Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Analyzing some of this years top pitchers

Finding comps for hitters was much easier than for the pitchers. So many pitchers flame out, have good stats due to pitchability or get injured. Pitchers are so hard to quantify, but here is what I came up with.

Manuel Banuelos and Martin Perez were both 18 year olds in the SALLY league this season and both are very good prospects. Perez did pitch a little bit in AA this season but the only other 18 year old I have stats on in the Texas league is Felix Hernandez in 2004. Looking at Perez and Banuelos SALLY stats, the comparables jump out as Matt Cain in 2003, Francisco Liriano in 2002 and fellow prospect Brandon Erbe in 2006. Jose Rojas' 2001 season is similar to Banuelos and but Banuelos had a slightly better K rate.

Madison Bumgarner had an unusual season in AA. He really had no comps as he had the lowest K rate and BB rate of any 19 year old in AA that I have. He also had the lowest WHIP of the group and Matt Cain, Joel Zumaya, Hayden Penn, Yusmeiro Petit and Rodney Nye. Bumgarner's stats in High A were comparable to Jerome Williams in 2000, TJ Nall in 2000 and Edgar Gonzalez in 2002.

Chris Tillman is a little easier to nail down. His comparisons are 2005 Boof Bonser, 1995 Paul Wilson and 2005 Brandon McCarthy. He has more to work with as for Age to league comps.

Analyzing some of this years best hitters

Anthony Gose is at the top of the list and he is there almost strictly because of his speed. The closest comp to him is Jose Reyes in the SAL in 2001, but Reyes had much more pop, but that gives you an idea of his speed upside. But on to better prospects...

Wilmer Flores didn't have a great season in the SAL this year but neither did Ivan Rodriguez in 1989 in the SAL. Flores hit 0.264/0.305/0.331 and Pudge hit 0.238/0.278/0.355. Both were 17 and had similar AB's and production. Pudge hit for a little more power, but it gives you an idea why Flores is a highly touted prospect.

Ruben Tejada finds him in the mix with some pretty good company of Eastern League middle infielders. Rollins, Renteria and Reyes all had good numbers with Tejada having the best OBP, Rollins had the best BB/K rate and the most home run power but they look fairly comparable across the board.
1999 Jimmy Rollins 20 0.273/0.336/0.404
2009 Ruben Tejada 19 0.288/0.351/0.371
1995 Edgar Renteria 20 0.289/0.329/0.388
2002 Jose Reyes 19 0.287/0.331/0.425

Jason Heyward is a hard one to find comps for. Not many 19 year olds put up season's like he did in the Eastern league as a 19 year old. Andruw Jones had similar slash lines in 1996 with 0.369/0.432/0.675 and Heyward had 0.352/0.446/0.611. Heyward didn't hit as many homers but had a better walk rate and struck out less. Jones stole more bags but that is to be expected as Heyward has solid running skills but doesn't project to steal more than 15 bags in the bigs. Just looking at 19 year olds in the Southern league, Jorge Cantu, Joel Guzman, Alex Rodriguez and BJ Upton are pretty much the only guys on the list outside of players in the 2009 season. Going up to 20 year olds, Eric Chavez in 1998 had similar slugging skills and walk rate.

Heyward, Mike Stanton, Starlin Castro, Freddie Freeman, Matt Dominguez and Brett Lawrie were all 19 in the Southern this season. This shows to me that a lot more teams are expecting their prospects to produce quicker and the best are challenged more aggresively than they ever have been. It will be intereting to see how many of these young stars develop into big league stars.

Jaff Decker had a great season as a 19 year old in the Midwest League. I didn't have to look very far for comparisons to his season and many are very good players. His best attribute is his bat and his plate discipline. Daric Barton had a very similar season in 2004. Prince Fielder had a somewhat similar season, although he didn't walk or strikeout as much. Sean Burroughs, Jay Bruce, Adam Dunn, Brad Nelson, Adrian Gonzalez and ARod were also in the group of similar players but Barton was the closest.
Daric Barton 0.313/0.445/0.511/0.956
Jaff Decker 0.300/0.439/0.518/0.958

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

2009 top 100 hitters, pitchers

using my new formula that I used on the most recent lists I posted. It looks like I have to adjust the formula more. It is too speed heavy at this point.

1 Anthony Gose
2 Wilmer Flores
3 Ruben Tejada
4 Jason Heyward
5 Tyler Pastornicky
6 Jay Austin
7 Jaff Decker
8 Tyson Gillies
9 Alexia Amarista
10 Jefry Marte
11 Brett Lawrie
12 Robbie Grossman
13 Jose Pirela
14 Frederick Parejo
15 Delta Cleary
16 Michael Brantley
17 Dayan Viciedo
18 Zachary Collier
19 Derek Norris
20 Timothy Beckham
21 Jesus Montero
22 Starlin Castro
23 Angel Morales
24 Abraham Almonte
25 Xavier Avery
26 Alex Liddi
27 Devaris Strange-Gordon
28 Andrew Lambo
29 Matt Dominguez
30 Scott Robinson
31 Rafael Rodriguez
32 Ehire Adrianza
33 Michael Stanton
34 Daniel Pertusati
35 Fernando Martinez
36 Che-Hsuan Lin
37 Starlin Castro
38 Caleb Gindl
39 Randal Grichuk
40 Yohermyn Chavez
41 Leury Garcia
42 Mike Trout
43 Reynaldo Navarro
44 Travis D'Arnaud
45 Jose Tabata
46 Darwin Perez
47 Enrique Hernandez
48 Avisail Garcia
49 Freddie Freeman
50 Austin Romine
51 Ben Revere
52 Domingo Santana
53 Michael Stanton
54 Jesus Montero
55 Mike Moustakas
56 Andrew Cumberland
57 Angel Villalona
58 Kyler Burke
59 Josh Vitters
60 Nick Weglarz
61 Austin Jackson
62 Ericson Leonora
63 Alcides Escobar
64 Grabiel Hernandez
65 Delvi Cid
66 Hak-Ju Lee
67 Jason Heyward
68 Freddie Freeman
69 Oscar Tejeda
70 Johnny Giavotella
71 Gustavo Nunez
72 Gilbert Gomez
73 Logan Morrison
74 Junior Lake
75 Chris Carter
76 Quincy Latimore
77 Anthony Rizzo
78 Moises Sierra
79 Jose Tabata
80 Kirk Nieuwenhuis
81 Fernando Garcia
82 Jonathan Singleton
83 Desmond Jennings
84 Rossmel Perez
85 Edinson Rincon
86 Kenneth Wilson
87 Lonnie Chisenhall
88 Derrick Robinson
89 Miguel Rojas
90 Sebastian Valle
91 Ivan Ramirez
92 Nick Noonan
93 Francisco Pena
94 Derrik Gibson
95 Wilfredo Tovar
96 Hank Conger
97 Eduardo Escobar
98 Jon Gilmore
99 Cedric Hunter
100 John Tolisano
101 Christian Betancourt
102 Ryan Kalish
103 Michael Burgess
104 Travis Snider
105 Yorman Rodriguez
106 Isaac Galloway

1 Manuel Banuelos
2 Madison Bumgarner
3 Martin Perez
4 Henderson Alvarez
5 Erasmo Ramirez
6 Jeurys Familia
7 Christopher Tillman
8 William Smith
9 Pedro Guerra
10 Ezekiel Spruill
11 Travis Wood
12 Trevor Reckling
13 Daniel Duffy
14 Kyle Allen
15 Juan Heredia
16 Ramoncito Garcia
17 Stolmy Pimentel
18 Alving Mejias
19 Zachary McAllister
20 Matthew Moore
21 Simon Castro
22 Randall Delgado
23 Andy Otero
24 T.J. House
25 Ross Seaton
26 Tim Collins
27 Eric Surkamp
28 Casey Crosby
29 Marcos Frias
30 Cesar Ciurcina
31 Carlos Pimentel
32 Tyler Chatwood
33 Neftali Feliz
34 Wilfredo Boscan
35 Richard Castillo
36 Martin Perez
37 Heitor Correa
38 David Bromberg
39 Paul Demny
40 Thomas Mendoza
41 Kyle Kaminska
42 Jeanmar Gomez
43 Thomas Hanson
44 Timothy Melville
45 Bradley Tippett
46 Alexander Perez
47 Fabian Williamson
48 Wilmer Font
49 Kyle Greenwalt
50 Clayton Cook
51 Jorge Bucardo
52 Dimaster Delgado
53 Rudy Owens
54 Randol Rojas
55 Brad Dydalewicz
56 Evan Anundsen
57 Robert Bono
58 Parker Frazier
59 Zachary Britton
60 Brock Huntzinger
61 Casey Coleman
62 Jarrod Parker
63 Trevor May
64 Efrain Nieves
65 Blake Beavan
66 Alex Leon
67 Tim Alderson
68 Jhoulys Chacin
69 Kasey Kiker
70 Wade Davis
71 Robert Carson
72 Nathan Eovaldi
73 Jenrry Mejia
74 Wily Peralta
75 Richard Alvarez
76 Julio Teheran
77 Christopher Archer
78 Clayton Tanner
79 Hector Rondon
80 Michael Montgomery
81 Michael Montgomery
82 Joseph Wieland
83 Hector Rondon
84 Alexander Torres
85 Eduardo Sanchez
86 Jenrry Mejia
87 Felix Doubront
88 Joseph Cruz
89 Victor Capellan
90 Clemente Mendoza
91 Scott Barnes
92 Deolis Guerra
93 Jose Alvarez
94 Jesus Sanchez
95 Arquimedes Nieto
96 Jason McEachern
97 Jeremy Hellickson
98 Cody Scarpetta
99 Eswarlin Jimenez
100 Aneury Rodriguez
101 Arodys Vizcaino

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

MiLB Prospects has a forum!

Posting comments on this site isn't easy and now the recent comments widget isn't even working, so I created a forum. The site is getting a good bit of traffic but no one is posting comments and I would like to have more interaction. That's half the fun right?
Please feel free to sign up and post as you please. Any input would be great.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Top 100 Rankings

are posted for the years 2000-2006 for both hitters and pitchers. There was nothing involved involved in these other than the stats.
In my current rankings I have implemented use of draft status and signing bonus info as well as my previous season rating. Then I adjust some guys up and down as I see fit.
I will also post the 2009 stat rankings on here soon.
These rankings seemed to turn out ok. I haven't crosschecked them with lists from BA or anyone else, but it does look like my system has an idea of what to look for.
I'd hope so, for all the work I've put into it.
Thoughts?

'06 Top 100 Hitting Prospects

Rank Name League Level Age
1 Elvis Andrus SAL A 18
2 Andrew McCutchen SAL A 19
3 Jose Tabata SAL A 18
4 Jay Bruce Midw A 19
5 Austin Jackson SAL A 19
6 Eric Young SAL A 21
7 Darren Ford SAL A 20
8 Billy Butler Texas AA 20
9 Dexter Fowler SAL A 20
10 Michael Brantley SAL A 19
11 Lorenzo Cain SAL A 20
12 Cameron Maybin Midw A 19
13 Carlos Gomez Eastern AA 20
14 Justin Upton Midw A 19
15 Ryan Sweeney IL AAA 21
16 Ivan De Jesus SAL A 19
17 Reegie Corona SAL A 19
18 Felix Pie Pacific Coast AAA 21
19 Delmon Young IL AAA 21
20 Chris Lubanski Texas AA 21
21 Cedric Hunter Ariz Rk 18
22 Paul Kelly Midw A 19
23 Angel Salome SAL A 20
24 Adam Jones Pacific Coast AAA 21
25 B.J. Upton IL AAA 22
26 Mike Carp FSL A+ 20
27 Lastings Milledge IL AAA 21
28 Johnny Whittleman Midw A 19
29 Alcides Escobar FSL A+ 19
30 Michael Saunders Midw A 19
31 Emilio Bonifacio California Hi A 21
32 Eduardo Nunez SAL A 19
33 Joshua Johnson Midw A 20
34 Reid Brignac California Hi A 20
35 Cole Garner SAL A 21
36 Hainley Statia Midw A 20
37 Michael Mooney SAL A 0
38 Carlos Gonzalez California Hi A 20
39 Justin Sellers Midw A 20
40 Marcos Vechionacci SAL A 20
41 Alex Gordon Texas AA 22
42 Asdrubal Cabrera Pacific Coast AAA 20
43 Jonathan Herrera California Hi A 21
44 Elijah Dukes IL AAA 22
45 James Loney Pacific Coast AAA 22
46 Matthew Sulentic Midw A 18
47 Luis Valbuena Midw A 20
48 Alberto Callaspo Pacific Coast AAA 23
49 Eric Campbell SAL A 21
50 Jose Castro SAL A 19
51 Josh Flores SAL A 20
52 Nick Evans SAL A 20
53 Aaron Cunningham SAL A 20
54 Greg Burns SAL A 19
55 Mat Gamel SAL A 21
56 Christopher Jones SAL A 18
57 Brandon Wood Texas AA 21
58 Asdrubal Cabrera IL AAA 20
59 Joel Guzman Pacific Coast AAA 21
60 Andrew Thompson Midw A 19
61 Koby Clemens SAL A 19
62 Erick Aybar Pacific Coast AAA 22
63 Trevor Plouffe FSL A+ 20
64 Daric Barton Pacific Coast AAA 21
65 Ian Stewart Texas AA 21
66 Troy Tulowitzki Texas AA 21
67 Joaquin Arias Pacific Coast AAA 22
68 Andrew McCutchen Eastern AA 19
69 Charlie Fermaint FSL A+ 20
70 Ben Copeland SAL A 22
71 Jordan Schafer SAL A 20
72 Mitch Einertson SAL A 20
73 Lucas May SAL A 21
74 Allan de San Miguel Midw A 18
75 Joshua Rodriguez NYPL A- 18
76 Josh Fields IL AAA 23
77 Sean Smith Caro Hi A 0
78 Chris Young Pacific Coast AAA 23
79 Jose Vallejo Midw A 20
80 Eduardo Nunez FSL A+ 19
81 Denard Span Eastern AA 22
82 Robert Andino Pacific Coast AAA 22
83 Matthew Kemp Pacific Coast AAA 22
84 Donovan Solano NYPL A- 18
85 Matt Moses Eastern AA 21
86 Jose Coronado FSL A+ 20
87 Louis Marson SAL A 20
88 Travis Denker SAL A 21
89 Christopher Nelson SAL A 21
90 Gregor Blanco IL AAA 22
91 Blake DeWitt FSL A+ 21
92 Jon Mota FSL A+ 19
93 Hector Pellot SAL A 19
94 Christopher Parmelee GCL Rk 18
95 Russell Mitchell SAL A 0
96 Mark Trumbo Midw A 20
97 Joey Votto Southern AA 23
98 Daryl Jones Midw A 20
99 Pablo Sandoval SAL A 20

