Tag:Prospects
Posted on: February 9, 2012 4:46 pm
 

Keith Law's Top 100 Prospects for 2012

1 CF Mike Trout L.A. Angels 6-1 217 20
2 RF Bryce Harper Washington 6-2 245 19
3 LHP Matt Moore Tampa Bay 6-2 205 22
4 SS Manny Machado Baltimore 6-3 185 19
5 RHP Shelby Miller St. Louis 6-3 195 21
6 C Travis d'Arnaud Toronto 6-2 195 22
7 SS Jurickson Profar Texas 5-11 165 18
8 C Devin Mesoraco Cincinnati 6-1 220 23
9 DH/C Jesus Montero Seattle 6-3 235 22
10 RHP Gerrit Cole Pittsburgh 6-4 220 21
11 RHP Dylan Bundy Baltimore 6-1 200 19
12 SS Hak-Ju Lee Tampa Bay 6-2 170 21
13 OF Wil Myers Kansas City 6-3 205 21
14 RHP Arodys Vizcaino Atlanta 6-0 190 21
15 OF Bubba Starling Kansas City 6-4 180 19
16 RHP Jameson Taillon Pittsburgh 6-6 225 20
17 3B Anthony Rendon Washington 6-0 190 21
18 RHP Julio Teheran Atlanta 6-2 175 21
19 RHP Archie Bradley Arizona 6-4 225 19
20 LHP Martin Perez Texas 6-0 180 20
21 RHP Trevor Bauer Arizona 6-1 175 21
22 RHP Carlos Martinez St. Louis 6-0 165 20
23 LHP Manny Banuelos N.Y. Yankees 5-11 155 20
24 RHP Taijuan Walker Seattle 6-4 195 19
25 LHP Tyler Skaggs Arizona 6-4 195 20
26 3B Nolan Arenado Colorado 6-1 205 20
27 RHP Zack Wheeler N.Y. Mets 6-4 185 21
28 3B Miguel Sano Minnesota 6-3 195 18
29 RHP Jacob Turner Detroit 6-5 210 20
30 LHP Danny Hultzen Seattle 6-3 200 22
31 RHP Jarrod Parker Oakland 6-1 195 23
32 RHP Casey Kelly San Diego 6-3 195 22
33 RHP A.J. Cole Oakland 6-4 180 20
34 OF Mason Williams N.Y. Yankees 6-0 150 20
35 SS Francisco Lindor Cleveland 5-11 175 18
36 1B Anthony Rizzo Chicago Cubs 6-3 220 22
37 3B Nick Castellanos Detroit 6-4 195 19
38 RHP Matt Harvey N.Y. Mets 6-4 210 22
39 RHP Wily Peralta Milwaukee 6-4 240 22
40 OF Rymer Liriano San Diego 6-0 211 20
41 RHP Zach Lee L.A. Dodgers 6-4 190 20
42 RHP Drew Hutchison Toronto 6-2 165 21
43 3B Cheslor Cuthbert Kansas City 6-1 190 19
44 SS Jean Segura L.A. Angels 5-11 160 21
45 LHP Drew Pomeranz Colorado 6-5 230 23
46 1B/LF Jonathan Singleton Houston 6-2 215 20
47 OF Jake Marisnick Toronto 6-4 200 20
48 OF Christian Yelich Miami 6-4 189 20
49 RHP Joe Ross San Diego 6-3 185 18
50 OF Eddie Rosario Minnesota 6-0 170 20
