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. Darrick Hall, 1B, Phillies
  29. Adrian Morejon, LHP, Padres
  30. Alex Faedo, RHP, Tigers
  31. Luis Robert, OF, White Sox
  32. Ian Anderson, RHP, Braves
  33. Austin Allen, C, Padres
  34. Isaac Paredes, SS, Tigers
  35. Nick Fanti, LHP, Phillies
  36. Jay Groome, LHP, Red Sox
  37. Jo Adell, DH, Angels
  38. Brent Rooker, OF, Twins
  39. Dane Dunning, RHP, White Sox
  40. Ranger Suarez, LHP, Phillies
  41. Yordan Alvarez, OF, Astros
  42. Cole Ragans, LHP, Rangers
  43. Matt Manning, RHP, Tigers
  44. Blake Rutherford, OF, White Sox
  45. Wes Rogers, OF, Rockies
  46. Isan Diaz, SS, Brewers
  47. Taylor Hearn, LHP, Pirates
  48. McKenzie Mills, LHP, Phillies
  49. Albert Abreu, RHP, Yankees
  50. Luis Escobar, RHP, Pirates
  51. Lewin Diaz, 1B, Twins
  52. Adam Haseley, OF, Phillies
  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. Jake Rogers, C, Tigers
  73. Riley Pint, RHP, Rockies
  74. Mickey Moniak, OF, Phillies
  75. Jesus Luzardo, LHP, Athletics
  76. Logan Allen, LHP, Padres
  77. Chris Paddack, RHP, Padres
  78. Kyle Funkhouser, SP, Tigers
  79. Daniel Johnson, OF, Nationals
  80. Jake Burger, 3B, White Sox
  81. Will Benson, OF, Indians
  82. J.B. Bukauskas, RHP, Astros
  83. Monte Harrison, OF, Brewers
  84. Ke’Bryan Hayes, 3B, Pirates
  85. Will Craig, 1B, Pirates
  86. Willi Castro, Indians
  87. Daz Cameron, OF, Tigers
  88. Jeren Kendall, OF, Dodgers
  89. Christian Pache, OF, Braves
  90. Tim Lynch, 1B, Yankees
  91. Elijah Morgan, RHP, Indians
  92. Wander Javier, SS, Twins
  93. Mike Shawaryn, RHP, Red Sox
  94. Resly Linares, LHP, Rays
  95. Lucius Fox, SS, Rays
  96. Gavin Lux, SS, Dodgers
  97. David Peterson, LHP, Mets
  98. Daulton Varsho, C, Diamondbacks
  99. Jorge Ona, OF, Padres
  100. Logan Warmoth, SS, Blue Jays
  101. Jose Gomez, SS, Phillies
  102. Josh Lowe, OF, Rays
  103. Braxton Garrett, LHP, Marlins
  104. Scott Moss, LHP, Reds
  105. T.J. Zeuch, RHP, Blue Jays
  106. Dermis Garcia, 3B, Yankees
  107. Blayne Enlow, RHP, Twins
  108. Zac Lowther, LHP, Orioles
  109. Josh Ockimey, 1B, Red Sox
  110. Freicer Perez, RHP, Yankees
  111. Chris Seise, SS, Rangers
  112. Yasel Antuna, SS, Nationals
  113. Trent Clark, OF, Brewers
  114. Seth Romero, LHP, Nationals
  115. A.J. Alexy, RHP, Rangers
  116. Aramis Ademan, SS, Cubs
  117. Merandy Gonzalez, RHP, Marlins
  118. Hans Crouse, RHP, Rangers
  119. Heliot Ramos, OF, Giants
  120. Andres Gimenez, SS, Mets
  121. Forrest Wall, OF, Rockies
  122. Nick Pratto, 1B, Royals
  123. William Contreras, C, Braves
  124. D.J. Peters, OF, Dodgers
  125. Sam Hilliard, OF, Rockies
  126. Vladimir Gutierrez, RHP, Reds
  127. Hoy Park, SS, Yankees
  128. Lazaro Armenteros, OF, Athletics
  129. Delvin Perez, SS, Cardinals
  130. Donny Sands, C, Yankees
  131. Alex Kirilloff, OF, Twins
  132. Taylor Widener, RHP, Yankees
  133. Alejandro Requena, RHP, Phillies
  134. Michael Gettys, OF, Padres
  135. Ibandel Isabel, OF, Dodgers
  136. Hudson Potts, OF, Padres
  137. Jermaine Palacios, SS, Twins
  138. Yonathan Daza, OF, Rockies
  139. Robbie Tenerowicz, 2B, Rays
  140. Ademar Rifaela, OF, Orioles
  141. Keegan Akin, LHP, Orioles
  142. Julian Garcia, RHP, Phillies
  143. Junior Fernandez, RHP Cardinals
  144. Harold Arauz, RHP, Phillies
  145. Kyle Muller, LHP, Braves
  146. Tyler Freeman, SS, Indians
  147. Seuly Matias, OF, Royals
  148. Evan White, 1B, Mariners
  149. Jean Carlos Encarnacion, 3B, Braves
  150. Brian Keller, RHP, Yankees
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