Baseball America’s Top 100 Prospects

Baseball America's Top 100 Prospects list is out, and it's free to all.  For comparison, check out MLB.com's Top 50 and Keith Law's Top 100 for ESPN.


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5 years 6 months ago

Your Klaw link is to 2009, Tim.

5 years 6 months ago

Oops, fixed.

JohnLucarelli
5 years 6 months ago

Links not loading for me.

Yankees10
5 years 6 months ago

Yeah for me neither, I think the website is having problems.

5 years 6 months ago

Well nice job breaking it guys!

Muggi
5 years 6 months ago

Yeah BA’s webmaster is probably doing the chicken-head routine right about now.

Shoeless_Joe
5 years 6 months ago

Zack Stewart (55 on Law’s list) was the #3 Jays prospect according to BA, but doesn’t make BA’s top 100? Seems odd considering their #4 prospect d’Arnaurd makes this list?

I think Aron Hicks seems a little too high as well. I don’t think his production has been strong enough to warrant the status of a top 20 prospect in all of baseball.

I think other then that this list seems pretty solid to me.

Infield Fly
5 years 6 months ago

I got to see the list before it glitched. Impressive – and encouraging to see the Mets actually have more than 2 prospects on it. Our system needs work but I guess it’s not completely broken!

5 years 6 months ago

Anyone else having trouble seeing the BA list?

thegrayrace
5 years 6 months ago

Yep.

Touch 'Em All Joe
5 years 6 months ago

BA Site seems down.

5 years 6 months ago

Probably all the traffic brought in from this link, I’m curious to see how Padres are on it. Probably Jaff Decker, Donovan Tate and maybe Simon Castro.

eedwards027
5 years 6 months ago

Link isn’t working

derekbellstutu
5 years 6 months ago

Why does Keith Law hate Pedro Alvarez?

leviticus6688
5 years 6 months ago

Because he plays for Pittsburgh…where baseball players go to die?

derekbellstutu
5 years 6 months ago

Pittsburgh was the place baseball players went to die during the Littlefield/McClatchy administration (see Derek Bell, Raul Mondesi, Randall Simon, Matt Morris, etc.). The Huntington/Coonelly/Nutting administration seem to have a plan more geared to success.

kmils
5 years 6 months ago

I believe that, while Law liked Alverez coming into the draft, he thought the pick was incorrect because other players were better. Probably confirming his previous thinking through his own rankings. Note that Smoak, Matusz, Posey and Hosmer are all ahead of Alvarez.

bucs_lose_again
5 years 6 months ago

Despite the fact that Hosmer has done nothing in the minors to merit him being ranked above Alvarez. Aside from the questions marks about Alvarez’s ability to stick at third, I can’t understand Law’s reasoning on this one.

dickylarue
5 years 6 months ago

Because he’s not a Boston Red Sox player. Take Law’s lists with a grain of salt. Theo is his best friend and he routinely helps the Red Sox pump up their prospects a la Gammons.

TradeYouk
5 years 6 months ago

Baseball America has Ryan Westmoreland at 24 and Keith Law has him at 32. Baseball America needs to stop hyping Sox Prospects!

ReverendBlack
5 years 6 months ago

It’s all a conspiracy against the Yankees, see. Everyone knows that no one in the media likes the Yankees.

eedwards027
5 years 6 months ago

Because Keith Law is an idiot who doesn’t know his a**hole from a whole in the ground

benboston
5 years 6 months ago

interesting to see anthony rizzo on law’s list, kid’s coming back from cancer treatment, and has been overshadowed by lars anderson recently. but with lars’ struggles last year could this kid be the first power bat theo develops?

benboston
5 years 6 months ago

interesting to see anthony rizzo on law’s list. kid is coming back from cancer and has been overshadowed by lars anderson. with lars’ recent struggles could this kid be the first power bat theo develops?

benboston
5 years 6 months ago

sorry for the duplicate comments

ivdown
5 years 6 months ago

For anyone who’s actually seen this list or might have it up, could you tell me where any Dodgers are ranked?

vtadave
5 years 6 months ago

Gordon – 46
Withrow – 48

lefty58
5 years 6 months ago

If you can’t get to the list, here is a link that should work;

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/prospects/rankings/top-100-prospects/2010/269546.html

crunchy1
5 years 6 months ago

Nice to see 5 Cubs ranked in the top 100. It lends even more credence to the idea that the Cubs system is finally bouncing back. Both BP and Law have 4 top 100 guys. All in all there are 6 different top 100 players between the lists. I never want to take these lists too seriously but the opinion regarding the rise of the Cubs farm system seems to be universal.

vegasteve
5 years 6 months ago

We released our Top 100 Prospects today. Here it is!

