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04-04

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2016 Prospects: The Top 175 Players 25-and-Under
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Brendan Gawlowski, Christopher Crawford, Mark Anderson and BP Prospect Staff

03-30

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2016 Prospects: 2016 Organizational Rankings
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Jeffrey Paternostro, Wilson Karaman and BP Prospect Staff

03-10

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2016 Prospects: Chicago Cubs Top 10 Prospects
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Christopher Crawford and BP Prospect Staff

03-08

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2016 Prospects: Minnesota Twins Top 10 Prospects
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Christopher Crawford and BP Prospect Staff

03-03

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2016 Prospects: Los Angeles Dodgers Top 10 Prospects
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Christopher Crawford and BP Prospect Staff

03-01

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2016 Prospects: Texas Rangers Top 10 Prospects
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Christopher Crawford and BP Prospect Staff

02-25

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2016 Prospects: New York Mets Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

02-23

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2016 Prospects: Boston Red Sox Top 10 Prospects
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Christopher Crawford and BP Prospect Staff

02-19

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2016 Prospects: PECOTA Takes on The 101
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Wilson Karaman

02-18

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2016 Prospects: Arizona Diamondbacks Top 10 Prospects
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Christopher Crawford and BP Prospect Staff

02-17

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2016 Prospects: Pittsburgh Pirates Top 10 Prospects
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Christopher Crawford and BP Prospect Staff

02-11

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2016 Prospects: Colorado Rockies Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

02-09

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2016 Prospects: Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects
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Ezra Wise and BP Prospect Staff

02-04

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2016 Prospects: Washington Nationals Top 10 Prospects
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Ezra Wise and BP Prospect Staff

02-03

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2016 Prospects: The Ones Who Just Missed
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BP Prospect Staff

02-02

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2016 Prospects: Houston Astros Top 10 Prospects
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Christopher Crawford and BP Prospect Staff

01-29

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2016 Prospects: The Top 101 Prospects, Sliced and Diced
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Rob McQuown

01-28

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2016 Prospects: St. Louis Cardinals Top 10 Prospects
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Christopher Crawford and BP Prospect Staff

01-26

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2016 Prospects: Kansas City Royals Top 10 Prospects
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Christopher Crawford and BP Prospect Staff

01-21

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2016 Prospects: Cincinnati Reds Top 10 Prospects
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Christopher Crawford and BP Prospect Staff

01-19

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2016 Prospects: San Diego Padres Top 10 Prospects
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Christopher Crawford and BP Prospect Staff

01-15

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2016 Prospects: Cleveland Indians Top 10 Prospects
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Christopher Crawford and BP Prospect Staff

01-13

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2016 Prospects: Chicago White Sox Top 10 Prospects
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Christopher Crawford and BP Prospect Staff

01-07

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2016 Prospects: Atlanta Braves Top 10 Prospects
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Christopher Crawford and BP Prospect Staff

01-05

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2016 Prospects: Philadelphia Phillies Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

12-22

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2016 Prospects: New York Yankees Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

12-17

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2016 Prospects: Baltimore Orioles Top 10 Prospects
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Ezra Wise and BP Prospect Staff

12-15

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2016 Prospects: Seattle Mariners Top 10 Prospects
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Christopher Crawford and BP Prospect Staff

12-10

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2016 Prospects: Tampa Bay Rays Top 10 Prospects
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Christopher Crawford and BP Prospect Staff

12-08

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2016 Prospects: San Francisco Giants Top 10 Prospects
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Christopher Crawford and BP Prospect Staff

12-03

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2016 Prospects: Milwaukee Brewers Top 10 Prospects
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Christopher Crawford and BP Prospect Staff

12-01

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2016 Prospects: Oakland Athletics Top 10 Prospects
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Christopher Crawford and BP Prospect Staff

11-24

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2016 Prospects: Los Angeles Angels Top 10 Prospects
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Christopher Crawford and BP Prospect Staff

11-20

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2016 Prospects: Miami Marlins Top 10 Prospects
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Christopher Crawford and BP Prospect Staff

11-18

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2016 Prospects: Detroit Tigers Top 10 Prospects
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Christopher Crawford and BP Prospect Staff

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The best young players in baseball.

Below, you will find the BP prospect team’s list of the top 175 players aged 25-and-under. Like any list, this ranking is a snapshot in time, and elements of it will become dated very quickly. Twenty-year-olds will grow into their power. UCLs will tear. That one slugger will never learn to hit a curveball. We don’t know those things today though, and the arrangement of this list reflects our perception of where these players stand right now in regards to a blend of their peak, and cumulative value.

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Every farm system in baseball, ordered from best to worst, in tiers.

In years past, we've presented you with a 1-30 ranking of baseball farm systems. You like to read it, we like to debate and write it. This year we've tweaked the format slightly, with a tiered structure providing you with some idea of the interchangeability of the systems that a grouped together, rather than the opaque nature of a pure list, which can obscure the relatively small (or large) gaps between the organizations. With that in mind, allow Public Enemy and Leonard Cohen to guide you through the 2016 Organizational Rankings:

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The end of the prospect lists? Oh well. There's always next year.

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More like the land of a thousand prospects, amirite?

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The best prospect in baseball headlines a deep, diverse sytem.

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Nomar comin'.

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Rising like the apple.

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The guys not traded for Craig Kimbrel.

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What the projections say about the immediate contributions of the top close-to-the-majors prospects.

Making sense of the rookie projections for the prospects featured on this year’s BP 101 isn’t as straight-forward a task as the raw numbers indicate. There’s interplay here – interplay! – with opportunity. While a handful of these guys project to log significant billable hours in The Show, the outlook for even those prospects currently installed in the high minors is extremely context-dependent. Given the depth chart uncertainties and shorter (relative) professional track records, PECOTA tends to skew conservative by trade in its handling of younger players, and that is easily the first takeaway when glancing at the 101 projections.

The Hitters
Per their respective depth charts, just two of the hitting prospects on our list are expected to log full campaigns in starting roles, but the good news is that both should come off reasonably well in their full-season debuts. Catching glimpse of the Andy Marte comp may be enough to send a couple elderly Dodger fans to the hospital, but otherwise readers will note a pretty swell outlook on balance for our top prospect, Corey Seager. Swell, at least, as far as outlooks for 22-year-old rookies go. Seager’s .272 TAv paces all of the rookie hitters likely to muster 300 plate appearances, and the defensive metrics of his debut were good enough to call for neutral value at the six-spot in a full season. PECOTA likes him for a three-win season, which would immediately install him among the game’s elite shortstops if it indeed comes to pass.


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The Snakes' system has lost some bite.

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The Pirates' treasure doesn't require much digging to find.

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Colorado's system features impressive depth whether you're at sea level or a mile high.

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