Here are 10 sleeper prospects who could make the Top 100 list
We've just completed Top 30 Prospects lists for all 30 organizations -- detailed scouting reports, grades, statistics and videos for 900 potential big leaguers. It's a lot of work but also a lot of fun putting them together, and we hope you enjoy them.
The prospects ranked atop of the Top 30s draw most of the attention, but there are plenty of future stars on those lists who are just beginning to emerge. To prove that point, I've assembled a team of the best prospects who didn't rank in the top 10 in their organization and didn't make our top 10 prospects by position. I also limited the squad to players who have made their pro debuts, because otherwise I could have just gone with an all-ceiling lineup of 2023 international signees.
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Several of these guys could play their way onto the Top 100 Prospects list and into the Majors in the next few years:
Samuel Basallo, C, Orioles (No. 12)
Part of the Orioles' renewed commitment to international scouting, Basallo tied for the Rookie-level Florida Complex League lead with six homers in his U.S. debut last summer and stands out with his power and plus arm strength.
Malcom Nunez, 1B, Pirates (No. 16)
Part of the José Quintana/Chris Stratton trade with the Cardinals last August, Nunez makes a lot of hard contact and slammed a career-best 23 homers in 2022.
Cooper Kinney, 2B, Rays (No. 24)
Kinney was one of the most advanced high school hitters in the 2021 Draft, which landed him in the supplemental first round, but he missed all of last year after injuring his shoulder during Spring Training and requiring surgery.
James Triantos, 3B, Cubs (No. 12)
Compared to Alex Bregman and David Wright as an amateur, Triantos has feel for the barrel and makes good swing decisions but needs to add some strength and improve his defense.
Angel Genao, SS, Guardians (No. 14)
The Guardians hoard sweet-swinging international infielders, including Genao, a switch-hitter who's much more advanced at the plate than most 18-year-olds and also has a high baseball IQ.
Alexander Canario, OF, Cubs (No. 11)
After coming to the Cubs in the July 2021 Kris Bryant trade with the Giants, Canario celebrated his first full season with his new organization by smashing 37 homers and fits the right-field profile with his power and arm strength.
Josue De Paula, OF, Dodgers (No. 12)
De Paula could be the breakout prospect of 2023, as he has precocious skills at the plate and could develop into a .300 hitter with 30 homers per season.
Anthony Gutierrez, OF, Rangers (No. 11)
With the potential for four plus tools and solid speed once he's fully developed, Gutierrez may have the most upside in a deep Rangers system.
Parker Messick, LHP, Guardians (No. 21)
The Guardians excel at helping finesse pitchers find more ceiling and their next success story could be Messick, a 2022 second-rounder who had one of the best changeups and some of the best control and command in last year's Draft.
Nick Frasso, RHP, Dodgers (No. 11)
Part of the Mitch White trade with the Blue Jays last August, Frasso has a devastating 95-100 mph fastball with arm-side run and impressive extension, and he also can miss bats with his changeup and slider.