Top 50 Preview: Guest rankings No. 2

Well, we kicked things recently by running Mike Newman’s Top 30 from Scouting the Sally.

Now it’s time for Round 2. This Top 20 Prospects list comes courtesy of Jordan Tuwiner over at (Follow him on Twitter @Orioleprospects). That sure is a fun site these days with all the work they’ve done in that system in the past few years.

Anyway, on to Jordan’s list:

  1. Stephen Strasburg, RHP, Washington Nationals 

  2. Jason Heyward, OF, Atlanta Braves
  3. Buster Posey, C, San Francisco Giants
  4. Brian Matusz, LHP, Baltimore Orioles
  5. Desmond Jennins, OF, Tampa Bay Rays
  6. Pedro Alvarez, 3B, Pittsburgh Pirates
  7. Mike Stanton, OF, Florida Marlins
  8. Carlos Santana, C, Cleveland Indians
  9. Neftali Feliz, RHP, Texas Rangers
  10. Dustin Ackley, OF, Seattle Mariners
  11. Martin Perez, LHP, Texas Rangers
  12. Jesus Montero, C, New York Yankees
  13. Chris Carter, 1B/DH, Oakland Athletics
  14. Justin Smoak, 1B, Texas Rangers
  15. Dominic Brown, OF, Philadelphia Phillies 
  16. Madison Bumgarner, RHP, San Francisco Giants
  17. Jeremy Hellickson, RHP, Tampa Bay Rays
  18. Christian Friedrich, LHP, Colorado Rockies
  19. Michael Taylor, OF, Oakland Athletics
  20. Freddie Freeman, 1B, Atlanta Braves

Pretty good list, no? Nice to see the differing opinions, with Jordan putting Stras No. 1 and Mike having Heyward in the top spot. That’s what makes this such an interesting exercise.

I’ve got one more guest rankings to post, either this weekend or on Monday. But there’s time yet for you to email me your list if you want me to throw it up there before the big Top 50 show on the MLB Network on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET.

1 Comment

I know Michael Moustakas has to take step down the rankings list after a .250/.297/.421 season in High A, but as his bandwagon begins to empty I have a feeling it will be picking up speed. Don’t forget about him.

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