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BCB Community Prospect Rankings #1

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It's that time of year again when we rank the young pups on the farm.

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome everybody to Brew Crew Ball's annual community prospect rankings. We're off to a bit of a late start this year but I was hoping the last couple of prospect lists were going to come out by now. As it stands, FanGraphs hasn't yet released it's list for the Brewers and MLB Pipeline won't update it's team rankings until sometime in March.

This is my first year doing this but I'm more or less going to stick with the same format from previous years. The only real change is that we're going to go to an even 20 instead of stopping at 17. I know, change scares you. But it will be okay.

We'll start today with five candidates for the number 1 spot. In an effort to not influence anyone, I'll be listing the prospects alphabetically by their last name. But first I have some prospect lists to link for you to check out if you want to find more information on each prospect. Let me know in the comments if there's a list I missed that you think is worth including.

Baseball Prospectus Top 10
Baseball America Top 10
Keith Law/ESPN Top 10
Minor League Ball Top 20
Miller Park Prospects Top 40

FanGraphs Top 200 (MLB)
Baseball America Top 100 (MLB)
ESPN Top 1-5051-100 (MLB)
MLB Pipeline Top 100 (MLB)

Orlando Arcia

Position: Shortstop, Age: 20, Bats/Throws: R/R, Acquired: International signing 2010
Top level reached in 2014: A+

2014 Stats
A+: 546 Plate Appearances, 7.7 BB%, 11.9 K%, 289/346/392, 29 Doubles, 5 Triples, 4 Home Runs, 31 Stolen Bases, 343 wOBA, 113 wRC+

Highest rank on other lists:

Source Ranking
Baseball Prospectus 1
Baseball America 2
Kieth Law/ESPN 1
Minor League Ball 1
Miller Park Prospects 1


Clint Coulter

Position: Right Fielder, Age: 21, B/T: R/R, Acquired: 2012 Draft Round 1-27th overall
Top level reached in 2014: A/AFL

2014 Stats
A: 529 PA, 13.8 BB%, 19.5 K%, 287/410/520, 28 Doubles, 3 Triples, 22 HR, 6 SB, .420 wOBA, 165 wRC+
AFL: 26 PA, 7.7 BB%, 19.2 K%, 174/269/304, 0 Doubles/Triples, 1 HR, 0 SB, .277 wOBA, 61 wRC+

Highest rank on other lists:

Source Ranking
Baseball Prospectus NR
Baseball America 3
Kieth Law/ESPN 4
Minor League Ball 4
Miller Park Prospects 4

Monte Harrison

Position: Center Fielder/Right Fielder, Age: 19, B/T: R/R, Acquired: 2014 Draft Rd 2-50th overall
Top level reached in 2014: Rookie League-Phoenix

2014 Stats
Rk: 224 PA, 13.8 BB%, 21.4 K%, 261/402/339, 7 Doubles, 2 Triples, 1 HR, 32 SB, .372 wOBA, 126 wRC+

Highest rank on other lists:

Source Ranking
Baseball Prospectus 5
Baseball America 4
Kieth Law/ESPN 5
Minor League Ball 3
Miller Park Prospects 3

Tyrone Taylor

Position: CF, Age: 21, B/T: R/R, Acquired: 2012 Draft Rd 2-92 overall
Top level reached in 2014: AA/AFL

2014 Stats
A+: 559 PA, 7.0 BB%, 10.4 K%, 278/331/396, 36 Doubles, 3 Triples, 6 HR, 22 SB, .335 wOBA, 107 wRC+
AA: 14 PA, 7.1 BB%, 35.7 K%, 077/143/077, 0 Doubles/Triples/HR, 1 SB, 117 wOBA, -41 wRC+
AFL: 93 PA, 5.4 BB%, 7.5 K%, 271/315/306, 1 Double, 1 Triple, 0 HR, 3 SB, .296 wOBA, 73 wRC+

Highest rank on other lists:

Source Ranking
Baseball Prospectus 2
Baseball America 1
Kieth Law/ESPN 2
Minor League Ball 2
Miller Park Prospects 2

Devin Williams

Position: Starting Pitcher, Age: 20 B/T: R/R, Acquired: 2013 Draft Rd 2-54th overall
Top level reached in 2014: Rk-Helena

2014 Stats
Rk: Games: 15, Starts: 8, IP: 66.1, 23.2 K%, 7.0 BB%, 0.68 HR/9, .281 AVG, 1.42 WHIP, 4.48 ERA, 4.02 FIP

Highest rank on other lists:

Source Ranking
Baseball Prospectus 3
Baseball America 8
Kieth Law/ESPN 3
Minor League Ball 6
Miller Park Prospects 5


The poll closes at 12 pm on Tuesday so make sure you log your votes before then. I'll have the poll for #2 up shortly after noon tomorrow.

Statistics courtesy of Fangraphs