1 Jason Heyward, of, Braves
2 Stephen Strasburg, rhp, Nationals
3 Mike Stanton, of, Marlins
4 Jesus Montero, c, Yankees
5 Brian Matusz, lhp, Orioles
6 Desmond Jennings, of, Rays
7 Buster Posey, c, Giants
8 Pedro Alvarez, 3b, Pirates
9 Neftali Feliz, rhp, Rangers
10 Carlos Santana, c, Indians
11 Dustin Ackley, of/1b/2b, Mariners
12 Alcides Escobar, ss, Brewers
13 Justin Smoak, 1b, Rangers
14 Madison Bumgarner, lhp, Giants
15 Domonic Brown, of, Phillies
16 Starlin Castro, ss, Cubs
17 Martin Perez, lhp, Rangers
18 Jeremy Hellickson, rhp, Rays
19 Aaron Hicks, of, Twins
20 Logan Morrison, 1b, Marlins
21 Ryan Westmoreland, of, Red Sox
22 Aroldis Chapman, lhp, Reds
23 Tyler Matzek, lhp, Rockies
24 Casey Kelly, rhp, Red Sox
25 Kyle Drabek, rhp, Blue Jays
26 Jacob Turner, rhp, Tigers
27 Brett Wallace, 3b/1b, Blue Jays
28 Chris Carter, of/1b, Athletics
29 Michael Taylor, of, Athletics
30 Michael Saunders, of, Mariners
31 Lonnie Chisenhall, 3b, Indians
32 Freddie Freeman, 1b, Braves
33 Christian Friedrich, lhp, Rockies
34 Wade Davis, rhp, Rays
35 Matt Moore, lhp, Rays
36 Jarrod Parker, rhp, Diamondbacks
37 Josh Bell, 3b, Orioles
38 Derek Norris, c, Nationals
39 Mike Montgomery, lhp, Royals
40 Aaron Crow, rhp, Royals
41 Jason Castro, c, Astros
42 Tanner Scheppers, rhp, Rangers
43 Todd Frazier, of/2b/3b, Reds
44 Nick Hagadone, lhp, Indians
45 Yonder Alonso, 1b, Reds
46 Dee Gordon, ss, Dodgers
47 Casey Crosby, lhp, Tigers
48 Chris Withrow, rhp, Dodgers
49 Zack Wheeler, rhp, Giants
50 Shelby Miller, rhp, Cardinals
51 Julio Teheran, rhp, Braves
52 Grant Green, ss, Athletics
53 Donavan Tate, of, Padres
54 Reid Brignac, ss, Rays
55 Jared Mitchell, of, White Sox
56 Jennry Mejia, rhp, Mets
57 Simon Castro, rhp, Padres
58 Wilson Ramos, c, Twins
59 Brett Lawrie, 2b, Brewers
60 Tyler Flowers, c, White Sox
61 Kyle Gibson, rhp, Twins
62 Ike Davis, 1b, Mets
63 Zach Britton, lhp, Orioles
64 Jason Knapp, rhp, Indians
65 Alex White, rhp, Indians
66 Dan Hudson, rhp, White Sox
67 Tim Beckham, ss, Rays
68 Alex Colome, rhp, Rays
69 Arodys Vizcaino, rhp, Braves
70 Josh Vitters, 3b, Cubs
71 Jhoulys Chacin, rhp, Rockies
72 Mike Leake, rhp, Reds
73 Jiovanni Mier, ss, Astros
74 Brett Jackson, of, Cubs
75 Josh Reddick, of, Red Sox
76 Austin Jackson, of, Tigers
77 Fernando Martinez, of, Mets
78 Chad James, lhp, Marlins
79 Tony Sanchez, c, Pirates
80 Mike Moustakas, 3b, Royals
81 Travis d’Arnaud, c, Blue Jays
82 Jaff Decker, of, Padres
83 Adam Moore, c, Mariners
84 Hank Conger, c, Angels
85 Mike Trout, of, Angels
86 Austin Romine, c, Yankees
87 Lars Anderson, 1b, Red Sox
88 Wilmer Flores, ss, Mets
89 Mat Gamel, 3b, Brewers
90 James Darnell, 3b, Padres
91 Jordan Lyles, rhp, Astros
92 Drew Storen, rhp, Nationals
93 Phillippe Aumont, rhp, Phillies
94 Miguel Sano, ss/3b, Twins
95 Andrew Cashner, rhp, Cubs
96 Thomas Neal, of, Giants
97 Peter Bourjos, of, Angels
98 Jay Jackson, rhp, Cubs
99 Jake Arrieta, rhp, Orioles
100 Noel Arguelles, lhp, Royals

