1997 BASEBALL PROSPECTS


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BASEBALL PROSPECTS HISTORY
Full Listing
Hitters (1997)
Pitchers (1997)
By Team
RankProspect NamePosAgeTeam NameCurrent StatusHiLvlYearsDraft Information
1Andruw JonesLF20Atlanta Braves IntlMLB1994-20131993UDFASignedATL
2Vladimir GuerreroLF22Montreal Expos Retired (2013)MLB1994-20121993UDFASignedMTL
3Kerry WoodP20Chicago Cubs Retired (2012)MLB1995-2012199514June-RegCHC
4Matt WhiteP18Tampa Bay Rays RetiredAAA1997-2003199617June-RegSF
5Travis Lee1B22Arizona Diamondbacks RetiredMLB1994-2006199612June-RegMIN
6Miguel Tejada2B-3B23Oakland Athletics Free AgentMLB1995-20141993UDFASignedOAK
7Todd Walker2B24Minnesota Twins RetiredMLB1992-2007199418June-RegMIN
8Kris BensonP22Pittsburgh Pirates RetiredMLB1994-2010199611June-RegPIT
9Ruben RiveraCF-RF23New York Yankees Recently ActiveMLB1992-20131990UDFASignedNYY
10Nomar GarciaparraSS23Boston Red Sox RetiredMLB1992-20091994112June-RegBOS
11Paul Konerko1B-DH21Los Angeles Dodgers CHW   40mMLB1994-20141994113June-RegLAD
12Jose CruzRF23Seattle Mariners RetiredMLB1993-2008199513June-RegSEA
13Scott Rolen3B22Philadelphia Phillies Free AgentMLB1993-20121993246June-RegPHI
14Bartolo ColonP22Cleveland Indians NYM   40mMLB1994-20141993UDFASignedCLE
15Derrek Lee1B21San Diego Padres Recently ActiveMLB1993-20111993114June-RegSD
16Todd Helton1B23Colorado Rockies Retired (2013)MLB1993-2013199518June-RegCOL
17Carl PavanoP21Boston Red Sox Retired (2014)MLB1994-2012199413355June-RegBOS
18Ben GrieveRF-LF21Oakland Athletics RetiredMLB1994-2005199412June-RegOAK
19Richard HidalgoRF-CF21Houston Astros RetiredMLB1992-20091991UDFASignedHOU
20Karim GarciaRF-LF21Los Angeles Dodgers Recently ActiveMLB1993-20131992UDFASignedLAD
21Chad HermansenCF-RF19Pittsburgh Pirates RetiredMLB1995-20071995110June-RegPIT
22Jaret WrightP21Cleveland Indians RetiredMLB1994-20071994110June-RegCLE
23Roy HalladayP20Toronto Blue Jays Retired (2013)MLB1995-20131995117June-RegTOR
24Jose GuillenRF-LF21Pittsburgh Pirates RetiredMLB1994-20101992UDFASignedPIT
25Matt MorrisP22St. Louis Cardinals RetiredMLB1993-20081995112June-RegSTL
26Aramis Ramirez3B19Pittsburgh Pirates MIL   40mMLB1996-20141994UDFASignedPIT
27Carlos Guillen2B21Houston Astros Recently ActiveMLB1995-20111992UDFASignedHOU
28Chris CarpenterP22Toronto Blue Jays Retired (2013)MLB1994-20131993115June-RegTOR
29Dmitri YoungLF-1B23St. Louis Cardinals Recently ActiveMLB1991-2013199114June-RegSTL
30Adrian Beltre3B18Los Angeles Dodgers TEX   40mMLB1996-20141994UDFASignedLAD
31Mike CameronCF-RF24Chicago White Sox Recently ActiveMLB1991-2011199118489June-RegCHW
32Braden LooperP22St. Louis Cardinals RetiredMLB1994-2009199613June-RegSTL
33Neifi PerezSS22Colorado Rockies RetiredMLB1993-20071992UDFASignedCOL
34Jay PaytonCF-LF24New York Mets RetiredMLB1992-20101994129June-RegNYM
35Mike DrumrightP23Detroit Tigers RetiredAAA1993-20031995111June-RegDET
36Juan Melo2B21San Diego Padres RetiredMLB1994-20101990UDFASignedSD
37Eli MarreroLF-RF23St. Louis Cardinals Manager - Arizona Reds (2014)MLB1993-20071993388June-RegSTL
38Bobby AbreuLF23Houston Astros NYM   40mMLB1991-20141990UDFASignedHOU
39Kevin McGlinchyP20Atlanta Braves RetiredMLB1995-200519955141June-RegATL
40Jackson MelianOF17New York Yankees RetiredAAA1997-20101996UDFASignedNYY
41John PattersonP19Arizona Diamondbacks RetiredMLB1997-2007199615June-RegMTL
42Kevin Orie3B24Chicago Cubs RetiredMLB1992-20061993129June-RegCHC
43Felix HerediaP21Florida Marlins RetiredMLB1993-20081992UDFASignedFLA
44Brian RoseP21Boston Red Sox RetiredMLB1995-20051994375June-RegBOS
45Joe FontenotP20San Francisco Giants RetiredMLB1995-19991995116June-RegSF
46Chris ReitsmaP19Boston Red Sox RetiredMLB1996-20071996134June-RegBOS
47Willie MartinezP19Cleveland Indians Pitching Coach - Gulf Coast Braves (2014)MLB1995-20021995UDFASignedCLE
48Ron Wright1B21Pittsburgh Pirates RetiredMLB1994-200419947203June-RegATL
49Wilton Guerrero2B-LF22Los Angeles Dodgers RetiredMLB1993-20051991UDFASignedLAD
