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2009 Prospect RankingsBaseball America
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Gordon Beckham was the #1 prospect in 2009 Baseball America rankings.
These are the top-ranked, pre-season prospects for Baseball America for the 2009 Season. Prospects rankings are updated mid-season but TBC takes only a static view of prospects from prior to to Spring Training.

One of the quirks of the data below is that some players who are highly ranked for MLB are not ranked as top 10 for their team.


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#1 ProspectMatt Wieters - Baltimore Orioles

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2009 Baseball America Prospect Rankings

Top Major Leaguers Has not played in MLB Active Players 1st Round Draft Picks Currently Active on this Team
MLB RankTm RankPlayer NamePosTeam NameHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)Debut
11Matt WietersCBaltimore Orioles6-4 225 B-R 1986-05-21 23Charleston,South Carolina MLB2005-20182009-2018
2007- 1-   5-BAL
ActiveWashington Nationals (MLB)2009-05-29
21David PricePTampa Bay Rays6-6 215 L-L 1985-08-26 23Nashville,Tennessee MLB2005-20182008-2018
2007- 1-   1-TBA
ActiveBoston Red Sox (MLB)2008-09-14
31Colby RasmusCFSt. Louis Cardinals6-1 175 L-L 1986-08-11 22Columbus,Georgia MLB2005-20182009-2018
2005- 1-  28-SLN
RestrictedBaltimore Orioles (MLB)2009-04-07
41Tommy HansonPAtlanta Braves6-6 210 R-R 1986-08-28 22Tulsa,Oklahoma MLB2005-20152009-2013
2005-22- 677-ATL
Free Agent   2009-06-07
52Jason HeywardRFAtlanta Braves6-4 220 L-L 1989-08-09 19McDonough,Georgia MLB2007-20182010-2018
2007- 1-  14-ATL
DL-10Chicago Cubs (MLB)2010-04-05
61Travis SniderRFToronto Blue Jays5-11 230 L-L 1988-02-02 21Kirkland,Washington MLB2006-20172008-2015
2006- 1-  14-TOR
Free Agent   2008-08-28
71Brett AndersonPOakland Athletics6-4 215 L-L 1988-02-01 21Midland,Texas MLB2007-20182009-2018
2006- 2-  55-ARI
ActiveOakland Athletics (MLB)2009-04-10
81Cameron MaybinCFFlorida Marlins6-3 200 R-R 1987-04-04 22Asheville,North Carolina MLB2006-20182007-2018
2005- 1-  10-DET
ActiveMiami Marlins (MLB)2007-08-17
91Madison BumgarnerPSan Francisco Giants6-4 215 R-L 1989-08-01 19Hudson,North Carolina MLB2008-20182009-2018
2007- 1-  10-SFN
ActiveSan Francisco Giants (MLB)2009-09-08
101Neftali FelizPTexas Rangers6-3 180 R-R 1988-05-02 21Azua,Dom Rep MLB2006-20182009-2017
2005-   UDFA-ATL
Free Agent   2009-08-03
112Trevor CahillPOakland Athletics6-3 195 R-R 1988-03-01 21Oceanside,California MLB2006-20182009-2018
2006- 2-  66-OAK
DL-10Oakland Athletics (AAA)2009-04-07
121Pedro Alvarez3BPittsburgh Pirates6-2 225 L-R 1987-02-06 22New York,New York MLB2006-20182010-2018
2008- 1-   2-PIT
MinorsBaltimore Orioles (AAA)2010-06-16
131Mike Moustakas3BKansas City Royals6-0 195 L-R 1988-09-11 20Los Angeles,California MLB2007-20182011-2018
2007- 1-   2-KCA
ActiveKansas City Royals (MLB)2011-06-10
142Buster PoseyCSan Francisco Giants6-1 205 R-R 1987-03-27 22Leesburg,Georgia MLB2006-20182009-2018
2008- 1-   5-SFN
ActiveSan Francisco Giants (MLB)2009-09-11
151Dexter FowlerCFColorado Rockies6-5 189 B-R 1986-03-22 23Alpharetta,Georgia MLB2005-20182008-2018
