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Top Prospects Starting in the Majors

There is some impact starting in the majors this year.

Name POS Prospect
Carlos Martinez P A St. Louis Cardinals
Yordano Ventura P A Kansas City Royals
Erik Johnson P A Chicago White Sox
Masahiro Tanaka P A New York Yankees
Travis d'Arnaud C A New York Mets
Jose Abreu 1B A Chicago White Sox
Kolten Wong 2B A St. Louis Cardinals
Xander Bogaerts 3B A Boston Red Sox
Chris Owings SS A Arizona Diamondbacks
Nick Castellanos LF A Detroit Tigers
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF A Boston Red Sox
Jake Odorizzi P B Tampa Bay Rays
James Paxton P B Seattle Mariners
Nick Maronde P B Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Chris Withrow P B Los Angeles Dodgers
Josh Stinson P B Baltimore Orioles
Dellin Betances P B New York Yankees
Brandon Workman P B Boston Red Sox
Jeurys Familia P B New York Mets
Jenrry Mejia P B New York Mets
Kelvin Herrera P B Kansas City Royals
Josmil Pinto C B Minnesota Twins
Adrian Nieto C B Chicago White Sox
Mike Olt 1B B Chicago Cubs
Jonathan Schoop 2B B Baltimore Orioles
Leury Garcia 2B B Chicago White Sox
Marcus Semien 3B B Chicago White Sox
Billy Hamilton CF B Cincinnati Reds
Michael Choice RF B Texas Rangers
Chad Bettis P C Colorado Rockies
Stolmy Pimentel P C Pittsburgh Pirates
Ian Krol P C Detroit Tigers
Juan Perez P C San Francisco Giants
Donn Roach P C San Diego Padres
Michael Tonkin P C Minnesota Twins
Seth Rosin P C Los Angeles Dodgers
Kevin Siegrist P C St. Louis Cardinals
Daniel Webb P C Chicago White Sox
Keith Butler P C St. Louis Cardinals
Tommy Kahnle P C Colorado Rockies
Tucker Barnhart C C Cincinnati Reds
Neftali Soto 1B C Cincinnati Reds
Ehire Adrianza SS C San Francisco Giants
Charlie Culberson LF C Colorado Rockies
Stefen Romero LF C Seattle Mariners
Abraham Almonte CF C Seattle Mariners
Tyler Collins OF C Detroit Tigers
Gonzalez Germen P d New York Mets
David Hale P d Atlanta Braves
Kevin Chapman P d Houston Astros
Curtis Partch P d Cincinnati Reds
Nick Christiani P d Cincinnati Reds
Caleb Thielbar P d Minnesota Twins
Vidal Nuno P d New York Yankees
Pedro Figueroa P d Oakland A's
Evan Reed P d Detroit Tigers
B.J. Rosenberg P d Philadelphia Phillies
Maikel Cleto P d Kansas City Royals
Aaron Barrett P d Washington Nationals
Matt Shoemaker P d Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Ryan Buchter P d Atlanta Braves
Bryan Holaday C d Detroit Tigers
Tony Sanchez C d Pittsburgh Pirates
Tuffy Gosewisch C d Arizona Diamondbacks
Tommy Medica 1B d San Diego Padres
Dean Anna 2B d New York Yankees
Ryan Goins 2B d Toronto Blue Jays
Brandon Hicks SS d New York Mets
Jim Adduci LF d Philadelphia Phillies
Ryan Kalish LF d Chicago Cubs


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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
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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
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18 Jedd Gyorko 2B West Virginia
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21 Brian Ragira OF Martin HS, Arlington
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25 Kevin Gausman RHP Grandview HS, Aurora, Colo
26 Cameron Bedrosian P East Coweta HS, Sharpsburg, GA
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