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DISCLAIMER: To make these lists, a pitcher must have no more than 50 innings pitched in the Majors, and a hitter no more than 130 at-bats.

AZ Diamondbacks
1) Archie Bradley, RHP
2) Braden Shipley, RHP
3) Aaron Blair, RHP
4) Touki Toussaint, RHP
5) Jake Lamb, 3B
6) Andrew Velazquez, SS
7) Marcus Wilson, OF
8) Brandon Drury, 3B
9) Nick Ahmed, SS
10) Pete O’Brien, C/1B
11) Cody Reed, LHP
12) Justin Williams, OF
13) Sergio Alcantara, SS
14) Matt Railey, OF
15) Stryker Trahan, OF
16) Jose Herrera, C
17) Mitch Haniger, OF
18) Isan Diaz, SS
19) Jake Barrett, RHP
20) Enrique Burgos, RHP

ATL Braves
1) Jose Peraza, 2B
2) Ozhaino Albies, SS
3) Lucas Sims, RHP
4) Christian Bethancourt, C
5) Braxton Davidson, 1B/OF
6) Jason Hursh, RHP
7) J.R. Graham, RHP
8) Garrett Fulencheck, RHP
9) Mauricio Cabrera, RHP
10) Wes Parsons, RHP
11) Kyle Kubitza, 3B
12) Victor Reyes, OF
13) Cody Martin, RHP
14) Alec Grosser, RHP
15) Kyle Wren, OF
16) Juan Jaime, RHP
17) Aaron Northcraft, RHP
18) Johan Camargo, SS
19) Chasen Shreve, LHP
20) Todd Cunningham, OF

BAL Orioles
1) Dylan Bundy, RHP
2) Hunter Harvey, RHP
3) Chance Sisco, C
4) Christian Walker, 1B
5) Dariel Alvarez, OF
6) Mike Wright, RHP
7) Parker Bridwell, RHP
8) Mike Yastrzemski, OF
9) Brian Gonzalez, LHP
10) Tyler Wilson, RHP
11) Josh Hart, OF
12) Tim Berry, LHP
13) Branden Kline, RHP
14) Jomar Reyes, 3B
15) Stephen Tarpley, LHP
16) Ofelky Peralta, RHP
17) Pat Connaughton, RHP
18) Adrian Marin, SS
19) Zach Davies, RHP
20) Drew Dosch, 3B

BOS Red Sox
1) Henry Owens, LHP
2) Blake Swihart, C
3) Rusney Castillo, OF
4) Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP
5) Manuel Margot, OF
6) Garin Cecchini, 3B
7) Rafael Devers, 3B
8) Brian Johnson, LHP
9) Edwin Escobar, LHP
10) Michael Chavis, 3B/2B
11) Anthony Ranaudo, RHP
12) Michael Kopech, RHP
13) Matt Barnes, RHP
14) Trey Ball, LHP
15) Deven Marrero, SS
16) Sean Coyle, 2B
17) Javier Guerra, SS
18) Sam Travis, 1B
19) Wendell Rijo, 2B
20) Simon Mercedes, RHP

CHI Cubs
1) Kris Bryant, 3B
2) Addison Russell, SS
3) Jorge Soler, OF
4) Kyle Schwarber, C/OF
5) C.J. Edwards, RHP
6) Albert Almora, OF
7) Billy McKinney, OF
8) Pierce Johnson, RHP
9) Duane Underwood, RHP
10) Dan Vogelbach, 1B
11) Jen-Ho Tseng, RHP
12) Jake Stinnett, RHP
13) Eloy Jimenez, OF
14) Paul Blackburn, RHP
15) Gleyber Torres, SS
16) Carson Sands, LHP
17) Victor Caratini, C
18) Arodys Vizcaino, RHP
19) Daury Torrez, RHP
20) Dylan Cease, RHP

CHI White Sox
1) Carlos Rodon, LHP
2) Tim Anderson, SS
3) Tyler Danish, LHP
4) Micah Johnson, 2B
5) Francellis Montas, RHP
6) Spencer Adams, RHP
7) Courtney Hawkins, OF
8) Jacob May, OF
9) Cleuluis Rondon, SS
10) Micker Adolfo, OF
11) Andy Wilkins, 1B
12) Chris Bassitt, RHP
13) Matt Davidson, 3B
14) Chris Beck, RHP
15) Nolan Sanburn, RHP
16) Trey Michalczewski, 3B
17) Tyler Saladino, SS
18) Trayce Thompson, OF
19) Jake Peter, 2B
20) Carlos Sanchez, 2B/SS

CIN Reds
1) Robert Stephenson, RHP
2) Jesse Winker, OF
3) Michael Lorenzen, RHP
4) Nick Howard, RHP
5) Aristides Aquino, OF
6) Alex Blandino, SS
7) Amir Garrett, LHP
8) Nick Travieso, RHP
9) David Holmberg, LHP
10) Ben Lively, RHP
11) Phil Ervin, OF
12) Tucker Barnhart, C
13) Yorman Rodriguez, OF
14) Jackson Stephens, RHP
15) Jon Moscot, RHP
16) Wyatt Strahan, RHP
17) Ismael Guillon, LHP
18) Taylor Sparks, 3B
19) Gavin LaValley, 3B
20) Tyler Mahle, RHP

CLE Indians
1) Francisco Lindor, SS
2) Clint Frazier, OF
3) Bradley Zimmer, OF
4) Justus Sheffield, LHP
5) James Ramsey, OF
6) Bobby Bradley, 1B
7) Mitch Brown, RHP
8) Grant Hockin, RHP
9) Tyler Naquin, OF
10) Mike Papi, OF/1B
11) Francisco Mejia, C
12) Adam Plutko, RHP
13) Yu-Cheng Chang, SS/3B
14) Ryan Merritt, LHP
15) Cody Anderson, RHP
16) Jesus Aguilar, 1B
17) Dorssys Paulino, OF
18) Yandy Diaz, 3B
19) Greg Allen, OF
20) Alexis Pantoja, SS

COL Rockies
1) Jon Gray, RHP
2) David Dahl, OF
3) Eddie Butler, RHP
4) Kyle Freeland, LHP
5) Forrest Wall, 2B
6) Ryan McMahon, 1B/3B
7) Raimel Tapia, OF
8) Tyler Anderson, LHP
9) Kyle Parker, OF
10) Rosell Herrera, SS
11) Trevor Story, SS
12) Correlle Prime, 1B
13) Cristhian Adames, SS
14) Antonio Senzatela, RHP
15) Dan Winkler, RHP
16) Tom Murphy, C
17) Kevin Padlo, 3B
18) Dom Nunez, C
19) Emerson Jimenez, SS
20) Ryan Castellani, RHP

DET Tigers
1) Derek Hill, OF
2) Robbie Ray, LHP
3) Steven Moya, OF
4) Domingo Leyba, SS
5) Buck Farmer, RHP
6) Devon Travis, 2B
7) Jonathon Crawford, RHP
8) Kevin Ziomek, LHP
9) Joe Jimenez, RHP
10) Javier Betancourt, IF
11) Austin Kubitza, RHP
12) Hernan Perez, SS/2B
13) Spencer Turnbull, RHP
14) Joey Pankake, 3B
15) Ross Kivett, OF
16) James McCann, C
17) Grayson Greiner, C
18) Endrys Briceno, RHP
19) Connor Harrell, OF
20) Ben Verlander, OF

HOU Astros
1) Carlos Correa, SS
2) Mark Appel, RHP
3) Mike Foltynewicz, RHP
4) Lance McCullers, RHP
5) Colin Moran, 3B
6) Michael Feliz, RHP
7) Rio Ruiz, 3B
8) Vince Velasquez, RHP
9) Teoscar Hernandez, OF
10) Josh Hader, LHP
11) Domingo Santana, OF
12) Derek Fisher, OF
13) Brett Phillips, OF
14) Kent Emanuel, LHP
15) A.J. Reed, 1B
16) Andrew Thurman, RHP
17) Nick Tropeano, RHP
18) J.D. Davis, 3B
19) Delino Deshields, OF
20) Kyle Smith, RHP

KC Royals
1) Kyle Zimmer, RHP
2) Raul A. Mondesi, SS
3) Brandon Finnegan, LHP
4) Sean Manaea, LHP
5) Hunter Dozier, SS
6) Foster Griffin, LHP
7) Christian Binford, RHP
8) Miguel Almonte, RHP
9) Jorge Bonifacio, OF
10) Scott Blewett, RHP
11) Bubba Starling, OF
12) Cheslor Cuthbert, 3B
13) Ryan O’Hearn, 1B/OF
14) Samir Duenez, 1B
15) Chase Vallot, C/1B
16) Glenn Sparkman, RHP
17) Martin Gasparini, SS
18) Terrance Gore, OF
19) Orlando Calixte, SS
20) Sam Selman, LHP

