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Brandon Marsh, Jordyn Adams ranked in ESPN top 100 prospects

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Checking in on some Angels prospect rankings

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A pair of Angels outfielders who will be in big league camp in Tempe beginning on February 22 were named to ESPN’s top 100 prospects in MLB heading into 2021.

Kiley McDaniel in his rankings at ESPN rated Brandon Marsh as the 19th-best prospect in baseball this year, and had Jordyn Adams rated 75th.

Adams is one of 26 non-roster invitees to Angels big league camp, which begins for pitchers and catchers on Feb. 17, with a first full-squad workout at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Feb. 22.

The Angels drafted Adams in the first round in 2017. Aside from spending time at the alternate training site at Long Beach State last year, Adams has yet to play above Class-A.

“Adams is a true 80-grade runner and projects for above-average raw power, with enough contact skills to be at least a 50-grade bat at maturity,” McDaniel wrote. “His surface pro performance thus far has been shockingly good, but he also is still just scratching the surface in terms of getting his raw tools to show up on the field.”

Marsh is already on the 40-man roster, added in November. No. 19 by ESPN is his highest rating on various national lists. Marsh has an average ranking of 38th on Baseball America, Baseball Prospects, ESPN, MLB Pipeline, and The Athletic.

Angels on 2021 top 100 prospects lists

Player Pos 2021 age* Acquired Baseball America Baseball Prospectus ESPN FanGraphs MLB Pipeline The Athletic
Player Pos 2021 age* Acquired Baseball America Baseball Prospectus ESPN FanGraphs MLB Pipeline The Athletic
Jo Adell OF 22 2017 draft (1st rd) 13
Brandon Marsh OF 23 2016 draft (2nd rd) 38 44 19 15 53 36
Reid Detmers LHP 21 2020 draft (1st rd) 86 74 65
Jordyn Adams OF 21 2018 draft (1st rd) 76 75 90
*age as of June 30, 2021

ESPN also ranked farm systems as a whole this week, with the Angels ranked 23rd. That matches the Angels’ ranking by Keith Law at The Athletic, while Baseball America has the Halos No. 22.