Ask BA: Who Just Missed 2017 Top 100 Prospects?

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Q:

Which players just missed the Top 100 Prospects list. Who else was considered??

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The process we used to build the Top 100 Prospects list hasn't changed in years. Baseball America's staff submits personal Top 150 lists. Those lists are then synthesized (each writers' No. 1 prospect gets 150 points while the No. 150 prospect gets a lone point).

At that point, we spit out a very, very preliminary Top 100 ranked by the combination of personal Top 150s. On that preliminary list, we rank it once by composite score, but also by looking at median rank for each player to try to ferret out which players are consensus picks and which ones aren't.

And then we meet. Yankees righthander Chance Adams and Nationals outfielder Juan Soto ended up the last men out. Twins lefthander Stephen Gonsalves and Blue Jays first baseman Rowdy Tellez were the players who slid in. This year we had 214 players who made at least one writer's top 150.

The complete list of players who were on at least one 150 ballot included: Juan Soto, Albert Abreu, Domingo Acevedo, Chance Adams, Brady Aiken, Sandy Alcantara, Luis Alexander Basabe, Greg Allen, Luis Almanzar, Eli Alvarez, Aristides Aquino, Gabriel Arias, Randy Arozarena, Luis Arraez, Christian Arroyo, Harrison Bader, Will Benson, Bo Bichette, Phil Bickford, Walker Buehler, Zack Burdi, Beau Burrows, Jeimer Candelario, Ryan Castellani, Gavin Cecchini, Yu-Cheng Chang, Trent Clark, Dylan Cozens, Bobby Dalbec, Oscar De La Cruz, Yusniel Diaz, Yandy Diaz, Marcos Diplan, Hunter Dozier, Mauricio Dubon, Justin Dunn, Lucas Erceg, Derek Fisher, Estevan Florial, Max Fried, Carson Fulmer, Kyle Funkhouser, Luis Garcia, Michael Gettys, Andres Gimenez, Luiz Gohara.

Conner Greene, Robert Gsellman, Yulieski Gurriel, Mitch Haniger, Alec Hansen, Ke'Bryan Hayes, Teoscar Hernandez, Grant Holmes, Rhys Hoskins, Chih-Wei Hu, Andy Ibanez, Tyler Jay, Joe Jimenez, Jahmai Jones, Ariel Jurado, Carter Kieboom, Franklyn Kilome, Scott Kingery, Alex Kirilloff, Ramon Laureano, Desmond Lindsay, Shedric Long, Josh Lowe, Dawel Lugo, Ryan McMahon, Yohander Mendez.

Frankie Montas, Kyle Muller, Sean Murphy, Nick Neidert, Brandon Nimmo, Jorge Ona, Brett Phillips, Roman Quinn, Cole Ragans, Bryan Reynolds, Austin Riley, Daniel Robertson, Fernando Romero, Jesus Sanchez, Max Schrock, Cody Sedlock, Antonio Senzatela, Chris Shaw, Magneuris Sierra, Josh Staumont, Robert Stephenson, Andrew Stevenson, Christin Stewart, Brock Stewart, Matt Strahm, Thomas Szapucki, Matt Thaiss, Andrew Toles, Touki Toussaint, Taylor Trammell, Sam Travis, Richard Urena, Luis Urias, Dan Vogelbach, Patrick Weigel, Joey Wentz, Forrest Whitley, Justin Williams, Jesse Winker and T.J. Zeuch.

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