MINORS: The HQ100: 2013's top 100 prospects

With the conclusion of our comprehensive Organization Reports, there is only one way to put those approximately 700 names into proper perspective: A top 100 prospect list, of course. Welcome to the 2013 version of the HQ100.

This year's list was a combination effort of five writers who have contributed to BaseballHQ.com's minor league coverage over the course of the past year. Rob Gordon, Jeremy Deloney, Brent Hershey, Colby Garrapy and Chris Mallonee each submitted a top 100 list, and the following ranking is the compilation. Follow each player's link back to their detailed scouting report and Potential Rating. And if you need more prospect information, our 2013 Minor League Baseball Analyst book (with reports on nearly 1000 players) ships later this month.

Next week, we'll discuss the names and issues in a roundtable format; for now, enjoy the 2013 HQ100.

1. Jurickson Profar, SS, TEX
2. Dylan Bundy, SP, BAL
3. Wil Myers, OF, TAM
4. Gerrit Cole, SP, PIT
5. Oscar Taveras, OF, STL
6. Taijuan Walker, SP, SEA
7. Trevor Bauer, SP, CLE
8. Jose Fernandez, SP, MIA
9. Travis d’Arnaud, C, NYM
10. Miguel Sano, 3B, MIN

11. Zack Wheeler, SP, NYM
12. Christian Yelich, OF, MIA
13. Tyler Skaggs, SP, ARI
14. Francisco Lindor, SS, CLE
15. Javier Baez, SS, CHC
16. Shelby Miller, SP, STL
17. Nick Castellanos, OF, DET
18. Xander Bogaerts, SS, BOS
19. Jameson Taillon, SP, PIT
20. Danny Hultzen, SP, SEA

21. Jonathan Singleton, 1B, HOU
22. Mike Zunino, C, SEA
23. Billy Hamilton, OF, CIN
24. Anthony Rendon, 3B, WAS
25. Mike Olt, 3B, TEX
26. Byron Buxton, OF, MIN
27. Nolan Arenado, 3B, COL
28. Carlos Correa, SS, HOU
29. Archie Bradley, SP, ARI
30. Julio Teheran, SP, ATL

31. Matt Barnes, SP, BOS
32. Gary Sanchez, C, NYY
33. Jackie Bradley, OF, BOS
34. Carlos Martinez, SP, STL
35. Bubba Starling, OF, KC
36. Jake Odorizzi, SP, TAM
37. Jedd Gyorko, 3B, SD
38. Alen Hanson, SS, PIT
39. George Springer, OF, HOU
40. Nick Franklin, 2B, SEA

41. Aaron Sanchez, SP, TOR
42. Albert Almora, OF, CHC
43. Kaleb Cowart, 3B, LAA
44. Taylor Guerrieri, SP, TAM
45. Kyle Zimmer, SP, KC
46. Noah Syndergaard, SP, NYM
47. Kolten Wong, 2B, STL
48. Tyler Austin, OF, NYY
49. James Paxton, SP, SEA
50. Rymer Liriano, OF, SD

51. Jake Marisnick, OF, MIA
52. Trevor Story, SS, COL
53. Kevin Gausman, SP, BAL
54. Trevor Rosenthal, SP, STL
55. Alex Meyer, SP, MIN
56. Jorge Soler, OF, CHC
57. Matt Davidson, 3B, ARI
58. Brett Jackson, OF, CHC
59. Michael Choice, OF, OAK
60. David Dahl, OF, COL

61. Mason Williams, OF, NYY
62. Robert Stephenson, SP, CIN
63. Chris Archer, SP, TAM
64. Oswaldo Arcia, OF, MIN
65. Zach Lee, SP, LA
66. Tony Cingrani, SP, CIN
67. Jesse Biddle, SP, PHI
68. Gregory Polanco, OF, PIT
69. Addison Russell, SS, OAK
70. Robbie Erlin, SP, SD

71. Courtney Hawkins, OF, CHW
72. Brian Goodwin, OF, WAS
73. Martin Perez, SP, TEX
74. Luis Heredia, SP, PIT
75. Yasiel Puig, OF, LA
76. Wilmer Flores, 3B, NYM
77. Justin Nicolino, SP, MIA
78. Max Fried, SP, SD
79. Adam Eaton, OF, ARI
80. Gary Brown, OF, SF

81. Casey Kelly, SP, SD
82. Lucas Giolito, SP, WAS
83. Wily Peralta, SP, MIL
84. Michael Wacha, SP, STL
85. Austin Hedges, C, SD
86. Kyle Gibson, SP, MIN
87. Hak-Ju Lee, SS, TAM
88. Dan Straily, SP, OAK
89. Kyle Crick, SP, SF
90. Avisail Garcia, OF, DET

91. Cody Buckel, SP, TEX
92. Tyler Thornburg, SP, MIL
93. Allen Webster, SP, BOS
94. Jarred Cosart, SP, HOU
95. Bruce Rondon, RP, DET
96. Delino DeShields, 2B, HOU
97. A.J. ColeSP, WAS
98. Manny Banuelos, SP, NYY
99. Yordano Ventura, SP, KC
100. Trevor May, SP, MIN


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