End of Season Top 184 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)
  3. The lists were combined to generate an aggregated list of prospects (in this case, 184 individual players).
  4. 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, 26 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
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
Yuliski Gurriel HOU
German Marquez COL
Robert Stephenson CIN
Robert Gsellman NYM

Updated Prospects1500 Overall Top 184 Prospects (September 2017)

RankPlayer NameTotal Points%of ListsPositionTeam
1Vladimir Guerrero Jr.14591003BBlue Jays
2Ronald Acuna1455100CFBraves
3Victor Robles1448100CFNationals
4Amed Rosario1445100SSMets
5Eloy Jimenez1444100OFWhite Sox
6Brendan Rodgers1441100SSRockies
7Gleyber Torres1439100SSYankees
8Nick Senzel13421003BReds
9Brent Honeywell1336100RHPRays
10Michael Kopech1333100RHPWhite Sox
11Lewis Brinson1325100CFBrewers
12Francisco Mejia1318100CIndians
13Kyle Tucker1315100OFAstros
14Alex Reyes1278100RHPCardinals
15Walker Buehler1256100RHPDodgers
16Triston McKenzie1223100RHPIndians
17Austin Meadows1214100OFPirates
18Bo Bichette1194100INFBlue Jays
19Alex Verdugo1191100OFDodgers
20Willy Adames1190100SSRays
21Mitch Keller1132100RHPPirates
22Hunter Greene1130100RHPReds
23Luis Robert1081100OFWhite Sox
24Kolby Allard1073100LHPBraves
25Franklin Barreto1046100SS/CFAthletics
26A.J. Puk1039100LHPAthletics
27Royce Lewis1007100CFTwins
28Mike Soroka998100RHPBraves
29Brendan McKay994100LHP/1BRays
30MacKenzie Gore983100LHPPadres
31Nick Gordon976100SSTwins
32Kyle Wright947100RHPBraves
33Leody Taveras933100CFRangers
34Forrest Whitley896100RHPAstros
35Dominic Smith8941001BMets
36Willie Calhoun890100DHRangers
37Juan Soto868100OFNationals
38Mickey Moniak862100OFPhillies
39Kevin Maitan861933BBraves
40Blake Rutherford84493OFWhite Sox
41Cal Quantrill834100RHPPadres
42Yadier Alvarez800100RHPDodgers
43Fernando Tatis Jr.790100SSPadres
44Carson Kelly78993CCardinals
45Kyle Lewis78893OFMariners
46Scott Kingery780932BPhillies
47Franklin Perez75593RHPAstros
48Anthony Alford74093OFBlue Jays
49Jack Flaherty73393RHPCardinals
50Chance Adams720100RHPYankees
51Jason Groome711100LHPRed Sox
52Sixto Sanchez69293RHPPhillies
53Matt Manning679100RHPTigers
54Ryan McMahon6681001BRockies
55Ian Anderson63293RHPBraves
55J.P. Crawford63293SSPhillies
57Dylan Cease62693RHPWhite Sox
58Luis Urias609872BPadres
59Chance Sisco60193COrioles
60Corey Ray56793OFBrewers
61Josh Hader55567LHPBrewers
62Reynaldo Lopez53973RHPWhite Sox
63Adrian Morejon49087LHPPadres
64Anderson Espinoza47780RHPPadres
65Riley Pint47393RHPRockies
66Brandon Woodruff47087RHPBrewers
67Jesus Sanchez46893OFRays
68Jake Bauers4541001BRays
69Stephen Gonsalves42480LHPTwins
70Pavin Smith411731BDiamondbacks
71Estevan Florial40493OFYankees
72Alex Faedo40380RHPTigers
73Luiz Gohara39287LHPBraves
74Tyler O'Neill36780OFCardinals
75Jorge Alfaro32487CPhillies
76Luis Ortiz32280RHPBrewers
77Keston Hiura310872BBrewers
78Tyler Mahle30893RHPReds
79Dustin Fowler30073CFAthletics
80Taylor Trammell29967OFReds
81Justus Sheffield29787LHPYankees
82Austin Hays28267OFOrioles
83Erick Fedde27353RHPNationals
84Christian Arroyo270403BGiants
85Alec Hansen26267RHPWhite Sox
