2014 Midseason MLB Organizational Top Prospect Rankings

My 2014 Midseason Prospect Lists
By J.P. Schwartz
Twitter: @Jaypers413

DISCLAIMER: To make these lists, a pitcher must have no more than 50 innings pitched in the Majors, and a hitter no more than 130 at-bats.

AZ Diamondbacks
1) Archie Bradley, RHP
2) Braden Shipley, RHP
3) Touki Toussaint, RHP
4) Aaron Blair, RHP
5) Jake Lamb, 3B
Just Missed Andrew Velazquez, SS

ATL Braves
1) Jose Peraza, SS
2) Lucas Sims, RHP
3) Christian Bethancourt, C
4) Braxton Davidson, 1B/OF
5) Jason Hursh, RHP
Just Missed J.R. Graham, RHP

BAL Orioles
1) Dylan Bundy, RHP
2) Hunter Harvey, RHP
3) Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP
4) Chance Sisco, C
5) Dariel Alvarez, OF
Just Missed Christian Walker, 1B

BOS Red Sox
1) Mookie Betts, OF
2) Henry Owens, LHP
3) Blake Swihart, C
4) Allen Webster, RHP
5) Garin Cecchini, 3B
Just Missed Rafael Devers, 3B

CHI Cubs
1) Kris Bryant, 3B
2) Addison Russell, SS
3) Javier Baez, SS
4) Kyle Schwarber, C/OF
5) Arismendy Alcantara, 2B
Just Missed Albert Almora, OF

CHI White Sox
1) Carlos Rodon, LHP
2) Tim Anderson, SS
3) Micah Johnson, 2B
4) Courtney Hawkins, OF
5) Tyler Danish, LHP
Just Missed Spencer Adams, RHP

CIN Reds
1) Robert Stephenson, RHP
2) Jesse Winker, OF
3) Michael Lorenzen, RHP
4) Nick Howard, RHP
5) Nick Travieso, RHP
Just Missed Ben Lively, RHP

CLE Indians
1) Francisco Lindor, SS
2) Clint Frazier, OF
3) Bradley Zimmer, OF
4) Justus Sheffield, LHP
5) Tyler Naquin, OF
Just Missed Mike Papi, OF/1B

COL Rockies
1) Jon Gray, RHP
2) David Dahl, OF
3) Eddie Butler, RHP
4) Kyle Freeland, LHP
5) Ryan McMahon, 1B/3B
Just Missed Raimel Tapia, OF

DET Tigers
1) Derek Hill, OF
2) Robbie Ray, LHP
3) Jake Thompson, RHP
4) Eugenio Suarez, SS
5) Devon Travis, 2B
Just Missed Steven Moya, OF

HOU Astros
1) Carlos Correa, SS
2) Mike Foltynewicz, RHP
3) Lance McCullers, RHP
4) Domingo Santana, OF
5) Josh Hader, LHP
Just Missed Mark Appel, RHP

KC Royals

1) Kyle Zimmer, RHP
2) Raul Mondesi, SS
3) Miguel Almonte, RHP
4) Hunter Dozier, SS
5) Brandon Finnegan, LHP
Just Missed Sean Manaea, LHP

LA Angels
1) Sean Newcomb, LHP
2) Cam Bedrosian, RHP
3) Joe Gatto, RHP
4) Hunter Green, LHP
5) Ricardo Sanchez, LHP
Just Missed Chris Ellis, RHP

LA Dodgers
1) Corey Seager, 3B
2) Julio Urias, LHP
3) Joc Pederson, OF
4) Grant Holmes, RHP
5) Zach Lee, RHP
Just Missed Alex Verdugo, OF

MIA Marlins
1) Tyler Kolek, RHP
2) Andrew Heaney, LHP
3) Colin Moran, 3B
4) Anthony DeSclafani, RHP
5) Justin Nicolino, LHP
Just Missed Matt Milroy, RHP

