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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 Jay Bruce 1b Cincinnati Reds 1 1b 6-3 230 L L 1987-04-03 Beaumont,TX MLB 2008-2021 2005-2021
2005-  1-  12-CIN
2 Evan Longoria 3b Tampa Bay Rays 1 3b 6-1 213 R R 1985-10-07 Downey,CA MLB 2008-2022 2005-2022
2006-  1-   3-TBA
3 Joba Chamberlain p New York Yankees 1 p 6-3 225 R R 1985-09-23 Lincoln,NE MLB 2007-2016 2005-2016
2006-  1-  41-NYA
4 Clay Buchholz p Boston Red Sox 1 p 6-3 190 L R 1984-08-14 Lumberton,TX MLB 2007-2019 2004-2019
2005-  1-  42-BOS
5 Colby Rasmus cf St. Louis Cardinals 1 cf 6-1 175 L L 1986-08-11 Columbus,GA MLB 2009-2018 2005-2018
2005-  1-  28-SLN
6 Cameron Maybin lf-cf Florida Marlins -- lf-cf 6-3 215 R R 1987-04-04 Asheville,NC MLB 2007-2021 2006-2021
2005-  1-  10-DET
7 Clayton Kershaw p Los Angeles Dodgers 1 p 6-4 225 L L 1988-03-19 Dallas,TX MLB 2008-2022 2006-2022
2006-  1-   7-LAN
8 Franklin Morales p Colorado Rockies 1 p 6-0 170 L L 1986-01-24 San Juan Morros,VZ MLB 2007-2016 2004-2017
2002-    UDFA-COL
9 Homer Bailey p Cincinnati Reds 2 p 6-4 185 R R 1986-05-03 La Grange,TX MLB 2007-2020 2004-2021
2004-  1-   7-CIN
10 David Price p Tampa Bay Rays 2 p 6-6 215 L L 1985-08-26 Nashville,TN MLB 2008-2022 2005-2022
2007-  1-   1-TBA
11 Travis Snider 1b-rf Toronto Blue Jays 1 1b-rf 5-11 230 L L 1988-02-02 Kirkland,WA MLB 2008-2015 2006-2021
2006-  1-  14-TOR
12 Matt Wieters c Baltimore Orioles 1 c 6-5 235 B R 1986-05-21 Charleston,SC MLB 2009-2020 2005-2020
2007-  1-   5-BAL
13 Jacoby Ellsbury cf Boston Red Sox 2 cf 6-1 185 L L 1983-09-11 Madras,OR MLB 2007-2017 2003-2017
2005-  1-  23-BOS
14 Andrew McCutchen lf Pittsburgh Pirates 1 lf 5-11 195 R R 1986-10-10 Fort Meade,FL MLB 2009-2022 2005-2022
2005-  1-  11-PIT
15 Jake McGee p Tampa Bay Rays 3 p 6-4 229 L L 1986-08-06 San Jose,CA MLB 2010-2022 2004-2022
2004-  5- 135-TBA
16 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
17 Wade Davis p Tampa Bay Rays 4 p 6-5 220 R R 1985-09-07 Lake Wales,FL MLB 2009-2021 2004-2021
2004-  3-  75-TBA
18 Mike Moustakas 3b-1b Kansas City Royals 1 3b-1b 6-0 225 L R 1988-09-11 Los Angeles,CA MLB 2011-2022 2007-2022
2007-  1-   2-KCA
19 Elvis Andrus ss Texas Rangers 1 ss 6-0 210 R R 1988-08-26 Caracas,VZ MLB 2009-2022 2005-2022
2005-    UDFA-ATL
20 Fernando Martinez of New York Mets 1 of 6-1 190 L R 1988-10-10 Rio San Juan,DR MLB 2009-2013 2006-2015
2005-    UDFA-NYN
21 Rick Porcello p Detroit Tigers 1 p 6-5 205 R R 1988-12-27 Morristown,NJ MLB 2009-2020 2008-2020
2007-  1-  27-DET
22 Carlos Gonzalez lf Oakland Athletics 1,1 lf 6-1 170 L L 1985-10-17 Maracaibo,VZ MLB 2008-2019 2003-2019
2002-    UDFA-ARI
23 Matt LaPorta 1b Milwaukee Brewers 1 1b 6-2 212 R R 1985-01-08 Port Charlotte,FL MLB 2009-2012 2004-2014
2007-  1-   7-MIL
24 Nick Adenhart p Los Angeles Angels 2 p 6-4 190 R R 1986-08-24 Hagerstown,MD MLB 2008-2009 2005-2009
2004- 14- 413-ANA
25 Jordan Schafer cf-rf Atlanta Braves 1 cf-rf 6-1 190 L L 1986-09-04 Hammond,IN MLB 2009-2015 2005-2018
