Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Updated Prospect List

Well Spring is here and players have reported to Spring Training (Although it's currently 20 degrees and snowing heavily here in Chicago).  With the season fast approaching, all of the prospect rankers have released their annual top prospect lists.  With all of the lists out, I have updated my top prospect list, which is a compilation of Baseball Prospectus,, Scout, ESPN, Fangraphs, and Baseball America.  

A couple of notes about the list.  Scout didn't rank several players who are expected to start in the big leagues (Xander Bogaerts, Nick Castellanos, Travis d'Arnaud, Jackie Bradley Jr., Billy Hamilton, Kolten Wong, and Matt Davidson), so for their point total for Scout, I simply took an average of all of the other rankings.  Baseball America ranked 3 players that no other list did (Masahiro Tanaka, Jose Abreu, and Carlos Martinez), so I just skipped over them and continued the list when awarding my point totals.

Without further ado, here is your list of top prospects, according to all of the prospect rankers:

1. Byron Buxton
2. Xander Bogaerts
3. Oscar Taveras
4. Carlos Correa
5. Javier Baez
6. Archie Bradley
7. Addison Russell
8. Francisco Lindor
9. Miguel Sano
10. Taijuan Walker
11. Kris Bryant
12. Gregory Polanco
13. Jonathan Gray
14. Noah Syndergaard
15. George Springer
16. Dylan Bundy
17. Kevin Gausman
18. Mark Appel
19. Kyle Zimmer
20-t. Lucas Giolito
20-t. Robert Stephenson
22-t. Albert Almora
22-t. Jameson Taillon
24. Eddie Butler
25. Austin Hedges
26. Nick Castellanos
27. Yordano Ventura
28. Aaron Sanchez
29. Corey Seager
30. Andrew Heaney
31. Tyler Glasnow
32. Raul Mondesi
33. Maikel Franco
34. Travis D'Arnaud
35. Alex Meyer
36. Jackie Bradley
37. Kyle Crick
38. Joc Pederson
39. Clint Frazier
40. Jorge Soler
41. Henry Owens
42. Julio Urias
43. Lucas Sims
44. Marcus Stroman
45. Max Fried
46. Billy Hamilton
47-t. Kohl Stewart
47-t. Rougned Odor
49. Matt Wisler 
50. Jorge Alfaro
51. Eduardo Rodriguez
52. Austin Meadows
53. Mike Foltynewicz
54. CJ Edwards
55. Braden Shipley
56. Garin Cecchini
57. Colin Moran
58. Gary Sanchez
59. Chris Owings
60. Kolten Wong
61. Erik Johnson
62. Jonathan Singleton
63. David Dahl
64. Blake Swihart
65. Mookie Betts
66. Hunter Harvey
67. AJ Cole
68. Jesse Biddle
69. JP Crawford
70. Stephen Piscotty
71. Eddie Rosario
72. Zach Lee
73. Nick Kingham
74. Alen Hanson
75. Miguel Almonte
76. Matt Davidson
77. DJ Peterson
78. Christian Bethancourt
79-t. Arismendy Alcantara
79-t. Reese McGruire
81. Dominic Smith
82. Rafael Montero
83. Allen Webster
84. Lance McCullers 
85. Jake Marisnick
86. Jake Odorizzi
87. Rosell Herrera
88. Taylor Guerrieri 
89. Jonathan Schoop
90-t. Phillip Ervin
90-t. James Paxton
92. Hak-Ju Lee
93. Edwin Escobar
94. Josh Bell
95. Matt Barnes
96-t. Justin Nicolino
96-t. Pierce Johnson
98. Luis Sardinas
99. Joey Gallo
100. Delino Deshields

There is your top 100!!  Here are the guys who just missed the cut, in order of how many points they received:

Michael Choice
Vincent Velasquez
Jorge Bonifacio
Josmil Pinto
Jose Berrios
Trevor Bauer
Mason Williams
Hunter Dozier
Brian Goodwin
Trey Ball
Sean Manaea
Jimmy Nelson
Chi Chi Gonzalez
Wilmer Flores
Hunter Renfroe
Alberto Tirado
Casey Kelly
Enny Romero
Dan Vogelbach
Alex Gonzalez
Nick Williams
Devon Travis
Tyler Austin
Alex Colome
Chris Anderson
Mauricio Cabrera
Marcus Semien
Brandon Nimmo
Roberto Osuna
Taylor Lindsey
Tim Anderson
Jesse Hahn
Nick Ciuffo
Raimel Tapia
Alexander Reyes
Robbie Ray
Jose Ramirez
Rob Kaminsky
Jose Peraza
Louis Thorpe
Mitch Nay