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rank player name pos prospect Team tm rk pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years draft info
1 Andruw Jones lf Atlanta Braves 1 lf 6-1 210 R R 1977-04-23 Willemstad,CC MLB 1996-2012 1994-2014
1993-    UDFA-ATL
2 Paul Wilson p New York Mets 1 p 6-5 235 R R 1973-03-28 Orlando,FL MLB 1996-2005 1992-2008
1994-  1-   1-NYN
3 Ruben Rivera cf-rf New York Yankees 1 cf-rf 6-3 200 R R 1973-11-14 La Chorrera,PN MLB 1995-2003 1992-2019
1990-    UDFA-NYA
4 Darin Erstad cf-1b California Angels 1 cf-1b 6-2 212 L L 1974-06-04 Jamestown,ND MLB 1996-2009 1995-2009
1995-  1-   1-CAL
5 Alan Benes p St. Louis Cardinals 1 p 6-5 235 R R 1972-01-21 Evansville,IN MLB 1995-2003 1991-2006
1993-  1-  16-SLN
6 Derek Jeter ss New York Yankees 2 ss 6-3 195 R R 1974-06-26 Pequannock,NJ MLB 1995-2014 1992-2014
1992-  1-   6-NYA
7 Karim Garcia rf-lf Los Angeles Dodgers 1 rf-lf 6-0 172 L L 1975-10-29 Ciudad Obregon,MX MLB 1995-2004 1993-2016
1992-    UDFA-LAN
8 Livan Hernandez p Florida Marlins -- p 6-2 225 R R 1975-02-20 Villa Clara,CU MLB 1996-2012 1996-2012
1996-    UDFA-MIA
9 Vladimir Guerrero lf Montreal Expos 1 lf 6-3 205 R R 1975-02-09 Nizao Bani,DR MLB 1996-2011 1994-2012
1993-    UDFA-MON
10 Ben Davis c San Diego Padres 1 c 6-4 215 B R 1977-03-10 Chester,PA MLB 1998-2004 1995-2010
1995-  1-   2-SDN
11 Jason Schmidt p Atlanta Braves 2 p 6-5 213 R R 1973-01-29 Lewiston,ID MLB 1995-2009 1991-2009
1991-  8- 205-ATL
12 Matt Drews p New York Yankees 3 p 6-8 230 R R 1974-08-29 Sarasota,FL AAA -- 1994-2000
1993-  1-  13-NYA
13 Derrick Gibson rf-lf Colorado Rockies 1 rf-lf 6-2 244 R R 1975-02-05 Winter Haven,FL MLB 1998-1999 1993-2006
1993- 13- 380-COL
14 Billy Wagner p Houston Astros 1 p 5-11 180 L L 1971-07-25 Tannersville,VA MLB 1995-2010 1993-2010
1993-  1-  12-HOU
15 Bartolo Colon p Cleveland Indians 1 p 6-0 230 R R 1973-05-24 Altamira,DR MLB 1997-2018 1994-2021
1993-    UDFA-CLE
16 Kerry Wood p Chicago Cubs 2 p 6-5 230 R R 1977-06-16 Irving,TX MLB 1998-2012 1995-2012
1995-  1-   4-CHN
17 Rey Ordonez ss New York Mets 3 ss 5-9 159 R R 1972-11-11 Havana,CU MLB 1996-2004 1993-2004
1993-    UDFA-NYN
18 Chan Ho Park p Los Angeles Dodgers 2 p 6-2 204 R R 1973-06-30 Kong Ju City,KR MLB 1994-2010 1994-2011
1994-    UDFA-LAN
19 Rocky Coppinger p Baltimore Orioles 1 p 6-5 240 R R 1974-03-19 El Paso,TX MLB 1996-2001 1994-2005
1993- 19- 539-BAL
20 Richard Hidalgo rf-cf Houston Astros 2 rf-cf 6-3 190 R R 1975-07-02 Caracas,VZ MLB 1997-2005 1992-2009
