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Top 25 Prospects and Their Future Contribution to Their Team

By: Kyle Sullivan

There are many top prospects in the game that will come up and make a big difference for their club, but the prospects projected in the top 25 are the ones that will likely be great and can carry a team to a title. Here are the top 25 prospects according to and my thoughts on how they will contribute to their teams success going forward.

25. C.J. Abrams, SS, San Diego Padres

Abrams is a great SS but the Padres already have Tatis Jr. at short which takes Abrams spot. If Abrams becomes a big league player he will most likely play second base or center field.

24. Matt Manning, RHP, Detroit Tigers

Manning is a part of the Tigers young core of starting pitchers along with Casey Mize and Tarik Skubal. Manning is a top notch minor league pitcher and with the young pitchers coming up, this Tigers team will be scary for years to come.

23. Dustin May, RHP, Los Angeles Dodgers

May is going to be a great major league pitcher once he gets called up. He played in the bigs last year, but not enough to judge if he will be a good major league pitcher. From his career in the minors it looks like May is going to be great for a long time.

22. Sixto Sanchez, RHP, Miami Marlins

Sanchez pitched his first season in the Marlins orginazation last year after being traded from the Phillies. Sanchez looks like he can pitch at the big league level soon and he push the young Marlins to a title.

21. Carter Kieboom, SS, 2B, Washington Nationals

Kieboom looks to be the Nats second baseman for a long time. He has climbed through the minors as a shortstop but with Trea Turner at Short, Kieboom will be a secnd baseman, and a really good one.

20. Michael Kopech, RHP, Chicago White Sox

Kopech is a flamethrower. He can hit three digits once in a while and has lights out stuff. Although Kopech hasen't proved to be a good major league ballplayer in the time he has had in the bigs, with a little bit more years of development, he can be one of the better pitchers in the game.

19. Forrest Whitley, RHP, Houston Astros

Whitley once chucked a ball 110 mph! That is faster than the MLB's fastest ever pitch. Whitley has been set to make the major league rotation this year but with the push back, he still has never pitched a game in the majors.

18. Julio Rodriguez, OF, Seattle Mariners

Rodriguez is an all around great hitter. He hits for power & average. Rodriguez will be a great major league ballplayer after a few years of development. I see Juan Soto in this young stud for the Mariners.

17. Dylan Carlson, OF, St, Louis Cardinals

Carlson is a switch hitter for the Cards and has a really sweat swing. He can also run the bases really well and is a good defender too. Carlson is a true five-tool player.

16. Andrew Vaughn, 1B, Chicago White Sox

Vaughn still has a ways away from the majors after being drafted in last years draft. Vaughn is going to be a threat at the plate and him and Nick Madrigal will carry this team to success.

15. Brendan McKay, RHP, DH, Tampa Bay Rays

McKay is a two-way player. He hits and he pitches. McKay is a great pitcher in the minors and I think the Rays will get most of his value as a pitcher, but if the Rays want a two-way player on their team, nobody is stopping them.

14. Joey Bart, C, San Francisco Giants

Bart is the next Buster Posey for the Giants. A player they can trust to get the job done. I don't see Bart getting the Catcher job though until Posey leaves/retires/takes on first base.

13. Cristian Pache, OF, Atlanta Braves

Pache has a high sealing for the Braves in the future. He is going to be in a stacked outfield with Ronald Acuna Jr and Drew Waters. He is fast, has great hitting potential, and is a good defender too.

12. Jesus Luzardo, LHP, Oakland Athletics

Luzardo is a stud in the making. He is small lefty with some velocity and movement on his pitches. He played greatly last year and pitched super well in the ALWC last year against the Tampa Bay Rays.

11. Jarred Kelenic, OF, Seattle Mariners

Kelenic is apart of the Mariners future stud out field along with Julio Rodriguez and Kyle Lewis. He is a sweat swinging lefty and can fly down across the field. If Kelenic can live up to his potential than he will be a key piece for the Mariners and could maybe even be compared to Ken Griffey Jr.

10. Bobby Witt Jr, SS, Kansas City Royals

Witt Jr was drafted in last years draft (2019) with the second over all picks and he looks to be a star in the making. Great speed, a good hitter, and a good glove at short, he could be one of the sports best in a few years.

9. Royce Lewis, SS, Minnesota Twins

Lewis can do everything on the field. He can hit, run, and field a good shortstop too. When he gets called up he will make a big impact on the Twins organization. He is going to be a great shortstop and I can see some Carlos Correa in him too. He can do almost everything you want.

8. Nate Pearson, RHP, Toronto Blue Jays

Pearson throws absolute gas. Can reach over 100 mph and can easily become the ace of the Jays staff. Him and other top prospect Alek Manoah will lead the Blue Jays to division titles and possibly World Series appearances. Nate Pearson is a special player.

7. Casey Mize, RHP, Detroit Tigers

Mize and other player on this list Matt Manning can lead the Tigers to greatness. Mize is a great player for the Tigers in the future and can possibly win Cy Young awards if everything goes to plan with Casey Mize.

6. Jo Adell, OF, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Adell is going the be the next Mike Trout and they are on the same team. Adell is a once in a generation talent and him and Trout on the same field at the same time will lead to good things.

5. MacKenzie Gore, LHP, San Diego Padres

Gore has a fucky delivery to the plate which can throw hitters off. Gore has been a stud for the Padres in the minor leagues and him and all of the young talent on the Padres roster will lead to a bright future in San Diego.

4. Adley Rutschman, C, Baltimore Orioles

Rutschman went first overall to the O's in the 2019 draft and was the first catcher to go first overall since Joe Mauer in 2001. Rutschman is a switch hitting catcher who will provide the O's with a star on there team. When the Orioles took him in the draft, everybody knew they where going in the right direction.

3. Luis Robert, OF, Chicago White Sox

Robert is the definition of a five tool player. He hits for great power, runs the bases super well, and hits for a good average and is a great defender. Robert is going to be a stud in the future and can hit of the White Sox pitchers pretty well.

2. Gavin Lux, 2B/SS, Los Angeles Dodgers

Lux is a left handed hitting Second baseman/Shortstop who will provide so much talent to an already amazing Dodgers club. Lux is a stud and can be a Derek Jeter with more pop and a better glove.

1. Wander Franco, SS, Tampa Bay Rays

Franco does it all at an elite level for the Rays and is only 18! He has all the tools to be the next Francisco Lindor and is a key contributer to the Rays young talent. Franco is going to be a stud.

This is if there careers go they way they are supposed to go and non of them struggle a lot. Some might not be able to hit major league pitching and some might struggle against major league hitters. But if they play up to there hype and projections, these players could be the next big stars in the league.