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Thyago Vieira was the #29 prospect in 2018 MLB Pipeline rankings.
These are the top-ranked, pre-season prospects for MLB Pipeline for the 2018 Season. Prospects rankings are updated mid-season but TBC takes only a static view of prospects from prior to to Spring Training.

One of the quirks of the data below is that some players who are highly ranked for MLB are not ranked as top 10 for their team.


Players Listed100Major Leaguers21
#1 ProspectShohei Ohtani - Los Angeles Angels

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2018 MLB Pipeline Prospect Rankings

Top Major Leaguers Has not played in MLB Active Players 1st Round Draft Picks Currently Active on this Team
MLB RankTm RankPlayer NamePosTeam NameHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)Debut
11Shohei OhtaniOFLos Angeles Angels6-3 198 L-R 1994-07-05 23Iwate,Japan Intl2013-20182018-2018   ActiveLos Angeles Angels (MLB)2018-03-29
21Ronald AcunaOFAtlanta Braves6-0 180 R-R 1997-12-18 20La Guaira,Venezuela AAA2015-2017-
2014-   UDFA-ATL
MinorsAtlanta Braves (AAA)
31Vladimir GuerreroOFToronto Blue Jays6-1 200 R-R 1999-03-16 19Montreal,Quebec A+2016-2017-
2015-   UDFA-TOR
MinorsToronto Blue Jays (AA)
41Eloy JimenezOFChicago White Sox6-4 205 R-R 1996-11-27 21Santo Domingo,Dom Rep AA2014-2017-
2013-   UDFA-CHN
DL-7Chicago White Sox (AA)
51Gleyber TorresSSNew York Yankees6-1 175 R-R 1996-12-13 21Caracas,Venezuela AAA2014-2017-
2013-   UDFA-CHN
MinorsNew York Yankees (AAA)
61Victor RoblesOFWashington Nationals6-0 185 R-R 1997-05-19 21Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB2014-20172017-2017
2013-   UDFA-WAS
MinorsWashington Nationals (AAA)2017-09-07
71Nick SenzelIFCincinnati Reds6-1 205 R-R 1995-06-29 23Atlanta,Georgia AA2014-2017-
2016- 1-   2-CIN
MinorsCincinnati Reds (AAA)
81Fernando Tatis3BSan Diego Padres6-3 185 R-R 1999-01-02 19San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep AA2016-2017-
2015-   UDFA-CHA
MinorsSan Diego Padres (AA)
91Forrest WhitleyPHouston Astros6-7 240 R-R 1997-09-15 20San Antonio,Texas AA2016-2017-
2016- 1-  17-HOU
RestrictedHouston Astros (AA)
102Michael KopechPChicago White Sox6-3 205 R-R 1996-04-30 22Mount Pleasant,Texas AAA2014-2017-
2014- 1-  33-BOS
MinorsChicago White Sox (AAA)
111Francisco MejiaCCleveland Indians5-10 175 B-R 1995-10-27 22Bani,Dom Rep MLB2013-20172017-2017
2012-   UDFA-CLE
MinorsCleveland Indians (AAA)2017-09-01
121Brent HoneywellPTampa Bay Rays6-2 180 R-R 1995-03-31 23Carnesville,Georgia AAA2014-2017-
2014- 2-  72-TBA
MinorsTampa Bay Rays (AAA)
131Walker BuehlerPLos Angeles Dodgers6-2 160 R-R 1994-07-28 23Lexington,Kentucky MLB2013-20172017-2017
2015- 1-  24-LAN
MinorsLos Angeles Dodgers (AAA)2017-09-07
142Bo BichetteSSToronto Blue Jays5-11 201 R-R 1998-03-05 20Orlando,Florida A+2016-2017-
2016- 2-  66-TOR
MinorsToronto Blue Jays (AA)
151Brendan RodgersSSColorado Rockies6-0 180 R-R 1996-08-09 21Lake Mary,Florida AA2015-2017-
2015- 1-   3-COL
