Updated MLB Farm System Rankings at 2023 Season's Quarter Mark

Joel ReuterMay 25, 2023

Updated MLB Farm System Rankings at 2023 Season's Quarter Mark

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    Jackson Holliday
    Jackson HollidayAP Photo/Julio Cortez

    It's time for the first update to our league-wide MLB farm system rankings, which were originally published back in January. With several prospects moving on to the majors and others raising their profiles with breakout seasons in the minors, there was plenty of shuffling to be done to each team's top 10 prospect list.

    The following factors helped determine the placement of players and teams:

    • Potential (Player): Potential trumps production a lot of the time, especially in the lower levels of the minors and with recent draft picks. Skill sets and tools are often better indicators of what kind of player someone will be.
    • Talent (Player): As for those in the higher levels of the minors who are close to breaking through to the big leagues, production and talent were the determining factors, as these players are viewed as more complete products.
    • Overall Depth (Team): Having one or two elite prospects is great, but a deep farm system is the way to build a sustainable contender. Depth and talent were the biggest factors in ranking each team.
    • High-End Talent (Team): There is a difference between a prospect who has a chance of making an impact in the majors and a prospect who could be a star. Elite prospects served as a tiebreaker when teams were close in the rankings.

    A tier system was used to help differentiate the varying levels of individual talent:

    • Tier 1: Prospects who have elite skill sets and All-Star potential. This is the cream of the prospect crop. These players currently make up B/R's Top 100 prospect list, which was published on May 8.
    • Tier 2: Prospects who have a good chance of becoming impact contributors. These are the players who were in consideration for spots on B/R's Top 100 prospect list and could end up there in the future.
    • Tier 3: Prospects who profile as fringe MLB contributors or young players who are still too raw to project any higher. This tier represents the bulk of prospects around baseball, though more than a few could climb to the next tier.

    Teams were initially ranked based on the average tier ranking of their top 10 prospects, and the rankings were then subjectively tweaked from there.

    Note: A player must not have passed the rookie-eligibility limits (130 at-bats, 50 innings pitched, 45 days on an active roster prior to September roster expansion) to be included in these rankings.

30. Atlanta Braves (Previous: 30)

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    Jared Shuster
    Jared ShusterRich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

    Top 10 Prospects

    1. RHP AJ Smith-Shawver (Tier 2)
    2. LHP Jared Shuster (Tier 2)
    3. RHP Owen Murphy (Tier 2)
    4. LHP Dylan Dodd (Tier 2)
    5. SS Ignacio Alvarez (Tier 3)
    6. RHP JR Ritchie (Tier 3)
    7. RHP Spencer Schwellenbach (Tier 3)
    8. RHP Cole Phillips (Tier 3)
    9. SS Braden Shewmake (Tier 3)
    10. RHP Darius Vines (Tier 3)

    Top Prospect: Right-hander AJ Smith-Shawver made quick work of the High-A (3 GS, 0.00 ERA, 14.0 IP) and Double-A (2 GS, 0.00 ERA, 7.0 IP) levels this season, and he is now pitching at Triple-A and knocking on the door for his MLB debut.

    On the Rise: A fifth-round pick in 2022 who signed an above-slot $497,500 bonus, Ignacio Alvarez looks like one of the early steals of the draft class. The 20-year-old is hitting .303/.455/.387 with more walks (31) than strikeouts (20) in 35 games at High-A.

29. Houston Astros (Previous: 23)

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    Korey Lee
    Korey LeeLogan Riely/Getty Images

    Top 10 Prospects

    1. OF Drew Gilbert (Tier 2)
    2. OF Ryan Clifford (Tier 2)
    3. C Korey Lee (Tier 2)
    4. OF Colin Barber (Tier 2)
    5. OF Jacob Melton (Tier 3)
    6. OF Justin Dirden (Tier 3)
    7. LHP Colton Gordon (Tier 3)
    8. OF Pedro León (Tier 3)
    9. RHP Nolan DeVos (Tier 3)
    10. 3B Will Wagner (Tier 3)

    Top Prospect: Outfielder Drew Gilbert vaulted himself into the first-round picture with a breakout junior season at the University of Tennessee, and the No. 28 overall pick in last year's draft is hitting .357/.439/.620 with 19 extra-base hits in 34 games between High-A and Double-A.

    On the Rise: Right-hander Nolan DeVos has a 2.70 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 49 strikeouts in 33.1 innings at Single-A. The 22-year-old has limited projection remaining in his 6'0", 185-pound frame and his stuff doesn't jump off the screen, but it plays up thanks to good late life.

28. Toronto Blue Jays (Previous: 26)

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    Ricky Tiedemann
    Ricky TiedemannJoe Robbins/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

    Top 10 Prospects

    1. LHP Ricky Tiedemann (Tier 1)
    2. LHP Brandon Barriera (Tier 2)
    3. RHP Yosver Zulueta (Tier 2)
    4. SS/3B Addison Barger (Tier 2)
    5. SS/3B Orelvis Martinez (Tier 3)
    6. SS Josh Kasevich (Tier 3)
    7. 3B Tucker Toman (Tier 3)
    8. RHP Sem Robberse (Tier 3)
    9. LHP Adam Macko (Tier 3)
    10. OF Gabriel Martinez (Tier 3)

    Top Prospect: Left-hander Ricky Tiedemann is now the unquestioned top prospect in the Toronto system after posting a 2.17 ERA with 117 strikeouts in 78.2 innings in 2022. The 20-year-old is currently sidelined with biceps inflammation, but he is on the fast track after opening the year at Double-A.

