Saturday, February 5, 2011

Top 100 Baseball Prospects 2011



Rank

Player

Position

Team

1.

Bryce Harper

OF

Nationals

2.

Mike Trout

OF

Angels

3.

Jesus Montero

C

Yankees

4.

Julio Teheran

RHP

Braves

5.

Jeremy Hellickson

RHP

Rays

6.

Mike Moustakas

3B

Royals

7.

Aroldis Chapman

LHP

Reds

8.

Will Myers

OF/C

Royals

9.

Desmond Jennings

OF

Rays

10.

Domonic Brown

OF

Phillies

11.

Dustin Ackley

2B

Mariners

12.

Freddie Freeman

1B

Braves

13.

Eric Hosmer

1B

Royals

14.

Michael Pineda

RHP

Mariners

15.

Jameson Taillon

RHP

Pirates

16.

Matt Moore

LHP

Rays

17.

Zach Britton

LHP

Orioles

18.

Shelby Miller

RHP

Cardinals

19.

Manny Machado

SS

Orioles

20.

Jarrod Parker

RHP

Diamondbacks

21.

Jacob Turner

RHP

Tigers

22.

Martin Perez

LHP

Rangers

23.

Kyle Drabek

RHP

Blue Jays

24.

Aaron Hicks

OF

Twins

25.

Brandon Belt

1B

Giants

26.

Lonnie Chisenhall

3B

Indians

27.

Chris Sale

LHP

White Sox

28.

Randall Delgado

RHP

Braves

29.

Mike Montgomery

LHP

Royals

30.

Tyler Matzek

LHP

Rockies

31.

Kyle Gibson

RHP

Twins

32.

Brett Lawrie

2B

Blue Jays

33.

Jonathan Singleton

1B/OF

Phillies

34.

Simon Castro

RHP

Padres

35.

Zach Wheeler

RHP

Giants

36.

Mike Minor

LHP

Braves

37.

Wilin Rosario

C

Rockies

38.

Brett Jackson

OF

Cubs

39.

Gary Sanchez

C

Yankees

40.

Jordan Lyles

RHP

Astros

41.

Chris Archer

RHP

Rays

42.

Jenrry Mejia

RHP

Mets

43.

Casey Kelly

RHP

Padres

44.

Jake Odorizzi

RHP

Royals

45.

Yonder Alonso

1B

Reds

46.

Chris Carter

1B/OF

Athletics

47.

Jason Kipnis

2B

Indians

48.

Billy Hamilton

2B

Reds

49.

Miguel Sano

3B

Twins

50.

Alex White

RHP

Indians

51.

Jean Segura

2B

Angles

52.

Grant Green

SS

Athletics

53.

Zack Cox

3B

Cardinals

54.

Anthony Rizzo

1B

Padres

55.

Jose Iglesias

SS

Red Sox

56.

Dellin Betances

RHP

Yankees

57.

Nick Franklin

SS

Mariners

58.

Drew Pomeranz

LHP

Indians

59.

John Lamb

LHP

Royals

60.

Jurickson Profar

SS

Rangers

61.

Anthony Ranaudo

RHP

Red Sox

62.

Yasmani Grandal

C

Reds

63.

Tyler Skaggs

LHP

Diamondbacks

64.

Dee Gordon

SS

Dodgers

65.

Manny Banuelos

LHP

Yankees

66.

Devin Mesoraco

C

Reds

67.

Wilmer Flores

SS

Mets

68.

Nolan Arenado

3B

Rockies

69.

Derek Norris

C

Nationals

70.

Tony Sanchez

C

Pirates

71.

Matt Dominguez

3B

Marlins

72.

Nick Weglarz

OF

Indians

73.

Hank Conger

C

Angels

74.

Nick Castellanos

3B

Tigers

75.

Travis d'Arnaud

C

Blue Jays

76.

Tanner Scheppers

RHP

Rangers

77.

Jarred Cosart

RHP

Phillies

78.

Cesar Puello

OF

Mets

79.

A.J. Cole

RHP

Nationals

80.

Zach Lee

RHP

Dodgers

81.

Engel Beltre

OF

Rangers

82.

Chris Dwyer

LHP

Royals

83.

Jaff Decker

OF

Padres

84.

Brent Morel

3B

White Sox

85.

Drake Britton

LHP

Red Sox

86.

Christian Colon

SS

Royals

87.

Ben Revere

OF

Twins

88.

Yorman Rodriguez

OF

Reds

89.

Stetson Allie

RHP

Pirates

90.

Christian Friedrich

LHP

Rockies

91.

Trey McNutt

RHP

Cubs

92.

Trayvon Robinson

OF

Dodgers

93.

Jared Mitchell

OF

White Sox

94.

