Taking a look at 2015 pre-season prospect rankings

What follows is a thorough analysis of my consensus top 184 prospects. I have done this in 2011, 20122013, and 2014 and have always received extremely positive reviews of it, so here we are for a fifth time!

You can view the 2015 compiled list here.

Regular Lists

Baseball America
Baseball Haven
Baseball Prospectus
Bleacher Report
Fueled By Sports
Fangraphs
Keith Law
Minor League Ball Community
MLB
MLB Prospect Pulse
Royals Review
Scout
Top Prospect Alert

Fantasy Lists

Baseball Prof
CBS
Dynasty Sports Empire
Fantasy Assembly
Prospect 361
Razzball
So Called Fantasy Experts
Sporting News

Definitions

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

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

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

Surprising Exclusion: The list does not include a prospect that is ranked anywhere on at least eight regular or six fantasy lists. For Royals Review this includes players only in the top 70 compiled. For CBS Sports, Dynasty Sports Empire, Razzball, and Sporting News, this includes players only in the top 50 compiled.

Compiled Rank: To determine overall rank, I gave each player a certain total depending where he was ranked on each list. a #1 ranking equals 150 points and a 150 ranking equals 1 point. These are all added together and the prospect with the highest total is ranked first.

Regular Lists

BA BH BP BR FBS FG KL MiLBC MLB MLBPP RR SC TPA
Likes 6 4 4 2 5 7 8 6 4 8 2 4 4
Dislikes 4 3 6 1 6 4 3 2 2 7 3 4 7
Inclusions 2 5 2 6 4 2 7 1 3 9 1 3 5
Exclusions 6 12 7 9 14 6 11 2 4 17 7 8 10
All Excursions 18 24 19 18 29 19 29 11 13 41 13 19 26

Fantasy Lists

BPRF CBS DSE FA P361 RZ SCFE SN
Likes 1 0 2 0 2 0 1 1
Dislikes 4 5 4 2 2 3 2 2
Inclusions 8 6 0 5 6 2 6 0
Exclusions 1 10 5 1 1 12 0 6
All Excursions 14 21 11 8 11 17 9 9

Baseball America

Likes:

Name BA Con. Rank SD
Steven Souza 38 103 4.49
C.J. Edwards 39 77 3.43
Jake Lamb 79 104 2.47
Reynaldo Lopez 50 88 2.38
Matt Wisler 35 67 2.31
Touki Toussaint 72 105 2.03

Dislikes:

Name BA Con. Rank SD
Hunter Harvey 69 25 -2.95
Dylan Bundy 49 18 -2.79
D.J. Peterson 86 44 -2.44
Henry Owens 45 23 -2.12

Inclusions:

Name BA Lists
J.T. Realmuto 77 3

Exclusions:

Name Con. Rank Lists
Kohl Stewart 49 12
Clint Frazier 59 12
Austin Hedges 63 12
Raimel Tapia 73 10
Albert Almora 75 9
Lucas Sims 89 8

Baseball Haven

Likes:

Name BH Con. Rank SD
Alen Hanson 75 106 2.93
Mike Foltynewicz 50 90 2.25
Nick Kingham 48 91 2.20
Max Fried 58 94 2.15

Dislikes:

Name BH Con. Rank SD
Lucas Giolito 10 5 -3.00
Alex Jackson 93 32 -2.76

Inclusions:

Name BH Lists
Domingo Santana 57 4
Garin Cecchini 46 4
Micah Johnson 79 3
Gary Sanchez 72 2
Steven Moya 78 2

Exclusions:

Name Con. Rank Lists
Aaron Judge 56 12
Eduardo Rodriguez 58 11
Steven Matz 66 9
Daniel Robertson 68 11
Jake Thompson 70 10
Alex Gonzalez 81 9
Rafael Devers 82 10
Manuel Margot 83 9
Franklin Barreto 85 10
Reynaldo Lopez 88 8
Orlando Arcia 92 8
Willy Adames 94 8

Baseball Prospectus

Likes:

Name BP Con. Rank SD
Reese McGuire 59 109 2.77
Albert Almora 38 75 2.18
A.J. Cole 30 79 2.05
Amed Rosario 78 114 2.01

Dislikes:

Name BP Con. Rank SD
Kris Bryant 5 1 -3.38
Daniel Norris 34 20 -2.48
Jose Peraza 92 41 -2.22
Henry Owens 46 23 -2.22
Carlos Rodon 41 17 -2.09

Inclusions:

Name BP Lists
Miguel Almonte 56 4
Michael Lorenzen 63 3

Exclusions:

Name Con. Rank Lists
Austin Meadows 46 12
Kyle Zimmer 47 12
Tyler Kolek 55 10
Trea Turner 72 11
C.J. Edwards 77 8
Sean Newcomb 86 9
Michael Conforto 87 9

Bleacher Report

Likes:

Name BR Con. Rank SD
Alen Hanson 72 106 3.22
Jake Lamb 73 104 3.06

Dislikes:

None

Inclusions:

Name BR Lists
Garin Cecchini 77 4
Gabby Guerrero 79 3
Michael Lorenzen 64 3
Micah Johnson 76 3
Marcos Molina 69 2
Rymer Liriano 67 1

Exclusions:

Name Con. Rank Lists
Tyler Kolek 55 10
Kyle Freeland 74 11
C.J. Edwards 77 8
Grant Holmes 78 11
Brandon Finnegan 84 9
Franklin Barreto 85 10
Sean Newcomb 86 9
Michael Conforto 87 9
Orlando Arcia 92 8

Fangraphs

Likes:

Name FG Con. Rank SD
Steven Souza 52 103 3.52
Ozhaino Albies 34 107 3.36
Rio Ruiz 43 112 3.29
Amed Rosario 60 114 3.02
Ryan McMahon 63 108 2.12
Jake Thompson 29 70 2.08
Manuel Margot 35 83 2.05
Alex Gonzalez 27 81 2.00

Dislikes:

Name FG Con. Rank SD
Aaron Sanchez 70 35 -2.80
Jameson Taillon 66 27 -2.65
Kyle Zimmer 94 47 -2.18
Dalton Pompey 80 42 -2.00

Inclusions:

Name FG Lists
Chance Sisco 78 4

Exclusions:

Name Con. Rank Lists
Josh Bell* 50 12
Clint Frazier* 59 12
Michael Taylor* 62 11
Austin Hedges* 63 12
Kyle Freeland* 74 11
A.J. Cole 79 10

*Since this list goes past 100, I included players whom McDaniel ranked higher than 100 that were included on at least eight other lists.

Fueled by Sports

Likes:

Name FBS Con. Rank SD
Alen Hanson 64 106 3.97
C.J. Edwards 49 77 2.53
Daniel Robertson 20 68 2.38
Christian Bethancourt 37 97 2.35
Rob Kaminsky 58 98 2.19

Dislikes:

Name FBS Con. Rank SD
Mark Appel 89 33 -3.01
Jorge Soler 46 16 -2.95
Jameson Taillon 69 27 -2.85
Blake Swihart 35 15 -2.54
Carlos Rodon 42 17 -2.17

Inclusions:

Name FBS Lists
Domingo Santana 40 4
Chance Sisco 54 4
Colin Moran 61 4
Kevin Ziomek 77 1

Exclusions:

Name Con. Rank Lists
Eduardo Rodriguez 58 11
Nomar Mazara 64 10
Steven Matz 66 9
Jake Thompson 70 10
Alex Reyes 76 10
Grant Holmes 78 11
Jeff Hoffman 80 10
Rafael Devers 82 10
Manuel Margot 83 9
Brandon Finnegan 84 9
Sean Newcomb 86 9
Reynaldo Lopez 88 8
Orlando Arcia 92 8
Willy Adames 94 8

Keith Law

Likes:

Name KL Con. Rank SD
Michael Conforto 41 87 3.10
Vincent Velasquez 56 99 2.78
Ryan McMahon 50 108 2.73
Amed Rosario 69 114 2.52
Orlando Arcia 54 92 2.46
Mike Foltynewicz 47 90 2.42
Andrew Susac 46 93 2.30
Sean Newcomb 48 86 2.14

Dislikes:

Name KL Con. Rank SD
Jose Berrios 97 29 -2.96
Joc Pederson 28 14 -2.26

Inclusions:

Name KL Lists
Colin Moran 73 4
J.T. Realmuto 72 3
Greg Bird 80 4
Justin O’Conner 78 3
Joe Ross 63 3
Brett Phillips 76 2
Dominic Smith 65 1

Exclusions:

Name Con. Rank Lists
Luis Severino 39 12
Sean Manaea 51 12
Maikel Franco 61 10
Steven Matz 66 9
Matt Wisler 67 10
Albert Almora 75 9
C.J. Edwards 77 8
Jeff Hoffman 80 10
Brandon Finnegan 84 9
Lucas Sims 89 8
Willy Adames 94 8

Minor League Ball Community

Likes:

Name MiLBC Con. Rank SD
Jake Lamb 73 104 3.06
Steven Souza 65 103 2.62
Manuel Margot 26 83 2.43
Dilson Herrera 35 100 2.26
Steven Matz 30 66 2.13
Andrew Susac 50 93 2.11

Dislikes:

Name MilBC Con. Rank SD
Raul Mondesi 79 30 -2.90

Inclusions:

Name MiLBC Lists
Rafael Montero 67 2

Exclusions:

Name Con. Rank Lists
Stephen Piscotty 65 11
Lucas Sims 89 8

Major League Baseball

Likes:

Name MLB Con. Rank SD
C.J. Edwards 47 77 2.71
Reese McGuire 64 109 2.49
Jake Lamb 80 104 2.37
Kyle Freeland 30 74 2.13

Dislikes:

Name MLB Con. Rank SD
David Dahl 59 26 -2.21

Inclusions:

Name MLB Lists
Domingo Santana 71 4
J.T. Realmuto 70 3
Justin O’Conner 61 3

Exclusions:

Name Con. Rank Lists
Marco Gonzales 68 11
Raimel Tapia 73 10
Alex Reyes 76 10
Reynaldo Lopez 88 8

MLB Prospect Pulse

Likes:

Name MLBPP Con. Rank SD
Steven Souza 64 103 2.69
C.J. Edwards 48 77 2.62
Trea Turner 19 72 2.57
Willy Adames 61 94 2.54
Rob Kaminsky 58 98 2.19
Jeff Hoffman 44 80 2.05
Max Fried 60 94 2.03
Touki Toussaint 72 105 2.03

Dislikes:

Name MLBPP Con. Rank SD
Corey Seager 13 6 -3.25
Braden Shipley 98 31 -3.13
Noah Syndergaard 37 13 -2.92
Robert Stephenson 63 24 -2.73
David Dahl 62 26 -2.41
Aaron Nola 70 40 -2.08

Inclusions:

Name MLBPP Lists
Brian Johnson 73 4
Brandon Drury 23 3
Gabby Guerrero 45 3
Erick Fedde 78 4
Taylor Guerrieri 57 2
Alex Guerrero 24 1
Cory Spangenberg 29 1
James Ramsey 30 1
Clint Coulter 47 1

Exclusions:

Name Con. Rank Lists
Andrew Heaney 34 12
Eddie Butler 51 12
Tim Anderson 53 12
Aaron Blair 54 12
Hunter Renfroe 57 12
Maikel Franco 61 10
Michael Taylor 62 11
Nomar Mazara 64 10
Steven Matz 66 9
Matt Wisler 67 10
Jake Thompson 70 10
Brandon Nimmo 71 11
Alex Gonzalez 81 9
Manuel Margot 83 9
Sean Newcomb 86 9
Reynaldo Lopez 88 8
Orlando Arcia 92 8

