2015 League Top 20 Prospects Index

As a complement to our organization prospect rankings, Baseball America also ranks prospects in each minor league at the end of their seasons. Like the organization lists, they place more weight on potential than performance and should not be regarded as all-star teams.

Unlike the organization lists, which are from more of a scouting perspective, the minor league lists reflect the views of minor league managers, who give more weight to what a player does on the field now. We think both perspectives are useful, so we give you both, even though they don't always match up. For a player to qualify for a league prospect list, he must have spent at least one-third of the season in a league.

Also unlike the organization lists, players can make the league lists even if they exhausted their rookie eligibility during the 2010 season.

Subscribers can click the league name to see scouting reports for all 20 ranked prospects. Chats are free for all readers.


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 1. Trent Clark, of, Brewers  1. Brendan Rodgers, ss, Grand Junction (Rockies)  1. Kyle Tucker, of, Greeneville (Astros)  1. Anderson Espinoza, rhp, Red Sox
 2. Dylan Cease, rhp, Cubs  2. Tyler Stephenson, c, Billings (Reds)  2. Austin Riley, 3b, Danville (Braves)  2. Victor Robles, of, Nationals
 3. Gilbert Lara, ss, Brewers  3. Isan Diaz, ss/2b, Missoula (Diamondbacks)  3. Jermaine Palacios, ss, Elizabethton (Twins)  3. Kyle Tucker, of, Astros
 4. Phil Bickford, rhp, Giants  4. Marcos Diplan, rhp, Helena (Brewers)  4. Magneuris Sierra, of, Johnson City (Cardinals)  4. Daz Cameron, of, Astros
 5. Demi Orimoloye, of, Brewers  5. Peter Lambert, rhp, Grand Junction (Rockies)  5. Daz Cameron, of, Greeneville (Astros)  5. Cornelius Randolph, of, Phillies
 6. Nick Neidert, rhp, Mariners  6. Monte Harrison, of, Helena (Brewers)  6. Albert Abreu, rhp, Greeneville (Astros)  6. Wilkerman Garcia, ss, Yankees
 7. Eric Jenkins, of, Rangers  7. Marten Gasparini, ss, Idaho Falls (Royals)  7. Luis Carpio, ss/2b, Kingsport (Mets)  7. Garrett Whitley, of, Rays
 8. Jacob Nix, rhp, Padres  8. Taylor Ward, c, Orem (Angels)  8. Mike Soroka, rhp, Danville (Braves)  8. Beau Burrows, rhp, Tigers
 9. Gerson Garabito, rhp, Royals  9. Josh Staumont, rhp, Idaho Falls (Royals)  9. Edmundo Sosa, ss, Johnson City (Cardinals)  9. Ke'Bryan Hayes, 3b, Pirates
10. Dakota Chalmers, rhp, Athletics 10. Tyler Nevin, 3b, Grand Junction (Rockies)  10. Eliezer Alvarez, 2b, Johnson City (Cardinals) 10. Austin Riley, 3b, Braves
11. Jordan Johnson, rhp, Giants 11. Willie Calhoun, 2b, Ogden (Dodgers)  11. Ashe Russell, rhp, Burlington (Royals)  11. Ronald Acuna, of, Braves
12. Juan Hillman, lhp, Indians 12. Tanner Rainey, rhp, Billings (Reds)  12. Hoy Jun Park, ss, Pulaski (Yankees)  12. Sandy Alcantara, rhp, Cardinals
13. Jahmai Jones, of, Angels 13. Amalani Fukofuka, of, Idaho Falls (Royals)  13. Ryan Helsley, rhp, Johnson City (Cardinals) 13. Junior Fernandez, rhp, Cardinals
