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Keury Mella was the #22 prospect in 2018 MLB Pipeline rankings.
These are the top-ranked, pre-season prospects for MLB Pipeline for the 2018 Season. Prospects rankings are updated mid-season but TBC takes only a static view of prospects from prior to to Spring Training.

One of the quirks of the data below is that some players who are highly ranked for MLB are not ranked as top 10 for their team.


Players Listed100Major Leaguers41
#1 ProspectShohei Ohtani - Los Angeles Angels

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2018 MLB Pipeline Prospect Rankings

Top Major Leaguers Has not played in MLB Active Players 1st Round Draft Picks Currently Active on this Team
MLB RankTm RankPlayer NamePosTeam NameHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)Debut
11Shohei OhtaniPLos Angeles Angels6-3 198 L-R 1994-07-05 23Iwate,Japan MLB2013-20182018-2018
2017-   UDFA-ANA
DL-10Los Angeles Angels (MLB)2018-03-29
21Ronald AcunaOFAtlanta Braves6-0 180 R-R 1997-12-18 20La Guaira,Venezuela MLB2015-20192018-2019
2014-   UDFA-ATL
ActiveAtlanta Braves (MLB)2018-04-25
31Vladimir GuerreroOFToronto Blue Jays6-1 200 R-R 1999-03-16 19Montreal,Quebec AAA2016-2019-
2015-   UDFA-TOR
MinorsToronto Blue Jays (AAA)
41Eloy JimenezOFChicago White Sox6-4 205 R-R 1996-11-27 21Santo Domingo,Dom Rep AAA2014-20192019-2019
2013-   UDFA-CHN
ActiveChicago White Sox (MLB)
51Gleyber TorresSSNew York Yankees6-1 175 R-R 1996-12-13 21Caracas,Venezuela MLB2014-20192018-2019
2013-   UDFA-CHN
ActiveNew York Yankees (MLB)2018-04-22
61Victor RoblesOFWashington Nationals6-0 185 R-R 1997-05-19 21Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB2014-20192017-2019
2013-   UDFA-WAS
ActiveWashington Nationals (MLB)2017-09-07
71Nick SenzelIFCincinnati Reds6-1 205 R-R 1995-06-29 23Atlanta,Georgia AAA2014-2018-
2016- 1-   2-CIN
DL-7Cincinnati Reds (AAA)
81Fernando Tatis3BSan Diego Padres6-3 185 R-R 1999-01-02 19San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep AA2016-20192019-2019
2015-   UDFA-CHA
MinorsSan Diego Padres (AA)
91Forrest WhitleyPHouston Astros6-7 240 R-R 1997-09-15 20San Antonio,Texas AA2016-2019-
2016- 1-  17-HOU
MinorsTexas Rangers (AAA)
102Michael KopechPChicago White Sox6-3 205 R-R 1996-04-30 22Mount Pleasant,Texas MLB2014-20182018-2018
2014- 1-  33-BOS
DL-60Chicago White Sox (MLB)2018-08-21
111Francisco MejiaCCleveland Indians5-10 175 B-R 1995-10-27 22Bani,Dom Rep MLB2013-20192017-2019
2012-   UDFA-CLE
ActiveSan Diego Padres (MLB)2017-09-01
121Brent HoneywellPTampa Bay Rays6-2 180 R-R 1995-03-31 23Carnesville,Georgia AAA2014-2017-
2014- 2-  72-TBA
MinorsTampa Bay Rays (AAA)
131Walker BuehlerPLos Angeles Dodgers6-2 160 R-R 1994-07-28 23Lexington,Kentucky MLB2013-20192017-2019
2015- 1-  24-LAN
ActiveLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)2017-09-07
142Bo BichetteSSToronto Blue Jays5-11 201 R-R 1998-03-05 20Orlando,Florida AA2016-2019-
2016- 2-  66-TOR
MinorsToronto Blue Jays (AAA)
151Brendan RodgersSSColorado Rockies6-0 180 R-R 1996-08-09 21Lake Mary,Florida AAA2015-2019-
