2017 Top 150 Prospects below AA

If you’re like me, you love finding diamonds in the rough and under the radar guys in the low levels of the minor league system.  If you play fantasy baseball and are in a dynasty league, this list should help you target guys,  Moreover, this list will also give you insight into the future overall top 100’s that will be coming as guys burn up their rookie status in September.  When compiling this list, a few things jumped out at me.  There are a bunch of guys that are ranked in the overall top 100 that have yet to crack AA.  In order to delve deeper, I excluded any player that made a regular season appearance in AA, so guys like Fernando Tatis, Jr. aren’t included.

A few thoughts on my rankings process.  I value stats above tools, sometimes to a fault.  I recognize that advanced college bats are likely to produce better stat lines compared to teenagers, especially in Rookie and Short Season A, so I have weighed those expectations with scouting grades and overall draft rankings.  The reason I value stats is because performance plays.  I recognize that an arm like Riley Pint doesn’t come around often, however, Riley Pint cannot get anybody out at the moment.  I have seen him live and he struggled mightily.  Additionally, guys like Wentz and Bichette have performed on the field at a high level and have increased their prospect profile tremendously, so while stats don’t tell the whole story in regards to player development, they do tell quite a bit.  Let’s be honest.  Would you be excited about Tatis, Jr if he hadn’t posted the season that he did?  So without further ado, here are the top 150 prospects below the AA level.

