Top 5 Second Base Prospects

August 29, 2010

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

Rk. Name Notes Age Lvl Team Pos Pos 2 Grade
1 Dustin Ackley Has made some promising adjustments 22.5 AAA SEA 2B n/a A-
2 Yamaico Navarro Sound defender who can swing it, too 22.8 MLB BOS 2B SS B
3 Nick Franklin Keep an eye on Ks; impressive debut overall 19.5 A SEA 2B SS B-
4 Jason Kipnis Glove better than expected; BABIP will dip 23.4 AA CLE 2B n/a B-
5 Daniel Descalso Starting to look like a potential ave. regular 23.9 AAA STL 2B n/a B-
HM: A. Amarista, D. Cumberland, C. d'Arnaud, J. Giavotella, B. Lawrie, R. Havens and J. Weeks  
* Ages are as of 8/29/10            
** 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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Consider this list a rough draft for our off-season rankings. Our prospect analysts are going to do a lot more research on all of these guys this off-season -- and hopefully see some of them play again. We're just getting started.


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