Maximo Acosta checks in at #6, ahead of the likes of Justin Foscue and Hans Crouse, as well as his initially more heralded J-2 class member Bayron Lora. Acosta was generating a ton of hype pre-COVID, and while his performance in the Instructional League was such that the hype cooled off a little, he’s still very highly regarded.
Fellow Latin American infielder Luisangel Acuna is at #8 on the list, close behind Acosta, and I suspect we will see Acuna in full season ball once the minor league seasons start in May. MLB Pipeline has his ETA as 2023, when Acuna will be all of 21 years old.
Along with Foscue, both Evan Carter and T.K. Roby make the top 30 list for Pipeline from the 2020 draft class. Davis Wendzel, the Rangers’ supplemental first rounder from 2019, is in the team’s top 10, and 2019 third rounder Justin Slaten sneaks into the back of the top 30.