2012 San Diego Padres Consensus Top 30 Prospects

Introduction

I have created a cumulative prospect list for each team based on other (more knowledgeable) peoples’ lists. Each time a prospect appears on a list, he gets a number of points (21 minus his ranking). The prospect with the largest amount of points is ranked first. I will be posting each team once they have been completed by all of my sources. You can find a link to all of the other teams top prospects on the Team Prospects page. Clicking on the links below will take you to the team’s list on each respective site.

Three of the lists were not updated to account for the Yonder Alonso and Yasmani Grandal acquisitions. In order to account for this, I found each prospect’s average ranking from the rest of the lists and ranked him there on the three lists that missed him. One list did not include the Anthony Rizzo trade. I simply deleted him from the list and then re-ranked everyone else below him on that list. The points are still added up in the same way as before.

I included another column to the table named “Con. Rank,” which is the consensus overall ranking of each prospect, as compiled by me.

Lists with reports

Baseball America (scouting reports for subscribers)

Baseball Instinct

Baseball Prospect Nation

Bullpen Banter

Fangraphs (scouting reports for top 10)

John Sickels

Jonathan Mayo

Kevin Goldstein, Baseball Prospectus (scouting reports for top 11 for subscribers)

MLB Dirt

Outside Corner

Perfect Game

Other lists

Keith Law, ESPN (Subscription required)

MLB Prospect Portal

Top Prospect Alert

The List

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2012 Arizona Diamondbacks Consensus Top 28 Prospects

Introduction

I have created a cumulative prospect list for each team based on other (more knowledgeable) peoples’ lists. Each time a prospect appears on a list, he gets a number of points (21 minus his ranking). The prospect with the largest amount of points is ranked first. I will be posting each team once they have been completed by all of my sources. You can find a link to all of the other teams top prospects on the Team Prospects page. Clicking on the links below will take you to the team’s list on each respective site.

One of the lists was not updated to account for the Jarrod Parker and Collin Cowgill trade. In order to account for this, I deleted them from the list and then re-ranked everyone else below them. The points are still added up in the same way as before.

Lists with reports

Baseball America (scouting reports for subscribers)

Baseball Instinct

Baseball-Intellect

Baseball Prospect Nation

Bullpen Banter

Fangraphs (scouting reports for top 10)

John Sickels

Jonathan Mayo

Kevin Goldstein, Baseball Prospectus (scouting reports for top 11 for subscribers)

MLB Dirt

Outside Corner

Perfect Game

Other lists

Keith Law, ESPN (Subscription required)

MLB Prospect Portal

Top Prospect Alert

The List

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2012 Consensus Top 185 Prospects

On Friday, I took a look at 14 different prospect lists. Today, I will post the consensus Top 185 from these lists. Every time a player appears on a list, he is given 101-ranking number of points (A ranking of 1 gives 100 points). All of the points are added up and the player with the highest total is ranked at the top. The reason I do this instead of taking the average ranking is very simple: It’s better. Take Aaron Hicks, for example. He appears on five lists with an average ranking of 62. However, his total points ranking is 87. We must take into account the fact that not all players are ranked by all lists, so an average ranking is misleading. Finally, I did exclude all players beyond the top 100 for each list.

Most lists had the same criteria for eligibility (rookie status); however, some lists did not include international free agents, namely Yu Darvish and Yoenis Cespedes. I have included these players at the spot of their average ranking when ranked.

Lists

Baseball America

Baseball Instinct

Baseball Prospect Nation

Bullpen Banter

Frankie Piliere, Scout

John Sickels

Jonathan Mayo, MLB

Keith Law, ESPN

Kevin Goldstein, Baseball Prospectus

MLB Dirt

MLB Prospect Portal

Project Prospect

Rich Wilson

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2012 Cincinnati Reds Consensus Top 33 Prospects

Introduction

I have created a cumulative prospect list for each team based on other (more knowledgeable) peoples’ lists. Each time a prospect appears on a list, he gets a number of points (21 minus his ranking). The prospect with the largest amount of points is ranked first. I will be posting each team once they have been completed by all of my sources. You can find a link to all of the other teams top prospects on the Team Prospects page. Clicking on the links below will take you to the team’s list on each respective site.

