Top 100 Prospects: By The Tools

The 25th Anniversary edition of the Top 100 Prospects list continues the rich history of the definitive list of baseball’s up and coming talent. For this year’s list, we’ve broken out each player’s component tools, rated on the 20-80 scouting scale, with 20 the lowest, 80 the highest and 50 considered major league average.

Keep in mind that these grades carry considerable risk, so take them with a grain of salt.

The Baseball America editorial staff votes on the list and then meets to hammer out the final version, led by editor-in-chief John Manuel and managing editor J.J. Cooper.

Rank Player, Pos Org Age ETA
1. Kris Bryant, 3b Cubs 23 2015
Grades: Hit: 60. Power: 80. Speed: 50. Defense: 50. Arm: 60.
2. Byron Buxton, of Twins 21 2016
Grades: Hit: 70. Power: 60. Speed: 80. Defense: 80. Arm: 70.
3. Addison Russell, ss Cubs 21 2016
Grades: Hit: 60. Power: 60. Speed: 55. Defense: 50. Arm: 50.
4. Carlos Correa, ss Astros 20 2016
Grades: Hit: 65. Power: 60. Speed: 50. Defense: 55. Arm: 70.
5. Corey Seager, ss Dodgers 20 2016
Grades: Hit: 70. Power: 60. Speed: 40. Defense: 60. Arm: 60.
6. Joey Gallo, 3b Rangers 21 2015
Grades: Hit: 50. Power: 80. Speed: 40. Defense: 40. Arm: 70.
7. Lucas Giolito, rhp Nationals 20 2016
Grades: Fastball: 80. Curve: 70. Changeup: 60. Control: 60.
8. Joc Pederson, of Dodgers 22 2015
Grades: Hit: 50. Power: 60. Speed: 55. Defense: 50. Arm: 55.
9. Francisco Lindor, ss Indians 21 2015
Grades: Hit: 65. Power: 40. Speed: 55. Defense: 70. Arm: 60.
10. Julio Urias, lhp Dodgers 18 2016
Grades: Fastball: 60. Curve: 70. Changeup: 70. Control: 60.
11. Noah Syndergaard, rhp Mets 22 2015
Grades: Fastball: 70. Curve: 60. Changeup: 55. Control: 60.
12. Jorge Soler, of Cubs 23 2015
Grades: Hit: 50. Power: 70. Speed: 50. Defense: 50. Arm: 70.
13. Miguel Sano Twins 22 2015
Grades: Hit: 50. Power: 70. Speed: 40. Defense: 45. Arm: 70.
14. J.P. Crawford, ss Phillies 20 2016
Grades: Hit: 55. Power: 50. Speed: 45. Defense: 65. Arm: 60.
15. Carlos Rodon, lhp White Sox 22 2015
Grades: Fastball: 65. Slider: 70. Changeup: 50. Control: 45.
16. Tyler Glasnow, rhp Pirates 21 2016
Grades: Fastball: 80. Curve: 60. Changeup: 50. Control: 50.
17. Blake Swihart, c Red Sox 22 2015
Grades: Hit: 60. Power: 50. Speed: 50. Defense: 65. Arm: 60.
18. Daniel Norris, lhp Blue Jays 21 2015
Grades: Fastball: 60. Slider: 60. Curve: 50. Changeup: 60. Control: 50.
19. Kyle Schwarber, c/of Cubs 22 2016
Grades: Hit: 60. Power: 60. Speed: 50. Defense: 40. Arm: 50.
20. Alex Jackson, of Mariners 19 2017
Grades: Hit: 60. Power: 70. Speed: 40. Defense: 50. Arm: 60.
21. Rusney Castillo, of Red Sox 27 2015
Grades: Hit: 55. Power: 55. Speed: 60. Defense: 55. Arm: 50.
22. David Dahl, of Rockies 20 2016
Grades: Hit: 60. Power: 55. Speed: 60. Defense: 60. Arm: 55.
23. Robert Stephenson, rhp Reds 22 2016
Grades: Fastball: 70. Curve: 70. Changeup: 50. Control: 50.
24. Jon Gray Rockies 23 2015
Grades: Fastball: 70. Curve: 50. Changeup: 55. Control: 50.
25. Archie Bradley Diamondbacks 22 2015
Grades: Fastball: 65. Curve: 55. Changeup: 50. Control: 45.
26. Braden Shipley Diamondbacks 22 2016
Grades: Fastball: 60. Curve: 55. Changeup: 55. Control: 50.
27. Aaron Sanchez, rhp Blue Jays 22 2015
Grades: Fastball: 70. Curve: 60. Changeup: 60. Control: 40.
28. Raul A. Mondesi, ss Royals 19 2018
Grades: Hit: 60. Power: 45. Speed: 70. Defense: 60. Arm: 60.
29. Jameson Taillon, rhp Pirates 23 2015
Grades: Fastball: 70. Curve: 60. Changeup: 50. Control: 50.
30. Dalton Pompey, of Blue Jays 22 2015
Grades: Hit: 55. Power: 50. Speed: 60. Defense: 70. Arm: 55.
31. Mark Appel, rhp Astros 23 2015
Grades: Fastball: 60. Slider: 60. Changeup: 65. Control: 50.
32. Michael Taylor Nationals 24 2015
Grades: Hit: 40. Power: 60. Speed: 60. Defense: 70. Arm: 60.
33. Steve Matz, lhp Mets 22 2015
Grades: Fastball: 70. Curve: 50. Changeup: 60. Control: 50.
34. Matt Wisler Padres 22 2015
Grades: Fastball: 60. Slider: 60. Changeup: 55. Control: 50.
35. Luis Severino Yankees 21 2016
Grades: Fastball: 70. Slider: 50. Changeup: 70. Control: 60.
36. Jose Berrios, rhp Twins 20 2016
Grades: Fastball: 60. Curve: 50. Changeup: 50. Control: 55.
37. Steven Souza, of Rays 25 2015
Grades: Hit: 50. Power: 60. Speed: 55. Defense: 55. Arm: 60.
38. C.J. Edwards, rhp Cubs 23 2016
Grades: Fastball: 55. Curve: 55. Changeup: 55. Control: 50.
39. Aaron Nola, rhp Phillies 21 2015
Grades: Fastball: 60. Curve: 50. Changeup: 55. Control: 60.
40. Aaron Blair, rhp Diamondbacks 22 2015
Grades: Fastball: 60. Curve: 55. Changeup: 55. Control: 50.
41. Austin Meadows, of Pirates 19 2017
Grades: Hit: 55. Power: 55. Speed: 50. Defense: 50. Arm: 50.
42. Andrew Heaney, lhp Angels 23 2015
Grades: Fastball: 55. Slider: 60. Changeup: 60. Control: 60.
43. Jake Thompson, rhp Rangers 21 2016
Grades: Fastball: 55. Slider: 60. Changeup: 50. Control: 50.
44. Henry Owens, lhp Red Sox 22 2015
Grades: Fastball: 60. Slider: 45. Changeup: 55. Control: 50.
45. Brandon Nimmo, of Mets 22 2016
Grades: Hit: 55. Power: 55. Speed: 50. Defense: 50. Arm: 40.
46. Dilson Herrera, 2b/ss Mets 21 2015
Grades: Hit: 60. Power: 45. Speed: 50. Defense: 50. Arm: 45.
47. Jesse Winker, of Reds 21 2016
Grades: Hit: 60. Power: 60. Speed: 40. Defense: 45. Arm: 45.
48. Dylan Bundy, rhp Orioles 22 2016
Grades: Fastball: 70. Curve: 65. Changeup: 60. Control: 65.
49. Reynaldo Lopez Nationals 21 2016
Grades: Fastball: 80. Curve: 55. Changeup: 45. Control: 45.
