Rich Wilson

2021 San Francisco Giants Top 15 Prospects

The Giants have a very good minor league system.  It’s not stacked with a lot of famous prospects outside of Marco Luciano and Joey Bart, but the depth is strong. I made the bold decision to put Marco Luciano at the top of the system.  He’s a potential five-tool talent and has played well in […]

2021 San Diego Padres Top 15 Prospects

The Padres’ window officially opened in 2020 with their first appearance in the playoffs since 2006.  It was an impressive run that ended in a three-game sweep by the Dodgers but with their young Major League talent and current minor league pipeline, the window should be open for several years. MacKenzie Gore is one of […]

2021 Los Angeles Dodgers Top 15 Prospects

The World Champion Dodgers finally got their ring.  Their window has been open for several years and given how veteran-oriented the club is, you would think they are at the end of their run.  However, they are so ripe with talent, the open window has many years to go. The minor league system is strong.  […]

2021 Colorado Rockies Top 15 Prospects

I don’t like the Colorado Rockies Major League team.  Sure, they have two bonafide offensive stars in Trevor Story and Nolan Arenado, but average to below-average complementary players.  It’s a shame as a slew of prospects have recently been given their shot, but because of lack of consistent playing time, none of them have had […]

2021 Arizona Diamondbacks Top 15 Prospects

I continue to be impressed with the Diamondbacks minor league system.  Alek Thomas, Corbin Carroll, and Kristian Robinson rank one through three in the organization.  While I have Thomas number one, each player can lay claim to the top spot.  Robinson has the highest upside but is also the furthest away.  I also like Geraldo […]

2021 Toronto Blue Jays Top 15 Prospects

Over the past several years, the Blue Jays have built a solid Major League core and even snuck into the playoffs in 2020.  Their development organization is not discussed with the likes of the Rays and Padres, but their success has been undeniable and is right up there with those two.  The best news is […]

2021 Tampa Bay Rays Top 15 Prospects

Dear Mr. Neander, Congratulations on making it to the World Series and taking the Los Angeles Dodgers to six games in what was a very exciting series.  What I find fascinating is how you have constructed your team.  Most of your best players are still in the minor leagues.  Yes, Randy Arozarena got the call […]

2021 New York Yankees Top 15 Prospects

It’s a year later and the Yankees minor league system continues to be one of the younger systems in the game.  Jasson Dominguez is still a teenager and is the top talent in the system.  Granted, we are buying into the hype as we are still waiting on his stat line to appear. With his […]

2021 Boston Red Sox Top 15 Prospects

The Red Sox continue to rebuild their minor league system through trades, the draft, and the international market.  They are far from a Top 10 system in baseball, but they are much improved from just two years ago.  Jeter Downs is their top-ranked player and has the upside of a full-time regular and could be […]

2021 Baltimore Orioles Top 15 Prospects

After years of a mediocre, if not a downright bad minor league system, the Orioles depth has improved greatly.  It helps when you draft number one overall but based on the changes the Orioles made to incorporate more analytics into the development process, several of their players took a big step forward. Don’t get me […]