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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 Josh Hamilton rf Tampa Bay Rays 1 rf 6-4 240 L L 1981-05-21 Raleigh,NC MLB 2007-2015 1999-2016
1999-  1-   1-TBA
2 Corey Patterson of Chicago Cubs 1 of 5-9 180 L R 1979-08-13 Atlanta,GA MLB 2000-2011 1999-2013
1998-  1-   3-CHN
3 Josh Beckett p Florida Marlins 1 p 6-4 190 R R 1980-05-15 Spring,TX MLB 2001-2014 2000-2014
1999-  1-   2-MIA
4 Jon Rauch p Chicago White Sox 1 p 6-11 255 R R 1978-09-27 Louisville,KY MLB 2002-2013 1997-2013
1999-  3-  99-CHA
5 Ben Sheets p Milwaukee Brewers 1 p 6-1 195 R R 1978-07-18 Baton Rouge,LA MLB 2001-2012 1997-2012
1999-  1-  10-MIL
6 Sean Burroughs 3b San Diego Padres 1 3b 6-2 200 L R 1980-09-12 Atlanta,GA MLB 2002-2012 1999-2017
1998-  1-   9-SDN
7 CC Sabathia p Cleveland Indians 1 p 6-7 250 L L 1980-07-21 Vallejo,CA MLB 2001-2019 1998-2019
1998-  1-  20-CLE
8 Ryan Anderson p Seattle Mariners 1 p 6-10 225 L L 1979-07-12 Southfield,MI AAA -- 1998-2005
1997-  1-  19-SEA
9 Ichiro Suzuki rf Seattle Mariners 2 rf 5-11 170 L R 1973-10-23 Kasugai,JP MLB 2001-2019 1992-2019
2000-    UDFA-SEA
10 Nick Johnson dh New York Yankees 1 dh 6-3 195 L L 1978-09-19 Sacramento,CA MLB 2001-2012 1996-2012
1996-  3-  89-NYA
11 Carlos Pena 1b-dh Texas Rangers 1 1b-dh 6-2 210 L L 1978-05-17 Santo Domingo,DR MLB 2001-2014 1996-2014
1998-  1-  10-TEX
12 Vernon Wells lf Toronto Blue Jays 1 lf 6-1 210 R R 1978-12-08 Shreveport,LA MLB 1999-2013 1997-2013
1997-  1-   5-TOR
13 Roy Oswalt p Houston Astros 1 p 6-0 170 R R 1977-08-29 Weir,MS MLB 2001-2013 1997-2013
1996- 23- 684-HOU
14 Drew Henson 3b Cincinnati Reds 3 3b 6-5 222 R R 1980-02-13 San Diego,CA MLB 2002-2003 1998-2003
1998-  3-  97-NYA
15 Chin-Hui Tsao p Colorado Rockies 1 p 6-2 180 R R 1981-06-02 Hualien,TW MLB 2003-2016 2000-2017
1999-    UDFA-COL
16 Antonio Perez ss-3b Seattle Mariners 3 ss-3b 5-11 175 R R 1980-01-26 Bani,DR MLB 2003-2006 1999-2009
1998-    UDFA-CIN
17 Juan Cruz p Chicago Cubs 2 p 6-2 155 R R 1978-10-15 Bonao,DR MLB 2001-2012 1998-2012
1997-    UDFA-CHN
18 Alex Escobar rf-cf New York Mets 1 rf-cf 6-1 180 R R 1978-09-06 Valencia,VZ MLB 2001-2006 1996-2008
1995-    UDFA-NYN
19 Jerome Williams p San Francisco Giants 1 p 6-3 180 R R 1981-12-04 Honolulu,HI MLB 2003-2016 1999-2018
1999-  1-  39-SFN
20 Bobby Bradley p Pittsburgh Pirates 2 p 6-1 180 R R 1980-12-15 West Palm Beach,FL AAA -- 1999-2005
1999-  1-   8-PIT
