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2015 Twins Prospect List

Rank Name Projection
1 Byron Buxton Elite CF
2 Miguel Sano Elite 3B
3 Jose Berrios #2 Starter
4 Nick Gordon 1st Div. SS
5 Alex Meyer #2 Starter
6 Kohl Stewart #2 Starter
7 Lewis Thorpe #2 Starter
8 Jorge Polanco 1st Div. 2B
9 Nick Burdi Closer
10 Trevor May Impact Reliever
11 Eddie Rosario 1st Div. 2B
12 Lewin Diaz 1st Div. 1B
13 Stephen Gonsalves #3 Starter
14 Stuart Turner 1st Div. C
15 Huascar Ynoa #3 Starter
16 Amaurys Minier 1st Div. 1B
17 Fernando Romero #3 Starter
18 J.T. Chargois Impact Reliever
19 Michael Cederoth Impact Reliever
20 Felix Jorge #4 Starter
21 Jake Reed Impact Reliever
22 J.R. Graham Impact Reliever
23 Miguel Gonzalez Impact Reliever
24 Max Kepler 2nd Div. LF
25 Adam Brett Walker 2nd Div. RF
26 Logan Darnell #5 Starter
27 Ryan Eades #4 Starter
28 Travis Harrison 2nd Div. 3B
29 Jason Adam #5 Starter
30 Taylor Rogers #5 Starter
31 Tyler Duffey #5 Starter
32 Tanner English 2nd Div. CF
33 Aaron Slegers #5 Starter
34 Niko Goodrum Backup SS
35 Mason Melotakis Reliever
36 Jose Ramirez Reliever
37 Lester Oliveros Reliever
38 Brandon Poulson Reliever
39 Mitch Garver Backup C
40 Aderlin Mejia Backup SS
41 Zach Jones Reliever
42 Jorge Fernandez 2nd Div. C
43 Dalton Hicks 2nd Div. 1B
44 Rainis Silva Backup C
45 Engelb Vielma Backup SS
46 Sam Clay Reliever
47 Max Murphy Backup CF
48 John Curtiss Reliever
49 C.K. Irby Reliever
50 Levi Michael Backup SS
51 Jason Wheeler Reliever
52 Brian Navarreto Backup C
53 Yorman Landa Reliever
54 A.J. Achter Reliever
55 Stephen Pryor Reliever
56 Tyler Jones Reliever
57 Emmanuel Morel Backup SS
58 Aaron Thompson Reliever
59 Alex Wimmers Reliever
60 DJ Baxendale Reliever
61 Ryan Walker Backup SS
62 Nelson Molina Backup SS
63 Michael Tonkin #N/A
64 Zach Granite Backup CF
65 Corey Williams Reliever
66 Chih-Wei Hu Reliever
67 Madison Boer Reliever
68 Randy Rosario Reliever
69 Alexis Tapia Reliever
70 Cameron Booser Reliever
71 Roni Tapia Backup 3B
72 Randy LeBlanc Reliever
73 Sam Gibbons Reliever
74 Jadison Jimenez Reliever
75 Williams Ramirez Reliever
76 Brandon Easton Reliever
77 Brandon Peterson Reliever
78 Ryan O'Rourke Reliever
79 Mat Batts Reliever
80 Rafael Valera Backup 2B
81 Tyler Mautner Backup 3B
82 Tyler Kuresa Backup 1B
83 Mark Hamburger Reliever
84 Roberto Gonzalez Backup RF
85 David Hurlbut Reliever
86 Steven Gruver Reliever
87 Manuel Guzman Backup 2B
88 Brandon Bixler Reliever
89 Brett Lee Reliever
90 Jack Barrie #N/A
91 J.D. Williams Backup LF
92 Jason Kanzler Backup LF
93 Zach Larson Backup LF
94 D.J. Johnson #N/A
95 Theo Theofanopoulos Reliever
96 Jeremias Pineda Backup LF
97 Chad Christensen Backup 3B
98 Trey Vavra Backup 1B
99 Logan Wade 3RD 2B/SS
100 Jonatan Hinojosa 3RD 2B/SS


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Name POS Schools
1 Bryce Harper C Southern Nevada CC
2 Jameson Taillon RHP The Woodlands (Texas) HS
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4 Drew Pomeranz LHP Mississippi
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7 AJ Cole P Oviedo HS, Orlando
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