MIL Brewers
1) Jimmy Nelson, RHP
2) Monte Harrison, OF
3) Kodi Medeiros, LHP
4) Jacob Gatewood, SS
5) Orlando Arcia, SS
Just Missed Tyrone Taylor, OF

MN Twins
1) Byron Buxton, OF
2) Miguel Sano, 3B
3) Nick Gordon, SS
4) Jose Berrios, RHP
5) Alex Meyer, RHP
Just Missed Kohl Stewart, RHP

NY Mets
1) Noah Syndergaard, RHP
2) Michael Conforto, OF
3) Kevin Plawecki, C
4) Rafael Montero, RHP
5) Brandon Nimmo, OF
Just Missed Dominic Smith, 1B

NY Yankees
1) Luis Severino, RHP
2) Aaron Judge, OF
3) Gary Sanchez, C
4) Rob Refsnyder, 2B
5) Eric Jagielo, 3B
Just Missed Ian Clarkin, LHP

OAK A’s
1) Daniel Robertson, SS
2) Renato Nunez, 3B
3) Matt Chapman, 3B
4) Raul Alcantara, RHP
5) Matt Olson, 1B
Just Missed Chad Pinder, 2B

PHI Phillies
1) J.P. Crawford, SS
2) Aaron Nola, RHP
3) Maikel Franco, 3B
4) Jesse Biddle, LHP
5) Ken Giles, RHP
Just Missed Cam Perkins, OF

PIT Pirates
1) Tyler Glasnow, RHP
2) Jameson Taillon, RHP
3) Nick Kingham, RHP
4) Josh Bell, OF
5) Austin Meadows, OF
Just Missed Alen Hanson, SS

SD Padres
1) Austin Hedges, C
2) Matt Wisler, RHP
3) Max Fried, LHP
4) Hunter Renfroe, OF
5) Joe Ross, RHP
Just Missed Trea Turner, SS

SF Giants
1) Kyle Crick, RHP
2) Tyler Beede, RHP
3) Edwin Escobar, LHP
4) Andrew Susac, C
5) Adalberto Mejia, RHP
Just Missed Ty Blach, LHP

SEA Mariners
1) Taijuan Walker, RHP
2) Alex Jackson, OF
3) D.J. Peterson, 3B
4) Victor Sanchez, RHP
5) Luiz Gohara, LHP
Just Missed Gabby Guerrero, OF

STL Cardinals
1) Oscar Taveras, OF
2) Stephen Piscotty, OF
3) Marco Gonzales, LHP
4) Randal Grichuk, OF
5) Alex Reyes, RHP
Just Missed Rob Kaminsky, LHP

TB Rays
1) Taylor Guerrieri, LHP
2) Hak-Ju Lee, SS
3) Casey Gillaspie, 1B
4) Ryne Stanek, RHP
5) Alex Colome, RHP
Just Missed Adrian Rondon, SS

TX Rangers
1) Joey Gallo, 3B
2) Jorge Alfaro, C
3) Luis Ortiz, RHP
4) Nick Williams, OF
5) Alex Gonzalez, RHP
Just Missed Lewis Brinson, OF

TOR Blue Jays
1) Daniel Norris, LHP
2) Jeff Hoffman, RHP
3) Aaron Sanchez, RHP
4) Max Pentecost, C
5) Dalton Pompey, OF
Just Missed Sean Reid-Foley, RHP

WAS Nationals
1) Lucas Giolito, RHP
2) Michael Taylor, OF
3) A.J. Cole, RHP
4) Erick Fedde, RHP
5) Brian Goodwin, OF
Just Missed Austin Voth, RHP

2014 Major League Baseball Top 100 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
Twitter: @Jaypers413

Every year around this time I like to rank the Top 100 overall prospects in baseball. My criteria are based on A: Past Performance and B: Future Potential (50% of each per prospect)

Disclaimer: I am not a professional scout, nor did I attend any minor league games this year. These lists are the product of my own research of online scouting reports and statistics, and are compiled purely for entertainment purposes.