2015- 1-   3-COL
MinorsColorado Rockies (AAA)
161Mitch KellerPPittsburgh Pirates6-3 195 R-R 1996-04-04 22Cedar Rapids,Iowa AAA2014-2019-
2014- 2-  64-PIT
MinorsPittsburgh Pirates (AAA)
172Kyle TuckerOFHouston Astros6-4 190 L-R 1997-01-17 21Tampa,Florida MLB2015-20192018-2018
2015- 1-   5-HOU
MinorsHouston Astros (AAA)2018-07-08
181Alex ReyesPSt. Louis Cardinals6-3 185 R-R 1994-08-29 23Elizabeth,New Jersey MLB2013-20192016-2019
2012-   UDFA-SLN
MinorsSt. Louis Cardinals (AAA)2016-08-09
192MacKenzie GorePSan Diego Padres6-3 180 L-L 1999-02-24 19Whiteville,North Carolina A2017-2019-
2017- 1-   3-SDN
MinorsSan Diego Padres (A+)
201Royce LewisSSMinnesota Twins6-1 185 R-R 1999-06-05 19Aliso Viejo,California A+2017-2019-
2017- 1-   1-MIN
MinorsMinnesota Twins (A+)
212Hunter GreenePCincinnati Reds6-3 195 R-R 1999-08-06 18Los Angeles,California A2017-2018-
2017- 1-   2-CIN
DL-7Cincinnati Reds (A+)
222Willy AdamesSSTampa Bay Rays6-1 180 R-R 1995-09-02 22Santiago,Dom Rep MLB2013-20192018-2019
2012-   UDFA-DET
ActiveTampa Bay Rays (MLB)2018-05-22
231Austin HaysOFBaltimore Orioles6-1 195 R-R 1995-07-05 22Port Orange,Florida MLB2014-20182017-2017
2016- 3-  91-BAL
MinorsBaltimore Orioles (AAA)2017-09-07
242Triston McKenziePCleveland Indians6-5 165 R-R 1997-08-02 20West Palm Beach,Florida AA2015-2018-
2015- 1-  42-CLE
MinorsCleveland Indians (AA)
253Brendan McKayPTampa Bay Rays6-2 212 L-L 1995-12-18 22Darlington,Pennsylvania A+2015-2019-
2017- 1-   4-TBA
MinorsTampa Bay Rays (AA)
261Sixto SanchezPPhiladelphia Phillies5-10 160 R-R 1998-07-29 19San Cristobal,Dom Rep A+2015-2018-
2015-   UDFA-PHI
MinorsMiami Marlins (AA)
271Lewis BrinsonOFMiami Marlins6-3 170 R-R 1994-05-08 24Tamarac,Florida MLB2012-20192017-2019
2012- 1-  29-TEX
ActiveMiami Marlins (MLB)2017-06-11
283Luis RobertOFChicago White Sox6-3 185 R-R 1997-08-03 20La Habana,Cuba A+2017-2019-   MinorsChicago White Sox (A+)
292Juan SotoOFWashington Nationals6-1 185 L-L 1998-10-25 19Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB2016-20192018-2019
2015-   UDFA-WAS
ActiveWashington Nationals (MLB)2018-05-20
302Kyle WrightPAtlanta Braves6-4 200 R-R 1995-10-02 22Huntsville,Alabama MLB2015-20192018-2019
2017- 1-   5-ATL
MinorsAtlanta Braves (AAA)2018-09-04
313Mike SorokaPAtlanta Braves6-5 225 R-R 1997-08-04 20Calgary,Alberta MLB2015-20192018-2019
2015- 1-  28-ATL
ActiveAtlanta Braves (MLB)2018-05-01
321AJ PukPOakland Athletics6-6 205 L-L 1995-04-25 23Cedar Rapids,Iowa AA2014-2017-
2016- 1-   6-OAK
MinorsOakland Athletics (AA)
332Alex VerdugoOFLos Angeles Dodgers6-0 200 L-L 1996-05-15 22Tucson,Arizona MLB2014-20192017-2019
2014- 2-  62-LAN
ActiveLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)2017-09-01
341Leody TaverasOFTexas Rangers6-1 170 B-R 1998-09-08 19Tenares,Dom Rep A+2016-2019-
2015-   UDFA-TEX
MinorsTexas Rangers (A)
352Scott KingeryIF-OFPhiladelphia Phillies5-10 180 R-R 1994-04-29 24Phoenix,Arizona MLB2013-20192018-2019
2015- 2-  48-PHI
DL-10Philadelphia Phillies (MLB)2018-03-30
363Luis UriasSSSan Diego Padres5-9 160 R-R 1997-06-03 21Magdalena de Kino,Mexico MLB2014-20192018-2019   MinorsSan Diego Padres (AAA)2018-08-28
