Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Prospect List Compilation

The off-season is prospect season.  With so many lists and so many different opinions out there, it's tough to see who is really at the top of these lists.  Well the Full Count has you covered!! We have taken the top prospects rankings from 4 different lists for now, and will come back later in the off-season with a compilation of 7 different lists.

The four lists included in this compilation are:

Baseball Prospectus and Jason Parks
ESPN and Keith Law and Kiley McDaniel and Jim Callis/Jonathan Mayo

Later on we will come back with the Baseball America, John Sickels, and Fangraphs included as well (These are typically released in February/March)

Now the process,
I took each list and assigned point values for each rating a player got.  The first ranked player got 100 points (101 for Baseball Prospectus), the second player 99 (100 for BP), and so on down the line, with the last player ranked receiving 1 point.  I then added up the points for each player and ranked them from top to bottom.  

For, since Kiley didn't rank a group of players due to them being expected to start the season in the Big Leagues, I averaged the score of all of the other rankings in order to balance out the list, otherwise these players would be severely under ranked. (These players are Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley, Kolten Wong, Nick Castellanos, Travis D'Arnaud, Billy Hamilton, and Matt Davidson).  Also, international signees Masahiro Tanaka, Jose Abreu, and Miguel Gonzalez have not been included.

Now you have it, the top prospects in Major League Baseball.

1. Byron Buxton, OF Minnesota Twins
2. Xander Bogaerts, SS Boston Red Sox
Cubs SS Javier Baez
3. Oscar Taveras, OF St. Louis Cardinals
4. Carlos Correa, SS Houston Astros
5. Addison Russell, SS Oakland Athletics
6. Francisco Lindor, SS Cleveland Indians
7. Archie Bradley, RHP Arizona Diamondbacks
8. Javier Baez, SS Chicago Cubs
9. Taijuan Walker, RHP Seattle Mariners
10. Miguel Sano, 3B Minnesota Twins
11. Kris Bryant, 3B Chicago Cubs
12. Gregory Polanco, OF Pittsburgh Pirates
13. Mark Appel, RHP Houston Astros
14. Noah Syndergaard, RHP New York Mets
15.Jonathan Gray, RHP Colorado Rockies
16-t. Kevin Gausman, RHP Baltimore Orioles
16-t. Albert Almora, OF Chicago Cubs
18-t. George Springer, OF Houston Astros
Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias
18-t. Kyle Zimmer, RHP Kansas City Royals
20. Dylan Bundy, RHP Baltimore Orioles
21. Jameson Taillon, RHP Pittsburgh Pirates
22. Lucas Giolito, RHP Washington Nationals
23. Robert Stephenson, RHP Cincinnati Reds
24. Tyler Glasnow, RHP Pittsburgh Pirates
25. Nick Castellanos, 3B Detroit Tigers
26-t. Austin Hedges, C San Diego Padres
26-t. Eddie Butler, RHP Colorado Rockies
28. Raul Mondesi, SS Kansas City Royals
29. Yordano Ventura, RHP Kansas City Royals
30. Corey Seager, SS Los Angeles Dodgers
31. Aaron Sanchez, RHP Toronto Blue Jays
32. Andrew Heaney, LHP Miami Marlins
33. Travis D'Arnaud, C New York Mets
34. Jackie Bradley, OF Boston Red Sox
35. Julio Urias, LHP Los Angeles Dodgers
Reds OF Billy Hamilton
36-t. Alex Meyer, RHP Minnesota Twins
36-t. Joc Pederson, OF Los Angeles Dodgers
36-t. Henry Owens, LHP Boston Red Sox
39. Maikel Franco, 3B Philadelphia Phillies
40. Clint Frazier, OF Cleveland Indians
41. Lucas Sims, RHP Atlanta Braves
42. Marcus Stroman, RHP Toronto Blue Jays
43. Kyle Crick, RHP San Francisco Giants
44-t. Jorge Soler, OF Chicago Cubs
44-t. Max Fried, LHP San Diego Padres
46. Billy Hamilton, OF Cincinnati Reds
47. Jorge Alfaro, C Texas Rangers
48. Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP Baltimore Orioes
49. Kohl Stewart, RHP Minnesota Twins
Red Sox C Blake Swihart
50. Matt Wisler, RHP San Diego Padres
51. Mike Foltynewicz, RHP Houston Astros
52. Garin Cecchini, 3B Boston Red Sox
53-t. Rougned Odor, 2B Texas Rangers
53-t. Austin Meadows, OF Pittsburgh Pirates
55. Colin Moran, 3B Miami Marlins
56. Erik Johnson, RHP Chicago White Sox
57. CJ Edwards, RHP Chicago Cubs
58. Braden Shipley, RHP Arizona Diamondbacks
59. Hunter Harvey, RHP Baltimore Orioles
60. Chris Owings, SS Arizona Diamondbacks
61.Kolten Wong, 2B St. Louis Cardinals
62. Jonathan Singleton, 1B Houston Astros
63. David Dahl, OF Colorado Rockies
64. Eddie Rosario, 2B Minnesota Twins
65. Blake Swihart, C Boston Red Sox
66. Miguel Almonte, RHP Kansas City Royals
67. AJ Cole, RHP Washington Nationals
68. Stephen Piscotty, OF St. Louis Cardinals
69. Gary Sanchez, C New York Yankees
Pirates SS Alen Hanson
70. Mookie Betts, 2B Boston Red Sox
71. Zach Lee, RHP Los Angeles Dodgers
72. Allen Webster, RHP Boston Red Sox
73. JP Crawford, SS Philadelphia Phillies
74. Reese McGruire, C Pittsburgh Pirates
75. Dominic Smith, 1B New York Mets
76-t. Lance McCullers, RHP Houston Astros
76-t. Taylor Guerrieri, RHP Tampa Bay Rays
78. Rosell Herrera, SS Colorado Rockies
79-t. Jesse Biddle, LHP Philadelphia Phillies
79-t. Alen Hanson, SS Pittsburgh Pirates
81. DJ Peterson, 3B Seattle Mariners
82-t. Christian Bethancourt, C Atlanta Braves
82-t. Rafael Montero, RHP New York Mets
84-t. James Paxton, LHP Seattle Mariners
84-t. Nick Kingham, RHP Pittsburgh Pirates
86. Arismendy Alcantara, 2B Chicago Cubs
87. Josh Bell, OF Pittsburgh Pirates
Marlins OF Jake Marisnick
88. Hak-Ju Lee, SS Tampa Bay Rays
89. Matt Barnes, RHP Boston Red Sox
90. Phillip Ervin, OF Cincinnati Reds
91. Matt Davidson, 3B Chicago White Sox
92. Delino Deshields, OF Houston Astros
93-t. Luis Sardinas, SS Texas Rangers
93-t. Jake Odorizzi, RHP Tampa Bay Rays
95. Jake Marisnick, OF Miami Marlins
96. Michael Choice, OF Texas Rangers
97. Jonathan Schoop, 2B Baltimore Orioles
98. Josmil Pinto, C Minnesota Twins
99. Mason Williams, OF New York Yankees
100. Hunter Dozier, 3B Kansas City Royals

