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New Bats May Alter the College Game

I just read an article by Aaron Fitt over at Baseball America talking about the new bats that will be used in Division I baseball this year. It's causing some controversy because it will likely decrease the offense in games.
The main reason it's being done is for safety, which I agree with. As a former pitcher, one of the reasons I didn't continue to play after high school was the ridiculous pop in aluminum bats. I was hit by a lot of comebackers, it's part of the game. Most of the time it left a little bruise and didn't hurt much but if it would have hit me in the head, it would have been a different story. Once, I was fielding a bunt, or what was supposed to be a bunt from about 40 feet and I had seam marks on my chest and a baseball sized bruise for over a week. If it would have been a foot higher, I may not be here. This could have happened with wood, but I think any time a sport is adjusted to be more like the pro version, I think it's a good idea.
It may …

Night time notes

Just reading thru the chat on BA from today for the Pioneer League and Matt Eddy passed on the question due to lack of perspective, here it is:
Erick (Columbus): At 18 years old, if Yorman Rodriguez had been coming out of high school this spring and eligible for the draft, where do you project he would have been selected?
I'm not Jim Callis but I have a good handle on the draft from this year. I believe he would have been a 1st rounder based on tools. I would place him after Josh Sale in the polished hitter category, but Sale is not the athlete or toolbox that Rodriguez is. He doesn't have the power that Michael Choice has or the speed Gary Brown does. Delino DeShields has the blood lines of a major leaguer and Kyle Parker has the football pedigree that the Rockies like so much. Jake Skole had the signability the Rangers were looking for. I don't think the Astros would have took him that high but the A's may have looked at him at #10, as they have been taking high ceili…

All League Top Prospects Posted

I was going spread them out to just stay ahead of Baseball America but I'm getting really busy with school so I thought I'd just post them now. I wanted to post my info before the real experts to see the results. I have missed a few guys on the lists they have put out already. They are guys who have the stuff that scouts like. Every guy I've missed has been in my honorable mention area, but I didn't post those.
I am now going to work on team lists, my top 2000 list and more draft stuff. I will post more stuff besides lists over the winter.
I'd also like to thank all the repeat visitors to the site. I surpassed 150,000 visitors today and that is way more than I ever thought I'd get. I hope you enjoy the site and if there is anything else that you'd like to see, let me know.

Texas League Top Prospects

1. Mike Moustakas , 3B , KC
2. Martin Perez , P , TEX
3. Eric Hosmer , 1B , KC
4. Jordan Lyles , P , HOU
5. Charles Blackmon , OF , COL
6. Simon Castro , P , SD
7. Blake Beavan , P , SEA
8. Johnny Giavotella , 2B , KC
9. Wilin Rosario , C , COL
10. Pete Kozma , SS , STL
11. Engel Beltre , OF , TEX
12. Christian Friedrich , P , COL
13. Derrick Robinson , OF , KC
14. Shane Peterson , OF , OAK
15. Koby Clemens , C , HOU
16. Daniel Duffy , P , KC
17. Trevor Reckling , P , LAA
18. Tyler Chatwood , P , LAA
19. Daryl Jones , OF , STL
20. Mike Montgomery , P , KC
21. Aaron Luna , OF , STL
22. Alexi Amarista , SS , LAA
23. Jemile Weeks , 2B , OAK
24. Jordan Walden , P , LAA
25. Edgar Osuna , P , KC
26. Rex Brothers , P , COL
27. Aaron Crow , P , KC
28. Adam Reifer , P , STL
29. Jeremy Moore , OF , LAA
30. Jon Gaston , OF , HOU
31. Corey Kluber , P , CLE
32. Matt Sulentic , OF , OAK
33. Logan Forsythe , 3B , SD
34. Cory Riordan , P , COL
35. Matt Carpenter , 3B , STL
36. Paulo Orlando , OF , KC
37. Evan Scribner , P , SD
38. Manue…

2010 International Signings

For more information on international signees, head over to MLB Bonus Baby
where I'll be discussing how your favorite team did in the international market over the last year.

