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Top catching prospects 2022

Top catching prospects 2022

MLB Pipeline will reveal its 2022 Top 100 Prospects list on Friday, with a one-hour show on MLB Network and MLB.com on Saturday at 11 a.m. ET. Leading up to the release of the Top 100, we’ll examine baseball’s top 10 prospects at each position.

Baseball boasts its strongest group of catching prospects in more than a decade. Three backstops — Adley Rutschman (Orioles), Gabriel Moreno (Blue Jays), Francisco Alvarez (Mets) — rank in the first 10 spots of the Top 100, something that hasn’t happened since MLB.com started ranking prospects in 2004. A dozen catchers made the list, which is also unprecedented.

The last four Drafts have featured 11 catchers selected in the first round, including the No. 2 overall pick in 2018 (Joey Bart, Giants) and the No. 1 choices in 2019 (Rutschman) and 2021 (Henry Davis, Pirates). Seven of those first-rounders are now Top 100 Prospects, as is the top international amateur from the 2018 class (Diego Cartaya, Dodgers).

It’s possible that both 2022…

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