In an atypical year, MLB Pipeline presents an atypical update to our prospects lists.
Since we posted our initial Top 100 Prospects and organizational Top 30 rankings for 2020, the coronavirus has limited baseball action to three weeks of Spring Training games, glimpses of Summer Camp action and a couple of weeks of big league contests. We didn’t believe it made any sense to make wholesale changes to our rankings based on those small sample sizes.
What we have done is added 2020 Draft picks to our lists, 13 to the Top 100 and a total of 103 to the team Top 30s. Throughout the season, we’ll continue to make changes as players graduate from rookie/prospect status (Pirates right-hander Mitch Keller is the lone Top 100 Prospect to do so thus far) or change organizations.
Our updated Top 10 includes the No. 1 overall picks from the last four Drafts in Twins shortstop Royce Lewis (2017), Tigers right-hander Casey Mize (2018), Orioles catcher Adley Rutschman (2019) and Tigers corner infielder Spencer Torkelson (2020). It also features the top international amateur prospects from 2016 and 2017 in White Sox outfielder Luis Robert and Rays shortstop Wander Franco.
The Top 10:
1) Wander Franco, SS, Rays
2) Gavin Lux, SS/2B, Dodgers
3) Luis Robert, OF, White Sox
4) Adley Rutschman, C, Orioles
5) MacKenzie Gore, LHP, Padres
6) Jo Adell, OF, Angels
7) Spencer Torkelson, 3B/1B, Tigers
8) Casey Mize, RHP, Tigers
9) Nate Pearson, RHP, Blue Jays
10) Royce Lewis, SS, Twins
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