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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 Ben Grieve rf-lf Oakland Athletics -- rf-lf 6-4 230 L R 1976-05-04 Arlington,TX MLB 1997-2005 1994-2005
1994-  1-   2-OAK
2 Paul Konerko 1b-dh Los Angeles Dodgers -- 1b-dh 6-3 211 R R 1976-03-05 Providence,RI MLB 1997-2014 1994-2014
1994-  1-  13-LAN
3 Adrian Beltre 3b Los Angeles Dodgers -- 3b 5-11 170 R R 1979-04-07 Santo Domingo,DR MLB 1998-2018 1996-2018
1994-    UDFA-LAN
4 Kerry Wood p Chicago Cubs -- p 6-5 230 R R 1977-06-16 Irving,TX MLB 1998-2012 1995-2012
1995-  1-   4-CHN
5 Aramis Ramirez 3b Pittsburgh Pirates -- 3b 6-1 219 R R 1978-06-25 Santo Domingo,DR MLB 1998-2015 1996-2015
1994-    UDFA-PIT
6 Matt White p Tampa Bay Rays -- p 6-5 230 R R 1978-08-13 Waynesboro,PA AAA -- 1997-2003
1996-  1-   7-SFN
7 Kris Benson p Pittsburgh Pirates -- p 6-4 188 R R 1974-11-07 Kennesaw,GA MLB 1999-2010 1994-2010
1996-  1-   1-PIT
8 Travis Lee 1b Arizona Diamondbacks -- 1b 6-3 210 L L 1975-05-26 San Diego,CA MLB 1998-2006 1997-2006
1996-  1-   2-MIN
9 Carl Pavano p Montreal Expos -- p 6-5 230 R R 1976-01-08 New Britain,CT MLB 1998-2012 1994-2012
1994- 13- 355-BOS
10 Miguel Tejada 2b-3b Oakland Athletics -- 2b-3b 5-9 188 R R 1974-05-25 Bani,DR MLB 1997-2013 1995-2015
1993-    UDFA-OAK
11 Todd Helton 1b Colorado Rockies -- 1b 6-2 206 L L 1973-08-20 Knoxville,TN MLB 1997-2013 1993-2013
1995-  1-   8-COL
12 Mark Kotsay lf Florida Marlins -- lf 6-0 190 L L 1975-12-02 Whittier,CA MLB 1997-2013 1994-2013
1996-  1-   9-MIA
13 Chad Hermansen cf-rf Pittsburgh Pirates -- cf-rf 6-2 185 R R 1977-09-10 Salt Lake City,UT MLB 1999-2004 1995-2007
1995-  1-  10-PIT
14 Brad Fullmer 1b Montreal Expos -- 1b 6-0 215 L R 1975-01-17 Chatsworth,CA MLB 1997-2004 1995-2004
1993-  2-  60-MON
15 Juan Encarnacion rf-cf Detroit Tigers -- rf-cf 6-3 187 R R 1976-03-08 Las Matas de Farfan,DR MLB 1997-2007 1994-2007
1992-    UDFA-DET
16 Matt Clement p San Diego Padres -- p 6-3 195 R R 1974-08-12 McCandless,PA MLB 1998-2006 1994-2008
1993-  3-  86-SDN
17 Ruben Mateo rf-cf Texas Rangers -- rf-cf 6-0 185 R R 1978-02-10 San Cristobal,DR MLB 1999-2004 1996-2015
1994-    UDFA-TEX
18 Rick Ankiel rf-cf St. Louis Cardinals -- rf-cf 6-1 210 L L 1979-07-19 Fort Pierce,FL MLB 1999-2013 1998-2013
1997-  2-  72-SLN
19 Richard Hidalgo rf-cf Houston Astros -- rf-cf 6-3 190 R R 1975-07-02 Caracas,VZ MLB 1997-2005 1992-2009
1991-    UDFA-HOU
20 Sean Casey 1b Cleveland Indians -- 1b 6-4 226 L R 1974-07-02 Willingsboro,NJ MLB 1997-2008 1993-2008