MinorsColorado Rockies (A+)
161Mitch KellerPPittsburgh Pirates6-3 195 R-R 1996-04-04 22Cedar Rapids,Iowa AA2014-2017-
2014- 2-  64-PIT
MinorsPittsburgh Pirates (AA)
172Kyle TuckerOFHouston Astros6-4 190 L-R 1997-01-17 21Tampa,Florida AA2015-2017-
2015- 1-   5-HOU
MinorsHouston Astros (AA)
181Alex ReyesPSt. Louis Cardinals6-3 185 R-R 1994-08-29 23Elizabeth,New Jersey MLB2013-20162016-2016
2012-   UDFA-SLN
DL-60St. Louis Cardinals (MLB)2016-08-09
192MacKenzie GorePSan Diego Padres6-3 180 L-L 1999-02-24 19Whiteville,North Carolina RK2017-2017-
2017- 1-   3-SDN
DL-7San Diego Padres (A)
201Royce LewisSSMinnesota Twins6-1 185 R-R 1999-06-05 19Aliso Viejo,California A2017-2017-
2017- 1-   1-MIN
MinorsMinnesota Twins (A)
212Hunter GreenePCincinnati Reds6-3 195 R-R 1999-08-06 18Los Angeles,California RK2017-2017-
2017- 1-   2-CIN
MinorsCincinnati Reds (A)
222Willy AdamesSSTampa Bay Rays6-1 180 R-R 1995-09-02 22Santiago,Dom Rep AAA2013-2017-
2012-   UDFA-DET
MinorsTampa Bay Rays (AAA)
231Austin HaysOFBaltimore Orioles6-1 195 R-R 1995-07-05 22Port Orange,Florida MLB2014-20172017-2017
2016- 3-  91-BAL
MinorsBaltimore Orioles (AA)2017-09-07
242Triston McKenziePCleveland Indians6-5 165 R-R 1997-08-02 20West Palm Beach,Florida A+2015-2017-
2015- 1-  42-CLE
DL-7Cleveland Indians (A+)
253Brendan McKayPTampa Bay Rays6-2 212 L-L 1995-12-18 22Darlington,Pennsylvania A-2015-2017-
2017- 1-   4-TBA
MinorsTampa Bay Rays (A)
261Sixto SanchezPPhiladelphia Phillies5-10 160 R-R 1998-07-29 19San Cristobal,Dom Rep A+2015-2017-
2015-   UDFA-PHI
MinorsPhiladelphia Phillies (A+)
271Lewis BrinsonOFMiami Marlins6-3 170 R-R 1994-05-08 24Tamarac,Florida MLB2012-20182017-2018
2012- 1-  29-TEX
ActiveMiami Marlins (MLB)2017-06-11
283Luis RobertOFChicago White Sox6-3 185 R-R 1997-08-03 20La Habana,Cuba RK2017-2017-    
292Juan SotoOFWashington Nationals6-1 185 L-L 1998-10-25 19Santo Domingo,Dom Rep A2016-2017-
2015-   UDFA-WAS
MinorsWashington Nationals (A)
302Kyle WrightP-IFAtlanta Braves6-4 200 R-R 1995-10-02 22Huntsville,Alabama A+2015-2017-
2017- 1-   5-ATL
MinorsAtlanta Braves (AA)
313Mike SorokaPAtlanta Braves6-4 195 R-R 1997-08-04 20Calgary,Alberta AA2015-2017-
2015- 1-  28-ATL
MinorsAtlanta Braves (AAA)
321A.J. PukPOakland Athletics6-6 205 L-L 1995-04-25 23Cedar Rapids,Iowa AA2014-2017-
2016- 1-   6-OAK
MinorsOakland Athletics (AA)
332Alex VerdugoOFLos Angeles Dodgers6-0 200 L-L 1996-05-15 22Tucson,Arizona MLB2014-20172017-2017
2014- 2-  62-LAN
MinorsLos Angeles Dodgers (AAA)2017-09-01
341Leody TaverasOFTexas Rangers6-1 170 B-R 1998-09-08 19Tenares,Dom Rep A2016-2017-
2015-   UDFA-TEX
MinorsTexas Rangers (A)
352Scott KingeryIF-OFPhiladelphia Phillies5-10 180 R-R 1994-04-29 24Phoenix,Arizona AAA2013-20182018-2018
2015- 2-  48-PHI
ActivePhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)2018-03-30
363Luis UriasSSSan Diego Padres5-9 160 R-R 1997-06-03 21Magdalena de Kino,Mexico AAA2014-2017-   MinorsSan Diego Padres (AAA)
