As was the case with the MLBPipeline.com list of top prospects, the Dodgers Corey Seager tops the hot 100. The young shortstop has been talked about ever since being taken with the 18th overall pick in the 2012 Draft out of Northwest Cabarrus High School in North Carolina. That's where the two lists start to detour from each other. While MLBPipeline.com has Twins prospect Byron Buxton at number two, a face much more familiar to Phillies fans takes that spot on the Scout.com list; none other than J.P. Crawford of the Phillies.
Crawford split last season between Clearwater and Reading, hitting a combined .288 last season. Crawford, who was ranked fifth on the MLBPipeline.com list, has four other Phillies prospects on the list for company. Outfielder Nick Williams is number 36 on the list, Cornelius Randolph comes in at 69, right-hander Mark Appel is 92nd and catcher Jorge Alfaro is 97th.
Crawford, Williams and Appel are all likely to start the season at Triple-A Lehigh Valley when the season opens. All three will also be in big league camp this spring to get a look from the major league staff and front office. Alfaro is likely to start the year at Double-A Reading and Randolph could be on the Low-A Lakewood roster when the season starts.
Last month, Philly Baseball Insider released our list of the Top 50 Phillies Prospects, which has Crawford at the top of the rankings.