Wagner Mateo , OF , ARI ,
Ronny Mejias , SS , ARI , $300,000
Yorman Garcia , OF , ARI ,
Deion Galvan , OF , ATL ,
Victor Velazquez , C , ATL ,
Roberto Machado , C , ATL ,
Mauricio Cabrera , P , ATL ,
Hector Veloz , 3B , BAL , $300,000
Iago Januarrio , P , BOS , $1,500,000
Jorge Padron , OF , BOS ,
Roberto Rosario , OF , BOS , $150,000
Dan Sanchez , SS , CHC ,
Olivel Florentino , SS , CIN , $250,000
Julio Morillo , H , CIN ,
Luis Morel , P , CLE , $80,000
Eddy Morobel , 3B , COL , $50,000
Jose Tovar , LHP , COL , $350,000
Danry Vazquez , OF , DET , $1,000,000
Michael Feliz , P , HOU , $400,000
Ariel Ogando , OF , HOU , $2,600,000
Kelvin Vizcaino , CF , HOU ,
Luis Jolly , CF , LAA , $150,000
Eduard Reyes , P , MIL ,
Raul Mondesi , OF , MIL ,
Reyson Zoquier , LHP , MIN ,
Vicente Lupo , OF , NYM ,…

Pioneer League Top Prospects

1. Yorman Rodriguez , CF , CIN
2. Billy Hamilton , SS , CIN
3. David Holmberg , P , ARI
4. Garrett Gould , P , LAD
5. Jonathan Garcia , OF , LAD
6. Alving Mejias , P , COL
7. Rafael Ortega , OF , COL
8. Greg Billo , P , KC
9. Albert Campos , P , COL
10. Kevin Eichorn , P , ARI
11. Patrick Schuster , P , ARI
12. Raul Navarro , SS , ARI
13. Robert Rowland , P , ARI
14. Leon Landry , CF , LAD
15. Bobby Stone , OF , ARI
16. Addison Reed , P , CHW
17. Austin Ross , P , MIL
18. Stosh Wawrzasek , P , MIL
19. Corey Dickerson , CF , COL
20. Juan Duran , CF , CIN
21. William Swanner , C , COL
22. Cristhian Adames , SS , COL
23. Yowill Espinal , SS , KC
24. Fidel Pena , C , ARI
25. Daniel Tuttle , P , CIN
26. Shawn Tolleson , P , LAD
27. Tucker Barnhart , C , CIN
28. Wes Hatton , 2B , LAA
29. Daniel Tillman , P , LAA
30. Steven Upchurch , P , CHW
31. Jake Lemmerman , SS , LAD
32. Michael Mariot , P , KC
33. Andrew Wilkins , 1B , CHW
34. Geulin Beltre , OF , KC
35. Tyler Gagnon , P , COL
36. Tzu-Kai Chiu , P , CIN
37. Theo Bowe , O…

Enny Romero and his future.

I got a question via Twitter from @MsMLB_MiLB about what kind of player Enny Romero, the pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays, will be.

The Dominican born Enny ranked 13th on my list of top prospects for the Appalachian League this season. He is a 6'3" Lefty with a lean body at 165 LBS which means he's projectable. In 2008, he pitched in the Dominican Summer League. His numbers were good with 20 K’s and 8 BB’s in 16.1 IP. He only allowed 11 hits and 5 ER. Comparing his 2008 numbers to pitchers in the DSL this season, he would still sit outside the top 40 prospects but he would be on my follow list. The DSL is such a pitching dominated league.

He moved to the Gulf Coast League in 2009 where his main issue was his control, walking 21 in 39.1 innings. That isn’t a bad debut in the states but again, it didn’t gain him a lot of attention. Then he really seemed to put things together this season. He started all 14 games he pitched in and averaged over 5 IP/game. He kept his WHIP to .9…

