Top 250 Prospects Update: March 9, 2011

Top 250 Prospects Update: March 9, 2011

The following is the second version of our top 250 prospects list.  The +/- next to the players’ names indicate which players moved since the last ranking.   Some of the updates are still due to me learning more information rather than on-field performance (i.e., Matias, etc).  I will publish another update during spring training, and continue to update during the season.  If you have any questions or see any prospects you think should be moved based on recent developments, definitely let me know.

1.  Bryce Harper—OF, Nationals
2.  Mike Trout—OF, Angels
3.  Anthony Rendon—3B, Rice Univ.
4.  Jeremy Hellickson—P, Rays
5.  Aroldis Chapman—P, Reds
6.  Julio Teheran—P, Braves
7.  Jesus Montero—C, Yankees
8.  Eric Hosmer—1B, Royals (+2)
9.  Dustin Ackley—2B, Mariners
10.  Mike Moustakas— 3B, Royals
11.  Domonic Brown—OF, Phillies (-8)
12.  Gerrit Cole—P, UCLA (+2)
13.  Yu Darvish—P, Japan
14.  Michael Pineda—P, Mariners
15.  Brandon Belt—1B, Giants
16.  Kyle Drabek—P, Blue Jays
17.  Wil Myers—C, Royals
18.  Matt Moore—P, Rays
19.  Desmond Jennings—OF, Rays (-4)
20.  Jameson Taillon—P, Pirates
21.  Freddie Freeman—1B, Braves
22.  Zach Britton—P, Orioles
23.  Jarrod Parker—P, Diamondbacks
24.  Mike Minor—P, Braves
25.  Shelby Miller—P, Cardinals (+7)
26.  Lonnie Chisenhall—3B, Indians
27.  Manny Machado—SS, Orioles
28.  Jacob Turner— P, Tigers
29.  Kyle Gibson—P, Twins (+4)
30.  Brett Jackson—OF, Cubs
31.  Matthew Purke—P, TCU (-5)
32.  Mike Montgomery—P, Royals
33.  Nick Franklin—SS, Mariners
34.  Manny Banuelos—P, Yankees (+13)
35.  Sonny Gray—P, Vanderbilt
36.  Martin Perez—P, Rangers
37.  Wilin Rosario—C, Rockies
38.  Grant Green—SS, Athletics (-6)
39.  Jordan Lyles—P, Astros (-7)
40.  John Lamb—P, Royals
41.  Jennry Mejia—P, Mets (-5)
42.  Miguel Sano—3B, Twins
43.  Jonathan Singleton—1B, Phillies
44.  Aaron Hicks—OF, Twins
45.  Simon Castro— P, Padres
46.  Brett Lawrie—3B, Blue Jays (-9)
47.  Jarred Cosart—P, Phillies
48.  Chris Sale—P, White Sox
49.  Chris Carter—1B/OF, Athletics (-8)
50.  Dee Gordon—SS, Dodgers
51.   Chris Archer—P, Rays
52.  Tyler Matzek—P, Rockies
53.  Jackie Bradley, Jr.—OF, South Carolina (+7)
54.  Casey Kelly—P, Padres
55.  Alex White—P, Indians
56.  Devin Mesoraco—C, Reds
57. Jason Kipnis—2B, Indians
58.  Randall Delgado—P, Braves
59.  Yonder Alonso—1B, Reds
60.  Bubba Starling—OF, HS (Kan) (-4)
61.  Dellin Betances—P, Yankees (+30)
62.   Drew Pomeranz—P, Indians
63.   Taylor Jungmann—P, Univ. of Texas (+21)
64.  Billy Hamilton—2B, Reds
65.  George Springer—OF, UConn (-14)
66.  Craig Kimbrel—P, Braves (+30)
67.  Zach Cox—3B, Cardinals (-6)
68.  Matt Barnes—P, UConn (+3)
69.  Derek Norris—C, Nationals
70.  Hank Conger—C, Angels
71.  Jake McGee—P, Rays (+17)
72.  Archie Bradley—P, HS (Okl.) (+14)
73.  Danny Duffy—P, Royals
74.  Jose Iglesias—SS, Red Sox
75.  Gary Sanchez—C, Yankees
76.  Nick Weglarz—OF, Indians (-13)
77.  Trey McNutt—P, Cubs
78.  Matt Dominguez—3B, Marlins (+25)
79.  Anthony Rizzo—1B, Padres (+7)
80.   Brody Colvin—P, Phillies
81.  Yasmani Grandal—C, Reds
82.  Zach Lee—P, Dodgers
83.  Jurickson Profar—SS, Rangers
84.  Jean Segura—2B, Angels
85.  Danny Espinosa—SS, Nationals (+6)
