Every year, without fail, there are major discrepancies between the prominent top 100 MLB prospects lists.
On Thursday, MLB Pipeline and The Athletic's Keith Law released their rankings, and they have a very different evaluation of the fourth best prospect in the Giants' farm system.
While Law had left-handed pitcher Seth Corry in his top 100 at No. 71 along with Marco Luciano (No. 31), Joey Bart (No. 41) and Heliot Ramos (No. 58), MLB Pipeline revealed their list a few hours later and outfielder Hunter Bishop was the fourth Giants prospect in their top 100, coming in at No. 83.
Bishop, the No. 10 overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft out of Arizona State, has all the tools to be a star in the big leagues. While he only hit five homers in 32 games in the low minors in 2019, he has light-tower power and likely will be a frequent visitor of McCovey Cove once he reaches San Francisco.
The 22-year-old Bishop didn't participate in the Giants' Summer Camp before the start of the 2020 season due to a positive COVID-19 test and was forced to show up a week late to the alternate site in Sacramento.
The 2021 minor league season will be a huge year for Bishop's development.
As for Luciano, Bart and Ramos, MLB Pipeline ranked them at No. 16, No. 23 and No. 82, respectively.
Under president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi, the Giants have rebuilt their farm system into one of the deepest in baseball. In addition to Luciano, Bart, Ramos, Bishop and Corry, San Francisco has outfielder Luis Matos, left-handed pitched Kyle Harrison, catcher Patrick Bailey, outfielder Alexander Canario, shortstop Will Wilson and others coming in the next few years.
While the evaluations of the prospects is different, the future is bright for the Giants, and Bishop and Corry will play a big part of helping the franchise return to the playoffs.