MiLB Prospect Rankings: Outfield

“Bryce Harper, Bryce Harper, Bryce Harper playing the harp. Harpo Marx playing the Jews harp.*BH*, BH! You’re my DBesignated Hitter!” 
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2011 graduates included Mike Trout, Desmond Jennings, Trayvon Robinson, Domonic Brown, Yonder Alonso, Ben Revere, Fernando Martinez, Lucas Duda, Eric Thames, J.D. Martinez, Ryan Kalish, Dayan Viciedo, Michael Saunders, Charlie Blackmon, Jason Bourgeois, Brian Bogusevic, Jose Constanza, Alex Presley, Allen Craig and Andy Dirks.  That’s a pretty impressive graduating class.

The remaining OF prospects (except Bryce Harper) all jumped up the rankings to fill the spots of the graduates listed above.  This will be a volatile position for prospects in 2012; right now, any of the Top 60 outfielders could arguably be included in Tier 2.  For that reason, I’ll post an extra 10 spots for these rankings:

1. Bryce Harper RF Nationals
2. Gary Brown CF Giants
3. Bubba Starling CF Royals
4. Michael Choice CF Athletics
5. Leonys Martin CF Rangers
6. Brett Jackson CF Cubs
7. Tim Wheeler CF Rockies
8. Christian Yelich LF Marlins
9. Oswaldo Arcia RF Twins
10. Bryce Brentz RF Red Sox
11. Jake Marisnick CF Blue Jays
12. Matt Szczur CF Cubs

13. Oscar Taveras RF Cardinals
14. Mason Williams CF Yankees
15. Grant Green CF/SS Athletics
16. Starling Marte CF Pirates
17. Wil Myers RF/C Royals
18. Joe Benson CF Twins
19. Kirk Nieuwenhuis CF Mets
20. L.J. Hoes LF/2B Orioles
21. Kole Calhoun RF Angels
22. Caleb Gindl OF Brewers
23. Brandon Jacobs LF Red Sox
24. George Springer OF Astros
25. Blake Tekotte CF Padres
26. Eddie Rosario CF Twins
27. Anthony Gose CF Blue Jays
28. Josh Bell OF Pirates
29. Mikie Mahtook CF Rays
30. Charlie Tilson OF Cardinals
31. Brandon Nimmo CF Mets
32. Brian Goodwin CF Nationals
33. Dave Sappelt OF Reds
34. Kyle Parker RF Rockies
35. Jaff Decker LF Padres

1. Byron Buxton CF Appling County HS GA
2. Yoennis Cespedes CF Cuba
3. Nick Williams CF Galveston Ball HS TX

Outfielders with more than 130 At Bats were not included

Previous MiLB Prospect Rankings
Corner Infield
Middle Infield