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

The List

Rank Player POS Team Total
1 Bryce Harper OF WAS 1292
2 Matt Moore LHP TB 1285
3 Mike Trout OF LAA 1284
4 Shelby Miller RHP STL 1236
(5) Yu Darvish RHP TEX 385
5 Jurickson Profar SS TEX 1221
6 Julio Teheran RHP ATL 1214
7 Jesus Montero C SEA 1213
8 Manny Machado SS BAL 1202
9 Gerrit Cole RHP PIT 1162
10 Dylan Bundy RHP BAL 1136
11 Jameson Taillon RHP PIT 1132
12 Trevor Bauer RHP ARI 1113
13 Devin Mesoraco C CIN 1108
14 Wil Myers OF KC 1094
15 Anthony Rendon 3B WAS 1072
16 Jacob Turner RHP DET 1059
17 Danny Hultzen LHP SEA 1039
18 Tyler Skaggs LHP ARI 1036
(19) Yoenis Cespedes OF OAK 245
19 Travis d’Arnaud C TOR 1003
20 Nolan Arenado 3B COL 1000
21 Taijuan Walker RHP SEA 996
22 Manny Banuelos LHP NYY 994
23 Miguel Sano 3B MIN 956
24 Drew Pomeranz LHP COL 951
25 Martin Perez LHP TEX 950
26 Carlos Martinez RHP STL 921
27 Bubba Starling OF KC 916
28 Jarrod Parker RHP OAK 907
29 Archie Bradley RHP ARI 904
30 Zack Wheeler RHP NYM 901
31 Matt Harvey RHP NYM 868
32 Arodys Vizcaino RHP ATL 784
33 Christian Yelich OF MIA 750
34 Gary Brown OF SF 748
35 Francisco Lindor SS CLE 723
36 James Paxton LHP SEA 713
37 Brett Jackson OF CHC 705
37 Mike Montgomery LHP KC 705
39 Hak-Ju Lee SS TB 688
40 Randall Delgado RHP ATL 670
41 Jonathan Singleton 1B HOU 669
42 Xander Bogaerts 3B BOS 668
43 Jean Segura SS LAA 653
44 Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC 642
45 Jake Marisnick OF TOR 636
46 Michael Choice OF OAK 627
47 Nick Castellanos 3B DET 603
48 Yonder Alonso 1B SD 601
49 Yasmani Grandal C SD 592
50 Gary Sanchez C NYY 569
51 Oscar Taveras OF STL 564
51 Zach Lee RHP LAD 564
53 Trevor May RHP PHI 556
54 Anthony Gose OF TOR 549
55 Nick Franklin SS SEA 548
56 Jake Odorizzi RHP KC 521
57 Dellin Betances RHP NYY 518
58 A.J. Cole RHP OAK 498
59 Billy Hamilton SS CIN 486
60 George Springer OF HOU 484
61 Josh Bell OF PIT 477
62 Mike Olt 3B TEX 448
63 Rymer Liriano OF SD 446
64 Jarred Cosart RHP HOU 444
65 Will Middlebrooks 3B BOS 432
66 Starling Marte OF PIT 429
67 Casey Kelly RHP SD 420
68 Brad Peacock RHP OAK 417
69 Wilin Rosario C COL 367
70 Sonny Gray RHP OAK 363
71 Cheslor Cuthbert 3B KC 358
72 Javier Baez 3B CHC 324
73 Wily Peralta RHP MIL 322
74 Chad Bettis RHP COL 319
75 Leonys Martin OF TEX 317
76 Jedd Gyorko 3B SD 304
77 Robbie Erlin RHP SD 299
78 Jonathan Schoop 3B BAL 257
79 Mason Williams OF NYY 251
80 Addison Reed RHP CHW 236
81 Kolten Wong 2B STL 234
82 Tyrell Jenkins RHP STL 214
83 Eddie Rosario OF MIN 208
83 Neil Ramirez RHP TEX 208
85 Aaron Hicks OF MIN 196
86 Drew Hutchison RHP TOR 185
87 Christian Bethancourt C ATL 176
88 Allen Webster RHP LAD 174
89 Jed Bradley LHP MIL 163
89 Noah Syndergaard RHP TOR 163
91 Oswaldo Arcia OF MIN 159
92 Daniel Norris LHP TOR 158
93 Taylor Jungmann RHP MIL 151
94 Taylor Guerrieri RHP TB 148
95 Garrett Richards RHP LAA 147
96 Matt Barnes RHP BOS 146
97 Jesse Biddle LHP PHI 143
98 Grant Green OF OAK 134
