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  1. So Gary Sanchez was the Yankees #2 prospect but was #40 overall. Banuelos was Yankees #3 prospect but is #18 overall? was this a product of the last three weeks’ games?

    Comment by Jay — March 28, 2011 @ 8:14 am

  2. I have #’s 98, 72, 41, 30, and am closing in on # 3 not to mention I have Brett Wallace in my extreme keeper league! Rogers was cut and I snagged him up!

    Comment by Padresfan — March 28, 2011 @ 8:18 am

  3. Morel and Delgado need to be higher

    Comment by Padresfan — March 28, 2011 @ 8:19 am

  4. Is it Carlos Matias or Carlos Martinez? I’ve seen it both ways so I’m wondering which one it is. Baseball America has Martinez.

    Comment by Matt — March 28, 2011 @ 8:20 am

  5. Was Matias, is now Martinez officially.

    Comment by cpebbles — March 28, 2011 @ 8:38 am

  6. Casey Kelly doesn’t belong to the Red Sox.

    Comment by RC — March 28, 2011 @ 8:59 am

  7. Last time I checked Casey Kelly was now a San Diego prospect not a Boston one.

    Comment by Rich — March 28, 2011 @ 8:59 am

  8. Marc, how close were Hechavarria, Gose, Stewart, d’Arnaud and Sanchez? The Jays seem to have a number of guys who could break into the top 100 next year.

    Comment by greenfrog — March 28, 2011 @ 9:05 am

  9. Assuming there are 50+ teams in your league, you are probably middle of the pack at best.

    Comment by Matt — March 28, 2011 @ 9:09 am

  10. Yeah, where the heck is Zach Stewart? Seems to be a consensus amongst most scouts that he is easily in the top 100.

    Comment by Grant — March 28, 2011 @ 9:16 am

  11. Stewart is already old in prospect terms and many think he will be a reliever. This list is also pro- Jay with Perez and McGuire in it.

    Comment by Jmits90 — March 28, 2011 @ 9:28 am

  12. No 20-way tie for 5th?

    Comment by Alan — March 28, 2011 @ 9:29 am

  13. Hi all, Sanchez was ranked second for the Yankees by Reed… I respectfully feel Banuelos should be No. 2, so that’s why there is a bit of a discrepancy.

    Consensus amongst scouts on Stewart? I don’t know what scouts you’re referring to… Neither BA nor Keith Law ranked him in their Top 100s. He’s a Top 10 for the Jays, for sure, but not a Top 100 prospect.

    The Jays definitely have a number of prospects that could shoot up the chart this year (or disappear and never be heard from again).

    Thanks for the editing catch on Kelly’s team.

    Comment by Marc Hulet — March 28, 2011 @ 9:30 am

  14. Great list. I know a lot of work goes into these so you never want to nit-pick; that said, Manny Banuelos is a lefty.

    Comment by Tom — March 28, 2011 @ 9:31 am

  15. That sounds very extreme.

    Comment by Telo — March 28, 2011 @ 9:33 am

  16. Mike Minor?

    Comment by algionfriddo — March 28, 2011 @ 9:38 am

  17. Of course I spotted 5 seconds after I posted.

    Comment by algionfriddo — March 28, 2011 @ 9:39 am

  18. Nice to see 4 Phils in top 50!

    Comment by Nik — March 28, 2011 @ 9:49 am

  19. Keith Law has Stewart #44 overall. He’s very high on him and sees no reason why he won’t stick as a starter.

    Comment by Lewis — March 28, 2011 @ 9:52 am

  20. Thanks for sliding Mark Rogers into the top 100. Brewersnation needed that. Between Rogers at #98 and a few Brewers making the joy squad, I feel like this may be the only website that realizes the Brewers still have a minor league system after the offseason deals.

    Comment by Randy — March 28, 2011 @ 10:02 am

  21. actually Klaw has Zach Stewart at 44 in his top 100. He does state the issue with him potentially becoming a reliever (though KLAW doesn’t see it as likely) and does suggest that his fastball has significant enough movement that Stewart needs to control it better to avoid walks.

