I have never made my own Top 100 prospect list & I don't really have much interest in doing that. Many of you guys (& girl) do an excellent job of preparing a list and trying to defend your opinions & perspectives. I am very thankful for all the input as it allows me to generate my own opinions. Life in general keeps me from being able to see many of these prospects with my own eyes so I enjoy hearing many of you discuss prospects that you are able to see on a daily basis.
I basically spend time researching many sites & then I compile my list & sort it by team. I wanted to post my top 5 for every team. I usually end up with a list of about top 30 for every team (with much help from John!) Feel free to discuss, debate, disagree, & shoot down my opinions. I can handle it. I have not seen most of these players with my own eyes so I am simply ranking them based on reading a ton of info on the internet.
Here it goes:
***EDIT*** Brandon Allen has graduated.
***EDIT*** Ryan Kalish graduated (163 AB's). I would add Workman to the top 5 & then my HM would probably be Lars & Pimentel. So many others in the discussion (Doubront, Britton, Vitek, Fuentes, Reddick).
Cleveland--Lonnie Chisenhall, Jason Kipnis, Nick Weglarz, Drew Pomeranz, Carlos Carrasco (HM: White & Knapp)
***EDIT*** Carrasco has graduated.
Detroit--Jacob Turner, Nick Castellanos, Andy Oliver, Daniel Fields, Casey Crosby **Not much after top 3. A healthy Crosby could be very good, but can he stay healthy?
Houston--Jordan Lyles, Delino DeShields, Mike Foltynewicz, Jonathan Villar, Tanner Bushue (HM: Jay Austin) **This system is hard to swallow, just not as bad as Florida.
Kansas City--Mike Moustakas, Wil Myers, Eric Hosmer, Mike Montgomery, John Lamb (HM: Danny Duffy) AMAZING!
***EDIT*** Lorenzo Cain graduated (147 AB's) so I would move Scarpetta to #5 & HM would be Davis & Mark Rogers or Wily Peralta. Dylan Covey sure would look nice in their top 5 wouldn't he?
Minnesota--Kyle Gibson, Aaron Hicks, Miguel Sano, Alex Wimmers, Ben Revere (HM: Hendriks & Arcia)
Philadelphia--Domonic Brown, Jonathan Singleton, Trevor May, Jarred Cosart, Brody Colvin **Was the Cliff Lee trade a failure?
Pittsburgh--Jameson Taillon, Tony Sanchez, Stetson Allie, Rudy Owens, Bryan Morris (HM: ZVR & Brad Lincoln) **If their arms stay healthy, this system could have one of the deepest SP staffs in 3 or 4 years.
***EDIT*** Brad Lincoln has graduated.
San Francisco--Brandon Belt, Zach Wheeler, Thomas Neal, Gary Brown, Jarrett Parker **Struggled to find #5 here.
***EDIT*** Justin Smoak has graduated. How did I miss that one??
Tampa Bay--Jeremy Hellickson, Desmond Jennings, Matt Moore, Jake McGee, Alex Colome (HM: Take your pick! Torres, Barnese, Sale, Romero, Cobb, Lobstein, Wilking Rodriguez, Beckham) **What a strong system!
Toronto--Kyle Drabek, Zach Stewart, Carlos Perez, Deck McGuire, Anthony Gose (HM: D'Arnaud) **I think this system is underrated & has solid depth throughout both pitching & hitting.