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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 Delmon Young rf Tampa Bay Rays 1 rf 6-2 200 R R 1985-09-14 Camarillo,CA MLB 2006-2015 2004-2018
2003-  1-   1-TBA
2 Justin Upton lf Arizona Diamondbacks -- lf 6-2 205 R R 1987-08-25 Chesapeake,VA MLB 2007-2022 2006-2022
2005-  1-   1-ARI
3 Brandon Wood ss-3b Los Angeles Angels 1 ss-3b 6-2 180 R R 1985-03-02 Austin,TX MLB 2007-2011 2003-2014
2003-  1-  23-ANA
4 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
5 Stephen Drew ss Arizona Diamondbacks 1 ss 6-0 190 L R 1983-03-16 Hahira,GA MLB 2006-2017 2005-2017
2004-  1-  15-ARI
6 Francisco Liriano p Minnesota Twins 1 p 6-2 185 L L 1983-10-26 San Cristobal,DR MLB 2005-2019 2001-2019
2000-    UDFA-SFN
7 Chad Billingsley p Los Angeles Dodgers 1 p 6-2 195 R R 1984-07-29 Defiance,OH MLB 2006-2015 2003-2015
2003-  1-  24-LAN
8 Justin Verlander p Detroit Tigers 1 p 6-5 235 R R 1983-02-20 Manakin-Sabot,VA MLB 2005-2022 2002-2022
2004-  1-   2-DET
9 Lastings Milledge lf-rf New York Mets 1 lf-rf 6-1 180 R R 1985-04-05 Bradenton,FL MLB 2006-2011 2003-2017
2003-  1-  12-NYN
10 Matt Cain p San Francisco Giants 1 p 6-3 180 R R 1984-10-01 Dothan,AL MLB 2005-2017 2002-2017
2002-  1-  25-SFN
11 Prince Fielder 1b Milwaukee Brewers 1 1b 5-11 280 L R 1984-05-09 Ontario,CA MLB 2005-2016 2002-2016
2002-  1-   7-MIL
12 Howie Kendrick 2b Los Angeles Angels 2 2b 5-11 225 R R 1983-07-12 Jacksonville,FL MLB 2006-2020 2002-2020
2002- 10- 294-ANA
13 Alex Gordon lf Kansas City Royals 1 lf 6-1 220 L R 1984-02-10 Lincoln,NE MLB 2007-2020 2003-2020
2005-  1-   2-KCA
14 Andy Marte 3b Cleveland Indians 1,1 3b 6-1 185 R R 1983-11-21 Villa Tapia,DR MLB 2005-2014 2001-2014
2000-    UDFA-ATL
15 Ryan Zimmerman 1b Washington Nationals 1 1b 6-2 210 R R 1984-09-28 Washington,NC MLB 2005-2021 2003-2021
2005-  1-   4-WAS
16 Ian Stewart 3b Colorado Rockies 1 3b 6-3 200 L R 1985-04-05 Long Beach,CA MLB 2007-2014 2003-2015
2003-  1-  10-COL
17 Conor Jackson rf-of Arizona Diamondbacks 2 rf-of 6-3 210 R R 1982-05-07 Austin,TX MLB 2005-2011 2001-2013
2003-  1-  19-ARI
18 Jarrod Saltalamacchia c Atlanta Braves 2 c 6-4 235 B R 1985-05-02 West Palm Beach,FL MLB 2007-2018 2003-2018
2003-  1-  36-ATL
19 Andy LaRoche 3b Los Angeles Dodgers 2 3b 6-1 225 R R 1983-08-13 Fort Scott,KS MLB 2007-2013 2003-2016
2003- 39-1171-LAN
20 Carlos Quentin lf Arizona Diamondbacks 3 lf 6-2 215 R R 1982-08-28 Bellflower,CA MLB 2006-2014 2001-2017