    On the Rise: Shortstop Josh Kasevich doesn't have a ton of over-the-fence pop, but he's a polished middle infielder who has a solid hit tool and advanced approach. The Oregon product is hitting .314 with a .405 on-base percentage in 30 games at High-A after going in the second round of the 2022 draft.

27. Kansas City Royals (Previous: 22)

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    Cayden Wallace
    Cayden WallaceChris Bernacchi/Diamond Images via Getty Images

    Top 10 Prospects

    1. OF Gavin Cross (Tier 1)
    2. LHP Frank Mozzicato (Tier 2)
    3. 3B Cayden Wallace (Tier 2)
    4. OF Drew Waters (Tier 2)
    5. SS Maikel Garcia (Tier 2)
    6. RHP Bed Kudrna (Tier 3)
    7. LHP Noah Cameron (Tier 3)
    8. IF Nick Loftin (Tier 3)
    9. RHP Luinder Avila (Tier 3)
    10. RHP David Sandlin (Tier 3)

    Top Prospect: Outfielder Gavin Cross hit .328/.411/.660 with 17 home runs during his junior year at Virginia Tech before going No. 9 overall in the 2022 draft. The 22-year-old is off to a slow start at High-A, but his polished overall game makes him the team's top prospect.

    On the Rise: The Royals reached for Frank Mozzicato with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2021 draft, signing him for roughly $2 million below slot to help land Ben Kudrna on an above-slot deal with their next pick. With a 2.04 ERA, .144 opponents' batting average and 55 strikeouts in 35.1 innings at Single-A this year, Mozzicato might not have been such a reach after all.

26. Chicago White Sox (Previous: 28)

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    Colson Montgomery
    Colson MontgomeryNorm Hall/Getty Images

    Top 10 Prospects

    1. SS Colson Montgomery (Tier 1)
    2. OF Oscar Colás (Tier 1)
    3. 3B Bryan Ramos (Tier 2)
    4. LHP Noah Schultz (Tier 2)
    5. IF Lenyn Sosa (Tier 3)
    6. RHP Cristian Mena (Tier 3)
    7. RHP Peyton Pallette (Tier 3)
    8. OF Wilfred Veras (Tier 3)
    9. RHP Jonathan Cannon (Tier 3)
    10. RHP Norge Vera (Tier 3)

    Top Prospect: After reaching Double-A in his age-20 season last year, Colson Montgomery has established himself as a consensus top 50 prospect in baseball. It remains to be seen whether he'll stick at shortstop or eventually shift to third base, but his offensive game should play at either position. A strained oblique has sidelined him to start the 2023 season.

    On the Rise: Arkansas right-hander Peyton Pallette might have been a top 10 pick in the 2022 draft had it not been for Tommy John surgery sidelining him for his entire junior season. The White Sox took him in the second round, and he has a 3.86 ERA and .203 opponents' batting average in 21 innings in his return to the mound at Single-A.

25. Miami Marlins (Previous: 25)

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    Eury Pérez
    Eury PérezMegan Briggs/Getty Images

    Top 10 Prospects

    1. RHP Eury Pérez (Tier 1)
    2. RHP Max Meyer (Tier 1)
    3. SS Yiddi Cappe (Tier 2)
    4. 3B Jacob Berry (Tier 2)
    5. LHP Jake Eder (Tier 3)
    6. LHP Dax Fulton (Tier 3)
    7. RHP Jacob Miller (Tier 3)
    8. SS Nasim Nunez (Tier 3)
    9. LHP Patrick Monteverde (Tier 3)
    10. C Joe Mack (Tier 3)

    Top Prospect: Towering 6'8" right-hander Eury Pérez turned 20 years old on April 15, and less than a month later he made his MLB debut. Armed with a fastball that averages 97.0 mph and a lethal slider/curveball combination, he has a 3.86 ERA and 16 strikeouts over 14 innings in his first three starts, and he has all the makings of a future ace.

    On the Rise: Left-hander Patrick Monteverde spent five years playing college ball with three different teams before a strong senior season at Texas Tech was enough to make him an eighth-round pick in 2021. Already 25 years old, the clock is ticking, but he has gone 5-0 with a 1.29 ERA, 0.71 WHIP and 57 strikeouts in 42 innings at Double-A to start the year.

24. New York Yankees (Previous: 17)

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    Jasson Dominguez
    Jasson DominguezCliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

    Top 10 Prospects

    1. OF Jasson Domínguez (Tier 1)
    2. C Austin Wells (Tier 1)
    3. OF Spencer Jones (Tier 2)
    4. OF Everson Pereira (Tier 2)
    5. RHP Will Warren (Tier 3)
    6. RHP Justin Lange (Tier 3)
    7. RHP Chase Hampton (Tier 3)
    8. RHP Clayton Beeter (Tier 3)
    9. SS Trey Sweeney (Tier 3)
    10. 2B/SS Jared Serna (Tier 3)

    Top Prospect: With Anthony Volpe and Oswald Peraza both exhausting their prospect status, highly-touted outfielder Jasson Dominguez now sits atop the Yankees' organizational rankings. The 20-year-old is hitting just .189 through 35 games at Double-A, but he has a solid .348 on-base percentage thanks to a 19.4 percent walk rate. He also started slow last year before hitting his stride.

