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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 Joe Mauer c Minnesota Twins 1 c 6-4 220 L R 1983-04-19 St. Paul,MN MLB 2004-2018 2001-2018
2001-  1-   1-MIN
2 B.J. Upton cf Tampa Bay Rays 1 cf 6-2 170 R R 1984-08-21 Norfolk,VA MLB 2004-2016 2003-2017
2002-  1-   2-TBA
3 Delmon Young rf Tampa Bay Rays 2 rf 6-2 200 R R 1985-09-14 Camarillo,CA MLB 2006-2015 2004-2018
2003-  1-   1-TBA
4 Edwin Jackson p Los Angeles Dodgers 1 p 6-3 190 R R 1983-09-09 Neu-Ulm,GE MLB 2003-2019 2001-2021
2001-  6- 190-LAN
5 Rickie Weeks 2b Milwaukee Brewers 1 2b 6-0 195 R R 1982-09-13 Daytona Beach,FL MLB 2003-2017 2001-2017
2003-  1-   2-MIL
6 Alex Rios rf Toronto Blue Jays 1 rf 6-5 185 R R 1981-02-18 Coffee,AL MLB 2004-2015 1999-2015
1999-  1-  19-TOR
7 Kazuo Matsui ss New York Mets -- ss 5-10 185 B R 1975-10-23 Osaka,JP MLB 2004-2010 1995-2018
2003-    UDFA-NYN
8 Greg Miller p Los Angeles Dodgers 2 p 6-5 190 L L 1984-11-03 Orange,CA AAA -- 2002-2013
2002-  1-  31-LAN
9 Grady Sizemore cf Cleveland Indians 1 cf 6-2 205 L L 1982-08-02 Seattle,WA MLB 2004-2015 2000-2015
2000-  3-  75-MON
10 Prince Fielder 1b Milwaukee Brewers 2 1b 5-11 280 L R 1984-05-09 Ontario,CA MLB 2005-2016 2002-2016
2002-  1-   7-MIL
11 Andy Marte 3b Atlanta Braves 1 3b 6-1 185 R R 1983-11-21 Villa Tapia,DR MLB 2005-2014 2001-2014
2000-    UDFA-ATL
12 Scott Kazmir p New York Mets 1 p 6-1 170 L L 1984-01-24 Houston,TX MLB 2004-2021 2002-2021
2002-  1-  15-NYN
13 Adam Loewen p Baltimore Orioles 1 p 6-6 220 L L 1984-04-09 Vancouver,BC MLB 2006-2016 2003-2018
2002-  1-   4-BAL
14 Zack Greinke p Kansas City Royals 1 p 6-2 200 R R 1983-10-21 Orlando,FL MLB 2004-2022 2002-2022
2002-  1-   6-KCA
15 Casey Kotchman 1b Anaheim Angels 1 1b 6-3 210 L L 1983-02-22 St. Petersburg,FL MLB 2004-2013 2001-2016
2001-  1-  13-ANA
16 Justin Morneau 1b Minnesota Twins 2 1b 6-4 205 L R 1981-05-15 New Westminster,BC MLB 2003-2016 1999-2016
1999-  3-  89-MIN
17 Cole Hamels p Philadelphia Phillies 1 p 6-4 205 L L 1983-12-27 San Diego,CA MLB 2006-2020 2003-2020
2002-  1-  17-PHI
18 Dustin McGowan p Toronto Blue Jays 2 p 6-3 190 R R 1982-03-24 Savannah,GA MLB 2005-2017 2000-2017
2000-  1-  33-TOR
19 J.J. Hardy ss Milwaukee Brewers 3 ss 6-2 205 R R 1982-08-19 Tucson,AZ MLB 2005-2017 2001-2017
2001-  2-  56-MIL
20 Josh Barfield lf-rf San Diego Padres 1 lf-rf 6-0 185 R R 1982-12-17 Barquisimeto,VZ MLB 2006-2009 2001-2013
