Prospects in the AFL

In case you missed it, the Arizona Fall League released preliminary rosters on Tuesday. There are still plenty of holes to fill, but it gives you a good sense of the talent heading to Arizona this fall, headlined by 25 members of MLB.com’s Top 100 list. But which team (so far) seems the most stacked?

Let’s take a look at Prospect Points to see. What are Prospect Points, you ask? Let me tell you. It’s something we’ve used (courtesy of MLBPipeline behind-the-scenes guru Jason Ratliff) in coming up with a weighted system to measure which teams have the most impact talent based on who they have in the Top 100. We give  100 points to the team with the No. 1 prospect, 99 to the team with No. 2 and on down.

For the AFL, obviously, not all 100 prospects are going, but the system stays the same — Byron Buxton is the No. 1 prospect and he’ll be playing for Glendale, so Glendale gets 100 points. Get it? So here are the AFL Prospect Points Standings (we’ll update as more players get added):

Mesa                  424 PP
Glendale            375 PP
Scottsdale          212 PP
Peoria                 176 PP
Salt River              86 PP
Surprise                74 PP

Curious about the breakdown? Mr. Ratliff (see, told you he was a guru) was kind enough to supply this handy little chart, where you can see Glendale and Mesa both with six Top 100 guys:

Rank Player Org AFL team

1

Byron Buxton Twins Glendale

100

33

Alex Meyer Twins Glendale

68

49

Corey Seager Dodgers Glendale

52

50

Andrew Heaney Marlins Glendale

51

64

Eddie Rosario Twins Glendale

37

74

Colin Moran Marlins Glendale

27

9

Javier Baez Cubs Mesa

92

19

Addison Russell A’s Mesa

82

23

Albert Almora Cubs Mesa

78

27

Jorge Soler Cubs Mesa

74

37

Kris Bryant Cubs Mesa

64

67

Brian Goodwin Nationals Mesa

34

25

Danny Hultzen Mariners Peoria

76

35

Austin Hedges Padres Peoria

66

76

Delino DeShields Astros Peoria

25

92

Jorge Bonifacio Royals Peoria

9

22

Aaron Sanchez Blue Jays Salt River

79

94

Marcus Stroman Blue Jays Salt River

7

38

Mason Williams Yankees Scottsdale

63

41

Alen Hanson Pirates Scottsdale

60

44

Kyle Crick Giants Scottsdale

57

69

Tyler Austin Yankees Scottsdale

32

57

Jorge Alfaro Rangers Surprise

44

85

Garin Cecchini Red Sox Surprise

16

87

Eduardo Rodriguez Orioles Surprise

14

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