2014 DRaysBay writers' top 30 prospect list

Brandon Guyer hits his first of four home runs Wednesday - Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

With the individual lists out of the way, see how they all look combined

To combine the lists, I used the points system that the NCAA employs for their polls. First place is worth 30 points, second place is worth 29 points, all the way down to 30th place being worth one. To break ties, I went with the player who had the smaller standard deviation.

#

Player

Daniel

Ian

Michael

Scott

Total

1

Jake Odorizzi

1

2

2

1

118

2

Hak-Ju Lee

4

3

1

2

114

3

Enny Romero

2

4

3

4

111

4

Taylor Guerrieri

5

1

4

3

111

5

Alex Colome

3

6

5

5

105

6

Andrew Toles

11

5

6

8

94

7

Kevin Kiermaier

9

7

7

9

92

8

Nate Karns

6

10

8

11

89

9

Ryan Brett

13

9

11

6

85

10

Curt Casali

7

11

10

14

82

11

Nick Ciuffo

12

13

13

7

79

12

Matt Andriese

8

14

14

10

78

13

Ryne Stanek

14

12

9

12

77

14

Riley Unroe

15

8

15

20

66

15

Oscar Hernandez

21

16

12

13

62

16

Richie Shaffer

16

15

22

16

55

17

Tim Beckham

22

17

17

15

53

18

Jake Hager

19

19

16

19

51

19

Blake Snell

17

20

19

22

46

20

Jose Mujica

25

18

20

17

44

21

Jose Castillo

26

21

21

18

38

22

Jeff Ames

18

22

23

25

36

23

Brandon Guyer

10

23

29

24

Mikie Mahtook

24

26

30

23

21

25

C.J. Riefenhauser

25

24

26

18

26

Josh Sale

20

24

18

27

Tyler Goeddel

30

25

21

17

28

Justin O'Conner

27

18

17

29

Grayson Garvin

23

24

15

30

Dylan Floro

28

27

27

11

Also receiving votes: David Rodriguez (9), Jacob Faria (8), Kean Wong (3), Joey Rickard (3), Luke Maile (2), Steve Geltz (2), Andres Gonzalez (1)

Odorizzi rises to the top of the list after checking in fifth last year. Two players graduated, and injuries lowered the stocks of Guerrieri and Lee. In total, three players on last year's list graduated, five are in other organizations, and six dropped out of the rankings.

The top five in the list is nearly unanimous. Except for Ian's list deviating in the fifth spot, everyone has Odorizzi, Lee, Romero, Guerrieri and Colome in some order. Ian had Colome sixth, and after that, the lists went in their own directions.

The players disagreed on most obviously include the players not appearing on all four lists, seven in total. That's not unusual when you get to the bottom, but three of them probably stand out: Guyer, Sale and O'Conner.

O'Conner is more a case of a player with interesting tools without much in-game performance so far. Guyer has probably been debated more than any other minor leaguer in the organization this off-season, but Sale is an interesting player to discuss.

On one hand, Sale comes with a first round pedigree, and he probably still has one of the highest ceilings in the organization. Weighing that heavily should land him on the list, I don't disagree with putting him on there at all. However, working against him are the completely lost 2013 season, the short track record of performance of any player in the system, and a handful of injuries limiting him early on.

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