373J.P. CrawfordSSPhiladelphia Phillies6-2 180 L-R 1995-01-11 23Lakewood,California MLB2013-20182017-2018
2013- 1-  16-PHI
ActivePhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)2017-09-05
382Jack FlahertyPSt. Louis Cardinals6-4 205 R-R 1995-10-15 22North Hollywood,California MLB2014-20172017-2017
2014- 1-  34-SLN
MinorsSt. Louis Cardinals (AAA)2017-09-01
391Franklin PerezPDetroit Tigers6-3 197 R-R 1997-12-06 20Valencia,Venezuela AA2015-2017-
2014-   UDFA-HOU
MinorsDetroit Tigers (AA)
404Cal QuantrillPSan Diego Padres6-3 195 L-R 1995-02-10 23Port Hope,Ontario AA2014-2017-
2016- 1-   8-SDN
MinorsSan Diego Padres (AA)
412Ryan McMahon3BColorado Rockies6-2 185 L-R 1994-12-14 23Yorba Linda,California MLB2013-20182017-2018
2013- 2-  42-COL
ActiveColorado Rockies (MLB)2017-08-12
425Michel BaezPSan Diego Padres6-8 220 R-R 1996-01-21 22Havana,Cuba A2017-2017-   MinorsSan Diego Padres (A+)
433Taylor TrammellOFCincinnati Reds6-2 194 L-L 1997-09-13 20Powder Springs,Georgia A2016-2017-
2016- 1-  35-CIN
MinorsChicago Cubs (A+)
442Estevan FlorialOFNew York Yankees6-1 185 L-R 1997-11-25 20Port-Au-Prince,Haiti A+2015-2017-
2014-   UDFA-NYA
MinorsNew York Yankees (A+)
452Austin MeadowsOFPittsburgh Pirates6-2 195 L-L 1995-05-03 23Atlanta,Georgia AAA2013-2017-
2013- 1-   9-PIT
MinorsPittsburgh Pirates (AAA)
463Carson Kelly3BSt. Louis Cardinals6-2 200 R-R 1994-07-14 23Portland,Oregon MLB2012-20172016-2017
2012- 2-  86-SLN
MinorsSt. Louis Cardinals (AAA)2016-09-05
473Anthony AlfordOFToronto Blue Jays6-1 205 R-R 1994-07-20 23Columbia,Mississippi MLB2012-20172017-2017
2012- 3- 112-TOR
DL-10Toronto Blue Jays (AAA)2017-05-19
483Justus SheffieldPNew York Yankees5-10 196 L-L 1996-05-13 22Tullahoma,Tennessee AA2014-2017-
2014- 1-  31-CLE
MinorsNew York Yankees (AA)
494Luiz GoharaPAtlanta Braves6-3 210 L-L 1996-07-31 21Tupa,Brazil MLB2013-20172017-2017
2012-   UDFA-SEA
DL-10Atlanta Braves (AAA)2017-09-06
506Adrian MorejonPSan Diego Padres6-0 165 L-L 1999-02-27 19Havana,Cuba A2017-2017-
2016-   UDFA-SDN
MinorsSan Diego Padres (A+)
515Ian AndersonPAtlanta Braves6-3 170 R-R 1998-05-02 20Clifton Park,New York A2016-2017-
2016- 1-   3-ATL
MinorsAtlanta Braves (A+)
523Keibert RuizCLos Angeles Dodgers6-0 165 B-R 1998-07-20 19Valencia,Venezuela A+2015-2017-
2014-   UDFA-LAN
MinorsLos Angeles Dodgers (A+)
532Willie Calhoun2BTexas Rangers5-9 177 L-R 1994-11-04 23Vallejo,California MLB2014-20172017-2017
2015- 4- 132-LAN
MinorsTexas Rangers (AAA)2017-09-12
544Alec HansenPChicago White Sox6-7 235 R-R 1994-10-10 23Loveland,Colorado AA2014-2017-
2016- 2-  49-CHA
MinorsChicago White Sox (AA)
552Matt ManningPDetroit Tigers6-3 185 R-R 1998-01-28 20Elk Grove,California A2016-2017-
2016- 1-   9-DET
MinorsDetroit Tigers (A)
561Keston Hiura2BMilwaukee Brewers5-11 185 R-R 1996-08-02 21Valencia,California A2015-2017-
2017- 1-   9-MIL
MinorsMilwaukee Brewers (A+)
574Jesus SanchezOFTampa Bay Rays6-3 210 L-R 1997-10-07 20Higuey,Dom Rep A2015-2017-
2014-   UDFA-TBA
MinorsTampa Bay Rays (A+)
