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The 2017 Top 100 Prospects

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Rank Name Team POS
1 Austin Meadows Pittsburgh Pirates OF
2 Andrew Benintendi Boston Red Sox OF
3 Dansby Swanson Atlanta Braves SS
4 Yoan Moncada White Sox 2B/3B
5 Lucas Giolito White Sox RHP
6 Sean Reid-Foley Toronto Blue Jays RHP
7 Yadier Alvarez Los Angeles Dodgers RHP
8 Alex Reyes St. Louis Cardinals RHP
9 Victor Robles Washington Nationals OF
10 Francis Martes Houston Astros RHP
11 Gleyber Torres Yankees SS
12 Tyler Glasnow Pittsburgh Pirates RHP
13 Eloy Jimenez Chicago Cubs OF
14 Michael Kopech White Sox RHP
15 Anderson Espinoza San Diego Padres RHP
16 Josh Bell Pittsburgh Pirates 1B/OF
17 Cody Bellinger Los Angeles Dodgers 1B
18 Jose De Leon Tampa Bay Rays RHP
19 Matt Chapman Oakland Athletics 3B
20 J.P. Crawford Philadelphia Phillies SS
21 Amed Rosario New York Mets SS
22 Manuel Margot San Diego Padres OF
23 Mitch Keller Pittsburgh Pirates RHP
24 Francisco Mejia Cleveland Indians C
25 Mickey Moniak Philadelphia Phillies OF
26 Willy Adames Tampa Bay Rays SS
27 Ozzie Albies Atlanta Braves 2B/SS
28 Josh Hader Milwaukee Brewers LHP
29 Franklin Barreto Oakland Athletics 2B/SS
30 Phil Bickford Milwaukee Brewers RHP
31 Corey Ray Milwaukee Brewers OF
32 Reynaldo Lopez White Sox RHP
33 Nick Senzel Cincinnati Reds 3B
34 Fernando Romero Minnesota Twins RHP
35 Ian Anderson Atlanta Braves RHP
36 Rafael Devers Boston Red Sox 3B
37 Brent Honeywell Tampa Bay Rays RHP
38 Triston McKenzie Cleveland Indians RHP
39 Clint Frazier Yankees OF
40 Luiz Gohara Atlanta Braves LHP
41 Riley Pint Colorado Rockies RHP
42 Luke Weaver St. Louis Cardinals RHP
43 Brendan Rodgers Colorado Rockies SS
44 Aaron Judge Yankees OF
45 Lewis Brinson Milwaukee Brewers OF
46 Willie Calhoun Los Angeles Dodgers 2B
47 A.J. Puk Oakland Athletics LHP
48 Casey Gillaspie Tampa Bay Rays 1B
49 Jesse Winker Cincinnati Reds OF
50 Nick Gordon Minnesota Twins SS
51 Cal Quantrill San Diego Padres RHP
52 Braxton Garrett Miami Marlins LHP
53 Tyler Jay Minnesota Twins LHP
54 Cornelius Randolph Philadelphia Phillies OF
55 Kyle Lewis Seattle Mariners OF
56 Matt Strahm Kansas City Royals LHP
57 Joe Jimenez Detroit Tigers RHP
58 Harrison Bader St. Louis Cardinals OF
59 Kevin Maitan Atlanta Braves SS
60 Matt Manning Detroit Tigers RHP
61 Thomas Szapucki New York Mets LHP
62 Kyle Tucker Houston Astros OF
63 Kolby Allard Atlanta Braves LHP
64 Yusniel Diaz Los Angeles Dodgers OF
65 Domingo Acevedo Yankees RHP
66 Franklyn Kilome Philadelphia Phillies RHP
67 Ian Happ Chicago Cubs 2B/OF
68 Tyler Mahle Cincinnati Reds RHP
69 Zack Collins White Sox C
70 Jeff Hoffman Colorado Rockies RHP
71 Stephen Gonsalves Minnesota Twins LHP
72 Chance Sisco Baltimore Orioles C
73 Andrew Toles Los Angeles Dodgers OF
74 Gavin Cecchini New York Mets SS
75 David Paulino Houston Astros RHP
76 Erick Fedde Washington Nationals RHP
77 Matt Thaiss Los Angeles Angels 1B
78 Anthony Banda Arizona Diamondbacks LHP
79 Jacob Faria Tampa Bay Rays RHP
80 Jake Bauers Tampa Bay Rays 1B/OF
81 Sandy Alcantara St. Louis Cardinals RHP
82 Albert Almora Chicago Cubs OF
83 German Marquez Colorado Rockies RHP
84 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Toronto Blue Jays 3B
85 Rowdy Tellez Toronto Blue Jays 1B
86 Marcos Diplan Milwaukee Brewers RHP
87 Ryan McMahon Colorado Rockies 1B/3B
88 Dylan Cease Chicago Cubs RHP
89 Jason Groome Boston Red Sox LHP
90 Juan Soto Washington Nationals OF
91 Jorge Alfaro Philadelphia Phillies C
92 Justus Sheffield Yankees LHP
93 Alex Verdugo Los Angeles Dodgers OF
94 Amir Garrett Cincinnati Reds LHP
95 Grant Holmes Oakland Athletics RHP
96 Brandon Woodruff Milwaukee Brewers RHP
97 Trevor Clifton Chicago Cubs RHP
98 Jack Flaherty St. Louis Cardinals RHP
99 Cody Reed Cincinnati Reds LHP
100 Dakota Hudson St. Louis Cardinals RHP

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