Royals Review

Likes:

Name RR Con. Rank SD
Reynaldo Lopez 53 88 2.19
Rio Ruiz 68 112 2.10

Dislikes:

Name RR Con. Rank SD
Joey Gallo 34 9 -3.17
Tyler Glasnow 24 12 -2.57

Inclusions:

Name RR Lists
Forrest Wall 38 3

Exclusions:

Name Con. Rank Lists
Jose Peraza 41 12
Josh Bell 50 12
Tyler Kolek 55 10
Maikel Franco 61 10
Michael Taylor 62 11
Daniel Robertson 68 11
Marco Gonzales 68 11

Scout

Likes:

Name SC Con. Rank SD
Jake Lamb 65 104 3.86
Alen Hanson 77 106 2.74
Matt Olson 72 96 2.07
Orlando Arcia 61 92 2.01

Dislikes:

Name SC Con. Rank SD
Addison Russell 8 4 -2.68
Jesse Winker 62 37 -2.13
Jose Berrios 76 29 -2.05

Inclusions:

Name SC Lists
Domingo Santana 47 4
Joe Ross 78 3
Lewis Brinson 43 3

Exclusions:

Name Con. Rank Lists
Kevin Plawecki 60 11
Stephen Piscotty 65 11
Matt Wisler 67 10
Albert Almora 75 9
C.J. Edwards 77 8
Alex Gonzalez 81 9
Reynaldo Lopez 88 8
Lucas Sims 89 8

Top Prospect Alert

Likes:

Name TPA Con. Rank SD
C.J. Edwards 31 77 4.16
Matt Olson 62 96 2.93
Franklin Barreto 54 85 2.67
Brandon Finnegan 24 84 2.66

Dislikes:

Name TPA Con. Rank SD
Julio Urias 25 8 -3.40
Jesse Winker 71 37 -2.89
Jonathan Gray 63 22 -2.86
Alex Meyer 99 36 -2.72
Jorge Alfaro 100 38 -2.71
David Dahl 59 26 -2.21

Inclusions:

Name TPA Lists
Billy McKinney 69 4
Brian Johnson 77 4
Spencer Adams 79 4
Tyrone Taylor 51 3

Exclusions:

Name Con. Rank Lists
Nick Gordon 48 12
Kevin Plawecki 60 11
Nomar Mazara 64 10
Raimel Tapia 73 10
Albert Almora 75 9
A.J. Cole 79 10
Alex Gonzalez 81 9
Manuel Margot 83 9
Michael Conforto 87 9
Willy Adames 94 8

Baseball Prof

Likes:

Name BPRF Con. Rank SD
Manuel Margot 23 63 3.35

Dislikes:

Name BPRF Con. Rank SD
Dalton Pompey 67 29 -2.23
Mark Appel 57 38 -2.16
Braden Shipley 99 47 -2.11
Tyler Glasnow 46 21 -2.03

Inclusions:

Name BPRF Lists
Alex Gonzalez 54 2
Brandon Drury 52 2
Gabby Guerrero 58 2
Gary Sanchez 79 2
Francellis Montas 39 1
Christian Walker 41 1
Alex Guerrero 56 1
Steven Moya 63 1

Exclusions:

Name Con. Rank Lists
Sean Manaea 55 5

CBS

Likes:

None

Dislikes:

Name CBS Con. Rank SD
Corey Seager 13 5 -3.14
Carlos Correa 9 3 -2.58
Byron Buxton 5 2 -2.34
Addison Russell 7 4 -2.30
Lucas Giolito 17 8 -2.15

Inclusions:

Name CBS Lists
Peter O’Brien 47 2
Raisel Iglesias 50 2
Jeong-ho Kang 46 2
Devon Travis 43 1
Ryan Rua 45 1
Micah Johnson 48 1

Exclusions:

Name Con. Rank Lists
Josh Bell 37 7
Jose Berrios 39 7
Hunter Harvey 41 6
Luis Severino 43 6
Alex Meyer 44 6
Jorge Alfaro 45 6
Tyler Kolek 46 6
Braden Shipley 47 6
Austin Meadows 48 6
Raimel Tapia 50 5

Dynasty Sports Empire

Likes:

Name DSE Con. Rank SD
Kyle Zimmer 22 64 2.47
Henry Owens 10 30 2.46

Dislikes:

Name DSE Con. Rank SD
Robert Stephenson 45 25 -3.40
Dylan Bundy 27 13 -2.32
Archie Bradley 40 19 -2.23
Francisco Lindor 44 16 -2.05

Inclusions:

None

Exclusions:

Name Con. Rank Lists
J.P. Crawford 32 7
Aaron Sanchez 40 6
Jorge Alfaro 45 6
Aaron Nola 49 6
Raimel Tapia 50 5
Clint Frazier 51 5
Steven Souza 53 5
Hunter Renfroe 54 5
Tim Anderson 56 5
Aaron Judge 57 5
Rafael Devers 58 5
Stephen Piscotty 65 5

Fantasy Assembly

Likes:

None

Dislikes:

Name FA Con. Rank SD
Joc Pederson 15 6 -2.36
Andrew Heaney 62 33 -2.02

Inclusions:

Name FA Lists
Amed Rosario 65 2
Alex Gonzalez 76 2
Adrian Rondon 69 1
Forrest Wall 77 1
Ozhaino Albies 80 1

Exclusions:

Name Con. Rank Lists
Brandon Finnegan 59 5

Prospect 361

Likes:

Name P361 Con. Rank SD
Raul Mondesi 29 60 2.91
Hunter Harvey 24 41 2.19

Dislikes:

Name P361 Con. Rank SD
Jose Peraza 57 26 -2.34
Jose Berrios 73 39 -2.25

Inclusions:

Name P361 Lists
Lucas Sims 65 2
Nick Kingham 79 2
Tyrone Taylor 66 2
Reese McGuire 72 2
Austin Hedges 77 2
Michael Conforto 60 1

Exclusions:

Name Con. Rank Lists
Brandon Finnegan 59 5

Razzball

Likes:

None

Dislikes:

Name RZ Con. Rank SD
Kris Bryant 2 1 -2.83
Carlos Rodon 38 15 -2.45
Daniel Norris 48 20 -2.20

Inclusions:

Name RZ Lists
Amed Rosario 37 2
Lewis Brinson 33 2

Exclusions:

Name Con. Rank Lists
Jonathan Gray 28 7
Henry Owens 30 7
Andrew Heaney 33 7
Jameson Taillon 34 7
Mark Appel 38 7
Aaron Sanchez 40 6
Hunter Harvey 41 6
Luis Severino 43 6
Alex Meyer 44 6
Tyler Kolek 46 6
Braden Shipley 47 6
Aaron Nola 49 6

So Called Fantasy Experts

Likes:

Name SCFE Con. Rank SD
Raul Mondesi 26 60 3.19

Dislikes:

Name SCFE Con. Rank SD
Yasmany Tomas 72 23 -2.43
Rusney Castillo 51 17 -2.39

Inclusions:

Name SCFE Lists
Lucas Sims 71 2
Nick Kingham 77 2
Max Fried 73 2
Kyle Crick 45 1
Kyle Freeland 70 1
Grant Holmes 79 1

Exclusions:

None

Sporting News

Likes:

Name SN Con. Rank SD
Hunter Harvey 24 41 2.19

Dislikes:

Name SN Con. Rank SD
Robert Stephenson 38 25 -2.21

Inclusions:

None

Exclusions:

Name Con. Rank Lists
David Dahl 31 7
Alex Jackson 34 7
Maikel Franco 36 7
Michael Taylor 42 7
Austin Meadows 48 6
Raimel Tapia 50 5

 

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