End of Season Top 186 Prospects (September 2017)

Before getting to the list of top baseball prospects for 2017, here are a few notes on its compilation:

  1. 15 of our staff submitted a list of top 100 prospects with bias towards fantasy baseball contributions.
  2. Prospect eligibility is only based on # of at-bats or innings pitched (i.e., we did not factor in service time)

The lists were combined to generate an aggregated list of prospects (in this case, 186 individual players).

  1. To determine the final ranking, prospects were given points (3rd column) relative to their position in each top 100 list (e.g., 1st place = 100 points and 100th place = 1 point).

Also, 27 players in the Top 100 from our preseason Overall Top 209 prospects have graduated from this list, either for having surpassed 130 AB or 50 IP in the major leagues, or our editorial committee anticipates the player will exceed those thresholds before the end of the regular season. Those players who have graduated are:

Andrew Benintendi BOS
Yoan Moncada CWS
Amed Rosario NYM
Dansby Swanson ATL
Cody Bellinger LAD
Lucas Giolito CWS
Rafael Devers BOS
Ozzie Albies ATL
Clint Frazier NYY
Josh Bell PIT
Francis Martes HOU
Bradley Zimmer CLE
Ian Happ CHC
Hunter Renfroe SD
Aaron Judge NYY
Jeff Hoffman COL
Raimel Tapia COL
Amir Garrett CIN
Luke Weaver STL
Sean Newcomb ATL
Derek Fisher HOU
Nick Williams PHI
Albert Almora CHC
Yulieski Gurriel HOU
German Marquez COL
Robert Stephenson CIN
Robert Gsellman NYM

Updated Prospects1500 Overall Top 186 Prospects (September 2017)

