MLB Pipeline started their rankings of the top ten prospects at each position on Tuesday morning, and Tyler Glasnow was named the second best right-handed pitching prospect. Mitch Keller got mention for falling just outside their top ten. Glasnow was also the second best RHP prospect on last year’s list.
While this list was compiled by MLB Pipeline, it matches the list they put together two weeks ago when they surveyed Major League General Managers and Scouting Directors. In that survey, Glasnow got three votes as the best pitching prospect in the minors, trailing only Alex Reyes from the St Louis Cardinals. Lucas Giolito from the Chicago White Sox was the only other pitcher to receive a vote as the best pitching prospect and he finished third on the MLB Pipeline list as well. Giolito was ranked first overall last year by MLB Pipeline.
Keller was one of only two extra pitchers mentioned just outside their top ten. Alex Reyes is only four innings away from losing him prospect status, so that could mean that Keller jumps into the top ten during the first week of the season.
The rest of the positions will be covered over the next ten days, with left-handed pitchers tomorrow, followed by catchers, each infielder position, then only one for outfielders. That will be followed up on January 28th by their top 100 prospects list.