Thursday, June 13, 2013

Grading the Tools of the Top 100 Prospects

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Here is a very useful list of the top 100 prospects, along with grades of their tools (scale of 20-80), based on future potential.

Interesting note: 100 prospects x 5 tools = 500 total graded tools
Only 6 graded a perfect 80:
  1. Gerrit Cole's fastball
  2. Miguel Sano's power
  3. Byron Buxton's speed
  4. Billie Hamilton's speed
  5. Rondon's fastball
  6. Roman Quinn's speed

1 Jurickson Profar ss/2b, Rangers
Age: 20. ETA: 2013.
Bat: 70. Power: 60. Speed: 55. Defense: 65. Arm: 60.
2 Dylan Bundy rhp, Orioles
Age: 20. ETA: 2013.
Fastball: 70. Curve: 65. Changeup: 60. Control: 65. Command: 60.
3 Oscar Taveras of, Cardinals
Age: 20. ETA: 2013.
Bat: 75. Power: 60. Speed: 50. Defense: 55. Arm: 55.
4 Wil Myers of/3b, Rays
Age: 22. ETA: 2013.
Bat: 60. Power: 70. Speed: 45. Defense: 55. Arm: 60.
5 Jose Fernandez rhp, Marlins
Age: 20. ETA: 2014.
Fastball: 75. Curve: 65. Changeup: 55. Control: 65. Command: 60.
6 Shelby Miller rhp, Cardinals
Age: 22. ETA: 2013.
Fastball: 70. Curve: 60. Changeup: 50. Control: 60. Command: 55.
7 Gerrit Cole rhp, Pirates
Age: 22. ETA: 2013.
Fastball: 80. Slider: 70. Changeup: 60. Control: 55. Command: 50.
8 Xander Bogaerts ss, Red Sox
Age: 20. ETA: 2014.
Bat: 60. Power: 70. Speed: 50. Defense: 55. Arm: 60.
9 Miguel Sano 3b, Twins
Age: 19. ETA: 2015.
Bat: 55. Power: 80. Speed: 40. Defense: 40. Arm: 75.
10 Byron Buxton of, Twins
Age: 19. ETA: 2015.
Bat: 60. Power: 60. Speed: 80. Defense: 60. Arm: 70.
11 Zack Wheeler rhp, Mets
Age: 22. ETA: 2013.
Fastball: 70. Slider: 60. Changeup: 50. Control: 60. Command: 55.

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Tyler Skaggs lhp, Diamondbacks
Age: 21. ETA: 2013.
Fastball: 60. Curve: 65. Changeup: 55. Control: 60. Command: 55.
13 Carlos Correa ss, Astros
Age: 18. ETA: 2015.
Bat: 55. Power: 65. Speed: 55. Defense: 60. Arm: 70.
14 Trevor Bauer rhp, Indians
Age: 22. ETA: 2013.
Fastball: 70. Curveball: 70. Changeup: 55. Control: 55. Command: 50.
15 Christian Yelich of, Marlins
Age: 21. ETA: 2014.
Bat: 70. Power: 60. Speed: 60. Defense: 55. Arm: 50.
16 Javier Baez ss, Cubs
Age: 20. ETA: 2014.
Bat: 60. Power: 65. Speed: 50. Defense: 55. Arm: 65.
17 Mike Zunino c, Mariners
Age: 22. ETA: 2013.
Bat: 55. Power: 60. Speed: 30. Defense: 55. Arm: 50.
18 Taijuan Walker rhp, Mariners
Age: 20. ETA: 2014.
Fastball: 70. Curve: 60. Changeup: 55. Control: 55. Command: 50.
19 Jameson Taillon rhp, Pirates
Age: 21. ETA: 2014.
Fastball: 75. Curve: 65. Changeup: 50. Control: 60. Command: 55.
20 Billy Hamilton of/ss, Reds
Age: 22. ETA: 2013.
Bat: 60. Power: 30. Speed: 80. Defense: 65. Arm: 50.
21 Nick Castellanos 3b/of, Tigers
Age: 21. ETA: 2014.
Bat: 70. Power: 55. Speed: 40. Defense: 50. Arm: 55.
22 Mike Olt 3b/1b, Rangers
Age: 24. ETA: 2013.
Bat: 55. Power: 65. Speed: 30. Defense: 60. Arm: 60.
23 Travis d'Arnaud c, Mets
Age: 24. ETA: 2013.