    Nonetheless it is not unreasonable to leave him out if you think he is a reliever nor unreasonable to ask why one didn’t put him in seeing some suggest he has #2 quality potential and probably ends up in the Majors this year.

    Comment by mike — March 28, 2011 @ 10:02 am

  22. At what point is Hicks too old to be a top prospect? He has been playing single A ball for 3 years and is 21 (22 in October). Also, is Miguel Sano someone who could be called up if Casilla doesn’t pan out?

    Comment by Barkey Walker — March 28, 2011 @ 10:19 am

  23. I think you have Matzek much too high, but I know he has potential if his stuff comes back.

    Interesting list, thanks for all the hard work that went into it.

    Comment by Vision — March 28, 2011 @ 10:38 am

  24. Yeah, that’s gotta be a monster league for those to be good mL keepers. I have #2-4, 7, 17 and 24 in a 12-team dynasty league, pretty psyched about it. Should have also had Pineda (15) but screwed the pooch on that one.

    Comment by Ray — March 28, 2011 @ 11:01 am

  25. Unfortunately Padres prospects are not valued as highly as Red Sox prospects so that will probably cost him a few spots in the rankings.

    Comment by grandbranyan — March 28, 2011 @ 11:48 am

  26. Actually, he has been playing A ball for 2 years, and has yet to even begin his third.

    Comment by grandbranyan — March 28, 2011 @ 11:52 am

  27. Keith Law has Stewart in his top 50 and he’s extremely confident about it. BA is under the false impression that he will still be a reliever, they deserve harsh criticism for not taking the time to evaluate him correctly. Guys with his kind of stuff as a starter should never be left off a top 100 list in my opinion.

    Comment by Grant — March 28, 2011 @ 11:53 am

  28. Parker at 32, Davidson at 61, and Skaggs at 92?

    Even though the Dbacks’ Top-10 list goes Parker, Skaggs, Davidson?

    Comment by DbacksSkins — March 28, 2011 @ 12:18 pm

  29. Written by different people, I think

    Comment by Andrew T. Fisher — March 28, 2011 @ 12:32 pm

  30. I agree, it’s not unreasonable to leave Stewart off the list. To make it as a starter he’s going to need a more effective third pitch (in addition to his sinker and slider). It also sounds as though he needs to improve his command a bit more. Plus, he’s a bit older than most top-100 starting pitching prospects.

    He strikes me as someone who could become a useful #3/4 workhorse if he develops a bit more, or an average to above-average reliever if he doesn’t. I like that Law is high on him, but he’s generally ranked much lower on or absent from most top-100 lists.

    Comment by greenfrog — March 28, 2011 @ 12:55 pm

  31. Wow, I think you have Belt and Wheeler highest among the Top 100′s I’ve seen. What makes you think Wheeler is 33rd, rather than 50-75 as others have placed him?

    Also, was Gary Brown close to making the list or not? Why didn’t he make the list (not that I expected you to rank him that high, just more what you thought he was lacking)?

    Comment by obsessivegiantscompulsive — March 28, 2011 @ 1:44 pm

  32. Sometimes a lot depends on when scouts or evaluators see a prospect. Anyone who only saw Stewart early last year when he was struggling would have a much lower opinion of him than Law who saw him at his best in the playoffs.Law saw a FB with sink and tail that reached 96, control of his out-pitch slider, a good, much improved change and a fringy curve. The fact he has 4 pitches makes him starter material.

    Comment by JayTeam — March 28, 2011 @ 1:59 pm

  33. Aaron Miller at #62? That has got to be a typo, or something. He’s number 8 on the Dodgers list, and your comments about him aren’t too hopeful. No other site has Miller even close to this highly rated. I’m going to assume Rubby De La Rosa was the player who was supposed to go there.

    Comment by Bardin — March 28, 2011 @ 2:18 pm

  34. Agreed on Morel (not sure about Delgado). I know he doesn’t have a huge upside, but he’s a sure bet to be a major league caliber player, which counts for something.