2001-  4- 120-SDN
21 David Wright 3b New York Mets 2 3b 6-0 195 R R 1982-12-20 Norfolk,VA MLB 2004-2018 2001-2018
2001-  1-  38-NYN
22 Jeff Mathis c Anaheim Angels 2 c 6-0 205 R R 1983-03-31 Marianna,FL MLB 2005-2021 2001-2021
2001-  1-  33-ANA
23 Gavin Floyd p Philadelphia Phillies 2 p 6-4 245 R R 1983-01-27 Annapolis,MD MLB 2004-2016 2002-2016
2001-  1-   4-PHI
24 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
25 Jeremy Reed rf-lf Chicago White Sox 1 rf-lf 6-0 160 L L 1981-06-15 San Dimas,CA MLB 2004-2011 2000-2011
2002-  2-  59-CHA
rank player name pos prospect Team tm rk pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years draft info
26 Angel Guzman p Chicago Cubs 1 p 6-2 180 R R 1981-12-14 Caracas,VZ MLB 2006-2009 2001-2012
1999-    UDFA-CHN
27 Jeff Francoeur rf Atlanta Braves 2 rf 6-4 200 R R 1984-01-08 Atlanta,GA MLB 2005-2016 2002-2016
2002-  1-  23-ATL
28 Jeremy Hermida of Florida Marlins 1 of 6-4 200 L R 1984-01-30 Marietta,GA MLB 2005-2012 2002-2015
2002-  1-  11-MIA
29 Ervin Santana p Anaheim Angels 4 p 6-2 160 R R 1983-01-10 San Cristobal,DR MLB 2005-2021 2003-2021
2000-    UDFA-ANA
30 Felix Hernandez p Seattle Mariners 1 p 6-3 170 R R 1986-04-08 Valencia,VZ MLB 2005-2019 2003-2019
2002-    UDFA-SEA
31 Franklin Gutierrez rf-of Los Angeles Dodgers 3 rf-of 6-2 175 R R 1983-02-21 Caracas,VZ MLB 2005-2017 2001-2017
2000-    UDFA-LAN
32 Bobby Crosby ss Oakland Athletics 1 ss 6-3 195 R R 1980-01-12 Lakewood,CA MLB 2003-2010 1999-2010
2001-  1-  25-OAK
33 Dallas McPherson 3b Anaheim Angels 3 3b 6-4 210 L R 1980-07-23 Greensboro,NC MLB 2004-2011 1999-2013
2001-  2-  57-ANA
34 Scott Hairston rf-lf Arizona Diamondbacks 1 rf-lf 6-0 190 R R 1980-05-25 Fort Worth,TX MLB 2004-2014 2001-2014
2001-  3-  98-ARI
35 Guillermo Quiroz c Toronto Blue Jays 3 c 6-1 202 R R 1981-11-29 Maracaibo,VZ MLB 2004-2014 1999-2016
1998-    UDFA-TOR
36 Kyle Sleeth p Detroit Tigers 1 p 6-5 205 R R 1981-12-20 Thornton,CO AA -- 2001-2007
2003-  1-   3-DET
37 Sergio Santos p Arizona Diamondbacks 2 p 6-3 190 R R 1983-07-04 Bellflower,CA MLB 2010-2015 2002-2015
2002-  1-  27-ARI
38 John VanBenschoten p Pittsburgh Pirates 1 p 6-4 210 R R 1980-04-14 San Diego,CA MLB 2004-2008 1999-2011
2001-  1-   8-PIT
39 Hanley Ramirez 1b Boston Red Sox 1 1b 6-3 200 R R 1983-12-23 Samana,DR MLB 2005-2019 2002-2019
2000-    UDFA-BOS
40 Merkin Valdez p San Francisco Giants 1 p 6-3 170 R R 1981-11-10 San Cristobal,DR MLB 2004-2011 2003-2012
