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2017 Top 100 MLB Prospects

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Welcome once again to my favorite blog entry of the year, my Top 100 Major League Baseball Prospect list for 2017. My list consists of the top prospects in baseball right now and doesn’t necessarily focus on player’s impact this season as these players are in various stages of their Minor League and and possibly Major League career.

Team breakouts for players on the list include: 8 – ATL 7 – NYY, 6 – MIL 5 – CWS, LAD, Pit, TB 4 – CHC, Col, Hou, NYM, Oak, Phi, SD 3 – Bos, Cin, Cle, Min, Tor, Was 2 – Sea, Tex 1 – Bal, Det, LAA, MIA, SF

Position breakouts for players on the list look like: C – 5, 1B – 4, 2B – 5, 3B – 4, SS – 12, OF – 25, LHP – 13, RHP – 32

For the list, you’ll find the player’s name, their position/team/and last year’s ranking for this list…

  1. Andrew Benintendi, OF/BOS/27 – The 7th pick in the 2015 draft made shot his way up to the Major’s last season, where he played in 24 games, hit .295, with a 14 extra base hits in 118 PA’s.
  2. Dansby Swanson, SS/ATL/11 – Similar to Benintendi, Swanson, the number one draft pick in 2015 made it to the Major’s for a 38 game audition. Without a doubt, Dansby held his own, hitting .302 with 11 extra base hits in 129 AB’s
  3. Alex Reyes, RHP/STL/9 – The fireballer threw 46 innings for the Cardinals in 2016, striking out 52 and holding a 1.57 ERA. Unfortunately, it was just announced that Reyes will miss the entire 2017 season with a torn UCL in his throwing elbow
  4. Yoan Moncada, 2B/CWS/7 – Moncada is one of the better known prospects in baseball and was acquired by the White Sox from Boston in the Chris Sale trade. The Cuban defector was a huge get for Boston in 2015 as he is known for his speed and potential power. Yoan made the Major’s last year, where he struggled a bit in Boston, as he hit .250 in 19 at bats and struck out 12 times.
  5. Gleyber Torres, SS/NYY/31 – Torres was the key prospect in the trade that sent Aroldis Chapman to the Chicago Cubs last season. Entering his age 20 season, he’s still probably a year away from being in the Bronx, but expect solid 5-tool capability with power developing still.
  6. J.P. Crawford, SS/PHI/4 – The time is now for the 22-year old who regressed a bit in Triple-A Lehigh Valley last season, but a strong spring training could force the issue. Look for a guy who is going to get on base, get some extra base hits, and play very good defense
  7. Amed Rosario, SS/NYM/74 – Rosario skyrocketed up this list from last year, as a 2016 season that saw him hit a combined .341 across two leagues, collect 42 extra base hits, and swipe 19 bases, has a lot of fans excited in New York
  8. Victor Robles, OF/WAS/45 – Robles is another 5-tool guys who signed very early (16-years old) and developed nicely with great speed, a strong arm, a ton of power potential.
  9. Austin Meadows, OF/PIT/21 – Meadows split most of his time between Double-A Altoona and Triple-A Indianapolis, where we saw a jump in extra base hits, as he collected 25 doubles, 11 triples, and 12 homers in a season that saw him loose 40 games to injury
  10. Lucas Giolito, RHP/CWS/3 – Another White Sox score, this time in trading Adam Eaton to Washington. Giolito has been a top prospect for some time and made it to DC last season where he started 4 games and pitched in relief a couple times. The results weren’t very good, as Giolito had a 6.75 ERA with 12 walks (only 11 strike outs) in 21.1 innings, to go along with the 7 home runs he gave up. There is no doubt however that Lucas will bounce back and has potential to pitch in Chicago this season
  11. Brendan Rodgers, SS/COL/14 – The 3rd pick in the 2015 draft was at it again in 2016, as he hit .281, with 31 doubles, and 19 homers, wtih a .821 OPS at A-ball Asheville. We did see Rodgers who was drafted as a shortstop, split time between short and 2nd base.
  12. Cody Bellinger, 1B/LAD/NR – Bellinger rates out by Baseball America as a 7o potential out of 70 for power, 60 for hitting, and 70 for fielding, which means, he’s a protypical first baseman who has potential to hit for power (56 homers combined the past 2 seasons) and won’t be held back because of defense. Expect Bellinger at some point in 2017 (most likely in the outfield)
  13. Eloy Jimenez, OF/CHC/NR – Besides Gleyber Torres, the Cubs also signed Jimenez from the international market in 2013 as a 16-year old. Eloy really turned it on in 2016 (his first full season) as a 19-year old in South Bend (A-ball), as he hit .329 with 40 doubles and 14 homers. Look for Jimenez to be a Major power threat, with just ok speed and arm, meaning he’ll most likely be slotted in left.
  14. Rafael Devers, 3B/BOS/18 – Devers, probably still a year away from the hot corner in Boston, can rake and potentially rake for power. In2016, Devers played for High-A Salem, in the Carolina League, and hit .282 with 51 extra base hits, to go along with 18 steals, and just 94 K’s in 546 plate appearances
  15. Tyler Glasnow, RHP/PIT/6 – A very tall (6’8″) right handed flame thrower, Glasnow made it to the Major’s in 2016, but like so many pitching prospect who did, struggled, in 7 games (4 starts), as he had a 4.24 ERA in 23.1 innings, mostly because of control (5 BB per 9). Thre is no doubt though, that Glasnow will bounce back in 2017 and find himself in the Pirates rotation at some point.
  16. Nick Senzel, 3B/CIN/NR – The 2nd pick in the 2016 draft out of the University of Tennessee, Senzel could start out in High-A in 2017
  17. Ozhaino Albies, 2B/ATL/36 – It seems like we’ve been hearing about Albies for years, however he’s just completed his year 19 season which was split between Double-A and Triple-A. Albies and is expected to shift fully to second base and will spend many years as a double play combo in Atlanta with Dansby Swanson. Albies rates out as a 70 (out of 70) hit ability, along with 70 speed, and 65 fielding
  18. Anderson Espinoza, RHP/SD/37 – Once a top prospect in the Red Sox organization, Epinoza was part of the trade that brought Drew Pomeranz to Boston from San Diego. Baseball America rates Espinoza as a 70 fastball, 70 changeup, 60 Curve, and 55 control. Not bad for a guy who is entering his year 20 season
  19. Lewis Brinson, OF/MIL/20 – Brinson was traded to Milwaukee after a breakout season in 2015 for catcher Jonathon Lucroy. Brinson struggled in a repeat Double-A season for Texas, hitting .237 before being traded. After the trade, Brinson found new life and hit .382 in 23 games in Colorado Springs (Triple-A). 2017 looks to be a defining season for Brinson and his potential
  20. Willy Adames, SS/TB/72 – Adames, could be moved from the shortstop position, however Tampa will give him every opportunity to stay at short. All of Willy’s offensive numbers moved in an upward trajectory for ’16 including power that looks to be developing at age 20.
  21. Clint Frazier, OF/NYY/38
  22. Michael Kopech, RHP/CWS/NR – Big time fastballer, was part of the Chris Sale trade
  23. Francis Martes, RHP/HOU/55
  24. Manuel Margot, OF/SD/33
  25. Josh Bell, 1B/PIT/39 – Looks to be the Pirates starting first basemen in 2017
  26. Jason Groome, LHP/BOS/NR
  27. Mitch Keller, RHP/PIT/NR – The next in line of amazing Pirates pitching prospects
  28. Francisco Mejia, C/CLE/NR
  29. Mickey Moniak, OF/PHI/NR – The #1 draft pick in 2016, will have a strong hit tool
  30. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 3B/TOR/NR
  31. Reynaldo Lopez, RHP/CWS/NR
  32. Brent Honeywell, RHP/TB/65
  33. Corey Ray, OF/MIL/NR
  34. Jose De Leon, RHP/TB/19 – Traded to Tampa for Logan Forsythe. Will make an interesting tandom with Blake Snell
  35. Josh Hader, LHP/MIL/NR
  36. Franklin Barreto, SS/OAK/26
  37. Kyle Tucker, OF/HOU/70
  38. Kyle Lewis, OF/SEA/NR
  39. Kolby Allard, LHP/ATL/83
  40. Blake Rutherford, OF/NYY/NR
  41. Tyler O’Neill, OF/SEA/NR
  42. Yadier Alvarez, RHP/LAD
  43. Ian Happ, 2B/CHC/71
  44. Hunter Renfroe, OF/SD/81 – Looks to be the a starting outfielder in San Diego to start the season. Big time power, hit a combined 34 homers last season
  45. Riley Pint, RHP/COL/NR
  46. Bradley Zimmer, OF/CLE/22
  47. Nick Gordon, SS/MIN/77
  48. Leody Taveras, OF/TEX/NR
  49. Carson Kelly, C/STL/NR
  50. Jorge Alfaro, C/PHI/76
  51. Alex Verdugo, OF/LAD/100
  52. Jeff Hoffman, RHP/COL/51
  53. Dominic Smith, 1B/NYM/67
  54. Jorge Mateo, 2B/NYY/43
  55. Kevin Newman, SS/PIT/NR
  56. Luke Weaver, RHP/STL/NR
  57. Yohander Mendez, LHP/TEX/NR
  58. Anthony Alford, OF/TOR/58
  59. Aaron Judge, OF/NYY/29
  60. Amir Garrett, LHP/CIN/86
  61. A.J. Puk, LHP/OAK/NR – 6th pick overall in the 2016 draft, originally drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 35th round in 2013
  62. Erick Fedde, RHP/WAS/NR
  63. Raimel Tapia, OF/COL/76
  64. David Paulino, RHP/HOU/NR
  65. Triston McKenzie, RHP/CLE/NR
  66. Luis Ortiz, RHP/MIL/75
  67. Braxton Garrett, LHP/MIA/NR
  68. Ronald Acuna, OF/ATL/NR
  69. Sean Reid-Foley, RHP/TOR/NR
  70. Mike Soroka, RHP/ATL/NR
  71. Delvin Perez, SS/STL/NR
  72. Cal Quantrill, RHP/SD/NR
  73. Matt Manning, RHP/DET/NR – The Tigers loan player on the list. Manning was the 9th pick in the 2016 draft
  74. James Kaprielian, RHP/NYY/NR
  75. Chance Sisco, C/BAL/NR
  76. Sean Newcomb, LHP/ATL/24
  77. Franklin Perez, RHP/HOU/NR
  78. Ian Anderson, RHP/ATL/NR
  79. Robert Stephenson, RHP/CIN/28
  80. Willie Calhoun, 2B/LAD/NR
  81. Trent Clark, OF/MIL/79
  82. Tyler Beede, RHP/SF/NR
  83. Justus Sheffield, LHP/NYY/NR
  84. Dylan Cease, RHP/CHC/NR – Possibly one of the best nicknames in baseball…Dylan Cease-Fire
  85. Stephen Gonsalves, LHP/MIN/NR
  86. Matt Chapman, 3B/OAK/NR
  87. Isan Diaz, SS/MIL/NR
  88. Zack Collins, C/CWS/NR
  89. Jake Bauers, 1B/TB/NR
  90. Robert Gsellman, RHP/NYM/NR
  91. Jahmai Jones, OF/LAD/NR
  92. Luiz Gohara, LHP/ATL/NR
  93. Nick Williams, OF/PHI/35
  94. Walker Buehler, RHP/LAD/NR
  95. Grant Holmes, RHP/OAK/63
  96. Carson Fulmer, RHP/CWS/56
  97. Casey Gillaspie, 1B/TB/NR
  98. Tyler Jay, LHP/MIN/73
  99. Albert Almora, OF/CHC/NR
  100. Thomas Szapucki, LHP/NYM/NR

