2013 Top 100 Prospects






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This year's Top 100 Prospects list is all about breaking down the list to its essential elements.

For every player in the Top 100, we have rated five tools on the 20-80 scouting scale, based on his realistic future ceiling. We've also included breakdowns of the Top 100 from every angle, from risk factors associated with some types of players to demographics of the list, and a look forward and a look back.

Our 24th annual Top 100 Prospects list is the definitive annual ranking of the best professional talent in baseball below the major league level, and a culmination of our offseason prospect coverage. Eligibility for the list follows our standard prospect guidelines, which means any player who has not exceeded 130 at-bats, 50 innings or 30 appearances in the major leagues (without regard to service time) is eligible.

Seven people contributed to the voting this year: editors Will Lingo and John Manuel, executive editor Jim Callis, managing editor J.J. Cooper, associate editor Matt Eddy, and assistant editors Conor Glassey and Nathan Rode. Each person compiled a personal top 150, and we reviewed the composite numbers and made adjustments before locking down the final list.

1 Jurickson Profar ss/2b, Rangers
Age: 20. ETA: 2013.
Bat: 70. Power: 60. Speed: 55. Defense: 65. Arm: 60.
2 Dylan Bundy rhp, Orioles
Age: 20. ETA: 2013.
Fastball: 70. Curve: 65. Changeup: 60. Control: 65. Command: 60.
3 Oscar Taveras of, Cardinals
Age: 20. ETA: 2013.
Bat: 75. Power: 60. Speed: 50. Defense: 55. Arm: 55.
4 Wil Myers of/3b, Rays
Age: 22. ETA: 2013.
Bat: 60. Power: 70. Speed: 45. Defense: 55. Arm: 60.
5 Jose Fernandez rhp, Marlins
Age: 20. ETA: 2014.
Fastball: 75. Curve: 65. Changeup: 55. Control: 65. Command: 60.
6 Shelby Miller rhp, Cardinals
Age: 22. ETA: 2013.
Fastball: 70. Curve: 60. Changeup: 50. Control: 60. Command: 55.
7 Gerrit Cole rhp, Pirates
Age: 22. ETA: 2013.
Fastball: 80. Slider: 70. Changeup: 60. Control: 55. Command: 50.
8 Xander Bogaerts ss, Red Sox
Age: 20. ETA: 2014.
Bat: 60. Power: 70. Speed: 50. Defense: 55. Arm: 60.
9 Miguel Sano 3b, Twins
Age: 19. ETA: 2015.
Bat: 55. Power: 80. Speed: 40. Defense: 40. Arm: 75.
10 Byron Buxton of, Twins
Age: 19. ETA: 2015.
Bat: 60. Power: 60. Speed: 80. Defense: 60. Arm: 70.
11 Zack Wheeler rhp, Mets
Age: 22. ETA: 2013.
Fastball: 70. Slider: 60. Changeup: 50. Control: 60. Command: 55.
12 Tyler Skaggs lhp, Diamondbacks
Age: 21. ETA: 2013.
Fastball: 60. Curve: 65. Changeup: 55. Control: 60. Command: 55.
13 Carlos Correa ss, Astros
Age: 18. ETA: 2015.
Bat: 55. Power: 65. Speed: 55. Defense: 60. Arm: 70.
14 Trevor Bauer rhp, Indians
Age: 22. ETA: 2013.
Fastball: 70. Curveball: 70. Changeup: 55. Control: 55. Command: 50.
15 Christian Yelich of, Marlins
Age: 21. ETA: 2014.
Bat: 70. Power: 60. Speed: 60. Defense: 55. Arm: 50.
16 Javier Baez ss, Cubs
Age: 20. ETA: 2014.
Bat: 60. Power: 65. Speed: 50. Defense: 55. Arm: 65.
17 Mike Zunino c, Mariners
Age: 22. ETA: 2013.
Bat: 55. Power: 60. Speed: 30. Defense: 55. Arm: 50.
18 Taijuan Walker rhp, Mariners
Age: 20. ETA: 2014.
Fastball: 70. Curve: 60. Changeup: 55. Control: 55. Command: 50.
19 Jameson Taillon rhp, Pirates
Age: 21. ETA: 2014.
Fastball: 75. Curve: 65. Changeup: 50. Control: 60. Command: 55.
20 Billy Hamilton of/ss, Reds
Age: 22. ETA: 2013.
Bat: 60. Power: 30. Speed: 80. Defense: 65. Arm: 50.
21 Nick Castellanos 3b/of, Tigers
Age: 21. ETA: 2014.