Bat: 60. Power: 60. Speed: 30. Defense: 55. Arm: 55.
24 Kyle Zimmer rhp, Royals
Age: 21. ETA: 2014.
Fastball: 70. Curve: 65. Changeup: 55. Control: 65. Command: 55.
25 Archie Bradley rhp, Diamondbacks
Age: 20. ETA: 2015.
Fastball: 75. Curve: 65. Changeup: 50. Control: 55. Command: 50.
26 Kevin Gausman rhp, Orioles
Age: 22. ETA: 2014.
Fastball: 70. Slider: 50. Changeup: 60. Control: 60. Command: 55.
27 Jonathan Singleton 1b/of, Astros
Age: 21. ETA: 2014.
Bat: 60. Power: 65. Speed: 30. Defense: 45. Arm: 40.
28 Francisco Lindor ss, Indians
Age: 19. ETA: 2015.
Bat: 60. Power: 40. Speed: 55. Defense: 70. Arm: 60.
29 Danny Hultzen lhp, Mariners
Age: 23. ETA: 2013.
Fastball: 60. Slider: 55. Changeup: 60. Control: 60. Command: 55.
30 Anthony Rendon 3b, Nationals
Age: 22. ETA: 2014.
Bat: 65. Power: 55. Speed: 45. Defense: 60. Arm: 55.
31 Jackie Bradley of, Red Sox
Age: 22. ETA: 2014.
Bat: 60. Power: 45. Speed: 55. Defense: 75. Arm: 60.
32 Mason Williams of, Yankees
Age: 21. ETA: 2015.
Bat: 60. Power: 60. Speed: 70. Defense: 70. Arm: 50.
33 Albert Almora of, Cubs
Age: 18. ETA: 2015.
Bat: 65. Power: 50. Speed: 55. Defense: 75. Arm: 60.
34 Jorge Soler of, Cubs
Age: 21. ETA: 2015.
Bat: 60. Power: 70. Speed: 50. Defense: 55. Arm: 70.
35 Bubba Starling of, Royals
Age: 20. ETA: 2015.
Bat: 50. Power: 70. Speed: 70. Defense: 60. Arm: 60.
36 Chris Archer rhp, Rays
Age: 24. ETA: 2013.
Fastball: 70. Slider: 70. Changeup: 45. Control: 50. Command: 45.
37 George Springer of, Astros
Age: 23. ETA: 2014.
Bat: 50. Power: 65. Speed: 65. Defense: 65. Arm: 60.
38 Carlos Martinez rhp, Cardinals
Age: 21. ETA: 2014.
Fastball: 75. Curve: 60. Changeup: 55. Control: 55. Command: 50.
39 Trevor Rosenthal rhp, Cardinals
Age: 22. ETA: 2013.
Fastball: 75. Curve: 55. Changeup: 50. Control: 55. Command: 50.
40 Matt Barnes rhp, Red Sox
Age: 22. ETA: 2014.
Fastball: 65. Curve: 60. Changeup: 50. Control: 60. Command: 55.
41 Oswaldo Arcia of, Twins
Age: 21. ETA: 2014.
Bat: 65. Power: 60. Speed: 40. Defense: 50. Arm: 60.
42 Hyun-Jin Ryu lhp, Dodgers
Age: 26. ETA: 2013.
Fastball: 60. Slider: 55. Changeup: 55. Control: 60. Command: 55.
43 Andrew Heaney lhp, Marlins
Age: 21. ETA: 2014.
Fastball: 60. Slider: 60. Changeup: 55. Control: 65. Command: 60.
44 Julio Teheran rhp, Braves
Age: 22. ETA: 2013.
Fastball: 65. Curve: 45. Changeup: 65. Control: 60. Command: 55.
45 Casey Kelly rhp, Padres
Age: 23. ETA: 2013.
Fastball: 60. Curve: 60. Changeup: 55. Control: 60. Command: 55.
46 Max Fried lhp, Padres
Age: 19. ETA: 2015.
Fastball: 65. Curve: 65. Changeup: 50. Control: 60. Command: 55.
47 Yasiel Puig of, Dodgers
Age: 22. ETA: 2014.
Bat: 55. Power: 70. Speed: 60. Defense: 55. Arm: 60.
48 Addison Russell ss, Athletics
Age: 19. ETA: 2015.
Bat: 60. Power: 60. Speed: 60. Defense: 55. Arm: 55.
49 Allen Webster rhp, Red Sox
Age: 23. ETA: 2014.
