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These are rankings compiled pre-season by Baseball America in 1987. The rankings are by experts but they are, in effect, judgement calls and predictions. There are 2 grids. Top prospect ranked per team and the overall top x for this season as compiled prior to the selected season. Note that prospect lists by providers are updated every perpetually throughout the season as players get promoted but we have chosen for a pre-season static view for simplicity purposes.
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#1 Prospect by Team for 1987

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  • Team NamePlayer NameMLB RankPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Atlanta BravesJeff Blauser---SS-2B6-1190RR1965-11-08Los Gatos,CA
    1984-  1-   4-ATL
    MLB1987-19991984-1999
    Baltimore OriolesKen Gerhart---OF-DH6-0190RR1961-05-19Charleston,SC
    1982-  5- 130-BAL
    MLB1986-19881982-1990
    Boston Red SoxEllis Burks---OF-DH6-2205RR1964-09-11Vicksburg,MS
    1983-  1-  20-BOS
    MLB1987-20041983-2004
    California AngelsDevon White---OF-CF6-2190BR1962-12-09Kingston,JM
    1981-  6- 132-CAL
    MLB1985-20011981-2001
    Chicago CubsRafael Palmeiro---1B-OF6-0190LL1964-09-24Havana,CU
    1985-  1-  22-CHN
    MLB1986-20051984-2018
    Chicago White SoxBobby Thigpen---P6-3195RR1963-07-17Tallahassee,FL
    1985-  4-  85-CHA
    MLB1986-19941984-1996
    Cincinnati RedsPat Pacillo---P-OF6-2205RR1963-07-23Jersey City,NJ
    1984-  1-   5-CIN
    MLB1987-19881985-1990
    Cleveland IndiansJay Bell---SS-2B6-0182RR1965-12-11Valparaiso,FL
    1984-  1-   8-MIN
    MLB1986-20031984-2003
    Detroit TigersRey Palacios---C-3B5-10190RR1962-11-08Brooklyn,NY
    1982-  0-   0-DET
    MLB1988-19901983-1993
    Houston AstrosCameron Drew---OF6-5230LR1964-02-12Boston,MA
    1985-  1-  12-HOU
    MLB1988-19881985-1991
    Kansas City RoyalsBo Jackson---OF-DH6-1225RR1962-11-30Bessemer,AL
    1986-  4- 105-KCA
    MLB1986-19941983-1994
    Los Angeles DodgersJose Gonzalez---OF-DH6-2196RR1964-11-23Puerto Plata,DR
    1980-  0-   0-LAN
    MLB1985-19921981-1992
    Milwaukee BrewersGary Sheffield---RF-3B5-11205RR1968-11-18Tampa,FL
    1986-  1-   6-MIL
    MLB1988-20091986-2009
    Minnesota TwinsSteve Gasser---P6-3190RR1967-08-05Dover,OH
    1985-  2-  41-MIN
    AAA1985-1990
    Montreal ExposSergio Valdez---P6-1190RR1964-09-07Elias Pina,DR
    1983-  0-   0-MON
    MLB1986-19951983-1995
    Team NamePlayer NameMLB RankPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    New York MetsGregg Jefferies---3B-1B5-10185BR1967-08-01Burlingame,CA
    1985-  1-  20-NYN
    MLB1987-20001985-2000
    New York YankeesJay Buhner---OF-RF6-3215RR1964-08-13Louisville,KY
    1984-  2-  36-PIT
    MLB1987-20011984-2001
    Oakland AthleticsTerry Steinbach---C-3B6-1212RR1962-03-02New Ulm,MN
    1983-  9- 215-OAK
    MLB1986-19991983-1999
    Philadelphia PhilliesRon Jones---OF5-10200LR1964-06-11Seguin,TX
    1983-  2-  42-MON
    MLB1988-19911985-1999
    Pittsburgh PiratesJohn Smiley---P6-4210LL1965-03-17Phoenixville,PA
    1983- 12- 300-PIT
    MLB1986-19971983-1997
    San Diego PadresBenito Santiago---C-1B6-1195RR1965-03-09Ponce,PR
    1982-  0-   0-SDN
    MLB1986-20051983-2005
    San Francisco GiantsMatt Williams---3B-SS6-2210RR1965-11-28Bishop,CA
    1986- 10- 240-SFN
    MLB1987-20031986-2003
    Seattle MarinersMickey Brantley---OF-DH5-10180RR1961-06-17Catskill,NY
    1983-  2-  35-SEA
    MLB1986-19891983-1993
    St. Louis CardinalsJoe Magrane---P6-6230RL1964-07-02Des Moines,IA
    1985-  1-  18-SLN
    MLB1987-19961985-1996
    Texas RangersKevin Brown---P6-4200RR1965-03-14McIntyre,GA
    1986-  1-   4-TEX
    MLB1986-20051986-2005
    Toronto Blue JaysSil Campusano---OF-DH6-0175RR1965-12-31Santo Domingo,DR
    1983-  0-   0-TOR
    MLB1988-19911984-2000
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    Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Player Name Name of the player. If not linked, then no profile on the site MLB Rank MLB Top X Prospect Rank Pos Defensive Position Ht Height Wt Weight Ba Bats Th Throws Born Date Date of Birth for Player Place of Birth City,State or City,Country for birthplace Draft Info Year-DraftRound-Overall-Drafted by Team Abbreviation. Click the link to view picks for that round. Indicates most recent draft instance HiLvl Highest Level Reached MLB Years Up-to-date Range of Years played Stat Years Available range of years of statistics within the TBC system