International League Top Prospects

1. Jeremy Hellickson , P , TB
2. Aroldis Chapman , P , CIN
3. Peter Bourjos , CF , LAA
4. Chris Carter , 1B , OAK
5. Logan Morrison , 1B , FLA
6. Hank Conger , C , LAA
7. Brett Wallace , 1B , HOU
8. Mark Trumbo , 1B , LAA
9. Greg Halman , OF , SEA
10. Travis Wood , P , CIN
11. Brandon Beachy , P , ATL
12. Dan Hudson , P , ARI
13. Chris Sale , P , CHW
14. Dan Descalso , 2B , STL
15. JP Arencibia , C , TOR
16. Brandon Allen , 1B , ARI
17. Craig Kimbrel , P , ATL
18. Andrew Oliver , P , DET
19. Cedric Hunter , CF , SD
20. Dave Bromberg , P , MIN
21. Micheal Taylor , OF , OAK
22. Ivan DeJesus , SS , LAD
23. Mitch Moreland , 1B , TEX
24. Carlos Carrasco , P , CLE
25. Ivan Nova , P , NYY
26. Eric Sogard , 2B , OAK
27. Zach Britton , P , BAL
28. Aneury Rodriguez , P , TB
29. Chris Nelson , SS , COL
30. David Lough , OF , KC
31. Dillon Gee , P , NYM
32. Corey Wimberly , OF , OAK
33. Mike Carp , 1B , SEA
34. Mike Baxter , OF , SD
35. Zach McAllister , P , CLE
36. Brad Emaus , 2B , TOR
37. Darwin Barney , SS , CHC
38. Adrian Carde…

Pacific Coast League Top Prospects

1. Jesus Montero , C , NYY
2. Freddie Freeman , 1B , ATL
3. Pedro Alvarez , 3B , PIT
4. Desmond Jennings , CF , TB
5. Madison Bumgarner , P , SF
6. Dayan Viciedo , 3B , CHW
7. Michael Pineda , P , SEA
8. Jose Tabata , CF , PIT
9. Jay Jackson , P , CHC
10. Fernando Martinez , LF , NYM
11. Yonder Alonso , 1B , CIN
12. Zach Cozart , SS , CIN
13. Andrew Cashner , P , CHC
14. Ruben Tejada , SS , NYM
15. Lars Anderson , 1B , BOS
16. Tanner Scheppers , P , TEX
17. Wilson Ramos , C , WSH
18. Will Smith , P , KC
19. Lance Lynn , P , STL
20. Nick Weglarz , OF , CLE
21. Josh Reddick , CF , BOS
22. Eduardo Nunez , SS , NYY
23. Juan Francisco , 3B , CIN
24. Todd Frazier , SS , CIN
25. Neil Walker , 3B , PIT
26. Cord Phelps , 2B , CLE
27. Josh Bell , 3B , BAL
28. Lucas Duda , 1B , NYM
29. Jordan Danks , OF , CHW
30. Bryan Augenstein , P , ARI
31. Trevor Plouffe , SS , MIN
32. Eduardo Sanchez , P , STL
33. Michael Kirkman , P , TEX
34. Reegie Corona , 2B , NYY
35. Zach Braddock , P , MIL
36. Greg Golson , OF , NYY
37. Brent Morel , 3B…

Southern League Top Prospects

1. Brett Lawrie , 2B , MIL
2. Dustin Ackley , 2B , SEA
3. Matt Dominguez , 3B , FLA
4. Josh Vitters , 3B , CHC
5. Mike Minor , P , ATL
6. Trayvon Robinson , CF , LAD
7. Dee Gordon , SS , LAD
8. Caleb Gindl , OF , MIL
9. Jake McGee , P , TB
10. Osvaldo Martinez , SS , FLA
11. Collin Cowgill , OF , ARI
12. Carlos Triunfel , SS , SEA
13. Alex Cobb , P , TB
14. Carlos Peguero , OF , SEA
15. Devin Mesoraco , C , CIN
16. Chris Archer , P , CHC
17. Christian Marrero , 1B , CHW
18. Tyler Pastornicky , SS , ATL
19. Gerald Sands , 1B , LAD
20. Alexander Torres , P , TB
21. Eli Villanueva , P , FLA
22. Kenley Jansen , P , LAD
23. Evan Frey , OF , ARI
24. Zelous Wheeler , 3B , MIL
25. Tony Thomas , 2B , CHC
26. Brandon Guyer , OF , CHC
27. Alex Liddi , 3B , SEA
28. Taylor Green , 3B , MIL
29. Tony Campana , OF , CHC
30. Willie Cabrera , OF , ATL
31. Kris Negron , SS , CIN
32. David Sappelt , OF , CIN
33. Andrew Lambo , OF , PIT
34. Lee Haydel , OF , MIL
35. Mauricio Robles , P , SEA
36. Nate Tenbrink , 3B , SEA
37. Chris Withrow , …

