2016 League Top 20 Prospects Index

League Top 20 Prospects

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 2016 season.

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


League Top 20 Prospects Archive


Arizona League

1. Leody Taveras, of, Rangers
2. Yadier Alvarez, rhp, Dodgers
3. Will Benson, of, Indians
4. Khalil Lee, of, Royals
5. Brady Aiken, lhp, Indians
6. Nolan Jones, 3b/ss, Indians
7. Hudson Potts, ss, Padres
8. Seuly Matias, of, Royals
9. Gavin Lux, ss, Dodgers
10. Fernando Tatis Jr., ss, Padres
11. Anderson Tejeda, ss, Rangers
12. Dustin May, rhp, Dodgers
13. Oscar Gonzalez, of, Indians
14. Sandro Fabian, of, Giants
15. Mario Feliciano, c, Brewers
16. Kole Enright, 3b/ss, Rangers
17. Joe Rizzo, 3b, Mariners
18. Gabriel Garcia, 1b, Brewers
19. Amado Nunez, ss, White Sox
20. Sebastian Rivero, c, Royals

Arizona League Chat


Gulf Coast League

1. Mickey Moniak of, Phillies
2. Matt Manning, rhp, Tigers
3. Juan Soto, of, Nationals
4. Bo Bichette, ss, Blue Jays
5. Delvin Perez, ss, Cardinals
6. Jesus Sanchez, of, Rays
7. Sixto Sanchez, rhp, Phillies
8. Josh Lowe, 3b, Rays
9. Alvaro Seijas, rhp, Cardinals
10. Cristian Pache, of, Braves
11. Kyle Muller, lhp, Braves
12. Daniel Brito, 2b, Phillies
13. Derian Cruz, ss, Braves
14. Carter Kieboom, ss, Nationals
15. Jhailyn Ortiz, of, Phillies
16. Dylan Carlson, of, Cardinals
17. Austin Franklin, rhp, Rays
18. Lorenzo Cedrola, of, Red Sox
19. Diego Castillo, ss, Yankees
20. Lupe Chavez, rhp, Astros

Gulf Coast League Chat


Appalachian League

1. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 3b, Bluefield (Blue Jays)
2. Blake Rutherford, of, Pulaski (Yankees)
3. Estevan Florial, of, Pulaski (Yankees)
4. Kolby Allard, lhp, Danville (Braves)
5. Jordan Hicks, rhp, Johnson City (Cardinals)
6. Alex Kirilloff, of, Elizabethton (Twins)
7. Adrian Rondon, ss, Princeton (Rays)
8. Thomas Szapucki, lhp, Kingsport (Mets)
9. Cristian Pache, of, Danville (Braves)
10. Joey Wentz, lhp, Danville (Braves)
11. Josh Lowe, 3b, Princeton (Rays)
12. Derian Cruz, ss, Danville (Braves)
13. Allen Cordoba, ss, Johnson City (Cardinals)
14. Miguelangel Sierra, ss, Greeneville (Astros)
15. Ian Oxnevad, lhp, Johnson City (Cardinals)
16. Garrett Davila, lhp, Burlington (Royals)
17. Yennsy Diaz, rhp, Bluefield (Blue Jays)
18. Travis Blankenhorn, 2b, Elizabethton (Twins)
19. Nicky Lopez, ss, Burlington (Royals)
20. Brett Cumberland, c, Danville (Braves)

Appalachian League Chat


Pioneer League

1. Riley Pint, rhp, Grand Junction (Rockies)
2. Alec Hansen, rhp, Great Falls (White Sox)
3. Taylor Trammell, of, Billings (Reds)
4. Lucas Erceg, 3b, Helena (Brewers)
5. Jahmai Jones, of, Orem (Angels)
6. Tony Santillan, rhp, Billings (Reds)
7. D.J. Peters, of, Ogden (Dodgers)
8. Gilbert Lara, ss, Helena (Brewers)
9. Jasrado Chisholm, ss, Missoula (Diamondbacks)
10. T.J. Friedl, of, Billings (Reds)
11. Pedro Gonzalez, of, Grand Junction (Rockies)
12. Meibrys Viloria, c, Idaho Falls (Royals)
13. Mitch Hansen, of, Ogden (Dodgers)
14. Cody Thomas, of, Ogden (Dodgers)
15. Colton Welker, 3b, Grand Junction (Rockies)
16. Keibert Ruiz, c, Ogden (Dodgers)
17. Jose Gomez, ss, Grand Junction (Rockies)
18. Ian Kahaloa, rhp, Billings (Reds)
19. Demi Orimoloye, of, Helena (Brewers)
20. Bernardo Flores, lhp, Great Falls (White Sox)

Pioneer League Chat


New York-Penn League

1. A.J. Puk, lhp, Vermont (Athletics)
2. Triston McKenzie, rhp, Mahoning Valley (Indians)
3. Justin Dunn rhp, Brooklyn (Mets)
4. Desmond Lindsay, of, Brooklyn (Mets)
5. Cody Sedlock, rhp, Aberdeen (Orioles)
6. Dane Dunning, rhp, Auburn (Nationals)
7. Will Craig, 3b, West Virginia (Pirates)
8. Peter Alonso, 1b, Brooklyn (Mets)
9. Bobby Dalbec, 3b, Lowell (Red Sox)
10. Jordan Hicks, rhp, State College (Cardinals)
11. Adonis Medina, rhp, Williamsport (Phillies)
12. Keegan Akin, lhp, Aberdeen (Orioles)
13. C.J. Chatham, ss, Lowell (Red Sox)
14. Austin Hays, of, Aberdeen (Orioles)
15. Tyler Hill, of, Lowell (Red Sox)
16. Josh Pennington, rhp, Lowell (Red Sox)
17. Aaron Civale, rhp, Mahoning Valley (Indians)
18. Garrett Whitley, of, Hudson Valley (Rays)
19. Daz Cameron, of, Tri-City (Astros)
20. Alex Wells, lhp, Aberdeen (Orioles)

New York-Penn League Chat


Northwest League

1. Leody Taveras, of, Spokane (Rangers)
2. Kyle Lewis, of, Everett (Mariners)
3. Dylan Cease, rhp, Eugene (Cubs)
4. Anderson Tejeda, ss, Spokane (Rangers)
5. Bryan Reynolds, of, Salem-Keizer (Giants)
6. J.B. Woodman, of, Vancouver (Blue Jays)
7. Garrett Hampson, ss, Boise (Rockies)
8. Justin Maese, rhp, Vancouver (Blue Jays)
9. Heath Quinn, of, Salem-Keizer (Giants)
10. Wladimir Galindo, 3b, Eugene (Cubs)
11. Joey Lucchesi, lhp, Tri-City (Padres)
12. Patrick Murphy, rhp, Vancouver (Blue Jays)
13. D.J. Wilson, of, Eugene (Cubs)
14. Gio Brusa, of, Salem-Keizer (Giants)
15. Bryson Brigman, ss/2b, Everett (Mariners)
16. Chris Pieters, 1b/of, Eugene (Cubs)
17. Matt Krook, lhp, Salem-Keizer (Giants)
18. Melvin Adon, rhp, Salem-Keizer (Giants)
19. Tyler Ferguson, rhp, Spokane (Rangers)
20. Buddy Reed, of, Tri-City (Padres)

Northwest League Chat


Midwest League

1. Nick Senzel, 3b, Dayton (Reds)
2. Eloy Jimenez, of, South Bend (Cubs)
3. Francisco Mejia, c, Lake County (Indians)
4. Kyle Tucker, of, Quad Cities (Astros)
5. Sandy Alcantara, rhp, Peoria (Cardinals)
6. Marcos Diplan, rhp, Wisconsin (Brewers)
7. Isan Diaz, ss/2b, Wisconsin (Brewers)
8. Michael Gettys, of, Fort Wayne (Padres)
9. Sean Reid-Foley, rhp, Lansing (Blue Jays)
10. Franklin Perez, rhp, Quad Cities (Astros)
11. Luiz Gohara, lhp, Clinton (Mariners)
12. Magneuris Sierra, of, Peoria (Cardinals)
13. Jon Harris, rhp, Lansing (Blue Jays)
14. Albert Abreu, rhp, Quad Cities (Astros)
15. Matt Thaiss, 1b, Burlington (Angels)
16. Beau Burrows, rhp, West Michigan (Tigers)
17. Trent Clark, of, Wisconsin (Brewers)
18. Jake Cronenworth, ss, Bowling Green (Rays)
19. Eli Alvarez, 2b, Peoria (Cardinals)
20. Lucas Erceg, 3b, Wisconsin (Brewers)