2003-  1-  29-ARI
21 Nick Markakis rf Baltimore Orioles 1 rf 6-1 210 L L 1983-11-17 Glen Cove,NY MLB 2006-2020 2003-2020
2003-  1-   7-BAL
22 Jon Lester p Boston Red Sox 2 p 6-4 240 L L 1984-01-07 Tacoma,WA MLB 2006-2021 2002-2021
2002-  2-  57-BOS
23 Chris Young cf Arizona Diamondbacks -- cf 6-2 170 R R 1983-09-05 Houston,TX MLB 2006-2018 2002-2018
2001- 16- 493-CHA
24 Bobby Jenks p Chicago White Sox 1 p 6-3 225 R R 1981-03-14 Mission Hills,CA MLB 2005-2011 2000-2011
2000-  5- 140-ANA
25 Troy Tulowitzki ss Colorado Rockies 2 ss 6-3 205 R R 1984-10-10 Santa Clara,CA MLB 2006-2019 2003-2019
2005-  1-   7-COL
rank player name pos prospect Team tm rk pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years draft info
26 Joel Guzman 1b Los Angeles Dodgers 3 1b 6-4 190 R R 1984-11-24 Ingenio Quisqueya,DR MLB 2006-2007 2002-2017
2001-    UDFA-LAN
27 Felix Pie of Chicago Cubs 1 of 6-2 160 L L 1985-02-08 La Romana,DR MLB 2007-2013 2002-2021
2001-    UDFA-CHN
28 Daric Barton 1b Oakland Athletics 1 1b 6-0 220 L R 1985-08-16 Springfield,VT MLB 2007-2014 2003-2018
2003-  1-  28-SLN
29 Billy Butler dh Kansas City Royals 2 dh 6-2 225 R R 1986-04-18 Orange Park,FL MLB 2007-2016 2004-2016
2004-  1-  14-KCA
30 Hanley Ramirez 1b Florida Marlins -- 1b 6-3 200 R R 1983-12-23 Samana,DR MLB 2005-2019 2002-2019
2000-    UDFA-BOS
31 Cameron Maybin lf-cf Detroit Tigers 3 lf-cf 6-3 215 R R 1987-04-04 Asheville,NC MLB 2007-2021 2006-2021
2005-  1-  10-DET
32 Carlos Gonzalez lf Arizona Diamondbacks 4 lf 6-1 170 L L 1985-10-17 Maracaibo,VZ MLB 2008-2019 2003-2019
2002-    UDFA-ARI
33 Jeff Clement 1b Seattle Mariners 1 1b 6-1 210 L R 1983-08-21 Marshalltown,IA MLB 2007-2012 2003-2013
2005-  1-   3-SEA
34 Scott Olsen p Florida Marlins 2 p 6-4 170 L L 1984-01-12 Kalamazoo,MI MLB 2005-2010 2002-2012
2002-  6- 173-MIA
35 Joel Zumaya p Detroit Tigers 2 p 6-3 210 R R 1984-11-09 Chula Vista,CA MLB 2006-2010 2002-2010
2002- 11- 320-DET
36 Mike Pelfrey p New York Mets -- p 6-7 190 R R 1984-01-14 Wichita,KS MLB 2006-2017 2003-2017
2005-  1-   9-NYN
37 Jonathan Papelbon p Boston Red Sox 3 p 6-4 220 R R 1980-11-23 Baton Rouge,LA MLB 2005-2016 2001-2016
2003-  4- 114-BOS
38 Homer Bailey p Cincinnati Reds 1 p 6-4 185 R R 1986-05-03 La Grange,TX MLB 2007-2020 2004-2021
2004-  1-   7-CIN
39 Phil Hughes p New York Yankees 1 p 6-5 220 R R 1986-06-24 Santa Ana,CA MLB 2007-2018 2004-2018
2004-  1-  23-NYA