2005-  3- 107-ATL
rank player name pos prospect Team tm rk pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years draft info
26 Gio Gonzalez p Oakland Athletics 2 p 6-0 205 R L 1985-09-19 Hialeah,FL MLB 2008-2020 2004-2020
2004-  1-  38-CHA
27 Chris Marrero 1b Washington Nationals 1 1b 6-3 210 R R 1988-07-02 Miami,FL MLB 2011-2017 2006-2019
2006-  1-  15-WAS
28 Jason Heyward rf Atlanta Braves 2 rf 6-5 240 L L 1989-08-09 McDonough,GA MLB 2010-2022 2007-2022
2007-  1-  14-ATL
29 Adam Miller p Cleveland Indians 1 p 6-4 180 R R 1984-11-26 Plano,TX AAA -- 2003-2015
2003-  1-  31-CLE
30 Kosuke Fukudome 1b Chicago Cubs -- 1b 6-1 185 L R 1977-04-26 Kagoshima,JP MLB 2008-2012 1999-2021
2007-    UDFA-CHN
31 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
32 Chase Headley 3b San Diego Padres 1 3b 6-2 195 B R 1984-05-09 Fountain,CO MLB 2007-2018 2003-2018
2005-  2-  66-SDN
33 Angel Villalona 1b San Francisco Giants 1 1b 6-3 240 R R 1990-08-13 La Romana,DR AA -- 2007-2016
2006-    UDFA-SFN
34 Johnny Cueto p Cincinnati Reds 4 p 5-11 229 R R 1986-02-15 San Pedro de Macoris,DR MLB 2008-2022 2005-2022
2004-    UDFA-CIN
35 Deolis Guerra p Minnesota Twins 2 p 6-5 200 R R 1989-04-17 San Felix,VZ MLB 2015-2021 2006-2021
2005-    UDFA-NYN
36 Brett Anderson p Oakland Athletics 3,3 p 6-4 230 L L 1988-02-01 Midland,TX MLB 2009-2021 2007-2021
2006-  2-  55-ARI
37 Jose Tabata rf-lf New York Yankees 3 rf-lf 5-11 160 R R 1988-08-12 Anzoategui,VZ MLB 2010-2015 2005-2021
2004-    UDFA-NYA
38 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
39 Reid Brignac ss-3b Tampa Bay Rays 5 ss-3b 6-3 170 L R 1986-01-16 St. Amant,LA MLB 2008-2016 2004-2018
2004-  2-  45-TBA
40 Lars Anderson 1b-of Boston Red Sox 3 1b-of 6-4 215 L L 1987-09-25 Oakland,CA MLB 2010-2012 2007-2016
2006- 18- 553-BOS
41 Austin Jackson cf New York Yankees 2 cf 6-1 185 R R 1987-02-01 Denton,TX MLB 2010-2018 2005-2018
2005-  8- 259-NYA
42 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
43 Josh Vitters 3b Chicago Cubs 1 3b 6-3 200 R R 1989-08-27 Anaheim,CA MLB 2012-2012 2007-2021
2007-  1-   3-CHN
44 Joey Votto 1b Cincinnati Reds 3 1b 6-2 220 L R 1983-09-10 Toronto,ON MLB 2007-2022 2002-2022
2002-  2-  44-CIN
45 Ian Kennedy p New York Yankees 4 p 6-0 210 R R 1984-12-19 Huntington Beach,CA MLB 2007-2022 2004-2022
2006-  1-  21-NYA
46 Jarrod Parker p Arizona Diamondbacks 2 p 6-1 180 R R 1988-11-24 Fort Wayne,IN MLB 2011-2013 2008-2015
2007-  1-   9-ARI
47 Geovany Soto c Chicago Cubs 2 c 6-1 190 R R 1983-01-20 San Juan,PR MLB 2005-2017 2001-2017
2001- 11- 318-CHN
48 Daric Barton 1b Oakland Athletics 5 1b 6-0 220 L R 1985-08-16 Springfield,VT MLB 2007-2014 2003-2018
2003-  1-  28-SLN
49 Jair Jurrjens p Atlanta Braves 3 p 6-1 160 R R 1986-01-29 Willemstad,CC MLB 2007-2014 2003-2021
2003-    UDFA-DET
50 Matt Antonelli 2b San Diego Padres 2 2b 6-0 180 R R 1985-04-08 Peabody,MA MLB 2008-2008 2004-2013
2006-  1-  17-SDN
rank player name pos prospect Team tm rk pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years draft info