14. Jonathan Hernandez, rhp, Rangers 14. Blake Trahan, ss, Billings (Reds) 14. Ronald Acuna, of, Danville (Braves)  14. Josh Naylor, 1b, Marlins
15. Gabriel Mejia, of, Indians 15. Jake Gatewood, ss, Helena (Brewers)  15. Travis Blankenhorn, 3b, Elizabethton (Twins)  15. Ryan Mountcastle, ss, Orioles
16. Ricky Aracena, ss, Royals 16. Marcus Wilson, of, Missoula (Diamondbacks)  16. Nolan Watson, rhp, Burlington (Royals) 16. Nick Plummer, of, Cardinals
17. Antonio Santillan, rhp, Reds 17. David Fletcher, ss, Orem (Angels)  17. LaMonte Wade, of, Elizabethton (Twins)  17. Jermaine Palacios, ss, Twins
18. Angel German, rhp, Dodgers 18. Johan Cruz, 3b/ss, Great Falls (White Sox)  18. David Rodriguez, c, Princeton (Rays)  18. Adonis Medina, rhp, Phillies
19. Jose Herrera, c, Diamondbacks 19. Joe Gatto, rhp, Orem (Angels)  19. Nick Wells, lhp, Bluefield (Blue Jays)  19. Desmond Lindsay, of, Mets
20. Dylan Thompson, rhp, Mariners 20. Javier Medina, rhp, Grand Junction (Rockies)  20. Carlos Munoz, 1b, Bristol (Pirates)  20. Jonathan Arauz, ss/2b, Phillies
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 1. Andrew Benintendi, of, Lowell (Red Sox)  1. Dansby Swanson, ss, Hillsboro (Diamondbacks)  1. Gleyber Torres, ss, South Bend (Cubs)  1. Yoan Moncada, 2b, Greenville (Red Sox)
 2. Victor Robles, of, Auburn (Nationals) 2. Ian Happ, of, Eugene (Cubs) 2. Anthony Alford, cf, Lansing (Blue Jays)  2. Jorge Mateo, ss, Charleston (Yankees)
 3. Domingo Acevedo, rhp, Staten Island (Yankees)  3. Eloy Jimenez, of, Eugene (Cubs) 3. Ruddy Giron, ss, Fort Wayne (Padres) 3. Ozzie Albies, ss, Rome (Braves)
 4. Erick Fedde, rhp, Auburn (Nationals)  4. Alex Jackson, of, Everett (Mariners) 4. Nick Gordon, ss, Cedar Rapids (Twins) 4. Javier Guerra, ss, Greenville (Red Sox)
 5. Franklyn Kilome, rhp, Williamsport (Phillies)  5. Drew Jackson, ss, Everett (Mariners) 5. Francis Martes, rhp, Quad Cities (Astros) 5. Rafael Devers, 3b, Greenville (Red Sox)
 6. Luis Alexander Basabe, of, Lowell (Red Sox)  6. Taylor Clarke, rhp, Hillsboro (Diamondbacks) 6. Ian Happ, of, South Bend (Cubs) 6. Luis Ortiz, rhp, Hickory (Rangers)
 7. Kevin Newman, ss, West Virginia (Pirates) 7. Andrew Moore, rhp, Everett (Mariners) 7. Brent Honeywell, rhp, Bowling Green (Rays) 7. Touki Toussaint, rhp, Rome (Braves)
 8. Richie Martin, ss, Vermont (Athletics) 8. Chris Shaw, 1b, Salem-Keizer (Giants) 8. Grant Holmes, rhp, Great Lakes (Dodgers) 8. Braxton Davidson, of, Rome (Braves)
 9. D.J. Stewart, of, Aberdeen (Orioles) 9. Cody Reed, lhp, Hillsboro (Diamondbacks) 9. Bobby Bradley, 1b, Lake County (Indians) 9. Yeudy Garcia, rhp, West Virginia (Pirates)
 10. Jhalan Jackson, of, Staten Island (Yankees) 10. Kevin Padlo, 3b, Boise (Rockies) 10. Sean Reid-Foley, rhp, Lansing (Blue Jays) 10. Michael Kopech, rhp, Greenville (Red Sox)
 11. Stone Garrett, of, Batavia (Marlins) 11. Donnie Dewees, of, Eugene (Cubs) 11. Justus Sheffield, lhp, Lake County (Indians) 11. Ariel Jurado, rhp, Hickory (Rangers)
 12. Tyler Alexander, lhp, Connecticut (Tigers) 12. Justin Steele, lhp, Eugene (Cubs) 12. Jacob Nottingham, c, Quad Cities (Astros) 12. Jairo Beras, of, Hickory (Rangers)
