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MLB Releases Top 100 Prospects

Saturday night, Major League Baseball released their top 100 prospects list for the world to see and to debate.  Some names have been appearing on this list for the past several years either moving up or moving down from previous years.  The one thing that is always true is this list has some of the best talent in the world on it, and by the looks of it the future of baseball is brighter than ever.

The entire list from MLB can be found [HERE].  Below are the top 25.

1. Andrew Benintendi (OF, Boston Red Sox)
2. Yoan Moncada (2B, Chicago White Sox)
3. Gleyber Torres (SS, New York Yankees)
4. Dansby Swanson (SS, Atlanta Braves)
5. Amed Rosario (SS, New York Mets)
6. Alex Reyes (RHP, St. Louis Cardinals)
7. J.P. Crawford (SS, Philadelphia Phillies)
8. Victor Robles (OF, Washington Nationals)
9. Tyler Glasnow (RHP, Pittsburgh Pirates)
10. Austin Meadows (OF, Pittsburgh Pirates)

A few players in the Top 10 have already made their debuts in the major leagues.  There is still some questions surrounding where some of them may start the season (sometimes the business of baseball outweighs performance ask Kris Bryant), but you would have to believe that by the end of 2017 most if not all will have made the leap.

11. Ozzie Albies (2B/SS, Atlanta Braves)
12. Lucas Giolito (RHP, Chicago White Sox)
13. Cody Bellinger (1B/OF, Los Angeles Dodgers)
14. Eloy Jimenez (OF, Chicago Cubs)
15. Brendan Rodgers (SS/2B, Colorado Rockies)
16. Michael Kopech (RHP, Chicago White Sox)
17. Rafael Devers (3B, Boston Red Sox)
18. Lewis Brinson (OF, Milwaukee Brewers)
19. Mickey Moniak (OF, Philadelphia Phillies)
20. Francis Martes (RHP, Houston Astros)

As you all know by now, the Chicago White Sox have really helped themselves out this offseason with the trades they have made.  They have in their stable three of the top 20, and could still gain one more if the Houston Astros make the trade for starter Jose Quintana.  Heading into the offseason, the Boston Red Sox boastes the strongest farm system but the scales seem to have tipped in a different direction.

21. Willy Adames (SS, Tampa Bay Rays)
22. Bradley Zimmer (OF, Cleveland Indians)
23. Manuel Margot (OF, San Diego Padres)
24. Clint Frazier (OF, New York Yankees)
25. Anderson Espinoza (RHP, San Diego Padres)

The field is set and with pitchers and catchers reporting in a little over two weeks, the answers to the questions of “Who will be the next…….” will most certainly be answered.

John Ginder

Site Co-Founder/Senior Editor and Co-Host at Legends on Deck® The Podcast
In the past John has been a part of such successful sites as MetsMerizedOnline and MetsMinors.net.John was born and raised in upstate New York and has a love of all sports but mainly baseball. He has grown used to heartache with his teams as he roots for the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres too.John has a loving and understanding wife and is the the proud father of two amazing boys.He also loves heavy metal music.