Originally posted on Fangraphs  |  Last updated 3/22/13
The Top 100 prospects list is extremely challenging — much more difficult to do than the Top 15s. Trying to intertwine the best prospects from 30 different organizations into one master list results in many headaches and second guesses. I settled on the finished list about a week ago and already have some reservations and desires to make minor tweaks. At some point, though, you have to cut the ties. If you’re unfamiliar with my work (I’ve been doing these annual lists at FanGraphs for five years now), I’ll give you a brief overview of how I make my rankings. I talk to multiple contacts within the industry (mosly scouts and front office staff) when creating my Top 15 prospects and Top 100 lists. Along with insider information, I also utilize my own opinions based on live game observations and video. I’m not a scout but I’ve been watching baseball for more than 20 years and writing about prospects for more than 10. You can read the full scouting reports for all the players and see each
PLAYERS: Jurickson ProfarOscar TaverasAlbert PujolsDylan BundyWil MyersXander BogaertsGerrit ColeTyler SkaggsWade MileyJose FernandezZack WheelerChristian YelichMike ZuninoTaijuan WalkerJameson TaillonKevin GausmanByron BuxtonMiguel SanoKyle ZimmerJulio TeheranFrancisco LindorNick CastellanosJavier BaezMichael WachaShelby MillerTrevor RosenthalArchie BradleyTrevor BauerJonathan SingletonBilly HamiltonAustin HedgesRobert StephensonAlen HansonCarlos CorreaCarlos MartinezMason WilliamsHak-Ju LeeBrian GoodwinRyan ZimmermanTaylor GuerrieriGary SanchezAddison RussellDanny HultzenKyle CrickNoah SyndergaardNolan ArenadoTrevor StoryJorge SolerAlbert AlmoraDelino DeShieldsGeorge SpringerJackie BradleyAllen WebsterDavid DahlJonathan SchoopKolten WongGregory PolancoLuis HerediaCourtney HawkinsCarlos SanchezOswaldo ArciaJedd GyorkoMax FriedTony CingraniDaniel CorcinoAndrew HeaneyMartin PerezNick FranklinKaleb CowartDorssys PaulinoJustin NicolinoJ.R. GrahamRoberto OsunaLeonys MartinYordano VenturaSlade HeathcottJesse BiddleCasey KellyZach LeeRymer LirianoTyler ThornburgLuis SardinasElvis AndrusCorey SeagerDidi GregoriusYasiel PuigAdam EatonDelino DeShields Jr.
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