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Top 200 MLB Prospects for 2017 (revised)

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As spring training winds down, let's revise the Top 200 prospects list

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Here is a revised version of the 2017 Minor League Ball Top 200 MLB prospects list. The original version as published in late February.

The changes here are relatively minor: it is my philosophy to avoid wild swings in rankings to mitigate the temptation to over-react to small sample sizes. There are a few key exceptions:

****Cardinals prospect Alex Reyes has dropped from Number Four to Number 53 due to Tommy John surgery

****Pirates prospect Austin Meadows has been boosted from 20th to seventh. Spring training performance was part of that, but the main reason was that after a full review I decided his original ranking was about 10 spots too low.

****Braves prospect Ronald Acuna moved from 68th to 38th. Although there has been a lot of public buzz about him lately, this particular change was due to a tip from a trusted source. We’ll see if it pans out.

****Astros prospect A.J. Reed went from somewhere in the low 200s to 66th. The hot spring is part of that, but mostly it is because I buy into the reports that he has fixed his swing mechanics and suspect that this will be sustainable.

As with the February version, think of this as tiers rather than exact placement the further down the list you go. I will be around to answer questions in the comments section.

1) Andrew Benintendi, OF, Red Sox, Grade A
2) Yoan Moncada, INF, White Sox, Grade A
3) Dansby Swanson, SS, Braves, Grade A
4) Gleyber Torres, SS, Yankees, Grade A/A- (previously 7th)
5) Tyler Glasnow, RHP, Pirates, Grade A/A- (previously 6th)
6) Amed Rosario, SS, Mets, Grade A/A- (5th)
7) Austin Meadows, OF, Pirates, Grade A- (20th)
8) Franklin Barreto, SS-2B, Athletics, Grade A- (12th)
9) Eloy Jimenez, OF, Cubs, Grade A- (11th)
10) Ozzie Albies, INF, Braves, Grade A-

11) Rafael Devers, 3B, Red Sox, Grade A- (9th)
12) Cody Bellinger, 1B, Dodgers, Grade A- (13th)
13) Lucas Giolito, RHP, White Sox, Grade A-/B+ (14th)
14) Jose De Leon, RHP, Rays, Grade A-/B+ (8th)
15) Michael Kopech, RHP, White Sox, Grade A-/B+
16) Willy Adames, SS, Rays, Grade B+/A-
17) Francisco Mejia, C, Indians, Grade B+/A- (19th)
18) Brendan Rodgers, SS, Rockies, Grade B+/A- (17th)
19) Yadier Alvarez, RHP, Dodgers, Grade B+/A- (18th)
20) Bradley Zimmer, OF, Indians, Grade B+/A- (32nd)

21) Anderson Espinoza, RHP, Padres, Grade B+/A-
22) Victor Robles, OF, Nationals, Grade B+/A-
23) Nick Senzel, 3B, Reds, Grade B+/A-
24) Brent Honeywell, RHP, Rays, Grade B+/A-
25) Mitch Keller, RHP, Pirates, Grade B+/A-
26) Kolby Allard, LHP, Braves, Grade B+/A-
27) Clint Frazier, OF, Yankees, Grade B+ (34th)
28) J.P. Crawford, SS, Phillies, Grade B+ (27)
29) Josh Bell, 1B, Pirates, Grade B+ (28)
30) Francis Martes, RHP, Astros, Grade B+ (29)

31) Luke Weaver, RHP, Cardinals, Grade B+ (30)
32) Reynaldo Lopez, RHP, White Sox, Grade B+ (31)
33) Lewis Brinson, OF, Brewers, Grade B+
34) Manny Margot, OF, Padres, Grade B+ (35)
35) Kyle Tucker, OF, Astros, Grade B+ (36)
36) Josh Hader, LHP, Brewers, Grade B+ (37)
37) David Paulino, RHP, Astros, Grade B+ (38)
38) Ronald Acuna, OF, Braves, Grade B+ (68)
39) Amir Garrett, LHP, Reds, Grade B+ (50)
40) Blake Rutherford, OF, Yankees, Grade B+ (39)

41) Mickey Moniak, OF, Phillies, Grade B+ (40)
42) Vladimir Guerrero Jr, OF, Blue Jays, Grade B+ (41)
43) Nick Gordon, SS, Twins, Grade B+ (42)
44) James Kaprielian, RHP, Yankees, Grade B+ (62)
45) Robert Gsellman, RHP, Mets, Grade B+ (59)
46) Triston McKenzie, RHP, Indians, Grade B+ (43)
47) Kyle Lewis, OF, Mariners, Grade B+ (44)
48) Jason Groome, LHP, Red Sox, Grade B+ (45)
49) Jeff Hoffman, RHP, Rockies, Grade B+ (46)
50) Erick Fedde, RHP, Nationals, Grade B+ (47)