Others Receiving Votes

Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer
101. Jose Berrios, RHP Minnesota Twins
102. Sean Manaea, LHP Kansas City Royals
103. Brian Goodwin, OF Washington Nationals
104-t. Chi Chi Gonzalez, RHP Texas Rangers
104-t. Edwin Escobar, LHP San Francisco Giants
106. Wilmer Flores, 2B New York Mets
107-t. Pierce Johnson, RHP Chicago Cubs
107-t. Trevor Bauer, RHP Cleveland Indians
107-t. Justin Nicolino, LHP Miami Marlins
110-t. Alberto Tirado, RHP Toronto Blue Jays
110-t. Casey Kelly, RHP San Diego Padres
112. Trey Ball, LHP Boston Red Sox
113. Jorge Bonifacio, OF Kansas City Royals
114. Dan Vogelbach, 1B Chicago Cubs
115-t. Alex Gonzalez, RHP Texas Rangers
115-t. Vincent Velasquez, RHP, Houston Astros
117. Jimmy Nelson, RHP Milwaukee Brewers
White Sox SS Tim Anderson
118-t. Joey Gallo, 3B Texas Rangers
118-t. Tyler Austin, OF New York Yankees
120. Nick Williams, OF Texas Rangers
121-t. Enny Romero, LHP Tampa Bay Rays
121-t. Chris Anderson, RHP Los Angeles Dodgers
123. Mauricio Cabrera, RHP Atlanta Braves
124. Brandon Nimmo, OF New York Mets
125. Roberto Osuna, RHP Toronto Blue Jays
126-t. Tim Anderson, SS Chicago White Sox
126-t. Hunter Renfroe, OF San Diego Padres
128-t. Jesse Hahn, RHP San Diego Padres
128-t. Nick Ciuffo, C Tampa Bay Rays
130. Raimel Tapia, OF Colorado Rockies
131-t. Alexander Reyes, RHP St. Louis Cardinals
131-t. Robbie Ray, LHP Detroit Tigers
133-t. Jose Ramirez, RHP New York Yankees
133-t. Rob Kaminsky, LHP St. Louis Cardinals
133-t. Jose Peraza, SS Atlanta Braves
136. Louis Thorpe, LHP Minnesota Twins

There you have it, your top prospects; according to Baseball Prospectus, Keith Law, Kiley McDaniel, and, and compiled by yours truly at The Full Count.  Now for a little team by team breakdown of the top 100:

Boston Red Sox-8 players
Pittsburgh Pirates-8 players
Houston Astros-7 players
Minnesota Twins-6 players
Chicago Cubs-6 players
Kansas City Royals-5 players
Baltimore Orioles-5 players
Texas Rangers-4 players
New York Mets-4 players
Los Angeles Dodgers-4 players
Colorado Rockies-4 players
Tampa Bay Rays-3 players
Seattle Mariners-3 players
St. Louis Cardinals-3 players
Cincinnati Reds-3 players
Miami Marlins-3 players
Philadelphia Phillies-3 players
San Diego Padres-3 players
Arizona Diamondbacks-3 players
Cleveland Indians-2 players
Chicago White Sox-2 players
New York Yankees-2 players
Toronto Blue Jays-2 players
Washington Nationals-2 players
Atlanta Braves-2 players
Detroit Tigers-1 player
Oakland Athletics-1 player
San Francisco Giants-1 player 
Los Angeles Angels-0 players
Milwaukee Brewers-0 players

And lastly, a positional breakdown of the top 100:

Right-Handed Pitcher-36 players
Left-Handed Pitcher-7 players
Catcher-8 players
First Base-2 players
Second Base-6 players
Third Base-9 players
Shortstop-13 players
Outfield-19 players