Rich Wilson

2023 Tampa Bay Rays Top 15 Prospects

2023 Tampa Bay Rays Top 15 Prospects

Over the past ten years, the Rays have done an excellent job at getting value out of their farm system.  Their entire business model is based on a constant influx of new talent as they generally move players after four years of service time and restock.  Occasionally, a potential cornerstone player emerges like Wander Franco, […]

2023 New York Yankees Top 15 Prospects

2023 New York Yankees Top 15 Prospects

It could be that I watch so many of the Yankees’ minor league affiliates over the summer that I develop a bias, but I really like their system.  Anthony Volpe has star written all over him, and despite being the most overhyped prospect in a long time, so does Jasson Dominguez.  Everyone forgets Oswald Peraza, […]

2023 Boston Red Sox Top 15 Prospects

2023 Boston Red Sox Top 15 Prospects

After researching the Red Sox system, it’s better than I thought going into the exercise.  It’s a little top-heavy and pitching-heavy, but some impact positional players could help the Red Sox soon.  Marcelo Mayer and Triston Casas are two of the best prospects in baseball.  Casas should be up for good now, and while Mayer […]

2023 Baltimore Orioles Top 15 Prospects

2023 Baltimore Orioles Top 15 Prospects

The Orioles have one of the best systems in baseball, and while I could have gone 20+ deep on their system, I stopped at 17.  The system is led by two of the best minor league prospects in baseball: Gunnar Henderson and Grayson Rodriguez.  Henderson built on a solid 2021 to explode in 2022, all […]

2023 Washington Nationals Top 15 Prospects

2023 Washington Nationals Top 15 Prospects

This was the first year in a while that I enjoyed writing about the Nationals system.  While we won’t know for years whether the Nationals got enough for Juan Soto, they got four great young players (plus Luke Voit) in return.  While CJ Abrams and MacKenzie Gore are no longer eligible for the list, Robert […]

2023 Philadelphia Phillies Top 15 Prospects

2023 Philadelphia Phillies Top 15 Prospects

The Phillies system starts very strong with two of the best young arms in the minor leagues, Andrew Painter and Mick Abel.  Painter, in particular, shoved it this year, and it looks like he could be an Ace in the making.  I also like Johan Rojas.  There’s plenty of speed, and assuming he can get […]

2023 New York Mets Top 15 Prospects

2023 New York Mets Top 15 Prospects

The Mets have a solid top tier in their minor league system with many famous names, including Francisco Alvarez, Ronny Mauricio, Brett Baty, and their 2022 first-round draft pick, Kevin Parada.   All of these players, plus more, have a chance to be impact players in the Major Leagues. What surprised me was their pitching depth.  […]

2023 Miami Marlins Top 15 Prospects

The Marlins continue to have a high-risk, high-reward system.  Eury Perez is the top prospect and is one of the highest upside pitchers in the minor leagues.  He’s also only 19, and the risk of injury is always high.  To that point, he missed time last season with a shoulder issue.  Max Meyer and Jake […]

2023 Atlanta Braves Top 15 Prospects

2023 Atlanta Braves Top 15 Prospects

The defending World Champs had another impressive minor league graduating class.  Unfortunately, it has thinned their minor league system with few low-risk potential Major League players. Jared Shuster and Kyle Muller look like they can help Atlanta as soon as next season. My favorite player in the system is Geraldo Quintero, a scrappy second baseman […]

2023 Minnesota Twins Top 15 Prospects

2023 Minnesota Twins Top 15 Prospects

It was a challenging year for many of the Twins’ famous prospects.  Royce Lewis had his second ACL surgery on his knee, Emmanuel Rodriguez’s season ended early with knee surgery, Jordan Balazovic had shoulder issues and posted a 7.79 ERA, and Austin Martin slugged .316 in Double-A.  None of that is good.  On the other […]