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




BALTIMORE ORIOLES

1. Kevin Gausman RHP


2. Dylan Bundy RHP


3. Hunter Harvey RHP


4. Eduardo Rodriguez LHP


5. Henry Urrutia OF


6. Jonathan Schoop 3B


7. Mike Wright RHP


8. Josh Hart OF


9. Brandon Kline RHP


10. Adrian Marin SS


11. Trey Mancini 1B


12. Caleb Joseph C


13. Dariel Alvarez OF


14. Chance Sisco C


15. Michael Ohlman C


16. Lex Rutledge LHP


17. Steven Brault LHP


18. Connor Bierfeldt OF


19. Parker Bridwell RHP


20. Clay Schrader RHP

BOSTON RED SOX

1. Xander Bogaerts SS


2. Henry Owens RHP


3. Trey Ball LHP


4. Garin Cecchini 3B


5. Mookie Betts 2B


6. Blake Swihart C


7. Allen Webster RHP


8. Matt Barnes RHP


9. Jackie Bradley Jr OF


10. Anthony Ranaudo RHP


11. Manuel Margot OF


12. Deven Marrero SS


13. Dedgar Jimenez LHP


14. Jon Denney C


15. Joe Gunkel RHP


16. Tzu-Wei Lin SS


17. Wendell Rijo SS


18. Bryce Brentz OF


19. Teddy Stankiewicz RHP


20. Daniel McGrath LHP

CHICAGO CUBS

1. Javier Baez SS


2. Kris Bryant 3B


3. Albert Almora OF


4. CJ Edwards RHP


5. Jorge Soler OF


6. Mike Olt 1B


7. Pierce Johnson RHP


8. Arismendy Alcantara SS


9. Arodys Vizcaino RHP


10. Dan Vogelbach 1B


11. Eloy Jimenez OF


12. Paul Blackburn RHP


13. Kyle Hendricks RHP


14. Christian Villanueva 3B


15. Daury Torrez RHP


16. Erick Leal RHP


17. Trey Masek RHP


18. Dillon Maples RHP


19. Rob Zastryzny LHP


20. Jeimer Candelario 3B

CHICAGO WHITE SOX

1. Jose Abreu 1B


2. Matt Davidson 3B


3. Erik Johnson RHP


4. Tim Anderson SS


5. Micah Johnson 2B


6. Courtney Hawkins OF


7. Marcus Semien SS


8. Scott Snodgress LHP


9. Leury Garcia 2B


10. Trayce Thompson OF


11. Daniel Webb RHP


12. Frank Montas RHP


13. Adam Engel OF


14. Chris Beck RHP


15. Trey Michalczewski 3B


16. Tyler Danish RHP


17. Micker Zapata OF


18. Andrew Mitchell RHP


19. Cleuluis Rondon SS


20. Carlos Sanchez 2B

CINCINNATI REDS

1. Robert Stephenson RHP


2. Billy Hamilton OF


3. Phillip Ervin OF


4. Jesse Winker OF


5. David Holmberg LHP


6. Ben Lively RHP


7. Tanner Rahier 3B


8. Nick Travieso RHP


9. Carlos Contreras RHP


10. Michael Lorenzen RHP


11. Yorman Rodriguez OF


12. Jeremy Kivel RHP


13. Amir Garrett LHP


14. KJ Franklin 3B


15. Aristides Aquino OF


16. Cory Thompson SS


17. Henry Rodriguez 2B


18. Mark Armstrong RHP


19. Jon Moscot RHP


20. Zack Weiss RHP

CLEVELAND INDIANS

1. Francisco Lindor SS


2. Clint Frazier OF


3. Trevor Bauer P


4. Tyler Naquin OF


5. Dorssys Paulino SS


6. Cody Anderson RHP


7. Jose Ramirez 2B


8. Francisco Mejia C


9. Luis Lugo LHP


10. Sean Brady LHP


11. Jesus Aguilar 1B


12. Ronny Rodriguez SS


13. Mitch Brown RHP


14. Enosil Tejada RHP


15. Tony Wolters C


16. Adam Plutko RHP


17. Dylan Baker RHP


18. Kyle Crockett LHP


19. Anthony Santander OF


20. Joe Wendle 2B

COLORADO ROCKIES

1. Jonathan Gray RHP


2. Eddie Butler RHP


3. David Dahl OF


4. Rosell Herrera SS


5. Kyle Parker 1B


6. Raimel Tapia OF


7. Trevor Story SS


8. Chad Bettis RHP


9. Ryan McMahon 3B


10. Antonio Senzatela RHP


11. Tyler Anderson LHP


12. Ryan Warner RHP


13. Dan Winkler RHP


14. Jayson Aquino LHP


15. Tom Murphy C


16. Alex Balog RHP


17. Emerson Jimenez SS


18. Tyler Matzek LHP


19. Jose Briceno C


20. Wilfredo Rodriguez C