Just Missed: Brady Aiken (LHP/CLE), Justin Dunn (RHP/NYM), German Marquez (RHP/COL), Bobby Bradley (1B/CLE)

2016 Top 100 Prospects

Welcome to my favorite blog entry of the year, my Top 100 Major League Baseball Prospect list for 2016.  Building on last year’s list, we once again look at the top prospects in baseball right now.  The list doesn’t necessarily focus on player’s impact this season as quite a few of these players are years away from the Majors.

Things to clear up on my list eligibility is that the player cannot surpass their rookie limits at the Major League level and will not include international signings of players who have experience at their countries top level.

A couple things to keep an eye out for as you look through the list, the Braves, Dodgers, Red Sox, Phillies and Cubs remain loaded and take a look at all the shortstop prospects.  There are 19 shortstops on this list and that’s after we saw the debuts of Carlos Correa and Francisco Lindor last season.  The shortstop era is coming…

For the list, you’ll find the player’s name, their position/team/and last year’s ranking for this list

  1. Corey Seager, SS/LAD/6 – Top ranked prospect no matter what site you go to. Doesn’t hurt that he hit .337 in his debut
  2. Byron Buxton, OF/MIN/2 – Struggled in his call-up last season when healthy and with injuries. Still has very strong tools to  be a major threat and AL ROY contender
  3. Lucas Giolito, RHP/WAS/5 – Ace material in the making with a strong fastball/curveball mix. 10k per 9 in the minors with decent control.  Will start most likely in Triple-A this season.
  4. J.P. Crawford, SS/PHI/21 – Smooth both at the plate and on defense, Crawford most likely ends up in the Phillies starting lineup at some point this season and could be as early as Opening Day
  5. Julio Urias, LHP/LAD/9 – Urias has been pitching in the Minors since he was 16-years old and tearing up every league. He’s yet to pitch 100 innings in any season as the Dodgers have been easing him along.  In 2015, he missed a month due to surgery in removing a benign mass above his left eye.  To date (19-years old this season), Urias has made it up to Triple-A and has average 10.7 K’s per 9 and 3 walks per 9 to go with a 2.91 ERA in 56 minor league starts (61 appearances)
  6. Tyler Glasnow, RHP/PIT/15 – The 6’8” righty continued his assault on the Minors last season, making it up to Triple-A for 8 starts. For his Minor League career, Glasnow has 2.07 ERA, 1.059 WHIP and 11.8 K per 9 rate
  7. Yoan Moncada, 2B/BOS/12 – Moncada will have a tough time living up to the $31.5m the Red Sox coughed up to get him as the 20-year old hit a disappointing .278 with only 8 home runs. Still Moncada had a .817 OPS and stole 49 bases in 81 games last season and could be just getting comfortable to life in the states
  8. Joey Gallo, 3B/TEX/8 – Dude just has ridiculous power but strikes out a ridiculous amount as well (57 times in 123 plate appearances). Gallo is just 22 this season and has time to work on his strike recognition but at what point will the power be too tempting to keep him in the minors.
  9. Alex Reyes, RHP/STL/68 – Suspended 50-games for weed, Reyes has a mean fastball/changeup combination that lead strikeout rates of 13.5 in A+ and 13.6 per 9 in Double-A last season. If he can stay healthy and out of trouble, he’s the future ace of the Cardinals
  10. Orlando Arcia, SS/MIL/97 – Keith Law believes he could possibly be an Omar Vizquel type with more pop. Good enough for me.
  11. Dansby Swanson, SS/ATL/NR – Swanson the 1st pick in the 2015 draft out of Vanderbilt was part of the Shelby Miller trade with Arizona. In his debut season, he hit .284 with 11 extra base hits in 22 Low-A ball games.  Look for a good average and extra base (not necessarily home run) potential, with low strike out totals
  12. Trea Turner, SS/WAS/92 – Skyrocketed up from last year’s list where he was rated 92nd as he shot through 2 Double-A teams, Triple-A, and made his Major League debut in late August. His first cup of coffee didn’t go as well as he would hope where a .225 average and .620 OPS were disappointing.  Washington does have high hopes for Turner this year as they let Ian Desmond walk and are essentially handing the starting spot to Turner
  13. Nomar Mazara, OF/TEX/60 – Mazara made it all the way to Triple-A last year as a 20-year old and he crushed pitching to a tune of a .358 average in 88 plate appearances. Prior to that, in Double-A Mazara hit .284 with 36 extra base hits and a reasonable strike out rate.  Look for good power and a solid average as Mazara continues to develop
  14. Brendan Rodgers, SS/COL/NR – Rogers was the 3rd pick in last year’s draft out of Lake Mary’s HS and showed why very quickly as an 18-year old with a developed bat, as he hit .273 with 13 extra base hits in 159 PA’s.
  15. Blake Snell, LHP/TB/NR – Snell was untouchable last season as he pitched at three different levels (A+, AA, AAA) for a combined 1.41 ERA and 1.022 WHIP to go with 10.9 K’s per 9. He has significantly improved his control issues (still averages 4.5 walks per 9) to 3.6 walks per 9 in 2015, and amazingly only allowed 5.6 hits per 9 last season (wow!).  Look for 3 plus pitches this spring including a fastball, change, and curve.
  16. Steven Matz, LHP/NYM/53 – Matz came out strong in his first two Major League starts to only be sidelined by a lat muscle tear for 40 days. His stuff is not of concern, but his durability certainly is
  17. Jose Berrios, RHP/MIN/44 – Expected to be in the rotation at some point this season, Berrios has put together a very solid 4 seasons in the minors, where his ERA was 2.98, he struck out more than 1 batter an inning and walked 2.5 per 9, including a minuscule 1.7 in Triple-A in 2015
