The Crystal Ball 2021 Top-100 Prospect List: #1-50

Written by: Ray Butler

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Hello and Happy April!

As promised, I’ve spent wayyyyyyy too much time constructing my first-ever crystal ball projected prospect list. The last portion of the list has finally arrived.

I’ve already released the ‘just missed’ (here) and #51-100 (here) portions of this projection, and I promise those article are a fantastic prelude for the write-ups you’re about to partake in below.

I apologize if you find this article redundant, but I’m sticking to our temporary mission statement for the near future: if our work can simply ease your mind from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic for ten seconds, it’s well worth our time and energy. Baseball is currently an outlet for thousands of people around the country and around the globe, so we’re going to do our best to continue releasing new content as often as possible.

Before we begin, there are some things you should know about the 2020 minor league season. First, the MiLB regular season will almost certainly be shortened—perhaps drastically. It’s hard to quantify how much of an impact a delayed/shortened season will have on prospects throughout each level of the minor leagues, and evaluating throughout the next calendar year will be uncharted waters for the industry as a whole.

Next—and most importantly—there’s already been whispers that the delayed start to the minor league regular season (which will likely translate to a delayed start to short season leagues) might mean organizations simply choose to keep their young, prized prospects at their respective facility throughout the summer instead of assigning them to Rookie Ball and Short Season leagues. This would be HUGE news for the near-future outlook of prospects like Noelvi Marte, Jasson Dominguez and many others.

A shortened season will also play a critical role in the volume of prospect graduations we witness in 2020, as well as the sample sizes we’ll receive from prospects who hope to explode onto the scene this season. I’ll try to highlight the players who this will most affect as I publish the full list. You can scroll to the bottom to see the top-100 prospects from my 2020 list whom I project to graduate this season.

Recently, it was announced the 2020 MLB Draft will be shortened to five rounds. While that will affect hundreds of current, amateur prospects, it isn’t likely to affect any prospect you’ll read about on a top-100 list next preseason. It was also announced that the signing day for international prospects—traditionally July 2nd—will be pushed back to next January for at least this season. While the impact of pushback was reflected more in the #51-100 portion of this list than it will be here, the effects of these decisions will be felt throughout the prospect and dynasty league landscape moving forward.

Here it is. The crystal ball speaks.

50. Nolan Gorman, 3B, STL

Gorman dropping a couple of spots from his placement on my 2020 list isn’t as much about me thinking the third baseman will post another mediocre offensive performance this season, despite continuing to be younger than his competition. It’s more about the realization the fantasy ceiling isn’t what we originally perceived it to be, especially if the batting average continue to sits at .250-.260 with a lackluster walk rate and a strikeout rate north of 25 percent. 2020 Rank: 48th

49. Nick Lodolo, SP, CIN

Lodolo and Kyle Boddy are a match made in heaven. I think we’ll see a more-physically developed version of the left-hander this season; factor in an improved changeup and what should be a terrific statistical output in the Florida State (and hopefully Southern) League, and Lodolo ascending into the top-50 becomes an inevitability. 2020 Rank: 74th

48. Sixto Sanchez, SP, MIA

Sanchez’s transformation from flame-throwing teenager to complete pitcher should become more visible and evident to the general prospect world this season, perhaps even ending in the right-hander’s MLB debut. Sanchez will never be a fantasy ace, but the depth of his arsenal and his understanding of how to attack hitters means he’ll be a mainstay in the Marlins’ rotation and in fantasy rotations alike. Of course, this ranking assumes Sanchez is able to stay healthy, which is far from a given. 2020 Rank: 40th

47. Shane Baz, SP, TB

Every season throughout Baz’s development is going to be important, especially with mounting opinions that the right-hander’s future, optimized role is in the bullpen. The numbers from the Florida State League this summer won’t be nearly as important as reports on Baz’s mechanics and repeatability. 2020 Rank: 46th

46. Oneil Cruz, SS, PIT

I don’t have to waste any time here reminding you of this one-of-a-kind profile. What I will say is, if Cruz can make it through 2020 with the plan of him sticking at shortstop remaining intact, the dream will be awfully close to coming true. In a perfect world, it’s an assumption this offseason that Cruz will debut in Pittsburgh early next season once he’s immune to Super 2 obligations. 2020 Rank: 54th

