Thursday, January 31, 2008

BP Top 100 Prospects

They're up.

Top 5:

1. Jay Bruce, of, Reds
2. Clay Buchholz, rhp, Red Sox
3. Evan Longoria, 3b, Rays
4. Joba Chamberlain, rhp, Yankees
5. Clayton Kershaw, lhp, Dodgers

From our teams:

2. Clay Buchholz, rhp, Red Sox
4. Joba Chamberlain, rhp, Yankees
16. Jacoby Ellsbury, of, Red Sox
34. Ian Kennedy, rhp, Yankees
47. Austin Jackson, of, Yankees
48. Jose Tabata, of, Yankees
51. Fernando Martinez, of, Mets
53. Justin Masterson, rhp, Red Sox
57. Jed Lowrie, ss, Red Sox
60. Ryan Kalish, of, Red Sox
67. Alan Horne, rhp, Yankees
95. Michael Bowden, rhp, Red Sox
100. Lars Anderson, 1b, Red Sox

I'm biased, of course, but I was surprised to see Fernando Martinez that low, even though he didn't have that great of a season. Is he really a (slightly) worse prospect than Austin Jackson?


Sully said...

I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that this is the best Red Sox farm system I've ever seen. SEVEN in the top 100? Wow. Couple that with the recent call-ups who have proven to be useful or better major leaguers (Papelbon, Lester, Delcarmen, Pedroia), and damn... that's a lot of fruit.

I'm surprised to see Ellsbury ranked that high, especially by BP - he's more of a tools guy than a stats guy, but I guess nearly pulling a Ken Drydan in the World Series will help you out.

Ross said...

I'm pretty happy with the Yankees having 4 of the top 50. And of course that's with Phil Hughes no longer counting for the list.

And just like the Red Sox and their recent young contributors, the Yankees also have Wang, Cano, and Melky.

It's really a gigantic turnaround for both organizations. And the two teams have been the most active in International Free Agents, and the Yankees are going over slot money constantly in the draft to get the better prospects.

Warren said...

Here's Keith Law's list.

I like this list better because Fernando Martinez is #10. That's really the only criteria I care about.

Sully said...

Keith Law and Baseball America have the Yankees and Red Sox (and Rays) ranked in the top five farm systems in baseball. That has to be incredibly depressing for the rest of the American League. They actually both had the same top five - the others were the Rangers and Reds.

And I just realized that I misspelled Ken Dryden. I need to get more sleep.