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Baseball America top 100, Keith Law 51-100 prospect lists out

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BA has their top 100 prospect list out today, and Keith Law has the backend of his top 100 list out as well

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Baseball America has released their annual top 100 prospect list today, with two Texas Rangers prospects cracking the list.

Willie Calhoun, acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Yu Darvish trade, is #36 in the rankings — interestingly enough, one spot above Dodger outfielder Alex Verdugo, who Los Angeles supposedly would not part with in the Darvish deal.

In addition to Calhoun, center fielder Leody Taveras checks in at #51 in the BA rankings -- a slight drop from the #47 spot he held last season.

Taveras is a little lower than I would have expected, but both Calhoun and Taveras are generally where you would anticipate they will be ranked. Cole Ragans and Hans Crouse are the other two players I thought had a chance of cracking the top 100, but neither made the cut, and that’s understandable -- both would be a back-end candidate, and neither appeared to be a sure bet to make the list.

In addition, Keith Law has the second half of his top 100 prospect rankings out, and no Rangers appear in the 51-100 range on his list. I would expect to see Calhoun and Taveras in his top 50. Former Ranger catching prospect Jorge Alfaro does appear at #98 on Law’s list, making this the seventh year that Alfaro has appeared on at least one of the four major prospect top 100 rankings.