2024 Top 100 Prospects by MLB Organization MLBcom

2024 Top 100 Prospects by MLB Organization – MLB.com

We released MLB Pipeline's 2024 Top 100 Prospects list on Friday night, headlined by Orioles shortstop/second baseman Jackson Holliday, Brewers outfielder Jackson Chourio and Pirates right-hander Paul Skenes. Those are the last two No. 1 overall draft picks surrounding a guy who signed an eight-year, $82 million contract before making his big league debut.

Batters dominate the top of the list, claiming 21 of the top 22 spots and 39 of the top 48. The top 100 includes 49 first-round picks, 20 international signings and prospects from 10 different countries. The Cubs lead all farm systems with seven picks, followed by the Orioles with six and the Padres, Pirates and Reds with five each.

Below we break down the 100 best prospects by company and provide a brief summary of each.

Blue jay (2)
29. Ricky Tiedemann, LHP (ETA: 2024)
89. Orelvis Martinez, INF (ETA: 2024)
Tiedemann battled shoulder and biceps problems that limited him to just 44 innings during the regular season, but he was healthy and productive in the Arizona Fall League, winning the circuit's Pitcher of the Year award. His fastball, slider and changeup could soon help the Jays in any role. Continuing his flexibility and strength, Martinez utilized an approach adjustment that led to better on-base skills and a return to the top 100.

Red Sox (4)
15. Marcelo Mayer, SS (ETA: 2024)
24. Roman Anthony, OF (ETA: 2025)
40. Kyle Teel, C (ETA: 2025)
76. Ceddanne Rafaela, OF/SS (ETA: 2024)
The Red Sox are hoping this group of position players can work with Rafael Devers to form the core of their next contender. Mayer and Anthony are impact bats, Teel looks like a steal as the No. 14 overall pick last July, and Rafaela is one of the best defensive players in the game.

Rays (4)
4. Junior Caminero, 3B/SS (ETA: 2024)
20. Carson Williams, SS (ETA: 2025)
55. Curtis Mead, 3B/2B (ETA: 2024)
58. Xavier Isaac, 1B (ETA: 2026)
This would make for a pretty unique infield. (Spring breakout, anyone?) Caminero showed off-the-charts power with 31 minor league home runs in 2023 en route to his major league debut at just 20 years old, while Williams (23 HR) and Isaac (19 HR) proved that they can bring pop. to. Williams' elite defense secured his spot in the top 20 despite questions about hit tools. Mead continues to show potential as a plus-hitter, but he needs to find a consistent spot in the dirt.

Oriole (6)
1. Jackson Holliday, SS/2B (ETA: 2024)
17. Samuel Basallo, C/1B (ETA: 2025)
19. Colton Cowser, OF (ETA: 2024)
30. Coby Mayo, 3B/1B (ETA: 2024)
32. Heston Kjerstad, OF (ETA: 2024)
63. Joey Ortiz, INF (ETA: 2024)
The Orioles no longer have the highest number of top 100 players, but their six representatives represent the second-highest total. They also have four in the top 30 alone, starting with the No. 1 player in baseball (Holliday) for the second time in Consequence. The talent continues to accumulate at the upper levels, and it wouldn't even be entirely shocking if Basallo's bat was ready at some point this season.

Yankees (4)
41. Jasson Domínguez, OF (ETA: 2024)
84. Spencer Jones, OF (ETA: 2025)
86. Roderick Arias, SS (ETA: 2027)
92. Chase Hampton, RHP (ETA: 2024)
Domínguez and Arias were the top-rated amateurs in the 2019 and 2022 international classes, respectively. Domínguez lived up to his hype with four home runs in his first eight big league games last September before blowing out his elbow, while Arias is poised for a breakout season in 2024 . Jones offers an intriguing combination of power and unusual athleticism for a 6-foot, 220-pound man. Hampton is the Yankees' latest mid-round pitching addition, a 2022 sixth-rounder who reached Double-A in his professional debut.