51 LHP James Paxton Seattle 6-4 220 23
52 LHP Mike Montgomery Kansas City 6-4 185 22
53 OF Oscar Taveras St. Louis 6-2 180 19
54 RHP Daniel Corcino Cincinnati 5-11 165 21
55 C Gary Sanchez N.Y. Yankees 6-2 220 19
56 3B Jonathan Schoop Baltimore 6-1 187 20
57 SS Nick Franklin Seattle 6-1 175 20
58 RHP Taylor Jungmann Milwaukee 6-6 220 22
59 OF Anthony Gose Toronto 6-1 190 21
60 OF George Springer Houston 6-3 205 22
61 RHP Allen Webster L.A. Dodgers 6-3 185 22
62 SS Xander Bogaerts Boston 6-3 185 19
63 RHP Chris Archer Tampa Bay 6-3 185 23
64 SS Billy Hamilton Cincinnati 6-1 160 21
65 C Yasmani Grandal San Diego 6-2 205 23
66 3B Zack Cox St. Louis 6-0 215 22
67 OF Josh Bell Pittsburgh 6-4 195 19
68 CF Gary Brown San Francisco 6-1 190 23
69 1B Yonder Alonso San Diego 6-2 240 24
70 RHP Garrett Richards L.A. Angels 6-3 215 23
71 RHP Jake Odorizzi Kansas City 6-2 175 21
72 OF Starling Marte Pittsburgh 6-1 170 23
73 RHP Sonny Gray Oakland 5-11 200 22
74 RHP Tyrell Jenkins St. Louis 6-4 180 19
75 3B Mike Olt Texas 6-2 210 23
76 RHP Trevor May Philadelphia 6-5 215 22
77 OF Michael Choice Oakland 6-0 215 22
78 RHP Jarred Cosart Houston 6-3 180 21
79 RHP Nate Eovaldi L.A. Dodgers 6-3 195 21
80 OF Aaron Hicks Minnesota 6-2 185 22
81 RHP John Hellweg L.A. Angels 6-9 210 23
82 3B Matt Davidson Arizona 6-3 225 20
83 RHP Dellin Betances N.Y. Yankees 6-8 260 23
84 LHP Enny Romero Tampa Bay 6-3 165 21
85 OF Oswaldo Arcia Minnesota 6-0 210 20
86 OF Robbie Grossman Pittsburgh 6-1 190 22
87 OF Mikie Mahtook Tampa Bay 6-1 200 22
88 RHP Taylor Guerrieri Tampa Bay 6-3 195 19
89 CF Brett Jackson Chicago Cubs 6-2 210 23
90 3B Jedd Gyorko San Diego 5-10 195 23
91 RHP Chad Bettis Colorado 6-1 195 22
92 RHP Jordan Swagerty St. Louis 6-2 175 22
93 C Derek Norris Oakland 6-0 210 22
94 C Christian Bethancourt Atlanta 6-2 190 20
95 SS Javier Baez Chicago Cubs 6-0 180 19
96 RHP Aaron Sanchez Toronto 6-4 190 19
97 RHP Addison Reed Chicago White Sox 6-4 215 23
98 RHP Randall Delgado Atlanta 6-3 200 22
99 RHP Neil Ramirez Texas 6-3 185 22
100 C Blake Swihart Boston 6-1 175 19
Posted on: July 10, 2010 1:48 am
 