50. Marco Gonzales, lhp Cardinals 23 2015
Grades: Fastball: 50. Curve: 45. Changeup: 70. Control: 55.
51. Alex Reyes, rhp Cardinals 21 2016
Grades: Fastball: 70. Curve: 60. Changeup: 55. Control: 45.
52. Tyler Kolek, rhp Marlins 19 2017
Grades: Fastball: 80. Curve: 60. Changeup: 45. Control: 45.
53. Aaron Judge, of Yankees 22 2016
Grades: Hit: 50. Power: 70. Speed: 50. Defense: 50. Arm: 55.
54. Jose Peraza, 2b Braves 21 2015
Grades: Hit: 60. Power: 30. Speed: 80. Defense: 55. Arm: 55.
55. Brandon Finnegan, lhp Royals 21 2015
Grades: Fastball: 60. Slider: 55. Changeup: 55. Control: 50.
56. Maikel Franco, 3b Phillies 22 2015
Grades: Hit: 45. Power: 60. Speed: 40. Defense: 50. Arm: 60.
57. Yasmany Tomas, of/3b Diamondbacks 24 2015
Grades: Hit: 45. Power: 70. Speed: 50. Defense: 50. Arm: 60.
58. Raisel Iglesias Reds 25 2015
Grades: Fastball: 60. Curve: 60. Changeup: 50. Control: 50.
59. Eduardo Rodriguez, lhp Red Sox 21* 2015
Grades: Fastball: 60. Slider: 50. Changeup: 60. Control: 55.
60. Kyle Freeland, lhp Rockies 21 2016
Grades: Fastball: 60. Slider: 60. Changeup: 50. Control: 60.
61. Nick Gordon, ss Twins 19 2018
Grades: Hit: 55. Power: 50. Speed: 55. Defense: 50. Arm: 60.
62. Alex Meyer, rhp Twins 25 2015
Grades: Fastball: 70. Curve: 45. Changeup: 50. Control: 40.
63. Kevin Plawecki, c Mets 24 2015
Grades: Hit: 55. Power: 45. Speed: 30. Defense: 50. Arm: 45.
64. Josh Bell, of/1b Pirates 22 2016
Grades: Hit: 60. Power: 55. Speed: 40. Defense: 45. Arm: 60.
65. Trea Turner, ss Padres 21 2017
Grades: Hit: 50. Power: 45. Speed: 70. Defense: 55. Arm: 50.
66. Daniel Robertson, ss Rays 21 2016
Grades: Hit: 60. Power: 45. Speed: 40. Defense: 55. Arm: 55.
67. Jorge Alfaro, c Rangers 21 2016
Grades: Hit: 50. Power: 60. Speed: 50. Defense: 40. Arm: 70.
68. Hunter Harvey, rhp Orioles 20 2017
Grades: Fastball: 60. Curve: 60. Changeup: 50. Control: 50.
69. Jeff Hoffman, rhp Blue Jays 22 2016
Grades: Fastball: 60. Curve: 60. Slider: 50. Changeup: 60. Control: 60.
70. Sean Newcomb, lhp Angels 21 2016
Grades: Fastball: 60. Curve: 60. Changeup: 55. Control: 50.
71. Touki Toussaint, rhp Diamondbacks 18 2018
Grades: Fastball: 60. Curve: 70. Changeup: 55. Control: 40.
72. Manuel Margot, of Red Sox 19 2017
Grades: Hit: 50. Power: 50. Speed: 60. Defense: 60. Arm: 55.
73. Hunter Renfroe, of Padres 23 2016
Grades: Hit: 50. Power: 70. Speed: 50. Defense: 60. Arm: 60.
74. Grant Holmes Dodgers 19 2018
Grades: Fastball: 60. Curve: 60. Changeup: 55. Control: 50.
75. Kyle Zimmer, rhp Royals 23 2016
Grades: Fastball: 70. Curve: 60. Changeup: 50. Control: 50.
