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These are rankings compiled pre-season by Baseball America in 1989. 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 1989

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  • Team NamePlayer NameMLB RankPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Atlanta BravesSteve Avery---P6-4205LL1970-04-14Trenton,MI
    1988-  1-   3-ATL
    MLB1990-20031988-2003
    Baltimore OriolesPete Harnisch---P6-0228RR1966-09-23Commack,NY
    1987-  1-  27-BAL
    MLB1988-20011987-2003
    Boston Red SoxScott Cooper---3B-1B6-3200LR1967-10-13St. Louis,MO
    1986-  3-  69-BOS
    MLB1990-19971986-1998
    California AngelsMike Fetters---P6-4226RR1964-12-19Van Nuys,CA
    1986-  1-  27-CAL
    MLB1989-20041986-2004
    Chicago CubsMike Harkey---P6-5220RR1966-10-25San Diego,CA
    1987-  1-   4-CHN
    MLB1988-19971987-1997
    Chicago White SoxRobin Ventura---3B-1B6-1198LR1967-07-14Santa Maria,CA
    1988-  1-  10-CHA
    MLB1989-20041986-2004
    Cincinnati RedsScott Scudder---P6-2180RR1968-02-14Paris,TX
    1986-  1-  17-CIN
    MLB1989-19931986-1995
    Cleveland IndiansMark Lewis---SS-2B6-1195RR1969-11-30Hamilton,OH
    1988-  1-   2-CLE
    MLB1991-20011988-2007
    Detroit TigersPhil Clark---C-OF6-0200RR1968-05-06Crockett,TX
    1986-  1-  18-DET
    MLB1992-19961986-2002
    Houston AstrosCameron Drew---OF6-5230LR1964-02-12Boston,MA
    1985-  1-  12-HOU
    MLB1988-19881985-1991
    Kansas City RoyalsTom Gordon---P-DH5-9190RR1967-11-18Sebring,FL
    1986-  6- 157-KCA
    MLB1988-20091986-2009
    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 TwinsJohnny Ard---P6-5220RR1967-06-01Las Vegas,NV
    1988-  1-  20-MIN
    AAA1988-1996
    Montreal ExposDelino DeShields---2B-SS6-1175LR1969-01-15Seaford,DE
    1987-  1-  12-MON
    MLB1990-20021987-2002
    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 PhilliesTim Mauser---P6-0185RR1966-10-04Fort Worth,TX
    1988-  3-  68-PHI
    MLB1991-19951988-1996
    Pittsburgh PiratesMark Merchant---OF-1B6-2185BR1969-01-23Dunkirk,NY
    1987-  1-   2-PIT
    AAA1987-1998
    San Diego PadresSandy Alomar---C-DH6-5235RR1966-06-18Salinas,PR
    1983-  0-   0-SDN
    MLB1988-20071984-2007
    San Francisco GiantsAndres Santana---SS-2B5-11160BR1968-02-05San Pedro de Macoris,DR
    1985-  0-   0-SFN
    MLB1990-19901987-1993
    Seattle MarinersKen Griffey---CF-OF6-3205LL1969-11-21Donora,PA
    1987-  1-   1-SEA
    MLB1989-20101987-2010
    St. Louis CardinalsTodd Zeile---3B-C6-1200RR1965-09-09Van Nuys,CA
    1986-  2-  55-SLN
    MLB1989-20041986-2004
    Texas RangersKevin Brown---P6-4200RR1965-03-14McIntyre,GA
    1986-  1-   4-TEX
    MLB1986-20051986-2005
    Toronto Blue JaysDerek Bell---OF-RF6-2215RR1968-12-11Tampa,FL
    1987-  2-  49-TOR
    MLB1991-20011987-2001
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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