21 J.R. House c Pittsburgh Pirates 1 c 5-10 200 R R 1979-11-11 Charleston,WV MLB 2003-2008 1999-2011
1999-  5- 152-PIT
22 Hee Seop Choi 1b Chicago Cubs 3 1b 6-5 235 L L 1979-03-16 Chun-Nam,KR MLB 2002-2005 1999-2006
1999-    UDFA-CHN
23 Joe Borchard rf-cf Chicago White Sox 2 rf-cf 6-5 220 B R 1978-11-25 Panorama City,CA MLB 2002-2007 1998-2011
2000-  1-  12-CHA
24 Austin Kearns rf Cincinnati Reds 1 rf 6-3 220 R R 1980-05-20 Lexington,KY MLB 2002-2013 1998-2013
1998-  1-   7-CIN
25 Chris George p Kansas City Royals 1 p 6-1 165 L L 1979-09-16 Houston,TX MLB 2001-2004 1998-2012
1998-  1-  31-KCA
rank player name pos prospect Team tm rk pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years draft info
26 Donnie Bridges p Montreal Expos 1 p 6-4 195 R R 1978-12-10 Hattiesburg,MS AAA -- 1997-2007
1997-  1-  23-MON
27 Alfonso Soriano lf New York Yankees 2 lf 6-1 160 R R 1976-01-07 San Pedro de Macoris,DR MLB 1999-2014 1996-2014
1998-    UDFA-NYA
28 Matt Belisle p Atlanta Braves 4 p 6-3 195 R R 1980-06-06 Austin,TX MLB 2003-2018 1999-2018
1998-  2-  52-ATL
29 Wilson Betemit dh Atlanta Braves 1 dh 6-3 190 B R 1981-11-02 Santo Domingo,DR MLB 2001-2013 1997-2016
1996-    UDFA-ATL
30 Kurt Ainsworth p San Francisco Giants 2 p 6-3 192 R R 1978-09-09 Baton Rouge,LA MLB 2001-2004 1998-2004
1999-  1-  24-SFN
31 Jimmy Rollins ss Philadelphia Phillies 1 ss 5-8 154 B R 1978-11-27 Oakland,CA MLB 2000-2016 1996-2016
1996-  2-  46-PHI
32 Felipe Lopez 3b-2b Toronto Blue Jays 2 3b-2b 6-1 175 B R 1980-05-12 Bayamon,PR MLB 2001-2011 1998-2011
1998-  1-   8-TOR
33 Adam Dunn dh-1b Cincinnati Reds 2 dh-1b 6-6 235 L R 1979-11-09 Houston,TX MLB 2001-2014 1998-2014
1998-  2-  50-CIN
34 Jose Ortiz 2b Oakland Athletics 1 2b 5-9 177 R R 1977-06-13 Santo Domingo,DR MLB 2000-2002 1996-2013
1996- 25- 745-CAL
35 Brad Wilkerson lf-1b Montreal Expos 3 lf-1b 6-0 190 L L 1977-06-01 Davies,KY MLB 2001-2008 1996-2009
1998-  1-  33-MON
36 Joe Crede 3b Chicago White Sox 3 3b 6-3 195 R R 1978-04-26 Jefferson City,MO MLB 2000-2009 1996-2009
1996-  5- 137-CHA
37 Ben Christensen p Chicago Cubs 4 p 6-4 205 R R 1978-02-07 Waterloo,IA AA -- 1997-2004
1999-  1-  26-CHN
38 Jack Cust rf Arizona Diamondbacks 2 rf 6-2 195 L R 1979-01-16 Flemington,NJ MLB 2001-2011 1997-2012
1997-  1-  30-ARI
39 Bud Smith p St. Louis Cardinals 1 p 6-0 170 L L 1979-10-23 Torrance,CA MLB 2001-2002 1998-2007
1998-  4- 108-SLN
40 Jake Peavy p San Diego Padres 2 p 6-1 180 R R 1981-05-31 Mobile,AL MLB 2002-2016 1999-2016
1999- 15- 472-SDN