Eastern League Top Prospects

1. Domonic Brown , CF , PHI
2. Ryan Kalish , CF , BOS
3. Lonnie Chisenhall , 3B , CLE
4. Kyle Drabek , P , TOR
5. Adeiny Hechevarria , SS , TOR
6. Kyle Gibson , P , MIN
7. Austin Romine , C , NYY
8. Casey Kelly , P , BOS
9. Anthony Rizzo , 1B , BOS
10. Jose Iglesias , SS , BOS
11. Thomas Neal , 1B , SF
12. Chris Marrero , 1B , WSH
13. Brandon Belt , 1B , SF
14. Brandon Laird , 1B , NYY
15. Kirk Nieuwenhuis , OF , NYM
16. Ben Revere , CF , MIN
17. Joe Benson , OF , MIN
18. Eric Thames , OF , TOR
19. Yamaico Navarro , SS , BOS
20. Alex White , P , CLE
21. Jennry Mejia , P , NYM
22. Andrew Brackman , P , NYY
23. Chase D'Arnaud , SS , PIT
24. Danny Espinosa , SS , WSH
25. Freddy Galvis , SS , PHI
26. Che-Hsuan Lin , OF , BOS
27. Connor Gillaspie , 3B , SF
28. Tim Alderson , P , PIT
29. Jason Kipnis , 2B , CLE
30. Nick Noonan , 2B , SF
31. Chris Parmelee , 1B , MIN
32. Carlos Rivero , SS , CLE
33. Zach Stewart , P , TOR
34. Zach Putnam , P , CLE
35. Tim Fedroff , CF , CLE
36. Rudy Owens , P , PIT
37. David Cooper , 1B , …

Florida State League Top Prospects

1. Matt Moore , P , TB
2. Brett Jackson , CF , CHC
3. Alex Wimmers , P , MIN
4. Anthony Gose , OF , TOR
5. Wilmer Flores , SS , NYM
6. Manny Banuelos , P , NYY
7. Jacob Turner , P , DET
8. D.J. Lemahieu , 2B , CHC
9. Jose Pirela , SS , NYY
10. Robbie Grossman , OF , PIT
11. Dellin Betances , P , NYY
12. Brad Hand , P , FLA
13. Nick Barnese , P , TB
14. Angel Morales , OF , MIN
15. Junior Lake , SS , CHC
16. Tony Sanchez , C , PIT
17. Kenneth McNutt , P , CHC
18. Tim Beckham , SS , TB
19. Liam Hendriks , P , MIN
20. Melky Mesa , CF , NYY
21. Francisco Martinez , 3B , DET
22. Henderson Alvarez , P , TOR
23. Joe Cruz , P , TB
24. Jeurys Familia , P , NYM
25. Erik Komatsu , OF , MIL
26. Daniel Fields , SS , DET
27. Corban Joseph , 2B , NYY
28. Quincy Latimore , OF , PIT
29. Cody Scarpetta , P , MIL
30. Stefan Welch , 1B , NYM
31. Graham Stoneburner , P , NYY
32. Starling Marte , CF , PIT
33. Niko Vasquez , SS , STL
34. Isaias Velasquez , 3B , TB
35. Jake Smolinski , 3B , FLA
36. Travis D'Arnaud , C , TOR
37. Zachary Qua…

Carolina League Top Prospects

1. Julio Teheran , P , ATL
2. John Lamb , P , KC
3. Randall Delgado , P , ATL
4. Christian Colon , SS , KC
5. Oscar Tejeda , SS , BOS
6. Xavier Avery , CF , BAL
7. Brett Oberholtzer , P , ATL
8. Stolmy Pimentel , P , BOS
9. Pete Hissey , CF , BOS
10. LJ Hoes , 2B , BAL
11. Will Middlebrooks , SS , BOS
12. Steve Lombardozzi , 2B , WSH
13. Brandon Short , OF , CHW
14. JJ Hoover , P , ATL
15. Derek Norris , C , WSH
16. Jon Gilmore , 3B , CHW
17. Neftali Soto , C , CIN
18. Tim Melville , P , KC
19. Chris Dwyer , P , KC
20. Micheal Burgess , OF , WSH
21. Abner Abreu , 3B , CLE
22. Salvador Perez , C , KC
23. Mitch Dening , OF , BOS
24. Reynaldo Navarro , SS , KC
25. Kyle Bellows , 3B , CLE
26. Brad Peacock , P , WSH
27. Chun Chen , C , CLE
28. Tyler Moore , 1B , WSH
29. Joe Gardner , P , CLE
30. TJ House , P , CLE
31. Ryan Berry , P , BAL
32. Ronnie Welty , OF , BAL
33. Buddy Baumann , P , KC
34. Karexon Sanchez , 2B , CLE
35. Brad Boxberger , P , CIN
36. Zeke Spruill , P , ATL
37. Ryan Dent , 2B , BOS
38. T.J. McFarland , P…

