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Baseball America’s annual top 100 prospects list is out

Feb 19, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

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Baseball America released its annual “Top 100 Prospects” list today and as always it’s a must-read, especially since it includes for every player scouting grades for each of the five tools.

Rangers shortstop Jurickson Profar tops the list, followed by Orioles right-hander Dylan Bundy, Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, Rays outfielder Wil Myers, and Marlins right-hander Jose Fernandez.

Last year’s Baseball America top five was Bryce Harper, Matt Moore, Mike Trout, Yu Darvish, and Julio Teheran. Did any of those guys do anything noteworthy in 2012?

Check out the full Baseball America top 100 here.

  1. Old Gator - Feb 19, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    So what? It doesn’t tell you where to dig.

  2. kirkvanhouten - Feb 19, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    Baseball America is great and no one can be perfect in prospect evaluation, so this should not be taken of a criticism of them. But, just for fun, here are some players who have ranked in the Top 3 of BA’s top 100 prospects:

    #1 1991: Todd Van Poppell, -1.7 career wAR
    #2 1991: Andujar Cedeno- -3.7 WAR
    #1 1992: Brien Taylor- Never played in MLB
    #3 1992: Roger Salkeld- 0.4 WAR
    #3 1994: Jeffrey Hammonds- 7.3 WAR
    #2 1995: Ruben Rivera – 5.2 WAR
    #2 1996: Paul Wilson – 1.6 WAR
    #1 1998: Ben Grieve – 6.8 WAR
    #2: 2001: Corey Patterson – 7.6 WAR

    • stlouis1baseball - Feb 19, 2013 at 12:49 PM

      Wow. A Todd Van Poppell sighting. It’s been a looong time.

      • 78mu - Feb 19, 2013 at 1:05 PM

        And another Corey Patterson sighting. The guy has more WS rings than Ernie Banks. Weird, huh? Sort of like Goldie Hawn having won as many competitive Oscars as Alfred Hitchcock, Cary Grant, John Wayne, Barbara Stanwyck, Maureen O’Hara and Peter O’Toole combined.

    • tsi431 - Feb 19, 2013 at 2:53 PM

      Nearly all of them had serious injuries that derailed there career, other then (Patterson and Rivera).

  3. Jackson - Feb 19, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    So what you’re saying is that based on last year’s rankings and what happened during the season, we can expect Jurickson Profar and Oscar Taveras to win ROY?

    • polonelmeagrejr - Feb 19, 2013 at 3:52 PM

      The prognosticator are feeling pretty good about themselves these days what with Trout turning into Trout.

  4. historiophiliac - Feb 19, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Yea, Bundy!

  5. soobster - Feb 19, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    I don’t see the Rays letting Myers see the field much bc of the time in service thing. Profar is road blocked at every turn for PT (same with Olt). Taveras could make an impact if the Cards get tired of Jon Jay or if Beltran finds himself on the DL. Buddy has the best shot of making a real impact this year.

    • paperlions - Feb 20, 2013 at 7:42 AM

      Bundy will be on an innings limit because of his age and because he only threw 100 innings last year. I’d be surprised if he hit 150 IP this year.

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