45. Drew Waters, OF, ATL

Waters’ 53.8 K% in 26 Spring Training plate appearances versus subpar competition was a sobering reminder the outfielder still has plenty of growing left to do. Of course the strikeout rate won’t be nearly that high in Triple-A later this summer, but the expectation should be for the outfielder’s hilariously-high .435 BABIP from last season to drop quite drastically. There will be more uncertainty surrounding the outfielder’s future value if this scenario comes to fruition, leading to a small drop on prospect lists next preseason. For what it’s worth, with a shortened season on the horizon, I do not expect Waters to make his MLB debut this season. I would love to be wrong. 2020 Rank: 30th

44. Matthew Liberatore, SP, STL

The Cardinals’ under-utilization of technology in developing young pitchers aggravates me to no end, and I’m sure this spring was a bit of a culture shock for Liberatore after beginning his professional career with the technologically-savvy Rays. That said, it’s hard to argue with St. Louis’ track record of getting the most from its pitching prospects, and I expect for Liberatore to benefit beginning in 2020. 2020 Rank: 63rd

43. Jeter Downs, INF, BOS

Downs will naturally receive some lenience in evaluations early this season as he acclimates to a new organization, but I’m much more interested in 1) the stolen base output, and 2) whether he continues playing shortstop, or if the Red Sox begin thinking ahead and place him at the cornerstone more than we’ve seen in the past. I’m hopeful more of the industry will see that Downs’ high pulled fly ball rate will suppress his on base skills a bit, but we’re still looking at a prospect who will eventually become a big league regular at minimum. 2020 Rank: 64th

42. Emerson Hancock, SP, C/O 2020*

While Hancock doesn’t have the jaw-dropping explosion within his arsenal that Asa Lacy has (Lacy was included in the #51-100 portion of this projected list), the former has the latter topped in every other fact of pitching. Hancock has the better body, much cleaner mechanics and more polish—not to mention four pitches that all have the chance to get to average or better once Hancock becomes a professional. It would be fairly shocking if the right-hander was not the first arm off the board in this summer’s MLB Draft. 2020 Rank: Not Ranked

41. Grayson Rodriguez, SP, BAL

No, I still don’t have Rodriguez overtaking fellow-Orioles pitching prospect DL Hall on this projected list (I actually think Hall will have a fantastic 2020 season), but I do have the right-hander continuing the ascension he began last season. I am very curious to see if the Orioles can Rodriguez to tinker with his sequencing while in the Carolina League—similarly to how we saw Hall pitch in 2019. 2020 Rank: 50th

40. Clarke Schmidt, SP, NYY

Things were lining up perfectly for Schmidt to play a role on the Yankees this season, perhaps even on Opening Day (he wouldn’t have stuck in the Bronx for the entirety of the regular season). With James Paxton expected back when the regular season eventually begins, we can still be hopeful Schmidt makes his big league debut later this summer before exhausting prospect eligibility sometime in 2021. 2020 Rank: 80th

39. Daulton Varsho, C/OF, ARI

There’s at least a decent chance the ‘C/OF’ designation for Varsho next season won’t be accurate, since he’ll see—at minimum— a substantial amount of time in the outfield this season. Pre-Starling Marte trade, you could make a pretty good argument Varsho would be of great assistance in the Diamondbacks’ outfield down the homestretch of the 2020 season. But with role outfielders like Tim Locastro and Josh Rojas already on the 40-man roster, we may be better off expecting Varsho to begin making a big league impact in 2021. As you can see from my aggressive bump from this season to next season, I’m not at all worried this profile may eventually lose catcher eligibility in fantasy. As a matter of fact, a full transition may prolong the speed output we’ll receive from Varsho moving forward. 2020 Rank: 68th

38. Cristian Pache, OF, ATL

Unlike Drew Waters (listed above), I do expect Pache to make his big league debut down the homestretch of the 2020 regular season. I’ve adamantly said the outfielder’s offensive development at the MLB level will be a slow burn, so there’s at least a decent chance Pache is stuck in prospect purgatory a year from now. After struggling mightily to remain efficient while stealing bases the past two regular seasons, I thought it was interesting Pache was able to swipe three bases during MLB Spring Training without being caught a single time. 2020 Rank: 29th

37. Nolan Jones, 3B, CLE

Jones should reap the benefits of being fully-healthy this summer once the minor league season begins, especially since he had offseason surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb. Opinions of the third baseman are still somewhat split throughout the industry, so it’ll be important for Jones to connect the dots on a strong campaign that will likely be split between the Eastern League and International League. 2020 Rank: 33rd