Arodys Vizcaino

RHP

Braves

95.

Matt Harvey

RHP

Mets

96.

Michael Choice

OF

Athletics

97.

Deck McGuire

RHP

Blue Jays

98.

Guillermo Pimentel

OF

Seattle

99.

Kaleb Cowart

3B

Angles

100.

Tyrell Jenkins

RHP

Cardinals


Number of players in each MLB organization in the top 100:


Arizona Diamondbacks - 2

Atlanta Braves - 5

Baltimore Orioles - 2

Boston Red Sox - 3

Chicago Cubs - 2

Chicago White Sox - 3

Cincinnati Reds - 6

Cleveland Indians - 5

Colorado Rockies - 4

Detroit Tigers - 2

Florida Marlins - 1

Houston Astros - 1

Kansas City Royals - 8

Los Angeles Angles - 4

Los Angeles Dodgers - 3

Milwaukee Brewers - 0

Minnesota Twins - 4

New York Mets - 4

New York Yankees - 4

Oakland Athletics - 3

Philadelphia Phillies - 3

Pittsburgh Pirates - 3

St. Louis Cardinals - 3

San Diego Padres - 4

San Francisco Giants - 2

Seattle Mariners - 4

Tampa Bay Rays - 4

Texas Rangers - 4

Toronto Blue Jays - 4

Washington Nationals - 3




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13 comments:

  1. I'm enjoying the feedback from Royals fans that feel I'm disrespecting them for only listing 8 of them in my top 100. Especially those that think I'm dissing Hosmer by listing him as the 13th best prospect in all of baseball.

    Clearly I think he's terrible.

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  2. Zack Stewart of the Jays farm is ranked ahead of D'Arnaud . Adeiny Hechavarria is also close and should be there shortly.

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  3. Thanks for the commend Mark. Keith Law may disagree but I have Zach Stewart's ceiling as a 4th starter and I feel it's more likely he'll end up as a late inning reliever. He was considered for the top 100 but in the end he wasn't particularly close. When Baseball America's top 100 comes out in a few weeks I suspect we'll see d'Arnaud in the 30s.

    Hechavarria is an interesting guy. I have no doubt he could field for the Big Club right now, but he's also never met a pitch he hasn't swung at. He'll need more plate discipline to be successful.

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  4. d'Arnaud in the 30's? I know different writers do the top 10's so it might not correlate directly with their Top 100 list but d'Arnaud is behind Drabeck, Gose and McGuire in their top 10.

    I like d'Arnaud as one of the better pure catching prospects in the minors but what makes you think he's in their top 50?

    Thanks in advance!

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  5. Thanks for the comment Jon. Yeah, I notice that I'm pointing out an inconsistency in the BA rankings (from team top 10's to top 100) and I'm guilty of it too in my positional rankings. I think that opinions on players can just change quickly, and I think Toronto was one of the first teams that BA profiled in December.

    The reason I think that publication specifically will have d'Arnaud in the 30's range of their top 100 is that in their prospect handbook the 3 most senior editors (Callis, Manuel, and Lingo) listed their personal top 50's and all 3 had d'Arnaud in the mid to late 30's or early 40's.

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  6. LOL....Royal fans should be far too busy wondering how their team will screw the whole thing up to worry about you supposedly disrespecting them. 'Cuz we all know they will screw it up. The details (HOW they will do it) aren't important...just know they'll mess it up.

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  7. Deck mcguire is a wonderful prospect that the bluejays drafted also diamond in the rough speedy infielder Montaous walton was signed as a top non drafted free agent he should be able to improve in the jays system as well. but overall i look forward to seeing how Brett lawrie produce with the toronto bluejays this season!

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  8. the royals have a wonderful farm system

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  9. why is sale at 27 and a high schooler at 15?

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  10. Thanks for the comment Joe. I suppose the answer is similar to the reason why Taillon was the #2 pick and Sale was the #13th pick. While there's no denying Sale's talent and and expedited results, I, like the Pirates, just like Taillon better.

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  11. I was about to list my issues with these rankings, but then realized I was making the same mistake as most amateur critics do: Confusing real baseball with fantasy. Stewart really should be in here and Harvey is 30 spots better, but too much is absolutely spot-on and not worth complaining about.

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  12. The drama is in the hundreds of sleepers unknown before called to play. Seen thousands that can perform, and just as many give up the dream, just before it shows up. One seen last week is 1st yr. eligible player from Texas. Pitched to State, undefeated in NAIA D1, Undefeated at JUCO, pitched NBC world Series 1st game. Has command and seasoned, but will that be enough. Good luck Chase Campbell!

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  13. what are your thoughts withe rays having so much talent at 1B/3B in the minors. wrigley, matulia, sweeny, anderson

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