    On the Rise: Pitching prospects Justin Lange (7 GS, 3.81 ERA, 53 K, 28.1 IP at Single-A) and Chase Hampton (6 GS, 3.10 ERA, 49 K, 29.0 IP at High-A) have both raised their stock considerably thanks to strong starts. Lange, a first-round pick in 2020, was acquired in the deal that sent Luke Voit to the San Diego Padres.

23. Philadelphia Phillies (Previous: 27)

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    Andrew Painter
    Andrew PainterAP Photo/Brynn Anderson

    Top 10 Prospects

    1. RHP Andrew Painter (Tier 1)
    2. RHP Mick Abel (Tier 1)
    3. OF Justin Crawford (Tier 2)
    4. RHP Griff McGarry (Tier 2)
    5. IF Hao-Yu Lee (Tier 3)
    6. OF Johan Rojas (Tier 3)
    7. OF Gabriel Rincones Jr. (Tier 3)
    8. RHP Alex McFarlane (Tier 3)
    9. SS William Bergolla (Tier 3)
    10. OF Ethan Wilson (Tier 3)

    Top Prospect: Future ace Andrew Painter has been sidelined with a UCL sprain since spring training or he might have pitched his way onto the Opening Day roster. The 20-year-old had a 1.56 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 155 strikeouts in 103.2 innings over three minor league levels last season, closing out the year with five starts at Double-A as a 19-year-old.

    On the Rise: An above-slot signing as a fourth-round pick in 2022, Alex McFarlane spent the bulk of his three seasons at the University of Miami pitching out of the bullpen. With three viable pitches and a strong 6'3", 215-pound frame, the Phillies are giving him a chance to start, and he has a 3.29 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 27.1 innings at Single-A.

22. Oakland Athletics (Previous: 14)

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    Tyler Soderstrom
    Tyler SoderstromDavid Durochik/Diamond Images via Getty Images

    Top 10 Prospects

    1. C/1B Tyler Soderstrom (Tier 1)
    2. RHP Mason Miller (Tier 1)
    3. 3B Zack Gelof (Tier 2)
    4. C Daniel Susac (Tier 2)
    5. SS Darell Hernaiz (Tier 2)
    6. RHP Luis Morales (Tier 3)
    7. OF Henry Bolte (Tier 3)
    8. RHP Gunnar Hoglund (Tier 3)
    9. 1B/OF Lawrence Butler (Tier 3)
    10. 3B Brett Harris (Tier 3)

    Top Prospect: An advanced hit tool has allowed Tyler Soderstrom to move quickly since going No. 26 overall in the 2020 draft, and he had an .825 OPS with 29 home runs and 105 RBI over three levels last season. The 21-year-old is hitting .272/.320/.519 with 22 extra-base hits in 172 plate appearances at Triple-A this year, and his MLB debut should be on the horizon.

    On the Rise: Shortstop Darell Hernaiz was acquired in the offseason deal that sent Cole Irvin to the Baltimore Orioles, and he is rapidly climbing Oakland's organizational rankings. The 2019 fifth-round pick is hitting .354/.410/.554 with 16 extra-base hits in 33 games at Double-A in his age-21 season.

21. Boston Red Sox (Previous: 19)

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    Marcelo Mayer
    Marcelo MayerCliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

    Top 10 Prospects

    1. SS Marcelo Mayer (Tier 1)
    2. IF/OF Ceddanne Rafaela (Tier 1)
    3. OF Miguel Bleis (Tier 1)
    4. 2B Nick Yorke (Tier 2)
    5. SS Mikey Romero (Tier 3)
    6. OF Roman Anthony (Tier 3)
    7. LHP Shane Drohan (Tier 3)
    8. C Nathan Hickey (Tier 3)
    9. 1B/3B Blaze Jordan (Tier 3)
    10. LHP Dalton Rogers (Tier 3)

    Top Prospect: Even before Tristan Casas moved on to the majors, Marcelo Mayer had the highest ceiling of any prospect in the Boston system. The 20-year-old is hitting .312/.387/.576 with 10 doubles, seven home runs and 29 RBI in 30 games at High-A, and a promotion to Double-A could be coming soon.

    On the Rise: With a 2.31 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and a 42-to-12 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 39 innings between Double-A and Triple-A, southpaw Shane Drohan has emerged as the top pitching prospect in the Boston system. The 24-year-old has average stuff, but it plays up thanks to late life and good overall athleticism.

20. Milwaukee Brewers (Previous: 20)

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    Jackson Chourio
    Jackson ChourioDavid Durochik/Diamond Images via Getty Images

    Top 10 Prospects

    1. OF Jackson Chourio (Tier 1)
    2. OF Sal Frelick (Tier 1)
    3. RHP Jacob Misiorowski (Tier 2)
    4. C Jeferson Quero (Tier 2)
    5. 3B Tyler Black (Tier 2)
    6. SS Daniel Guilarte (Tier 3)
    7. RHP Edwin Jimenez (Tier 3)
    8. SS Eric Brown Jr. (Tier 3)
    9. LHP Robert Gasser (Tier 3)
    10. OF Luis Lara (Tier 3)

    Top Prospect: Even before Joey Wiemer, Garrett Mitchell and Brice Turang graduated to the majors, precocious outfielder Jackson Chourio had already taken over as the team's No. 1 prospect and one of the top prospects in all of baseball. He has middling numbers at Double-A to start the year, but it's important to remember he doesn't turn 20 until next March.

