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2017 Top 100 Prospects

We hope you’ve enjoyed the last two months of prospect rankings. What better way to end it all with the Top 100 Prospects heading into 2017.

Joining me as always for this year’s rankings is our very own Andy Germani. Our rankings will be consolidated to give you our final site rankings, but you can see where Andy and I ranked them in the table as well. If you are looking for more detailed information, feel free to click on the individual positional rankings at the end of this post. 

These are fantasy rankings, and I remind you that Andy and I are not scouts, just simply heavy followers of baseball prospects. We hope you enjoy the rankings!

Rank Player Pos Team Andy Paul
1 Andrew Benintendi OF Red Sox  2 1
2 Yoan Moncada 2B White Sox 1 3
T3 Austin Meadows  OF Pirates 3 5
T3 Brendan Rodgers SS Rockies 4 4
5 Rafael Devers  3B Red Sox 5 6
6 Dansby Swanson SS Braves 10 2
7 Clint Frazier OF Yankees 6 9
8 Manuel Margot OF Padres 9 7
9 Victor Robles OF Nationals 13 8
T10 Eloy Jimenez  OF Cubs 14 10
T10 Raimel Tapia OF Rockies 7 17
12 Bradley Zimmer  OF Indians 8 20
T13 Tyler Glasnow SP Pirates 11 19
T13 Nick Senzel 3B Reds 17 13
15 Lewis Brinson OF Brewers 18 15
T16 Michael Kopech SP White Sox 20 18
T16 Lucas Giolito SP White Sox 12 26
18 Cody Bellinger 1B Dodgers 24 16
19 Gleyber Torres SS Yankees 29 12
20 Yadier Alvarez SP Dodgers 22 22
21 Kyle Tucker OF Astros 15 30
22 Franklin Barreto SS Athletics 26 21
23 Jose De Leon SP Rays 23 29
T24 Aaron Judge OF Yankees 27 27
T24 Josh Bell 1B Pirates 43 11
26 Willie Calhoun 2B Dodgers 16 39
27 Josh Hader SP Brewers 21 36
28 Ozzie Albies 2B Braves 30 28
29 Francis Martes SP Astros 35 24
30 Ronald Acuna OF Braves 41 23
31 Brent Honeywell SP Rays 34 31
32 Corey Ray OF Brewers 44 25
T33 Amed Rosario SS Mets 58 14
T33 Ian Happ 2B Cubs 28 44
T35 Alex Reyes SP Cardinals 42 32
T35 Anderson Espinoza SP Padres 40 34
37 Derek Fisher OF Astros 19 59
38 Willy Adames SS Rays 45 35
39 Hunter Renfroe OF Padres 31 52
40 Jason Groome SP Red Sox 36 48
41 Robert Gsellman SP Mets 48 37
42 J.P. Crawford SS Phillies 57 33
T43 Kolby Allard SP Braves 33 58
T43 Tyler O’Neill OF Mariners 25 66
45 Jeff Hoffman SP Rockies 38 56
T46 Triston McKenzie SP Indians 39 61
T46 Dan Vogelbach 1B Mariners 49 51
T46 Jorge Mateo 2B Yankees 54 46
49 Mitch Keller SP Pirates 46 55
50 Francisco Mejia C Indians 55 49



Outfield and starting pitchers dominate the top-50 with 16 and 17 respectively – 33 players for those slow on the math. Shortstop is next with six followed by five second basemen – like second base really needs any more major league help. That leaves six players split up between first base (3), third base (2), and catcher (1).