2004-14- 410-COL
ActiveSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)2008-09-02
162Giancarlo StantonRFFlorida Marlins6-5 210 R-R 1989-11-08 19Panorama City,California MLB2007-20182010-2018
2007- 2-  76-FLO
ActiveNew York Yankees (MLB)2010-06-08
171Lars Anderson1B-OFBoston Red Sox6-4 215 L-L 1987-09-25 21Oakland,California MLB2007-20162010-2012
2006-18- 553-BOS
Free Agent   2010-09-06
183Logan Morrison1BFlorida Marlins6-4 245 L-L 1987-08-25 21Kansas City,Missouri MLB2006-20182010-2018
2005-22- 666-FLO
DL-10Minnesota Twins (MLB)2010-07-27
191Alcides EscobarSSMilwaukee Brewers6-1 155 R-R 1986-12-16 22La Sabana,Venezuela MLB2004-20182008-2018
2003-   UDFA-MIL
ActiveKansas City Royals (MLB)2008-09-03
201Gordon Beckham2BChicago White Sox6-0 175 R-R 1986-09-16 22Atlanta,Georgia MLB2006-20182009-2018
2008- 1-   8-CHA
MinorsSeattle Mariners (AAA)2009-06-04
211Rick PorcelloPDetroit Tigers6-5 195 R-R 1988-12-27 20Morristown,New Jersey MLB2008-20182009-2018
2007- 1-  27-DET
ActiveBoston Red Sox (MLB)2009-04-09
222Chris TillmanPBaltimore Orioles6-5 195 R-R 1988-04-15 21Anaheim,California MLB2006-20182009-2018
2006- 2-  49-SEA
DL-10Baltimore Orioles (A+)2009-07-29
233Justin Smoak1BTexas Rangers6-4 220 B-L 1986-12-05 22Goose Creek,South Carolina MLB2006-20182010-2018
2008- 1-  11-TEX
ActiveToronto Blue Jays (MLB)2010-04-23
242Eric Hosmer1BKansas City Royals6-4 215 L-L 1989-10-24 19Cooper City,Florida MLB2008-20182011-2018
2008- 1-   3-KCA
ActiveSan Diego Padres (MLB)2011-05-06
253Brian MatuszPBaltimore Orioles6-4 200 L-L 1987-02-11 22Grand Junction,Colorado MLB2006-20172009-2016
2008- 1-   4-BAL
Free Agent   2009-08-04
261Carlos SantanaC-DHCleveland Indians5-11 170 B-R 1986-04-08 23Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB2005-20182010-2018
2004-   UDFA-LAN
ActivePhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)2010-06-11
272Matt LaPorta1BCleveland Indians6-2 212 R-R 1985-01-08 24Port Charlotte,Florida MLB2004-20142009-2012
2007- 1-   7-MIL
Retired   2009-05-03
282Tim BeckhamSSTampa Bay Rays6-0 188 R-R 1990-01-27 19Griffin,Georgia MLB2008-20182013-2018
2008- 1-   1-TBA
ActiveBaltimore Orioles (MLB)2013-09-19
291Jarrod ParkerPArizona Diamondbacks6-1 180 R-R 1988-11-24 20Fort Wayne,Indiana MLB2008-20152011-2013
2007- 1-   9-ARI
Retired   2011-09-27
301Fernando MartinezOFNew York Mets6-1 190 L-R 1988-10-10 20Rio San Juan,Dom Rep MLB2006-20152009-2013
2005-   UDFA-NYN
Free Agent   2009-05-26
312Derek HollandPTexas Rangers6-2 185 B-L 1986-10-09 22Newark,Ohio MLB2007-20182009-2018
2006-25- 748-TEX
ActiveSan Francisco Giants (MLB)2009-04-22
323Wade DavisPTampa Bay Rays6-5 220 R-R 1985-09-07 23Lake Wales,Florida MLB2004-20182009-2018
2004- 3-  75-TBA
ActiveColorado Rockies (MLB)2009-09-06
332Andrew McCutchenCFPittsburgh Pirates5-11 175 R-R 1986-10-10 22Fort Meade,Florida MLB2005-20182009-2018
2005- 1-  11-PIT
ActiveSan Francisco Giants (MLB)2009-06-04
342Mat Gamel1BMilwaukee Brewers6-0 205 L-R 1985-07-26 23Jacksonville,Florida MLB2005-20122008-2012
2005- 4- 115-MIL
Free Agent   2008-09-03
351Yonder Alonso1BCincinnati Reds6-2 215 L-R 1987-04-08 22Miami,Florida MLB2006-20182010-2018
