Baseball America’s Top 100 Reveals Plenty of Hobby Potential – The release of Baseball America’s annual Top 100 Prospect Rankings is a great tool for baseball card collectors. Often times, players making this list are also the “hot players” in recently released or upcoming baseball card products. The 2016 list includes some familiar names and some surprises as well.

The below list provides links to Baseball America’s scouting profile for the Top 50 Prospects. Additionally, you will find links to some of the baseball card products in which several of the key prospects have recently been featured. Also detailed is the player’s estimated MLB arrival and age.

BA Rank, Player, Position, Team

1. Corey Seager, SS/3B, Dodgers
ETA: 2016. Age: 21, 2015 Cards: National Treasures, Pro Debut, Bowman Chrome, Stars & Stripes, Contenders, Bowman’s Best, Diamond Kings

Corey Seager National TreasuresCorey Seager Bowman ChromeCorey Seager Pro DebutCorey Seager Contenders

2. Byron Buxton, OF, Twins
ETA: 2016. Age: 22, 2015 Cards: National Treasures, Prizm, Heritage High Numbers, High Tek, Strata, Immaculate, Bowman Chrome, SupremeBowman’s Best

Byron Buxton Bowman ChromeByron Buxton Bowmans BestByron Buxton Heritage HighByron Buxton High Tek

3. Yoan Moncada, 2B, Red Sox
ETA: 2017. Age: 20, 2015 Cards: Leaf Trinity, Elite Extra Edition, Leaf 25th, Ultimate Draft, National Treasures, Contenders

Yoan Moncada Leaf Ultimate DraftYoan Moncada National TreasuresYoan Moncada ContendersYoan Moncada Leaf 25th

4. Julio Urias, LHP, Dodgers
ETA: 2017. Age: 19, 2015 Cards: Leaf Metal DraftLeaf Trinity, Bowman ChromeLeaf 25th, Bowman’s Best, Bowman Draft, Bowman InceptionElite Extra Edition

Julio Urias Bowman BestJulio Urias Bowman DraftJulio Urias Elite Extra EditionJulio Urias Leaf Metal Draft

5. Lucas Giolito, RHP, Nationals
ETA: 2016. Age: 21
6. J.P. Crawford, SS, Phillies
ETA: 2016. Age: 21
7. Alex Reyes, RHP, Cardinals
ETA: 2017. Age: 21
8. Orlando Arcia, SS, Brewers
ETA: 2016. Age: 21
9. Trea Turner, SS, Nationals
ETA: 2016. Age: 22, 2015 Cards: Bowman Draft, Bowman Inception, National TreasuresBowman’s BestStars & StripesElite Extra Edition

Trea Turner EliteTrea Turner InceptionTrea Turner National TreasuresTrea Turner Stars Stripes

10. Joey Gallo, 3B/OF, Rangers
ETA: 2016. Age: 22, 2015 Cards: Dynasty, Bowman Draft, Bowman Inception, Immaculate  Bowman’s BestStrataHeritage Minors

Joey Gallo Bowman ChromeJoey Gallo Bowmans BestJoey Gallo HeritageJoey Gallo National Treasures

11. A.J. Reed, 1B, Astros
ETA: 2016. Age: 22
12. Blake Snell, LHP, Rays
ETA: 2016. Age: 23
13. Steven Matz, LHP, Mets
 ETA: 2016. Age: 24
14. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, Pirates
ETA: 2016. Age: 22
15. Andrew Benintendi, OF, Red Sox
ETA: 2017. Age: 21, 2015 Cards: Bowman Draft, National TreasuresBowman’s BestNational TreasuresContenders

Andrew B Bowmans BestAndrew B ContendersAndrew B Bowmans Chrome DraftAndrew B Bowmans

16. Lewis Brinson, OF, Rangers
ETA: 2017. Age: 21
17. Dansby Swanson, SS, Braves
ETA: 2016. Age: 22, 2015 Cards: Bowman Draft, Leaf Metal DraftNational TreasuresLeaf TrinityBowman’s BestStars & StripesElite Extra Edition

Dansby Swanson Bowman DraftDansby Swanson Bowmans BestDansby Swanson EliteDansby Swanson Stars Stripes

18. Rafael Devers, 3B, Red Sox
ETA: 2018. Age: 19
19. Anderson Espinoza, RHP, Red Sox
ETA: 2018. Age: 17
20. Francis Martes, RHP, Astros
ETA: 2017. Age: 20
21. Nomar Mazara, OF, Rangers
ETA: 2016. Age: 20
22. Austin Meadows, OF, Pirates
ETA: 2017. Age: 20, 2015 Cards: Bowman Draft, Bowman ChromeBowman Inception, Bowman’s BestHeritage Minors

