I recently decided to rent a newly-built home and moved out of the city and into the suburbs. As a result, we now have a fenced-in backyard that overlooks a massive and overgrown wooded area. It’s a terrific upgrade for the dogs, but it also means I have the opportunity to observe local wildlife for the first time in eons. Just this past week, I had the great pleasure of taking in the process of allofeeding in person for the first time in my life. Allofeeding, for those of you who didn’t grow up in the age of Zoboomafoo, is basically a food-sharing behavior in which an adult bird regurgitates its food and feeds a hatchling mouth-to-mouth/beak-to-beak/insert proper terminology here. I’m by no means an expert, but a truly fascinating process nonetheless — and it’s a good thing baby birds have a much broader palette than I did when I was their age. If it wasn’t a burger, mac n cheese or ketchup, I wasn’t eating it. And I certainly wasn’t game for any regurgitated green beans.

Let’s take this concept of allofeeding one step further. I’ve been researching the 2021 MLB Draft, which begins in just under one week and runs from July 11-13, for well over a full calendar year now. What I observe far too often during my research are countless self-proclaimed prospect/draft ‘perts’ who simply research players using existing rankings and regurgitate the same rankings, add a tweak here or there while writing their own brief blurb, and poof! Draft rankings. Amazing. Incredible. Well done. Allofeeding in the prospect world. Now, allofeeding is an amazing phenomena, but it shouldn’t be applied to the realm of fantasy baseball or to the draft. It destroys diversity of thought. Not only does it fail to properly educate fantasy owners, but it’s disgusting when applied to humans. No one wants to see allofeeding when they roll up to an Arby’s. That said, I can’t promise you my 2021 Complete College Top 100 for the MLB Draft is going to be dead-on, but I can promise that it is not simply industry regurgitation, and rather a product of original thought and well over one year worth of research. That is why you may question why I have certain players significantly higher or lower than where you’ve seen them, or perhaps a name you’re completely unfamiliar with ranked inside the top 50. And if you do have such questions, please hit me up in the comments. We won’t have time for a full breakdown on all 100 players, but if you use the links below, you’ll be able to find an excess of prospect analysis on just about every top player that should be on your radar heading into your upcoming first-year player drafts. Onward into the abyss!

2021 Draft Rankings/Analysis: Top 5 | Top 10 | Top 30

Preseason Top 50 College MLB Draft Prospects

Prospect Watch: Robby Martin (April 29) | Collegiate Corner: May 13

Collegiate Corner: Feb. 25 Collegiate Corner: March 18 | Collegiate Corner: April 15

2021 Draft Noise: Jan. 21 | Way-Too-Early College Top 25: July 16

Top Five Underclass Prospects: May 14 | Top 10 Underclass Prospects: May 21

Note: Rankings include only players eligible for the 2021 MLB Draft. The “MLB” and “BA” columns detail where each player is ranked by MLB.com and Baseball America, respectively. These rankings include both high school and college prospects, whereas my own personal rankings do not.

