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pizza's top 40 prospects (includes draftees)

Posted on: June 13, 2008 5:14 pm
Here is my current list of the top 40 prospects in the MLB with comments on the first 20, i did not include guys like Bruce, Kershaw, Clement, Lowrie, Masterson ect. because they are in the bigs and probably wont be seing the minors again, even though they are technically still prospects
1. David Price, SP, Rays, dominating young pitcher
2. Matt Weiters, C, Orioles, the next great catcher
3. Jason Heyward, OF, Braves, 5 tool outfielder
4. Colby Rasmus, OF, Cardinals, struggles early but has heated up
5. Cameron Maybin, OF, Marlins, 5 tool outfielder, still way to raw
6. Matt LaPorta, OF, Brewers, dominating in AA this year
7. Rick Porcello, SP, Tigers, talented young pitcher, overpowering stuff
8. Andrew McCutcheon, OF, Pirates, 5 tool outfielder who has developed power
9. Travis Snider, OF, Jays, powerful OF ahead of the learning curve
10. Jeremy Hellickson, SP, Rays, massive strikeout potential, great stuff
11. Jake McGee, SP, Rays, consistent pitcher but needs to get better control
12. Madison Bumgarner, SP, Giants, massive strikeout potential, great stuff
13. Mike Moustakas, SS, Royals, struggled early, heating up lately
14. Mat Gamel, 3B, Brewers, probably the minors best player this year stat wise
15. Pedro Alvarez, 3B, Pirates, lots of power potential
16. Angel Villalona, 1B, Giants, 17 year old with tons of raw power
17. Buster Posey, C, Giants, i like him more than others, GG defense, great hitter
18. Trevor Cahill, SP, A's, dominating in minors, great control
19. Max Ramirez, C, Rangers, can flat out hit
20. Fernando Martinez, OF, Mets, raw outfielder way ahead of the lurning curve
21. Chris Volstad, SP, Marlins
22. Phillipe Aumont, SP, Mariners
23. Chris Tillman, SP, Orioles
24. Reid Brignac, SS, Rays
25. Brett Anderson, SP, A's
26. Tim Beckham, SS, Rays, too raw
27. Brian Matusz, SP, Orioles
28. Elvis Andrus, SS, Rangers
29. Jesus Montero, C, Yankees
30. Desmond Jennings, OF, Rays
31. Justin Smoak, 1B, Rangers
32. Gordon Beckham, SS, White Sox
33. Tim Alderson, SP, Giants
34. Eric Hosmer, 1B, Royals
35. Lars Anderson, 1B, Red Sox
36. Carlos Carrasco, SP, Phillies
37. Jarrod Parker, SP, DBacks
38. Aaron Crow, SP, Nationals
39. Chris Marrero, OF, Nationals
40. Chris Davis, 1B, Rangers
Category: MLB

Since: Jan 29, 2008
Posted on: June 14, 2008 1:35 am

pizza's top 40 prospects (includes draftees)

Love the props for Heyward, but I'd like to see Jordan Schafer on here somewhere. He's going to be a star. Nice job.

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