'05 Top 100 hitting prospects

Rank Name League Level Age
1 B.J. Upton IL AAA 21
2 Alcides Escobar SAL A 18
3 Carlos Gomez SAL A 19
4 Carlos Gonzalez Midw A 19
5 Marcos Vechionacci SAL A 19
6 Delmon Young Southern AA 20
7 Erick Aybar Texas AA 21
8 Robert Valido Caro Hi A 20
9 Marcus Sanders SAL A 20
10 Jeremy Hermida Southern AA 21
11 Billy Butler California Hi A 19
12 Brandon Wood California Hi A 20
13 Emilio Bonifacio Midw A 20
14 Andy Marte IL AAA 21
15 Bradley Harman SAL A 19
16 Tim Battle SAL A 20
17 Prince Fielder Pacific Coast AAA 21
18 Jose Tabata GCL Rk 17
19 Ryan Sweeney Southern AA 20
20 Sean Rodriguez Midw A 20
21 Chris Lubanski California Hi A 20
22 Wilkin Ramirez Midw A 19
23 Trevor Plouffe Midw A 19
24 Delmon Young IL AAA 20
25 David Winfree Midw A 20
26 Reid Brignac Midw A 19
27 Joel Guzman Southern AA 20
28 Elijah Dukes Southern AA 21
29 Matt Tuiasosopo Midw A 19
30 Travis Denker SAL A 20
31 Eric Duncan Eastern AA 20
32 Hanley Ramirez Eastern AA 21
33 Neil Walker SAL A 20
34 Eduardo Nunez NYPL A- 18
35 J.T. Restko SAL A 20
36 Jarrod Saltalamacchia Caro Hi A 20
37 Brent Clevlen FSL A+ 21
38 Mike Carp SAL A 19
39 Daric Barton Texas AA 20
40 Chris Young Southern AA 22
41 Matthew Kemp FSL A+ 21
42 Mitch Einertson SAL A 19
43 Joaquin Arias Texas AA 21
44 Matt Bush Midw A 19
45 Asdrubal Cabrera Midw A 19
46 James Loney Southern AA 21
47 Billy Butler Texas AA 19
48 Felix Pie Southern AA 20
49 Gregor Blanco Southern AA 21
50 Ian Stewart California Hi A 20
51 Oswaldo Navarro Midw A 20
52 Elvis Andrus GCL Rk 17
53 Andrew McCutchen GCL Rk 18
54 Blake DeWitt SAL A 20
55 Dioner Navarro Pacific Coast AAA 21
56 Luis Rivera Midw A 18
57 Edgardo Baez SAL A 20
58 Donovan Solano NYPL A- 17
59 Alejandro De Aza FSL A+ 21
60 Josh Barfield Pacific Coast AAA 22
61 Frank Diaz Caro Hi A 21
62 Chin-lung Hu FSL A+ 21
63 William Bergolla IL AAA 22
64 Daric Barton California Hi A 20
65 Carlos Quentin Pacific Coast AAA 23
66 Scott Moore FSL A+ 21
67 Fernando Perez Midw A 22
68 Anthony Gwynn Southern AA 22
69 Melky Cabrera Eastern AA 21
70 Hernan Iribarren SAL A 21
71 Jeff Mathis Pacific Coast AAA 22
72 Reegie Corona NYPL A- 18
73 Nate Spears Caro Hi A 20
74 Russell Martin Southern AA 22
75 Ian Kinsler Pacific Coast AAA 23
76 Corey Hart Pacific Coast AAA 23
77 Arturo Rivas SAL A 21
78 Rogearvin Bernadina SAL A 21
79 Johnny Whittleman Ariz Rk 18
80 Eric Patterson Midw A 22
81 Kila Kaaihue California Hi A 21
82 Casey Kotchman Pacific Coast AAA 22
83 Cory Dunlap FSL A+ 21
84 Andrew McCutchen NYPL A- 18
85 Adam Jones Texas AA 20
86 Robert Andino Southern AA 21
87 Michael Bourn Eastern AA 22
88 Edwin Encarnacion IL AAA 22
89 Gregorio Petit Midw A 20
90 Shane Victorino IL AAA 24
91 Conor Jackson Pacific Coast AAA 23
92 Michael Brantley Ariz Rk 18
93 Lastings Milledge Eastern AA 20
94 Lastings Milledge Eastern AA 20
95 Eider Torres Eastern AA 22
96 Jose Lopez Pacific Coast AAA 21
97 Asdrubal Cabrera California Hi A 19
98 Alex Romero Eastern AA 22
99 Jesus Guzman Texas AA 21
100 Fernando Pacheco SAL A 20

'04 Top 117 Hitting Prospects

Rank Name League Level Age
1 Ian Stewart SAL A 19
2 Delmon Young SAL A 19
3 Daric Barton Midw A 19
4 Felix Pie FSL A+ 19
5 Erick Aybar California Hi A 20
6 B.J. Upton IL AAA 20
7 Prince Fielder Southern AA 20
8 Jason Pridie SAL A 20
9 Wes Bankston SAL A 20
10 Michael Bourn SAL A 21
11 Lastings Milledge SAL A 19
12 Brian Dopirak Midw A 20
13 Xavier Paul SAL A 19
14 Ryan Sweeney Caro Hi A 19
15 Robert Valido SAL A 19
16 Elliot Johnson SAL A 20
17 Brandon Wood Midw A 19
18 Chris Lubanski Midw A 19
19 Adam Jones Midw A 19
20 Nate Spears SAL A 19
21 Javier Guzman SAL A 20
22 Jose Lopez Pacific Coast AAA 20
23 Joel Guzman FSL A+ 19
24 Hector Made Midw A 19
25 Jhonny Peralta IL AAA 22
26 Jonathan Herrera SAL A 19
27 Andy Marte Southern AA 20
28 Shawn Bowman SAL A 19
29 Jason Kubel IL AAA 22
30 Joaquin Arias California Hi A 20
31 Edwin Encarnacion Southern AA 21
32 Edwin Encarnacion Southern AA 21
33 Erold Andrus Midw A 20
34 Rogearvin Bernadina SAL A 20
35 Joel Guzman Southern AA 19
36 Dioner Navarro IL AAA 20
37 Emilio Bonifacio Midw A 19
38 Brandon Moss SAL A 21
39 Corey Hart IL AAA 22
40 Nate McLouth Eastern AA 22
41 William Bergolla Southern AA 21
42 William Bergolla Southern AA 21
43 Eric Duncan Midw A 19
44 Martin Prado SAL A 20
45 Grady Sizemore IL AAA 22
46 Nick Markakis SAL A 20
47 Josh Barfield Southern AA 21
48 Scott White SAL A 20
49 Alberto Callaspo Texas AA 21
50 Matthew Kemp SAL A 20
51 Jerry Gil Pacific Coast AAA 21
52 Anthony Gwynn Southern AA 21
53 Ruben Gotay Texas AA 21
54 Steve Doetsch SAL A 20
55 Callix Crabbe California Hi A 21
56 Joshua Johnson Ariz Rk 18
57 Victor Diaz IL AAA 22
58 Jarrod Saltalamacchia SAL A 19
59 Alejandro De Aza SAL A 20
60 Shin-Soo Choo Texas AA 22
61 Travis Schlichting SAL A 19
62 Willy Aybar Southern AA 21
63 Frank Diaz FSL A+ 20
64 Gregor Blanco Caro Hi A 20
65 David Wright Eastern AA 21
66 David Wright Eastern AA 21
67 Russell Martin FSL A+ 21
68 James Loney Southern AA 20
69 Mike Spidale Southern AA 22
70 Luis Cruz California Hi A 20
71 Scott Robinson SAL A 20
72 Jorge Cantu IL AAA 22
73 Jesus Guzman California Hi A 20
74 Josh Womack Midw A 20
75 Jeremy Hermida FSL A+ 20
76 Dioner Navarro Eastern AA 20
77 Casey Kotchman Pacific Coast AAA 21
78 Adrian Gonzalez Pacific Coast AAA 22
79 Brian McCann Caro Hi A 20
80 Chris Young SAL A 21
81 Bryan Hansen SAL A 21
82 Robinson Cano IL AAA 21
83 Nick Swisher Pacific Coast AAA 23
84 Eric Duncan FSL A+ 19
85 David Wright IL AAA 21
86 Kila Kaaihue Midw A 20
87 Eider Torres Caro Hi A 21
88 Asdrubal Cabrera Nwest A- 18
89 Eider Torres Caro Hi A 21
90 Brad Nelson Southern AA 21
91 Jake Blalock SAL A 21
92 Robinson Cano Eastern AA 21
93 Chin-lung Hu SAL A 20
94 Brock Peterson Midw A 20
95 Brock Peterson Midw A 20
96 Pedro Lopez Caro Hi A 20
97 Aaron Hill Eastern AA 22
98 Billy Butler Pio Rk 18
99 Melky Cabrera FSL A+ 20
100 Mitch Einertson App Rk 18
101 Micah Schnurstein SAL A 20
102 Hanley Ramirez Eastern AA 20
103 Jai Miller SAL A 19
104 Ben Francisco Eastern AA 22
105 Brandon Phillips IL AAA 23
106 David Espinosa Eastern AA 22
107 Sean Rodriguez Midw A 19
108 Andres Blanco Texas AA 20
109 Jeff Francoeur Caro Hi A 20
110 Curtis Granderson Eastern AA 23
111 Alcides Escobar Pio Rk 17
112 Ryan Goleski SAL A 22
113 Juan Tejeda Eastern AA 22
114 Greg Burns GCL Rk 17
115 Juan Valdes SAL A 19
116 Scott Moore FSL A+ 20
117 Carlos Gonzalez Nwest A- 18

'03 Top 100 Hitters

Rank Name League Level Age
1 Prince Fielder Midw A 19
2 Jose Lopez Texas AA 19
3 Felix Pie Midw A 18
4 Erick Aybar Midw A 19
5 Jeff Francoeur SAL A 19
6 B.J. Upton SAL A 19
7 Jeremy Hermida SAL A 19
8 Hanley Ramirez SAL A 19
9 Jason Pridie SAL A 19
10 Rudy Guillen Midw A 19
11 Grady Sizemore Eastern AA 21
12 Donnie Murphy Midw A 20
13 Alberto Callaspo Midw A 20
14 Brent Clevlen Midw A 19
15 Josh Barfield California Hi A 20
16 Chad Spann SAL A 19
17 Joaquin Arias Midw A 19
18 James Loney FSL A+ 19
19 Gregor Blanco Caro Hi A 19
20 Andy Marte Caro Hi A 19
21 Dioner Navarro Eastern AA 19
22 Frank Diaz SAL A 19
23 David Wright FSL A+ 20
24 Jose Reyes IL AAA 20
25 Miguel Cabrera Southern AA 20
26 Wilson Betemit IL AAA 21
27 Brian McCann SAL A 19
28 Callix Crabbe Midw A 20
29 Greg Miller Caro Hi A 18
30 Kila Kaaihue Midw A 19
31 William Bergolla Caro Hi A 20
32 Trent Oeltjen Midw A 20
33 Elijah Dukes SAL A 19
34 Aaron Baldiris SAL A 20
35 Corey Hart Southern AA 21
36 Luis Cruz Midw A 19
37 Andres Blanco Caro Hi A 19
38 Pedro Lopez SAL A 19
39 Joe Mauer Eastern AA 20
40 Damaso Espino Midw A 20
41 Wes Bankston SAL A 19
42 Jeff Salazar SAL A 22
43 Franklin Gutierrez FSL A+ 20
44 Dave Krynzel Southern AA 21
45 Cody Ross IL AAA 22
46 Willy Aybar FSL A+ 20
47 J.J. Hardy Southern AA 21
48 Wilkin Ramirez GCL Rk 17
49 Hector Luna Eastern AA 21
50 Joel Guzman FSL A+ 18
51 Alexis Rios Eastern AA 22
52 Jarred Ball Midw A 20
53 Ruben Gotay Caro Hi A 20
54 Dioner Navarro FSL A+ 19
55 Joel Guzman SAL A 18
56 B.J. Upton Southern AA 19
57 Nate Spears GCL Rk 18
58 Bernie Castro Pacific Coast AAA 22
59 Ruddy Yan Caro Hi A 21
60 Rogearvin Bernadina SAL A 19
61 Robinson Chirinos Midw A 19
62 Edwin Encarnacion Southern AA 20
63 Edwin Encarnacion Southern AA 20
64 Eider Torres Caro Hi A 20
65 Eider Torres Caro Hi A 20
66 Guillermo Quiroz Eastern AA 21
67 Alex Romero Midw A 20
68 Anthony Webster SAL A 20
69 Scott Moore Midw A 19
70 Omar Infante IL AAA 21
71 Elliot Johnson SAL A 19
72 Juan Tejeda FSL A+ 21
73 James Tomlin FSL A+ 21
74 Luis Hernandez SAL A 19
75 Willy Taveras Caro Hi A 21
76 Willy Taveras Caro Hi A 21
77 Steve Moss Midw A 19
78 Jorge Cantu IL AAA 21
79 Nate McLouth Caro Hi A 21
80 Corey Smith Eastern AA 21
81 Bobby Crosby Pacific Coast AAA 23
82 Jason Kubel FSL A+ 21
83 Bronson Sardinha Midw A 20
84 Wayne Lydon FSL A+ 22
85 Buck Coats Midw A 21
86 Delwyn Young SAL A 21
87 Jeff Mathis California Hi A 20
88 Jayson Nix California Hi A 21
89 Robinson Cano FSL A+ 20
90 Alejandro Machado Texas AA 21
91 Jerry Gil Midw A 20
92 Garrett Guzman Midw A 20
93 Brandon Watson Eastern AA 22
94 Rajai Davis SAL A 22
95 Jason Bartlett Eastern AA 23
96 Anderson Machado Eastern AA 22
97 Onil Joseph SAL A 21
98 Robert Andino SAL A 19
99 Joe Mauer FSL A+ 20
100 Victor Diaz Southern AA 21

