Top 100 Prospects: August 19, 2012

Another fun prospect list for everyone to analyze. This may or may not be the last true list of the season, it depends on the timing of the last list. If we’re into playoffs, we may have to end the lists and start focusing in on certain other projects that have come to mind. Either way, there will still be posts on the site and good activity, and as always it is incredibly informative with everyone’s feedback, it really does make a difference on players to hear their name put out by the readers. Anyways, enjoy the list and comment below.

Rank. Name - POS, Team (Change) Comment

1. Jurickson Profar – SS, TEX

-Rumors have it he could be in the mix at the end of the month for a play0ff-eligible callup

2. Wil Myers – OF, KC

-When will KC call him up?

3. Dylan Bundy – SP, BAL

-Another potential call-up. Bullpen piece on the Orioles?

4. Gerrit Cole – SP, PIT

5. Trevor Bauer – SP, ARI

6. Oscar Taveras – OF, STL (+1)

7. Taijuan Walker – SP, SEA (+1)

8. Xander Bogaerts – SS, BOS (+8)

-Scorching in AA right now, could be top 5 by 2013.

9. Jameson Taillon – SP, PIT (+4)

10. Travis d’Arnaud – C, TOR (-4)

11. Zack Wheeler – SP, NYM

12. Shelby Miller – SP, STL (+7)

-Experts like Law and Goldstein saying his mechanics are back on track. I’m a believer

13. Billy Hamilton – 2B/SS, CIN

-SB WATCH: 143 (2 from tying record). Should break it easily this week

14. Manny Machado – SS, BAL

15. Jose Fernandez – SP, MIA

16. Danny Hultzen – SP, SEA

-His change and curve reportedly haven’t been as sharp as of late. Fatigue?

17. Nick Castellanos – 3B, DET (-5)

-Struggling with a terrible K/BB rate in AA (55/8)

18. Tyler Skaggs - SP, ARI

19. Anthony Rendon – 3B, WAS

-I’m still hesitant, but he’s producing well this year

20. George Springer – OF, HOU

-Promotion to AA should be telling

21. Jonathan Singleton – 1B, HOU (+9)

22.  Francisco Lindor – SS, CLE (-11)

23. Christian Yelich – OF, MIA

24. Javier Baez – SS, CHC (+6)

-If I’m buying one player in Low-A right now, it’s Baez. He looks like a future fantasy monster

25. Carlos Martinez – SP, STL

26. Gary Sanchez - C, NYY

-Potential is here for a future power hitting backstop, top tier fantasy catcher

27. Byron Buxton – OF, MIN

28. Jake Odorizzi – SP, KC

29. Julio Teheran – SP, ATL

30. Archie Bradley – SP, ARI

31. Nick Franklin – SS, SEA

32. Miguel Sano – 3B, MIN

-His power might make him an elite fantasy player alone

33. Carlos Correa – SS, HOU

34. Bubba Starling – OF, KC

35. Mike Olt – 3B, TEX

-Hopefully he’s able to get some new at bats in TEX

36. David Dahl – OF, COL (+9)

-Did we underestimate his tools pre-draft?

37. Robert Stephenson – SP, CIN (+19)

-He jumped because I’m buying all in on him. I think he’s in the same class as Jose Fernandez (RS: 19, JF: 16 in my rankings)

38. Matt Barnes – SP, BOS

39. Jacob Turner – SP, MIA

-Landed a nice gig in MIA

40. Jean Segura – 2B/SS, MIL

41. Eddie Rosario – 2B/3B, MIN (+12)

-People have occasionally said he is in the same class as Sano. I think he’s close, but not there yet

42. Trevor Story – SS, COL

43. Noah Syndergaard – SP, TOR

44. Max Fried – SP, SD

45. Nolan Arenado – 3B, COL

46. Alen Hanson – 2B/SS, PIT (+23)

-John Sickels said he’d take Hanson over Story

47. Jake Marisnick – OF, TOR (-7)

48. Aaron Sanchez – SP, TOR

49. Jorge Soler – OF, CHC (+10)

-John Sickels did a nice report on him HERE

50. Yasmani Grandal – C, SD

51. James Paxton – SP, SEA

52. Anthony Gose – OF, TOR (-9)

53. Jackie Bradley Jr. – OF, BOS

54. Matt Harvey – SP, NYM

55. Jedd Gyorko – 2B/3B, SD

56. Kolten Wong – 2B, STL (-19)

-The comments about Gyorko got me thinking about how good Wong will actually be. A solid contributor, but not a star.