76 J.T. Realmuto, c Marlins 24 2016
Grades: Hit: 50. Power: 50. Speed: 50. Defense: 55. Arm: 60.
77. Eddie Butler, rhp Rockies 24 2015
Grades: Fastball: 60. Curve: 50. Changeup: 55. Control: 50.
78. Jake Lamb, 3b Diamondbacks 24 2015
Grades: Hit: 50. Power: 60. Speed: 40. Defense: 50. Arm: 55.
79. Stephen Piscotty, of Cardinals 24 2015
Grades: Hit: 55. Power: 50. Speed: 45. Defense: 50. Arm: 60.
80. Michael Conforto Mets 22 2016
Grades: Hit: 55. Power: 50. Speed: 40. Defense: 45. Arm: 50.
81. Sean Manea, lhp Royals 23 2016
Grades: Fastball: 60. Slider: 55. Changeup: 50. Control: 40.
82. Brian Johnson, lhp Red Sox 24 2015
Grades: Fastball: 55. Curve: 50. Slider: 50. Changeup: 55. Control: 50.
83. Billy McKinney, of Cubs 21 2016
Grades: Hit: 60. Power: 50. Speed: 50. Defense: 45. Arm: 45.
84. Willy Adames, ss Rays 19 2018
Grades: Hit: 60. Power: 55. Speed: 45. Defense: 50. Arm: 55.
85. D.J. Peterson, 3b/1b Mariners 23 2016
Grades: Hit: 55. Power: 60. Speed: 30. Defense: 40. Arm: 55.
86. Franklin Barreto, ss A’s 19 2017
Grades: Hit: 60. Power: 50. Speed: 60. Defense: 50. Arm: 55.
87. Nomar Mazara Rangers 19 2017
Grades: Hit: 50. Power: 60. Speed: 45. Defense: 40. Arm: 60.
88. Andrew Susac, c Giants 25 2015
Grades: Hit: 50. Power: 50. Speed: 30. Defense: 50. Arm: 60.
89. Alex Gonzalez, rhp Rangers 23 2015
Grades: Fastball: 50. Curve: 50. Slider: 60. Changeup: 50. Control: 50.
90. Erick Fedde, rhp Nationals 22 2017
Grades: Fastball: 70. Slider: 70. Changeup: 55. Control: 55.
91. A.J. Cole Nationals 23 2016
Grades: Fastball: 55. Slider: 50. Changeup: 50. Control: 55.
92. Tim Anderson, ss White Sox 21 2017
Grades: Hit: 50. Power: 50. Speed: 70. Defense: 50. Arm: 55.
93. Tyrone Taylor, of Brewers 20 2016
Grades: Hit: 60. Power: 45. Speed: 55. Defense: 70. Arm: 50.
94. Orlando Arcia, ss/2b Brewers 20 2017
Grades: Hit: 50. Power: 40. Speed: 60. Defense: 60. Arm: 60.
95. Ryan McMahon, 3b, Rockies Rockies 20 2017
Grades: Hit: 50. Power: 60. Speed: 40. Defense: 50. Arm: 60.
96. Joe Ross, rhp Nationals 21 2016
Grades: Fastball: 55. Slider: 60. Changeup: 55. Control: 50.
97. Reese McGuire ,c Pirates 20 2017
Grades: Hit: 50. Power: 50. Speed: 45. Defense: 60. Arm: 55.
98. Amed Rosario, ss Mets 20 2018
Grades: Hit: 55. Power: 50. Speed: 60. Defense: 60. Arm: 60.
99. Rafael Devers, 3b Red Sox 18 2018
Grades: Hit: 55. Power: 60. Speed: 45. Defense: 50. Arm: 60.
100. Spencer Adams White Sox 18 2018
Grades: Fastball: 70. Slider: 60. Changeup: 50. Control: 50.
*-Turns 22 on April 7

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