Monday, February 25, 2013

2013 Cardinals Composite Top Prospect List (Final)


Each year I like to compile a composite prospect list, taking the top prospects lists from across the web, assigning points to each ranking and then using these points to create a composite ranking.  I do this each February for the top 100 prospects in baseball, which can be found at my MLB Composite Prospect Index site and I also do it for each team, including my favorite, the Cardinals.

Below is my final Cardinals Top 10 Composite Prospect listing.  My preliminary list was posted on January 12th and I have since doubled the number of sites included in the list.  I have also added a separate page with a link to the spreadsheet as well as links to the expert sites that I used for the composite prospect list.

2013 Cardinals Top 10 Composite Prospect List (FINAL)

1.  Oscar Taveras (140 points)

YearAgeLevABRH2B3BHRRBISBBBSOBAOBPSLG
201220AA477831533772394104256.321.380.572
4 Seasons
126321040691234024329115190.321.381.525
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/12/2013.

Taveras was ranked #1 on all 7 top 10 lists and deservedly so.

2.  Shelby Miller (123 points)

YearLevWLERAIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2012AAA11104.74136.2138787224501601.376
4 Seasons
29213.73383.2352180159351384721.277
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/12/2013.

Despite his sub par year, Miller was stilled named the #2 prospect on 6 of the 7 lists, with 1 list ranking him 3rd.

3.  Carlos Martinez (106 points)

YearLevWLERAIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2012AA-A+652.93104.1913934632921.179
3 Seasons
15122.76248.0195887610902681.149
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/12/2013.

Still trying to catch up with the higher ranked Miller, Martinez could make his major league debut in 2013.

4.  Trevor Rosenthal (99 points)

Year Lev W L ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP
2012 AA-AAA 8 6 2.97 109.0 78 40 36 7 42 104 1.101
4 Seasons
22 14 3.53 285.1 237 129 112 15 98 293 1.174
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/12/2013.

A bit of a sleeper prospect last year, Rosenthal is certainly on everyone's top prospect lists this year after impressing in his big league debut.

5.  Michael Wacha (86 points)
 
YearLevWLW-L%ERAIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2012A+-AA-Rk00
0.8621.082214400.571
1 Season
00
0.8621.082214400.571
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/12/2013.

After being drafted 19th overall this past June, Wacha spent time at three different levels in 2012, dominating at all 3.

6.  Kolten Wong (71 points)
  
YearLevABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPS
2012AA5237915023695221114474.287.348.405.754
2 Seasons
717118215388147730166598.300.363.434.797
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/12/2013.

The Cardinals second baseman of the future had a fine season at AA and could battle for the starting job in Spring Training. 

7Tyrell Jenkins (42 points)

YearLevWLERAIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2012A445.1482.1845347536801.457
3 Seasons
864.52141.114986718511371.415
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/12/2013.

Another power arm, Jenkins struggled in his first taste of full season ball, but still has plenty of time to figure things out.

8Matt Adams (41 points)


YearLevABRH2B3BHRRBISBBBSOBAOBPSLGOPS
2012AAA2584185220185031557.329.362.624.986
4 Seasons
14302234551032822918108266.318.365.565.930
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/12/2013.

Injuries ruined his chance to show his power at the major league level and now he is blocked by Allen Craig

 9Carson Kelly (19 points)

YearLevABRH2B3BHRRBISBBBSOBAOBPSLGOPS
2012Rk213244810092501033.225.263.399.662
1 Season
213244810092501033.225.263.399.662
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/12/2013.

A second round pick in 2012, Kelly has a strong arm (he also pitched in high school), a nice line-drive stroke and power potential.


10Stephen Piscotty (17 points)
   
Year Lev AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2012 A 210 29 62 18 1 4 27 3 18 25 .295 .376 .448 .823
1 Season
210 29 62 18 1 4 27 3 18 25 .295 .376 .448 .823
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/12/2013.

Projects to hit for average, but is not expected to develop much power.

Others receiving points:
Anthony Garcia (6), Patrick Wisdom (6), Tyler Lyons (5), Steve Bean (4),  Mike O'Neill (2), John Gast (1), Victor De Leon (1), Charlie Tilson (1)

Overall, there were just a couple changes from the preliminary list as Tyrell Jenkins and Matt Adams switched places, as did Carson Kelly and Stephen Piscotty.  There were also a few more additions to the other players receiving points, notably Patrick Wisdom, Tyler Lyons, Steve Bean and Charlie Tilson. 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Post a Comment