LA Angels
1) Sean Newcomb, LHP
2) Joe Gatto, RHP
3) Cam Bedrosian, RHP
4) Hunter Green, LHP
5) Ricardo Sanchez, LHP
6) Chris Ellis, RHP
7) Kaleb Cowart, 3B
8) Victor Alcantara, RHP
9) Alex Yarbrough, 2B
10) Trevor Gott, RHP
11) Natanael Delgado, OF
12) Chad Hinshaw, OF
13) Mark Sappington, RHP
14) Jeremy Rhoades, RHP
15) Kyle McGowin, RHP
16) Eric Stamets, SS
17) Michael Fish, OF
18) Cal Towey, 3B/C
19) Nate Smith, LHP
20) Michael Roth, LHP

LA Dodgers
1) Julio Urias, LHP
2) Corey Seager, 3B
3) Joc Pederson, OF
4) Grant Holmes, RHP
5) Alex Verdugo, OF
6) Jose De Leon, RHP
7) Alex Guerrero, 2B
8) Zach Lee, RHP
9) Zach Bird, RHP
10) Chris Reed, LHP
11) Chris Anderson, RHP
12) Tom Windle, LHP
13) Scott Schebler, OF
14) Julian Leon, C
15) Jose Dominguez, RHP
16) Cody Bellinger, 1B
17) Pedro Baez, RHP
18) Kyle Farmer, C
19) Jeff Brigham, RHP
20) Jacob Scavuzzo, OF

MIA Marlins
1) Andrew Heaney, LHP
2) Tyler Kolek, RHP
3) Anthony DeSclafani, RHP
4) Justin Nicolino, LHP
5) Domingo German, RHP
6) J.T. Realmuto, C
7) Trevor Williams, RHP
8) Jose Urena, RHP
9) Avery Romero, 2B
10) Brian Anderson, 2B/3B
11) Justin Twine, SS
12) Adam Conley, LHP
13) Austin Barnes, C
14) Carlos Lopez, OF
15) Austin Brice, RHP
16) Matt Milroy, RHP
17) Blake Anderson, C
18) Isael Soto, OF
19) Austin Dean, OF
20) John Norwood, OF

MIL Brewers
1) Tyrone Taylor, OF
2) Monte Harrison, OF
3) Orlando Arcia, SS
4) Kodi Medeiros, LHP
5) Clint Coulter, C
6) Jacob Gatewood, SS
7) Devin Williams, RHP
8) Tyler Wagner, RHP
9) Taylor Williams, RHP
10) Gilbert Lara, SS
11) Johnny Hellweg, RHP
12) Jorge Lopez, LHP
13) Taylor Jungmann, RHP
14) Victor Roache, OF
15) Tucker Neuhaus, 3B
16) David Goforth, RHP
17) Hunter Morris, 1B
18) Michael Reed, OF
19) Ariel Pena, RHP
20) Miguel Diaz, RHP

MN Twins
1) Byron Buxton, OF
2) Miguel Sano, 3B
3) Nick Gordon, SS
4) Kohl Stewart, RHP
5) Jose Berrios, RHP
6) Alex Meyer, RHP
7) Trevor May, RHP
8) Lewis Thorpe, RHP
9) Nick Burdi, RHP
10) Jorge Polanco, 2B/SS
11) Michael Cederoth, RHP
12) Eddie Rosario, 2B
13) Felix Jorge, RHP
14) Max Kepler, 1B/OF
15) Amaurys Minier, OF
16) Taylor Rogers, LHP
17) Jake Reed, RHP
18) Stephen Gonsalves, LHP
19) Stuart Turner, C
20) Adam Brett Walker, OF

NY Mets
1) Noah Syndergaard, RHP
2) Michael Conforto, OF
3) Kevin Plawecki, C
4) Dilson Herrera, 2B
5) Steven Matz, LHP
6) Rafael Montero, RHP
7) Marcos Molina, RHP
8) Brandon Nimmo, OF
9) Dominic Smith, 1B
10) Amed Rosario, SS
11) Gavin Cecchini, SS
12) Matt Reynolds, SS/2B
13) Wuilmer Becerra, OF
14) Gabriel Ynoa, RHP
15) Jhoan Urena, 3B
16) Casey Meisner, RHP
17) John Gant, RHP
18) Matt Bowman, RHP
19) Blake Taylor, LHP
20) Michael Fulmer, RHP

NY Yankees
1) Luis Severino, RHP
2) Aaron Judge, OF
3) Gary Sanchez, C
4) Rob Refsnyder, 2B
5) Eric Jagielo, 3B
6) Ian Clarkin, LHP
7) Jacob Lindgren, LHP
8) Manny Banuelos, LHP
9) Jorge Mateo, SS
10) Greg Bird, 1B
11) Luis Torrens, C
12) Tyler Austin, OF
13) Jake Cave, OF
14) Ty Hensley, RHP
15) Mason Williams, OF
16) Bryan Mitchell, RHP
17) Gosuke Katoh, 2B
18) Abiatal Avelino, SS
19) Miguel Andujar, 3B
20) Austin DeCarr, RHP

OAK A’s
1) Daniel Robertson, SS
2) Matt Olson, 1B
3) Matt Chapman, 3B
4) Renato Nunez, 3B
5) Raul Alcantara, RHP
6) Seth Streich, RHP
7) Chad Pinder, 2B
8) Billy Burns, OF
9) Yairo Nunez, SS
10) Brett Graves, RHP
11) Ryon Healy, 1B/3B
12) Dylan Covey, RHP
13) Max Muncy, 1B
14) Dillon Overton, LHP
15) Boog Powell, OF
16) Michael Ynoa, RHP
17) Bobby Wahl, RHP
18) Bruce Maxwell, C
19) Trace Loehr, SS
20) Dan Gossett, RHP

PHI Phillies
1) J.P. Crawford, SS
2) Aaron Nola, RHP
3) Maikel Franco, 3B
4) Jesse Biddle, LHP
5) Kenny Giles, RHP
6) Cam Perkins, OF
7) Matt Imhof, LHP
8) Cord Sandberg, OF
9) Roman Quinn, OF
10) Deivi Grullon, C
11) Willians Astudillo, 1B
12) Jesmuel Valentin, 2B
13) Kelly Dugan, OF
14) Severino Gonzalez, RHP
15) Carlos Tocci, OF
16) Miguel A. Gonzalez, RHP
17) Aaron Brown, OF
18) Dylan Cozens, OF
19) Ranger Suarez, LHP
20) Adam Morgan, LHP

PIT Pirates
1) Tyler Glasnow, RHP
2) Jameson Taillon, RHP
3) Josh Bell, OF/1B
4) Austin Meadows, OF
5) Nick Kingham, RHP
6) Alen Hanson, SS
7) Reese McGuire, C
8) JaCoby Jones, SS
9) Cole Tucker, SS
10) John Holdzkom, RHP
11) Luis Heredia, RHP
12) Willy Garcia, OF
13) Mitch Keller, RHP
14) Harold Ramirez, OF
15) Trey Supak, RHP
16) Taylor Gushue, C
17) Michael de la Cruz, OF
18) Connor Joe, C
19) Elias Diaz, C
20) Adrian Sampson, RHP

SD Padres
1) Austin Hedges, C
2) Trea Turner, SS
3) Matt Wisler, RHP
4) Max Fried, LHP
5) Rymer Liriano, OF
6) Hunter Renfroe, OF
7) Michael Gettys, OF
8) Joe Ross, RHP
9) Jose Rondon, SS
10) Casey Kelly, RHP
11) Taylor Lindsey, 2B
12) Dustin Peterson, SS
13) Jake Bauers, 1B
14) Zach Eflin, RHP
15) Cory Spangenberg, 2B/3B
16) Jace Peterson, 2B
17) R.J. Alvarez, RHP
18) Tayron Guerrero, RHP
19) Franchy Cordero, SS
20) Rafael DePaula, RHP

SF Giants
1) Kyle Crick, RHP
2) Tyler Beede, RHP
3) Andrew Susac, C
4) Adalberto Mejia, RHP
5) Dan Carbonell, OF
6) Ty Blach, LHP
7) Luis Ysla, LHP
8) Keury Mella, RHP
9) Aramis Garcia, C
10) Mac Williamson, OF
11) Chris Stratton, RHP
12) Clayton Blackburn, RHP
13) Michael Santos, RHP
14) Kendry Flores, RHP
15) Christian Arroyo, SS/2B
16) Joan Gregorio, RHP
17) Ryder Jones, 3B/SS
18) Matt Duffy, SS
19) Austin Slater, OF
20) Gary Brown, OF

