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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  1. Your Klaw link is to 2009, Tim.

  2. JohnLucarelli 5 years ago

    Links not loading for me.

  3. Shoeless_Joe 5 years 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.

  4. Infield Fly 5 years 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. Anyone else having trouble seeing the BA list?

  6. Touch 'Em All Joe 5 years ago

    BA Site seems down.

  7. 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.

  8. $1574266 5 years ago

    Link isn’t working

  9. derekbellstutu 5 years ago

    Why does Keith Law hate Pedro Alvarez?

    • leviticus6688 5 years ago

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

      • derekbellstutu 5 years 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 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 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 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 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 ago

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

    • $1574266 5 years ago

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

  10. benboston 5 years 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?

  11. benboston 5 years 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?

  12. benboston 5 years ago

    sorry for the duplicate comments

  13. ivdown 5 years ago

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

  14. lefty58 5 years ago

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

    link to baseballamerica.com

  15. crunchy1 5 years 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.

  16. vegasteve 5 years 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

  17. lefty58 5 years 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

  18. R_y_a_n 5 years 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 ago

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

  19. the_show 5 years 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 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.

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

  21. ivdown 5 years ago

    Josh Bell should absolutely be a Dodger right now. It’s sickening that the Dodgers traded him (and Steve Johnson who was actually good…and is now a giant :[ ) for someone who should be a middle reliever for the Dodgers. Screw having a future at third base, because Casey Blake will have 4 WAR seasons for the next 5 years…

  22. Encarnacion's Parrot 5 years ago

    This list is a little whacked. For the most part is pretty good, but where some prospects are listed, and how some are even ignored is a headscratcher.

    MLB.com’s top 50 list I feel is more accurate.

    Montero is said to be a future 1B rather than a C, hence his drop off in value.

    • CosaOne 5 years ago

      I actually found the MLB.com listing the worst not just cause of Montero though. Also, just for context Pedro Alvarez and Brett Wallace are projected to have to move to 1st base and Montero put up better or comparable numbers at a younger age yet those guys were ranked higher. To be honest i have no clue how anyone could rank Brett Wallace over Montero on a list

  23. $1993953 5 years ago

    I have been a baseball america subscriber for decades, and I truly believe that they have always shown a strong bias against the New York Mets organization, and have always rated their prospects much lower than they would a similar prospect in another organization. That being said, nothing backs up the statement I just made more than the placement of top Mets prospects on their 2010 Top 100 list. Jenrry Mejia at 56 is some kind of joke. Half those places at around 25, would be a lot more accurate for a 20 year old with his ability. But I’ll give them that. What is truly mystifying is their placement of Fernando Martinez (the Carribbean Series MVP this winter) at number 77? are you kidding me!? Those guys at baseball america can’t possibly be considered objective when they are so ridiculously prejudiced against one particular team. Is it a New York bias in general, Jim Callas? and the rest of your narrow minded cronies? F Mart belongs in the top twenty right now and baseball america snubbing him will look very large at this time next year, after he breaks out this season.

  24. InLeylandWeTrust 5 years ago

    no way in hell casey crosby is ranked above austin jackson, let alone 20+ spots ahead

  25. Montero is apparently doing well in spring training…

    “The power-hitting 20-year-old had onlookers buzzing during a batting-practice session on Monday afternoon, striking the top of the “M” high above the area past the left-field wall.”

    And he’s doing well in the field too…

    “Girardi said that he has already seen improvements in Montero’s receiving and blocking, and that the top prospect is past the elementary stages in his development. The Yankees continue to project Montero as a Major League catcher, though many have suggested that the 6-foot-4, 225-pound slugger could be a future first baseman, designated hitter or perhaps a corner outfielder.”

  26. BaseballFan0707 5 years ago

    Personally I prefer if Montero stays far away from the Catcher position so as to keep his power intact for much longer.

    But I do believe he’s above a few guys that he shouldn’t be on that list.

  27. levendis 5 years ago

    Nice to see my man Montero ranked 4th, the kids a beast. Austin Jackson is ranked in the 70s…. did he fall?

  28. switchhitingjesus 5 years ago

    Why is Britton ranked so low?

  29. The Pads had 4 guys, not too bad. The only bad part is there in A ball or lower. I think Logan Forysthe deserves a spot on here as well. A strong system is the only way the Pads will be competitive.

  30. PRKnight 5 years ago

    I cant wait too see montero next year contending for that starting role. We’re nearing the end of Jorge’s contract and its time he starts mentoring his successor. Montero is the man for the job. I truly think we can have our own version of Mauer. He hits for average and power. Im not saying he is going to be anywhere near Mauer’s all amazing play but i think he can come close.

  31. Here we go again. Trying to figure out who will make it in the majors.
    Tough task. Especially with pitchers. But some people have an uncanny
    talent for picking a high percentage of the eventual winner.

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