Bat: 70. Power: 55. Speed: 40. Defense: 50. Arm: 55.
22 Mike Olt 3b/1b, Rangers
Age: 24. ETA: 2013.
Bat: 55. Power: 65. Speed: 30. Defense: 60. Arm: 60.
23 Travis d'Arnaud c, Mets
Age: 24. ETA: 2013.
Bat: 60. Power: 60. Speed: 30. Defense: 55. Arm: 55.
24 Kyle Zimmer rhp, Royals
Age: 21. ETA: 2014.
Fastball: 70. Curve: 65. Changeup: 55. Control: 65. Command: 55.
25 Archie Bradley rhp, Diamondbacks
Age: 20. ETA: 2015.
Fastball: 75. Curve: 65. Changeup: 50. Control: 55. Command: 50.
26 Kevin Gausman rhp, Orioles
Age: 22. ETA: 2014.
Fastball: 70. Slider: 50. Changeup: 60. Control: 60. Command: 55.
27 Jonathan Singleton 1b/of, Astros
Age: 21. ETA: 2014.
Bat: 60. Power: 65. Speed: 30. Defense: 45. Arm: 40.
28 Francisco Lindor ss, Indians
Age: 19. ETA: 2015.
Bat: 60. Power: 40. Speed: 55. Defense: 70. Arm: 60.
29 Danny Hultzen lhp, Mariners
Age: 23. ETA: 2013.
Fastball: 60. Slider: 55. Changeup: 60. Control: 60. Command: 55.
30 Anthony Rendon 3b, Nationals
Age: 22. ETA: 2014.
Bat: 65. Power: 55. Speed: 45. Defense: 60. Arm: 55.
31 Jackie Bradley of, Red Sox
Age: 22. ETA: 2014.
Bat: 60. Power: 45. Speed: 55. Defense: 75. Arm: 60.
32 Mason Williams of, Yankees
Age: 21. ETA: 2015.
Bat: 60. Power: 60. Speed: 70. Defense: 70. Arm: 50.
33 Albert Almora of, Cubs
Age: 18. ETA: 2015.
Bat: 65. Power: 50. Speed: 55. Defense: 75. Arm: 60.
34 Jorge Soler of, Cubs
Age: 21. ETA: 2015.
Bat: 60. Power: 70. Speed: 50. Defense: 55. Arm: 70.
35 Bubba Starling of, Royals
Age: 20. ETA: 2015.
Bat: 50. Power: 70. Speed: 70. Defense: 60. Arm: 60.
36 Chris Archer rhp, Rays
Age: 24. ETA: 2013.
Fastball: 70. Slider: 70. Changeup: 45. Control: 50. Command: 45.
37 George Springer of, Astros
Age: 23. ETA: 2014.
Bat: 50. Power: 65. Speed: 65. Defense: 65. Arm: 60.
38 Carlos Martinez rhp, Cardinals
Age: 21. ETA: 2014.
Fastball: 75. Curve: 60. Changeup: 55. Control: 55. Command: 50.
39 Trevor Rosenthal rhp, Cardinals
Age: 22. ETA: 2013.
Fastball: 75. Curve: 55. Changeup: 50. Control: 55. Command: 50.
40 Matt Barnes rhp, Red Sox
Age: 22. ETA: 2014.
Fastball: 65. Curve: 60. Changeup: 50. Control: 60. Command: 55.
41 Oswaldo Arcia of, Twins
Age: 21. ETA: 2014.
Bat: 65. Power: 60. Speed: 40. Defense: 50. Arm: 60.
42 Hyun-Jin Ryu lhp, Dodgers
Age: 26. ETA: 2013.
Fastball: 60. Slider: 55. Changeup: 55. Control: 60. Command: 55.
43 Andrew Heaney lhp, Marlins
Age: 21. ETA: 2014.
Fastball: 60. Slider: 60. Changeup: 55. Control: 65. Command: 60.
44 Julio Teheran rhp, Braves
Age: 22. ETA: 2013.
Fastball: 65. Curve: 45. Changeup: 65. Control: 60. Command: 55.
45 Casey Kelly rhp, Padres
Age: 23. ETA: 2013.
Fastball: 60. Curve: 60. Changeup: 55. Control: 60. Command: 55.
46 Max Fried lhp, Padres
Age: 19. ETA: 2015.
Fastball: 65. Curve: 65. Changeup: 50. Control: 60. Command: 55.
47 Yasiel Puig of, Dodgers
Age: 22. ETA: 2014.
Bat: 55. Power: 70. Speed: 60. Defense: 55. Arm: 60.