SEA Mariners
1) Alex Jackson, OF
2) D.J. Peterson, 3B
3) Gabby Guerrero, OF
4) Edwin Diaz, RHP
5) Luiz Gohara, LHP
6) Gareth Morgan, OF
7) Austin Wilson, OF
8) Ketel Marte, SS
9) Carson Smith, RHP
10) Victor Sanchez, RHP
11) Jordy Lara, 1B
12) Danny Hultzen, LHP
13) Pat Kivlehan, 3B
14) Tyler Marlette, C
15) Julio Morban, OF
16) Ryan Yarbrough, LHP
17) Tyler O’Neill, OF
18) Austin Cousino, OF
19) Tyler Pike, LHP
20) Dan Altavilla, RHP

STL Cardinals
1) Marco Gonzales, LHP
2) Alex Reyes, RHP
3) Stephen Piscotty, OF
4) Jack Flaherty, RHP
5) Rob Kaminsky, LHP
6) Luke Weaver, RHP
7) Randal Grichuk, OF
8) Tim Cooney, LHP
9) Charlie Tilson, OF
10) Carson Kelly, C
11) Tyrell Jenkins, RHP
12) Aledmys Diaz, SS
13) Sam Tuivailala, RHP
14) Magneuris Sierra, OF
15) Juan Herrera, SS
16) Edmundo Sosa, SS
17) Rowan Wick, OF
18) Austin Gomber, LHP
19) Breyvic Valera, 2B
20) Oscar Mercado, SS

TB Rays
1) Willy Adames, SS
2) Casey Gillaspie, 1B
3) Taylor Guerrieri, LHP
4) Hak-Ju Lee, SS
5) Justin O’Conner, C
6) Mikie Mahtook, OF
7) Nate Karns, RHP
8) Enny Romero, LHP
9) Nick Ciuffo, C
10) Adrian Rondon, SS
11) Cameron Varga, RHP
12) Alex Colome, RHP
13) Ryne Stanek, RHP
14) Jose Alvarado, LHP
15) Brent Honeywell, RHP
16) Enderson Franco, RHP
17) Kean Wong, 2B
18) Blake Snell, LHP
19) Ryan Brett, 2B
20) Oscar Hernandez, C

TX Rangers
1) Joey Gallo, 3B
2) Jorge Alfaro, C
3) Luis Ortiz, RHP
4) Nomar Mazara, OF
5) Alex Gonzalez, RHP
6) Jake Thompson, RHP
7) Michael De Leon, SS
8) Luke Jackson, RHP
9) Nick Williams, OF
10) Lewis Brinson, OF
11) Corey Knebel, RHP
12) Travis DeMeritte, 2B
13) Josh Morgan, 2B/SS
14) Luis Sardinas, SS
15) Alec Asher, RHP
16) Ryan Rua, 3B/1B/OF
17) Ti’Quan Forbes, SS
18) Odubel Herrera, 2B
19) Jairo Beras, OF
20) Yeyson Yrizarri, SS

TOR Blue Jays
1) Daniel Norris, LHP
2) Dalton Pompey, OF
3) Jeff Hoffman, RHP
4) Aaron Sanchez, RHP
5) Franklin Barreto, SS
6) Max Pentecost, C
7) Sean Reid-Foley, RHP
8) Jairo Labourt, LHP
9) Miguel Castro, RHP
10) Kendall Graveman, RHP
11) Roberto Osuna, RHP
12) Richard Urena, SS
13) Taylor Cole, RHP
14) Matt Smoral, LHP
15) D.J. Davis, OF
16) Mitch Nay, 3B
17) Matt Boyd, LHP
18) Chase DeJong, RHP
19) Sean Nolin, LHP
20) Dwight Smith, OF

WAS Nationals
1) Lucas Giolito, RHP
2) Michael Taylor, OF
3) Reynaldo Lopez, RHP
4) Erick Fedde, RHP
5) A.J. Cole, RHP
6) Wilmer Difo, 2B
7) Austin Voth, RHP
8) Steven Souza, OF
9) Brian Goodwin, OF
10) Jakson Reetz, C
11) Drew Ward, 3B
12) Jefry Rodriguez, RHP
13) Drew Vettleson, OF
14) Felipe Rivero, LHP
15) Sammy Solis, LHP
16) Jake Johansen, RHP
17) Pedro Severino, C
18) Raudy Read, C
19) Nick Pivetta, RHP
20) Robbie Dickey, RHP

My 2014 Midseason Prospect Lists By J.P. Schwartz   DISCLAIMER: To make these lists, a pitcher must have no more than 50 innings pitched in the Majors, and a hitter no more than 130 at-bats.

AZ Diamondbacks

  1. Archie Bradley, RHP
  2. Braden Shipley, RHP
  3. Touki Toussaint, RHP
  4. Aaron Blair, RHP
  5. Jake Lamb, 3B

Just Missed – Andrew Velazquez, SS

ATL Braves

  1. Jose Peraza, SS
  2. Lucas Sims, RHP
  3. Christian Bethancourt, C
  4. Braxton Davidson, 1B/OF
  5. Jason Hursh, RHP

Just Missed – J.R. Graham, RHP

BAL Orioles

  1. Dylan Bundy, RHP
  2. Hunter Harvey, RHP
  3. Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP
  4. Chance Sisco, C
  5. Dariel Alvarez, OF

Just Missed – Christian Walker, 1B

BOS Red Sox

  1. Mookie Betts, OF
  2. Henry Owens, LHP
  3. Blake Swihart, C
  4. Allen Webster, RHP
  5. Garin Cecchini, 3B

Just Missed – Rafael Devers, 3B

CHI Cubs

  1. Kris Bryant, 3B
  2. Addison Russell, SS
  3. Javier Baez, SS
  4. Kyle Schwarber, C/OF
  5. Arismendy Alcantara, 2B

Just Missed – Albert Almora, OF

CHI White Sox

  1. Carlos Rodon, LHP
  2. Tim Anderson, SS
  3. Micah Johnson, 2B
  4. Courtney Hawkins, OF
  5. Tyler Danish, LHP

Just Missed – Spencer Adams, RHP

CIN Reds

  1. Robert Stephenson, RHP
  2. Jesse Winker, OF
  3. Michael Lorenzen, RHP
  4. Nick Howard, RHP
  5. Nick Travieso, RHP

Just Missed – Ben Lively, RHP

CLE Indians

  1. Francisco Lindor, SS
  2. Clint Frazier, OF
  3. Bradley Zimmer, OF
  4. Justus Sheffield, LHP
  5. Tyler Naquin, OF

Just Missed – Mike Papi, OF/1B

COL Rockies

  1. Jon Gray, RHP
  2. David Dahl, OF
  3. Eddie Butler, RHP
  4. Kyle Freeland, LHP
  5. Ryan McMahon, 1B/3B

Just Missed – Raimel Tapia, OF

DET Tigers

  1. Derek Hill, OF
  2. Robbie Ray, LHP
  3. Eugenio Suarez, SS
  4. Devon Travis, 2B
  5. Steven Moya, OF

Just Missed – Jonathan Crawford, RHP

HOU Astros

  1. Carlos Correa, SS
  2. Mike Foltynewicz, RHP
  3. Lance McCullers, RHP
  4. Domingo Santana, OF
  5. Josh Hader, LHP

Just Missed – Mark Appel, RHP

KC Royals

  1. Kyle Zimmer, RHP
  2. Raul Mondesi, SS
  3. Miguel Almonte, RHP
  4. Hunter Dozier, SS
  5. Brandon Finnegan, LHP

Just Missed – Sean Manaea, LHP

LA Angels

  1. Sean Newcomb, LHP
  2. Cam Bedrosian, RHP
  3. Joe Gatto, RHP
  4. Hunter Green, LHP
  5. Ricardo Sanchez, LHP

Just Missed – Chris Ellis, RHP

LA Dodgers

  1. Corey Seager, 3B
  2. Julio Urias, LHP
  3. Joc Pederson, OF
  4. Grant Holmes, RHP
  5. Zach Lee, RHP

Just Missed – Alex Verdugo, OF

MIA Marlins

  1. Tyler Kolek, RHP
  2. Andrew Heaney, LHP
  3. Colin Moran, 3B
  4. Anthony DeSclafani, RHP
  5. Justin Nicolino, LHP

Just Missed – Matt Milroy, RHP

MIL Brewers

  1. Jimmy Nelson, RHP
  2. Monte Harrison, OF
  3. Kodi Medeiros, LHP
  4. Jacob Gatewood, SS
  5. Orlando Arcia, SS

Just Missed – Tyrone Taylor, OF

MN Twins

  1. Byron Buxton, OF
  2. Miguel Sano, 3B
  3. Nick Gordon, SS
  4. Jose Berrios, RHP
  5. Alex Meyer, RHP

Just Missed – Kohl Stewart, RHP

NY Mets

  1. Noah Syndergaard, RHP
  2. Michael Conforto, OF
  3. Kevin Plawecki, C
  4. Rafael Montero, RHP
  5. Brandon Nimmo, OF