41 Adam Johnson p Minnesota Twins 1 p 6-2 210 R R 1979-07-12 San Jose,CA MLB 2001-2003 1999-2009
2000-  1-   2-MIN
42 Albert Pujols 1b St. Louis Cardinals 2 1b 6-3 230 R R 1980-01-16 Santo Domingo,DR MLB 2001-2022 2000-2022
1999- 13- 402-SLN
43 Aubrey Huff 1b Tampa Bay Rays 4 1b 6-4 220 L R 1976-12-20 Marion,OH MLB 2000-2012 1997-2012
1998-  5- 162-TBA
44 Matt Ginter p Chicago White Sox 4 p 6-1 220 R R 1977-12-24 Winchester,KY MLB 2000-2008 1997-2009
1999-  1-  22-CHA
45 Wes Anderson p Florida Marlins 2 p 6-4 175 R R 1979-09-10 Pine Bluff,AR A+ -- 1998-2003
1997- 14- 426-MIA
46 D'Angelo Jimenez 2b-ss New York Yankees 3 2b-ss 6-0 160 B R 1977-12-21 Santo Domingo,DR MLB 1999-2007 1995-2013
1994-    UDFA-NYA
47 Brett Myers p Philadelphia Phillies 2 p 6-4 215 R R 1980-08-17 Jacksonville,FL MLB 2002-2013 1999-2013
1999-  1-  12-PHI
48 Dee Brown lf Kansas City Royals 2 lf 6-0 215 L R 1978-03-27 Bronx,NY MLB 1998-2007 1996-2011
1996-  1-  14-KCA
49 Tim Redding p Houston Astros 3 p 6-0 215 R R 1978-02-12 Rochester,NY MLB 2001-2009 1998-2013
1997- 20- 610-HOU
50 Joe Torres p Anaheim Angels 1 p 6-2 175 L L 1982-09-03 Bronx,NY AAA -- 2000-2013
2000-  1-  10-ANA
rank player name pos prospect Team tm rk pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years draft info
51 Matt McClendon p Atlanta Braves 2 p 6-6 220 R R 1977-10-13 Corpus Christi,TX AAA -- 1997-2004
1999-  5- 174-ATL
52 Jason Standridge p Tampa Bay Rays 2 p 6-4 217 R R 1978-11-09 Birmingham,AL MLB 2001-2007 1997-2017
1997-  1-  31-TBA
53 Wascar Serrano p San Diego Padres 3 p 6-2 178 R R 1967-06-04 Santo Domingo,DR MLB 2001-2001 1997-2005
1995-    UDFA-SDN
54 Marcus Giles 2b Atlanta Braves 3 2b 5-8 180 R R 1978-05-18 San Diego,CA MLB 2001-2007 1997-2007
1996- 53-1512-ATL
55 Michael Cuddyer rf Minnesota Twins 2 rf 6-2 202 R R 1979-03-27 Norfolk,VA MLB 2001-2015 1998-2015
1997-  1-   9-MIN
56 Kevin Mench lf-rf Texas Rangers 4 lf-rf 6-0 215 R R 1978-01-07 Wilmington,DE MLB 2002-2010 1997-2010
1999-  4- 118-TEX
57 Wilfredo Rodriguez p Houston Astros 2 p 6-3 180 L L 1979-03-20 Ciudad Bolivar,VZ MLB 2001-2001 1997-2006
1995-    UDFA-HOU
58 Mike Bynum p San Diego Padres 4 p 6-4 200 L L 1978-03-20 Tampa,FL MLB 2002-2004 1997-2005
1999-  1-  49-SDN
59 Jason Hart lf-1b Oakland Athletics 2 lf-1b 6-3 225 R R 1977-09-05 Walnut Creek,CA MLB 2002-2002 1996-2006
1998-  5- 135-OAK
60 Tony Torcato rf-lf San Francisco Giants 3 rf-lf 6-1 195 L R 1979-10-25 Woodland,CA MLB 2002-2005 1998-2015
1998-  1-  19-SFN
