BCB Community Prospect Rankings: Vote for #1

It's time for our annual look at the organization's top prospects.

Even the supposedly worst farm system in baseball cannot stop our annual tradition: The Brew Crew Ball Community Prospect Rankings. Over the next few weeks we'll make our list using the following rules:

  1. For positions 1-5 we'll have a ballot of five candidates. For 6-16 we'll have ten, and for the 17th position we'll have 20 or so.
  2. Each weekday at 1 pm a poll will open asking you to vote for one prospect. The poll will close at noon on the following weekday, the winner will be removed and another candidate or candidates will be added to fill the empty spot in the poll.
  3. Write-in votes in the comments will be accepted, and may be considered as a factor for which players to add to future polls.
  4. The poll will continue until we've named our top 17 prospects. We chose 17 somewhat arbitrarily years ago. I meant to do 17 last year but apparently I got distracted at 15. That happens sometimes.

That's simple enough, right? Here are the five candidates for #1:

Orlando Arcia, SS
Age: 19
Top level reached in 2013: Low-A

2013 stats:

Wisconsin (A): 486 PA, .251/.314/.333, 4 HR, 20 SB, 9 CS, 35 BB, 40 K

Highest positions in other rankings:

Source Rank
Brewers Farm Report 3
Miller Park Prospects 3
Baseball Prospectus 4
Grading on the Curve 4
John Sickels/Minor League Ball 6

Mitch Haniger, OF
Age:
23
Top level reached in 2013: High-A

2013 stats:

Brevard County (A+): 365 PA, .250/.323/.396, 6 HR, 2 SB, 2 CS
Wisconsin (A): 178 PA, .297/.399/.510, 5 HR, 7 SB, 0 CS
Surprise (Arizona Fall League): 112 PA, .280/.354/.480, 4 HR, 1 SB, 0 CS, 11 BB, 18 K

Highest positions in other rankings:

Source Rank
Baseball America 3
Baseball Prospectus 3
Grading on the Curve 3
Brewers Farm Report 4
FanGraphs 5

Jimmy Nelson, RHP
Age:
24
Top level reached in 2013: MLB

2013 stats:

Milwaukee (MLB): 10 IP, 0.90 ERA, 0.700 WHIP, 5 BB (4.5 BB/9), 8 K (7.2 K/9)
Nashville (AAA): 83.1 IP, 3.67 ERA, 1.4888 WHIP, 50 BB (5.4 BB/9), 91 K (9.8 K/9)
Huntsville (AA): 69 IP, 2.74 ERA, 1.130 WHIP, 15 BB (2.0 BB/9), 72 K (9.4 K/9)

Highest positions in other rankings:

Source Ranking
Baseball America 1
Grading on the Curve 1
John Sickels/Minor League Ball 1
Baseball Prospectus 2
3 others 2

Victor Roache, 1B/OF
Age:
22
Top level reached in 2013: Low-A

2013 stats:

Wisconsin (A): 519 PA, .248/.322/.440, 22 HR, 6 SB, 2 CS, 46 BB, 137 K

Highest positions in other rankings:

Source Rank
John Sickels/Minor League Ball 2
FanGraphs 3
Miller Park Prospects 4
Brewers Farm Report 5
Baseball America 5

Tyrone Taylor, CF
Age:
20
Top level reached in 2013: Low-A

2013 stats:

Wisconsin (A): 549 PA, .274/.338/.400, 8 HR, 19 SB, 8 CS, 35 BB, 63 K

Highest positions in other rankings:

Source Rank
Baseball Prospectus 1
Brewers Farm Report 1
FanGraphs 1
Keith Law/ESPN 1
Miller Park Prospects 1
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