51) Corey Ray, OF, Brewers, Grade B+ (48)
52) Sean Reid-Foley, RHP, Blue Jays, Grade B+ (49)
53) Alex Reyes, RHP, Cardinals, Grade B+ (4)
54) A.J. Puk, LHP, Athletics, Grade B+ (51)
55) Jake Bauers, OF-1B, Rays, Grade B+ (63)
56) Alex Verdugo, OF, Dodgers, Grade B+ (52)
57) Tyler O’Neill, OF, Mariners, Grade B+ (53)
58) Justus Sheffield, LHP, Yankees, Grade B+ (54)
59) Zack Collins, C, White Sox, Grade B+ (55)
60) Stephen Gonsalves, LHP, Twins, Grade B+ (56)

61) Mike Soroka, RHP, Braves, Grade B+ (57)
62) Sean Newcomb, LHP, Braves, Grade B+ (58)
63) Dylan Cease, RHP, Cubs, Grade B+ (60)
64) Max Fried, LHP, Braves, Grade B+ (61)
65) Jesse Winker, OF, Reds, Grade B+ (64)
66) A.J. Reed, 1B, Astros, Grade B+ (NR)
67) Carson Fulmer, RHP, White Sox, Grade B+
68) Hunter Renfroe, OF, Padres, Grade B+ (71)
69) Richard Urena, SS, Blue Jays, Grade B+ (66)
70) Matt Manning, RHP, Tigers, Grade B+ (69)

71) Jorge Mateo, INF, Yankees, Grade B+ (70)
72) Riley Pint, RHP, Rockies, Grade B+/B
73) Trevor Clifton, RHP, Cubs, Grade B+/B
74) Ian Happ, 2B-OF, Cubs, Grade B+/B
75-A) Luiz Gohara, LHP, Braves, Grade B+/B
75-B) Raimel Tapia, OF, Rockies, Grade B/B+
76) Brady Aiken, LHP, Indians, Grade B/B+
77) Jharel Cotton, RHP, Athletics, Grade B/B+
78) Chance Adams, RHP, Yankees, Grade B/B+
79) Domingo Acevedo, RHP, Yankees, Grade B/B+
80) Matt Chapman, 3B, Athletics, Grade B/B+

81) Yulieski Gurriel, 3B-1B-OF, Astros, Grade B/B+
82) Tyler Beede, RHP, Giants, Grade B/B+
83) Jorge Alfaro, C, Phillies, Grade B/B+
84) Carson Kelly, C, Cardinals, Grade B/B+
85) Fernando Romero, RHP, Twins, Grade B/B+
86) German Marquez, RHP, Rockies, Grade B/B+
87) Casey Gillaspie, 1B, Rays, Grade B/B+
88) Yohander Mendez, LHP, Rangers, Grade B/B+
89) Ian Anderson, RHP, Braves, Grade B/B+
90) Isan Diaz, INF, Brewers, Grade B/B+

91) Yandy Diaz, 3B, Indians, Grade B/B+ (NR)
92) Bobby Bradley, 1B, Indians, Grade B/B+ (65)
92) Cal Quantrill, RHP, Padres, Grade B/B+ (91)
93) Alex Kirilloff, OF, Twins, Grade B/B+ (92)
94) Franklin Perez, RHP, Astros, Grade B/B+ (93)
95) Tom Murphy, C, Rockies, Grade B/B+ (94)
96) Josh Staumont, RHP, Royals, Grade B/B+ (95)
97) Forrest Whitley, RHP, Astros, Grade B/B+ (96)
98) Ariel Jurado, RHP, Rangers, Grade B/B+ (97)
99) Kevin Maitan, SS, Braves, Grade B (98)
100-A) Tyler Jay, LHP, Twins, Grade B (99)
100-A) Andrew Toles, OF, Dodgers, Grade B (100-A)
100-B) Frankie Montas, RHP, Athletics, Grade B (100-B)


01) Albert Abreu, RHP, Yankees, Grade B
102) Albert Almora, OF, Cubs, Grade B
103) Willie Calhoun, 2B-OF, Dodgers, Grade B
104) Kevin Newman, SS, Pirates, Grade B
105) Lourdes Gurriel, Jr, INF-OF, Blue Jays, Grade B:
106) Anthony Alford, OF, Blue Jays, Grade B
107) Dominic Smith, 1B, Mets, Grade B
108) Hunter Dozier, 3B-OF, Royals, Grade B
109) Robert Stephenson, RHP, Reds, Grade B
110) Harrison Bader, OF, Cardinals, Grade B

111) Chance Sisco, C, Orioles, Grade B
112) Delvin Perez, SS, Cardinals, Grade B
113) Roman Quinn, OF, Phillies, Grade B
114) Christian Arroyo, INF, Grade B
115) Jack Flaherty, RHP, Cardinals, Grade B
116) Dakota Hudson, RHP, Cardinals, Grade B
117) Yusniel Diaz, OF, Dodgers, Grade B
118) Mauricio Dubon, SS, Brewers, Grade B
119) Cody Sedlock, RHP, Orioles, Grade B
120) Luis Ortiz, RHP, Brewers, Grade B

