MLB Pipeline's re-ranked Top 100 Prospects list is now live.
The list has been revamped to account for 2019 performance, draftees and international signees and to reflect the bevy of deals that went down prior to the July 31 Trade Deadline.
All of those transactions have led to a significant shakeup from the preseason rankings. The Marlins went from having one Top 100 prospect in the preseason to six, tied with the Rays for second-most of any club. The Padres still lead the pack with seven, while teams like the Blue Jays and Braves have lost a few guys due to graduation. Every team has at least one player on the list.
Ahead of our midseason ranking of baseball's Top 15 farm systems on Tuesday, here's a team-by-team look at each team's Top 100 representatives, with each player's expected arrival in the Majors listed in parentheses:
AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST
Blue Jays (3) - Prospect Points: 208 (11th in MLB)
- Bo Bichette, SS (2019)
- Nate Pearson, RHP (2020)
- Jordan Groshans, SS/3B (2022)
The graduation of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. cost Toronto some star power atop its Top 30 Prospects list, but the Blue Jays still have some serious high-end prospect talent. With Bichette and Pearson, Toronto is the only team to have two players ranked among the top 14 on the list. And Groshans, last year's No. 12 overall Draft pick, was off to a blistering start at Class A Lansing before being sidelined by a foot injury in May.
Orioles (4) - Prospect Points: 217 (10th)
- Adley Rutschman, C (2021)
- Grayson Rodriguez, RHP (2022)
- DL Hall, LHP (2021)
- Ryan Mountcastle, 1B (2019)
Rutschman debuts on the list higher than any Draft pick has ever entered one of our midseason lists and gives Baltimore some star power at the top of its farm system to go along with a crop of on-the-rise pitching prospects. Those arms are led by Rodriguez and Hall, who could begin to fill out Baltimore’s starting rotation in 2021 and beyond. Mountcastle, a 2015 first-rounder, is having a big year at Triple-A Norfolk and has already reached his career high in homers.
Rays (6) - Prospect Points: 334 (3rd)
- Wander Franco, SS (2021)
- Brendan McKay, LHP/DH (2019)
- Vidal Brujan, 2B/SS (2020)
- Matthew Liberatore, LHP (2021)
- Brent Honeywell, RHP (2020)
- Shane Baz, RHP (2021)
Any farm system featuring phenom Wander Franco is automatically in very good shape. But the Rays have so much more than that, boasting a mix of big league-ready prospects (Brendan McKay) and an increasingly deep crop of younger prospects -- especially pitching prospects -- who could be main cogs in the organization’s long-term plans. Franco is the fourth Rays player to rank as baseball's No. 1 overall prospect on one of our preseason or midseason lists since we began putting them out in 2004. He joins Delmon Young (2005-07), David Price ('09) and Matt Moore ('12).
Red Sox (1) - Prospect Points: 11 (30th)
- Triston Casas, 1B/3B (2022)
Graduations and trades have thinned out the Red Sox system that ranked as baseball's best four year's ago -- not that anyone in Boston is complaining after a 2018 World Series championship. Casas, the organization's only representative on the list, has shown off the prodigious power that got him taken 26th overall in the 2018 Draft, belting 17 homers through his first 95 games this year.
Yankees (3) - Prospect Points: 98 (20th)
- Deivi Garcia, RHP (2020)
- Estevan Florial, OF (2021)
- Jasson Dominguez, OF (2024)
The Yankees have relied heavily on the international market, which is where they've found their three best prospects, including July signee Jasson Dominguez, who has an incredible ceiling and is the first international player to make a midseason Top 100 list after signing in July since we started doing in-season re-ranks in 2014.
AMERICAN LEAGUE CENTRAL
Indians (3) - Prospect Points: 97 (22nd)
- Nolan Jones, 3B (2020)
- Triston McKenzie, RHP (2019)
- Logan Allen, LHP (2019)
The Indians have a farm system on the rise, with many of their best prospects just getting started at the lower levels of the Minors and even acquiring a Top 100 prospect (Allen) at the Deadline. Cleveland hasn't cracked our list of baseball's Top 10 farm systems since we began ranking them in 2015, but, led by this trio, its getting close.
