Top 30 Prospect lists midseason rankings updates 2022

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MLB Pipeline updated all of its prospects lists this week, from the overall Top 100 to position Top 10s to organization Top 30s. Next week, we’ll rank all 30 farm systems.

Below is a snapshot of each organization. For each team, we list its total of Top 100 prospects and Prospect Points (100 for the No. 1 prospect, 99 for No. 2 and so on through one for No. 100), a quick — if imprecise — measure of its blue-chip talent.

Orioles
Top 100:
6 | Prospect Points: 371 (1st)
Good things are happening in Baltimore, as the Orioles are competing ahead of many people’s schedule. And even though former No. 1 prospect Adley Rutschman graduated, there are still very good things happening down on the farm, with two of the top four prospects in baseball in Gunnar Henderson and Grayson Rodriguez. Adding the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 Draft (Jackson Holliday) doesn’t hurt, either. More »

1. Gunnar Henderson, SS/3B (MLB No. 2)
2. Grayson Rodriguez, RHP (MLB No. 4)
3. Jackson Holliday, SS (MLB No. 14)
Complete Top 30 list »

Red Sox
Top 100:
3 | Prospect Points: 232 (9th)
Shortstop Marcelo Mayer, MLB Pipeline’s top-rated prospect in the 2021 Draft, has been as good as advertised in his pro debut. Right-hander Brayan Bello dominated the Minors before making his big league debut in July, and first baseman Triston Casas also could reach Boston by season’s end. More »

1. Marcelo Mayer, SS (MLB No. 8)
2. Triston Casas, 1B (MLB No. 26)
3. Brayan Bello, RHP (MLB No. 37)
Complete Top 30 list »

Yankees
Top 100:
4 | Prospect Points: 217 (12th)
Anthony Volpe recovered from a slow start to reassert himself as one of the game’s top prospects, and Oswald Peraza gives the Yankees a second nearly-ready shortstop prospect at the upper levels of the Minors. Outfielder Jasson Domínguez homered in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at age 19, while catcher Austin Wells has hit for power and controlled the strike zone at three different stops. More »

1. Anthony Volpe, SS (MLB No. 5)
2. Jasson Domínguez, OF (MLB No. 42)
3. Oswald Peraza, SS (MLB No. 53)
Complete Top 30 list »

Rays
Top 100:
3 | Prospect Points: 158 (17th)
Tampa Bay’s player development conveyor belt has made Taj Bradley and Curtis Mead into potential stars and near-Major League-ready ones at that. Xavier Isaac’s selection as a first-rounder in July was one of the head-scratchers of the Draft, but after Kyle Manzardo’s production in 2022, the Rays have proven they know how to take young first basemen up a notch. More »

1. Taj Bradley, RHP (MLB No. 21)
2. Curtis Mead, 3B/2B (MLB No. 38)
3. Carson Williams, SS (MLB No. 86)
Complete Top 30 list »

Blue Jays
Top 100:
3 | Prospect Points: 189 (T-14th)
Ricky Tiedemann’s breakout from Single-A to Double-A has been the story of the summer in the Toronto system, while Yosver Zulueta has shown electric stuff when healthy. Gabriel Moreno’s hit tool and Orelvis Martinez’s power make them look like potential future pieces of Toronto’s lineup. More »

1. Gabriel Moreno, C (MLB No. 7)
2. Ricky Tiedemann, LHP (MLB No. 34)
3. Orelvis Martinez, SS/3B (MLB No. 73)
Complete Top 30 list »

White Sox
Top 100:
1 | Prospect Points: 41 (25th)
The White Sox are building respectable depth in their farm system again, starting with 2021 first-round shortstop Colson Montgomery, who repeatedly draws Corey Seager comparisons. Outfielder Oscar Colas is starting to unleash his prodigious power and could crack the Top 100 very soon. More »

