Some More Midseason Top Prospect Lists

We are in the season of midseason ranking season.  I have already released my Midseason Top 20  and Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus have released their Midseason Top 50s.  But now we have another round of Top Prospect Lists.

Minor League Ball Top 75

No 2014 draftees included.

28. J.P. Crawford

I love the reports on his defense and I think the bat will improve.

43. Maikel Franco

 Hit poorly in April and June, hit well in May and so far in July. Stock is down but based on entire track record I don’t want to drop him past this slot yet.

Baseball America Phillies Top 10 Prospects

No 2014 draftees included.  The full publication can be bought from the iTunes newsstand.

  1. J.P. Crawford
  2. Maikel Franco
  3. Jesse Biddle
  4. Deivi Grullon
  5. Cameron Perkins
  6. Aaron Altherr
  7. Carlos Tocci
  8. Severino Gonzalez
  9. Roman Quinn
  10. Tommy Joseph

Philadelphia Inquirer Top 25

2014 Draftees included (and apparently graduated prospects)

  1. J.P. Crawford
  2. Maikel Franco
  3. Aaron Nola
  4. Ken Giles
  5. Jesse Biddle
  6. Roman Quinn
  7. Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez
  8. Cesar Hernandez
  9. Cameron Perkins
  10. Kelly Dugan
  11. Tommy Joseph
  12. Severino Gonzalez
  13. Cord Sandberg
  14. Matt Imhof
  15. Carlos Tocci
  16. Zach Green
  17. Adam Morgan
  18. Ethan Martin
  19. Aaron Altherr
  20. Aaron Brown
  21. Deivi Grullon
  22. Yoel Mecias
  23. Shane Watson
  24. Dylan Cozens
  25. David Buchanan

Photo by Tom Hagerty

Author: Matt Winkelman

Matt Winkelman

Matt is originally from Mt. Holly, NJ, but after a 4 year side track to Cleveland for college he now resides in Madison, WI. His work has appeared on Phuture Phillies, The Good Phight, and TheDynastyGuru.


  1. Anonymous 1

    why do you think the Inquirer has Altherr so low even while he has been brought up the majors twice this year

    • Matt Winkelman

      He is a player with a lot of divided opinions. If you look at the stat line you are going to be lower on him. Also some evaluators don’t like the hit tool and that really limits the profile they see him reaching (the bat isn’t that fast, the swing has some length due to his length, and he doesn’t have the feel for making contact to overcome that). Personally I rank him highish because I think he is fairly safe to have a 4th outfielder career if he can’t get the contact and approach more consistent.