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Comparing the 2022 Top 100 Prospects to the 2023 Top 100

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Almost exactly one year ago, we rolled out the 2022 Baseball America Top 100 Prospects list. Now that the newest Top 100 has been unveiled, we wanted to check in on what happened to last year’s Top 100 Prospects.

There are 43 players from last year’s Top 100 who return to this year’s Top 100. Another 34 players from last year’s Top 100 have graduated from eligibility. That leaves 23 players from last year’s Top 100 who were eligible to be on this year’s Top 100 but were left off for whatever reason.

As you might expect, the prospects from last year’s Top 100 who are not on this year’s Top 100 are heavily skewed to players on the back of last year’s list. Of Top 50 prospects from last season, 24 remain on this year’s Top 100 and 22 have graduated. Only four players from last year’s Top 50 were Top 100-eligible this year and left off of the ranking.

Of the players from 80-100 on last year’s Top 100, six have graduated, six remain on this year’s Top 100 and eight are unranked this year.

We’ll start with a look at the players who were on both last year’s Top 100 and this year’s Top 100.

Here is a look at which player’s from last year’s Top 100 have graduated from prospect eligibility.

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And here is a look at the players from the 2022 Top 100 who did not make our 2023 Top 100, with an explanation of why.

2022 Rank Player Pos. Team
25 Jack Leiter RHP TEX
Leiter’s control and the quality of his fastball backed up in 2022. It will have to improve to get him back on track, but he still has the stuff to leap back into the Top 100 with a solid start to 2023.
30 Nick Yorke 2B BOS
Yorke struggled to hit at High-A Greenville in 2022. That’s concerning because Yorke’s path to the majors relies very heavily on his bat, as his eventual defensive home is much more of a question.
48 Austin Martin OF MIN
The hope has long been that Martin would find a defensive home and start to hit for power. At this point, he’s moving down the defensive spectrum to the outfield or second base and he’s likely an on-base machine/singles hitter.
50 Nick Gonzales 2B PIT
Gonzales isn’t all that far off of this year’s Top 100, but his power didn’t make the jump from High-A Greensboro to Double-A Altoona. As a bat-first second baseman, that is a concern.
56 Luis Campusano C SD
Campusano didn’t miss the Top 100 by much, and he’s not that far from graduating from prospect status. He’s…

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