CSS Button No Image Css3Menu.com

Baseball Prospectus home
  
  
Click here to log in Click here for forgotten password Click here to subscribe

World Series time! Enjoy Premium-level access to most features through the end of the Series!

Articles Tagged Top 10 

Search BP Articles

All Blogs (including podcasts)

Active Columns

Authors

Article Types

Archives

02-06

comment icon

4

BP Announcements: Prospects and Pizza - February 8, 2014 at Foley's NY
by
Joe Hamrahi

01-23

comment icon

52

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Chicago Cubs Top 10 Prospects
by
Jason Parks

01-22

comment icon

32

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Los Angeles Dodgers Top 10 Prospects
by
Jason Parks

01-06

comment icon

41

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Boston Red Sox Top 10 Prospects
by
Jason Parks

12-06

comment icon

39

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects
by
Jason Parks

12-02

comment icon

29

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Detroit Tigers Top 10 Prospects
by
Jason Parks

11-19

comment icon

9

Prospect Debate: Meyer vs. Stewart
by
Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

11-18

comment icon

59

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Minnesota Twins Top 10 Prospects
by
Jason Parks

05-13

comment icon

2

Fantasy Freestyle: Dumping Targets, a Look Back
by
Mike Gianella

12-10

comment icon

44

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Pittsburgh Pirates Top 10 Prospects
by
Jason Parks

08-01

comment icon

17

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Rarified Air: The Top 10 Prospects in the Minors
by
Jason Parks

02-06

comment icon

18

Prospectus Hit and Run: Beware of Falling Payrolls
by
Jay Jaffe

11-21

comment icon

9

Internet Baseball Awards: National League
by
Greg Spira

11-18

comment icon

11

Internet Baseball Awards: American League
by
Greg Spira

05-25

comment icon

17

The BP Broadside: The Annotated WARP Leaders II: Did Ernie Banks Write the Book of Love?
by
Steven Goldman

09-14

comment icon

27

Prospectus Hit and Run: JUMP Again
by
Jay Jaffe

03-17

comment icon

23

Future Shock: Future Top Dogs, NL
by
Kevin Goldstein

03-14

comment icon

8

Future Shock: Future Top Dogs, AL
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-06

comment icon

41

Prospectus Hit and Run: Hall of Fame Cases for Pitchers
by
Jay Jaffe

11-11

comment icon

21

The 2009 Internet Baseball Awards
by
Greg Spira

11-10

comment icon

31

The 2009 Internet Baseball Awards
by
Greg Spira

04-16

comment icon

20

Transaction Analysis: NL Roster Roundup
by
Christina Kahrl

04-07

comment icon

32

Future Shock: Future Top Dogs, AL
by
Kevin Goldstein

11-10

comment icon

11

Transaction Analysis: NL Roundup
by
Christina Kahrl

11-05

comment icon

14

The 2008 Internet Baseball Awards
by
Greg Spira

11-04

comment icon

26

The 2008 Internet Baseball Awards
by
Greg Spira

11-03

comment icon

8

Transaction Analysis: AL October Roundup
by
Christina Kahrl

07-23

comment icon

0

Transaction Analysis: Golddiggers and Going For It
by
Christina Kahrl

05-15

comment icon

0

Lies, Damned Lies: The Lost Generation?
by
Nate Silver

04-03

comment icon

0

Schrodinger's Bat: Reminiscing with SFR, the Sequel
by
Dan Fox

03-30

comment icon

0

Prospectus Hit List: Opening Day
by
Jay Jaffe

03-27

comment icon

0

Schrodinger's Bat: Reminiscing with SFR
by
Dan Fox

01-17

comment icon

0

Schrodinger's Bat: For the Sake of Completeness
by
Dan Fox

11-13

comment icon

0

Transaction Analysis: NL Pickups and Discards
by
Christina Kahrl

11-07

comment icon

0

Transaction Analysis: AL Pick-me-ups and Discards
by
Christina Kahrl

11-01

comment icon

0

The 2007 Internet Baseball Awards
by
Greg Spira

10-17

comment icon

0

Prospectus Hit and Run: Digging in the Hit List Sandbox
by
Jay Jaffe

09-25

comment icon

0

It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over Redux
by
Baseball Prospectus

09-11

comment icon

0

It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over
by
Baseball Prospectus

08-07

comment icon

0

Prospectus Hit and Run: Home Cooking and the Combo Platter
by
Jay Jaffe

05-15

comment icon

0

Transaction Analysis: May 10-14, 2007
by
Christina Kahrl

04-11

comment icon

0

BP Kings Update
by
Ben Murphy

02-14

comment icon

0

Future Shock: Organizational Rankings
by
Kevin Goldstein

11-03

comment icon

0

Transaction Analysis: October 17-November 2, 2006
by
Christina Kahrl

11-02

comment icon

0

Internet Baseball Awards
by
Greg Spira

10-17

comment icon

0

Transaction Analysis: September 29-October 16, 2006
by
Christina Kahrl

09-13

comment icon

0

Transaction Analysis: September 5-11
by
Christina Kahrl

11-04

comment icon

0

Transaction Analysis: October 27-November 3
by
Christina Kahrl

10-20

comment icon

0

Transaction Analysis: October 8-19
by
Christina Kahrl

10-09

comment icon

0

Transaction Analysis: September 29-October 7
by
Christina Kahrl

<< Previous Tag Entries No More Tag Entries

The BP prospect team descends on Foley's to discuss the 2014 top 101 prospects

For those of you who will be in the New York area next weekend, Baseball Prospectus will be hosting a two hour event on Saturday, February 8 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM at Foley's Pub and Restaurant to discuss the 2014 top 101 prospect list.