2008- 1-   7-CIN
ActiveCleveland Indians (MLB)2010-09-01
361Austin JacksonCFNew York Yankees6-1 185 R-R 1987-02-01 22Denton,Texas MLB2005-20182010-2018
2005- 8- 259-NYA
Free Agent   2010-04-05
374Elvis AndrusSSTexas Rangers6-0 186 R-R 1988-08-26 20Caracas,Venezuela MLB2005-20182009-2018
2005-   UDFA-ATL
ActiveTexas Rangers (MLB)2009-04-06
382Jesus MonteroCNew York Yankees6-4 225 R-R 1989-11-29 19Guacara,Venezuela MLB2007-20172011-2015
2006-   UDFA-NYA
Free Agent   2011-09-01
391Aaron HicksCFMinnesota Twins6-2 170 B-R 1989-10-02 19Long Beach,California MLB2008-20182013-2018
2008- 1-  14-MIN
ActiveNew York Yankees (MLB)2013-04-01
402Brett Wallace1BSt. Louis Cardinals6-2 235 L-R 1986-08-26 22Marin,California MLB2006-20162010-2016
2008- 1-  13-SLN
Free Agent   2010-07-31
41-Jordan ZimmermanPWashington Nationals6-0 200 R-L 1975-04-28 34Kelowna,BC MLB1994-20041999-1999
1994-32- 889-SEA
  1999-05-17
423Jordan SchaferCF-RFAtlanta Braves6-1 190 L-L 1986-09-04 22Hammond,Indiana MLB2005-20182009-2015
2005- 3- 107-ATL
Free Agent   2009-04-05
432J.P. ArencibiaCToronto Blue Jays6-1 210 R-R 1986-01-05 23Miami,Florida MLB2005-20162010-2015
2007- 1-  21-TOR
Free Agent   2010-08-07
443Angel Villalona1BSan Francisco Giants6-3 240 R-R 1990-08-13 18La Romana,Dom Rep AA2007-2016-
2006-   UDFA-SFN
Free Agent  
454Tim AldersonPSan Francisco Giants6-6 217 R-R 1988-11-03 20Phoenix,Arizona AAA2007-2016-
2007- 1-  22-SFN
Free Agent  
462Jhoulys ChacinPColorado Rockies6-1 168 R-R 1988-01-07 21Maracaibo,Venezuela MLB2007-20182009-2018
2004-   UDFA-COL
ActiveMilwaukee Brewers (MLB)2009-07-25
472Wilmer Flores2BNew York Mets6-3 175 R-R 1991-08-06 17Valencia,Venezuela MLB2008-20182013-2018
2007-   UDFA-NYN
ActiveNew York Mets (MLB)2013-08-06
481Domonic BrownLFPhiladelphia Phillies6-5 204 L-L 1987-09-03 21Lithonia,Georgia MLB2006-20172010-2015
2006-20- 607-PHI
Free Agent   2010-07-28
491Andrew LamboOFLos Angeles Dodgers6-3 198 L-L 1988-08-11 20Beverly Hills,California MLB2007-20172013-2016
2007- 4- 146-LAN
Free Agent   2013-08-13
501Kyle Blanks1B-LFSan Diego Padres6-6 270 R-R 1986-09-11 22Sellersville,Pennsylvania MLB2005-20172009-2015
2004-42-1241-SDN
Free Agent   2009-06-19
511Josh Vitters3BChicago Cubs6-3 200 R-R 1989-08-27 19Anaheim,California MLB2007-20172012-2012
2007- 1-   3-CHN
Free Agent   2012-08-05
522Carlos CarrascoPPhiladelphia Phillies6-3 178 R-R 1987-03-21 22Barquisimeto,Venezuela MLB2004-20182009-2018
2003-   UDFA-PHI
ActiveCleveland Indians (MLB)2009-09-01
531Jason CastroCHouston Astros6-3 210 L-R 1987-06-18 22Castro Valley,California MLB2006-20182010-2018
2008- 1-  10-HOU
DL-60Minnesota Twins (MLB)2010-06-22
543Michael YnoaPOakland Athletics6-7 205 R-R 1991-09-24 17Puerto Plata,Dom Rep MLB2010-20172016-2017
2008-   UDFA-OAK
Free Agent   2016-06-14
554Aaron CunninghamOFOakland Athletics5-11 195 R-R 1986-04-24 23Anchorage,Alaska MLB2005-20142008-2012
2005- 6- 185-CHA
Free Agent   2008-08-31
562James McDonaldPLos Angeles Dodgers6-5 195 L-R 1984-10-19 24Long Beach,California MLB2003-20132008-2013
2002-11- 331-LAN
Free Agent   2008-09-17
571Gregory HalmanCFSeattle Mariners6-4 192 R-R 1987-08-26 21Haarlem,Netherlands MLB2005-20112010-2011
