JAVIER: 2014 Midseason Top 50 Prospects

Over the past few weeks on Twitter, I have been teasing a prospect evaluation system called JAVIER. Most everything is ready to go for the release at Beyond the Box Score, we are just waiting to do it during the All-Star break. However, since Baseball Prospectus and Baseball America both released their Top 50s, I thought I would tease this a little more in the form of a google document. Below is said document, giving JAVIER’s output of the 33 hitters who are placed on at least one of the aforementioned midseason top 50s. Much of this is without the context that the BtBS posts will provide on the system, but it is rather self-explanatory. The numbers are not league or age-adjusted, so take some of that with a grain of salt. However, Anderson, Nimmo, Frazier, and Mondesi all rank poorly so far into their minor league career. Nimmo is the odd one in that group, as his minor league numbers actually look fairly good. But of the 49 similar players, only one even made the major leagues – Delino DeShields.

I’ve also included age and league-adjusted values for the 2014 statistics for the above four prospects guessed as busts. I had to set Mondesi’s age range from 17 to 21, since not many prospects play High-A at age 18. There are four similar seasons to him with the age range set at 18-19 and the best MLB career from those was Ben Davis’s.


2013 Washington Nationals Consensus Top 32 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.

Five lists was published much earlier in the offseason before the Nationals acquired A.J. Cole. To account for this, I took his average ranking from the other lists and inserted him into the list that missed him. All other prospects behind him were bumped down one ranking.

You can also view the 2012 Washington Nationals prospect list.

Lists

Baseball America

Baseball Prospect Nation

Baseball Prospectus

Bullpen Banter

Fangraphs

Keith Law (ESPN Insider)

Minor League Ball (John Sickels)

Major League Baseball (Jonathan Mayo)

MLB Prospect Portal

Prospect 361

The List

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2013 Kansas City Royals Consensus Top 32 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.

You can also view the 2012 Kansas City Royals prospect list.

Lists

Baseball America

Baseball Instinct

Baseball Prospect Nation

Baseball Prospectus

Bullpen Banter

Fangraphs

Keith Law (ESPN Insider)

Minor League Ball (John Sickels)

Major League Baseball (Jonathan Mayo)

MLB Prospect Portal

Razzball

Prospect 361

The List

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2013 Cincinnati Reds Consensus Top 32 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.

You can also view the 2012 Cincinnati Reds prospect list.

Lists

Baseball America

Baseball Prospect Nation

Baseball Prospectus

Bullpen Banter

Fangraphs

Keith Law (ESPN Insider)

Minor League Ball (John Sickels)

Major League Baseball (Jonathan Mayo)

MLB Prospect Portal

Razzball

Prospect 361

The List

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2013 Texas Rangers Consensus Top 27 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.

You can also view the 2012 Texas Rangers prospect list.

Lists

Baseball America

Baseball Instinct

Baseball Prospect Nation

Baseball Prospectus

Bullpen Banter

Fangraphs

Keith Law (ESPN Insider)

Minor League Ball (John Sickels)

Major League Baseball (Jonathan Mayo)

MLB Prospect Portal

Razzball

Prospect 361

The List

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2013 Arizona Diamondbacks 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.

Several lists were published much earlier in the offseason before the Diamondbacks acquired Didi Gregorious, Zeke Spruill, and Nick Ahmed. To account for this, I took each prospect’s average ranking from the other lists and inserted them into the list that missed them. All other prospects behind them were bumped down one ranking.

You can also view the 2012 Arizona Diamondbacks prospect list.

Lists

Baseball America

Baseball Instinct

Baseball Prospect Nation

Baseball Prospectus

Bullpen Banter

Fangraphs

Keith Law (ESPN Insider)

Minor League Ball (John Sickels)

Major League Baseball (Jonathan Mayo)

MLB Prospect Portal

Razzball

Prospect 361

The List

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2013 New York Yankees 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.

You can also view the 2012 New York Yankees prospect list.

Lists

Baseball America

Baseball Prospect Nation

Baseball Prospectus

Bullpen Banter

Fangraphs

Keith Law (ESPN Insider)

Minor League Ball (John Sickels)

Major League Baseball (Jonathan Mayo)

MLB Prospect Portal

Razzball

Prospect 361

The List

Read the rest of this entry »


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