South Atlantic League Top Prospects

1. Jonathan Singleton , 1B , PHI
2. Robbie Erlin , P , TEX
3. Adorys Vizcaino , P , ATL
4. Tyler Matzek , P , COL
5. Cesar Puello , OF , NYM
6. Nolan Arenado , 3B , COL
7. Reymond Fuentes , OF , BOS
8. Jarred Cosart , P , PHI
9. Eury Perez , OF , WSH
10. Tommy Joseph , C , SF
11. Jiwan James , CF , PHI
12. Jonathan Villar , SS , HOU
13. Sebastian Valle , C , PHI
14. Derrik Gibson , SS , BOS
15. Brody Colvin , P , PHI
16. Jiovanni Mier , SS , HOU
17. Jefry Marte , 3B , NYM
18. Leandro Castro , OF , PHI
19. Slade Heathcott , CF , NYY
20. Jeremy Hazelbaker , OF , BOS
21. Christian Betancourt , C , ATL
22. JP Ramirez , OF , WSH
23. Joseph Ortiz , P , TEX
24. Zack Wheeler , P , SF
25. Eliezer Mesa , , COL
26. Micheal Almanzar , 3B , BOS
27. Jarek Cunningham , 3B , PIT
28. Chris Balcom-Miller , P , BOS
29. Destin Hood , OF , WSH
30. Matt Thompson , P , TEX
31. Trevor May , P , PHI
32. Jimmy Paredes , OF , HOU
33. Leury Garcia , SS , TEX
34. Luis Cruz , P , HOU
35. Neil Ramirez , P , TEX
36. Jorge Bucardo , P , SF
37. Tanner …

California League Top Prospects

1. Jaff Decker , OF , SD
2. Grant Green , SS , OAK
3. Jay Austin , OF , HOU
4. Andrew Cumberland , SS , SD
5. Wilfredo Boscan , P , TEX
6. Johermyn Chavez , OF , SEA
7. Marc Krauss , CF , ARI
8. Francisco Peguero , OF , SF
9. Ehire Adrianza , SS , SF
10. Rich Poythress , 1B , SEA
11. Eric Surkamp , P , SF
12. Paul Goldschmidt , 1B , ARI
13. Tim Wheeler , OF , COL
14. Ji-Man Choi , C , SEA
15. Kyle Seager , 2B , SEA
16. Brian Moran , P , SEA
17. Juan Nicasio , P , COL
18. Joe Wieland , P , TEX
19. Steve Parker , 3B , OAK
20. Denny Almonte , OF , SEA
21. Rymer Liriano , CF , SD
22. Micheal Main , P , SF
23. Javier Solano , P , LAD
24. Dallas Keuchel , P , HOU
25. Ryan Wheeler , 1B , ARI
26. Anthony Bass , P , SD
27. Luis Jimenez , 3B , LAA
28. Rossmel Perez , C , ARI
29. Charlie Culberson , 3B , SF
30. Juan Oramas , P , SD
31. Pat Corbin , P , ARI
32. Patrick Urckfitz , P , HOU
33. Albert Cartwright , 2B , HOU
34. Aaron Miller , P , LAD
35. Jose Altuve , 2B , HOU
36. Edilio Colina , 2B , SEA
37. Wilmer Font , P , TEX
38.…

