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Top 100 Prospects for 2015

After a long, cold winter, the 2015 baseball season is just around the corner. There is nothing more exciting than watching spring training position battles between veteran players and up and coming prospects. Nearly one-third of the Top 100 listed below will have a shot at premiering in 2015, making this not just a list for dynasty leagues but for seasonal formats as well. This is truly an awesome group of prospects with little difference between like-ranked players. If you are looking for more detailed information on specific players, please check out my earlier positional rankings. Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy!

RANK NAME   POS TEAM
1 Kris Bryant 30 home run power at third, and ready to contribute 3B Cubs
2 Byron Buxton Needs a healthy season, but best tools in minors. OF Twins
3 Carlos Correa Power and average from SS position. Yes, please. SS Astros
4 Jorge Soler 5 HR in 89 big league at-bats. Power is legit. OF Cubs
5 Addison Russell Complete package at shortstop. 20/20 potential. SS Cubs
6 Lucas Giolito High 90s fastball, and his curve is just as good. SP Nationals
7 Joey Gallo Just 21, has hit 82 home runs over last 2 seasons. 3B Rangers
8 Julio Urias 18 years old and already wow’ing them in ST. SP Dodgers
9 Francisco Lindor Not just defense. Can run, hit, with some pop on the way. SS Indians
10 Corey Seager 50 doubles and 20 HR as a 20-year old last year. SS Dodgers
11 Daniel Norris Will give Toronto another T.O.R. arm. Elite K rate. SP Blue Jays
12 Miguel Sano He’s back. Ridiculous power and nearly ready. 3B Twins
13 Carlos Rodon James broke Rodon down here. Check it out. SP White Sox
14 Noah Syndergaard Big strong RHP with high 90s heat. Plus command. SP Mets
15 Joc Pederson Power, speed and OBP from the starting CF in LA. OF Dodgers
16 Dylan Bundy Even with lost year, Bundy is just 22 and ready. SP Orioles
17 Kyle Schwarber 30 HR bat with a good AVG, OBP. May end up an OF. C Cubs
18 Yoan Moncada Power and speed from this 19-year-old infielder. 3B Red Sox
19 Rusney Castillo Excellent speed with gap power. More than ready. OF Red Sox
20 J.P. Crawford Power, speed and discipline and he just turned 20. SS Phillies
21 David Dahl 63 XBH and 21 SB last year. He’s going to love Coors. OF Rockies
22 Tyler Glasnow Opponents hit .161 against this 6’8″ power RHP. SP Pirates
23 Nomar Mazara 19-year-old saw AA last year (and had a .900 OPS) OF Rangers
24 Henry Owens Big LHP struck out 44 in 38 AAA innings last year. SP Red Sox
25 Archie Bradley 2014 is behind him. Looking good early in spring. SP Diamondbacks
26 Dalton Pompey All sorts of speed, OBP to go with gap power. OF Blue Jays
27 Yasmany Tomas Excellent power. Not likely to stick at 3B. OF Diamondbacks
28 Alex Meyer High K and GB rates. Shaky command. SP Twins
29 Luis Severino High 90s heat with plus change. Solid command. SP Yankees
30 Jon Gray Big-time fastball and slider. Nearly ready for Coors. SP Rockies
31 Blake Swihart Should hit for good average with moderate power. C Red Sox
32 Jose Peraza In battle for 2B job out of spring. Crazy speed. 2B Braves
33 Robert Stephenson High 90s heat with plus curve. Needs more command. SP Reds
34 Raimel Tapia Hard, consistent contact with plus speed. OF Rockies
35 Mark Appel Has turned things around after rocky ’14 start. SP Astros
36 Hunter Harvey Hit 96mph in first ST outing after late season injury. SP Orioles
37 Ryan McMahon 67 XBH as a 19-yr old in A ball. 3B Rockies
38 Clint Frazier Turned things on late in 2014. Expect more to come. OF Indians
39 Trea Turner Insane speed at a premium position. SS Nationals
40 Josh Bell Offensive standard is high at 1B. Bell may have enough. 1B Pirates
41 Jesse Winker At minimum: line-drive power with plus OBP. OF Reds
42 Rafael Devers At 18, has huge power potential. Can hit too. 3B Red Sox
43 Jose Berrios 20 years old and nothing left to prove in minors. SP Twins
44 Manuel Margot Excellent speed with gap power and advanced bat. OF Red Sox
45 Braden Shipley Three plus pitches already from this SS turned SP. SP Diamondbacks
46 Aaron Sanchez Plus fastball and curve may make him a top closer. SP Blue Jays
47 Alex Jackson Big powerful RF just turned 19. Went 6th overall in ’14. OF Mariners
48 Raul Mondesi Easy plus speed and some developing power. SS Royals
49 Albert Almora Approach needs work, but power/speed potential. OF Cubs
50 Aaron Judge Massive player with power to match. OF Yankees