DETROIT TIGERS

1. Nick Castellanos OF


2. Jonathon Crawford RHP


3. Bruce Rondon RHP


4. Devon Travis 2B


5. Robbie Ray LHP


6. Jake Thompson RHP


7. Corey Knebel RHP


8. Kevin Ziomek LHP


9. Javier Betancourt IF


10. Austin Schotts OF


11. Buck Farmer RHP


12. Jeff Thompson RHP


13. Steven Fuentes SS


14. James McCann C


15. Tyler Collins OF


16. Kyle Lobstein LHP


17. Austin Kubitzka RHP


18. Zac Reininger RHP


19. Steven Moya OF


20. Eugenio Suarez SS

HOUSTON ASTROS

1. Carlos Correa SS


2. Mark Appel RHP


3. George Springer OF


4. Mike Foltynewicz RHP


5. Lance McCullers RHP


6. Jonathan Singleton 1B


7. Vince Velasquez RHP


8. Delino Deshields Jr OF


9. Domingo Santana OF


10. Andrew Thurman RHP


11. Josh Hader LHP


12. Nick Tropeano RH


13. Rio Ruiz 3B


14. Asher Wojciechowski RHP


15. Kyle Smith RHP


16. Danry Vasquez OF


17. Teoscar Hernandez OF


18. Kent Emanuel LHP


19. Luis Cruz LHP


20. Nolan Fontana SS

KANSAS CITY ROYALS

1. Kyle Zimmer RHP


2. Raul Adalberto Mondesi SS


3. Yordano Ventura RHP


4. Miguel Almonte RHP


5. Sean Manaea LHP


6. Hunter Dozier SS


7. Jorge Bonifacio OF


8. Bubba Starling OF


9. Christian Binford RHP


10. Cheslor Cuthbert 3B


11. Sam Selman LHP


12. Samir Duenez 3B


13. Orlando Calixte SS


14. Pedro Fernandez RHP


15. Jason Adam RHP


16. Zane Evans C


17. Cody Reed LHP


18. Christian Colon SS


19. Bryan Brickhouse RHP


20. Elier Hernandez OF

LOS ANGELS ANGELS

1. Hunter Green LHP


2. Kaleb Cowart 3B


3. Mark Sappington RHP


4. CJ Cron 1B


5. Jose Rondon SS


6. Alex Yarbrough 2B


7. Taylor Lindsey 2B


8. Cal Towey 3B


9. Zach Borenstein OF


10. RJ Alvarez RHP


11. Mike Morin RHP


12. Nick Maronde LHP


13. Matt Shoemaker RHP


14. Natanael Delgado OF


15. Eric Stamets SS


16. Kyle McGowin RHP


17. Elliot Morris RHP


18. Austin Wood RHP


19. Reid Scoggins RHP


20. Michael Roth RHP

LOS ANGELS DODGERS

1. Corey Seager 3B


2. Joc Pederson OF


3. Chris Anderson RHP


4. Julio Urias LHP


5. Zach Lee RHP


6. Ross Stripling RHP


7. Alexander Guerrero SS


8. Chris Reed LHP


9. Onelki Garcia LHP


10. Matt McGill RHP


11. Tom Windle LHP


12. Jesmuel Valentin SS


13. Victor Gonzalez LHP


14. Garrett Gould RHP


15. Cody Bellinger 1B


16. Brandon Dixon 3B


17. Jacob Scavuzzo OF


18. Zach Bird RHP


19. Darnell Sweeney SS


20. Jacob Rhame RHP

MIAMI MARLINS

1. Andrew Heaney LHP


2. Colin Moran 3B


3. Jake Marisnick OF


4. Justin Nicolino LHP


5. Jose Urena RHP


6. Adam Conley LHP


7. Brian Flynn LHP


8. Avery Romero 3B


9. Anthony Desclafani RHP


10. Trevor Williams RHP


11. Colby Suggs RHP


12. KJ Woods OF


13. Jesus Solorzano OF


14. Brent Keys OF


15. Chad James LHP


16. JT Realmuto C


17. Mason Hope RHP


18. Austin Dean OF


19. Kolby Copeland OF


20. Zack Cox 3B

MILWAUKEE BREWERS

1. Tyrone Taylor OF


2. Jimmy Nelson RHP


3. Devin Williams RHP


4. Victor Roache OF


5. Tucker Neuhaus SS


6. Orlando Arcia SS


7. Hunter Morris 1B


8. Johnny Hellweg RHP


9. Clint Coulter C


10. Nick Delmonico 3B


11. Barrett Astin RHP


12. Mitch Haniger OF


13. Taylor Williams RHP


14. David Denson 1B


15. Taylor Jungmann RHP


16. Ariel Pena RHP


17. Andy Hills RHP


18. Michael Blazek RHP


19. Michael Ratterree OF


20. Michael Reed OF

MINNESOTA TWINS

1. Byron Buxton OF