40 Anibal Sanchez p Florida Marlins -- p 6-0 205 R R 1984-02-27 Maracay,VZ MLB 2006-2020 2004-2022
2001-    UDFA-BOS
41 Anthony Reyes p St. Louis Cardinals 1 p 6-2 215 R R 1981-10-16 Downey,CA MLB 2005-2009 2000-2012
2003- 15- 455-SLN
42 Russell Martin c Los Angeles Dodgers 4 c 5-11 200 R R 1983-02-15 East York,ON MLB 2006-2019 2002-2019
2002- 17- 511-LAN
43 Neil Walker 2b Pittsburgh Pirates 1 2b 6-3 205 B R 1985-09-10 Pittsburgh,PA MLB 2009-2020 2004-2020
2004-  1-  11-PIT
44 Mark Rogers p Milwaukee Brewers 2 p 6-2 205 R R 1986-01-30 Brunswick,ME MLB 2010-2012 2004-2014
2004-  1-   5-MIL
45 Adam Loewen p Baltimore Orioles 2 p 6-6 220 L L 1984-04-09 Vancouver,BC MLB 2006-2016 2003-2018
2002-  1-   4-BAL
46 Erick Aybar ss Los Angeles Angels 3 ss 5-11 160 B R 1984-01-14 Bani,DR MLB 2006-2017 2002-2021
2002-    UDFA-ANA
47 Adam Miller p Cleveland Indians 1 p 6-4 180 R R 1984-11-26 Plano,TX AAA -- 2003-2015
2003-  1-  31-CLE
48 Dustin McGowan p Toronto Blue Jays 1 p 6-3 190 R R 1982-03-24 Savannah,GA MLB 2005-2017 2000-2017
2000-  1-  33-TOR
49 Ryan Braun lf Milwaukee Brewers 3 lf 6-2 205 R R 1983-11-17 Mission Hills,CA MLB 2007-2020 2003-2020
2005-  1-   5-MIL
50 Andrew McCutchen lf Pittsburgh Pirates 2 lf 5-11 195 R R 1986-10-10 Fort Meade,FL MLB 2009-2022 2005-2022
2005-  1-  11-PIT
rank player name pos prospect Team tm rk pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years draft info
51 Brian Anderson p Chicago White Sox 2 p 6-2 205 R R 1982-03-11 Tucson,AZ MLB 2005-2009 2001-2012
2003-  1-  15-CHA
52 Jason Hirsh p Houston Astros 1 p 6-8 250 R R 1982-02-20 Santa Monica,CA MLB 2006-2008 2003-2013
2003-  2-  59-HOU
53 Jeremy Sowers p Cleveland Indians 2 p 6-1 165 L L 1983-05-17 Wheeling,WV MLB 2006-2009 2002-2013
2004-  1-   6-CLE
54 Craig Hansen p Boston Red Sox 4 p 6-6 210 R R 1983-11-15 Glen Cove,NY MLB 2005-2009 2003-2012
2005-  1-  26-BOS
55 Scott Elbert p Los Angeles Dodgers 6 p 6-2 190 L L 1985-08-13 Joplin,MO MLB 2008-2014 2004-2015
2004-  1-  17-LAN
56 Edinson Volquez p Texas Rangers 1 p 6-0 220 R R 1983-07-03 La Segunda,DR MLB 2005-2020 2003-2020
2001-    UDFA-TEX
57 Jered Weaver p Los Angeles Angels 5 p 6-7 205 R R 1982-10-04 Northridge,CA MLB 2006-2017 2002-2017
2004-  1-  12-ANA
58 Jason Kubel lf Minnesota Twins 2 lf 5-11 193 L R 1982-05-25 Belle Fourche,SD MLB 2004-2014 2000-2014
2000- 12- 342-MIN
59 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
60 Jeff Mathis c Los Angeles Angels 4 c 6-0 205 R R 1983-03-31 Marianna,FL MLB 2005-2021 2001-2021