51 Maikel Franco Debuts don’t get much uglier, but power is legit. 3B Phillies
52 Jameson Taillon A lost 2014, but the arsenal is not to be forgotten. SP Pirates
53 Nick Gordon Just 19, Gordon has some pop and speed. SS Twins
54 Alex Reyes Plus fastball and curve, generating lots of Ks. SP Cardinals
55 D.J. Peterson Bat will still play at 1B. Nice easy power. 1B Mariners
56 Hunter Renfroe Potential power/speed bat if the approach improves. OF Padres
57 Kohl Stewart #4 pick from ’13, Stewart has TOR stuff. SP Twins
58 Jorge Alfaro Aggressive hitter, but good power with some speed. C Rangers
59 Sean Newcomb Big power left-handed arm. Massive upside. SP Angels
60 Sean Manaea Another power lefty who produces high Ks. SP Royals
61 Austin Meadows 1st round pick from ’13 just needs to stay healthy. OF Pirates
62 Andrew Heaney Angels got themselves a good one from LAD/Miami. SP Angels
63 Tyler Kolek 100mph heat from this 19-year-old. Command should come. SP Marlins
64 Steven Souza 20/20 potential. K rate won’t be pretty. OF Rays
65 Amed Rosario Next big SS prospect? I wouldn’t be surprised. SS Mets
66 Matt Olson A three true outcome hitter. Power is plus. 1B Athletics
67 Tim Anderson Plus speed and some future power. SS White Sox
68 Aaron Blair With 3 good pitches, a safe bet to be a good #3. SP Diamondbacks
69 Adrian Rondon Don’t forget last year’s #1 international prospect. SS Rays
70 Stephen Piscotty Can hit for average, but will power show up? OF Cardinals
71 Michael Taylor Power and speed to burn; too many strikeouts. OF Nationals
72 Jake Thompson Plus fastball and a true knockout slider. SP Rangers
73 Brandon Nimmo Good power and speed with advanced approach. OF Mets
74 Daniel Robertson Good average and on base skills. Some power. SS Rays
75 Aaron Nola Excellent command of three plus pitches. SP Phillies
76 Alex Gonzalez High 90s heat and an excellent slider. SP Rangers
77 Forrest Wall Plus speed, advanced approach and power potential. 2B Rockies
78 Eduardo Rodriguez Stuff ticked up after trade from Orioles. SP Red Sox
79 Steven Matz Mid-90s heat, and impressing in ST. SP Mets
80 Ozhaino Albies Hit .364 as 17-yr old in rookie ball. Plus speed and bat. SS Braves
81 C.J. Edwards Mid 90s fastball, good movement on pitches. SP Cubs
82 Kevin Plawecki Looks like there’ll be a #1 C battle in NY soon. C Mets
83 Rio Ruiz Should hit for good average, with some power. 3B Braves
84 Matt Wisler Four solid pitches and he’ll call Petco home. SP Padres
85 Jeff Hoffman First round pick last year will come back from TJ. SP Blue Jays
86 Franklin Barreto Plus speed and consistent hard contact. SS Athletics
87 Mike Foltynewicz 100mph fastball with a crack at Braves rotation. SP Braves
88 Dilson Herrera Nice power/speed combo at second. Just turned 21. 2B Mets
89 Nick Williams Plus power, needs to tone done his aggressiveness. OF Rangers
90 Brandon Drury As a 2B, his bat will more than play. 2B Diamondbacks
91 Orlando Arcia Good contact, speed and a little pop at shortstop. SS Brewers
92 Derek Hill First round pick last year with ridiculous speed. OF Tigers
93 Reynaldo Lopez 100mph heat with good life. SP Nationals
94 Alen Hanson Good contact hitter with speed, some pop. SS Pirates
95 A.J. Cole Four good pitches; performed well in AAA in ’14. SP Nationals
96 Jorge Mateo 19-year-old with blazing speed, future pop. SS Yankees
97 Max Fried Headliner in the package for J.Upton. SP Braves
98 Vincent Velasquez Mid 90s heat and a plus change=lots of Ks. SP Astros
99 Willy Adames Held his own in A ball at 18 years old. SS Rays
100 Eddie Butler Big time fastball, needs to miss more bats. SP Rockies

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2 comments on “Top 100 Prospects for 2015

  1. Paul, can I get your thoughts on Eddie Rosario and Clayton Blackburn, two guys getting close to MLB ready?

    • I like Blackburn a fair bit (and a lot more than Rosario)
      While I think Rosario may end up hitting in the majors, I just don’t see the fantasy value when he doesn’t have power or really a lot of speed either. If he was still a 2B, maybe… but in the OF, I just don’t think he ends up being relevant except in very deep leagues.
      Blackburn doesn’t throw hard (low 90s), and nothing else really grades out as plus, but he stands out for his command. San Fran is a great place to pitch and with his good mix, I wouldn’t be surprised if he didn’t have a few top 50 SP seasons in him.

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