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Current Follow list for 2016-2018 drafts

I haven't put in the time to rank these guys yet, but I have culled down my enormous draft database to this. These are the top prospects that are currently worth drafting, in my opinion, over the next three years. I will continue to add to my spreadsheet and post updates as we lead up to the draft. I intend to rate these guys similar to how I have the minor league guys rated. This is very preliminary but I've broken it down by draft year, region, college or HS and then by position.
It is just a big list right now, not much more than just names but it's a start.

Here is a spreadsheet if you want to sort it differently.

Updated Prospect Lists - Version 2

Every year I do prospect lists but only post once, usually. Well, I am trying to add transparency to my process. The first run thru was off the cuff. I went thru using just stats and what I had in my head. This update shows the new information I have taken in since the last update as well as further documenting each players value. I am sure I have a lot of these guys off from even what I think. Some have had improvements that I am unaware of. I don't talk to many scouts and I put in less time this year than past seasons, mostly because I don't have the time. This at least shows how I do what I do. I will have another update in another month or so, I think.

2015 top prospect lists: version 1

I have not spent a lot of time on these but I have been asked a few times about my prospect lists for this off-season. I may have some far too low. I may have missed some guys. Prospect lists are no longer a priority for me but I wanted to still give insight as to who I like. I know if I'd look this over tomorrow, I'd change a bunch of them in small ways. I may update them later this winter and into spring but for now, this is how it stands.

Top Prospects by League according to GAPPER

This is a list of the top prospects in each league. This is not a top prospect list generated by phone calls like Baseball America and the like. This is simply a statistical analysis done by my formula. Nothing more. It is interesting to compare to the scouted lists when BA gets them out over the next month.

Please check them out. This is from nothing more than a Fangraphs stat line. It usually picks out some under the radar names..

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2015 MLB Draft Board

RANKNamepos#College/ HS LocationLG15 LevelCommitment/College1Alex BregmanSSLouisiana StateCollegeJRLouisiana State2Dansby SwansonSSVanderbiltCollegeJRVanderbilt3Carson FulmerRHPVanderbiltCollegeJRVanderbilt4Brendan RodgersSSFL HSHSHSFlorida State5Kyle TuckerOFFL HSHSHSFlorida6Tyler JayLHPIllinoisCollegeJRIllinois7Dillon TateRHPUC-Santa BarbaraCollegeJRUC-Santa Barbara8Daz CameronOFGA HSHSHSFlorida State9Garrett WhitleyOFNY HSHSHSWake Forest10Mike NikorakRHPPA HSHSHSAlabama11Andrew BenintendiOFArkansasCollegeSOArkansas12Kolby AllardLHPCA HSHSHSUCLA13D.J. StewartOFFlorida StateCollegeJRFlorida State14Nick PlummerOFMI HSHSHSKentucky15Beau BurrowsRHPTX HSHSHSTexas A&M16Nathan KirbyLHPVirginiaCollegeJRVirginia17Austin SmithRHPFL HSHSHSFlorida Atlantic18Justin HooperLHPCA HSHSHSUCLA19Cornelius Randolph2BGA HSHSHSClemson20Walker BuehlerRHPVanderbiltCollegeJRVanderbilt21Ian HappOFCincinnatiCollegeJRCincinnati22Trenton ClarkOFTX HSHSHSTexas Tech23Chris BettsCCA HSHSHSTennessee24Peter Lambe…