2004-   UDFA-SEA
  2010-09-23
583Nick WeglarzOFCleveland Indians6-3 215 L-L 1987-12-16 21Stevensville,Ontario AAA2005-2013-
2005- 3-  94-CLE
Free Agent  
592Ben RevereCFMinnesota Twins5-9 166 L-R 1988-05-03 21Lexington,Kentucky MLB2007-20182010-2017
2007- 1-  28-MIN
MinorsLos Angeles Angels (AAA)2010-09-07
602Todd Frazier3BCincinnati Reds6-3 215 R-R 1986-02-12 23Toms River,New Jersey MLB2005-20182011-2018
2007- 1-  34-CIN
DL-10New York Mets (MLB)2011-05-23
61-Dayan ViciedoLFChicago White Sox5-11 240 R-R 1989-03-10 20Remedios,Cuba MLB2009-20172010-2014
2008-   UDFA-CHA
Free Agent   2010-06-20
624Gorkys HernandezOFAtlanta Braves6-0 175 R-R 1987-09-07 21Sucre,Venezuela MLB2006-20182012-2018
2005-   UDFA-DET
ActiveSan Francisco Giants (MLB)2012-05-21
632Aaron PoredaPChicago White Sox6-6 240 L-L 1986-10-01 22Walnut Creek,California MLB2005-20162009-2014
2007- 1-  25-CHA
International   2009-06-12
646Matt Dominguez3BFlorida Marlins6-2 185 R-R 1989-08-28 19Chatsworth,California MLB2007-20172011-2016
2007- 1-  12-FLO
International   2011-09-06
652Michael SaundersCFSeattle Mariners6-4 205 L-R 1986-11-19 22Victoria,BC MLB2005-20182009-2017
2004-11- 333-SEA
Free Agent   2009-07-25
663Louis MarsonCPhiladelphia Phillies6-1 195 R-R 1986-06-26 23Scottsdale,Arizona MLB2004-20152008-2013
2004- 4- 122-PHI
MinorsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)2008-09-28
674Jake ArrietaPBaltimore Orioles6-4 225 R-R 1986-03-06 23Plano,Texas MLB2005-20182010-2018
2007- 5- 159-BAL
ActivePhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)2010-06-10
681Nick AdenhartPLos Angeles Angels6-4 190 R-R 1986-08-24 22Hagerstown,Maryland MLB2005-20092008-2009
2004-14- 413-ANA
  2008-05-01
694Jason Donald2BPhiladelphia Phillies6-1 190 R-R 1984-09-04 24Fresno,California MLB2004-20142010-2012
2006- 3-  97-PHI
Free Agent   2010-05-18
702Jordan WaldenPLos Angeles Angels6-5 220 R-R 1987-11-16 21Fort Worth,Texas MLB2006-20152010-2015
2006-12- 372-ANA
Free Agent   2010-08-22
713Wilson RamosCMinnesota Twins6-0 178 R-R 1987-08-10 21Valencia,Venezuela MLB2006-20182010-2018
2004-   UDFA-MIN
ActiveTampa Bay Rays (MLB)2010-05-02
723Brett CecilPToronto Blue Jays6-3 220 R-L 1986-07-02 22Dunkirk,Maryland MLB2005-20182009-2018
2007- 1-  38-TOR
ActiveSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)2009-05-05
736Taylor TeagardenCTexas Rangers6-1 200 R-R 1983-12-21 25Dallas,Texas MLB2003-20152008-2015
2005- 3-  99-TEX
Restricted   2008-07-18
745Adrian Cardenas2BOakland Athletics6-0 185 L-R 1987-10-10 21Miami Lakes,Florida MLB2006-20122012-2012
2006- 1-  37-PHI
Free Agent   2012-05-07
753Jose TabataRF-LFPittsburgh Pirates5-11 160 R-R 1988-08-12 20Anzoategui,Venezuela MLB2005-20162010-2015
2005-   UDFA-NYA
Free Agent   2010-06-09
766Chris Carter1B-LFOakland Athletics6-4 220 R-R 1986-12-18 22Redwood City,California MLB2005-20182010-2017
2005-15- 455-CHA
Free Agent   2010-08-09
773Jon NiesePNew York Mets6-3 190 L-L 1986-10-27 22Defiance,Ohio MLB2005-20162008-2016
2005- 7- 209-NYN
Free Agent   2008-09-02
784Reid BrignacSS-3BTampa Bay Rays6-3 170 L-R 1986-01-16 23St. Amant,Louisiana MLB2004-20172008-2016
2004- 2-  45-TBA
Free Agent   2008-07-04
