There are a lot of outfielder prospects in the minors right now. Riley Greene is the recent outfielder prospect to be called up to the Detroit Tigers. At the moment, he is the top prospect in all of baseball and in the Detroit Tigers, and will graduate from the system sooner rather than later when he gets the at-bats. Who are some of the top outfielder prospects currently in the minors though?
Corbin Carroll, Arizona Diamondbacks
Corbin Carroll is the third-best prospect in all of baseball in the MLB and is the top prospect in the Arizona Diamondbacks farm system. He is 21 years old and is projected to reach the majors in 2023. Carroll was a first-round pick (16th overall) by Arizona in the 2019 MLB Draft. He is currently with the ACL D-backs Red, ROK. Corbin Carroll has been in Double-A also with the Amarillo Sod Poodles.
He can hit the cover off the baseball left-handed and swipe bases. However, Carroll remains to see where he will play in the field in the big leagues though. In 59 games in the minors so far this season, his batting average is .313 with 16 home runs and 39 RBIs, along with 20 stolen bases. Corbin Carroll’s on-base percentage is .431.
Brett Baty, New York Mets
Brett Baty is the 21st-best prospect on MLB.com’s Top 100 prospects list but is the second-best prospect in the New York Mets farm system. He is listed as an outfielder but can also play third base. Baty is currently in Double-A with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. He is 22 years old and is projected to reach the majors in 2023. However, Brett Baty was the 12th overall pick (first-round selection) in the 2019 MLB Draft though.
He is a left-handed bat and has pop in it. In 66 games in the minors so far this season, his batting average is .283 with 10 home runs and 29 RBIs, along with one stolen base. Baty’s on-base percentage is .379.
Zac Veen, Colorado Rockies
Zac Veen is the 23rd best prospect in the MLB and is the best prospect in the Colorado Rockies farm system. He is only 20 years old and was the ninth overall pick (first-round selection) in the 2020 MLB Draft. Veen also bats from the left side of the plate and is projected to reach the majors in 2023 though. He is currently in High-A with the Spokane Indians.
He does not have very poor at-bats usually. In 72 games played so far this season, his batting average is .272 with 10 home runs and 49 RBIs, along with 33 stolen bases. Zac Veen also has a .375 on-base percentage.
Robert Hassell III, San Diego Padres
Robert Hassell III is the 24th best prospect in the MLB and is currently the best prospect in the San Diego Padres farm system. He is presently in High-A with the Fort Wayne TinCaps. Hassell III is only 20 years old. He is a left-handed bat and is projected to reach the majors in 2023. Robert Hassell III was the eighth overall pick (first-round selection) in the 2020 MLB Draft.
Hassell III is a great all-around hitter and can develop even more power in his swing and is also a good fielder. He has played in 64 games in the minors so far this season and has a .310 batting average with nine home runs and 47 RBIs, along with 19 stolen bases. His on-base percentage is .386.