With the action of the 2022 season a couple of months in the rearview mirror and not rather a month to precede Spring Training video games get underway, the expose of MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 Prospects list for 2023 impends.
Watch MLB Network’s Greg Amsinger and Steve Phillips count down the list with insight from Pipeline’s Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo at 7 p.m. ET/4 PT on Thursday.
Top 10 potential customers by position:
RHP | LHP | C | 1B | 2B | 3B | SS
1/26: Top 100
This will mark the 20th year MLB.com has actually put out a leading potential customers list, and the 2023 edition of our Top 100 Prospects assures to be as stacked with game-changing skill as any.
At the close of the 2022 fiscal year, the leading areas were filled with a variety of possible MLB All-Stars who got a taste of the major leagues in 2015 (the Mets’ Francisco Álvarez, the Orioles’ Gunnar Henderson, the D-backs’ Corbin Carroll, the Cardinals’ Jordan Walker) and elite skill from throughout the Minor Leagues (the Yankees’ Anthony Volpe, Red Sox equivalent Marcelo Mayer, the Marlins’ Eury Pérez, the Brewers’ Jackson Chourio).
Who will be No. 1? Who will make the most significant leap? Who’s dealing with an action back? And which potential customers have split the list for the very first time?
Answers are coming Thursday night.
How the Top 100 is identified
The MLB Pipeline group assembles the rankings utilizing input from market sources, consisting of scouts, searching directors and other critics. The rankings are an aggregate analysis, taking the gamers’ capability, upside, distance to the Majors and possible instant effect to their groups into account.
The list just consists of gamers with novice status in 2023, suggesting gamers who debuted in ’22 however did not collect the service time (45 days on the active lineup), at-bats (130) or innings pitched (50) to finish are qualified once again this year. First-year gamers who fall beyond the global swimming pool cash guidelines set out in the Collective Bargaining contract — that is, who are at least 23 years of ages and played in global leagues considered expert — are not qualified. That omits some older novices debuting after professions in locations like Japan, Korea and Cuba.
Former MLB No. 1 potential customers
Former No. 1 potential customers consist of the similarity Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani, Joe Mauer and various other gamers who count MVP prizes, Cy Young Awards or Rookie of the Year honors amongst their particular achievements. Last year’s AL Rookie of the Year, Julio Rodríguez, was No. 18 when the 2020 list was revealed, No. 5 at the start of 2021 and No. 3 this time in 2015.
MLB’s preseason No. 1 potential customers by year
2022: Bobby Witt Jr., SS/3B, KC
2021: Wander Franco, SS, TB
2020: Wander Franco, SS, TB
2019: Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 3B, TOR
2018: Shohei Ohtani, RHP/OF, LAA
2017: Andrew Benintendi, OF, BOS
2016: Corey Seager, SS, LAD
2015: Byron Buxton, OF, MINUTES
2014: Byron Buxton, OF, MINUTES
2013: Jurickson Profar, SS, TEX
2012: Matt Moore, LHP, TB
2011: Mike Trout, OF, LAA
2010: Jason Heyward, OF, ATL
2009: David Price, LHP, TB
2008: Jay Bruce, OF, CIN
2007: Delmon Young, OF, TB
2006: Delmon Young, OF, TB
2005: Delmon Young, OF, TB
2004: Joe Mauer, C, MINUTES