Top 100 Prospects: June 5, 2012

Two weeks later, a new edition of our top 100 prospects, mini consensus ranked. This set has the rankings from Brian B., Brian T., Geo007, and myself.  Without going too long winded into what we changed, here’s the new features that we decided to add (per our minds or the requests of you): Removing all prospects ON PACE to graduate by the end of the year, and removing injured players (to not take up space) and giving their projected ranking with them. Remember, with the prospects graduating the prospects will naturally rise anywhere for 3-15 spots without performing better/worse than usual just because they have to move up. While Profar’s 3 spot jump isn’t necessarily huge (someone had to move up to #1), Teheran’s fall to #13 (down 5 spots) is a lot larger in magnitude with more prospects passing him. Without further adieu, your newest top 100 prospect lists (sans any 2012 MLB Draftees) awaits below.

Rank. Name - POS, Team (Change) Comment

1. Jurickson Profar – SS, TEX (+3)

-Solid May .322/.385/.513, held an incredible 50 game On Base streak

2. Dylan Bundy – SP, BAL (+5)

-Promotion to A+ as he dominated Low-A

3. Trevor Bauer – SP, ARI (+7)

-If he can conquer his curve’s location, he’ll be nearly unhittable

4. Taijuan Walker – SP, SEA (+10)

5. Wil Myers – OF, KC (+8)

-In 17 games in Triple A, has 20 H, half of which are XB (5 HR)

6. Shelby Miller – SP, STL

7. Gerrit Cole – SP, PIT

8. Oscar Taveras – OF, STL (+14)

-Tearing the cover off the ball everywhere he goes, and hasn’t stopped flying up boards

9. Travis d’Arnaud – C, TOR (+7)

10. Francisco Lindor – SS, CLE (+14)

-Has tailed off significantly as of late, the recent excitement about Lindor reached a fever point

11. Jameson Taillon – SP, PIT

12. Manny Machado – SS, BAL

13. Julio Teheran – SP, ATL (-5)

-A little less dominant than last year (2.55 ERA, 3.0 BB/9, 7.6 K/9 to 2012′s 3.15, 3.5, 7.1) but still very young

14. Zack Wheeler – SP, NYM (+19)

-Extremely impressive May (4-0 with an ERA of 2.00, 30kk/7bb ratio)

15. Danny Hultzen – SP, SEA

16. Archie Bradley – SP, ARI

17. Nick Castellanos – 3B, DET (+35)

-2 months of over .400 hitting, he has been amazing so far

18. Nolan Arenado – 3B, COL

19. Christian Yelich – OF, MIA (+13)

20. Anthony Rizzo – 1B, CHC (+16)

-10 HRs in May with a .326/.402/.758 line

21. Billy Hamilton – 2B/SS, CIN (+13)

-Hitting .330 (.411 OBP) with 62 SB in 221 ABs

22. Jake Marisnick – OF, TOR

23. Tyler Skaggs - SP, ARI

24. Jacob Turner – SP, DET

25. George Springer – OF, HOU

26. Miguel Sano – 3B, MIN

27. Carlos Martinez – SP, STL

28. Bubba Starling – OF, KC (-10)

29. Jake Odorizzi – SP, KC (+15)

30. Jonathan Singleton – 1B, HOU (+16)

-Turned on the power in May with 7HRs and 24 RBIs

31. Xander Bogaerts – SS, BOS

32. Noah Syndergaard – SP, TOR (+23)

-Solid pitching and is a KK machine, which is great for fantasy

33. Yasmani Grandal – C, SD (+15)

34. Nick Franklin – SS, SEA (+23)

-Could get a promotion soon to Triple-A as he’s been doing very well in AA

35. Kolten Wong – 2B, STL (+19)

36. Robbie Erlin – SP, SD (+15)

37. Matt Harvey – SP, NYM

38. James Paxton – SP, SEA

39. Jean Segura – 2B/SS, LAA

40. Manny Banuelos – SP, NYY

41. Trevor Story – SS, COL (+55)

-He’s got 10 HR this year from SS and a decent chance to stick, hitting .300 as well

42. Matt Barnes – SP, BOS (+30)

43.Jose Fernandez – SP, MIA (+48)

-Shaken the “closer” projection from the draft, and his numbers have been dominant in Low-A

44. Gary Sanchez - C, NYY

45. Trevor May – SP, PHI (+18)

46. Aaron Sanchez – SP, TOR (+37)

-Ranking is just catching up with the numbers and talent

47. Martin Perez – SP, TEX

48. Brett Jackson – OF, CHC

49. Javier Baez – SS, CHC (+12)

50. Daniel Norris – SP, TOR (+20)

-See Aaron Sanchez (#46)

