2015 JAVIER St. Louis Cardinals 25 and under Prospect List

A pursuit of mine has been to find how well minor league statistics translate to the major leagues. During this pursuit I created a comparison system called JAVIER that finds how well other players with similar minor league statistics have done in their careers. After recently adding pitching to a previously hitting-only system, I thought it would be fun to create a top-25 list of all players age 25 or younger for each team. These lists are based only on minor league statistics and nothing else. I am by no means a stats-only person and will not form a decision about a player until reading a scouting report (Baseball Prospectus has a trove of scouting information). However, I can’t add anything to the scouting community, so I do whatever I can and analyze the numbers instead. You can read all about the inner workings of JAVIER and download the data for yourself at Beyond the Boxscore. I will do my best to find all players currently in the franchise, but I may miss a few here and there.

In order to qualify for this list, pitchers must have at least 100 innings pitched and hitters 500 plate appearances in the minors.

View other teams 25 and under list here.

Top 25

Name High Level 2014 Age Pos IP PA JAVIER JAVIER Category
Shelby Miller MLB 23 RHP 383.7 4.61 Elite
Carlos Martinez MLB 22 RHP 279 3.54 Good
Kolten Wong MLB 23 2B 1344 3.09 Good
Trevor Rosenthal MLB 24 RHP 229.3 2.95 Good
Marco Gonzales MLB 22 LHP 145.5 2.70 Good
Boone Whiting AAA 24 RHP 441.8 1.92 Good
Tim Cooney AAA 23 LHP 368 1.90 Good
Randal Grichuk MLB 22 LF 2327 1.32 Average
Rafael Ortega MLB 23 LF 1793 1.31 Average
John Gast MLB 25 LHP 459.9 1.20 Average
Mike Mayers AAA 22 RHP 190.3 1.15 Average
Jonathan Rodriguez AA 24 1B 2205 1.03 Good
Rob Kaminsky A 19 LHP 122.7 0.77 Good
Jacob Wilson AA 23 3B 1008 0.75 Average
Alex Reyes A 19 RHP 167.6 0.71 Good
Tyler Rahmatulla AA 24 3B 765 0.65 Average
Stephen Piscotty AAA 23 RF 1264 0.63 Average
Samuel Tuivailala MLB 21 RHP 108.3 0.58 Bad
Seth Maness MLB 25 RHP 247.7 0.57 Bad
Patrick Wisdom AA 22 3B 1302 0.57 Average
Samuel Gaviglio AA 24 RHP 321.4 0.56 Average
Kurt Heyer AAA 23 RHP 282.3 0.48 Bad
Joe Cuda A+ 24 RHP 276.1 0.47 Average
Nick Petree AA 23 RHP 184.7 0.47 Average
Rowan Wick A 21 RF 625 0.45 Average

Missing prospects

Here are the JAVIER results for some names you might be looking for that did not make it onto the top-25 list. Some might not have enough minor league experience, others just might be prospects that have not produced in the minor leagues.

Name High Level 2014 Age Pos IP PA JAVIER JAVIER Category
Jack Flaherty Rk 18 RHP 22.7 0.90 Elite
Luke Weaver A+ 20 RHP 9.3 0.84 Good
Magneuris Sierra Rk 18 CF 223 0.71 Good
Samuel Tuivailala MLB 21 RHP 108.3 0.58 Bad
Malik Collymore Rk 19 2B 261 0.43 Good
Edmundo Sosa A- 18 SS 238 0.39 Average
Fernando Baez FRk 22 C 164 0.39 Average
Aledmys Diaz AA 23 SS 179 0.36 Bad
Tyrell Jenkins A+ 21 RHP 274.6 0.35 Average
Greg Garcia MLB 24 2B 2068 0.28 Bad
Jimmy Reed AA 23 LHP 191 0.26 Bad
Cory Jones A+ 22 RHP 101.6 0.23 Average
Carson Kelly A 19 C 1107 0.20 Bad
Vaughn Bryan A 21 LF 619 0.17 Bad
Anthony Garcia A+ 22 LF 1646 0.16 Bad
Steven Farinaro A- 18 RHP 77.3 0.12 Bad
Oscar Mercado Rk 19 SS 460 0.09 Bad
Zachary Petrick AAA 24 RHP 292.7 0.08 Bad
Ian McKinney A- 19 LHP 77.7 0.07 Bad
Austin Gomber A- 20 LHP 47 0.06 Bad
Dixon Llorens AA 21 RHP 131.3 0.02 Bad
Mason Katz A+ 23 2B 699 -0.07 Terrible
Fernando Baez A- 22 RHP 118 -0.12 Terrible
Chris Rivera A- 19 2B 400 -0.12 Terrible
Anthony Garcia Rk 22 RHP 0.7 -0.13 Terrible
Juan Herrera A+ 21 SS 1125 -0.14 Terrible
Kenneth Peoples-Walls A 20 LF 885 -0.14 Terrible
Seth Blair AAA 25 RHP 310.5 -0.16 Terrible
Jordan Swagerty AA 24 RHP 104.3 -0.18 Terrible
Ronald Castillo A+ 22 RF 907 -0.20 Terrible
Charlie Tilson AA 21 CF 1027 -0.21 Terrible
Steve Bean A 20 C 591 -0.22 Terrible
Breyvic Valera AA 22 2B 1646 -0.23 Terrible
Ryan Sherriff AAA 24 LHP 321.1 -0.35 Terrible
Audry Perez MLB 25 C 1738 -0.41 Terrible
Keith Butler MLB 25 RHP 222.7 -0.48 Terrible
Lee Stoppelman AAA 24 LHP 149.6 -0.48 Terrible