Just Missed – Dominic Smith, 1B

NY Yankees

  1. Luis Severino, RHP
  2. Aaron Judge, OF
  3. Gary Sanchez, C
  4. Rob Refsnyder, 2B
  5. Eric Jagielo, 3B

Just Missed – Ian Clarkin, LHP

OAK A’s

  1. Daniel Robertson, SS
  2. Renato Nunez, 3B
  3. Matt Chapman, 3B
  4. Raul Alcantara, RHP
  5. Matt Olson, 1B

Just Missed – Chad Pinder, 2B

PHI Phillies

  1. J.P. Crawford, SS
  2. Aaron Nola, RHP
  3. Maikel Franco, 3B
  4. Jesse Biddle, LHP
  5. Ken Giles, RHP

Just Missed – Cam Perkins, OF

PIT Pirates

  1. Tyler Glasnow, RHP
  2. Jameson Taillon, RHP
  3. Nick Kingham, RHP
  4. Josh Bell, OF
  5. Austin Meadows, OF

Just Missed – Alen Hanson, SS

SD Padres

  1. Austin Hedges, C
  2. Matt Wisler, RHP
  3. Max Fried, LHP
  4. Hunter Renfroe, OF
  5. Joe Ross, RHP

Just Missed – Trea Turner, SS

SF Giants

  1. Kyle Crick, RHP
  2. Tyler Beede, RHP
  3. Edwin Escobar, LHP
  4. Andrew Susac, C
  5. Adalberto Mejia, RHP

Just Missed – Ty Blach, LHP

SEA Mariners

  1. Taijuan Walker, RHP
  2. Alex Jackson, OF
  3. D.J. Peterson, 3B
  4. Victor Sanchez, RHP
  5. Luiz Gohara, LHP

Just Missed – Gabby Guerrero, OF

STL Cardinals

  1. Oscar Taveras, OF
  2. Stephen Piscotty, OF
  3. Marco Gonzales, LHP
  4. Randal Grichuk, OF
  5. Alex Reyes, RHP

Just Missed – Rob Kaminsky, LHP

TB Rays

  1. Taylor Guerrieri, LHP
  2. Hak-Ju Lee, SS
  3. Casey Gillaspie, 1B
  4. Ryne Stanek, RHP
  5. Alex Colome, RHP

Just Missed – Adrian Rondon, SS

TX Rangers

  1. Joey Gallo, 3B
  2. Jorge Alfaro, C
  3. Luis Ortiz, RHP
  4. Nick Williams, OF
  5. Alex Gonzalez, RHP

Just Missed – Jake Thompson, RHP

TOR Blue Jays

  1. Daniel Norris, LHP
  2. Jeff Hoffman, RHP
  3. Aaron Sanchez, RHP
  4. Max Pentecost, C
  5. Dalton Pompey, OF

Just Missed – Sean Reid-Foley, RHP

WAS Nationals

  1. Lucas Giolito, RHP
  2. Michael Taylor, OF
  3. A.J. Cole, RHP
  4. Erick Fedde, RHP
  5. Brian Goodwin, OF

Just Missed – Austin Voth, RHP

Greetings, fellow prospectors. It’s back. And I know you’ve missed it.

The minor league season is officially under way, and there are some teams who are considered more “stacked” in terms of higher ceiling prospects than others. Here is my personal top 10 list.

1)    Lancaster Jet Hawks (Astros, High-A) – Where else are you going to find two consecutive #1 draft picks on the same team? If that weren’t enough, there are a plethora of other pitchers, and especially position prospects, to keep an eye on. Their park is considered to be one of the most hitter-friendly in the entire minors, which could be a double-edged sword, but these arms could move quickly up the ladder, so go and see them sooner than later.

Pitchers – Mark Appel, Josh Hader, Lance McCullers, Kyle Smith, Vince Velasquez

Hitters – Carlos Correa, Rio Ruiz, Teoscar Hernandez, Danry Vasquez

2)    Oklahoma City Red Hawks (Astros, AAA) – If the above Astros prospects weren’t enough for you, we have another sampling of high-end guys awaiting their call to Houston.

Pitchers – Mike Foltynewicz, Nick Tropeano

Hitters – Max Stassi, Jon Singleton, Domingo Santana, George Springer

3)    Tennessee Smokies (Cubs, AA) – Their overall system is stacked, five guys in particular, who are considered among the best in the minors. And they’re all in one place.

Pitchers – Corey Black, C.J. Edwards, Pierce Johnson (injured)

Hitters – Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler

4)    Wilmington Blue Rocks (Royals, High-A) – It isn’t often so many of their prospects can be found on one team, and as an added bonus, two of them were just drafted last year.

Pitchers – Miguel Almonte, Christian Binford, Sean Manaea

Hitters – Hunter Dozier, Raul A. Mondesi, Bubba Starling

5)     Iowa Cubs (Cubs, AAA) – Like the Astros’ system, the Cubs have potential in abundance, headlined here by Baseball America’s #5 overall minor league prospect.

Pitchers – Kyle Hendricks

Hitters – Arismendy Alcantara, Javier Baez, Christian Villanueva

6)    Pawtucket Red Sox (Red Sox, AAA) – Even without Jackie Bradley, who was the recipient of a last minute recall to Fenway, there are several names who could very well follow him this year, highlighted by these guys.

Pitchers – Matt Barnes, Allen Webster, Anthony Ranaudo

Hitters – Garin Cecchini, Bryce Brentz, Christian Vazquez

7)    Portland Sea Dogs (Red Sox, AA) – Here is yet another farm system with two teams’ worth of emphatic potential.

Pitchers – Henry Owens

Hitters – Blake Swihart, Mookie Betts, Deven Marrero

8)    Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Rangers, High-A) – The majority of last year’s “dream lineup” while they were stationed in Hickory have moved up a level this year.

Pitchers – Alex Gonzalez

Hitters – Jorge Alfaro, Chris Bostick, Joey Gallo, Nick Williams

9)    San Antonio Missions (Padres, AA) – Featuring arguably the minors’ top catching prospect and an arm who broke out in a big way last year.

Pitchers – Jesse Hahn, Matt Wisler

Hitters – Austin Hedges, Jace Peterson, Cory Spangenberg, Travis Jankowski, Rymer Liriano

10)West Virginia Power (Pirates, Low-A) – These guys may still be a ways off, but when two of last year’s top hitting first rounders are assigned to the same team, it’s just too enticing to ignore.

Pitchers – Luis Heredia

Hitters – Reese McGuire, JaCoby Jones, Austin Meadows (injured), Harold Ramirez

Others who just missed – Ft. Myers Miracle, Las Vegas 51’s, Lansing Lugnuts, Durham Bulls.

What we have here are prospects that fall outside of most prognosticators Top Ten lists.  There will be names on this list that many prospectors won’t know much about.  The goal here is to share a little bit of information on diamonds in the rough.  Over the next six weeks I will cover a division a week, beginning with the NL East.  You won’t find Noah Syndergaard, Lucas Sims or Brian Goodwin on this list of NL East prospects, instead we kick this list off with Dilson Herrera.

The Mets acquired Herrera, along with Vic Black, from the Pirates last August, in exchange for veterans Marlon Byrd and John Buck.  Herrera will turn 20 during Spring Training, and should see Double-A Binghamton before the year is out.  Like all prospects who are not considered elite, he does have some holes in his game, most notably his strikeout rate, which needs work.  But age 20, this young man’s positives outweigh the negatives.  A middle infielder, he has the potential to be an above average major league second baseman.  He has a very good glove, and his arm strength is the only thing that keeps him from projecting at shortstop.  He has the ability to hit for power, steal some bases, and get on base at a reasonable clip.  His strike out totals (which averaged one per game last year) need to be reduced, or at the very least, not increase as Herrera climbs the ladder.  If he can do that, expect him to join the big club in 2016.

