Top 15 First Base Prospects

October 18, 2009

C / 1B / 2B / SS / 3B / OF / CF / P

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Rk   Player   Pos   Comments   Age   Org   Lvl
1   Justin Smoak   1B   Good all-around bat & likely MLB regular; missed most of June (strained oblique)   23.3   TEX   AAA
2   Yonder Alonso   1B   Not far behind Smoak; elite LD hitter who walks + has pop; broke hamate in '09   23.0   CIN   AA
3   Logan Morrison   1B   Missed 4/11-6/8 with wrist fracture; no major weaknesses -- power potential?   22.6   FLA   AA
4   Chris Carter   1B/OF   Stiff defender has powerful LD stroke; can struggle w/ contact -- swing has holes   23.3   OAK   AAA
5   Freddie Freeman 1B   Youngin' w/ promising future -- great contact hitter; hand injury ended year on 8/22 20.6   ATL   AA
6   Ryan Strieby   1B/OF   Awesome power considering '08-'09 wrist injuries; low contact rate slight concern   24.7   DET   AA
7   Ike Davis   1B   Strong pro debut; contact is a concern; was among our favorite '08 draft "sleepers"   23.0   NYM   AA
8   Brandon Snyder   1B/3B   Poor AAA stint after studly half season in AA -- power vanished; '05 1st-rounder   23.4   BAL   AAA
9   Anthony Rizzo   1B   Sported 30% line-drive rate in 229 A+ PA; he's polished and ready for a breakout   20.7   BOS   A+
10   Eric Hosmer   1B   Vision problem may have contributed to '09 struggles; high ceiling but low floor   20.4   KC   A+
11   Brandon Allen   1B   From solid AA bat to PCL HR machine to MLB K-king -- 40 Ks over 116 MLB PA   24.1   ARI   MLB
12   Lars Anderson   1B   Bad back may have contributed to nose-dive in AA; should he get a mulligan?   22.5   BOS   AA
13   David Cooper   1B   Solid pro debut for likely big leaguer, but his power won't be above-average   23.1   TOR   AA
14   Chris Parmelee   1B/RF   Finally made contact strides -- power took a hit; polished bat should keep movin'   22.1   MIN    A+
15   Chris Marrero   1B   Promoted to AA after over 1,000 A+ PA; solid skill set and young for high minors   21.8   WAS   AA
* Ages are as of 4/1/10; Lvl is the highest the player has reached; Our rankings put a lot of weight into floor as well as ceiling
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