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Arizona Diamondbacks Top Players 25 and Under

1 Justin Upton RF
2 Trevor Bauer RHP
3 Trevor Cahill RHP
4 Tyler Skaggs LHP
5 Daniel Hudson RHP
6 Archie Bradley RHP
7 Paul Goldschmidt 1B
8 A.J. Pollock OF
9 Bobby Borchering 3B
10 Matthew Davidson 3B
11 Chris Owings SS
12 Gerardo Parra LF
13 Andrew Chafin LHP
14 David Nick SS
15 Ryan Wheeler 1B
16 Kyle Winkler RHP
17 Marc Krauss OF
18 Tyler Linton OF
19 David Holmberg LHP
20 Anthony Meo RHP
21 Patrick Corbin LHP
22 Charles Brewer RHP
23 Bryan Shaw RHP
24 Keon Broxton OF
25 Taylor Siemens LHP
26 Matt Helm 1B
27 Ender Inciarte OF
28 Wagner Mateo OF
29 Jesse Liriano 2B
30 Wade Miley LHP
31 Blake Perry RHP
32 Rossmel Perez C
33 Kevin Munson RHP
34 Patrick Schuster LHP
35 Michael Bolsinger RHP
36 Matt Jensen 2B
37 Geordy Parra P
38 Ronny Mejias 3B
39 Raul Navarro SS
40 Evan Marshall RHP
41 Justin Bianco OF
42 Chase Anderson RHP
43 Jesse Darrah RHP
44 Yorman Garcia OF
45 Tyler Bream 1B
46 Cody Wheeler LHP
47 Yonata Ortega P
48 Tyler Green RHP
49 Michael Perez C
50 Matt Gorgen RHP
51 Eury De La Rosa P
52 Robby Rowland RHP
53 Eric Smith RHP
54 Michael Belfiore LHP
55 John Pedrotty LHP
56 Juan Jaime RHP
57 Enrique Burgos RHP
58 Karl Triana P


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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
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