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2010 Top 100 Prospects

2010 Top 100 Prospects List


1 Jason Heyward OF Braves – Tools to hit for a consistently high average and possible 30+ HR power.

2 Stephen Strasburg SP Nationals – Once-in-a-generation pitcher with a delivery that could cause his bright star to burn hot and then burn out fast.

3 Buster Posey C Giants – All around good athlete with plus makeup, will hit for average, ave. power and above ave. defense.

4 Dustin Ackley 2B Mariners – It won’t take long for him to be ready, will hit right out of the box, they just need to find his position.

5 Brian Matusz LHP Orioles – 4 pitch arsenal and could be the bedrock to the Orioles staff as soon as 2010.

6 Mike Stanton OF Marlins – ++ power, takes time to adjust to each league before exploding, could be 2 years away, proto RF.

7 Desmond Jennings OF Rays – Power/Speed combo, good hit tool, may be able to push BJ Upton to RF in 2010.

8 Carlos Santana C Indians – + power for a catcher, good average, improving to an above ave. backstop, will stick at C and hit at AS level.

9 Jesus Montero C Yankees – Best C bat in the minors, but position is in question, he’ll hit for a high average and +power, where? is the question.

10 Domonic Brown OF Phillies – Flashes 5 tools, speed will diminish, but power development should make up for that.

11 Justin Smoak 1B Rangers – Switch hitter with power and average from both sides, plus defense at 1B.

12 Ryan Westmoreland OF Red Sox – ++ athlete, could have elite tools in 4 categories and above ave. power, upside is ultra.

13 Jarrod Parker SP Diamondbacks – TJ surgery will push back timeline, still an ace in the making.

14 Neftali Feliz SP Rangers – 100 mph FB, could be a devastating closer, Rangers will try first to make him their ace, and rightfully so.

15 Pedro Alvarez 3B Pirates – + power, will stick at 3B for the foreseeable future, enough power for 1B or OF.

16 Martin Perez SP Rangers – Young arm, mid 90s, possible + CU, could have 3 above ave. pitches.

17 Jacob Turner SP Tigers – Young flamethrower, solid frame, could move fast to Detroit and fit into the middle of the rotation.

18 Logan Morrison 1B Marlins – 2009 lost season, will hit for average, power should emerge in 2010, ave. defense at 1B.

19 Madison Bumgarner SP Giants – Made it to SF in 2009 at 19, growing pains expected, but could be dominant in time.

20 Yonder Alonso 1B Reds – Bat is best tool, will hit at any level once the Reds figure out how to play with two 1B.

21 Michael Trout OF Angels – Elite tools and contact ability, Power/Speed combo. Very young.

22 Jeremy Hellickson SP Rays – A pitcher’s pitcher, attacks hitters, high GB rate, good K numbers, still getting better.

23 Chris Carter 1B Athletics – Sick power and he’s finally learning to harness it and hit for some average as well, average 1B.

24 Aaron Hicks OF Twins – Great athlete, still a lot of development but high upside and good work ethic.

25 Casey Kelly SP Red Sox – Finally a SP and he’s taking huge strides, + CB, good sinking FB, still learning.

26 Wade Davis SP Rays – Ready now for TB, will be an innings eater and good K rates with no pressure at the back end for now.

27 Lonnie Chisenhall 3B Indians – Power is already above average and still developing, will hit for average, working hard to stay at 3B.

28 Kyle Drabek SP Jays – Getting better with maturity, all the pitches to be successful, tough place to learn in the AL East.

29 Tyler Matzek SP Rockies – Only injury will stop him from becoming a dominant lefty, power, command and polished for a HS.

30 Zach Wheeler SP Giants – Mid 90s GB pitcher with 12-6 CB, still growing and learning, could be a stud in two years.

31 Starlin Castro SS Cubs – Rocketing up to Chicago, could be starting SS by age 20 and develop average power as he gets older.

32 Fernando Martinez OF Mets – Always underrated and always the youngest at his level, 20 in the Majors is special, will hit for power.

33 Alcides Escobar SS Brewers – + Speedster with + defense and good hit tool, future is now for the Brewers.

34 Freddie Freeman 1B Braves – Could be an RBI machine with average power and gap to gap approach, flashes some gold glove potential.

35 Kyle Gibson SP Twins – Steal in the draft if the Twins are right about health, actually has better secondaries than sinking low 90s FB, #2 upside.

36 Jason Castro C Astros – Will be the team Captain and field general, above average defense, ave. to above ave. hit tools, decent power.

