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KLaw's Top 100 Prospects List (Complete)

Jaypers

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The geniuses at ESPN decided to divide his Top 100 into groups of 20 this year.

As Casey Kasem used to say, "On with the countdown!".

(Insiders can read his scouting reports.)


Today: 81-100.

81. Sean Newcomb, LHP, Atlanta Braves
82. Matt Manning, RHP, Detroit Tigers
83. Riley Pint, RHP, Colorado Rockies
84. Justin Dunn, RHP, New York Mets
85. Triston McKenzie, RHP, Cleveland Indians
86. Dylan Cease, RHP, Chicago Cubs
87. Kohl Stewart, RHP, Minnesota Twins
88. Justus Sheffield, LHP, New York Yankees
89. Jack Flaherty, RHP, St. Louis Cardinals
90. Jahmai Jones, OF, Los Angeles Angels
91. Stephen Gonsalves, LHP, Minnesota Twins
92. Christin Stewart, OF, Detroit Tigers
93. A.J. Puk, LHP, Oakland Athletics
94. Luis Castillo, RHP, Cincinnati Reds
95. Zack Collins, C, Chicago White Sox
96. Jeff Hoffman, RHP, Colorado Rockies
97. Alex Kirilloff, OF, Minnesota Twins
98. Sam Travis, 1B, Boston Red Sox
99. Robert Stephenson, RHP, Cincinnati Reds
100. Brandon Woodruff, RHP, Milwaukee Brewers

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TGutta

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Surprised to still see Kohl Stewart on a Top 100 list, let alone ahead of Gonsalves and Kirilloff. Wonder if Tyler Jay will make his Top 80, Nick Gordon will certainly be there.
 
I always look forward to seeing K.Law's top 100 lists, thanks Japs!

Nice to see Newcomb still remaining on a top 100 list after his subpar 2016 season. His lack of command worries me and leads me to believe he no longer has frontline potential but if he can work on improving it he could still become a very good mid-rotation starter. I'm a little curious why he has Puk ranked so low as I would have thought he'd be somewhere around the 50-60 range. Seeing Kohl Stewart on there is a bit of a head scratcher.
 

Jaypers

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I always look forward to seeing K.Law's top 100 lists, thanks Japs!

Nice to see Newcomb still remaining on a top 100 list after his subpar 2016 season. His lack of command worries me and leads me to believe he no longer has frontline potential but if he can work on improving it he could still become a very good mid-rotation starter. I'm a little curious why he has Puk ranked so low as I would have thought he'd be somewhere around the 50-60 range. Seeing Kohl Stewart on there is a bit of a head scratcher.
Puk is way lower here than I had him ranked. Clearly he's not nearly as optimistic about his inconsistent outings, but I see a potential ace if everything works out.
 

Jaypers

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Today - #61-80 .

80. Adrian Morejon, LHP, San Diego Padres
79. Luis Ortiz, RHP, Milwaukee Brewers
78. Forrest Whitley, RHP, Houston Astros
77. Luiz Gohara, LHP, Atlanta Braves
76. Robert Gsellman, RHP, New York Mets
75. Yohander Mendez, LHP, Texas Rangers
74. Ke’Bryan Hayes, 3B, Pittsburgh Pirates
73. Jose De Leon, RHP, Tampa Bay Rays
72. Sean Reid-Foley, RHP, Toronto Blue Jays
71. Josh Hader, LHP, Milwaukee Brewers
70. Lucas Erceg, 3B, Milwaukee Brewers
69. Chance Sisco, C, Baltimore Orioles
68. Kyle Lewis, OF, Seattle Mariners
67. Trent Clark, OF, Milwaukee Brewers
66. Franklin Perez, RHP, Houston Astros
65. Fernando Romero, RHP, Minnesota Twins
64. Ariel Jurado, RHP, Texas Rangers
63. Ian Happ, 2B/OF, Chicago Cubs
62. Tyler Beede, RHP, San Francisco Giants
61. Delvin Perez, SS, St. Louis Cardinals

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Just noticed De Leon at #73 . That really surprises me, I wasn't expecting to see his name until we got to the #21-40 rankings.

I guess he has him ranked lower because he's 24 or maybe his poor debut in the majors (which was a very small sample size and sort of to be expected with most pitchers when first called up IMO)
 

PeteD

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Just noticed De Leon at #73 . That really surprises me, I wasn't expecting to see his name until we got to the #21-40 rankings.

I guess he has him ranked lower because he's 24 or maybe his poor debut in the majors (which was a very small sample size and sort of to be expected with most pitchers when first called up IMO)
Saw his start against the Yankees in that band box and he held his own. The Rays will teach him a decent off speed pitch.
 

scotty216brs

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Just noticed De Leon at #73 . That really surprises me, I wasn't expecting to see his name until we got to the #21-40 rankings.

I guess he has him ranked lower because he's 24 or maybe his poor debut in the majors (which was a very small sample size and sort of to be expected with most pitchers when first called up IMO)
I can't take this list seriously after seeing that ranking.
 

Jaypers

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Today: 41-60.

Surprised at Tatis' ranking. I didn't expect to see him at all.


