2012 Prospect Organizational Ranks

I have completed organizational prospect rankings based on their total amount of top 100 points. It will be very top-heavy – a team with a few top prospects can really shoot up the rankings. It also doesn’t account for players that don’t appear on top-100 lists which could still very well be an important part of the organization’s future. Each team includes the total amount of points and each player listed in the consensus top 185. I removed Yu Darvish and Yoenis Cespedes from these rankings.

30 Chicago White Sox 337
Addison Reed 236
Nestor Molina 101
29 Milwaukee Brewers 662
Wily Peralta 322
Jed Bradley 163
Taylor Jungmann 151
Tyler Thornburg 24
Scooter Gennett 2
28 Cleveland Indians 744
Francisco Lindor 723
Ronny Rodriguez 19
Dillon Howard 2
27 San Francisco Giants 775
Gary Brown 748
Joe Panik 24
Francisco Peguero 3
26 Philadelphia Phillies 777
Trevor May 556
Jesse Biddle 143
Sebastian Valle 57
Brody Colvin 21
25 Miami Marlins 813
Christian Yelich 750
Jose Fernandez 49
Matt Dominguez 14
24 Los Angeles Dodgers 832
Zach Lee 564
Allen Webster 174
Nathan Eovaldi 94
23 Minnesota Twins 1574
Miguel Sano 956
Eddie Rosario 208
Aaron Hicks 196
Oswaldo Arcia 159
Kyle Gibson 21
Adrian Salcedo 18
Joe Benson 13
Liam Hendriks 3
22 Houston Astros 1606
Jonathan Singleton 669
George Springer 484
Jarred Cosart 444
Jonathan Villar 9
21 Boston Red Sox 1664
Xander Bogaerts 668
Will Middlebrooks 432
Matt Barnes 146
Garin Cecchini 124
Blake Swihart 79
Brandon Jacobs 67
Bryce Brentz 62
Anthony Ranaudo 50
Ryan Lavarnway 29
Jose Iglesias 7
20 Cincinnati Reds 1682
Devin Mesoraco 1108
Billy Hamilton 486
Daniel Corcino 62
Zack Cozart 26
19 Detroit Tigers 1729
Jacob Turner 1059
Nick Castellanos 603
Drew Smyly 62
Casey Crosby 5
18 Chicago Cubs 1855
Brett Jackson 705
Anthony Rizzo 642
Javier Baez 324
Matt Szczur 110
Ronald Torreyes 26
Junior Lake 23
Josh Vitters 12
Welington Castillo 10
Dillon Maples 3
17 New York Mets 1892
Zack Wheeler 901
Matt Harvey 868
Jeurys Familia 115
Brandon Nimmo 8
16 Los Angeles Angels 2125
Mike Trout 1284
Jean Segura 653
Garrett Richards 147
Kaleb Cowart 21
John Hellweg 20

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2012 St. Louis Cardinals Consensus Top 29 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.

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 Texas Rangers Consensus Top 31 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.

Yu Darvish was not eligible for this list, since he was not ranked by everyone. When he appeared on a list, his average ranking was 1.3.

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

Beyond the Box Score

Keith Law, ESPN (Subscription required)

MLB Prospect Portal

Top Prospect Alert

The List

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Animated GIF Bracket

Jon Bois has been running an animated GIF tournament over at SBNation to “determine the greatest animated sports GIF of all time.” The process looks eerily similar to another tournament currently happening, but I have been unable to find a bracket that keeps track of the progress. So, as I so often do, I did the work myself. I looked at a few bracket websites, but didn’t like what I saw. Instead, I created a Google doc spreadsheet with each region getting its own sheet. It’s not pretty, but it does the job.

You can view the GIF Bracket here.


2012 Houston Astros Consensus Top 29 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.

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 Colorado Rockies Consensus Top 26 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.

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 San Francisco Giants 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.

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 Washington Nationals 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 A.J. Cole, Brad Peacock and Derek Norris trade. In order to account for this, I deleted each prospect’s ranking from each list and re-ranked the players below him. 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-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

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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Do Pitchers Who Attack Hitters Early in the Count Give up More Solo Home Runs?

I have heard this many times and finally decided to look at it. Baseball commentators will say “Justin Masterson really attacks hitters early in the count so he tends to give up more solo home runs.” First of all, Masterson doesn’t get a lot of first strikes and he doesn’t give up a high relative amount of solo HRs. But moving on…

I looked at all pitchers years 2009-2011 who gave up at least 10 total home runs and compared their solo HRs with HRs with runners on base. I then compared this to each pitcher’s Zone% and First Strike%. The Zone% should capture how aggressive a pitcher is overall, while the First Strike% should capture how aggressive the pitcher is early in the count.

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2012 Toronto Blue Jays Consensus Top 29 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.

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

Beyond the Box Score

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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