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January 27, 2014

The Top 101 Prospects of 2014

Sliced and Diced

by Rob McQuown and Mauricio Rubio


Today, Jason Parks and the Baseball Prospectus Prospect Staff released our Top 101 Prospects of 2014. Here is the Top 101 list displayed by position, by organization, by prospect age, and by tool grades. Enjoy!

Top | By Positions | By Teams | By Ages | By Tools
C (8) | 1B (1) | 2B (6) | 3B (9) | SS (10) | OF (20) | RHP (37) | LHP (10)
Age 17 (1) | Age 18 (2) | Age 19 (9) | Age 20 (14) | Age 21 (23) | Age 22 (29) | Age 23 (13) | Age 24 (7) | Age 25 (3)

Top 101 Prospects by Position

Top | By Positions | Catchers
18. Austin Hedges (age 21) - Padres
41. Jorge Alfaro (age 21) - Rangers
48. Travis d'Arnaud (age 25) - Mets
56. Josmil Pinto (age 25) - Twins
59. Reese McGuire (age 19) - Pirates
73. Blake Swihart (age 22) - Red Sox
85. Gary Sanchez (age 21) - Yankees
87. Christian Bethancourt (age 22) - Braves

Top | By Positions | First Basemen
57. Jonathan Singleton (age 22) - Astros

Top | By Positions | Second Basemen
33. Kolten Wong (age 23) - Cardinals
39. Rougned Odor (age 20) - Rangers
60. Eddie Rosario (age 22) - Twins
71. Wilmer Flores (age 22) - Mets
82. Jonathan Schoop (age 22) - Orioles
83. Arismendy Alcantara (age 22) - Cubs

Top | By Positions | Third Basemen
14. Miguel Sano (age 21) - Twins
17. Kris Bryant (age 22) - Cubs
37. Nick Castellanos (age 22) - Tigers
51. Garin Cecchini (age 23) - Red Sox
52. Maikel Franco (age 21) - Phillies
65. D.J. Peterson (age 22) - Mariners
74. Colin Moran (age 21) - Marlins
93. Matt Davidson (age 23) - White Sox
95. Joey Gallo (age 20) - Rangers

Top | By Positions | Shortstops
2. Xander Bogaerts (age 21) - Red Sox
4. Javier Baez (age 21) - Cubs
5. Carlos Correa (age 19) - Astros
6. Francisco Lindor (age 20) - Indians
7. Addison Russell (age 20) - Athletics
28. Chris Owings (age 22) - D-backs
29. Adalberto Mondesi (age 18) - Royals
44. Corey Seager (age 20) - Dodgers
72. Luis Sardinas (age 21) - Rangers
96. Hunter Dozier (age 22) - Royals

Top | By Positions | Outfielders
1. Byron Buxton (age 20) - Twins
3. Oscar Taveras (age 22) - Cardinals
20. George Springer (age 24) - Astros
23. Jackie Bradley (age 24) - Red Sox
24. Gregory Polanco (age 22) - Pirates
25. Albert Almora (age 20) - Cubs
36. Clint Frazier (age 19) - Indians
45. Jorge Soler (age 22) - Cubs
49. Billy Hamilton (age 23) - Reds
50. Joc Pederson (age 22) - Dodgers
63. Phillip Ervin (age 21) - Reds
66. Stephen Piscotty (age 23) - Cardinals
77. Josh Bell (age 21) - Pirates
79. Michael Choice (age 24) - Rangers
86. Brian Goodwin (age 23) - Nationals
88. Nick Williams (age 20) - Rangers
89. Austin Meadows (age 19) - Pirates
97. Raimel Tapia (age 20) - Rockies
99. Jorge Bonifacio (age 21) - Royals
100. David Dahl (age 20) - Rockies

Top | By Positions | Right-handed Pitchers
8. Taijuan Walker (age 21) - Mariners
9. Archie Bradley (age 21) - D-backs
10. Kevin Gausman (age 23) - Orioles
11. Noah Syndergaard (age 21) - Mets
12. Yordano Ventura (age 23) - Royals
13. Lucas Giolito (age 19) - Nationals
15. Dylan Bundy (age 21) - Orioles
16. Jonathan Gray (age 22) - Rockies
19. Jameson Taillon (age 22) - Pirates
21. Mark Appel (age 22) - Astros
22. Robert Stephenson (age 21) - Reds
26. Eddie Butler (age 23) - Rockies
27. Marcus Stroman (age 23) - Blue Jays
31. Aaron Sanchez (age 21) - Blue Jays
32. Alex Meyer (age 24) - Twins
34. Kyle Zimmer (age 22) - Royals
38. Kyle Crick (age 21) - Giants
40. Lucas Sims (age 20) - Braves
42. Tyler Glasnow (age 20) - Pirates
43. Mike Foltynewicz (age 22) - Astros
46. Miguel Almonte (age 21) - Royals
47. Matt Wisler (age 21) - Padres
53. A.J. Cole (age 22) - Nationals
54. Kohl Stewart (age 19) - Twins
58. Hunter Harvey (age 19) - Orioles
62. Braden Shipley (age 22) - D-backs
64. Matt Barnes (age 24) - Red Sox
67. Erik Johnson (age 24) - White Sox
70. Chi Chi Gonzalez (age 22) - Rangers
75. Jose Berrios (age 20) - Twins
76. Alberto Tirado (age 19) - Blue Jays
80. Nick Kingham (age 22) - Pirates
81. C.J. Edwards (age 22) - Cubs
84. Zach Lee (age 22) - Dodgers
91. Pierce Johnson (age 23) - Cubs
92. Jake Odorizzi (age 24) - Rays
98. Alexander Reyes (age 19) - Cardinals