    Comment by MattZ — March 28, 2011 @ 2:56 pm

  35. No, it’s a product of FG’s prospect coverage being a running joke.

    Comment by Call — March 28, 2011 @ 3:16 pm

  36. Jurickson Profar is way too high on this list. I don’t care how much upside the kid has, he’s 18 and played short season ball last year.

    Wil Myers is also way too high, even though BA has him around #10 too. This ranking is almost based on the assumption that he’s going to have a monster year in AA in 2011. Let’s wait and see him put up that year first before declaring him a Top 10 prospect.

    Comment by Dan — March 28, 2011 @ 4:05 pm

  37. Funny that 3 guys in the 61-100 range are either starting or on their team’s 25 man roster.

    Comment by WPSN — March 28, 2011 @ 4:29 pm

  38. It is a 30 man league and HEllickson will be mine. My rotation currently is led by King Felix and Tim Hudson. It is unique… thefranchiseleague.com

    Comment by 223 — March 28, 2011 @ 5:43 pm

  39. I am flattered but I deserve to be top 100.

    Comment by Mark Rogers — March 28, 2011 @ 5:46 pm

  40. #95 is a starter too.

    Comment by Dan — March 28, 2011 @ 5:51 pm

  41. ATL – #’s 6, 20, 29, 41, 78, 88
    TOR – #;s 25, 34, 60, 75, 79, ?

    I know you said Toronto has more depth or more prospects at premium positions or whatever…..but two prospects ranked higher than Toronto’s best, and all top 6 better than Torontos top 6……but Toronto has the better future talent? It would be really hard for the rest of Torontos prospects to be that much better than Atlantas to make up the difference here so ranking Toronto #3 really makes no sense to me

    Comment by Dixon — March 28, 2011 @ 8:58 pm

  42. Yeah, I still don’t understand how the Jay’s farm can be ranked ahead of the Brave’s.

    Comment by Pachoo — March 28, 2011 @ 9:10 pm

  43. It’s actually a product of different people compiling each rating list. Reed did the Yanks and Hulet did the top 100.

    Comment by Jonathan — March 28, 2011 @ 9:40 pm

  44. Take a look at who the two teams have graduated to the major league level over the last ten years and you may get some inkling as to why that might be.

    Comment by mattymatty2000 — March 28, 2011 @ 9:44 pm

  45. Yes Barkey, Miguel Sano is a candidate to be called up to replace Casilla.

    In 2017.

    Comment by The_Beard — March 28, 2011 @ 10:31 pm

  46. i dont think this list is the bible of prospect rankings. most other outlets have the jays in the top 5 tho, so i’m inclined to go with them.

    Comment by Kevin — March 28, 2011 @ 10:56 pm

  47. Marc would confirm butI guess the general arguement is that the Jays have the 2nd deepest farm system after the Royals, and while the Rays upside has the system beat overall the shear depth of the Jays out does any other system.

    For an idea, between 101 and 200 your probably looking at

    D’Arnaud
    Stewart
    Thames
    Alvarez
    Sanchez
    Syndergaard
    Hechavarria
    Wojchiechowski
    Marisnick
    Gose

    in most lists

    and possibly the likes of Hutchinson, Cardona and Knecht just outside the 200. The system is about 35-40 deep in interesting C- or higher talent, which is a damn scary thought with all the draft picks they have this year to add to that. The Braves have an awesome system with some great can’t miss talent but all lists i’ve seen have them at about 20-25 really interesting prospects, and then you hit the #4 starter/utility types.

    Comment by TtD — March 29, 2011 @ 1:00 am

  48. Wil Myers is not too high at all. He may be the best hitter on the list. Wilin Rosario is WAY TOO LOW.

    Comment by M J — March 29, 2011 @ 7:24 am

  49. As a Jays fan, I’m happy with the improved farm system, but let’s face it – prospects ranked #101 – 200 generally aren’t going to win you a lot of championships.

    Comment by greenfrog — March 30, 2011 @ 12:37 am

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