Rich Wilson

2022 Texas Rangers Top 15 Prospects

2022 Texas Rangers Top 15 Prospects

Make no mistake about it, the Rangers’ Major League team is bad.  If you are a Rangers fan, what was even more discouraging is that their minor league system wasn’t very good either.  You see, the Rangers’ development strategy has always been to draft and acquire athletic, high upside players and see if you can […]

2022 Seattle Mariners Top 15 Prospects

2022 Seattle Mariners Top 15 Prospects

Any system that starts with Julio Rodriguez and Noelvi Marte is going to be good.  The Mariners system is indeed strong.  In addition to J-Rod and Marte, the Mariners have one of the best pitching tandems in the game in Emerson Hancock and George Kirby.  There’s also a ton of young players that are a […]

2022 Oakland A’s Top 15 Prospects

2022 Oakland A’s Top 15 Prospects

Before doing the A’s system, I didn’t think there was a lot of depth and now I can definitely say…there’s not a lot of depth.  I do like Tyler Soderstrom and see him as a Top 100 prospect with a chance to be an impact offensive player.  Max Muncy, yeah, there’s another one, has potential, […]

2022 Los Angeles Angels Top 15 Prospects

2022 Los Angeles Angels Top 15 Prospects

The Angels graduated two key players last season in Jo Adell and Brandon Marsh.  While that’s always a good thing, the Angels system took a hit.  Yes, they have Reid Detmers who I like a lot, but after that, there’s a lot of high-risk players with significant flaws.  While you can say that about most […]

2022 Houston Astros Top 15 Prospects

2022 Houston Astros Top 15 Prospects

The draft penalties handed down by Major League baseball have left a mark with the Astros.  The system is in the bottom quartile of baseball but is not completely void of talent.  Pedro Leon leads the list and has some of the most tantalizing tools in the minor leagues.  He’s still knocking off the rust, […]

2022 San Francisco Giants Top 15 Prospects

2022 San Francisco Giants Top 15 Prospects

I enjoy writing about the Giants system.  Why?  Sure, several famous prospects are performing well like Marco Luciano and Luis Matos.  However, it’s the young kids that few have heard about that gets me excited. Aeverson Arteaga and Kyle Harrison are two.  Both have intriguing upside and have gotten little recognition.  Few pitchers were better […]

2022 San Diego Padres Top 15 Prospects

2022 San Diego Padres Top 15 Prospects

I had no idea what I was going to find when I started researching the Padres organization.  They traded so many players, would there be 15 relevant players to write about?  In short, there sure were…and plenty more.  Look, they traded away a ton of players, so the system took a hit.  However, they still […]

2022 Los Angeles Dodgers Top 15 Prospects

2022 Los Angeles Dodgers Top 15 Prospects

While there might not be as many famous players in their minor league system as in previous years, the Dodgers system, nonetheless, remains strong.  Diego Cartaya, one of our favorite prospects in the game leads the list.  He’s only in Low-A but the offensive upside points to a Top 5 offensive catcher in the game.  […]

2022 Colorado Rockies Top 15 Prospects

2022 Colorado Rockies Top 15 Prospects

I wanted to dislike the Rockies system, but I can’t.  There are some intriguing players, especially the two at the top of the list – Zac Veen and Benny Montgomery.  Veen is one of the best prospects in the game with speed and solid power and Montgomery looks like he just walked out of central […]

2022 Arizona Diamondbacks Top 15 Prospects

2022 Arizona Diamondbacks Top 15 Prospects

The Diamondbacks have good prospects with several having impact potential.  But, they have struggled over the past several years to get the most out of their players.  They just are not reaching their ceilings.  Furthermore, the system took a step backward in 2021.  Jordan Lawlar and Corbin Carroll, two of their highest ceiling players barely […]