2015 JAVIER Seattle Mariners 25 and under Prospect List

A pursuit of mine has been to find how well minor league statistics translate to the major leagues. During this pursuit I created a comparison system called JAVIER that finds how well other players with similar minor league statistics have done in their careers. After recently adding pitching to a previously hitting-only system, I thought it would be fun to create a top-25 list of all players age 25 or younger for each team. These lists are based only on minor league statistics and nothing else. I am by no means a stats-only person and will not form a decision about a player until reading a scouting report (Baseball Prospectus has a trove of scouting information). However, I can’t add anything to the scouting community, so I do whatever I can and analyze the numbers instead. You can read all about the inner workings of JAVIER and download the data for yourself at Beyond the Boxscore. I will do my best to find all players currently in the franchise, but I may miss a few here and there.

In order to qualify for this list, pitchers must have at least 100 innings pitched and hitters 500 plate appearances in the minors.

View other teams 25 and under list here.

Top 25

Name High Level 2014 Age Pos IP PA JAVIER JAVIER Category
Taijuan Walker MLB 21 RHP 454 3.82 Elite
Brad Miller MLB 24 SS 999 3.39 Good
James Paxton MLB 25 LHP 360 2.79 Good
Brandon Maurer MLB 23 RHP 388.9 2.55 Good
Ji-Man Choi AAA 23 1B 1298 2.54 Good
Danny Hultzen AAA 24 LHP 159.7 2.50 Good
Chris Taylor MLB 23 SS 1183 2.43 Good
Jabari Blash AAA 24 RF 1793 2.07 Good
Dario Pizzano AA 23 LF 1271 1.99 Elite
Blake Beavan MLB 25 RHP 584 1.97 Average
Erasmo Ramirez MLB 24 RHP 498.6 1.84 Average
James Jones MLB 25 CF 2244 1.56 Average
Daniel Paolini AA 24 1B 1732 1.32 Good
Stefen Romero MLB 25 RF 1589 1.26 Average
Denny Almonte AAA 25 CF 2871 1.09 Average
Anthony Fernandez AAA 24 LHP 463 1.08 Average
Roenis Elias MLB 25 LHP 331.6 1.04 Average
Jordan Pries AAA 24 RHP 380.4 0.95 Average
Stephen Landazuri AA 22 RHP 349.7 0.90 Average
Tyler Pike AA 20 LHP 271.3 0.89 Average
Patrick Kivlehan AA 24 3B 1453 0.84 Average
Jabari Henry A+ 23 LF 1194 0.73 Good
Julio Morban AAA 22 RF 1455 0.72 Average
Victor Sanchez AA 19 RHP 323 0.72 Average
Tyler Smith AA 22 SS 812 0.64 Average

Missing prospects

Here are the JAVIER results for some names you might be looking for that did not make it onto the top-25 list. Some might not have enough minor league experience, others just might be prospects that have not produced in the minor leagues.

Name High Level 2014 Age Pos IP PA JAVIER JAVIER Category
Mike Zunino MLB 23 C 419 1.23 Average
Luiz Gohara A- 17 LHP 71.7 0.81 Elite
Edwin Diaz A 20 RHP 204.3 0.61 Good
Ryan Yarbrough A- 22 LHP 42.7 0.43 Good
Austin Cousino A- 21 CF 309 0.35 Average
D.J. Peterson AA 22 3B 777 0.21 Bad
Dan Altavilla A- 21 RHP 66 0.19 Average
Xavier Avery MLB 24 LF 2936 0.14 Bad
Tyler O’Neill A 19 LF 374 0.13 Bad
Alex Jackson Rk 18 RF 94 0.05 Bad
Jordy Lara AA 23 1B 1480 0.03 Bad
Gabriel Guerrero A+ 20 RF 1590 0.03 Bad
Greifer Andrade FRk 17 SS 119 -0.02 Terrible
Austin Wilson A 22 RF 534 -0.03 Terrible
Carson Smith MLB 24 RHP 155 -0.03 Terrible
Ketel Marte AAA 20 SS 1598 -0.05 Terrible
Timothy Lopes A+ 20 2B 1091 -0.05 Terrible
Tyler Marlette AA 21 C 936 -0.07 Terrible
Lars Huijer A+ 20 RHP 243 -0.11 Terrible
Gareth Morgan Rk 18 CF 178 -0.14 Terrible
Dominic Leone MLB 22 RHP 97 -0.44 Terrible

