Baseball America Releases 25th Anniversary Top 100 Prospects list

Baseball America unveiled its 25th Anniversary Top 100 Prospects list on Thursday night, Feb. 19, with coverage that began on MLB Network and continued online at BaseballAmerica.com.

In addition to all the usual features breaking down the Top 100 Prospect list and the players, the celebration of the 25th Anniversary included an oral history of the Top 100 Prospects list, tracking its development and evolution.

“Baseball America’s Top 100 Prospects list continues to set the standard for ranking the game’s future stars,” Baseball America editor John Manuel said. “As we celebrate the 25th anniversary, it’s a point of pride that Baseball America invented prospect ranking, and we take the responsibility seriously. Luckily it’s also tremendous fun both for us and our readers.”

Since ranking former Braves pitcher Steve Avery No. 1 in 1990, Baseball America has led the way in prospect rankings with the Top 100 Prospects list. Future major league stars such as Chipper Jones and Josh Beckett have ranked No. 1 on this list, which also got its first Hall of Famer last year when Frank Thomas was inducted.