2014 Miami Marlins Consensus Top 28 Prospects

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What is the consensus ranking for each of the Marlins' 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.

You can also view the 2013 Miami Marlins top prospect list.

Sources

Regular Lists

Baseball America

Baseball Prospectus

Bleacher Report

Fangraphs

Fish Stripes

Grading on the Curve

Keith Law (ESPN)

Marlin Maniac

Minor League Ball (John Sickels)

MLB.com

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 Miami Marlins 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 Andrew Heaney 299 80 4
2 2 Colin Moran 279 74 1st Round
3 3 Jake Marisnick 272 73 0
4 4 Justin Nicolino 253 69 0
5 12 Brian Flynn 209 27 22
7 6 Jose Urena 205 43 4
6 8 Anthony DeSclafani 206 40 Unranked last year
8 5 Adam Conley 195 58 1
9 9 Avery Romero 149 37 3
11 10 Trevor Williams 113 36 2nd Round
10 11 J.T. Realmuto 121 29 -2
13 NA Colby Suggs 70 2nd Round
12 6 Jesus Solorzano 72 43 4
14 13 Nick Wittgren 48 11 Unranked last year
15 NA Austin Barnes 39 8
15 NA Brent Keys 39 8
17 NA Jarlin Garcia 22 Unranked last year
19 NA Sam Dyson 18 Waivers, Blue Jays
18 NA Arquimedes Caminero 21 Unranked last year
20 NA Austin Brice 15 -7
22 NA K.J. Woods 9 4th Round
21 NA Angel Sanchez 10 Ricky Nolasco Trade, Dodgers
23 NA Chad James 6 -4
24 NA Mason Hope 4 -6
24 NA Austin Dean 4 Unranked last year
26 NA Grant Dayton 3 -1
27 NA Kolby Copeland 2 -10
28 NA Ryan Newell 1 Unranked last year
28 NA Zack Cox 1 -13

2013 prospects not on 2014 list

Graduated:

Jose Fernandez, #1
Christian Yelich, #2
Marcell Ozuna, #6
Adeiny Hechavarria, #7
Rob Brantly, #10
Derek Dietrich, #14
Tom Koehler, #26

Dropped Off:

Alfredo SIlverio, #20
Noah Perio, #21
Charlie Lowell, #22
Kyle Skipworth, #28

Visual Representation

Here is a chart of the Marlins' top prospects. The error bars represent the minimum and maximum ranking for each prospect.

Marlins2014prospects

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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