2021 Top 100 MLB Prospect Rankings 1.0 (Pre-Season)

The 2021 MLB season is right around the corner, which means it is time to release my top 100 MLB prospects list. During a crazy year thrown off the rails due to COVID-19 in which the entire MiLB season was cancelled, it has been hard for young players to show off their talents. Combine that with the changes MLB has made to the structure of Minor League Baseball, it has been a rough ride for many hopeful Big Leaguers. That being said, it has been about a year and a half since FTS has released a prospect rankings, so expect to see some big changes.

The Top 100:

  1. Wander Franco, SS, TB
  2. Julio Rodriguez, OF, SEA
  3. MacKenzie Gore, P, SD
  4. Jarred Kelenic, OF, SEA
  5. Adley Rutschman, C, BAL
  6. Bobby Witt Jr., SS, KC
  7. Marco Luciano, SS, SF
  8. Randy Arozarena, OF, TB
  9. CJ Abrams, SS, SD
  10. Jasson Dominguez, OF, NYY
  11. Andrew Vaughn, 1B, CHW
  12. Alex Kirilloff, OF, MIN
  13. Ian Anderson, P, ATL
  14. Michael Kopech, P, CHW
  15. Ke’Bryan Hayes, 3B, PIT
  16. Kristian Robinson, OF, ARI
  17. Spencer Torkleson, 3B, DET
  18. Nate Pearson, P, TOR
  19. Dylan Carlson, OF, STL
  20. Sixto Sanchez, P, MIA
  21. Luis Patiño, P, TB
  22. Casey Mize, P, DET
  23. Royce Lewis, SS, MIN
  24. Cristian Pache, OF, ATL
  25. Riley Greene, OF, DET
  26. JJ Bleday, OF, MIA
  27. Bobby Dalbec, 3B, BOS
  28. Austin Martin, SS, TOR
  29. Joey Bart, C, SF
  30. Luis Campusano, C, SD
  31. Nick Madrigal, 2B, CHW
  32. Jordan Groshans, SS, TOR
  33. Jeter Downs, SS, BOS
  34. Drew Waters, OF, ATL
  35. Heliot Ramos, OF, SF
  36. Grayson Rodriguez, P, BAL
  37. Dane Dunning, P, TEX
  38. Matthew Liberatore, P, STL
  39. Spencer Howard, P, PHI
  40. Geraldo Perdomo, SS, ARI
  41. Brendan McKay, P, TB
  42. Sam Huff, C, TEX
  43. Nolan Gorman, 3B, STL
  44. Josh Jung, 3B, TEX
  45. Vidal Brujan, 2B, TB
  46. Corbin Carroll, OF, ARI
  47. Hunter Bishop, OF, SF
  48. Alek Thomas, OF, ARI
  49. Ronny Mauricio, SS, NYM
  50. Josiah Gray, P, LAD
  51. Max Meyer, P, MIA
  52. Nolan Jones, 3B, CLE
  53. Triston Casas, 1B, BOS
  54. Nick Lodolo, P, CIN
  55. Matt Manning, P, DET
  56. Triston McKenzie, P, CLE
  57. Jazz Chisholm, SS, MIA
  58. Clarke Schmidt, P, NYY
  59. Deivi Garcia, P, NYY
  60. Ryan Mountcastle, OF, BAL
  61. Trevor Larnach, OF, MIN
  62. Xavier Edwards, 2B, TB
  63. Brandon Marsh, OF, LAA
  64. Noelvi Marte, SS, SEA
  65. Jeremiah Jackson, SS, LAA
  66. Heston Kjerstad, OF, BAL
  67. Daniel Lynch, P, KC
  68. Forrest Whitley, P, HOU
  69. Asa Lacy, P, KC
  70. Hunter Greene, P, CIN
  71. Keibert Ruiz, C, LAD
  72. Franciso Alvarez, C, NYM
  73. Jordyn Adams, OF, LAA
  74. Orelvis Martinez, SS, TOR
  75. Freudis Nova, SS, HOU
  76. Logan Gilbert, P, SEA
  77. Shane Baz, P, TB
  78. Brent Honeywell, P, TB
  79. Jesus Sanchez, OF, MIA
  80. Zac Veen, OF, COL
  81. Diego Cartaya, C, LAD
  82. Matthew Allen, P, NYM
  83. Emerson Hancock, P, SEA
  84. Nick Gonzales, 2B, PIT
  85. Edward Cabrera, MIA
  86. Alexander Canario, OF, SF
  87. Tyler Freeman, SS, CLE
  88. Greg Jones, SS, TB
  89. Ethan Hankins, P, CLE
  90. Taylor Trammell, OF, SEA
  91. Austin Hendrick, OF, CIN
  92. Ryan Vilade, OF, COL
  93. Garrett Crochet, P, CHW
  94. Quinn Priester, P, PIT
  95. Tarik Skubal, P, DET
  96. Braxton Garrett, P, MIA
  97. DL Hall, P, BAL
  98. Trevor Rogers, P, MIA
  99. Mick Abel, P, PHI
  100. Travis Swaggerty, OF, PIT

Overview:

After a crazy year without Minor League Baseball, this year’s rankings are much more based on potential as opposed to recent performance (most players on this list have not played in over a year). Guys who were lucky enough to see big league playing time had an advantage, given they were the only ones who could show off their potential this year. Again, the two teams from Florida dominate this list, with the Marlins (8) and Rays (9) making up nearly 1/5th of the list. Also, there is a very good chance we might get to see all of the top 5 at some point this season, so keep on the lookout for some high-profile call-ups. *Be on the lookout for the 2021 MLB Farm System Rankings soon*

The Next 20:

Shane McClanahan (TB), Left-Handed Pitching Prospect
  • Brailyn Marquez, P, CHI
  • Yoelqui Cespedes, OF, CHW
  • Brayan Rocchio, SS, CLE
  • Bo Naylor, C, CLE
  • Ryan Rolison, P, COL
  • Jackson Kowar, P, KC
  • Bryce Turang, SS, MIL
  • Hedbert Perez, OF, MIL
  • Pete Crow-Armstrong, OF, NYM
  • Brett Baty, 3B, NYM
  • J.T. Ginn, P, NYM
  • Austin Wells, C, NYY
  • Robert Puason, SS, OAK
  • Bryson Stott, SS, PHI
  • Oniel Cruz, SS, PIT
  • Robert Hassell, OF, SD
  • Shane McClanahan, P, TB
  • Cole Wilcox, P, TB
  • Maximo Acosta, SS, TEX
  • Simeon Woods-Richardson, P, TOR

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