1995-  2-  53-CLE
21 Darnell McDonald of Baltimore Orioles -- of 5-11 201 R R 1978-11-17 Fort Collins,CO MLB 2004-2013 1998-2013
1997-  1-  26-BAL
22 Brian Rose p Boston Red Sox -- p 6-3 215 R R 1976-02-13 New Bedford,MA MLB 1997-2001 1995-2005
1994-  3-  75-BOS
23 Ryan Anderson p Seattle Mariners -- p 6-10 225 L L 1979-07-12 Southfield,MI AAA -- 1998-2005
1997-  1-  19-SEA
24 Matt Anderson p Detroit Tigers -- p 6-4 200 R R 1976-08-17 Louisville,KY MLB 1998-2005 1995-2008
1997-  1-   1-DET
25 Eric Milton p Minnesota Twins -- p 6-3 220 L L 1975-08-04 State College,PA MLB 1998-2009 1994-2009
1996-  1-  20-NYA
rank player name pos prospect Team tm rk pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years draft info
26 Russell Branyan 1b Cleveland Indians -- 1b 6-3 195 L R 1975-12-19 Warner Robins,GA MLB 1998-2011 1994-2014
1994-  7- 185-CLE
27 Bruce Chen p Atlanta Braves -- p 6-1 180 B L 1977-06-19 Panama City,PN MLB 1998-2015 1994-2015
1993-    UDFA-ATL
28 Scott Elarton p Houston Astros -- p 6-7 240 R R 1976-02-23 Lamar,CO MLB 1998-2008 1994-2013
1994-  1-  25-HOU
29 Grant Roberts p New York Mets -- p 6-3 205 R R 1977-09-13 El Cajon,CA MLB 2000-2004 1995-2005
1995- 11- 301-NYN
30 Eric Chavez 3b Oakland Athletics -- 3b 6-0 204 L R 1977-12-07 Los Angeles,CA MLB 1998-2014 1997-2014
1996-  1-  10-OAK
31 Cesar King c Texas Rangers -- c 6-0 215 R R 1978-02-28 La Romana,DR AAA -- 1996-2002
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32 Dee Brown lf Kansas City Royals -- lf 6-0 215 L R 1978-03-27 Bronx,NY MLB 1998-2007 1996-2011
1996-  1-  14-KCA
33 Eli Marrero lf-rf St. Louis Cardinals -- lf-rf 6-1 180 R R 1973-11-17 Havana,CU MLB 1997-2006 1993-2007
1993-  3-  88-SLN
34 Mike Caruso ss Chicago White Sox -- ss 6-1 172 L R 1977-05-27 Queens,NY MLB 1998-2002 1996-2009
1996-  2-  42-SFN
35 Ryan Minor 3b Baltimore Orioles -- 3b 6-7 245 R R 1974-01-05 Canton,OH MLB 1998-2001 1993-2005
1996- 33- 981-BAL
36 Troy Glaus 3b Anaheim Angels -- 3b 6-5 229 R R 1976-08-03 Tarzana,CA MLB 1998-2010 1995-2010
1997-  1-   3-ANA
37 Rolando Arrojo p Tampa Bay Rays -- p 6-4 220 R R 1968-07-18 Havana,CU MLB 1998-2002 1997-2003
1997-    UDFA-TBA
38 Roy Halladay p Toronto Blue Jays -- p 6-6 225 R R 1977-05-14 Denver,CO MLB 1998-2013 1995-2013
1995-  1-  17-TOR
39 Braden Looper p St. Louis Cardinals -- p 6-5 225 R R 1974-10-28 Weatherford,OK MLB 1998-2009 1994-2009
1996-  1-   3-SLN
40 Ruben Rivera cf-rf San Diego Padres -- cf-rf 6-3 200 R R 1973-11-14 La Chorrera,PN MLB 1995-2003 1992-2019