RankPlayer NameTotal Points%of ListsPositionTeam
1Vladimir Guerrero Jr.14641003BBlue Jays
2Ronald Acuna1463100CFBraves
3Victor Robles1453100CFNationals
4Eloy Jimenez1452100OFWhite Sox
5Brendan Rodgers1448100SSRockies
6Gleyber Torres1447100SSYankees
7Nick Senzel13561003BReds
8Brent Honeywell1350100RHPRays
9Michael Kopech1347100RHPWhite Sox
10Lewis Brinson1335100CFBrewers
11Francisco Mejia1332100CIndians
12Kyle Tucker1330100OFAstros
13Alex Reyes1290100RHPCardinals
14Walker Buehler1251100RHPDodgers
15Triston McKenzie1246100RHPIndians
16Austin Meadows1224100OFPirates
17Bo Bichette1212100INFBlue Jays
18Willy Adames1208100SSRays
19Alex Verdugo1202100OFDodgers
20Mitch Keller1152100RHPPirates
21Hunter Greene1151100RHPReds
22Luis Robert1095100OFWhite Sox
23Kolby Allard1087100LHPBraves
24Franklin Barreto1064100SS/CFAthletics
25A.J. Puk1050100LHPAthletics
26Royce Lewis1032100CFTwins
27Mike Soroka1016100RHPBraves
28Brendan McKay1012100LHP/1BRays
29Nick Gordon998100SSTwins
30MacKenzie Gore996100LHPPadres
31Kyle Wright967100RHPBraves
32Leody Taveras961100CFRangers
33Forrest Whitley913100RHPAstros
34Willie Calhoun910100DHRangers
34Dominic Smith9021001BMets
36Juan Soto901100OFNationals
37Mickey Moniak871100OFPhillies
38Blake Rutherford867100OFWhite Sox
39Kevin Maitan862933BBraves
40Cal Quantrill84793RHPPadres
41Fernando Tatis Jr.836100SSPadres
42Kyle Lewis815100OFMariners
43Yadier Alvarez813100RHPDodgers
44Carson Kelly80093CCardinals
45Scott Kingery792932BPhillies
46Franklin Perez78493RHPAstros
47Jack Flaherty75493RHPCardinals
48Chance Adams75293RHPYankees
49Anthony Alford74993OFBlue Jays
50Jason Groome728100LHPRed Sox
51Sixto Sanchez728100RHPPhillies
52Ryan McMahon690931BRockies
53Matt Manning689100RHPTigers
54Ian Anderson659100RHPBraves
55J.P. Crawford65493SSPhillies
55Dylan Cease64893RHPWhite Sox
57Luis Urias630932BPadres
58Chance Sisco60487COrioles
59Corey Ray59393OFBrewers
60Josh Hader58093LHPBrewers
61Adrian Morejon51867LHPPadres
62Anderson Espinoza50273RHPPadres
63Brandon Woodruff49387RHPBrewers
64Jesus Sanchez49180OFRays
65Riley Pint48593RHPRockies
66Jake Bauers482871BRays
67Pavin Smith447931BDiamondbacks
68Estevan Florial432100OFYankees
69Alex Faedo42880RHPTigers
70Stephen Gonsalves42573LHPTwins
71Luiz Gohara41393LHPBraves
72Tyler O'Neill39680OFCardinals
73Keston Hiura356872BBrewers
74Jorge Alfaro35080CPhillies
75Justus Sheffield34287LHPYankees
76Luis Ortiz34180RHPBrewers
77Tyler Mahle33587RHPReds
78Austin Hays33093OFOrioles
79Dustin Fowler32673CFAthletics
80Taylor Trammell31067OFReds
81Erick Fedde29387RHPNationals
82Alec Hansen28067RHPWhite Sox
83Christian Arroyo278533BGiants
84Jeren Kendall25340OFDodgers
85Jo Adell24667OFAngels
86Beau Burrows24067RHPTigers
87Adam Haseley23287CFPhillies
88Michael Chavis228533BRed Sox
89Jose De Leon22273RHPRays
90Michel Baez20180RHPPadres
91Isan Diaz183272BBrewers
92Anthony Banda17273LHPDiamondbacks
93Zack Collins16947CWhite Sox
94Jorge Mateo16827SS/CFAthletics
94Harrison Bader16833OFCardinals
96Jeimer Candelario163603BTigers
97Bobby Bradley161671BIndians
98Shane Baz14347RHPPirates
99Yusniel Diaz14153OFDodgers
99Shed Long141332BReds
101Joey Wentz13753LHPBraves
101Jahmai Jones12947CFAngels
101Jesse Winker12427LFReds
104Christin Stewart12033OFTigers
105Fernando Romero11727RHPTwins
105Ryan Mountcastle117403BOrioles
107Delvin Perez11033SSCardinals
108Yordan Alvarez107201BAstros
109J.B. Bukauskas10240RHPAstros
110Corbin Burnes9933RHPBrewers
111Kevin Newman9040SSPirates
112Nick Neidert8833RHPMariners
112Heliot Ramos8833OFGiants
113Thomas Szapucki8133LHPMets
113Braxton Garrett8013LHPMarlins
116Yohander Mendez7527LHPRangers
117Brandon Marsh6920CFAngels
117Chris Shaw67131B/OFGiants
119Jon Duplantier5727RHPDiamondbacks
120Matt Thaiss52201BAngels
121Dane Dunning4927RHPNationals
121Carter Kieboom4920SS/3BNationals
123Austin Beck4813OFAthletics
124Bryse Wilson4613RHPBraves
125Lourdes Gurriel43132BBlue Jays
125Tyler Beede417RHPGiants
127James Kaprielian387RHPAthletics
128Cristian Pache357CFBraves
129Brett Phillips3413OFBrewers
130Sandy Alcantara3213RHPCardinals
130Cedric Mullins3213OFOrioles
132Nolan Jones30133BIndians
133Adbert Alzolay297RHPCubs
133Wander Franco2913SSRays
135Keibert Ruiz287CDodgers
136Isaac Paredes257SSTigers
137Magneuris Sierra2413OFCardinals
137Miguel Andujar2473BYankees
139Rogelio Armenteros2313RHPAstros
140Danny Jansen227CBlue Jays
140Sam Travis2271BRed Sox
142Brian Anderson2173BMarlins
142Phil Bickford217RHPBrewers
142Alex Kirilloff217OFTwins
142DJ Peters217OFDodgers
146Renato Nunez2073BAthletics
147Daz Cameron1913OFTigers
148Jhailyn Ortiz187OFPhillies
149Jen-Ho Tseng177RHPCubs
149Seuly Matias1720OFRoyals
151Brandon Lowe1672BRays
152Trevor Richards1413RHPMarlins
152Andres Gimenez147SSMets
152Tanner Scott147LHPOrioles
152David Paulino147RHPAstros
156Kyle Funkhouser137RHPTigers
157Bryan Reynolds127OFGiants
157Eric Lauer127LHPPadres
159Franklyn Kilome117RHPPhillies
159Teoscar Hernandez117OFBlue Jays
159Randy Arozarena117OFCardinals
162Billy Mckinney107OFYankees
163Cole Tucker97SSPirates
163Shane Bieber97RHPIndians
165Ryan Helsley813RHPCardinals
165Garrett Hampson872BRockies
167Ryan Borucki77LHPBlue Jays
167Brent Rooker77OFTwins
167Jose Almonte77OFRangers
167Zach Littell77RHPTwins
167Jose Albertos77RHPCubs
172Richard Urena67SSBlue Jays
172Justin Williams67OFRays
172Sean Reid-Foley67RHPBlue Jays
175Ronald Guzman5131BRangers
175Touki Toussaint57RHPBraves
175Jake Burger573BWhite Sox
175Bobby Dalbec573BRed Sox
179Mauricio Dubon47SSBrewers
179Lucas Erceg473BBrewers
179Tom Eshelman47RHPPhillies
182Nick Solak372BYankees
183Will Benson27OFIndians
184Mitchell White17RHPDodgers
184Evan White171BMariners
184Jamie Barria17RHPAngels