37 Mike Montgomery SP Royals – Low 90s FB, 2 CBs and developing CU, competitor with an attitude problem on the mound, learning to harness it.

38 Brett Wallace 1B Blue Jays – Limited to 1B due to build, but will hit for average and 20-25 HR power, not a proto 1B, but great chance to meet upside.

39 Brett Lawrie 2B Brewers – Still learning 2B, room to grow and meet power potential, average speed but should steal bases, nice upside.

40 Jared Mitchell OF White Sox – Best athlete in system and knows how to win, could be a 20 HR/20+SB threat in time, learning to utilize plus speed.

41 Tyler Flowers C White Sox – Will hit for power and although big for C should stick as average defender with good leadership skills, will be a threat with the bat.

42 Josh Bell 3B Orioles – Will be the 3B in Baltimore by 2011, average D, some 20 HR power production.

43 Todd Frazier SS Reds – Can play anywhere, short stroke for above average power and won’t limit hitting potential, Super Utility player, gamer.

44 Shelby Miller SP Cardinals – Flame throwing Texan, still learning to harness secondaries, upside is high and St. Louis is a nice place to learn.

45 James Darnell 3B Padres – Proving he can stick at 3B, + power, best bet in the system to be the 3B of the future in SD.

46 Aaron Crow SP Royals – #3 upside potential and he’s close to the majors, + FB/SL combo, lagging CU, possible closer in the future.

47 Dee Gordon SS Dodgers – Speed demon but will he ever be bigger than 150lbs, might not even stick at SS, CF? Needs physical growth.

48 Wil Myers C Royals – Athletic C with + arm and + power, will hit for average but bat might be too advanced for him to master being a C.

49 Aroldis Chapman SP Reds – Command is questionable, but power arm is unmatched in the minors, 100mph FB from a lefty, wicked.

50 Jake Arrieta SP Orioles – Led the system in K’s as we called a breakout, still needs to master command, but should be workhorse.

51 Simon Castro SP Padres – Finally clicked in 2009 and put command together with stuff, #3 upside or power closer with the mindset for it.

52 Michael Saunders OF Mariners – Saunders had a breakout 2009 even though it was limited, could hit for solid average and decent power/speed combo in Seattle.

53 Jordan Lyles SP Astros – Best SP in the system, room to grow and add velocity, advanced feel and flashed + CU, needs a 3rd pitch, #2 upside.

54 Matt Moore SP Rays – K machine so far, needs to harness command because his velocity is maxed at low 90s, average secondaries, #3 upside.

55 Chris Withrow SP Dodgers – + FB/CB combo, still developing as a SP, needs 2 years but has #2 upside, if given time he could be special.

56 Wilson Ramos C Twins – Ready soon C with + defense and above average hit tools with good power, blocked by Mauer.

57 Mike Leake SP Reds – Dominant college SP, 5 above average pitches, not a power pitcher but very intelligent, #3 upside.

58 Thomas Neal OF Giants – Breakout 2009 met potential, gap to gap power, good arm, middle of lineup hitter, needs more consistency on breaking pitches.

59 Jenrry Mejia SP Mets – + FB with + movement and sink, CU has + action, needs a 3rd pitch and to work on control, small build.

60 Tanner Scheppers SP Rangers – + FB, ++CB, needs to refine CU and prove he can handle workload, Ace potential w/ injury risk UP:Ace DN: Pen.

61 Nick Hagadone SP Indians – Ready now and no where near ready for the workload, plus FB/SL combo suited for bullpen, could be dominant closer.

62 Donovan Tate OF Padres – 5 tool athlete with major upside but his contact ability is questionable and his development is a long road, UP: All Star, DN: Bust.

63 Julio Teheran SP Braves – 3 + pitches in FB, CB and CU which might be his best, needs to fill out, FB could be high 90s, questionable mechanics.

64 Matt Dominguez 3B Marlins – + defender, good power potential, long swing needs to be tightened, good work ethic, should be above average hitter w/ 20 HR power.

65 Josh Vitters 3B Cubs – Step by step development, should hit for 25+ HR power and stick at 3B long term, maturity will determine upside.

66 Zach Stewart SP Blue Jays – Hard sinker in low 90s, SL is possible plus and changeup jumped in development, could be #2 workhorse.

67 Logan Forsythe 2B Padres – Expecting move to 2B eventually, contact hitter, good speed, will hit for average, play above average D.

68 Miguel Sano 3B Twins – Young and projectable, will move to 3B, room to get much bigger, 30+ HR power expected, will bat keep up?

69 Hank Conger C Angels – Ability to stick at C is in doubt, but his bat is his calling card, will hit for average power and can be a middle order hitter in time.