Send your questions or feedback to me on twitter @Jaypers413

To qualify for these lists, a prospect must have no more than 130 at-bats or 50 innings pitched in the Major Leagues.

1. Byron Buxton — (Twins)
2. Xander Bogaerts — (Red Sox)
3. Oscar Taveras — (Cardinals)
4. Archie Bradley — (Diamondbacks)
5. Gregory Polanco — (Pirates)
6. Taijuan Walker — (Mariners)
7. Masahiro Tanaka — (Yankees)
8. Addison Russell — (A’s)
9. Noah Syndergaard — (Mets)
10. Jonathan Gray — (Rockies)
11. Javier Baez — (Cubs)
12. Carlos Correa — (Astros)
13. Lucas Giolito — (Nationals)
14. Kris Bryant — (Cubs)
15. Francisco Lindor — (Indians)
16. George Springer — (Astros)
17. Jameson Taillon — (Pirates)
18. Miguel Sano — (Twins)
19. Dylan Bundy — (Orioles)
20. Mark Appel — (Astros)
21. Travis d’Arnaud — (Mets)
22. Robert Stephenson — (Reds)
23. Tyler Glasnow — (Pirates)
24. Nick Castellanos — (Tigers)
25. Austin Meadows — (Pirates)
26. Kyle Zimmer — (Royals)
27. Clint Frazier — (Indians)
28. Aaron Sanchez — (Blue Jays)
29. Henry Owens — (Red Sox)
30. Kevin Gausman — (Orioles)
31. Carlos Martinez — (Cardinals)
32. Eddie Butler — (Rockies)
33. Billy Hamilton — (Reds)
34. Alex Meyer — (Twins)
35. Maikel Franco — (Phillies)
36. C.J. Edwards — (Cubs)
37. Yordano Ventura — (Royals)
38. Albert Almora — (Cubs)
39. Nick Kingham — (Pirates)
40. Kohl Stewart — (Twins)
41. Austin Hedges — (Padres)
42. D.J. Peterson — (Mariners)
43. Jackie Bradley Jr — (Red Sox)
44. Joc Pederson — (Dodgers)
45. Andrew Heaney — (Marlins)
46. Jorge Soler — (Cubs)
47. Jesse Biddle — (Phillies)
48. Mike Foltynewicz — (Astros)
49. Gary Sanchez — (Yankees)
50. Kolten Wong — (Cardinals)
51. Colin Moran — (Marlins)
52. Rafael Montero — (Mets)
53. Matt Wisler — (Padres)
54. Braden Shipley — (Diamondbacks)
55. Raul A. Mondesi — (Royals)
56. Dominic Smith — (Mets)
57. J.P. Crawford — (Phillies)
58. Marcus Stroman — (Blue Jays)
59. Rougned Odor — (Rangers)
60. Eduardo Rodriguez — (Orioles)
61. Lance McCullers Jr — (Astros)
62. Alen Hanson — (Pirates)
63. Max Fried — (Padres)
64. Allen Webster — (Red Sox)
65. Jake Odorizzi — (Rays)
66. Jose Abreu — (White Sox)
67. Corey Seager — (Dodgers)
68. Jorge Alfaro — (Rangers)
69. Kyle Crick — (Giants)
70. Lucas Sims — (Braves)
71. Blake Swihart — (Red Sox)
72. Jorge Bonifacio — (Royals)
73. Stephen Piscotty — (Cardinals)
74. Hunter Harvey — (Orioles)
75. Julio Urias — (Dodgers)
76. A.J. Cole — (Nationals)
77. Christian Bethancourt — (Braves)
78. Pierce Johnson — (Cubs)
79. Phillip Ervin — (Reds)
80. Miguel Gonzalez — (Phillies)
81. Michael Choice — (Rangers)
82. Miguel Almonte — (Royals)
83. Billy McKinney — (A’s)
84. Garin Cecchini — (Red Sox)
85. Hak-Ju Lee — (Rays)
86. Vince Velasquez — (Astros)
87. Mookie Betts — (Red Sox)
88. Josh Bell — (Pirates)
89. Hunter Renfroe — (Padres)
90. Jonathan Singleton — (Astros)
91. Jake Marisnick — (Marlins)
92. Reese McGuire — (Pirates)
93. Jesse Winker — (Reds)
94. Taylor Guerrieri — (Rays)
95. James Paxton — (Mariners)
96. Marco Gonzales — (Cardinals)
97. Luiz Gohara — (Mariners)
98. J.O. Berrios — (Twins)
99. D.J. Davis — (Blue Jays)
100. Enny Romero — (Rays)

