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2015 Diamondbacks Prospect List

Rank Name Projection
1 Archie Bradley # 1 Starter
2 Touki Toussaint # 1 Starter
3 Braden Shipley #2 Starter
4 Aaron Blair #2 Starter
5 Yasmany Tomas 1st Div. LF
6 Jake Lamb 1st Div. 3B
7 Yoan Lopez #3 Starter
8 Brandon Drury 1st Div. 3B
9 Marcus Wilson 1st Div. LF
10 Domingo Leyba 1st Div. 2B
11 Peter O'Brien 1st Div. 1B
12 Sergio Alcantara 1st Div. SS
13 Cody Reed #3 Starter
14 Jake Barrett #4 Starter
15 Jose Martinez Impact Reliever
16 Stryker Trahan 2nd Div. C
17 Robbie Ray #4 Starter
18 Nick Ahmed 2nd Div. SS
19 Matt Railey 1st Div. LF
20 Jimmie Sherfy Impact Reliever
21 Jose Munoz #4 Starter
22 Mitch Haniger 2nd Div. LF
23 Isan Diaz 2nd Div. SS
24 Jose Herrera 2nd Div. C
25 Matthew Stites Impact Reliever
26 Matt McPhearson 2nd Div. LF
27 Andrew Chafin #5 Starter
28 Jose Martinez Impact Reliever
29 J.R. Bradley Impact Reliever
30 Anthony Banda Reliever
31 Oscar Hernandez 2nd Div. C
32 Mason McCullough Impact Reliever
33 Zach Borenstein 2nd Div. LF
34 Socrates Brito 2nd Div. LF
35 Daniel Palka 2nd Div. 1B
36 Chuck Taylor 1st Div. CF
37 Fernery Ozuna 2nd Div. 2B
38 Felipe Perez #5 Starter
39 Jose Martinez Backup SS
40 Jamie Westbrook 2nd Div. 2B
41 Jose Munoz Backup SS
42 Jose Munoz Backup SS
43 Enrique Burgos Reliever
44 Evan Marzilli 2nd Div. CF
45 Gerard Hernandez 2nd Div. LF
46 Jefferson Mejia Reliever
47 Michael Perez Backup C
48 Matt Reynolds Reliever
49 Grant Heyman Backup LF
50 Daniel Gibson Reliever
51 Kevin Munson Reliever
52 Francis Martinez 1st Div. LF
53 Sean Jamieson Backup SS
54 Colin Bray Backup LF
55 Kevin Cron 2nd Div. 1B
56 Brent Jones Reliever
57 Brad Keller Reliever
58 Elvin Soto Backup C
59 A.J. Schugel Reliever
60 Zac Curtis Reliever
61 Justin Gonzalez Backup SS
62 Marlon Arroyo Reliever
63 Remy Cordero Reliever
64 Cody Wheeler Reliever
65 Patrick Schuster Reliever
66 Blake Perry Reliever
67 Wei-Chieh Huang  Reliever
68 Raul Navarro Backup SS
69 Jared Miller Reliever
70 Anfernee Benitez Reliever
71 Will Locante Reliever
72 Yefrey Ramirez Reliever
73 Ronnie Freeman 3RD CATCHER
74 Kaleb Fleck Reliever
75 Seth Simmons Reliever
76 Rudy Flores Backup 1B
77 Tyler Humphreys Backup 3B
78 Hector Hernandez Reliever
79 Alex Glenn Backup LF
80 Jose Ordaz Backup LF
81 Kevin Medrano 3RD 2B/SS
82 Henry Castillo 3RD 2B/SS


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4 Drew Pomeranz LHP Mississippi
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7 AJ Cole P Oviedo HS, Orlando
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13 Matt Harvey P North Carolina
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