Everyone Else’s Top Prospects

February 29, 2016


This is the time of year when most of the major baseball sites come out with their top prospect lists.  As with any attempt to rank people, there’s quite a bit of subjectivity and conjecture involved.  With this endeavor in particular there is a considerable amount of cross-purposes at work.  For example, some lists rank players according to their perceived immediate value to their parent club while others grade how much of an impact they’ll have during the peak years of their career.  Within those circles in the Venn diagram there is additional grading as to the likelihood that each player will reach that projection.  Some lists heavily consider a player’s ability with the glove while others pay only a passing mention of it.  So comparing these lists can create quite a bit of confusion, especially when the purpose of doing so might be something entirely different, like drafting for a fantasy team. 


This is an aggregate list of all the major prospect lists, weighting their selections based on the track record and reputation of the list makers (for example, Baseball America’s list will carry more weight than Prospect 361’s list). This combined the rankings from Baseball America, Baseball HQ, Baseball Prospectus, CBS Sportsline, Fake Teams, Fangraphs, Keith Law, MLB.com, Prospect 361, Scout.com, The Sporting News and Top Prospect Alert.  I’ll follow it up sometime later this month with my own list of the top prospects.  I’ll go into the methodology of my own list more when I post it.  


So without further adieu, here are the top 100 prospects in baseball according to the top prospect evaluators in the media:


1)     Cory Seager, LAD

2)     Byron Buxton, MIN

3)     Lucas Giolito, WAS

4)     JP Crawford, PHI

5)     Julio Urias, LAD

6)     Yoan Moncada, BOS

7)     Alex Reyes, StL

8)     Tyler Glasnow, PIT

9)     Joey Gallo, TEX

10) Steven Matz, NYM

11) Orlando Arcia, MIL

12) Blake Snell, TB

13) Trea Turner, WAS

14) Nomar Mazara, TEX

15) Dansby Swanson, ATL

16) Rafael Devers, BOS

17) Jose Berrios, MIN

18) Brendan Rogers, COL

19) Lewis Brinson, TEX

20) Bradley Zimmer, CLE

21) Austin Meadows, PIT

22) Andrew Benintendi, BOS

23) AJ Reed, HOU

24) Jose DeLeon, LAD

25) Sean Newcomb, ATL

26) Franklin Barreto, OAK

27) Alex Bregman, HOU

28) Robert Stephenson, CIN

29) Gleyber Torres, CHC

30) Tim Anderson, CHW

31) Nick Williams, PHI

32) David Dahl, COL

33) Manuel Margot, SD

34) Aaron Judge, NYY

35) Clint Frazier, CLE

36) Raul Mondesi, KC

37) Jorge Mateo, NYY

38) Josh Bell, PIT

39) Max Kepler, MIN

40) Anthony Alford, TOR

41) Jesse Winker, CIN

42) Ryan McMahon, COL

43) Brett Phillips, MIL

44) Victor Robles, WAS

45) Ozzie Albies, ATL

46) Anderson Espinosa, BOS

47) Sean Maneea, OAK

48) Cody Reed, CIN

49) Dillon Tate, TEX

50) Aaron Blair, ATL

51) Jake Thompson, PHI

52) Jeff Hoffman, COL

53) Willson Contreras, CHC

54) Braden Shipley, AZ

55) Grant Holmes, LAD

56) Francis Martes, HOU

57) Gary Sanchez, NYY

58) Kyle Tucker, HOU

59) Nick Gordon, MIN

60) Brent Honeywell, TB

61) Jon Gray, COL

62) Dominic Smith, NYM

63) Kyle Zimmer, KC

64) Kolby Allard, ATL

65) Michael Fulmer, DET

66) Luis Ortiz, TEX

67) Jose Peraza, CIN

68) Javier Guerra, SD

69) Willy Adames, TB

70) Jorge Lopez, MIL

71) Ian Happ, CHC

72) Carson Fullmer, CHW

73) Trent Clark, MIL

74) Amir Garrett, CIN

75) Archie Bradley, AZ

76) Amed Rosario, NYM

77) Hunter Renfroe, SD

78) Mark Appel, PHI

79) Jaimeson Taillon, PIT

80) Christian Arroyo, SF

81) Brady Aiken, CLE

82) Jorge Alfaro, PHI

83) Daz Cameron, HOU

84) Tyler Jay, MIN

85) Billy McKinney, CHC

86) Hector Olivera, ATL

87) Alex Jackson, SEA

88) Raimel Tapia, COL

89) Bobby Bradley, CLE

90) Hunter Harvey, BAL

91) Kenta Maeda, LAD

92) Touki Toussaint, ATL

93) Cody Bellinger, LAD

94) Cornelius Randolph, PHI

95) Dylan Bundy, BAL

96) Brandon Drury, AZ

97) Taylor Guerreri, TB

98) Reynaldo Lopez, WAS

99) Daniel Robertson, TB

100)        Jorge Polanco, MIN