The 2021 Baseball Prospectus top 101 prospect list is out, and the Texas Rangers have four prospects who made the list.
The four prospects in question are the four that I think we all figure are the most likely ones to make an appearance on a top 101 list — Leody Taveras, Josh Jung, Sam Huff and Dane Dunning. I think there’s a consensus that those are the top four prospects in the system, with the question being order and where they fall in an overall list of MLB prospects.
That said, the ranking of Leody is pretty notable as he is at #26 on their list — much higher than I think anyone else will have him. As we have discussed before, Leody’s defense and baserunning are both very good, and his floor would seem to be as a fourth or fifth outfielder who doesn’t hit but who gives you late inning options as a defensive replacement or a pinch runner. How highly you regard him as a prospect is going to largely be determined by how likely you think he is to hit, and how much...the BP folks are clearly big believers in the bat.
Jung and Dunning come at #56 and #60, respectively, while Huff rounds out the list at #98. No former Ranger prospects appear on the list.