Midwest League Chat


South Atlantic League

1. Victor Robles, of, Hagerstown (Nationals)
2. Mitch Keller, rhp, West Virginia (Pirates)
3. Brendan Rodgers, ss/2b, Asheville (Rockies)
4. Anderson Espinoza, rhp, Greenville (Red Sox)
5. Kolby Allard, lhp, Rome (Braves)
6. Max Fried, lhp, Rome (Braves)
7. Mike Soroka, rhp, Rome (Braves)
8. Franklyn Kilome, rhp, Lakewood (Phillies)
9. Luis Alexander Basabe, of, Greenville (Red Sox)
10. Patrick Weigel, rhp, Rome (Braves)
11. Phil Bickford, rhp, Augusta (Giants)
12. Ronald Acuna, of, Rome (Braves)
13. Austin Riley, 3b, Rome (Braves)
14. Ke’Bryan Hayes, 3b, West Virginia (Pirates)
15. Touki Toussaint, rhp, Rome (Braves)
16. Max Schrock, 2b, Hagerstown (Nationals)
17. Gage Hinsz, rhp, West Virginia (Pirates)
18. Luis Alejando Basabe, 2b/ss, Greenville (Red Sox)
19. Jose Taveras, rhp, Lakewood (Phillies)
20. Joe Palumbo, lhp, Hickory (Rangers)

South Atlantic Chat


California League

1. Ryan Castellani, rhp, Modesto (Rockies)
2. Chris Shaw, 1b, San Jose (Giants)
3. Luis Urias, 2b/ss, Lake Elsinore (Padres)
4. Grant Holmes, rhp, Rancho Cucamonga/Stockton (Dodgers/Athletics)
5. Yusniel Diaz, of, Rancho Cucamonga (Dodgers)
6. Michael Gettys, of, Lake Elsinore (Padres)
7. Domingo Leyba, ss/2b, Visalia (Diamondbacks)
8. Travis Demeritte, 2b, High Desert (Rangers)
9. Dinelson Lamet, rhp, Lake Elsinore (Padres)
10. Ariel Jurado, rhp, High Desert (Rangers)
11. Andrew Moore, rhp, Bakersfield (Mariners)
12. Dawel Lugo, 3b, Visalia (Diamondbacks)
13. Johan Mieses, of, Rancho Cucamonga (Dodgers)
14. Yency Almonte, rhp, Modesto (Rockies)
15. Drew Jackson, ss, Bakersfield (Mariners)
16. Josh Sborz, rhp, Rancho Cucamonga (Dodgers)
17. Franchy Cordero, of, Lake Elsinore (Padres)
18. Jose Trevino, c, High Desert (Rangers)
19. Rodolfo Martinez, rhp, San Jose (Giants)
20. Ramon Laureano, of, Lancaster (Astros)

California League Chat


Carolina League

1. Yoan Moncada, 2b, Salem (Red Sox)
2. Andrew Benintendi, of, Salem (Red Sox)
3. Victor Robles, of, Potomac (Nationals)
4. Gleyber Torres, ss, Myrtle Beach (Cubs)
5. Francisco Mejia, c, Lynchburg (Indians)
6. Rafael Devers, 3b, Salem (Red Sox)
7. Bobby Bradley, 1b, Lynchburg (Indians)
8. Michael Kopech, rhp, Salem (Red Sox)
9. Erick Fedde, rhp, Potomac (Nationals)
10. Ian Happ, 2b, Myrtle Beach (Cubs)
11. Justus Sheffield, lhp, Lynchburg (Indians)
12. Trevor Clifton, rhp, Myrtle Beach (Cubs)
13. Zack Collins, c, Winston-Salem (White Sox)
14. Mauricio Dubon, ss, Salem (Red Sox)
15. Yu-Cheng Chang, ss, Lynchburg (Indians)
16. Anthony Santander, of, Lynchburg (Indians)
17. Max Povse, rhp, Carolina (Braves)
18. Josh Staumont, rhp, Wilmington (Royals)
19. Travis Demeritte, 2b, Carolina (Braves)
20. Max Schrock, 2b, Potomac (Nationals)