'02 Top 100 Hitters

Rank Name League Level Age
1 Gregor Blanco SAL A 18
2 Jose Lopez California Hi A 18
3 Andy Marte SAL A 18
4 David Wright SAL A 19
5 Omar Infante IL AAA 20
6 Ruben Gotay Midw A 19
7 Carlos Duran SAL A 19
8 Jose Reyes FSL A+ 19
9 Edwin Encarnacion Midw A 19
10 Willy Aybar FSL A+ 19
11 Miguel Cabrera FSL A+ 19
12 Ruddy Yan Caro Hi A 20
13 Jose Reyes Eastern AA 19
14 Manuel Mayorson SAL A 19
15 Brad Nelson Midw A 19
16 Jeff Mathis Midw A 19
17 Robinson Cano SAL A 19
18 Will Smith FSL A+ 20
19 Adrian Gonzalez Eastern AA 20
20 Charles Carter Eastern AA 20
21 Joe Mauer Midw A 19
22 Josh Barfield Midw A 19
23 Dioner Navarro SAL A 18
24 Felix Pie Ariz Rk 17
25 Carl Crawford IL AAA 21
26 Juan Tejeda Midw A 20
27 Juan Francia Midw A 20
28 Tripper Johnson SAL A 20
29 Ivan Ochoa SAL A 19
30 Jhonny Peralta Eastern AA 20
31 Casey Kotchman Midw A 19
32 Laynce Nix FSL A+ 21
33 Wilson Betemit IL AAA 20
34 Anderson Machado Eastern AA 21
35 Wayne Lydon SAL A 21
36 Wayne Lydon SAL A 21
37 Franklin Gutierrez SAL A 19
38 Shin-Soo Choo Midw A 20
39 Jayson Nix SAL A 20
40 Jason Bourgeois SAL A 20
41 Anderson Hernandez FSL A+ 19
42 Corey Hart California Hi A 20
43 Scott Thorman SAL A 20
44 Chris Amador SAL A 19
45 Jason Kubel Midw A 20
46 Ozzie Chavez Midw A 19
47 Enrique Cruz FSL A+ 20
48 Hector Luna Caro Hi A 20
49 Hector Luna Caro Hi A 20
50 Justin Morneau Eastern AA 21
51 Cody Ross Eastern AA 21
52 Bronson Sardinha SAL A 19
53 Hank Blalock Pacific Coast AAA 21
54 Bernie Castro Southern AA 21
55 Willy Taveras SAL A 20
56 Shane Victorino Southern AA 21
57 Luis Montanez FSL A+ 20
58 Dave Krynzel California Hi A 20
59 Victor Diaz SAL A 20
60 Juan Gonzalez Midw A 20
61 Nate McLouth Caro Hi A 20
62 Jason Stokes Midw A 20
63 Brennan King Southern AA 21
64 Rodney Choy Foo SAL A 20
65 Jorge Cantu Southern AA 20
66 Noochie Varner Midw A 21
67 Jason Pridie App Rk 18
68 Mike Spidale SAL A 20
69 Luis Cruz SAL A 18
70 James Loney FSL A+ 18
71 Joe Thurston Pacific Coast AAA 23
72 Ronny Cedeno Midw A 19
73 William Bergolla Midw A 19
74 Jose Castillo Caro Hi A 21
75 Justin Huber SAL A 20
76 Justin Huber SAL A 20
77 Buck Coats Midw A 20
78 Hanley Ramirez GCL Rk 18
79 Jarred Ball Midw A 19
80 Danny Gonzalez SAL A 20
81 Jesus Cota California Hi A 20
82 Mike Rodriguez Midw A 21
83 Javier Guzman GCL Rk 18
84 Kelly Johnson Caro Hi A 20
85 David Espinosa California Hi A 20
86 Ronald Acuna FSL A+ 21
87 Prince Fielder Midw A 18
88 Corey Smith Caro Hi A 20
89 Corey Smith Caro Hi A 20
90 Alexis Gomez Texas AA 22
91 Wily Mo Pena Southern AA 20
92 Miguel Negron SAL A 20
93 Guillermo Quiroz FSL A+ 20
94 Brooks Conrad Midw A 22
95 Angel Pagan SAL A 21
96 Angel Pagan SAL A 21
97 Brandon Phillips IL AAA 21
98 Anthony Miller SAL A 22
99 Fernando Cortez SAL A 21
100 Alexis Rios FSL A+ 21

'06 Top 100 Pitching Prospects

Rk Name LG LVL Age
1 Will Inman SAL A 19
2 Carlos Carrasco SAL A 19
3 Philip Hughes East AA 20
4 Brandon Erbe SAL A 18
5 Thomas Mendoza Midw A 19
6 Adam Miller East AA 21
7 Tyler Clippard East AA 21
8 Chuck Lofgren Caro A+ 20
9 Kyle Snyder IL AAA 18
10 Travis Wood Midw A 19
11 Omar Poveda Midw A 19
12 Adam Cowart Nwest A- 0
13 Christopher Jones SAL A 18
14 Aaron Thompson SAL A 19
15 Nick Adenhart Midw A 20
16 Jacob McGee Midw A 20
17 Yovani Gallardo Sou AA 20
18 Andy Sonnanstine Sou AA 23
19 Scott Taylor Midw A 19
20 Franklin Morales Calif A+ 20
21 Mitch Atkins Midw A 20
22 Todd Redmond SAL A 21
23 Hayden Penn IL AAA 21
24 Jon Niese SAL A 19
25 Homer Bailey Sou AA 20
26 Dana Eveland PCL AAA 22
27 Eduardo Morlan Midw A 20
28 Matt Maloney SAL A 22
29 Jacob Rasner Midw A 19
30 Alex Smit Midw A 20
31 Chris Volstad SAL A 20
32 Jared Lansford Midw A 19
33 Ryan Feierabend Tex AA 21
34 Michael Bowden SAL A 20
35 Daniel Cortes SAL A 19
36 Ryan Tucker SAL A 19
37 Jeremy Hellickson NYPL A- 19
38 Wade Davis Midw A 21
39 Aneury Rodriguez Nwest A- 18
40 David Quinowski SAL A 20
41 Johnny Cueto Midw A 20
42 Chi-hung Cheng Midw A 21
43 Yovani Gallardo FSL A+ 20
44 Kyle Winters NYPL A- 19
45 Yusmeiro Petit PCL AAA 21
46 Shairon Martis SAL A 19
47 Michael MacDonald East AA 0
48 Jason Hirsh PCL AAA 24
49 Sean Gallagher Sou AA 20
50 Charles Haeger IL AAA 23
51 Chaz Roe SAL A 19
52 Timothy Cox SAL A 20
53 James Houser Calif A+ 21
54 Kevin Slowey FSL A+ 22
55 Marwin Vega Midw A 19
56 Jeff Lyman SAL A 19
57 Paul Mildren Sou AA 22
58 Zac Ward Midw A 0
59 Dallas Trahern FSL A+ 20
60 Chris Seddon IL AAA 22
61 Edgar Gonzalez PCL AAA 23
62 Jered Weaver PCL AAA 23
63 Kelvin Villa Caro A+ 20
64 Oswaldo Sosa Midw A 21
65 Jae-Kuk Ryu PCL AAA 23
66 Giovany Gonzalez East AA 21
67 Jair Jurrjens FSL A+ 20
68 Kyle Waldrop Midw A 20
69 Cesar Jimenez PCL AAA 21
70 Cole Hamels IL AAA 22
71 Sean West SAL A 20
72 Shawn Nottingham Calif A+ 21
73 Ryan Webb Calif A+ 20
74 James Parr Caro A+ 20
75 Zach Phillips Midw A 20
76 Gregory Smith Calif A+ 0
77 Jair Jurrjens East AA 20
78 Hyang-Nam Choi IL AAA 0
79 John Danks PCL AAA 21
80 Jonathan Barratt Calif A+ 21
81 Anthony Butler Nwest A- 18
82 Cesar Valdez Nwest A- 0
83 Anthony Swarzak FSL A+ 21
84 Chance Douglass Tex AA 22
85 Jeremy Sowers IL AAA 23
86 Luke French Midw A 21
87 Joshua Outman SAL A 22
88 Jose Garcia Sou AA 21
89 Sean Gallagher FSL A+ 20
90 Joshua Stinson SAL A 18
91 Greg Burke Midw A 0
92 Ching-Lung Lo Calif A+ 21
93 Erik Walker NYPL A- 0
94 Yohan Pino Midw A 22
95 Joseph Martinez SAL A 23
96 Wilkins Arias SAL A 0
97 Carlos Villanueva PCL AAA 22
98 Robert Mosebach Midw A 22
99 Xavier Cedeno SAL A 20
100 Burke Badenhop Midw A 23

'05 Top 100 Pitching Prospects

Rank Name League Level Age
1 Felix Hernandez PCL AAA 19
2 Matt Cain PCL AAA 20
3 Sean Gallagher Midw A 19
4 Yusmeiro Petit East AA 20
5 Yusmeiro Petit East A 20
6 Francisco Liriano IL AAA 21
7 Jair Jurrjens Midw A 19
8 Tyler Clippard FSL A+ 20
9 Jon Lester East AA 21
10 Chad Billingsley Sou AA 21
11 Joel Zumaya East AA 20
12 Michael Schlact Midw A 19
13 James Parr SAL A 19
14 Ricky Nolasco Sou AA 22
15 Matt Harrison SAL A 20
16 Jason Hirsh Tex AA 23
17 Yovani Gallardo SAL A 19
18 Eric Hurley Midw A 20
19 Kyle Waldrop Midw A 19
20 Hayden Penn East AA 20
21 Chad Gaudin IL AAA 22
22 Philip Hughes SAL A 19
23 Edgar Gonzalez PCL AAA 22
24 Chance Douglass Caro A+ 21
25 Collin Balester SAL A 19
26 Franklin Morales SAL A 19
27 Josh Johnson Sou AA 21
28 Homer Bailey Midw A 19
29 Tim Dillard FSL A+ 22
30 Dallas Trahern Midw A 19
31 Abe Alvarez IL AAA 22
32 Brandon McCarthy IL AAA 22
33 Julio Pimentel FSL A+ 19
34 Dana Eveland Sou AA 21
35 Jae-Kuk Ryu Sou AA 22
36 Jimmy Barthmaier SAL A 21
37 Joel Zumaya IL AAA 20
38 Dan Denham East AA 22
39 Anthony Reyes PCL AAA 23
40 Chi-hung Cheng Midw A 20
41 Chuck Lofgren SAL A 19
42 Jonathan Broxton Sou AA 21
43 James Houser Midw A 20
44 Troy Patton SAL A 20
45 Scott Elbert SAL A 20
46 Ryan Feierabend Calif A+ 20
47 Luis Cota Midw A 20
48 Julio Santiago Midw A 19
49 Fausto Carmona IL AAA 21
50 Josh Banks East AA 23
51 Garrett Mock Calif A+ 22
52 Zach Duke IL AAA 22
53 Elizardo Ramirez IL AAA 22
54 Aaron Wideman Midw A 20
55 Boof Bonser IL AAA 23
56 Cesar Jimenez Tex AA 20
57 Chuck Tiffany FSL A+ 20
58 Ryan Webb Midw A 19
59 John Danks Tex AA 20
60 Matt Weber Midw A 20
61 Anthony Swarzak Midw A 20
62 Blake Johnson SAL A 20
63 Daniel Haigwood Sou AA 21
64 Carlos Villanueva FSL A+ 21
65 Fernando Rodriguez Midw A 21
66 Jacob McGee NYPL A- 19
67 Maximo De la Cruz SAL A 20
68 Ian Snell IL AAA 23
69 Shane Lindsay Nwest A- 20
70 Aaron Laffey SAL A 20
71 Giovany Gonzalez SAL A 20
72 James Johnson Caro A+ 22
73 Scott Olsen Sou AA 21
74 Will Inman Pio Rk 18
75 Justin Verlander East AA 22
76 Philippe Valiquette Midw A 18
77 Giovany Gonzalez Caro A+ 20
78 Enrique Gonzalez Sou AA 23
79 Carlos Carrasco SAL A 18
80 Chris Vines SAL A 20
81 Paul Mildren FSL A+ 21
82 Jake Stevens Caro A+ 20
83 Adam Wainwright PCL AAA 24
84 Osiris Matos SAL A 20
85 Francisco Liriano East AA 21
86 Brandon Erbe APPY Rk 17
87 Christian Garcia SAL A 20
88 Carlos Alvarez SAL A 20
89 Ryan Rodriguez Caro A+ 21
90 David Pauley East AA 22
91 Andy Sonnanstine Midw A 22
92 Kelvin Villa Caro A+ 19
93 Gabriel Hernandez SAL A 0
94 Mike Ekstrom Midw A 22
95 Chris Seddon IL AAA 21
96 Jeff Karstens East AA 23
97 Steven Shell Tex AA 22
98 Jake Dittler East AA 22
99 Mark Rogers SAL A 19
100 Daryl Thompson SAL A 19
101 Wade Davis NYPL A- 20

