Top MLB prospects by position

Shortstop Corey Seager and outfielder Byron Buxton are the top prospects at their respective positions. Getty Images

After today, I will have hit the top MLB prospects from every angle.

I've laid out my top 100 prospects, with profiles, heading into the 2016 season, plus a "just missed" list. I've also ranked every farm system, ranked the top-10 prospects (or more) for all 30 clubs, and discussed prospects in three videos.

Now it's time to rank them by position, adding players to fill out a position when it's warranted, and offering up a few sentences on the status/depth of that position right now. If the prospect is in the Top 100, his ranking is in parentheses, and clicking on his rank will take you to the page his scouting profile is on.


1. Willson Contreras, Chicago Cubs (27)

2. Gary Sanchez, New York Yankees (57)

3. Chance Sisco, Baltimore Orioles (81)

4. Jorge Alfaro, Philadelphia Phillies (82)

5. Tyler Stephenson, Cincinnati Reds (Just missed)

6. Austin Barnes (C/2B), Los Angeles Dodgers

7. Reese McGuire, Pittsburgh Pirates

8. Tom Murphy, Colorado Rockies

9. Jacob Nottingham, Milwaukee Brewers

10. Francisco Mejia, Cleveland Indians

The current crop of catching prospects is lighter than in previous years, although I might argue there's as much long-term offensive upside as ever -- it's just that few of these guys are going to impact any major league lineups in 2016.