60. Thomas Szapucki, LHP, New York Mets
59. Kevin Maitan, SS, Atlanta Braves
58. Raimel Tapia, OF, Colorado Rockies
57. Kyle Tucker, OF, Houston Astros
56. Franklin Barreto, SS, Oakland Athletics
55. Anthony Alford, OF, Toronto Blue Jays
54. Brent Honeywell, RHP, Tampa Bay Rays
53. Nick Gordon, SS, Minnesota Twins
52. Ian Anderson, RHP, Atlanta Braves
51. Carson Kelly, C, St. Louis Cardinals
50. Max Fried, LHP, Atlanta Braves
49. Jesse Winker, OF, Cincinnati Reds
48. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 3B, Toronto Blue Jays
47. Fernando Tatis Jr., SS/3B, San Diego Padres
46. Yadier Alvarez, RHP, Los Angeles Dodgers
45. Jorge Alfaro, C, Philadelphia Phillies
44. Aaron Judge, RF, New York Yankees
43. Willy Adames, SS, Tampa Bay Rays
42. Braxton Garrett, LHP, Miami Marlins
41. Isan Diaz, 2B/SS, Milwaukee Brewers

2017 prospect rankings: 60-41 - Keith Law Blog- ESPN
 

jbone17

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Today: 41-60.

Surprised at Tatis' ranking. I didn't expect to see him at all.


60. Thomas Szapucki, LHP, New York Mets
59. Kevin Maitan, SS, Atlanta Braves
58. Raimel Tapia, OF, Colorado Rockies
57. Kyle Tucker, OF, Houston Astros
56. Franklin Barreto, SS, Oakland Athletics
55. Anthony Alford, OF, Toronto Blue Jays
54. Brent Honeywell, RHP, Tampa Bay Rays
53. Nick Gordon, SS, Minnesota Twins
52. Ian Anderson, RHP, Atlanta Braves
51. Carson Kelly, C, St. Louis Cardinals
50. Max Fried, LHP, Atlanta Braves
49. Jesse Winker, OF, Cincinnati Reds
48. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 3B, Toronto Blue Jays
47. Fernando Tatis Jr., SS/3B, San Diego Padres
46. Yadier Alvarez, RHP, Los Angeles Dodgers
45. Jorge Alfaro, C, Philadelphia Phillies
44. Aaron Judge, RF, New York Yankees
43. Willy Adames, SS, Tampa Bay Rays
42. Braxton Garrett, LHP, Miami Marlins
41. Isan Diaz, 2B/SS, Milwaukee Brewers

2017 prospect rankings: 60-41 - Keith Law Blog- ESPN
Yeah...I don't get this list by Law. How is Puk 93 and Tatis Jr. is a top 50, ahead of Guerrero Jr., nonetheless? Jose De Leon is easily a top 30 prospect. How is Ian Anderson and Max Fried, for starters, ahead of him?
 
Yeah...I don't get this list by Law. How is Puk 93 and Tatis Jr. is a top 50, ahead of Guerrero Jr., nonetheless? Jose De Leon is easily a top 30 prospect. How is Ian Anderson and Max Fried, for starters, ahead of him?
I have noticed that K.Law loves to overrate Braves prospects and I suppose that is why I always look forward to his rankings :D I don't even believe either are worthy of being in the top 60. Top 100, sure...but not top 60.

Otherwise his rankings seem to be all over the place compared to the majority of other top 100 rankings.
 
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AnthonyCorona

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He probably has a huge stash of the guys he overrates and looks to cash in.

Collecting: Phil Bickford, Brandon Wood (still), Yankees and Rockies
 
I have counted 5 Braves so far. Swanson, Albies & Allard are locks for his top 40 & it's also very possible Soroka could make it, as I find it hard to believe he'd completely leave him off his top 100 list with his love for Braves prospects. That would make 8 or 9 Braves prospects on the top 100.

Then of course there is Acuna who is being ranked highly by other scouts lists but I just can't see him being in the top 40.
 

PeteD

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Today: 41-60.

Surprised at Tatis' ranking. I didn't expect to see him at all.


60. Thomas Szapucki, LHP, New York Mets
59. Kevin Maitan, SS, Atlanta Braves
58. Raimel Tapia, OF, Colorado Rockies
57. Kyle Tucker, OF, Houston Astros
56. Franklin Barreto, SS, Oakland Athletics
55. Anthony Alford, OF, Toronto Blue Jays
54. Brent Honeywell, RHP, Tampa Bay Rays
53. Nick Gordon, SS, Minnesota Twins
52. Ian Anderson, RHP, Atlanta Braves
51. Carson Kelly, C, St. Louis Cardinals
50. Max Fried, LHP, Atlanta Braves
49. Jesse Winker, OF, Cincinnati Reds
48. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 3B, Toronto Blue Jays
47. Fernando Tatis Jr., SS/3B, San Diego Padres
46. Yadier Alvarez, RHP, Los Angeles Dodgers
45. Jorge Alfaro, C, Philadelphia Phillies
44. Aaron Judge, RF, New York Yankees
43. Willy Adames, SS, Tampa Bay Rays
42. Braxton Garrett, LHP, Miami Marlins
41. Isan Diaz, 2B/SS, Milwaukee Brewers

2017 prospect rankings: 60-41 - Keith Law Blog- ESPN
Aaron Judge at #44 ::facepalm:: Put down the pipe Kieth.
 

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