2020 Postseason Top 100


Graduations: Sixto Sanchez, Ke’Bryan Hayes, Daulton Varsho, Nick Madrigal, Deivi Garcia, Tarik Skubal, Ian Anderson, Sean Murphy, Kyle Lewis, Jake Cronenworth, Louis Robert, Alec Bohm, Ryan Mountcastle, Dustin May, Bobby Dalbec, Andres Gimenez, Luis Garcia, Kyle Wright, Carter Kieboom, Jesus Luzardo, Dylan Carlson, Gavin Lux, Jo Adell and Triston McKenzie.

1Wander FrancoTBSS19A+SR5′ 10”189N/AConsensus top prospect in baseball. Don’t overthink the selection at 1.1YouTube YouTube
2Julio RodriguezSEAOF19A+RR6′ 4”225N/ANot as sold on the hit tool as others seem to be. Still a huge prospect with huge power.YouTube YouTube
3Jarred KelenicSEAOF21AALL6′ 0”196N/ASolid tools across the board. May get to plus hit and power.YouTube YouTube
4MacKenzie GoreSDP21AALL6′ 3”195¾The top pitching prospect in baseball and it’s not even a debate anymore.YouTube YouTube
5Marco LucianoSFSS19ARR6′ 2”178N/ARacked up 25 XBH in 179 AB as a minor in rookie ball and A-. Showed excellent plate recognition skills. Power will grow as he matures physically.YouTube YouTube
6Spencer TorklesonDET3B20FYPDRR6′ 1”220N/AHuge power with a solid (above-average) hit tool. Probably not a third baseman but I don’t care.YouTube YouTube
7Andrew VaughnCHW1B22A+RR6′ 0”214N/ALast year’s lack of power seems to have scared some people off. He’s still a hit/power machine.Twitter Twitter
8CJ AbramsSDSS20ALR6′ 2”185N/AThe speedster has shown more pop than initial grades. He’s an absolute burner and larger than expected.YouTube YouTube
9Jasson DominguezNYYOF17RKSR5′ 10”190N/AGoing to need to see more than BP videos to move a 17 year old into the top five. Everything looks great though.YouTube YouTube
10Kristian RobinsonARIOF19ARR6′ 3”190N/AHopefully he can keep the strikeouts in check enough to showcase his sexy power/speed combo. Not as big as I was expecting from reading scouting reports.YouTube YouTube
11Adley RutschmanBALC21ASR6′ 2”216N/APlus hit and power. Best catching prospect in many years but not “best prospect since Bryce Harper” good.YouTube Twitter
12Royce LewisMINSS21AARR6′ 2”200N/AA strong AFL has made some forget about his down season after entering 2019 as a top ten prospect.YouTube YouTube
13Alex KirilloffMIN1B23MLBLL6′ 2”195N/APotential plus hit and power tools haven’t shown up in the box score. May have shot up boards if the 2020 MiLB season wasn’t canceled. Probably heads back to the minors to begin 2021.YouTube YouTube
14Bobby Witt Jr.KCSS20RKRR6′ 1”190N/AFive tool guy that still has a long way to go before he reaches his offensive ceiling.YouTube YouTube
15Jeter DownsBOSSS22AARR5′ 11”180N/AKicked in the door at AA in 2019. Probably going to get add weight and stop running but his power and hit tools are still solid.YouTube YouTube
16Casey MizeDETP23MLBRR6′ 3”220H ¾Four potential plus pitches but a history of injuries. MLB debut wasn’t fantastic but I’m not worried considering he had never pitched above AA. Probably goes back to the minors to finish developing.YouTube YouTube
17Nate PearsonTORP24MLBRR6′ 6”245H ¾Has never pitched more than 101.2 innings. Several 70-80 grades on his fastball. Electric arsenal. Questionable command and health.YouTube YouTube
18Riley GreeneDETOF20ALL6′ 3”200N/ASolid contact and power. Struck out a lot for a plus contact guy but was only 18.YouTube Twitter
19Vidal BrujanTB2B22AASR5′ 9”155N/ASurprising power for his frame but still below average. Plus hitter. Double plus runner.YouTube YouTube
20Corbin CarrollARIOF20A-LL5′ 10”165N/ABilled as a contact/speed guy. Showed surprising power last year with 18 XBH in 154 PA.YouTube YouTube