    On the Rise: Signed out of Venezuela for $1 million in 2021, shortstop Daniel Guilarte had a solid season in rookie ball last year, and he has picked up where he left off at Single-A. The 19-year-old is hitting .292 with a .404 on-base percentage and 16 steals in 33 games, and he is also one of the better defensive infielders in the system.

19. Los Angeles Angels (Previous: 29)

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    Zach Neto
    Zach NetoG Fiume/Getty Images

    Top 10 Prospects

    1. SS Zach Neto (Tier 1)
    2. C Logan O'Hoppe (Tier 1)
    3. C Edgar Quero (Tier 1)
    4. RHP Caden Dana (Tier 2)
    5. OF Nelson Rada (Tier 2)
    6. LHP Ky Bush (Tier 3)
    7. 2B/SS Kyren Paris (Tier 3)
    8. RHP Sam Bachman (Tier 3)
    9. SS Denzer Guzman (Tier 3)
    10. RHP Coleman Crow (Tier 3)

    Top Prospect: Less than a year after he was taken No. 13 overall in the 2022 draft, Zach Neto made his MLB debut on April 15 and immediately took over as the team's starting shortstop. The 22-year-old is hitting a modest .248/.319/.364 with two home runs and 14 RBI in 36 games, which coupled with his strong defense has made him a 1.0-WAR player. With 121 at-bats he is just a few games away from surpassing prospect eligibility limits.

    On the Rise: The Angels gave prep right-hander Caden Dana a $1.5 million bonus as an 11th-round pick last year. He made short work of Single-A and earned a quick promotion to High-A already this year. All told, he has a 3.94 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and .176 opponents' batting average with 36 strikeouts in 29.2 innings over the two levels.

18. San Diego Padres (Previous: 24)

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    Jackson Merrill
    Jackson MerrillChris Bernacchi/Diamond Images via Getty Images

    Top 10 Prospects

    1. SS Jackson Merrill (Tier 1)
    2. OF Samuel Zavala (Tier 1)
    3. LHP Robby Snelling (Tier 1)
    4. RHP Dylan Lesko (Tier 2)
    5. C Ethan Salas (Tier 2)
    6. RHP Jairo Iriarte (Tier 3)
    7. RHP Adam Mazur (Tier 3)
    8. IF Eguy Rosario (Tier 3)
    9. RHP Henry Williams (Tier 3)
    10. 1B Nathan Martorella (Tier 3)

    Top Prospect: With James Wood and Robert Hassell III both included in the Juan Soto blockbuster, shortstop Jackson Merrill became the top prospect in the San Diego system last summer. He is off to a slow start at High-A Fort Wayne, but he'll be just 20 years old for the entire 2023 season.

    On the Rise: A 4-star football recruit who was committed to play both sports at the University of Arizona, Robby Snelling reeled in a $3 million bonus as the No. 39 overall pick in the 2022 draft. He profiles as the prototypical two-sport standout who could take off once he turns his full attention to baseball, and he's off to a great start this spring with a 1.35 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and just 14 hits allowed in 26.2 innings at Single-A.

17. San Francisco Giants (Previous: 15)

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    Kyle Harrison
    Kyle HarrisonDavid Durochik/Diamond Images via Getty Images

    Top 10 Prospects

    1. LHP Kyle Harrison (Tier 1)
    2. SS Marco Luciano (Tier 1)
    3. 3B Casey Schmitt (Tier 1)
    4. LHP Carson Whisenhunt (Tier 2)
    5. OF Luis Matos (Tier 2)
    6. OF Vaun Brown (Tier 3)
    7. RHP Mason Black (Tier 3)
    8. OF Grant McCray (Tier 3)
    9. LHP Reggie Crawford (Tier 3)
    10. RHP Hayden Birdsong (Tier 3)

    Top Prospect: After piling up 186 strikeouts in 113 innings between High-A and Double-A last season, Kyle Harrison leapfrogged Marco Luciano for the top spot in the San Francisco farm system. The 21-year-old has 56 strikeouts in 30.2 innings at Triple-A to start the year, but he has also walked 28 batters, so there is still work to do refining his command.

    On the Rise: Lefty Carson Whisenhunt slipped to the second round of the 2022 draft after missing his entire junior season at East Carolina serving a PED suspension, but there was little doubt he had first-round stuff. His mid-90s fastball and elite changeup have been on full display this spring, and he has a 1.74 ERA, 0.77 WHIP and a 44-to-9 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 31 innings between Single-A and High-A.

