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

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61. Daniel Espino - Pitcher

The only Guardians' pitcher on this list, Daniel Espino is ranked as the 61st overall prospect in this list.

Espino missed all of the 2023 season after undergoing surgery on his right shoulder, and is expected to be out of action somewhere in the range of 12-14 months. This came after being shut down after four starts in 2022, missing the majority of the season with the afrorementioned shoulder injury.

While there is some level of concern about the long-term health of Espino's shoulder moving forward, there is no question about his performance when he is available. Espino struck out 35.6% of batters faced in his 10 starts with the Lynchburg Hillcats and 45.1% in his 10 games with the Lake County Captains. Even though this is a small sample size, was in 2021, and was at two different levels of Single-A, this is still something to point toward as a reason to be optimistic in the future.

It is going to come down to whether or not Espino is able to stay healthy and if he can pitch at the level that saw him be ranked as the Guardians' third-ranked prospect on MLB Pipeline. If he is able to accomplish that, it would not be out of the question to see Espino become another key cog on Cleveland's major league pitching staff.