The 2016 Top 100 Prospects

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Rank Name Team POS
1 Byron Buxton Minnesota Twins CF
2 Julio Urias Los Angeles Dodgers LHP
3 Lucas Giolito Washington Nationals RHP
4 Yoan Moncada Boston Red Sox 2B
5 Tyler Glasnow Pittsburgh Pirates RHP
6 Corey Seager Los Angeles Dodgers SS
7 Alex Reyes St. Louis Cardinals RHP
8 J.P. Crawford Philadelphia Phillies SS
9 Jose Berrios Minnesota Twins LHP
10 Steven Matz New York Mets LHP
11 Blake Snell Tampa Bay Rays LHP
12 Nomar Mazara Texas Rangers LF/RF
13 Jose De Leon Los Angeles Dodgers RHP
14 Austin Meadows Pittsburgh Pirates CF
15 Rafael Devers Boston Red Sox 3B
16 Jesse Winker Cincinnati Reds LF/RF
17 Ryan McMahon Colorado Rockies 3B
18 Orlando Arcia Milwaukee Brewers SS
19 A.J. Reed Houston Astros 1B
20 Lewis Brinson Texas Rangers CF
21 Clint Frazier Cleveland Indians OF
22 Francis Martes Houston Astros RHP
23 Brent Honeywell Tampa Bay Rays RHP
24 Albert Almora Chicago Cubs CF
25 Taylor Guerrieri Tampa Bay Rays RHP
26 Anderson Espinoza Boston Red Sox RHP
27 Dansby Swanson Atlanta Braves SS
28 Nick Williams Philadelphia Phillies LF/CF
29 Aaron Judge New York Yankees RF
30 Jon Gray Colorado Rockies RHP
31 Brendan Rodgers Colorado Rockies SS
32 Robert Stephenson Cincinnati Reds RHP
33 Andrew Benintendi Boston Red Sox CF
34 Phil Bickford San Francisco Giants RHP
35 Michael Fulmer Detroit Tigers RHP
36 Trea Turner Washington Nationals 2B/SS
37 Frankie Montas Los Angeles Dodgers RHP
38 Edwin Diaz Seattle Mariners RHP
39 Miguel Almonte Kansas City Royals RHP
40 Mark Appel Philadelphia Phillies RHP
41 Archie Bradley Arizona Diamondbacks RHP
42 Cornelius Randolph Philadelphia Phillies LF
43 Brett Phillips Milwaukee Brewers LF/CF
44 Josh Bell Pittsburgh Pirates 1B/RF
45 Alex Verdugo Los Angeles Dodgers CF
46 Joey Gallo Texas Rangers 3B/LF
47 Rookie Davis Cincinnati Reds RHP
48 Justus Sheffield Cleveland Indians LHP
49 Alex Bregman Houston Astros SS
50 Jamie Westbrook Arizona Diamondbacks 2B
51 Franklin Barreto Oakland A’s SS
52 Sean Manaea Oakland A’s LHP
53 Joe Musgrove Houston Astros RHP
54 Anthony Alford Toronto Blue Jays CF
55 Jack Flaherty St. Louis Cardinals RHP
56 Daniel Robertson Tampa Bay Rays SS
57 Kyle Tucker Houston Astros RF
58 Sean Reid-Foley Toronto Blue Jays RHP
59 Yadier Alvarez Los Angeles Dodgers RHP
60 Bradley Zimmer Cleveland Indians OF
61 Willy Adames Tampa Bay Rays SS
62 Jeff Hoffman Colorado Rockies RHP
63 Chance Sisco Baltimore Orioles C
64 Tyler Jay Minnesota Twins LHP
65 Jake Bauers Tampa Bay Rays 1B
66 Billy McKinney Chicago Cubs LF/RF
67 Hunter Renfroe San Diego Padres RF
68 Spencer Adams Chicago White Sox RHP
69 Michael Kopech Boston Red Sox RHP
70 Carson Fulmer Chicago White Sox RHP
71 Grant Holmes Los Angeles Dodgers RHP
72 Victor Robles Washington Nationals CF
73 Raul Mondesi Kansas City Royals SS
74 Sean Newcomb Atlanta Braves LHP
75 Alex Jackson Seattle Mariners LF/RF
76 Manuel Margot San Diego Padres CF
77 Dillon Tate Texas Rangers RHP
78 Kyle Zimmer Kansas City Royals RHP
79 Brady Aiken Cleveland Indians LHP
80 Rob Kaminsky Cleveland Indians LHP
81 Joe Jimenez Detroit Tigers RHP
82 Tim Anderson Chicago White Sox SS
83 Gavin Cecchini New York Mets SS
84 Matt Olson Oakland A’s 1B
85 Jacob Faria Tampa Bay Rays RHP
86 Amir Garrett Cincinnati Reds LHP
87 Eric Jagielo Cincinnati Reds 3B
88 Jacob Nottingham Oakland A’s C/1B
89 Gleyber Torres Chicago Cubs SS
90 Michael Feliz Houston Astros RHP
91 Luke Weaver St. Louis Cardinals RHP
92 Tyler Beede San Francisco Giants RHP
93 Ian Happ Chicago Cubs LF/RF
94 Reynaldo Lopez Washington Nationals RHP
95 Luis Ortiz Texas Rangers RHP
96 Garrett Whitley Tampa Bay Rays CF
97 Tyler Kolek Miami Marlins RHP
98 Kodi Medeiros Milwaukee Brewers LHP
99 Javier Guerra San Diego Padres SS
100 Alex Meyer Minnesota Twins RHP


After serving as a video scout/analyst for Baseball Info Solutions, Joe Werner began writing at his original site, He’s since transitioned into his current niche, prospect analysis, at He has been fortunate — and incredibly blessed — to have some of his work published and mentioned by several major media outlets, including: ESPN, and the Baseball Research Journal. He can be reached at: