What’s New on the MLB.com Top 100 Prospects List?

Updated: Aug 29


By: Dalton Rice


Earlier this week, MLB.com updated their Top 100 Prospects list for the 2020 season. The updated list includes 13 new players from the recent entry draft and 103 total players on each of the 30 MLB team’s top 20 prospect list. 

The drafted players who made the list were Spencer Torkelson at 7 (first overall pick, DET), Austin Martin at 20 (fifth overall pick, TOR), Asa Lacy at 34 (fourth overall pick, KC), Emerson Hancock at 39 (6th overall pick, SEA), Nick Gonzales at 41 (7th overall pick, PIT), Max Meyer at 42 (third overall pick, MIA), Zac Veen at 60 (9th overall, COL), Heston Kjerstad at 68 (second overall pick, BAL), Garret Mitchell at 69 (20th overall pick, MIL), Robert Hassell at 88 (8th overall pick), Reid Detmers at 89 (10th overall pick, LAA), Austin Hendrick at 92 (12th overall, CIN) and Mick Abel at 100 (15th overall pick, PHI).

The only two players who were taken in the top 15 of the draft to not make the Top 100 are Garret Crochet (11th overall pick, CHW) and Patrick Bailey (13th overall pick, SF). With many young players getting the calls to play in the majors already this season, both Crochet and Bailey should make the list by the end of the season.

Even with the high amount of young players getting a chance to play this season, it is very unlikely that any of these guys will play in the MLB for another year or two since minor league baseball is not being played this season. Players like Torkelson or Martin may get a chance to train at their teams alternate training sites, but I wouldn’t expect their call-ups to happen for at least another year.