Carolina League Chat


Florida State League

1. Amed Rosario, ss, St. Lucie (Mets)
2. Gleyber Torres, ss, Tampa (Yankees)
3. Kevin Newman, ss, Bradenton (Pirates)
4. Nick Gordon, ss, Fort Myers (Twins)
5. Jorge Mateo, ss/2b, Tampa (Yankees)
6. Corey Ray, of, Brevard County (Brewers)
7. Anthony Alford, of, Dunedin (Blue Jays)
8. Sean Reid-Foley, rhp, Dunedin (Blue Jays)
9. Aristedes Aquino, of, Daytona (Reds)
10. Stephen Gonsalves, lhp, Fort Myers (Twins)
11. Luis Castillo, rhp, Jupiter (Marlins)
12. Brent Honeywell, rhp, Charlotte (Rays)
13. Fernando Romero, rhp, Fort Myers (Twins)
14. Scott Kingery, 2b, Clearwater (Phillies)
15. Christin Stewart, of, Lakeland (Tigers)
16. Brandon Woodruff, rhp, Brevard County (Brewers)
17. Conner Greene, rhp, Dunedin (Blue Jays)
18. Chance Adams, rhp, Tampa (Yankees)
19. Justin Williams, of, Charlotte (Rays)
20. Tomas Nido, c, St. Lucie (Mets)

Florida State League Chat


Eastern League

1. Yoan Moncada, 2b/3b, Portland (Red Sox)
2. Andrew Benintendi, of, Portland (Red Sox)
3. Austin Meadows, of, Altoona (Pirates)
4. David Dahl, of, Hartford (Rockies)
5. Lucas Giolito, rhp, Harrisburg (Nationals)
6. J.P. Crawford, ss, Reading (Phillies)
7. Amed Rosario, ss, Binghamton (Mets)
8. Clint Frazier, of, Akron (Indians)
9. German Marquez, rhp, Hartford (Rockies)
10. Reynaldo Lopez, rhp, Harrisburg (Nationals)
11. Raimel Tapia, of, Hartford (Rockies)
12. Jorge Alfaro, c, Reading (Phillies)
13. Dylan Cozens, of, Reading (Phillies)
14. Bradley Zimmer, of, Akron (Indians)
15. Dominic Smith, 1b, Binghamton (Mets)
16. Chance Sisco, c, Bowie (Orioles)
17. Tyler Beede, rhp, Richmond (Giants)
18. Chance Adams, rhp, Trenton (Yankees)
19. Kevin Newman, ss, Altoona (Pirates)
20. Dustin Fowler, of, Trenton (Yankees)

Eastern League Chat


Southern League

1. Dansby Swanson, ss, Mississippi (Braves)
2. Willy Adames, ss, Montgomery (Rays)
3. Ozzie Albies, 2b/ss, Mississippi (Braves)
4. Tyler O’Neill, of, Jackson (Mariners)
5. Jake Bauers, of/1b, Montgomery (Rays)
6. Josh Hader, lhp, Biloxi (Brewers)
7. Brent Honeywell, rhp, Montgomery (Rays)
8. Sean Newcomb, lhp, Mississippi (Braves)
9. Ian Happ, 2b/of, Tennessee (Cubs)
10. Anthony Banda, lhp, Mobile (Diamondbacks)
11. Amir Garrett, lhp, Pensacola (Reds)
12. Dustin Peterson, of, Mississippi (Braves)
13. Stephen Gonsalves, lhp, Chattanooga (Twins)
14. Chih-Wei Hu, rhp, rhp, Montgomery (Rays)
15. Casey Gillaspie, 1b, Montgomery (Rays)
16. Brandon Woodruff, rhp, Biloxi (Brewers)
17. Zach Granite, of, Chattanooga (Twins)
18. Lucas Sims, rhp, Mississippi (Braves)
19. Domingo Leyba, ss, Mobile (Diamondbacks)
20. Carson Fulmer, rhp, Birmingham (White Sox)