  18. Rafael Devers, 3B/BOS/94 – Just 19-years old this season, Devers shot up prospects lists this year due to a very good year in Single-A, where Devers hit .288 with 11 homers and collected 38 doubles. Still a few years away from a Major League debut, expect a power potential to grow along with the hype
  19. Jose De Leon, RHP/LAD/NR – De Leon is an interesting prospect as he wasn’t drafted highly (24th round), but has pitched very well his last two seasons to debut high on this list. He was hit hard in 2013, however since that first season, he ERA has been in the 1’s and 2’s for the most part outside of Double-A last year, which was 3.64.  I would expect he starts back out in Double-A this season to see how he adjusts after giving up 11 homers in 16 starts
  20. Lewis Brinson, OF/TEX/NR – A power/speed guy who is a plus defender in Centerfield, jumped on prospect radars after his 2015 season where Brinson went through 3 levels and hit a combined .332 with 20 homers and 18 steals. I would expect Brinson to start out in Triple-A in 2016, but could see time in the Majors based on health of the Rangers outfield
  21. Austin Meadows, OF/PIT/37
  22. Bradley Zimmer, OF/CLE/NR
  23. A.J. Reed, 1B/HOU/NR
  24. Sean Newcomb, LHP/ATL/82
  25. Alex Bregman, SS/HOU/NR
  26. Franklin Barreto, SS/OAK/NR
  27. Andrew Benintendi, OF/BOS/NR
  28. Robert Stephenson, RHP/CIN/25
  29. Aaron Judge, OF/NYY/55 – The 6’ 7” prospect is seemingly ready to make his Bronx debut at some point this season
  30. Jon Gray, RHP/COL/22
  31. Gleyber Torres, SS/CHC/NR
  32. David Dahl, OF/COL/28
  33. Manuel Margot, OF/SD/71
  34. Tim Anderson, SS/CWS/72
  35. Nick Williams, OF/PHI/NR
  36. Ozhaino Albies, SS/ATL/NR
  37. Anderson Espinoza, RHP/BOS/NR
  38. Clint Frazier, OF/CLE/67
  39. Josh Bell, 1B/PIT/45
  40. Raul Mondesi, SS/KC/27
  41. Brett Phillips, OF/MIL/NR
  42. Ryan McMahon, 3B/COL/95
  43. Jorge Mateo, SS/NYY/NR
  44. Jesse Winker, OF/CIN/38
  45. Victor Robles, OF/WAS/NR
  46. Cody Reed, LHP/CIN/NR
  47. Jameson Taillon, RHP/PIT/26
  48. Sean Manaea, LHP/OAK/62
  49. Aaron Blair, RHP/ATL/65
  50. Gary Sanchez, C/NYY/NR
  51. Jeff Hoffman, RHP/COL/73
  52. Max Kepler, OF/MIN/NR
  53. Dillon Tate, RHP/TEX/NR
  54. Willson Contreras, C/CHC/NR
  55. Francis Martes, RHP/HOU/NR
  56. Carson Fulmer, RHP/CWS/NR
  57. Jose Peraza, 2B/CIN/42
  58. Anthony Alford, OF/TOR/NR
  59. Archie Bradley, RHP/ARZ/18 – a line drive to the face seemingly changed the direction of Bradley’s first Major League season last year
  60. Javier Guerra, SS/SD/NR
  61. Jake Thompson, RHP/PHI/64 – Part of the Cole Hamels trade, on his 3rd team before Major League debut
  62. Brent Honeywell, RHP/TB
  63. Grant Holmes, RHP/LAD/98
  64. Raimel Tapia, OF/COL/76
  65. Dylan Bundy/RHP/BAL/20 – Has been a top 20 prospect in recent years, injuries have caused major concern over Bundy’s potential
  66. Braden Shipley, RHP/ARZ/29
  67. Dominic Smith, 1B/NYM/NR
  68. Michael Fulmer, RHP/DET/NR – Key piece to the Yoenis Cespedes trade. Averaged a strike out per inning
  69. Jorge Lopez, RHP/MIL/NR
  70. Kyle Tucker, OF/HOU/NR
  71. Ian Happ, OF/CHC/NR
  72. Willy Adames, SS/TB/NR
  73. Tyler Jay, LHP/MIN/NR
  74. Amed Rosario, SS/NYM/NR
  75. Luis Ortiz, RHP/TEX/NR
  76. Jorge Alfaro, C/PHI/39
  77. Nick Gordon, SS/MIN/50
  78. Mark Appel, RHP/PHI/34 – Former #1 draft pick, part of Cole Hamels trade. Struggling as a Minor Leaguer so far
  79. Trent Clark, OF/MIL/NR
  80. Kyle Zimmer, RHP/46
  81. Hunter Renfroe, OF/SD/66
  82. Hunter Harvey, RHP/BAL/23
  83. Kolby Allard, LHP/ATL/NR
  84. Taylor Guerrieri, RHP/TB/NR
  85. Billy McKinney, OF/CHC/NR
  86. Amir Garrett, LHP/CIN/NR
  87. Daz Cameron, OF/HOU/NR
  88. Jack Flaherty, RHP/STL/NR
  89. Brady Aiken, LHP/CLE/NR
  90. Alex Jackson, OF/SEA/33 – A lot of people giving up on Jackson (former 6th pick in draft) after a .207 average in 2015
  91. Christian Arroyo, SS/SF/NR
  92. Touki Toussaint, RHP/ATL/NR
  93. Cornelius Randolph, OF/PHI/NR
  94. Gave Cecchini, SS/NYM/NR
  95. Tyler Kolek, RHP/MIA/30 – Just 19, major concerns over control issues have scouts in doubt
  96. Bobby Bradley, 1B/CLE/NR
  97. Alen Hanson, 2B/PIT/99
  98. Brandon Drury, 3B/ARZ/NR
  99. Matt Olson, 1B/OAK/89
  100. Alex Verdugo, OF/LAD/NR

Just Missed: Albert Almora CHC, Tyler Stephenson CIN, Forrest Wall COL, Francelis Montas LAD, Jorge Polanco MIN, Daniel Robertson TB

2015 Top 100 Prospects

What was a Pepper Baseball tradition is now a Sons of ’84 tradition with our (6th) annual Top 100 Prospect list for 2015.  The list consists of players who may or may not make an impact in 2015 and is more based on potential.  It is worth noting that the higher the player is on a list, the more likely they are to make an impact this year or at least for the most part.

The list was initially created for my minor league fantasy draft but has evolved annually.  This year I’ve created a ranking system from ten different lists that I found relevant based on their top 10’s and eliminated others I couldn’t agree with.  I then will remove the players highest and lowest ranking and average the remaining eight sites.  Without any doubt, the top two prospects in all of baseball are Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton who was our #1 last year but suffered through an injury plagued season and Kris Bryant, the third baseman for the Chicago Cubs who collected 43 home runs at two levels last season.  It was a tight race for the top spot, however Bryant placed first seven times out of the ten relevant lists.

Unfortunately, no Detroit Tigers make my list this year, but some former ones do.

