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Top Prospect Performances as of 5-4-12

AAA Hitters

Mike Trout Angels 
Bryce Harper Nationals 
Anthony Rizzo Cubs 
Travis Snider Blue Jays 
Will Middlebrooks Red Sox 
Adrian Cardenas Cubs 
Anthony Gose Blue Jays 
Xavier Avery Orioles 
Alex Castellanos Dodgers 
Matt Dominguez Marlins 
DJ Lemahieu Rockies 
Fernando Martinez Astros 
Leonys Martin Rangers 
Johnny Giavotella Royals 
Lonnie Chisenhall Indians 

AAA Pitchers

Martin Perez Rangers 
Jordan Lyles Astros 
Alex Sanabia Marlins 
Wily Peralta Brewers 
William Smith Royals 
Brad Hand Marlins 
Shelby Miller Cardinals 
Matt Harvey Mets 
Alex White Rockies 
Julio Teheran Braves 
Neil Ramirez Rangers 
Jeurys Familia Mets 
Christian Friedrich Rockies 
Mike Montgomery Royals 
Heath Hembree Giants 

AA Hitters

Oscar Taveras Cardinals 
Jurickson Profar Rangers 
Jonathan Singleton Astros 
Kolten Wong Cardinals 
Manny Machado Orioles 
Matt Davidson Diamondbacks 
Wil Myers Royals 
Rob Brantly Tigers 
Nolan Arenado Rockies 
Andrelton Simmons Braves 
Nick Franklin Mariners 
Jefry Marte Mets 
Francisco Martinez Mariners 
Tommy Joseph Giants 
Jake Smolinski Marlins 

AA Pitchers

Trevor Bauer Diamondbacks 
Taijuan Walker Mariners 
Giovanni Soto Indians 
Trevor May Phillies 
Tyler Skaggs Diamondbacks 
Keyvius Sampson Padres 
Danny Hultzen Mariners 
Robbie Erlin Padres 
Tyler Thornburg Brewers 
Daniel Corcino Reds 
Julio Rodriguez Phillies 
Patrick Corbin Diamondbacks 
Sean Gilmartin Braves 
Zack Wheeler Mets 
Justin Grimm Rangers 

Hi A Hitters

Billy Hamilton Reds 
Xander Bogaerts Red Sox 
Nick Castellanos Tigers 
Wilmer Flores Mets 
Wilfredo Tovar Mets 
Ronald Torreyes Cubs 
Miles Head Athletics 
Jackie Bradley Red Sox 
Thomas La Stella Braves 
Julio Morban Mariners 
Taylor Lindsey Angels 
Jacob Marisnick Blue Jays 
Carlos Sanchez White Sox 
Christian Yelich Marlins 
Cheslor Cuthbert Royals 

Hi A Pitchers

Cody Buckel Rangers 
David Holmberg Diamondbacks 
Jameson Taillon Pirates 
Jason Adam Royals 
Ruben Alaniz Astros 
Tony Cingrani Reds 
Carlos Martinez Cardinals 
Zach Lee Dodgers 
Garrett Gould Dodgers 
Donn Roach Angels 
Austin Wright Phillies 
Andrew Chafin Diamondbacks 
Austin Kirk Cubs 
Nik Turley Yankees 
Richard Castillo Cardinals 

Low A Hitters

Alen Hanson Pirates 
Francisco Lindor Indians 
Christopher Austin Yankees 
Hanser Alberto Rangers 
Delino Deshields Jr. Astros 
Jorge Bonifacio Royals 
Mason Williams Yankees 
Brent Keys Marlins 
Eddie Rosario Twins 
Trevor Story Rockies 
Christopher Grayson Rangers 
Luigi Rodriguez Indians 
Rougned Odor Rangers 
Miguel Sano Twins 
Gary Sanchez Yankees 

Low A Pitchers

Jose Fernandez Marlins 
Archie Bradley Diamondbacks 
Dylan Bundy Orioles 
Stephen Landazuri Mariners 
Felix Sterling Indians 
Victor Payano Rangers 
Jose Campos Yankees 
Mike Foltynewicz Astros 
Luke Jackson Rangers 
Felipe Rivero Rays 
Benjamin Wells Cubs 
Clayton Blackburn Giants 
Joe Ross Padres 
Matthew Wisler Padres 
Matt Barnes Red Sox 


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2 Jameson Taillon RHP The Woodlands (Texas) HS
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4 Drew Pomeranz LHP Mississippi
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8 Zack Cox 3B Arkansas
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11 Karsten Whitson RHP Chipley HS, Bartow, Fla.
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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
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