Composite Top 100 Prospects for 2012


(Feb 27/2012)

Now that all of the major publications have released their Top 100 Prospect lists for 2012, it's time to get a feel for the industry consensus. Below is a composite list of the Top 100 Prospects in the game, based on five lists published by Baseball America, MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo, Baseball Prospectus' Kevin Goldstein, ESPN's Keith Law and MinorLeagueBall.com's John Sickels.

To qualify for the composite list below, a player had to be included on at least three out of the five lists.

Due to that rule, there's no Yu Darvish or Yoenis Cespedes on the list below. Darvish and Cespedes were only ranked by Baseball America and John Sickels and were excluded from consideration for the other three lists.

That might be the right approach, but that's a debate for another day.

There's not much of a shock with the top three prospects, but the fact that Texas Rangers SS Jurickson Profar came in as the offical #4 prospect based on the cumulative average of the five lists, was quite interesting. Profar is an outstanding prospect, but he has yet to play above the Class-A South Atlantic League. Pretty good arguments can be made to rank St. Louis Cardinals RHP Shelby Miller, Baltimore Orioles SS Manny Machado, Atlanta Braves RHP Julio Teheran, or in my personal opinion, Washington Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon above Profar.

I feel like Profar might be more worthy of that ranking after the 2012 season, and that the industry consesus might be a little ahead of itself, much like it was with New York Yankees C Gary Sanchez this time last year. He's slipped significantly on most prospect lists this time around, and hopefully that's not the case with Profar after his 2012 season.

In my opinion, the Machado vs. Profar comparison will be one of the most interesting debates to follow this year.

Without further ado, here is the composite list of the Top 100 Prospects for 2012:

RANKFIRST NAMELAST NAMETEAMPOSAvg Rank
1BryceHarperWasOF1.60
2MattMooreTBLHP1.80
3MikeTroutLAAOF2.60
4JuricksonProfarTexSS6.00
5ShelbyMillerStlRHP6.80
6MannyMachadoBalSS7.40
7JulioTeheranAtlRHP8.40
8JesusMonteroSeaC8.60
9GerritColePitRHP10.60
10DylanBundyBalRHP11.20
11TrevorBauerAriRHP11.40
12JamesonTaillonPitRHP13.60
13DevinMesoracoCinC14.80
14Travisd'ArnaudTorC18.00
15TaijuanWalkerSeaRHP18.20
16WilMyersKCOF18.60
17JacobTurnerDetRHP19.80
18TylerSkaggsAriLHP20.60
19AnthonyRendonWas3B21.80
20MiguelSanoMin3B22.40
21BubbaStarlingKCOF24.20
22NolanArenadoCol3B24.60
23ArchieBradleyAriRHP25.00
24DannyHultzenSeaLHP25.40
25MannyBanuelosNYYLHP27.80
26CarlosMartinezStlRHP28.60
27DrewPomeranzColLHP30.80
28JarrodParkerOakRHP31.00
29ZackWheelerNYMRHP31.20
30FranciscoLindorCleSS33.40
31ArodysVizcainoAtlRHP36.80
32MattHarveyNYMRHP38.00
33ChristianYelichFla1B38.20
34MartinPerezTexLHP39.80
35GaryBrownSFOF43.00
36BillyHamiltonCinSS45.00
37Hak-JuLeeTBSS45.00
38BrettJacksonCHCOF45.00
39AnthonyRizzoCHC1B46.40
40JonathanSingletonHouOF48.80
41JakeMarisnickTorOF49.60
42YonderAlonsoSD1B51.00
43RymerLirianoSDOF51.00
44XanderBogaertsBosSS51.60
45MikeMontgomeryKCLHP51.75
46NickCastellanosDet3B52.60
47OscarTaverasStlOF53.00
48YasmaniGrandalSDC53.20
49RandallDelgadoAtlRHP53.60
50JamesPaxtonSeaLHP53.60
51MikeOltTex3B54.20
52AnthonyGoseTorOF54.80
53JeanSeguraLAA2B57.40
54JoshBellPitOF57.60
55TrevorMayPhiRHP58.00
56GarySanchezNYYC58.00
57A.J.ColeOakRHP58.00
58JakeOdorizziKCRHP58.60
59ZachLeeLADRHP58.60
60WillMiddlebrooksBos3B60.00
61StarlingMartePitOF61.20
62GeorgeSpringerHouOF61.40
63MichaelChoiceOakOF61.60
64NickFranklinSeaSS62.25
65CheslorCuthbertKC3B62.25
66BradPeacockOakRHP64.75
67WilyPeraltaMilRHP67.20
68JarredCosartHouRHP69.00
69CaseyKellySDRHP69.60
70WilinRosarioColC70.33
71DellinBetancesNYYRHP70.60
72DanielNorrisTorLHP71.67
73JeddGyorkoSD2B73.20
74JonathanSchoopBal3B75.00
75ChrisArcherTBRHP75.33
76EddieRosarioMinOF75.67
77SonnyGrayOakRHP76.00
78MasonWilliamsNYYOF76.60
79AddisonReedCHWRHP77.60
80JesseBiddlePhiLHP77.67
81AndreltonSimmonsAtlSS77.67
82JavierBaezChCSS78.60
83KoltenWongStl2B79.00
84GarrettRichardsLAARHP79.00
85TyrellJenkinsStlRHP79.00
86ChadBettisColRHP81.60
87CorySpangenbergSD2B82.00
88TaylorJungmannMilRHP82.33
89NathanEovaldiLADRHP83.00
90NoahSyndergaardTorRHP85.00
91AllenWebsterLADRHP85.25
92ZackCoxStl3B89.67
93JeurysFamiliaNYMRHP91.33
94DerekNorrisOakC92.33
95MikieMahtookTBOF92.67
96RobbieGrossmanPitOF93.33
97JedBradleyMilLHP93.67
98LeonysMartinTexOF94.67
99RyanLavarnwayBosC96.00
100TaylorGuerrieriTBRHP96.00