Top 15 Centerfield Prospects

by Project Prospect
November 16, 2009

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

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Rk   Player   Pos   Comments   Age   Org   Lvl
1   Desmond Jennings   CF   Above-average runner and contact hitter has patience and solid power   23.4   TB   AAA
2   Dustin Ackley   CF/LF   Smooth LD hitter won't put up high HR totals & may be a LF; very polished   22.1   SEA   NCAA
3   Fernando Martinez   CF/LF   Reached bigs at 20; below-ave. patience; sick raw power & solid contact   21.5   NYM   MLB
4   Ryan Westmoreland CF/LF   Outstanding athlete w/ big upside; year ended early (broken collarbone)   20.0   BOS   SS
5   Michael Brantley   CF   Elite contact hitter with great speed and solid patience; power is limited   22.9   CLE   MLB
6   Che-Hsuan Lin   CF   Good strike-zone management, speed, D and LD ability; not much power   21.5   BOS   A+
7   Aaron Hicks   CF   Held his own in MWL as a teenager; patient hitter w/ solid contact & pwr   20.5   MIN   A
8   Ryan Kalish   CF/LF   High-energy player slowed down in AA; excellent arm; promising power   22.0   BOS   AA
9   Donovan Tate   CF   Fast runner has quick bat and good arm; uncertainty with his patience   19.5   SD   HS
10   Lorenzo Cain   CF   Solid defender was slowed by injuries in '09; not a great contact hitter    24.0   MIL   AA
11   Tyson Gillies   CF   Smart, patient hitter is a burner who plays good defense; 100% hustle   21.4   SEA   A+
12   Michael Trout   CF   Very high upside; reached Low-A 5 weeks after signing; solid all-around   18.7   LAA   A
13   Ben Revere   CF   Stellar contact bat, but only has 3 HR in over 1,000 career PA; very fast   21.9   MIN   A+
14   Slade Heathcott   CF/OF   If you like tools, Heathcott is oozing with them; has yet to make pro debut   19.5   NYY   HS
15   Jared Mitchell   CF   Patient lefty hits lots of LD and can run; contact skills may hold him back   21.5   CHW   A
* 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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