MLB Pipeline, the prospect arm of MLB.com, released their Top 100 Prospect list on Thursday night. The Cincinnati Reds had a solid showing on the list as they landed four players in the Top 100.
Shortstop Elly De La Cruz was the highest rated Reds player on the list. The infielder came in at #10 overall on the list after another huge season that saw him hit .304/.359/.586 with 31 doubles, 9 triples, 28 home runs, and 47 stolen bases while splitting his season between High-A Dayton and Double-A Chattanooga. Cincinnati added him to the 40-man roster in November, so he’ll be in big league camp in a few weeks out in Goodyear.
Not much farther down the list is Noelvi Marte. The shortstop who was acquired from Seattle at the trade deadline in a deal for Luis Castillo came in at #29 overall. He spent his entire season in High-A, but did so with two different teams. With the Mariners he was in Everett, and after the trade he joined Dayton. Between his two stops in the minors this season he hit .279/.371/.458 with 23 doubles, 19 home runs, and 23 steals. Like De La Cruz, Marte was added to the 40-man roster in November and will be in big league camp next month.
The other shortstop acquired by the Reds in the Luis Castillo trade with Seattle, Edwin Arroyo, also found himself in the top 50. The recently turned 19-year-old came in at #44 overall. For the most part he spent his season in Single-A with two teams, but did see action in two games directly after he was acquired by the Reds out in Goodyear with their complex team. Overall he hit .293/.366/.480 with 25 doubles, 10 triples, 14 home runs, and 27 stolen bases last season.
Cincinnati’s fourth prospect to make the list was Cam Collier. The 2022 1st round pick (18th overall) by the Reds comes in at #69 on the list. In what would have been his junior year of high school in 2022, Collier was playing at Chipola Junior College and hit .333/.419/.537. After the draft he spent nine games playing for the Arizona Complex League Reds, and while the sample size of games was small, he made his presence known. Over his 35 plate appearances he hit .370/.514/.630 and walked more than he struck out.
These same four players also made the Baseball America Top 100 list last week, but Noelvi Marte, Edwin Arroyo, and Cam Collier all ranked higher on the MLB Pipeline list. Elly De La Cruz came in at #8 on the Baseball America list.