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February 13, 2017

2017 Prospects

The Top 101 Prospects of 2017

by Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff


Previous Rankings: 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007

While it's entirely likely you'll skip right ahead to the rankings, we wanted to provide some context for the list. As always, prospect lists are a snapshot in time—in this case January 1, when the list was compiled. It's possible a prospect's situation has changed since then, or that our evaluator's feelings on a prospect have changed, due to new information. Within a week of the list being submitted, Jeffrey Paternostro told me there were only seven rankings he hated already. I'm guessing that number has risen as time's gone on. We hope you enjoy reading and debating the list as much as we enjoyed putting it together. —Craig Goldstein

1. Alex Reyes, RHP, St. Louis Cardinals
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2. Dansby Swanson, SS, Atlanta Braves
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3. Andrew Benintendi, OF, Boston Red Sox
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4. J.P. Crawford, SS, Philadelphia Phillies
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5. Yoan Moncada, 2B/3B, Chicago White Sox
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6. Austin Meadows, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates
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7. Victor Robles, OF, Washington Nationals
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8. Amed Rosario, SS, New York Mets
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9. Eloy Jimenez, OF, Chicago Cubs
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10. Lucas Giolito, RHP, Chicago White Sox
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11. Brendan Rodgers, SS, Colorado Rockies
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12. Lewis Brinson, OF, Milwaukee Brewers
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13. Rafael Devers, 3B, Boston Red Sox
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14. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, Pittsburgh Pirates
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15. Gleyber Torres, SS, New York Yankees
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16. Clint Frazier, OF, New York Yankees
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17. Robert Gsellman, RHP, New York Mets
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18. Manuel Margot, OF, San Diego Padres
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19. Josh Hader, LHP, Milwaukee Brewers
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20. Nick Senzel, 3B, Cincinnati Reds
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21. Willy Adames, SS, Tampa Bay Rays
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22. Brent Honeywell, RHP, Tampa Bay Rays
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23. Yadier Alvarez, RHP, Los Angeles Dodgers
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24. Anderson Espinoza, RHP, San Diego Padres
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25. Josh Bell, 1B/OF, Pittsburgh Pirates
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26. Cody Bellinger, 1B/OF, Los Angeles Dodgers
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27. Mitch Keller, RHP, Pittsburgh Pirates
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28. Francis Martes, RHP, Houston Astros
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29. Jason Groome, LHP, Boston Red Sox
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30. Reynaldo Lopez, RHP, Chicago White Sox
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31. Ronald Acuna, OF, Atlanta Braves
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32. Amir Garrett, LHP, Cincinnati Reds
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33. Jorge Alfaro, C, Philadelphia Phillies
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34. Francisco Mejia, C, Cleveland Indians
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35. Ozhaino Albies, SS/2B, Atlanta Braves
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36. Michael Kopech, RHP, Chicago White Sox
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37. Kyle Tucker, OF, Houston Astros
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38. Jose De Leon, RHP, Tampa Bay Rays
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39. Yohander Mendez, LHP, Texas Rangers
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40. Sandy Alcantara, RHP, St. Louis Cardinals
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41. Corey Ray, OF, Milwaukee Brewers
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42. Raimel Tapia, OF, Colorado Rockies
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43. Jorge Mateo, SS/2B/OF, New York Yankees
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44. Sean Newcomb, LHP, Atlanta Braves
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45. Cal Quantrill, RHP, San Diego Padres
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46. Riley Pint, RHP, Colorado Rockies
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47. Franklin Barreto, SS, Oakland Athletics
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48. Nick Gordon, SS, Minnesota Twins
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49. Blake Rutherford, OF, New York Yankees
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50. Jeff Hoffman, RHP, Colorado Rockies
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51. Nick Williams, OF, Philadelphia Phillies
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52. Justus Sheffield, LHP, New York Yankees
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53. Tyler O'Neill, OF, Seattle Mariners
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54. Ian Happ, 2B/OF, Chicago Cubs
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55. Triston McKenzie, RHP, Cleveland Indians
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56. Mickey Moniak, OF, Philadelphia Phillies
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57. Juan Soto, OF, Washington Nationals
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58. James Kaprielian, RHP, New York Yankees
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59. Isan Diaz, SS, Milwaukee Brewers
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60. Grant Holmes, RHP, Oakland Athletics
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61. A.J. Puk, LHP, Oakland Athletics
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62. Erick Fedde, RHP, Washington Nationals
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63. Aaron Judge, OF, New York Yankees
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64. Mike Soroka, RHP, Atlanta Braves
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65. Kevin Newman, SS, Pittsburgh Pirates
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66. Alex Verdugo, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers
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67. Kolby Allard, LHP, Atlanta Braves
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68. Luis Ortiz, RHP, Milwaukee Brewers
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69. Thomas Szapucki, LHP, New York Mets
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70. Kyle Lewis, OF, Seattle Mariners
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71. Braxton Garrett, LHP, Miami Marlins
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72. Ariel Jurado, RHP, Texas Rangers
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73. Leody Taveras, OF, Texas Rangers
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74. Franklyn Kilome, RHP, Philadelphia Phillies
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75. Brett Phillips, OF, Milwaukee Brewers
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76. Chance Sisco, C, Baltimore Orioles
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77. Albert Almora, OF, Chicago Cubs
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78. Jahmai Jones, OF, Los Angeles Angels
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79. Delvin Perez, SS, St. Louis Cardinals
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80. Bradley Zimmer, OF, Cleveland Indians
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81. Carson Kelly, C, St. Louis Cardinals
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82. Albert Abreu, RHP, New York Yankees
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83. David Paulino, RHP, Houston Astros
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84. Franklin Perez, RHP, Houston Astros
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85. Sean Reid-Foley, RHP, Toronto Blue Jays
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86. Frankie Montas, RHP, Oakland Athletics
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87. Trevor Clifton, RHP, Chicago Cubs
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88. Matt Manning, RHP, Detroit Tigers
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89. Zack Collins, C, Chicago White Sox
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90. Yusniel Diaz, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers
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91. Adonis Medina, RHP, Philadelphia Phillies
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92. Hunter Renfroe, OF, San Diego Padres
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93. Anthony Alford, OF, Toronto Blue Jays
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94. Walker Buehler, RHP, Los Angeles Dodgers
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95. Anderson Tejeda, SS, Texas Rangers
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96. Ian Anderson, RHP, Atlanta Braves
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97. Alec Hansen, RHP, Chicago White Sox
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98. Tyler Jay, LHP, Minnesota Twins
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99. Trent Clark, OF, Milwaukee Brewers
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100. Kevin Maitan, SS, Atlanta Braves
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101. Tyler Wade, IF/OF, New York Yankees
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Jeffrey Paternostro is an author of Baseball Prospectus. 
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