373JP CrawfordSSPhiladelphia Phillies6-2 180 L-R 1995-01-11 23Lakewood,California MLB2013-20192017-2018
2013- 1-  16-PHI
MinorsSeattle Mariners (AAA)2017-09-05
382Jack FlahertyPSt. Louis Cardinals6-4 205 R-R 1995-10-15 22North Hollywood,California MLB2014-20192017-2019
2014- 1-  34-SLN
ActiveSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)2017-09-01
391Franklin PerezPDetroit Tigers6-3 197 R-R 1997-12-06 20Valencia,Venezuela AA2015-2018-
2014-   UDFA-HOU
MinorsDetroit Tigers (A+)
404Cal QuantrillPSan Diego Padres6-3 195 L-R 1995-02-10 23Port Hope,Ontario AAA2014-2019-
2016- 1-   8-SDN
MinorsSan Diego Padres (AAA)
412Ryan McMahon3BColorado Rockies6-2 185 L-R 1994-12-14 23Yorba Linda,California MLB2013-20192017-2019
2013- 2-  42-COL
ActiveColorado Rockies (MLB)2017-08-12
425Michel BaezPSan Diego Padres6-8 220 R-R 1996-01-21 22Havana,Cuba AA2017-2018-   MinorsSan Diego Padres (AA)
433Taylor TrammellOFCincinnati Reds6-2 194 L-L 1997-09-13 20Powder Springs,Georgia A+2016-2019-
2016- 1-  35-CIN
MinorsCincinnati Reds (AA)
442Estevan FlorialOFNew York Yankees6-1 185 L-R 1997-11-25 20Port-Au-Prince,Haiti A+2015-2018-
2014-   UDFA-NYA
DL-7New York Yankees (A+)
452Austin MeadowsOFPittsburgh Pirates6-2 195 L-L 1995-05-03 23Atlanta,Georgia MLB2013-20192018-2019
2013- 1-   9-PIT
DL-10Tampa Bay Rays (MLB)2018-05-18
463Carson KellyCSt. Louis Cardinals6-2 200 R-R 1994-07-14 23Portland,Oregon MLB2012-20192016-2019
2012- 2-  86-SLN
ActiveArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)2016-09-05
473Anthony AlfordOFToronto Blue Jays6-1 205 R-R 1994-07-20 23Columbia,Mississippi MLB2012-20192017-2019
2012- 3- 112-TOR
MinorsToronto Blue Jays (AAA)2017-05-19
483Justus SheffieldPNew York Yankees5-10 196 L-L 1996-05-13 22Tullahoma,Tennessee MLB2014-20192018-2018
2014- 1-  31-CLE
MinorsSeattle Mariners (AAA)2018-09-19
494Luiz GoharaPAtlanta Braves6-3 210 L-L 1996-07-31 21Tupa,Brazil MLB2013-20182017-2018
2012-   UDFA-SEA
MinorsAtlanta Braves (AAA)2017-09-06
506Adrian MorejonPSan Diego Padres6-0 175 L-L 1999-02-27 19Havana,Cuba A+2017-2019-
2016-   UDFA-SDN
MinorsSan Diego Padres (A+)
515Ian AndersonPAtlanta Braves6-3 170 R-R 1998-05-02 20Clifton Park,New York AA2016-2019-
2016- 1-   3-ATL
MinorsAtlanta Braves (AA)
523Keibert RuizCLos Angeles Dodgers6-0 165 B-R 1998-07-20 19Valencia,Venezuela AA2015-2019-
2014-   UDFA-LAN
MinorsLos Angeles Dodgers (AA)
532Willie Calhoun2BTexas Rangers5-9 177 L-R 1994-11-04 23Vallejo,California MLB2014-20192017-2018
2015- 4- 132-LAN
MinorsTexas Rangers (AAA)2017-09-12
544Alec HansenPChicago White Sox6-7 235 R-R 1994-10-10 23Loveland,Colorado AA2014-2019-
2016- 2-  49-CHA
MinorsChicago White Sox (A+)
552Matt ManningPDetroit Tigers6-3 185 R-R 1998-01-28 20Elk Grove,California AA2016-2019-
2016- 1-   9-DET
MinorsDetroit Tigers (AA)
561Keston Hiura2BMilwaukee Brewers5-11 185 R-R 1996-08-02 21Valencia,California AA2015-2019-
2017- 1-   9-MIL
MinorsMilwaukee Brewers (AAA)
574Jesus SanchezOFTampa Bay Rays6-3 210 L-R 1997-10-07 20Higuey,Dom Rep AA2015-2019-
2014-   UDFA-TBA
MinorsTampa Bay Rays (AAA)