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order) — Arismendy Alcantara, Raul Alcantara, Tim Anderson, Trevor Bauer, C.J. Cron, Matt Davidson, Edwin Diaz, Edwin Escobar, Joey Gallo, Alex Gonzalez, Brian Goodwin, J.R. Graham, Slade Heathcott, Rosell Herrera, Jason Hursh, Eric Jagielo, Erik Johnson, Zach Lee, Taylor Lindsey, J.R. Murphy, Jimmy Nelson, Chris Owings, Mitch Nay, Justin Nicolino, Chris Stratton, Tyrone Taylor, Devon Travis, Mason Williams & Nick Williams.

2014 MLB Organizational Top 20 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
Twitter: @Jaypers413

Every year around this time I like to rank each team’s top overall prospects. My criteria are based on A: Past Performance and B: Future Potential (50% of each per prospect)

Disclaimer: I am not a professional scout, nor did I attend any minor league games this year. These lists are the product of my own research of online scouting reports and statistics, and are compiled purely for entertainment purposes.

Send your questions or feedback to me on twitter @Jaypers413

To qualify for these lists, a prospect must have no more than 130 at-bats or 50 innings pitched in the Major Leagues.

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

1. Archie Bradley RHP

2. Braden Shipley RHP

3. Chris Owings SS

4. Brandon Drury 3B

5. Aaron Blair RHP

6. Stryker Trahan C

7. Andrew Barbosa LHP

8. Andrew Chafin LHP

9. Sergio Alcantara SS

10. Justin Williams OF

11. Matt Stites RHP

12. Matt McPhearson OF

13. Jake Barrett RHP

14. Brad Keller RHP

15. Jake Lamb 3B

16. Brandon Sinnery RHP

17. Jamie Westbrook SS

18. Brandon Jacobs OF

19. Jimmie Sherfy RHP

20. Jose Martinez RHP

ATLANTA BRAVES

1. Lucas Sims RHP

2. J.R. Graham RHP

3. Jason Hursh RHP

4. Jose Peraza SS

5. Christian Bethancourt C

6. Mauricio Cabrera RHP

7. Wes Parsons RHP

8. Victor Caratini 3B

9. Victor Reyes OF

10. Tommy LaStella 2B

11. Todd Cunningham OF

12. Kyle Wren OF

13. Cody Martin RHP

14. Andry Ubiera RHP

15. Aaron Northcraft RHP

16. Josh Elander OF

17. Robby Hefflinger OF

18. Carlos Salazar RHP

19. Johan Camargo 3B

20. David Hale RHP

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Washington Nationals 2014 Top 20 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
Twitter: @Jaypers413

Every year around this time I like to rank each team’s top overall prospects. My criteria are based on A: Past Performance and B: Future Potential (50% of each per prospect)

Disclaimer: I am not a professional scout, nor did I attend any minor league games this year. These lists are the product of my own research of online scouting reports and statistics, and are compiled purely for entertainment purposes.