1990-    UDFA-NYA
41 Francisco Cordero p Detroit Tigers -- p 6-2 200 R R 1975-05-11 Santo Domingo,DR MLB 1999-2012 1995-2012
1994-    UDFA-DET
42 AJ Hinch c Oakland Athletics -- c 6-1 207 R R 1974-05-15 Waverly,IA MLB 1998-2004 1993-2005
1996-  3-  75-OAK
43 Carlos Lee 1b Chicago White Sox -- 1b 6-2 220 R R 1976-06-20 Aguadulce,PN MLB 1999-2012 1994-2012
1994-    UDFA-CHA
44 Luis Rivera p Atlanta Braves -- p 6-3 163 R R 1978-06-21 Chihuahua,MX MLB 2000-2000 1996-2010
1995-    UDFA-ATL
45 John Patterson p Arizona Diamondbacks -- p 6-5 183 R R 1978-01-30 Orange,TX MLB 2002-2007 1997-2007
1996-  1-   5-MON
46 Ricky Ledee lf-rf New York Yankees -- lf-rf 6-1 160 L L 1973-11-22 Ponce,PR MLB 1998-2007 1990-2007
1990- 16- 435-NYA
47 Derrek Lee 1b Florida Marlins -- 1b 6-5 225 R R 1975-09-06 Sacramento,CA MLB 1997-2011 1993-2011
1993-  1-  14-SDN
48 Alex Gonzalez 1b Florida Marlins -- 1b 6-0 170 R R 1977-02-15 Cagua,VZ MLB 1998-2014 1995-2014
1994-    UDFA-MIA
49 Ben Davis c San Diego Padres -- c 6-4 215 B R 1977-03-10 Chester,PA MLB 1998-2004 1995-2010
1995-  1-   2-SDN
50 Willie Martinez p Cleveland Indians -- p 6-2 185 R R 1978-01-04 Barquisimeto,VZ MLB 2000-2000 1995-2002
1995-    UDFA-CLE
rank player name pos prospect Team tm rk pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years draft info
51 Michael Coleman cf Boston Red Sox -- cf 5-11 215 R R 1975-08-16 Nashville,TN MLB 1997-2001 1994-2006
1994- 18- 495-BOS
52 Vernon Wells lf Toronto Blue Jays -- lf 6-1 210 R R 1978-12-08 Shreveport,LA MLB 1999-2013 1997-2013
1997-  1-   5-TOR
53 Ben Petrick c-lf Colorado Rockies -- c-lf 6-0 199 R R 1977-04-07 Hillsboro,OR MLB 1999-2003 1996-2004
1995-  2-  38-COL
54 Jason Grilli p San Francisco Giants -- p 6-4 185 R R 1976-11-11 Royal Oak,MI MLB 2000-2017 1995-2017
1997-  1-   4-SFN
55 Luis Rivas 2b Minnesota Twins -- 2b 5-10 175 R R 1979-08-30 La Guaira,VZ MLB 2000-2008 1996-2009
1995-    UDFA-MIN
56 Magglio Ordonez rf Chicago White Sox -- rf 6-0 200 R R 1974-01-28 Caracas,VZ MLB 1997-2011 1992-2011
1991-    UDFA-CHA
57 Julio Ramirez cf-rf Florida Marlins -- cf-rf 5-11 170 R R 1977-08-10 San Juan de Maguana,DR MLB 1999-2005 1995-2010
1993-    UDFA-MIA
58 Ryan Brannan p Philadelphia Phillies -- p 6-3 210 R R 1975-04-27 Ann Arbor,MI AAA -- 1995-1999
1996-  4- 106-PHI
59 Mike Judd p Los Angeles Dodgers -- p 6-1 217 R R 1975-06-30 San Diego,CA MLB 1997-2001 1995-2003
1995-  9- 254-NYA
60 Ed Yarnall p New York Mets -- p 6-4 235 L L 1975-12-04 Lima,PA MLB 1999-2000 1994-2007
1996-  3-  78-NYN
