The Top 100 prospects for '21, team by team (2023)

January 29th, 2021

The Top 100 prospects for '21, team by team (1)

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The Top 100 prospects for '21, team by team (2)

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The Top 100 prospects for '21, team by team (3)

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MLB Pipeline’s 2021 Top 100 Prospects list is now live, with 19-year-old Wander Franco of the Rays being named MLB’s top prospect for a second straight year. The switch-hitting shortstop is one of eight Tampa Bay players on the brand-new list, which features some familiar names and plenty of fresh additions.

Breaking down the 2021 Top 100 Prospects list

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The past two No. 1 overall Draft picks, Baltimore’s Adley Rutschman (2019) and Detroit’s Spencer Torkelson (‘20), are Nos. 2 and 3, followed by a pair of Mariners outfield prospects, Jarred Kelenic and Julio Rodriguez.

MLB Network will air its Top 100 Prospects show on Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. ET.

Here’s a team-by-team look at every organization’s representatives on this year’s list:


Blue Jays (4)
10. Nate Pearson, RHP (ETA: 2021)
22. Austin Martin, SS/OF (ETA: 2022)
46. Jordan Groshans, SS (ETA: 2022)
87. Simeon Woods Richardson, RHP (ETA: 2021)
In the 2020 Draft, Toronto added a Top 100 prospect in Martin, taking the best hitter from the college ranks with the No. 5 overall pick. He gives the organization another high-ceiling, up-the-middle hitter to go along with Groshans and future Top 100 candidates such as Orelvis Martinez and Alejandro Kirk, to name a few. Pearson has already flashed his potential in the big leagues and should take on a more significant role in '21, with Woods Richardson and some other promising Blue Jays hurlers not too far behind.

Orioles (5)
2. Adley Rutschman, C (ETA: 2021)
27. Grayson Rodriguez, RHP (ETA: 2022)
69. Heston Kjerstad, LHP (ETA: 2023)
70. DL Hall, LHP (ETA: 2022)
77. Ryan Mountcastle, OF/1B (ETA: 2021)
The rebuild under Mike Elias and company has been successful, at least in terms of restocking what had been a barren system. The five members of the Top 100 are the most the Orioles have had since started ranking prospects in 2004, led of course by No. 2 overall prospect Adley Rutschman, the No. 1 pick in the 2019 Draft.

Rays (8)
1. Wander Franco, SS (ETA: 2021)
19. Luis Patiño, RHP (ETA: 2021)
34. Randy Arozarena, OF (ETA: 2021)
50. Vidal Brujan, 2B/SS (ETA: 2021)
72. Brendan McKay, LHP (ETA: 2021)
84. Shane McClanahan, LHP (ETA: 2021)
85. Xavier Edwards, 2B/SS (ETA: 2022)
90. Shane Baz, RHP (ETA: 2022)
The Rays have now placed at least five players in the Top 100 for four straight years, but the organization has never had as many representatives as they do going into the 2021 season. Franco leads the way once again, garnering honors as MLB Pipeline’s No. 1 prospect for a second straight year, and he’s one of six Rays Top 100 Prospects who could impact the team’s big league lineup this season. Arozarena and Patiño, acquired by the Rays in offseason trades one year apart, are the new additions to the loaded group.

Red Sox (3)
44. Triston Casas, 1B (ETA: 2022)
49. Jeter Downs, SS/2B (ETA: 2021)
93. Bobby Dalbec, 3B/1B (ETA: 2021)
After turning baseball's best farm system in mid-2015 into a World Series champion three years later, the Red Sox are now rebuilding their stockpile of young talent. Their three power-hitting infielders give them their most Top 100 Prospects since they had an identical number in 2017 but a far cry from the nine they had at the start of 2014.

Yankees (2)
32. Jasson Dominguez, OF (ETA: 2024)
88. Clarke Schmidt, RHP (ETA: 2021)
The Yankees have relied on homegrown talent as much as their considerable financial might while making four straight playoff appearances, though their system isn't as formidable as it was when it ranked fourth in the game four years ago. Dominguez has the potential for well above-average tools across the board but has yet to make his pro debut, while Schmidt reached New York last September and could play a key role in the big league rotation this year.