Top | By Positions | Left-handed Pitchers
30. Andrew Heaney (age 23) - Marlins
35. Julio Urias (age 17) - Dodgers
55. Max Fried (age 20) - Padres
61. Eduardo Rodriguez (age 21) - Orioles
68. James Paxton (age 25) - Mariners
69. Henry Owens (age 21) - Red Sox
78. Sean Manaea (age 22) - Royals
90. Enny Romero (age 23) - Rays
94. Jesse Biddle (age 22) - Phillies
101. Lewis Thorpe (age 18) - Twins



Top | By Positions | By Teams | By Ages | By Tools
C (8) | 1B (1) | 2B (6) | 3B (9) | SS (10) | OF (20) | RHP (37) | LHP (10)
Age 17 (1) | Age 18 (2) | Age 19 (9) | Age 20 (14) | Age 21 (23) | Age 22 (29) | Age 23 (13) | Age 24 (7) | Age 25 (3)

Top 101 Prospects by Organization

Top | By Teams | Arizona Diamondbacks (3)
9. Archie Bradley (RHP - age 21)
28. Chris Owings (SS - age 22)
62. Braden Shipley (RHP - age 22)

Top | By Teams | Atlanta Braves (2)
40. Lucas Sims (RHP - age 20)
87. Christian Bethancourt (C - age 22)

Top | By Teams | Baltimore Orioles (5)
10. Kevin Gausman (RHP - age 23)
15. Dylan Bundy (RHP - age 21)
58. Hunter Harvey (RHP - age 19)
61. Eduardo Rodriguez (LHP - age 21)
82. Jonathan Schoop (2B - age 22)

Top | By Teams | Boston Red Sox (6)
2. Xander Bogaerts (SS - age 21)
23. Jackie Bradley (OF - age 24)
51. Garin Cecchini (3B - age 23)
64. Matt Barnes (RHP - age 24)
69. Henry Owens (LHP - age 21)
73. Blake Swihart (C - age 22)

Top | By Teams | Chicago Cubs (7)
4. Javier Baez (SS - age 21)
17. Kris Bryant (3B - age 22)
25. Albert Almora (OF - age 20)
45. Jorge Soler (OF - age 22)
81. C.J. Edwards (RHP - age 22)
83. Arismendy Alcantara (2B - age 22)
91. Pierce Johnson (RHP - age 23)

Top | By Teams | Chicago White Sox (2)
67. Erik Johnson (RHP - age 24)
93. Matt Davidson (3B - age 23)

Top | By Teams | Cincinnati Reds (3)
22. Robert Stephenson (RHP - age 21)
49. Billy Hamilton (OF - age 23)
63. Phillip Ervin (OF - age 21)

Top | By Teams | Cleveland Indians (2)
6. Francisco Lindor (SS - age 20)
36. Clint Frazier (OF - age 19)

Top | By Teams | Colorado Rockies (4)
16. Jonathan Gray (RHP - age 22)
26. Eddie Butler (RHP - age 23)
97. Raimel Tapia (OF - age 20)
100. David Dahl (OF - age 20)

Top | By Teams | Detroit Tigers (1)
37. Nick Castellanos (3B - age 22)

Top | By Teams | Houston Astros (5)
5. Carlos Correa (SS - age 19)
20. George Springer (OF - age 24)
21. Mark Appel (RHP - age 22)
43. Mike Foltynewicz (RHP - age 22)
57. Jonathan Singleton (1B - age 22)

Top | By Teams | Kansas City Royals (7)
12. Yordano Ventura (RHP - age 23)
29. Adalberto Mondesi (SS - age 18)
34. Kyle Zimmer (RHP - age 22)
46. Miguel Almonte (RHP - age 21)
78. Sean Manaea (LHP - age 22)
96. Hunter Dozier (SS - age 22)
99. Jorge Bonifacio (OF - age 21)