1991-    UDFA-HOU
21 Jay Payton cf-lf New York Mets 2 cf-lf 5-10 185 R R 1972-11-22 Zanesville,OH MLB 1998-2010 1992-2010
1994-  1-  29-NYN
22 Todd Walker 2b Minnesota Twins 1 2b 6-0 181 L R 1973-05-25 Bakersfield,CA MLB 1996-2007 1992-2007
1994-  1-   8-MIN
23 Jose Cruz rf Seattle Mariners 1 rf 6-0 200 B R 1974-04-19 Arroyo,PR MLB 1997-2008 1993-2008
1995-  1-   3-SEA
24 Jim Pittsley p Kansas City Royals 1 p 6-7 220 R R 1974-04-03 DuBois,PA MLB 1995-1999 1992-1999
1992-  1-  17-KCA
25 Jeff D'Amico p Milwaukee Brewers 1 p 6-7 250 R R 1975-12-27 St. Petersburg,FL MLB 1996-2004 1995-2004
1993-  1-  23-MIL
rank player name pos prospect Team tm rk pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years draft info
26 Jason Kendall c Pittsburgh Pirates 1 c 6-0 195 R R 1974-06-26 San Diego,CA MLB 1996-2010 1992-2012
1992-  1-  23-PIT
27 Scott Rolen 3b Philadelphia Phillies 1 3b 6-4 226 R R 1975-04-04 Jasper,IN MLB 1996-2012 1993-2012
1993-  2-  46-PHI
28 Donnie Sadler 2b-ss Boston Red Sox 1 2b-ss 5-6 175 R R 1975-06-17 Gohlson,TX MLB 1998-2007 1994-2007
1994- 11- 299-BOS
29 Bobby Abreu lf Houston Astros 3 lf 6-0 197 L R 1974-03-11 Aragua,VZ MLB 1996-2014 1991-2014
1990-    UDFA-HOU
30 Jermaine Dye rf Atlanta Braves 3 rf 6-5 220 R R 1974-01-28 Vacaville,CA MLB 1996-2009 1993-2009
1993- 17- 488-ATL
31 Jaime Jones of Florida Marlins 4 of 6-3 190 L L 1976-08-02 San Diego,CA AAA -- 1995-2006
1995-  1-   6-MIA
32 Todd Helton 1b Colorado Rockies 3 1b 6-2 206 L L 1973-08-20 Knoxville,TN MLB 1997-2013 1993-2013
1995-  1-   8-COL
33 Edgar Renteria ss Florida Marlins 1 ss 6-1 180 R R 1975-08-07 Barranquilla,CB MLB 1996-2011 1992-2011
1992-    UDFA-MIA
34 Jaret Wright p Cleveland Indians 2 p 6-2 230 R R 1975-12-29 Anaheim,CA MLB 1997-2007 1994-2007
1994-  1-  10-CLE
35 Jeff Suppan p Boston Red Sox 2 p 6-2 210 R R 1975-01-02 Oklahoma City,OK MLB 1995-2012 1993-2012
1993-  2-  49-BOS
36 Nomar Garciaparra ss Boston Red Sox 4 ss 6-0 175 R R 1973-07-23 Whittier,CA MLB 1996-2009 1992-2009
1994-  1-  12-BOS
37 Ben Grieve rf-lf Oakland Athletics 1 rf-lf 6-4 230 L R 1976-05-04 Arlington,TX MLB 1997-2005 1994-2005
1994-  1-   2-OAK
38 Jimmy Haynes p Baltimore Orioles 2 p 6-4 203 R R 1972-09-05 LaGrange,GA MLB 1995-2004 1991-2005
1991-  7- 186-BAL
39 Trot Nixon rf Boston Red Sox 3 rf 6-2 200 L L 1974-04-11 Evergreen,NC MLB 1996-2008 1994-2008
1993-  1-   7-BOS
40 Marty Janzen p Toronto Blue Jays 2 p 6-3 197 R R 1973-05-31 Homestead,FL MLB 1996-1997 1992-2005
1991-    UDFA-NYA