Four of the lists were not updated to account for the Yonder Alonso, Yasmani Grandal, Dave Sappelt and Brad Boxberger trades. In order to account for this, I deleted these prospects from the list and then re-ranked everyone else below him on that list. The points are still added up in the same way as before.

Lists with reports

Baseball America (scouting reports for subscribers)

Baseball Instinct

Baseball Prospect Nation

Bullpen Banter

Fangraphs (scouting reports for top 10).

John Sickels

Jonathan Mayo

Kevin Goldstein, Baseball Prospectus (scouting reports for top 11 for subscribers)

MLB Dirt

Outside Corner

Perfect Game

Other lists

Keith Law, ESPN (Subscription required)

MLB Prospect Portal

Top Prospect Alert

The List

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Taking a Look at 2012 Pre-Season Prospect Rankings

Last year I did a comparison post between various pre-season prospect lists. It went over extremely well, so it is back this year. However, I’ll be doing away with the graphs this year as they’re time-consuming and don’t add much to the discussion.

You can view the consensus top 185 here.

Lists

Baseball America

Baseball Instinct

Baseball Prospect Nation

Bullpen Banter

Frankie Piliere, Scout

John Sickels

Jonathan Mayo, MLB

Keith Law, ESPN

Kevin Goldstein, Baseball Prospectus

MLB Dirt

MLB Prospect Portal

Project Prospect

Rich Wilson

I also looked at Seedlings to Stars, but excluded that site from the actual rankings of prospects.

Likes: The list places a prospect at least two standard deviations below the average ranking. A prospect must be on at least five lists to qualify.

Dislikes: The list places a prospect at least two standard deviations above the average ranking. A prospect must be on at least five lists to qualify.

Surprising Inclusion:  The list includes a prospect ranked better than 80 which is only included on at most four lists.

Surprising Exclusion: The list does not include a prospect that is ranked anywhere on at least eight other lists.

To determine overall rank, I gave each player a certain total depending where he was ranked on each list. a #1 ranking equals 100 points and a 100 ranking equals 1 point. These are all added together and the prospect with the highest total is ranked 1st.

Yu Darvish and Yoenis Cespedes were not ranked by every site, so that throws their ranking off a bit. Darvish’s average ranking is 5 and Cespedes’s is 19.

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2012 Atlanta Braves Consensus Top 24 Prospects

Introduction

I have created a cumulative prospect list for each team based on other (more knowledgeable) peoples’ lists. Each time a prospect appears on a list, he gets a number of points (21 minus his ranking). The prospect with the largest amount of points is ranked first. I will be posting each team once they have been completed by all of my sources. You can find a link to all of the other teams top prospects on the Team Prospects page. Clicking on the links below will take you to the team’s list on each respective site.

Lists with reports

Baseball America (scouting reports for subscribers)

Baseball Instinct

Baseball Prospect Nation

Bullpen Banter

Fangraphs (scouting reports for top 10)

John Sickels

Jonathan Mayo

Kevin Goldstein, Baseball Prospectus (scouting reports for top 11 for subscribers)

MLB Dirt

MLB Prospect Portal

Outside Corner

Perfect Game

Other lists

Keith Law, ESPN (Subscription required)

Top Prospect Alert

The List

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2012 Boston Red Sox Consensus Top 28 Prospects

Introduction

I have created a cumulative prospect list for each team based on other (more knowledgeable) peoples’ lists. Each time a prospect appears on a list, he gets a number of points (21 minus his ranking). The prospect with the largest amount of points is ranked first. I will be posting each team once they have been completed by all of my sources. You can find a link to all of the other teams top prospects on the Team Prospects page. Clicking on the links below will take you to the team’s list on each respective site.

Lists with reports

Baseball America (scouting reports for subscribers)

Baseball Instinct

Baseball Prospect Nation

Bullpen Banter

Fangraphs (scouting reports for top 10)

John Sickels

Jonathan Mayo

Kevin Goldstein, Baseball Prospectus (scouting reports for top 11 for subscribers)

MLB Dirt

MLB Prospect Portal

Outside Corner

Perfect Game

Other lists

Beyond the Box Score

Keith Law, ESPN (Subscription required)

Top Prospect Alert

The List

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