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Top Texas League Hitting Prospects

Rougned Odor Rangers (AA) 19PPP 1005
Ronald Torreyes Astros (AA) 20BAA 648.7
Luis Sardinas Rangers (AA) 20PAP 583.5
Cheslor Cuthbert Royals (AA) 20AAA 493.3
Taylor Lindsey Angels (AA) 21AAA 489.8
Hanser Alberto Rangers (AA) 20BAA 470.7
Randal Grichuk Angels (AA) 21APA 459.5
Reymond Fuentes Padres (AA) 22AAP 418.2
Domingo Santana Astros (AA) 20BPA 411.5
George Springer Astros (AA) 23PPP 338.1
Teodoro Martinez Rangers (AA) 21AAA 332.8
Enrique Hernandez Astros (AA) 21BAA 318.6
Jorge Bonifacio Royals (AA) 20BAA 315.1
Austin Hedges Padres (AA) 20BAA 307
Stephen Piscotty Cardinals (AA) 22AAA 292.1
Preston Tucker Astros (AA) 22PPA 290.7
Odubel Herrera Rangers (AA) 21AAA 267.4
Cristhian Adames Rockies (AA) 21BAA 249.4
Max Muncy Athletics (AA) 22APA 227.9
Jonathan Singleton Astros (AA) 21BAA 181.5
Orlando Caxito Royals (AA) 21AAA 134.7
Max Stassi Astros (AA) 22BAA 108.7
Cory Spangenberg Padres (AA) 22PAP 89.8
Tomas Telis Rangers (AA) 22BAA 86.4
Jefry Marte Athletics (AA) 22BAA 57.7
Austin Wates Astros (AA) 24BBA 48.2
Kaleb Cowart Angels (AA) 21AAA 47.5
Mike O'Neill Cardinals (AA) 25PAA -8.7
Kyle Parker Rockies (AA) 23APA -11.8
C.J. Cron Angels (AA) 23AAA -51.7
Edinson Rincon Royals (AA) 22BBA -57
Tom Murphy Rockies (AA) 22BPA -110.5
Tyler Rahmatulla Cardinals (AA) 23BBA -128.5
Miles Head Athletics (AA) 22BBA -130.3
James Ramsey Cardinals (AA) 23AAA -161.7
Jiovanni Mier Astros (AA) 22BBA -197.4
Jake Goebbert Athletics (AA) 25APA -398.9
Michael Burgess Astros (AA) 24BAA -447.3
Vinnie Catricala Athletics (AA) 24BAA -527.6


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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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