  1. Vladimir Guerrero, Jr., 3B, Blue Jays
  2. Bo Bichette, SS, Blue Jays
  3. Triston McKenzie, RHP, Indians
  4. Estevan Florial, OF, Yankees
  5. Dylan Cease, RHP, Cubs
  6. Michel Baez, RHP, Padres
  7. MacKenzie Gore, LHP, Padres
  8. Juan Soto, OF, Nationals
  9. Brendan McKay, LHP/1B, Rays
  10. Kyle Wright, SP, Braves
  11. Keston Hiura, DH, Brewers
  12. Garrett Hampson, 2B/SS, Rockies
  13. Sixto Sanchez, RHP, Phillies
  14. Jesus Sanchez, OF, Rays
  15. Kevin Maitan, SS, Braves
  16. Taylor Trammell, OF, Reds
  17. Nate Pearson, RHP, Blue Jays
  18. Joey Wentz, LHP, Braves
  19. Hunter Greene, SS/RHP, Reds
  20. Jose Almonte, RHP, Diamondbacks
  21. Jose Siri, OF, Reds
  22. Bryse Wilson, RHP, Braves
  23. Colton Welker, 3B, Rockies
  24. Nolan Jones, 3B, Indians
  25. Anderson Espinoza, RHP, Padres
  26. Leody Tavares, OF, Rangers
  27. Royce Lewis, SS, Twins
  28. Adrian Morejon, LHP, Padres
  29. Alex Faedo, RHP, Tigers
  30. Luis Robert, OF, White Sox
  31. Ian Anderson, RHP, Braves
  32. Isaac Paredes, SS, Tigers
  33. Nick Fanti, LHP, Phillies
  34. Jay Groome, LHP, Red Sox
  35. Jo Adell, DH, Angels
  36. Brent Rooker, OF, Twins
  37. Dane Dunning, RHP, White Sox
  38. Ranger Suarez, LHP, Phillies
  39. Yordan Alvarez, OF, Astros
  40. Cole Ragans, LHP, Rangers
  41. Matt Manning, RHP, Tigers
  42. Blake Rutherford, OF, White Sox
  43. Austin Allen, C, Padres
  44. Wes Rogers, OF, Rockies
  45. Isan Diaz, SS, Brewers
  46. Taylor Hearn, LHP, Pirates
  47. McKenzie Mills, LHP, Phillies
  48. Albert Abreu, RHP, Yankees
  49. Luis Escobar, RHP, Pirates
  50. Lewin Diaz, 1B, Twins
  51. Adam Haseley, OF, Phillies
  52. Akil Badoo, OF, Twins
  53. Connor Panas, OF, Blue Jays
  54. Jorge Guzman, RHP, Yankees
  55. Ronnie Dawson, OF, Astros
  56. Pavin Smith, 1B, Diamondbacks
  57. Conner Capel, OF, Indians
  58. Isiah Gilliam, OF, Yankees
  59. Jake Woodford, RHP, Cardinals
  60. Garrett Whitley, OF, Rays
  61. Cornelius Randolph, OF, Phillies
  62. Austin Sodders, LHP, Tigers
  63. Jhailyn Ortiz, OF, Phillies
  64. Jo Jo Romero, LHP, Phillies
  65. Keibert Ruiz, C, Dodgers
  66. Corey Ray, OF, Brewers
  67. Kyle Lewis, OF, Mariners
  68. Travis Blankenhorn, 3B, Twins
  69. Adonis Medina, RHP, Phillies
  70. Gregory Soto, LHP, Tigers
  71. Caleb Ferguson, LHP, Dodgers
  72. Darrick Hall, 1B, Phillies
  73. Jake Rogers, C, Tigers
  74. Riley Pint, RHP, Rockies
  75. Mickey Moniak, OF, Phillies
  76. Jesus Luzardo, LHP, Athletics
  77. Logan Allen, LHP, Padres
  78. Chris Paddack, RHP, Padres
  79. Kyle Funkhouser, SP, Tigers
  80. Daniel Johnson, OF, Nationals
  81. Jake Burger, 3B, White Sox
  82. Will Benson, OF, Indians
  83. J.B. Bukauskas, RHP, Astros
  84. Monte Harrison, OF, Brewers
  85. Ke’Bryan Hayes, 3B, Pirates
  86. Will Craig, 1B, Pirates
  87. Willi Castro, Indians
  88. Daz Cameron, OF, Tigers
  89. Jeren Kendall, OF, Dodgers
  90. Christian Pache, OF, Braves
  91. Gabriel Arias, SS, Padres
  92. Tim Lynch, 1B, Yankees
  93. Elijah Morgan, RHP, Indians
  94. Wander Javier, SS, Twins
  95. Mike Shawaryn, RHP, Red Sox
  96. Resly Linares, LHP, Rays
  97. Lucius Fox, SS, Rays
  98. Gavin Lux, SS, Dodgers
  99. David Peterson, LHP, Mets
  100. Daulton Varsho, C, Diamondbacks
  101. Jorge Ona, OF, Padres
  102. Logan Warmoth, SS, Blue Jays
  103. Jose Gomez, SS, Phillies
  104. Josh Lowe, OF, Rays
  105. Braxton Garrett, LHP, Marlins
  106. Scott Moss, LHP, Reds
  107. T.J. Zeuch, RHP, Blue Jays
  108. Dermis Garcia, 3B, Yankees
  109. Blayne Enlow, RHP, Twins
  110. Zac Lowther, LHP, Orioles
  111. Josh Ockimey, 1B, Red Sox
  112. Freicer Perez, RHP, Yankees
  113. Chris Seise, SS, Rangers
  114. Yasel Antuna, SS, Nationals
  115. Trent Clark, OF, Brewers
  116. Seth Romero, LHP, Nationals
  117. A.J. Alexy, RHP, Rangers
  118. Aramis Ademan, SS, Cubs
  119. Merandy Gonzalez, RHP, Marlins
  120. Hans Crouse, RHP, Rangers
  121. Heliot Ramos, OF, Giants
  122. Andres Gimenez, SS, Mets
  123. Forrest Wall, OF, Rockies
  124. Nick Pratto, 1B, Royals
  125. William Contreras, C, Braves
  126. D.J. Peters, OF, Dodgers
  127. Sam Hilliard, OF, Rockies
  128. Vladimir Gutierrez, RHP, Reds
  129. Lazaro Armenteros, OF, Athletics
  130. Delvin Perez, SS, Cardinals
  131. Donny Sands, C, Yankees
  132. Alex Kirilloff, OF, Twins
  133. Taylor Widener, RHP, Yankees
  134. Alejandro Requena, RHP, Phillies
  135. Michael Gettys, OF, Padres
  136. Ibandel Isabel, OF, Dodgers
  137. Hudson Potts, OF, Padres
  138. Jermaine Palacios, SS, Twins
  139. Yonathan Daza, OF, Rockies
  140. Robbie Tenerowicz, 2B, Rays
  141. Ademar Rifaela, OF, Orioles
  142. Keegan Akin, LHP, Orioles
  143. Julian Garcia, RHP, Phillies
  144. Junior Fernandez, RHP Cardinals
  145. Harold Arauz, RHP, Phillies
  146. Kyle Muller, LHP, Braves
  147. Tyler Freeman, SS, Indians
  148. Seuly Matias, OF, Royals
  149. Evan White, 1B, Mariners
  150. Jean Carlos Encarnacion, 3B, Braves
  151. Brian Keller, RHP, Yankees

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