Anthony Volpe
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Thus far, we’ve seen three esteemed scouting services release updated Top 100 prospect rankings before the start of the 2022 season.

The top ten overall prospects from those outlets have many similar names, but where they fall in the overall rankings can change from one to another. And where the top-ranked prospects for the Yankees and Mets is different.

What’s clear: everyone loves the talent coming in Baltimore and Detroit. And they should; those two franchises are reaching the point of their respective tank cycles that it’s time for the high picks and international signings to start matriculating their way to the big leagues.

Here’s how the top ten overall look for the three outlets we’ve seen thus far:

Baseball Prospectus

  1. Bobby Witt Jr., SS, Royals
  2. Adley Rutschman, C, Orioles
  3. Julio Rodriguez, OF, Mariners
  4. Spencer Torkelson, 3B, Tigers
  5. Grayson Rodriguez, RHP, Orioles
  6. Riley Greene, OF, Tigers
  7. Jordan Walker, 3B, Cardinals
  8. Shane Baz, RHP, Rays
  9. Marco Luciano, SS, Giants
  10. Francisco Álvarez, C, Mets
    Highest Ranked Yankee: Anthony Volpe, SS (14)

Yankees in Baseball Prospectus‘ Top 100


Mets in Baseball Prospectus‘ Top 100

Baseball America

  1. Adley Rutschman, C, Orioles
  2. Julio Rodriguez, OF, Mariners
  3. Bobby Witt Jr., SS, Royals
  4. Riley Greene, OF, Tigers
  5. Spencer Torkelson, 3B, Tigers
  6. Grayson Rodriguez, RHP, Orioles
  7. Gabriel Moreno, C, Blue Jays
  8. Shane Baz, RHP, Rays
  9. CJ Abrams, SS, Padres
  10. Anthony Volpe, SS, Yankees
    Highest Ranked Met: Francisco Álvarez, C (13)

Yankees in Baseball America‘s Top 100

Mets in Baseball America‘s Top 100

Keith Law (The Athletic)

  1. Adley Rutschman, C, Orioles
  2. Bobby Witt Jr., SS, Royals
  3. Riley Greene, OF, Tigers
  4. Spencer Torkelson, 3B, Tigers
  5. CJ Abrams, SS, Padres
  6. Gabriel Moreno, C, Blue Jays
  7. Shane Baz, RHP, Rays
  8. Francisco Álvarez, C, Mets
  9. Julio Rodriguez, OF, Mariners
  10. Anthony Volpe, SS, Yankees

Yankees on Keith Law’s Top 100

Mets on Keith Law’s Top 100

Tab has written about MLB, the NHL and the NFL for more than a decade for publications including The Fourth Period, Bleacher Report and La Vida Baseball. He is the author of two books about the Chicago Blackhawks and has been credentialed for the MLB All-Star Game and postseason and multiple Stanley Cup Finals. He is the co-host of the Line Drive Radio podcast.