2014 Los Angeles Dodgers Consensus Top 65 Prospects

Corey Seager just beats out Joc Pederson as the Dodgers' top prospect - Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

What is the consensus ranking for each of the Dodgers' top prospects?

Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.

-Proverbs 11:14

Prospect lists are a tricky animal. Every prospect guru has his or her own biases, favorite prospects, sources, and philosophy, leading to quite a variety in the placement of specific players on his or her list. I like making lists and I like prospects, but I'm no scout and I have no inside connections, so my list wouldn't hold any particular weight. Instead of spending loads of time ranking the players with my own biases, I decided a few years ago to instead assemble a consensus list for each team. You can view all of the previous lists here. Hopefully this will bring safety from a multitude of counselors.

How do I do this? Each time a prospect appears on a list, he gets a number of points (51 minus his ranking). The prospect with the largest amount of points is ranked first.

This year, I made a few changes to the list. First off, I included as many lists as I could possibly find. This includes list from team-specific sites, not just from sites that post a list for every team. Second, I created a separate list for fantasy rankings. Fantasy baseball sites rank their prospects with a different flavor and so there are two rankings: one for real baseball and one for fantasy.

Alex Guerrero was not eligible for every ranking. In order to combat this, I gave him a ranking of six for every list that missed him. This was his average ranking on the lists that had him.

You can also view the 2013 Los Angeles Dodgers top prospect list.

Sources

Regular Lists

Baseball America

Baseball Prospectus

Batting Leadoff

Bleacher Report

Dodger Diamond

Dodgers Digest

Dodgers Nation

Fangraphs

Grading on the Curve

Keith Law (ESPN)

Lasorda's Lair

MLB Draft Insider

MLB Prospect Portal

Prospect Digest

Rant

Top Prospect Alert

Fantasy Lists

Dynasty Sports Empire

Fake Teams

Prospect 361

Razzball

The List

The "Change" column describes how the prospect’s status changed from 2013. A positive number means the prospect moved up in the list, while a negative number means he moved down.

Here is a spreadsheet that contains all of the 2014 Los Angeles Dodgers top prospect rankings in one place. I have removed Keith Law's as his lists require a subscription, though his list is included in the final tally.

Rank FRank Player Total FTo Change
1 1 Corey Seager 869 217 2
2 2 Joc Pederson 868 214 3
3 2 Julio Urias 847 214 Mexican IFA
4 4 Zach Lee 838 207 -2
5 6 Chris Anderson 808 202 1st Round
6 5 Alex Guerrero 793 206 Cuban IFA
7 10 Ross Stripling 783 94 7
8 8 Chris Reed 725 95 -2
9 10 Onelki Garcia 609 94 -2
10 7 Tom Windle 604 145 2nd Round
11 8 Matt Magill 417 95 -3
12 10 Scott Schebler 268 94 Unranked last year
13 NA Zach Bird 264 0
14 NA Jake Scavuzzo 249 Unranked last year
15 NA Jesmuel Valentin 235 -3
16 NA Yimi Garcia 222 9
17 NA Alex Santana 192 3
18 13 Jose Dominguez 178 49 Unranked last year
19 NA Cody Bellinger 162 4th Round
20 NA Victor Gonzalez 158 Unranked last year
21 NA Joey Curletta 151 Unranked last year
22 NA Kyle Farmer 142 8th Round
23 14 Victor Arano 126 48 Mexican IFA
24 NA Darnell Sweeney 116 5
25 NA Justin Chigbogu 107 Unranked last year
26 NA Duke von Schamann 105 Unranked last year
27 NA Noel Cuevas 101 Unranked last year
28 NA Pedro Baez 91 Unranked last year
29 NA Scott Griggs 79 Unranked last year
30 NA Andres Santiago 78 Unranked last year
31 NA O'Koyea Dickson 77 Unranked last year
32 NA Seth Rosin 70 Traded from Mets for cash
33 NA Scott Barlow 68 Unranked last year
34 NA Jeremy Rathjen 67 -13
35 NA Garrett Gould 64 -24
36 NA Jonathan Garcia 63 Unranked last year
37 NA Jonathan Martinez 62 -9
38 NA Jharel Cotton 61 Unranked last year
39 NA Carlos Frias 52 Unranked last year
39 NA Lucas Tirado 52 Dominican IFA
39 NA Theo Alexander 52 Unranked last year
42 NA Ralston Cash 51 Unranked last year
43 NA Lindsey Caughel 44 Unranked last year
44 NA Brandon Dixon 42 3rd Round
45 15 Adam Law 41 46 12th Round
46 NA Brandon Trinkwon 40 7th Round
47 NA Tyler Ogle 38 Unranked last year
48 NA Jacob Rhame 36 6th Round
49 NA Michael Medina 34 Dominican IFA
50 NA James Baldwin 29 -32
51 NA Josh Henderson 21 Unranked last year
51 NA Blake Smith 21 -21
53 NA Cristian Gomez 20 Dominican IFA
53 NA Faustino Oguisten 20 Unranked last year
53 NA Jairo Pacheco 20 Unranked last year
56 NA Aaron Miller 19 -33
57 NA Chris Jacobs 18 Unranked last year
58 NA Bryan Munoz 17 Unranked last year
58 NA Josmar Cordero 17 Unranked last year
60 NA Spencer Navin 14 11th Round
61 NA Ariel Sandoval 12 Dominican IFA
62 NA Jarret Martin 10 -37
63 NA J.D. Underwood 8 5th Round
64 NA Pratt Maynard 6 Unranked last year
65 NA Daniel Padilla 3 Venezuelan IFA

2013 prospects not on 2014 list

Graduated:

Yasiel Puig, #1
Hyun-Jin Ryu, #4
Chris Withrow, #9
Paco Rodriguez, #10
Tim Federowicz, #15

Traded:

Alex Castellanos, #16 - To the Red Sox for Jeremy Hazelbaker
Angel Sanchez, #17 - To the Marlins in the Ricky Nolasco trade
Rob Rasmussen, #22 - To the Phillies in the Michael Young trade
Stephen Ames, #25 - To the Marlins in the Ricky Nolasco trade
Jake Lemmerman, #30 - To the Cardinals for Skip Schumaker

Rule 5:

Alfredo Silverio, #19 - To the Marlins

Claimed on waivers:

Shawn Tolleson, #23 - Claimed by the Rangers

Visual Representation

Here is a chart of the Dodgers' prospect rankings. The error bars represent the minimum and maximum rankings for each prospect.

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It appears that clicking the above graphic makes it slightly larger

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Chris St. John is a writer at Beyond The Box Score. You can follow him on Twitter at @stealofhome.

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