Read the full article...

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

January 23, 2014 6:00 am

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Chicago Cubs Top 10 Prospects

52

Jason Parks

The no. 2 system in the game.

The rest of this article is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber?

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or use the buttons to the right to subscribe and get access to the best baseball content on the web.


Cancel anytime.


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!

Already a subscriber? Click here and use the blue login bar to log in.

A solid farm system will support a good, young big-league club.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

A very good system, top to bottom.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

The Blue Jays, just a year after supposedly emptying their system, are strong and deep again.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

December 2, 2013 6:00 am

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Detroit Tigers Top 10 Prospects

29

Jason Parks

Nick Castellanos heads a very limited farm system.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

November 19, 2013 6:00 am

Prospect Debate: Meyer vs. Stewart

9

Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

The prospect team pushes and shoves over which excellent Twins pitching prospect gets the no. 3 spot.

When putting together the Twins’ top prospect list, the first two names required little-to-no thought or debate, as Buxton is a superhero and Sano’s raw power turns scouts into teenaged girls screaming at the Beatles, c. 1964. On my initial list, I ranked Meyer third and recent first-round pick Kohl Stewart fourth, which in turn sparked the following debate about their prospect value and risk factors. Even though Meyer won the spot without much of a fight, the email exchanges did provide plenty of interesting scouting commentary about the two players, and made the reports more comprehensive as a result. This is how the sausage is made.

Ron Shah: Early thought: Stewart over Meyer.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

November 18, 2013 6:00 am

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Minnesota Twins Top 10 Prospects

59

Jason Parks

The best prospect in baseball tops the best system in baseball.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

May 13, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Dumping Targets, a Look Back

2

Mike Gianella

Mike uses evidence from 2008 top-prospect lists to evaluate the merits of targeting minor leaguers in "dump" trades.

Most fantasy web sites and other resources do little if any analysis on playing for next year, or what is known less elegantly as “dumping.” Some analysts refuse to even acknowledge that it is part of the game and advise that it is always best to trade with this year in mind and worry about future consequences next year.

In reality, if you’re in a keeper league, you will probably have to give up and play for next year sooner or later. If other teams are building rosters for 2014 around cheap players such as Bryce Harper, Matt Harvey, and Shelby Miller, and you are sitting back while your team languishes in seventh place with little hope of winning, you are not doing yourself any favors.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

Led by two potential top-of-the-rotation arms, the Pirates' system is one of baseball's most impact-heavy collections of talent.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

Jason tries his hand at his own top prospect list, with rankings and commentary.

It’s not that I’m against prospect rankings; it’s just that they’re not my bag. I stand in awe of those who excel at the process of these classifications, as it takes a balanced approach, one measured against the overall subjectivity of the operation. You have to look at the tools and projection, but you also have to respect and appreciate game production, with each prognosticator assigning their own weight to each variable. National writers like Kevin Goldstein, Keith Law, and Jim Callis have established their bones in this particular brand of prognostication, and I always look forward to their lists.

Last week, a Twitter question coerced me to suggest that Jurickson Profar is the top prospect in the minors, a comment that soon prompted a series of follow-up questions about the prospects who would round out my top five. I never intended to execute a formal ranking, mostly because I like to assign tools and projection more weight than I probably should, and once I fall in love with a prospect, I’m hitched for the long haul. I’m a hypocrite: I try to be as objective as possible when scouting a player, but I struggle to remove the thorns of love when it comes to ranking players against each other. Francisco Lindor was going to be in my top 10 regardless of what he did on the field in 2012. I really like Francisco Lindor, and it’s my article, and that’s my approach. Admittedly, it’s not the best approach. But I’m honest about my intentions, and I did try my best to make this more than just a prospect popularity context. As requested, here are the top 10 players in the minors, with detailed write-ups of the top five.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

February 6, 2012 3:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: Beware of Falling Payrolls

18

Jay Jaffe

Does history give any clues as to how the Mets will perform with a lower payroll?

Late last month, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reported that the Mets are facing the largest one-year payroll cut in major-league history, at least in terms of total dollars. With owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz deprived of the profits they derived from decades of investing with Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff, and struggling to find minority partners willing to provide a quick infusion of capital, the team is hemorrhaging money and facing a growing mountain of debt. According to general manager Sandy Alderson, the Mets lost $70 million last year, and made no real attempt to retain pending free agents Carlos Beltran (who was traded in midseason) or Jose Reyes (who departed for the Marlins in December). Barring even one additional midlevel signing, they could become the first team to drop $50 million in salary from one Opening Day to the next.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

<< Previous Tag Entries No More Tag Entries