Southern League chat


Texas League

1. Alex Bregman ss/3b, Corpus Christi (Astros)
2. Cody Bellinger 1b/of, Tulsa (Dodgers)
3. Francis Martes rhp, Corpus Christi (Astros)
4. Luke Weaver rhp, Springfield (Cardinals)
5. David Paulino rhp, Corpus Christi (Astros)
6. Matt Chapman 3b, Midland (Athletics)
7. Franklin Barreto ss/2b, Midland (Athletics)
8. Ryon Healy, 1b/3b, Midland (Athletics)
9. Teoscar Hernandez of, Corpus Christi (Astros)
10. Lewis Brinson of, Frisco (Rangers)
11. Carson Kelly, c, Springfield (Cardinals)
12. Andrew Toles, of, Tulsa (Dodgers)
13. Alex Verdugo, of, Tulsa (Dodgers)
14. Franchy Cordero, of, San Antonio (Padres)
15. Brock Stewart, rhp, Tulsa (Dodgers)
16. Willie Calhoun, 2b, Tulsa (Dodgers)
17. Matt Strahm, lhp, Northwest Arkansas (Royals)
18. Derek Fisher, of, Corpus Christi (Astros)
19. Yohander Mendez, lhp, Frisco (Rangers)
20. Harrison Bader, of, Springfield (Cardinals)

Texas League Chat


International League

1. Trea Turner, ss, Syracuse (Nationals)
2. Byron Buxton of, Rochester (Twins)
3. Gary Sanchez c, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)
4. J.P. Crawford ss, Lehigh Valley (Phillies)
5. Tyler Glasnow rhp, Indianapolis (Pirates)
6. Blake Snell lhp, Durham (Rays)
7. Austin Meadows of, Indianapolis (Pirates)
8. Jameson Taillon rhp, Indianapolis (Pirates)
9. Tim Anderson SS, Charlotte (White Sox)
10. Josh Bell 1b, Indianapolis (Pirates)
11. Ozzie Albies, ss/2b, Gwinnett (Braves)
12. Bradley Zimmer, of, Columbus (Indians)
13. Nick Williams, of, Lehigh Valley (Phillies)
14. Mike Clevinger, rhp, Columbus (Indians)
15. Jose Berrios, rhp, Rochester (Twins)
16. Amir Garrett, lhp, Louisville (Reds)
17. Jose Peraza, ss, Louisville (Reds)
18. Cody Reed, lhp, Louisville (Reds)
19. Aaron Judge, of, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)
20. A.J. Cole, rhp, Syracuse (Nationals)

International League Chat


Pacific Coast League

1. Alex Reyes, rhp Memphis (Cardinals)
2. Willson Contreras, c, Iowa (Cubs)
3. Jose De Leon, rhp, Oklahoma City (Dodgers)
4. Orlando Arcia, ss, Colorado Springs (Brewers)
5. Jeff Hoffman, rhp, Albuquerque (Rockies)
6. Joey Gallo, 3b/1b, Round Rock (Rangers)
7. Hunter Renfroe, of, El Paso (Padres)
8. A.J. Reed, 1b, Fresno (Astros)
9. Joe Musgrove, rhp, Fresno (Astros)
10. Jharel Cotton, rhp, Oklahoma City (Dodgers)/Nashville (Athletics)
11. Josh Hader, lhp, Colorado Springs (Brewers)
12. Albert Almora, of, Iowa (Cubs)
13. Manuel Margot, of, El Paso (Padres)
14. Teoscar Hernandez, of, Fresno (Astros)
15. Hunter Dozier, 3b, Omaha (Royals)
16. Brock Stewart, rhp, Oklahoma City (Dodgers)
17. Jeimer Candelario, 3b, Iowa (Cubs)
18. Daniel Mengden, rhp, Nashville (Athletics)
19. Brandon Nimmo, of, Las Vegas (Mets)
20. Anthony Banda, lhp, Reno (Diamondbacks)

Pacific Coast League Chat

Comments