1999-    UDFA-ATL
41 Dioner Navarro c New York Yankees 1 c 5-10 189 B R 1984-02-09 Caracas,VZ MLB 2004-2016 2001-2019
2000-    UDFA-NYA
42 James Loney 1b Los Angeles Dodgers 4 1b 6-3 200 L L 1984-05-07 Houston,TX MLB 2006-2016 2002-2019
2002-  1-  19-LAN
43 Joe Blanton p Oakland Athletics 2 p 6-2 220 R R 1980-12-11 Nashville,TN MLB 2004-2017 2000-2017
2002-  1-  24-OAK
44 Jeff Allison p Florida Marlins 3 p 6-2 195 R R 1984-11-07 Lynn,MA AA -- 2003-2011
2003-  1-  16-MIA
45 Clint Nageotte p Seattle Mariners 2 p 6-3 200 R R 1980-10-25 Parma,OH MLB 2004-2006 2000-2010
1999-  5- 155-SEA
46 Ryan Wagner p Cincinnati Reds 1 p 6-4 210 R R 1982-07-15 Yoakum,TX MLB 2003-2007 2002-2009
2003-  1-  14-CIN
47 Blake Hawksworth p St. Louis Cardinals 1 p 6-3 190 R R 1983-03-01 North Vancouver,BC MLB 2009-2011 2002-2012
2001- 28- 854-SLN
48 Brad Nelson 1b Milwaukee Brewers 5 1b 6-2 230 L R 1982-12-03 Algona,IA MLB 2008-2009 2001-2014
2001-  4- 118-MIL
49 Adam Wainwright p St. Louis Cardinals 3 p 6-7 230 R R 1981-08-30 St. Simons Island,GA MLB 2005-2022 2000-2022
2000-  1-  29-ATL
50 Taylor Buchholz p Houston Astros 1 p 6-4 220 R R 1981-10-13 Lower Merion,PA MLB 2006-2011 2000-2011
2000-  6- 175-PHI
rank player name pos prospect Team tm rk pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years draft info
51 Jason Stokes 1b Florida Marlins 2 1b 6-4 225 R R 1982-01-23 Irving,TX AAA -- 2001-2010
2000-  2-  41-MIA
52 Adrian Gonzalez 1b Texas Rangers 1 1b 6-2 190 L L 1982-05-08 San Diego,CA MLB 2004-2018 2000-2021
2000-  1-   1-MIA
53 Jeremy Guthrie p Cleveland Indians 2 p 6-1 200 B R 1979-04-08 Roseburg,OR MLB 2004-2017 1998-2017
2002-  1-  22-CLE
54 John Maine p Baltimore Orioles 2 p 6-4 180 R R 1981-05-08 Fredericksburg,VA MLB 2004-2013 2000-2013
2002-  6- 166-BAL
55 Kris Honel p Chicago White Sox 2 p 6-5 195 R R 1982-11-07 Kankakee,IL AA -- 2001-2011
2001-  1-  16-CHA
56 Justin Jones p Chicago Cubs 2 p 6-3 225 L L 1984-09-25 Norfolk,VA AA -- 2002-2010
2002-  2-  62-CHN
57 Ian Stewart 3b Colorado Rockies 2 3b 6-3 200 L R 1985-04-05 Long Beach,CA MLB 2007-2014 2003-2015
2003-  1-  10-COL
58 Clint Everts p Montreal Expos 1 p 6-2 170 R R 1984-08-10 Cypress,TX AAA -- 2003-2014
2002-  1-   5-MON
59 Denny Bautista p Baltimore Orioles 5 p 6-5 170 R R 1982-10-23 Sanchez,DR MLB 2004-2010 2000-2015
2000-    UDFA-MIA
60 Mike Hinckley p Montreal Expos 2 p 6-3 170 R L 1982-10-05 Oklahoma City,OK MLB 2008-2009 2001-2011
