Which Teams Drafted The Most Players From The BA 500?

Baseball America ranks player for each draft based on talent, assembling our BA 500 through conversations with scouts, crosscheckers, scouting directors and other evaluators. Now that the draft is over, let’s take a look at which teams drafted the most BA 500 players.

But first, a few warnings: We will caution that using this list as an evaluation of a team’s draft is impudent. Without looking closer at the information, this list could be very misleading. This is a fun way to see which team drafted the most talented players, which is how the BA 500 is compiled and not on where the players will be drafted, but signability is another matter. The Padres, for example, tied the Athletics for the most top 100 players (six). But unlike the A’s, who took five of their six top 100 players at the top of the draft and will likely sign them, the Padres are unlikely to sign three of the top 100 players, Connor Jones (34), Chris Okey (72) and Garrett Williams (66), as all three are high school players with strong commitments to top college programs.

The top 500 deals strictly with quantity but we also have a point value system, which is the fourth number after the team’s name, to account for where the players drafted ranked in the 500. The No. 1 player, Jonathan Gray, received a point value of 500 and the No. 2 ranked player, Mark Appel, received 499 points. Each subsequent player ranked received one less point, down to the No. 500 player, who got one point. The final number is an average of these points. Therefore, a higher number is better. Again, without understanding what drove a team’s average can be misleading. Additionally, this is average is in no way trying to convey that player talent, and therefore value, is linear.

Now, on to the data, with players presented in order of selection with their BA 500 rank in parenthases:

Rockies (21 total, 5 top 100, 11 top 200, average: 273)
Jonathan Gray (1), Ryan McMahon (82), Alex Balog (32), Sam Moll (117), Jordan Patterson (331), Blake Shouse (225), Dom Nunez (65), Konner Wade (403), Terry McClure (164), Pat Valaika (448), Mike Tauchman (369), Sean Dwyer (326), Billy Waltrip (356), Alec Hansen (136), Daniel Palo (349), Kyle Serrano (35), Wesley Jones (432), Thomas Hatch (128), Alex Haines (407), Ronnie Gideon (166), Andy McGuire (198).

Red Sox (19 total, 5 top 100, 8 top 200, average: 273)
Trey Ball (9), Teddy Stankiewicz (77), Jonathan Denney (25), Myles Smith(108), Corey Littrell (130), Mike Adams (351), Carlos Asuaje (208), Jordan Sheffield (88), Jake Romanski (485), Jalen Williams (352), Joseph Monge (451), Gabe Speier (265), Derek Burkamper (302), Ryan Boldt (58), Jimmy Allen (300), Mark Nowaczewski (440), Nick Longhi (296), Matthew Thaiss (224), Trever Morrison (139).

Mets (19 total, 3 top 100, 8 top 200, average: 254)
Dominic Smith (14), Andrew Church (89), Ivan Wilson (140), Casey Meisner (246), L.J. Mazzilli (250), Jared King (68), Champ Stuart (199), Matt Oberste (120), Ricky Knapp (187), Patrick Biondi (247), Luis Guillorme (222), Ty Bashlor (323), Jeff McNeil (396), Colton Plaia (334), John Magliozzi (439), Brent McMinn (443), Morgan Earman (420), Paul Paez (391), J.B. Woodman (135).

Padres (18 total, 6 top 100, 10 top 200, average: 277)
Hunter Renfroe (11), Dustin Peterson (62), Jordan Paroubeck (64), Mason Smith (101), Josh VanMeter (479), Trevor Gott (167), Jake Bauers (173), Justin Livengood (364), Erik Schoenrock (350), Ryan Miller (417), Connor Jones (34), Chase Jensen (261), Marcus Davis (409), Tony Rizzotti (180), Jace Chancellor (433), Jason Jester (370), Chris Okey (72), Garrett Williams (66).

Athletics (18 total, 6 top 100, 9 top 200, average: 270)
Billy McKinney (27), Dillon Overton (60), Chad Pinder (54), Ryon Healy (86), Chris Kohler (168), Dylan Covey (133), Bobby Wahl (36), Dustin Driver (106), Tyler Marincov (270), Matt Stalcup (406), Jerad Grundy (465), Dakota Freese (315), Justin Higley (472), Edwin Diaz (274), A.J. Vanegas (78), Iolana Akau (359), Trevor Bayless (471), Francis Christy (353).

Yankees (18 total, 5 top 100, 9 top 200, average: 273)
Eric Jagielo (16),  Aaron Judge (30), Ian Clarkin (17), Gosuke Katoh (189), Michael O’Neill (79), Tyler Wade (169), David Palladino (304), Nick Rumbelow (424), Brandon Thomas (134), Conner Kendrick (313), Philip Walby (282), Cale Coshow (431), Caleb Smith (263), Drew Bridges (449), Morgan Earman (420), Jordan Floyd (316), Cal Quantrill (90), Cody Thomas (165).

