Top 25 Fantasy Prospects

February 14, 2011
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Rk   Player   Pos   If you wanna dream…   Just keep in mind that…   Age   Org
1   Bryce Harper   RF   He becomes a 50+ HR OF with 20+ SB a season   He could still be 2 to 4 years away   18.3   WAS
2   Mike Trout   CF   He's a CF with 40+ SB, a .300 AVG and 20+ HR   He only hit 10 HR last season   19.5   LAA
3   Jesus Montero   C   He quickly becomes the best hitting C in MLB   He's not a good bet at all to stick at C   21.2   NYY
4   Julio Teheran   RHP   He's a No. 1 starter by the end of the '12 season   He's not a slam dunk to stick as a SP   20.1   ATL
5   Jarrod Parker   RHP   His return is seamless & he's an instant No. 1-2   He's never topped 118 IP in a season   22.2   ARI
6   Jeremy Hellickson   RHP   He's a No. 1-2 SP from day one and doesn't slow   He could be HR and injury prone   23.9   TB
7   Aroldis Chapman   LHP   He throws multiple no-hitters over his career   He has no idea where his FB is going   23.0   CIN
8   Domonic Brown   RF   He's an annual 25/25 threat starting in 2011   His K% was almost 2x in MLB than AA   23.5   PHI
9   Mike Moustakas   3B   He's among the league's HR leaders and a 3B   His future may be as a 1B or DH   22.4   KC
10   Shelby Miller   RHP   He turns into a No. 1-2 before his 23rd bithday    He has yet to pitch above Low-A   20.4   STL
11   Kyle Drabek   RHP   His FB/CB combo allows him to become a No. 1   Lack of a 3rd pitch may make him a RP   23.2   TOR
12   Eric Hosmer   1B   He surfaces as the game's best pure hitter at 1B   He'll need to hit a ton as a 1B   21.2   KC
13   Wil Myers   RF   He walks more than Ks and tops 30 HR annually   His power dipped a lot from A to A+   20.2   KC
14   Michael Pineda   RHP   He's the AL rookie of the year and a No. 1-2 SP   He missed most of '09 (elbow injury)   22.1   SEA
15   Dustin Ackley   2B   He's a 2B with an elite bat for the position   He may be a LF with an average bat   23.0   SEA
16   Jameson Taillon   RHP   He's an elite K pitcher with good command   High school arms are always risky   19.2   PIT
17   Wilin Rosario   C   He's a 30+ HR catcher starting in 2012   He's a free-swinger with a knee injury   22.0   COL
18   Matt Moore   LHP   He contends for MLB K crowns like in the minors   He's a '07 draft pick who was in A+ in '10   19.2   TB
19   Zach Britton   LHP   He's an innings-eating No. 2 SP and a GB artist   He's more of a GB pitcher than K guy   23.2   BAL
20   Martin Perez   LHP   He busts out in '11 and starts looking like a No. 1   He only went 6+ innings 3x last year   19.9   TEX
21   Manny Machado   SS   He sticks at shortstop and has a Tulo-lite career   He'll never ever be as good as A-Rod   18.6   BAL
22   Brandon Belt   1B   He's among MLB's XBH leaders as an outfielder   He lacks speed/mobility needed for OF   22.8   SF
23   John Lamb   LHP   He's in the bigs in '11 and a No. 2 SP by 2012   His CB lags behind his FB and changeup   20.6   KC
24   Tyler Matzek   LHP   He's a power starter with some ace seasons   Has always had trouble throwing strikes 20.3   COL
25   Freddie Freeman   1B   He's an annual .300 hitter with 25+ home runs   May be gap hitter who doesn't BB much   21.4   ATL
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