 13. Jose Pujols, of, Williamsport (Phillies) 13. Carson Sands, lhp, Eugene (Cubs) 13. Harrison Bader, of, Peoria (Cardinals) 13. Jomar Reyes, 3b, Delmarva (Orioles)
 14. Brandon Koch, rhp, Hudson Valley (Rays) 14. Carlos Herrera, ss, Boise (Rockies) 14. Casey Gillaspie, 1b, Bowling Green (Rays) 14. Malquin Canelo, ss, Lakewood (Phillies)
 15. Anfernee Seymour, ss, Batavia (Marlins) 15. Enyel de los Santos, rhp, Everett (Mariners) 15. Jesus Tinoco, rhp, Lansing (Blue Jays) 15. Cole Tucker, ss, West Virginia (Pirates)
 16. Jacob Evans, lhp, State College (Cardinals) 16. Oscar de la Cruz, rhp, Eugene (Cubs) 16. Kodi Medeiros, lhp, Wisconsin (Brewers) 16. Spencer Adams, rhp, Kannapolis (White Sox)
 17. Mikey White, ss, Vermont (Athletics) 17. Luiz Gohara, lhp, Everett (Mariners) 17. Spencer Turnbull, rhp, West Michigan (Tigers) 17. Tyler Kolek, rhp, Greensboro (Marlins)
 18. Kyle Holder, ss, Staten Island (Yankees) 18. Jon Harris, rhp, Vancouver (Blue Jays) 18. Stephen Gonsalves, lhp, Cedar Rapids (Twins) 18. Luis Guillorme, ss, Savannah (Mets)
 19. Josh Tobias, 2b, Williamsport (Phillies) 19. Pedro Araujo, rhp, Eugene (Cubs) 19. Yairo Munoz, ss, Beloit (Athletics) 19. Ryan O'Hearn, 1b, Lexington (Royals)
 20. Mark Mathias, 2b, Mahoning Valley (Indians) 20. Carlos Hernandez, rhp, Hillsboro (Diamondbacks) 20. Paul DeJong, 3b, Peoria (Cardinals) 20. Rhys Hoskins, 1b, Lakewood (Phillies)
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 1. Sean Newcomb, lhp, Inland Empire (Angels)  1. Lucas Giolito, rhp, Potomac (Nationals)  1. Alex Reyes, rhp, Palm Beach (Cardinals) 1. Lucas Giolito, rhp, Harrisburg (Nationals)
 2. Franklin Barreto, ss, Stockton (Athletics) 2. Bradley Zimmer, of, Lynchburg (Indians)  2. Michael Conforto, of, St. Lucie (Mets) 2. J.P. Crawford, ss, Reading (Phillies)
 3. A.J. Reed, 1b, Lancaster (Astros) 3. Manuel Margot, of, Salem (Red Sox)  3. Austin Meadows, of, Bradenton (Pirates) 3. Michael Conforto, of, Binghamton (Mets)
 4. Ryan McMahon, 3b, Modesto (Rockies) 4. Reynaldo Lopez, rhp, Potomac (Nationals)  4. Willy Adames, ss, Charlotte (Rays) 4. Tyler Glasnow, rhp, Altoona (Pirates)
 5. Alex Bregman, ss, Lancaster (Astros) 5. Clint Frazier, of, Lynchburg (Indians)  5. Jeff Hoffman, rhp, Dunedin (Blue Jays) 5. Jeff Hoffman, rhp, New Hampshire (Blue Jays)/New Britain (Rockies)
 6. Antonio Senzatela, rhp, Modesto (Rockies) 6. Cody Reed, lhp, Wilmington (Royals)  6. Amir Garrett, lhp, Daytona (Reds) 6. Aaron Nola, rhp, Reading (Phillies)
 7. Lewis Brinson, of, High Desert (Rangers) 7. Duane Underwood, rhp, Myrtle Beach (Cubs)  7. Amed Rosario, ss, St. Lucie (Mets) 7. Michael Fulmer, rhp, Binghamton (Mets)/Erie (Tigers)
 8. Brett Phillips, of, Lancaster (Astros) 8. Nick Pivetta, rhp, Potomac (Nationals)  8. Anthony Alford, of, Dunedin (Blue Jays) 8. Joe Ross, rhp, Harrisburg (Nationals)
 9. Chris Ellis, rhp, Inland Empire (Angels) 9. Sam Travis, 1b, Salem (Red Sox) 9. Brent Honeywell, rhp, Charlotte (Rays) 9. Bradley Zimmer, of, Akron (Indians)
