Minor League Analyst David Regan has updated the 2009
Prospect Spreadsheet. David updates the Prospect Spreadsheet
throughout the 2009 MLB season. Here's a peek:
TOP 50 HITTING PROSPECTS 11-30
11 Yonder Alonso CIN 1B A- Bat will move him quickly, possibly pushing
Joey Votto to LF by 2010. #7 overall pick in '09.
12 Lars Anderson BOS 1B A- Could take over 1B (Youk to third) by
2010. Great all-around hitter.
13 Angel Villalona SF 1B A- 118:18 K:BB is brutal and conditioning
needs to improve, but the bat could be special.
14 Eric Hosmer KC 1B A- 3rd overall pick in 2008 hit .364 in brief
pro debut. Very advanced for his age.
15 Austin Jackson NYY OF A- Power is still developing, but he's
probably the long-term answer in CF until Grady Sizemore is a F/A.
16 Carlos Santana CLE C A- Has the bat to push Shoppach aside, with
Martinez looking like a full-time 1B this year.
17 Buster Posey SF C A- 2008 fifth overall pick should be Molina's
successor by 2010. .300 / 15 HR potential.
18 Tim Beckham TAM SS A- Has some issues with this swing, but No. 1
overall pick should live up to the hype.
19 Elvis Andrus TEX SS B+ Could win SS job this spring and 54 SBs
should get your attention, though power won't be there.
20 Gordon Beckham CHW SS B+ Probably will need to slide to 2B, but
will have more than enough bat. Look for him in 2010.
21 Justin Smoak TEX 1B B+ Advanced college hitter could be Texas 1B
by mid-2010. 11th overall pick in '08.
22 Ben Revere MIN OF B+ .379 with 44 SB and a .87 EYE. Could stand
to walk a bit more to maitain a healthy OBP.
23 Logan Morrison FLA 1B B+ .404/.444/.667 in the Arizona Fall
League. Easily the most impressive player there.
24 Chris Carter OAK 1B B+ Huge power potential (39 in '08) but
probably winds up as a DH.
25 Alicedes Escobar MIL SS B+ .328 with 34 SB but .37 EYE is a bit
of a blemish. Should move Hardy to 2B/3B or another team..soon.
26 Mike Stanton FLA OF B+ 39 HR in 468 at-bats and those weren't
cheap HRs. K's are high, but upside is tremendous.
27 Andrew Lambo LAD OF B+ Has the bat speed and power to be an
All-Star. 14-for-36 after late-season jump from Low-A to AA.
28 Jesus Montero NYY C B+ .326/.376/.491 in '08, so bat will play
anywhere. Ability to stay at C is in doubt.
29 Fernando Martinez NYM OF B+ Grade reflects upside and age v.
level rather than actual performance. Opinions vary on his upside.
30 Josh Vitters CHC 3B B+ Former #3 overall pick hasn't broken out
yet, but the skills are there for a huge 2009.
See the top 5 prospects for each organization
graded by AVG/Power/Speed & Velocity/Strikeout
the membership area.
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