lefty58
5 years 6 months ago

01 Jason Heyward, of, Braves
02 Stephen Strasburg, rhp, Nationals
03 Mike Stanton, of, Marlins
04 Jesus Montero, c, Yankees
05 Brian Matusz, lhp, Orioles
06 Desmond Jennings, of, Rays
07 Buster Posey, c, Giants
08 Pedro Alvarez, 3b, Pirates
09 Neftali Feliz, rhp, Rangers
10 Carlos Santana, c, Indians
11 Dustin Ackley, of/1b/2b, Mariners
12 Alcides Escobar, ss, Brewers
13 Justin Smoak, 1b, Rangers
14 Madison Bumgarner, lhp, Giants
15 Domonic Brown, of, Phillies
16 Starlin Castro, ss, Cubs
17 Martin Perez, lhp, Rangers
18 Jeremy Hellickson, rhp, Rays
19 Aaron Hicks, of, Twins
20 Logan Morrison, 1b, Marlins
21 Ryan Westmoreland, of, Red Sox
22 Aroldis Chapman, lhp, Reds
23 Tyler Matzek, lhp, Rockies
24 Casey Kelly, rhp, Red Sox
25 Kyle Drabek, rhp, Blue Jays
26 Jacob Turner, rhp, Tigers
27 Brett Wallace, 3b/1b, Blue Jays
28 Chris Carter, of/1b, Athletics
29 Michael Taylor, of, Athletics
30 Michael Saunders, of, Mariners
31 Lonnie Chisenhall, 3b, Indians
32 Freddie Freeman, 1b, Braves
33 Christian Friedrich, lhp, Rockies
34 Wade Davis, rhp, Rays
35 Matt Moore, lhp, Rays
36 Jarrod Parker, rhp, Diamondbacks
37 Josh Bell, 3b, Orioles
38 Derek Norris, c, Nationals
39 Mike Montgomery, lhp, Royals
40 Aaron Crow, rhp, Royals
41 Jason Castro, c, Astros
42 Tanner Scheppers, rhp, Rangers
43 Todd Frazier, of/2b/3b, Reds
44 Nick Hagadone, lhp, Indians
45 Yonder Alonso, 1b, Reds
46 Dee Gordon, ss, Dodgers
47 Casey Crosby, lhp, Tigers
48 Chris Withrow, rhp, Dodgers
49 Zack Wheeler, rhp, Giants
50 Shelby Miller, rhp, Cardinals
51 Julio Teheran, rhp, Braves
52 Grant Green, ss, Athletics
53 Donavan Tate, of, Padres
54 Reid Brignac, ss, Rays
55 Jared Mitchell, of, White Sox
56 Jennry Mejia, rhp, Mets
57 Simon Castro, rhp, Padres
58 Wilson Ramos, c, Twins
59 Brett Lawrie, 2b, Brewers
60 Tyler Flowers, c, White Sox
61 Kyle Gibson, rhp, Twins
62 Ike Davis, 1b, Mets
63 Zach Britton, lhp, Orioles
64 Jason Knapp, rhp, Indians
65 Alex White, rhp, Indians
66 Dan Hudson, rhp, White Sox
67 Tim Beckham, ss, Rays
68 Alex Colome, rhp, Rays
69 Arodys Vizcaino, rhp, Braves
70 Josh Vitters, 3b, Cubs
71 Jhoulys Chacin, rhp, Rockies
72 Mike Leake, rhp, Reds
73 Jiovanni Mier, ss, Astros
74 Brett Jackson, of, Cubs
75 Josh Reddick, of, Red Sox
76 Austin Jackson, of, Tigers
77 Fernando Martinez, of, Mets
78 Chad James, lhp, Marlins
79 Tony Sanchez, c, Pirates
80 Mike Moustakas, 3b, Royals
81 Travis d’Arnaud, c, Blue Jays
82 Jaff Decker, of, Padres
83 Adam Moore, c, Mariners
84 Hank Conger, c, Angels
85 Mike Trout, of, Angels
86 Austin Romine, c, Yankees
87 Lars Anderson, 1b, Red Sox
88 Wilmer Flores, ss, Mets
89 Mat Gamel, 3b, Brewers
90 James Darnell, 3b, Padres
91 Jordan Lyles, rhp, Astros
92 Drew Storen, rhp, Nationals
93 Phillippe Aumont, rhp, Phillies
94 Miguel Sano, ss/3b, Twins
95 Andrew Cashner, rhp, Cubs
96 Thomas Neal, of, Giants
97 Peter Bourjos, of, Angels
98 Jay Jackson, rhp, Cubs
99 Jake Arrieta, rhp, Orioles
100 Noel Arguelles, lhp, Royals

R_y_a_n
5 years 6 months ago

Wow, Montero is all over the place on all the lists – I prefer Baseball America’s judgement mainly because that prospects and such is what they seem to do best, but it also could have something to do with the fact they ranked Montero #4 :)

I’m not really worried about the lack of Yankees on the list though, Montero and Romine provide nice catcher depth and Gary Sanchez is in the system as well. McCallister and Nova both could turn into solid starters, and Mark Melancon should contribute this year. I don’t think our farm system is in as bad of shape as some people will always make it out to be.

Guest
5 years 6 months ago

Its kinda obvious that some of these lists just start to throw names in any order after the top 15 or so..

the_show
5 years 6 months ago

It is hilarious that Tyler Flowers is ranked ahead of Dan Hudson, I don’t think anybody in the White Sox organization thinks Flowers is more valuable than Dan Hudson

crunchy1
5 years 6 months ago

I think Flowers is a much better prospect than Hudson. Flowers is going to hit and he’s shown a lot of improvement on defense. Hudson is a guy with 4 average pitches, good control and good deception. That profiles as a 4th or 5th starter. He had a great year, but he only had small sample sizes in each league. Let’s see if he can keep outwitting the same hitters over a longer stretch of time.

5 years 6 months ago

Montero has been anywhere from 19, to 4, but this list made me happy.