99 Joe Wieland RHP SD 131
100 Cory Spangenberg 2B SD 129
101 Garin Cecchini 3B BOS 124
102 Zack Cox 3B STL 122
103 Jeurys Familia RHP NYM 115
104 Justin Nicolino LHP TOR 111
105 Matt Szczur OF CHC 110
106 Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 105
107 Nestor Molina RHP CHW 101
108 Luis Heredia RHP PIT 95
109 Nathan Eovaldi RHP LAD 94
110 Derek Norris C OAK 93
111 Jose Campos RHP NYY 88
112 Blake Swihart C BOS 79
113 Chris Archer RHP TB 77
114 John Lamb LHP KC 74
114 Joe Ross RHP SD 74
114 Tim Wheeler OF COL 74
117 James Darnell 3B SD 67
117 Brandon Jacobs OF BOS 67
119 Daniel Corcino RHP CIN 62
119 Bryce Brentz OF BOS 62
119 Drew Smyly LHP DET 62
119 Keyvius Sampson RHP SD 62
123 Trevor Rosenthal RHP STL 58
124 Sebastian Valle C PHI 57
124 Alex Meyer RHP WAS 57
126 Deck McGuire RHP TOR 55
127 David Holmberg LHP ARI 53
128 Robbie Grossman OF PIT 51
129 Anthony Ranaudo RHP BOS 50
130 Jose Fernandez RHP MIA 49
131 Mikie Mahtook OF TB 42
132 Jorge Alfaro C TEX 38
133 Enny Romero LHP TB 36
134 Matt Adams 1B STL 32
134 Matt Davidson 3B ARI 32
134 Dante Bichette Jr. 3B NYY 32
134 Vinny Catricala 3B SEA 32
138 Alex Torres LHP TB 30
139 Ryan Lavarnway C BOS 29
140 Aaron Sanchez RHP TOR 28
141 Zack Cozart SS CIN 26
141 Ronald Torreyes 2B CIN 26
143 Tyler Thornburg RHP MIL 24
143 Joe Panik SS SF 24
143 Tim Beckham SS TB 24
146 Junior Lake SS CHC 23
147 Rougned Odor 2B TEX 21
147 Hector Gomez SS COL 21
147 Kyle Gibson RHP MIN 21
147 Brody Colvin RHP PHI 21
147 Kaleb Cowart 2B LAA 21
152 John Hellweg RHP LAA 20
152 Jorge Bonifacio OF KC 20
154 Ronny Rodriguez SS CLE 19
155 Adrian Salcedo RHP MIN 18
155 Adonys Cardona RHP TOR 18
157 Tyler Pastornicky SS ATL 15
157 Sammy Solis LHP WAS 15
159 Ravel Santana OF NYY 14
159 Jaff Decker OF SD 14
159 Matt Dominguez 3B MIA 14
162 Joe Benson OF MIN 13
163 Josh Vitters 3B CHC 12
164 Matt Purke LHP WAS 10
164 Welington Castillo C CHC 10
166 Jordan Swagerty RHP STL 9
166 Jonathan Villar SS HOU 9
168 Brandon Nimmo OF NYM 8
169 Austin Hedges C SD 7
169 Jose Iglesias SS BOS 7
171 Parker Bridwell RHP BAL 5
171 Casey Crosby LHP DET 5
173 Brian Goodwin OF WAS 4
173 Adeiny Hechavarria SS TOR 4
175 Dillon Maples RHP CHC 3
175 Liam Hendriks RHP MIN 3
175 Chris Carter 1B OAK 3
175 Francisco Peguero OF SF 3
175 Lance Lynn RHP STL 3
180 Dillon Howard RHP CLE 2
180 Scooter Gennett 2B MIL 2
180 Trevor Story SS COL 2
183 Christian Villanueva 3B TEX 1
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2 Comments on “2012 Consensus Top 185 Prospects”

  1. [...] at Steal of Home they’ve compiled the consensus 185 best prospects in baseball. Guess how many Red Sox are on it! All of [...]

  2. [...] pool at the end typically bereft of useful major leaguers. With the help of Chris St. John’s excellent list of the 185 consensus top prospects, I grabbed three top-40 guys with my last $1 picks: Archie Bradley (29), Matt Harvey (31) and Gary [...]


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