86Jeren Kendall22267OFDodgers
87Jo Adell21587OFAngels
88Jose De Leon20853RHPRays
89Beau Burrows20673RHPTigers
90Adam Haseley20480CFPhillies
91Michel Baez19427RHPPadres
92Michael Chavis185733BRed Sox
93Isan Diaz171472BBrewers
94Anthony Banda16527LHPDiamondbacks
95Jorge Mateo16033SS/CFAthletics
96Harrison Bader14960OFCardinals
97Jeimer Candelario146673BTigers
98Zack Collins14547CWhite Sox
99Bobby Bradley138531BIndians
100Joey Wentz12933LHPBraves
101Shane Baz12153RHPPirates
101Yusniel Diaz12147OFDodgers
101Jahmai Jones12127CFAngels
104Shed Long120332BReds
105Jesse Winker11727LFReds
106Fernando Romero11540RHPTwins
107Delvin Perez11133SSCardinals
108Yordan Alvarez103201BAstros
109Christin Stewart9940OFTigers
110Ryan Mountcastle90333BOrioles
111Matt Chapman89403BAthletics
112J.B. Bukauskas8733RHPAstros
113Nick Neidert7633RHPMariners
113Kevin Newman7633SSPirates
113Braxton Garrett7613LHPMarlins
116Heliot Ramos7227OFGiants
117Yohander Mendez6920LHPRangers
117Corbin Burnes6913RHPBrewers
119Thomas Szapucki6427LHPMets
120Brandon Marsh6320CFAngels
121Chris Shaw59271B/OFGiants
122Jon Duplantier5120RHPDiamondbacks
123Matt Thaiss46131BAngels
124Dane Dunning4513RHPNationals
125Austin Beck4313OFAthletics
125Carter Kieboom437SS/3BNationals
127Bryse Wilson407RHPBraves
128Tyler Beede397RHPGiants
129Lourdes Gurriel38132BBlue Jays
130James Kaprielian3613RHPAthletics
131Cristian Pache3113CFBraves
132Brett Phillips3013OFBrewers
132Sandy Alcantara307RHPCardinals
134Cedric Mullins2913OFOrioles
135Nolan Jones2873BIndians
136Adbert Alzolay277RHPCubs
137Wander Franco2613SSRays
138Isaac Paredes237SSTigers
139Keibert Ruiz2213CDodgers
139Rogelio Armenteros227RHPAstros
139Oscar De La Cruz227RHPCubs
139Magneuris Sierra227OFCardinals
143Danny Jansen217CBlue Jays
144Brian Anderson2073BMarlins
144Sam Travis2071BRed Sox
144Phil Bickford207RHPBrewers
147Alex Kirilloff1813OFTwins
147Renato Nunez1873BAthletics
149Daz Cameron177OFTigers
150Miguel Andujar16203BYankees
150Jen-Ho Tseng167RHPCubs
152DJ Peters1513OFDodgers
152Seuly Matias157OFRoyals
152Jhailyn Ortiz157OFPhillies
155Brandon Lowe1372BRays
155Trevor Richards137RHPMarlins
155Andres Gimenez137SSMets
158Kyle Funkhouser127RHPTigers
158Tanner Scott127LHPOrioles
160Bryan Reynolds117OFGiants
161Franklyn Kilome107RHPPhillies
162Billy Mckinney97OFYankees
162Eric Lauer97LHPPadres
162Teoscar Hernandez97OFBlue Jays
165David Paulino813RHPAstros
165Cole Tucker87SSPirates
165Randy Arozarena87OFCardinals
168Ryan Helsley77RHPCardinals
169Shane Bieber67RHPIndians
169Ryan Borucki67LHPBlue Jays
169Brent Rooker67OFTwins
172Jose Almonte57OFRangers
172Richard Urena57SSBlue Jays
172Garrett Hampson572BRockies
175Jose Albertos413RHPCubs
175Justin Williams47OFRays
175Zach Littell47RHPTwins
178Mauricio Dubon37SSBrewers
178Ronald Guzman371BRangers
178Sean Reid-Foley37RHPBlue Jays
178Lucas Erceg373BBrewers
178Touki Toussaint37RHPBraves
178Jake Burger373BWhite Sox
184Nick Solak172BYankees

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)

15 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.

  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.

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