792Jeff SamardzijaPChicago Cubs6-5 215 R-R 1985-01-23 24Merrillville,Indiana MLB2004-20182008-2018
2006- 5- 149-CHN
DL-10San Francisco Giants (MLB)2008-07-25
805Desmond JenningsCFTampa Bay Rays6-2 180 R-R 1986-10-30 22Birmingham,Alabama MLB2006-20172010-2016
2006-10- 289-TBA
Free Agent   2010-09-01
813Brett Lawrie3BMilwaukee Brewers5-11 200 R-R 1990-01-18 19Langley,BC MLB2009-20162011-2016
2008- 1-  16-MIL
Free Agent   2011-08-05
824Adam MillerPCleveland Indians6-4 180 R-R 1984-11-26 24Plano,Texas AAA2003-2015-
2003- 1-  31-CLE
Free Agent  
832Mike BowdenPBoston Red Sox6-3 215 R-R 1986-09-09 22Winfield,Illinois MLB2005-20152008-2013
2005- 1-  47-BOS
International   2008-08-30
8410Max Ramirez1BTexas Rangers5-11 170 R-R 1984-10-11 24Barquisimeto,Venezuela MLB2004-20172008-2010
2002-   UDFA-ATL
Free Agent   2008-06-22
857Kyle SkipworthCFlorida Marlins6-3 195 L-R 1990-03-01 19Riverside,California MLB2008-20162013-2013
2008- 1-   6-FLO
Free Agent   2013-04-10
865Martin PerezPTexas Rangers6-0 165 L-L 1991-04-04 18Guanare estado Portuguesa,Venezuela MLB2008-20182012-2018
2007-   UDFA-TEX
ActiveTexas Rangers (MLB)2012-06-27
875Freddie Freeman1BAtlanta Braves6-5 220 L-R 1989-09-12 19Orange,California MLB2007-20182010-2018
2007- 2-  78-ATL
ActiveAtlanta Braves (MLB)2010-09-01
882Gerardo ParraRFArizona Diamondbacks5-11 197 L-L 1987-05-06 22Santa Barbara del Zulia,Venezuela MLB2006-20182009-2018
2004-   UDFA-ARI
ActiveColorado Rockies (MLB)2009-05-13
894Carlos TriunfelSSSeattle Mariners5-11 175 R-R 1990-02-27 19Santiago,Dom Rep MLB2007-20172012-2014
2006-   UDFA-SEA
Free Agent   2012-09-07
903Dan CortesPKansas City Royals6-5 205 R-R 1987-03-04 22Pomona,California MLB2005-20142010-2011
2005- 7- 215-CHA
Free Agent   2010-09-24
913Chris PerezPSt. Louis Cardinals6-4 225 R-R 1985-07-01 23Bradenton,Florida MLB2004-20152008-2014
2006- 1-  42-SLN
Retired   2008-05-16
923Andrew BrackmanPNew York Yankees6-11 230 R-R 1985-12-04 23Cincinnati,Ohio MLB2005-20132011-2011
2007- 1-  30-NYA
Free Agent   2011-09-22
933Phillippe AumontPSeattle Mariners6-7 220 L-R 1989-01-07 20Gatineau,Quebec MLB2008-20182012-2015
2007- 1-  11-SEA
MinorsDetroit Tigers (AAA)2012-08-23
944Brad HoltPNew York Mets6-4 194 R-R 1986-10-13 22Albemarle,North Carolina AAA2006-2014-
2008- 1-  33-NYN
Free Agent  
953Christian FriedrichPColorado Rockies6-3 210 R-L 1987-07-08 21Evanston,Illinois MLB2006-20172012-2016
2008- 1-  25-COL
Free Agent   2012-05-09
964Sean WestPFlorida Marlins6-8 200 L-L 1986-06-15 23Shreveport,Louisiana MLB2005-20112009-2010
2005- 1-  44-FLO
Free Agent   2009-05-23
977Gio GonzalezPOakland Athletics5-11 185 R-L 1985-09-19 23Hialeah,Florida MLB2004-20182008-2018
2004- 1-  38-CHA
ActiveWashington Nationals (MLB)2008-08-06
984Daniel BardPBoston Red Sox6-4 185 R-R 1985-06-25 24Charlotte,North Carolina MLB2004-20172009-2013
2006- 1-  28-BOS
Retired   2009-05-13
99-Tyler FlowersCChicago White Sox6-4 220 R-R 1986-01-24 23Roswell,Georgia MLB2006-20182009-2018
2005-33-1007-ATL
ActiveAtlanta Braves (MLB)2009-09-03
1004Jeremy JeffressPMilwaukee Brewers6-0 175 R-R 1987-09-21 21South Boston,Virginia MLB2006-20182010-2018
2006- 1-  16-MIL
ActiveMilwaukee Brewers (MLB)2010-09-01