10. Yairo Munoz, ss, Stockton (Athletics) 10. Chance Sisco, c, Frederick (Orioles)  10. Jake Bauers, 1b, Charlotte (Rays) 10. Manuel Margot, of, Portland (Red Sox)
11. Christian Arroyo, ss, San Jose (Giants) 11. Trey Michalczewski, 3b, Winston-Salem (White Sox)  11. Reese McGuire, c, Bradenton (Pirates) 11. David Dahl, of, New Britain (Rockies)
12. Matt Chapman, 3b, Stockton (Athletics) 12. Adam Plutko, rhp, Lynchburg (Indians)  12. Harold Ramirez, of, Bradenton (Pirates) 12. Trevor Story, ss/2b, New Britain (Rockies)
13. Cody Bellinger, 1b/of, Rancho Cucamonga (Dodgers) 13. Jeimer Candelario, 3b, Myrtle Beach (Cubs) 13. Alex Blandino, ss/2b, Daytona (Reds) 13. Gavin Cecchini, ss, Binghamton (Mets)
14. Zack Godley, rhp, Visalia (Diamondbacks) 14. Adam Engel, of, Winston-Salem (White Sox) 14. Dominic Smith, 1b, St. Lucie (Mets) 14. Andrew Knapp, c, Reading (Phillies)
15. Ryan Cordell, of/3b, High Desert (Rangers) 15. Mark Zagunis, of, Myrtle Beach (Cubs) 15. Kohl Stewart, rhp, Fort Myers (Twins) 15. Aaron Judge, of, Trenton (Yankees)
16. Tyler Beede, rhp, San Jose (Giants) 16. Trey Mancini, 1b, Frederick (Orioles) 16. Stephen Gonsalves, lhp, Fort Myers (Twins) 16. Greg Bird, 1b, Trenton (Yankees)
17. Raimel Tapia, of, Modesto (Rockies) 17. Nellie Rodriguez, 1b, Lynchburg (Indians) 17. Luke Weaver, rhp, Palm Beach (Cardinals) 17. Mike Clevinger, rhp, Akron (Indians)
18. Keury Mella, rhp, San Jose (Giants) 18. Dustin Peterson, of, Carolina (Braves) 18. Tyler Wade, ss/2b, Tampa (Yankees) 18. Trey Mancini, 1b, Bowie (Orioles)
19. Tyler O'Neill, of, Bakersfield (Mariners) 19. Wendell Rijo, 2b, Salem (Red Sox) 19. Engelb Vielma, ss, Fort Myers (Twins) 19. Brandon Nimmo, of, Binghamton (Mets)
20. Ryan Yarbrough, lhp, Bakersfield (Mariners) 20. Austen Williams, rhp, Potomac (Nationals) 20. JaCoby Jones, ss, Bradenton (Pirates) 20. Josh Bell, 1b, Altoona (Pirates)
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 1. Miguel Sano, 3b, Chattanooga (Twins) 1. Julio Urias, lhp, Tulsa (Dodgers)  1. Francisco Lindor, ss Columbus (Indians) 1. Corey Seager, ss, Oklahoma City (Dodgers)
 2. Byron Buxton, of, Chattanooga (Twins) 2. Joey Gallo, 3b/of, Frisco (Rangers) 2. Luis Severino, rhp Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees) 2. Joey Gallo, 3b/of, Round Rock (Rangers)
 3. Orlando Arcia, ss, Biloxi (Brewers) 3. Jose De Leon, rhp, Tulsa (Dodgers) 3. Maikel Franco, 3b Lehigh Valley (Phillies) 3. Steven Matz, lhp, Las Vegas (Mets)
 4. Kyle Schwarber, c, Tennessee (Cubs) 4. Trea Turner, ss, San Antonio (Padres) 4. Trea Turner, ss Syracuse (Nationals) 4. Jon Gray, rhp, Albuquerque (Rockies)
 5. Blake Snell, lhp, Montgomery (Rays) 5. Raul A. Mondesi, ss, Northwest Arkansas (Royals) 5. Eduardo Rodriguez, lhp Pawtucket (Red Sox) 5. Mark Appel, rhp, Fresno (Astros)
 6. Max Kepler, of/1b, Chattanooga (Twins) 6. A.J. Reed, 1b, Corpus Christi (Astros) 6. Greg Bird, 1b Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees) 6. Andrew Heaney, lhp, Salt Lake (Angels)