Austin Meadows BowmanAustin Meadows Heritage MinorsAustin Meadows Inception AutoAustin Meadows Inception

23. Jose De Leon, RHP, Dodgers
ETA: 2016. Age: 23
24. Sean Newcomb, LHP, Braves
ETA: 2017. Age: 22
25. Anthony Alford, OF, Blue Jays
ETA: 2017. Age: 21
26. Jorge Mateo, SS, Yankees
ETA: 2018. Age: 20, 2015 Cards: Bowman Draft, Bowman’s Best, Leaf 25th, ContendersLeaf Metal DraftElite Extra Edition

Jorege Mateo Bowman ChromeJorge Mateo ContendersJorge Mateo EliteJorge Mateo Leaf Metal

27. Nick Williams, OF, Phillies
ETA: 2017. Age: 22
28. Jose Berrios, RHP, Twins
ETA: 2016. Age: 21
29. Raul A. Mondesi, SS, Royals
ETA: 2017. Age: 20, 2015 Cards: Bowman Draft, Bowman’s BestHeritage MinorsElite Extra EditionNational TreasuresPro Debut

Raul Mondesi Bowman DraftRaul Mondesi Bowmans BestRaul Mondesi Elite Extra EditionRaul Mondesi Topps Heritage Minors

30. Max Kepler, OF/1B, Twins
ETA: 2017. Age: 23
31. Bradley Zimmer, OF, Indians
ETA: 2017. Age: 23, 2015 Cards: Heritage MinorsBowman Draft, Bowman Inception, Bowman’s BestStars & Stripes

Bradley Zimmer Bowman InceptionBradley Zimmer Bowmans BestBradley Zimmer Heritage MinorsBradley Zimmer Stars Stripes

32. Robert Stephenson, RHP, Reds
ETA: 2017. Age: 22
33. Victor Robles, OF, Nationals
ETA: 2019. Age:  18
34. Cody Reed, LHP, Reds
ETA: 2017. Age: 22
35. Franklin BarretoSS, Athletics
ETA: 2017. Age: 19
36. Gary Sanchez, C, Yankees
ETA: 2016. Age: 23, 2015 Cards: Heritage MinorsPro DebutBowman Chrome

Gary Sanchez Bowman ScoutsGary Sanchez BowmanGary Sanchez Heritage MinorsGary Sanchez Pro Debut

37. Jon Gray, RHP, Rockies
ETA: 2016. Age: 24
38. Josh Bell, OF, Pirates
ETA: 2016. Age: 23
39. David Dahl, OF, Rockies
ETA: 2017. Age: 21
40. Brendan Rodgers, SS, Rockies
ETA: 2019. Age: 19, 2015 Cards: Bowman Draft, Bowman’s Best, Leaf 25th, Contenders, Leaf Metal DraftLeaf Trinity

Brendan Rodgers bowman DraftBrendan Rodgers Bowmans BestBrendan Rodgers Leaf MetalBrendan Rodgers Leaf Trinity

41. Gleyber Torres, SS, Cubs
ETA: 2018. Age: 19
42. Alex Bregman, SS, Astros
ETA: 2017. Age: 21, 2015 Cards:  Stars & Stripes, ContendersNational TreasuresLeaf TrinityElite Extra EditionLeaf 25thImmaculate

Alex Bregman Contenders 2Alex Bregman ContendersAlex Bregman EliteAlex Bregman Leaf 25th

43. Ryan McMahon, 3B, Rockies
ETA: 2017. Age: 21
44. Clint Frazier, OF, Indians
ETA: 2017. Age: 21, 2015 Cards: Bowman ChromePro DebutPrizmHeritage Minors

Clint Frazier Bowman ChromeClint Frazier Heritage MinorsClint Frazier BowmanClint Frazier Pro Debut

45. Tim Anderson, SS, White Sox
ETA: 2016. Age: 22
46. Willy Adames, SS, Rays
ETA: 2017. Age: 20
47. Michael Fulmer, RHP, Tigers
ETA: 2016. Age: 22
48. Sean Manaea, LHP, Athletics
ETA: 2016. Age: 24
49. Trent Clark, OF, Brewers
ETA: 2018. Age: 19
50. Kenta Maeda, RHP, Dodgers
ETA: 2016. Age: 27

Prospects 51-100

 

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