61 Enrique Wilson 2b-ss Cleveland Indians -- 2b-ss 5-11 160 B R 1973-07-27 Santo Domingo,DR MLB 1997-2005 1992-2006
1992-    UDFA-MIN
62 Damian Jackson 2b-ss Cincinnati Reds -- 2b-ss 5-11 185 R R 1973-08-06 Los Angeles,CA MLB 1996-2006 1992-2009
1991- 44-1148-CLE
63 Corey Lee p Texas Rangers -- p 6-2 180 B L 1974-12-26 Raleigh,NC MLB 1999-1999 1994-2009
1996-  1-  32-TEX
64 Lance Berkman dh Houston Astros -- dh 6-1 205 B L 1976-02-10 Waco,TX MLB 1999-2013 1995-2013
1997-  1-  16-HOU
65 Abraham Nunez ss-2b Pittsburgh Pirates -- ss-2b 5-11 185 B R 1976-03-16 Santo Domingo,DR MLB 1997-2008 1996-2011
1994-    UDFA-TOR
66 Joe Fontenot p Florida Marlins -- p 6-2 185 R R 1977-03-20 Lafayette,LA MLB 1998-1998 1995-1999
1995-  1-  16-SFN
67 Shawn Chacon p Colorado Rockies -- p 6-3 212 R R 1977-12-23 Anchorage,AK MLB 2001-2008 1996-2009
1996-  3-  86-COL
68 Rob Bell p Atlanta Braves -- p 6-5 226 R R 1977-01-17 Newburgh,NY MLB 2000-2007 1995-2008
1995-  3-  85-ATL
69 Brent Butler 2b-3b St. Louis Cardinals -- 2b-3b 6-0 180 R R 1978-02-11 Laurinburg,NC MLB 2001-2003 1996-2007
1996-  3-  68-SLN
70 Preston Wilson cf New York Mets -- cf 6-2 193 R R 1974-07-19 Bamberg,SC MLB 1998-2007 1993-2009
1992-  1-   9-NYN
71 Mike Lowell 3b New York Yankees -- 3b 6-4 205 R R 1974-02-24 San Juan,PR MLB 1998-2010 1993-2010
1995- 20- 562-NYA
72 Rafael Medina p Florida Marlins -- p 6-3 195 R R 1975-02-15 Panama City,PN MLB 1998-1999 1993-2003
1992-    UDFA-NYA
73 Jarrod Washburn p Anaheim Angels -- p 6-1 198 L L 1974-08-13 La Crosse,WI MLB 1998-2009 1995-2009
1995-  2-  31-CAL
74 Ramon Hernandez c Oakland Athletics -- c 6-0 227 R R 1976-05-20 Caracas,VZ MLB 1999-2013 1995-2013
1994-    UDFA-OAK
75 Ramon Ortiz p Anaheim Angels -- p 6-0 175 R R 1973-03-23 Cotui,DR MLB 1999-2013 1996-2015
1995-    UDFA-CAL
rank player name pos prospect Team tm rk pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years draft info
76 Wade Miller p Houston Astros -- p 6-2 185 R R 1976-09-13 Reading,PA MLB 1999-2007 1996-2009
1996- 20- 594-HOU
77 Karim Garcia rf-lf Arizona Diamondbacks -- rf-lf 6-0 172 L L 1975-10-29 Ciudad Obregon,MX MLB 1995-2004 1993-2016
1992-    UDFA-LAN
78 Sidney Ponson p Baltimore Orioles -- p 6-1 225 R R 1976-11-02 Oranjestad,AA MLB 1998-2009 1994-2010
1993-    UDFA-BAL
79 Robinson Checo p Boston Red Sox -- p 6-1 185 R R 1971-09-09 Santo Domingo,DR MLB 1997-1999 1995-2000
1989-    UDFA-CAL
80 Lorenzo Barcelo p Chicago White Sox -- p 6-4 220 R R 1977-08-10 San Pedro de Macoris,DR MLB 2000-2002 1995-2018