2. Miguel Sano 3B


3. Kohl Stewart RHP


4. Alex Meyer RHP


5. Eddie Rosario 2B


6. Lewis Thorpe LHP


7. Jose Berrios RHP


8. Adam Brett Walker OF


9. Max Kepler 1B


10. Trevor May RHP


11. Felix Jorge RHP


12. Sean Gilmartin LHP


13. Jorge Polanco 2B


14. Josmil Pinto C


15. Taylor Rodgers LHP


16. Fernando Romero RHP


17. Ryan Eades RHP


18. Travis Harrison 3B


19. DJ Baxendale RHP


20. Stephen Gonsalves LHP

NEW YORK METS

1. Noah Syndergaard RHP


2. Dominic Smith 1B


3. Travis d’Arnaud C


4. Rafael Montero RHP


5. Brandon Nimmo OF


6. Wilmer Flores 2B


7. Kevin Plawecki C


8. Amed Rosario SS


9. Dilson Herrera 2B


10. Gavin Cecchini SS


11. Gabriel Ynoa RHP


12. Steven Matz LHP


13. Jacob DeGrom RHP


14. Cesar Puello OF


15. Jake Leathersich LHP


16. Luis Mateo RHP


17. Chris Flexen RHP


18. Michael Fulmer RHP


19. Domingo Tapia RHP


20. John Gant RHP

NEW YORK YANKEES

1. Gary Sanchez C


2. Mason Williams OF


3. Eric Jagielo 3B


4. Rafael DePaula RHP


5. Tyler Austin OF


6. Greg Bird 1B


7. Manny Banuelos LHP


8. Ian Clarkin LHP


9. Aaron Judge OF


10. Slade Heathcott OF


11. Ty Hensley RHP


12. Bryan Mitchell RHP


13. Mark Montgomery RHP


14. Nik Turley LHP


15. Miguel Andujar 3B


16. Jose Ramirez RHP


17. Jose Campos RHP


18. Abiatal Avelino SS


19. Pete O’Brien C


20. Luis Severino RHP

OAKLAND ATHLETICS

1. Addison Russell SS


2. Billy McKinney OF


3. Bobby Wahl RHP


4. Max Muncy 1B


5. Raul Alcantara RHP


6. Renato Nunez 3B


7. Michael Ynoa RHP


8. Chad Pinder 3B


9. Daniel Robertson SS


10. Matt Olson 1B


11. Dylan Overton LHP


12. Nolan Sanburn RHP


13. Dylan Covey RHP


14. Ryon Healy 1B


15. Kyle Finnegan RHP


16. BJ Boyd OF


17. Shawn Duinkerk OF


18. Miles Head 3B


19. Dustin Driver RHP


20. Chris Kohler LHP

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

1. Maikel Franco 3B


2. JP Crawford SS


3. Jesse Biddle LHP


4. Miguel A Gonzalez RHP


5. Severino Gonzalez RHP


6. Roman Quinn SS


7. Cord Sandberg OF


8. Adam Morgan LHP


9. Ethan Martin RHP


10. Tommy Joseph C


11. Carlos Tocci OF


12. Kelly Dugan OF


13. Andrew Knapp C


14. Zach Green 3B


15. Shane Watson RHP


16. Dylan Cozens OF


17. Aaron Altherr OF


18. Jan Hernandez SS


19. Jiwan James OF


20. Jake Sweaney C

PITTSBURGH PIRATES

1. Gregory Polanco OF


2. Jameson Taillon RHP


3. Tyler Glasnow RHP


4. Austin Meadows OF


5. Reese McGuire C


6. Nick Kingham RHP


7. Alen Hanson SS


8. Harold Ramirez OF


9. Josh Bell OF


10. Michael de la Cruz OF


11. Luis Heredia RHP


12. Jin-De Jhang C


13. Wyatt Mathisen C


14. Barrett Barnes OF


15. Clay Holmes RHP


16. Cody Dickson LHP


17. Adrian Sampson RHP


18. Gift Ngoepe SS


19. Tony Sanchez C


20. Jose Osuna 1B

SAN DIEGO PADRES

1. Hunter Renfroe OF


2. Matt Wisler RHP


3. Max Fried LHP


4. Austin Hedges C


5. Casey Kelly RHP


6. Zach Eflin RHP


7. Keyvius Sampson RHP


8. Burch Smith RHP


9. Reymond Fuentes OF


10. Walker Weickel RHP


11. Rymer Liriano OF


12. Jace Peterson SS


13. Joe Ross RHP


14. Travis Jankowski OF


15. Franchy Cordero SS


16. Mallex Smith OF


17. Cody Spangenberg SS


18. Dustin Peterson SS


19. Jordan Paroubeck OF


20. Gabriel Quintana 3B

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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