'04 Top 106 Pitching Prospects

Rank Name League Level
1 Felix Hernandez Calif A+
2 Jake Stevens SAL A
3 Tyler Clippard Midw A
4 Felix Hernandez Tex AA
5 Yusmeiro Petit SAL A
6 Steven Shell Calif A+
7 Abel Gomez Midw A
8 Matt Cain Calif A+
9 Julio Pimentel SAL A
10 Cesar Jimenez Calif A+
11 Ryan Feierabend Midw A
12 Ronald Bay Midw A
13 Brad Knox Midw A
14 Chuck Tiffany SAL A
15 Billy Petrick Midw A
16 Joe Blanton PCL AAA
17 Dana Eveland Midw A
18 Jonathan Broxton FSL A+
19 Jeff Francis Tex AA
20 Adam Miller SAL A
21 Matt Cain East AA
22 Scott Olsen FSL A+
23 Justin Germano PCL AAA
24 Zach Duke Caro A+
25 Daryl Thompson SAL A
26 Yorman Bazardo FSL A+
27 Clint Everts SAL A
28 Bobby Livingston Calif A+
29 Abe Alvarez East AA
30 Carlos Marmol Midw A
31 Renyel Pinto Sou AA
32 Adam Harben Midw A
33 Adam Harben Midw A
34 Brad Halsey IL AAA
35 Ben Hendrickson IL AAA
36 Joel Zumaya FSL A+
37 Ian Snell East AA
38 Ambiorix Burgos Midw A
39 Kevin Jepsen Midw A
40 Travis Blackley PCL AAA
41 Yusmeiro Petit FSL A+
42 Chris Seddon Sou AA
43 Gavin Floyd East AA
44 Shawn Nottingham Nwest A-
45 Mitch Talbot SAL A
46 Mike Megrew FSL A+
47 Hayden Penn Caro A+
48 Sean Thompson Midw A
49 Francisco Liriano FSL A+
50 Zack Greinke PCL AAA
51 John Danks Midw A
52 Fausto Carmona East AA
53 Chris Seddon Calif A+
54 Scott Mathieson SAL A
55 Carlos Villanueva Midw A
56 Mike Hinckley East AA
57 Calvin Medlock Midw A
58 Edgar Gonzalez PCL AAA
59 Jose Ascanio SAL A
60 Adam Miller Caro B
61 Adam Miller Caro A+
62 Leo Nunez SAL A
63 Jon Connolly FSL A+
64 Clint Brannon Nwest A-
65 Chuck James SAL A
66 Ricky Nolasco Sou AA
67 Travis Chick SAL A
68 Brandon League East AA
69 Ezequiel Astacio Tex AA
70 Hayden Penn East AA
71 Chad Billingsley FSL A+
72 Ryan Rodriguez SAL A
73 Heath Phillips Sou AA
74 Adam Blackley SAL A
75 David Pauley Calif A+
76 Carmen Pignatiello Sou AA
77 Gary Galvez SAL A
78 Fredy Deza SAL A
79 Jon Lester FSL A+
80 Matt Weber Nwest A-
81 Edwin Jackson PCL AAA
82 Virgil Vasquez Midw A
83 Denny Bautista Tex AA
84 Yusmeiro Petit East AA
85 Yusmeiro Petit East A
86 Josh Johnson FSL A+
87 Ismael Ramirez FSL A+
88 Joel Zumaya East AA
89 Anthony Lerew Caro A+
90 Jarod Matthews Sou AA
91 Anthony Reyes Sou AA
92 Davis Romero SAL A
93 Chad Billingsley Sou AA
94 Pat Misch East AA
95 Jo Jo Reyes SAL A
96 Matthew Albers SAL A
97 Jesus Silva Calif A+
98 Gonzalo Lopez SAL A
99 Boof Bonser East AA
100 Ubaldo Jimenez Calif A+
101 Fabio Castro SAL A
102 Anibal Sanchez NYPL A-
103 Santiago Casilla Midw A
104 Wilton Chavez PCL AAA
105 Brandon McCarthy SAL A
106 Scott Kazmir East AA

'03 Top 100 pitching prospects

Rank Name League Level Age
1 Travis Blackley Tex AA 20
2 Jon Connolly Midw A 20
3 Fausto Carmona SAL A 19
4 Cole Hamels SAL A 19
5 Zack Greinke Caro A+ 19
6 Edgar Gonzalez PCL AAA 20
7 Greg Miller FSL A+ 18
8 Joel Zumaya Midw A 18
9 Edwin Jackson Sou AA 20
10 Richard Thompson Midw A 19
11 Ryan Ketchner Calif A+ 21
12 Ervin Santana Calif A+ 20
13 Macay Mcbride Caro A+ 20
14 Greg Miller Sou AA 18
15 Felix Hernandez Nwest A- 17
16 Manny Parra Midw A 20
17 Matt Cain SAL A 18
18 Sean Burnett East AA 21
19 Cesar Jimenez Midw A 18
20 Scott Olsen SAL A 19
21 Ubaldo Jimenez SAL A 19
22 Jonathan Albaladejo SAL A 20
23 Anthony Lerew SAL A 20
24 Ricky Nolasco FSL A+ 20
25 Joel Hanrahan Sou AA 21
26 Bobby Livingston Midw A 21
27 Merkin Valdez SAL A 21
28 Kyle Davies SAL A 20
29 Rich Harden PCL AAA 21
30 Tony Pena Midw A 21
31 Yorman Bazardo SAL A 19
32 Rafael Rodriguez Midw A 19
33 Elizardo Ramirez FSL A+ 20
34 Scott Kazmir SAL A 19
35 Miguel Pinango SAL A 20
36 Clint Nageotte Tex AA 22
37 Taylor Buchholz East AA 21
38 Felix Hernandez Midw A 17
39 Zack Greinke Tex AA 19
40 Ryan Madson IL AAA 23
41 Zach Duke SAL A 20
42 Chris Seddon Calif A+ 19
43 Justin Jones Midw A 19
44 Jarod Matthews Calif A+ 20
45 Jeff Francis Calif A+ 22
46 Adam Wainwright Sou AA 22
47 Steven Shell Calif A+ 20
48 Brian Bass Caro A+ 21
49 Joe Blanton Midw A 22
50 Fernando Cabrera East AA 21
51 David Pauley Midw A 20
52 Francisco Cruceta East AA 22
53 Gavin Floyd FSL A+ 20
54 Mike Hinckley SAL A 20
55 Nick DeBarr SAL A 20
56 Ching-Lung Lo Nwest A- 18
57 Emiliano Fruto Calif A+ 19
58 Wilton Chavez PCL AAA 22
59 Angel Rocha Pio Rk 18
60 Mike Jones Sou AA 20
61 Ian Snell Caro A+ 21
62 Andy Sisco Midw A 20
63 Carlos Vasquez Midw A 20
64 Chad Gaudin Calif A+ 20
65 Sergio Mitre Sou AA 22
66 Mike Connolly East AA 21
67 Craig Anderson PCL AAA 22
68 Casey Daigle Tex AA 22
69 John Stephens IL AAA 23
70 Sean Smith SAL A 19
71 Jon Lester SAL A 19
72 Jake Dittler SAL A 20
73 Travis Foley Caro B 20
74 Travis Foley Caro A+ 20
75 Colby Miller FSL A+ 21
76 Jerome Williams PCL AAA 21
77 Josh Johnson SAL A 19
78 Chad Gaudin Sou AA 20
79 Fernando Nieve SAL A 21
80 Paul Mildren SAL A 19
81 Jimmy Gobble Tex AA 22
82 Yusmeiro Petit APPY Rk 18
83 Dustin McGowan East AA 21
84 Matt Parris Midw A 20
85 Jae-Kuk Ryu Midw A 20
86 Luis Mendoza SAL A 19
87 Jesus Silva Tex AA 20
88 Angel Guzman Sou AA 21
89 Matt Wright SAL A 21
90 Brandon McCarthy Pio Rk 20
91 Fabio Castro SAL A 18
92 Justin Duchscherer PCL AAA 25
93 Josh Hall Sou AA 22
94 Josh Hall Sou A 22
95 Dan Eisentrager SAL A 22
96 Kevin Jepsen Midw A 19
97 Mike Nannini Sou AA 23
98 Dustin Moseley Sou AA 21
99 Dustin Moseley Sou A 21
100 Denny Bautista FSL A+ 20
101 James Shields Calif A+ 21

'02 top 100 Pitchers

Rank Name League Level Age
1 Jerome Williams PCL AAA 20
2 Macay Mcbride SAL A 19
3 Edgar Gonzalez Midw A 19
4 Sean Burnett Caro A+ 20
5 Travis Foley SAL A 19
6 Ervin Santana Midw A 19
7 Jeremy Bonderman Calif A+ 19
8 Dontrelle Willis Midw A 20
9 Gavin Floyd SAL A 19
10 Travis Blackley Calif A+ 19
11 J.D. Durbin Midw A 20
12 Gonzalo Lopez SAL A 19
13 John Stephens IL AAA 22
14 Donald Levinski Midw A 19
15 J.D. Martin SAL A 19
16 Mike Jones Midw A 19
17 Justin Germano Midw A 20
18 Jarod Matthews SAL A 19
19 Carmen Pignatiello Midw A 20
20 Ian Snell SAL A 20
21 Emiliano Fruto Midw A 18
22 Chad Gaudin SAL A 19
23 Clint Nageotte Calif A+ 21
24 Edwin Jackson SAL A 19
25 Francisco Liriano SAL A 18
26 Steven Shell Midw A 19
27 Aquilino Lopez PCL AAA 22
28 Francisco Rodriguez PCL AAA 20
29 Ricky Nolasco Nwest A- 19
30 Oscar Villarreal Tex AA 20
31 Jeff Clark Calif A+ 22
32 Dustin McGowan SAL A 20
33 Brett Myers IL AAA 22
34 Zach Miner SAL A 20
35 Matt Wright SAL A 20
36 Chris Seddon SAL A 18
37 Rich Harden Tex AA 20
38 Taylor Buchholz FSL A+ 20
39 Ryan Madson East AA 22
40 Jake Dittler SAL A 19
41 Ryan Ketchner Midw A 20
42 Pedro Liriano Calif A+ 21
43 Bubba Nelson Caro A+ 21
44 Tyler Johnson Midw A 21
45 Boof Bonser Calif A+ 20
46 Adam Wainwright Caro A+ 21
47 Joel Hanrahan FSL A+ 20
48 Dustin Moseley Calif A+ 20
49 Colby Miller Midw A 20
50 Sergio Mitre Midw A 21
51 Mike Gosling Tex AA 22
52 Yoel Hernandez FSL A+ 20
53 Matthew Peterson SAL A 20
54 Matthew Peterson SAL A 20
55 Heath Phillips Caro A+ 20
56 Mike Connolly Caro A+ 20
57 Matt Yeatman Midw A 20
58 Dan Denham SAL A 19
59 Mike Hinckley NYPL A- 19
60 Andy Sisco Nwest A- 19
61 Jesus Silva Calif A+ 19
62 Arnaldo Munoz Sou AA 20
63 Jorge DePaula East AA 23
64 Andrew Good Tex AA 23
65 Oscar Villarreal PCL AAA 20
66 Fernando Cabrera Caro B 20
67 Matt Bruback Sou AA 23
68 Josh Hall Sou AA 21
69 Josh Hall Sou A 21
70 Mariano Gomez SAL A 20
71 Cesar Jimenez Nwest A- 17
72 Jonathan Figueroa SAL A 19
73 Francisco Rodriguez Tex AA 20
74 Bob Keppel FSL A+ 20
75 Wandy Rodriguez SAL A 21
76 Craig Anderson Tex AA 21
77 Renyel Pinto Midw A 20
78 Manny Delcarmen SAL A 20
79 Jeremy King SAL A 20
80 Shawn Hill Midw A 21
81 Ryan Wing SAL A 20
82 Beltran Perez Tex AA 20
83 Runelvys Hernandez Tex AA 22
84 Anthony Pluta Midw A 19
85 Jake Woods Midw A 21
86 Brandon League NYPL A- 19
87 Renee Cortez Midw A 19
88 David Pauley Nwest A- 19
89 Jesse Harper SAL A 21
90 Denny Bautista FSL A+ 19
91 Greg Miller Pio Rk 17
92 Ray Aguilar Caro A+ 22
93 Rich Harden Calif A+ 20
94 Elizardo Ramirez GCL Rk 19
95 Scott Kazmir NYPL A- 18
96 Jose Rojas Sou AA 19
97 Jake Peavy Sou AA 21
98 Anthony Pannone SAL A 21
99 Rommie Lewis SAL A 20
100 Jason Standridge IL AAA 23