Royals (3) - Prospect Points: 162 (16th)
- Bobby Witt Jr., SS (2022)
- Brady Singer, RHP (2020)
- Daniel Lynch, LHP (2020)
The Royals' big 2018 Draft haul of college pitching has been as good as advertised, with Singer and Lynch leading the pack. The addition of Witt, this year's No. 2 overall pick, gives Kansas City an elite-level position player at the top of the system and their highest-ranked prospect since Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer were Nos. 7 and 8 in 2011.
Tigers (3) - Prospect Points: 223 (9th)
- Casey Mize, RHP (2020)
- Matt Manning, RHP (2020)
- Riley Greene, OF (2023)
The Tigers boast perhaps the best rotation in the Minors right now, with Mize and Manning headlining down in Double-A Erie, and there’s a lot to like in the organization’s crop of teenage positional players -- a group headlined by 2019 No. 5 overall pick Riley Greene. Their farm system was No. 10 in our preseason ranking and could move up in the upcoming midseason Top 15.
Twins (5) - Prospect Points: 245 (7th)
- Royce Lewis, SS (2020)
- Alex Kirilloff, OF/1B (2020)
- Brudsar Graterol, RHP (2020)
- Jordan Balazovic, RHP (2021)
- Trevor Larnach, OF (2021)
While both have had uneven 2019 seasons, Lewis and Kirilloff still give the Twins the best offensive prospect duo in all of baseball. The pitching combo of Graterol and Balazovic, while not quite as elite, isn’t too far behind. And Larnach, Minnesota's top 2018 Draft pick, has had a strong full-season debut, earning a midseason promotion to Double-A Pensacola.
White Sox (5) - Prospect Points: 931 (2nd)
- Luis Robert, OF (2020)
- Michael Kopech, RHP (2020)
- Andrew Vaughn, 1B (2020)
- Dylan Cease, RHP (2019)
- Nick Madrigal, 2B (2020)
The White Sox system is one of the most top-heavy in baseball, with five of the game's 43 best prospects (and more Prospect Points than anyone but the Padres) and unremarkable depth behind them. They have twice as many prospects in the Top 25 as any other team, led by Robert, who, in his second full -- and first healthy -- season, has fulfilled the vast potential he showed when the White Sox signed him for $26 million in 2017, proving to be one of the most electrifying prospects in baseball.
AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST
Angels (1) - Prospect Points: 97 (21st)
- Jo Adell, OF (2020)
The Angels only have one Top 100 representative, but he's a good one. Ranked No. 4 overall, Adell has already reached Triple-A at age 20 and looks ready to join Mike Trout next year to give the Halos one of the most athletic and exciting outfield duos in the game.
Astros (2) - Prospect Points: 172 (15th)
- Kyle Tucker, OF (2019)
- Forrest Whitley, RHP (2020)
The Astros aren't nearly as deep as they were before putting together packages to acquire Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole and now Zack Greinke, but they've managed to hold onto their best prospects in Tucker and Whitley. Both players have had their ups and downs over the past two years, but clearly the organization values them and sees them as a part of their plans sooner rather than later.
Athletics (3) - Prospect Points: 193 (12th)
- Jesus Luzardo, LHP (2019)
- A.J. Puk, LHP (2020)
- Sean Murphy, C (2019)
If they can continue to come back healthy, the lefty combination of Luzardo (lat strain) and Puk (now pitching following TJ surgery) makes the top of the A's list very intriguing. Murphy is one of the best defensive catching prospects in the game, and he's crushed the ball when healthy this year -- albeit in the hitter-friendly Triple-A Pacific Coast League.
Mariners (5) - Prospect Points: 225 (8th)
- Jarred Kelenic, OF (2022)
- Julio Rodriguez, OFF (2022)
- Logan Gilbert, RHP (2021)
- Evan White, 1B (2020)
- Justin Dunn, RHP (2019)
A year ago at this time, the Mariners had just one Top 100 prospect, and now there are five as GM Jerry Dipoto continues to restock the system. It’s hard not to be excited about the young outfield combo of Kelenic and Rodriguez at the top. Like the Indians, the Mariners haven't appeared on our list of baseball's Top 10 farm systems since we began ranking them in 2015, but they're very much in the conversation now.
Rangers (3) - Prospect Points: 81 (24th)
- Josh Jung, 3B (2021)
- Sam Huff, C (2021)
- Hans Crouse, RHP (2021)
Jung comes with a higher floor than most recent Rangers first-round picks, though it's still business as usual for an organization loaded with high-risk, high-reward prospects. Huff has had a big breakout season, highlighted by his MVP showing at Futures Game, and Crouse has put up solid numbers despite pitching through bone spurs, for which he plans to have surgery in the offseason.