Top | By Teams | Los Angeles Dodgers (4)
35. Julio Urias (LHP - age 17)
44. Corey Seager (SS - age 20)
50. Joc Pederson (OF - age 22)
84. Zach Lee (RHP - age 22)

Top | By Teams | Miami Marlins (2)
30. Andrew Heaney (LHP - age 23)
74. Colin Moran (3B - age 21)

Top | By Teams | Minnesota Twins (8)
1. Byron Buxton (OF - age 20)
14. Miguel Sano (3B - age 21)
32. Alex Meyer (RHP - age 24)
54. Kohl Stewart (RHP - age 19)
56. Josmil Pinto (C - age 25)
60. Eddie Rosario (2B - age 22)
75. Jose Berrios (RHP - age 20)
101. Lewis Thorpe (LHP - age 18)

Top | By Teams | New York Mets (3)
11. Noah Syndergaard (RHP - age 21)
48. Travis d'Arnaud (C - age 25)
71. Wilmer Flores (2B - age 22)

Top | By Teams | New York Yankees (1)
85. Gary Sanchez (C - age 21)

Top | By Teams | Oakland Athletics (1)
7. Addison Russell (SS - age 20)

Top | By Teams | Philadelphia Phillies (2)
52. Maikel Franco (3B - age 21)
94. Jesse Biddle (LHP - age 22)

Top | By Teams | Pittsburgh Pirates (7)
19. Jameson Taillon (RHP - age 22)
24. Gregory Polanco (OF - age 22)
42. Tyler Glasnow (RHP - age 20)
59. Reese McGuire (C - age 19)
77. Josh Bell (OF - age 21)
80. Nick Kingham (RHP - age 22)
89. Austin Meadows (OF - age 19)

Top | By Teams | San Diego Padres (3)
18. Austin Hedges (C - age 21)
47. Matt Wisler (RHP - age 21)
55. Max Fried (LHP - age 20)

Top | By Teams | San Francisco Giants (1)
38. Kyle Crick (RHP - age 21)

Top | By Teams | Seattle Mariners (3)
8. Taijuan Walker (RHP - age 21)
65. D.J. Peterson (3B - age 22)
68. James Paxton (LHP - age 25)

Top | By Teams | St. Louis Cardinals (4)
3. Oscar Taveras (OF - age 22)
33. Kolten Wong (2B - age 23)
66. Stephen Piscotty (OF - age 23)
98. Alexander Reyes (RHP - age 19)

Top | By Teams | Tampa Bay Rays (2)
90. Enny Romero (LHP - age 23)
92. Jake Odorizzi (RHP - age 24)

Top | By Teams | Texas Rangers (7)
39. Rougned Odor (2B - age 20)
41. Jorge Alfaro (C - age 21)
70. Chi Chi Gonzalez (RHP - age 22)
72. Luis Sardinas (SS - age 21)
79. Michael Choice (OF - age 24)
88. Nick Williams (OF - age 20)
95. Joey Gallo (3B - age 20)

Top | By Teams | Toronto Blue Jays (3)
27. Marcus Stroman (RHP - age 23)
31. Aaron Sanchez (RHP - age 21)
76. Alberto Tirado (RHP - age 19)

Top | By Teams | Washington Nationals (3)
13. Lucas Giolito (RHP - age 19)
53. A.J. Cole (RHP - age 22)
86. Brian Goodwin (OF - age 23)



Top | By Positions | By Teams | By Ages | By Tools
C (8) | 1B (1) | 2B (6) | 3B (9) | SS (10) | OF (20) | RHP (37) | LHP (10)
Age 17 (1) | Age 18 (2) | Age 19 (9) | Age 20 (14) | Age 21 (23) | Age 22 (29) | Age 23 (13) | Age 24 (7) | Age 25 (3)

Top 101 Prospects by Age

Top | By Ages | By Tools | Age 17
35. Julio Urias (LHP) - Dodgers

Top | By Ages | By Tools | Age 18
29. Adalberto Mondesi (SS) - Royals
101. Lewis Thorpe (LHP) - Twins

Top | By Ages | By Tools | Age 19
5. Carlos Correa (SS) - Astros
13. Lucas Giolito (RHP) - Nationals
36. Clint Frazier (OF) - Indians
54. Kohl Stewart (RHP) - Twins
58. Hunter Harvey (RHP) - Orioles
59. Reese McGuire (C) - Pirates
76. Alberto Tirado (RHP) - Blue Jays
89. Austin Meadows (OF) - Pirates
98. Alexander Reyes (RHP) - Cardinals