'01 Top 100 Pitchers

Rk Name LG LVL Age
1 Craig Anderson Calif A+ 20
2 Beltran Perez Midw A 19
3 Carlos Zambrano PCL AAA 20
4 Jose Rojas SAL A 18
5 Boof Bonser SAL A 19
6 Jimmy Gobble Caro A+ 20
7 Sean Burnett SAL A 19
8 Joe Kennedy Sou AA 22
9 John Stephens East AA 21
10 Brian Wolfe Midw A 20
11 Jerome Williams Tex AA 19
12 Clint Nageotte Midw A 20
13 Taylor Buchholz SAL A 19
14 Adam Wainwright SAL A 20
15 Seth McClung SAL A 20
16 Anthony Pluta SAL A 18
17 Robinson Tejeda SAL A 19
18 Luis Perez SAL A 18
19 Yoel Hernandez SAL A 19
20 Oscar Villarreal Tex AA 19
21 Jake Peavy Calif A+ 20
22 Mike Nannini SAL A 21
23 Dustin Moseley Midw A 19
24 Josh Hall Midw A 20
25 Juan Cruz Sou AA 20
26 Bob Keppel SAL A 19
27 Bob Keppel SAL A 19
28 Carlos Hernandez Tex AA 21
29 Jung Bong Caro A+ 21
30 Jeff Heaverlo Tex AA 23
31 Ben Kozlowski SAL A 21
32 Ryan Episcopo SAL A 16
33 Arnaldo Munoz SAL A 19
34 Rich Rundles SAL A 20
35 Mike Connolly SAL A 19
36 Joel Hanrahan SAL A 19
37 Dontrelle Willis Nwest A- 19
38 Travis Blackley Nwest A- 18
39 Luke Lockwood Midw A 20
40 Francisco Rodriguez Calif A+ 19
41 Gustavo Chacin Sou AA 20
42 Jose Veras Calif A+ 20
43 Brett Myers East AA 21
44 Bubba Nelson SAL A 20
45 Anastacio Martinez FSL A+ 20
46 Brandon Claussen East AA 22
47 Enrique Gonzalez Midw A 19
48 Josh Beckett East AA 21
49 Jeff Clark SAL A 21
50 Shane Wallace Caro B 20
51 Shane Wallace Caro A+ 20
52 Justin Echols SAL A 20
53 Corey Thurman Tex AA 22
54 Juan Rincon East AA 22
55 Ben Hendrickson Midw A 20
56 Fernando Cabrera SAL A 19
57 Angel Guzman Nwest A- 19
58 Carmen Pignatiello Nwest A- 19
59 Chris Narveson Caro A+ 19
60 James Shields SAL A 19
61 Justin Germano Nwest A- 19
62 Jason Norderum Midw A 19
63 Chris Narveson Midw A 19
64 Colby Lewis Tex AA 22
65 Carlos Silva East AA 22
66 Jason Davis SAL A 21
67 Corwin Malone SAL A 21
68 Jeremy Affeldt Tex AA 22
69 Zach Miner NYPL A- 19
70 Josh Beckett FSL A+ 21
71 Doug Waechter SAL A 20
72 Ian Snell NYPL A- 19
73 John Ennis Caro A+ 21
74 Brett Evert Caro A+ 20
75 Juan Perez SAL A 20
76 Francisco Liriano Ariz Rk 17
77 Mike McNutt Midw A 21
78 John Lackey Tex AA 22
79 Heath Phillips SAL A 19
80 Rich Harden Nwest A- 19
81 Denny Bautista NYPL A- 18
82 Denny Bautista Midw A 18
83 Mike Meyers PCL AAA 23
84 Casey Daigle Midw A 20
85 J.D. Martin APPY Rk 18
86 Brandon Webb Calif A+ 22
87 Jorge DePaula SAL A 18
88 John Stephens IL AAA 21
89 Chris Capuano Tex AA 22
90 Aaron Cook Caro A+ 22
91 Oliver Perez Midw A 20
92 Chris George PCL AAA 22
93 Brian Bass Midw A 19
94 Fredy Deza SAL A 18
95 Sergio Mitre Nwest A- 20
96 Miguel Asencio FSL A+ 21
97 Nate Cornejo East AA 22
98 Andy Pratt Tex AA 22
99 Erik Bedard Caro A+ 22
100 Neal Musser SAL A 21

'01 Top 100 Hitters

Rank Name League Level Age
1 Jose Reyes SAL A 18
2 Omar Infante Eastern AA 19
3 Adrian Gonzalez Midw A 19
4 Miguel Cabrera Midw A 18
5 Kelly Johnson SAL A 19
6 Chris Snelling California Hi A 19
7 Will Smith Midw A 19
8 Charles Carter Texas AA 19
9 Grady Sizemore Midw A 19
10 Willy Aybar SAL A 18
11 Nate McLouth SAL A 19
12 Ruddy Yan SAL A 19
13 Cody Ross FSL A+ 20
14 Enrique Cruz SAL A 19
15 Adam Morrissey Midw A 20
16 Carl Crawford Southern AA 20
17 Jorge Cantu Southern AA 19
18 David Espinosa Midw A 19
19 Corey Smith SAL A 19
20 Shane Victorino SAL A 20
21 Luis Montanez Midw A 19
22 Hank Blalock Texas AA 20
23 Willy Taveras SAL A 19
24 Mike Spidale SAL A 19
25 Adam Dunn IL AAA 21
26 Brandon Watson Midw A 20
27 Felipe Lopez IL AAA 21
28 Juan Salas SAL A 19
29 Sean Burroughs Pacific Coast AAA 21
30 Vince Rooi Midw A 19
31 Casey Rogowski SAL A 20
32 Edwin Encarnacion SAL A 18
33 Cesar Izturis IL AAA 21
34 Tony Blanco SAL A 19
35 Jerry Gil Midw A 18
36 Ron Davenport SAL A 19
37 Wilson Betemit Southern AA 19
38 Victor Hall Midw A 21
39 Chris Amador SAL A 18
40 Josh Wilson Midw A 20
41 Alejandro Machado SAL A 19
42 Jose Lopez Nwest A- 17
43 Juan Uribe Pacific Coast AAA 21
44 Alexis Rios SAL A 20
45 Ronald Acuna SAL A 20
46 Dioner Navarro GCL Rk 17
47 Manuel Mayorson NYPL A- 18
48 Luis Rodriguez FSL A+ 21
49 Pedro Lopez Ariz Rk 17
50 Dave Krynzel California Hi A 19
51 Michael Cuddyer Eastern AA 22
52 Hank Blalock FSL A+ 20
53 Rocco Baldelli SAL A 20
54 Brandon Phillips Eastern AA 20
55 Hector Luna SAL A 19
56 Coco Crisp Caro Hi A 21
57 Laynce Nix SAL A 20
58 Eddy Garabito IL AAA 22
59 Anderson Hernandez GCL Rk 18
60 Jhonny Peralta Caro Hi A 19
61 Wilson Betemit Caro Hi A 19
62 Vernon Wells IL AAA 22
63 Robinson Cano GCL Rk 18
64 Ryan Christianson California Hi A 20
65 Chad Santos Midw A 20
66 Francisco Plasencia Ariz Rk 17
67 Tim Hummel Southern AA 22
68 Josh Kroeger Midw A 19
69 Jack Cust Pacific Coast AAA 22
70 Justin Morneau Midw A 20
71 Anderson Machado FSL A+ 20
72 Jose Morban SAL A 21
73 Nook Logan Midw A 21
74 Quincy Ascencion SAL A 18
75 Luis Cruz GCL Rk 17
76 Gary Cates SAL A 20
77 Kenny Perez SAL A 20
78 Joe Thurston Southern AA 22
79 Joe Borchard Southern AA 22
80 Ruben Gotay GCL Rk 18
81 Nic Jackson FSL A+ 22
82 Bronson Sardinha GCL Rk 18
83 Anthony Webster Ariz Rk 18
84 Felix Escalona SAL A 22
85 Jackson Melian Southern AA 21
86 Garrett Guzman GCL Rk 18
87 Garrett Atkins Caro Hi A 21
88 Melvin Dorta SAL A 19
89 Michael Restovich Eastern AA 22
90 J.D. Closser California Hi A 21
91 Brandon Phillips FSL A+ 20
92 Rob Cosby SAL A 20
93 Rich Thompson FSL A+ 22
94 Humberto Cota Pacific Coast AAA 22
95 Quincy Ascencion Caro Hi A 18
96 Angel Berroa Texas AA 21
97 John Buck SAL A 21
98 Carlos Duran GCL Rk 18
99 Chip Ambres Midw A 21
100 J.J. Johnson Nwest A- 19

'00 Top 100 Pitchers

RK Name LG Level Age
1 Jorge DePaula SAL A 17
2 Jerome Williams Calif A+ 18
3 Jake Peavy Midw A 19
4 Craig Anderson Midw A 19
5 Jimmy Gobble SAL A 19
6 Brad Baker SAL A 19
7 Dave Williams SAL A 21
8 Wilton Chavez Nwest A- 19
9 Chris Frey FSL A+ 17
10 Andy Van Hekken Midw A 21
11 Francisco Rodriguez Calif A+ 18
12 Ryan Madson SAL A 20
13 Horacio Ramirez Caro A+ 20
14 Carlos Zambrano Sou AA 19
15 Brett Myers SAL A 20
16 John Stephens Caro A+ 20
17 Roy Oswalt Tex AA 23
18 Matt Ginter Sou AA 22
19 Duaner Sanchez Midw A 20
20 Duaner Sanchez Midw A 20
21 Jon Garland IL AAA 21
22 Carlos Zambrano PCL AAA 19
23 Shane Loux Sou AA 21
24 Jose Rojas Nwest A- 17
25 Matt Belisle SAL A 20
26 Mark Buehrle Sou AA 21
27 Joe Kennedy SAL A 21
28 Anastacio Martinez SAL A 19
29 John Ennis SAL A 20
30 Fredy Deza Dsl Rk 17
31 Josh Fogg Sou AA 23
32 Gary Majewski Midw A 20
33 Jose Veras SAL A 19
34 Aaron Cook SAL A 21
35 Jim Magrane SAL A 22
36 Brian Wolfe Midw A 19
37 Shawn Chacon Sou AA 22
38 Buddy Carlyle PCL AAA 22
39 Justin Duchscherer East AA 22
40 Colby Lewis FSL A+ 21
41 Brad Salmon Midw A 20
42 Juan Cruz Midw A 19
43 Leo Nunez Dsl Rk 17
44 Rafael Soriano Midw A 20
45 Claudio Vargas FSL A+ 21
46 Matt Ford SAL A 19
47 Denny Bautista GCL Rk 17
48 Barry Zito PCL AAA 22
49 Joe Torres Nwest A- 18
50 Ryan Cullen SAL A 20
51 Tim Redding FSL A+ 22
52 C.C. Sabathia East AA 20
53 Mario Ramos Calif A+ 22
54 Fernando Rodney Midw A 19
55 Elizardo Ramirez Dsl Rk 17
56 Erik Bedard SAL A 21
57 Mike Nannini Midw A 20
58 Enmanuel Ulloa Calif A+ 21
59 Aquilino Lopez Midw A 20
60 Cha-Seung Baek Midw A 20
61 Arnaldo Munoz Midw A 18
62 Rich Stahl SAL A 19
63 Oscar Villarreal Midw A 18
64 Josh Towers IL AAA 23
65 Justin Reid SAL A 23
66 Jesus Colome Tex AA 21
67 John Grabow East AA 21
68 Chris Capuano Midw A 21
69 Chris Capuano Midw A 21
70 Matt Belisle Caro A+ 20
71 Mike Wuertz FSL A+ 21
72 Brian West Midw A 20
73 Juan Ovalles Midw A 18
74 Juan Ovalles Midw A 18
75 Carlos Silva FSL A+ 21
76 Jung Bong SAL A 20
77 Carlos Hernandez Midw A 20
78 Gustavo Chacin FSL A+ 19
79 Justin Lehr Calif A+ 23
80 Corey Thurman Caro A+ 21
81 Juan Cruz FSL A+ 19
82 Jason Jennings Caro A+ 22
83 Chris George Tex AA 21
84 Casey Fossum FSL A+ 22
85 Oscar Villarreal Calif A+ 18
86 Miguel Pinango VSL Rk 17
87 Jeff Heaverlo Calif A+ 22
88 Kyle Lohse East AA 21
89 Mike Nannini FSL A+ 20
90 Shane Wallace SAL A 19
91 Beltran Perez Calif A+ 18
92 Justin Germano Ariz Rk 18
93 Aaron Harang FSL A+ 22
94 Brett Evert NYPL A- 19
95 Gerardo Casadiego SAL A 19
96 Josh Beckett Midw A 20
97 Juan Ovalles Pio Rk 18
98 Brandon Duckworth East AA 24
99 Seung Song NYPL A- 20
100 Frank Brooks SAL A 22

'00 Top 100 hitters

Rank Name League Level Age
1 Carl Crawford SAL A 19
2 Hank Blalock SAL A 19
3 Jimmy Rollins IL AAA 21
4 Jose Castillo SAL A 19
5 Chris Snelling Midw A 18
6 Austin Kearns Midw A 20
7 Charles Carter FSL A+ 18
8 Brandon Phillips SAL A 19
9 Vernon Wells IL AAA 21
10 Cody Ross Midw A 19
11 Cesar Izturis IL AAA 20
12 Adam Dunn Midw A 20
13 Kevin Mench FSL A+ 22
14 Napolean Calzado SAL A 20
15 Josh Hamilton SAL A 19
16 Alex Requena SAL A 20
17 Omar Infante FSL A+ 18
18 Cesar Crespo Eastern AA 21
19 Jhonny Peralta SAL A 18
20 Anderson Machado FSL A+ 19
21 Charles Carter Texas AA 18
22 Chris Amador Ariz Rk 17
23 Albert Pujols Midw A 20
24 Sean Burroughs Southern AA 20
25 B.J. Garbe Midw A 19
26 J.R. House SAL A 20
27 Ben Johnson Midw A 19
28 Dave Kelton FSL A+ 20
29 Brian Specht California Hi A 19
30 Jack Cust Texas AA 21
31 Corey Patterson Southern AA 21
32 Tony Torcato California Hi A 20
33 Antonio Perez California Hi A 20
34 Wilson Betemit NYPL A- 18
35 Edwin Encarnacion GCL Rk 17
36 Jorge Cantu FSL A+ 18
37 Ryan Christianson Midw A 19
38 Jason Romano Texas AA 21
39 Joe Thurston California Hi A 21
40 Jorge Cantu SAL A 18
41 Casey Rogowski Midw A 19
42 Carlos Pena Texas AA 22
43 Rainer Olmedo Midw A 19
44 Juan Uribe Caro Hi A 20
45 Josh Pressley SAL A 20
46 Esteban German California Hi A 21
47 Michael Cuddyer Eastern AA 21
48 Tim Raines Caro Hi A 21
49 Eddy Garabito Eastern AA 21
50 Felipe Lopez Southern AA 20
51 Matt Holliday Caro Hi A 20
52 Aron Weston SAL A 19
53 Alejandro Machado App Rk 18
54 Alex Cintron Texas AA 21
55 Will Smith GCL Rk 18
56 Chris Duncan Midw A 19
57 Justin Morneau GCL Rk 19
58 Gary Cates SAL A 19
59 Wily Mo Pena SAL A 18
60 Tony Blanco GCL Rk 18
61 Willie Harris SAL A 22
62 Vince Rooi NYPL A- 18
63 Kenny Kelly Southern AA 21
64 Juan Salas SAL A 18
65 Miguel Cabrera GCL Rk 17
66 Dee Brown Pacific Coast AAA 22
67 Ronny Paulino SAL A 19
68 Michael Restovich FSL A+ 21
69 Enrique Cruz SAL A 18
70 Enrique Cruz SAL A 18
71 Jackson Melian Eastern AA 20
72 Choo Freeman Caro Hi A 20
73 Luis Rivas Eastern AA 21
74 Marcus Giles Southern AA 22
75 John Buck Midw A 20
76 Vince Faison Midw A 19
77 Luis Montanez Ariz Rk 18
78 Wilkin Ruan SAL A 22
79 Carlos Duran DSL/VSL Rk 17
80 Jose Diaz Pio Rk 16
81 Angel Berroa California Hi A 20
82 Jeff Winchester SAL A 20
83 Willy Aybar Pio Rk 17
84 Ardley Jansen GCL Rk 17
85 Nathan Haynes Eastern AA 21
86 Luis Rivas Pacific Coast AAA 21
87 Brian Gordon California Hi A 21
88 Rob Cosby SAL A 19
89 Brent Butler Pacific Coast AAA 22
90 Nick Punto Eastern AA 22
91 Andres Torres FSL A+ 22
92 Gookie Dawkins Southern AA 21
93 Gookie Dawkins Southern AA 21
94 Alex Escobar Eastern AA 22
95 Alex Escobar Eastern AA 22
96 Julio Cordido California Hi A 20
97 Luis Perez DSL/VSL Rk 17
98 Jose Reyes DSL/VSL Rk 16
99 Javier Guzman Nwest A- 16
100 Josh Wilson NYPL A- 19