41 Derrek Lee 1b San Diego Padres -- 1b 6-5 225 R R 1975-09-06 Sacramento,CA MLB 1997-2011 1993-2011
1993-  1-  14-SDN
42 Paul Konerko 1b-dh Los Angeles Dodgers 4 1b-dh 6-3 211 R R 1976-03-05 Providence,RI MLB 1997-2014 1994-2014
1994-  1-  13-LAN
43 Alex Ochoa rf-lf New York Mets 5 rf-lf 6-0 195 R R 1972-03-29 Miami Lakes,FL MLB 1995-2002 1991-2008
1991-  3-  82-BAL
44 Todd Hollandsworth lf-cf Los Angeles Dodgers 3 lf-cf 6-2 215 L L 1973-04-20 Dayton,OH MLB 1995-2006 1991-2006
1991-  3-  80-LAN
45 Andy Yount of Boston Red Sox 5 of 6-2 185 R R 1977-02-14 St. Louis,MO A+ -- 1995-2006
1995-  1-  15-BOS
46 Shannon Stewart lf Toronto Blue Jays 1 lf 6-1 205 R R 1974-02-25 Cincinnati,OH MLB 1995-2008 1992-2008
1992-  1-  19-TOR
47 Brooks Kieschnick p-lf Chicago Cubs 1 p-lf 6-4 230 L R 1972-06-06 Robstown,TX MLB 1996-2004 1991-2005
1993-  1-  10-CHN
48 Ugueth Urbina p Montreal Expos 2 p 6-0 205 R R 1974-02-15 Caracas,VZ MLB 1995-2005 1991-2005
1990-    UDFA-MON
49 Geoff Jenkins lf Milwaukee Brewers 2 lf 6-1 204 L R 1974-07-21 Olympia,WA MLB 1998-2008 1993-2008
1995-  1-   9-MIL
50 Richie Sexson 1b Cleveland Indians 4 1b 6-7 206 R R 1974-12-29 Portland,OR MLB 1997-2008 1993-2008
1993- 24- 671-CLE
rank player name pos prospect Team tm rk pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years draft info
51 Jason Varitek c Seattle Mariners 2 c 6-2 220 R R 1972-04-11 Rochester,MI MLB 1997-2011 1991-2011
1994-  1-  14-SEA
52 Chris Snopek 3b-ss Chicago White Sox 1 3b-ss 6-1 185 R R 1970-09-20 Cynthiana,KY MLB 1995-1998 1992-2002
1992-  6- 176-CHA
53 Dustin Hermanson p San Diego Padres 3 p 6-2 200 R R 1972-12-21 Springfield,OH MLB 1995-2006 1992-2006
1994-  1-   3-SDN
54 Chad Hermansen cf-rf Pittsburgh Pirates 3 cf-rf 6-2 185 R R 1977-09-10 Salt Lake City,UT MLB 1999-2004 1995-2007
1995-  1-  10-PIT
55 Andrew Vessel of Texas Rangers 1 of 6-3 225 R R 1975-03-11 San Leandro,CA AA -- 1993-2000
1993-  3-  87-TEX
56 Matt Morris p St. Louis Cardinals 2 p 6-5 210 R R 1974-08-09 Middletown,NY MLB 1997-2008 1993-2008
1995-  1-  12-SLN
57 Roger Cedeno rf-lf Los Angeles Dodgers 6 rf-lf 6-1 205 B R 1974-08-16 Valencia,VZ MLB 1995-2005 1992-2005
1991-    UDFA-LAN
58 Jose Valentin ss Minnesota Twins 2 ss 5-10 173 L R 1969-10-12 Manati,PR MLB 1992-2007 1987-2008
1986-    UDFA-SDN
59 Todd Greene c California Angels 2 c 5-10 208 R R 1971-05-08 Augusta,GA MLB 1996-2006 1990-2006
1993- 12- 327-CAL
60 Pokey Reese 2b-ss Cincinnati Reds 1 2b-ss 5-11 180 R R 1973-06-10 Columbia,SC MLB 1997-2004 1991-2008
