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Top 200 Prospects: Bauer Power

Bernie Pleskoff

Bernie Pleskoff

Bernie Pleskoff is a former professional scout for the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners.

Jason Collette

Jason Collette

Jason has been helping fantasy owners since 1999 at RotoJunkie, Fanball, Baseball Prospectus and now here at RotoWire. He covers the Tampa Bay Rays at theprocessreport.net. You can hear Jason weekly on many of the Sirius/XM Fantasy channel offerings throughout the season as well as on the Towers of Power Baseball Hour Podcast on iTunes. He was selected as the Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year by FSWA in 2013.

Jesse Siegel

Jesse Siegel

Siegel covers college football, college basketball and minor league baseball for RotoWire. He was named College Sports Writer of the Year by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.

Quick thoughts -- Jesse Siegel and I thought it would be helpful if you could see how each of us ranks these guys for fantasy purposes moving forward. Our lists will differ from your standard prospect lists because we are looking at fantasy relevance for guys which means position scarcity, path to the majors, ballpark, and age come into play, as well as a bit of personal bias in terms of what both of us like to look for in fantasy prospects. We did not rank the recent draftees because many haven't signed so we will wait until the 8/15 update to include those guys. Bernie Pleskoff will have player comments on these guys that will run on Monday.

Old New Jesse AVG Player POS Team Bernie's Notes
8 1 1 1 Dylan Bundy RHP BAL
10 2 3 3 Jurickson Profar SS TEX Can do it all and reminds me of Jose Reyes. Will force decision with Andrus. One of them could move to outfield. A total prospect.
15 3 4 4 Wil Myers OF KC Close to Major League ready after move to outfield. Bat plus speed is good combination. Power coming.
11 5 2 4 Trevor Bauer RHP ARI Power arm almost ready. Could rack up strikeouts.
4 4 6 5 Manny Machado SS BAL The next generation of star shortstops sooner than Profar. Don't look for steals.
41 6 5 6 Billy Hamilton SS CIN Should run his way to big league job. 100+ steals in minors.
16 7 7 7 Gerrit Cole RHP PIT Solid power pitcher still refining craft. Top of rotation type starter now in High-A.
29 8 10 9 Taijuan Walker RHP SEA Probably No. 1 or 1A along with Hultzen for Mariners. Great arm and great home park.
7 9 9 9 Shelby Miller RHP STL Cardinals taking it easy with him, but he's their next big starter. Currently scuffling at Triple-A.
14 13 8 11 Danny Hultzen LHP SEA Very strong left-hander. I like him better than Walker. Command and control. Mature.
25 10 12 11 Travis d'Arnaud C TOR I think he unseasts Arencibia behind the plate. Maybe next year.
12 12 11 12 Jameson Taillon RHP PIT Not as bullish as others. At High-A, needs innings and work.
31 11 13 12 Miguel Sano 3B MIN
32 14 14 14 Nolan Arenado 3B COL Third base will be his for years to come. Can hit for power and average. Sweet swing. Late this year?
43 16 15 16 Archie Bradley RHP ARI Another very good D-Backs pitching option. Will be in rotation in future maybe not in '13
46 17 16 17 Oscar Taveras OF STL
48 15 20 18 Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC Making strides with swing he lost on west coast. Look for big career at Wrigley.
24 18 17 18 Anthony Gose OF TOR Thinks a lot of himself. Good defender. Offense is behind his defense. Can really run.
53 19 18 19 Nick Castellanos 3B DET Tore up High-A and now in Double-A. Could be a big bat in Detroit.
6 21 19 20 Julio Teheran RHP ATL Not as excited by him as others. Still has to learn how to pitch.
44 20 22 21 Francisco Lindor SS CLE Flashy shortstop a couple years away. Bat is coming. Defense plays now.
27 22 21 22 Zack Wheeler RHP NYM This is the guy the Mets stole for Beltran. Good middle of rotation starter.
28 23 23 23 Tyler Skaggs LHP ARI Top lefty for the D-Backs. Still learning to command pitches. Has outstanding stuff. Close very close.
17 24 24 24 Jake Odorizzi RHP KC Not overpowering and not as great as his press clippings. Middle of the rotation starter. Good.
13 25 25 25 Anthony Rendon 3B WAS Injury prone but a very fine hitter. Where does he fit with Washington? He can hit.
64 26 27 27 Christian Yelich OF MIA Big, big upside. Place is waiting for him, but he isn't ready.
66 29 26 28 Mike Olt 3B TEX Rangers really like him. So do I . Can play third or first. Power and average.
