Top 100 Hitting Prospects

Top 100 Hitting Prospects

We had some requests to divide our lists into hitters and pitchers, so I decided to create a one-time in-season post showing the Top 100 hitting prospects. The list excludes major leaguers. An arrow posted next to a player’s name means the ranking is perhaps slightly above or below market value. For example, the “↑” next to Profar’s team means—if you are using this list for a mid-season fantasy draft—it’s worth checking whether this ranking is too low.  Hope y’all enjoy.  This was an easy post to create because it’s just cutting and pasting our original lists, but looking at the list in different ways is a good way to improve our rankings, so if you see places we can make the rankings better, post in the comment board.

1. Bryce Harper—OF, Nationals
2. Manny Machado—SS, Orioles
3. Desmond Jennings—OF, Rays ↓
4. Jesus Montero—C, Yankees ↓
5. Brett Lawrie—3B, Blue Jays
6. Anthony Rendon—3B, Nationals
7. Wil Myers—OF, Royals
8. Devin Mesoraco—C, Reds
9. Jurickson Profar—SS, Rangers ↑
10. Bubba Starling—OF, Royals
11. Miguel Sano—3B, Twins ↓
12. Brett Jackson—OF, Cubs
13. Yonder Alonso—1B, Reds
14. Hak-Ju Lee—SS, Rays
15. Jason Kipnis—2B, Indians
16. Dee Gordon—SS, Dodgers ↓
17. Aaron Hicks—OF, Twins
18. Nick Franklin—SS, Mariners
19. Yasmani Grandal—C, Reds
20. George Springer—OF, Astros
21. Jonathan Singleton—1B, Phillies
22. Nick Castellanos—3B, Tigers
23. James Darnell—3B, Padres
24. Paul Goldschmidt—1B, Diamondbacks
25. Leonys Martin—OF, Rangers
26. Travis D’Arnaud—C, Blue Jays
27. Wilin Rosario—C, Rockies
28. Oswaldo Arcia—OF, Twins
29. Michael Choice—OF, Athletics
30. Gary Sanchez—C, Yankees
31. Francisco Lindor—SS, Indians ↑
32. Grant Green—SS, Athletics
33. Zach Cox—3B, Cardinals
34. Nolan Arenado—3B, Rockies ↑
35. Jean Segura—2B, Angels
36. Jaff Decker—OF, Padres
37. Jedd Gyorko—3B, Padres
38. Jose Altuve—2B, Astros
39. Trayvon Robinson—OF, Dodgers
40. Matt Dominguez—3B, Marlins
41. Billy Hamilton—2B/SS, Reds
42. Bryce Brentz—OF, Red Sox
43. Dayan Viciedo—OF, White Sox
44. Jake Marisnick—OF, Blue Jays
45. Gary Brown—OF, Giants ↑
46. Tony Sanchez—C, Pirates
47. Derek Norris—C, Nationals ↓
48. Wilmer Flores—SS, Mets
49. Josh Sale—OF, Rays
50. Christian Colon—SS, Royals
51. Johnny Giavotella—2B, Royals
52. Nick Weglarz—OF, Indians
53. Javier Baez—SS, Cubs
54. Tim Beckham—SS, Rays
55. Guillermo Pimentel—OF, Mariners
56. Starling Marte—OF, Pirates
57. Reymond Fuentes—OF, Padres
58. Anthony Gose—OF, Blue Jays ↑
59. Carlos Perez—C, Blue Jays ↓
60. Jonathan Schoop—3B, Orioles ↑
61. Kaleb Cowart—3B, Angels
62. Norichika Aoki—OF, Japan
63. Austin Romine— C, Yankees ↓
64. Jose Iglesias—SS, Red Sox ↓
65. Michael Taylor—OF, Athletics
66. Tim Wheeler—OF, Rockies ↑
67. Alfredo Despaigne—OF, Cuba
68. Juan Francisco—3B, Reds
69. Oscar Taveras—OF, Cardinals
70. Corey Spangenberg—3B, Padres
71. Reese Havens—2B, Mets ↓
72. Matt Szczur—OF, Cubs ↑
73. Joe Benson—OF, Twins ↓
74. Kenny Diekroeger—INF, Stanford Univ. (2012) ↓
75. Jackie Bradley, Jr—OF, Red Sox ↓
76. Edward Salcedo—SS, Braves
77. Joshua Bell—OF, Pirates ↑
78. Will Middlebrooks—3B, Red Sox ↑
79. Kyle Parker—OF, Rockies
80. Mikie Mahtook—OF, Rays
81. LJ Hoes—2B, Orioles ↓
82. Josh Vitters—3B, Cubs
83. Chris Marrero—1B, Nationals
84. Blake Swihart—C, Red Sox
85. Yorman Rodriguez—OF, Reds
86. Collin Cowgill—OF, Diamondbacks
87. Francisco Peguero—OF, Giants
88. CJ Cron—1B, Angels
89. Delino Deshields—2B, Astros ↓
90. Nomar Mazara—OF, Rangers
91. Justin O’Connor—C, Rays
92. Thomas Neal—OF, Giants ↓
93. Drew Vettleson—OF, Rays
94. Adeiny Hechavarria—SS, Blue Jays
95. Christian Yelich—OF, Marlins ↑
96. Brandon Nimmo—OF, Mets
97. Matthew Davidson—3B, Diamondbacks
98. Cheslor Cutberth—3B, Royals ↑
99. Blake Tekotte—OF, Padres
100. Nick Williams—OF, HS (Tex) (2012)

Honorable Mention: Blake Tekotte—OF, Padres, Dave Sappelt—OF, Reds, Kirk Nieuwenhuis—OF, Mets, Todd Frazier—OF, Reds, Ronald Guzman—OF, Rangers, Brian Goodwin—OF, Nationals, Chris Owings—SS, Diamondbacks, Donavan Tate—OF, Padres, Edinson Rincon—3B, Padres, Elier Hernandez—OF, Royals, Matt Adams—1B, Cardinals