Oct 4, 2011; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Yankees pinch hitter Jesus Montero (middle) is congratulated by teammates after scoring in the eighth inning in game four of the 2011 ALDS against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

Comparing Prospects List


Last year I did this and it seemed to be a big hit so I thought I’d put together quick compairson of all the prospect lists out there by all the big shot analysts. I know Keith Law’s stuff is behind a paywall but the list he compiled specifically for the Mariners has been leaked by multiple sources, so I’m just not really worried about it.

 Here is how things look for us.

Top Marc Hulet Kevin Goldstein John Sickles Conor Glassey Keith Law
1 Jesus Montero Taijuan Walker Jesus Montero Jesus Montero Jesus Montero
2 Taijuan Walker Danny Hultzen Taijuan Walker Taijuan Walker Taijuan Walker
3 Danny Hultzen James Paxton Danny Hultzen Danny Hultzen Danny Hultzen
4 James Paxton Nick Franklin James Paxton James Paxton James Paxton
5 Nick Franklin Jose Campos Nick Franklin Nick Franklin Nick Franklin
6 Francisco Martinez Guillermo Pimentel Vinnie Catricala Francisco Martinez Francisco Martinez
7 Phillips Castillo Francisco Martinez Francisco Martinez Chance Ruffin Erasmo Ramirez
8 Chance Ruffin Vinnie Catricala Alex Liddi Tom Wilhelmsen Vinnie Catricala
9 Martin Peguero Chih-Hsien Chiang Phillips Castillo Vinnie Catricala Phillips Castillo
10 Vinnie Catricala Chance Ruffin Brad Miller Phillips Castillo Guillermo Pimentel
11   Phillips Castillo Chance Ruffin    
12   Alex Liddi Guillermo Pimentel    
13   Martin Peguero Stephen Pryor    
14   Brad Miller Martin Peguero    
15   Erasmo Ramirez Victor Sanchez    
16   Carter Capps Tyler Marlette    
17   *Dan Cortes Stefen Romero    
18   Brandon Maurer Cater Capps    
19   Stephen Pryor Erasmo Ramirez    
20   Forrest Snow Jabari Blash    

The first five are pretty unanimous. Everywhere you look it’s the same thing, the one exception is Kevin Goldstein but if you switch Campos for Montero you get the same idea. So I’m doing this as a usual as the precursor to my top prospect list. I know I usually go 100 deep but this spring I only went to 50. I’ll start going into it either here in the next week or maybe sometime in March, it depends. I’ll also do a count down starting at 50 and head all the way down.

Also, back to Goldstein momentarily, Dan Cortes is #17 on his list but was released by the Mariners back in November and signed by the Washington Nationals. So that’s that.

Tags: Alex Liddi Brad Miller Carter Capps Chance Ruffin Danny Hultzen Erasmo Ramirez Francisco Martinez Guillermo Pimentel Jabari Blash James Paxton Jesus Montero Martin Peguero Nick Franklin Philips Castillo Stefen Romero Stephen Pryor Taijuan Walker Tom Wilhelmsen Tyler Marlette Victor Sanchez Vinnie Catricala

  • Mariner_Melee

    Poor Johermyn Chavez. His terrible season has taken him off every prospect list outside of MLB.com. It becomes very subjective after a certain point, and then you can argue until the cows come home. I most agree with John Sickles’s list other LIddi, who is way to high.