Saturday, December 19, 2009

I haven't been

working on scouting reports for more teams lately. I have been doing what I prefer and that is analyzing numbers. I have compiled a great deal of stats and am in the process of running my newest formulas on prior seasons to see if I can predict guys who actually succeed. Since this is only my second season of rankings, I want to prove to myself that I know what I am doing, so I am running this statistical experiment.
The first league I did was the International league and the top prospect is Chipper Jones as a 21 year old in 1993. He had a .325/.387/.500 line with 23 SB.
The next 4 were D'Angelo Jimenez in 1999, B.J. Upton in 2005, Jimmy Rollins in 2000 and Derek Jeter in 1995. Right now it seems to be working ok. We'll see how it washes out.
My goal here is to creat something that is of value to you guys and make it available to you. I just want to make sure it is a good product before I do that.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Florida Marlins Top Prospects

1 Michael Stanton , OF , FLA
Stanton has enormous power potential, but only hit .231 in AAHe did strike out a lot, but is only 19 and looks the part. He should be launching HR's in the bigs at some point in 2010 especially with Hermida out of the picture.
2 Logan Morrison , 1B , FLA
Morrison has big power when healthy. He hurt his wrist this season and may need some time in 2010 to get back up to speed. He's decent defnesicely and is an ok defender.
3 Matt Dominguez , 3B , FLA
Dominguez is a defense first, hit second 3B. He will get to the bigs with his glove alone, but don't underestimate his bat. I think he could be a Scott Rolen type.
4 Isaac Galloway , OF , FLA
Galloway is a potential five tool CF, but is still very raw. He slipped to the Marlins in the 8th round last season even though he had the possibility of going as high as the top 10 based on tools. He needs time but could be a star CF someday.
5 Chad James , P , FLA
James has the ability to have 3 plus pitches. He as a low 90's fastball with good movement but can get up in the mid 90's. He has an unusual follow thru that he needs to iron out in his delivery, but it looks minor to me.
6 Gaby Sanchez , 1B , FLA
Sanchez has good plate discipline and decent pop, but will not be a better defensive 1B than Morrison and that is the problem. Sanchez could hit well enough to be a starting 1B for someone, but I think it will be for a team other than the Marlins.
7 Kyle Skipworth , C , FLA
Skipworth has enormous potential and was actually compared to Joe Mauer coming out of high school. He is a long way away from that and even miles away from making minor league pitchers fear him, but he still has a lot of upside. Be patient.
8 Scott Cousins , OF , FLA
Cousins has a solid season in AA this season hitting .263 with 12 homers and stole 27 bases. He had a .448 slugging percentage this year and could have the upside of being a 20-20 LF.
9 Dan Jennings , P , FLA
Jennings had very good numbers again this season and looks like he could be a closer in the future. His K rate held up in his brief stint in AA, and he could move up the ladder quickly if he can do it again in AA.
10 Kyle Kaminska , P , FLA
Kaminska gave up fewer hits, but his K and BB rates decreased this season while repeating A ball. Not real confident in him.
11 Ryan Tucker P FLA
Tucker is a physically maxed out guy with good stuff, but needs command work. He has big strong legs under him, but with knee surgery last year, that weakens one major asset to pitching. He has the stuff to be a closer if everything works out but he has to throw strikes.
12 Eli Villanueva , P , FLA
Villanueva put up very good numbers in the pitcher frienldy FSL this season only walking 18 in 158 IP with 110 K's. Not astounding numbers but if it continues into AA, he could be one to watch.
13 Jose Ceda , P , FLA
Ceda has had arm problems but still has a high upside. He could be a big league closer someday with his stuff.
14 Jose Rosario , P , FLA
Rosario pitched much better in HiA this season than in A ball. His ratios were good, he gave up next to no HR and didn't give up many hits. He was old for the league though.
15 Brad Hand , P , FLA
Hand's biggest issue is his control. He walks nearly a batter every other inning. He thru 22 WP in 127 IP, and hit 7 more. He is going to have to gain control to reach his potential which would be a 2nd starter. Though, he did K a player an inning nearly.
16 PJ Dean , P , FLA
Dean didn't throw a pitch this season due to Tommy John surgery this season but last year with the Nats low A team he put up stellar numbers. Could have a good second half of 2010.
17 Jeff Allison , P , FLA
Allison derailed his career with drug abuse but came back this year and held his own in high A. His stuff isn't where it used to be, but it's nice to see him on the right track.
18 Jhan Martinez P FLA
Martinez has a great arm and can hit the mid 90's and struck out nearly a batter per inning. He walked 20 in 43 IP also. He could be a good back of the bullpen arm in a few years.
19 Steven Cishek , P , FLA
Cishek was old for his age but did very well in high A. His K rate dropped a little this year but his BB rate improved a lot. His WHIP was .91, so he has some potential.
20 Brent Keys OF FLA
For a HS hitter, Keys showed a great eye at the plate and enough patience to BB more than he K'd in his pro debut. He stole 13 bases but showed no pop. It may come and if it does, he could be a steal as a 17th rd draft pick.
21 Bryan Peterson , OF , FLA
22 Bryan Berglund , P , FLA
23 Carlos Cuevas , H , FLA
24 Edgar Olmos , P , FLA
25 Jose Rodriguez P FLA
26 Tom Hickman , OF , FLA
27 Sequoyah Stonecipher , OF , FLA
28 Chris Leroux , P , FLA
29 Yefri Perez , H , FLA
30 Osvaldo Martinez , SS , FLA
31 Alejandro Sanabia , P , FLA
32 Pete Andrelczyk , P , FLA
33 Graham Johnson , P , FLA
34 Jake Smolinski , 3B , FLA
35 Jose Torres , SS , FLA
36 Alvaro Estevez , P , FLA
37 Garrett Parcell , P , FLA
38 Arquimedes Caminero , P , FLA
39 Luis Ortiz , H , FLA
40 Danny Pertusati , 2B , FLA

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Well, I am finally

done with finals, so now I can spend a little less time studying and more on something I enjoy, fanatical research of prospects.
I have been working on stuff from time to time, just not posting any of it. Most of my time has been spent working on a fantasy draft ranking for all the players in the majors. I don't know if anyone here has interest in it, but I'm doing it more for my upcoming free agent seasons in my fantasy leagues.
I've been thinking about creating a .pdf of rank by team, rank by position, maybe even rank by tools, overall list, major league rankings, maybe some video links to sites that have good videos posted. I would also put in this information about dynasty draft rankings for MLB players and potentially integrate the MiLB guys into it. It would probably have a top 150 or so for the 2010 draft. This would take quite a bit of time to create, as right now it is just an ugly spreadsheet and it would take quite a bit more writing than I have right now, but if the interest is there, I could start doing something like this and creating an annual document with some updates as the season progresses.
One other unique thing I am going to try this year is projections. I did an Angel Villalona projection last off season which expected much more power then he produced and I won't have to worry about doing a 2010 version for him, now that his passport has been revoked. I also did a Brett Wallace career projection. I expected him to have a few AB's this season but I'm not too far off yet..let's see in 5 years. These were my first 2 attempts at projections outside of my usual MLB fantasy projections.
But back to the point. I am working on a system to project a players minor league stats and my goal is to project the top 100 prospects but we will see. That will be later in the offseason, I think, but any comments on if you think it's a good idea or stupid let me know.

Saturday, December 5, 2009


Friday, December 4, 2009

Names to watch in the Rule 5 draft

Hitters:
Koby Clemens, C, HOU
Put up great numbers this season and could catch someones eye. It'd shock me if he could stick though.
Matt McBride, C/1B/OF, CLE
Could be a solid Catcher in the bigs, decent D, bat showing well of late.
Danny Dorn, OF, CIN
Hits everywhere he goes.
Johnny Whittleman, 3B, TEX
Has potential and plate discipline, might be worth a gamble.

Pitchers:
Dallas Buck, P, CIN
I've been a fan since college. Hasn't done as well as I expected but knows how to pitch.
Aneury Rodriguez, P, TB
Maybe the best player available. Still young, projectable and has good stuff.
Will Inman, P, SD
Inman's stuff isn't great but his delivery is unusual and could give him an edge if used out of the pen
Kanekoa Texeira, P, NYY
Did well enough in AA that it isn't too much of a stretch thinking he could help in a big league bullpen.

Some Random Thoughts

I got a new laptop today. It's a school required Dell latitude E6500. I konw nothing about it but I figured I'd break it in a little before studying for finals.

Jake Fox and Aaron Miles ware acquired from the Cubs today by the A's. This looks like a roadblock for Brett Wallace to break with the team this spring. Fox showed some pop this last season and I guess it is possible that he could play a corner outfield spot and even catch on occasion, but this coupled with the signing of Dallas McPherson makes me wonder about their plans. Not like any of these guys are locks to be stars, just more congestion. Oh yeah, Chavez is still signed thru 2010 with an option in 2011 that will not be picked up.

The Polanco signing in Philly confuses me as he is not a 3B in the first place and giving him 3 years at 6 mil each is high to me. He is a 6 mil player next year in my opinion, but I don't think he will be in 2012. I would have went with Beltre if he would have taken a similar deal. He has great D yet and could have an offensive reawakening in that park.

Marco Scutaro is going to the Red Sox for 2 years with an option for a third. Good enogh deal. I don't know if he's worth 5 mil a year, but that isn't too tough on the Boston payroll. He is a type A free agent so expect the Red Sox to go over slot on a signability guy that slips this year in the MLB Draft.

Why would the Mets sign Hank Blanco. Yeah, he's a great defensive catcher, but Josh Thole deserves a shot. They push so many of their guys thru the minors at warp speed but they don't give the sweet swinging(albeit powerless)Thole a shot. Whatever.

As a Twins fan, I hope the Indians give Brian Buscher a shot and it doesn't turn into Casey Blake part 2. I really don't think Buscher has it in him.

Looks like Chone Figgins is going to Seattle for 4 years at 36 million.

The Angels will move Gary Matthews for anything anyone will offer.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

No progress...

Happy Thanksgiving everyone...belated.
Been really busy the last few days so I've made no progress. Gonna get to work again soon and hopefully have a few updates coming soon.

I do feel a little better about the work I did on the DSL and VSL though.
Ben Badler from Baseball America said this of my lists via Twitter:
I haven't made my calls yet for those leagues, but it looks like you have a lot of the right names there

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Dominican Summer League Top Prospects

Here you will find something NO OTHER site does, that I'm aware of. That is rank the DSL and VSL prospects. This is a purely statistical analysis.
I could go deeper but I only went 25 here as I don't know who any of them are past this. I'm not even familiar with most of these guys. I like Mejias, Duran, Calderon, Domoromo, and Morillo the most.


1 Cesar Ciurcina , P , MIN
2 Alving Mejias , P , COL
3 Grabiel Hernandez , SS , STL
4 Rafael Ortega , OF , COL
5 Pedro Guerra , P , MIN
6 Randol Rojas , P , TEX
7 Andy Otero , P , ATL
8 Wilson Sanchez , P , MIN
9 Gilbert Gomez , OF , NYM
10 Yucarybert De La Cruz , 2B , NYM
11 Kelvin Duran , OF , NYY
12 Lewis Urena , 2B , BOS
13 Smaily Borges , 1B , CHC
14 Dioris Robles , OF , CLE
15 Keury De La Cruz , OF , BOS
16 Yeico Calderon , OF , NYY
17 Carlos Willoughby , 2B , SF
18 Luis Domoromo , OF , SD
19 Teodoro Martinez , OF , TEX
20 Arismendy Alcantara , SS , CHC
21 Eswarlin Jimenez , P , LAA
22 Gabriel Perez , P , LAA
23 Ericson Leonora , OF , NYY
24 Luis de Luna , P , ATL
25 Julian Morillo , SS , TB

Venezuelan Summer League Top Prospects

Here you will find something NO OTHER site does, that I'm aware of. That is rank the DSL and VSL prospects. This is a purely statistical analysis.
I could go deeper but I only went 25 here as I don't know who any of them are past this. I'm not even familiar with most of these guys. I like Guevara, Cayonez, Narvaez and Purroy the most.