Kyle Jensen of the Marlins has hit at every level, but at age 25, the idea of him being a prospect is closing.  The 2014 season is a make or break for Jensen.  Low batting average and high strike out totals are a concern as those numbers went in the wrong direction each step up the ladder he took.  He has legitimate power, and is in an outfielder by trade who can also play first base.  If he can cut down on his strikeouts just a little bit, and put some of those into balls in play, he could hit .250 at the big league level.  A .250/.330/.480 slash should be good enough to make him a big league regular in Miami.  With as depleted as the Marlins roster is and with as much power as he has, I’m surprised he didn’t get a look from the big club in 2013.  Look for him to compete for the starting first base job this spring.

There were cries of nepotism when the Braves drafted Kyle Wren, son of GM Frank Wren, with their Eighth round pick in 2013.  But it wasn’t the first time Wren had been drafted, having been selected by the Reds in the 30th round of the previous year’s draft.  Wren was quick to dispel that notion putting up a .335/.391/.472 slash line at in Rookie ball, Class A, and High A last year.  Blessed with great speed, Wren is also a smart base runner.  Couple that with the ability to get on base, and Wren is Atlanta’s lead-off hitter of the future.   The way he blazed through A ball last year, I expect him to begin 2014 with Double-A Mississippi, and if he excels as he did in 2013 could make Triple-A before the season’s end.  Wren is also a solid defensive outfielder with a good arm that could play either corner for the Braves.  I expect big things from Wren as there are not many holes in his game.  He could be ready for the big club as early as mid-2015.

The most dangerous hitter in the lineup during his time at Perdue, Cameron Perkins power seems to have disappeared in pro- ball.  He still slugs at a decent clip thanks to a lot of doubles and has been a near .300 hitter with a .346 OBP in his two pro seasons in the Phillies system.  He can play both corners on the infield and outfield, but projects best as a corner outfielder.  He has a good but not great arm and could end up in left field for the big club.  His ability to hit for average with a lot of doubles, coupled with his ability to play multiple positions adequately on the diamond, could mean a long career as a super utility guy.  At 23 years-old, Perkins should see Double- A ball for the first time this year, and it is why we should keep an eye on him.  If he continues to play the way he has without any regression, and I think he will, we could see him up with the big club in 2016.

The Washington Nationals have a young Dominican born twenty year-old catcher in their system that reminds me of a young Ivan Rodriguez behind the plate.  A stellar defender, Pedro Servino can catch and throw with the best of them.  He is a hard worker who after only two short minor league seasons, and season in the Sally League, is starting to develop a reputation in baseball circles as a hard worker, and is developing his command of the English language at a rapid pace.  The one thing he needs to continue to work on is his bat.  He showed flashes of promise in 2013 and his production with the stick has increased dramatically each of the last two seasons- all he has to do now, is start to show a little bit of pop.  I expect Servino to play Double-A ball in 2014 and should be ready to crack the big league line-up in 2016, which will be his age 22 season.  Servino has a chance to be a very good every day major league catcher for a long time.

  1. Byron Buxton (Twins)
  2. Xander Bogaerts (Red Sox)
  3. Oscar Taveras (Cardinals)
  4. Archie Bradley (Diamondbacks)
  5. Gregory Polanco (Pirates)
  6. Taijuan Walker (Mariners)
  7. Masahiro Tanaka (Yankees)
  8. Addison Russell (A’s)
  9. Noah Syndergaard (Mets)
  10. Jonathan Gray (Rockies)
  11. Javier Baez (Cubs)
  12. Carlos Correa (Astros)
  13. Lucas Giolito (Nationals)
  14. Kris Bryant (Cubs)
  15. Francisco Lindor (Indians)
  16. George Springer (Astros)
  17. Jameson Taillon (Pirates)
  18. Miguel Sano (Twins)
  19. Dylan Bundy (Orioles)
  20. Mark Appel (Astros)
  21. Travis d’Arnaud (Mets)
  22. Robert Stephenson (Reds)
  23. Tyler Glasnow (Pirates)
  24. Nick Castellanos (Tigers)
  25. Austin Meadows (Pirates)
  26. Kyle Zimmer (Royals)
  27. Clint Frazier (Indians)
  28. Aaron Sanchez (Blue Jays)
  29. Henry Owens (Red Sox)
  30. Kevin Gausman (Orioles)
  31. Carlos Martinez (Cardinals)
  32. Eddie Butler (Rockies)
  33. Billy Hamilton (Reds)
  34. Alex Meyer (Twins)
  35. Maikel Franco (Phillies)
  36. C.J. Edwards (Cubs)
  37. Yordano Ventura (Royals)
  38. Albert Almora (Cubs)
  39. Nick Kingham (Pirates)
  40. Kohl Stewart (Twins)
  41. Austin Hedges (Padres)
  42. D.J. Peterson (Mariners)
  43. Jackie Bradley (Red Sox)
  44. Joc Pederson (Dodgers)
  45. Andrew Heaney (Marlins)
  46. Jorge Soler (Cubs)
  47. Jesse Biddle (Phillies)
  48. Mike Foltynewicz (Astros)
  49. Gary Sanchez (Yankees)
  50. Kolten Wong (Cardinals)
  51. Colin Moran (Marlins)
  52. Rafael Montero (Mets)
  53. Matt Wisler (Padres)
  54. Braden Shipley (Diamondbacks)
  55. Raul A. Mondesi (Royals)
  56. Dominic Smith (Mets)
  57. J.P. Crawford (Phillies)
  58. Marcus Stroman (Blue Jays)
  59. Rougned Odor (Rangers)
  60. Eduardo Rodriguez (Orioles)
  61. Lance McCullers (Astros)
  62. Alen Hanson (Pirates)
  63. Max Fried (Padres)
  64. Allen Webster (Red Sox)
  65. Jake Odorizzi (Rays)
  66. Jose Abreu (White Sox)
  67. Corey Seager (Dodgers)
  68. Jorge Alfaro (Rangers)
  69. Kyle Crick (Giants)
  70. Lucas Sims (Braves)
  71. Blake Swihart (Red Sox)
  72. Jorge Bonifacio (Royals)
  73. Stephen Piscotty (Cardinals)
  74. Hunter Harvey (Orioles)
  75. Julio Urias (Dodgers)
  76. A.J. Cole (Nationals)
  77. Christian Bethancourt (Braves)
  78. Pierce Johnson (Cubs)
  79. Phillip Ervin (Reds)
  80. Miguel Gonzalez (Phillies)
  81. Michael Choice (Rangers)
  82. Miguel Almonte (Royals)
  83. Billy McKinney (A’s)
  84. Garin Cecchini (Red Sox)
  85. Hak-Ju Lee (Rays)
  86. Vince Velasquez (Astros)
  87. Mookie Betts (Red Sox)
  88. Josh Bell (Pirates)
  89. Hunter Renfroe (Padres)
  90. Jonathan Singleton (Astros)
  91. Jake Marisnick (Marlins)
  92. Reese McGuire (Pirates)
  93. Jesse Winker (Reds)
  94. Taylor Guerrieri (Rays)
  95. James Paxton (Mariners)
  96. Marco Gonzales (Cardinals)
  97. Luiz Gohara (Mariners)
  98. J.O. Berrios (Twins)
  99. D.J. Davis (Blue Jays)
  100. 100.  Enny Romero (Rays)

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order) – Arismendy Alcantara, Raul Alcantara, Tim Anderson, Trevor Bauer, C.J. Cron, Matt Davidson, Edwin Diaz, Edwin Escobar, Joey Gallo, Alex Gonzalez, Brian Goodwin, J.R. Graham, Slade Heathcott, Rosell Herrera, Jason Hursh, Eric Jagielo, Erik Johnson, Zach Lee, Taylor Lindsey, J.R. Murphy, Jimmy Nelson, Chris Owings, Mitch Nay, Justin Nicolino, Chris Stratton, Tyrone Taylor, Devon Travis, Mason Williams, Nick Williams.

Disclaimer: To qualify for these lists, a prospect must have no more than 130 at-bats or 50 innings pitched in the Major Leagues.