586Kolby AllardPAtlanta Braves6-1 175 L-L 1997-08-13 20San Clemente,California MLB2015-20192018-2018
2015- 1-  14-ATL
MinorsAtlanta Braves (AAA)2018-07-31
593Alex FaedoPDetroit Tigers6-4 220 R-R 1995-11-12 22Tampa,Florida AA2015-2019-
2017- 1-  18-DET
MinorsDetroit Tigers (AA)
602Jesus LuzardoPOakland Athletics5-11 209 L-L 1997-09-30 20Parkland,Florida AAA2017-2018-
2016- 3-  94-WAS
MinorsOakland Athletics (Rk)
615Dylan CeasePChicago White Sox6-1 175 R-R 1995-12-28 22Milton,Georgia AA2015-2019-
2014- 6- 169-CHN
MinorsChicago White Sox (AAA)
622Jo AdellOFLos Angeles Angels6-2 195 R-R 1999-04-08 19Louisville,Kentucky AA2017-2018-
2017- 1-  10-ANA
DL-7Los Angeles Angels (AA)
631Heliot RamosOFSan Francisco Giants6-1 188 R-R 1999-09-07 18Maunabo,Puerto Rico A2017-2019-
2017- 1-  19-SFN
MinorsSan Francisco Giants (A+)
645Jake Bauers1BTampa Bay Rays6-1 195 L-L 1995-10-06 22Huntington Beach,California MLB2013-20192018-2019
2013- 7- 208-SDN
ActiveCleveland Indians (MLB)2018-06-07
654Miguel Andujar3BNew York Yankees6-0 175 R-R 1995-03-02 23San Cristobal,Dom Rep MLB2012-20192017-2019
2011-   UDFA-NYA
DL-10New York Yankees (MLB)2017-06-28
663Franklin BarretoSSOakland Athletics5-9 174 R-R 1996-02-27 22Caracas,Venezuela MLB2013-20192017-2019
2012-   UDFA-TOR
MinorsOakland Athletics (AAA)2017-06-24
673Shane BazPPittsburgh Pirates6-3 190 R-R 1999-06-17 19Cypress,Texas RK2017-2018-
2017- 1-  12-PIT
MinorsTampa Bay Rays (Rk)
682Fernando RomeroPMinnesota Twins6-0 215 R-R 1994-12-24 23San Juan De La Maguana,Dom Rep MLB2012-20192018-2019   MinorsMinnesota Twins (AAA)2018-05-02
692Corbin BurnesPMilwaukee Brewers6-2 185 R-R 1994-10-22 23Bakersfield,California MLB2014-20192018-2019
2016- 4- 111-MIL
MinorsMilwaukee Brewers (AAA)2018-07-10
701Kyle LewisOFSeattle Mariners6-4 195 R-R 1995-07-13 22Snellville,Georgia AA2014-2019-
2016- 1-  11-SEA
MinorsSeattle Mariners (AA)
712Monte HarrisonOFMiami Marlins6-3 200 R-R 1995-08-10 22Lees Summit,Missouri AA2014-2019-
2014- 2-  50-MIL
MinorsMiami Marlins (AAA)
724Jorge MateoSSOakland Athletics6-0 188 R-R 1995-06-23 23Santo Domingo,Dom Rep AAA2012-2019-
2012-   UDFA-NYA
MinorsOakland Athletics (AAA)
731Jon DuplantierPArizona Diamondbacks6-4 210 L-R 1994-07-11 23Newark,Delaware AA2014-20192019-2019
2016- 3-  89-ARI
MinorsArizona Diamondbacks (AAA)
745Albert AbreuPNew York Yankees6-2 175 R-R 1995-09-26 22Guayubin,Dom Rep AA2014-2019-
2013-   UDFA-HOU
MinorsNew York Yankees (AA)
756Chance AdamsPNew York Yankees6-0 205 R-R 1994-08-10 23Scottsdale,Arizona MLB2013-20192018-2018
2015- 5- 153-NYA
MinorsNew York Yankees (AAA)2018-08-04
763J.B. BukauskasPHouston Astros6-0 196 R-R 1996-10-11 21Ashburn,Virginia AA2015-2019-
2017- 1-  15-HOU
MinorsHouston Astros (AA)
774Beau BurrowsPDetroit Tigers6-2 200 R-R 1996-09-18 21Weatherford,Texas AA2015-2019-
2015- 1-  22-DET
MinorsDetroit Tigers (AAA)
783Stephen GonsalvesPMinnesota Twins6-5 190 L-L 1994-07-08 23San Diego,California MLB2013-20182018-2018
2013- 4- 110-MIN
MinorsMinnesota Twins (AAA)2018-08-20
791Michael ChavisSSBoston Red Sox5-10 190 R-R 1995-08-11 22Marietta,Georgia AAA2014-20192019-2019