1991-  1-  20-CIN
61 Wilton Guerrero 2b-lf Los Angeles Dodgers 5 2b-lf 6-0 175 B R 1974-10-24 Don Gregorio,DR MLB 1996-2004 1993-2005
1991-    UDFA-LAN
62 Mike Drumright p Detroit Tigers 1 p 6-4 210 L R 1974-04-19 Salina,KS AAA -- 1993-2003
1995-  1-  11-DET
63 Neifi Perez ss Colorado Rockies 4 ss 6-0 175 B R 1975-06-02 Villa Mella,DR MLB 1996-2007 1993-2007
1992-    UDFA-COL
64 Terrell Wade p Atlanta Braves 5 p 6-3 205 L L 1973-01-25 Rembert,SC MLB 1995-1998 1991-2006
1993-    UDFA-ATL
65 Enrique Wilson 2b-ss Cleveland Indians 6 2b-ss 5-11 160 B R 1973-07-27 Santo Domingo,DR MLB 1997-2005 1992-2006
1992-    UDFA-MIN
66 Jamey Wright p Colorado Rockies 2 p 6-5 221 R R 1974-02-24 Oklahoma City,OK MLB 1996-2014 1993-2014
1993-  1-  28-COL
67 Jay Powell p Florida Marlins 3 p 6-4 225 R R 1972-01-09 Meridian,MS MLB 1995-2005 1991-2005
1993-  1-  19-BAL
68 Brad Fullmer 1b Montreal Expos 4 1b 6-0 215 L R 1975-01-17 Chatsworth,CA MLB 1997-2004 1995-2004
1993-  2-  60-MON
69 Doug Million p Colorado Rockies 5 p 6-4 175 L L 1975-10-13 Sarasota,FL AA -- 1994-1997
1994-  1-   7-COL
70 LaTroy Hawkins p Minnesota Twins 3 p 6-5 204 R R 1972-12-21 Gary,IN MLB 1995-2015 1991-2015
1991-  7- 180-MIN
71 Steve Gibralter cf-lf Cincinnati Reds 2 cf-lf 6-0 185 R R 1972-10-09 Dallas,TX MLB 1995-1996 1990-2001
1990-  6- 162-CIN
72 Shawn Estes p San Francisco Giants 1 p 6-2 192 L L 1973-02-18 San Francisco,CA MLB 1995-2008 1991-2009
1991-  1-  11-SEA
73 Hiram Bocachica cf-lf Montreal Expos 3 cf-lf 5-11 165 R R 1976-03-04 Ponce,PR MLB 2000-2007 1994-2011
1994-  1-  21-MON
74 Carlos Guillen 2b Houston Astros 4 2b 6-1 180 B R 1975-09-30 Maracay,VZ MLB 1998-2011 1995-2011
1992-    UDFA-HOU
75 Bobby Smith 3b-of Atlanta Braves 4 3b-of 6-3 190 R R 1974-05-10 Oakland,CA MLB 1998-2002 1992-2006
1992- 11- 313-ATL
rank player name pos prospect Team tm rk pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years draft info
76 Dan Serafini p Minnesota Twins 4 p 6-1 195 B L 1974-01-25 San Francisco,CA MLB 1996-2007 1992-2013
1992-  1-  26-MIN
77 Scott Elarton p Houston Astros 5 p 6-7 240 R R 1976-02-23 Lamar,CO MLB 1998-2008 1994-2013
1994-  1-  25-HOU
78 Brian Rose p Boston Red Sox 6 p 6-3 215 R R 1976-02-13 New Bedford,MA MLB 1997-2001 1995-2005
1994-  3-  75-BOS
79 Luis Castillo 2b Florida Marlins 2 2b 5-11 175 B R 1975-09-12 San Pedro de Macoris,DR MLB 1996-2010 1994-2010
1992-    UDFA-MIA
80 Julio Santana p Texas Rangers 2 p 6-0 185 R R 1974-01-20 San Pedro de Macoris,DR MLB 1997-2006 1993-2012
1990-    UDFA-TEX