 7. Jorge Lopez, rhp, Biloxi (Brewers) 7. Nick Williams, of, Frisco (Rangers) 7. Daniel Norris, lhp Buffalo (Blue Jays) 7. Stephen Piscotty, of, Memphis (Cardinals)
 8. Tim Anderson, ss, Birmingham (White Sox) 8. Brett Phillips, of, Corpus Christi (Astros) 8. Henry Owens, lhp Pawtucket (Red Sox) 8. Ketel Marte, ss/2b, Tacoma (Mariners)
 9. Jose Berrios, rhp, Chattanooga (Twins) 9. Sean Manaea, lhp, Northwest Arkansas (Royals)/Midland (Athletics) 9. Jose Berrios, rhp Rochester (Twins) 9. Trevor Story, ss, Albuquerque (Rockies)
 10. Cody Reed, lhp, Pensacola (Reds) 10. Chad Pinder, ss, Midland (Athletics) 10. Aaron Judge, of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees) 10. Dilson Herrera, 2b, Las Vegas (Mets)
 11. Willson Contreras, c/3b, Tennessee (Cubs) 11. Michael Feliz, rhp, Corpus Christi (Astros) 11. Robert Stephenson, rhp, Louisville (Reds) 11. Aaron Blair, rhp, Reno (Diamondbacks)
 12. Robert Stephenson, rhp, Pensacola (Reds) 12. Nomar Mazara, of, Frisco (Rangers) 12. Josh Bell, 1b, Indianapolis (Pirates) 12. Chi Chi Gonzalez, rhp, Round Rock (Rangers)
 13. Aaron Blair, rhp, Mobile (Diamondbacks) 13. Hunter Renfroe, of, San Antonio (Padres) 13. Brian Johnson, lhp, Pawtucket (Red Sox) 13. Domingo Santana, of, Fresno (Astros)/Colorado Springs (Brewers)
 14. Jorge Polanco, ss/2b, Chattanooga (Twins) 14. Jorge Alfaro, c, Frisco (Rangers) 14. Jose Peraza, 2b/of, Gwinnett (Braves) 14. Brandon Drury, 3b/2b, Reno (Diamondbacks)
 15. Brandon Drury, 2b/3b, Mobile (Diamondbacks) 15. Kyle Zimmer, rhp, Northwest Arkansas (Royals) 15. Rusney Castillo, of, Pawtucket (Red Sox) 15. Preston Tucker, of, Fresno (Astros)
 16. Mallex Smith, of, Mississippi (Braves) 16. Jharel Cotton, rhp, Tulsa (Dodgers) 16. Dalton Pompey, of, Buffalo (Blue Jays) 16. Marco Gonzales, lhp, Memphis (Cardinals)
 17. Frankie Montas, rhp, Birmingham (White Sox) 17. Jake Thompson, rhp, Frisco (Rangers) 17. Matt Wisler, rhp, Gwinnett (Braves) 17. Chris Bassitt, rhp, Nashville (Athletics)
 18. Jesse Winker, of, Pensacola (Reds) 18. Matt Olson, 1b/of, Midland (Athletics) 18. Gary Sanchez, c, Scranton/W-B (Yankees) 18. Peter O'Brien, of/c, Reno (Diamondbacks)
 19. Albert Almora, of, Tennessee (Cubs) 19. Renato Nunez, 3b, Midland (Athletics) 19. Aaron Altherr, of, Lehigh Valley (Phillies) 19. Tony Kemp, 2b/of, Fresno (Astros)
 20. Tyrell Jenkins, rhp, Mississippi (Braves) 20. Colin Moran, 3b, Corpus Christi (Astros) 20. Deven Marrero, ss, Pawtucket (Red Sox) 20. Taylor Jungmann, rhp, Colorado Springs (Brewers)
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1. Austin Wright, lhp Windy City (Frontier)
2. John Brebbia, rhp, Laredo (American Association)
3. Joe Maloney, c/of, Rockland (Can-Am)
4. Noah Perio, ss, Sioux City (American Association)
5. Patrick Johnson, rhp, Sioux City (American Association)
6. Taylor Ard, 3b, River City (Frontier)
7. Logan Vick, OF, Amarillo (American Association)
8. Connor Little, rhp, Evansville (Frontier)
9. Kevin Cravey, RHP, St. Paul (American Association)
10. Daniel Bick, SS, Ottawa (Can-AM)
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