36. George Valera, OF, CLE

Like his teammate Brayan Rocchio in the #51-100 portion of this list, full season ball (following a Low-A cup of coffee late last summer) should make Valera immune from being kept at the Indians minor league complex this summer. There’s quite a bit of volatility amongst evaluators with regard to the outfielder, ranging from ‘he’s a future top-10 prospect’ to ‘I just don’t see it’. While 2020 won’t be Valera’s defining minor league season, it should give us some clarity on what to expect moving forward. In my eyes, only a slight uptick in ranking from this preseason to next preseason was appropriate. 2020 Rank: 45th

35. Simeon Woods-Richardson, SP, TOR

Woods Richardson is a big riser on this list, aided by the assumption he’s simply able to repeat his stellar performance from last season. I spoke in depth about the right-hander’s 2020 outlook on a recent episode of the Prospects 365 Fantasy Baseball Podcast. SWR could finish the season as a teenager in Double-A; at this rate, he’ll make his MLB debut before he’s able to legally purchase alcohol. 2020 Rank: 99th

34. DL Hall, SP, BAL

I’m afraid a marginal bump for Hall (47th on my 2020 list to 34th here) won’t be enough in retrospect, especially assuming the southpaw is able to stay healthy and he reverts to attacking hitters in ways that best suit his arsenal. Still, it’s hard not to be at least a little conservative after Hall posted a 15.6 BB% in 2019; I assume the walk rate will decrease in correlation with better overall results for the left-hander in the Eastern League this summer. All those buy low shares you’ve scooped-up throughout the last calendar year? They’ll pay off handsomely beginning this season. 2020 Rank: 47th

33. Jordan Groshans, 3B, TOR

Reports on Groshans from early last season were fantastic despite the fact he only played 23 games before being sidelined with a foot injury. The infielder will reward the patience of his dynasty league rosterers beginning this summer, when he’ll likely be assigned to the Florida State League. This time next season, we’ll be heralding Groshans as one of the best pure-hitting prospects in baseball. 2020 Rank: 43rd

32. Ronny Mauricio, SS, NYM

Mauricio is physically filling-out the way we anticipated he would a year ago. Now, despite his impending assignment in the pitcher-friendly Florida State League this summer, the shortstop will begin displaying the switch-hitting power that would make him one of the most exciting, droolworthy prospects in the sport. 2020 Rank: 41st

31. Brandon Marsh, OF, LAA

Marsh’s placement here is simply the effect of an underrated prospect becoming…. rated. The regular season being pushed back actually allows an elbow strain the outfielder suffered during Spring Training to fully heal without forcing him to miss any meaningful games, and Marsh’s well-rounded (yet still very loud) skillset will simply overwhelm the friendly confines of the Pacific Coast League. 2020 Rank: 51st

30. Jazz Chisholm, SS, MIA

Know why me projecting a 20 HR/20 SB campaign for Chisholm this season wouldn’t be a bold prediction? He nearly accomplished the feat last season, despite it being his worst as a professional. If he can post those same counting stats with improved on base numbers (.220 BA, .321 OBP in 2019) and a decreased strikeout rate (32.1% in 2019), a move into the top-30 may not be a big enough boost. 2020 Rank: 52nd

29. Forrest Whitley, SP, HOU

I dove into Whitley’s drop on this projected list on Episode 5 of the Prospects 365 Fantasy Baseball Podcast. If the right-hander is still prospect eligible next preseason, a drop on prospect lists feels almost inevitable. Here’s to hoping he finds repeatability in his mechanics and the same explosion we witnessed pre-2019 this season as he continues to knock on the door of big league viability. 2020 Rank: 9th

28. Tarik Skubal, SP, DET

Skubal’s rise on this crystal ball list compared to his standing on my 2020 list is partly an admission to a slight under-rank and mostly due to the fact I think the southpaw proves this summer he’s not a fastball-only starting pitcher. The increase in usage of Skubal’s slider, curveball and changeup will serve as the catalyst in the left-hander’s quest to become a complete pitcher. I can only assume the Tigers rostering three, top-30 pitching prospects by the end of the summer would be a popular topic of conversation next offseason. 2020 Rank: 86th

27. Nick Gonzales, 2B, C/O 2020*

It’s already been said many times, but the optimal outcome for Gonzales as a professional is Keston Hiura. Of course, Gonzales will first need to prove he can 1) stick at second base with fringe average defensive skills, and 2) steal bases professionally as a fringe average runner. Gonzales’ biggest naysayers will point to the friendly hitting environment at New Mexico State, but his ridiculous offensive success in the Cape Cod League has largely put those concerns to rest. 2020 Rank: Not Ranked 

26. Brendan Rodgers, INF, COL

Prospect fatigue won’t even begin to describe how we’ll feel about Rodgers if we have to rank him on prospect lists next preseason. Seeing as I find myself extremely high on Ryan McMahon in 2020, it’ll likely take an injury—in my eyes—for Rodgers to accrue the 55 at-bats necessary during a shortened season for him to graduate from prospect status. I’ll take the under, but I do think the infielder will recoup some of the luster he lost in 2019 this summer in Triple-A. 2020 Rank: 44th

25. Riley Greene, OF, DET

I would love for an 80 plate appearance sample in the Midwest League late last season to mean Greene is assigned to the Florida State League this summer. I am in the minority when I rank JJ Bleday over Greene, but a flashy, first full season from the latter in a pitcher-friendly league might incline me to re-evaluate next offseason. If I make another crystal ball list next offseason (for 2022), it wouldn’t surprise me if Greene ascended all the way into the top-10. 2020 Rank: 58th

24. JJ Bleday, OF, MIA

I’ve never understood why some evaluators penalized Bleday for a…. slightly above average offensive performance last summer in the Florida State League after an extremely long college season. Destined for Double-A to begin his first ‘full’ season as a professional, Bleday should battle with Andrew Vaughn for title of first 2019 draftee to debut in the big leagues. 2020 Rank: 56th

23. Corbin Carroll, OF, ARI

This begins a run of young outfielders who were drafted last summer. We know Carroll can hit; we know Carroll can run. For the outfielder to arrive in the conversation of ‘potential fantasy star’, he’ll need to develop average-or-better power. I think we’ll feel pretty good about that prospect a year for now, even to the point there’s at least a decent chance Carroll will jump both Riley Greene and J.J. Bleday a year from now. 2020 Rank: 59th

22. Logan Gilbert, SP, SEA

I think about Gilbert’s extension at least five times a week. The stuff will never be overly explosive, but the right-hander’s clean mechanics, four-pitch arsenal and above average command present a clear path for Gilbert to become an above average starting pitcher at the big league level. I’ll be interested to see where the right-hander is assigned this summer, and how many subsequent bats he misses once the regular season officially begins. 2020 Rank: 53rd

21. Jose Garcia, SS, CIN

Oh, yes. I discussed Garcia’s impending ascension on a recent episode of the P365 FBP, but you’re well aware the shortstop has been a hot topic of conversation on the site throughout the offseason and preseason. The shortstop’s rise to prominence in the prospect world in 2020 shouldn’t be surprising—it should be expected. And thanks to the rise, he’ll have an outside chance at breaking camp with the Reds next spring. 2020 Rank: 89th

20. Trevor Larnach, OF, MIN

A full season away from the suppression of the Florida State League should do wonders for Larnach’s power output. I’m curious if the Twins re-assign him back to the Southern League for a brief stint before promoting him to the International League before the end of the summer. Were you surprised Alex Kirilloff moved down on this projected list? Larnach is the main reason Kirilloff’s outlook is much more fluid now than it was a year ago. 2020 Rank: 34th

19. Taylor Trammell, OF, SD

In a lot of organizations, the statistical output I’m expecting from Trammell early this summer in Triple-A would lead to a subsequent call-up and a big league debut. The outfield depth in San Diego might suppress that notion a bit, but I remain bullish about the mechanical adjustments Trammell made late last season carrying over to the Pacific Coast League this summer. 2020 Rank: 28th

18. Austin Martin, SS, C/O 2020*

Watching film of Martin after reading his reports, he strikes me as a prospect whose individual tools are just good enough that—when you combine them all together—it forms a great prospect. When I evaluate a profile that’s chalked full of fringe plus tools, it’s the safety of the floor that sticks out to me first. When you pair that floor with a swing that generates natural loft, elite plate discipline and the prospect of sticking at shortstop defensively, Martin has star potential as a professional. 2020 Rank: Not Ranked