Guardian (4)
31. Chase DeLauter, OF (ETA: 2025)
59. Kyle Manzardo, 1B (ETA: 2024)
91. Brayan Rocchio, SS/2B (ETA: 2024)
100. Daniel Espino, RHP (ETA: 2025)
DeLauter and Manzardo, two of the better prospects in the Arizona Fall League this offseason, combine hitting ability, power and plate discipline. Rocchio's instincts stand out more than his tools, but he ensures consistent contact from both sides of the plate and on all plays at shortstop. Espino was among the top pitching prospects in baseball before injuries limited him to 18 1/3 innings over the last two seasons.

twins (3)
10. Walker Jenkins, OF (ETA: 2026)
18. Brooks Lee, SS (ETA: 2024)
42. Emmanuel Rodriguez, OF (ETA: 2025)
It has now been 11 consecutive years that the Twins have had at least three top-100 prospects, even though they lost their starter, Royce Lewis, to promotion to the big leagues. Lee took over his spot atop the Twins roster a year ago and has now been replaced by Jenkins, the No. 5 overall pick in last year's top-heavy draft who made a very strong pro debut last summer. Lee could very well join Lewis in Minnesota this year. Evaluators are still very optimistic about Rodriguez, who has struggled to stay healthy.

White Sox (2)
9. Colson Montgomery, SS (ETA: 2024)
50. Noah Schultz, LHP (ETA: 2026)
Although the White Sox may be embarking on a rebuilding project, Montgomery and Schultz give them two potential cornerstones. Montgomery continues to live up to the comparisons to Corey Seager and Schultz physically resembles Randy Johnson – with a lot more polish at the same stage of her career.

Royals (1)
94. Blake Mitchell, C (ETA: 2027)
Kansas City took Mitchell eighth overall last July, in part because they were able to agree to a below-slot bonus that helped add depth to the draft class. But despite his track record as a high school catcher, Mitchell remains a standout prospect in his own right, with above-average power, double-plus arm strength and the potential to be a solid defender behind the plate.

Tigers (4)
13. Max Clark, OF (ETA: 2026)
22. Colt Keith, 3B/2B (ETA: 2024)
25. Jackson Jobe, RHP (ETA: 2025)
60. Jace Jung, 2B/3B (ETA: 2024)
With the No. 3 pick, the Tigers were virtually guaranteed one of the Big Five in the 2023 draft class and chose Clark – an Indiana prep outfielder with superior speed, a strong arm and a left-handed swing that plays all fields. Much closer to the majors, Detroit has developed Keith and Jung into two plus-power infield sluggers, and the pair should make an impact on the MLB roster at some point this summer. Jobe could have the highest ceiling of the group as a potential ace with multiple 60-degree pitches and plus control. The only thing holding him back is his potential durability after missing much of the first half last year with lower back inflammation.

Astros (0)
The Astros were left out of our preseason Top 100 for the second time in three years and only placed three candidates on our final five lists. Yet they continue to win in the majors and field rookie of the year candidates. Outfielder Jacob Melton and right-hander Spencer Arrighetti could be their newest pawns, underrated by us and the industry.

Rangers (4)
5. Evan Carter, OF (ETA: 2024)
6. Wyatt Langford, OF (ETA: 2024)
71. Sebastian Walcott, SS (ETA: 2027)
88. Brock Porter, RHP (ETA: 2026)
Carter is the rare top-100 prospect to already own a World Series ring, and he earned it by starring in a callup in September and in the postseason. However, Langford and Walcott may have even higher ceilings, although the latter is still years away from the big leagues. Porter also offers great upside potential but still needs improvement.

Athletics (1)
68. Jacob Wilson, SS (2025)
The top 100 A's a year ago – Tyler Soderstrom and Ken Waldichuk – have graduated. Luckily, the A's found a solid top-100 representative at No. 6 overall in last year's draft. Jacob, the son of former big league All-Star Jack Wilson, is a very advanced hitter with absurd bat-to-ball skills (2.3 percent K rate at Grand Canyon in 2023) that will quickly put him in could promote the major leagues.