Send your questions or feedback to me on twitter @Jaypers413

To qualify for these lists, a prospect must have no more than 130 at-bats or 50 innings pitched in the Major Leagues.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS

1. Lucas Giolito RHP


2. AJ Cole RHP


3. Brian Goodwin OF


4. Nate Karns RHP


5. Billy Burns OF


6. Drew Ward 3B


7. Michael Taylor OF


8. Rafael Bautista OF


9. Zach Walters SS


10. Sammy Solis LHP


11. Jake Johansen RHP


12. Brett Mooneyham LHP


13. Matt Purke LHP


14. Tony Renda 2B


15. Nick Pivetta RHP


16. Austin Voth RHP


17. Matt Skole 1B


18. Jeff Kobernus OF


19. Dakota Bacus RHP


20. Steven Souza OF

Toronto Blue Jays 2014 Top 20 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
Twitter: @Jaypers413

Every year around this time I like to rank each team’s top overall prospects. My criteria are based on A: Past Performance and B: Future Potential (50% of each per prospect)

Disclaimer: I am not a professional scout, nor did I attend any minor league games this year. These lists are the product of my own research of online scouting reports and statistics, and are compiled purely for entertainment purposes.

Send your questions or feedback to me on twitter @Jaypers413

To qualify for these lists, a prospect must have no more than 130 at-bats or 50 innings pitched in the Major Leagues.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS

1. Aaron Sanchez RHP


2. Marcus Stroman RHP


3. Roberto Osuna RHP


4. Sean Nolin LHP


5. Franklin Barreto SS


6. Daniel Norris LHP


7. DJ Davis OF


8. Mitch Nay 3B


9. Chase DeJong RHP


10. Jake Brentz LHP


11. Dawel Lugo SS


12. Alberto Tirado RHP


13. Matt Dean 3B


14. Clinton Hollon RHP


15. Rowdy Tellez 1B


16. Deck McGuire RHP


17. Kevin Pillar OF


18. Adonys Cardona RHP


19. Taylor Cole RHP


20. John Stilson RHP

Texas Rangers 2014 Top 20 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
Twitter: @Jaypers413

Every year around this time I like to rank each team’s top overall prospects. My criteria are based on A: Past Performance and B: Future Potential (50% of each per prospect)

Disclaimer: I am not a professional scout, nor did I attend any minor league games this year. These lists are the product of my own research of online scouting reports and statistics, and are compiled purely for entertainment purposes.

Send your questions or feedback to me on twitter @Jaypers413

To qualify for these lists, a prospect must have no more than 130 at-bats or 50 innings pitched in the Major Leagues.

TEXAS RANGERS

1. Michael Choice OF


2. Rougned Odor 2B


3. Jorge Alfaro C


4. Luke Jackson LHP


5. Luis Sardinas SS


6. Alex “Chi Chi” Gonzalez RHP


7. Joey Gallo 3B


8. Chris Bostick 2B


9. Travis Demeritte SS


10. Lewis Brinson OF


11. Alec Asher RHP


12. Nick Williams OF


13. Nomar Mazara OF


14. Akeem Bostick RHP


15. Ronald Guzman 1B


16. Jairo Beras OF


17. Cole Wiper RHP


18. Kevin Vasquez RHP


19. Alex Claudio LHP


20. Connor Sadzeck RHP

Tampa Bay Rays 2014 Top 20 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
Twitter: @Jaypers413

Every year around this time I like to rank each team’s top overall prospects. My criteria are based on A: Past Performance and B: Future Potential (50% of each per prospect)

Disclaimer: I am not a professional scout, nor did I attend any minor league games this year. These lists are the product of my own research of online scouting reports and statistics, and are compiled purely for entertainment purposes.

Send your questions or feedback to me on twitter @Jaypers413

To qualify for these lists, a prospect must have no more than 130 at-bats or 50 innings pitched in the Major Leagues.