21 27 31 29 Brett Jackson OF CHC Will be with the Cubs soon. Average player, nothing great. Could be a gamer.
33 30 28 29 Matt Harvey RHP NYM
19 28 33 31 James Paxton LHP SEA Shoud be part of the future Mariners rotation having a very good season
47 33 29 31 Nick Franklin SS SEA Regressed badly. Makes silly mistakes at shortstop. Bat is alright, but stalled.
50 34 30 32 Jonathan Singleton 1B HOU Should be able to hit big league pitching. Team needs him.
34 31 35 33 Zach Lee RHP LAD Dodgers top pitching prospect is scuffling a bit so far this season
38 32 34 33 Carlos Martinez RHP STL I like him as much or better than Shelby Miller. This is going to be a fine pitcher.
57 38 32 35 Gary Sanchez C NYY
63 36 37 37 Xander Bogaerts 3B BOS
49 37 38 38 Trevor May RHP PHI
52 39 36 38 Jedd Gyorko 3B SD Could be the ultimate answer at third base for Padres he can hit.
93 42 40 41 Kolten Wong 2B STL
58 40 43 42 Rymer Liriano OF SD Huge upside - couple years away.
72 41 44 43 Tyler Thornburg RHP MIL One of their top prospects ready soon.
62 45 42 44 Jake Marisnick OF TOR
NA 46 41 44 Bryce Brentz OF BOS
NA 49 39 44 Matt Barnes RHP BOS
NA 35 57 46 Jose Fernandez RHP MIA
45 43 50 47 Bubba Starling OF KC Big, strong, muscular. An exciting future bat.
61 50 45 48 Yasmani Grandal C SD Should ultimately be the Padres catcher. Sooner than later.
NA 48 51 50 Mason Williams OF NYY
73 47 54 51 Oswaldo Arcia OF MIN
40 53 49 51 Robbie Erlin LHP SD Not a flame thrower-just a good pitcher with upside.
44 59 52 Jesse Biddle LHP PHL
NA 52 52 52 Jorge Soler OF CHC
51 55 53 Eddie Rosario 2B MIN
18 61 47 54 Manny Banuelos LHP NYY Should be among the next wave of Yankees pitchers. Improving.
60 53 57 Cody Buckel RHP TEX
23 57 58 58 Jacob Turner RHP DET Injuries have set him back-not as bullish on him as other evaluators.
20 67 48 58 Martin Perez LHP TEX Has disappointed-but still a major prospect.
80 63 56 60 George Springer OF HOU
58 65 62 Trevor Story SS COL
30 62 61 62 Gary Brown OF SF Disappointing bat for me. Inconsistent. Really, really runs.
56 68 62 Matt den Dekker OF NYM
55 70 63 Jackie Bradley OF BOS
79 59 69 64 Leonys Martin OF TEX Coming on strong. Injured recently. Improving. In Texas now.
83 64 64 64 Brad Peacock RHP OAK Big arm. Big future.
75 65 63 64 Joe Wieland RHP SD Nice arm to have on Padres staff. Should be back from injury soon.
84 70 60 65 Starling Marte OF PIT
67 66 66 66 Josh Bell OF PIT
71 73 62 68 Jean Segura SS LAA Another in the long line of smallish, quick Angels shortstops. Upside.
22 68 72 70 Tim Wheeler OF COL An average outfield bat could get lost in depth of club.
26 96 46 71 Arodys Vizcaino RHP ATL
98 72 71 72 Noah Syndergaard RHP TOR
59 54 92 73 Wily Peralta RHP MIL Big fastball-needs command.
74 69 78 74 Mikie Mahtook OF TB Scrappy player - Lenny Dykstra type.
100 82 67 75 Javier Baez 3B CHC Quick shortstop but a few years away.
37 76 75 76 Casey Kelly RHP SD Overrated in my book-average stuff.
54 81 73 77 Jarred Cosart RHP HOU Huge prospect for Astros. Could be top of rotation guy.
96 71 84 78 Chris Archer RHP TB
79 76 78 Justin Nicolino LHP TOR
74 85 80 Jorge Bonifacio OF KC
89 78 82 80 Ryan Lavarnway C BOS Should be catching there now. He can hit for power. Made for Fenway.
51 75 86 81 A.J. Cole RHP OAK
94 87 74 81 Cory Spangenberg 2B SD
84 80 82 Matt Davidson OF ARI Could gut lost in shuffle of outfielders.
86 79 83 C.J. Cron 1B LAA Among better prospects at weak position.
NA 83 83 Daniel Corcino RHP CIN
77 91 84 Allen Webster RHP LAD Lots of concern as he is crashing and burning at Double-A. Might be a tad above average, at best.
92 77 85 Anthony Cingrani LHP CIN
88 85 NA 85 Taylor Guerrieri RHP TB
83 90 87 David Holmberg LHP ARI
85 93 81 87 Daniel Norris LHP TOR
91 88 87 88 Cheslor Cuthbert 3B KC
NA 88 88 Dante Bichette Jr. 3B NYY
80 97 89 Kyle Crick RHP SFG
89 NA 89 Tyler Austin OF NYY
90 NA 90 Jimmy Nelson RHP MIL
91 89 90 Alen Hanson SS PIT
94 93 94 Josh Sale OF TB
NA 94 94 Chris Heston RHP SFG
35 95 95 95 Hak-Ju Lee SS TB
NA 96 96 Brandon Jacobs OF BOS
90 97 98 98 Mike Montgomery LHP KC Picking it up a bit following steep regression.
92 98 NA 98 Sonny Gray RHP OAK Like everything about him. Middle of rotation guy.
99 NA 99 Adam Eaton OF ARI Not a major offensive threat, but hustles and plays hard.
NA 99 99 Justin Grimm RHP TEX
100 NA 100 Evan Gattis OF ATL
NA 100 100 Andrew Chafin LHP ARI



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