586Kolby AllardPAtlanta Braves6-1 175 L-L 1997-08-13 20San Clemente,California AA2015-2017-
2015- 1-  14-ATL
MinorsAtlanta Braves (AAA)
593Alex FaedoPDetroit Tigers6-4 220 R-R 1995-11-12 22Tampa,Florida RK2015-2017-
2017- 1-  18-DET
MinorsDetroit Tigers (Rk)
602Jesus LuzardoPOakland Athletics5-11 209 L-L 1997-09-30 20Parkland,Florida A-2017-2017-
2016- 3-  94-WAS
MinorsOakland Athletics (A+)
615Dylan CeasePChicago White Sox6-1 175 R-R 1995-12-28 22Milton,Georgia A2015-2017-
2014- 6- 169-CHN
MinorsChicago White Sox (A+)
622Jo AdellOFLos Angeles Angels6-2 195 R-R 1999-04-08 19Louisville,Kentucky RK2017-2017-
2017- 1-  10-ANA
MinorsLos Angeles Angels (A)
631Heliot RamosOFSan Francisco Giants6-1 188 R-R 1999-09-07 18Maunabo,Puerto Rico RK2017-2017-
2017- 1-  19-SFN
MinorsSan Francisco Giants (Rk)
645Jake Bauers1BTampa Bay Rays6-1 195 L-L 1995-10-06 22Huntington Beach,California AAA2013-2017-
2013- 7- 208-SDN
MinorsTampa Bay Rays (AAA)
654Miguel Andujar3BNew York Yankees6-0 175 R-R 1995-03-02 23San Cristobal,Dom Rep MLB2012-20182017-2018
2011-   UDFA-NYA
ActiveNew York Yankees (MLB)2017-06-28
663Franklin BarretoSSOakland Athletics5-9 174 R-R 1996-02-27 22Caracas,Venezuela MLB2013-20172017-2017
2012-   UDFA-TOR
MinorsOakland Athletics (AAA)2017-06-24
673Shane BazPPittsburgh Pirates6-3 190 R-R 1999-06-17 19Cypress,Texas RK2017-2017-
2017- 1-  12-PIT
MinorsPittsburgh Pirates (Rk)
682Fernando RomeroPMinnesota Twins6-0 215 R-R 1994-12-24 23- AA2012-2017-   MinorsMinnesota Twins (AAA)
692Corbin BurnesPMilwaukee Brewers6-2 185 R-R 1994-10-22 23Bakersfield,California AAA2014-2017-
2016- 4- 111-MIL
MinorsMilwaukee Brewers (AAA)
701Kyle LewisOFSeattle Mariners6-4 195 R-R 1995-07-13 22Snellville,Georgia A+2014-2017-
2016- 1-  11-SEA
MinorsSeattle Mariners (A+)
712Monte HarrisonOFMiami Marlins6-3 200 R-R 1995-08-10 22Lees Summit,Missouri A+2014-2017-
2014- 2-  50-MIL
MinorsMiami Marlins (AA)
724Jorge MateoSSOakland Athletics6-0 188 R-R 1995-06-23 23Santo Domingo,Dom Rep AA2012-2017-
2012-   UDFA-NYA
MinorsOakland Athletics (AAA)
731Jon DuplantierPArizona Diamondbacks6-4 210 L-R 1994-07-11 23Newark,Delaware A+2014-2017-
2016- 3-  89-ARI
MinorsArizona Diamondbacks (AA)
745Albert AbreuPNew York Yankees6-2 175 R-R 1995-09-26 22Guayubin,Dom Rep A+2014-2017-
2013-   UDFA-HOU
DL-7New York Yankees (A+)
756Chance AdamsPNew York Yankees6-0 205 R-R 1994-08-10 23Scottsdale,Arizona AAA2013-2017-
2015- 5- 153-NYA
MinorsNew York Yankees (AAA)
763J.B. BukauskasPHouston Astros6-0 196 R-R 1996-10-11 21Ashburn,Virginia A-2015-2017-
2017- 1-  15-HOU
MinorsHouston Astros (A-)
774Beau BurrowsPDetroit Tigers6-2 200 R-R 1996-09-18 21Weatherford,Texas AA2015-2017-
2015- 1-  22-DET
MinorsDetroit Tigers (AA)
783Stephen GonsalvesPMinnesota Twins6-5 190 L-L 1994-07-08 23San Diego,California AAA2013-2017-
2013- 4- 110-MIN
MinorsMinnesota Twins (AA)
791Michael ChavisSSBoston Red Sox5-10 190 R-R 1995-08-11 22Marietta,Georgia AA2014-2017-
2014- 1-  26-BOS
RestrictedBoston Red Sox (AA)
804Nick GordonSSMinnesota Twins6-2 175 L-R 1995-10-24 22Avon Park,Florida AA2014-2017-
2014- 1-   5-MIN
MinorsMinnesota Twins (AA)
816Christian ArroyoSSTampa Bay Rays5-11 185 R-R 1995-05-30 23Brooksville,Florida MLB2013-20172017-2017
2013- 1-  25-SFN
MinorsTampa Bay Rays (AAA)2017-04-24
824Jesse WinkerOFCincinnati Reds6-3 200 L-L 1993-08-17 24Windermere,Florida MLB2012-20182017-2018
2012- 1-  49-CIN
ActiveCincinnati Reds (MLB)2017-04-14
837Max FriedPAtlanta Braves6-4 170 L-L 1994-01-18 24Van Nuys,California MLB2012-20172017-2017
2012- 1-   7-SDN
MinorsAtlanta Braves (AA)2017-08-08
845Tyler MahlePCincinnati Reds6-2 175 R-R 1994-09-29 23Westminster,California MLB2013-20172017-2017
2013- 7- 225-CIN
ActiveCincinnati Reds (MLB)2017-08-27
852Jay GroomePBoston Red Sox6-5 200 L-L 1998-08-23 19Barnegat,New Jersey A2016-2017-
2016- 1-  12-BOS
MinorsBoston Red Sox (A)
864Adonis MedinaPPhiladelphia Phillies6-1 185 R-R 1996-12-18 21Santo Domingo,Dom Rep A2014-2017-
2014-   UDFA-PHI
MinorsPhiladelphia Phillies (A+)
873Kevin MaitanSSLos Angeles Angels6-2 190 B-R 2000-02-12 18Puerto Cabello,Venezuela RK2017-2017-
2016-   UDFA-ATL
MinorsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)
885Mickey MoniakOFPhiladelphia Phillies6-2 185 L-R 1998-05-13 20Encinitas,California A2016-2017-
2016- 1-   1-PHI
MinorsPhiladelphia Phillies (A+)
897Anderson EspinozaPSan Diego Padres6-0 160 R-R 1998-03-09 20Caracas,Venezuela A+2015-2017-
2014-   UDFA-BOS
MinorsSan Diego Padres (A)
903Carter KieboomSSWashington Nationals6-2 190 R-R 1997-09-03 20Marietta,Georgia A2016-2017-
2016- 1-  28-WAS
MinorsWashington Nationals (A+)
912Pavin Smith1BArizona Diamondbacks6-2 210 L-L 1996-02-06 22Jupiter,Florida A-2015-2017-
2017- 1-   7-ARI
MinorsArizona Diamondbacks (A+)
926Dane DunningPChicago White Sox6-3 190 R-R 1994-12-20 23Orange Park,Florida A+2013-2017-
2016- 1-  29-WAS
MinorsChicago White Sox (A+)
934Jahmai JonesOFLos Angeles Angels5-11 210 R-R 1997-08-04 20Norcross,Georgia A+2015-2017-
2015- 2-  70-ANA
MinorsLos Angeles Angels (A+)
944Tyler O'NeillOFSt. Louis Cardinals5-11 205 R-R 1995-06-22 23Maple Ridge,BC AAA2013-2017-
2013- 3-  85-SEA
MinorsSt. Louis Cardinals (AAA)2018-04-19
956Adam HaseleyOFPhiladelphia Phillies6-1 195 L-L 1996-04-12 22Windermere,Florida A2015-2017-
2017- 1-   8-PHI
MinorsPhiladelphia Phillies (A+)
963Brandon WoodruffPMilwaukee Brewers6-2 221 R-R 1993-02-10 25Tupelo,Mississippi MLB2012-20182017-2018
2014-11- 326-MIL
MinorsMilwaukee Brewers (AAA)2017-08-04
978Austin Riley3BAtlanta Braves6-2 230 R-R 1997-04-02 21Southaven,Mississippi AA2015-2017-
2015- 1-  41-ATL
MinorsAtlanta Braves (AA)
982Ryan MountcastleSSBaltimore Orioles6-3 195 R-R 1997-02-18 21Winter Springs,Florida AA2015-2017-
2015- 1-  36-BAL
DL-7Baltimore Orioles (AA)
997Blake RutherfordOFChicago White Sox6-3 195 L-R 1997-05-02 21Simi Valley,California A2016-2017-
2016- 1-  18-NYA
MinorsChicago White Sox (A+)
1003Riley PintPColorado Rockies6-4 195 R-R 1997-09-06 20Lenexa,Kansas A2016-2017-
2016- 1-   4-COL
DL-7Colorado Rockies (A)