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Indians (3)
36. Nolan Jones, 3B (ETA: 2021)
51. Triston McKenzie, RHP (ETA: 2021)
98. Tyler Freeman, SS (ETA: 2022)
In a system on the rise, many of the Indians' best prospects are talented younger guys at lower levels, so their number of Top 100 Prospects figures to grow in coming years. McKenzie already made an impact on the 2020 club, Jones could do the same this year by moving to the outfield and Freeman isn't far behind.

Royals (3)
7. Bobby Witt Jr., SS (ETA: 2022)
29. Daniel Lynch, LHP (ETA: 2021)
30. Asa Lacy, LHP (ETA: 2022)
The Royals have the same number of Top 100 Prospects as they did a year ago, albeit with 2020 No. 4 overall pick Asa Lacy replacing Brady Singer (graduated) on the list. Lynch and Lacy could soon join Singer in the Royals’ big league rotation, and the organization has a deep crop of pitching prospects beyond their two prized southpaws. Witt has done nothing but impress in the pro ranks, improving and performing like a player who could reach the Majors ahead of schedule.

Tigers (5)
3. Spencer Torkelson, 3B/1B (ETA: 2022)
11. Casey Mize, RHP (ETA: 2021)
21. Riley Greene, OF (ETA: 2022)
24. Tarik Skubal, LHP (ETA: 2021)
25. Matt Manning, RHP (ETA: 2021)
The Tigers may appear to be top-heavy in talent with five Top 100 prospects ranking in the top quarter of the list, but there’s impact talent and depth spread throughout the system, thanks largely to the team’s strong Drafts in recent years. Four of Detroit’s Top 100 prospects are former first-rounders, including No. 1 overall picks Mize (2018) and Torkelson ('20), with Skubal, a ninth-rounder in ’18, being the lone exception.

Twins (4)
17. Royce Lewis, SS (ETA: 2021)
26. Alex Kirilloff, OF/1B (ETA: 2021)
80. Trevor Larnach, OF (ETA: 2021)
97. Jordan Balazovic, RHP (ETA: 2022)
The Twins have had at least three prospects in the Top 100 every year since 2013, when they had six. This is the fourth straight year that Lewis, the No. 1 pick in the 2017 Draft, has been in the top 20 of our preseason Top 100. Kirilloff contributed in the postseason last year, and he, Lewis and Larnach have a good chance to impact the big league club in '21.

White Sox (4)
14. Andrew Vaughn, 1B (ETA: 2021)
39. Michael Kopech, RHP (ETA: 2021)
40. Nick Madrigal, 2B (ETA: 2021)
56. Garrett Crochet, LHP (ETA: 2021)
The White Sox have the most top-heavy system in baseball, with four Top 100 guys who are all legitimate contenders for American League Rookie of the Year, and not much depth or close-to-big-league-ready talent behind them. Those four add to an impressive big league club, however, with Vaughn and Kopech featuring two of the loftier ceilings among prospects at their positions and Madrigal and Crochet coming off spectacular if brief debuts last season.


Angels (2)
53. Brandon Marsh, OF (ETA: 2021)
74. Reid Detmers, LHP (ETA: 2022)
This is the third straight year the Angels have had a pair of prospects on the Top 100. Jo Adell, a one-time top 10 prospect, has graduated, but he has been replaced by Detmers, the Angels’ first-round pick in 2020. Marsh has a big up arrow next to his name after a strong Arizona Fall League in 2019 and an outstanding showing at the Angels’ alternate camp last year.

A’s (0)
The A’s had three prospects each of the past two years, but Jesús Luzardo and Sean Murphy graduated off the list in 2020. Lefty A.J. Puk had been a mainstay, but worries about the health of his arm knocked him off in '21.

Astros (1)
41. Forrest Whitley, RHP (ETA: 2021)
For the second straight year, Whitley is the lone Top 100 Prospect from the Astros, matching their lowest total since we expanded the list from a Top 50 in 2012. Their system has been highly productive in recent years, sending Alex Bregman, Yordan Alvarez and Kyle Tucker to Houston and providing trade fodder for Justin Verlander, since-departed Gerrit Cole and Zack Greinke, but won't be of much help in 2021.