16. Arizona Diamondbacks (Previous: 12)

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    Dominic Fletcher
    Dominic FletcherJoe Robbins/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

    Top 10 Prospects

    1. SS Jordan Lawlar (Tier 1)
    2. OF Druw Jones (Tier 1)
    3. RHP Brandon Pfaadt (Tier 1)
    4. OF Dominic Fletcher (Tier 2)
    5. RHP Drey Jameson (Tier 2)
    6. LHP Yu-Min Lin (Tier 3)
    7. SS Ryan Bliss (Tier 3)
    8. OF Dominic Canzone (Tier 3)
    9. SS Blaze Alexander (Tier 3)
    10. LHP Blake Walston (Tier 3)

    Top Prospect: Shortstop Jordan Lawlar (147 PA, .165/.299/.339 at Double-A) and center fielder Druw Jones (46 PA, .175/.283/.200 at Single-A) are both off to slow starts to the 2023 season, but the high-ceiling talent that made them both top-10 picks is still there early in their pro careers.

    On the Rise: The D-backs signed left-hander Yu-Min Lin out of Taiwan in December 2021 for $525,500, and he turned heads in his pro debut last year with 91 strikeouts in 56.1 innings between rookie ball and Single-A. The 19-year-old has moved up the ladder another rung this year and has a 3.80 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 27 strikeouts in 23.2 innings at High-A.

15. Seattle Mariners (Previous: 21)

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    Harry Ford
    Harry FordChris Bernacchi/Diamond Images via Getty Images

    Top 10 Prospects

    1. C Harry Ford (Tier 1)
    2. RHP Bryce Miller (Tier 1)
    3. SS Cole Young (Tier 1)
    4. OF Gabriel Gonzalez (Tier 2)
    5. RHP Bryan Woo (Tier 2)
    5. SS Felnin Celesten (Tier 2)
    6. OF Jonatan Clase (Tier 2)
    7. OF Lazaro Montes (Tier 2)
    8. 3B Tyler Locklear (Tier 3)
    9. RHP Emerson Hancock (Tier 3)
    10. RHP Taylor Dollard (Tier 3)

    Top Prospect: Right-hander Bryce Miller has been terrific over four starts since making his MLB debut earlier this month, but the highest ceiling in the Seattle system still belongs to Harry Ford. The 20-year-old is an elite athlete for the catcher position, and he is hitting .274/.441/.444 with five home runs and 22 RBI in 37 games at High-A, and he also starred for Team Great Britain in the World Baseball Classic in March.

    On the Rise: Outfielder Jonatan Clase had 46 extra-base hits and 55 steals in 107 games at Single-A last year, and he has continued to impress while moving up the ladder this year. The 20-year-old is hitting .288/.400/.608 with 12 doubles, 11 home runs and 29 steals in 38 games between High-A and Double-A.

14. Colorado Rockies (Previous: 18)

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    Sterlin Thompson
    Sterlin ThompsonDavid Durochik/Diamond Images via Getty Images

    Top 10 Prospects

    1. OF Zac Veen (Tier 1)
    2. 3B/OF Sterlin Thompson (Tier 1)
    3. C Drew Romo (Tier 1)
    4. SS Adael Amador (Tier 2)
    5. OF Benny Montgomery (Tier 2)
    6. OF Jordan Beck (Tier 2)
    7. RHP Jordy Vargas (Tier 3)
    8. OF Yanquiel Fernandez (Tier 3)
    9. RHP Gabriel Hughes (Tier 3)
    10. C/1B/OF Hunter Goodman (Tier 3)

    Top Prospect: Outfielder Zac Veen hit .333 with a .444 on-base percentage and 16 steals in 21 games in the Arizona Fall League last year, and while he has been slow out of the gates at Double-A this season, he is still just 21 years old with All-Star upside. The list of prospects with a 60-grade hit tool and 60-grade speed is a short one.

    On the Rise: One of the top college hitters in the 2022 draft class, Sterlin Thompson had a strong debut last season, and he was hitting .463/.513/.746 with 12 extra-base hits through 78 plate appearances at High-A before he was sidelined with an injury.

13. New York Mets (Previous: 7)

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    Ronny Mauricio
    Ronny MauricioRich Schultz/Getty Images

    Top 10 Prospects

    1. OF Alex Ramirez (Tier 1)
    2. C Kevin Parada (Tier 1)
    3. SS Ronny Mauricio (Tier 1)
    4. 3B Mark Vientos (Tier 2)
    5. SS Jett Williams (Tier 2)
    6. RHP Mike Vasil (Tier 2)
    7. RHP Calvin Ziegler (Tier 3)
    8. RHP Dominic Hamel (Tier 3)
    9. RHP Blade Tidwell (Tier 3)
    10. LHP Tyler Stuart (Tier 3)

    Top Prospect: Now that Francisco Alvarez and Brett Baty have exited the prospect conversation, high-ceiling outfielder Alex Ramirez takes over the No. 1 spot on the Mets rankings. The 20-year-old is hitting .261/.340/.366 with 35 hits in 34 games as one of the youngest players at the High-A level.

    On the Rise: Right-hander Mike Vasil has been limited by various injury issues dating back to his senior year of high school, and he had just 93.2 innings under his belt entering the 2023 season, including the Arizona Fall League last year. The 23-year-old has a 2.19 ERA, 0.70 WHIP and a 46-to-6 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 37 innings at Double-A.