57. Starling Marte – OF, PIT (-10)

-Placed on MLB DL today

58. Kyle Zimmer – SP, KC

59. Gregory Polanco – OF, PIT (+11)

60. Rougned Odor – 2B, TEX

61. Tyler Austin – 3B, NYY

62. Rymer Liriano – OF, SD

63. Mason Williams – OF, NYY (+8)

64. Tony Cingrani – SP, CIN (+20)

65. Zach Lee – SP, LAD

66. Cory Spangenberg – 2B, SD

67. Gary Brown – OF, SFG

68. Michael Wacha – SP, STL

-Promoted to AA to finish the year

69. Justin Nicolino – SP, TOR

70. Kevin Gausman – SP, BAL (+8)

-Promoted to Hi-A this week

71. Cody Buckel – SP, TEX

72. Jose Campos – SP, NYY

73. Jesse Biddle – SP, PHI (-10)

74. Daniel Norris – SP, TOR (-17)

-I thought he’d be much better this season. Has really struggled after starting strong

75. Leonys Martin – OF, TEX

76. Wilmer Flores – 3B, NYM

77. Joey Gallo – 3B, TEX

-After breaking the AZL HR Record, he moved up a level. Impressive power.

78. Alex Meyer – SP, WAS (+16)

79. Addison Russell – SS, OAK (+22)

-Had an incredible start. Similar to Dahl, should be flying up rankings now that he’s showing serious pop and has a chance to stick at SS.

80. Taylor Guerrieri – SP, TB (+9)

-I think he’s a breakout season away from Fernandez/Stephenson land.

81. Daniel Corcino – SP, CIN (+20)

82. Yordano Ventura – SP, KC

83. Manny Banuelos – SP, NYY

-Continues to impress with the loaded AZL Rangers club

84. Austin Hedges – C, SD

85. Mike Zunino – C, SEA

-Promoted to AA recently. Should see MLB by June 2013

86. Taylor Lindsey – 2B, LAA (-11)

87. Delino DeShields – OF, HOU (+14)

-Overshadowed by Hamilton, he’s on the race to break 100 SB

88. Mikie Mahtook OF, TB

89. Oswaldo Arcia – OF, MIN

90. Matt Davidson 3B , ARI (-10)

-Has improved, but still serious doubts linger about his ability to be a fantasy-relevant SS

91. Lucas Giolito – SP, WAS (-18)

92. Taylor Jungmann – SP, MIL (+9)

93. Casey Kelly – SP, SD (+8)

94. Roberto Osuna – SP, TOR (+7)

-Very polished, not a huge amount of projection left but still dominant so far

95. Albert Almora – OF, CHC

96. Hak-Ju Lee – SS, TB

97. Jonathan Schoop – 3B, BAL

98. Keury De La Cruz – OF, BOS

-Putting up great numbers in Low-A, hopefully it translates for him

99. Tyler Thornburg – SP, MIL

100. Trevor May – SP, PHI

HM: Josh Bell, Lance McCullers, Ronald Guzman, Martin Perez, AJ Cole, Garin Cecchini, Jose Vinicio, Derek Norris, Matt Szczur, Brett Jackson, Gavin Cecchini, Brad Peacock, Dan Vogelbach, Jorge Bonafacio, Kyle Parker, Ryan Lavarnaway, Josh Sale, Luis Heredia, Tyrell Jenkins, Nomar Mazara, Jeimer Candelario, Tommy Joseph, Jorge Alfaro, Miles Head, Allen Webster

Newcomers on the List

Addison Russell (79), Daniel Corcino (81), Delino DeShields (87), Taylor Jungmann (92), Casey Kelly (93), Roberto Osuna (94), Jonathan Schoop (97), Keury De La Cruz (98)

Fallers off the List

Brett Jackson (61), Derek Norris (91),  Martin Perez (93), Jorge Alfaro (95), Ronald Guzman (96), Tommy Joseph (97), Trevor Rosenthal (99)

Graduates (Projected Ranking in Parenthesis)

Bryce Harper (2), Mike Trout (1), Matt Moore (4), Jesus Montero (12), Devin Mesoraco (20), Drew Pomeranz (32), Jarrod Parker (29), Yonder Alonso (54), Randall Delgado (60), Will Middlebrooks (37), Joe Wieland (92), Wilin Rosario (51), Zack Cozart (81), Drew Smyly (99), Lance Lynn (100), Drew Hutchinson (UR), Matt Adams (95), Addison Reed (88), Nathan Eovaldi (UR), Andrelton Simmons (71)

Injuries (must be out or been out for a significant time)

Arodys Vizcaino (68), Michael Choice (70), Robbie Erlin (85)

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