2015 JAVIER San Francisco Giants 25 and under Prospect List

A pursuit of mine has been to find how well minor league statistics translate to the major leagues. During this pursuit I created a comparison system called JAVIER that finds how well other players with similar minor league statistics have done in their careers. After recently adding pitching to a previously hitting-only system, I thought it would be fun to create a top-25 list of all players age 25 or younger for each team. These lists are based only on minor league statistics and nothing else. I am by no means a stats-only person and will not form a decision about a player until reading a scouting report (Baseball Prospectus has a trove of scouting information). However, I can’t add anything to the scouting community, so I do whatever I can and analyze the numbers instead. You can read all about the inner workings of JAVIER and download the data for yourself at Beyond the Boxscore. I will do my best to find all players currently in the franchise, but I may miss a few here and there.

In order to qualify for this list, pitchers must have at least 100 innings pitched and hitters 500 plate appearances in the minors.

View other teams 25 and under list here.

Top 25

Name High Level 2014 Age Pos IP PA JAVIER JAVIER Category
Clayton Blackburn AA 21 RHP 395.6 1.63 Good
Adalberto Mejia AAA 21 LHP 382.7 1.62 Good
Mike Kickham MLB 25 LHP 523.7 1.48 Average
Kyle Crick AA 21 RHP 277.3 1.40 Good
Matthew Duffy MLB 23 SS 1087 1.10 Average
Keury Mella A 20 RHP 191.3 1.01 Good
Adam Duvall MLB 25 3B 2149 1.01 Average
Jarrett Parker AAA 25 RF 2094 0.94 Average
Kendry Flores A+ 22 RHP 392.7 0.81 Good
Jeremy Sy A 24 2B 599 0.81 Good
Joan Gregorio A+ 22 RHP 287 0.78 Good
Christian Arroyo A 19 SS 601 0.49 Average
Tyler Horan A+ 23 RF 789 0.46 Average
Ty Blach AA 23 LHP 271.3 0.38 Average
Luis Ysla A 22 LHP 172.3 0.36 Average
Martin Agosta A+ 23 RHP 155.4 0.28 Average
Samuel Mende A+ 24 3B 938 0.27 Average
Pat Young A+ 22 RHP 156 0.26 Average
Chris Stratton AA 23 RHP 270.6 0.24 Bad
Hector Sanchez MLB 24 C 1407 0.23 Bad
Lorenzo Mendoza A- 22 RHP 190.7 0.23 Average
Joe Panik MLB 23 2B 1834 0.23 Bad
Chris Johnson A 22 RHP 133.7 0.18 Bad
Joseph Biagini A+ 24 RHP 317.7 0.18 Bad
Carlos Diaz A 20 LHP 257 0.16 Bad

Missing prospects

Here are the JAVIER results for some names you might be looking for that did not make it onto the top-25 list. Some might not have enough minor league experience, others just might be prospects that have not produced in the minor leagues.

