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Down On The Farm: Project Prospect's Top 25 Prospects by OFP

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Adam Foster and the guys over at Project Prospect have published their Top 25 Prospects based on OFP, or overall future potential. I guess it is another way of saying ceiling, not sure. But here is their top 25:

Rk. Name OFP Best-Case Outcome Age Lvl Team Pos
1 Bryce Harper 72 Superstar; MVP-type player 18.1 AFL WAS RF
2 Jameson Taillon 66 No. 1-2 starter; Frequent all-star 19.1 n/a PIT RHP
3 Aroldis Chapman 65 No. 1-2 starter; Frequent all-star 22.8 MLB CIN LHP
4 Jarrod Parker 61 No. 1-2 starter; Frequent all-star 22.0 AA ARI RHP
5 Martin Perez 60 No. 1-2 starter; Frequent all-star 19.7 AA TEX LHP
6 Mike Trout 60 Impact player; Frequent all-star 19.3 A+ LAA CF
7 Jesus Montero 60 Impact player; Frequent all-star 21.0 AAA NYY C
8 Shelby Miller 60 No. 1-2 starter; Frequent all-star 20.2 A STL RHP
9 Julio Teheran 59 Quality No. 2-3 starter or closer 19.9 AA ATL RHP
10 Domonic Brown 59 Quality regular; occasional all-star 23.3 MLB PHI RF
11 Eric Hosmer 58 Quality regular; occasional all-star 21.0 AA KC 1B
12 Michael Pineda 58 Quality No. 2-3 starter or closer 21.9 AAA SEA RHP
13 Matt Moore 58 Quality No. 2-3 starter or closer 21.5 A+ TB LHP
14 Manny Machado 57 Quality regular; occasional all-star 18.4 SS BAL SS
15 Mike Montgomery 56 Quality No. 2-3 starter or closer 21.4 AA KC LHP
16 Brandon Belt 56 Quality regular; occasional all-star 22.6 AAA SF 1B
17 Zach Britton 56 Quality No. 2-3 starter or closer 23.0 AAA BAL LHP
18 Jeremy Hellickson 56 Quality No. 2-3 starter or closer 23.7 MLB TB RHP
19 Dustin Ackley 56 Quality regular; occasional all-star 22.8 AAA SEA 2B
20 Tanner Scheppers 55 Quality No. 2-3 starter or closer 23.9 AAA TEX RHP
21 Zach Lee 55 Quality No. 2-3 starter or closer 19.2 n/a LAD RHP
22 Wil Myers 55 Quality regular; occasional all-star 20.0 A+ KC C
23 Zack Wheeler 55 Quality No. 2-3 starter or closer 20.5 A SF RHP
24 Mike Moustakas 55 Quality regular; occasional all-star 22.2 AAA KC 3B
25 Devin Mesoraco 55 Quality regular; occasional all-star 22.5 AAA CIN C


There are alot of pitchers up and down this list, including 4 of the top 5, 6 of the top 10 and 14 of the top 25, and pitchers are the riskiest prospects for the most part. Does that say something about the quality of the hitters left in the minors, or are these pitchers that good?

I know Braves fans will be upset to see 5 pitchers ahead of Julio Teheran on this list, and I am surprised Martin Perez is ranked higher in this list. PP's ranking of Taillon definitely caught my eye, and I am sure they have scouted him plenty of times, before ranking him ahead of Chapman.