Sailors (4)
37. Cole Young, SS/2B (2025)
38. Harry Ford, C (ETA: 2025)
79. Gabriel Gonzalez, OF (ETA: 2026)
87. Colt Emerson, SS/2B (ETA: 2026)
The Mariners still have a fairly young group in Seattle, so they will likely have to wait a bit to allow this exciting quartet of hitters to develop. However, this foursome could still push the limits. The Mariners clearly have a good shot at drafting high school bats in the first round, as their last three picks — Ford in 2021, Young in 2022 and Emerson last year — all landed in the top 100 with up arrows next to their names .

Angel (1)
95. Nolan Schanuel, 1B (ETA: 2024)
The Angels have been bringing young talent to the big leagues more and more recently, but they've done it so quickly that there isn't always time to evaluate guys. Last year, 2022 first-rounder Zach Neto was a top-100 prospect, but he made his big league debut in mid-April and never looked back. Schanuel will be on the roster for an even shorter period of time, as the 2023 first-round pick was called up about a month after being drafted and will likely remain on the major league roster.

Brave (2)
69. AJ Smith-Shawver, RHP (ETA: 2024)
90. Hurston Waldrep, RHP (ETA: 2024)
The Braves were left out of the top 100 last year for the first time since 2008, but they're back on the map with two weapons. Smith-Shawver is a standout former two-sport athlete who was able to sign an over-slot contract in 2021 and then surprised everyone by moving from High-A to the major leagues in 2023. Waldrep, the club's 2023 first-round pick and a graduate of the University of Florida, appears to be on a similarly fast track, having advanced all the way to Triple-A after signing in his pro debut. It's still too early to know exactly what will become of either of these right-handers, but both have what it takes to produce big league hitters now.

Mets (4)
45. Jett Williams, SS/OF (ETA: 2025)
53. Drew Gilbert, OF (ETA: 2024)
66. Luisangel Acuña, SS/2B (ETA: 2024)
97. Ryan Clifford, OF (ETA: 2026)
The Mets would only have one top-100 talent on this list (Williams) if it weren't for two blockbuster transactions last summer that sent Max Scherzer to the Rangers (for Acuña) and Justin Verlander to the Astros (for Gilbert and Clifford). In Acuña and Gilbert they acquired a pair of highly developed talents who could make their way to Queens in 1924, while Clifford is a longer-term project, but one with a slight preponderance. Williams appears to be a top guy after posting a .425 OBP and 45 steals in 121 games at three levels last year.

Phillies (4)
27. Andrew Painter, RHP (ETA: 2025)
49. Mick Abel, RHP (ETA: 2024)
61. Aidan Miller, 3B/SS (ETA: 2027)
77. Justin Crawford, OF (ETA: 2026)
This quartet of top 100 picks reflects how well the Phillies have done in the first round of the last four drafts. Painter (2021) is still considered one of the top pitching prospects in the game despite Tommy John having his 2024 season ended early due to surgery. Abel (2020) has tremendous skill and is knocking on the door of the big leagues, especially if he can hone his skills. The last two years have produced high school hitters, with Crawford (2022) and his elite speed helping him climb and Miller (2023) and his power perhaps being the steal of last year's draft.

Marlins (1)
57. Noble Meyer, RHP (ETA: 2026)
The Marlins only have a single preseason Top 100 prospect for the first time since 2017. Meyer was the 10th overall pick in the 2023 draft, and some scouts believe Miami's additional first-rounder (left-hander Thomas White) has an even higher ceiling.

