 2022 first-round pick Cam Collier.
D-backs: Amarillo Sod Poodles (Double-A)
Jordan Lawlar and Deyvison De Los Santos both return to Double-A Amarillo after getting late-season promotions there in 2022, and the pair should provide a powerful 1-2 punch in the heart of the Amarillo lineup. Keep an eye on Bryce Jarvis too. The No. 27 prospect had a rough go in that environment last year, but Arizona remains a believer that his above-average slider and plus changeup could keep him as a starting option in his age-25 campaign.
Dodgers: Tulsa Drillers (Double-A)
Catcher Diego Cartaya is the big name at Tulsa and the Drillers have a second Top 100 Prospect in outfielder Andy Pages. But don’t sleep on a trio of right-handers who all could break out this season: Nick Frasso, River Ryan and Emmet Sheehan. Double-play partners Eddys Leonard and Jorbit Vivas and outfielders Johnny DeLuca and Jose Ramos add to a deep lineup.
Giants: Sacramento River Cats (Triple-A)
Sacramento features the game’s best left-handed pitching prospect in Kyle Harrison and the Minors’ top defender at third base in Casey Schmitt. Keaton Winn and Cole Waites can push their fastballs to triple digits, with fellow right-hander R.J. Dabovich right behind with a peak of 99 mph.
Padres: Fort Wayne TinCaps (High-A)
Any team with Jackson Merrill on it is going to become a must-watch for San Diego fans. The Padres gave their top prospect plenty of run on the Major League side in Spring Training, proving how advanced they believe him to be. He’ll have some good protection in the TinCaps’ lineup, too, with Nerwilian Cedeño, Joshua Mears, Jakob Marsee and Nathan Martorella hitting around him. Fort Wayne’s pitching staff could also be intriguing, headlined by Adam Mazur and Victor Lizarraga.
Rockies: Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A)
We’ll give Double-A Hartford the edge over High-A Spokane here, with Hartford having nine Top 30 prospects on the roster and two Top 100 guys in Zac Veen and Drew Romo. Spokane will have nine once Adael Amador joins the roster, giving the club seven of the organization’s top 11.