With many places having released their lists, we at Call to the Pen release our list of the 150 MLB top prospects.
Our MLB top prospects list is put together by our co-expert Benjamin Chase after plenty of review and discussion with scouts and contacts around the game. This year’s list was expanded to 150 MLB top prospects, adding 25 to the list!
Before we get into the list itself, let’s take a look at some of the “stats” on the list this year…
2018 MLB Top Prospects list stats
Of the 150 prospects mentioned in this year’s list, here are some of the fun statistics about them:
- The Atlanta Braves have the most prospects on the list with 11. The Chicago White Sox have 9 on the list. Five teams (Dodgers, Twins, Yankees, Athletics, and Padres) each had 8 players.
- On the opposite end, the Chicago Cubs were the only team without a representative on the list. The Seattle Mariners had one. Five teams (Diamondbacks, Red Sox, Royals, Mets, Giants) each had just 2 players on the top 150.
- Via positions, right-handed pitchers were the definite prime position, with 48 players on the list. Outfielders were the only other position with more than 20, totaling 36 players on the list.
- Alternatively, the second base position was the least represented on the list, with just 4 players currently calling the keystone home. Two other positions were close behind for the second-least, with 8 first basemen and 9 catchers.
- Using points-based rating (150 points for the player ranked #1 and 1 point for the player ranked #150), the Atlanta Braves had a significant lead with the Chicago White Sox firmly in second. Third through seventh were fairly tight with the order going the New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, Minnesota Twins, Oakland Athletics, and Philadelphia Phillies.
- On the bottom of the points-based rankings were the Cubs due to having no players on the list, but from the bottom were the Seattle Mariners, New York Mets, Kansas City Royals, San Francisco Giants, and Arizona Diamondbacks, who all finished with under 100 combined rankings points as an organization.
- By division, the National League East has the most players on the list of any division, and by far has the most rankings points. The National League Central, on the other hand, has the least prospects and the lowest amount of rankings points.
It was a fun list to put together, and I’m excited to hear what you think of the top 150 MLB top prospects list on Call to the Pen for the 2018 season. One thing to remember is that I am looking at this from the point of all aspects around a player, including their defensive ability, ceiling, floor, and a bit of “have you done it more than once” as well.
Now, to the list….