BP’s Top 101 Prospects List


Kevin Goldstein at Baseball Prospectus posted his list of the top 101 prospects in the game today, with Jesus Montero checking in at number four overall. He trailed only Stephen Strasburg, Jason Heyward, and Neftali Feliz, and was one spot ahead of Mike Stanton. No other Yankee farmhands made the list, which isn’t a total surprise, though former Yanks’ Arodys Vizcaino and Austin Jackson checked in at numbers 45 and 49, respectively. I’m sure next year will be better.

Categories : Asides, Minors


  1. Too high on Vizcaino, embarrassingly too high on Westmoreland (14).

    BP is adrift.

  2. Salty Buggah says:

    Ugh, the people at BP are on crack. Westmoreland at 14? What a joke.

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  4. AndrewYF says:

    I think BP got caught up in all the “Well, Westmoreland COULD be a top ten prospect next year”, and decided to jump the gun. Because if he does deserve it, BP can say “told ya so!”, and if he doesn’t, well, prospecting is hard, ‘kay?

    Man, this was a fast and hard fall for BP.

    • Bo says:

      It’s a fall because they are high on a Sox prospect??


      • bexarama says:

        It’s a fall because they ranked Westmoreland so high. Did you miss that Montero was #4? It’s not a Yankees/Red Sox thing. It’s that Kelly, for all the jokes we make about him, would deserve that #14 spot more than Westmoreland.

      • Templeton "Brendog" Peck says:

        as usual you have no idea what youre talking about or even how this works and are for some reason ewither refusing to read what everyone else is saying or unable to comprehend the message being conveyed.

        see your buddy eric’s post above saying that no matter where westmoreland and kely are ranked kelly should be above westmoreland in every and any way.

  5. Reggie C. says:

    Did Anthony Rizzo crack the top 50? That would be hilarious.

    I would’ve though Man-Ban could be a sleeper who would come in at least the bottom of a Top 101 prospects list.

  6. Bo says:

    Shocked that Brackman didnt make another top 100 list.

  7. Laird really hit that shit.


  8. Hughesus Christo says:

    PECOTA is broken, these rankings suck, and BP is in a tailspin. Apparently Nate SIlver was LeBronning that entire operation.

  9. Steve H says:

    The Red Sox have a better system than the Yankees.

    Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, Baseball Prospectus loses all credibility when Vizcaino’s status can jump so much in a month in which baseball isn’t played, and he just happened to be traded. There is no way to justify that.

    And, I’ll end with: The Red Sox have a better system than the Yankees.

  10. Bo says:

    Another list which shows how lacking the Yankees have been in bringing premium talent in the past 3 yrs.

    An organization with the resources the Yankees have and supposed talent in the FO should dominate these.

    You cannot miss on some many drfat choices every yr.

  11. king of fruitless hypotheticals says:

    I’m sure next year will be better.

    yes, yes it will…not because i give a crap about our prospects, but it will be because some will say ‘now batting for the New York Yankeeeeees, number 101, HEYZOOS….MONTERO-oh-oh-oh’

    and that, my friend, is the definition of better.

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