Without further ado, here are your Pepper Baseball Top 100 Major League Baseball Prospect for 2015 (bolded if they were named on all lists):

  1. Kris Bryant, 3B/CHC – .325 average, 43 homers, 1.098 OPS, and even 15 steals in his second full season in the minors, what’s not to like?  The only drawback right now is that Bryant did strike out 162 times in 2014.  He’ll make it tough on the Cubs this spring not to take him north, but we all may have to wait until May/June for the Cubs to start the arbitration clock late
  2. Byron Buxton, OF/MIN – The consensus #1 prospect in all of baseball last year, Buxton suffered through numerous injuries in 2014 and instead of competing for a job in the Twins outfield, it’s most likely he’ll start out in the minor due to the lack of at bats on 2014.  When healthy though, look for a 5-tool player developing power and hitting tools and may be a poor man’s Mike Trout in the long run
  3. Carlos Correa, SS/HOU – Correa, the top pick in the 2012 draft started out as hot as could be last season at High-A Lancaster, hitting .325 with 6 homers and 57 RBI, with 20 steals before suffering a broken fibula, ending his season.  Correa is now fully healthy and entering his age 20 season in hopes of picking up where he left off.  It’ll be interesting seeing how quickly he moves through the system this year
  4. Addison Russell, SS/CHC – The key piece in the Jeff Samardzija trade last season.  Russell is seen as a true shortstop with great hands and footwork to go along with a smooth stroke.  Russell is the only other player to be listed in the top-2 on any the 10 lists we used for rankings
  5. Lucas Giolito, RHP/WAS – Giolito has been handled with kit-gloves after recovering form Tommy John surgery in 2013.  He dominated in 98 innings at Hagerstown (A) last season with a 10-2 record, 2.20 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 10.1 K/9 ratio.  Expectations are for Giolito to rack up innings this year at High-A and Double-A levels before auditioning for a spot in the rotation in 2016
  6. Corey Seager, SS/LAD – The future third baseman exploded last year in both high-A and Double-A where he hit for a combined .349 average in his age 20 season and combining for 20 homers and 97 RBI.  His 115 k’s are of concern, but his learning capability offensively shows that those should decrease over time
  7. Francisco Lindor, SS/CLE – A strong spring could force the issue of taking the 21-year old Lindor north where he’ll anchor the shortstop position for years for the Indians with both great defensive capabilities as well as offensive ability to hit for average and eventual gap power with speed to boot.
  8. Joey Gallo, 3B/TEX – Gallo is an intriguing player with off the charts power (40 homers in 2013 and 42 in 2014) and similar off the charts lack of plate discipline (172 k’s in 2013, 179 in 2014), however he’s just 21 this season and will most likely start out at Triple-A to work on his strike zone awareness
  9. Julio Urias, LHP/LAD – The infamous scouting trip where the Dodge signed Yasiel Puig, also netted the team Urias as a 16-year old in 2012.  A tumor in his left eye that was removed and concerned teams of future blindness, which now seems to be less of an issue.  Moving in to his age 18 season, Urias will start at Double-A most likely after a 2-2 year at high-A Rancho Cucamonga with a 2.36 ERA, 1.106 WHIP, and 11.2 K/9 ratio. Urias could be the first 19-year pitcher to start a game in the Majors since Felix Hernandez did it in 2005
  10. Miguel Sano, 3B/MIN – Sano has been on the prospect scene since 2010, however he’s just moving in to his age 21 season.  The major power threat lost all of 2014 due to Tommy John surgery, but is expected to be fully ready for the season.  When healthy, Sano has shown great power with 35 homers in 2013 and 32 in 2012, but like many young hitters is prone to striking out as well. Miguel is expected to start out in the minors at Double-A or Triple-A
  11. Noah Syndergaard, RHP/NYM
  12. Joan Moncada, 2B/BOS – Signed with the Red Sox 2/23 and at 19, is expected to be a couple years away from playing in the Major’s.  His sounds to be in amazing shape and due to his size is expected to move from shortstop to second base in the US.
  13. Joc Pederson, OF/LAD – Pederson made his Major League debut last season for the Dodgers after hitting .303 at Triple-A Albuquerque with 22 homers and 30steals.  He didn’t show much in his time with the big club, but is expected to take over in the outfield giving LA the opportunity to trade Matt Kemp
  14. Jorge Soler, OF/CHC – Gave Cubs fans a glimpse of the future as he made his Major League debut in August last season, getting hits in 10 of his first 19 at bats with 3 homers.  Signed through 2020, he’s just the beginning of the Cubs super prospects to make their debut
  15. Tyler Glasnow, RHP/PIT – Absolutely dominated last season at High-A Bradenton, where he went 12-5 with a 1.74 ERA, 1.044 WHIP and 11.4 K/9 ratio.  The Pirates however have been notorious for taking their time with pitching prospects and will be interesting to see if they do the same with Glasnow
  16. Blake Swihart, C/BOS – Has turned himself in to a solid defender with good hitting ability and showing power with 13 homers in 2014.  Could crack the opening day lineup for Boston
  17. Carlos Rodon, LHP/CWS – Showed considerable promise after being drafted 3rd in the 2014 draft with 24.1 innings of work and being promoted all the way up to Triple-A Charlotte with some wanting a Major League debut for Rodon in September
  18. Archie Bradley, RHP/ARZ
  19. Daniel Norris, LHP/TOR
  20. Dylan Bundy, RHP/BAL – A victim of over usage in high school, Bundy had Tommy John surgery in 2013 after skyrocketing through the Orioles system and pitching 1.2 innings in the bigs in 2012 as a 19-year old (did not make start however).  Bundy started his comeback, pitching 41.1 innings last year at two levels in A-ball
  21. J.P. Crawford, SS/PHI – Phillies shortstop of the future made Jimmy Rollins expendable showing very good defense and a good hitting ability to go along with speed.  At least a year away if not two.
  22. Jon Gray, RHP/COL – The 3rd pick in the 2013 draft has plus velocity with a good slider, however control seems to be a concern
  23. Hunter Harvey, RHP/BAL
  24. Henry Owens, LHP/BOS
  25. Robert Stephenson, RHP/CIN
  26. Jameson Taillon, RHP/PIT – Yet another victim for Tommy John surgery in 2014 with the Pirates hope to get Taillon back by mid-season
  27. Raul Mondesi, SS/KC
  28. David Dahl, OF/COL
  29. Braden Shipley, RHP/ARZ
  30. Tyler Kolek, RHP/MIA – The best description that I have read about Kolek comes from Keith Law of ESPN, who refers to him as a “golem” essentially due to Kolek’s 6’7″ 275 pound frame.  It’s worth noting that he hit 100mph and born after I graduated high school (in ’95)
  31. Andrew Heaney, LHP/LAA
  32. Luis Severino, RHP/NYY
  33. Alex Jackson, C/SEA – Very good power and hit tools, the Mariners will switch Jackson from a catcher to outfielder this year
  34. Mark Appel, RHP/HOU
  35. Aaron Sanchez, RHP/TOR
  36. Rusney Castillo, OF/BOS – His 10 game teaser after defecting from Cuba and singing with the Red Sox is surely something to look forward to seeing more of for Boston fans
  37. Austin Meadows, OF/PIT
  38. Jesse Winker, OF/CIN
  39. Jorge Alfaro, C/TEX
  40. Alex Meyer, RHP/MIN
  41. Kyle Schwarber, C/CHC – The #4 pick out the 2014 draft class
  42. Jose Peraza, 2B/ATL
  43. Aaron Nola, RHP/PHI
  44. Jose Berrios, RHP/MIN
  45. Josh Bell, OF/PIT
  46. Kyle Zimmer, RHP/KC
  47. D.J. Peterson, 1B/SEA
  48. Kohl Sterwart, RHP/MIN
  49. Dalton Pompey, OF/TOR
  50. Nick Gordon, SS/MIN – Son of Tom “Flash” Gordon, was drafted with the 4th pick in last years draft and will eventually gain gap power
  51. Yasmany Tomas, OF/ARZ
  52. Maikel Franco, 1B/PHI
  53. Steven Matz, LHP/NYM
  54. Matt Wisler, RHP/SD
  55. Aaron Judge, OF/NYY
  56. Michael Taylor, OF/WAS
  57. Eduardo Rodriguez, RHP/BOS
  58. Kevin Plawecki, C/NYM
  59. Steven Souza, OF/TB
  60. Nomar Mazara, OF/TEX
  61. Albert Almora, OF/CHC
  62. Sean Manaea, LHP/KC
  63. Eddie Butler, RHP/COL
  64. Jake Thompson, RHP/TEX – Traded by the Detroit Tigers for Joakim Soria and may be ticketed for the bullpen in the big leagues vs the rotation
  65. Aaron Blair, RHP/ARZ
  66. Hunter Renfroe, OF/SD
  67. Clint Frazier, OF/CLE
  68. Alexander Reyes, RHP/STL
  69. Michael Foltnewwicz, RHP/ATL
  70. Marco Gonzales, LHP/STL
  71. Manuel Margot, OF/BOS
  72. Tim Anderson, SS/CWS
  73. Jeff Hoffman, RHP/TOR
  74. A.J. Cole, RHP/WAS
  75. Alex Gonzalez, RHP/TEX
  76. Raimel Tapia, OF/COL
  77. Austin Hedges, C/SD – Could be the best defensive catcher in the minors right now, the question is, will he hit?
  78. C.J. Edwards, RHP/CHC
  79. Kyle Freeland, LHP/COL
  80. Lucas Sims, RHP/ATL
  81. Reynaldo Lopez, RHP/WAS
  82. Sean Newcomb, LHP/LAD
  83. Daniel Robertson, SS/OAK
  84. Hunter Dozier, 3B/KC
  85. Nick Kingham, RHP/PIT
  86. Brandon Nimmo, OF/NYM
  87. Michael Conforto, OF/NYM
  88. Stephen Piscotty, OF/STL
  89. Matt Olsen, 1B/OAK – A true Billy Beane guy, as Olsen lead the minors in walks last year and finished with a .404 on base percentage and .947 OPS after mashing 37 homers
  90. Branndon Finnegan, LHP/KC
  91. Reese McGuire, C/PIT
  92. Trea Turner, SS/SD
  93. Max Fried, LHP/SD
  94. Rafael Devers, 3B/BOS
  95. Ryan McMahon, 3B/COL
  96. Vince Velasquez, RHP/HOU
  97. Orlando Arcia, SS/MIL
  98. Grant Holmes, RHP/LAD
  99. Alen Hanson, SS/PIT
  100. Andrew Susac, C/SF

Just missed: Touki Toussaint RHP/ARZ, Jake Lamb 3B/ARZ, Ozhaino Albies SS/ATL, Kyle Crick RHP/SF, Garin Cecchini 3B/BOS, Dominic Smith 1B/NYM, Dilson Herrera 2B/NYM, Rio Ruiz 3B/ATL, Raisel Iglesias RHP/CIN, Miguel Almonte RHP/KC

 

 

 

2014 Top 100 MLB Prospects

1 Byron Buxton OF MIN
2 Xander Bogaerts SS BOS
3 Oscar Taveras OF STL
4 Javier Baez SS CHC
5 Carlos Correa SS HOU
6 Migeul Sano 3B MIN
7 Taijuan Walker RHP SEA
8 Archie Bradley RHP ARZ
9 Addison Russell SS OAK
10 Francisco Lindor SS CLE
11 Kris Bryant 3B CHC
12 Gregory Polanco OF PIT
13 Noah Syndergaard RHP NYM
14 Jameson Taillon RHP PIT
15 George Springer OF HOU
16 Jonathan Gray RHP COL
17 Robert Stephenson RHP CIN
18 Kevin Gausman RHP BAL
19 Nick Castellanos 3B DET
20 Dylan Bundy RHP BAL
21 Albert Almora OF CHC
22 Kyle Zimmer RHP KC
23 Lucas Giolito RHP WAS
24 Mark Appel RHP HOU
25 Carlos Martinez RHP STL
26 Travis d’Arnaud C NYM
27 Yordano Ventura RHP KC
28 Austin Hedges C SD
29 Jose Abreu 1B CWS
30 Aaron Sanchez RHP TOR
31 Jorge Soler OF CHC
32 Corey Seager SS LAD
33 Eddie Butler RHP COL
34 Andrew Heaney LHP MIA
35 Billy Hamilton OF CIN
36 Kyle Crick RHP SF
37 Raul Adalberto Mondesi SS KC
38 Alex Meyer RHP MIN
39 Jackie Bradley Jr. OF BOS
40 Clint Frazier OF CLE
41 Tyler Glasnow RHP PIT
42 Joc Pederson OF LAD
43 Maikel Franco 3B PHI
44 Max Fried LHP SD
45 Rougned Odor 2B TEX
46 Henry Owens LHP BOS
47 Kohl Stewart RHP MIN
48 Jorge Alfaro C TEX
49 Garin Cecchini 3B BOS
50 Jonathan Singleton 1B HOU
51 Julio Urias LHP LAD
52 Austin Meadows OF PIT
53 Matt Wisler RHP SD
54 Marcus Stroman RHP TOR
55 Kolten Wong 2B STL
56 Lucas Sims RHP ATL
57 Gary Sanchez C NYY
58 Hunter Harvey RHP BAL
59 Mike Foltyniewicz RHP HOU
60 Colin Moran 3B MIA
61 Eduardo Rodriguez LHP BAL
62 Eddie Rosario 2B MIN
63 James Paxton RHP SEA
64 Alen Hanson SS PIT
65 Erik Johnson RHP CWS
66 Jake Odorrizzi RHP TB
67 Chris Owings SS ARZ
68 Mookie Betts 2B BOS
69 A.J. Cole RHP WAS
70 Miguel Almonte RHP KC
71 Lance McCullers Jr. RHP HOU
72 Rafael Montero RHP NYM
73 D.J. Peterson 3B SEA
74 Blake Swihart C BOS
75 J.P. Crawford SS PHI
76 Stephen Piscotty OF STL
77 Jesse Biddle LHP PHI
78 Braden Shipley RHP ARZ
79 Jonathan Schoop 2B BAL
80 David Dahl OF COL
81 Josh Bell OF PIT
82 Arismendy Alcantara 2B CHC
83 Zach Lee RHP LAD
84 Jake Marisnick OF MIA
85 Brian Goodwin OF WAS
86 Matt Barnes RHP BOS
87 Christian Bethancourt C ATL
88 Matt Davidson 3B CWS
89 C.J. Edwards RHP CHC
90 Dominic Smith 1B NYM
91 Trevor Bauer RHP CLE
92 Phil Ervin OF CIN
93 Delino DeShields Jr. OF HOU
94 Allen Webster RHP BOS
95 Taylor Guerrieri RHP TB
96 Nick Kingham RHP PIT
97 Rosell Herrera SS COL
98 Hak-Ju Lee SS TB
99 Nick Williams OF TEX
100 Luis Sardinas SS TEX

 

OF  
1

2

Byron Buxton

Xander Bogaerts

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SS

MIN

BOS

3 Oscar Taveras OF STL
4 Javier Baez SS CHC
5 Carlos Correa SS HOU
6 Migeul Sano 3B MIN
7 Taijuan Walker RHP SEA
8 Archie Bradley RHP ARZ
9 Addison Russell SS OAK
10 Francisco Lindor SS CLE
11 Kris Bryant 3B CHC
12 Gregory Polanco OF PIT
13 Noah Syndergaard RHP NYM
14 Jameson Taillon RHP PIT
15 George Springer OF HOU
16 Jonathan Gray RHP COL
17 Robert Stephenson RHP CIN
18 Kevin Gausman RHP BAL
19 Nick Castellanos 3B DET
20 Dylan Bundy RHP BAL
21 Albert Almora OF CHC
22 Kyle Zimmer RHP KC
23 Lucas Giolito RHP WAS
24 Mark Appel RHP HOU
25 Carlos Martinez RHP STL
26 Travis d’Arnaud C NYM
27 Yordano Ventura RHP KC
28 Austin Hedges C SD
29 Jose Abreu 1B CWS
30 Aaron Sanchez RHP TOR
31 Jorge Soler OF CHC
32 Corey Seager SS LAD
33 Eddie Butler RHP COL
34 Andrew Heaney LHP MIA
35 Billy Hamilton OF CIN
36 Kyle Crick RHP SF
37 Raul Adalberto Mondesi SS KC
38 Alex Meyer RHP MIN
39 Jackie Bradley Jr. OF BOS
40 Clint Frazier OF CLE
41 Tyler Glasnow RHP PIT
42 Joc Pederson OF LAD
43 Maikel Franco 3B PHI
44 Max Fried LHP SD
45 Rougned Odor 2B TEX
46 Henry Owens LHP BOS
47 Kohl Stewart RHP MIN
48 Jorge Alfaro C TEX
49 Garin Cecchini 3B BOS
50 Jonathan Singleton 1B HOU
51 Julio Urias LHP LAD
52 Austin Meadows OF PIT
53 Matt Wisler RHP SD
54 Marcus Stroman RHP TOR
55 Kolten Wong 2B STL
56 Lucas Sims RHP ATL
57 Gary Sanchez C NYY
58 Hunter Harvey RHP BAL
59 Mike Foltyniewicz RHP HOU
60 Colin Moran 3B MIA
61 Eduardo Rodriguez LHP BAL
62 Eddie Rosario 2B MIN
63 James Paxton RHP SEA
64 Alen Hanson SS PIT
65 Erik Johnson RHP CWS
66 Jake Odorrizzi RHP TB
67 Chris Owings SS ARZ
68 Mookie Betts 2B BOS
69 A.J. Cole RHP WAS
70 Miguel Almonte RHP KC
71 Lance McCullers Jr. RHP HOU
72 Rafael Montero RHP NYM
73 D.J. Peterson 3B SEA
74 Blake Swihart C BOS
75 J.P. Crawford SS PHI
76 Stephen Piscotty OF STL
77 Jesse Biddle LHP PHI
78 Braden Shipley RHP ARZ
79 Jonathan Schoop 2B BAL
80 David Dahl OF COL
81 Josh Bell OF PIT
82 Arismendy Alcantara 2B CHC
83 Zach Lee RHP LAD
84 Jake Marisnick OF MIA
85 Brian Goodwin OF WAS
86 Matt Barnes RHP BOS
87 Christian Bethancourt C ATL
88 Matt Davidson 3B CWS
89 C.J. Edwards RHP CHC
90 Dominic Smith 1B NYM
91 Trevor Bauer RHP CLE
92 Phil Ervin OF CIN
93 Delino DeShields Jr. OF HOU
94 Allen Webster RHP BOS
95 Taylor Guerrieri RHP TB
96 Nick Kingham RHP PIT
97 Rosell Herrera SS COL
98 Hak-Ju Lee SS TB
99 Nick Williams OF TEX
100 Luis Sardinas SS TEX

