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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 Bryce Harper rf Washington Nationals 1 rf 6-3 210 L R 1992-10-16 Las Vegas,NV MLB 2012-2022 2011-2022
2010-  1-   1-WAS
2 Matt Moore p Tampa Bay Rays 1 p 6-2 200 L L 1989-06-18 Fort Walton Beach,FL MLB 2011-2022 2007-2022
2007-  8- 245-TBA
3 Mike Trout cf Los Angeles Angels 1 cf 6-1 200 R R 1991-08-07 Millville,NJ MLB 2011-2022 2009-2022
2009-  1-  25-ANA
4 Yu Darvish p Texas Rangers 1 p 6-5 220 R R 1986-08-16 Osaka,JP MLB 2012-2022 2005-2022
2012-    UDFA-TEX
5 Julio Teheran p Atlanta Braves 1 p 6-2 150 R R 1991-01-27 Cartagena,CB MLB 2011-2021 2008-2021
2007-    UDFA-ATL
6 Jesus Montero c Seattle Mariners 1,1 c 6-4 225 R R 1989-11-29 Guacara,VZ MLB 2011-2015 2007-2018
2006-    UDFA-NYA
7 Jurickson Profar lf-rf Texas Rangers 2 lf-rf 6-0 184 B R 1993-02-20 Willemstad,CC MLB 2012-2022 2010-2022
2009-    UDFA-TEX
8 Shelby Miller p St. Louis Cardinals 1 p 6-3 195 R R 1990-10-10 Brownwood,TX MLB 2012-2021 2009-2022
2009-  1-  19-SLN
9 Trevor Bauer p Arizona Diamondbacks 1 p 6-1 205 R R 1991-01-17 North Hollywood,CA MLB 2012-2021 2009-2021
2011-  1-   3-ARI
10 Dylan Bundy p Baltimore Orioles 1 p 6-1 200 B R 1992-11-15 Tulsa,OK MLB 2012-2022 2012-2022
2011-  1-   4-BAL
11 Manny Machado 3b Baltimore Orioles 2 3b 6-3 218 R R 1992-07-06 Hialeah,FL MLB 2012-2022 2010-2022
2010-  1-   3-BAL
12 Gerrit Cole p Pittsburgh Pirates 1 p 6-4 220 R R 1990-09-08 Newport Beach,CA MLB 2013-2022 2009-2022
2011-  1-   1-PIT
13 Tyler Skaggs p Arizona Diamondbacks 3 p 6-4 180 L L 1991-07-13 Venice,CA MLB 2012-2019 2009-2019
2009-  1-  40-ANA
14 Yoenis Cespedes lf Oakland Athletics -- lf 5-10 200 R R 1985-10-10 Granma,CU MLB 2012-2020 2012-2020
2012-    UDFA-OAK
15 Jameson Taillon p Pittsburgh Pirates 2 p 6-5 230 R R 1991-11-18 The Woodlands,TX MLB 2016-2022 2011-2022
2010-  1-   2-PIT
16 Devin Mesoraco c Cincinnati Reds 1 c 6-1 200 R R 1988-06-19 DuBois,PA MLB 2011-2018 2007-2018
2007-  1-  15-CIN
17 Travis D'Arnaud c Toronto Blue Jays 1 c 6-2 210 R R 1989-02-10 Lakewood,CA MLB 2013-2022 2007-2022
2007-  1-  37-PHI
18 Miguel Sano 1b Minnesota Twins 1 1b 6-4 272 R R 1993-05-11 San Pedro de Macoris,DR MLB 2015-2022 2010-2022
2009-    UDFA-MIN
19 Anthony Rendon 3b Washington Nationals 2 3b 5-11 170 R R 1990-06-06 Houston,TX MLB 2013-2022 2009-2022
2011-  1-   6-WAS
20 Taijuan Walker p Seattle Mariners 2 p 6-4 235 R R 1992-08-13 Yucaipa,CA MLB 2013-2022 2010-2022
2010-  1-  43-SEA
21 Danny Hultzen p Seattle Mariners 3 p 6-2 195 L L 1989-11-28 Bethesda,MD MLB 2019-2019 2009-2019
2011-  1-   2-SEA
22 Jacob Turner p Detroit Tigers 1 p 6-4 205 R R 1991-05-21 St. Charles,MO MLB 2011-2018 2010-2018
2009-  1-   9-DET
23 Mike Montgomery p Kansas City Royals 1 p 6-5 220 L L 1989-07-01 Valencia,CA MLB 2015-2020 2008-2022
2008-  1-  36-KCA
24 Bubba Starling cf-rf Kansas City Royals 2 cf-rf 6-4 215 R R 1992-08-03 Gardner,KS MLB 2019-2020 2012-2021
2011-  1-   5-KCA
25 Archie Bradley p Arizona Diamondbacks 2 p 6-4 215 R R 1992-08-10 Broken Arrow,OK MLB 2015-2022 2011-2022
2011-  1-   7-ARI
rank player name pos prospect Team tm rk pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years draft info
26 Jarrod Parker p Oakland Athletics 4,1 p 6-1 180 R R 1988-11-24 Fort Wayne,IN MLB 2011-2013 2008-2015
2007-  1-   9-ARI
27 Carlos Martinez p St. Louis Cardinals 2 p 6-0 200 R R 1991-09-21 Colinas del sur,DR MLB 2013-2021 2010-2022
2009-    UDFA-SLN
28 Wil Myers rf Kansas City Royals 3 rf 6-3 207 R R 1990-12-10 Thomasville,NC MLB 2013-2022 2009-2022
2009-  3-  91-KCA
29 Manny Banuelos p New York Yankees 2 p 5-10 155 L L 1991-03-13 El Vergelito,MX MLB 2015-2022 2008-2022
2008-    UDFA-NYA
30 Drew Pomeranz p Colorado Rockies 1 p 6-5 246 R L 1988-11-22 Collierville,TN MLB 2011-2021 2008-2021
2010-  1-   5-CLE
31 Martin Perez p Texas Rangers 3 p 6-0 200 L L 1991-04-04 Guanare estado Portuguesa,VZ MLB 2012-2022 2008-2022
2007-    UDFA-TEX
32 Brett Jackson of Chicago Cubs 1 of 6-2 210 L R 1988-08-02 Berkeley,CA MLB 2012-2014 2007-2015
2009-  1-  31-CHN
33 Yonder Alonso 1b San Diego Padres 3 1b 6-2 215 L R 1987-04-08 Miami,FL MLB 2010-2019 2006-2019
2008-  1-   7-CIN
34 Jonathan Singleton 1b Houston Astros 1 1b 6-2 215 L L 1991-09-18 Lakewood,CA MLB 2014-2015 2009-2022
2009-  8- 257-PHI
35 Zack Wheeler p New York Mets 1 p 6-4 195 R R 1990-05-30 Dallas,GA MLB 2013-2022 2010-2022
2009-  1-   6-SFN
36 Brad Peacock p Oakland Athletics 2,3 p 6-1 207 R R 1988-02-02 Miami,FL MLB 2011-2021 2007-2022
2006- 41-1231-WAS
37 Francisco Lindor ss Cleveland Indians 1 ss 5-11 190 B R 1993-11-14 Caguas,PR MLB 2015-2022 2011-2022
2011-  1-   8-CLE
38 Gary Brown of San Francisco Giants 1 of 6-0 170 R R 1988-09-28 Upland,CA MLB 2014-2014 2008-2017
2010-  1-  24-SFN
39 Anthony Gose p Toronto Blue Jays 2 p 6-1 190 L L 1990-08-10 Bellflower,CA MLB 2012-2022 2008-2022
2008-  2-  51-PHI
40 Arodys Vizcaino p Atlanta Braves 2 p 6-0 189 R R 1990-11-13 Yaguate,DR MLB 2011-2022 2008-2022
2007-    UDFA-NYA
41 Christian Yelich lf Miami Marlins 1 lf 6-3 195 L R 1991-12-05 Thousand Oaks,CA MLB 2013-2022 2010-2022
2010-  1-  23-MIA
42 Nolan Arenado 3b Colorado Rockies 2 3b 6-2 215 R R 1991-04-16 Lake Forest,CA MLB 2013-2022 2009-2022
2009-  2-  59-COL
43 Mike Olt 3b Texas Rangers 4 3b 6-2 190 R R 1988-08-27 Branford,CT MLB 2012-2015 2008-2019
2010-  1-  49-TEX
44 Hak-Ju Lee ss Tampa Bay Rays 2 ss 6-2 175 L R 1990-11-04 Seoul,KR AAA -- 2009-2016
2008-    UDFA-CHN
45 Nick Castellanos rf Detroit Tigers 2 rf 6-4 203 R R 1992-03-04 Davie,FL MLB 2013-2022 2010-2022
2010-  1-  44-DET
46 Randall Delgado p Atlanta Braves 3 p 6-3 165 R R 1990-02-09 Las Tablas,PN MLB 2011-2018 2008-2019
2006-    UDFA-ATL
47 Anthony Rizzo 1b Chicago Cubs 1 1b 6-3 240 L L 1989-08-08 Fort Lauderdale,FL MLB 2011-2022 2007-2022
2007-  6- 204-BOS
48 Billy Hamilton cf-lf Cincinnati Reds 2 cf-lf 6-0 155 B R 1990-09-09 Taylorsville,MS MLB 2013-2021 2009-2022
2009-  2-  57-CIN
49 Rymer Liriano rf San Diego Padres 2 rf 6-0 211 R R 1991-06-20 Santo Domingo,DR MLB 2014-2017 2009-2021
2007-    UDFA-SDN
50 Jarred Cosart p Houston Astros 2 p 6-3 180 R R 1990-05-25 League City,TX MLB 2013-2017 2009-2017
2008- 38-1156-PHI
rank player name pos prospect Team tm rk pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years draft info
51 Will Middlebrooks 3b Boston Red Sox 1 3b 6-3 197 R R 1988-09-09 Greenville,TX MLB 2012-2017 2008-2017
2007-  5- 174-BOS
52 James Paxton p Seattle Mariners 4 p 6-4 227 L L 1988-11-06 Richmond,BC MLB 2013-2021 2007-2021
2010-  4- 132-SEA
53 Yasmani Grandal c San Diego Padres 4 c 6-2 230 B R 1988-11-08 Miami,FL MLB 2012-2022 2008-2022
2010-  1-  12-CIN
54 Matt Harvey p New York Mets 2 p 6-4 220 R R 1989-03-27 New London,CT MLB 2012-2021 2008-2022
2010-  1-   7-NYN
55 Jean Segura 2b Los Angeles Angels 2 2b 5-10 220 R R 1990-03-17 San Juan,DR MLB 2012-2022 2008-2022
2007-    UDFA-ANA
56 Wily Peralta p Milwaukee Brewers 1 p 6-2 191 R R 1989-05-08 Samana,DR MLB 2012-2022 2006-2022
2005-    UDFA-MIL
57 AJ Cole p Oakland Athletics 4,4 p 6-5 240 R R 1992-01-05 Winter Springs,FL MLB 2015-2021 2010-2021
2010-  4- 116-WAS
58 Xander Bogaerts ss Boston Red Sox 2 ss 6-2 218 R R 1992-10-01 San Nicolas,AA MLB 2013-2022 2010-2022
2009-    UDFA-BOS
59 George Springer cf-dh Houston Astros 3 cf-dh 6-3 221 R R 1989-09-19 New Britain,CT MLB 2014-2022 2009-2022
2011-  1-  11-HOU
60 Josh Bell 1b Pittsburgh Pirates 3 1b 6-4 250 B R 1992-08-14 Irving,TX MLB 2016-2022 2012-2022
2011-  2-  61-PIT
61 Javier Baez ss-2b Chicago Cubs 2 ss-2b 6-0 190 R R 1992-12-01 Toa Baja,PR MLB 2014-2022 2011-2022
2011-  1-   9-CHN
62 Zach Lee p Los Angeles Dodgers 1 p 6-3 195 R R 1991-09-13 McKinney,TX MLB 2015-2017 2011-2022
2010-  1-  28-LAN
63 Dellin Betances p New York Yankees 3 p 6-8 265 R R 1988-03-23 Brooklyn,NY MLB 2011-2021 2006-2022
2006-  8- 254-NYA
64 Matt Szczur cf-lf Chicago Cubs 3 cf-lf 6-1 190 R R 1989-07-20 Cape May,NJ MLB 2014-2018 2009-2021
2010-  5- 160-CHN
65 Sonny Gray p Oakland Athletics 3 p 5-10 195 R R 1989-11-07 Smyrna,TN MLB 2013-2022 2009-2022
2011-  1-  18-OAK
66 Addison Reed p Chicago White Sox 1 p 6-3 215 L L 1988-12-27 Montclair,CA MLB 2011-2018 2008-2019
2010-  3-  95-CHA
67 Jake Marisnick cf-lf Toronto Blue Jays 3 cf-lf 6-4 220 R R 1991-03-30 Riverside,CA MLB 2013-2022 2010-2022
2009-  3- 104-TOR
68 Jake Odorizzi p Kansas City Royals 4 p 6-2 190 R R 1990-03-27 Highland,IL MLB 2012-2022 2008-2022
2008-  1-  32-MIL
69 Trevor May p Philadelphia Phillies 1 p 6-5 240 R R 1989-09-23 Kelso,WA MLB 2014-2022 2008-2022
2008-  4- 136-PHI
70 Taylor Jungmann p Milwaukee Brewers 2 p 6-6 195 R R 1989-12-18 Temple,TX MLB 2015-2017 2009-2019
2011-  1-  12-MIL
71 Jed Bradley p Milwaukee Brewers 3 p 6-3 203 L L 1990-06-12 Huntsville,AL MLB 2016-2016 2009-2019
2011-  1-  15-MIL
72 Blake Swihart c-lf Boston Red Sox 3 c-lf 6-1 175 B R 1992-04-03 Rio Rancho,NM MLB 2015-2019 2011-2021
2011-  1-  26-BOS
73 Starling Marte cf Pittsburgh Pirates 4 cf 6-1 195 R R 1988-10-09 Santo Domingo,DR MLB 2012-2022 2009-2022
2007-    UDFA-PIT
74 Oscar Taveras of St. Louis Cardinals 3 of 6-2 180 L L 1992-06-19 Puerto Plata,DR MLB 2014-2014 2010-2014
2008-    UDFA-SLN
75 Zack Cozart ss Cincinnati Reds 5 ss 6-1 185 R R 1985-08-12 Memphis,TN MLB 2011-2019 2005-2019
2007-  2-  79-CIN
rank player name pos prospect Team tm rk pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years draft info
76 Casey Kelly p San Diego Padres 3 p 6-3 194 R R 1989-10-04 Sarasota,FL MLB 2012-2018 2008-2018
2008-  1-  30-BOS
77 Nick Franklin 2b Seattle Mariners 5 2b 6-1 180 B R 1991-03-02 Longwood,FL MLB 2013-2018 2009-2021
2009-  1-  27-SEA
78 Cory Spangenberg 2b San Diego Padres 4 2b 6-0 184 L R 1991-03-16 Clarks Summit,PA MLB 2014-2019 2010-2022
2011-  1-  10-SDN
79 Leonys Martin cf Texas Rangers 5 cf 6-1 180 L R 1988-03-06 Villa Clara,CU MLB 2011-2019 2011-2021
2011-    UDFA-TEX
80 Michael Choice of Oakland Athletics 5 of 6-0 190 R R 1989-11-10 Mansfield,TX MLB 2013-2015 2008-2021
2010-  1-  10-OAK
81 Gary Sanchez c New York Yankees 4 c 6-2 230 R R 1992-12-02 Santo Domingo,DR MLB 2015-2022 2010-2022
2009-    UDFA-NYA
82 Jonathan Schoop 1b-2b Baltimore Orioles 3 1b-2b 6-1 225 R R 1991-10-06 Willemstad,CC MLB 2013-2022 2010-2022
2008-    UDFA-BAL
83 Garrett Richards p Los Angeles Angels 3 p 6-2 210 R R 1988-05-27 Riverside,CA MLB 2011-2022 2007-2022
2009-  1-  42-ANA
84 Cheslor Cuthbert 1b-3b Kansas City Royals 5 1b-3b 6-1 190 R R 1992-11-16 Corneta,NI MLB 2015-2020 2010-2021
2009-    UDFA-KCA
85 Mason Williams cf-lf New York Yankees 5 cf-lf 6-0 150 L R 1991-08-21 Winter Garden,FL MLB 2015-2021 2010-2021
2010-  4- 145-NYA
86 Chad Bettis p Colorado Rockies 3 p 6-1 180 R R 1989-04-26 Lubbock,TX MLB 2013-2019 2008-2019
2010-  2-  76-COL
87 Wilin Rosario c Colorado Rockies 4 c 5-11 175 R R 1989-02-23 Bonao,DR MLB 2011-2015 2007-2021
2006-    UDFA-COL
88 Zack Cox 3b St. Louis Cardinals 4 3b 6-0 215 L R 1989-05-09 Louisville,KY AAA -- 2009-2017
2010-  1-  25-SLN
89 Chris Archer p Tampa Bay Rays 3 p 6-2 195 R R 1988-09-26 Clayton,NC MLB 2012-2022 2006-2022
2006-  5- 161-CLE
90 Taylor Guerrieri p Tampa Bay Rays 4 p 6-3 195 R R 1992-12-01 Columbia,SC MLB 2018-2019 2012-2021
2011-  1-  24-TBA
91 Daniel Norris p Toronto Blue Jays 4 p 6-2 185 L L 1993-04-25 Johnson City,TN MLB 2014-2022 2012-2022
2011-  2-  74-TOR
92 Andrelton Simmons ss Atlanta Braves 4 ss 6-2 170 R R 1989-09-04 Mundo Nobo,NA MLB 2012-2022 2010-2022
2010-  2-  70-ATL
93 Kolten Wong 2b St. Louis Cardinals 5 2b 5-7 185 L R 1990-10-10 Hilo,HI MLB 2013-2022 2009-2022
2011-  1-  22-SLN
94 Tyrell Jenkins p St. Louis Cardinals 6 p 6-4 180 R R 1992-07-20 Henderson,TX MLB 2016-2016 2010-2017
2010-  1-  50-SLN
95 Allen Webster p Los Angeles Dodgers 2 p 6-2 165 R R 1990-02-10 Madison,NC MLB 2013-2019 2008-2019
2008- 18- 547-LAN
96 Nathan Eovaldi p Los Angeles Dodgers 3 p 6-2 217 R R 1990-02-13 Alvin,TX MLB 2011-2022 2008-2022
2008- 11- 337-LAN
97 Matt Davidson 1b-3b Arizona Diamondbacks 5 1b-3b 6-3 230 R R 1991-03-26 Yucaipa,CA MLB 2013-2022 2009-2022
2009-  1-  35-ARI
98 Jedd Gyorko 3b San Diego Padres 6 3b 5-10 205 R R 1988-09-23 Morgantown,WV MLB 2013-2020 2008-2020
2010-  2-  59-SDN
99 Joe Benson of Detroit Tigers 2 of 6-2 210 R R 1988-03-05 Joliet,IL MLB 2011-2011 2006-2019
2006-  2-  64-MIN
100 Christian Villanueva 3b Texas Rangers 9 3b 5-11 160 R R 1991-06-19 Guadalajara,MX MLB 2017-2018 2010-2021
2008-    UDFA-TEX
100 record(s)