17. Matt Manning, SP, DET

Just so you know, I wrote Manning’s blurb immediately after Casey Mize’s. You can read the latter’s to see my thoughts on the effects of a shortened season for top prospects on bad teams (two spots beneath Manning’s). While it’ll mostly be about staying healthy for Mize, Manning could actually use as much time as possible to refine his secondary pitches (mostly the changeup) before debuting at the MLB level. Assuming good health, the teammates will be hot commodities in redraft leagues next season. 2020 Rank: 19th

16. Noelvi Marte, SS, SEA

I dove into great detail regarding Marte’s adjusted 2020 outlook on a recent episode of the P365 FBP, but I’ll summarize here. The shortstop being kept at the Mariners’ complex this summer would make it fairly difficult for his stock to ascend into the top-10 of prospect lists, if for no other reason than the lack of exposure. However, we do have more information on Marte than on prospects such as Robert Puason and Erick Pena, so it wouldn’t take much for the shortstop to receive a notable bump regardless of his summer assignment. 2020 Rank: 42nd

15. Casey Mize, SP, DET

While I believe the delayed start to the 2020 regular season will benefit a number of pitchers from my current prospect list, I suspect it’ll have an adverse effect on both Mize and teammate Matt Manning. With the Tigers not contending in the AL Central, both right-handers may be handled conservatively this summer, which means they may debut shortly before the end of the regular season while still maintaining prospect eligibility heading into 2021. Long term, this would mean very little, but it’s probably best to rein in expectations for Mize this season. It would be very reassuring if the right-hander were able to make it through the shortened 2020 season completely healthy, though. 2020 Rank: 18th

14. Brennen Davis, OF, CHC

What, you thought I was going to be ranking Davis conservatively in a CRYSTAL BALL PROJECTED list? No way. Those who are currently lowest on the outfielder have incorrectly labeled him as an injury concern, which simply isn’t correct when you realize he injured his hand/fingers twice last season while attempting to bunt. Assuming his 204 plate appearances in South Bend last season were sufficient, a placement in the Carolina League (High-A) will only allow his fantastic plate discipline, outstanding bat control and emerging power to shine even brighter throughout the prospect world this season. 2020 Rank: 31st

13. Royce Lewis, SS, MIN

There will likely be much more volatility to Lewis’ ranking next season compared to the three-spot drop we see here. Thing is, it’s equally likely the shortstop is able to recoup the stock he last season…. then some. I’m desperately hopeful I get to catch a Lewis series in the Southern League before he gets promoted to Triple-A later this summer. 2020 Rank: 10th

12. Bobby Witt Jr., SS, KC

Witt Jr. should be immune to the young prospects who could be held back at their respective team’s complex this summer. While that means he’ll get plenty of exposure to live looks and an abundance of reports, it’ll also be the shortstop’s first large sample as a professional. Assuming the hit tool doesn’t show many holes against pitching in the South Atlantic League, Witt’s other tools should lead to a surge on prospect lists. 2020 Rank: 26th

11. Luis Patiño, SP, SD

Look closely. It’s only a projection, but I’m ranking Patiño as the best pitching prospect in the sport a year from now. We won’t quite have the opportunity to see how well the right-hander will hold up to a ~120 IP workload this season thanks to the delay, but a mixture of graduations and the prospect of purgatory for a few, other late season debutants could form the perfect storm that Patiño can take advantage of, especially if he performs well in the Texas League. 2020 Rank: 24th

10. Adley Rutschman, C, BAL

Since I began procuring prospects in 2017, Rutschman is the only catching prospect I’ve evaluated who might prove to be immune to the ‘fade catcher prospects’ mantra that’s become widespread throughout the dynasty industry. Not only does he have a strong chance of someday becoming the first catcher off the board in redraft leagues, he also has a chance to be such a game changer at the position, he’s off the board in the first few rounds of drafts. The offensive output this summer—especially if the Orioles choose to conservatively assign him—should be nutty. 2020 Rank: 22nd

9. C.J. Abrams, SS/OF, SD

Followers have seem fairly surprised when I’ve picked Abrams over Noelvi Marte when asked to compare the two on Twitter. There’s a reason the teenager ranked more than 20 spots higher than Marte on my top-200 list this preseason, and the naysayers are about to bear witness this summer when Abrams debuts in full season ball. I’ll repeat my ‘Trea Turner upside’ comp here. 2020 Rank: 21st