21Noelvi MarteSEASS19RKRR6′ 1”181N/AProspect world is all over the place on this one. I’ve seen everything from 80 grade speed to an Adrian Beltre comp. I think he gets bigger and loses his wheels. Still a solid piece without them.YouTube YouTube
22Luis MatosSFOF18RKRR5′ 11”160N/ANot sure why everyone is all over Marte but not Matos. Showed off his speed, contact, and power in the lower levels last year.YouTube YouTube
23Spencer HowardPHIP24MLBRR6′ 2”205H ¾Dominant 2019. Struggled in brief big league debut but skipped AAA. Big fastball. Average secondaries. Has never topped 116 IP. Will probably head down to AAA for more seasoning.YouTube YouTube
24Luis PatinoSDP21MLBRR6′ 0”192H ¾Short. Explosive fastball. Fantastic slider. Changeup was better than expected in his brief MLB debut.YouTube YouTube
25Austin MartinTOR3B21FYPDRR6′ 0”185N/AHe’ll be a solid fantasy asset regardless of which defensive position he ends up playing. Many think he has the best bat in the draft class. May have at least above-average tools across the board. Dominated stiff competition in the SEC.YouTube YouTube
26Zac VeenCOLOF18FYPDLR6′ 4”190N/ABest prep bat on the board. Could develop plus hit and power tools but isn’t as proven as the two college bats ranked above him.YouTube YouTube
27Emerson HancockSEASP21FYPDRR6′ 4”213¾Four above-average+ pitches. Was in the 1.01 discussion at peak hype.YouTube YouTube
28Asa LacyKCSP21FYPDLL6′ 4”215H ¾Another guy with four quality pitches. I trust Hancock’s strike throwing ability but Lacy is the top consensus arm in the draft.YouTube YouTube
29Triston CasasBOS1B20A+LR6′ 4”238N/ALove the power. Not buying that he’s ever more than a average contact guy despite reports.YouTube YouTube
30Aaron BrachoCLE2B19A-SR5′ 11”175N/AThis guy might have the two prettiest swings in the low minors. Excellent from both sides of the plate. Uses all fields. Small but generates plenty of power.Twitter Twitter
31Brayan RocchioCLE2B19A-SR5′ 10”150N/APlus hit and speed. Small but should generate average power with a really nice swing. Probably a second baseman.YouTube YouTube
32Brennen DavisCHCOF21ARR6′ 4”175N/ADefied the haters and struck out only 18.6% at A ball as at 19. Many think the speed wont stay around but the power showed up last year.YouTube YouTube
33Forrest WhitleyHOUP23AAARR6′ 7”195H ¾Struggled in 2019 before a standout AFL. Has a lengthy history of injuries and was hurt all of 2020. Potentially has the best arsenal in the minors if he can stay healthy and throw strikes.YouTube YouTube
34Matt ManningDETP22AARR6′ 6”215¾Big fastball. Lacks a third pitch and can struggle to locate pitches. Putting the word “slight” in front of “forearm strain” doesn’t make it any less terrifying.YouTube Twitter
35Simeon Woods-RichardsonTORP20A+RR6′ 3”210H ¾Mets really managed his innings in the beginning of the season but he made it to A+ as an 18 year old anyway. Three above average pitches and solid command.YouTube YouTube
36Grayson RodriguezBALP21ALR6′ 5”220H ¾Three solid pitches (FB, CU, SL). Average command at best.YouTube YouTube
37Jordan BalazovicMINP22A+RR6′ 5”215H ¾Nice fastball and breaking ball. Still working on the change. Dominated as a 20 year old at high-A last year.YouTube YouTube
38Josiah GrayLADP22AARR6′ 1”190¾Good fastball, decent slider, and developing changeup. Solid control. Didn’t focus on pitching until college.YouTube YouTube
39Matthew LiberatoreTBP21ALL6′ 5”200¾Looked great in his age 19 season at A ball last year. Nice fastball and curve. Change and slider aren’t far behind.YouTube YouTube
40Daniel LynchKCP24AALL6′ 6”190H ¾Solid fastball and slider. Still working on a third pitch. Has displayed solid control for a pitcher his size.YouTube YouTube
41Logan GilbertSEAP23AARR6′ 6”225H ¾Nice fastball. Decent curve. Still developing a change. Control has been great for a guy of his stature.YouTube Twitter
42Daniel EspinoCLEP18RKRR6′ 2”205¾Young. Big. Huge fastball. Nice slider/curve combo as well. Control could be a problem.YouTube YouTube
43George KirbySEAP21A+RR6′ 4”201¾Big fastball with amazing accuracy. None of his secondaries are great.Twitter Twitter
44Michael KopechCHWP24MLBRR6′ 3”205N/ACommand issues and the fact that he hasn’t pitched since 2018 slide him down the list. May need to get his game back up to speed in the minors.YouTube YouTube
45Garrett MitchellMILOF21FYPDLR6′ 3”215N/AMight have the highest upside of the draft class. Plus raw power and speed. His swing needs some work.YouTube YouTube
46Alek ThomasARIOF20A+LL5′ 11”175N/AAbove average tools across the board, including somewhat surprising power. Not good at stealing bases at the moment and struggled as a youngster at A+.YouTube YouTube
47JJ BledayMIAOF22A+LL6′ 3”205N/A#4 overall pick last in 2019. Above average hit and power. No speed.Twitter Twitter
48Josh JungTEX3B22ARR6′ 2”215N/ATop ten pick in the 2019 draft. Above average hit and power. Apparently put on a show at the Rangers’ alt site.YouTube YouTube
49Hunter BishopSFOF21RKLR6′ 5”210N/ASolid power and speed with below-average contact. #10 overall pick in the 2019 draft.YouTube YouTube
50Tyler FreemanCLESS20AARR6′ 0”170N/AGood contact hitter but doesn’t walk. Glowing reports have come out of the Indians’ alt site.YouTube YouTube
51Orelvis MartinezTOR3B19RKRR6′ 1”188N/AShowed off big power as a minor in the GCL. Will not play SS for long.YouTube YouTube
52Jhoan DuranMINP21AAARR6′ 5”230H ¾Huge man with a huge fastball. Breaking ball is plus. Change is average. Control is average. I keep hearing about bullpen concerns. Looks like a starter to me.YouTube YouTube
53Shane BazTBP20A+RR6′ 2”190¾Big fastball and breaking ball. Useable change and cutter. Struggles to throw strikes at times.YouTube YouTube
54Jordan GroshansTOR3B21ARR6′ 3”205N/AGood power with decent contact. Not a base stealer or a shortstop contrary to some reports.YouTube YouTube
55Brendan RodgersCOL2B24MLBRR6′ 0”180N/AStill has above-average contact and power in there somewhere. Really struggled in an injury-shortened season last year. Disappointing that he hasn’t carved out a full-time role.YouTube YouTube
56Drew WatersATLOF21AAASR6′ 2”183N/AMaybe the most divisive prospect in baseball due to high BABIP and less than ideal contact rates. I’m not going to hold a bad showing in AAA against him. He was 20 and managed to collect 56 XBH throughout the season.YouTube YouTube
57Josh LoweTBOF22AALR6′ 4”205N/AStandout 2019 fall league moved him up lists. Not far enough, though. Former first rounder was once Nate’s more heralded brother. Nice combination of power and speed. Needs to keep the strikeouts down.YouTube YouTube
58Oneil CruzPIT3B22AAALR6′ 7”175N/AHuge frame which means huge power and huge strike zone. Obviously his legal issues could push him off the list entirely.YouTube YouTube
59Erick PenaKCOF17RKLR6′ 3”180N/AMassive teenager. People that have seen him really like his hit and power tools.Twitter Twitter
60George ValeraCLEOF20RKLL5′ 10”160N/ASwing porn. Needs to calm down with the strikeouts but the swing is so pretty that I have to assume he’ll get it under control.YouTube YouTube
61A.J. PukOAKP25MLBLL6′ 7”238H ¾XL human. Would be starting his third MLB season if not for multiple surgeries including Tommy John at the beginning of 2018. Missed all of 2020.YouTube YouTube