Guardians
Top 100:
5 | Prospect Points: 251 (7th)
How deep is Cleveland’s system? Right-handers Daniel Espino and Gavin Williams, outfielder George Valera, shortstop Brayan Rocchio and catcher Bo Naylor are all current Top 100 Prospects. Outfielder Nolan Jones, left-hander Logan Allen and shortstops Tyler Freeman and Gabriel Arias were on the list earlier this year. And outfielder Chase DeLauter and righty Tanner Bibee are pushing to make it in the near future. More »

1. Daniel Espino, RHP (MLB No. 16)
2. George Valera, OF (MLB No. 32)
3. Gavin Williams, RHP (MLB No. 56)
Complete Top 30 list »

Tigers
Top 100:
2 | Prospect Points: 87 (23rd)
With Riley Greene and Spencer Torkelson off the list, there’s a youth movement happening in the Detroit system, headed by 2021 first-rounder Jackson Jobe and his plus-plus slider. This year’s top pick, Jace Jung, adds some thump as a potential quick riser out of Texas Tech. More »

Royals
Top 100:
2 | Prospect Points: 43 (24th)
Bobby Witt Jr., MJ Melendez, Vinnie Pasquantino and Kyle Isbel have all graduated, and Nick Pratto, Michael Massey (a big jumper this season) and Nate Eaton aren’t far behind, having reached the Majors themselves. Keep an eye on Braves trade acquisition Drew Waters, who already looks like he is taking well to Kansas City’s hitting development system. More »

Twins
Top 100:
3 | Prospect Points: 112 (22nd)
Losing Royce Lewis for another season hurt, and the Twins traded away some talent to get Tyler Mahle from the Reds. But they didn’t lose any Top 100 types, adding Brooks Lee from the Draft and having the toolsy (though far away) Emmanuel Rodriguez join the list. More »

1. Brooks Lee, SS (MLB No. 33)
2. Royce Lewis, SS (MLB No. 61)
3. Emmanuel Rodriguez, OF (MLB No. 97)
Complete Top 30 list »

Astros
Top 100:
1 | Prospect Points: 30 (28th)
The Astros have played in the last five American League Championship Series, in part because of their ability to polish unheralded pitchers into vital big leaguers. Right-hander Hunter Brown is on that path, excelling in Triple-A and on the verge of helping in Houston. More »

Angels
Top 100:
1 | Prospect Points: 34 (26th)
When Reid Detmers graduated from prospect status, the Angels had a stretch with no Top 100 representation. That changed when they sent outfielder Brandon Marsh to the Phillies and in return got catcher Logan O’Hoppe, who was already on the list. He’s made a nice jump up the rankings as a result of his solid 2022. More »

Athletics
Top 100:
4 | Prospect Points: 148 (19th)
The A’s system is definitely on the rise thanks to trades and the Draft. Top prospect Shea Langeliers, who came over in the Matt Olson trade with the Braves, just got called up to the big leagues for the first time. They have two Top 100 guys courtesy of the Draft (Tyler Soderstrom and Zack Gelof) and one other trade acquisition (Ken Waldichuk), giving Oakland four Top 100 prospects for the first time since the 2018 preseason list. More »

1. Shea Langeliers, C (MLB No. 36)
2. Tyler Soderstrom, 1B/C (MLB No. 50)
3. Ken Waldichuk, LHP (MLB No. 70)
Complete Top 30 list »

Mariners
Top 100:
1 | Prospect Points: 33 (27th)
The Mariners are in “go for it now” mode in the big leagues, so their system has thinned out as a result. They dealt two Top 100 prospects to the Reds to get Luis Castillo, leaving 2021 first-round pick Harry Ford as the organization’s lone rep. The prospects right behind him (Emerson Hancock, Gabriel Gonzalez, Cole Young, Bryce Miller) all could have Top 100 credentials soon, though. More »

Rangers
Top 100:
6 | Prospect Points: 222 (T-10th)
The Rangers tied for second with six Top 100 Prospects, split evenly between hitters and pitchers. Third baseman Josh Jung should arrive in Texas soon, outfielder Evan Carter is blossoming into a five-tool player with an advanced approach and second baseman Justin Foscue adds to the franchise’s impressive middle-infield depth. More »