AZ Diamondbacks

  1. Archie Bradley, RHP
  2. Braden Shipley , RHP
  3. Chris Owings, SS
  4. Matt Davidson, 3B
  5. Brandon Drury, 3B
  6. David Holmberg, LHP
  7. Aaron Blair, RHP
  8. Stryker Trahan, C
  9. Andrew Barbosa, LHP
  10. Andrew Chafin, LHP
  11. Sergio Alcantara, SS
  12. Justin Williams, OF
  13. Matt Stites, RHP
  14. Matt McPhearson, OF
  15. Jake Barrett, RHP
  16. Brad Keller, RHP
  17. Jake Lamb, 3B
  18. Brandon Sinnery, RHP
  19. Jamie Westbrook, SS
  20. Jimmie Sherfy, RHP

ATL Braves

  1. Lucas Sims, RHP
  2. J.R. Graham, RHP
  3. Jason Hursh, RHP
  4. Jose Peraza, SS
  5. Christian Bethancourt, C
  6. Mauricio Cabrera, RHP
  7. Wes Parsons, RHP
  8. Victor Caratini, 3B
  9. Victor Reyes, OF
  10. Tommy LaStella, 2B
  11. Todd Cunningham, OF
  12. Kyle Wren, OF
  13. Sean Gilmartin, LHP
  14. Cody Martin, RHP
  15. Andry Ubiera, RHP
  16. Aaron Northcraft, RHP
  17. Josh Elander, OF
  18. Robby Hefflinger, OF
  19. Carlos Salazar, RHP
  20. Johan Camargo, 3B

BAL Orioles

  1. Kevin Gausman, RHP
  2. Dylan Bundy, RHP
  3. Hunter Harvey, RHP
  4. Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP
  5. Henry Urrutia, OF
  6. Jonathan Schoop, 3B
  7. Mike Wright, RHP
  8. Josh Hart, OF
  9. Branden Kline, RHP
  10. Adrian Marin, SS
  11. Trey Mancini, 1B
  12. Caleb Joseph, C
  13. Dariel Alvarez, OF
  14. Chance Sisco, C
  15. Michael Ohlman, C
  16. Lex Rutledge, LHP
  17. Steven Brault, LHP
  18. Connor Bierfeldt, OF
  19. Parker Bridwell, RHP
  20. Clay Schrader, RHP

BOS Red Sox

  1. Xander Bogaerts, SS
  2. Henry Owens, LHP
  3. Trey Ball, LHP
  4. Garin Cecchini, 3B
  5. Mookie Betts, 2B
  6. Blake Swihart, C
  7. Allen Webster, RHP
  8. Matt Barnes, RHP
  9. Jackie Bradley, OF
  10. Anthony Ranaudo, RHP
  11. Manuel Margot, OF
  12. Deven Marrero, SS
  13. Dedgar Jimenez, LHP
  14. Jon Denney, C
  15. Joe Gunkel, RHP
  16. Tzu-Wei Lin, SS
  17. Wendell Rijo, SS
  18. Bryce Brentz, OF
  19. Teddy Stankiewicz, RHP
  20. Daniel McGrath, LHP

CHI Cubs

  1. Javier Baez, SS
  2. Kris Bryant, 3B
  3. Albert Almora, OF
  4. C.J. Edwards, RHP
  5. Jorge Soler, OF
  6. Mike Olt, 1B
  7. Pierce Johnson, RHP
  8. Arismendy Alcantara, SS
  9. Arodys Vizcaino, RHP
  10. Dan Vogelbach, 1B
  11. Eloy Jimenez, OF
  12. Paul Blackburn, RHP
  13. Kyle Hendricks, RHP
  14. Christian Villanueva, 3B
  15. Daury Torrez, RHP
  16. Erick Leal, RHP
  17. Trey Masek, RHP
  18. Dillon Maples, RHP
  19. Rob Zastryzny, LHP
  20. Jeimer Candelario, 3B

CHI White Sox

  1. Erik Johnson, RHP
  2. Tim Anderson, SS
  3. Micah Johnson, 2B
  4. Courtney Hawkins, OF
  5. Marcus Semien, SS
  6. Scott Snodgress, LHP
  7. Leury Garcia, 2B
  8. Trayce Thompson, OF
  9. Daniel Webb, RHP
  10. Frank Montas, RHP
  11. Adam Engel, OF
  12. Chris Beck, RHP
  13. Trey Michalczewski, 3B
  14. Tyler Danish, RHP
  15. Micker Zapata, OF
  16. Andrew Mitchell, RHP
  17. Brandon Jacobs, OF
  18. Cleuluis Rondon, SS
  19. Carlos Sanchez, 2B
  20. Jared Mitchell, OF

CIN Reds

  1. Robert Stephenson, RHP
  2. Billy Hamilton, OF
  3. Phillip Ervin, OF
  4. Jesse Winker, OF
  5. Ben Lively, RHP
  6. Tanner Rahier, 3B
  7. Nick Travieso, RHP
  8. Carlos Contreras, RHP
  9. Michael Lorenzen, RHP
  10. Yorman Rodriguez, OF
  11. Jeremy Kivel, RHP
  12. Amir Garrett, LHP
  13. K.J. Franklin, 3B
  14. Aristides Aquino, OF
  15. Cory Thompson, SS
  16. Henry Rodriguez, 2B
  17. Mark Armstrong, RHP
  18. Jon Moscot, RHP
  19. Zack Weiss, RHP
  20. Daniel Corcino, RHP

CLE Indians

  1. Francisco Lindor, SS
  2. Clint Frazier, OF
  3. Trevor Bauer, RHP
  4. Tyler Naquin, OF
  5. Dorssys Paulino, SS
  6. Cody Anderson, RHP
  7. Jose Ramirez, 2B
  8. Francisco Mejia, C
  9. Luis Lugo, LHP
  10. Sean Brady, LHP
  11. Jesus Aguilar, 1B
  12. Ronny Rodriguez, SS
  13. Mitch Brown, RHP
  14. Enosil Tejeda, RHP
  15. Tony Wolters, C
  16. Adam Plutko, RHP
  17. Dylan Baker, RHP
  18. Kyle Crockett, LHP
  19. Anthony Santander, OF
  20. Joe Wendle, 2B

COL Rockies

  1. Jonathan Gray, RHP
  2. Eddie Butler, RHP
  3. David Dahl, OF
  4. Rosell Herrera, SS
  5. Kyle Parker, 1B
  6. Raimel Tapia, OF
  7. Trevor Story, SS
  8. Chad Bettis, RHP
  9. Ryan McMahon, 3B
  10. Antonio Senzatela, RHP
  11. Tyler Anderson, LHP
  12. Ryan Warner, RHP
  13. Dan Winkler, RHP
  14. Jayson Aquino, LHP
  15. Tom Murphy, C
  16. Alex Balog, RHP
  17. Emerson Jimenez, SS
  18. Tyler Matzek, LHP
  19. Jose Briceno, C
  20. Wilfredo Rodriguez, C

DET Tigers

  1. Nick Castellanos, OF
  2. Jonathon Crawford, RHP
  3. Bruce Rondon, RHP
  4. Devon Travis, 2B
  5. Jake Thompson, RHP
  6. Corey Knebel, RHP
  7. Kevin Ziomek, LHP
  8. Javier Betancourt, IF
  9. Austin Schotts, OF
  10. Buck Farmer, RHP
  11. Jeff Thompson, RHP
  12. Steven Fuentes, SS
  13. James McCann, C
  14. Tyler Collins, OF
  15. Kyle Lobstein, LHP
  16. Austin Kubitzka, RHP
  17. Zac Reininger, RHP
  18. Steven Moya, OF
  19. Eugenio Suarez, SS
  20. Harold Castro, 2B

HOU Astros

  1. Carlos Correa, SS
  2. Mark Appel, RHP
  3. George Springer, OF
  4. Mike Foltynewicz, RHP
  5. Lance McCullers, RHP
  6. Jonathan Singleton, 1B
  7. Vince Velasquez, RHP
  8. Delino Deshields, OF
  9. Domingo Santana, OF
  10. Andrew Thurman, RHP
  11. Josh Hader, LHP
  12. Nick Tropeano, RHP
  13. Rio Ruiz, 3B
  14. Asher Wojciechowski, RHP
  15. Kyle Smith, RHP
  16. Danry Vasquez, OF
  17. Teoscar Hernandez, OF
  18. Kent Emanuel, LHP
  19. Luis Cruz, LHP
  20. Nolan Fontana, SS

KC Royals

  1. Kyle Zimmer, RHP
  2. Raul A. Mondesi, SS
  3. Yordano Ventura, RHP
  4. Miguel Almonte, RHP
  5. Sean Manaea, LHP
  6. Hunter Dozier, SS
  7. Jorge Bonifacio, OF
  8. Bubba Starling, OF
  9. Christian Binford, RHP
  10. Cheslor Cuthbert, 3B
  11. Sam Selman, LHP
  12. Samir Duenez, 3B
  13. Orlando Calixte, SS
  14. Pedro Fernandez, RHP
  15. Jason Adam, RHP
  16. Zane Evans, C
  17. Cody Reed, LHP
  18. Christian Colon, SS
  19. Bryan Brickhouse, RHP
  20. Elier Hernandez, OF

