M's have 4 of top 100 MLB Prospects


Well, at least according got Scout.com that is. They released their updated rankings today, and I thought I’d pass them along. You can find their full list HERE.

Here are the players in the M’s system, as well as their overall ranking:

13) LHP Danny Hultzen

40) SS Nick Franklin

71) LHP James Paxton

77) RHP Taijuan Walker

I can’t really complain about the placement of any of these players. Personally, I’ve have Walker and Paxton higher, and Franklin lower, but that’s just me.

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  • Coug1990

    Do we take this list seriously? The Yankees have 6 of the top 52 and 7 of 100. Is the Yankees farm system really that good or is their farm system being overvalued as has happened so much in the past?

  • Coug1990

    Do we take this list seriously? The Yankees have 6 of the top 52 and 7 of 100. Is the Yankees farm system really that good or is their farm system being overvalued as has happened so much in the past?

  • maqman

    I agree with you Keith, Franklin’s uneven season last year didn’t enhance his status that much to me.

  • maqman

    @Coug1990 The Yankees over hype their farm hands way too much. Poor Joba will never live up to the expectations they loaded on his back.

  • maqman

    I agree with you Keith, Franklin’s uneven season last year didn’t enhance his status that much to me.

  • maqman

    @Coug1990 The Yankees over hype their farm hands way too much. Poor Joba will never live up to the expectations they loaded on his back.

  • Harrison_Crow

    I’m a fan of most of Frankie Piliere’s work and while lists are always debateable there are some seriously odd selections here. His decision to place Franklin that far ahead of Walker is extremely peculiar to me, as I believe he’s debateably a top-5 pitching prospect in all of the minor leagues. That said, Franklin didn’t lose as much stock as you may think based upon his stats alone. The organization and some prospect analyst are still very high on him regardless of his health related issues and his “lack of overall production during his time in Adelanto.

  • Harrison_Crow

    I’m a fan of most of Frankie Piliere’s work and while lists are always debateable there are some seriously odd selections here. His decision to place Franklin that far ahead of Walker is extremely peculiar to me, as I believe he’s debateably a top-5 pitching prospect in all of the minor leagues. That said, Franklin didn’t lose as much stock as you may think based upon his stats alone. The organization and some prospect analyst are still very high on him regardless of his health related issues and his “lack of overall production during his time in Adelanto.