12. Detroit Tigers (Previous: 10)

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    Colt Keith
    Colt KeithScott Audette/MLB Photos via Getty Images

    Top 10 Prospects

    1. 3B/OF Justyn-Henry Malloy (Tier 1)
    2. RHP Jackson Jobe (Tier 1)
    3. 3B Colt Keith (Tier 1)
    4. RHP Ty Madden (Tier 2)
    5. 2B Jace Jung (Tier 2)
    6. RHP Wilmer Flores (Tier 2)
    7. C Dillon Dingler (Tier 3)
    8. RHP Troy Melton (Tier 3)
    9. OF Roberto Campos (Tier 3)
    10. LHP Brant Hurter (Tier 3)

    Top Prospect: The Tigers acquired Justyn-Henry Malloy from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for reliever Joe Jiménez, and that is quickly shaping up to be a steal. The 23-year-old is hitting .294/.429/.481 with 16 extra-base hits and a 17.7 percent walk rate at Triple-A, and the starting third base job could be his before the All-Star break.

    On the Rise: After making two scoreless starts in his pro debut last season, Troy Melton has a 3.38 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and a 33-to-6 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 26.2 innings. The 6'4" right-hander can touch 97 mph with his fastball and backs it with a swing-and-miss slider, but he will need to develop a third viable pitch to stick as a starter.

11. Minnesota Twins (Previous: 8)

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    Brooks Lee
    Brooks LeeBen Ludeman/Texas Rangers/Getty Images

    Top 10 Prospects

    1. SS Brooks Lee (Tier 1)
    2. OF Emmanuel Rodriguez (Tier 1)
    3. SS Royce Lewis (Tier 1)
    4. IF/OF Edouard Julien (Tier 1)
    5. RHP Marco Raya (Tier 2)
    6. LHP Connor Prielipp (Tier 3)
    7. 3B Yunior Severino (Tier 3)
    8. OF Matt Wallner (Tier 3)
    9. OF Kala'i Rosario (Tier 3)
    10. RHP Cory Lewis (Tier 3)

    Top Prospect: Shortstop Brooks Lee hit .357/.462/.664 with 25 doubles, 15 home runs and 55 RBI in 58 games during his junior season at Cal Poly, and he was the first college middle infielder off the board at No. 8 overall in the 2022 draft. The 22-year-old is already playing at Double-A, and he could shift to third base to account for Carlos Correa at the MLB level.

    On the Rise: The Twins selected Kala'i Rosario out of Waiakea High School in the fifth round of the 2020 draft, and he is enjoying a breakout season at High-A Cedar Rapids, hitting .289/.400/.482 with 16 extra-base hits in 37 games. The 20-year-old is still working to fully tap into his plus raw power potential.

10. Texas Rangers (Previous: 13)

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    Evan Carter
    Evan CarterBen Ludeman/Texas Rangers/Getty Images

    Top 10 Prospects

    1. OF Evan Carter (Tier 1)
    2. RHP Owen White (Tier 1)
    3. RHP Brock Porter (Tier 1)
    4. SS Luisangel Acuña (Tier 2)
    5. RHP Jack Leiter (Tier 2)
    6. RHP Kumar Rocker (Tier 2)
    7. 2B Justin Foscue (Tier 2)
    8. LHP Mitch Bratt (Tier 3)
    9. OF Aaron Zavala (Tier 3)
    10. RHP Josh Stephan (Tier 3)

    Top Prospect: Outfielder Evan Carter was all the way up to No. 10 in our latest Top 100 prospect update, and with three players ranked ahead of him exiting the prospect ranks, he is technically now B/R's No. 7 prospect. The 20-year-old is hitting .301/.426/.421 with 40 hits in 33 games as one of the youngest players at Double-A.

    On the Rise: Baseball fans were introduced to Mitch Bratt when Team USA rocked him for six runs in the first inning in their game against Team Canada. Despite that forgettable performance, the 19-year-old has a bright future, and he currently sports a 3.49 ERA with 34 strikeouts in 28.1 innings at High-A.

9. Chicago Cubs (Previous: 16)

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    Pete Crow-Armstrong
    Pete Crow-ArmstrongDaniel Shirey/MLB Photos via Getty Images

    Top 10 Prospects

    1. OF Pete Crow-Armstrong (Tier 1)
    2. RHP Cade Horton (Tier 1)
    3. OF Brennen Davis (Tier 1)
    4. OF Kevin Alcantara (Tier 1)
    5. 1B Matt Mervis (Tier 2)
    6. LHP Jordan Wicks (Tier 2)
    7. RHP Ben Brown (Tier 2)
    8. LHP Jackson Ferris (Tier 3)
    9. SS Cristian Hernandez (Tier 3)
    10. 3B James Triantos (Tier 3)

    Top Prospect: After ripping 46 extra-base hits while hitting .312/.376/.520 in his age-20 season, Pete Crow-Armstrong is now one of baseball's elite outfield prospects. Also an elite defender in center field, he has a .796 OPS with 10 extra-base hits and 11 steals in 26 games at Double-A, and his MLB debut could come later this year.

    On the Rise: The Cubs picked up pitching prospect Ben Brown in the deal that sent David Robertson to the Philadelphia Phillies last summer. The 6'6" right-hander had a 0.45 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 20 innings at Double-A to earn a quick promotion, and while he has regressed a bit at Triple-A, his stock is still on the rise.