Mariners (6)
4. Jarred Kelenic, OF (ETA: 2021)
5. Julio Y. Rodriguez, OF (ETA: 2022)
31. Emerson Hancock, RHP (ETA: 2022)
33. Logan Gilbert, RHP (ETA: 2021)
92. George Kirby, RHP (ETA: 2021)
100. Taylor Trammell, OF (ETA: 2021)
It’s been a steady build for the Mariners over the last four years, going from one Top 100 prospect in 2018 up to six in this year’s edition, an all-time high for the organization. The half-dozen have come via trade (Kelenic, Trammell), Draft (Hancock, Gilbert, Kirby) and international signing (Rodriguez).

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Rangers (3)
63. Josh Jung, 3B (ETA: 2021)
78. Sam Huff, C (ETA: 2021)
91. Dane Dunning, RHP (ETA: 2021)
After years of targeting high ceilings in prospects, the Rangers have a pair of Top 100 guys who stand out more for their high floors in the sweet-swinging Jung and Dunning, who was the key to the Lance Lynn trade with the White Sox in December. Huff has tremendous raw power and went deep three times in 31 at-bats with Texas in September.


Braves (4)
12. Cristian Pache, OF (ETA: 2021)
18. Ian Anderson, RHP (ETA: 2021)
35. Drew Waters, OF (ETA: 2021)
73. Shea Langeliers, C (ETA: 2022)
The system isn’t quite as top-heavy with elite-level talent as it used to be after maxing out with eight Top 100 prospects in both 2018 and '19, mostly due to graduations up to the big league roster. But the Braves still have a trio of top 50 players, with Pache and Anderson contributing to the postseason run in 2020 and expected to do more of the same in '21.

Marlins (5)
15. Sixto Sánchez, RHP (ETA: 2021)
20. JJ Bleday, OF (ETA: 2021)
28. Max Meyer, RHP (ETA: 2022)
66. Jazz Chisholm, SS/2B (ETA: 2021)
68. Edward Cabrera, RHP (ETA: 2021)
The Marlins are tied for third with five Top 100 Prospects, another indication that their system is on the upswing. Sanchez and Chisholm played in the postseason for Miami in October, Bleday and Cabrera could help upgrade the big league club in 2021 and so could Meyer, the No. 3 overall pick in last year's Draft.

Mets (4)
48. Francisco Alvarez, C (ETA: 2023)
67. Ronny Mauricio, SS (ETA: 2022)
75. Matthew Allan, RHP (ETA: 2023)
94. Brett Baty, 3B (ETA: 2022)
Alvarez has overtaken fellow 19-year-old Mauricio as the Mets’ top prospect after his outstanding performance at the alternate training site and fall instructional camp. Allan’s ceiling might be as high as any teenage pitching prospect in the game, and it would surprise no one if he ranked considerably higher on the Top 100 by the end of the 2021 season. The Mets have now placed four in the Top 100 in back-to-back years after they had just four Top 100 prospects combined from '17-19.

Nationals (1)
99. Cade Cavalli, RHP (ETA: 2022)
Though the Nationals did lose a pair of Top 100 prospect when Carter Kieboom and Luis Garcia graduated to the big leagues last season, they also gained one in Cavalli, the No. 22 overall pick in the 2020 Draft. The 6-foot-4 right-hander showed electric stuff after signing and gives the organization another power arm on top of Jackson Rutledge, Washington’s top pick in ’19. Trades and graduations have stripped the system of some high-end talent, but there’s still plenty of pitching depth that could help the big league roster in the coming years.

Phillies (2)
42. Spencer Howard, RHP (ETA: 2021)
76. Mick Abel, RHP (ETA: 2024)
Once upon a time, the Phillies had seven players in the Top 100 (2016), and they had six in '18. Alec Bohm graduated off the list last year, and Bryson Stott, the club’s first-round Draft pick in '19, didn’t make it this time around. Howard should graduate this season and it will be fun to watch Abel, the 2020 first-rounder, climb up the pitching charts.


Brewers (2)
65. Garrett Mitchell, OF (ETA: 2023)
96. Brice Turang (ETA: 2022)
The Brewers' system has been on the decline for several years, as they have either traded or promoted many of their top prospects to help prolong their competitive window in the Major Leagues. The only organization without a Top 100 prospect in 2020, the Brewers now have a pair of them in Mitchell and Turang, the club’s respective first-round picks from ’18 and ’20. Teenage outfielder Hedbert Perez looks like a future Top 100 candidate, and Aaron Ashby and Antoine Kelly are also in the mix as left-handers with impressive stuff and the strikeout numbers to match.