Name High Level 2014 Age Pos IP PA JAVIER JAVIER Category
Raymond Black A+ 24 RHP 35.3 0.27 Average
Tyler Beede A- 21 RHP 15.4 0.26 Average
Michael Santos Rk 19 RHP 59.7 0.23 Average
Johneshwy Fargas A- 19 CF 298 0.18 Average
Chase Johnson A 22 RHP 156.6 0.15 Bad
Mac Williamson A+ 23 RF 844 0.14 Bad
Daniel Carbonell A+ 23 CF 138 0.13 Bad
Shilo McCall A- 20 RF 579 0.12 Bad
Tyler Hollick A 21 LF 641 0.11 Bad
Charles Jones A+ 21 RF 1730 0.06 Bad
Ehire Adrianza MLB 24 2B 2921 0.06 Bad
Andrew Susac MLB 24 C 989 0.03 Bad
Randy Ortiz A 21 CF 859 0.02 Bad
Dylan Brooks Rk 18 RHP 41.3 -0.01 Terrible
Jesus Galindo A+ 23 CF 1381 -0.05 Terrible
Austin Slater A- 21 CF 141 -0.05 Terrible
Angel Villalona AA 23 1B 2180 -0.06 Terrible
Reymi Rodriguez FRk 19 RHP 25.3 -0.08 Terrible
John Riley Rk 20 C 209 -0.09 Terrible
Stephen Johnson A+ 23 RHP 142.6 -0.11 Terrible
Gary Brown MLB 25 CF 2506 -0.13 Terrible
Aramis Garcia A- 21 C 114 -0.13 Terrible
Mason McVay A+ 23 LHP 170 -0.14 Terrible
Ryder Jones A 20 3B 681 -0.14 Terrible
Rando Moreno A+ 22 SS 1078 -0.15 Terrible
Joseph Kurrasch A+ 23 LHP 158.6 -0.15 Terrible
Brian Ragira A+ 22 1B 748 -0.15 Terrible
Jonah Arenado Rk 19 3B 251 -0.15 Terrible
Alberto Robles A+ 23 2B 786 -0.16 Terrible
Mitchell Delfino A+ 23 3B 1324 -0.17 Terrible
Jose Valdez AA 25 RHP 333.9 -0.18 Terrible
Derek Law AA 23 RHP 168.1 -0.18 Terrible
Ian Gardeck A+ 23 RHP 123.3 -0.19 Terrible
Bryce Bandilla AA 24 LHP 152.2 -0.19 Terrible
Tyler Mizenko A+ 24 RHP 146 -0.21 Terrible
Brandon Bednar A+ 22 3B 755 -0.21 Terrible
Steven Okert AA 22 LHP 157.7 -0.29 Terrible
Daniel Slania AA 22 RHP 83.7 -0.34 Terrible
Jake Dunning MLB 25 RHP 295 -0.35 Terrible
Blake Miller AA 24 2B 672 -0.35 Terrible
Ricky Oropesa AA 24 1B 1486 -0.36 Terrible
Phil McCormick AA 25 LHP 204 -0.36 Terrible
Joshua Osich AA 25 LHP 135.6 -0.37 Terrible
Jacob Dunnington AAA 23 RHP 110.6 -0.41 Terrible
Ydwin Villegas AAA 23 SS 1444 -0.42 Terrible
Nick Noonan MLB 25 SS 3322 -0.49 Terrible
Carter Jurica AAA 25 SS 1393 -0.50 Terrible

2015 JAVIER San Diego Padres 25 and under Prospect List

A pursuit of mine has been to find how well minor league statistics translate to the major leagues. During this pursuit I created a comparison system called JAVIER that finds how well other players with similar minor league statistics have done in their careers. After recently adding pitching to a previously hitting-only system, I thought it would be fun to create a top-25 list of all players age 25 or younger for each team. These lists are based only on minor league statistics and nothing else. I am by no means a stats-only person and will not form a decision about a player until reading a scouting report (Baseball Prospectus has a trove of scouting information). However, I can’t add anything to the scouting community, so I do whatever I can and analyze the numbers instead. You can read all about the inner workings of JAVIER and download the data for yourself at Beyond the Boxscore. I will do my best to find all players currently in the franchise, but I may miss a few here and there.

In order to qualify for this list, pitchers must have at least 100 innings pitched and hitters 500 plate appearances in the minors.

View other teams 25 and under list here.

Top 25

Name High Level 2014 Age Pos IP PA JAVIER JAVIER Category
Burch Smith MLB 24 RHP 228.3 3.51 Good
Jace Peterson MLB 24 SS 1732 3.49 Good
Robbie Erlin MLB 23 LHP 449 3.27 Good
Matt Wisler AAA 21 RHP 396.7 3.17 Elite
Casey Kelly MLB 24 RHP 370 3.14 Good
Joe Wieland MLB 24 RHP 476.8 2.87 Good
Jesse Hahn MLB 24 RHP 163.3 2.47 Good
Rymer Liriano MLB 23 LF 2550 1.97 Average
Alexi Amarista MLB 25 SS 2204 1.91 Average
Abraham Almonte MLB 25 CF 3297 1.57 Average
Juan Oramas AAA 24 LHP 549.1 1.43 Average
Keyvius Sampson AAA 23 RHP 524.3 1.28 Average
Jonathan Galvez AAA 23 LF 2652 1.22 Average
Jedd Gyorko MLB 25 2B 1538 1.19 Average
Taylor Lindsey AAA 22 2B 2176 1.13 Average
Cristhofer Martinez Rk 21 3B 515 0.99 Elite
Alex Dickerson AA 24 RF 1379 0.69 Average
Joe Ross AA 21 RHP 299.7 0.63 Average
Zach Eflin A+ 20 RHP 253.7 0.47 Average
Max Fried A 20 LHP 147.1 0.45 Average
Jake Bauers A 18 1B 655 0.45 Average
Rafael De Paula A+ 23 RHP 306.7 0.43 Average
Mallex Smith A+ 21 CF 1217 0.43 Average
Alberth Martinez AAA 23 CF 1615 0.40 Bad
Adrian De Horta A 19 RHP 108.3 0.33 Average

Missing prospects

Here are the JAVIER results for some names you might be looking for that did not make it onto the top-25 list. Some might not have enough minor league experience, others just might be prospects that have not produced in the minor leagues.

