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2022 Pre-Season Top 30 Prospects List


With the new Major League season just weeks away, it’s time for a spring tradition like no other: the unveiling of each team’s top 30 pre-season prospect list.

The annual launch gives a glimpse into each club’s future, highlighting players who are likely to help either on the road or already this summer.

Here’s an overview of each farming system, with links to their top 30 lists and breakdowns of those lists:

blue jays
The Jays’ system is thinner now that they’ve turned former top prospects into key parts of their World Series prospect club. But the top of Toronto’s system in particular remains strong, especially in multi-position infielders. Continued “

Once again the owners of one of the best systems in baseball, the Orioles enter 2022 anticipating the arrival of Adley Rutschman, Grayson Rodriguez and other future cornerstones. Things might finally be about to turn a corner in Charm City. Continued “

The Rays’ ability to compete year after year remains proof of how well they develop talent and how deep their system is. It’s no different this year, with five Top 100 prospects and plenty of talent behind those headliners. Continued “

Red Sox
Boston’s down year in 2020 has helped it rebuild its system, which is now headlined by top 2021 draft prospect Marcelo Mayer and rookie of the year contender Triston Casas. There’s also a good amount of depth here to help the Red Sox get back to the playoffs. Continued “

The Yankees’ system is deep and swims in shortstops. New York’s top five prospects are all positional players, and he has several interesting weapons as well. Continued “

Getting back to the argument, the Guardians will have to rely on a farming system that has been up to snuff in recent years. Most of their rotation comes from the 2016 draft, and they remain deep in the middle field and pitching prospects. Continued “

You may have heard of Bobby Witt Jr., baseball’s new top prospect. He’s far from the only one in a Royals system that should bring excitement to Kansas City in the near future. Continued “

The Tigers have two of MLB Pipeline’s top 5 overall prospects — no other organization can make the same claim. But Spencer Torkelson and Riley Greene aren’t the only blue chippers to move to Detroit, where the big league team looks set to turn a corner. This might be the best Tigers farm system we’ve seen in a while. Continued “

Minnesota dealt from their depth of throwing prospect to bolster their rotation with Sonny Gray, overturning 2021 first-round pick Chase Petty in the deal. But there are more weapons where that came from, and many are ready to contribute now. Six of the organization’s top 10 prospects will open the season on the 40-man roster, including the top four pitchers in the system. Continued “

White socks
Chicago is more focused on the present than the future these days, owners of back-to-back playoff appearances and one of the weakest farming systems in the game. Much of their hopes rest on a strong contingent Cuban – Five of the White Sox’s top prospects hail from the island. Continued “

Although the Astros join the White Sox as the only teams without a Top 100 Prospect on our latest list, they had three players who narrowly missed shortstop Jeremy Peña, wide receiver Korey Lee and right-hander Hunter Brown. Houston, however, established a tradition of getting outstanding performances in the big leagues from players who were relatively unrecognized in the minors. Continued “

There’s been a huge turnover in our top 30 Angels list, and not just because seven of the 20 pitchers they acquired with their 20 draft picks last year are here — although that certainly shakes things up. . A total of 17 players appear on this list for the first time. Continued “

The Oakland system has been replenished. By trading a trio of their stars – Chris Bassitt, Matt Chapman and Matt Olson – the A’s received 10 players in return. Five of those newcomers immediately made it into the organization’s top 10 prospects, and three others joined the club’s top 30 prospects. Continued “

The Mariners have spent the past three offseasons cultivating and developing young talent, transforming a once-bleak farming system into one of the Majors’ best. Many of these top prospects have made it to the bigs, more are on the way, and some are just finding their way into the minors. The organization is in great shape. Continued “

The immediate and long-term future for Rangers is significantly brighter than their recent winning percentages suggest. Armed with five Top 100 Prospects and its best prospecting depth in years, especially on the pitching side, the farming system should be able to fill a variety of holes. Continued “

The Braves won the 2021 World Series behind a host of homegrown stars and key business acquisitions that didn’t require trade prospects. But replacing Freddie Freeman did. Their system is finer after sending Shea Langeliers, Cristian Pache and two others to Oakland for Matt Olson.
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Miami’s agricultural system looks stronger than ever, especially in terms of quality pitching. The Marlins open 2022 tied with the Mariners and Pirates for the most top-100 prospects with six. That total also matches their franchise record from 2013, when José Fernández and Christian Yelich were in the system. Continued “

The Mets have a very heavy system led by three big bats. There’s also right-handed throwing depth, but not a lot of high-end types, after the Mets decided against signing 2021 first-round pick Kumar Rocker. Continued “

It’s a new era in Washington’s agricultural system. The Nationals’ system was at the bottom of the MLB Pipeline standings a year ago, but it’s much improved now after the club reorganized at last summer’s trade deadline. It may take more, however, to support a full rebuild. Continued “

Things are brewing in the Phillies system, but a lot of that talent is away from Philadelphia. The lower tiers are full of international signs, which make up more than a third of the team’s Top 30. More “

The Brewers love to recruit varsity outfielders, so their system is strong at that position. The top of Milwaukee’s roster is also deep in Major League-ready left-handed throwing. Continued “

The big power is the draw at the top of the Cardinals list with Jordan Walker and Nolan Gorman, and Matthew Liberatore is a highly touted southpaw acquired for Randy Arozarena. The rest of the St. Louis system is filled with almost Major League-ready guys and rising young prospects with high ceilings. Continued “

With most of the core of their 2016 title gone, the Cubs spent more than a year redoing their big league roster and farming system through trades. Seven of their top 30 prospects are the result of these deals, with seven of their top eight prospects having joined the organization in the past 16 months. Continued “

Good things are brewing on the farm for Pittsburgh, whose system boasts both elite-level talent and considerable depth. The Pirates have six prospects in the Top 100 and three players in the top 26, including 2021 first overall pick Henry Davis. Continued “

The Reds are reorganizing after two consecutive winning seasons. This season is set to feature the long-awaited debut of top prospect Hunter Greene, contributions from southpaw Nick Lodolo and possibly Brandon Williamson, who was acquired from the Mariners for Jesse Winker and Eugenio Suárez this spring. Continued “

The D-backs system continues to improve despite recent struggles at the big league level, as evidenced by three Top 100 prospects and excellent depth. Anxious Arizona fans won’t have to wait very long to see the next wave of talent hit the desert. Continued ”

Sporting a seemingly endless supply of young talent, the Dodgers continue to marry victory and development better than any major league organization. Their roster is full of former Top 100 prospects, they’ve used others to land blockbuster deals, and they still have one of the best systems in the sport. It’s also a head-turning band, fronted by five Top 100 guys.

The Padres know how to restock quickly. Their farm isn’t as elite as it once was, but San Diego has been able to retain many of its top prospects while becoming serious contenders at the big league level. The system still sports four Top 100 hopefuls. Continued »

2020 first-round pick Zac Veen highlights Colorado’s heavier system, which is full of international talent at the lower levels. The Rockies also have several top-10 players on track for their 2022 debut and fast-rising backstop Drew Romo, another first-rounder of 2020. Continued »