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Cardinals (3)
13. Dylan Carlson, OF (ETA: 2021)
37. Matthew Liberatore, LHP (ETA: 2022)
38. Nolan Gorman, 3B (ETA: 2022)
Carlson is an early favorite for the National League Rookie of the Year Award after finishing the 2020 season batting cleanup for the Cardinals in the playoffs at age 21. Liberatore and Gorman, both first-round picks in ’18, headline the next wave of young Cardinals talent along with Top 10 catching prospect Ivan Herrera, and the club added a trio of upside prep players in the 2020 Draft: 3B Jordan Walker (first round), SS/RHP Masyn Winn (second) and RHP Tink Hence (Competitive Balance Round B).

Cubs (3)
60. Brailyn Marquez, LHP (ETA: 2021)
61. Brennen Davis, OF (ETA: 2022)
89. Miguel Amaya, C (ETA: 2021)
The hard-throwing Marquez gives hope to an organization that has struggled mightily to develop pitchers since Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer arrived to save the day in October 2011. By contrast, the Cubs have excelled at churning out position players and have two more up-the-middle difference-makers on the way in Davis and Amaya.

Pirates (4)
9. Ke’Bryan Hayes, 3B (ETA: 2021)
43. Nick Gonzales, 2B (ETA: 2022)
52. Quinn Priester, RHP (ETA: 2023)
64. Oneil Cruz, SS (ETA: 2022)
Offseason trades have really beefed up the depth in this system, though no Top 100 prospects were added. Gonzales, the Pirates’ 2020 first-round Draft pick, and Priester, their top pick in '19, are newcomers to the preseason Top 100, and there could be more players added in the future -- a good sign, especially since Hayes will graduate from the list relatively quickly this season.

Reds (4)
59. Nick Lodolo, LHP (ETA: 2021)
71. Hunter Greene, RHP (ETA: 2022)
86. Austin Hendrick, OF (ETA: 2024)
95. Tyler Stephenson, C (ETA: 2021)
From 2016-19, the Reds had at least four prospects on the list. That dipped to two last year, but they’re back up to four now, thanks to the addition of Hendrick, their 2020 first-round Draft pick, and Stephenson, who played his way onto the list and made his big league debut last year.


D-backs (4)
47. Corbin Carroll, OF (ETA: 2022)
55. Kristian Robinson, OF (ETA: 2022)
79. Geraldo Perdomo, SS (ETA: 2021)
81. Alek Thomas, OF (ETA: 2022)
Arizona’s system has been on the rise ever since it placed zero prospects in the 2017 Top 100. The fact that the D-backs’ four Top 100 prospects this year are all homegrown players reflects the organization’s ongoing effort to stockpile quality talent via the Draft and international market, and there are several more beyond that group with Top 100 potential. Some of those players could start to reach the Majors in 2021, with even more expected to arrive the following year.

Dodgers (2)
57. Keibert Ruiz, C (ETA: 2021)
58. Josiah Gray, RHP (ETA: 2021)
The Dodgers have their fewest Top 100 Prospects since we expanded the list in 2012, though that's misleading. They still combine winning at the big leagues and developing talent in the Minors better than anyone, and they won a World Series in 2020 while graduating Brusdar Graterol, Gavin Lux and Dustin May to Los Angeles. Ruiz and Gray are ready to contribute if they get an opportunity on a loaded club, and other prospects such as second baseman Michael Busch, third baseman Kody Hoese, catcher Diego Cartaya and right-hander Bobby Miller will make their presence felt on the Top 100 in the near future.

Giants (4)
16. Marco Luciano, SS (ETA: 2023)
23. Joey Bart, C (ETA: 2021)
82. Heliot Ramos, OF (ETA: 2021)
83. Hunter Bishop, OF (ETA: 2023)
The Giants have their strongest group of position prospects in years, with a superstar-in-the-making in the slugging Luciano, a potential All-Star catcher in Bart and a pair of multi-tooled outfielders in Ramos and Bishop. Left-hander Seth Corry, their best pitching prospect, barely missed the Top 100.

