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How the experts are ranking the top 30 prospects for the 2021 MLB Draft

We got over the top 30 prospects from some of the biggest baseball websites heading into the 2021 MLB Draft.

Jack Leiter of the Vanderbilt Commodores reacts before the game against the Mississippi St. Bulldogs during the Division I Men’s Baseball Championship held at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha on June 29, 2021 in Omaha, Nebraska. Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/NCAA Photos via Getty Images

The 2021 MLB Draft will take place on Sunday, July 11 in Denver prior to the All-Star Week festivities. The first round of the draft will start at 7 p.m. ET with the first 36 picks, including a few compensation and competitive balance selections. As we head into the first round, you’re probably wondering who the top prospects for the 2021 draft look like? Thankfully, the great experts around the baseball community have us covered.

Here we’re going to go over the top 30 MLB Draft prospects heading into 2021 from four major news outlets: ESPN, MLB dot com, Fangraphs and Baseball America. We’ll compare the top 30 for each website and point out some differences within the top ranks and some players who are in and out of different rankings.

2021 MLB Draft Prospect Expert Rankings

Rank MLB dot com ESPN Baseball America Fangraphs
Rank MLB dot com ESPN Baseball America Fangraphs
1 Marcelo Mayer, SS, Eastlake (CA) Jordan Lawlar, SS, Jesuit Prep (TX) Jordan Lawlar, SS, Jesuit Prep (TX) Marcelo Mayer, SS, Eastlake (CA)
2 Jack Leiter, RHP, Vanderbilt Marcelo Mayer, SS, Eastlake (CA) Marcelo Mayer, SS, Eastlake (CA) Henry Davis, C, Louisville
3 Jordan Lawlar, SS, Jesuit Prep (TX) Jack Leiter, RHP, Vanderbilt Jack Leiter, RHP, Vanderbilt Jack Leiter, RHP, Vanderbilt
4 Kahlil Watson, SS, Wake Forest (NC) Henry Davis, C, Louisville Henry Davis, C, Louisville Kahlil Watson, SS, Wake Forest (NC)
5 Henry Davis, C, Louisville Brady House, SS, Winder-Barrow (GA) Kumar Rocker, RHP, Vanderbilt Jordan Lawlar, SS, Jesuit Prep (TX)
6 Kumar Rocker, RHP, Vanderbilt Kumar Rocker, RHP, Vanderbilt Kahlil Watson, SS, Wake Forest (NC) Brady House, SS, Winder-Barrow (GA)
7 Jackson Jobe, RHP, Heritage Hall (OK) Kahlil Watson, SS, Wake Forest (NC) Brady House, SS, Winder-Barrow (GA) Colton Cowser, OF, Sam Houston
8 Brady House, SS, Winder-Barrow (GA) Jackson Jobe, RHP, Heritage Hall (OK) Jackson Jobe, RHP, Heritage Hall (OK) Kumar Rocker, RHP, Vanderbilt
9 Ty Madden, RHP, Texas Sal Frelick, OF, Boston College Sal Frelick, OF, Boston College Sal Frelick, OF, Boston College
10 Colton Cowser, OF, Sam Houston Colton Cowser, OF, Sam Houston Matt McLain, SS, UCLA Jackson Jobe, RHP, Heritage Hall (OK)
11 Sal Frelick, OF, Boston College Benny Montgomery, OF, Red Land (PA) Colton Cowser, OF, Sam Houston Matt McLain, SS, UCLA
12 Matt McLain, SS, UCLA Harry Ford, C, North Cobb (GA) Ty Madden, RHP, Texas Ty Madden, RHP, Texas
13 Harry Ford, C, North Cobb (GA) Matt McLain, SS, UCLA Gunnar Hogland, RHP, Mississippi Harry Ford, C, North Cobb (GA)
14 Sam Bachman, RHP, Miami (OH) Will Taylor, OF, Dutch Fork (SC) Sam Bachman, RHP, Miami (OH) Gunnar Hogland, RHP, Mississippi
15 Benny Montgomery, OF, Red Land (PA) Gunnar Hogland, RHP, Mississippi Andrew Painter, RHP, Calvary Christian (FL) Benny Montgomery, OF, Red Land (PA)
16 Jordan Wicks, LHP, Kansas State Andrew Painter, RHP, Calvary Christian (FL) Michael McGreevy, RHP, UC Santa Barbara Bubba Chandler, RHP/SS, North Oconee (GA)
17 Anthony Solemeto, LHP, Bishop Eustace (NJ) Colson Montgomery, 3B, Southridge (IN) Harry Ford, C, North Cobb (GA) Jordan Wicks, LHP, Kansas State
18 Andrew Painter, RHP, Calvary Christian (FL) Tyler Black, 2B, Wright State Will Bednar, RHP, Miss State Sam Bachman, RHP, Miami (OH)
19 Joe Mack, C, Williamsville East (NY) Bubba Chandler, RHP/SS, North Oconee (GA) Gunnar Hogland, RHP, Mississippi Gavin Williams, RHP, East Carolina
20 Will Taylor, OF, Dutch Fork (SC) Will Bednar, RHP, Miss State Bubba Chandler, RHP/SS, North Oconee (GA) Ryan Cusick, RHP, Wake Forest
21 Bubba Chandler, RHP/SS, North Oconee (GA) Jud Fabian, OF, Florida Will Taylor, OF, Dutch Fork (SC) Andrew Painter, RHP, Calvary Christian (FL)
22 Gunnar Hogland, RHP, Mississippi Carson Williams, SS/RHP, Torrey Pines (CA) Joe Mack, C, Williamsville East (NY) Joshua Baez, OF, Dexter Southfield (MA)
23 Jud Fabian, OF, Florida Ty Madden, RHP, Texas Benny Montgomery, OF, Red Land (PA) Jud Fabian, OF, Florida
24 Joshua Baez, OF, Dexter Southfield (MA) Jordan Wicks, LHP, Kansas State Jaden Hill, RHP, Louisiana State Connor Norby, 2B, East Carolina
25 Colson Montgomery, 3B, Southridge (IN) Cooper Kinney, 3B, Baylor (TN) Adrian Del Castillo, C, Miami Joe Mack, C, Williamsville East (NY)
26 Ryan Cusick, RHP, Wake Forest Lonnie White Jr., OF, Malvern Prep (PA) Ethan Wilson, OF, South Alabama Wes Kath, SS, Desert Mountain (AZ)
27 Chase Petty, RHP, Mainland (NJ) Tyler Whitaker, OF, Bishop Gorman (NV) Jud Fabian, OF, Florida Braden Montgomery, LHP/SS, Madison Central (MS)
28 Michael McGreevy, RHP, UC Santa Barbara Anthony Solemeto, LHP, Bishop Eustace (NJ) Anthony Solemeto, LHP, Bishop Eustace (NJ) Frank Mozzicato, LHP, East Catholic (CT)
29 Peyton Stovall, 2B, Haughton (LA) Adrian Del Castillo, C, Miami Chase Petty, RHP, Mainland (NJ) Will Taylor, OF, Dutch Fork (SC)
30 Izaac Pacheco, 3B, Friendswood (TX) Michael McGreevy, RHP, UC Santa Barbara Gavin Williams, RHP, East Carolina Carson Williams, SS/RHP, Torrey Pines (CA)