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MLB.com's new list of top Giants prospects has Arroyo on top

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MLB.com's updated list of Giants prospects gives Christian Arroyo a clean sweep at the #1 position.

Wait, Ian, hold on, I thought they retired that number
Wait, Ian, hold on, I thought they retired that number
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Well, this is embarrassing. I've long assumed that MLB.com's prospect lists -- which are branded as MLB Pipeline -- weren't static, and they were adjusted periodically instead of once a year. I'm not sure if they used to do that, or if I made it up. Either way, there's a new prospect list up at MLB.com! It goes up to 30.

It looks like this:

  1. Christian Arroyo
  2. Tyler Beede
  3. Phil Bickford
  4. Lucius Fox
  5. Chris Shaw
  6. Sam Coonrod
  7. Mac Williamson
  8. Josh Osich
  9. Aramis Garcia
  10. Andrew Suarez
  11. Adalberto Mejia
  12. Clayton Blackburn
  13. Jalen Miller
  14. Ray Black
  15. Chase Johnson
  16. Jordan Johnson
  17. Steven Okert
  18. Kyle Crick
  19. Jarrett Parker
  20. Hunter Cole
  21. Austin Slater
  22. Joan Gregorio
  23. Michael Santos
  24. Ty Blach
  25. Mac Marshall
  26. Ronnie Jebavy
  27. Derek Law
  28. Chris Stratton
  29. Ian Gardeck
  30. Jake Smith

The biggest changes are Crick dropping from #6 all the way to #18 and Arroyo taking over the top spot. This is also the first time Mac Williamson appears in a major top-10 list, which makes me feel better about the McCovey Chronicles Community Prospect List. Unless it makes me feel worse because it's cool to be the rebellious ones.

The breakdown by position:

C: 1
1B: 1
2B: 2
SS: 3
3B: 0
OF: 3
Left-handed SP: 4
Right-handed SP: 9
Left-handed RP: 2
Right-handed RP: 5

And, because I was a dingus who didn't realize the MLB.com list wasn't updated, that means we have to adjust the collection of top-10 lists.

Baseball America Baseball Prospectus MLB.com John Sickels ESPN McC community Mine
Christian Arroyo Christian Arroyo Christian Arroyo Christian Arroyo Christian Arroyo Christian Arroyo Christian Arroyo
Tyler Beede Lucius Fox Tyler Beede Phil Bickford Tyler Beede Tyler Beede Phil Bickford
Phil Bickford Tyler Beede Phil Bickford Clayton Blackburn Lucius Fox Phil Bickford Tyler Beede
Lucius Fox Jalen Miller Lucius Fox Tyler Beede Phil Bickford Mac Williamson Lucius Fox
Chris Shaw Phil Bickford Chris Shaw Sam Coonrod Clayton Blackburn Clayton Blackburn Sam Coonrod
Sam Coonrod Sam Coonrod Sam Coonrod Chris Shaw Jalen Miller Lucius Fox Clayton Blackburn
Aramis Garcia Chris Shaw Mac Williamson Aramis Garcia Jordan Johnson Adalberto Mejia Chris Shaw
Clayton Blackburn Kyle Crick Josh Osich Lucius Fox Adalberto Mejia Chris Shaw Aramis Garcia
Jarrett Parker Aramis Garcia Aramis Garcia Andrew Suarez Chris Shaw Sam Coonrod Mac Williamson
Adalberto Mejia Adalberto Mejia Andrew Suarez Jarrett Parker Sam Coonrod Chase Johnson Adalberto Mejia

... as well as the consensus top-10 list from the five major prospect lists up there:

  1. Christian Arroyo
  2. Tyler Beede
  3. Phil Bickford
  4. Lucius Fox
  5. Chris Shaw
  6. Sam Coonrod
  7. Clayton Blackburn
  8. Jalen Miller
  9. Aramis Garcia
  10. Adalberto Mejia

Crick drops off to make room for Mejia, which makes a lot of sense, and Shaw and Coonrod switch spots.

So there you have it. The absolute final Giants top-10 prospect post until the next one. If we see any of these players before September, it'll mean that something has gone terribly wrong or terribly right. Either way, I'm still geeked on seeing all of these players and the start of the minor-league season.