Which Cleveland Guardians prospects are considered to be in the Top 100?

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79. Chase DeLauter - Outfielder

The first round pick of the Cleveland Guardians in the 2022 June Amateur Draft, outfielder Chase DeLauter is ranked 79th in this list.

DeLauter fits the profile of players the Guardians have preferred lately, having high contact and low strikeout rates. The 22-year-old outfielder struck out just 30 times in 242 plate appearances last season. DeLauter's strikeout rate of 12.3% is much more palatable than the 27.2% from the previously mentioned George Valera.

Cleveland's number four ranked prospect per MLB Pipeline, DeLauter is their highest-rated outfield prospect and is projected to debut in 2025. Hopefully, by that time DeLauter will be able to tap into his raw power potential and experience an uptick in his home run totals. With his 6-foot four-inch and 235-pound build, DeLauter is expected to be able to provide some much-needed power to the Guardians' outfield by the time he reaches the major leagues. The young outfielder is just going to need more time in the minors to see his potential become realized on the field. Should this happen, it will only be a matter of time until DeLauter is a middle-of-the-lineup regular in Cleveland.