81 Antone Williamson 1b Milwaukee Brewers 3 1b 6-1 195 R R 1973-07-18 Harbor City,CA MLB 1997-1997 1992-2000
1994-  1-   4-MIL
82 Chris Carpenter p Toronto Blue Jays 3 p 6-6 225 R R 1975-04-27 Exeter,NH MLB 1997-2012 1994-2013
1993-  1-  15-TOR
83 Glendon Rusch p Kansas City Royals 3 p 6-1 200 L L 1974-11-07 Seattle,WA MLB 1997-2009 1993-2009
1993- 17- 469-KCA
84 John Wasdin p Oakland Athletics 2 p 6-2 195 R R 1972-08-05 Fort Belvoir,VA MLB 1995-2007 1991-2009
1993-  1-  25-OAK
85 Brad Rigby p Oakland Athletics 3 p 6-6 213 R R 1973-05-14 Milwaukee,WI MLB 1997-2000 1992-2001
1994-  2-  36-OAK
86 Danny Graves p Cleveland Indians 5 p 5-11 185 R R 1973-08-07 Saigon,VM MLB 1996-2006 1992-2019
1994-  4- 101-CLE
87 Steve Cox 1b Oakland Athletics 4 1b 6-4 222 L L 1974-10-31 Delano,CA MLB 1999-2002 1992-2005
1992-  5- 144-OAK
88 Miguel Tejada 2b-3b Oakland Athletics 6 2b-3b 5-9 188 R R 1974-05-25 Bani,DR MLB 1997-2013 1995-2015
1993-    UDFA-OAK
89 Desi Relaford ss-2b Seattle Mariners 3 ss-2b 5-9 174 B R 1973-09-16 Valdosta,GA MLB 1996-2007 1991-2007
1991-  4- 110-SEA
90 Trey Beamon lf-rf Pittsburgh Pirates 2 lf-rf 6-0 192 L R 1974-02-11 Dallas,TX MLB 1996-1998 1992-2006
1992-  2-  61-PIT
91 Jeff Abbott cf-lf Chicago White Sox 2 cf-lf 6-2 200 R L 1972-08-17 Atlanta,GA MLB 1997-2001 1991-2003
1994-  4- 117-CHA
92 Gabe Alvarez 3b San Diego Padres 5 3b 6-1 205 R R 1974-03-06 Sonora,MX MLB 1998-2000 1993-2003
1995-  2-  32-SDN
93 Jose Pett p Toronto Blue Jays 4 p 6-6 190 R R 1976-01-08 Sao Paulo,BR AAA -- 1993-2000
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94 Preston Wilson cf New York Mets 6 cf 6-2 193 R R 1974-07-19 Bamberg,SC MLB 1998-2007 1993-2009
1992-  1-   9-NYN
95 Damon Hollins lf-rf Atlanta Braves 6 lf-rf 5-11 180 R L 1974-06-12 Fairfield,CA MLB 1998-2006 1992-2008
1992-  4- 117-ATL
96 Joe Fontenot p San Francisco Giants 2 p 6-2 185 R R 1977-03-20 Lafayette,LA MLB 1998-1998 1995-1999
1995-  1-  16-SFN
97 John Frascatore p St. Louis Cardinals 3 p 6-1 223 R R 1970-02-04 Queens,NY MLB 1994-2001 1989-2001
1991- 24- 623-SLN
98 Michael Coleman cf Boston Red Sox 7 cf 5-11 215 R R 1975-08-16 Nashville,TN MLB 1997-2001 1994-2006
1994- 18- 495-BOS
99 Billy Percibal p Baltimore Orioles 3 p 6-1 156 R R 1974-02-02 San Pedro de Macoris,DR AA -- 1992-1997
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100 Josh Booty 3b Florida Marlins 5 3b 6-3 220 R R 1975-04-29 Starkville,MS MLB 1996-1998 1994-1998
1994-  1-   5-MIA
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