The time has come to take stock of how some organizations are shaping up in the Minor Leagues. With a good amount of data out for 2021, there have been some early-season breakouts. While the typical caveat of a small sample size always applies, it would be wise to notice some trends taking place. Not every prospect with a gaudy slash line will sustain the production. But it is worth noting when players are showing noticeable statistical improvements. In many cases, we haven’t had eyes on these players for over a year. There are bound to be some surprises, likely more so than a traditional year.

When taking on this project, it seemed simple enough. Rank the top 20 prospects in each organization from a dynasty perspective. I took this on as a solo project because I thought it would be a helpful way to keep track of all the lists I was posting on Twitter throughout the off-season. I didn’t fully appreciate how intensive it is to keep up with every organization at the same time. In hindsight, there’s probably a reason most lists like this are released in the winter when everyone has time to catch their breath. With games actively taking place, it can be a monumental task to keep up with all the movement.

Originally the plan was to display all 30 organizations at once. That turned out to be more difficult than I had anticipated. I had a grandiose vision of what this could look like with all the team colors but there is probably a good reason I have never seen what I was picturing in my mind. So to make the material more digestible for myself and the reader, I have decided to display organizational rankings by each division. I was able to give more individual time to each team rather than trying to juggle all 30 organizations at once.

I will begin the series focusing on the AL West. I am familiar with the history and dynamics of the division living near the Seattle area for the better part of my life. The division is up for grabs over the next decade, and several of the players on these lists will play a crucial role in determining which organization comes out on top. There is plenty of high-level talent scattered throughout these organizations located at every level throughout the Minor Leagues.

Just like a dynasty list, these rankings are a snapshot in time. They are constantly evolving as breakouts happen, players under-perform expectations, and perspectives shift. You could ask 100 people to rank each organization, and their lists might all look a little different. I hope you enjoy this and will check out the upcoming divisions. The idea is to keep these updated regularly when graduations, promotions, and perspectives shift.

 

HOUSTON ASTROS

PlayerRankPositionLevelAge
Pedro Leon1SSAAA23
Jeremy Pena2SSAAA24
Forrest Whitley3RHPAA23
Joe Perez43BAA21
Hunter Brown5RHPAAA23
Alex Santos II6RHPA19
Korey Lee7CAA22
Shay Whitcomb83BA+22
Yainer Diaz9CA+23
Colin Barber10OFA+20
Enmanuel Valdez112BAA22
Brett Conine12RHPAAA24
Jairo Solis13RHPA21
Freudis Nova14SSA+21
Richi Gonzalez15OFCPX18
Dauri Lorenzo16SSCPX18
Yohander Martinez17SSA19
Spencer Arrighetti18RHPA21
Misael Tamarez19RHPA+21
Zach Daniels20OFA+22
Matthew Barefoot21OFAA24
Alex McKenna22OFAA24
Shawn Dubin23RHPAAA25
Chayce McDermott24RHPA23
Jordan Brewer25OFA24

LOS ANGELES ANGELS

PlayerRankPositionLevelAge
Reid Detmers1LHPMLB22
Kyren Paris22BA+19
Sam Bachman3RHPAA21
Arol Vera4SSA18
Jordyn Adams5OFA+21
Ky Bush6LHPA+21
Davis Daniel7RHPAAA24
Edgar Quero8CA18
Denzer Guzman9SSDSL17
Alexander Ramirez10OFA19
David Calabrese11OFCPX19
Brendon Davis123BAAA24
Jeremiah Jackson13SSA21
Michael Stefanic142BAAA25
Ryan Smith15LHPAAA24
Izzy Wilson16OFAA23
Orlando Martinez17OFAA23
Alejandro Hidalgo18RHPCPX18
Werner Blakely192BCPX19
Adrian Placencia20SSCPX18
D'Shawn Knowles21OFA20
Jack Kochanowicz22RHPA20
Brent Killam23LHPA+23
Landon Marceaux24RHPA21

OAKLAND ATHLETICS

PlayerRankPositionLevelAge
Tyler Soderstrom1CA19
Pedro Pineda2OFCPX17
Robert Puason3SSA18
Max Muncy4SSCPX19
Daulton Jefferies5RHPMLB25
A.J. Puk6LHPMLB26
Jordan Diaz73BA+20
Brayan Buelvas8OFA19
Nick Allen92BAAA22
Lawrence Butler101BA21
Junior Perez11OFA19
Michael Guldberg12OFA+21
Jeff Criswell13RHPA+22
Cody Thomas14OFAAA26
Luis Barrera15OFAAA25
Colin Peluse16RHPA+23
Logan Davidson17SSAA23
Tyler Baum18RHPAAA23
Buddy Reed19OFAAA26
Austin Beck20OFA+22
Lazaro Armenteros21OFA+22

SEATTLE MARINERS

PlayerRankPositionLevelAge
Julio Rodriguez1OFAA20
Noelvi Marte2SSA+20
George Kirby3RHPAA23
Matt Brash4RHPAA23
Emerson Hancock5RHPAA22
Harry Ford6CCPX18
Gabriel Gonzalez7OFDSL17
Brandon Williamson8LHPAA23
Zach DeLoach9OFAA23
Jonatan Clase10OFCPX19
Edwin Arroyo11SSCPX18
Milkar Perez123BCPX19
Kaden Polcovich132BAA22
George Feliz14OFDSL19
Connor Phillips15RHPA+20
Adam Macko16LHPA21
Cade Marlowe17OFAAA24
Victor Labrada18OFA+21
Alberto Rodriguez19OFA+21
Levi Stoudt20RHPAA23
Taylor Dollard21RHPA+22
Michael Morales22RHPCPX19
Starlin Aguilar233BDSL17
Juan Then24RHPA+21
Amador Arias25SSA21
Robert Perez261BA21
Luis Bolivar27OFDSL17
Isaiah Campbell28RHPA+24


TEXAS RANGERS

PlayerRankPositionLevelAge
Josh Jung13BAAA23
Jack Leiter2RHPA21
Dustin Harris31BA+22
Cole Winn4RHPAAA21
Justin Foscue52BAA22
Luisangel Acuna6SSA19
Evan Carter7OFA19
Sherten Apostel83BAAA22
Maximo Acosta9SSCPX18
Yerry Rodriguez10RHPAA23
Ezequiel Duran112BA+22
Josh H. Smith12SSAA24
Trevor Hauver132BA+22
Chris Seise14SSA+22
Frandy Almonte15OFDSL17
Yeison Morrobel16OFDSL17
Bubba Thompson17OFAA23
Sam Huff18CAA23
Zak Kent19RHPAA23
Curtis Terry201BAAA24
Ricky Vanasco21RHPA22
Keithron Moss222BCPX20
Bayron Lora23OFDSL19