Still need more prospect lists? Check out our top 50 prospects list by team. Each list is developed by an individual member of our staff.  We will also publish a new updated 2018 Overall Top 200+ Prospects list in February as team Top 50s are likely to change and the Overall will probably see some changes as well.

Featured image of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – courtesy Jason Woodell (@JasonAtTheGame)

23 Comments

  1. Don’t think much of your list when players are listed with wrong Teams # 178 Erceg/Rockies He is with the brewers Get better research People

    • These errors have been corrected. Thanks for pointing them out and thanks for checking out the list. If you’ve been following our site over the last 9 months or so I think you’ll notice that minor errors like this are few and far between.

    • Thanks for reading and the question Cole. I personally would have ranked Castillo somewhere in the 25-35 range. I know some of the other writers could have had him anywhere from Top 20 down to somewhere in the Top 50 or 60. -Scott G

  2. How come the teams these players are associated with are out dated? Tatis Jr – White sox? Teoscar Hernandez – Astros? Brett Phillips – Astros?, Etc.

    Also I didn’t know Jose Siri was so bad until I saw he didn’t make the top 184 prospects…ha

  3. LOL Jorge Mateo at #95…

    Clearly this list was created by people reading milb stats and not watching the players live or rewatching milb games. Let me say this now ” Jorge Mateo is the next Dee Gordon, with the possibility of attaining SS, 2B, OF position eligibility”.

    That’s right, Dee Gordon. Jorge Mateo has a chance to put up 50+ SB’s and avg.300 + in his first full season. People forget that he was the top prospect for the Yankees before the flurry of trades including Gleyber Torres as a part of the chapman deal.

    He is a better player right now at SS & 2B than current Oakland A’s Semien, Barreto, Lowrie, Pinder right now.

    I am confident that the Athletic’s invite Mateo to Spring Training in 2018, Send him to AAA to start the season, Recall him for an injured Athletic or post all-star break (Similar to Orlando Arcia, Early August). His first full season is 2019, where he will help A’s fans remember what Ricky Henderson speed looks like.

    Jorge Mateo should be ranked ahead of Barreto at #24 or between 15-24. His tools defensively, speed, arm outrank barreto. Barreto makes slightly better contact and they have the same power ability.