Midwest League Top Prospects

1. Mike Trout , CF , LAA
2. Wil Myers , C , KC
3. Shelby Miller , P , STL
4. Nick Franklin , SS , SEA
5. Ty Morrison , OF , TB
6. Jean Segura , 2B , LAA
7. Ian Krol , P , OAK
8. Hak Ju Lee , SS , CHC
9. Tyler Skaggs , P , ARI
10. Matt Davidson , 1B , ARI
11. Aaron Hicks , CF , MIN
12. Bobby Borchering , 3B , ARI
13. Edinson Rincon , 3B , SD
14. Jake Odorizzi , P , MIL
15. Max Stassi , C , OAK
16. Scooter Gennett , SS , MIL
17. James Jones , OF , SEA
18. Randal Grichuk , OF , LAA
19. Matt Cerda , SS , CHC
20. Jonathan Galvez , SS , SD
21. Chris Owings , SS , ARI
22. Angelo Songco , CF , LAD
23. Henry Rodriguez , 2B , CIN
24. Kentrail Davis , OF , MIL
25. Everett Williams , CF , SD
26. David Nick , SS , ARI
27. Didi Gregorius , 2B , CIN
28. Erasmo Ramirez , P , SEA
29. Delvi Cid , OF , CLE
30. Logan Watkins , 2B , CHC
31. Keon Broxton , 3B , ARI
32. Avisail Garcia , OF , DET
33. Fabio Martinez , P , LAA
34. Jason Knapp , P , CLE
35. K.C. Hobson , OF , TOR
36. Alex Colome , P , TB
37. Rashun Dixon , CF , OAK
38. Matt Magill…

New York Penn League Top Prospects

1. Carlos Perez , C , TOR
2. Manny Machado , SS , BAL
3. Darrell Ceciliani , OF , NYM
4. Enrique Hernandez , 2B , HOU
5. Giovanny Urshela , SS , CLE
6. Jacob Thompson , P , TB
7. Jonathan Rodriguez , 1B , STL
8. Marcus Knecht , LF , TOR
9. Miles Head , 3B , BOS
10. Marcell Ozuna , SS , FLA
11. Miguel Alvarez , OF , PHI
12. Zack Von Rosenberg , P , PIT
13. Cory Vaughn , CF , NYM
14. Nicholas Longmire , OF , STL
15. Cito Culver , SS , NYY
16. Brandon Jacobs , OF , BOS
17. Eduardo Sosa , , NYY
18. Gustavo Pierre , SS , TOR
19. Kolbrin Vitek , 2B , BOS
20. Sequoyah Stonecipher , OF , FLA
21. Brent Keys , OF , FLA
22. Aaron Altherr , OF , PHI
23. Drew Hutchison , P , TOR
24. Carlos Quevedo , P , HOU
25. Kelvin De Leon , OF , NYY
26. Wilmer Almonte , P , TB
27. Trent Mummey , CF , BAL
28. Noah Perio , SS , FLA
29. Derek Dietrich , SS , TB
30. Juan Sosa , P , PHI
31. James Robbins , 1B , DET
32. Jhonathan Ramos , P , PIT
33. Yohan Almonte , P , NYM
34. Felix Sanchez , OF , BOS
35. Gift Ngoepe , OF , PIT
36. Thomas Kahnle , P…

Northwest League Top Prospects

1. Jurickson Profar , SS , TEX
2. Kable Hogben , P , ARI
3. Keyvius Sampson , P , SD
4. Jake Skole , CF , TEX
5. Michael Choice , CF , OAK
6. Anthony Fernandez , P , SEA
7. Adis Portillo , P , SD
8. Chad Bettis , P , COL
9. Eury De La Rosa , P , ARI
10. Kevin Rivers , OF , SEA
11. Austin Kirk , P , CHC
12. Mike Olt , 3B , TEX
13. Luis Domoromo , SS , SD
14. Edwin Escobar , P , SF
15. Kellin Deglan , C , TEX
16. Clark Murphy , 1B , TEX
17. Santiago Chirino , 2B , TEX
18. Stephen Pryor , P , SEA
19. Randol Rojas , P , TEX
20. Daniel Tenholder , P , OAK
21. Cameron Greathouse , P , CHC
22. Steve Baron , C , SEA
23. Deyvi Jimenez , P , OAK
24. Andrea Pizziconi , P , ARI
25. Jake Dunning , P , SF
26. Arismendy Alcantara , SS , CHC
27. Edlando Seco , P , SEA
28. Aaron Kurcz , P , CHC
29. Tim Stanford , P , TEX
30. Raywilly Gomez , 3B , ARI
31. Jake Hale , P , ARI
32. Chad Bell , P , TEX
33. Joshua Slaats , P , COL
34. Kevin Mailloux , 2B , SEA
35. Nicholas McBride , P , TEX
36. Roberto Ortiz , OF , ARI
37. Joshua Richmond , …