51 Ross Detwiler p Washington Nationals 2 p 6-5 185 R L 1986-03-06 St. Louis,MO MLB 2007-2022 2005-2022
2007-  1-   6-WAS
52 Carlos Gomez cf Minnesota Twins 3 cf 6-2 170 R R 1985-12-04 Santiago,DR MLB 2007-2019 2004-2019
2002-    UDFA-NYN
53 J.R. Towles c Houston Astros 1 c 6-2 190 R R 1984-02-11 Crosby,TX MLB 2007-2011 2004-2014
2004- 20- 604-HOU
54 Carlos Carrasco p Philadelphia Phillies 1 p 6-4 224 R R 1987-03-21 Barquisimeto,VZ MLB 2009-2022 2004-2022
2003-    UDFA-PHI
55 Chin-lung Hu 2b-ss Los Angeles Dodgers 3 2b-ss 5-9 150 R R 1984-02-02 Tainan,TW MLB 2007-2011 2003-2012
2003-    UDFA-LAN
56 Nick Blackburn p Minnesota Twins 1 p 6-4 230 R R 1982-02-24 Ada,OK MLB 2007-2012 2002-2013
2001- 29- 857-MIN
57 Dan Cortes p Kansas City Royals 2 p 6-5 205 R R 1987-03-04 Pomona,CA MLB 2010-2011 2005-2014
2005-  7- 215-CHA
58 Chris Volstad p Florida Marlins 1 p 6-8 220 R R 1986-09-23 Palm Beach Gardens,FL MLB 2008-2018 2005-2018
2005-  1-  16-MIA
59 Desmond Jennings cf Tampa Bay Rays 6 cf 6-2 180 R R 1986-10-30 Birmingham,AL MLB 2010-2016 2006-2018
2006- 10- 289-TBA
60 Fautino De Los Santos p Oakland Athletics 4 p 6-0 205 R R 1986-02-15 La Vega,DR MLB 2011-2012 2007-2018
2005-    UDFA-CHA
61 Neil Walker 2b Pittsburgh Pirates 2 2b 6-3 205 B R 1985-09-10 Pittsburgh,PA MLB 2009-2020 2004-2020
2004-  1-  11-PIT
62 Carlos Triunfel ss Seattle Mariners 4 ss 5-11 175 R R 1990-02-27 Santiago,DR MLB 2012-2014 2007-2018
2006-    UDFA-SEA
63 Luke Hochevar p Kansas City Royals 3 p 6-5 205 R R 1983-09-15 Fowler,CO MLB 2007-2016 2003-2016
2006-  1-   1-KCA
64 Justin Masterson p Boston Red Sox 4 p 6-6 235 R R 1985-03-22 Beavercreek,OH MLB 2008-2015 2006-2017
2006-  2-  71-BOS
65 Chris Davis 1b Texas Rangers 2 1b 6-3 245 L R 1986-03-17 Longview,TX MLB 2008-2020 2006-2020
2006-  5- 148-TEX
66 Max Scherzer p Arizona Diamondbacks 4 p 6-3 215 R R 1984-07-27 St. Louis,MO MLB 2008-2022 2004-2022
2006-  1-  11-ARI
67 Chris Tillman p Baltimore Orioles 3 p 6-5 195 R R 1988-04-15 Anaheim,CA MLB 2009-2018 2006-2018
2006-  2-  49-SEA
68 Brett Sinkbeil p Florida Marlins 2 p 6-4 185 R R 1984-12-26 Sand Springs,OK MLB 2010-2010 2004-2011
2006-  1-  19-MIA
69 Radhames Liz p Baltimore Orioles 2 p 6-2 170 R R 1983-06-10 El Seybo,DR MLB 2007-2015 2005-2021
2003-    UDFA-BAL
70 Brandon Jones rf Atlanta Braves 4 rf 6-1 190 L R 1983-12-10 Panama City,FL MLB 2007-2009 2004-2014
2003- 24- 727-ATL
71 Chuck Lofgren p Cleveland Indians 2 p 6-3 190 L L 1986-01-29 Redwood City,CA AAA -- 2004-2013
2004-  4- 107-CLE
72 Manny Parra p Milwaukee Brewers 2 p 6-3 200 L L 1982-10-30 Sacramento,CA MLB 2007-2015 2002-2021
2001- 26- 778-MIL
73 Jed Lowrie 2b-dh Boston Red Sox 5 2b-dh 6-0 180 B R 1984-04-17 Salem,OR MLB 2008-2022 2003-2022
2005-  1-  45-BOS
74 Dexter Fowler rf Colorado Rockies 3 rf 6-5 205 B R 1986-03-22 Alpharetta,GA MLB 2008-2021 2005-2022
2004- 14- 410-COL
75 Tyler Colvin of Chicago Cubs 3 of 6-3 190 L L 1985-09-05 Augusta,GA MLB 2009-2014 2004-2018
2006-  1-  13-CHN
rank player name pos prospect Team tm rk pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years draft info
76 Adrian Cardenas 2b Philadelphia Phillies 2 2b 6-0 185 L R 1987-10-10 Miami Lakes,FL MLB 2012-2012 2006-2012
2006-  1-  37-PHI
77 Eric Hurley p Texas Rangers 3 p 6-4 195 R R 1985-09-17 Jacksonville,FL MLB 2008-2008 2004-2012
2004-  1-  30-TEX
78 Troy Patton p Baltimore Orioles 3,3 p 6-1 185 B L 1985-09-03 Magnolia,TX MLB 2007-2014 2004-2015
2004-  9- 274-HOU
79 Hank Conger c Los Angeles Angels 4 c 6-0 205 B R 1988-01-29 Federal Way,WA MLB 2010-2016 2006-2018
2006-  1-  25-ANA
80 Taylor Teagarden c Texas Rangers 4 c 6-1 200 R R 1983-12-21 Dallas,TX MLB 2008-2015 2003-2015
2005-  3-  99-TEX
81 Jordan Walden p Los Angeles Angels 3 p 6-5 220 R R 1987-11-16 Fort Worth,TX MLB 2010-2015 2007-2015
2006- 12- 372-ANA
82 Sean Gallagher p Chicago Cubs 5 p 6-1 210 R R 1985-12-30 Boston,MA MLB 2007-2010 2004-2016
2004- 12- 366-CHN
83 Phillippe Aumont p Seattle Mariners 2 p 6-7 220 L R 1989-01-07 Gatineau,QC MLB 2012-2015 2008-2019
2007-  1-  11-SEA
84 Tim Alderson p San Francisco Giants 2 p 6-6 217 R R 1988-11-03 Phoenix,AZ AAA -- 2007-2016
2007-  1-  22-SFN
85 Bryan Anderson c St. Louis Cardinals 3 c 6-0 190 L R 1986-12-16 Thousand Oaks,CA MLB 2010-2015 2005-2016
2005-  4- 140-SLN
86 Collin Balester p Washington Nationals 3 p 6-5 190 R R 1986-06-06 Huntington Beach,CA MLB 2008-2015 2004-2017
2004-  4- 114-MON
87 Beau Mills 1b Cleveland Indians 3 1b 6-3 220 L R 1986-08-15 Visalia,CA AAA -- 2005-2012
2007-  1-  13-CLE
88 Scott Elbert p Los Angeles Dodgers 4 p 6-2 190 L L 1985-08-13 Joplin,MO MLB 2008-2014 2004-2015
2004-  1-  17-LAN
89 Steve Pearce of Pittsburgh Pirates 3 of 5-11 209 R R 1983-04-13 Lakeland,FL MLB 2007-2019 2004-2019
2005-  8- 241-PIT
90 Joe Savery p Philadelphia Phillies 3 p 6-3 215 L L 1985-11-04 Houston,TX MLB 2011-2014 2005-2014
2007-  1-  19-PHI
91 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
92 Gorkys Hernandez of Atlanta Braves 5 of 6-0 175 R R 1987-09-07 Sucre,VZ MLB 2012-2019 2006-2021
2005-    UDFA-DET
93 Neftali Feliz p Texas Rangers 5 p 6-3 180 R R 1988-05-02 Azua,DR MLB 2009-2021 2006-2021
2005-    UDFA-ATL
94 Mike Bowden p Boston Red Sox 7 p 6-3 215 R R 1986-09-09 Winfield,IL MLB 2008-2013 2005-2021
2005-  1-  47-BOS
95 Hector Gomez ss Colorado Rockies 4 ss 6-1 157 R R 1988-03-05 San Pedro de Macoris,DR MLB 2011-2015 2006-2021
2004-    UDFA-COL
96 Ryan Kalish cf Boston Red Sox 6 cf 6-1 205 L L 1988-03-28 Shrewsburg,NJ MLB 2010-2016 2006-2016
2006-  9- 283-BOS
97 Chris Perez p St. Louis Cardinals 2 p 6-4 225 R R 1985-07-01 Bradenton,FL MLB 2008-2014 2004-2015
2006-  1-  42-SLN
98 Greg Reynolds p Colorado Rockies 5 p 6-7 225 R R 1985-07-03 Pacifica,CA MLB 2008-2013 2004-2016
2006-  1-   2-COL
99 Jeff Niemann p Tampa Bay Rays 7 p 6-9 260 R R 1983-02-28 Houston,TX MLB 2008-2012 2002-2012
2004-  1-   4-TBA
100 Drew Stubbs rf Cincinnati Reds 5 rf 6-5 190 R R 1984-10-04 Texarkana,TX MLB 2009-2017 2004-2017
2006-  1-   8-CIN
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