Honorable Mention: George Valera
George Valera comes in as one of several honorable mentions. Law states that he (and other honorable mentions) would be in a Top-100 list, but just miss out on being in the Top-60.
Valera was previously ranked at 27 by Law in a Top-100 published back in January. It is not a surprise to see him drop considering that he has only appeared in 23 games for Triple-A Columbus this season due to injuries and has struggled when has actually seen the field. Valera is slashing just .193/.320/.265 with 24 strikeouts in 100 plate appearances, far from what is expected of the highly regarded prospect.
There is no reason to panic just yet when it comes to Valera, but his 2023 performance on top of his less than stellar 2022 is a bit concerning. Time is still on Valera's side as he is just 22-years old, although an uptick in performance down in Columbus would help alleviate any concerns about his future.