48 Addison Russell ss, Athletics
Age: 19. ETA: 2015.
Bat: 60. Power: 60. Speed: 60. Defense: 55. Arm: 55.
49 Allen Webster rhp, Red Sox
Age: 23. ETA: 2014.
Fastball: 65. Slider: 55. Changeup: 60. Control: 55. Command: 50.
50 Lance McCullers Jr.  rhp, Astros
Age: 19. ETA: 2015.
Fastball: 75. Slider: 65. Changeup: 50. Control: 55. Command: 50.
51 Gregory Polanco of, Pirates
Age: 21. ETA: 2015.
Bat: 55. Power: 60. Speed: 60. Defense: 60. Arm: 55.
52 Nolan Arenado 3b, Rockies
Age: 21. ETA: 2014.
Bat: 65. Power: 55. Speed: 30. Defense: 60. Arm: 60.
53 David Dahl of, Rockies
Age: 19. ETA: 2015.
Bat: 65. Power: 50. Speed: 60. Defense: 60. Arm: 60.
54 Noah Syndergaard rhp, Mets
Age: 20. ETA: 2014.
Fastball: 65. Curve: 55. Changeup: 55. Control: 60. Command: 55.
55 Courtney Hawkins of, White Sox
Age: 19. ETA: 2015.
Bat: 55. Power: 65. Speed: 50. Defense: 55. Arm: 60.
56 Robert Stephenson rhp, Reds
Age: 20. ETA: 2015.
Fastball: 75. Curve: 55. Changeup: 55. Control: 55. Command: 50.
57 Gary Sanchez c, Yankees
Age: 20. ETA: 2015.
Bat: 50. Power: 65. Speed: 30. Defense: 45. Arm: 60.
58 Austin Hedges c, Padres
Age: 20. ETA: 2015.
Bat: 50. Power: 45. Speed: 35. Defense: 75. Arm: 65.
59 Alex Meyer rhp, Twins
Age: 23. ETA: 2014.
Fastball: 75. Curve: 65. Changeup: 55. Control: 55. Command: 50.
60 Kaleb Cowart 3b, Angels
Age: 20. ETA: 2014.
Bat: 55. Power: 60. Speed: 40. Defense: 55. Arm: 60.
61 Alen Hanson ss, Pirates
Age: 20. ETA: 2015.
Bat: 60. Power: 40. Speed: 60. Defense: 55. Arm: 50.
62 Taylor Guerrieri rhp, Rays
Age: 20. ETA: 2015.
Fastball: 65. Curve: 60. Changeup: 55. Control: 55. Command: 50.
63 Slade Heathcott of, Yankees
Age: 22. ETA: 2014.
Bat: 50. Power: 60. Speed: 70. Defense: 60. Arm: 60.
64 Jake Marisnick of, Marlins
Age: 22. ETA: 2014.
Bat: 50. Power: 60. Speed: 60. Defense: 60. Arm: 60.
65 Aaron Sanchez rhp, Blue Jays
Age: 20. ETA: 2015.
Fastball: 75. Curve: 60. Changeup: 50. Control: 55. Command: 50.
66 Kyle Crick rhp, Giants
Age: 20. ETA: 2015.
Fastball: 70. Curve: 60. Changeup: 50. Control: 55. Command: 50.
67 Lucas Giolito rhp, Nationals
Age: 18. ETA: 2016.
Fastball: 75. Curve: 65. Changeup: 55. Control: 60. Command: 55.
68 Kyle Gibson rhp, Twins
Age: 25. ETA: 2013.
Fastball: 55. Slider: 60. Changeup: 60. Control: 60. Command: 55.
69 Wily Peralta rhp, Brewers
Age: 23. ETA: 2013.
Fastball: 70. Slider: 60. Changeup: 55. Control: 55. Command: 50.
70 Brian Goodwin of, Nationals
Age: 22. ETA: 2014.
Bat: 55. Power: 55. Speed: 60. Defense: 55. Arm: 55.
71 Jedd Gyorko 3b/2b, Padres
Age: 24. ETA: 2013.
Bat: 65. Power: 55. Speed: 30. Defense: 50. Arm: 50.
72 Aaron Hicks of, Twins
Age: 23. ETA: 2013.
Bat: 55. Power: 55. Speed: 55. Defense: 65. Arm: 70.
73 Adam Eaton of, Diamondbacks
Age: 24. ETA: 2013.
Bat: 60. Power: 40. Speed: 70. Defense: 55. Arm: 55.
74 Avisail Garcia of, Tigers
Age: 21. ETA: 2013.
