Top 100 List Update: May 17, 2010

Top 100 List Update: May 17, 2010

The following is our first in-season update of the top 100 prospects list.  The changes in the first update are significant.  First, players who began the season in the majors have graduated from prospects to “rookies.”   Second, since we began the season listing more than 100 prospects, we had to make some tough cuts to narrow our list.  We started by removing international players with no set arrival date.  Unfortunately, despite their talent, it is too difficult to rank a player when “will they come to America” becomes a predominant factor. 

As a final issue, it is worth mentioning some of the changes in this update bear little correlation to the player’s performance thus far this season.  Since our list is relatively new, some players were moved after additional reading convinced us we ranked them too high or too low. This will happen less as we continue to update. 

Here is the new list which is also available (without introductory stuff) in the “top 100” tab of the main page. 

  1. Stephen Strasburg (SP – WAS)
  2. Carlos Santana (C – CLE)
  3. Mike Stanton (OF – FLA)
  4. Desmond Jennings (OF – TB)
  5. Buster Posey (C – SF)
  6. Pedro Alvarez (3B – PIT)
  7. Justin Smoak (1B – TEX)
  8. Starlin Castro (SS – CHI)
  9. Martin Perez (SP – TEX)
  10. Dominic Brown (OF – PHI)
  11. Jesus Montero (C – NYY)
  12. Casey Kelly (SP – BOS)
  13. Dee Gordon (SS – LAD)
  14. Chris Carter (1B – OAK)
  15. Mike Montgomery (SP – KC)
  16. Aroldis Chapman (SP – CIN)
  17. Logan Morrison (1B — FLA)
  18. Kyle Drabek (SP – TOR)
  19. Michael Taylor (OF – OAK)
  20. Bryce Harper (C – College of Southern Nevada)
  21. Jeremy Hellickson (SP – TB)
  22. Freddie Freeman (1B – ATL)
  23. Lonnie Chisenhall (3B – CLE)
  24. Dustin Ackley (OF – SEA)
  25. Donovan Tate (OF – SD)
  26. Casey Crosby (SP – DET)
  27. Julio Teheran (SP – ATL)
  28. Ike Davis (1B – NYM)
  29. Brett Lawrie (2B – MLW)
  30. Matt Moore (SP – TB)
  31. Yonder Alonso (1B – CIN)
  32. Madison Bumgarner (SP – SF)
  33. Drew Storen (RP – WAS)
  34. Arodys Vizcaino (SP – ATL)
  35. Christian Friedrich (SP – COL)
  36. Brett Wallace (3B – TOR)
  37. Tyler Matzek (SP – COL)
  38. Aaron Hicks (OF – MIN)
  39. Mike Trout (OF – LAA)
  40. Peter Bourjos (OF – LAA)
  41. Josh Vitters (3B – CHC)
  42. Mike Moustakas (3B – KC)
  43. Andrew Lambo (OF – LAD)
  44. Eric Young, Jr. (OF – COL) 
  45. Kyle Gibson (SP – MIN)
  46. Derek Norris (C – WAS)
  47. Nick Weglarz (OF – CLE)
  48. Daniel Hudson (SP – CWS)
  49. Jacob Turner (SP – DET)
  50. Todd Frazier (SS/OF – CIN)
  51. Tony Sanchez (C – PIT)
  52. Jason Castro (C – HOU)
  53. Jordan Lyles (SP – HOU)
  54. Hector Rondon (SP – CLE)
  55. Trevor Reckling (SP – LAA)
  56. Jaff Decker (OF – SD)
  57. Jhoulys Chachin (SP – COL)
  58. Jonathan Lucroy (C – MLW)
  59. Aaron Crow (P – KC)
  60. Adeinny Hechaverria (SS—TOR)
  61. Mike Minor (SP – ATL)
  62. Tyler Flowers (C – CHW)
  63. Shelby Miller (SP – STL)
  64. Juan Francisco (3B – CIN)
  65. Fernando Martinez (OF–NYM)
  66. James Darnell (3B – SD)
  67. Ethan Martin (SP – LAD)
  68. Matt Dominquez (3B – FLA)
  69. Chris Heisey (OF – CIN)
  70. Alex White (P – CLE)
  71. Jose Iglesias (SS – BOS)
  72. Jay Jackson (SP – CHC)
  73. Lars Anderson (1B—BOS)
  74. Wilmer Flores (SS – NYM)
  75. Wilson Ramos (C—MIN)
  76. Noel Arguelles (P – KC)
  77. Michael Brantley (OF – CLE)
  78. Angel Salome (C – MLW)
  79. Jiovanni Mier (SS – HOU)
  80. Carlos Carrasco (SP – CLE)
  81. Andrew Cashner (RP—CHI)
  82. Jarrod Parker (SP – ARZ)
  83. Alexander Colome (SP—TB)
  84. Thomas Neal (OF – SF)
  85. Zach Britton (SP – BAL)
  86. Wil Myers (C—KC)
  87. Anthony Rendon (3B—Rice Univ.)
  88. Michael Inoa (SP – OAK)
  89. Anthony Rizzo (1B – BOS)
  90. Derrick Robinson (OF—KC)
  91. Jake Arrieta (SP – BAL)
  92. Jordan Walden (SP – LAA)
  93. Tanner Scheppers (RP – TEX)
  94. Wilin Rosario (C – COL)
  95. Ryan Westmoreland (SS – BOS)
  96. Tim Beckham (SS – TB)
  97. Alex Liddi (3B – SEA)
  98. Nick Hagadone (SP – CLE)
  99. Alexander Colome (SP—TB)
  100. Jurickson Profar (SS – Texas)

Added:  Lars Anderson, Andrew Cashner, Alexander Colome, Adeiny Hechavarria, Wil Myers, Anthony Rendon, and Derrick Robinson. 

Graduated:  Wade Davis, Alcides Escobar, Neftali Feliz, Jaime Garcia, Jason Heyward, Austin Jackson, Mike Leake, Brian Matusz, Jennry Mejia, Bud Norris, and Drew Stubbs.  

Removed: Tim Alderson, Brandon Allen, Michael Bowden, Mike Carp, Zach Cozart, Yu Darvish, Aldredo Despaigne, Jason Donald, Daniel Espinoza, Yulieski Gourriel, Greg Halman, Casey Kiker, Brad Lincoln, Jared Mitchell, Kyle Nicholson, Aaron Poreda, Ben Revere, Kyle Skipworth, Jose Tabata, Anthony Ranaudo, Junichi Tazawa, Carlos Trunifel, Dayan Viciedo, Ryan Westmoreland, and Travis Wood.