 

2013 Top 100 MLB Prospects

1 Jurickson Profar SS TEX
2 Dylan Bundy RHP BAL
3 Oscar Taveras OF STL
4 Wil Myers OF KC
5 Gerrit Cole RHP PIT
6 Jose Fernandez RHP MIA
7 Taijuan Walker RHP SEA
8 Zack Wheeler RHP NYM
9 Miguel Sano SS MIN
10 Xander Bogaerts SS BOS
11 Shelby Miller RHP STL
12 Tyler Skaggs LHP ARZ
13 Travis d’Arnaud C TOR
14 Jameson Taillon RHP PIT
15 Christian Yelich 1B MIA
16 Trevor Bauer RHP ARZ
17 Nick Castellanos 3B DET
18 Francisco Lindor SS CLE
19 Javier Baez SS CHC
20 Mike Zunino C SEA
21 Billy Hamilton OF CIN
22 Archie Bradley RHP ARZ
23 Byron Buxton OF MIN
24 Carlos Correa SS HOU
25 Jonathan Singleton OF HOU
26 Danny Hultzen LHP SEA
27 Anthony Rendon 3B WAS
28 Mike Olt 3B TEX
29 Kevin Gausman RHP BAL
30 Albert Almora OF CHC
31 Bubba Starling OF KC
32 Carlos Martinez RHP STL
33 Kyle Zimmer RHP KC
34 Julio Teheran RHP ATL
35 Mason Williams OF NYY
36 Gary Sanchez C NYY
37 Jackie Bradley OF BOS
38 Jorge Soler OF CHC
39 George Springer OF HOU
40 Addison Russell 3B OAK
41 Noah Syndergaard RHP TOR
42 Aaron Sanchez RHP TOR
43 Matt Barnes RHP BOS
44 Rymer Liriano OF SD
45 David Dahl OF COL
46 Robert Stephenson RHP CIN
47 Gregory Polanco OF PIT
48 Taylor Guerrieri RHP TB
49 Chris Archer RHP TB
50 Nolan Arenado 3B COL
51 Austin Hedges C SD
52 Max Fried LHP SD
53 Kaleb Cowart 3B LAA
54 Alen Hanson SS PIT
55 Wily Peralta RHP MIL
56 Jake Marisnick OF TOR
57 Trevor Rosenthal RHP STL
58 Nick Franklin SS SEA
59 Jake Odorizzi RHP KC
60 Alex Myer RHP WAS
61 Jedd Gyorko 3B SD
62 Casey Kelly RHP SD
63 Zach Lee RHP LAD
64 Andrew Heaney LHP MIA
65 Slade Heathcott OF NYY
66 Courtney Hawkins OF CHW
67 Oswaldo Arcia OF MIN
68 Brian Goodwin OF WAS
69 Hak-Ju Lee SS TB
70 Tyler Austin 3B NYY
71 Justin Nicolino LHP TOR
72 Clayton Blackburn SP SF
73 Daniel Straily RHP OAK
74 James Paxton LHP SEA
75 Lucas Giolito RHP WAS
76 Yasiel Puig OF LAD
77 Allen Webster RHP BOS
78 Kyle Gibson RHP MIN
79 Kyle Crick RHP SF
80 Kolten Wong 2B STL
81 Adam Eaton OF ARZ
82 Michael Choice OF OAK
83 Tony Cingrani LHP CIN
84 Jesse Biddle LHP PHI
85 Martin Perez LHP TEX
86 Yordano Ventura RHP KC
87 Trevor Story SS COL
88 Delino DeShields Jr 2B HOU
89 Matt Davidson 3B ARZ
90 Jarred Cosart RHP HOU
91 Avasail Garcia OF DET
92 Gary Brown OF SF
93 Luis Heredia RHP PIT
94 Aaron Hicks OF MIN
95 Michael Waca SP STL
96 AJ Cole RHP OAK
97 Dorsyys Paulino SS CLE
98 Cody Buckel RHP TEX
99 J.R. Graham RHP ATL
100 Manny Banuelos LHP NYY

 

2012 Top 100 MLB Prospects

1 Bryce Harper OF WAS
2 Matt Moore LHP TB
3 Mike Trout OF LAA
4 Yu Darvish RHP TEX
5 Jurickson Profar SS TEX
6 Shellby Miller RHP STL
7 Jesus Montero C NYY
8 Manny Machado SS BAL
9 Julio Teheran RHP ATL
10 Gerrit Cole RHP PIT
11 Devin Mesorco C CIN
12 Jameson Tallion RHP PIT
13 Trevor Bauer RHP ARZ
14 Tyler Skaggs LHP ARZ
15 Dylan Bundy RHP BAL
16 Jacob Turner RHP DET
17 Anthony Rendon 3B WAS
18 Cody Buckel RHP TEX
19 Wil Myers OF KC
20 Manny Bauelos LHP NYY
21 Nolan Arenado 3B COL
22 Miguel Sano 3B MIN
23 Martin Perez LHP TEX
24 Taijuan Walker RHP SEA
25 Danny Hultzen LHP SEA
26 Travis D’Arnaud C TOR
27 Drew Pomeranz LHP COL
28 Jarrod Parker RHP OAK
29 Archie Bradley RHP ARZ
30 Bubba Starling OF KC
31 Carlos Martinez RHP STL
32 Yoenis Cespedes OF FA
33 Arodys Vizcaino RHP ATL
34 Francisco Lindor SS CLE
35 Zack Wheeler RHP NYM
36 David Holmberg LHP ARZ
37 Randall Delgado RHP ATL
38 Donvan Tate OF SD
39 Matt Harvey RHP NYM
40 Mike Montgomery LHP KC
41 Gary Brown OF SF
42 Hak-Ju Lee SS TB
43 Brett Jackson OF CHC
44 Jorge Soler OF FA
45 Oscar Taveras OF STL
46 Christian Yelich OF FLA
47 Xander Bogaerts SS BOS
48 Brandon Jacobs OF BOS
49 Billy Hamilton SS CIN
50 Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC
51 Jake Marisnick OF TOR
52 Miguel De Los Santos LHP TEX
53 Jake Odorizzi RHP KC
54 Nick Franklin SS SEA
55 Joe Wieland RHP SD
56 James Paxton LHP SEA
57 Gary Sanchez C NYY
58 Jonathan Singleton 1B HOU
59 Yasmani Grandal C SD
60 Jean Segura 2B LAA
61 Drew Hutchinson RHP TOR
62 Robbie Erlin RHP SD
63 Yordan Ventura RHP KC
64 Anthony Gose OF TOR
65 Yonder Alonso 1B SD
66 Jonathan Galvez 2B SD
67 Vinnie Catricala 3B SEA
68 Tom Milone LHP WAS
69 Wily Peralta RHP MIL
70 Zach Lee RHP LAD
71 Michael Choice OF OAK
72 Jarred Cosart RHP HOU
73 Will Middlebrooks 3B BOS
74 Chris Withrow RHP LAD
75 Rymer Liriano OF SD
76 Anthony Ranaudo RHP BOS
77 Leonys Martin OF TEX
78 Eric Surkamp LHP SF
79 Mike Olt 3B TEX
80 Daniel Corcino RHP CIN
81 Trevor May RHP PHI
82 Steve Lombardozzi 2B WAS
83 Zack Cox 3B STL
84 Neil Ramierez RHP TEX
85 Julio Rodriguez RHP PHI
86 Josh Bell OF PIT
87 Nick Castellanos 3B DET
88 A.J. Cole RHP OAK
89 Casey Kelly RHP SD
90 Oswaldo Arcia OF MIN
91 Eddie Rosario OF MIN
92 Robbie Grossman OF PIT
93 Taylor Jungmann RHP MIL
94 Matt Adams 1B STL
95 George Springer OF HOU
96 Dellin Betances RHP NYY
97 Javier Baez SS CHC
98 Nester Molina RHP CWS
99 Luis Heredia RHP PIT
100 Wilin Rosario C COL