2001-  1-  33-ANA
61 Elvis Andrus ss Atlanta Braves 3 ss 6-0 210 R R 1988-08-26 Caracas,VZ MLB 2009-2022 2005-2022
2005-    UDFA-ATL
62 Troy Patton p Houston Astros 2 p 6-1 185 B L 1985-09-03 Magnolia,TX MLB 2007-2014 2004-2015
2004-  9- 274-HOU
63 Jonathan Broxton p Los Angeles Dodgers 5 p 6-4 240 R R 1984-06-16 Augusta,GA MLB 2005-2017 2002-2017
2002-  2-  60-LAN
64 Adam Jones cf Seattle Mariners 2 cf 6-2 185 R R 1985-08-01 San Diego,CA MLB 2006-2019 2003-2021
2003-  1-  37-SEA
65 Marcus Sanders ss San Francisco Giants 2 ss 6-0 170 R R 1985-08-25 Sarasota,FL A+ -- 2004-2009
2003- 17- 513-SFN
66 Kenji Johjima c Seattle Mariners 3 c 6-1 198 R R 1976-06-08 Nagasaki,JP MLB 2006-2009 1995-2012
2005-    UDFA-SEA
67 Dustin Nippert p Arizona Diamondbacks 5 p 6-7 210 R R 1981-05-06 Wheeling,WV MLB 2005-2010 2002-2010
2002- 15- 459-ARI
68 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
69 Yusmeiro Petit p Florida Marlins 2 p 6-1 252 R R 1984-11-22 Maracaibo,VZ MLB 2006-2021 2003-2022
2001-    UDFA-NYN
70 Jeff Niemann p Tampa Bay Rays 2 p 6-9 260 R R 1983-02-28 Houston,TX MLB 2008-2012 2002-2012
2004-  1-   4-TBA
71 Brad Snyder of Cleveland Indians 3 of 6-3 210 L L 1982-05-25 Sandusky,OH MLB 2010-2014 2001-2017
2003-  1-  18-CLE
72 Thomas Diamond p Texas Rangers 3 p 6-3 230 R R 1983-04-06 Metairie,LA MLB 2010-2010 2002-2011
2004-  1-  10-TEX
73 Gio Gonzalez p Philadelphia Phillies -- p 6-0 205 R L 1985-09-19 Hialeah,FL MLB 2008-2020 2004-2020
2004-  1-  38-CHA
74 Javier Herrera of Oakland Athletics 2 of 5-10 160 R R 1985-04-09 Caracas,VZ AAA -- 2003-2018
2001-    UDFA-OAK
75 Matt Moses 3b Minnesota Twins 3 3b 6-0 210 L R 1985-02-20 Albany,GA AAA -- 2003-2009
2003-  1-  21-MIN
rank player name pos prospect Team tm rk pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years draft info
76 Jay Bruce 1b Cincinnati Reds 2 1b 6-3 230 L L 1987-04-03 Beaumont,TX MLB 2008-2021 2005-2021
2005-  1-  12-CIN
77 Dustin Pedroia 2b Boston Red Sox 5 2b 5-9 170 R R 1983-08-17 Woodland,CA MLB 2006-2019 2002-2019
2004-  2-  65-BOS
78 Kendrys Morales dh Los Angeles Angels 7 dh 6-1 220 B R 1983-06-20 Formento,CU MLB 2006-2019 2002-2019
2014-    UDFA-ANA
79 Jason Hammel p Tampa Bay Rays 3 p 6-6 200 R R 1982-09-02 Greenville,SC MLB 2006-2018 2002-2018
2002- 10- 284-TBA
80 Josh Johnson p Florida Marlins 3 p 6-7 220 L R 1984-01-31 Minneapolis,MN MLB 2005-2013 2002-2015
2002-  4- 113-MIA