Nationals (3)
7. Dylan Crews, OF (ETA: 2024)
14. James Wood, OF (ETA: 2024)
48. Brady House, 3B (ETA: 2025)
Crews, a top pick in the 2023 draft class, has a potentially elite hitting tool after hitting .426 with a 46 K/BB ratio last season for College World Series champion LSU /71 hit. Wood – a key acquisition in the 2022 Juan Soto trade – has near-class power and impressive speed for his 6-foot-3 frame. The race for the center field spot in Washington DC is on, and the Nationals will be happy to give the other prospect time to shine in one corner. House proved his 2022 back problems are a thing of the past, managing three levels last year while showing good power and solid defense during a full-time move to the hot corner.

Boy (7)
16. Pete Crow-Armstrong, OF (ETA: 2024)
26. Cade Horton, RHP (ETA: 2024)
47. Owen Caissie, OF (ETA: 2025)
51. Michael Busch, INF (ETA: 2024)
54. Matt Shaw, SS/2B (ETA: 2025)
65. Kevin Alcántara, OF (ETA: 2025)
73. James Triantos, 2B (ETA: 2025)
The Cubs' top seven MLB Top 100 prospects include four who were acquired via trades: Crow-Armstrong (from the Mets for Javier Báez), Caissie (from the Padres for Yu Darvish), Busch (from the Dodgers for two prospects) and Alcántara (from the Yankees for Anthony Rizzo). Horton (first round, 2022), Shaw (first, 2023) and Triantos (second, 2021) were all smart draft choices that much of the industry was sleeping on.

Red (5)
21. Noelvi Marte, 3B/SS (ETA: 2024)
34. Rhett Lowder, RHP (ETA: 2024)
67. Edwin Arroyo, SS (ETA: 2025)
70. Connor Phillips, RHP (ETA: 2024)
98. Chase Petty, RHP, (ETA: 2025)
It's hard not to be excited to see what the Reds build here after perhaps being ahead of schedule by competing for a playoff spot in 2023. Trades were particularly useful, as Marte and Arroyo came as part of the Luis Castillo deal, Phillips was the player later named in the Eugenio Suárez-Jesse Winker trade, and Petty made a non-Mariners deal (with the Twins) for Sonny Gray away. Marte showed what he can do late last year and has a chance to be a mainstay, while Phillips and possibly even Lowder, the club's 2023 first-round pick, could help the big league team struggling in the NL Zentral wants to take another step upwards.

Brewer (4)
2. Jackson Chourio, OF (ETA: 2024)
33. Jacob Misiorowski, RHP (ETA: 2025)
35. Jeferson Quero, C (ETA: 2024)
46. ​​Tyler Black, 3B/1B (ETA: 2024)
The Brewers are not rebuilding; they are retooling. A large part of this success can be attributed to the club's player development apparatus. Chourio (aka the $82 Million Man) has superstar potential due to his power-speed combination and could be Milwaukee's Opening Day center fielder at just 20 years old. Quero brings Gold Glove-caliber defense to the table from behind the plate, while Black can reach base and steal bags as the corner infielder. The biggest question mark is Misiorowski. The right-hander can touch triple digits, flash a plus-plus slider and has one of the most electrifying arsenals in the minors. But he needs to get his control issues under control to reach his ceiling and stay out of the bullpen.

Pirates (5)
3. Paul Skenes, RHP (ETA: 2024)
44. Termarr Johnson, 2B (ETA: 2025)
62. Jared Jones, RHP (ETA: 2024)
82. Anthony Solometo, LHP (ETA: 2024)
93. Bubba Chandler, RHP (ETA: 2025)
The youth movement continues in Pittsburgh as the Pirates promoted three from last year's roster to the major leagues (Endy Rodríguez, Henry Davis and Quinn Priest). But there is much more to come, especially on the mound. It all starts, of course, with last year's No. 1 overall pick, Skenes, who should quickly end up in the big league rotation. Jones was an over-slot addition in 2020 who made great strides from pitcher to pitcher, while Solometo and Chandler were also over-slot additions in 2021 thanks to the savings created by acquiring Davis at No. 1 the overall ranking. The one-hitter Johnson got off to a bit of a slow start last year, but he showed ahead of the 2022 draft why everyone loved his left-handed bat and his approach.