    • https://prospectstorm.com/2017/08/24/2017-top-100-prospects/

      I am one of the 15 people that submitted to this list and you can see my top 100, which was posted on 8/24/17, and I have Mateo at 69. I have seen a lot of Mateo in Tampa for 2 years…the good and the bad. When he is good, he can be a top 20 prospect. When he is bad though, he is really bad. The BB rate at AA is encouraging and the tools are there to be a solid player. I think he can steal 50 bases easily in the majors, but let’s pump the breaks on .300 hitter. His swing gets long, he tends to be pull happy, and his BB rate is too low to warrant those expectations. I like him a lot. MLB.com and Baseball America left him completely off there lists.

      Comparing to Barreto, I think Barreto has more power, more patience, and is a “safer” player that will provide steadier production. I had Barreto at 37.

  4. HAHA Tanner Scott at #158… ya’ll have got to be writing from the West Coast.

    Watch Tanner Scott in the AZL this fall. He’s a lefty that has a deceptively faster 100+ mph fastball, his secondary offerings have improved significantly along with his control.

    You’re watching pure pitching excellence preparing to surpass Zack Britton on the Orioles depth chart at closer very soon.

    Here’s a guy that doesn’t give up hard hit balls and will thrive with an mlb defense. He’s a great contender to break camp on the 40-man roster in 2018 with the Orioles as a high-leverage reliever. My guess 8th inning holds or 9th inning saves vs. certain teams favoring LHB.

    The sad thing is that nobody likes RP prospects in fantasy baseball. Dynasty league managers know that these closer were once prospects they passed over and failed to identify them early on.

    Watch out for Tanner Scott to get Holds & Saves in 2018.

    Also, watch out for not-listed Jimmie Sherfy (mlb debut 8/20/17) of the Arizona Diamondbacks to get holds & saves right now and 2018. Sherfy has made 7 appearances totaling 7 ip/ 2 h/ 0 er/ 0 bb/ 6 k and 1 W,1 HD, 1 SV.

    • Tanner Soctt is awesome and may be closer at some point. But the fact remains that RP are the most volatile position players in baseball. I didn’t rank any RP in my top 100. Call me biased but these rankings aren’t necessarily seeking to target the top 100 guys that will make the biggest impact on an MLB roster in 2018.

  5. ok…what am i missing?

    zack collins vs danny jansen:
    both catchers…both same age at 22…both started at A(adv)…both about same ABs (375 and 368)

    #93 zack collins
    BA .224 19 HR obp .370. slg .445 ops .816 so/bb: 129/87

    played mostly in A (adv) and ended at AA

    #140 danny jansen
    BA .323 10 HR obp .400. slg. .484 ops .884. so/bb: 40/41

    played mostly in AA and ended at AAA

    i know there are things like ‘intangibles’ but it would be nice to know what they are…

    collins was of 47% of lists and jansen was on 7%

    is jansen basically being neglected or am i missing something? cuz it REALLY seems like jansen is WAY more productive…less power but strikes out way less…if they were ranked equal, i would have a problem but this list has jansen almost 50 positions lower…

    appreciate the list and the 15 experts…please tell me i’m looking at it all wrong…

    • I was one the 15 that submitted to this list. I ranked neither Jansen nor Collins in my top 100.
      https://prospectstorm.com/2017/08/24/2017-top-100-prospects/

      I agree that Jansen is the better prospect at this point and would rank him in my top 100 ahead of Collins now. However, to be fair, Collins is the better power prospect and his power tool is big league ready. He also boasts a pretty good eye at the plate. I think Jansen on the other hand will be a solid, steady everyday catcher and I hope the Jays give him a chance to win the job out of ST.

  6. I believe Teoscaar Hernandez passed 130 AB’s last year (he had 100 AB’s with Houston in 2016 and 88 this year), so I don’t think he’s a prospect any longer. Thanks for your work, good list.

    • You’re absolutely correct. Hernandez eclipsed 130 MLB AB. He’s not prospect eligible anymore. Thanks for pointing that out. (SG)

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