Padres (4)
6. MacKenzie Gore, LHP (ETA: 2021)
8. CJ Abrams, SS (ETA: 2022)
45. Luis Campusano, C (ETA: 2021)
62. Robert Hassell, OF (ETA: 2023)
After placing an MLB Pipeline-record 10 prospects on the 2019 list, the Padres’ Top 100 prospect contingent has dwindled in each of the past two years as GM A.J. Preller has promoted from within or executed prospect-centered trades to help bolster the big league roster. That being said, they still have plenty of star power up top with two top 10 prospects in former first-rounders Gore ('17) and Abrams (’19), and another Top 100 prospect in Hassell (’20), who could shoot up the list in his first pro season.

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Rockies (1)
54. Zac Veen, OF (ETA: 2024)
It’s the second straight season with the Rockies having just one prospect on the list. Long-time Top 100 prospect Brendan Rodgers graduated from it in 2020 and has been replaced by Veen, the club’s first-round Draft selection in 2020 who was the top-ranked high school talent heading into the Draft and the second prepster taken.


What team has the most Top 100 prospects? ›

After we include the 2023 raw totals, the top five all-time leaders in preseason Top 50/100 prospects are the Rays (84), Dodgers (76), Braves (66), Padres (65) and Twins/Pirates (both with 64).
Best of the rest
  • Orioles, 398.
  • Dodgers, 371.
  • D-backs, 317.
  • Guardians, 312.
  • Reds, 252.
Jan 26, 2023

What MLB team has the most top 100 players? ›

Going by this list, the Astros and Mets possess the most talented rosters with each having eight players making the Top 100. The Blue Jays, Phillies and Braves each have seven players in the rankings.

Who is the number 1 MLB prospect? ›

1. Gunnar Henderson, 3B, Orioles (2023 seasonal age: 22)

How many Top 100 prospects do the Mets have? ›

The Mets had a total of four prospects land on MLB Pipeline's new top 100 prospects list for 2023. The same four players made the 2022 list, in which Alvarez was No. 1, Baty was No.

What NFL team has the most potential? ›

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  1. Buffalo Bills. 7 of 7.
  2. Cincinnati Bengals. 6 of 7. ...
  3. Los Angeles Chargers. 5 of 7. ...
  4. San Francisco 49ers. 4 of 7. ...
  5. Cleveland Browns. 3 of 7. ...
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  7. Philadelphia Eagles. 1 of 7. Michael Reaves/Getty Images. ...

Which team has the most 100 win seasons? ›

The franchise with the most 100-win seasons is the New York Yankees, who have done so 21 times, with the Oakland Athletics being second with ten occasions.

Who is the fastest MLB player to hit 100 home runs? ›

Ryan Howard is the quickest player in history to hit 100 homers doing so in 325 games and 1,141 at-bats. Although he does not own the Major League record, Mark McGwire holds the record for the quickest 100 home runs in both the American League (393 games) and the National League (230 games).

Has any MLB team scored 1000 runs in a season? ›

The 1931 New York Yankees scored 1,067 runs, which is the most runs ever scored by a major league team in a season. They led the league in batting average (.

Has any MLB team ever scored 1000 runs in a season? ›

Since 1900, seven teams have scored 1,000 or more runs in a season, the most recent being the 1999 Cleveland Indians, who scored 1,009 runs to become the first team since the 1950 Boston Red Sox (1,027) to reach four digits.

Who are the biggest risers MLB prospects? ›

Highest Risers

Our new No. 1 prospect, Henderson, isn't far behind, jumping 63 spots to top the list. They are two of five total prospects who have moved 50 or more spots, joined by Giants lefty Kyle Harrison (+57), Dodgers infielder Miguel Vargas (+57) and Rays right-hander Taj Bradley (+54).

Who is the best catching prospect in baseball? ›

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  1. Diego Cartaya, Dodgers. Age: 21. ...
  2. Endy Rodriguez, Pirates. Endy Rodriguez (Courtesy of the Altoona Curve) ...
  3. Harry Ford, Mariners. Age: 19. ...
  4. Kevin Parada, Mets. Kevin Parada (Rich Storry / USA Today) ...
  5. Henry Davis, Pirates. Age: 23 B: R T: R HT: 6-2 WT: 210.
Feb 20, 2023

Who is the best 1b in baseball? ›

The Shredder Top-10 First Basemen Right Now for 2023
RankThe ShredderSarah Langs
1Paul Goldschmidt (Cardinals)Freddie Freeman (Dodgers)
2Freddie Freeman (Dodgers)Paul Goldschmidt (Cardinals)
3Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Blue Jays)Pete Alonso (Mets)
4José Abreu (Astros)Matt Olson (Braves)
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Jan 19, 2023