Appalachian League Top Prospects

1. Oswaldo Arcia , OF , MIN
2. Hector Guevara , SS , TB
3. Adrian Salcedo , P , MIN
4. Delino Deshields Jr. , CF , HOU
5. Oscar Taveras , OF , STL
6. Aderlin Rodriguez , 3B , NYM
7. Terance Marin , P , CHW
8. Pat Dean , P , MIN
9. Matt Heidenreich , P , CHW
10. Carlos Perez , P , ATL
11. Ramon Morla , 3B , SEA
12. Jonathan Schoop , SS , BAL
13. Enny Romero , P , TB
14. Todd Glaesmann , OF , TB
15. Vincent Velasquez , P , HOU
16. Andrelton Simmons , SS , ATL
17. Mike Foltynewicz , P , HOU
18. Crawford Simmons , P , KC
19. Andrew Bellatti , P , TB
20. Jeff Malm , 1B , TB
21. Ryan Weber , P , ATL
22. Telvin Nash , OF , HOU
23. Jacob Partridge , P , TB
24. George Mieses , P , SEA
25. Nelfi Zapata , C , NYM
26. Jorge Agudelo , 2B , SEA
27. Jose Gonzalez , P , MIN
28. Albert Cordero , C , NYM
29. Alex Llanos , OF , KC
30. Cody Stanley , C , STL
31. Dudley Leonora , 3B , BAL
32. Rangel Ravelo , 3B , CHW
33. Martire Garcia , P , MIN
34. Leonel Santiago , P , KC
35. Luis Piterson , 2B , KC
36. Elmer Reyes , 2B , ATL
37. David Fi…

Arizona League Top Prospects

Rodriguez projects to have plus power although it didn't show up a lot in the AZL. Cuthbert is a solid athlete and held his own in the AZL. Pimentel's walk rate was miniscule and his contact rate was just poor but his power was impressive. Cam Bedrosian shows a lot of polish and has great genetics for pitching. Contact issues are a common denominator here, as Arias had issues, but when he hit it, it went for extra bases often. Donvan Tate had the poorest performance of the top 10 but due to his potential, he deserves a spot. While Hembree doesn't project as a starter, his season was very good and he deserves a spot here and could move fast. Torreyes dominated in the VSL and moved up to Arizona and continued to hit. He only struck out 5 times in 89 Plate Appearances. He could be one to watch. I really like Ryan Bolden. He is very athletic and just looks like a star in waiting. I think I underrated him prior to the draft. I like Max Walla but his contact rate was just horren…

Gulf Coast League Top Prospects

Gary Sanchez demolished the GCL and landed at the top of the list because of it. Sano did well in the DSL before coming to the GCL and showing why the Twins maid him a rich man last season. Flores did very well and even got a few at bats in Hi A ball to end the season. The young German Max Kepler showed off his fantastic athletic ability along with a pretty swing. Juan Urbina has good pitching genetics and great ability to go with it. Eddie Rosario draws Bobby Abreu comparisons and put up Abreu-like numbers in his debut. Marisnick is a potential 5 tool outfielder as is Cayonez. Vinicio joins a loaded Red Sox system but needs to walk a little more. Polanco is known more for his defense than bat but made contact 94% of the time and was only 16.

1. Gary Sanchez , C , NYY
2. Miguel Sano , SS , MIN
3. Ramon Flores , CF , NYY
4. Max Kepler , CF , MIN
5. Juan Urbina , P , NYM
6. Eddie Rosario , RF , MIN
7. Jake Marisnick , CF , TOR
8. Jose Vinicio , SS , BOS
9. Exicardo Cayonez , CF , PIT
10. Jorge Po…

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.
Last season's top prospect Cesar Ciurcina had a good season in the GCL, #4 Rafael Ortega crushed the ball in the Pioneer League. Pedro Guerra was up in the Midwest League, though his control was erratic. Many others moved up to the Gulf Coast League and continued their development. Here is this seasons Top 40 performances from the VSL. There are a lot of prospects in the DSL and many didn't make this list including Miguel Sano, Gian Arias, Wil Solano, Luis Jolly and Santiago Nessy just to name a few.

