Top 100 Prospects Update: May 2011

Top 100 Prospects Update: May 2011

The following is an update to our Top 100 Prospects List. The list is similar to the Top 250, except: (1) amateur players are not included, and (2) even though players will not graduate from the Top 250 List until after the season, I decided to add a little more variety by having graduations on the Top 100 list based on the MLB definition of rookie (50 innings, 130 AB’s, or 45 days not counting September).  We’ll publish the new Top 250 List on Sunday or Monday, and then update this list once per month.

The arrows beside each name provide a basic idea of how the player’s performance this season has affected his value. I was 50/50 about using arrows because it’s a little confusing (i.e, “↗” means the value is the same…maybe a little higher), but with graduations and many top players performing well, the change in ranking would have been misleading in many cases.  Hope y’all enjoy the list! We’re happy to answer questions, and feedback about improving the rankings is always appreciated.

1. Bryce Harper—OF, Nationals ↑
2. Mike Trout—OF, Angels ↑
3. Eric Hosmer—1B, Royals ↑
4. Aroldis Chapman—P, Reds →
5. Julio Teheran—P, Braves ↑
6. Michael Pineda—P, Mariners ↑↑
7. Jesus Montero—C, Yankees →
8. Zach Britton—P, Orioles ↑
9. Domonic Brown—OF, Phillies ↗
10. Mike Moustakas— 3B, Royals ↓
11. Dustin Ackley—2B, Mariners ↓
12. Desmond Jennings—OF, Rays ↗
13. Jameson Taillon—P, Pirates ↑
14. Manny Machado—SS, Orioles ↑
15. Jacob Turner— P, Tigers ↑
16. Lonnie Chisenhall—3B, Indians →
17. Shelby Miller—P, Cardinals ↗
18. Wil Myers—OF, Royals ↘
19. Kyle Gibson—P, Twins →
20. Martin Perez—P, Rangers ↑
21. Matt Moore—P, Rays ↓
22. Brett Lawrie—3B, Blue Jays ↑
23. Manny Banuelos—P, Yankees →
24. Mike Minor—P, Braves →
25. Brett Jackson—OF, Cubs →
26. Mike Montgomery—P, Royals ↑
27. Jordan Lyles—P, Astros ↑
28. Brandon Belt—1B, Giants ↓
29. Drew Pomeranz—P, Indians ↑
30. Wilin Rosario—C, Rockies ↘
31. Jonathan Singleton—1B, Phillies ↗
32. Devin Mesoraco—C, Reds ↑
33. Miguel Sano—3B, Twins →
34. Jarred Cosart—P, Phillies →
35. Dee Gordon—SS, Dodgers ↘
36. Nick Franklin—SS, Mariners ↓
37. Alex White—P, Indians ↑
38. Randall Delgado—P, Braves ↑
39. Jerry Sands—OF, Dodgers ↑
40. Grant Green—SS, Athletics ↓
41. Casey Kelly—P, Padres ↘
42. Zach Lee—P, Dodgers ↑
43. Jarrod Parker—P, Diamondbacks ↓
44. John Lamb—P, Royals ↓
45. Jake Odorizzi—P, Royals ↑
46. Dellin Betances—P, Yankees ↑
47. Anthony Rizzo—1B, Padres ↑
48. Danny Duffy—P, Royals ↑
49. Jean Segura—2B, Angels ↑
50. Hank Conger—C, Angels ↗
51. Hak-Ju Lee—SS, Rays ↑↑
52. Jason Kipnis—2B, Indians ↘
53. Yonder Alonso—1B, Reds ↘
54. Aaron Hicks—OF, Twins ↓↓
55. Trey McNutt—P, Cubs ↑
56. Robbie Erlin—P, Rangers ↑
57. Matt Harvey—P, Mets ↑
58. Tyler Chatwood—P, Angels ↗
59. Yasmani Grandal—C, Reds ↗
60. Chris Archer—P, Rays ↓
61. Tony Sanchez—C, Pirates →
62. Anthony Ranaudo—P, Red Sox ↗
63. JP Arencebia—C, Blue Jays ↘
64. Jose Iglesias—SS, Red Sox ↓
65. Billy Hamilton—2B/SS, Reds ↓
66. Zach Cox—3B, Cardinals ↓
67. Gary Sanchez—C, Yankees ↓
68. Trayvon Robinson—OF, Dodgers ↑
69. Derek Norris—C, Nationals ↓↓
70. Jurickson Profar—SS, Rangers ↓
71. Deck McGuire—P, Blue Jays →
72. Rubby De La Rosa—P, Dodgers ↑
73. Brody Colvin—P, Phillies ↘
74. Christian Colon—SS, Royals ↓
75. Matt Dominguez—3B, Marlins ↘
76. Chris Dwyer—P, Royals ↓
77. Zach Wheeler—P, Giants ↑
78. Alexander Colome—P, Rays ↓
79. Jaff Decker—OF, Padres ↑
80. Carlos Martinez Matias—P, Cardinals ↑
81. Liam Henricks—P, Twins ↑
82. Zach Stewart—P, Blue Jays ↗
83. Michael Choice—OF, Athletics ↓
84. Arodys Vizcaino—P, Braves ↘
85. Oswaldo Arcia—OF, Twins ↑
86. Jake Marisnick—OF, Blue Jays ↑↑
87. Nick Weglarz—OF, Indians ↓
88. Josh Sale—OF, Rays →
89. Chris Carter—1B/OF, Athletics ↓↓
90. Tyler Skaggs—P, Diamondbacks ↓
91. Wilmer Flores—SS, Mets ↓
92. Carlos Perez—C, Blue Jays ↗
93. Aaron Crow—P, Royals ↑
94. Alexander Torres—P, Rays ↑
95. James Darnell—3B Padres ↑↑
96. Tyler Matzek—P, Rockies ↓↓
97. Austin Romine— C, Yankees ↗
98. Ben Revere—OF, Twins →
99. Neil Ramirez—P, Rangers ↑↑
100. Reymond Fuentes—OF, Padres ↑

Barely Missed: Nolan Arenado—3B, Rockies, Anthony Gose—OF, Blue Jays, Keyvious Sampson—P, Padres.

Graduated: Jeremy Hellickson—P, Rays, Kyle Drabek—P, Blue Jays, Freddie Freeman—1B, Braves, Craig Kimbrel—P, Braves, Wilson Ramos—C, Nationals, Jordan Walden—P, Angels, Danny Espinosa—2B, Nationals, Chris Sale—P, White Sox.

Demoted: Simon Castro, Jake McGee, Travis D’Arnaud, Jennry Mejia, Kenley Jansen.