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MLB composite top 100 prospect rankings, takeaways

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Spring training is right around the corner, meaning fans will have a chance to watch some of their team's top prospects.

Five of the main outlets -, Baseball America, ESPN, The Athletic, and Baseball Prospectus - published their top 100 lists, but there are inevitably some disagreements between them, with 146 farmhands getting named across the five platforms.

Here, we seek to settle those discrepancies by compiling all the lists, weighting each equally, and making one composite rankings.

The composite rankings kick off with Baltimore Orioles shortstop Jackson Holliday, who was the consensus top pick, sweeping the No. 1 selection on every list. He was followed by Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Jackson Chourio, who came tantalizingly close to being the consensus No. 2, getting named second overall on four lists but ranking sixth at Baseball Prospectus.

Despite the Orioles having six players in the composite top 100, including Holliday at No. 1, they surprisingly don't have the most players named. That honor goes to the Chicago Cubs, with seven prospects making the list, led by outfielder Pete Crow-Armstrong.

Only two teams fall short of having a single name on the list; the Los Angeles Angels and the Kansas City Royals. Angels slugger Nolan Schanuel was named on four rankings, but finished 107th on aggregate. Meanwhile, Blake Mitchell was the highest Royals player. The catcher finished 138th after making two lists.

Across the five lists it was agreed that 58 names are consensus top-100 prospects. The lowest ranked consensus player was San Francisco Giants two-way phenom Bryce Eldridge, who was places as high as 57th (Baseball America) and as low as 97th (Baseball Prospectus).

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