How many Top 100 prospects do the Yankees have? ›

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Who are the Mets best prospects? ›

The ranking
  • Calvin Ziegler, RHP. ...
  • Jesus Baez, SS. ...
  • William Lugo, 3B. Age: 21 | 6-3 | 230 pounds. ...
  • Layonel Ovalles, RHP. Age: 20 | 6-3 | 216 pounds. ...
  • Dangelo Sarmiento, SS. Age: 18 | 6-2 | 160 pounds. ...
  • Willy Fanas, OF. Age: 19 | 6-2 | 190 pounds. ...
  • José Butto, RHP. Age: 25 | 6-1 | 202 pounds. ...
  • Matt Allan, RHP. Age: 22 | 6-3 | 217 pounds.
Feb 6, 2023

Who is more popular Mets or Yankees? ›

Regardless of age, the Yankees are the preferred New York City baseball team. 46% of residents under 45 years of age support the Yankees compared with 40% of those who are older. More than one in four (26%) residents age 45 or older are Mets fans compared with 17% of younger residents.

Who is the most loved NFL player? ›

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  • 1 Patrick Mahomes48%
  • 2 Tom Brady46%
  • 3 Rob Gronkowski43%
  • 4 J. J. Watt39%
  • 5 Lamar Jackson38%
  • 6 Russell Wilson37%
  • 7 Aaron Rodgers36%
  • 8 Larry Fitzgerald35%

Which NFL team holds the most fans in their stadium? ›

MetLife Stadium is the largest NFL stadium with a standard capacity of 82,500. Soldier Field is the smallest NFL stadium with a standard capacity of 61,500.
Largest & Smallest NFL Stadiums.
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Team(s)Giants & Jets
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Feb 13, 2023

Has a team ever won 100 games and not won their division? ›

The Mets made it two straight seasons a 100-win team has lost their division, following the 2021 Dodgers.

What is the fastest MLB team to 100 wins? ›

The Dodgers reaching 100 wins in 144 games matches Cleveland's record over the strike-shortened 1995 season, a rarity over the last 75 years.

Has a 100-win team ever won the World Series? ›

Atlanta/Milwaukee/Boston Braves: 6

The New York Yankees won 103 games in 2009 and won the World Series that season. They are the last team to win 100 or more games in a season and win the World Series in the same year. Prior to that, the 1998 New York Yankees won 114 games and the title.

What player hit 73 home runs? ›

The all-time mark of 73 homers from Barry Bonds in 2001 is sullied because it's widely believed he used steroids, so some believe that the real record is the 61 now shared by Judge and Roger Maris.

Who has 3000 hits and 400 home runs? ›

The 1979 season was a banner year for Yaz. Not only did he smash his 400th home run in July, but he also collected the 3,000th hit of his career later in the year, in September.

Who hit the hardest homerun? ›

Stanton hit a 121.7 mph home run in 2018 against the Texas Rangers, which remains the hardest-hit home run to this day. He also managed a 121.3 mph home run against the Washington Nationals in 2020. Not to be outdone, Judge hit a 121.1 mph home run against the Orioles in 2017 when he was a rookie.

Who hit two grand slams in one inning? ›

Fernando Tatis Sr., the father of Padres star Fernando Tatis, is the only player to ever hit two grand slams in one inning of a major league game. The former Cardinals slugger accomplished the feat in 1999 against the Dodgers.

Has any MLB team scored 30 runs in a game? ›

Every starter reached base at least twice during June 8's 29-4 torching of the Browns. At the time, 29 runs set a new MLB high, which was later matched by the White Sox, before the Texas Rangers recorded 30 on Aug. 22, 2007.

Has any MLB team scored 30 runs? ›

Rangers score 30 runs, set modern MLB record.

Who has scored 400 runs in a single inning? ›

BC Lara

Who has hit more than 60 home runs in a season? ›

The three players—Bonds, Sosa, and McGwire—who broke Babe Ruth and Roger Maris' single-season record of 60 homers in 154 games and the modern-day record of 61 home runs in 162 games, have now each been tarnished and in so doing have passed the title of Home Run King back to the rightful owners and era.