Rank Player Pos Team Andy Paul
51 Kevin Maitan SS Braves 56  50 
T52 Zack Collins  C White Sox 66  41 
T52 Luke Weaver  SP Cardinals 47  60 
54 Jorge Alfaro  C Phillies 65  45 
55 Alex Verdugo  OF Dodgers 37  76 
56 Yusniel Diaz  OF Dodgers 71  43 
T57 Vladimir Guerrero Jr.  3B Blue Jays 79  38 
T57 Lourdes Gurriel  2B Blue Jays 60  57 
T59 Matt Manning  SP Tigers 52  71 
T59 Delvin Perez  SS Cardinals 59  64 
61 Jesse Winker  OF Reds 32  92 
62 A.J. Reed  1B Astros 61  65 
63 Rowdy Tellez  1B Blue Jays 62  67 
64 Ian Anderson  SP Braves 53  80 
65 Kyle Lewis  OF Mariners 93  42 
66 Blake Rutherford  OF Yankees 73  63 
67 Leody Taveras  OF Rangers 91  47 
68 Cal Quantrill  SP Padres 64  75 
69 Nick Williams  OF Phillies 67  73 
70 Isan Diaz  2B Brewers N/A  40 
T71 Matt Thaiss  1B Angels 69  79 
T71 Kevin Newman  SS Pirates 63  85 
73 Bobby Bradley  1B Indians 68  82 
T74 Tom Murphy C Rockies 78  74 
T74 Sandy Alcantara  SP Cardinals 83  69 
76 Dylan Cease  SP Cubs 50  N/A
 
T77 Braxton Garrett  SP Marlins 51  N/A 
T77 Sean Reid-Foley  SP Blue Jays 75  81 
79 Dominic Smith  1B Mets 86  72 
80 Luis Alexander Basabe  OF White Sox  N/A 53 
81 Mickey Moniak  OF Phillies N/A  54 
82 Harrison Bader  OF Cardinals 70  90 
83 Anthony Alford OF Blue Jays 99  62 
84 Forrest Whitley  SP Astros  88  77 
85 Ryan McMahon 3B Rockies 85  83 
T86 Riley Pint  SP Rockies 76  95 
T86 Chance Sisco  C Orioles 77  94 
88 Thomas Szapucki  SP Mets 81  91 
89 Andres Gimenez  SS Mets N/A  68 
T90 A.J. Puk  SP Athletics 97  78 
T90 Nick Gordon  SS Twins N/A  70 
92 Christin Stewart  OF Tigers 87  89 
93 Starling Heredia  OF Dodgers 72  N/A 
94 James Kaprielian  SP Yankees 74  N/A 
95 Adrian Morejon  SP Padres 80  N/A 
96 Erick Fedde  SP Nationals 82  N/A 
97 Michael Gettys  OF Padres 90  97 
98 Juan Soto OF Nationals 89  99 
T99 Ramon Laureano  OF Astros 84  N/A 
T99 Sean Newcomb SP Braves  N/A 84 

No surprise that outfield and staring pitchers dominate again with 16 apiece. That makes 32 outfielders and 33 starting pitchers. Shortstop gets an additional six players bringing that total up to 11. The one position that needs the most help, first base, gets some much-needed love with five more hopeful – eight in total. Sadly, very few of them have a chance of making an impact like the young third basemen and shortstops have the past few years. We round things out with four catchers (5 total), two second basemen (7 total), and two third basemen (4 total).

Honorable Mentions
The following players were ranked on individual lists but just missed the cut

Player Position Team Andy Paul
Walker Buehler SP Dodgers N/R 86
Brett Phillips OF Brewers 92 100
Jharel Cotton SP Athletics N/R 87
Roman Quinn OF Phillies 94 98
Austin Riley 3B Braves N/R 88
Reynoldo Lopez SP White Sox N/R 93
Desmond Lindsay OF Mets 95 N/R
Yohander Mendez SP Rangers 96 N/R
Travis Demeritte 2B Braves N/R 96
Mike Soroka SP Braves 98 N/R
Greg Allen OF Indians 100 N/R

2017 Prospect Rankings
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One comment on “2017 Top 100 Prospects

  1. I have a feeling Jessie Winker will surprise a lot of folks. A kid with his plate discipline that can hit .300 and who does have power (that he has yet to really show), will be successful. If that wrist is 100%, he could win rookie of the year if given the job early enough in the season.

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