50Hiram BocachicaCF-LF21Montreal Expos Recently ActiveMLB1994-20111994121June-RegMTL
51Donnie Sadler2B-SS22Boston Red Sox RetiredMLB1994-2007199411299June-RegBOS
52Valerio De Los SantosP21Milwaukee Brewers Recently ActiveMLB1995-20111993UDFASignedMIL
53Eric Chavez3B19Oakland Athletics Retired (2014)MLB1997-20141996110June-RegOAK
54Alex Gonzalez1B20Florida Marlins Free AgentMLB1995-20141994UDFASignedFLA
55Seth GreisingerP21Detroit Tigers Recently ActiveMLB1994-2013199616June-RegDET
56Jim PittsleyP23Kansas City Royals RetiredMLB1992-19991992117June-RegKC
57Shannon StewartLF23Toronto Blue Jays RetiredMLB1992-20081992119June-RegTOR
58Derrick GibsonRF-LF22Colorado Rockies RetiredMLB1993-2006199313380June-RegCOL
59Ben DavisC20San Diego Padres RetiredMLB1996-2010199512June-RegSD
60Jeff SuppanP22Boston Red Sox Retired (2014)MLB1993-20121993249June-RegBOS
61Danny KolbP22Texas Rangers RetiredMLB1995-200819956150June-RegTEX
62Ben PetrickC-LF20Colorado Rockies RetiredMLB1996-20041995238June-RegCOL
63Terrence LongCF-LF21New York Mets RetiredMLB1994-20061994120June-RegNYM
64Rafael MedinaP22New York Yankees RetiredMLB1993-20031992UDFASignedNYY
65Brad Fullmer1B22Montreal Expos RetiredMLB1995-20041993260June-RegMTL
66Jarrod WashburnP22Anaheim Angels RetiredMLB1994-20091995231June-RegCAL
67Kelvim EscobarP21Toronto Blue Jays Free AgentMLB1994-20131992UDFASignedTOR
68Manny AybarP27St. Louis Cardinals RetiredMLB1994-20101991UDFASignedSTL
69Abraham NunezSS-2B21Pittsburgh Pirates Hitting Coach - Lexington (2014)MLB1996-20111994UDFASignedTOR
70Luis Rivas2B17Minnesota Twins RetiredMLB1996-20091995UDFASignedMIN
71Edgard ClementeCF-RF21Colorado Rockies Recently ActiveMLB1993-2012199310296June-RegCOL
72Pat ClineC22Chicago Cubs RetiredAAA1993-200019936166June-RegCHC
73Enrique Wilson2B-SS23Cleveland Indians RetiredMLB1992-20061992UDFASignedMIN
74Billy KochP22Toronto Blue Jays RetiredMLB1994-2004199614June-RegTOR
75Jake WestbrookP19Colorado Rockies Retired (2014)MLB1996-20131996121June-RegCOL
76Vladimir NunezP22Arizona Diamondbacks Pitching Coach - Gulf Coast Braves (2012)MLB1996-20102004UDFASignedCOL
77Mark KotsayLF21Florida Marlins Free AgentMLB1994-2013199619June-RegFLA
78Geoff JenkinsLF22Milwaukee Brewers RetiredMLB1994-2008199519June-RegMIL
79Torii HunterRF21Minnesota Twins DET   40mMLB1993-20141993120June-RegMIN
80Jeff AbbottCF-LF24Chicago White Sox RetiredMLB1994-200319944117June-RegCHW
81Aaron Boone3B24Cincinnati Reds RetiredMLB1993-20091994372June-RegCIN
82Bobby SeayP19Tampa Bay Rays RetiredMLB1997-20091996112June-RegCHW
83Bruce ChenP20Atlanta Braves Free AgentMLB1994-20141993UDFASignedATL
84Brett TomkoP24Cincinnati Reds COL (DL-7)MLB1995-20141995254June-RegCIN
85Kats MaedaP26New York Yankees RetiredAAA1996-20001996UDFASignedNYY
86Wes Helms3B21Atlanta Braves Recently ActiveMLB1994-2011199410287June-RegATL
87Russell Branyan1B21Cleveland Indians CLE   in minors Columbus [AAA]MLB1994-201219947185June-RegCLE
88Jimmy AndersonP21Pittsburgh Pirates RetiredMLB1994-200619949242June-RegPIT
89Glendon RuschP22Kansas City Royals RetiredMLB1993-2009199317469June-RegKC
90Todd DunwoodyCF-OF22Florida Marlins RetiredMLB1993-200519937211June-RegFLA
91Brad RigbyP24Oakland Athletics RetiredMLB1992-20011994236June-RegOAK
92Dante PowellCF-RF23San Francisco Giants RetiredMLB1992-20021994122June-RegSF
93Carlos BeltranRF20Kansas City Royals NYY   40mMLB1995-20141995249June-RegKC
94George LombardCF-LF21Atlanta Braves Minor league outfield and baserunning coordinator - Boston Red Sox (2013)MLB1994-20091994262June-RegATL
95Onan MasaokaP19Los Angeles Dodgers RetiredMLB1995-20091995379June-RegLAD
96Nerio RodriguezP24Baltimore Orioles Recently ActiveMLB1991-20111990UDFASignedCHW
97Bobby EstalellaC22Philadelphia Phillies RetiredMLB1993-2004199223641June-RegPHI
98Sidney PonsonP20Baltimore Orioles RetiredMLB1994-20101993UDFASignedBAL
99Chad GreenOF22Milwaukee Brewers RetiredAAA1996-2003199618June-RegMIL
100Livan HernandezP22Florida Marlins Retired (2014)MLB1996-20121996UDFASignedFLA


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