2021 MLB Top 10 Prospects
By Aram Leighton
This list and the write-ups have been months in the making. We put everything into consideration from our first hand accounts, conversations with scouts and other evaluators, conversations with players, the data, and more. Full Top 100 list at JustBaseball.com
The 10-1 List:
Limited effort in his swing and quick twitch athleticism allow Davis to hit for power with ease. True 30/30 potential. Good chance to stick in center field as well.
#10: Brennan Davis Chicago Cubs (OF)
Moreno has a plus hit-tool and emergent power. He is a legitimate threat to be a consistent .280-.300 hitter. He moves well behind the dish and has a quick release.
#9: Gabriel Moreno Toronto Blue Jays (C)
#8: Shane Baz Tampa Bay Rays (RHP)
A devastating fastball/slider combo, Baz has the stuff to be an ace. The righty made massive improvements with his command.
Some of the easiest power you'll find, Torkelson makes hitting look simple. A great approach and prodigious power give him a great shot to be a star.
#7: Spencer Torkelson Detroit Tigers (3B/1B)
#6: Grayson Rodriguez Baltimore Orioles (RHP)
An upper 90s fastball and wipeout slider lead the way for a legit four pitch arsenal. G-Rod is a power pitcher without the expense of finesse.
One of the best swings in the minors, Greene has cruised to Triple-A. A great athlete who can stick in center or excel in any corner, he reminds us of a young Michael Brantley.
#5: Riley Greene Detroit Tigers (OF)
#4: Francisco Alvarez New York Mets (C)
Alvarez will soon become the best catching prospect in baseball. Elite offensive upside, absurd power, projectable defense...AND HE'S ONLY 19!
#3: Julio Rodriguez Seattle Mariners (OF)
Rodriguez’s offensive ceiling rivals that of any prospect in minor league baseball. Extremely advanced right handed swing that is geared for power without compromising contact rate. Potential superstar.
#2: Adley Rutschman Baltimore Orioles (C)
Rutschman’s combination of potentially elite hitting, elite fielding as well as elite makeup are rarely seen across the sport. His instincts, feel for the game and leadership truly stand out behind the plate.
#1: Bobby Witt Jr. Kansas City Royals (SS)
A true 5-tool prospect, Witt Jr. has all of the goods. He has a rare power/speed blend and is an electric defender at shortstop. This kid is the type of prospect teams dream of.