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MLB Pipeline's Top 100 prospects for 2018 were revealed live on MLB Network on Saturday night. As the prospects' names were released, so was a flurry of social media activity among the prospects themselves, with several taking to Twitter to express their pride at being on the list and admiration for their company in that group.

Shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., ranked No. 8 and the Padres' No. 1 prospect, tweeted about the number of San Diego prospects among the Top 100, and with good reason: there are seven of them, including left-hander MacKenzie Gore (No. 19), infielder Luis Urias (No. 36) and right-handers Cal Quantrill (No. 40) and Michel Baez (No. 42). The club was ranked as the best-represented overall on the list according to Prospect Points as a result.

MLB Pipeline's Top 100 prospects for 2018 were revealed live on MLB Network on Saturday night. As the prospects' names were released, so was a flurry of social media activity among the prospects themselves, with several taking to Twitter to express their pride at being on the list and admiration for their company in that group.

Shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., ranked No. 8 and the Padres' No. 1 prospect, tweeted about the number of San Diego prospects among the Top 100, and with good reason: there are seven of them, including left-hander MacKenzie Gore (No. 19), infielder Luis Urias (No. 36) and right-handers Cal Quantrill (No. 40) and Michel Baez (No. 42). The club was ranked as the best-represented overall on the list according to Prospect Points as a result.

Tweet from @tatis_jr: Look at how many guys @padres have on #Top100Prospects. Who doesn���t want to play in San Diego ?

Right-hander Forrest Whitley, No. 9 overall and the Astros' No. 1 prospect, poked a little fun at himself with this gem:

Tweet from @ForrestWhitley: The inside on what @ForrestWhitley REALLY looks like #Top100Prospects pic.twitter.com/0H4K2ylT0y

He also admitted to checking on Blue Jays' No. 2 prospect and No. 14 overall prospect Bo Bichette's stats from time to time, noticing a trend:

Tweet from @ForrestWhitley: Lowkey checked @19boknows stats every night to see where his average was and it like, never went down, ever. #Top100Prospects

Right-hander Mike Soroka, the Braves' No. 4 prospect and No. 31 overall, suggested this year's Top 100 List could be the most talented yet:

Tweet from @Mike_Soroka28: Realizing the amazing talent on this list. I���m biased, but this has to be as stacked as ever🔥🔥! @MLBPipeline #Top100Prospects

He also sent a shoutout to the No. 17 prospect on the list, outfielder Kyle Tucker (No. 1 prospect in the Astros' organization), who has had a lot of success against Soroka in the past:

Tweet from @Mike_Soroka28: Excited to pitch against #17 Kyle Tucker more... dudes had my number so far! Gotta love a good battle https://t.co/d2mYef0ptp

Soroka's excitement was palpable, with another pair of tweets praising some of the best hitters in the Minors. The first anticipates a friendly competition between two sluggers also in Atlanta's system, Ronald Acuna (Braves' No. 1 prospect, No. 2 overall) and Austin Riley (Braves' No. 9, No. 97 overall). The other is about Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Blue Jays' No. 1 prospect, No. 3 overall), son of recently elected Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero:

Tweet from @Mike_Soroka28: 🤷��������� I think this might call for a HR derby at #SpringTraining https://t.co/vHtq0R7R1M

Tweet from @Mike_Soroka28: Opened @baseballcanada eyes in the DR in 2015, guy was legit from the start! Can hear that bat from the dugout!💨 #Top100Prospects https://t.co/zCoi5v8aXw

Admiration for Tatis came via the No. 43 prospect on the list, outfielder Taylor Trammell (Reds' No. 3 prospect), who recalled a hot shot Tatis hit in his direction:

Tweet from @Taytram24: #Top100Prospects Fun fact, @tatis_jr hit a nuke to me in center field, thought i was gonna rob him of a HR. Ended up hitting my glove.... he got an inside the Parker 😂 great player for his age

Walker Buehler, the Dodgers' No. 1 prospect and No. 13 overall, sent some praise Urias' way:

Tweet from @buehlersdayoff: Some pretty solid players mentioned already in the list! Urias from SD can hittttt #Top100Prospects

Two-way prospect Brendan McKay, a first baseman and left-handed pitcher in the Rays organization (Tampa Bay's No. 3 prospect, No. 25 overall) expressed his pride in his Draft class:

Tweet from @Brendan_mckay38: Lots of players from the 2017 @MLB draft class being represented in the #Top100Prospects. Excited to see these players grow and reach their goals and dreams that they have

Manny Randhawa is a reporter for MLB.com based in Denver. Follow him on Twitter at @MannyOnMLB.