Name High Level 2014 Age Pos IP PA JAVIER JAVIER Category
Carlos Belen Rk 18 3B 176 0.51 Good
Franchy Cordero A 19 SS 780 0.28 Average
Trea Turner A 21 SS 321 0.25 Average
Jordan Paroubeck Rk 19 LF 158 0.18 Average
Reymond Fuentes MLB 23 LF 2529 0.18 Bad
Michael Gettys Rk 18 CF 233 0.17 Average
Walker Weickel A 20 RHP 238.4 0.05 Bad
Hunter Renfroe AA 22 RF 750 0.04 Bad
Jeremy Baltz A+ 23 LF 1207 0.04 Bad
Franmil Reyes A 18 RF 1061 0.02 Bad
Jose Urena A 19 RF 735 0.01 Bad
Adys Portillo AA 22 RHP 390.7 -0.03 Terrible
Corey Adamson A+ 22 RF 1694 -0.04 Terrible
Travis Jankowski AA 23 CF 1010 -0.09 Terrible
Gabriel Quintana A+ 21 3B 1455 -0.09 Terrible
Corey Adamson A- 22 RHP 3.3 -0.11 Terrible
Kevin Quackenbush MLB 25 RHP 179 -0.12 Terrible
Jose Rondon A+ 20 SS 1230 -0.13 Terrible
Austin Hedges AA 21 C 1205 -0.14 Terrible
Dustin Peterson A 19 3B 736 -0.15 Terrible
Josh VanMeter A 19 SS 644 -0.16 Terrible
Cory Spangenberg MLB 23 2B 1665 -0.16 Terrible
Tayron Guerrero A+ 23 RHP 149.1 -0.17 Terrible
Andrew Lockett A 20 RHP 31.3 -0.18 Terrible
John Barbato AA 21 RHP 249.6 -0.20 Terrible
Ruben Mejia AAA 22 RHP 204 -0.36 Terrible
Yeison Asencio AAA 24 RF 1734 -0.39 Terrible
R.J. Alvarez MLB 23 RHP 119.3 -0.40 Terrible
Donn Roach MLB 24 RHP 449.4 -0.43 Terrible

2015 JAVIER Pittsburgh Pirates 25 and under Prospect List

A pursuit of mine has been to find how well minor league statistics translate to the major leagues. During this pursuit I created a comparison system called JAVIER that finds how well other players with similar minor league statistics have done in their careers. After recently adding pitching to a previously hitting-only system, I thought it would be fun to create a top-25 list of all players age 25 or younger for each team. These lists are based only on minor league statistics and nothing else. I am by no means a stats-only person and will not form a decision about a player until reading a scouting report (Baseball Prospectus has a trove of scouting information). However, I can’t add anything to the scouting community, so I do whatever I can and analyze the numbers instead. You can read all about the inner workings of JAVIER and download the data for yourself at Beyond the Boxscore. I will do my best to find all players currently in the franchise, but I may miss a few here and there.

In order to qualify for this list, pitchers must have at least 100 innings pitched and hitters 500 plate appearances in the minors.

View other teams 25 and under list here.

