With the release of Baseball America's top 100 prospects list today, my three preferred prospect sources have all published their lists. I believe Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus can be seen without subscriptions:
- Baseball America Top 100, published 2-21-12
- Kevin Goldstein's Top 101 for Baseball Prospectus, published 2-13-12
- Keith Law's Top 100 for ESPN, published 2-9-12
A few notable differences in the lists:
- All three sources agree on Mike Trout of the Angels, Bryce Harper of the Nationals, and Matt Moore of the Rays as the game's top three prospects, but all rank them in a different order.
- With a #12 ranking, Law is much higher on Rays shortstop prospect Hak-Ju Lee than Goldstein (65) or BA (44). He's also notably higher on Arodys Vizcaino of the Braves, Casey Kelly of the Padres, Mason Williams of the Yankees, Drew Hutchison of the Blue Jays, Cheslor Cuthbert of the Royals, Joe Ross of the Padres, and Daniel Corcino of the Reds. The others considered Brad Peacock of the A's and Cory Spangenberg of the Padres as top 80 prospects, but Law left them off his list.
- Goldstein likes Oscar Taveras of the Cardinals, Michael Choice of the Athletics, Brandon Jacobs of the Red Sox, Robbie Erlin of the Padres, Daniel Norris, and Jedd Gyorko of the Padres more than the others. He left Mike Montgomery of the Royals, Taylor Jungmann of the Brewers, and Nick Franklin of the Mariners off his list entirely.
- BA is higher on Montgomery, Yonder Alonso of the Padres, and Matt Szczur of the Cubs than the others. They didn't exclude anyone who was highly ranked by both of the other outlets.