8. Washington Nationals (Previous: 9)

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    James Wood
    James WoodDiamond Images via Getty Images

    Top 10 Prospects

    1. OF James Wood (Tier 1)
    2. OF Robert Hassell III (Tier 1)
    3. OF Elijah Green (Tier 1)
    4. RHP Cade Cavalli (Tier 1)
    5. SS Brady House (Tier 1)
    6. OF Daylen Lile (Tier 2)
    7. OF Cristhian Vaquero (Tier 2)
    8. RHP Jarlin Susana (Tier 3)
    9. LHP Jake Bennett (Tier 3)
    10. RHP Jackson Rutledge (Tier 3)

    Top Prospect: With a 6'6", 240-pound frame and 60-grade power, James Wood has one of the highest offensive ceilings of any prospect in baseball. Acquired in last year's Juan Soto blockbuster, he has quickly climbed to the top of the Nationals farm system rankings. The 20-year-old is hitting .274/.370/.504 with 17 extra-base hits in 38 games at High-A.

    On the Rise: With one of the best hit tools in the 2021 prep class, Daylen Lile secured an above-slot $1.75 million bonus as a second-round pick, but his development was put on hold when he missed the entire 2022 season recovering from Tommy John surgery. He is quickly making up for lost time this year, hitting .293/.400/.457 with 12 extra-base hits and 10 steals in 31 games at Single-A.

7. Tampa Bay Rays (Previous: 11)

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    Taj Bradley
    Taj BradleyJulio Aguilar/Getty Images

    Top 10 Prospects

    1. RHP Taj Bradley (Tier 1)
    2. 3B Curtis Mead (Tier 1)
    3. SS/3B Junior Caminero (Tier 1)
    4. 1B Kyle Manzardo (Tier 1)
    5. SS Carson Williams (Tier 1)
    6. IF Osleivis Basabe (Tier 2)
    7. LHP Mason Montgomery (Tier 2)
    8. RHP Cole Wilcox (Tier 3)
    9. 1B Xavier Isaac (Tier 3)
    10. C Dominic Keegan (Tier 3)

    Top Prospect: Injuries forced Taj Bradley into the Tampa Bay Rays rotation a bit sooner than expected, but he has more than held his own, going 3-1 with a 4.44 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and a 34-to-4 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 24.1 innings. With a mid-90s fastball, plus cutter and slower curveball to keep hitters off balance, he has frontline potential.

    On the Rise: Acquired from the Cleveland organization in an under-the-radar deal for Tobias Myers prior to the 2022 season, Junior Caminero is hitting .351/.404/.709 with nine doubles, 11 home runs and 30 RBI in 33 games as one of the few teenagers playing above the Single-A level. Few players have done more to boost their stock over the first two months.

6. St. Louis Cardinals (Previous: 3)

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    Jordan Walker
    Jordan WalkerDilip Vishwanat/Getty Images

    Top 10 Prospects

    1. OF Jordan Walker (Tier 1)
    2. RHP Tink Hence (Tier 1)
    3. SS Masyn Winn (Tier 1)
    4. LHP Matthew Liberatore (Tier 1)
    5. RHP Gordon Graceffo (Tier 1)
    6. C Leonardo Bernal (Tier 2)
    7. LHP Cooper Hjerpe (Tier 2)
    8. RHP Max Rajcic (Tier 3)
    9. RHP Michael McGreevy (Tier 3)
    10. LHP Brycen Mautz (Tier 3)

    Top Prospect: A great big eye roll at anyone who has written off Jordan Walker following his early demotion to the minors. He just turned 21 years old a few days ago, and at an age when most prospects are still in the lower levels of the minors, he has proven himself against upper-level pitching and hit .274/.321/.397 with two home runs and 11 RBI in 20 games in the majors. He still checks all the boxes to be a future superstar.

    On the Rise: Signed for $680,000 out of Panama in 2021, catcher Leonardo Bernal already has 73 games at the Single-A level under his belt and he will be 19 years old for the entirety of the 2023 season. He has the hit tool, power potential and well-rounded defensive game to be a star behind the plate.

5. Pittsburgh Pirates (Previous: 5)

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    Henry Davis
    Henry DavisJoe Robbins/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

    Top 10 Prospects

    1. C/IF/OF Endy Rodriguez (Tier 1)
    2. C Henry Davis (Tier 1)
    3. SS Termarr Johnson (Tier 1)
    4. RHP Luis Ortiz (Tier 1)
    5. RHP Quinn Priester (Tier 2)
    6. 2B Nick Gonzales (Tier 2)
    7. LHP Anthony Solometo (Tier 2)
    8. SS Liover Peguero (Tier 2)
    9. RHP Jared Jones (Tier 2)
    10. SS Tsung-Che Cheng (Tier 3)

    Top Prospect: With intriguing defensive versatility and a potentially elite hit tool, Endy Rodriguez climbed prospect lists throughout the 2022 season when he hit .323/.407/.590 with 39 doubles, 25 home runs and 95 RBI. The 22-year-old has a .784 OPS and more walks (17) than strikeouts (16) in 29 games at Triple-A this year.

    On the Rise: The Pirates signed shortstop Tsung-Che Cheng for $380,000 in 2019, and while he flashed some potential the last few seasons, he has taken things to another level this year. The 21-year-old is hitting .289/.393/.563 with 18 extra-base hits and 11 steals in 35 games at High-A, showing impact offensive potential from an unassuming 5'7", 154-pound frame.

