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 Pena2SSAAA23
Hunter Brown3RHPAAA23
Joe Perez43BAA21
Forrest Whitley5RHPAA23
Alex Santos II6RHPA19
Jake Meyers7OFMLB25
Korey Lee8CAA22
Enmanuel Valdez92BAA22
Yohander Martinez10SSA19
Brett Conine11RHPAAA24
Jairo Solis12RHPA21
Richi Gonzalez13OFR18
Dauri Lorenzo14SSR18
Freudis Nova15SSA+21
Matthew Barefoot16OFA+23
Alex McKenna17OFAA23
Shawn Dubin18RHPAAA25
Colin Barber19OFA+20
Shay Whitcomb203BA+22
Misael Tamarez21RHPA+21
Zach Daniels22OFA22
Jordan Brewer23OFA23

LOS ANGELES ANGELS

PlayerRankPositionLevelAge
Reid Detmers1LHPMLB22
Arol Vera2SSA18
Kyren Paris32BA+19
Sam Bachman4RHPA+21
Jordyn Adams5OFA+21
Davis Daniel6RHPAAA24
Ky Bush7LHPA+21
Alexander Ramirez8OFA19
David Calabrese9OFR18
Denzer Guzman10SSR17
Edgar Quero11CR17
Izzy Wilson12OFAA23
Werner Blakely132BR19
Jeremiah Jackson14SSA21
Landon Marceaux15RHPA21
D'Shawn Knowles16OFA20
Alejandro Hidalgo17RHPR18
Adrian Placencia18SSR18
Packy Naughton19LHPMLB25
Cooper Criswell20RHPMLB25
Brendon Davis213BAAA24
Orlando Martinez22OFAA23
Ryan Smith23LHPAA24
Jack Kochanowicz24RHPA20
Brent Killam25LHPA+23

OAKLAND ATHLETICS

PlayerRankPositionLevelAge
Tyler Soderstrom1CA19
Pedro Pineda2OFR17
Daulton Jefferies4RHPMLB25
Robert Puason3SSA18
A.J. Puk5LHPMLB26
Nick Allen62BAAA22
Jordan Diaz73BA+20
Brayan Buelvas8OFA19
Junior Perez9OFA19
Michael Guldberg10OFA+21
Lawrence Butler111BA21
Jeff Criswell12RHPA+22
Cody Thomas13OFAAA26
Luis Barrera14OFAAA25
Colin Peluse15RHPA+23
Logan Davidson16SSAA23
Tyler Baum17RHPAAA23
Buddy Reed18OFAAA26
Austin Beck19OFA+22
Lazaro Armenteros20OFA+22

SEATTLE MARINERS

PlayerRankPositionLevelAge
Julio Rodriguez1OFAA20
Noelvi Marte2SSA+19
George Kirby3RHPAA23
Emerson Hancock4RHPAA21
Zach DeLoach5OFAA22
Harry Ford6CCPX18
Gabriel Gonzalez7OFDSL17
Brandon Williamson8LHPAA23
Matt Brash9RHPAA23
Kaden Polcovich102BAA22
Cal Raleigh11CMLB24
Edwin Arroyo12SSCPX18
Jonatan Clase13OFCPX19
Victor Labrada14OFA+21
Milkar Perez153BCPX19
George Feliz16OFDSL18
Alberto Rodriguez17OFA20
Cade Marlowe18OFA+24
Amador Arias19SSDSL17
Starlin Aguilar203BDSL17
Michael Morales21RHPCPX19
Juan Then22RHPA+21
Taylor Dollard23RHPA+22
Levi Stoudt24RHPA+23
Connor Phillips25RHPA20
Robert Perez261BA21
Luis Bolivar27OFDSL17
Isaiah Campbell28RHPA+24


TEXAS RANGERS

PlayerRankPositionLevelAge
Josh Jung13BAAA23
Justin Foscue22BAA22
Dustin Harris31BA+22
Luisangel Acuna4SSA19
Evan Carter5OFA18
Cole Winn6RHPAA21
Sherten Apostel73BAAA22
Ezequiel Duran82BA+22
Maximo Acosta9SSR18
Yonny Hernandez102BMLB23
Josh Smith11SSAA24
Yerry Rodriguez12RHPAA23
Sam Huff13CAA23
Chris Seise14SSA+22
Trevor Hauver152BA+22
Zak Kent16RHPAA23
Keithron Moss172BA19
Yeison Morrobel18OFR17
Curtis Terry191BAAA24
Bubba Thompson20OFAA23
Ricky Vanasco21RHPA22
Bayron Lora22OFR18