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Luis Garcia Washington Nationals
John Thomas Roll2

This needs to be merged in with the other Garcia profile. Not sure why we are showing different 2020 stats for the same player.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
George Springer Toronto Blue Jays

I'm not an AL guy, but is Springer that much better than DJ? A difference of $6 million a year or is this just an age thing (31 vs 33)?

Kent Ostby Seadogs

Springer finds a home in Toronto (or Buffalo), inking a 6-year $150 million deal. The Jays also signed Kirby Yates earlier in the day to a one-year $5.5 million deal. It was a good day to be a Blue Jay fan. 

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Trevor Bauer Cincinnati Reds

I love Trevor Bauer, oh my gosh. Calls random Dodgers fans and asks them for their best take on why he should sign with the Dodgers. 

From Dodger's Nation.

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Randy Arozarena Tampa Bay Rays

Because TINSTAAPP.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Nick Madrigal Chicago White Sox

"60" for hit tool seems low 

Howard Lynch LynchMob

You can click to read Nick's full scouting report or, if you're a subscriber, you can read Rotoman's profile posted here 4 days ago, which is, to be honest, better.


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Headshot 2021 Nick Madrigal 7108 Mlb

Nick Madrigal

White Sox2B
Notes:

Final 2020 Ranking: 43 
Tools: Hit: 60 | Power: 30 | Run: 60 | Fielding: 50 | Arm: 50 
Skinny: Few players have Madrigal's contact skills, while many hit the ball harder. He's a throwback player, and one who could hit .300 regularly. 


CLICK HERE TO READ HIS FULL SCOUTING REPORT

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Brandon Marsh Los Angeles Angels

BA said he was the 38th best prospect in baseball last year and they've seen nothing to make them change their minds.

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Headshot 2021 Brandon Marsh 9791 Mlb
Notes:

Final 2020 Ranking: 38 
Tools: Hit: 55 | Power: 50 | Run: 60 | Fielding: 60 | Arm: 70 
Skinny: At some point Mike Trout is going to stop roaming center field. Marsh's speed, defense and solid bat give them a plan for the day Trout slides to a corner. 


CLICK HERE TO READ HIS FULL SCOUTING REPORT

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Jasson Dominguez New York Yankees

Without question or doubt, every GM talking to Brian Cashman this winter manages to slip two words -- or just one, "Jasson" -- into the conversation.


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Jasson Dominguez 2021
Notes:

Final 2020 Ranking: 35 
Tools: Hit: 60 | Power: 70 | Run: 70 | Fielding: 60 | Arm: 60 
Skinny: Dominguez is a mystery having barely played in years. His raw tools at last sight made him one of the game’s most promising young talents.


CLICK HERE TO READ HIS FULL SCOUTING REPORT

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Matt Manning Detroit Tigers

Suffered the forearm strain in late August at the alternate training site. He might have been trying even harder to impress the coaches after watching Skubal and Mize pack their bags for Motor City.


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Headshot 2021 Matt Manning 9763 Milb

Matt Manning

TigersRHP
Notes:

Final 2020 Ranking: 15 
Tools: Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 60 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 55 
Skinny: Manning has the look and stuff of a potential frontline starter. His forearm strain late last year is reason for caution. 


CLICK HERE TO READ HIS FULL SCOUTING REPORT

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Casey Mize Detroit Tigers

Seven starts in the majors, and none in the minors, caused Casey Mize to plummet 17 places on Baseball America's list of Top 100 Prospects.


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Headshot 2021 Casey Mize 8975 Mlb

Casey Mize

TigersRHP
Notes:

Final 2020 Ranking: 11 
Tools: Fastball: 60 | Cutter: 50 | Slider: 60 | Splitter: 70 | Control: 55 
Skinny: Mize’s debut wasn’t pretty in 2020. He still has the stuff to project as an impact starter if he can regain the command he showed in the minors. 


CLICK HERE TO READ HIS FULL SCOUTING REPORT


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Spencer Howard Philadelphia Phillies

Six starts in the majors were enough to move Spencer Howard down three places on BA's Top 100 Prospects list.