TAMPA BAY RAYS

1. Taylor Guerrieri LHP


2. Enny Romero LHP


3. Jake Odorizzi RHP


4. Ryne Stanek RHP


5. Nick Ciuffo C


6. Hak Ju Lee SS


7. Andrew Toles OF


8. Jesse Hahn RHP


9. Kevin Kiermaier RHP


10. Alex Colome RHP


11. Jeff Ames RHP


12. C.J. Riefenhauser LHP


13. Jose Mujica RHP


14. Oscar Hernandez C


15. Drew Vettleson OF


16. Blake Snell LHP


17. Riley Unroe SS


18. Dylan Floro RHP


19. Richie Shaffer 3B


20. Cristian Toribio SS

St Louis Cardinals 2014 Top 20 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
Twitter: @Jaypers413

Every year around this time I like to rank each team’s top overall prospects. My criteria are based on A: Past Performance and B: Future Potential (50% of each per prospect)

Disclaimer: I am not a professional scout, nor did I attend any minor league games this year. These lists are the product of my own research of online scouting reports and statistics, and are compiled purely for entertainment purposes.

Send your questions or feedback to me on twitter @Jaypers413

To qualify for these lists, a prospect must have no more than 130 at-bats or 50 innings pitched in the Major Leagues.

ST LOUIS CARDINALS

1. Oscar Taveras OF


2. Carlos Martinez RHP


3. Rob Kaminsky LHP


4. Marco Gonzales LHP


5. Kolten Wong 2B


6. Alexander Reyes RHP


7. Stephen Piscotty OF


8. Tyrell Jenkins RHP


9. Tim Cooney LHP


10. Randal Grichuk SS


11. Oscar Mercado SS


12. Mike O’Neill OF


13. Patrick Wisdom 1B


14. Carson Kelly C


15. Kenny Peoples SS


16. James Ramsey OF


17. Charlie Tilson OF


18. Steve Bean C


19. Juan Herrera 2B


20. Colin Walsh 2B

Seattle Mariners 2014 Top 20 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
Twitter: @Jaypers413

Every year around this time I like to rank each team’s top overall prospects. My criteria are based on A: Past Performance and B: Future Potential (50% of each per prospect)

Disclaimer: I am not a professional scout, nor did I attend any minor league games this year. These lists are the product of my own research of online scouting reports and statistics, and are compiled purely for entertainment purposes.

Send your questions or feedback to me on twitter @Jaypers413

To qualify for these lists, a prospect must have no more than 130 at-bats or 50 innings pitched in the Major Leagues.

SEATTLE MARINERS

1. Taijuan Walker RHP


2. DJ Peterson 1B


3. Danny Hultzen LHP


4. Luiz Gohara LHP


5. Victor Sanchez RHP


6. James Paxton LHP


7. Austin Wilson OF


8. Chris Taylor SS


9. Edwin Diaz RHP


10. Gabriel Guerrero OF


11. Tyler Pike LHP


12. Patrick Kivlehan 1B


13. Tyler Marlette C


14. Abe Almonte OF


15. Ketel Marte SS


16. Julio Morban OF


17. Xavier Avery OF


18. Tyler O’Neill OF


19. Stefen Romero OF


20. Dominic Leone RHP

San Francisco Giants 2014 Top 20 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
Twitter: @Jaypers413

Every year around this time I like to rank each team’s top overall prospects. My criteria are based on A: Past Performance and B: Future Potential (50% of each per prospect)

Disclaimer: I am not a professional scout, nor did I attend any minor league games this year. These lists are the product of my own research of online scouting reports and statistics, and are compiled purely for entertainment purposes.

Send your questions or feedback to me on twitter @Jaypers413

To qualify for these lists, a prospect must have no more than 130 at-bats or 50 innings pitched in the Major Leagues.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS

1. Kyle Crick RHP


2. Edwin Escobar LHP


3. Kendry Flores RHP


4. Martin Agosta RHP


5. Chris Stratton RHP


6. Clayton Blackburn RHP


7. Mac Williamson OF


8. Ty Blach LHP


9. Adalberto Mejia RHP


10. Joan Gregorio RHP


11. Christian Arroyo SS


12. Gary Brown OF


13. Joe Panik 2B


14. Johneshwy Fargas OF


15. Heath Hembree RHP


16. Mike Kickham LHP


17. Ryder Jones 3B


18. Chase Johnson RHP


19. Derek Law RHP


20. Keury Mella RHP