2001-  3-  82-MON
61 Khalil Greene ss San Diego Padres 2 ss 5-11 210 R R 1979-10-21 Butler,PA MLB 2003-2009 1999-2009
2002-  1-  13-SDN
62 Bobby Jenks p Anaheim Angels 5 p 6-3 225 R R 1981-03-14 Mission Hills,CA MLB 2005-2011 2000-2011
2000-  5- 140-ANA
63 Travis Blackley p Seattle Mariners 3 p 6-3 190 L L 1982-11-04 Melbourne,AU MLB 2004-2013 2001-2018
2000-    UDFA-SEA
64 Sean Burnett p Pittsburgh Pirates 2 p 6-1 176 L L 1982-09-17 Dunedin,FL MLB 2004-2016 2000-2019
2000-  1-  19-PIT
65 Ryan Harvey of Chicago Cubs 3 of 6-5 192 R R 1984-08-30 Clearwater,FL AA -- 2003-2013
2003-  1-   6-CHN
66 JD Durbin p Minnesota Twins 4 p 6-0 188 R R 1982-02-24 Portland,OR MLB 2004-2007 2000-2014
2000-  2-  54-MIN
67 Scott Olsen p Florida Marlins 4 p 6-4 170 L L 1984-01-12 Kalamazoo,MI MLB 2005-2010 2002-2012
2002-  6- 173-MIA
68 Chris Lubanski lf Kansas City Royals 2 lf 6-3 180 L L 1985-03-24 Lansdale,PA AAA -- 2003-2011
2003-  1-   5-KCA
69 Manny Parra p Milwaukee Brewers 4 p 6-3 200 L L 1982-10-30 Sacramento,CA MLB 2007-2015 2002-2021
2001- 26- 778-MIL
70 Jose Lopez 3b Seattle Mariners 4 3b 6-2 170 R R 1983-11-24 Barcelona,VZ MLB 2004-2012 2001-2020
2000-    UDFA-SEA
71 Alberto Callaspo 3b Anaheim Angels 6 3b 5-10 180 R R 1983-04-19 Maracay,VZ MLB 2006-2015 2002-2021
2001-    UDFA-ANA
72 Gabe Gross lf Toronto Blue Jays 4 lf 6-3 205 L R 1979-10-21 Baltimore,MD MLB 2004-2010 1999-2010
2001-  1-  15-TOR
73 Adam LaRoche 1b Atlanta Braves 6 1b 6-3 180 L L 1979-11-06 Orange,CA MLB 2004-2015 2000-2015
2000- 29- 880-ATL
74 Jason Bay lf-rf Pittsburgh Pirates 3 lf-rf 6-2 200 R R 1978-09-20 Trail,BC MLB 2003-2013 1999-2013
2000- 22- 645-MON
75 Bubba Nelson p Atlanta Braves 4 p 6-2 200 R R 1981-08-26 Clinton,MD AAA -- 2000-2009
2000-  2-  51-ATL
rank player name pos prospect Team tm rk pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years draft info
76 Roberto Hernandez p Cleveland Indians 3 p 6-4 180 R R 1980-08-30 Santo Domingo,DR MLB 2006-2016 2002-2016
2000-    UDFA-CLE
77 Andy Sisco p Chicago Cubs 4 p 6-9 250 L L 1983-01-13 Steamboat Springs,CO MLB 2005-2007 2001-2012
2001-  2-  46-CHN
78 Kelly Shoppach c Boston Red Sox 2 c 6-0 215 R R 1980-04-29 Fort Worth,TX MLB 2005-2013 1999-2013
2001-  2-  48-BOS
79 Michael Aubrey lf Cleveland Indians 6 lf 6-1 195 L L 1982-04-15 Shreveport,LA MLB 2008-2009 2001-2011
2003-  1-  11-CLE
80 John Danks p Texas Rangers 2 p 6-2 190 L L 1985-04-15 Austin,TX MLB 2007-2016 2003-2016