 

2011 Top 100 MLB Prospects

1 Mike Trout OF LAA
2 Bryce Harper OF WAS
3 Dominic Brown OF PHI
4 Jesus Montero C NYY
5 Julio Teheran RHP ATL
6 Jeremy Hellickson RHP TB
7 Aroldis Chapman LHP CIN
8 Eric Hosmer 1B KC
9 Dustin Ackley 2B SEA
10 Mike Moustakas 2B KC
11 Desmond Jennings OF TB
12 Kyle Drabek RHP TOR
13 Michael Pineda RHP SEA
14 Wil Myers C KC
15 Zach Britton LHP BAL
16 Shelby Miller RHP STL
17 Freddie Freeman 1B ATL
18 Matt Moore LHP TB
19 Jameson Taillon RHP PIT
20 Brandon Belt 1B SF
21 Mike Montgomery LHP KC
22 Manny Machado SS BAL
23 Mike Minor LHP ATL
24 Jacob Turner RHP DET
25 Martin Perez LHP TEX
26 Chris Sale LHP CHW
27 Casey Kelly RHP SD
28 Jarrod Parker RHP ARZ
29 John Lamb LHP KC
30 Manny Banuelos LHP NYY
31 Lonnie Chisenhall 3B CLE
32 Tyler Matzek LHP COL
33 Kyle Gibson RHP MIN
34 Aaron Hicks OF MIN
35 Brett Lawrie 2B TOR
36 Jonathan Singleton 1B PHI
37 Jordan Lyles RHP HOU
38 Brett Jackson OF CHC
39 Chris Carter 1B OAK
40 Miguel Sano SS MIN
41 Jarred Cosart RHP PHI
42 Grant Green SS OAK
43 Chris Archer RHP TB
44 Nick Franklin SS SEA
45 Jose Iglesias SS BOS
46 Gary Sanchez C NYY
47 Jenry Mejia RHP NYM
48 Devin Mesoraco C CIN
49 Jean Segura 2B LAA
50 Jason Kipnis 2B CLE
51 Dee Gordon SS LAD
52 Wilin Rosario C COL
53 Billy Hamilton SS CIN
54 J.P. Arencibia C TOR
55 Randall Delgado   ATL
56 Derek Norris C WAS
57 Yonder Alonso 1B CIN
58 Hank Conger C LAA
59 Delin Betances RHP NYY
60 Simon Castro   SD
61 Drew Pomeranz LHP CLE
62 Anthony Rizzo 1B SD
63 Alex White RHP CLE
64 Zack Wheeler RHP SF
65 Trey McNutt RHP CHC
66 Ben Revere OF MIN
67 Tanner Scheppers RHP TEX
68 Christian Friedrich LHP COL
69 Jurickson Profar SS TEX
70 Arodys Vizcaino RHP ATL
71 Hak-Ju Lee SS TB
72 Brody Colvin RHP PHI
73 Zack Cox 3B STL
74 Zach Lee RHP LAD
75 Danny Duffy LHP KC
76 Yasmani Grandal C CIN
77 Tony Sanchez C PIT
78 Wilson Ramos C WAS
79 Anthony Ranaudo RHP BOS
80 Nick Castellanos 3B DET
81 Jake Odorizzi KC
82 Wilmer Flores SS NYM
83 Chris Dwyer LHP KC
84 Matt Dominguez 3B FLA
85 Travis D’Arnaud C TOR
86 Danny Espinosa SS WAS
87 Christian Colon SS KC
88 Craig Kimbrel RHP ATL
89 Tyler Skaggs LHP ARZ
90 Jake McGee LHP TB
91 Nolan Arenado 3B COL
92 Deck MacGuire RHP TOR
93 Jaff Decker OF SD
94 Nick Weglarz OF CLE
95 Zach Stewart RHP TOR
96 Trayvon Robinson OF LAD
97 Michael Choice OF OAK
98 Andrew Brackman RHP NYY
99 Jordan Walden RHP LAA
100 Adeiny Hechevarria SS TOR

 

2010 Top 100 MLB Prospects

1 Stephen Strasburg RHP WAS
2 Jason Heyward OF ATL
3 Mike Stanton 1B FLA
4 Desmond Jennings OF TB
5 Buster Posey C SF
6 Neftali Feliz RHP TEX
7 Jesus Montero C NYY
8 Brian Matusz LHP BAL
9 Carlos Santana C CLE
10 Pedro Alvarez 3B PIT
11 Justin Smoak 1B TEX
12 Martin Perez SP TEX
13 Alcides Escobar SS MIL
14 Madison Bumgarner RHP SF
15 Jeremy Hellickson RHP TB
16 Dustin Ackley OF SEA
17 Dominic Brown OF PHI
18 Wade Davis SP TB
19 Aroldis Chapman LHP CIN
20 Starlin Castro SS CHC
21 Casey Kelly RHP BOS
22 Brett Wallace 1B TOR
23 Kyle Drabek SP TOR
24 Aaron Hicks OF MIN
25 Chris Carter 1B OAK
26 Ryan Westmoreland OF BOS
27 Michael Taylor OF OAK
28 Tyler Matzek LHP COL
29 Christian Friedrich SP COL
30 Jarrod Parker RHP ARZ
31 Logan Morrison 1B FLA
32 Jennry Mejia SP NYM
33 Donovan Tate OF SD
34 Derek Norris C WAS
35 Yonder Alonso 1B CIN
36 Josh Bell 3B BAL
37 Michael Saunders OF SEA
38 Josh Vitters 3B CHC
39 Austin Jackson OF DET
40 Tim Beckham SS TB
41 Mike Montgomery LHP KC
42 Eric Hosmer 1B KC
43 Dee Gordon SS LAD
44 Zach Britton LHP BAL
45 Shelby Miller RHP STL
46 Lonnie Chisenhall SS CLE
47 Simon Castro RHP SD
48 Daniel Hudson RHP CHW
49 Julio Tehran RHP ATL
50 Freddie Freeman 1B ATL
51 Mike Moustakas 3B KC
52 Jason Castro C HOU
53 Ben Revere OF MIN
54 Phillipe Aumont RHP PHI
55 Todd Frazier INF CIN
56 Jaff Decker OF SD
57 Aaron Crow RHP KC
58 Matt Moore SP TB
59 Jacob Turner RHP DET
60 Casey Crosby LHP DET
61 Bret Lawrie 2B MIL
62 Wilson Ramos C MIN
63 Fernando Martinez OF NYM
64 Tanner Scheppers RHP TEX
65 Jake Arrieta RHP BAL
66 Mike Trout OF LAA
67 Jason Knapp RHP CLE
68 Jose Tabata OF PIT
69 Mike Leake RHP CIN
70 Tyler Flowers C CHW
71 Carlos Triunfel 3B SEA
72 Lars Anderson 1B BOS
73 Michael Brantley OF CLE
74 Jhoulys Chacin RHP COL
75 Ike Davis 1B NYM
76 Kyle Gibson RHP MIN
77 Josh Reddick OF BOS
78 Chris Withrow RHP LAD
79 Drew Storen RP WAS
80 Grant Green SS OAK
81 Wilmer Flores SS NYM
82 Wil Myers C KC
83 Mat Gamel 3B MIL
84 Miguel Jean (Sano) SS MIN
85 Zack Wheeler RHP SF
86 Hank Conger C LAA
87 Jared Mitchell OF CHW
88 Tony Sanchez C PIT
89 Jordan Lyles RHP HOU
90 Nick Hagadone LHP CLE
91 Brett Jackson OF CHC
92 Andrew Cashner RHP CHC
93 Jiovanni Mier SS HOU
94 Trevor Reckling LHP LAA
95 Ryan Kalish OF BOS
96 Alex Colome RHP TB
97 Aroyds Vizcaino RHP ATL
98 Brandon Allen 1B ARZ
99 Ryan Strieby 1B DET
100 Mike Minor LHP ATL