2014- 1-  26-BOS
ActiveBoston Red Sox (MLB)
804Nick GordonSSMinnesota Twins6-2 175 L-R 1995-10-24 22Avon Park,Florida AAA2014-2018-
2014- 1-   5-MIN
MinorsMinnesota Twins (AAA)
816Christian ArroyoSSTampa Bay Rays5-11 185 R-R 1995-05-30 23Brooksville,Florida MLB2013-20192017-2019
2013- 1-  25-SFN
MinorsTampa Bay Rays (AAA)2017-04-24
824Jesse WinkerOFCincinnati Reds6-3 200 L-L 1993-08-17 24Windermere,Florida MLB2012-20192017-2019
2012- 1-  49-CIN
ActiveCincinnati Reds (MLB)2017-04-14
837Max FriedPAtlanta Braves6-4 170 L-L 1994-01-18 24Van Nuys,California MLB2012-20192017-2019
2012- 1-   7-SDN
ActiveAtlanta Braves (MLB)2017-08-08
845Tyler MahlePCincinnati Reds6-2 175 R-R 1994-09-29 23Westminster,California MLB2013-20192017-2019
2013- 7- 225-CIN
ActiveCincinnati Reds (MLB)2017-08-27
852Jay GroomePBoston Red Sox6-5 200 L-L 1998-08-23 19Barnegat,New Jersey A2016-2017-
2016- 1-  12-BOS
MinorsBoston Red Sox (A)
864Adonis MedinaPPhiladelphia Phillies6-1 185 R-R 1996-12-18 21Santo Domingo,Dom Rep A+2014-2019-
2014-   UDFA-PHI
MinorsPhiladelphia Phillies (AA)
873Kevin MaitanSSLos Angeles Angels6-2 190 B-R 2000-02-12 18Puerto Cabello,Venezuela RK2017-2019-
2016-   UDFA-ATL
MinorsLos Angeles Angels (A)
885Mickey MoniakOFPhiladelphia Phillies6-2 185 L-R 1998-05-13 20Encinitas,California A+2016-2019-
2016- 1-   1-PHI
MinorsPhiladelphia Phillies (AA)
897Anderson EspinozaPSan Diego Padres6-0 160 R-R 1998-03-09 20Caracas,Venezuela A2015-2016-
2014-   UDFA-BOS
MinorsSan Diego Padres (A+)
903Carter KieboomSSWashington Nationals6-2 190 R-R 1997-09-03 20Marietta,Georgia AA2016-2019-
2016- 1-  28-WAS
MinorsWashington Nationals (AAA)
912Pavin Smith1BArizona Diamondbacks6-2 210 L-L 1996-02-06 22Jupiter,Florida A+2015-2019-
2017- 1-   7-ARI
MinorsArizona Diamondbacks (AA)
926Dane DunningPChicago White Sox6-3 190 R-R 1994-12-20 23Orange Park,Florida AA2013-2018-
2016- 1-  29-WAS
DL-7Chicago White Sox (AA)
934Jahmai JonesOFLos Angeles Angels5-11 210 R-R 1997-08-04 20Norcross,Georgia AA2015-2019-
2015- 2-  70-ANA
MinorsLos Angeles Angels (AA)
944Tyler O'NeillOFSt. Louis Cardinals5-11 205 R-R 1995-06-22 23Maple Ridge,BC MLB2013-20192018-2019
2013- 3-  85-SEA
DL-10St. Louis Cardinals (MLB)2018-04-19
956Adam HaseleyOFPhiladelphia Phillies6-1 195 L-L 1996-04-12 22Windermere,Florida AA2015-2019-
2017- 1-   8-PHI
MinorsPhiladelphia Phillies (AA)
963Brandon WoodruffPMilwaukee Brewers6-2 221 R-R 1993-02-10 25Tupelo,Mississippi MLB2012-20192017-2019
2014-11- 326-MIL
ActiveMilwaukee Brewers (MLB)2017-08-04
978Austin Riley3BAtlanta Braves6-2 230 R-R 1997-04-02 21Southaven,Mississippi AAA2015-2019-
2015- 1-  41-ATL
MinorsAtlanta Braves (AAA)
982Ryan MountcastleSSBaltimore Orioles6-3 195 R-R 1997-02-18 21Winter Springs,Florida AA2015-2019-
2015- 1-  36-BAL
MinorsBaltimore Orioles (AAA)
997Blake RutherfordOFChicago White Sox6-3 195 L-R 1997-05-02 21Simi Valley,California A+2016-2019-
2016- 1-  18-NYA
MinorsChicago White Sox (AA)
1003Riley PintPColorado Rockies6-4 195 R-R 1997-09-06 20Lenexa,Kansas A2016-2019-
2016- 1-   4-COL
MinorsColorado Rockies (A)