2015 Top 100 Major League Baseball Prospect Rankings

By: JP Schwartz
Twitter: @Jaypers413

Every year around this time I like to rank Major League Baseball’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 scouting videos, as well as 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. Kris Bryant (Cubs)
3. Carlos Correa (Astros)
4. Addison Russell (Cubs
5. Lucas Giolito (Nationals
6. Joey Gallo (Rangers)
7. Miguel Sano (Twins)
8. Blake Swihart (Red Sox)
9. Noah Syndergaard (Mets)
10. Corey Seager (Dodgers)
11. Daniel Norris (Blue Jays)
12. Tyler Glasnow (Pirates)
13. Jorge Soler (Cubs)
14. Francisco Lindor (Indians)
15. Kyle Schwarber (Cubs)
16. Alex Jackson (Mariners)
17. Carlos Rodon (White Sox)
18. Archie Bradley (Diamondbacks)
19. Dylan Bundy (Orioles)
20. Tyler Kolek (Marlins)
21. Henry Owens (Red Sox)
22. Raul Mondesi (Royals)
23. Joc Pederson (Dodgers)
24. Brandon Finnegan (Royals)
25. Julio Urias (Dodgers)
26. Jameson Taillon (Pirates)
27. Luis Severino (Yankees)
28. Hunter Harvey (Orioles)
29. Robert Stephenson (Reds)
30. J.P. Crawford (Phillies)
31. C.J. Edwards (Cubs)
32. Aaron Nola (Phillies)
33. Mark Appel (Astros)
34. Jose Berrios (Twins)
35. Braden Shipley (Diamondbacks)
36. Jose Peraza (Braves)
37. Bradley Zimmer (Indians)
38. Steven Matz (Mets)
39. Sean Manaea (Royals)
40. Andrew Heaney (Angels)
41. Austin Meadows (Pirates)
42. Aaron Blair (Diamondbacks)
43. Tim Anderson (White Sox)
44. Kyle Zimmer (Royals)
45. Aaron Sanchez (Blue Jays)
46. Maikel Franco (Phillies)
47. D.J. Peterson (Mariners)
48. Marco Gonzales (Cardinals)
49. Jeff Hoffman (Blue Jays)
50. Michael Taylor (Nationals)
51. Spencer Adams (White Sox)
52. Josh Bell (Pirates)
53. Clint Frazier (Indians)
54. Franklin Barreto (Athletics)
55. Aaron Judge (Yankees)
56. Alex Reyes (Cardinals)
57. Dalton Pompey (Blue Jays)
58. Rusney Castillo (Red Sox)
59. David Dahl (Rockies)
60. Sean Newcomb (Angels)
61. Grant Holmes (Dodgers)
62. Matt Olson (Athletics)
63. Jon Gray (Rockies)
64. Eduardo Rodriguez (Red Sox)
65. Matt Wisler (Padres)
66. Mike Foltynewicz (Braves)
67. Yasmany Tomas (Diamondbacks)
68. Jake Thompson (Rangers)
69. Raisel Iglesias (Reds)
70. Hunter Dozier (Royals)
71. Jesse Winker (Reds)
72. Kyle Freeland (Rockies)
73. Tyrone Taylor (Brewers)
74. Touki Toussaint (Diamondbacks)
75. Trea Turner (Padres/Nationals)
76. Steven Souza (Rays)
77. Billy McKinney (Cubs)
78. Stephen Piscotty (Cardinals)
79. Brian Johnson (Red Sox)
80. Reynaldo Lopez (Nationals)
81. Daniel Robertson (Rays)
82. Max Pentecost (Blue Jays)
83. Rafael Devers (Red Sox)
84. Roman Quinn (Phillies)
85. Kohl Stewart (Twins)
86. Jorge Mateo (Yankees)
87. Hunter Renfroe (Padres)
88. Vince Velasquez (Astros)
89. Andrew Susac (Giants)
90. Orlando Arcia (Brewers)
91. Max Fried (Braves)
92. Brandon Nimmo (Mets)
93. Eddie Butler (Rockies)
94. Austin Hedges (Padres)
95. Reese McGuire (Pirates)
96. Dilson Herrera (Mets)
97. Erick Fedde (Nationals)
98. Lucas Sims (Braves)
99. Alex Meyer (Twins)
100. Jorge Alfaro (Rangers)

Honorable Mentions:
Christian Bethancourt (Braves)
Steven Moya (Tigers)
J.T. Realmuto (Marlins)
Nick Gordon (Twins)
Kevin Plawecki (Mets)
Greg Bird (Yankees)
Tyler Beede (Giants)
Randal Grichuk (Cardinals)
Willy Adames (Rays)
Nomar Mazara (Rangers)

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 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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2012 MLB Farm System Rankings With Top 15 Prospects For Each Team

By: J.P. Schwartz
@Jaypers413 on Twitter
JP’s FreedomCardboard Blog

2012 MLB Farm System Rankings

Each of major league baseball’s 30 teams are ranked in order of the strength of their farm system. Additionally you can view the Top 15 prospects in each system by clicking the “Top 15 Prospects” link next to each team. If you have any questions about my rankings, feel free to shoot me a message on twitter @Jaypers413

#1 San Diego Padres – Top 15 Prospects
#2 Toronto Blue Jays – Top 15 Prospects
#3 Arizona Diamondbacks – Top 15 Prospects
#4 Tampa Bay Rays – Top 15 Prospects
#5 New York Yankees – Top 15 Prospects
#6 Seattle Mariners – Top 15 Prospects
#7 Boston Red Sox – Top 15 Prospects
#8 Texas Rangers – Top 15 Prospects
#9 Washington Nationals – Top 15 Prospects
#10 Colorado Rockies – Top 15 Prospects
#11 Atlanta Braves – Top 15 Prospects
#12 St. Louis Cardinals – Top 15 Prospects
#13 Kansas City Royals – Top 15 Prospects
#14 Pittsburgh Pirates – Top 15 Prospects
#15 Houston Astros – Top 15 Prospects
#16 Oakland Athletics – Top 15 Prospects
#17 Minnesota Twins – Top 15 Prospects
#18 New York Mets – Top 15 Prospects
#19 Chicago Cubs – Top 15 Prospects
#20 Philadelphia Phillies – Top 15 Prospects
#21 Detroit Tigers – Top 15 Prospects
#22 Baltimore Orioles – Top 15 Prospects
#23 Los Angeles Angels – Top 15 Prospects
#24 Cincinnati Reds – Top 15 Prospects
#25 Cleveland Indians – Top 15 Prospects
#26 Milwaukee Brewers – Top 15 Prospects
#27 Los Angeles Dodgers – Top 15 Prospects
#28 San Francisco Giants – Top 15 Prospects
#29 Chicago White Sox – Top 15 Prospects
#30 Miami Marlins – Top 15 Prospects