They're knocking on the door to the big leagues. They're MLB Pipeline's Top 100 prospects, and they represent the future stars of the game. Who might be the next great impact rookies like the Yankees' Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar, Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani or Nationals rookie slugger Juan Soto?::
They're knocking on the door to the big leagues. They're MLB Pipeline's Top 100 prospects, and they represent the future stars of the game. Who might be the next great impact rookies like the Yankees' Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar, Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani or Nationals rookie slugger Juan Soto?
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Find out as Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo join MLB Network's Tony Luftman and Harold Reynolds for MLB Network's Top 100 Midseason Prospects Show, which airs tonight at 6 p.m. ET (and streamed live on MLB.com). They'll count down the Top 100 prospects, as well as the best farm systems in the game.
Torres (No. 5 on the preseason Top 100 list) and Andujar have burst onto the Major League scene for the Yankees, combining for 31 homers this season. Torres owns an .883 OPS, while Andujar is at .822. Soto, who has provided a major boost to Washington's lineup by launching 13 homers with a .973 OPS in 63 games at only 19 years old, was the No. 29 prospect on the preseason Top 100 list. His torrid July earned him the National League Rookie of the Month Award.
And Ohtani , who was ranked No. 1 in the preseason Top 100, has been stellar both at the plate and on the mound, posting an .876 OPS with 11 homers in 205 plate appearances, while also owning a 3.10 ERA over nine starts for Los Angeles. The Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr. (No. 2 preseason, .845 OPS, 11 homers in 55 games) is another example of a rookie that has graduated from the list and is making a big impact in the majors.
The current Top 100 Prospect list is stacked with incredible talent and intriguing storylines, from Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Blue Jays) -- who has electrified Minor League Baseball and, after his recent promotion to Triple-A Buffalo in the Blue Jays organization, is ever closer to following in his Hall of Fame father's footsteps with his MLB debut -- to other sons of former Major Leaguers like Fernando Tatis Jr. (Padres) and Bo Bichette (Blue Jays), to hurlers topping 100 mph like Michael Kopech (White Sox).
For a glimpse of MLB's future stars, as well as which farm systems are poised to generate the most successful big leaguers in the years to come, the MLB Network Top 100 Midseason Prospects Show is a must-see special.
Manny Randhawa is a reporter for MLB.com based in Denver. Follow him on Twitter at @MannyOnMLB.