Brewers top prospects 1) Mark Rogers, RHP, Grade B-: Borderline B. Love the stuff, but command concerns keep me cautious with the grade. 2) Cody Scarpetta, RHP, Grade B-: Borderline B. Personal favorite for a couple of years, like Rogers I worry about his command but like his stuff. 3) Kentrail Davis, OF, Grade B-: Good tools, hits for average, I think he'll get on base. But what about power? 4) Amaury Rivas, RHP, Grade B-: Solid across the board, looks like a fourth starter to me. 5) Kyle Heckathorn, RHP, Grade B-: Huge ground ball specialist, another future fourth starter? 6) Wily Peralta, RHP, Grade B-: Another arm with solid stuff, though I don't like the dropping strikeout rate and deterioration in K/BB in Double-A. 7) Scooter Gennett, 2B, Grade B-: A very good hitter, needs to polish defense but could make a lot of noise in '11. Keep close track of him. 8) Jimmy Nelson, RHP, Grade C+: Starter or reliever? Fits into Brewers profile as a fourth starter type with decent but not exceptional stuff. 9) Caleb Gindl, OF, Grade C+: I think he's better than he looked in Double-A, but still more of a future role player than heavy duty regular. 10) Eric Komatsu, OF, Grade C+: Like Gindl, can be a good role player but unless he turns the power up he will be stretched to start. 11) Tyler Thornburg, RHP, Grade C+: Very good stuff, could move quickly if used in bullpen. 12) Hunter Morris, 1B, Grade C: Plenty of power potential, but something makes me wonder if he'll fully live up to expectations. I might be underrating him. 13) D'Vontrey Richardson, OF, Grade C: Outstanding tools, extremely raw. Can he refine them? 14) Tyler Roberts, C, Grade C: Strong power potential, needs a lot of defensive polish. 15) Eric Farris, 2B, Grade C: Forgotten man after injury season, but he can steal bases and has a good glove. 16) Khris Davis, OF, Grade C: Good power production in the Midwest League, but a bit old for the level. Grade will rise if he hits in Double-A. . .might be able to pull a Jerry Sands. 17) Logan Schafer, OF, Grade C: Should be a good fourth outfielder if he gets healthy. 18) Dan Merklinger, LHP, Grade C: Doesn't have blazing stuff, but good stats, protected on 40-man roster. Maybe a fifth starter. 19) Mike Fiers, RHP, Grade C: Older prospect at 25, fastball is average, but really knows how to pitch. 20) Robert Hinton, RHP, Grade C: Good fastball/slider combo could help in pen this year.
Astros top prospects 1) Jordan Lyles, RHP, Grade B+: He won't be a superstar, but he'll soak innings and throw strikes. 2) Delino DeShields, 2B, Grade B-: If he turns out like his dad, the Astros will be happy. Grade can/should rise once he gets more experience. 3) Mike Foltynewicz, RHP, Grade B-: One of my favorite high school pitchers from the 2010 draft. 4) Austin Wates, OF, Grade B-: I think this guy is underrated. Should hit for average, get on base, and provide steals. 5) J.D. Martinez, OF, Grade B-: Steal from the 2009 draft, has decent tools, knows how to hit, but was just a 20<sup>th</sup> round pick. 6) Tanner Bushue, RHP, Grade C+: Erratic in the Sally League, but still young and projectable. 7) Aneury Rodriguez, RHP, Grade C+: You know your system is thin when a Rule 5 guy gets into the Top 10. But he has a good arm and should be able to help this year. 8) Mark Melancon, RHP, Grade C+: Like Rodriguez, he's ready to help now. If he throws enough strikes, he could close eventually. 9) Jonathan Villar, SS, Grade C+: Would rank higher on pure tools, but I have significant worries about his bat. 10) Jimmy Paredes, 2B, Grade C+: Like Villar, he came over in a trade, he's got the tools, but I'm not sure he'll hit. 11) Mike Kvasnicka, 3B-C-OF, Grade C+: I don't think the NY-P numbers reflect his bat fairly, but what position does he play? 12) Jiovanni Mier, SS, Grade C+: One of the big disappointments of the 2010 season. Young enough to rebound. 13) Jose Altuve, 2B, Grade C: You have to love the numbers, but can a 5-5 player really succeed at higher levels? We'll find out this year. 14) Dallas Keuchel, LHP, Grade C: Throws strikes, gets ground balls, could surprise as fifth starter type. 15) Jay Austin, OF, Grade C: Great tools, but I doubt the bat. 16) Ariel Ovando, OF, Grade C: Great tools, power, cost a lot of money, but hasn't played in the US yet and I am cautious about such players until we get real data. 17) Douglas Arguello, LHP, Grade C: Older prospect that you won't see on other lists, but he throws strikes, gets grounders, and could sneak into major league role this year. 18) Brian Bogusevic, OF, Grade C: Perfect fit as a reserve outfielder. Won't hit for average, but can do everything else decently. 19) Telvin Nash, 1B-OF, Grade C: Excellent power potential but lacks other skills. 20) Carlos Quevedo, RHP, Grade C: Strike-thrower had good year in the New York-Penn League, though doesn't fan a lot of people.