61 Danny Wright p Chicago White Sox 5 p 6-5 228 R R 1977-12-14 Longview,TX MLB 2001-2004 1999-2006
1999-  2-  64-CHA
62 Alex Cintron ss Arizona Diamondbacks 1 ss 6-1 170 B R 1978-12-17 Humacao,PR MLB 2001-2009 1997-2012
1997- 36-1103-ARI
63 Pat Strange p New York Mets 2 p 6-5 247 R R 1980-08-23 Springfield,MA MLB 2002-2003 1998-2004
1998-  2-  64-NYN
64 Brian Cole of New York Mets 3 of 5-9 168 R R 1978-09-28 Meridian,MS AA -- 1998-2000
1998- 18- 544-NYN
65 Jovanny Cedeno p Texas Rangers 2 p 6-0 160 R R 1979-10-25 La Romana,DR A+ -- 1999-2003
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66 Adrian Hernandez p New York Yankees 4 p 6-2 185 R R 1975-03-25 Havana,CU MLB 2001-2004 2000-2007
2000-    UDFA-NYA
67 Brandon Inge 2b-3b Detroit Tigers 1 2b-3b 5-11 185 R R 1977-05-19 Lynchburg,VA MLB 2001-2013 1996-2013
1998-  2-  57-DET
68 Carlos Zambrano p Chicago Cubs 5 p 6-4 250 B R 1981-06-01 Carabobo,VZ MLB 2001-2012 1998-2019
1997-    UDFA-CHN
69 Jesus Colome p Tampa Bay Rays 5 p 6-2 170 R R 1979-03-23 San Pedro de Macoris,DR MLB 2001-2010 1994-2015
1996-    UDFA-OAK
70 Eric Munson 3b Detroit Tigers 3 3b 6-3 220 L R 1977-10-03 San Diego,CA MLB 2000-2009 1997-2011
1999-  1-   3-DET
71 Francisco Rodriguez p Anaheim Angels 2 p 6-0 175 R R 1982-01-07 Caracas,VZ MLB 2002-2017 1999-2019
1998-    UDFA-ANA
72 Carl Crawford lf Tampa Bay Rays 3 lf 6-2 219 L L 1981-08-05 Houston,TX MLB 2002-2016 1999-2016
1999-  2-  52-TBA
73 Lou Montanez of Chicago Cubs 6 of 6-2 185 R R 1981-12-15 Bayamon,PR MLB 2008-2011 2000-2014
2000-  1-   3-CHN
74 Dane Sardinha c Cincinnati Reds 4 c 5-11 215 R R 1979-04-08 Honolulu,HI MLB 2003-2011 1998-2011
2000-  2-  46-CIN
75 Abraham Nunez rf-lf Florida Marlins 5 rf-lf 6-2 160 B R 1977-02-05 Haina,DR MLB 2002-2004 1997-2009
1996-    UDFA-ARI
rank player name pos prospect Team tm rk pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years draft info
76 Brad Baker p Boston Red Sox 2 p 6-2 195 R R 1980-11-06 Brattleboro,VT AAA -- 1999-2007
1999-  1-  40-BOS
77 Dernell Stenson lf-rf Boston Red Sox 1 lf-rf 6-1 215 L L 1978-06-17 LaGrange,GA MLB 2003-2003 1996-2003
1996-  3-  91-BOS
78 Brad Baisley p Philadelphia Phillies 3 p 6-9 205 R R 1979-08-24 Dade City,FL AA -- 1998-2004
1998-  2-  44-PHI
79 Mike MacDougal p Kansas City Royals 3 p 6-4 195 R R 1977-03-05 Las Vegas,NV MLB 2001-2012 1997-2014
1999-  1-  25-KCA
80 Joel Pineiro p Seattle Mariners 4 p 6-1 180 R R 1978-09-25 Rio Piedras,PR MLB 2000-2011 1997-2015