70 Michael Brantley OF Indians – 2009 he showed his speed/contact and had the breakout we expected, will have shot in Cleveland 30+ SBs possible.

71 Arodys Vizcaino SP Braves – mid 90s FB and plus hammer CB, needs maturity but will add velo with maturity, time on his side, #2 upside.

72 Dan Hudson SP White Sox – Breakout 2009, ran through minors, 3 solid pitches, not dominating, command is key, needs more time in minors.

73 Casey Crosby SP Tigers – Electric mid 90s FB, plus CB potential, needs to work on CU and command, needs time, but high upside lefty.

74 Jon Neise SP Mets – Plus CB, low 90s cutter and an ability to manage the game make him a good bet to be a SP longterm in NY, upside #3.

75 Jhoulys Chacin SP Rockies – Struggled in CO in 2009 due to not trusting FB, CU is plus plus and better command will make him solid #3 starter.

76 Wilmer Flores 3B Mets – Flores is still developing but is ahead of schedule to be a big power threat, quick bat, will need to move to 1B/LF, wasting plus arm.

77 Jose Tabata OF Pirates – Made strides after leaving NYY system, maturity is showing his hitting tools become skills, power should develop in 2010.

78 Eric Hosmer 1B Royals – Lost 2009, will be above average 1B defender and still owns the power potential and at to be successful, expect bounceback.

79 Tyson Gillies CF Phillies – Breakout 2009 as we expected, big time gamer, all out hustle, plus plus speed, contact bat, little power right now.

80 Austin Jackson OF Tigers – Might be starting CF in Detroit, growing pains expected, good all around game, power may emerge later.

81 Ryan Kalish CF Red Sox – Great all around game, could post 15/15 seasons playing above average defense soon, hustler.

82 Derek Norris C Nationals – Excellent plate discipline, but power is average and still K’d 116 times. Needs time to become above average C, but is limited.

83 Christian Friedrich SP Rockies – Mid 90s FB, CB/SL combo w/ plus upside, needs to develop CU or he’ll be a reliever, might not have time to hit #2 upside.

84 Madison Younginer SP Red Sox – Power HS arm, a few tweaks of the mechanics and some physical growth and he will be a beast, mid 90s FB, plus CB.

85 Jaff Decker OF Padres – Limited to LF, but his bat is highly advanced, will have high OBP and hit for average and power, no speed.

86 Mike Moustakas 3B Royals – Moustakas is running out of development time to meet his potential, plus power but bat is lagging, move to OF might be soon.

87 Peter Bourjos OF Angels – Plus Plus speed, 35+ SB capable and will develop 10 HR power, plus defensively, needs to develop discipline and pitch selection.

88 Greg Halman OF Mariners – Has trouble with promotions taking time to adjust, expect a bounce back season, still owns 30/30 skills.

89 Alex Avila C Tigers – C of future in DET, .275 w/ 10-15 HRs and above average defense is probable, ready now.

90 Dayan Viciedo 3B White Sox – Plus power potential, 2009 was adjustment season, faired better in 2H, will take time to excel level to level, but 30+ HR power.

91 Drew Storen RP Nationals – Ready now arm, mid 90s FB/CB/SL combo, attacks hitters and has the mentality to be a closer.

92 Michael Ynoa SP Athletics – Lost 2009 but so young and so much talent, maturity and time will allow him to excel, expect breakout 2010.

93 Chris Heisey OF Reds – Breakout out of nowhere in 2009, plays better than his tools, plus work ethic, will be average all around LF.

94 Juan Francisco 3B Reds – Plus power potential w/ poor contact rates, needs to develop better pitch recognition on advanced pitchers will take advantage.

95 Christian Bethancourt C Braves – Avoided culture shock and took off as expected, plus C tools and will hit for good average and develop above average power.

96 Josh Phegley C White Sox – Probably not a C, but this is a breakout 2010 coming, his bat will be above average, maybe special contact/power.

97 Matt Hobgood SP Orioles – Big frame, mid 90s FB w/ CB and CU projected above average, workhorse with good K rates, #3 upside.

98 Josh Reddick OF Red Sox – Above average power/speed, proved bat is for real and show ready, average defense in RF with good arm, needs patience at plate.

99 Tony Sanchez C Pirates – Overdraft but will be solid and stick at C, Pirates have their future field general in Sanchez, average bat with little downside.

100 Tanner Bushue SP Astros – Nice frame and athletic HS arm, project plus FB and a good feel for CB and CU, could develop into a #1-#2 SP, 3 years away.

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