Top 25 Prospect List

May 10, 2010
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Rk   Player   Pos   Comments   Age   Org   Lvl   Pre.
1   Jason Heyward   RF   Injuries are the only thing that could keep him from ascending to stardom   20.8   ATL   MLB   1 ↔
2   Carlos Santana   C   The best hitter in the minors and he could become an plus defensive catcher   24.1   CLE   AAA   5 ↑
3   Stephen Strasburg   RHP   Continues to meet the historically high expectations; K & GB machine so far   21.8   WAS   AAA   4 ↑
4   Buster Posey   C   Picked up right were he left off in AAA; great bet to turn into an above-ave. C   23.1   SF   MLB   8 ↑
5   Justin Smoak   1B   Elite contact hitter w/ above-ave. patience and power; .175 BABIP so far in bigs 23.4   TEX   MLB   9 ↑
6   Desmond Jennings   CF   Shoulder and wrist injuries have limited him but he's had success in Triple-A   23.5   TB   AAA   2 ↓
7   Michael Stanton   RF   On pace to hit 60 HR; contact remains a concern but he has a monster ceiling   20.5   FLA   AA   15 ↑
8   Mike Leake   RHP   Sinkerballer adjusting to the bigs on the fly; competitor w/ plus plus command 22.5   CIN   MLB   20 ↑
9   Jesus Montero   C/DH   Strikeouts are up and power is down in AAA  -- compared to A+/AA dominance   20.5   NYY   AAA   3 ↓
10   Starlin Castro   SS   Elite contact bat; improved power and BB%; I'm still not sure he'll stick at SS   20.1   CHC   MLB   36 ↑
11   Ike Davis   1B   Seamless jump from AA to MLB for patient, power hitter, but he will strike out
  23.2   NYM   MLB   57 ↑
12   Dustin Ackley   2B   Finally heating up after a wimpy April; looked solid at 2B when I saw him in ST   22.2   SEA   AA   6 ↓
13   Alcides Escobar   SS   One of baseball's best defensive SS; elite contact bat but not much power or BB 23.4   MIL   MLB   11 ↓
14   Pedro Alvarez   3B   Vulnerable against LHP; despite soft hands, big body likely to force move to 1B   23.3   PIT   AAA   12 ↓
15   Neftali Feliz   RHP   Lots of Ks and hardly any BB; lack of GB is concerning; waiting for him to start   22.0   TEX   MLB   14 ↓
16   Michael Montgomery   LHP   Shredded through A+ on way to early AA promotion; upside may be No. 1-2   20.9   KC   AA   52 ↑
17   Logan Morrison   1B   Hit the ground running in AAA, but shoulder injury has kept him out since 4/19   22.7   FLA   AAA   19 ↑
18   Jhoulys Chacin   RHP   Striking out as many batters as ever and he hasn't had many mistake pitches   22.4   COL   MLB   21 ↑
19   Domonic Brown   RF   Absolutely owning AA and putting up the best power numbers of his career   22.7   PHI   AA   24 ↑
20   Randall Delgado   RHP   The most impressive MiLB pitcher I saw in '10 ST; flashes 3 plus pitches   20.3   ATL   A+   NR ↑
21   Casey Kelly   RHP   Being brought along very slowly but looking like a potential No. 2-3 SP   20.6   BOS   AA   35 ↑
22   Freddie Freeman   1B   Surprisingly promoted to AAA to open '10 but he's justifying the decision
  20.7   ATL   AAA   73 ↑
23   Nick Weglarz   LF   Healthy again, power is improved and his BABIP is up 100 points from '09   22.4   CLE   AA   43 ↑
24   Michael Trout   CF   Could emerge as an All-Star CF; good contact hitter w/ patience + power   18.8   LAA   A   54 ↑
25   Lars Anderson   1B   Picking up where he left off two years ago; an oblique injury derailed his '09   22.6   BOS   AAA   NR ↑
HM: Aroldis Chapman, Brett Wallace, Fernando Martinez, Jaff Decker, Josh Bell, Martin Perez, Michael Taylor, Mike Moustakas, Shelby Miller and Yonder Alonso
Dropped out: F. Martinez (10), M. Taylor (13), J. Bell (16), Y. Alonso (17), J. Decker (18), J. Darnell (22), M. Bumgarner (23) and C. Carter (25)        
Graduated: Brian Matusz (7), Wade Davis (28) and Jon Niese (48)                
* Ages are as of 5/10/10; 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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