121) Brandon Woodruff, RHP, Brewers, Grade B
122) Magneuris Sierra, OF, Cardinals, Grade B
123) Touki Toussaint, RHP, Braves, Grade B
124) Phil Bickford, RHP, Brewers, Grade B
125) Anthony Banda, LHP, Diamondbacks, Grade B
126) Juan Soto, OF, Nationals, Grade B
127) Andy Ibanez, INF, Rangers, Grade B
128) Zack Burdi, RHP, White Sox, Grade B
129) Rob Kaminsky, LHP, Indians, Grade B
130) Dane Dunning, RHP, White Sox, Grade B


131) Greg Allen, OF, Indians, Grade B
132) Domingo Leyba, INF, Diamondbacks, Grade B
133) Alec Hansen, RHP, White Sox, Grade B
134) Oscar De La Cruz, RHP, Cubs, Grade B
135) Jordan Sheffield, RHP, Dodgers, Grade B
136) Christin Stewart, OF, Tigers, Grade B
137) Matt Strahm, LHP, Royals, Grade B
138) Rowdy Tellez, 1B, Blue Jays, Grade B
139) Matt Thaiss, 1B, Angels, Grade B
140) Jahmai Jones, OF, Angels, Grade B


141) Grant Holmes, RHP, Athletics, Grade B/B-
142) Walker Buehler, RHP, Dodgers, Grade B/B-
143) Aaron Judge, OF, Yankees, Grade B/B-
144) Ryan McMahon, 3B-1B, Rockies, Grade B/B-
145) Adrian Morejon, LHP, Padres, Grade B/B-
146) Juan Hillman, LHP, Indians, Grade B/B-
147) Sandy Alcantara, RHP, Cardinals, Grade B/B-
148) Jacob Nix, RHP, Padres, Grade B/B-
149) Austin Riley, 3B, Braves, Grade B/B-
150) Ke’Bryan Hayes, 3B, Pirates Grade B/B-

151) Luis Urias, INF, Padres, Grade B/B-
152) Daniel Gossett, RHP, Athletics, Grade B/B-
153) Thomas Szapucki, LHP, Mets, Grade B/B-
154) Dinelson Lamet, RHP, Padres, Grade B/B-
155) Justin Dunn, RHP, Mets, Grade B/B-
156) Leody Taveras, OF, Rangers, Grade B/B-
157) Eric Lauer, LHP, Padres, Grade B/B-
158) Braxton Garrett, LHP, Marlins, Grade B-/B
159) Joey Wentz, LHP, Braves, Grade B-/B
160) Brandon Nimmo, OF, Mets, Grade B-/B


161) Ramon Laureano, OF, Astros, Grade B-/B
162) Chih-Wei Hu, RHP, Rays, Grade B-/B
163) Franklyn Kilome, RHP, Phillies, Grade B-/B
164) Desmond Lindsay, OF, Mets, Grade B-/B
165) Derek Fisher, OF, Astros, Grade B-/B
166) Gavin Cecchini, SS, Mets, Grade B-/B
167) Jacob Faria, RHP, Rays, Grade B-/B
168) Nick Niedert, RHP, Mariners, Grade B-/B
169) Jon Harris, RHP, Blue Jays, Grade B-/B
170) Dan Vogelbach, 1B, Mariners, Grade B-/B

171) Bryan Reynolds, OF, Giants, Grade B-/B
172) Teoscar Hernandez, OF, Astros, Grade B-/B
173) Ty Blach, LHP, Giants, Grade B-/B
174) Jaime Schultz, RHP, Rays, Grade B-/B
175) Rhys Hoskins, 1B, Phillies, Grade B-/B
176) Shed Long, 2B, Reds, Grade B-/B
177) Andrew Suarez, LHP, Giant, Grade B-/B
178) Brock Stewart, RHP, Dodgers, Grade B-
179) Trey Mancini, 1B, Orioles, Grade B-
180) Matt Olson, 1B, Athletics, Grade B-

181) Lucas Erceg, 3B, Brewers, Grade B- (200)
182) Marcos Diplan, RHP, Brewers, Grade B- (181)
183) Sixto Sanchez, RHP, Phillies, Grade B- (182)
184) Christian Pache, OF, Braves, Grade B- (183)
185) Yu-Cheng Chang, SS, Indians, Grade B- (184)
186) Lewin Diaz, 1B, Twins, Grade B- (185)
187) Jesus Sanchez, OF, Rays, Grade B- (186)
188) Max Povse, RHP, Mariners, Grade B- (187)
189) Cody Reed, LHP, Reds, Grade B- (188)
190) Renato Nunez, 3B, Athletics, Grade B- (189)

191) Daniel Robertson, SS, Rays, Grade B- (190)
192) Paul DeJong, 3B-SS, Cardinals, Grade B- (191)
193) Mark Zagunis, OF, Cubs, Grade B- (192)
194) Taylor Clarke, RHP, Diamondbacks, Grade B- (193)
195) Steven Okert, LHP, Giants, Grade B- (194)
196) Jeimer Candelario, 3B, Cubs, Grade B- (195)
197) Keibert Ruiz, C, Dodgers, Grade B- (196)
198) Joshua Lowe, 3B, Rays, Grade B- (197)
199) Nolan Jones, 3B, Indians, Grade B- (198)
200) Dawel Lugo, SS-3B, Diamondbacks, Grade B- (199)