Top 25

Name High Level 2014 Age Pos IP PA JAVIER JAVIER Category
Gregory Polanco MLB 22 RF 1739 5.44 Elite
Jaff Decker MLB 24 CF 2691 4.27 Elite
Alen Hanson AA 21 SS 1890 3.86 Elite
Jameson Taillon AAA 22 RHP 382 3.25 Elite
Gerrit Cole MLB 23 RHP 222.3 2.72 Good
Nick Kingham AAA 22 RHP 503.3 2.24 Good
Stolmy Pimentel MLB 24 RHP 768.7 1.50 Average
Starling Marte MLB 25 LF 1994 1.31 Average
Tyler Glasnow A+ 20 RHP 273.9 1.20 Elite
Matt Curry AAA 25 RF 1595 0.95 Average
Andrew Lambo MLB 25 1B 3053 0.95 Average
Adrian Sampson AAA 22 RHP 349.7 0.94 Average
Jose Tabata MLB 25 LF 2137 0.68 Bad
Stetson Allie AA 23 1B 1228 0.67 Average
Josh Bell AA 21 RF 1050 0.65 Average
Dan Grovatt A+ 25 LF 1057 0.61 Good
Keon Broxton AA 24 CF 2847 0.51 Average
Harold Ramirez A 19 CF 682 0.46 Average
Jarek Cunningham AA 24 3B 2346 0.40 Average
Maximo Rivera A 21 RF 738 0.35 Average
Jesus Vasquez A- 22 RF 512 0.32 Average
Chad Kuhl A+ 21 RHP 208.6 0.27 Average
Buddy Borden A 22 RHP 144.7 0.26 Average
Jacoby Jones A 22 SS 568 0.25 Average
Luis Heredia A 19 RHP 250.6 0.22 Bad

Missing prospects

Here are the JAVIER results for some names you might be looking for that did not make it onto the top-25 list. Some might not have enough minor league experience, others just might be prospects that have not produced in the minor leagues.

Name High Level 2014 Age Pos IP PA JAVIER JAVIER Category
Cole Tucker Rk 17 SS 217 0.74 Good
Taylor Gushue A- 20 C 233 0.56 Good
Austin Meadows A 19 CF 402 0.53 Average
Trey Supak Rk 18 RHP 24 0.28 Average
Mitch Keller Rk 18 RHP 27.3 0.27 Average
Willy Garcia AA 21 RF 1659 0.19 Bad
Jose Osuna A+ 21 1B 1644 0.18 Bad
Clay Holmes A 21 RHP 178.3 0.15 Bad
Brandon Cumpton MLB 25 RHP 499.3 0.13 Bad
Gift Ngoepe AA 24 2B 1994 0.12 Bad
Barrett Barnes A+ 22 CF 423 0.06 Bad
Cody Dickson A 22 LHP 186.3 0.00 Bad
Joely Rodriguez AA 22 LHP 343 -0.03 Terrible
Jin-De Jhang A+ 21 C 649 -0.13 Terrible
Michael De La Cruz Rk 17 CF 112 -0.14 Terrible
Reese McGuire A 19 C 643 -0.17 Terrible
Wyatt Mathisen A 20 3B 786 -0.17 Terrible
Elias Diaz AAA 23 C 1488 -0.44 Terrible

2015 JAVIER Philadelphia Phillies 25 and under Prospect List

A pursuit of mine has been to find how well minor league statistics translate to the major leagues. During this pursuit I created a comparison system called JAVIER that finds how well other players with similar minor league statistics have done in their careers. After recently adding pitching to a previously hitting-only system, I thought it would be fun to create a top-25 list of all players age 25 or younger for each team. These lists are based only on minor league statistics and nothing else. I am by no means a stats-only person and will not form a decision about a player until reading a scouting report (Baseball Prospectus has a trove of scouting information). However, I can’t add anything to the scouting community, so I do whatever I can and analyze the numbers instead. You can read all about the inner workings of JAVIER and download the data for yourself at Beyond the Boxscore. I will do my best to find all players currently in the franchise, but I may miss a few here and there.

In order to qualify for this list, pitchers must have at least 100 innings pitched and hitters 500 plate appearances in the minors.

View other teams 25 and under list here.

Top 25

Name High Level 2014 Age Pos IP PA JAVIER JAVIER Category
Jonathan Pettibone MLB 23 RHP 369.2 2.29 Good
Adam Morgan AAA 24 LHP 290.7 1.89 Good
Leandro Castro AAA 25 CF 3019 1.48 Average
Jesse Biddle AA 22 LHP 551.9 1.44 Good
Jesmuel Valentin A+ 20 2B 1123 1.29 Elite
Aaron Altherr MLB 23 LF 2298 1.08 Average
Maikel Franco MLB 21 3B 2204 0.86 Average
Tyson Gillies AAA 25 CF 2060 0.84 Average
Cody Asche MLB 24 3B 1291 0.83 Average
J.P. Crawford A+ 19 SS 766 0.72 Good
Dylan Cozens A 20 RF 1016 0.68 Good
Cesar Hernandez MLB 24 2B 2673 0.65 Bad
David Buchanan MLB 25 RHP 518.3 0.64 Bad
Jiandido Tromp A 20 CF 698 0.56 Average
Colin Kleven A+ 23 RHP 396 0.45 Average
Brian Pointer A+ 22 RF 1673 0.42 Average
Roman Quinn A+ 21 CF 989 0.40 Average
Brandon Short AAA 25 LF 2399 0.37 Bad
Samuel Hiciano A 20 LF 778 0.32 Average
Kelly Dugan AA 23 RF 1740 0.32 Bad
Art Charles A+ 23 1B 1718 0.30 Average
Jon Prosinski A+ 23 RHP 198.3 0.25 Average
Severino Gonzalez AA 21 RHP 397.8 0.24 Bad
Andrew Anderson A 20 RHP 148.7 0.23 Average
Zach Green A 20 1B 852 0.22 Bad

Missing prospects

Here are the JAVIER results for some names you might be looking for that did not make it onto the top-25 list. Some might not have enough minor league experience, others just might be prospects that have not produced in the minor leagues.