Twins (18 total, 2 top 100, 5 top 200, average: 235)
Kohl Stewart (5), Ryan Eades (37), Stuart Turner (110), Stephen Gonsalves (107), Aaron Slegers (220), Brian Navaretto (185), Brian Gilbert (495), Dustin DeMuth (278), Mitchell Garver (234), CK Irby (237), Nelson Molina (442), Ethan Mildren (375), Brandon Peterson (238), Derrick Penilla (414), Jared Wilson (455), Logan Shore (202), A.J. Bogucki (383), Steven Sensley (344).

Phillies (17 total, 4 top 100, 7 top 200, average: 260)
J.P. Crawford (16), Andrew Knapp (71), Cord Sandberg (40), Jan Hernandez (132), Jake Sweaney (116), Ben Wetzler (243), Jason Monda (395), Trey Williams (276), Justin Parr (408), Denton Keys (405), Joey Martarano (149), Dan Child (275), Mark Meadors (363), Cavan Biggio (67), Tyler Viza (427), Harrison Musgrave (335), Dalton Dulin (368).

Cubs (17 total, 4 top 100, 7 top 200, average: 261)
Kris Bryant (3), Rob Zastryzny (76), Jacob Hannemann (214), Tyler Skulina (73), Trey Masek (49), Scott Frazier (160), David Garner (248), Sam Wilson (358), Zack Godley (487), Trevor Clifton (148), Daniel Poncedeleon (322), Michael Wagner (192), Cael Brockmeyer (393), Tyler Alamo (348), Marcus Doi (388), Jeremy Martinez (226), Zack Brown (385).

Indians (16 total, 3 top 100, 7 top 200, average: 238)
Clint Frazier (4), Dace Kime (92), Kyle Crockett (103), Sean Brady (184), Casey Shane (239), Kenny Mathews (333), Trevor Frank (294), Thomas Pannone (357), Adam Plutko (179), Heath Quinn (390), Sicnarf Loopstok (338), Silento Sayles (457), James Roberts (483), Mark Payton (499), Aaron Brown (99), Wil Crowe (141).

Orioles (16 total, 2 top 100, 9 top 200, average : 277)
Hunter Harvey (33), Josh Hart (57), Chance Sisco (151),  Stephen Tarpley (123), Jonah Heim (170), Travis Seabrooke (441), Drew Dosch (131), Trey Mancini (230), Steven Brault (419), Jake Bray (288), Mike Yastzemski (251), Reed Reilly, (191), Jon Keller (295), Danny Ayers (177), Layne Bruner (418), Robert Tyler (194).

Royals (16 total, 2 top 100, 5 top 200, average: 212)
Hunter Dozier (39), Sean Manaea (18), Cody Reed (104), Carter Hope (176), Zane Evans (111), Luke Farrell (354), Daniel Rockett (447), Xavier Fernandez (437), Brandon Dulin (266), Dominique Taylor (372), Andrew Edwards (387), Javier Reynoso (272), Trace Tam Sing (458), T.J. Zeuch (453), Dalton Moats (416), John Sternagel (297).

Pirates (15 total, 4 top 100, 7 top 200, average: 266)
Austin Meadows (6), Reese McGuire (10), Blake Taylor (55), JaCoby Jones (75), Cody Dickson (157), Trae Arbet (114), Adam Frazier (144), Buddy Borden (376), Chad Kuhl (365), Shane Carle (340), Erich Weiss (321), Nick Buckner (410), Max Rossiter (475), Billy Roth (421), Bryan Baker (241).

Rangers (15 total, 2 top 100, 5 top 200, aveage: 243)
Alex Gonzalez (19), Travis Demeritte (56), Akeem Bostick (147), David Ledbetter (210), Sam Wolff (273), Nick Gardewine (336), Ryan Cordell (196), Marcus Greene (330), David Gates (161), Jackson Lamb (306), Luke Lanphere (491), Sherman LaCrus (328), Jason Jester (370), Dakota Hudson (317), Sheldon Neuse (303).

Cardinals (14 total, 3 top 100, 6 top 200, average: 261)
Marco Gonzales (28), Rob Kaminsky (21), Oscar Mercado (38), Mike Mayers (188), Mason Katz (231), Ian McKinney (213), Chris Rivera (119), Andrew Pierce (314), Nick Petree (259), Malik Collymore (190), Steven Farinaro (423), J.J. Altobelli (459), Zach Loraine (476), Michael Holback (382).

Rays (14 total, 3 top 100, 5 top 200, average: 277)
Nick Ciuffo (22), Ryne Stanek (13), Riley Unroe (53), Thomas Milone (137), Kean Wong (219), Johnny Field (422), Ty Young (129), Roel Ramirez (301), Hunter Lockwood (233), Jamie Schultz (291), Coty Blanchard (500), Willie Calhoun (386), Julian Ridings (204), Ryan Moseley (217).

Astros (14 total, 3 top 100, 4 top 200, average: 215)
Mark Appel (2), Andrew Thurman (44), Kent Emanuel (61), Conrad Gregor (425), Tony Kemp (269), Jacob Nottingham (115), Jason Martin (271), Austin Nicely (342), Devonte German (286), Kyle Westwood (412), Adam Nelubowich (434), Jake Rodriguez (394), Daniel Pinero (467), Randall Fant (468).