Who did 400 runs in one inning? ›

As of January 2023, the cricket player that holds the record for the highest individual score in international test match cricket is Brian Lara of the West Indies. The legendary batsman scored a record-breaking 400 not out against England in 2004.

Which baseball team has the most loyal fans? ›

It is merely one measurement of fan loyalty.
  • Yankees: 453.2.
  • Angels: 437.6.
  • Cardinals: 434.7.
  • Padres: 410.4.
  • Nationals: 389.7.
  • Cubs: 371.5.
  • Blue Jays: 371.0.
  • Braves: 368.8.
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What is the biggest lead blown in MLB? ›

1. 8 Runs: Philadelphia Athletics 10, Chicago Cubs 8 (Oct. 12, 1929, World Series Game 4)

What position do bigger guys play in baseball? ›

First Baseman (Position #3 on the field chart)

First baseman are the biggest power hitters on a team, and they are typically very big and relatively slow because of this.

What is the most recruited position in baseball? ›

A DEFENSIVE catcher is always one of the most sought after positions on the field. A catcher that can catch, throw, receive, block, and handle the pitching staff well is worth his weight in gold.

What is the best high school for baseball? ›

High School Baseball Rankings
1JSerra Catholic (San Juan Capistrano)3-1
2Calvary Christian (Clearwater)5-0
3St. Mary's Prep (Orchard Lake)0-0
4IMG Academy (Bradenton)6-0
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Mar 6, 2023

Who is the best batter in baseball? ›

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  • Freddie Freeman, Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • Paul Goldschmidt, St. ...
  • Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels. ...
  • Jose Altuve, Houston Astros. ...
  • Manny Machado, San Diego Padres. ...
  • Nolan Arenado, St. Louis Cardinals. ...
  • Mookie Betts, Los Angeles Dodgers. 2 of 10. ...
  • Austin Riley, Atlanta Braves. 1 of 10. ...

Who is the greatest shortstop ever? ›

Cal Ripken Jr.

He was an All-Star every season from 1983 through 2001 and won two MVPs in 1983 and 1991. Among shortstops, Ripken ranks first in games and plate appearances, second in doubles, third in HRs and RBI, and fourth in runs.

Who is the greatest 2nd baseman of all time? ›

PRIME = WAR in 5 Best Consecutive Seasons
1Joe Morgan1963
2Rogers Hornsby1915
3Eddie Collins1906
4Jackie Robinson1947
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What is the rarest number in baseball? ›

89 -- the only number left from 0 to 99 that had never been worn in a Major League Baseball regular-season game.

Who is Yankees best prospect? ›

1. Anthony Volpe, SS (Top 100 ranking: No.

Who has the most triples in Yankees history? ›

Lou Gehrig

Who is the number one Yankee prospect? ›

Anthony Volpe

What team has the most top 100 prospects? ›

After we include the 2023 raw totals, the top five all-time leaders in preseason Top 50/100 prospects are the Rays (84), Dodgers (76), Braves (66), Padres (65) and Twins/Pirates (both with 64).
Best of the rest
  • Orioles, 398.
  • Dodgers, 371.
  • D-backs, 317.
  • Guardians, 312.
  • Reds, 252.
Jan 26, 2023

Who is Mets biggest rival? ›

The Mets–Phillies rivalry or Battle of the Broads is a Major League Baseball (MLB) rivalry between the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies. Both clubs are members of MLB's National League (NL) East division. The rivalry between the two clubs is said to be among the most fiercely contested in the NL.

Who is Mets best hitter? ›

  • Batting Average. Jeff McNeil. .326. AVG.
  • Home Runs. Pete Alonso. HR.
  • Runs Batted In. Pete Alonso. 131. RBI.
  • Stolen Bases. Starling Marte. SB.
  • Runs Created. Pete Alonso. 108.30. RC.
  • Isolated Power. Pete Alonso. .247. ISO.
  • Wins. Carlos Carrasco. W.
  • Earned Run Average. Chris Bassitt. 3.42. ERA.

What are Yankee fans called? ›

The term "bleacher creature" has been used in reference to dedicated fans and supporters since the early 1980s. The founding of the Yankees Bleacher Creatures is often credited to Ali Ramirez.

What is the most popular baseball team in NY? ›

Some things just don't change: The Yankees remain New York City's most popular baseball team. About half of the Big Apple's baseball fans — 49 percent — said they root for the Bronx Bombers, a new Quinnipiac University survey finds.