2021 MLB Draft Complete College Top 100
Rank Player Position School Height Weight B/T MLB BA
1 Jack Leiter RHP Vanderbilt 6-4 225 R/R 2 3
2 Kumar Rocker RHP Vanderbilt 6-5 245 R/R 6 5
3 Sal Frelick OF Boston College 5-10 175 L/R 11 9
4 Jud Fabian OF Florida 6-1 180 R/L 23 27
5 Henry Davis C Louisville 6-2 195 R/R 5 4
6 Colton Cowser OF Sam Houston St. 6-3 195 L/R 10 11
7 Ethan Wilson OF South Alabama 6-2 210 L/L 35 25
8 Matt McLain SS UCLA 5-11 175 R/R 12 10
9 Sam Bachman RHP Miami (OH) 6-1 235 R/R 14 14
10 Ty Madden RHP Texas 6-3 215 R/R 9 12
11 Jordan Wicks LHP Kansas State 6-3 220 L/L 16 13
12 Gunnar Hoglund RHP Ole Miss 6-4 220 L/R 22 18
13 Will Bednar RHP Mississippi State 6-2 230 R/R 32 38
14 Ryan Bliss INF Auburn 5-9 165 R/R 70 97
15 Ryan Cusick RHP Wake Forest 6-6 225 R/R 26 37
16 Gavin Williams RHP East Carolina 6-6 240 L/R 31 30
17 Jaden Hill RHP LSU 6-3 210 R/R 36 23
18 Michael McGreevy RHP UC Santa Barbara 6-4 200 R/R 28 16
19 Christian Franklin OF Arkansas 5-11 185 R/R 52 57
20 Matheu Nelson C Florida State 5-11 190 R/R 40 50
21 Kyle Manzardo 1B Washington State 6-1 205 L/R 81 80
22 Adrian Del Castillo C Miami 5-11 210 L/R 42 24
23 Matt Mikulski LHP Fordham 6-4 205 L/L 50 39
24 Alex Binelas INF Louisville 6-3 210 L/R 65 77
25 Tommy Mace RHP Florida 6-7 225 R/R 45 65
26 Hunter Goodman C Memphis 6-0 210 R/R 87 63
27 Andrew Abbott LHP Virginia 6-0 180 L/L 51 67
28 Doug Nikhazy LHP Ole Miss 6-0 205 L/L 56 76
29 Robby Martin OF Florida State 6-3 190 L/R 104 131
30 Cody Morissette SS Boston College 6-0 175 L/R 59 45
31 Connor Norby 2B East Carolina 5-10 190 R/R 58 42
32 Trey Sweeney SS Eastern Illinois 6-4 200 L/R 55 55
33 Tyler Black 2B Wright State 6-2 190 L/R 57 82
34 Sean Burke RHP Maryland 6-6 230 R/R 75 53
35 Steven Hajjar LHP Michigan 6-5 215 R/L 100 61
36 Zack Gelof INF Virginia 6-3 205 R/R 86 79
37 Landon Marceaux RHP LSU 6-0 180 R/R 90 102
38 Christian MacLeod LHP Mississippi State 6-4 225 L/L 113 129
39 Dylan Smith RHP Alabama 6-2 180 R/R 74 56
40 Robert Gasser LHP Houston 6-1 190 L/L 88 64
41 Joe Rock LHP Ohio 6-6 200 L/L 85 71
42 Jose Torres SS NC State 6-0 170 R/R 69 92
43 Jonathon Cannon RHP Georgia 6-6 205 R/R 89 68
44 Luca Tresh C NC State 6-0 195 R/R 101 75
45 Ryan Holgate OF Arizona 6-2 195 L/L 105 106
46 Aaron Zavala OF Oregon 6-0 195 L/R 76 125
47 Tanner Allen OF Mississippi State 5-11 190 L/R 137 167
48 Brendan Beck RHP Stanford 6-2 205 R/R 99 81
49 Isaiah Thomas OF Vanderbilt 6-3 210 R/R 97 95
50 Russell Smith LHP TCU 6-9 235 L/L 102 108
51 McCade Brown RHP Indiana 6-6 225 R/R 103 121
52 Mike Vasil RHP Virginia 6-3 200 L/R 111 114
53 Justice Thompson OF North Carolina 6-4 205 R/R 119 96
54 Austin Love RHP North Carolina 6-3 230 R/R 138 99
55 Niko Kavadas 1B Notre Dame 6-1 235 L/R 136 157
56 Denzel Clarke OF Cal State Northridge 6-5 220 R/R 98 133
57 Tyler McDonough OF NC State 5-10 180 S/R 112 128
58 Seth Lonsway LHP Ohio State 6-3 200 L/L 154 140