Name High Level 2014 Age Pos IP PA JAVIER JAVIER Category
Aaron Nola AA 21 RHP 55.3 1.07 Good
Ranger Suarez FRk 18 LHP 85.7 0.80 Elite
Matt Imhof A 20 LHP 42.3 0.72 Good
Shane Watson A 20 RHP 79 0.26 Average
Hoby Milner AA 23 LHP 355 0.22 Bad
Mauricio Robles MLB 25 LHP 610 0.21 Bad
Zach Collier AA 23 CF 2231 0.19 Bad
Anthony Hewitt AA 25 RF 2309 0.17 Bad
Yoel Mecias A 20 LHP 149.4 0.16 Bad
Jan Hernandez A 19 3B 418 0.12 Bad
Mark Leiter A+ 23 RHP 194 0.12 Bad
Tyler Viza A 19 RHP 158 0.07 Bad
Jose Pujols A- 18 RF 409 0.04 Bad
Tommy Joseph AAA 22 C 1723 0.02 Bad
Mitch Gueller A- 20 RHP 148.9 0.02 Bad
Austin Wright AA 24 LHP 359.4 -0.03 Terrible
Luis Encarnacion Rk 16 1B 154 -0.05 Terrible
Cord Sandberg A- 19 RF 480 -0.06 Terrible
Lewis Alezones Rk 18 RHP 54.7 -0.12 Terrible
Malquin Canelo A+ 19 SS 648 -0.13 Terrible
Trey Williams Rk 20 1B 286 -0.13 Terrible
Andrew Knapp A+ 22 C 651 -0.13 Terrible
Ethan Martin MLB 25 RHP 632.4 -0.13 Terrible
Deivi Grullon A+ 18 C 422 -0.14 Terrible
Jiwan James Rk 25 CF 32.7 -0.14 Terrible
Aaron Brown A 22 CF 252 -0.14 Terrible
Jake Sweaney Rk 19 LF 145 -0.15 Terrible
Herlis Rodriguez A+ 20 CF 530 -0.15 Terrible
Yacksel Rios A 21 RHP 196.3 -0.16 Terrible
Andrew Pullin A 20 2B 923 -0.18 Terrible
Cameron Perkins AAA 23 LF 1239 -0.18 Terrible
Gabriel Lino A+ 21 C 989 -0.20 Terrible
William Carmona A+ 23 1B 807 -0.20 Terrible
Willians Astudillo A 22 1B 838 -0.21 Terrible
Larry Greene A 21 LF 989 -0.21 Terrible
Jiwan James AA 25 RHP 1957 -0.22 Terrible
Mitch Walding A 21 3B 1175 -0.23 Terrible
Carlos Tocci A 18 CF 1104 -0.23 Terrible
Sebastian Valle AAA 23 C 2679 -0.25 Terrible
Phillippe Aumont MLB 25 RHP 417.4 -0.28 Terrible
Cameron Rupp MLB 25 C 1555 -0.36 Terrible
Ken Giles MLB 23 RHP 141.1 -0.45 Terrible
Kyle Simon AAA 23 RHP 261.3 -0.52 Terrible

2015 JAVIER Oakland Athletics 25 and under Prospect List

A pursuit of mine has been to find how well minor league statistics translate to the major leagues. During this pursuit I created a comparison system called JAVIER that finds how well other players with similar minor league statistics have done in their careers. After recently adding pitching to a previously hitting-only system, I thought it would be fun to create a top-25 list of all players age 25 or younger for each team. These lists are based only on minor league statistics and nothing else. I am by no means a stats-only person and will not form a decision about a player until reading a scouting report (Baseball Prospectus has a trove of scouting information). However, I can’t add anything to the scouting community, so I do whatever I can and analyze the numbers instead. You can read all about the inner workings of JAVIER and download the data for yourself at Beyond the Boxscore. I will do my best to find all players currently in the franchise, but I may miss a few here and there.

In order to qualify for this list, pitchers must have at least 100 innings pitched and hitters 500 plate appearances in the minors.

View other teams 25 and under list here.