Fastball: 65. Slider: 55. Changeup: 60. Control: 55. Command: 50.
50 Lance McCullers Jr.  rhp, Astros
Age: 19. ETA: 2015.
Fastball: 75. Slider: 65. Changeup: 50. Control: 55. Command: 50.
51 Gregory Polanco of, Pirates
Age: 21. ETA: 2015.
Bat: 55. Power: 60. Speed: 60. Defense: 60. Arm: 55.
52 Nolan Arenado 3b, Rockies
Age: 21. ETA: 2014.
Bat: 65. Power: 55. Speed: 30. Defense: 60. Arm: 60.
53 David Dahl of, Rockies
Age: 19. ETA: 2015.
Bat: 65. Power: 50. Speed: 60. Defense: 60. Arm: 60.
54 Noah Syndergaard rhp, Mets
Age: 20. ETA: 2014.
Fastball: 65. Curve: 55. Changeup: 55. Control: 60. Command: 55.
55 Courtney Hawkins of, White Sox
Age: 19. ETA: 2015.
Bat: 55. Power: 65. Speed: 50. Defense: 55. Arm: 60.
56 Robert Stephenson rhp, Reds
Age: 20. ETA: 2015.
Fastball: 75. Curve: 55. Changeup: 55. Control: 55. Command: 50.
57 Gary Sanchez c, Yankees
Age: 20. ETA: 2015.
Bat: 50. Power: 65. Speed: 30. Defense: 45. Arm: 60.
58 Austin Hedges c, Padres
Age: 20. ETA: 2015.
Bat: 50. Power: 45. Speed: 35. Defense: 75. Arm: 65.
59 Alex Meyer rhp, Twins
Age: 23. ETA: 2014.
Fastball: 75. Curve: 65. Changeup: 55. Control: 55. Command: 50.
60 Kaleb Cowart 3b, Angels
Age: 20. ETA: 2014.
Bat: 55. Power: 60. Speed: 40. Defense: 55. Arm: 60.
61 Alen Hanson ss, Pirates
Age: 20. ETA: 2015.
Bat: 60. Power: 40. Speed: 60. Defense: 55. Arm: 50.
62 Taylor Guerrieri rhp, Rays
Age: 20. ETA: 2015.
Fastball: 65. Curve: 60. Changeup: 55. Control: 55. Command: 50.
63 Slade Heathcott of, Yankees
Age: 22. ETA: 2014.
Bat: 50. Power: 60. Speed: 70. Defense: 60. Arm: 60.
64 Jake Marisnick of, Marlins
Age: 22. ETA: 2014.
Bat: 50. Power: 60. Speed: 60. Defense: 60. Arm: 60.
65 Aaron Sanchez rhp, Blue Jays
Age: 20. ETA: 2015.
Fastball: 75. Curve: 60. Changeup: 50. Control: 55. Command: 50.
66 Kyle Crick rhp, Giants
Age: 20. ETA: 2015.
Fastball: 70. Curve: 60. Changeup: 50. Control: 55. Command: 50.
67 Lucas Giolito rhp, Nationals
Age: 18. ETA: 2016.
Fastball: 75. Curve: 65. Changeup: 55. Control: 60. Command: 55.
68 Kyle Gibson rhp, Twins
Age: 25. ETA: 2013.
Fastball: 55. Slider: 60. Changeup: 60. Control: 60. Command: 55.
69 Wily Peralta rhp, Brewers
Age: 23. ETA: 2013.
Fastball: 70. Slider: 60. Changeup: 55. Control: 55. Command: 50.
70 Brian Goodwin of, Nationals
Age: 22. ETA: 2014.
Bat: 55. Power: 55. Speed: 60. Defense: 55. Arm: 55.
71 Jedd Gyorko 3b/2b, Padres
Age: 24. ETA: 2013.
Bat: 65. Power: 55. Speed: 30. Defense: 50. Arm: 50.
72 Aaron Hicks of, Twins
Age: 23. ETA: 2013.
Bat: 55. Power: 55. Speed: 55. Defense: 65. Arm: 70.
73 Adam Eaton of, Diamondbacks
Age: 24. ETA: 2013.
Bat: 60. Power: 40. Speed: 70. Defense: 55. Arm: 55.
74 Avisail Garcia of, Tigers
Age: 21. ETA: 2013.
Bat: 50. Power: 55. Speed: 50. Defense: 55. Arm: 60.
75 Marcell Ozuna of, Marlins
Age: 22. ETA: 2014.