Baseball America's Mid-Season Top 25

1. Domonic Brown
2. Mike Trout
3. Desmond Jennings
4. Jeremy Hellickson
5. Jesus Montero
6. Julio Teheran
7. Dustin Ackley
8. Martin Perez
9. Aaron Hicks
10. Zach Britton
11. Michael Pineda
12. Mike Moustakas
13. Eric Hosmer
14. Aroldis Chapman
15. Brett Lawrie
16. Logan Morrison
17. Simon Castro
18. Mike Montgomery
19. Lonnie Chisenhall
20. Freddie Freeman
21. Tyler Matzek
22. Kyle Gibson
23. Kyle Drabek
24. Casey Kelly
25. Tanner Scheppers

Prospects 26-50 (in alphabetical order): Chris Carter, 1b, Athletics; Jared Cosart, rhp, Phillies; Travis d'Arnaud, c, Blue Jays; Randall Delgado, rhp, Braves; Christian Friedrich, lhp, Rockies; Dee Gordon, ss, Dodgers; Grant Green, ss, Athletics; Brett Jackson, of, Cubs; John Lamb, lhp, Royals; Jordan Lyles, rhp, Astros; Ethan Martin, rhp, Dodgers; Shelby Miller, rhp, Cardinals; Mike Minor, lhp, Braves; Wil Myers, c, Royals; Wilson Ramos, c, Twins; Austin Romine, c, Yankees; Wilin Rosario, c, Rockies; Tony Sanchez, c, Pirates; Jonathan Singleton, 1b, Phillies; Jacob Turner, rhp, Tigers; Arodys Vizcaino, rhp, Braves; Brett Wallace, 1b, Blue Jays; Zach Wheeler, rhp, Giants; Alex White, rhp, Indians; Chris Withrow, rhp, Dodgers.
Posted on: July 9, 2010 9:38 am
 

Keith Law's Mid-Season Top 25 Prospects

1. Domonic Brown, OF, Philadelphia.
2. Desmond Jennings, OF, Tampa Bay.
3. Mike Trout, OF, LA Angels.
4. Dustin Ackley, 2B, Seattle.
5. Martin Perez, LHP, Texas.
6. Jesus Montero, C/DH, NY Yankees.
7. Aroldis Chapman, RHP, Cincinnati.
8. Jeremy Hellickson, RHP,
9. Aaron Hicks, OF, Minnesota.
10. Casey Kelly, RHP, Boston.
11. Julio Teheran, RHP, Atlanta.
12. Brett Wallace, 1B, Toronto.
13. Logan Morrison, 1B, Florida.
14. Tyler Matzek, LHP, Colorado.
15. Shelby Miller, RHP, St. Louis.
16. Zack Britton, LHP, Baltimore.
17. Eric Hosmer, 1B, Kansas City.
18. Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B, Cleveland.
19. Arodys Vizcaino, RHP, Atlanta.
20. Kyle Gibson, RHP, Minnesota.
21. Mike Moustakas, 3B, Kansas City.
22. Jarred Cosart, RHP, Philadelphia.
23. Brett Lawrie, 2B, Milwaukee.
24. Jordan Lyles, RHP, Houston.
25. Michael Pineda, RHP, Seattle

I know a lot will question guys like Martin Perez and Jesus Montero being so high on the list even though both are so young and both playing in a higher minor league class than they should be.
Posted on: June 17, 2010 5:10 pm
 

Prospect Grades

Prospects are graded on some of these factors
Their age

- If you have a 20 year old player putting up the same kind of numbers as a 22 year old player. The 20 year old's performance will be weighed heavier because it shows the 20 year old has the same kind of discipline as a 22 year old.

Scouting Grade

- Usually are based on factors such as these

Pitchers: Control, Fastball, Offspeed, and Number of Plus Pitches.

- Control is based on his command of the strike zone
- Fastball based on speed, control and deception
- Offspeed based on control and deception
- Number of plus pitches are the number of pitches are above the average he has.

Hitters: Power, Discipline, Defense, Speed and Average.

- Power is based on how much power the player has compared to others at his position
- Discipline is based on how well he can read the strike zone and not chase bad pitches
- Defense is based on how good his defense is compared to others at his position
- Speed is based on jow fast the player is and how many stolen bases he will be projected to have.
- Average is based on a player's projected batting average compared to others at his position.

Their ceiling

- Is what the player's potential is for his position based on age and scouting grades

Their ability to reach that potential

- Is what there chances are of actually reaching their ceiling at the MLB level

How they perform each year

- Each year a player's value can rise or fall based on what they did the year before.

The position their projected to play it in the majors

- Will the player end up a top CA or an above average 1B?


Other factors that can contribute to a prospect's grade and if he reaches his potential

- Mindset: Is he a team player or all about himself? Will he get shaken when he or his team is struggling?

- Injuries: Has he had injuries in the past or are his mechanics something to be concerned about?

- Promotions:  Has been been promoted too quickly? Is his performance related to inexperience?

- Current Level: Is the guy's age above or below the typical player on that level?

- Perfomance On Current Level: Is this guy performing as he should for his age and level?

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