1997- 12- 373-SEA
81 Ryan Ludwick lf Oakland Athletics 3 lf 6-3 205 R L 1978-07-13 Satellite Beach,FL MLB 2002-2014 1997-2014
1999-  2-  60-OAK
82 Xavier Nady of San Diego Padres 7 of 6-2 205 R R 1978-11-14 Carmel,CA MLB 2000-2014 1998-2014
2000-  2-  49-SDN
83 Nick Neugebauer p Milwaukee Brewers 2 p 6-3 225 R R 1980-07-15 Riverside,CA MLB 2001-2002 1999-2004
1998-  2-  56-MIL
84 Justin Miller p Oakland Athletics 5 p 6-2 195 R R 1977-08-27 Torrance,CA MLB 2002-2010 1977-2011
1997-  5- 162-COL
85 Lance Niekro 1b San Francisco Giants 4 1b 6-3 210 R R 1979-01-29 Winter Haven,FL MLB 2003-2007 1999-2009
2000-  2-  61-SFN
86 Chin-Feng Chen lf Los Angeles Dodgers 2 lf 6-1 189 R R 1977-10-28 Taiwan City,TW MLB 2002-2005 1999-2005
1999-    UDFA-LAN
87 Tony Blanco if Boston Red Sox 3 if 6-1 176 R R 1981-11-10 Haina,DR MLB 2005-2005 2000-2016
1998-    UDFA-BOS
88 Danys Baez p Cleveland Indians 2 p 6-4 225 R R 1977-09-10 Pinar del Rio,CU MLB 2001-2011 2000-2011
1999-    UDFA-CLE
89 Adrian Gonzalez 1b Florida Marlins 4 1b 6-2 190 L L 1982-05-08 San Diego,CA MLB 2004-2018 2000-2021
2000-  1-   1-MIA
90 David Espinosa ss Cincinnati Reds 5 ss 6-1 170 B R 1981-12-16 Caracas,VZ AAA -- 2001-2014
2000-  1-  23-CIN
91 Miguel Cabrera dh-1b Florida Marlins 3 dh-1b 6-4 249 R R 1983-04-18 Maracay,VZ MLB 2003-2022 2000-2022
1999-    UDFA-MIA
92 Jason Marquis p Atlanta Braves 5 p 6-1 185 L R 1978-08-21 Manhasset,NY MLB 2000-2015 1996-2015
1996-  1-  35-ATL
93 Luis Rivas 2b Minnesota Twins 4 2b 5-10 175 R R 1979-08-30 La Guaira,VZ MLB 2000-2008 1996-2009
1995-    UDFA-MIN
94 Juan Uribe 3b Colorado Rockies 2 3b 6-0 225 R R 1979-03-22 Bani,DR MLB 2001-2016 1998-2016
1997-    UDFA-COL
95 Ramon Santiago 2b-ss Detroit Tigers 2 2b-ss 5-11 150 B R 1979-08-31 Las Matas de Farfan,DR MLB 2002-2014 1999-2015
1998-    UDFA-DET
96 Keith Reed of Baltimore Orioles 1 of 6-4 215 R R 1978-10-08 Yarmouthport,MA MLB 2005-2005 1997-2008
1999-  1-  23-BAL
97 Adam Wainwright p Atlanta Braves 7 p 6-7 230 R R 1981-08-30 St. Simons Island,GA MLB 2005-2022 2000-2022
2000-  1-  29-ATL
98 Chris Snelling lf-rf Seattle Mariners 5 lf-rf 5-10 165 L L 1981-12-03 North Miami,FL MLB 2002-2008 1999-2009
1999-    UDFA-SEA
99 Joe Lawrence 2b Toronto Blue Jays 4 2b 6-2 190 R R 1977-02-13 Lake Charles,LA MLB 2002-2002 1996-2003
1996-  1-  16-TOR
100 Matt White p Tampa Bay Rays 7 p 6-5 230 R R 1978-08-13 Waynesboro,PA AAA -- 1997-2003
1996-  1-   7-SFN
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