Top 25

Name High Level 2014 Age Pos IP PA JAVIER JAVIER Category
Derek Norris MLB 25 C 2075 5.64 Elite
Jarrod Parker MLB 25 RHP 366.4 3.29 Good
Drew Pomeranz MLB 25 LHP 242.7 2.83 Good
Sonny Gray MLB 24 RHP 292.3 1.83 Average
Colin Walsh AAA 24 2B 1833 1.30 Average
Billy Burns MLB 24 CF 1697 1.09 Average
Max Muncy AA 23 1B 1429 0.91 Average
Matt Olson A+ 20 1B 1405 0.67 Good
Tyler Marincov A+ 22 RF 776 0.52 Average
Rodolfo Penalo Rk 21 CF 526 0.52 Good
Sean Murphy AAA 25 RHP 490.7 0.49 Bad
Daniel Robertson A+ 20 SS 1324 0.45 Average
Zachary Neal AAA 25 RHP 595.5 0.39 Bad
Raul Alcantara AA 21 RHP 344 0.39 Average
Jaycob Brugman A+ 22 LF 677 0.38 Average
Jake Sanchez A+ 24 RHP 213.7 0.36 Average
Chris Jensen AA 23 RHP 494.9 0.35 Bad
Josh Whitaker AAA 25 RF 1766 0.34 Bad
Drew Granier AAA 25 RHP 499.6 0.30 Bad
Chad Oberacker AA 25 LF 1606 0.30 Bad
Ronald Herrera A 19 RHP 269.7 0.26 Average
Seth Streich A+ 23 RHP 262.1 0.24 Average
B.J. Boyd A 20 CF 988 0.24 Average
Tanner Peters AA 23 RHP 291.7 0.18 Bad
Lou Trivino A 22 RHP 200.4 0.13 Bad

Missing prospects

Here are the JAVIER results for some names you might be looking for that did not make it onto the top-25 list. Some might not have enough minor league experience, others just might be prospects that have not produced in the minor leagues.

Name High Level 2014 Age Pos IP PA JAVIER JAVIER Category
Dillon Overton A- 22 LHP 37 0.71 Good
Justin Higley A 21 LF 466 0.23 Average
Yairo Munoz A- 19 SS 461 0.21 Average
Dylan Covey A+ 22 RHP 199.3 0.10 Bad
Chad Pinder A+ 22 2B 597 0.09 Bad
Michael Ynoa A+ 22 RHP 161.1 0.04 Bad
Kyle Finnegan AA 22 RHP 182.3 0.03 Bad
Chris Kohler Rk 19 LHP 22.7 0.02 Bad
Miles Head AA 23 1B 1779 -0.01 Terrible
Renato Nunez A+ 20 3B 1502 -0.03 Terrible
Matt Chapman AA 21 3B 220 -0.03 Terrible
Boog Powell A+ 21 CF 756 -0.04 Terrible
Jean Carlo Rodriguez Rk 18 3B 115 -0.04 Terrible
Aaron Shipman A+ 22 LF 1222 -0.05 Terrible
Josh Bowman AA 25 RHP 599.8 -0.06 Terrible
Ryon Healy A+ 22 DH 784 -0.08 Terrible
Bobby Wahl A+ 22 RHP 75.1 -0.09 Terrible
Daniel Gossett A- 21 RHP 24 -0.09 Terrible
Dustin Driver Rk 19 RHP 11.3 -0.11 Terrible
Brett Graves A- 21 RHP 22 -0.11 Terrible
Trace Loehr Rk 19 SS 177 -0.11 Terrible
Vicmal De La Cruz Rk 20 RF 707 -0.11 Terrible
Jean Carlo Rodriguez Rk 18 RHP 0.3 -0.11 Terrible
Shawn Duinkerk Rk 19 1B 426 -0.12 Terrible
Sam Bragg A 21 RHP 104.3 -0.15 Terrible
B.A. Vollmuth A+ 24 1B 1597 -0.17 Terrible
Bobby Crocker A+ 24 LF 1691 -0.18 Terrible
Blake Hassebrock AA 24 RHP 337.3 -0.18 Terrible
Arnold Leon AAA 25 RHP 468.9 -0.18 Terrible
Ryan Huck A 23 1B 553 -0.21 Terrible
Iolana Akau A 18 C 101 -0.22 Terrible
Ryan Dull AA 24 RHP 148 -0.23 Terrible
Tucker Healy AAA 24 RHP 138.2 -0.27 Terrible
Bruce Maxwell AA 23 C 1135 -0.37 Terrible
Austin House AAA 23 RHP 189.8 -0.41 Terrible
Seth Frankoff AAA 25 RHP 385.7 -0.42 Terrible

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