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Top 20 MLB Shortstop Prospects Entering 2021

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Wander Franco (Photo by Brian Westerholt/Four Seam Images)

We live in the golden age of shortstops. Once a glove-first position where getting league average offense was exceptional, shortstops like Corey Seager, Fernando Tatis Jr., Carlos Correa and Francisco Lindor have followed in Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter's footsteps. Shortstops have gotten bigger, stronger and now a number of teams are able to rely on their shortstops to both anchor the infield and the lineup.

The current crop of shortstop prospects should ensure that the game remains stocked with two-way players who can hit and field for years to come. Nearly one out of every five players in our latest Top 100 Prospects list is a shortstop, and Wander Franco, CJ Abrams, Marco Luciano, Bobby Witt Jr. and Austin Martin offer a great crop of top-end talents. 

Top 100 Prospects | Top Prospects For Every Team | 13 Potential Breakout Prospects For 2021 | Order The 2021 Prospect Handbook

  1. Wander Franco, Rays | Scouting Report | No. 1 overall
  2. CJ Abrams, Padres | Scouting Report | No. 11 overall
  3. Marco Luciano, Giants | Scouting Report | No. 12 overall
  4. Bobby Witt Jr., Royals | Scouting Report | No. 16 overall
  5. Austin Martin, Blue Jays | Scouting Report | No. 19 overall
  6. Royce Lewis, Twins | Scouting Report | No. 29 overall
  7. Jordan Groshans, Blue Jays | Scouting Report | No. 34 overall
  8. Oneil Cruz, Pirates | Scouting Report | No. 50 overall
  9. Brendan Rodgers, Rockies | Scouting Report | No. 61 overall
  10. Ronny Mauricio, Mets | Scouting Report | No. 65 overall
  11. Andres Gimenez, Indians | Scouting Report | No. 66 overall
  12. Noelvi Marte, Mariners | Scouting Report | No. 73 overall
  13. Geraldo Perdomo, D-backs | Scouting Report | No. 75 overall
  14. Jazz Chisholm, Marlins | Scouting Report | No. 77 overall
  15. Ha-Seong Kim, Padres | Scouting Report | No. 78 overall
  16. Jose Garcia, Reds | Scouting Report | No. 79 overall
  17. Tyler Freeman, Indians | Scouting Report | No. 82 overall
  18. Brice Turang, Brewers | Scouting Report | No. 88 overall
  19. Orelvis Martinez, Blue Jays | Scouting Report | No. 96 overall
  20. Gabriel Arias, Indians | Scouting Report
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Baseball America Prospect Report—May 5, 2021

Top prospect Wander Franco impresses in his Triple-A debut, CJ Abrams breezes in his first Double-A game and more.

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