Now that we've finished with our BCB Community Prospect Rankings project I thought it would be interesting to make an aggregate list. Along with ours we have lists from FanGraphs, Baseball Prospectus, Baseball America, ESPN, MLB Pipeline, Minor League Ball, and Miller Park Prospects. The one limiting factor with this kind of experiment is that several of these lists only go 10 deep. Therefore I'll only be using the top 10 from each list.
Again, before I start I'll link each prospect list for you.
FanGraphs Top 25+
Baseball Prospectus Top 10
Baseball America Top 10
Kieth Law/ESPN Top 10
MLB Pipeline Top 30
Minor League Ball Top 20
Miller Park Prospects Top 40
BCB Community Ranking Top 20
So here's what I'm going to do. Since we're only going 10 deep I'll award 10 points to a prospect for ranking No. 1 on a list, 9 points for No.2, and so on with 1 point awarded to the 10th spot. Then we'll just add up the totals and rank them from highest to lowest. Since some lists have prospects that others don't we're going to end up with more than 10 total prospects.
The table above displays each player's points for each website's ranking followed by their total points earned. Again, 10 points represents the number 1 prospect on that list and therefore 1 point represents the number 10 ranked player.
The following table is the Brewers aggregate prospect list.
As one might expect, the top of the list looks very similar across the board. Once you get passed 4 or 5 on the various lists things get a little more undefined but that's natural too.
The big take away here should be the depth of Milwaukee's farm system. Among the eight Top 10 lists used in this exercise, the Brewers had 18 different players ranked. That's a far cry from a couple of years ago when it was honestly kind of hard completely filling out a Top 10 list to say nothing of going 18 deep.