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Tag:Prospects
Posted on: December 1, 2008 12:10 am
 

Pizza's top 109 prospects

A few months back i did a top 40 prospects but things have changed, so i will unveil a  top 109, As I dont have time to do write-ups on everyone i will only highlight 10 interesting prospects Bold=write up at end

  1. David Price, SP, Rays
  2. Matt Wieters, C, Orioles
  3. Jason Heyward. OF, Braves
  4. Travis Snider, OF, Blue Jays
  5. Cameron Maybin, OF, Marlins
  6. Madison Bumgarner, SP, Giants
  7. Neftali Feliz, SP, Rangers
  8. Mike Moustakas, 3B, Royals
  9. Colby Rasmus, OF, Cardinals
  10. Dexter Fowler, OF, Rockies
  11. Trevor Cahill, SP, A's
  12. Matt LaPorta, OF, Indians
  13. Chris Tillman, SP, Orioles
  14. Andrew McCutchen, OF, Pirates
  15. Rick Porcello, SP, Tigers
  16. Tommy Hanson, SP, Braves
  17. Brett Anderson, SP, A's
  18. Pedro Alvarez, 3B, Pirates
  19. Jhoulys Chacin, SP, Rockies
  20. Max Ramirez, C/1B, Rangers
  21. Jarrod Parker, SP, Diamondbacks
  22. Mike Stanton, OF, Marlins
  23. Tim Alderson, SP, Giants
  24. Josh Vitters, 3B, Cubs
  25. Brian Matusz, SP, Orioles
  26. Lars Anderson, 1B, Red Sox
  27. Buster Posey, C, Giants
  28. Derek Holland, SP, Rangers
  29. Mat Gamel, 3B, Brewers
  30. Tim Beckham, SP, Rays
  31. Carlos Santana, C, Indians
  32. Justin Smoak, 1B, Rangers
  33. Wade Davis, SP, Rays
  34. Angel Villalona, 1B, Giants
  35. Jeremy Hellickson, SP, Rays
  36. Eric Hosmer, 1B, Royals
  37. James McDonald, SP, Dodgers
  38. Elvis Andrus, SS, Rangers
  39. Jordan Schafer, OF, Braves
  40. Alcides Escobar, SS, Brewers
  41. Jesus Montero, C, Yankees
  42. Yonder Alonso, 1B, Reds
  43. Jordan Zimmerman, SP, Nationals
  44. Logan Morrison, 1B, Marlins
  45. Michael Main, SP, Rangers
  46. Micheal Saunders, OF, Mariners
  47. Fernando Martinez, OF, Mets
  48. Reid Brignac, SS, Rays
  49. Taylor Teagarden, C, Rangers
  50. Ben Revere, OF, Twins
  51. Matt Dominguez, 3B, Marlins
  52. Gordon Beckham, SS, White Sox
  53. Austin Jackson, OF, Yankees
  54. Aaron Hicks, OF, Twins
  55. Brett Wallace, 3B, Cardinals
  56. Michael Burgess, OF, Nationals
  57. Carlos Carrasco, SP, Phillies
  58. Phillipe Aumont, SP, Mariners
  59. Brett Cecil, SP, Blue Jays
  60. Freddie Freeman, 1B, Braves
  61. Chris Carter, 1B, A's
  62. Desmond Jennings, OF, Rays
  63. Jeremy Jeffress, SP, Brewers
  64. Jake Arrieta, SP, Orioles
  65. Nick Weglarz, OF, Indians
  66. Adrian Cardenas, INF, A's
  67. Michael Bowden, SP, Red Sox
  68. Jordan Walden, SP, Angels
  69. Greg Halman, OF, Mariners
  70. Tyler Flowers, C, Braves
  71. Carlos Triunful, SS, Mariners
  72. Wilmer Flores, SS, Mets
  73. Angel Salome, C, Brewers
  74. Christopher Marrero, OF, Nationals
  75. Jason Donald, SS, Phillies
  76. Jose Ceda, RP, Marlins
  77. Jeff Samardzija, RP, Cubs
  78. Chris Coghlan, 2B, Marlins
  79. Julio Borbon, OF, Rangers
  80. Daniel Cortes, SP, Royals
  81. Gio Gonzalez, SP, A's
  82. JP Arenicbia, C, Blue Jays
  83. Brett Lawrie, C, Brewers
  84. Kyle Blanks, 1B, Padres
  85. Aaron Poreda, RP, White Sox
  86. Gorkys Hernandez, OF, Braves
  87. Ivan Dejesus, SS, Dodgers
  88. Jose Tabata, OF, Pirates
  89. James Simmons, SP, A's
  90. Chris Perez, RP, Cardinals
  91. Aaron Cunningham, OF, A's
  92. Martin Perez, SP, Rangers
  93. Jon Niese, SP, Mets
  94. Daryl Jones, OF, Cardinals
  95. Todd Frazier, OF, Reds
  96. Jacob McGee, SP, Rays
  97. Beau Mills, 3B, Indians
  98. Jeff Niemann, SP, Rays
  99. Scott Elbert, SP, Dodgers
  100. Dellin Betances, SP, Yankees
  101. Kila Ka'aihue, 1B, Royals
  102. Ryan Perry, SP/RP, Tigers
  103. Chris Valiaka, SS, Reds
  104. Brad Holt, SP, Mets
  105. Josh Reddick, OF, Red Sox
  106. Brandon Erbe, SP, Orioles
  107. Taylor Green, 3B, Brewers
  108. Michael Inoa, SP, A's
  109. Ross Detwieler, SP, Nationals