62Taylor TrammellSEAOF23AALL6′ 2”215N/AA victim of prospect fatigue, he still features a potential above-average hit tool and plus-plus speed. He also puts on a show in batting practice so hopefully there’s more power coming.YouTube YouTube
63Brandon MarshLAAOF22AAALR6′ 4”215N/AAnother guy that turned heads at the AFL. Fast even though he has the natural build of a linebacker. Potential above average tools across the board. Needs to develop consistency. Not much in-game power yet.YouTube YouTube
64Clarke SchmidtNYYP23AARR6′ 1”200N/AFour solid pitches. Dominated a level he was way too old for in 2019. Hasn’t thrown 100 innings since his sophomore year of college.YouTube YouTube
65Edward CabreraMIAP21MLBRR6′ 4”175¾Good fastball but he slings it. Don’t think his secondaries are good enough. Below-average command.YouTube YouTube
66Nick LodoloCINP21A+LL6′ 6”202L ¾Drafted #7 overall last year. Already nearly 22. Big fastball. Two good secondaries. Questionable command. Really low cross-body delivery doesn’t help.Twitter YouTube
67Shane McClanahanTBP22AALL6′ 1”200L ¾Big fastball. Good curve. Change should be usable. Control is questionable. Low arm slot doesn’t help.YouTube YouTube
68Alek ManoahTORP21RKRR6′ 6”260¾Power fastball/slider big-body guy. Decent control. Needs a third pitch but I prefer him to most pitchers in the class.YouTube
69Brett BatyNYM3B21RKLR6′ 3”210N/A2019 first rounder with future above average hit and power. A long way from reaching those grades though.YouTube YouTube
70Michael TogliaCOL1B22RKSR6′ 5”226N/A2019 first rounder above-average power. Average hit but draws walks. Also a Rockie which is nice.YouTube YouTube
71Michael BuschLAD2B23RKLR6′ 0”207N/ADrafted at the end of the first round in 2019. Potential above average hit and power.YouTube YouTube
72Geraldo PerdomoARISS21A+RR6′ 3”184N/ADisplayed a better than expected hit tool last year as he walked more than he struck out. Below average power despite large frame. Above average speed.YouTube YouTube
73Nick GonzalesPIT2B21FYPDRR5′ 10”190N/AThe inverse of Garrett Mitchell. Solid hit tool and pretty swing but lacks the size and raw tools to be a fantasy superstar.YouTube YouTube
74Nolan JonesCLE3B21AALR6′ 2”185N/ABig future power but it didn’t show in the 2019 stat line. Lots of strikeouts but also walks at a good clip. Patient to a fault.YouTube YouTube
75Joey BartSFC23MLBRR6′ 3”235N/ANice power. Contact issues. Higher on real-life lists that care about defense.YouTube Twitter
76Austin HendrickCINOF19FYPDLL6′ 0”195N/AMassive power. Above-average speed. There are contact concerns but his bat speed and loud tools make him worth the gamble.YouTube YouTube
77Kameron MisnerMIAOF23ALL6′ 4”219N/AThe 35th overall pick of 2019. Huge power. Good athlete with solid speed. Questionable ability to make contact. Has looked good but was old for the levels he’s played at. A+ will be a nice challenge.Twitter Twitter
78Ronny MauricioNYMSS19ASR6′ 3”166N/ABody suggests he should be at least average at power and speed. Hasn’t shown up yet. Held his own at 18 in A ball.YouTube YouTube
79Misael UrbinaMINOF17RKRR6′ 0”175N/APlayed really well at 17 in the DSL in 2019. Walked more than he struck out. Showed speed as well but DSL numbers are to be taken with a grain of salt.YouTube YouTube
80Alexfri PlanezCLEOF18RKRR6′ 2”180N/AThis guy has been flying up lists this winter despite only having 29 AB since 2018. The swing is nice but he has some reported swing and miss issues.YouTube Twitter
81Maximo AcostaTEXSS17RKRR6′ 1”170N/AHe’s already four inches taller than he was when signed last July. Already getting Gleyber Torres comps. Above-average hit tool. Could get to decent power with his larger frame.YouTube