2003-  1-   9-TEX
81 Matt Moses 3b Minnesota Twins 3 3b 6-0 210 L R 1985-02-20 Albany,GA AAA -- 2003-2009
2003-  1-  21-MIN
82 Dan Meyer p Atlanta Braves 5 p 6-3 190 R L 1981-07-03 Woodbury,NJ MLB 2004-2010 2000-2012
2002-  1-  34-ATL
83 Dustin Nippert p Arizona Diamondbacks 3 p 6-7 210 R R 1981-05-06 Wheeling,WV MLB 2005-2010 2002-2010
2002- 15- 459-ARI
84 Mike Jones p Milwaukee Brewers 6 p 6-4 210 R R 1983-04-23 Corona,CA AAA -- 2001-2010
2001-  1-  12-MIL
85 Felix Pie of Chicago Cubs 5 of 6-2 160 L L 1985-02-08 La Romana,DR MLB 2007-2013 2002-2021
2001-    UDFA-CHN
86 Lastings Milledge lf-rf New York Mets 4 lf-rf 6-1 180 R R 1985-04-05 Bradenton,FL MLB 2006-2011 2003-2017
2003-  1-  12-NYN
87 Francisco Rosario p Toronto Blue Jays 5 p 6-0 160 R R 1980-09-28 San Rafael De Yuma,DR MLB 2006-2007 2001-2019
1999-    UDFA-TOR
88 Matt Peterson p New York Mets 3 p 6-5 217 R R 1982-02-11 Alexandria,LA AAA -- 2001-2010
2000-  2-  65-NYN
89 Jesse Crain p Minnesota Twins 5 p 6-1 200 R R 1981-07-05 Toronto,ON MLB 2004-2013 2002-2015
2002-  2-  61-MIN
90 Nick Markakis rf Baltimore Orioles 3 rf 6-1 210 L L 1983-11-17 Glen Cove,NY MLB 2006-2020 2003-2020
2003-  1-   7-BAL
91 Matt Cain p San Francisco Giants 2 p 6-3 180 R R 1984-10-01 Dothan,AL MLB 2005-2017 2002-2017
2002-  1-  25-SFN
92 Bobby Brownlie p Chicago Cubs 6 p 6-0 210 R R 1980-10-05 Edison,NJ AAA -- 2000-2009
2002-  1-  21-CHN
93 Jeff Francis p Colorado Rockies 3 p 6-5 200 L L 1981-01-08 Vancouver,BC MLB 2004-2015 2002-2015
2002-  1-   9-COL
94 Jayson Nix ss-3b Colorado Rockies 5 ss-3b 5-11 180 R R 1982-08-26 Dallas,TX MLB 2008-2014 2001-2015
2001-  1-  44-COL
95 Joey Gathright cf Tampa Bay Rays 5 cf 5-10 175 L R 1982-04-22 Hattiesburg,MS MLB 2004-2011 2002-2013
2001- 32- 949-TBA
96 Aaron Hill 2b Toronto Blue Jays 6 2b 5-11 195 R R 1982-03-21 Visalia,CA MLB 2005-2017 2001-2017
2003-  1-  13-TOR
97 Bryan Bullington p Pittsburgh Pirates 4 p 6-5 220 R R 1980-09-30 Indianapolis,IN MLB 2005-2010 2000-2015
2002-  1-   1-PIT
98 Brent Clevlen of Detroit Tigers 2 of 6-2 190 R R 1983-10-27 Austin,TX MLB 2006-2010 2002-2017
2002-  2-  49-DET
99 Jake Dittler p Cleveland Indians 4 p 6-4 220 R R 1982-11-24 Henderson,NV AAA -- 2001-2011
2001-  2-  51-CLE
100 Jason Lane p Houston Astros 2 p 6-2 215 R L 1976-12-22 Santa Rosa,CA MLB 2002-2014 1998-2015
1999-  6- 203-HOU
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