1. Josh Jung, 3B (MLB No. 39)
2. Jack Leiter, RHP (MLB No. 48)
3. Evan Carter, OF (MLB No. 59)
Complete Top 30 list »

Braves
Top 100:
1 | Prospect Points: 22 (29th)
It’s hard to maintain a strong farm system and win at the big league level, so the Braves aren’t too upset about not having much Top 100 talent after winning the World Series last year. Former Top 100 guy Michael Harris II just got a big contract extension and current Top 100 guy Vaughn Grissom recently joined him to help Atlanta try to win again this year. More »

Marlins
Top 100:
3 | Prospect Points: 195 (13th)
Eury Pérez has breezed through Double-A hitters at age 19, but the Marlins’ other Top 100 righty, Max Meyer, needed Tommy John surgery soon after making his big league debut in mid-July. Third baseman/outfielder Jacob Berry, the No. 6 overall pick, had the best combination of hitting ability, power and patience in the 2022 college crop. More »

1. Eury Pérez, RHP (MLB No. 10)
2. Max Meyer, RHP (MLB No. 46)
3. Jacob Berry, 3B/OF (MLB No. 52)
Complete Top 30 list »

Mets
Top 100:
4 | Prospect Points: 254 (6th)
Brett Baty has already been deemed Major League-ready, and top overall prospect Francisco Álvarez may not be far off at just age 20 with his plus-plus power. A top-heavy system got a little deeper through the Draft with the additions of Kevin Parada, Jett Williams and Blade Tidwell, among others. More »

1. Francisco Álvarez, C (MLB No. 1)
2. Brett Baty, 3B (MLB No. 19)
3. Kevin Parada, C (MLB No. 40)
Complete Top 30 list »

Phillies
Top 100:
2 | Prospect Points: 120 (21st)
The pitching duo on the Top 100 is about as exciting as any pitching combo in any system, and it’s certainly bigger (Andrew Painter is 6-foot-7 and Mick Abel is 6-foot-5). They’re 19 and 20 years old, respectively, and already in Double-A. They’re so good, they might need a “Spahn and Sain” kind of adage. How about “Painter and Abel will run the table?” More »

Nationals
Top 100:
4 | Prospect Points: 259 (5th)
If you’re going to trade Juan Soto, there should be an impact on the farm, and there has been with No. 1 Robert Hassell III, No. 3 James Wood and No. 8 Jarlin Susana joining the Nats’ system in that blockbuster. The addition of fifth overall pick Elijah Green adds more immense ceiling to this group. Top pitching prospect Cade Cavalli looks like he’s more and more ready to pitch on a capital hill with each passing Triple-A start. More »

1. Robert Hassell III, OF (MLB No. 23)
2. Elijah Green, OF (MLB No. 29)
3. James Wood, OF (MLB No. 35)
Complete Top 30 list »

Cubs
Top 100:
3 | Prospect Points: 130 (20th)
Chicago’s system is as deep as it has been since it was assembling the talent that would win the 2016 World Series, highlighted by three Top 100 outfielders. Pete Crow-Armstrong and Kevin Alcantara came via trades last summer, while Brennen Davis was a steal as a 2018 second-rounder. More »

1. Pete Crow-Armstrong, OF (MLB No. 31)
2. Brennen Davis, OF (MLB No. 51)
3. Kevin Alcantara, OF (MLB No. 91)
Complete Top 30 list »

Reds
Top 100:
5 | Prospect Points: 278 (4th)
This is a system on the rise, for sure, headlined by one of the most exciting prospects in the game, Elly De La Cruz. They added two more Top 100 guys via the Luis Castillo trade and added a bunch more depth when they dealt Tyler Mahle to the Twins. More »

1. Elly De La Cruz, SS/3B (MLB No. 15)
2. Noelvi Marte, SS (MLB No. 18)
3. Edwin Arroyo, SS (MLB No. 55)
Complete Top 30 list »