Bat: 50. Power: 55. Speed: 50. Defense: 55. Arm: 60.
75 Marcell Ozuna of, Marlins
Age: 22. ETA: 2014.
Bat: 50. Power: 65. Speed: 55. Defense: 55. Arm: 65.
76 Michael Wacha rhp, Cardinals
Age: 21. ETA: 2014.
Fastball: 60. Slider: 50. Changeup: 65. Control: 65. Command: 60.
77 Tyler Austin of, Yankees
Age: 21. ETA: 2015.
Bat: 65. Power: 50. Speed: 50. Defense: 50. Arm: 60.
78 Luis Heredia rhp, Pirates
Age: 18. ETA: 2015.
Fastball: 65. Curve: 60. Changeup: 55. Control: 55. Command: 50.
79 Nick Franklin ss/2b, Mariners
Age: 22. ETA: 2013.
Bat: 55. Power: 45. Speed: 55. Defense: 50. Arm: 50.
80 Didi Gregorius ss, Diamondbacks
Age: 23. ETA: 2013.
Bat: 50. Power: 35. Speed: 50. Defense: 70. Arm: 70.
81 Martin Perez lhp, Rangers
Age: 21. ETA: 2013.
Fastball: 60. Curve: 55. Changeup: 60. Control: 55. Command: 50.
82 Tony Cingrani lhp, Reds
Age: 23. ETA: 2013.
Fastball: 60. Slider: 40. Changeup: 60. Control: 55. Command: 50.
83 Arodys Vizcaino rhp, Cubs
Age: 22. ETA: 2014.
Fastball: 70. Curve: 70. Changeup: 50. Control: 60. Command: 55.
84 Kolten Wong 2b, Cardinals
Age: 22. ETA: 2013.
Bat: 65. Power: 40. Speed: 50. Defense: 60. Arm: 50.
85 Yordano Ventura rhp, Royals
Age: 21. ETA: 2014.
Fastball: 75. Curve: 60. Changeup: 55. Control: 55. Command: 50.
86 Justin Nicolino lhp, Marlins
Age: 21. ETA: 2015.
Fastball: 50. Curve: 55. Changeup: 60. Control: 65. Command: 60.
87 James Paxton lhp, Mariners
Age: 24. ETA: 2013.
Fastball: 65. Curve: 65. Changeup: 50. Control: 55. Command: 50.
88 Matt Davidson 3b, Diamondbacks
Age: 22. ETA: 2014.
Bat: 50. Power: 60. Speed: 30. Defense: 50. Arm: 50.
89 Jesse Biddle lhp, Phillies
Age: 21. ETA: 2014.
Fastball: 60. Curve: 60. Changeup: 50. Control: 55. Command: 50.
90 Hak-Ju Lee ss, Rays
Age: 22. ETA: 2014.
Bat: 55. Power: 30. Speed: 65. Defense: 65. Arm: 60.
91 Henry Owens lhp, Red Sox
Age: 20. ETA: 2015.
Fastball: 55. Curve: 50. Changeup: 60. Control: 60. Command: 55.
92 Jake Odorizzi rhp, Rays
Age: 23. ETA: 2013.
Fastball: 60. Curve: 50. Changeup: 55. Control: 60. Command: 55.
93 J.R. Graham rhp, Braves
Age: 23. ETA: 2013.
Fastball: 65. Slider: 60. Changeup: 50. Control: 60. Command: 55.
94 Daniel Corcino rhp, Reds
Age: 22. ETA: 2014.
Fastball: 60. Slider: 55. Changeup: 55. Control: 55. Command: 50.
95 Bruce Rondon rhp, Tigers
Age: 22. ETA: 2013.
Fastball: 80. Slider: 55. Changeup: 45. Control: 50. Command: 45.
96 Trevor Story ss/3b, Rockies
Age: 20. ETA: 2015.
Bat: 55. Power: 50. Speed: 55. Defense: 55. Arm: 55.
97 Leonys Martin of, Rangers
Age: 25. ETA: 2013.
Bat: 60. Power: 45. Speed: 65. Defense: 55. Arm: 60.
98 Marcus Stroman rhp, Blue Jays
Age: 21. ETA: 2013.
Fastball: 65. Slider: 70. Changeup: 55. Control: 55. Command: 50.
99 Delino DeShields Jr. 2b, Astros
Age: 20. ETA: 2015.
Bat: 55. Power: 40. Speed: 75. Defense: 55. Arm: 50.
100 Roman Quinn ss, Phillies
Age: 18. ETA: 2015.
Bat: 55. Power: 30. Speed: 80. Defense: 50. Arm: 60.