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Looking Back at My First Top Prospect List from Feb 2009

I looked at Baseball America, Baseball Prospectus, ESPN and Project Prospect to see where I differed from the pack.

I had 13 players that no one else had:
56 Jaff Decker OF SD
58 Micheal Almanzar 3B BOS
68 Bryan Anderson C STL
72 Hank Conger C LAA
73 Tim Melville P KC
75 Yorman Rodriguez OF CIN
76 Oscar Tejeda SS BOS
77 Nick Barnese P TB
78 Josh Fields P SEA
81 Nick Noonan 2B SF
94 Cedric Hunter OF SD
95 Shooter Hunt P MIN
100 Matt Moore P TB

I have more unique picks than anyone else. A few of these guys have flopped but Decker, Conger, Rodriguez and Moore are solid picks. I think that will only increase as this goes along. I haven't looked at the 2010 or the new 2011 lists but it will be interesting to see.

Baseball America were unique with:
66 Lou Marson
71 Wilson Ramos
90 Daniel Cortes
94 Brad Holt
96 Sean West

Baseball Prospectus were unique with:
45 Willin Rosario
70 Scott Elbert
81 Ross Detwiler
84 Kellen Kulbacki
92 Kyle Drabek
98 Brandon Erbe
100 Adys Portillo

I was too low on Drabek as I had him at #166. He was a personal favorite but I restricted myself from putting him higher. I learned from that.

ESPN were unique with:
72 Chris Nelson
81 Nick Hagadone
90 Junichi Tazawa
97 Jeff Locke
98 Jay Jackson

Project Prospect were unique with:
60 Kila Ka'aihue
62 Danny Duffy
71 Dellin Betances
87 Kasey Kiker
90 Carlos Gutierrez
91 James Simmons
93 Shairon Martis
95 Nick Evans
100 Eric Young Jr.


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Top 300- 2010 MLB Draft Prospects

Name POS Schools
1 Bryce Harper C Southern Nevada CC
2 Jameson Taillon RHP The Woodlands (Texas) HS
3 Anthony Ranaudo P LSU
4 Drew Pomeranz LHP Mississippi
5 Nick Castellanos 3B Archbishop McCarthy HS, FLA
6 Bryce Brentz OF Middle Tennessee State
7 AJ Cole P Oviedo HS, Orlando
8 Zack Cox 3B Arkansas
9 Austin Wilson OF Harvard-Westlake HS, CA
10 Deck McGuire RHP Georgia Tech
11 Karsten Whitson RHP Chipley HS, Bartow, Fla.
12 Christian Colon SS Cal State Fullerton
13 Matt Harvey P North Carolina
14 Levon Washington 2B/OF Chipola JC
15 Manny Machado SS Brito Prep, Miami
16 Josh Sale OF Bishop Blanchet HS, SEA
17 Chris Sale LHP Florida Gulf Coast
18 Jedd Gyorko 2B West Virginia
19 Brandon Workman P Texas
20 Stetson Allie 3B St. Edward HS, Lakewood, Ohio
21 Brian Ragira OF Martin HS, Arlington
22 Dylan Covey P Maranatha HS, Pasadena, CA
23 Derek Dietrich SS Georgia Tech
24 DeAndre Smelter P Tattnall Square GA
25 Kevin Gausman RHP Grandview HS, Aurora, Colo
26 Cameron Bedrosian P East Coweta HS, Sharpsburg, GA
27 Jos…