Top 100 Prospects

The Best of the Best

Baseball Prospectus is proud to present its Top 100 Prospects list for 2008. Compiled by Kevin Goldstein after months of research and analysis, the list represents the best balance of skills analysis and performance analysis in the industry.

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1. Jay Bruce, of, Reds

2. Clay Buchholz, rhp, Red Sox

3. Evan Longoria, 3b, Rays

4. Joba Chamberlain, rhp, Yankees

5. Clayton Kershaw, lhp, Dodgers

6. David Price, lhp, Rays

7. Travis Snider, of, Blue Jays

8. Colby Rasmus, of, Cardinals

9. Homer Bailey, rhp, Reds

10. Cameron Maybin, of, Marlins

11. Rick Porcello, rhp, Tigers

12. Matt Wieters, c, Orioles

13. Franklin Morales, lhp, Rockies

14. Andy LaRoche, 3b, Dodgers

15. Wade Davis, rhp, Rays

16. Jacoby Ellsbury, of, Red Sox

17. Jordan Schafer, of, Braves

18. Desmond Jennings, of, Rays

19. Mike Moustakas, ss, Royals

20. Jarrod Parker, rhp, Diamondbacks

21. Joey Votto, 1b, Reds

22. Daric Barton, 1b, Athletics

23. Chase Headley, 3b, Padres

24. Andrew McCutchen, of, Pirates

25. Reid Brignac, ss, Rays

26. Carlos Gonzalez, of, Athletics

27. Nick Adenhart, rhp, Angels

28. Chris Marrero, of/1b, Nationals

29. Angel Villalona, 3b, Giants

30. Neftali Feliz, rhp, Rangers

31. Matt LaPorta, of, Brewers

32. Chin-Lung Hu, ss, Dodgers

33. Jeff Clement, c, Mariners

34. Ian Kennedy, rhp, Yankees

35. Ross Detwiler, rhp, Nationals

36. Jason Heyward, of, Braves

37. Geovany Soto, c, Cubs

38. Brandon Wood, 3b/ss, Angels

39. Matt Antonelli, 2b, Padres

40. Jacob McGee, lhp, Devil Rays

41. Johnny Cueto, rhp, Reds

42. Manny Parra, lhp, Brewers

43. Steven Pearce, 1b, Pirates

44. Chris Tillman, rhp, Mariners

45. Josh Vitters, 3b, Cubs

46. Fautino de los Santos, rhp, Athletics

47. Austin Jackson, of, Yankees

48. Jose Tabata, of, Yankees

49. Eric Hurley, rhp, Rangers

50. Brett Anderson, lhp, Athletics

51. Fernando Martinez, of, Mets

52. Adam Miller, rhp, Indians

53. Justin Masterson, rhp, Red Sox

54. J.R. Towles, c, Astros

55. Carlos Triunfel, ss, Mariners

56. Gio Gonzalez, lhp, Athletics

57. Jed Lowrie, ss, Red Sox

58. Elvis Andrus, ss, Rangers

59. Jordan Walden, rhp, Angels

60. Ryan Kalish, of, Red Sox

61. Matt Latos, rhp, Padres

62. Engel Beltre, of, Rangers

63. Brent Lillibridge, ss, Braves

64. Gerardo Parra, of, Diamondbacks

65. Carlos Gomez, of, Twins

66. Scott Elbert, lhp, Dodgers

67. Alan Horne, rhp, Yankees

68. Carlos Carrasco, rhp, Phillies

69. Chris Perez, rhp, Cardinals

70. Brandon Jones, of, Braves

71. Bryan Anderson, c, Cardinals

72. Luke Hochevar, rhp, Royals

73. Michael Main, rhp, Rangers

74. Chris Davis, 3b, Rangers

75. Chorye Spoone, rhp, Orioles

76. Jeremy Jeffress, rhp, Brewers

77. Taylor Teagarden, c, Rangers

78. Wes Hodges, 3b, Indians

79. Deolis Guerra, rhp, Twins

80. Chris Nelson, ss, Rockies

81. Michael Burgess, of, Nationals

82. Greg Reynolds, rhp, Rockies

83. Gorkys Hernandez, of, Braves

84. Henry Sosa, rhp, Giants

85. Radhames Liz, rhp, Orioles

86. Jair Jurrjens, rhp, Braves

87. Aaron Poreda, lhp, White Sox

88. Chris Volstad, rhp, Marlins

89. Hank Conger, c, Angels

90. Max Scherzer, rhp, Diamondbacks

91. Casey Weathers, rhp, Rockies

92. Dexter Fowler, of, Rockies

93. Wladimir Balentien, of, Mariners

94. Neil Walker, 3b, Pirates

95. Michael Bowden, rhp, Red Sox

96. Joe Savery, lhp, Phillies

97. Ben Revere, of, Twins

98. Trevor Cahill, rhp, Athletics

99. Chris Carter, 1b, Athletics

100. Lars Anderson, 1b, Red Sox

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