81 Hayden Penn p Baltimore Orioles 3 p 6-3 185 R R 1984-10-13 La Jolla,CA MLB 2005-2010 2003-2013
2002-  5- 136-BAL
82 Blake DeWitt 2b Los Angeles Dodgers 7 2b 5-11 175 L R 1985-08-20 Sikeston,MO MLB 2008-2013 2004-2013
2004-  1-  28-LAN
83 Cliff Pennington ss-2b Oakland Athletics 3 ss-2b 5-11 175 B R 1984-06-15 Corpus Christi,TX MLB 2008-2018 2003-2019
2005-  1-  21-OAK
84 Justin Huber c Kansas City Royals 3 c 6-5 190 R R 1982-07-01 Melbourne,AU MLB 2005-2009 2001-2011
2000-    UDFA-NYN
85 Mark Pawelek p Chicago Cubs 2 p 6-3 190 L L 1986-08-18 Pasadena,CA A+ -- 2005-2010
2005-  1-  20-CHN
86 Eric Duncan 3b New York Yankees 2 3b 6-1 205 L R 1984-12-07 Florham Park,NJ AAA -- 2003-2012
2003-  1-  27-NYA
87 Ricky Romero p Toronto Blue Jays 2 p 6-1 195 R L 1984-11-06 East Los Angeles,CA MLB 2009-2013 2003-2017
2005-  1-   6-TOR
88 Cesar Carrillo p San Diego Padres 1 p 6-3 177 R R 1984-04-29 Chicago,IL MLB 2009-2009 2003-2019
2005-  1-  18-SDN
89 Andre Ethier cf-rf Los Angeles Dodgers -- cf-rf 6-3 200 L L 1982-04-10 Phoenix,AZ MLB 2006-2017 2002-2017
2003-  2-  62-OAK
90 Nick Adenhart p Los Angeles Angels 6 p 6-4 190 R R 1986-08-24 Hagerstown,MD MLB 2008-2009 2005-2009
2004- 14- 413-ANA
91 Glen Perkins p Minnesota Twins 4 p 5-11 190 L L 1983-03-02 Stillwater,MN MLB 2006-2017 2003-2017
2004-  1-  22-MIN
92 Ryan Sweeney cf-of Chicago White Sox 3 cf-of 6-4 200 L L 1985-02-20 Cedar Rapids,IA MLB 2006-2014 2003-2014
2003-  2-  52-CHA
93 Anthony Lerew p Atlanta Braves 5 p 6-3 210 L R 1982-10-28 Carlisle,PA MLB 2005-2010 2001-2015
2001- 11- 345-ATL
94 Ronny Cedeno ss Chicago Cubs 3 ss 6-0 170 R R 1983-02-02 Carabobo,VZ MLB 2005-2014 2001-2015
1999-    UDFA-CHN
95 Tom Gorzelanny p Pittsburgh Pirates 3 p 6-3 200 B L 1982-07-12 Evergreen Park,IL MLB 2005-2016 2002-2017
2003-  2-  45-PIT
96 Matt Kemp cf Los Angeles Dodgers 8 cf 6-4 225 R R 1984-09-23 Midwest City,OK MLB 2006-2020 2003-2020
2003-  6- 181-LAN
97 Chris Volstad p Florida Marlins 4 p 6-8 220 R R 1986-09-23 Palm Beach Gardens,FL MLB 2008-2018 2005-2018
2005-  1-  16-MIA
98 Chuck James p Atlanta Braves 7 p 6-0 170 L L 1981-11-09 Atlanta,GA MLB 2005-2011 2003-2012
2002- 20- 605-ATL
99 Nolan Reimold dh-lf Baltimore Orioles 4 dh-lf 6-4 207 R R 1983-10-12 Greenville,PA MLB 2009-2016 2003-2017
2005-  2-  61-BAL
100 Anthony Swarzak p Minnesota Twins 5 p 6-3 195 R R 1985-09-10 Fort Lauderdale,FL MLB 2009-2021 2004-2021
2004-  2-  61-MIN
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