1 Erasmo Ramirez , P , SEA
2 Hector Guevara , SS , TB
3 Jorge Bishop , SS , PIT
4 Dixon Machado , SS , DET
5 David Pino , 3B , PIT
6 Junior Sosa , OF , PIT
7 Exicardo Cayonez , OF , PIT
8 Ivan Ramirez , 1B , SEA
9 Luis Sanz , C , DET
10 Roan Salas , 1B , TB
11 Raul Ruiz , P , PIT
12 Javier Avendano , P , STL
13 Omar Narvaez , C , TB
14 Jose Colmenares , 2B , TB
15 Deimer Bier , P , STL
16 Gabriel Purroy , C , DET
17 Willians Astudillo , C , PHI
18 Roberto Espinoza , P , PIT
19 Eduards Tolo , 3B , PHI
20 Dimas Ponce , 2B , PIT
21 Eugenio Suarez , 3B , DET
22 Marco Davalillo , C , PHI
23 Michael Acevedo , OF , SEA
24 Ildemaro Vargas , 2B , STL
25 Carlos Oraa , P , STL

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Pittsburgh Pirates Top Prospects

1 Pedro Alvarez , 3B , PIT
Alvarez started the season slowly but tore the cover off the ball at a .333/.419/.590 clip in AA. He still struck out a lot but I don't see that stopping him from being a good ball player. For some reason, whenever I see him, I think of Kevin Young…hmm.
2 Jose Tabata , OF , PIT
Tabata has shown good skill everywhere he plays but the power still hasn't shown up. I'm not worried about that yet as he is only 20 and holding his own in AAA. He had decent plate discipline but needs to work on his baserunning.
3 Tony Sanchez , C , PIT
Sanchez was an overdraft but that doesn't mean he won't be a solid player. He will more than likely be a solid big league catcher and have a decent career, but I don't see him being a star.
4 Tim Alderson , P , PIT
Alderson was aquired from the Giants this season and did not fare well after joining Altoona. I have to wonder if didn't have some fatigue or even an injury. He is projectable and could add a few pounds and some velocity. That could make him a solid mid rotation starter(which is a #1 in Pittsburgh)
5 Brad Lincoln , P , PIT
Lincoln had a good season in AA and AAA. He has very good control and has a good curveball, but needs to work on his change to be a starter. He will more than likely get a chance in the rotation either way though.
6 Robbie Grossman , OF , PIT
Grossman started the year in the Sally league, surprisingly, for a raw high schooler. Held his own, hitting .266, stealing 35 bases and walking 75 times. He struck out 164 times though. He needs time but could be very good.
7 Rudy Owens , P , PIT
Owens had great stats this season striking out 113 in 124 IP and only walking 17. He was an overslot sign in 2007 and is living up to it.
8 Zack Von Rosenberg , P , PIT
Von Rosenberg was a big sign getting him away from LSU but could be the equivalent of another 1st round draft pick. He is very projectable and has great stuff already.
9 Chase D'Arnaud , SS , PIT
D'Arnaud is a solid hitter that can play all over the field. I think SS is his spot currently and should develop into an average SS with good pop. He can also 3B and is well suited being a utility player as soon as 2010.
10 Gorkys Hernandez , OF , PIT
Hernandez is a very athletic OF that lacks power and needs to cut back on the K's to be a useful top of the order guy. His baserunning has regressed greatly since 2007. I'm not sold he will be more than a 4th OF'er.
11 Neil Walker , 3B , PIT
Walker is a hometown boy, but has done nothing to show that he is a prospect since 2007. Almost everything has regressed since then. He is athletic and has moved from C to 3B and may end up in the OF. He still has a shot, but it is looking less likely all the time.
12 Colton Cain , P , PIT
Cain is 6'3" and a very good power hitting 1B but will be used at a pitcher. He has a mid 90's fastball and struck out 19 guys earlier this year. He is very raw but has a huge ceiling.
13 Daniel Mccutchen , P , PIT
Mccutchen is old for a prospect and has decent stuff but it he isn't gonna blow anybody away.
14 Brooks Pounders , P , PIT
Pounders is another high ceiling high school pitcher that the Pirates drafted this season. He has four pitches with the low 90's fastball being the best. He's 6'5" and 220 and has a workhorse build.
15 Joey Schoenfeld , C , PIT
Schoenfeld is an athletic, strong and toolsy. He has good speed and could end up moving to a corner spot, infield or outfield as he fills out if he can’t stay at catcher. He is a good hitter but is raw. Neil Walker part 2?
16 Jeff Locke , P , PIT
Locke gives up a lot of hits and walks more than he should, but he's a lefty with good stuff and has strikeout ability, at least in the low minors. He came over from the Braves, so it could be bad they gave him up, or good they drafted him in the first place. He may need a little more time than some but I think he could be a big league starter in 2012.
17 Trent Stevenson , P , PIT
Stevenson is a tall, skinny righty who can hit 90. He has a lot of filling out to do and could easily add a couple MPH's to his FB. Getting his long frame to repeat mechanics will be crucial, but he has a very high ceiling.
18 Victor Black , P , PIT
Black is a big righty with mid 90's velocity. He is raw mechanically and his secondary pitches suffer due to this. I see his as a back of the bullpen arm.
19 Exicardo Cayones , OF , PIT
Cayones is a potential 5 tool centerfielder that has a nice line drive stroke from the left side. He is very raw and is far away from helping but I like his chances.
20 Aaron Baker , 1B , PIT
Keep an eye on this guy. He has huge power and very good plate discipline. He is a big guy who could possibly head back to catcher if the Pirates want to try it. I remember noting that he could develop into a 1st round talent at Oklahoma but failed to put it together. I like him though.
21 Daniel Moskos , P , PIT
21 Matt McSwain , P , PIT
22 Brian Leach , P , PIT
24 Jim Negrych , 2B , PIT
25 Brett Lorin , P , PIT
26 Starling Marte , OF , PIT
27 Brian Friday , SS , PIT
28 Zack Dodson , P , PIT
29 Ray Chang , P , PIT
30 Quincy Latimore , OF , PIT
31 Bryan Morris , P , PIT
32 Ronald Uviedo , P , PIT
33 Kyle McPherson , P , PIT
34 Justin Wilson , P , PIT
35 Evan Chambers , OF , PIT
36 Jason Erickson , P , PIT
37 Shelby Ford , 2B , PIT
38 Gift Ngoepe PIT
39 Zac Fuesser , P , PIT
40 Jeff Inman , P , PIT

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Some Links

Interesting Dynasty League Draft going on over here..
http://mlbbonusbaby.com/
Andy Seiler is a great MLB Draft mind and is starting a Dynasty League. Thought it would be worth a post. A lot of 2010, 2011 Draftees going early.
Interesting to see a guy like Stetson Allie go ahead of Randall Grichuk or Rich Poythress.

Great video of Ackley facing Strasburg in the AFL and much more here

I'm working on the Pirates right now, but time has been limited.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Seattle Mariners Top Prospects

1 Dustin Ackley , OF , SEA
Ackley is a sweet swinging lefty who could contend for batting titles in his career. Could join Ichiro in the Seattle OF late in 2010. He needs some time to learn the OF as he was a 1B in college. I love this guy.
2 Micheal Saunders , OF , SEA
Saunders had a great season in AAA but struggled mightily in the majors. He has a chance to break with the big league team. He has all the skills to be a very good big leaguer. They need to set him loose in LF and hope he can hit better than he did in his first try and lay off the off-speed stuff.
3 Carlos Triunfel , SS , SEA
Triunfel missed most of 2009 this season due to a broken fibula but returned at the end of the season. He has great plate discipline and doesn't K much, but I am unsure he will have the same speed as he did. Even if he doesn't, I still think he will be a very good player.
4 Julio Morban , OF , SEA
Over half of Morban's hits in the AZL went for extra bases. He struck out a lot and didn't walk much but he has a great swing and was only 17 this year. Many others are still in the DSL at this point. I really like this guy.
5 Ezequiel Carrera , OF , SEA
Carrera has shown great plate discipline at every level. He has very good speed and has some pop in his bat. I'm sure I will have him higher than most, but I believe in him.
6 Alex Liddi , 3B , SEA
Liddi tore up the Cal league this year after just being horrid the last 2+ seasons in Wisconsin. I'm not sure what changed and I hope it's not a mirage for his sake and the Mariners sake.
7 Tyson Gillies , OF , SEA
Gillies dominated again this season hitting .341 and slugging .486. He stole 44 bases but got caught 19 times. A lot of his slugging came from all the 3B's he hit and it won't continue as he moves up the ladder, but he is an explosive player.
8 Greg Halman , OF , SEA
Halman is a very athletic outfielder who had a rough season in AA. He only hit .210 and struck out 183 times…yep, 183 in 457 AB. This guy could start hitting the ball more and develop into a stud or just never hit the ball consistently enough to make it in the majors.
9 Phillippe Aumont , P , SEA
Aumont has been moved to the bullpen this season, so his ceiling just dropped some. He has a great arm and could be a hell of a bullpen arm. He has had elbow trouble in the past but it may not stop him from starting in the M's bullpen when the team breaks from spring training.
10 Rich Poythress , 1B , SEA
Poythress was one of the best hitters available in the draft this year and the M's tested him by putting him in AA already. He didn't hit real well, but his discipline was good and I think he will do well next season in the Southern league.
11 Mario Martinez , 3B , SEA
Martinez hit at a very good clip in SS ball but he didn't hit well in Low A ball. He needs to work on his discipline but he has plenty of time to do that. He'll repeat Low A next season and has a high ceiling as a solid defensive, power hitting 3B.
12 Juan Ramirez , P , SEA
Ramirez has good stuff but was hit hard in the California league. Ramirez had good K and BB numbers and could breakout when he gets out of the CAL.
13 Guillermo Pimentel , OF , SEA
Pimentel shows advanced hitting ability for a 16 yr old and can pick up on offspeed pitches in games. Could have 70 power. He's mediocre defensively. He has a huge ceiling and I am very intrigued by him.
14 Josh Fields , P , SEA
Fields confuses me. He has great stuff and is wild. He gets hit hard also. He needs to get better command or he will never amount to much. If his control comes around, he will be a great back of the bullpen arm, but until then, he will be relegated to poor performances.
15 Carlos Peguero , OF , SEA
Peguero walked 3 times as much as he did last season and his SLG jumped 80 points. He has the size to be a masher. He hit 66 extra base hits including 31 homers, but I won't be a believer until he does it somewhere other then High Desert.
16 Mike Carp , 1B , SEA
Carp is a good prospect who could be an average big league first baseman but will never be a star. He should hit .260-.270 with 15-20 HR's and 80-100 RBI's
17 Steve Baron , C , SEA
Baron agreed to a pre draft deal with the Mariners, getting drated in the supplemental first round. His bat was the biggest weakness in scouting reports and he reinforced it in the APPY league batting .179 and striking out 38 times in 106 AB's.
18 Joe Dunigan , 1B , SEA
Dunigan is similar to Peguero in the fact that he has the size and swing to be a masher but has yet to do it consistently or anywhere other than High Desert. If he does, look out.
19 James McOwen , OF , SEA
You may have heard about McOwen and his 45 game hitting streak earlier this season. He will not be the next Dimaggio. He had a good season, but I don't think he can continue it out of the CAL league.
20 Kenn Kasparek , P , SEA
Kasparek pitched very well in Low A but was old for the league and the MWL is pitcher friendly. He is a monster at 6'8" and has good control but I don't see him as a top of the line kind of pitcher.
21 Nate Tenbrink , 3B , SEA
22 Michael Pineda , P , SEA
23 Nick Franklin , SS , SEA
24 Steve Hensley , P , SEA
25 Shawn Kelley , P , SEA
26 Donnie Hume , P , SEA
27 Dennis Raben , OF , SEA
28 James Jones , OF , SEA
29 Adam Moore , C , SEA
30 Gabriel Noriega , SS , SEA
31 Bobby LaFramboise , P , SEA
32 Edilio Colina , 2B , SEA
33 Nicholas Hill , P , SEA
34 Gaby Hernandez , P , SEA
35 Cheyne Hann , P , SEA
36 Jharmidy DeJesus , 3B , SEA
37 Reegie Corona , 2B , SEA
38 Brett Lorin , P , SEA
39 Matt Tuiasosopo , 3B , SEA
40 Denny Almonte , OF , SEA

Thursday, November 12, 2009

I'll post more this weekend.

I've fallen behind bacause of all my tests in school. Tough going back after 8 years when I wasn't much of a fan when I was going the first time. I've been tweaking my formulas and working on a different project for the blog once I get done with the rankings for each team.
I'm not sure when I'll roll it out but I have a lot of plans for the coming months.
Hope you guys are enjoying what I'm doing here and continue coming back. I'm getting more hits in a day now than I was in a month earlier this year. THANK YOU!

