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MLB.com Top 100 Prospects Discussion

MLB.com recently posted their updated Top 100 prospects. I figured we'd have some great discussion on this list!

Here's the list:

1 - Jurickson Profar, SS (TEX)
2 - Dylan Bundy, RHP (BAL)
3 - Oscar Taveras, OF (STL)
4 - Wil Myers, OF (TB)
5 - Taijuan Walker, RHP (SEA)
6 - Travis d'Arnaud, C (NYM)
7 - Jose Fernandez, RHP (MIA)
8 - Zack Wheeler, RHP (NYM)
9 - Gerrit Cole, RHP (PIT)
10 - Tyler Skaggs, LHP (ARI)
11 - Billy Hamilton, OF (CIN)
12 - Miguel Sano, 3B (MIN)
13 - Christian Yelich, OF (MIA)
14 - Francisco Lindor, SS (CLE)
15 - Jameson Taillon, RHP (PIT)
16 - Javier Baez, SS (CHI)
17 - Trevor Bauer, RHP (CLE)
18 - Danny Hultzen, LHP (SEA)
19 - Byron Buxton, OF (MIN)
20 - Xander Bogaerts, SS (BOS)
21 - Nick Castellanos, OF (DET)
22 - Mike Olt, 3B (TEX)
23 - Mike Zunino, C (SEA)
24 - Archie Bradley, RHP (ARI)
25 - Shelby Miller, RHP (STL)
26 - Bubba Starling, OF (KC)
27 - Jonathan Singleton, 1B (HOU)
28 - Anthony Rendon, 3B (WAS)
29 - Noah Syndergaard, RHP (NYM)
30 - Carlos Correa, SS (HOU)
31 - Julio Teheran, RHP (ATL)
32 - Jackie Bradley, OF (BOS)
33 - Carlos Martinez, RHP (STL)
34 - Kyle Zimmer, RHP (KC)
35 - Aaron Sanchez, RHP (TOR)
36 - Gary Sanchez, C (NYY)
37 - Kevin Gausman, RHP (BAL)
38 - Matt Barnes, RHP (BOS)
39 - Albert Almora, OF (CHI)
40 - Alex Meyer, RHP (MIN)
41 - Mason Williams, OF (NYY)
42 - Jorge Soler, OF (CHI)
43 - Trevor Rosenthal, RHP (STL)
44 - Taylor Guerrieri, RHP (TB)
45 - Jake Odorizzi, RHP (TB)
46 - Chris Archer, RHP (TB)
47 - Nick Franklin, SS (SEA)
48 - Addison Russell, SS (OAK)
49 - Kyle Gibson, RHP (MIN)
50 - Jedd Gyorko, 2B (SD)
51 - Robert Stephenson, RHP (CIN)
52 - Brian Goodwin, OF (WAS)
53 - Max Fried, LHP (SD)
54 - Alen Hanson, SS (PIT)
55 - Rymer Liriano, OF (SD)
56 - Hak-Ju Lee, SS (TB)
57 - George Springer, OF (HOU)
58 - David Dahl, OF (COL)
59 - Yordano Ventura, RHP (KC)
60 - Jesse Biddle, LHP (PHI)
61 - James Paxton, LHP (SEA)
62 - Nolan Arenado, 3B (COL)
63 - DiDi Gregorius, SS (ARI)
64 - Wily Peralta, RHP (MIL)
65 - Gregory Polanco, OF (PIT)
66 - Tony Cingrani, LHP (CIN)
67 - Kaleb Cowart, 3B (LAA)
68 - Courtney Hawkins, OF (CWS)
69 - Casey Kelly, RHP (SD)
70 - Jake Marisnick, OF (MIA)
71 - Allen Webster, RHP (BOS)
72 - Justin Nicolino, LHP (MIA)
73 - Austin Hedges, C (SD)
74 - Lucas Giolito, RHP (WAS)
75 - Tyler Austin, OF (NYY)
76 - Yasiel Puig, OF (LAD)
77 - Matt Davidson, 3B (ARI)
78 - Zach Lee, RHP (LAD)
79 - Kolten Wong, 2B (STL)
80 - Ethan Martin, RHP (PHI)
81 - Andrew Heaney, LHP (MIA)
82 - Adeiny Hechavarria, SS (MIA)
83 - Michael Wacha, RHP (STL)
84 - Luis Sardinas, SS (TEX)
85 - Joc Pederson, OF (LAD)
86 - Kyle Crick, RHP (SF)
87 - Cody Buckel, RHP (TEX)
88 - Jorge Alfaro, C (TEX)
89 - Jarred Cosart, RHP (HOU)
90 - Roberto Osuna, RHP (TOR)
91 - A.J. Cole, RHP (WAS)
92 - Bruce Rondon, RHP (DET)
93 - Oswaldo Arcia, OF (MIN)
94 - Henry Owens, LHP (BOS)
95 - Martin Perez, LHP (TEX)
96 - Jose Iglesias, SS (BOS)
97 - Adam Eaton, OF (ARI)
98 - Aaron Hicks, OF (MIN)
99 - Trevor Story, SS (COL)
100 - Gary Brown, OF (SF)

Guys too high (IMO): Starling (26), Teheran (31), Gibson (49), Lee (56), Gregorius (63), Martin (80), Hechavarria (82), Iglesias (96)

There are others that I think are above my preferences, but I struggle to figure out some of the guys above. The only one I could understand would be Teheran if they truly believe in him. Otherwise I'm actually unsure of how you rank the others that high. It's like they couldn't think of any more prospects so they picked the biggest name (Jose Iglesias) and put him at the back end of the list.

Guys too low (IMO): Bogaerts (20), Hedges (73), Wacha (83), Crick (86), Buckel (87), Arcia (93), Story (99)

Unranked guys that are missing:

DeShields, JR Graham, Choice, Blackburn, Stratton, Flores, Miller (Brad), Rosario, etc. and those were at a quick glance.

Maybe I'm missing something, but this list seems VERY different than what most have.

Thoughts below?

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