1994-    UDFA-SFN
81 Derrick Gibson rf-lf Colorado Rockies -- rf-lf 6-2 244 R R 1975-02-05 Winter Haven,FL MLB 1998-1999 1993-2006
1993- 13- 380-COL
82 Gil Meche p Seattle Mariners -- p 6-3 180 R R 1978-09-08 Lafayette,LA MLB 1999-2010 1996-2010
1996-  1-  22-SEA
83 Javier Vazquez p Montreal Expos -- p 6-2 195 R R 1976-07-05 Ponce,PR MLB 1998-2011 1994-2011
1994-  5- 140-MON
84 David Ortiz dh Minnesota Twins -- dh 6-4 237 L L 1975-11-18 Santo Domingo,DR MLB 1997-2016 1994-2016
1992-    UDFA-SEA
85 Nelson Lara p Florida Marlins -- p 6-4 185 R R 1978-07-15 Santo Domingo,DR AA -- 1990-2003
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86 Juan Melo 2b San Diego Padres -- 2b 6-1 160 B R 1976-05-11 Bani,DR MLB 2000-2000 1994-2010
1993-    UDFA-SDN
87 Todd Dunwoody cf-of Florida Marlins -- cf-of 6-1 205 L L 1975-04-11 Lafayette,IN MLB 1997-2002 1993-2005
1993-  7- 211-MIA
88 Chris Reitsma p Boston Red Sox -- p 6-5 214 R R 1977-12-31 Minneapolis,MN MLB 2001-2007 1996-2007
1996-  1-  34-BOS
89 Valerio De Los Santos p Milwaukee Brewers -- p 6-2 180 L L 1975-10-06 Las Matas de Farfan,DR MLB 1998-2008 1995-2011
1993-    UDFA-MIL
90 Jeff Wallace p Pittsburgh Pirates -- p 6-2 238 L L 1976-04-12 Wheeling,WV MLB 1997-2001 1995-2002
1995- 25- 694-KCA
91 Dennys Reyes p Los Angeles Dodgers -- p 6-3 246 L L 1977-04-19 Higuera de Zaragoza,MX MLB 1997-2011 1994-2015
1993-    UDFA-LAN
92 Orlando Cabrera 2b Montreal Expos -- 2b 5-10 175 R R 1974-11-02 Cartagena,CB MLB 1997-2011 1994-2011
1993-    UDFA-MON
93 George Lombard cf-lf Atlanta Braves -- cf-lf 6-0 202 L R 1975-09-14 Atlanta,GA MLB 1998-2006 1994-2009
1994-  2-  61-ATL
94 Lariel Gonzalez p Colorado Rockies -- p 6-4 228 R R 1976-05-25 San Cristobal,DR MLB 1998-1998 1994-2001
1993-    UDFA-COL
95 Geoff Jenkins lf Milwaukee Brewers -- lf 6-1 204 L R 1974-07-21 Olympia,WA MLB 1998-2008 1993-2008
1995-  1-   9-MIL
96 Geoff Goetz p New York Mets -- p 5-11 165 L L 1979-03-03 Pompton Plains,NJ AA -- 1997-2006
1997-  1-   6-NYN
97 Daryle Ward 1b Houston Astros -- 1b 6-2 230 L L 1975-06-27 Lynwood,CA MLB 1998-2008 1994-2014
1994- 15- 417-DET
98 Jackson Melian of New York Yankees -- of 6-2 190 R R 1980-01-07 Barcelona,VZ AAA -- 1997-2010
1996-    UDFA-NYA
99 Kevin Witt 1b-lf Toronto Blue Jays -- 1b-lf 6-4 210 L R 1976-01-05 High Point,NC MLB 1998-2006 1994-2007
1994-  1-  28-TOR
100 Chris Enochs p Oakland Athletics -- p 6-3 225 R R 1975-10-11 Weirton,WV AAA -- 1995-2005
1997-  1-  11-OAK
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