LA Angels

  1. Hunter Green, LHP
  2. Kaleb Cowart, 3B
  3. Mark Sappington, RHP
  4. C.J. Cron, 1B
  5. Jose Rondon, SS
  6. Alex Yarbrough, 2B
  7. Taylor Lindsey, 2B
  8. Cal Towey, 3B
  9. Zach Borenstein, OF
  10. R.J. Alvarez, RHP
  11. Mike Morin, RHP
  12. Nick Maronde, LHP
  13. Matt Shoemaker, RHP
  14. Natanael Delgado, OF
  15. Randal Grichuk, OF
  16. Eric Stamets, SS
  17. Kyle McGowin, RHP
  18. Elliot Morris, RHP
  19. Austin Wood, RHP
  20. Reid Scoggins, RHP

LA Dodgers

  1. Corey Seager, 3B
  2. Joc Pederson, OF
  3. Chris Anderson, RHP
  4. Julio Urias, LHP
  5. Zach Lee, RHP
  6. Ross Stripling, RHP
  7. Chris Reed, LHP
  8. Onelki Garcia, LHP
  9. Matt Magill, RHP
  10. Tom Windle, LHP
  11. Jesmuel Valentin, SS
  12. Victor Gonzalez, LHP
  13. Garrett Gould, RHP
  14. Cody Bellinger, 1B
  15. Brandon Dixon, 3B
  16. Jacob Scavuzzo, OF
  17. Zach Bird, RHP
  18. Darnell Sweeney, SS
  19. Jacob Rhame, RHP
  20. Alex Castellanos, OF

MIA Marlins

  1. Andrew Heaney, LHP
  2. Colin Moran, SS
  3. Jake Marisnick, OF
  4. Justin Nicolino, LHP
  5. Jose Urena, RHP
  6. Adam Conley, LHP
  7. Brian Flynn, LHP
  8. Avery Romero, 3B
  9. Anthony Desclafani, RHP
  10. Trevor Williams, RHP
  11. Colby Suggs, RHP
  12. K.J. Woods, OF
  13. Jesus Solorzano, OF
  14. Brent Keys, OF
  15. Chad James, LHP
  16. J.T. Realmuto, C
  17. Mason Hope, RHP
  18. Austin Dean, OF
  19. Kolby Copeland, OF
  20. Zack Cox, 3B

MIL Brewers

  1. Tyrone Taylor, OF
  2. Jimmy Nelson, RHP
  3. Devin Williams, RHP
  4. Victor Roache, OF
  5. Tucker Neuhaus, SS
  6. Orlando Arcia, SS
  7. Hunter Morris, 1B
  8. Johnny Hellweg, RHP
  9. Clint Coulter, C
  10. Nick Delmonico, 3B
  11. Barrett Astin, RHP
  12. Mitch Haniger, OF
  13. Taylor Williams, RHP
  14. David Denson, 1B
  15. Taylor Jungmann, RHP
  16. Ariel Pena, RHP
  17. Andy Hillis, RHP
  18. Michael Blazek, RHP
  19. Michael Ratterree, OF
  20. Michael Reed, OF

MIN Twins

  1. Byron Buxton, OF
  2. Miguel Sano, 3B
  3. Kohl Stewart, RHP
  4. Alex Meyer, RHP
  5. Eddie Rosario, 2B
  6. Lewis Thorpe, LHP
  7. Jose Berrios, RHP
  8. Adam Brett Walker, OF
  9. Max Kepler, 1B
  10. Trevor May, RHP
  11. Felix Jorge, RHP
  12. Jorge Polanco, 2B
  13. Josmil Pinto, C
  14. Taylor Rogers, LHP
  15. Fernando Romero, RHP
  16. Ryan Eades, RHP
  17. Travis Harrison, 3B
  18. D.J. Baxendale, RHP
  19. Stephen Gonsalves, LHP
  20. Mason Melotakis, LHP

NY Mets

  1. Noah Syndergaard, RHP
  2. Dominic Smith, 1B
  3. Travis d’Arnaud, C
  4. Rafael Montero, RHP
  5. Brandon Nimmo, OF
  6. Wilmer Flores, 2B
  7. Kevin Plawecki, C
  8. Amed Rosario, SS
  9. Dilson Herrera, 2B
  10. Gavin Cecchini, SS
  11. Gabriel Ynoa, RHP
  12. Steven Matz, LHP
  13. Jacob DeGrom, RHP
  14. Cesar Puello, OF
  15. Jack Leathersich, LHP
  16. Luis Mateo, RHP
  17. Chris Flexen, RHP
  18. Michael Fulmer, RHP
  19. Domingo Tapia, RHP
  20. John Gant, RHP

NY Yankees

  1. Gary Sanchez, C
  2. Mason Williams, OF
  3. Eric Jagielo, SS
  4. Rafael DePaula, RHP
  5. Tyler Austin, OF
  6. Greg Bird, 1B
  7. Manny Banuelos, LHP
  8. Ian Clarkin, LHP
  9. Aaron Judge, OF
  10. Slade Heathcott, OF
  11. Ty Hensley, RHP
  12. Bryan Mitchell RHP
  13. Mark Montgomery, RHP
  14. Nik Turley, LHP
  15. Miguel Andujar, 3B
  16. Jose Ramirez, RHP
  17. Jose Campos, RHP
  18. Abiatal Avelino, SS
  19. Pete O’Brien, C
  20. Luis Severino, RHP

OAK Athletics

  1. Addison Russell, SS
  2. Michael Choice, OF
  3. Billy McKinney, OF
  4. Chris Bostick, 2B
  5. Bobby Wahl, RHP
  6. Max Muncy, 1B
  7. Raul Alcantara, RHP
  8. Renato Nunez, 3B
  9. Michael Ynoa, RHP
  10. Chad Pinder, 3B
  11. Daniel Robertson, SS
  12. Matt Olson, 1B
  13. Dylan Overton, LHP
  14. Nolan Sanburn, RHP
  15. Dylan Covey, RHP
  16. Ryon Healy, 1B
  17. Kyle Finnegan, RHP
  18. B.J. Boyd, OF
  19. Shawn Duinkerk, OF
  20. Miles Head, 3B

PHI Phillies

  1. Maikel Franco, 3B
  2. J.P. Crawford, SS
  3. Jesse Biddle, LHP
  4. Miguel A. Gonzalez, RHP
  5. Severino Gonzalez, RHP
  6. Roman Quinn, SS
  7. Cord Sandberg, OF
  8. Adam Morgan, LHP
  9. Ethan Martin, RHP
  10. Tommy Joseph, C
  11. Carlos Tocci, OF
  12. Kelly Dugan, OF
  13. Andrew Knapp, C
  14. Zach Green, 3B
  15. Shane Watson, RHP
  16. Dylan Cozens, OF
  17. Aaron Altherr, OF
  18. Jan Hernandez, SS
  19. Jiwan James, OF
  20. Jake Sweaney, C

PIT Pirates

  1. Gregory Polanco, OF
  2. Jameson Taillon, RHP
  3. Tyler Glasnow, RHP
  4. Austin Meadows, OF
  5. Reese McGuire, C
  6. Nick Kingham, RHP
  7. Alen Hanson, SS
  8. Harold Ramirez, OF
  9. Josh Bell, OF
  10. Michael de la Cruz, OF
  11. Luis Heredia, RHP
  12. Jin-De Jhang, C
  13. Wyatt Mathisen, C
  14. Barrett Barnes, OF
  15. Clay Holmes, RHP
  16. Cody Dickson, LHP
  17. Adrian Sampson, RHP
  18. Gift Ngoepe, SS
  19. Tony Sanchez, C
  20. Jose Osuna, 1B

SD Padres

  1. Hunter Renfroe, OF
  2. Matt Wisler, RHP
  3. Max Fried, LHP
  4. Austin Hedges, C
  5. Casey Kelly, RHP
  6. Zach Eflin, RHP
  7. Keyvius Sampson, RHP
  8. Burch Smith, RHP
  9. Rey Fuentes, OF
  10. Walker Weickel, RHP
  11. Rymer Liriano, OF
  12. Jace Peterson, SS
  13. Joe Ross, RHP
  14. Travis Jankowski, OF
  15. Franchy Cordero, SS
  16. Mallex Smith, OF
  17. Cory Spangenberg, 2B
  18. Dustin Peterson, SS
  19. Jordan Paroubeck, OF
  20. Gabriel Quintana, 3B