 

2009 Top 100 MLB Prospects

1 Matt Wieters C BAL
2 David Price SP TB
3 Madison Bumgarner SP SF
4 Travis Snider OF TOR
5 Jason Heyward OF ATL
6 Colby Rasmus OF STL
7 Neftali Perez SP TEX
8 Cameron Maybin OF FLA
9 Tommy Hanson SP ATL
10 Trevor Cahill SP OAK
11 Brett Anderson SP OAK
12 Rick Porcello SP DET
13 Pedro Alvarez 3B PIT
14 Matt LaPorta 1B CLE
15 Mike Moustakas 3B KC
16 Buster Posey C SF
17 Lars Anderson 1B BOS
18 Andrew McCutchen OF PIT
19 Dexter Fowler OF COL
20 Tim Beckham SS TB
21 Chris Tillman SP BAL
22 Jarrod Parker SP ARZ
23 Mike Stanton OF FLA
24 Fernando Martinez OF NYM
25 Gordon Beckham SS CWS
26 Justin Smoak 1B TEX
27 Wade Davis SP TB
28 Josh Vitters 3B CHC
29 Alcides Escobar SS MIL
30 Tim Alderson SP SF
31 Eric Hosmer 1B KC
32 Brett Wallace 3B STL
33 Logan Morrison 1B FLA
34 Carlos Carrasco SP PHI
35 Derek Holland SP TEX
36 Carlos Santana C CLE
37 Brian Matusz SP BAL
38 Elvis Andrus SS TEX
39 Yonder Alonso 1B CIN
40 Angel Villalona 1B SF
41 Jeremy Hellickson SP TB
42 Mat Gamel 3B MIL
43 Michael Bowden SP BOS
44 Jordan Zimmerman SP WAS
45 Daryl Jones OF STL
46 Nick Adenhart SP LAA
47 Jhoulys Chacin SP COL
48 J.P. Arenciba C TOR
49 Wilmer Flores SS NYM
50 Beau Mills 3B CLE
51 Austin Jackson OF NYY
52 Chris Carter 1B OAK
53 Carlos Triunfel 2B SEA
54 Ben Revere OF MIN
55 Nolan Reimold OF BAL
56 Jesus Montero C NYY
57 Dayan Viciedo 3B CWS
58 Michael Inoa SP OAK
59 Desmond Jennings OF TB
60 Jordan Schafer OF ATL
61 Kyle Blanks 1B SD
62 Aaron Hicks OF MIN
63 Chuck Lofgren SP CLE
64 Jordan Walden SP LAA
65 Jason Donald SS PHI
66 Taylor Teagarden C TEX
67 Matt Dominguez 3B FLA
68 Aaron Poreda SP CWS
69 Ross Detwiler SP WAS
70 Matt Antonelli 2B SD
71 Michael Burgess OF WAS
72 Todd Frazier IF CIN
73 Jake Arrieta SP BAL
74 Phillippe Aumont SP SEA
75 Jose Tabata OF PIT
76 Michael Main SP TEX
77 Reid Brignac SS TB
78 Adam Miller SP CLE
79 Michael Saunders OF SEA
80 James McDonald SP LAD
81 Greg Halman OF SEA
82 Andrew Lambo OF LAD
83 Brett Lawrie C MIL
84 Matt Latos SP SD
85 Brett Cecil SP TOR
86 Angel Salome C MIL
87 Ethan Martin SP LAD
88 Dominic Brown OF PHI
89 David Huff SP CLE
90 Jon Niese SP NYM
91 Brent Lillibridge SS CWS
92 Jeremy Jeffress SP MIL
93 Tyler Flowers C CWS
94 Nick Weglarz OF CLE
95 Max Ramirez C TEX
96 Gorkys Hernandez OF ATL
97 Brandon Erbe SP BAL
98 Christian Friedrich SP COL
99 Michael Taylor OF PHI
100 Jason Castro C HOU

 

2008 Top 100 MLB Prospects

1  Jay Bruce  CF CIN
2  Evan Longoria  3B TB
3  Joba Chamberlain  RHP NYY
4  Clay Buchholz  RHP BOS
5  Colby Rasmus  CF STL
6  Clayton Kershaw  LHP LA
7  Franklin Morales  LHP COL
8  Homer Bailey  RHP CIN
9  Travis Snider  OF TOR
10  Cameron Maybin  CF FLA
11  David Price  LHP TB
12  Matt Wieters  C BAL
13  Andrew McCutchen  CF PIT
14  Gio Gonzalez  LHP CWS
15  Fernando Martinez  OF NYM
16  Jacoby Ellsbury  CF BOS
17  Wade Davis  RHP TB
18  Jacob McGee  LHP TB
19  Rick Porcello  RHP DET
20  Nick Adenhart  RHP ANA
21  Brandon Wood  3B/SS ANA
22  Elvis Andrus  SS TEX
23  Jordan Schafer  CF ATL
24  Angel Villalona  3B/1B SF
25 Chriss Marrero 1B WAS
26  Andy LaRoche  3B LA
27  Adam Miller  RHP CLE
28  Jose Tabata  OF NYY
29  Matt LaPorta  LF MIL
30  Josh Vitters  3B CHC
31  Jason Heyward  RF ATL
32  Carlos Gonzalez  OF OAK
33  Johnny Cueto  RHP CIN
34  Mike Moustakas  SS KC
35  Austin Jackson  OF NYY
36  Lars Anderson  1B BOS
37  Desmond Jennings  CF TB
38 Deolis Guerra SP MIN
39  Brett Anderson  LHP OAK
40  Chase Headley  3B/OF SD
41  Geovany Soto  C CHC
42  Carlos Triunfel  SS SEA
43  Jarrod Parker  RHP ARZ
44  Jeff Clement  C SEA
45  Daric Barton  1B OAK
46  Reid Brignac  SS TB
47  Ian Kennedy  RHP NYY
48  Michael Main  RHP TEX
49  German Duran  2B TEX
50  Jair Jurrjens  RHP ATL
51  Joey Votto  1B/OF CIN
52 Ross Detwiler SP WAS
53  James McDonald  RHP LA
54 Carlos Gomez OF MIN
55  Chin-Lung Hu  SS LA
56  Carlos Carrasco  RHP PHI
57  Matt Dominguez  3B FLA
58  Ian Stewart  3B COL
59  Nick Blackburn  RHP MIN
60  Manny Parra  LHP MIL
61  JR Towles  C HOU
62  Daniel Cortes  RHP KC
63  Fautino de los Santos  RHP CWS
64  Taylor Teagarden  C TEX
65  Justin Masterson  RHP BOS
66  Chuck Lofgren  LHP CLE
67  Nick Weglarz  LF CLE
68  Luke Hochevar  RHP KC
69  Brett Cecil  LHP TOR
70  Jed Lowrie  SS BOS
71  Felipe Paulino  RHP HOU
72  Nolan Reimold  OF BAL
73  Tommy Hanson  RHP ATL
74  Chris Tillman  RHP SEA
75  Aaron Poreda  LHP CWS
76  Chris Davis  3B TEX
77  Brett Sinkbeil  RHP FLA
78  Kyle Blanks  1B SD
79  Eric Hurley  RHP TEX
80  Radhames Liz  RHP BAL
81  Brandon Jones  LF ATL
82  Matt Antonelli  2B SD
83  Tim Alderson  RHP SF
84  Fernando Perez  CF TB
85  Chris Volstad  RHP FLA
86  Max Scherzer  RHP ARZ
87  Dexter Fowler  CF COL
88  Henry Sosa  RHP SF
89  Neil Walker  3B PIT
90  Tyler Colvin  OF CHC
91  Jeremy Hellickson  RHP TB
92  Adrian Cardenas  2B PHI
93  Josh Donaldson  C CHC
94  Sean Gallagher  RHP CHC
95  Chris Nelson  SS COL
96 Troy Patton SP BAL
97  Jordan Walden  RHP ANA
98  Gerardo Parra  OF ARZ
99  Hank Conger  C ANA
100  Phillipe Aumont  RHP SEA
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