Top 100 Prospects: June 2011

Top 100 Prospects: June 2011

Here is the June update of our Top 100 list. Unlike the Top 250 list, the Top 100 list is a standard prospect list w/ graduations, no amateurs, etc. Graduations are based on the MLB definition of rookie (50 innings, 130 AB’s, or 45 days not counting September), and the arrows beside each name provide a basic idea of how the player’s performance this month affected his value.

Applying the graduations was helpful because it convinced me certain prospects were being demoted too slowly. At the bottom of the list, there are still several struggling prospects who should have arguably been demoted in favor of fast risers. For example, is Chris Archer still more valuable than Brad Meyers?

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

Demoted: Tyler Matzek—P, Nationals, John Lamb—P, Royals, Chris Carter—OF, Athletics.

Graduated: Michael Pineda—P, Mariners, Zach Britton—P, Orioles, Aroldis Chapman—P, Reds, Tyler Chatwood—P, Angels, Jerry Sands—OF, Dodgers, Brandon Beachy—P, Braves, Aaron Crow—P, Royals, Hank Conger—C, Angels, JP Arencibia—C, Blue Jays.

Candidates: Brad Peacock—P, Nationals, Brad Meyers—P, Nationals, Jose Altuve—2B, Astros, Keyvious Sampson—P, Padres.