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These are rankings compiled pre-season by Baseball America in 1988. 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 1988

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  • Team NamePlayer NameMLB RankPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Atlanta BravesDerek Lilliquist---P6-0210LL1966-02-20Winter Park,FL
    1987-  1-   6-ATL
    MLB1989-19961987-1996
    Baltimore OriolesCraig Worthington---3B-1B6-0202RR1965-04-17Los Angeles,CA
    1985-  1-  10-BAL
    MLB1988-19961985-2000
    Boston Red SoxBrady Anderson---OF-CF6-1202LL1964-01-18Silver Spring,MD
    1985- 10- 257-BOS
    MLB1988-20021983-2003
    California AngelsMike Fetters---P6-4226RR1964-12-19Van Nuys,CA
    1986-  1-  27-CAL
    MLB1989-20041986-2004
    Chicago CubsMark Grace---1B-OF6-2200LL1964-06-28Winston-Salem,NC
    1985- 24- 622-CHN
    MLB1988-20031986-2003
    Chicago White SoxJack McDowell---P6-5190RR1966-01-16Van Nuys,CA
    1987-  1-   5-CHA
    MLB1987-19991985-1999
    Cincinnati RedsJack Armstrong---P6-5220RR1965-03-07Englewood,NJ
    1987-  1-  18-CIN
    MLB1988-19941984-2002
    Cleveland IndiansMike Poehl---P6-5195RR1964-08-28Houston,TX
    1985-  1-   9-CLE
    AA1985-1991
    Detroit TigersPhil Clark---C-OF6-0200RR1968-05-06Crockett,TX
    1986-  1-  18-DET
    MLB1992-19961986-2002
    Houston AstrosCraig Biggio---2B-C5-11180RR1965-12-14Smithtown,NY
    1987-  1-  22-HOU
    MLB1988-20071985-2007
    Kansas City RoyalsGary Thurman---OF-DH5-10165RR1964-11-12Indianapolis,IN
    1983-  1-  21-KCA
    MLB1987-19971983-1998
    Los Angeles DodgersRamon Martinez---P6-4184RR1968-03-22Santo Domingo,DR
    1984-  0-   0-LAN
    MLB1988-20011985-2001
    Milwaukee BrewersGary Sheffield---RF-3B5-11205RR1968-11-18Tampa,FL
    1986-  1-   6-MIL
    MLB1988-20091986-2009
    Minnesota TwinsDerek Parks---C-3B6-0205RR1968-09-29Covina,CA
    1986-  1-  10-MIN
    MLB1992-19941986-1994
    Montreal ExposRandy Johnson---P-OF6-10230RL1963-09-10Walnut Creek,CA
    1985-  2-  36-MON
    MLB1988-20091983-2009
    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 YankeesHensley Meulens---3B-OF6-3210RR1967-06-23Willemstad,CC
    1985-  0-   0-NYA
    MLB1989-19981986-2002
    Oakland AthleticsDave Otto---P6-7210LL1964-11-12Chicago,IL
    1985-  2-  39-OAK
    MLB1987-19941985-1994
    Philadelphia PhilliesBrad Brink---P6-2195RR1965-01-20Roseville,CA
    1986-  1-   7-PHI
    MLB1992-19941984-1995
    Pittsburgh PiratesMark Merchant---OF-1B6-2185BR1969-01-23Dunkirk,NY
    1987-  1-   2-PIT
    AAA1987-1998
    San Diego PadresRoberto Alomar---2B-SS6-0185BR1968-02-05Ponce,PR
    1985-  0-   0-SDN
    MLB1988-20041985-2004
    San Francisco GiantsMatt Williams---3B-SS6-2210RR1965-11-28Bishop,CA
    1986- 10- 240-SFN
    MLB1987-20031986-2003
    Seattle MarinersKen Griffey---CF-OF6-3205LL1969-11-21Donora,PA
    1987-  1-   1-SEA
    MLB1989-20101987-2010
    St. Louis CardinalsCris Carpenter---P6-1185RR1965-04-05St. Augustine,FL
    1987-  1-  14-SLN
    MLB1988-19961988-1996
    Texas RangersJuan Gonzalez---OF-RF6-3220RR1969-10-16Vega Baja,PR
    1986-  0-   0-TEX
    MLB1989-20051986-2005
    Toronto Blue JaysSil Campusano---OF-DH6-0175RR1965-12-31Santo Domingo,DR
    1983-  0-   0-TOR
    MLB1988-19911984-2000
    26 record(s)
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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