Rating the highest 10 (and past) prospects for each Nationwide League workforce

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Final week, I ranked the top 100 prospects and all 30 farm systems heading into the 2021 season. Now it is time to go deeper with my team-by-team rankings, wrapping up with the Nationwide League following Thursday’s American League lists.

A fast refresher on a key time period you will see all through the workforce lists: Future Worth, shortened to FV hereafter, as a time period that sums up the worth of a participant into one quantity. It is graded on the 20-80 scouting scale. A low-end every-day participant is a 50, which correlates to 2.0 WAR; a effectively above common place participant, No. 3 starter or high-end nearer is a 60, or someplace round 3.0 WAR. I chorus from tossing out an 80 on minor leaguers as a result of that will suggest one is anticipated to be one of many high gamers in baseball.

Whereas the highest 100 is strictly that lengthy, I rank each prospect who will get a forty five+ or higher FV grade that’s 167 in whole, in order that rank is included right here within the workforce lists. For each workforce, there are studies on the highest 10 prospects after which various numbers of others relying on the power of the system. Broadly, it will be everybody higher than a 40 FV, then hand-picked fascinating prospects who’re 40 FVs.

And now on to my rankings.

Soar to a franchise:

ARI | ATL | CHC | CIN | COL
LAD | MIA | MIL | NYM | PHI
PIT | SD | SF | STL | WSH