3. Jason Heyward, OF, Braves

Heyward 2007's 14th pick is turning out to be a major steal. The prime gem in the Braves system has 5 tool potential with a good sense of the strike zone. At 6'4, he has plenty of power potential and it will grow as he advance's up the system. Just turning 19 he amzingly has a shot at hitting the majors this upcoming season as a possible September call-up. His defense is also above average, as he has a strong throwing arm and great range for a corner outfield spot.

13. Chris Tillman, SP, Orioles

Just acquired this year in the Erik Bedard trade, Tillman is more than worthy of his number 13 spot on my list. His best pitch is by far his 12-6 curve. What impresses people most about Tillman was his ability to dominate as the youngest player in Double A at age 20. With Improving control and a strong baseball knowledge he should be in the majors soon, and could be an above average 2 starter or maybe an ace with his great stuff.

20. Max Ramirez, C, Rangers

First off i dont care if Ramirez cant play defense...he can flat out hit! as evidenced by his statistics this year in the minors. Although he strikesout a lot, almost every power hitter does so it's not a big concern. If Max could improve his defense at catcher he could possibly even rank higher than this. Unfortunatly his opportunity to play might not come with the rangers because they are stacked at 1B, C and DH.

31. Carlos Santana, C, Indians

Traded to the Indians in the Casey Blake trade, the Indians have found them a very solid future catcher. Santana taking a huge step forward in every statistical category has a bright future. His sudden breakthrough is worrisome to some, but certainly not me. Overall his 2008 minor league season was one of the best and he still is still just 22, he is very advanced for a catcher at this age. He has good plate discipline and it will allow him to challenge pitchers as he moves up through the minors.

45. Micheal Main, SP, Rangers

Often unheralded because of Derek Holland and Neftali Feliz, Main could end up being better than both with some scouts already calling him the next Mike Mussina. Main is still quite raw, but has an excellent repertoire of pitches headed by his fastball and is loaded with talent. He throws very hard and as he gains a better feel for the game he could throw upper 90's fastballs with consistency. If his secondary pitches develop a little more dont be suprised if he becomes a future star.

56. Michael Burgess, OF, Nationals

There are few players in the minors with as much talent as this young man, and i am a fan. The main issue with Burgess is his strikeouts but as he ages it should become less of a problem. Only 20 he is quite a ways away, But lets focus on right now. Right now basically Burgess is gifted with power, but lacks plate discipline and is still very raw. If he cuts down on his strikeout and turns a few of them into hits, his power will easily carry him to the majors.

62. Desmond Jennings, OF, Rays

Jennings was placed on the map with his terrific 2007 minor league campaign showing potential as a strong future lead off hitter. Than Jennings got hurt getting only 85 at bats in the 2008 season. Right now no one knows what Jennings future could be, he could be a star or could never reach the majors. What we do know is Jennings is a speed demon, if he can retain it and return to form he most certainly will be special. This ranking should be justified as High Risk, High Reward.

76. Jose Ceda, RP, Marlins

The cubs most certainly lost something special in this imo future star closer in the Kevin Gregg swap. Ceda's biggest problem is his control but it can be contained in a reliever role. He is very intimidating with his large frame and can dial his fastball up to 100. He has 2 plus pitches in his fastball and slider. It is worth noting that his ERA is signifacantly lower as reliever which the Marlins should use him as.

85. Aaron Poreda, SP, White Sox

Basically Poreda has one pitch, his Fastball. Which he dials up to the mid 90's. As a lefty with that velocity he most certainly will make it to the bigs. As he advances his biggest need is to develop better secondary pitches if he doesnt develop them he will be eaten alive in the bigs.

106. Brandon Erbe, SP, Orioles

After a terrible 07 season Erbe somewhat redeemed himself as a solid prospect. Right now Erbe is way to inconsitent but has great stuff evidenced by getting about 1 strikeout per inning. I think he could flourish in an inning's eater role in a pitchers park because he gives up to many homers.

Category: MLB
Tags: MILB, MLB, Prospects
 
 
 
 
 
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