MINORS: The HQ100: 2020's top prospects

Well, the 2020 BaseballHQ.com Organization Reports were completed last week, which means only one thing ... it's HQ100 Time!

The HQ100 is BaseballHQ.com's annual top 100 fantasy prospect list, chosen by a seven-person panel of writers and analysts, designed to guide you and your keeper-league team through the 2020 season and beyond.

Before you scroll through to the list, a couple IMPORTANT housekeeping details that could answer some questions as you digest the list. First, the list is a compilation of seven individual Top 100 lists, and is meant build a bit of consensus among BHQ writers. Participants were all BHQ writers who are well-known to avid readers of this site and contribute in some way to prospect and young player analysis: Chris Blessing, Alec Dopp, Jeremy Deloney, Rob Gordon, Nick Richards, Matthew St-Germain and Brent Hershey. The diversity of perspectives and opinions in the group (some see many of the players in person, others have strong statistical backgrounds, and all follow the minor leagues very closely) only strengthens the overall compiled list. As a reader, you make come to a different conclusion about the rankings here—but that's the fun of it. It would be a dull list if all seven of us, and you as well, agreed on every player.

Second, because of the nature of how this list differs from our Organization Reports, we present this yearly caveat: In several instances, players from the same MLB team may be ranked differently in the HQ100 list than in the team Organization Report. This is a feature, not a bug: The team reports are written, ranked and graded by one author, who is solely responsible for all aspects of that team list. The HQ100, however, is a compilation of six different personal lists and is an objective exercise. So that's how Josh Jung, #2 in the Rangers Organization Report, ranks ahead of Leody Taveras (#1 for Texas) in the HQ100. Again, it's the strength of the diversity of opinions. 

Third, know that while the rankings below are intriguing and fun to talk about, the details is where the meat is. For additional information on each player, follow the links from each player's team designation to this year's Organization Reports for that team. Here, you'll find commentary, development path, and specific future fantasy impact information that adds layers of color to this black-and-white list. In addition, if you need even more info, our 2020 Minor League Baseball Analyst book is the perfect companion and will be shipped later this month. If you haven't done so already, grab a copy to be fully prepared (900+ player profiles!) for the 2020 season.

Get ready to discuss—we expect your feedback in the comments below and/or on the subscriber forums. And get ready for even more HQ100 coverage during our writer roundtables Tuesday through Friday. It's #HQ100Week!

Now go grab that next great prospect for your team!

The 2020 HQ100

1.  Wander Franco, (SS, TAM)
2.  Jo Adell, (OF, LAA)
3.  Luis Robert, (OF, CHW)
4.  Gavin Lux, (SS, LA)
5.  MacKenzie Gore, (LHP, SD)
6.  Royce Lewis, (SS, MIN)
7.  Jarred Kelenic, (OF, SEA)
8.  Adley Rutschman, (C, BAL)
9.  Forrest Whitley, (RHP, HOU)
10.  Julio Rodriguez, (OF, SEA)

11.  Jesus Luzardo, (LHP, OAK)
12.  Andrew Vaughn, (1B, CHW)
13.  Casey Mize, (RHP, DET)
14.  Carter Kieboom, (SS, WAS)
15.  Dylan Carlson, (OF, STL)
16.  Nate Pearson, (RHP, TOR)
17.  Dustin May, (RHP, LA)
18.  Alex Kirilloff, (OF, MIN)
19.  Bobby Witt, Jr., (SS, KC)
20.  Marco Luciano, (SS, SF)

21.  Joey Bart, (C, SF)
22.  Michael Kopech, (RHP, CHW)
23.  Cristian Pache, (OF, ATL)
24.  Matt Manning, (RHP, DET)
25.  C.J. Abrams, (SS, SD)
26.  Sixto Sanchez, (RHP, MIA)
27.  Drew Waters, (OF, ATL)
28.  Alec Bohm, (3B, PHI)
29.  Brendan McKay, (LHP/DH, TAM)
30.  Kristian Robinson, (OF, ARI)

31.  Vidal Brujan, (2B, TAM)
32.  A.J. Puk, (LHP, OAK)
33.  Brendan Rodgers, (SS, COL)
34.  Luis Patino, (RHP, SD)
35.  Spencer Howard, (RHP, PHI)
36.  J.J. Bleday, (OF, MIA)
37.  Nolan Gorman, (3B, STL)
38.  Heliot Ramos, (OF, SF)
39.  Jazz Chisholm, (SS, MIA)
40.  Mitch Keller, (RHP, PIT)

41.  Nolan Jones, (3B, CLE)
42.  Taylor Trammell, (OF, SD)
43.  Jasson Dominguez, (OF, NYY)
44.  Grayson Rodriguez, (RHP, BAL)
45.  Brusdar Graterol, (RHP, MIN)
46.  Ian Anderson, (RHP, ATL)
47.  Oneil Cruz, (SS, PIT)
48.  Jesus Sanchez, (OF, MIA)
49.  Hunter Bishop, (OF, SF)
50.  Trevor Larnach, (OF, MIN)

51.  Nick Madrigal, (2B, CHW)
52.  Riley Greene, (OF, DET)
53.  Ryan Mountcastle, (1B, BAL)
54.  Ke'Bryan Hayes, (3B, PIT)
55.  Jordan Groshans, (SS, TOR)
56.  Ronny Mauricio, (SS, NYM)
57.  Daniel Lynch, (LHP, KC)
58.  Xavier Edwards, (SS, TAM)
59.  Matthew Liberatore, (LHP, STL)
60.  D.L. Hall, (LHP, BAL)

61.  Alek Thomas, (OF, ARI)
62.  Brennen Davis, (OF, CHC)
63.  Hunter Greene, (RHP, CIN)
64.  Deivi Garcia, (RHP, NYY)
65.  Logan Gilbert, (RHP, SEA)
66.  Nico Hoerner, (SS, CHC)
67.  Kyle Wright, (RHP, ATL)
68.  George Valera, (OF, CLE)
69.  Sean Murphy, (C, OAK)
70.  Corbin Carroll, (OF, ARI)

71.  Keibert Ruiz, (C, LA)
72.  Josiah Gray, (RHP, LA)
73.  Josh Jung, (3B, TEX)
74.  Evan White, (1B, SEA)
75.  Tyler Freeman, (SS, CLE)
76.  Luis Garcia, (SS, WAS)
77.  Shane Baz, (RHP, TAM)
78.  Daulton Varsho, (C, ARI)
79.  Triston Casas, (1B, BOS)
80.  Nick Lodolo, (LHP, CIN)

81.  Hans Crouse, (RHP, TEX)
82.  Tarik Skubal, (LHP, DET)
83.  Brandon Marsh, (OF, LAA)
84.  Jeter Downs, (SS, LA)
85.  Greg Jones, (SS, TAM)
86.  Luis Campusano, (C, SD)
87.  Clarke Schmidt, (RHP, NYY)
88.  Noelvi Marte, (SS, SEA)
89.  Jordan Balazovic, (RHP, MIN)
90.  Ethan Hankins, (RHP, CLE)

91.  Sherten Apostel, (3B, TEX)
92.  Robert Puason, (SS, OAK)
93.  Brent Honeywell, (RHP, TAM)
94.  Brady Singer, (RHP, KC)
95.  Leody Taveras, (OF, TEX)
96.  Francisco Alvarez, (C, NYM)
97.  Geraldo Perdomo, (SS, ARI)
98.  Adrian Morejon, (LHP, SD)
99.  Monte Harrison, (OF, MIA)
100.  Brailyn Marquez, (LHP, CHC)

 


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