8. Jasson Dominguez, OF, NYY

You’ll be able to rest easy this winter once it’s confirmed the unreal hype surrounding Dominguez throughout the past calendar year was completely warranted. Our looks and reports will likely be very limited since I suspect the outfielder will be held at the Yankees’ stateside complex instead of being assigned to the Gulf Coast or Appalachian League, but we’ll see enough to know Dominguez is already one of the very best prospects in baseball. 2020 Rank: 16th

7. Andrew Vaughn, 1B, CHW

I’m guessing White Sox fans who read this list will bypass the fact their prized first base prospect will be a top-10 prospect a year from now (in my eyes, anyways) and instead bicker about the fact I ranked Spencer Torkelson a spot ahead of Vaughn. No matter. I would love to see Vaughn opening the (shortened) season in Double-A, regardless of whether or not he receives a promotion to Triple-A before the end of the summer. In my eyes, beginning the season in the Southern League would put Vaughn on track to debut in Chicago by next May or June, less than two years after he was selected third overall in the draft. 2020 Rank: 15th

6. Spencer Torkelson, 1B, C/O 2020*

One of the toughest decisions throughout this entire projected list was how to rank Torkelson in relation to Vaughn. In the end, despite evaluating a pair of bat-first first basemen, I simply think Torkelson’s offensive skills are just a tad bit louder/more explosive than Vaughn’s. In my mind, the duo will forever be attached throughout their professional careers, especially since their respective debuts should occur near the same time. 2020 Rank: Not Ranked

5. Marco Luciano, SS, SF

If Wander Franco eventually stops running like a lot of evaluators think he will (myself included), Luciano’s offensive profile—or at least his upside—will pair closely to Franco’s. And Julio Rodriguez’s, for that matter. Of course, we need to cross our fingers and our toes that Luciano gets assigned to an actual Giants affiliate this summer instead of being relegated to their complex. I’ll also be interested to see how he looks at shortstop. 2020 Rank: 12th

4. Kristian Robinson, OF, ARI

In my mind, the margin between Robinson and Luciano heading into next season will be razor thin. If I gave a strict nod to on base skills, for latter would likely slot here, but Robinson’s counting stat prowess—specifically his ability to steal bases with the toned-down figure he sported during spring, gives him the advantage by a nose. 2020 Rank: 11th

3. Jarred Kelenic, OF, SEA

Much like in 2020, the process behind ranking Kelenic below Rodriguez is simple: the latter is often praised for his well-balanced skillset, but I see more explosion and loudness when watching Rodriguez. Kelenic stole 20 bases last season, and we should closely monitor that output again this season. We should also keep an eye the outfielder’s batting average, since a sustained, pull-heavy approach (54.3% last season) likely won’t allow Kelenic to continue hitting .291 (his BA last season) in the upper levels of the minors or once he debuts in Seattle. For what it’s worth, I would have bet Kelenic graduated from prospect status had the regular season been 162 games. 2020 Rank: 6th

2. Julio Rodriguez, OF, SEA

I dove into the distinctions between Rodriguez and Jarred Kelenic in the latter’s write-up directly above this one. Instead of hashing-out those details again, I’ll use Rodriguez’s space to say I do expect him to make a real push for top-overall prospect status, even with Wander Franco retaining eligibility. Regardless of whether or not Kelenic makes his big league debut later this summer, I eventually expect the pair will team-up and give the world their first real big league sample sometime next summer. 2020 Rank: 3rd

1. Wander Franco, SS, TB

It was slightly unlikely Franco was going to graduate from prospect lists even with a normal, 162-game MLB season. Now that a decrease in games feels inevitable, the infielder will almost certainly headline prospect lists again in 2021. I have been beating the ‘Wander Franco won’t be the runner a lot of folks think he’ll be’ drum since the new year, and if that comes to fruition once the minor league season begins, the gap between he and the 2nd-ranked prospect (Julio Rodriguez here) will be quite tight. 2020 Rank: 1st

2020 Top-100 Projected Graduated Prospects, in descending order: Jo Adell, MacKenzie Gore, Luis Robert, Gavin Lux, Dylan Carlson, Carter Kieboom, Michael Kopech, Alec Bohm, Dustin May, Nico Hoerner, Nate Pearson, Brendan McKay, A.J. Puk, Spencer Howard, Evan White, Nick Solak, Mitch Keller, José Urquidy, Tony Gonsolin, Sean Murphy, Brent Honeywell Jr., Nick Madrigal, Ryan Mountcastle, Austin Hays

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