Reds (14 total, 2 top 100, 6 top 200, average: 278)
Phillip Ervin (23), Michael Lorenzen (52), Kevin Franklin (232), Mark Armstrong (242), Ben Lively (127), Cory Thompson (121), Zack Weiss (381), Tyler Mahle (281), Scott Brattvet (283), Evan Mitchell (411), Willie Abreu (205), Brett Morales (118), Zack Collins (113), Andrew Benintendi (486).

Giants (14 total, 0 top 100, 10 top 200, average: 291)
Christian Arroyo (102), Ryder Jones (197), Chase Johnson (183), Brian Ragira (142), Dan Slania (153), Nick Vander Tuig (145), Brandon Bednar (262), Tyler Horan (293), D.J. Snelten (143), Johneshwy Fargas (171), Ty Ross (474), Pat Young (193), Jonah Arenado (312), John Riley (150).

Tigers (13 total, 5 top 100, 7 top 200, average: 315)
Jonathon Crawford (24), Corey Knebel (48), Kevin Ziomek (51), Jeff Thompson (152), Austin Kubitza (122), Buck Farmer (98), Calvin Drummond (477), Connor Harrell (235), Zach Reininger (245), Chad Green (267), Tyler Alexander (216), A.J. Puk (85), Anfernee Grier (379).

Marlins (13 total, 5 top 100, 5 top 200, average: 280)
Colin Moran (7), Matt Krook (42), Trevor Williams (74), Colby Suggs (97), Ben DeLuzio (201), K.J. Woods (223), Chad Wallach (347), Ryan Aper (309), Coco Johnson (464), J.T. Riddle (327), Cole Stapler (469), Chandler Eden (70), Daulton Jefferies (228).

White Sox (13 total, 4 top 100, 5 top 200, average: 274)
Tim Anderson (26), Tyler Danish (96), Jacob May (203), Andrew Mitchell (50), Thaddius Lowry (264), Trey Michalczewski (81), Chris Freudenberg (244), Brad Goldberg (444), Tyler Shryock (400), Tyler Barnette (292), Andre Wheeler (404), Adam Engel (156), Tavo Rodriguez (277).

Brewers (13 total, 2 top 100, 5 top 200, average: 232)
Devin Williams (43), Tucker Neuhaus (83), Barrett Astin (126), Taylor Williams (146), Josh Uhen (305), Tyler Linehan (450), Michael Ratterree (373), Andy Hillis (181), Trevor Seidenberger (413), Hobbs Johnson (332), David Denson (285), Luis Aviles (299), Ryan Deeter (452).

Diamondbacks (12 total, 4 top 100, 9 top 200, average: 341)
Braden Shipley (8), Aaron Blair (41), Justin Williams (69), Daniel Palka (112), Matt McPhearson (138), Jamie Westbrook (163), Colin Bray (195), Daniel Gibson (100), Jimmie Sherfy (94), Steven Hathaway (380), Elvin Soto (229), Matt Vogel (374).

Blue Jays (12 total, 4 top 100, 7 top 200, average: 263)
Phil Bickford (20), Clinton Hollon (95), Daniel Lietz (254), Matt Boyd (178), Conner Greene (446), Kendall Graveman (470), Jake Brentz (80), Eric Lauer (125), Mike Reeves (456), Sam Tewes (175), Rowdy Tellez (59), Dane Dunning (490).

Braves (12 total, 2 top 100, 5 top 200, average: 252)
Jason Hursh (46), Victor Caratini (124), Carlos Salazar (93), Tanner Murphy (488), Mikey Reynolds (325), Stephen Janas (355), Kyle Wren (215), Alec Grosser (159), Tyler Kuresa (311), Michael Swanner (324), Stephen Wrenn (109), Connor Brogdon (430).

Nationals (12 total, 2 top 100, 5 top 200, average: 243)
Jake Johansen (182), Drew Ward (87), Nic Pivetta (105), Austin Voth (260), Cody Gunter (249), Jim Yezzo (290), John Simms (377), David Masters (461), Willie Allen (339), Brenton Allen (484), Garrett Hampson (84), Lukas Schiraldi (162).

Mariners (11 total, 3 top 100, 4 top 200, average: average: 239)
D.J. Peterson (12), Austin Wilson (29), Tyler O’Neill (63), Jack Reinheimer (155), Corey Simpson (218), Tyler Smith (460), Zack Littell (498), Lonnie Kauppila (361), Brett Thomas (318), Corey Ray (480), Taylor Snyder (280).

Dodgers (10 total, 3 top 100, 5 top 200, average: 237)
Chris Anderson (45), Tom Windle (47), Brandon Dixon (154), Cody Bellinger (91), J.D. Underwood (438), Jacob Rhame (172), Brandon Trinkwon (307), Spencer Navin (398), Blake Hennessey (482), Thomas Taylor (496).

Angels (10 total, 1 top 100, 1 top 200, average: 215)
Hunter Green (31), Keynan Middleton (319), Elliot Morris (227), Kyle McGowin (211), Harrison Cooney (240), Stephen McGee (392), Grant Gordon (337), Jonah Wesely (389), Blake Goins (256), Ryan Etsell (445).