82Luis RodriguezLADOF17RKRR6′ 0”150N/A#4 on MLB’s top J2 list in 2019. A chance for nice power and contact but like most J2 signings this could go many ways. He’s still a kid.Instagram YouTube
83Mick AbelPHISP18FYPDRR6′ 5”190¾Three above-average+ pitches. Top prep pitcher in the class. All high school arms are risky but his upside is high.YouTube YouTube
84Reid DetmersLAASP21FYPDLL6′ 2”210¾High floor college arm. Good stuff with solid control but doesn’t have the ace upside of the pitchers above.YouTube YouTube
85Max MeyerMIASP21FYPDLR6′ 0”185¾Double plus slider. At least a plus fastball. Developing change. Lacking a starter’s build and track record of the pitchers above him.YouTube YouTube
86Zack ThompsonSTLP22A+LL6′ 2”225H ¾First round pick in 2019. Above average fastball, curve, and change. Decent command.YouTube YouTube
87Robert HassellSDOF18LL6′ 2”195N/APotential solid tools across the board. Experts debate his offensive ceiling (typical of prep prospects) but Hassell looks to be a good contact hitter that should be able to tap into some power and reach enough to steal some bases.YouTube YouTube
88Luis CampusanoSDC22MLBRR5′ 10”215N/AHit for solid power and walked nearly as much as he struck out in A+ in 2019. Was promoted to the MLB and promptly injured himself in 2020.YouTube YouTube
89Hedbert PerezMILOF17RKLL5′ 10”160N/AMystery prospect. Has generated lots of Twitter buzz without taking a single professional at-bat. Looks great in batting practice. Looking forward to seeing how he fares against pitchers trying to get him out.Twitter Twitter
90Travis SwaggertyPITOF22A+LL5′ 11”180N/A2018 #10 pick. Average hit and power. Above average speed. Cut back on the strikeouts in 2019.YouTube YouTube
91Jordyn AdamsLAAOF20A+RR6′ 2”180N/AAmazing athlete that’s still trying to figure out how to play baseball. Power and contact haven’t shown up but will one day according to some. Speed is legitimate. Changed his swing in 2019.YouTube YouTube
92Hunter GreeneCINP20A+RR6′ 4”175L ¾Electric fastball. Two above-average secondaries. Good command. Low arm slot. Hasn’t pitched since 2018 due to TJ.YouTube YouTube
93Jarren DuranBOSOF23AALR6′ 2”200N/AMay have benefited the most from alt site development. Changed his mechanics and is supposedly generating more power. Hopefully his physical maturation didn’t affect his double-plus speed. Much of his previous success was BABIP-driven.YouTube YouTube
94Austin WellsNYYC21FYPDLR6′ 2”220N/AAbove-average hit and power tools. May not stay at catcher due to questionable defensive skills but his bat should be a fantasy asset at any position.YouTube YouTube
95Jackson KowarKCP23AARR6′ 5”180¾Fantastic changeup. Fastball was up to 98 in spring training. Developing breaking ball. Old for the levels he’s seen. Don’t understand why he didn’t debut in 2020.YouTube YouTube
96Jared KelleyCWSSP18FYPDRR6′ 3”215H ¾Plus fastball and change. Developing breaking pitch. Good command. White Sox got a steal in the second round.YouTube YouTube
97Nick BitskoTBSP18FYPDRR6′ 4”225H ¾Plus fastball and curve. Still developing an offspeed pitch but he’s young and his control is solid.YouTube YouTube
98Bryce JarvisARISP22FYPDLR6′ 2”195H ¾Entire arsenal improved during a bite sized 2020 campaign. Fastball is up to the mid-90s. Secondaries and control/command are solid. Would be much higher with a longer track record of success.YouTube YouTube
99JT GinnNYMSP21FYPDRR6′ 2”200H ¾Three above-average+ pitches. Fell to the second round thanks to 2020 Tommy John. The health concerns are obvious but there’s huge upside here.YouTube YouTube
100Alexander MojicaPIT3B17RKRR6′ 1”195N/AWalked more than he struck out in the DSL as a 16-17 year old. Slashed .351/.468/.580 over 218 PA.YouTube