Cardinals (3)
43. Masyn Winn, SS (ETA: 2024)
64. Tink Hence, RHP (ETA: 2024)
99. Tekoah Roby, RHP (ETA: 2024)
Winn may have struggled offensively in his first major league outing, but the signs of him being an above-average hitter with game-changing defense at a premier position are still there. His skillset would therefore make him a top-50 prospect, but he still needs to prove that the Arsenal can sustain more than 100 innings in a given season. Roby was acquired in the Jordan-Montgomery deal last year, and the 22-year-old right-hander has the fastball and curveball to bolster St. Louis' rotation as early as the second half of the season.

D-back (3)
11. Jordan Lawlar, SS (ETA: 2024)
74. Tommy Troy, SS (ETA: 2025)
78. Druw Jones, OF (ETA: 2026)
There's more where Corbin Carroll comes from. After getting his first taste of the bigs, Lawlar should give Arizona something to think about at shortstop, as his five-tool potential gives him a higher ceiling than current star Geraldo Perdomo. Troy, also a first-rounder, could leave Stanford quickly after recovering from a broken left foot, and he has a chance to be solid across the board even if he moves to third or second base this term. Jones can wow anyone with his defense and speed, but there is still a lot of work to be done offensively to live up to his initial hype as a 2022 second overall pick.

Giants (4)
23. Kyle Harrison, LHP (ETA: 2024)
39. Marco Luciano, SS (ETA: 2024)
83. Carson Whisenhunt, LHP (ETA: 2024)
96. Bryce Eldridge, OF/RHP (ETA: 2026)
Not only do the Giants have the best left-handed pitching prospect in baseball in Harrison, but they also have an even more polished southpaw in Whisenhunt. Few farm systems can boast a pair of young hitters with the prowess of Luciano and Eldridge.

Dodgers (2)
75. Dalton Rushing, C/1B (ETA: 2025)
80. Nick Frasso, RHP (ETA: 2024)
The Dodgers' system remains deep, even though their two preseason top-100 guys are at their lowest levels since 2011. Rushing Heads may be the best collection of catching prospects in the game, but at No. 75, he is Los Angeles' lowest-rated top prospect since No. 76 Yasiel Puig in 2013. Frasso possesses one of the better fastballs in the minors.

Padres (5)
8. Ethan Salas, C (ETA: 2025)
12. Jackson Merrill, SS (ETA: 2024)
36. Robby Snelling, LHP (ETA: 2025)
56. Dylan Lesko, RHP (ETA: 2026)
85. Drew Thorpe, RHP (ETA: 2024)
San Diego signed Salas as the No. 1 international prospect entering 2023, believing he was so advanced, particularly defensively, that it pushed him to Double-A as a 17-year-old. Bigger tests are yet to come, but the Venezuelan native has aspirations to be the most versatile catcher since Adleyrutschman graduated. Merrill overcame early adversity to maintain his status as a future potential plus-plus hitter. The top of the Padres' pitching prospect depth chart was already solid with 2022 picks Snelling and Lesko, but they added another top-100 talent in Thorpe in this offseason's Soto trade, giving Snelling a run for the top command title and Lesko challenges the entire system for the best change.

Rockies (4)
28. Adael Amador, SS/2B (ETA: 2025)
52. Chase Dollander, RHP (ETA: 2026)
72. Yanquiel Fernandez, OF (ETA: 2025)
81. Jordan Beck, OF (ETA: 2025)
This marks the second straight year the Rockies have four players on the roster, after not having more than one from 2019 to 2022. It's a nice mix of national and international scouting efforts. The Rockies acquired Amador and his advanced approach in July 2019 for $1.5 million, while also signing Fernandez and his power potential for $295,000. They also enjoyed scouting the University of Tennessee and snagging Beck's bat in 2022 – No. 38 overall – and Dollander's arm in the top 10 of last year's draft, at No. 9 overall.