Brewers
Top 100:
3 | Prospect Points: 154 (18th)
Toolsy outfielders remain the name of the game on the Milwaukee farm, but now it’s 2022 breakout star Jackson Chourio leading the charge, followed by Triple-A’s Sal Frelick and Joey Wiemer. Second-round Draft pick Jacob Misiorowski becomes the Crew’s top pitching prospect with a plus-plus fastball and above-average slider. More »

1. Jackson Chourio, OF (MLB No. 11)
2. Sal Frelick, OF (MLB No. 49)
3. Joey Wiemer, OF (MLB No. 89)
Complete Top 30 list »

Pirates
Top 100:
5 | Prospect Points: 244 (8th)
Oneil Cruz has graduated, but the team still has five on the Top 100. Picking high in the last few Drafts obviously hasn’t hurt, with Nos. 1, 2 and 5 on their list — all Top 100 prospects — representing their first-rounders the last three years, all taken in the top seven overall. More »

1. Henry Davis, C (MLB No. 20)
2. Termarr Johnson, 2B (MLB No. 30)
3. Quinn Priester, RHP (MLB No. 47)
Complete Top 30 list »

Cardinals
Top 100:
6 | Prospect Points: 189 (T-14th)
It’s a diverse Top 100 mix for the Cards with three position players (Jordan Walker, Masyn Winn, Alec Burleson) and three pitchers (Gordon Graceffo, Matthew Liberatore, Tink Hence). Just outside that group, Iván Herrera remains a potential long-term catching solution for St. Louis following Yadier Molina’s retirement. More »

1. Jordan Walker, 3B/OF (MLB No. 6)
2. Masyn Winn, SS (MLB No. 54)
3. Gordon Graceffo, RHP (MLB No. 83)
Complete Top 30 list »

D-backs
Top 100:
4 | Prospect Points: 281 (3rd)
A 70-grade runner capable of contributing offensively and defensively? The D-backs already had one of those in Corbin Carroll; then they added another in No. 2 overall pick Druw Jones. Shortstop Jordan Lawlar gives Arizona arguably the strongest group of top three prospects in baseball. More »

1. Corbin Carroll, OF (MLB No. 3)
2. Druw Jones, OF (MLB No. 12)
3. Jordan Lawlar, SS (MLB No. 13)
Complete Top 30 list »

Rockies
Top 100:
4 | Prospect Points: 222 (T-10th)
There are good things happening down on the farm for the Rockies, mostly because of strong Drafts the last few years, but also because some of their international acquisitions have performed extremely well. They have a strong quartet of Top 100 prospects and each of the four is homegrown. More »

1. Zac Veen, OF (MLB No. 24)
2. Ezequiel Tovar, SS (MLB No. 28)
3. Adael Amador, SS (MLB No. 64)
Complete Top 30 list »

Dodgers
Top 100:
7 | Prospect Points: 355 (2nd)
Not only do the Dodgers lead all organizations with seven Top 100 Prospects, but five of them are either in the Majors (right-hander Ryan Pepiot) or Triple-A (righties Bobby Miller and Gavin Stone, third baseman Miguel Vargas, second baseman Michael Busch). Vargas, catcher Diego Cartaya and outfielder Andy Pages all came from Los Angeles’ productive international scouting department. More »

1. Diego Cartaya, C (MLB No. 9)
2. Bobby Miller, RHP (MLB No. 27)
3. Miguel Vargas, 3B/OF (MLB No. 44)
Complete Top 30 list »

Padres
Top 100:
2 | Prospect Points: 16 (30th)
San Diego dealt away a lot of talent to acquire superstar Juan Soto, but the cupboard isn’t bare. Shortstop Jackson Merrill excites Padres officials for his offensive potential and leadership qualities at just 19 years old, and Draft picks Dylan Lesko and Robby Snelling could look like steals if they reach their considerable potential. More »

Giants
Top 100:
2 | Prospect Points: 163 (16th)
If not for a back injury, 20-year-old shortstop Marco Luciano would have matched his age in homers for the second straight season. Left-hander Kyle Harrison is the Giants’ best pitching prospect since Madison Bumgarner. More »

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