Top | By Ages | By Tools | Age 20
1. Byron Buxton (OF) - Twins
6. Francisco Lindor (SS) - Indians
7. Addison Russell (SS) - Athletics
25. Albert Almora (OF) - Cubs
39. Rougned Odor (2B) - Rangers
40. Lucas Sims (RHP) - Braves
42. Tyler Glasnow (RHP) - Pirates
44. Corey Seager (SS) - Dodgers
55. Max Fried (LHP) - Padres
75. Jose Berrios (RHP) - Twins
88. Nick Williams (OF) - Rangers
95. Joey Gallo (3B) - Rangers
97. Raimel Tapia (OF) - Rockies
100. David Dahl (OF) - Rockies

Top | By Ages | By Tools | Age 21
2. Xander Bogaerts (SS) - Red Sox
4. Javier Baez (SS) - Cubs
8. Taijuan Walker (RHP) - Mariners
9. Archie Bradley (RHP) - D-backs
11. Noah Syndergaard (RHP) - Mets
14. Miguel Sano (3B) - Twins
15. Dylan Bundy (RHP) - Orioles
18. Austin Hedges (C) - Padres
22. Robert Stephenson (RHP) - Reds
31. Aaron Sanchez (RHP) - Blue Jays
38. Kyle Crick (RHP) - Giants
41. Jorge Alfaro (C) - Rangers
46. Miguel Almonte (RHP) - Royals
47. Matt Wisler (RHP) - Padres
52. Maikel Franco (3B) - Phillies
61. Eduardo Rodriguez (LHP) - Orioles
63. Phillip Ervin (OF) - Reds
69. Henry Owens (LHP) - Red Sox
72. Luis Sardinas (SS) - Rangers
74. Colin Moran (3B) - Marlins
77. Josh Bell (OF) - Pirates
85. Gary Sanchez (C) - Yankees
99. Jorge Bonifacio (OF) - Royals

Top | By Ages | By Tools | Age 22
3. Oscar Taveras (OF) - Cardinals
16. Jonathan Gray (RHP) - Rockies
17. Kris Bryant (3B) - Cubs
19. Jameson Taillon (RHP) - Pirates
21. Mark Appel (RHP) - Astros
24. Gregory Polanco (OF) - Pirates
28. Chris Owings (SS) - D-backs
34. Kyle Zimmer (RHP) - Royals
37. Nick Castellanos (3B) - Tigers
43. Mike Foltynewicz (RHP) - Astros
45. Jorge Soler (OF) - Cubs
50. Joc Pederson (OF) - Dodgers
53. A.J. Cole (RHP) - Nationals
57. Jonathan Singleton (1B) - Astros
60. Eddie Rosario (2B) - Twins
62. Braden Shipley (RHP) - D-backs
65. D.J. Peterson (3B) - Mariners
70. Chi Chi Gonzalez (RHP) - Rangers
71. Wilmer Flores (2B) - Mets
73. Blake Swihart (C) - Red Sox
78. Sean Manaea (LHP) - Royals
80. Nick Kingham (RHP) - Pirates
81. C.J. Edwards (RHP) - Cubs
82. Jonathan Schoop (2B) - Orioles
83. Arismendy Alcantara (2B) - Cubs
84. Zach Lee (RHP) - Dodgers
87. Christian Bethancourt (C) - Braves
94. Jesse Biddle (LHP) - Phillies
96. Hunter Dozier (SS) - Royals

Top | By Ages | By Tools | Age 23
10. Kevin Gausman (RHP) - Orioles
12. Yordano Ventura (RHP) - Royals
26. Eddie Butler (RHP) - Rockies
27. Marcus Stroman (RHP) - Blue Jays
30. Andrew Heaney (LHP) - Marlins
33. Kolten Wong (2B) - Cardinals
49. Billy Hamilton (OF) - Reds
51. Garin Cecchini (3B) - Red Sox
66. Stephen Piscotty (OF) - Cardinals
86. Brian Goodwin (OF) - Nationals
90. Enny Romero (LHP) - Rays
91. Pierce Johnson (RHP) - Cubs
93. Matt Davidson (3B) - White Sox

Top | By Ages | By Tools | Age 24
20. George Springer (OF) - Astros
23. Jackie Bradley (OF) - Red Sox
32. Alex Meyer (RHP) - Twins
64. Matt Barnes (RHP) - Red Sox
67. Erik Johnson (RHP) - White Sox
79. Michael Choice (OF) - Rangers
92. Jake Odorizzi (RHP) - Rays

Top | By Ages | By Tools | Age 25
48. Travis d'Arnaud (C) - Mets
56. Josmil Pinto (C) - Twins
68. James Paxton (LHP) - Mariners



Top | By Positions | By Teams | By Ages | By Tools
C (8) | 1B (1) | 2B (6) | 3B (9) | SS (10) | OF (20) | RHP (37) | LHP (10)
Age 17 (1) | Age 18 (2) | Age 19 (9) | Age 20 (14) | Age 21 (23) | Age 22 (29) | Age 23 (13) | Age 24 (7) | Age 25 (3)


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