NATIONAL LEAGUE EAST
Braves (5) - Prospect Points: 326 (4th)
- Cristian Pache, OF (2020)
- Drew Waters, OF (2021)
- Ian Anderson, RHP (2020)
- Kyle Wright, RHP (2019)
- Shea Langeliers, C (2022)
The Braves managed to upgrade their big league bullpen at the Deadline without dealing away any of their Top 100 prospects, so that’s a win. Only three organizations -- the Padres, Rays and Marlins -- have more Top 100 prospects. Among the Braves' Top 100 representatives are an international signee (Pache), three Top 10 overall Draft picks (Anderson, Wright and Langeliers) and a second-rounder (Waters).
Marlins (6) - Prospect Points: 273 (5th)
- Sixto Sanchez, RHP (2020)
- JJ Bleday, OF (2021)
- Jesus Sanchez, OF (2020)
- Jazz Chisholm, SS (2020)
- Isan Diaz, 2B (2019)
- Monte Harrison, OF (2020)
The Derek Jeter regime is getting better at trading as it goes along, adding two more Top 100 Prospects (Sanchez and Chisholm) at the Deadline to bring the Marlins' total to six -- tied for second with the Rays, and behind only the Padres (seven). Five of Miami's six Top 100 representatives have been acquired in deals, with this year's first-round pick, Bleday, being the only exception.
Mets (3) - Prospect Points: 40 (28th)
- Ronny Mauricio, SS (2022)
- Brett Baty, 3B (2023)
- Andres Gimenez, SS (2020)
The Mets did well for themselves in this year's Draft by landing slugging third baseman Brett Baty in the first round. They've done well with international signings, too, with Mauricio looking like a future star and Gimenez, while struggling in Double-A, still has above-average defensive skills.
Nationals (2) - Prospect Points: 100 (19th)
- Carter Kieboom, SS/2B (2019)
- Luis Garcia, INF (2021)
The Nationals’ M.O. in recent years has been to trade prospects for big league talent (relievers, namely), and in turn it’s made the team’s farm system increasingly weak. Kieboom made his Major League debut this year and has had a bounce-back season in Triple-A, while Garcia continues to hold his own while playing against much older competition as a 19-year-old in Double-A.
Phillies (2) - Prospect Points: 73 (25th)
- Alec Bohm, 3B/1B (2021)
- Adonis Medina, RHP (2020)
The Phillies have used their rebuilt farm system to put together a contending team at the big league level, both via promotions from within and trades, even though they weren’t active at the Deadline. So it’s a bit thinner than it has been, though the last two Drafts have brought in intriguing college bats, like Bohm and Bryson Stott, who barely missed cracking the Top 100.
NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL
Brewers (1) - Prospect Points: 20 (29th)
- Brice Turang, SS/2B (2022)
The Brewers’ farm system, which was baseball's best at this time three years ago, isn’t strong right now, but it has a had a number of once-middling prospects make significant strides in 2019. Considered an advanced high school bat when taken in the first round by Milwaukee last year, Turang has lived up to the billing, reaching Class A Advanced at age 19.
Cardinals (2) - Prospect Points: 119 (17th)
- Nolan Gorman, 3B (2022)
- Dylan Carlson, OF (2020)
Gorman is the top prospect in the system, but Carlson, who’s having a breakout season as a 20-year-old in Double-A, is surging toward the Major Leagues. The Cardinals only have two Top 100 prospects, which is par for the course in the NL Central, which only accounts for 11 of the players on the list and doesn't have a team with more than three.
Cubs (2) - Prospect Points: 61 (26th)
- Nico Hoerner, SS (2020)
- Miguel Amaya, C (2021)
The Cubs used what was baseball's best farm in 2015 to build a World Series champion through promotions and trades, but now the system is in rebuilding mode. Hoerner was slowed by strained left elbow ligaments last summer and a hairline fracture of his left wrist after getting hit by a pitch this April. Amaya is the No. 8 catching prospect in the game.