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Headshot 2021 Spencer Howard 99401 Mlb

Spencer Howard

PhilliesRHP
Notes:

Final 2020 Ranking: 24 
Tools: Fastball: 65 | Curveball: 55 | Slider: 60 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 55 
Skinny: Howard’s stuff dropped during a difficult MLB debut, but at his best he has the power arm to slot into the middle of the Phillies rotation.


CLICK HERE TO READ HIS FULL SCOUTING REPORT

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Triston McKenzie Cleveland Indians

Eight starts in the Show were enough to move Triston McKenzie from No. 93 on BA's top 100 last year to No. 26 now. I'm surprised they didn't move him higher.


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Headshot 2021 Triston Mckenzie 6452 Mlb
Notes:

Final 2020 Ranking: 93 
Tools: Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 60 | Slider: 55 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 60 
Skinny: The lanky righthander impressed in his MLB debut in 2020. If he holds up physically, he has the talent to be the Indians next great homegrown pitcher. 


CLICK HERE TO READ HIS FULL SCOUTING REPORT

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Daniel Lynch Kansas City Royals

The bevy includes Asa Lacy, Jackson Kowar, Kris Bubic and Jonathan Bowlan.

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Headshot 2021 Daniel Lynch 8910 Milb

Daniel Lynch

RoyalsLHP
Notes:

Final 2020 Ranking: 36 
Tools: Fastball: 70 | Curveball: 50 | Slider: 60 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 55 
Skinny: Lynch has loud stuff with a mid-90s fastball and two swing-and-miss secondaries from the left side. He’s potentially the best of the Royals bevy of young pitchers. 


CLICK HERE TO READ HIS FULL SCOUTING REPORT

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Nate Pearson Toronto Blue Jays

The other end of the playing field from Ian Anderson.

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Nate Pearson 2021

Nate Pearson

Blue JaysRHP
Notes:

Final 2020 Ranking: 5 
Tools: Fastball: 80 | Curveball: 50 | Slider: 70 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 55 
Skinny: Pearson has arguably the best pure stuff of any pitching prospect. Staying healthy and improving his control are his next steps to fulfilling his frontline potential. 


CLICK HERE TO READ HIS FULL SCOUTING REPORT

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Ian Anderson Atlanta Braves

He doesn't get great grades but when you do so well on the exam that counts...

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Ian Anderson 2021

Ian Anderson

BravesRHP
Notes:

Final 2020 Ranking: 39 
Tools: Fastball: 55 | Curveball: 50 | Changeup: 60 | Control: 60 
2019 Average Fastball Velo: 93

Skinny: With his mix of stuff, command and rare poise for his age, Anderson is in position to show his spectacular 2020 debut was no fluke. 


CLICK HERE TO READ HIS FULL SCOUTING REPORT

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MacKenzie Gore San Diego Padres

The 7 Padres in the BA Top 100 ...

10. Gore

11. Abrams

36. Campusano

76. Morejon

78. Kim

84. Weathers

85. Hassell

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Randy Arozarena Tampa Bay Rays

Also...

BY POSITION

C9
1B3
2B5
3B5
SS19
OF24
RHP23
LHP12

—The 35 pitchers are the fewest ever to make a Top 100. The previous low was 38 pitchers in 2009. It marks the continuation of a recent decline in the number of arms that make the list each year. There were 44 pitchers on the 2017 and 2018 Top 100s, 42 pitchers on the 2019 Top 100 and 40 pitchers on the 2020 Top 100.

—The number of shortstops, conversely, continues to grow. There were 14 shortstops on the 2019 and 2020 Top 100s before the increase to 19 this year. However, many project to move off the position.

—The 23 outfielders also represent an increase from recent years. Outfielders make up seven of the top 18 prospects overall this year, making it a banner crop of outfield prospects in terms of both upside and depth.

Alex Patton Alex

Me, I would never trade with the Rays. I just wouldn't.

2021 Top 100 MLB Prospects By The Numbers

BY TEAM

Padres7
Blue Jays6
Marlins6
Rays5
Mariners5
Orioles5
D-backs5
Tigers5
Indians4
Pirates4
Royals4
Twins4
White Sox4
Braves3
Cardinals3
Dodgers3
Giants3
Mets3
Red Sox3
Yankees3
Angels2
Brewers2
Cubs2
Phillies2
Reds2
Rockies2
Astros1
Athletics1
Rangers1
Nationals0



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