51. Jesse Biddle — SP, PHI (+50)

-Projectable lefty striking out 10/ 9IP, with an ERA of 2.51

52. Starling Marte – OF, PIT (+10)

53. Gary Brown – OF, SFG (-14)

-Continues to struggle with only 1HR this season so far

54. Josh Bell – OF, PIT

55. Brad Peacock – SP, OAK

56. Eddie Rosario – 2B/3B, MIN (+28)

57. Cody Buckel — SP, TEX (+44)

-His numbers have been strikingly good, and he’s not getting extremely lucky putting them up

58. Mason Williams – OF, NYY (+41)

-Toolsy, hitting nearly .300 with 14 SB and 3 HRs

59. Leonys Martin – OF, TEX

60. Zach Lee – SP, LAD

61. Michael Choice – OF, OAK

62. Cory Spangenberg – 3B, SD

63. Mike Olt – 3B, TEX (+12)

-HRs sit at 17, with bombs flying off in his last few games. Could be a fantastic trade chip

64. Jared Cosart – SP, HOU

65. Toni Cingrani — SP, CIN (+36)

-Recent promotion to Double A is an acknowledgement that Cingrani has been great so far

66. Rymer Liriano – OF, SD

67. Justin Nicolino – SP, TOR

68. Taylor Lindsey — 2B, LAA (+33)

-Playing well above his age, and holding his own with a .281 average

69. Jedd Gyorko – 2B/3B, SD (+18)

70. Daniel Corcino – SP, CIN (+31)

-Slightly underrated so far, so jumping on the list fast here at number 70

71. Hak-Ju Lee – SS, TB

-Still not showing signs of breaking out, I’m hopeful he doesn’t turn into Iglesias+

72. A.J. Cole – SP, OAK (-19)

-Control has killed him so far this year, but the stuff has been there

73. Anthony Gose – OF, TOR (-9)

74. Tyrell Jenkins – SP, STL

75. Rougned Odor – 2B, TEX (+26)

-Pending results on his separated shoulder, but he’s been really hot recently pre-injury

76. Taylor Guerrieri – SP, TB

77. Jose Campos – SP, NYY (+18)

78. Taylor Jungmann — SP, MIL (+23)

79. Wilmer Flores — SS, NYM (+22)

-Flores is on fire, a highly underrated prospect in the Mets’ organization

80. Austin Hedges — C, SD (+21)

-Defensively, he’s a stud but his bat is really coming around

81. Cheslor Cuthbert – 3B, KC (-8)

82. Matt Davidson – 3B, ARI (+19)

83. Jackie Bradley Jr. — OF, BOS (+18)

-Great numbers, but is 22 in Low-A ball so should be hitting well

84. Sonny Gray – SP, OAK (-7)

85. Tim Wheeler – OF, COL (-7)

86. Mikie Mahtook – OF, TB (+15)

87. Yordano Ventura — SP, KC (+14)

-Established himself as the 2nd best SP in the KC System

88. Nestor Molina — SP, CWS (+13)

89. Zack Cox – 3B, STL (-9)

90. Tyler Austin — 3B, NYY (+11)

-He’s got All-Star potential, just needs to work his K’s down. Upside is enormous

91. Jonathan Schoop – 3B, BAL

92. Andrelton Simmons — SS, ATL (+9)

-Defense is awesome, bat could provide .280 with 10-12 HRs

93. Christian Benthancourt – C, ATL (+8)

94. Casey Kelly – SP, SD

95. Dante Bichette Jr. – 3B, NYY

96. Jed Bradley — SP, MIN (+5)

97. Matt Szczur — OF, CHC (+4)

98. Chad Bettis — SP, COL (+3)

99. Luis Heredia — SP, PIT (+2)

-Astonishingly young pitching full season ball, could be an ACE or could bust

100. Joe Ross — SP, SD (+1)

Newcomers on the List

Jesse Biddle (51), Cody Buckel (57), Toni Cingrani (65), Taylor Lindsey (68), Daniel Corcino (70), Rougned Odor (75), Taylor Jungmann (78), Wilmer Flores (79), Austin Hedges (80), Matt Davidson (82), Jackie Bradley Jr. (83), Mikie Mahtook (86), Yordano Ventura (87), Nestor Molina (88), Tyler Austin (90), Andrelton Simmons (92), Christian Benthancourt (93), Jed Bradley (96), Matt Szczur (97), Chad Bettis (98), Luis Heredia (99), Joe Ross (100)

Fallers off the List

Ryan Lavarnaway (76), Mike Montgomery (89), Dellin Betances (98),

Graduates (must be at least under consideration for Top 100)

Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, Matt Moore, Jesus Montero, Devin Mesoraco, Drew Pomeranz, Jarrod Parker, Yonder Alonso, Randall Delgado, Will Middlebrooks, Joe Wieland, WIlin Rosario, Zack Cozart, Drew Smyly, Lance Lynn, Drew Hutchinson, Matt Adams, Addison Reed, Nathan Eovaldi

Injuries (must be out for season)

Anthony Rendon (projected rank of 25), Arodys Vizcaino (projected rank of 54)

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