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Three Angels make Baseball Prospectus top 101 prospects list

Marsh, Adams, Detmers recognized by BP

MLB: Spring Training-Los Angeles Angels at Colorado Rockies Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Angels have three players named to the Baseball Prospectus top 101 prospects list released on Thursday, led by outfielder Brandon Marsh.

Marsh checks in at No. 44 on the 2021 list, followed by fellow outfielder Jordyn Adams 76th and pitcher Reid Detmers at No. 86.

For Marsh, this is his third consecutive year in the Baseball Prospects top 101, ranked 94th in 2019 and 51st in 2020. The 2016 second-round pick was added to the Angels’ 40-man roster in November, and figures to make his major league debut at some point in 2021.

Marsh is the only Angels player of this group to also make the Baseball America top-100 prospect list, which was unveiled last week.

Adams, the club’s first-round pick in 2018, is also making his third straight BP top-101 list, having been ranked 99th in 2019 and No. 72 last year. He has yet to make another national top-100 list.

The 21-year-old outfielder hit .257/.351/.369 across both Class-A levels in 2019 (97 of his 109 games at Low-A Burlington), and earned praise on his defense from Baseball Prospectus in December.

“Adams is an elite defender in center field and continues to develop his dynamic offensive game,” Brandon Williams wrote. “The speed, agility, and soft hands that made him a highly recruited prep wide receiver are apparent as he ranges gap-to-gap on defense.”

Reid Detmers was drafted by the Angels in the first round out of Louisville last June, checks in at No. 86 on his first BP top-101 list. In their December write-up of the Angels top prospects, Baseball Prospectus placed a major league ETA of 2022 on the left-hander, noting, “His build is solid with a strong lower half and he has mechanics that stay consistent, lending evaluators to feel confident about a starter’s role, albeit with a limited ceiling.”

The Angels had four prospects listed in the BP top 101 last year, led by Jo Adell at No. 3 overall. In addition to Marsh and Adams, last year also included outfielder D’Shawn Knowles at 99th overall.