Who is better Yankees or Meta? ›

New York Yankees

For years, the Yankees have dominated the Mets, composing multiple winning seasons and postseason wins.

What is Perfect Game Top Prospect team? ›

It gives athletes the chance to compete at the highest level of their age group, in a team or showcase format, in some of the best facilities in front of both colleges and scouts. "They're (Perfect Game) the best, and the top colleges and the highest level scouts know it."

Who has the best MLB farm system ever? ›

Which team has the best farm system in baseball? The Orioles have ranked as the top farm system in our last three rankings, and it looks like the industry agrees.

Who has the best farm system in MLB? ›

MLB farm system rankings: Keith Law ranks all 30 teams on prospects, Dodgers stay No. 1
  1. Los Angeles Dodgers. ...
  2. Cleveland Guardians. ...
  3. Baltimore Orioles. ...
  4. Arizona Diamondbacks. ...
  5. Tampa Bay Rays. ...
  6. Pittsburgh Pirates. ...
  7. Texas Rangers. ...
  8. Milwaukee Brewers.
Feb 2, 2023

Has any team lost a perfect game? ›

On May 26, 1959, Harvey Haddix of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitched a perfect game for 12 innings against the Milwaukee Braves, but lost the no-hitter and the game in the 13th inning.
Harvey Haddix's near-perfect game.
Harvey Haddix in 1953, six years before his 12-perfect-inning game
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What is the least profitable MLB team? ›

The Miami Marlins was the least valuable franchise within the MLB, with a value of 990 million U.S. dollars, whereas the New York Yankees can be considered the most valuable franchise, with a value of six billion U.S. dollars in 2022.

Which MLB team has the best clubhouse? ›

Yankee Stadium was voted the best in baseball.
The top five visitors' clubhouses in the major leagues, according to players:
  • Yankee Stadium, New York 30%
  • Tropicana Field, Tampa Bay 19%
  • Miller Park, Milwaukee 7%
  • Nationals Park, Washington 6%
  • Safeco Field, Seattle 6%
Sep 7, 2011

Who are the 3 most successful baseball teams of all time? ›

Regular season
1New York Yankees10,602
2San Francisco Giants11,366
3Los Angeles Dodgers11,217
4St. Louis Cardinals11,119
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Who is the best home run hitter in MLB? ›

Barry Bonds holds the Major League Baseball home run record with 762. He passed Hank Aaron, who hit 755, on August 7, 2007. The only other players to have hit 700 or more are Babe Ruth with 714 and Albert Pujols with 703.

Which division is the strongest in MLB? ›

Baseball writers have long posited that the American League East is the toughest division in MLB; during its 50-year existence, an AL East team has gone on to play in the World Series 27 times, and 16 of those teams have been crowned World Series champions.

What is the nicest baseball field? ›

Best MLB Stadiums
  1. PNC Park – Pittsburgh Pirates.
  2. Wrigley Field – Chicago Cubs. ...
  3. Petco Park – San Diego Padres. ...
  4. Oracle Park – San Francisco Giants. ...
  5. Oriole Park at Camden Yards – Baltimore Orioles. ...
  6. Dodger Stadium – Los Angeles Dodgers. ...
  7. Fenway Park – Boston Red Sox. ...
  8. T-Mobile Park – Seattle Mariners. ...
Dec 17, 2022

Who has the most loyal fans in baseball? ›

1. Cardinals. Objectively, the Cardinals have the best fans in baseball.

Who is the #1 high school baseball player class of 2023? ›

1Walker Jenkins 6-3 215 L/ROF
Very polished LHH with big power, career .388/.520/1.150 PG hitter; 6.75 runner, 93 mph from OF.
2Maxwell Clark 6-1 190 L/LOF
High end upside; glides in the outfield and shows a fluid lefthanded stroke with handle for barrel, power potential, true 5-tool potential.
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Feb 6, 2023

Who has the best lineup in baseball? ›

1. Astros
  • Jose Altuve, 2B.
  • Jeremy Peña, SS.
  • Yordan Alvarez, LF.
  • Alex Bregman, 3B.
  • Kyle Tucker, RF.
  • José Abreu, 1B.
  • Michael Brantley, DH.
  • Chas McCormick, CF.


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