If you’re not already aware, Fansided features an excellent Minor League Baseball Blog. Over at Seedlings to Stars, Wally Fish, Nathaniel Stoltz and their crew do an outstanding job covering minor league baseball, prospects, rankings and the MLB draft in great detail. Again, if you haven’t already checked them out I encourage you to do so.
Recently the folks at S2S have started a series called Prospect Showdown. The series takes an overall look at the 2012 Top 100 prospect rankings around the web. Included in the series are rankings from Seedlings to Stars, Baseball Instinct , MLB.com , MLB Prospect Portal , Project Prospect and Scout.com .
I encourage you to check out the entire article. However, if you’re short on time you can follow the jump for a Cliffs Notes view on how the Tigers ranked overal. You can also read Fansided’s MLB Director Wally Fish’s brief thoughts.
Project Prospect does an outstanding job with pretty much everything they touch so I’ll give them a mulligan on this, but I don’t understand how Jacob Turner could be ranked any lower than 20th on a list. It’s completely and utterly incomprehensible to me. Speaking of Turner I am surprised that he was outside the Top-10 on all the lists but ours.
Castellanos is probably the biggest snub from the S2S Top-100. I’m personally thrilled that Smyly made a couple lists as I’m very bullish on his future as a quality major league starter.
Most curious ranking(s): Jacob Turner at #33 and the inclusion of Casey Crosby on any list.
A couple weeks ago Wally also tackled the Detroit Tigers, breaking down their farm systems top prospects by position. Obviously I’m a little late linking this, but I encourage you to check that out too.
I applaud the S2S staff for their hard work and knowledge of the Tigers farm system.