If anyone wants info on certain players or anything else, let me know.
Later

Friday, November 6, 2009

Baltimore Orioles' Top 40 Prospects

1 Brian Matusz , P , BAL
Matusz was the 2nd pick in the 2008 draft and has done nothing to show that he shouldn't have been. He already made his big league debut and looks to be a lock in the Orioles rotation in 2010.
2 Jake Arrieta , P , BAL
Arrieta occasionally shows the stuff to be a frontline starter but looks like a #3 behind Matusz and Tillman unless he can gain consistency. He should start 2010 in AAA to work on that.
3 Josh Bell , 3B , BAL
Bell was acquired mid season for George Sherill. He was having a decent season before the trade and really picked it up afterwards. He projects as a middle of the order bat if he can keep it up.
4 Zach Britton , P , BAL
Britton is a sinkerballer with a great groundball rate and has a good strikeout rate. That is the formula for a top pitcher. 131 K's, 55 BB's in 140 IP.
5 Brandon Snyder , 1B , BAL
Snyder had a great season in AA hitting .343/.421/.597 , but lost his power in AAA. He needs to find his swing in AAA before making an impact in the Bigs.
6 Matt Hobgood , P , BAL
Hobgood didn't excel in his first run at pro ball but didn't embarrass himself either. He has a lot of refining to do but has a lot of upside too.
7 Brandon Erbe , P , BAL
Erbe pitched well in AA this season but still needs to cut down on walks. He only allowed 44 hits in 73 innings so he was effectively wild. He has some shoulder concerns but it shouldn't hinder him next season.
8 Xavier Avery , OF , BAL
Avery is raw and athletic. He stole 30 bases this year and did well in low A for his age. He hasn't hit for power yet and has poor plate discipline, but he has time. He is at least 3 years away from making an impact.
9 LJ Hoes , 2B , BAL
Hoes struggled in his full season debut. His plate discipline seemingly regressed but it looks as if he is now a full time 2B. He stole 20 bases but didn't hit for power. A raw 2008 pick out of high school, he is also 3+ years away.
10 Kam Mickolio , P , BAL
Mickolio had another strong season in relief in AAA. I think he as proven himself there and just needs an opportunity in the big leagues. He could be a sleeper for the closer job in Baltimore in 2010.
11 Caleb Joseph , C , BAL
Joseph had a good season in the Cal league hitting 12 HR's in 104 games. He has decent plate discipline but could walk more. He could be a big league backup.
12 Bobby Bundy , P , BAL
Bundy was talked to be a potential 1st rounder in 2008, but fell to the 8th due to signability and injury(ACL). He didn't pitch well in rookie ball giving up 6 hr's in 54 IP. He also didn't strike many guys out. He will be interesting to watch next season.
13 Jacob Cowan , P , BAL
Cowan fell all the way to the 10th round this year when he could have been a 3rd rounder if his stuff was there. He has arm issues, but I don't think they will be long term. He is a personal favorite.
14 Michael Ohlman , C , BAL
Ohlman only played in games this summer after siging late but was one of Baltimores late round bank busters. Ohlman has a lot of pop and may end up in a corner, whether that is in the IF or OF. He is athletic enough to play 3B and could hit enough for that spot.
15 Brandon Waring , 3B , BAL
Waring's main asset is his power hitting 27 HR's this season, but he was old for the league and struck out a lot. He needs to do it at a higher level before I belive he can be an MLB player.
16 Cameron Coffey , P , BAL
Coffey was on his way to being a 1st rounder until he blew out his elbow. He had TJ surgery and the O's took the chance and signed him. It is reminiscent of Nick Adenhart's(R.I.P.) story.
17 Cole McCurry , P , BAL
Mccurry was a 43rd round pick in 2007, so he isn't a hyped guy, but his 145:46 K/BB got my attention. He was old for low A ball but could be a sleeper.
18 Troy Patton , P , BAL
Patton was a top prospect for the Astors a long time ago, so it seems, but has had shoulder surgery. He seemed to be on his game in AA this season, but fell apart in AAA. I am not real confident in him at this point.
19 Jesse Beal , P , BAL
Beal was an innings eater in rookie ball this year and walked next to no one. His K rate is very low so I don't expect this to continue in higher leagues.
20 Mychal Givens , SS , BAL
Givens has a rocket for an arm and was a draft prospect as a pitcher. The O's put him at SS. He'll make his pro debut in spring. He has a Shawon Dunston-like ceiling.
21 Oliver Drake , P , BAL
22 Brett Jacobson , P , BAL
23 Chorye Spoone , P , BAL
24 Matt Angle , OF , BAL
25 Nicholas Haughian , P , BAL
26 Kenneth Moreland , P , BAL
27 Ryan Berry , P , BAL
28 Billy Rowell , 3B , BAL
29 Justin Turner , 2B , BAL
30 Daurin Tavarez , P , BAL
31 Tyler Townsend , 1B , BAL
32 Angel Cespedes , P , BAL
33 Aaron Wirsch , P , BAL
34 Patrick Kantakevich , P , BAL
35 Travis Keating , P , BAL
36 Brenden Webb , OF , BAL
37 Tyler Kelly 2B BAL
38 Kyle Hudson , OF , BAL
39 Greg Miclat , SS , BAL
40 Pedro Beato , P , BAL

Five prepsters to follow for the 2010 Draft

My first article for Project Prospect is now up.
They also have some great coverage of the AFL and some videos of prospects moving up charts.
Adam is also currently doing his positional rankings that are well worth checking out.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Texas Rangers Top 40 prospects

1 Neftali Feliz , P , TEX
Feliz dominated major league hitters with a fastball that routinely approaches triple digits. He may have more of a challenge if he is used as a starter, but he has all the talent to succeed no matter where he pitches.
2 Justin Smoak , 1B , TEX
Smoak did not hit for the power I expected this year, but his approach was very good as was his defense. He really cooled off after his June oblique injury.
3 Martin Perez , P , TEX
Perez was used in starting and relief roles this year in Low A and AA, dominating in the former, but struggling a little in the latter. He was only 19 and has great stuff. He will be on this list again next season, maybe as the top pitcher.
4 Tanner Scheppers , P , TEX
Scheppers has had some shoulder problems and they caused him to fall in the draft, but he has some of the best stuff from this years crop.
5 Robbie Ross , P , TEX
Ross is a small lefty with big stuff. Did very well is short season this season and could be a top 100 prospect next year if he continues this in full season ball in 2010.
6 Kasey Kiker , P , TEX
Kiker had a decent season in AA, but needs to cut back on the walks to move into the next tier of prospects.
7 Tomas Telis , C , TEX
Telis is a short switch hitting catcher with good pop and a good arm. He is raw and a long way from the bigs but I think he'll be a good one.
8 Max Ramirez , C , TEX
Ramirez melted down this year. His plate discipline fell apart, his power evaporated. I don't know what happened but I haven't given up on him. He is just too talented.
9 Julio Borbon , OF , TEX
Borbon can hit for average, take some walks and is athletic, but I don't think he can play CF so that will relegate him to LF. That will keep him from being as good as he could.
10 Wilmer Font , P , TEX
Font was young for LoA but held his own. He owns a great fastball, just needs to cut back on the walks and work on the secondary stuff.
11 Robbie Erlin , P , TEX
Erlin pitched only 4 innings in his pro debut and struck out 9 in that time. He is an athletic lefty with a great slider.
12 Mitch Moreland , 1B , TEX
Moreland has a rocket for a left arm and was a two way player at Mississippi, but has played OF and 1B for the Rangers. His bat intrigues me and he looks like he has the ability to be a big leaguer. He is a sleeper for me but it will be tought for him in Texas with Davis, Smoak, et al ahead of him.
13 Blake Beavan , P , TEX
Beaven has shown impeccable control so far as a pro. He has been promoted very quickly and his K rate disappeared in AA this season. The Rangers should keep him in AA all year next year and hope to see that K rate come back. If it does, he could be in the rotation in 2011.
14 Guillermo Moscoso , P , TEX
Moscoso pitched very well in the minors this season and his numbers translated well to Texas in the 14 IP he had. He could be a solid bullpen arm, but may be a sleeper to be a #4 or 5 starter for the Rangers next season.
15 Richard Bleier , P , TEX
Bleier only walked 24 in 167 IP and K'd 125 in Low A and High A. If he can do anywhere near this well in AA next year, he could help in Texas in 2011.
16 Wilfredo Boscan , P , TEX
Boscan walked only 19 in 105 IP in A ball. He could be another in the long line of good Texas pitching prospects.
17 Jake Brigham , P , TEX
Brigham was hit hard this season after having TJ surgery. He has good stuff and I think he can be a good big leaguer.
18 Micheal Main , P , TEX
2009 is was a lost season for Main who fought an illness that was called a virus but no one was quite sure what it was. 2010 should give Main a fresh start and he is young enough and talented enough to be an impact prospect.
19 Braden Tullis , P , TEX
Braden is a sinker, slider guy with a solid changeup that could be plus in time. He's a good athlete. He could be a sleeper.
20 Tommy Mendonca , 3B , TEX
Mendonca strikes out at an elite rate and is inconsistent across the board but has too much power to rate lower.
21 Tim Murphy , P , TEX
22 Jurickson Profar , SS , TEX
23 Marcus Lemon , SS , TEX
24 John Whittleman , 3B , TEX
25 Craig Gentry , OF , TEX
26 Carlos Pimentel , P , TEX
27 Omar Poveda , P , TEX
28 Miguel Velazquez OF TEX
29 Engel Beltre , OF , TEX
30 Thomas Diamond , P , TEX
31 Manny Solis , 3B , TEX
32 Eric Hurley , P , TEX
33 Tanner Roark , P , TEX
34 Kennil Gomez , P , TEX
35 Neil Ramirez , P , TEX
36 Joaquin Arias , SS , TEX
37 Esdras Abreu , 3B , TEX
38 Joe Wieland , P , TEX
39 Trevor Hurley , P , TEX
40 Tae Kyung Ahn , P , TEX

Poll Result

Who is the best pitching prospect?
Stephen Strasburg 51%
Madison Bumgarner 15%
Other 12%
Martin Perez 10%
Jordan Lyles 5%
Chris Tillman 3%

157 Votes

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Washington Nationals Top 40 prospects

I'm changing things up a little. I am only going to post reports for the first 20. I just don't have the time to do the top 40 for all teams. If there is a demand for it, I would do it, but for now I can't continue. If you would be interested in the top 40, email me(garrioch13@yahoo.com)or comment here and if there are enough, I will continue to work on them. I'm doing this blog for me, because I enjoy it, but I want everyone to enjoy it.

OK, here are the Nationals(Bryce Harper not included):
1 Stephen Strasburg , P , WSH
Strasburg is the most hyped prospect as long as I can remember but should live up to it. He is a a future ace. The future may be as soon as next 2010.
2 Derek Norris , C , WSH
Norris looks to be the real deal with 23 HR, 90 BB's and good defense. A personal favorite.
3 Drew Storen , P , WSH
Storen was looked at as a rach at 10th overall but signed quickly and made it to AA and pitched well throughout his pro debut. He could be the Nats closer in 2010.
4 Chris Marrero , 1B , WSH
Marrero has good skills, hit well, takes walks but needs time to develop. His power hasn't developed like I thought it would.
5 Bradley Meyers , P , WSH
Meyers relies on his command to pick apart hitters. He needs work on his secondary stuff but I like him and think he can succeed.
6 Micheal Burgess , OF , WSH
Burgess can hit the ball a mile but making contact is the problem. He struck out 135 times this season. He has the tools to be a superstar, he just needs to learn to use them.
7 JP Ramirez , OF , WSH
Ramirez hit well enough in SS this year but didn't walk a lot, got caught stealing too much and has a ways to go, but could end up a starting LF in Washington.
8 Marcos Frias , P , WSH
Frias was signed out of the Dominican Republic and had a good season last year. This year he gave up fewer hits and increased his strikeout rate. He could break out next season.
9 Danny Espinosa , SS , WSH
Espinosa is a decent shortstop who hit well, stole a few bases and had good OBP. He could be a very good all around 2B.
10 Eury Perez , OF , WSH
Perez had an amazing season in the GCL, slugging over .500 and hitting .381. His overall game is good and if he can carry forward with some of this ability with the bat, he could be a breakout player.
11 Jack McGeary , P , WSH
Mcgeary had a great season in 2008, but the wheel came off this year. He dedicated himself to baseball this year and…it didn't work. I have to wonder if he was hurt this year.
12 Destin Hood , OF , WSH
Hood has great tools and hit well in rookie ball but didn't do the best in short season. If he can turn his vast tools into skills, he could be a star.
13 Steve Lombardozzi , 2B , WSH
Lombardozzi has gap power, some speed, takes a walk and plays decent defense. He could be a good utility man.
14 Tom Milone , P , WSH
Milone doesn't have great stuff but suceeds without it. I'm not sure it will hold up at higher levels.
15 Josh Smoker , P , WSH
Smoker pitched in rookie ball again this year after having shoulder surgery last winter. I'm not sure where he'll begin next year, but he seems to be starting over, so I would guess low A ball. He could move quickly next year though.
16 Will Atwood , P , WSH
Atwood pitched better than his ERA and his other stats looked good with a 118-40 K-BB ratio in 136 IP. He has a 3 pitch mix but his curve needs work.
17 Hendry Jimenez , 2B , WSH
Jimenez is a short switch hitter. He has some speed and can get on base. I don't know much beyond that. The stats say to keep an eye on him.
18 Marco Estrada , P , WSH
Estrada pitched in the bigs this season in relief as well as in 2008. He put up good numbers in the minors and looked ok in the bigs. I could see him being a good reliever or even a 4th starter for the Nats. I like him. His curve is an outpitch.
19 Adrian Nieto , C , WSH
Nieto showed patience at the plate and little else repeating the GCL. He was highly rated out of high school but may have just been lucky playing on the same high school team as Eric Hosmer and moving up due to being seen a lot.
20 Justin Maxwell , OF , WSH
Maxwell is 6-5, 235 with a high ceiling, so he could turn out to be a player, but right now he is a 4th OF at best. He k's rate hit a career high this season and hasn't shown a lot since he was in high A in 2007.
21 John Martin , P , WSH
22 Martin Beno , P , WSH
23 A.J. Morris , P , WSH
24 Evan Bronson , P , WSH
25 Zech Zinicola , P , WSH
26 Paul Demny , P , WSH
27 Stephen Englund , P , WSH
28 Boomer Whiting , OF , WSH
29 Ian Desmond , SS , WSH
30 Jeff Kobernus , 2B , WSH
31 Bobby Hansen , P , WSH
32 Nathan Karns , P , WSH
33 Roberto Perez , SS , WSH
34 Stephen King , SS , WSH
35 Luis Atilano , P , WSH
36 Francisco Soriano , 2B , WSH
37 Leonard Davis , OF , WSH
38 Joel Guzman , 3B , WSH
39 Erik Arnesen , P , WSH
40 Brad Peacock , P , WSH