Pirates (3) - Prospect Points: 174 (14th)
- Mitch Keller, RHP (2019)
- Ke'Bryan Hayes, 3B (2019)
- Oneil Cruz, SS (2021)
While the system has provided nice boosts for the big league club in the forms of Bryan Reynolds and Kevin Newman, there are more prospects waiting to take the next step at Triple-A. Keller made his Major League debut this season and struggled, but has been solid in the Minors this campaign. Hayes is an elite defender, but his bat has been hit-or-miss this year. However, looking farther down the system, keep an eye on Cruz, the 6-foot-6 shortstop prospect who is on the rise and jumped into the Top 100 in our midseason re-rank.
Reds (3) - Prospect Points: 94 (23rd)
- Hunter Greene, RHP (2022)
- Nick Lodolo, LHP (2021)
- Jonathan India, 3B (2021)
Trading away a Top 100 talent like Trammell obviously impacts a farm system, but the Reds see a wide-open NL Central and perhaps a window to climb into contention. Greene had Tommy John surgery in April. Lodolo is finished pitching for the season, too, but that's only due to an innings restriction. The Reds' top pick in this year's Draft looked great in his first taste of pro ball, striking out 30 without issuing a single walk in 18 1/3 innings while posting a 2.45 ERA. India, meanwhile, has reached Double-A in his first full season.
NATIONAL LEAGUE WEST
D-backs (4) - Prospect Points: 49 (27th)
- Alek Thomas, OF (2022)
- Kristian Robinson, OF (2022)
- Corbin Carroll, OF (2023)
- Seth Beer, 1B/OF (2020)
Perhaps no system has improved as much as Arizona’s since the beginning of June, with a very impressive Draft haul, Thomas continuing to succeed at every level and Robinson showing off his considerable tools to earn a midseason promotion to the Midwest League at age 18. The organization added another surging prospect in Beer from the Astros at the Deadline for Zack Greinke. Carroll is one of a dozen 2019 Draft picks to make the Top 100.
Dodgers (4) - Prospect Points: 266 (6th)
- Gavin Lux, SS/2B (2020)
- Dustin May, RHP (2019)
- Keibert Ruiz, C (2020)
- Will Smith, C (2019)
The Dodgers have won six straight division titles and back-to-back pennants while continuing to churn out impact talents, the latest of whom are MLB starter Smith, just-promoted May and Lux -- who has been nothing short of white-hot since his promotion to Triple-A. Lux, a former first-round pick (2016) has been on the radar for a while, but he's certainly improved his stock this season as he's hit .355 over two levels and has reached base in 40 straight games.
Giants (4) - Prospect Points: 192 (13th)
- Joey Bart, C (2021)
- Heliot Ramos, OF (2021)
- Marco Luciano, SS (2023)
- Hunter Bishop, OF (2022)
They still have work to do, but the Giants' system is on the upswing thanks to premium Draft picks like Bart, Ramos and Bishop, and a revived international program led by Luciano, a 17-year-old, whom the Giants signed last July. Luciano wasted no time getting off to a fast start in his professional career as he homered in three of his first five games. While that pace has slowed a bit, he's still hitting .344 with 10 homers through 33 games in the Arizona League.
Padres (7) - Prospect Points: 408 (1st)
- MacKenzie Gore, LHP (2021)
- Luis Urias, INF (2019)
- Taylor Trammell, OF (2020)
- Luis Patiño, RHP (2021)
- CJ Abrams, SS (2023)
- Xavier Edwards, 2B/SS (2022)
- Adrian Morejon, LHP (2019)
Overall, the Padres' system is as strong as ever, possessing the high-ceiling young arms Gore and Patiño and countless others that have made developmental strides. The addition of Trammell from the Reds at the Deadline gives them the most Top 100 guys of any club. Gore has been dominant all season, pitching to a 1.72 ERA over 19 starts and Patiño has also shown impressed lately, surrendering just one earned run over his past three starts. As for Abrams, the 2019 first-round pick began his career with a 20-game hitting streak and is hitting .399 through 31 pro games.
Rockies (2) - Prospect Points: 101 (18th)
- Brendan Rodgers, INF (2019)
- Ryan Rolison, LHP (2021)
Brendan Rodgers’ shoulder surgery keeps him rookie eligible and therefore on our prospect list, but he'll likely graduate once he's healthy. That just leaves Rolison, a southpaw pitching at the Class A Advanced level in 2019 after being selected in the first round in 2018 out of Ole Miss. He started his pro career on a hot streak, pitching to a 1.86 ERA in Rookie ball and a 0.61 ERA to start this season at Class A Asheville, but the move to the California League has proven difficult thus far.