59 Richard Fitts RHP Auburn 6-3 200 R/R 150 218
60 Dominic Hamel RHP Dallas Baptist 6-2 205 R/R 96 151
61 Kevin Abel RHP Oregon State 6-2 195 R/R 167 134
62 Branden Boissiere 1B Arizona 6-1 215 L/L 160 144
63 Bryce Miller RHP Texas A&M 6-2 180 R/R 91 156
64 Thomas Farr RHP South Carolina 6-0 205 R/R 140 107
65 Troy Melton RHP San Diego State 6-4 190 R/R 132 117
66 Max Ferguson 2B Tennessee 6-1 190 L/R 145 166
67 Reed Trimble OF Southern Mississippi 6-0 180 S/R 149 119
68 Dylan Ross RHP Northwest Florida State JC 6-5 250 R/R 153 115
69 JT Schwartz 1B UCLA 6-4 215 L/R 146 127
70 Nathan Hickey C Florida 6-0 210 L/R 142 132
71 John Rhodes OF Kentucky 6-0 200 R/R 135 171
72 Chayce McDermott RHP Ball State 6-3 197 L/R 127 162
73 Chase Silseth RHP Arizona 6-0 217 R/R 158 145
74 Parker Chavers OF Coastal Carolina 5-11 185 L/R 161 174
75 Brant Hurter LHP Georgia Tech 6-6 250 L/L 192 126
76 Sean Sullivan RHP California 6-1 175 R/R 213 139
77 Mason Black RHP Lehigh 6-3 210 R/R 155 150
78 Luke Waddell 2B Georgia Tech 5-9 175 L/R 300 173
79 Zack Raabe 2B Minnesota 5-10 180 R/R 300 277
80 Christian Robinson OF Stanford 6-2 210 L/L 300 375
81 Ben Casparius RHP Connecticut 6-0 208 R/R 170 147
82 Logan Cerny OF Troy 6-1 185 R/R 174 164
83 Andrew Walling LHP Eastern Oklahoma State JC 6-3 220 L/L 144 181
84 Ryan Webb RHP Georgia 6-1 202 L/L 156 178
85 Grant Holman RHP California 6-6 250 R/R 139 204
86 Dru Baker OF Texas Tech 5-11 205 R/R 191 169
87 Brady Allen OF South Carolina 6-1 218 R/L 194 176
88 Jack Leftwich RHP Florida 6-4 220 R/R 157 208
89 Cal Conley SS Texas Tech 5-10 185 S/R 171 183
90 Dylan Dodd LHP Southeast Missouri State 6-3 210 L/L 178 182
91 Christian McGowan RHP Eastern Oklahoma State JC 6-3 205 R/R 179 193
92 Braden Olthoff RHP Tulane 6-4 228 R/R 183 189
93 Bryce McGowan RHP Charlotte 6-1 205 R/R 159 216
94 Tanner Bibee RHP Cal State Fullerton 6-2 190 R/R 163 212
95 Julian Bosnic LHP South Carolina 6-3 218 L/L 188 192
96 Mason Miller RHP Gardner-Webb 6-5 200 R/R 162 233
97 Dominic Keegan 1B Vanderbilt 6-0 210 R/R 177 223
98 Eric Cerantola RHP Mississippi State 6-5 225 R/R 248 200
99 Nick Nastrini RHP UCLA 6-3 215 R/R 249 215
100 Tyler Hardman 1B Oklahoma 6-3 204 R/R 195 222

And that, dear readers, is your complete college top 100 for the 2021 MLB Draft. As always, I’m happy to take this conversation into the comments section or on Twitter, where you can find me @WorldOfHobbs.

Outside Looking In: Texas A&M LHP Dustin Saenz, Tempe JC SS Seth Stephenson, UC Santa Barbara LHP Rodney Boone, UCLA RHP Jesse Bergin, UC Irvine RHP Trenton Denholm, Kent State RHP Luke Albright, Louisville OF Levi Usher, Arizona State SS Drew Swift, Miami 1B Alex Toral, Louisville 2B Cooper Bowman, UCLA C Noah Cardenas, Northwestern State RHP Levi David, Texas LHP Pete Hansen, North Carolina SS Danny Serretti, Texas A&M LHP Jonathan Childress, Boston College RHP Mason Pelio, Virginia SS Nic Kent