Bat: 50. Power: 65. Speed: 55. Defense: 55. Arm: 65.
76 Michael Wacha rhp, Cardinals
Age: 21. ETA: 2014.
Fastball: 60. Slider: 50. Changeup: 65. Control: 65. Command: 60.
77 Tyler Austin of, Yankees
Age: 21. ETA: 2015.
Bat: 65. Power: 50. Speed: 50. Defense: 50. Arm: 60.
78 Luis Heredia rhp, Pirates
Age: 18. ETA: 2015.
Fastball: 65. Curve: 60. Changeup: 55. Control: 55. Command: 50.
79 Nick Franklin ss/2b, Mariners
Age: 22. ETA: 2013.
Bat: 55. Power: 45. Speed: 55. Defense: 50. Arm: 50.
80 Didi Gregorius ss, Diamondbacks
Age: 23. ETA: 2013.
Bat: 50. Power: 35. Speed: 50. Defense: 70. Arm: 70.
81 Martin Perez lhp, Rangers
Age: 21. ETA: 2013.
Fastball: 60. Curve: 55. Changeup: 60. Control: 55. Command: 50.
82 Tony Cingrani lhp, Reds
Age: 23. ETA: 2013.
Fastball: 60. Slider: 40. Changeup: 60. Control: 55. Command: 50.
83 Arodys Vizcaino rhp, Cubs
Age: 22. ETA: 2014.
Fastball: 70. Curve: 70. Changeup: 50. Control: 60. Command: 55.
84 Kolten Wong 2b, Cardinals
Age: 22. ETA: 2013.
Bat: 65. Power: 40. Speed: 50. Defense: 60. Arm: 50.
85 Yordano Ventura rhp, Royals
Age: 21. ETA: 2014.
Fastball: 75. Curve: 60. Changeup: 55. Control: 55. Command: 50.
86 Justin Nicolino lhp, Marlins
Age: 21. ETA: 2015.
Fastball: 50. Curve: 55. Changeup: 60. Control: 65. Command: 60.
87 James Paxton lhp, Mariners
Age: 24. ETA: 2013.
Fastball: 65. Curve: 65. Changeup: 50. Control: 55. Command: 50.
88 Matt Davidson 3b, Diamondbacks
Age: 22. ETA: 2014.
Bat: 50. Power: 60. Speed: 30. Defense: 50. Arm: 50.
89 Jesse Biddle lhp, Phillies
Age: 21. ETA: 2014.
Fastball: 60. Curve: 60. Changeup: 50. Control: 55. Command: 50.
90 Hak-Ju Lee ss, Rays
Age: 22. ETA: 2014.
Bat: 55. Power: 30. Speed: 65. Defense: 65. Arm: 60.
91 Henry Owens lhp, Red Sox
Age: 20. ETA: 2015.
Fastball: 55. Curve: 50. Changeup: 60. Control: 60. Command: 55.
92 Jake Odorizzi rhp, Rays
Age: 23. ETA: 2013.
Fastball: 60. Curve: 50. Changeup: 55. Control: 60. Command: 55.
93 J.R. Graham rhp, Braves
Age: 23. ETA: 2013.
Fastball: 65. Slider: 60. Changeup: 50. Control: 60. Command: 55.
94 Daniel Corcino rhp, Reds
Age: 22. ETA: 2014.
Fastball: 60. Slider: 55. Changeup: 55. Control: 55. Command: 50.
95 Bruce Rondon rhp, Tigers
Age: 22. ETA: 2013.
Fastball: 80. Slider: 55. Changeup: 45. Control: 50. Command: 45.
96 Trevor Story ss/3b, Rockies
Age: 20. ETA: 2015.
Bat: 55. Power: 50. Speed: 55. Defense: 55. Arm: 55.
97 Leonys Martin of, Rangers
Age: 25. ETA: 2013.
Bat: 60. Power: 45. Speed: 65. Defense: 55. Arm: 60.
98 Marcus Stroman rhp, Blue Jays
Age: 21. ETA: 2013.
Fastball: 65. Slider: 70. Changeup: 55. Control: 55. Command: 50.
99 Delino DeShields Jr. 2b, Astros
Age: 20. ETA: 2015.
Bat: 55. Power: 40. Speed: 75. Defense: 55. Arm: 50.
100 Roman Quinn ss, Phillies
Age: 18. ETA: 2015.
Bat: 55. Power: 30. Speed: 80. Defense: 50. Arm: 60.

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