Top 15 Second Base Prospects

October 26, 2009

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

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Rk   Player   Pos   Comments   Age   Org   Lvl
1   Todd Frazier   2B/LF   Bat may be better than Sizemore's; D won't be (lacks range); quick stroke w/ pop   24.1   CIN   AAA
2   Scott Sizemore   2B   Solid bet to be ave. MLBer; quick wrists; torn ankle tendons (from AFL) = surgery   25.3   DET   AAA
3   Brett Lawrie   2B   Lots of pwr. potential; I want to see him manage zone in AA before I get too excited   20.2   MIL   AA
4   Jemile Weeks   2B   Would help to see him play a full, healthy season; good all-around bat and upside   23.2   OAK   AA
5   Reese Havens   2B/SS   Moving to 2B in 2010; injuries have slowed him;he's an excellent breakout pick   23.5   NYM   A+
6   Eric Young Jr.   2B/CF   I liked his D at 2B, but he'll likely be a CF; awesome speed; largely just a slap hitter 24.9   COL   MLB
7   Matt Antonelli   2B   Still has decent pop + manages zone well; injuries/swing mechanics are hurdles   25.0   SD   AAA
8   Eric Sogard   2B   Excellent contact hitter w/ good LD-stroke; slowed by May groin injury; defense is ? 23.9   SD   AA
9   Adrian Cardenas   2B/3B   Stiff defender who runs like an Oompa-Loompa; bat will get him to big leagues   22.5   OAK   AAA
10   Nick Noonan   2B   Very young for A+; adjusted well in 2nd half of '09; can be prone to contact slumps   20.9   SF   A+
11   Johnny Giavotella 2B   5-8/185 frame was as muscular as any I saw in '09; more BB than K; limited power   22.7   KC   A+
12   Corban Joseph   2B   Solid all-around hitter flashed some promising power; '08 4th rounder (HS)   21.4   NYY   A
13   David Adams   2B/3B   Balanced hitter made huge pwr. progress from A to A+; played 2B exclusively in A+   22.9   NYY   A+
14   Brad Emaus   2B   Low BABIP masks solid AA season; likely MLBer -- won't be a star; +30 lbs since HS   24.0   TOR   AA
15   Daniel Descalso   2B   Good LD hitter w/ limited power; likely big leaguer -- his pop will determine ceiling   23.5   STL   AAA
* 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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