4. Cincinnati Reds (Previous: 6)

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    Elly De La Cruz
    Elly De La CruzDylan Buell/Getty Images

    Top 10 Prospects

    1. SS Elly De La Cruz (Tier 1)
    2. SS Noelvi Marte (Tier 1)
    3. 3B Cam Collier (Tier 1)
    4. SS Edwin Arroyo (Tier 1)
    5. LHP Andrew Abbott (Tier 1)
    6. SS Matt McLain (Tier 1)
    7. 1B/3B Christian Encarnacion-Strand (Tier 1)
    8. RHP Connor Phillips (Tier 2)
    9. RHP Chase Petty (Tier 3)
    10. 2B Carlos Jorge (Tier 3)

    Top Prospect: With 31 doubles, nine triples, 28 home runs and 47 steals in 121 games last season, Elly De La Cruz broke through as a top-tier prospect. The 21-year-old was sent to Triple-A to open the 2023 season and he has continued to impress, hitting .281/.374/.588 with 18 extra-base hits in 131 plate appearances.

    On the Rise: Viewed as a high-floor lefty with back-end potential after pitching primarily in relief in college, Andrew Abbott has exceeded expectations to emerge as a Top 100 prospect. The 23-year-old has a 2.66 ERA and 0.96 WHIP in 40.2 innings between Double-A and Triple-A, and he leads the minors with 73 strikeouts.

3. Cleveland Guardians (Previous: 4)

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    Gavin Williams
    Gavin WilliamsDavid Durochik/Diamond Images via Getty Images

    Top 10 Prospects

    1. RHP Gavin Williams (Tier 1)
    2. RHP Daniel Espino (Tier 1)
    3. C Bo Naylor (Tier 1)
    4. LHP Logan Allen (Tier 1)
    5. RHP Tanner Bibee (Tier 1)
    6. OF George Valera (Tier 1)
    7. SS Brayan Rocchio (Tier 1)
    8. OF Chase DeLauter (Tier 2)
    9. LHP Parker Messick (Tier 3)
    10. OF Jaison Chourio (Tier 3)

    Top Prospect: Right-hander Gavin Williams has been virtually unhittable since going No. 23 overall in the 2021 draft, allowing just 90 hits in 155 innings while piling up 210 strikeouts and rapidly climbing the minor league ranks. The 23-year-old has a 1.58 ERA and 0.85 WHIP in 40 innings between Double-A and Triple-A this year.

    On the Rise: The Guardians do a great job developing pitching talent, and 2022 second-round pick Parker Messick could be their next success story. The Florida State standout has a 2.25 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and a 35-to-8 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 32 innings at Single-A to begin his pro career.

2. Los Angeles Dodgers (Previous: 1)

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    Bobby Miller
    Bobby MillerMatthew Grimes Jr./Atlanta Braves/Getty Images

    Top 10 Prospects

    1. RHP Bobby Miller (Tier 1)
    2. C Diego Cartaya (Tier 1)
    3. 2B Michael Busch (Tier 1)
    4. RHP Gavin Stone (Tier 1)
    5. C Dalton Rushing (Tier 1)
    6. OF Andy Pages (Tier 1)
    7. RHP Ryan Pepiot (Tier 1)
    8. OF Josue De Paula (Tier 2)
    9. C Thayron Liranzo (Tier 2)
    10. IF Jorvit Vivas (Tier 2)

    Top Prospect: With a 70-grade fastball that sits in the upper 90s and touches triple-digits and a wipeout slider, Bobby Miller has some of the best pure stuff of any pitching prospect. The 24-year-old made his MLB debut on Tuesday, allowing four hits and one earned run in five innings to pick up the win against the Atlanta Braves on the road.

    On the Rise: The Dodgers have had tremendous success on the international market in recent years, and it looks like they might have uncovered a diamond in the rough in catcher Thayron Liranzo in 2021. The 19-year-old is hitting .280/.406/.602 with 11 home runs and 25 RBI in 32 games at Single-A, and he has also thrown out 12 of 34 base stealers behind the plate.

1. Baltimore Orioles (Previous: 2)

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    Jackson Holliday
    Jackson HollidayNick Cammett/Diamond Images via Getty Images

    Top 10 Prospects

    1. SS Jackson Holliday (Tier 1)
    2. RHP Grayson Rodriguez (Tier 1)
    3. OF Colton Cowser (Tier 1)
    4. SS Jordan Westburg (Tier 1)
    5. SS Joey Ortiz (Tier 1)
    6. OF Heston Kjerstad (Tier 1)
    7. LHP DL Hall (Tier 1)
    8. 3B Coby Mayo (Tier 1)
    9. 2B Connor Norby (Tier 2)
    10. IF Cesar Prieto (Tier 3)

    Top Prospect: Even with Gunnar Henderson exiting the prospect rankings, the Orioles still have an elite farm system, and last year's No. 1 overall pick Jackson Holliday is now the top dog down on the farm. The 19-year-old is hitting .395/.519/.698 with 22 extra-base hits in 162 plate appearances between Single-A and High-A.

    On the Rise: In a system already loaded with quality infield prospects, Cesar Prieto is making a name for himself, hitting .376/.415/.530 with 14 extra-base hits in 37 games at Double-A. He hit .403/.464/.579 in 74 games in the Cuban National Series before defecting during the 2020-21 season.

    All stats courtesy of Baseball Reference and accurate through Tuesday's games.