SF Giants

  1. Kyle Crick, RHP
  2. Edwin Escobar, LHP
  3. Kendry Flores, RHP
  4. Martin Agosta, RHP
  5. Chris Stratton, RHP
  6. Clayton Blackburn, RHP
  7. Mac Williamson, OF
  8. Ty Blach, LHP
  9. Adalberto Mejia, LHP
  10. Joan Gregorio, RHP
  11. Christian Arroyo, SS
  12. Gary Brown, OF
  13. Joe Panik, 2B
  14. Johneshwy Fargas, OF
  15. Heath Hembree, RHP
  16. Mike Kickham, LHP
  17. Ryder Jones, 3B
  18. Chase Johnson, RHP
  19. Derek Law, RHP
  20. Keury Mella, RHP

SEA Mariners

  1. Taijuan Walker, RHP
  2. D.J. Peterson, 1B
  3. Danny Hultzen, LHP
  4. Luiz Gohara, LHP
  5. Victor Sanchez, RHP
  6. James Paxton, LHP
  7. Austin Wilson, OF
  8. Chris Taylor, SS
  9. Edwin Diaz, RHP
  10. Gabriel Guerrero, OF
  11. Tyler Pike, LHP
  12. Patrick Kivlehan, 3B
  13. Tyler Marlette, C
  14. Abe Almonte, OF
  15. Ketel Marte, SS
  16. Julio Morban, OF
  17. Xavier Avery, OF
  18. Tyler O’Neill, OF
  19. Stefen Romero, OF
  20. Dominic Leone, RHP

STL Cardinals

  1. Oscar Taveras, OF
  2. Carlos Martinez, RHP
  3. Rob Kaminsky, LHP
  4. Marco Gonzales, LHP
  5. Kolten Wong, 2B
  6. Alexander Reyes, RHP
  7. Stephen Piscotty, OF
  8. Tyrell Jenkins, RHP
  9. Tim Cooney, LHP
  10. Oscar Mercado, SS
  11. Mike O’Neill, OF
  12. Patrick Wisdom, 1B
  13. Ryan Jackson, SS
  14. Carson Kelly, C
  15. Kenny Peoples, SS
  16. James Ramsey, OF
  17. Charlie Tilson, OF
  18. Steve Bean, C
  19. Juan Herrera, 2B
  20. Colin Walsh, 2B

TB Rays

  1. Taylor Guerrieri, RHP
  2. Enny Romero, LHP
  3. Jake Odorizzi, RHP
  4. Ryne Stanek, RHP
  5. Nick Ciuffo, C
  6. Hak-Ju Lee, SS
  7. Andrew Toles, OF
  8. Jesse Hahn, RHP
  9. Kevin Kiermaier, OF
  10. Alex Colome, RHP
  11. Jeff Ames, RHP
  12. C.J. Riefenhauser, LHP
  13. Jose Mujica, RHP
  14. Oscar Hernandez, C
  15. Drew Vettleson, OF
  16. Blake Snell, LHP
  17. Riley Unroe, SS
  18. Dylan Floro, RHP
  19. Richie Shaffer, 3B
  20. Cristian Toribio, SS

TX Rangers

  1. Rougned Odor, 2B
  2. Jorge Alfaro, C
  3. Luke Jackson, RHP
  4. Luis Sardinas, SS
  5. Alex “Chi Chi” Gonzalez, RHP
  6. Joey Gallo, 3B
  7. Travis Demeritte, SS
  8. Lewis Brinson, OF
  9. Alec Asher, RHP
  10. Nick Williams, OF
  11. Nomar Mazara, OF
  12. Akeem Bostick, RHP
  13. Ronald Guzman, 1B
  14. Jairo Beras, OF
  15. Cole Wiper, RHP
  16. Kelvin Vasquez, RHP
  17. Alex Claudio, LHP
  18. Connor Sadzeck, RHP
  19. Nick Martinez, RHP
  20. Preston Beck, OF

TOR Blue Jays

  1. Aaron Sanchez, RHP
  2. Marcus Stroman, RHP
  3. Roberto Osuna, RHP
  4. Sean Nolin, LHP
  5. Franklin Barreto, SS
  6. Daniel Norris, LHP
  7. D.J. Davis, SS
  8. Mitch Nay, 3B
  9. Chase DeJong, RHP
  10. Jake Brentz, LHP
  11. Dawel Lugo, SS
  12. Alberto Tirado, RHP
  13. Matt Dean, 3B
  14. Clinton Hollon, RHP
  15. Rowdy Tellez, 1B
  16. Deck McGuire, RHP
  17. Kevin Pillar, OF
  18. Adonys Cardona, RHP
  19. Taylor Cole, RHP
  20. John Stilson, RHP

WAS Nationals

  1. Lucas Giolito, RHP
  2. A.J. Cole, RHP
  3. Brian Goodwin, OF
  4. Nate Karns, RHP
  5. Billy Burns, OF
  6. Robbie Ray, LHP
  7. Drew Ward, 3B
  8. Michael Taylor, OF
  9. Rafael Bautista, OF
  10. Zach Walters, SS
  11. Sammy Solis, LHP
  12. Jake Johansen, RHP
  13. Brett Mooneyham, LHP
  14. Matt Purke, LHP
  15. Tony Renda, 2B
  16. Nick Pivetta, RHP
  17. Austin Voth, RHP
  18. Matt Skole, 1B
  19. Jeff Kobernus, OF
  20. Dakota Bacus, RHP

Potential September Call Ups

Posted: August 15, 2013 in by J.P. Schwartz

As we are on the cusp of September, below is my list of the top 15 most notable prospects who have a shot at getting added to their parent teams’ rosters next month.

1)      Xander Bogaerts (AAA Pawtucket, Red Sox) – Has youth, power and a great shot at sticking at short. He can certainly help the Sox maintain their lead in the A.L. East.

2)      Archie Bradley (AA Mobile, Diamondbacks) – The top pitcher in the MiLB this season, he has a Major League arsenal and could help Arizona in their pursuit of L.A.

3)      George Springer (AAA Oklahoma City, Astros) – The minors’ only 30/30 man this year, he certainly seems ready. The question is will Houston add him, knowing they won’t be contending anytime soon; meanwhile, Oklahoma City currently leads the PCL American Southern Division.

4)      Nick Castellanos (AAA Toledo, Tigers) – With Miggy entrenched at third, he has been groomed as an outfielder. He’s developed more pop in his bat since last year, and would be a great boon to Comerica Park.

5)      Taijuan Walker (AAA Tacoma, Mariners) – The M’s top farmhand, he’s been having a great season overall, with terrific athleticism.

6)      Billy Hamilton (AAA Louisville, Reds) – His bat may have taken a hit since last year, but he’s still as fast as ever. Could serve Cincy as a pinch-runner, if nothing else.

7)      Eddie Butler (AA Tulsa, Rockies) – In the middle of a breakout season, he could possibly get his feet wet in the inhospitable climate of Denver sooner than people think.

8)      Jameson Taillon (AAA Indianapolis, Pirates) – Admittedly the biggest longshot on this list, as the Pirates are certainly doing fine without him, and he’s just getting started at AAA. Perhaps if one of Pittsburgh’s rotation goes down to injury, he could see some time.

9)      Andrew Heaney (AA Jacksonville, Marlins) – The top lefty in the MiLB this year, according to Baseball America. The Marlins obviously are not adverse to promoting prospects from AA, and his excellent command and arsenal could make for an interesting tryout.

10)   Yordano Ventura (AAA Omaha, Royals) – The Royals have been grooming him as a SP, but his heater could motivate them to use him earlier than expected, likely in the pen at first.

11)   Joc Pederson (AA Chattanooga, Dodgers) – LA’s outfield is crowded enough already, but should the injury bug strike again, they could summon Puig’s former teammate to show off his impressive tools.

12)   Marcus Stroman (AA New Hampshire, Blue Jays) – They’re obviously not contending, but Stroman was considered one of the most Major League ready arms in last year’s draft, and he could be an asset in Toronto’s pen.

13)   Jimmy Nelson (AAA Nashville, Brewers) – The current top arm in their system, he could be called upon for a spot start or two, just as Wily Peralta was last year.

14)   Michael Choice (AAA Sacramento, A’s) – As Oakland tries to take the lead from the Rangers, Choice’s power is a tantalizing option for them.

15)   Erik Johnson (AAA Charlotte, White Sox) – The top arm in an otherwise desolate system, he might get his first cup of coffee sooner than later, likely in the pen at first.