Another day and another national publication has released their version of their top prospect list. This morning it was Baseball Prospectus who released their Top 101 prospects list, which you can read for free right here. For the Cincinnati Reds, their showing on the list was the worst that they’ve seen among the other lists this offseason. Only their 2019 1st round draft pick, Nick Lodolo, made the list. The left-handed starter came in at #59 overall.
Hunter Greene has joined Nick Lodolo on the other lists, coming in as high as #53 on the MLB Pipeline list. But he fell off of the list at Baseball Prospectus. The year he was drafted he debuted on the Baseball Prospect list at #39. After the 2018 season in which he tore his UCL he dropped to the #75 spot on the list. Despite not pitching in 2019 he then fell off of the list. That feels a little bit strange. But, the crew at Baseball Prospectus doesn’t ask for my opinion, either.
The National League Central, much like in the other rankings, didn’t exactly stand out. The Reds have Nick Lodolo on the list. The Milwaukee Brewers were shut out on the list. Chicago had four players, but only one in the Top 50, and he came in at #41. The Pirates have three players on the list, but none higher than #53. The Cardinals had the best showing, and it’s a good one at that – landing three players on the list, and all in the top 50, with two in the top 25.
Tyler Stephenson ranks as the 17th best catching prospect
Baseball America is now releasing their Top 20 Prospects at each position lists. Today they unveiled the Top 20 catchers list and Tyler Stephenson comes in at #17 overall on the list. That’s up from where he ranked last year, which was 29th. The list went to 35 after the 2018 season. Only the top nine catchers on the list made the Baseball America Top 100. That means that Tyler Stephenson wasn’t particularly close to cracking the list.