1. Brandol Perez , P , SEA
2. Luigi Rodriguez , H , CLE
3. David Perez , P , TEX
4. Jayson Aquino , P , COL
5. Alen Hanson , H , PIT
6. Rafael Polo , H , NYY
7. Yoan Alcantara , H , SD
8. Xander Bogaerts , H , BOS
9. Oliver Zapata , H , CHC
10. Carlos Matias , P , STL
11. Ronald Bueno , H , CIN
12. Abraham Espinosa , P , ATL
13. Ravel Santana ,…

MiLB Prospects Minor League Player of the Year

Freddie Freeman, Jesus Montero, Mike Trout, Jonathan Singleton and Mike Stanton had the best numbers for hitters for the season in my system.
John Lamb, Madison Bumgarner, Robbie Erlin, Julio Teheran and Stephen Strasburg had the best numbers for pitchers but when the dust settled...the Winner is..

Mike Trout

After making a mockery out of the Midwest League, he continued to display the stunning tools and put up amazing stats for his age in the California League.
Jesus Montero was not far behind as were Freddie Freeman and Mike Stanton.

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.
Some repeats from last season in Eugenio Suarez, Ivan Ramirez and Omar Narvaez. That's not a good thing, because players should progress rapidly past this phase.
Last years #1 prospect, Erasmo Ramirez, had a very good season in the Midwest League this season. Many others moved up to the Gulf Coast League and continued their development. Here is this seasons Top 40 prospects from the VSL.

1. Reynaldo Torreyes, H, CIN
2. Osmel Morales, P, SEA
3. Breyvil Valera, H, STL
4. Felipe Burin, H, SEA
5. Alexy Palma, H, SEA
6. Jose Ozuna, H, PIT
7. Ivan Ramirez, H, SEA
8. Vicente Campos, P, SEA
9. Humberto Valor, H, CIN
10. Miguel Brito, H, SEA
11. Omar Narvaez, H, TB
12. Willians Astudillo, H, PHI
13. Luis Gonzalez, P, CIN
14. Luis Wilches, P, TB
15. Eli Echarry, P, TB
16. Jose Paez, H, TB
17. Jem Argenal, H, STL
18. Jesus Ustariz, H, DET
19. Felipe Rivero, P,…

Some of my 2010 Draft picks from my fantasy leagues

Several didn't sign, but here are the guys I drafted that signed. It's not a lot different than my Astros Shadow Draft and I kind of used my top 300 I posted before the draft. They are guys I like, not neccesarily in the order I like them though. Just the basic order of how I drafted them.

Jamison Taillon, P, PIT
Nick Castellanos, 3B, DET
Matt Harvey, P, NYM
Garin Cecchini, SS, BOS
AJ Cole, P, WSH
Peter Tago, P, COL
Drew Cisco, P, CIN
Chad Lewis, 3B, OAK
Kendrick Perkins, OF, BOS
Chris Hernandez, P, BOS
Bryan Holaday, C, DET
Chris Hernandez, P, BOS
Henry Ramos, OF, BOS
Kris Bryant, 3B, TOR
Jabari Blash, OF, SEA
Akeel Morris, P, NYM
Dallas Gallant, P, MIN
Joel Pierce, P, MIL
Mike Ojala, P, FLA
Deshun Dixon, OF, TB
Dan Burkhart, C, SF
Kendall Radcliffe, OF, TEX
Evan Rutckyj, P, NYY
Brandon Cumpton, P, PIT
Randy Oduber, OF, WSH
Kevin Moesquit, SS, LAA
Bradley Salgado, SS, CHW
Kevin Walter, P, PHI
Kelly Cross, C, MIN
Ethan Stewart, P, PHI
Bret Mitchell, P, NYM
Noel Cuevas, OF, LAD
Angel Gomez, OF, TOR
Jaren …

Prospect Season is upon us!

I am done getting stats for all the leagues and I'm ready to start analyzing them. I have less time now, so posting may get a little streaky, but the regular visitors probably already realize that.

I have done a lot of research in the past couple months and have added a few more steps to further isolate the best of the best. I know that using historical results to project future results is not a good way to go but knowledge of any sort is good as long as it is used properly.

Coming up first is the top prospects for each league. I may do 2 versions, top performances and top prospects. I have a database of all the players and their details, and then a spreadsheet of this season statistics. It'll take a while to merge the two, so the top prospect list may take a little longer. The performance lists won't take as long.

Afther that, I will do the top prospects by team. I may mix in best tools and whatever else grabs my attention. If you have anything specific you are looking for,…