86.  Trayvon Robinson—OF, Dodgers (-10)
87.  Michael Choice—OF, Athletics (-23)
88.  Jerry Sands—OF, Dodgers
89.  Chris Dwyer—P, Royals
90.  Jake Odorizzi—P, Royals
91.  Anthony Gose—OF, Blue Jays
92.  Tanner Scheppers—P, Rangers (-30)
93.  Tony Sanchez—C, Pirates
94.  Christian Colon—SS, Royals
95.  Alexander Colome—P, Rays
96.  Wilson Ramos— C, Nationals (-7)
97.   JP Arencebia—C, Blue Jays
98.  Arodys Vizcaino—P, Braves
99.   Tyler Chatwood—P, Angels
100.  Zach Wheeler—P, Giants
101.   Wilmer Flores—SS, Mets
102.   Anthony Ranaudo—P, Red Sox (+13)
103.   Deck McGuire—P, Blue Jays
104.  Robbie Erlin—P, Rangers
105.   Dylan Bundy—P, HS (Ok.) (+18)
106.  Tyler Skaggs—P, Diamondbacks
107.  Tsuyoshi Nishioka—SS, Twins (+15)
108.   Daniel Norris—P, HS (Tenn.) (-12)
109.   Carlos Perez—P, Braves
110.   Zach Stewart—P, Blue Jays (+10)
111.  Trevor Bauer—P, UCLA (-8)
112.   Travis D’Arnaud—C, Blue Jays
113.    Nick Castellanos—3B, Tigers (+17)
114.   Karsten Whitson—P, Univ. of Florida (2013) (+11)
115.   Josh Sale—OF, Rays (-15)
116.  Engel Beltre—OF, Rangers
117.  Austin Romine— C, Yankees
118.   Kenley Jansen—P, Dodgers
119.  Oswaldo Arcia—OF, Twins
120.  Adeiny Hechavarria—SS, Blue Jays
121.  Ben Revere—OF, Twins
122.  Nolan Arenado—3B, Rockies
123.  Brian Goodwin—OF, Miami-Dade CC (-35)
124.  Carlos Perez—C, Blue Jays
125.  Matt Harvey—P, Mets
126.  Jaff Decker—OF, Padres
127.  Michael Kirkman—P, Rangers
128.   Brandon Beachy—P, Braves
129.  Kenny Diekroeger—INF, Stanford Univ. (2012) (-2)
130.  Guillermo Pimentel—OF, Mariners (-5)
131.  Reymond Fuentes—OF, Padres
132.  Alfredo Despaigne—OF, Cuba  
133.  Andrew Brackman—P, Yankees
134.  Brent Morel—3B, White Sox (+37)
135.  Felix Doubront—P, Red Sox
136.  Joe Benson—OF, Twins
137.  Delino Deshields—2B, Astros (-12)
138.  Reese Havens—2B, Mets
139.  Jordan Walden—P, Angels (+50)
140.  Alex Wimmers—P, Twins
141.  Rubby De La Rosa—P, Dodgers
142.  Donavan Tate—OF, Padres
143.  Carlos Matias—P, Cardinals (+99)
144.  Liam Henricks—P, Twins
145.  Norichika Aoki—OF, Japan
146.  Garrett Richards—P, Angels
147.  Stolmy Pimentel—P, Red Sox
148.  Jared Mitchell—OF, White Sox (-12)
149.  Christian Friedrich—P, Rockies (+40)
150.  Matt  Lipka—SS, Braves
151.  Drake Britton—P, Red Sox (+15)
152.  Travis Harrison—OF, HS (Cal.) (-10)
153.  Juan Francisco—3B, Reds
154.  Hak-Ju Lee—SS, Rays (+20)
155.  Stetson Allie—P, Pirates
156.  Austin Wilson—OF, Stanford Univ.  (2013) (+9)
157.  Corey Luebke—P, Padres (-15)
158.  Jason Knapp—P, Indians
159.  Miguel De Los Santos—P, Rangers
160.  Gary Brown—OF, Giants
161.  Johnny Giavotella—2B, Royals
162.  Mickie Mahtook—OF, LSU (+20)
163.  Alexander Torres—P, Rays
164.  Chad James—P, Marlins (-15)
165.  Drew Cumberland—SS, Padres
166.  Michael Taylor—OF, Athletics
167.  Aaron Crow—P, Royals
168.  Kaleb Cowart—3B, Angels
169.  Alex Dickerson—OF, Univ. of Indiana   
170.  Fabio Martinez-Mesa—P, Angels
171.  Fernando Martinez—OF, Mets (+21)
172.  LJ Hoes—2B, Orioles (-13)
173.  Jason Esposito—3B, Vanderbilt  
174.  Marcell Ozuna—OF, Marlins
175.  Phil Evans—SS, HS (Cal.) (-10)
176.  Enny Romero—P, Rays
177.  Michael Kelly—P, HS (Fla.)
178.  Luis Heredia—P, Pirates
179.  Francisco Peguero—OF, Giants
180.  Allen Webster—P, Dodgers
181.  Thomas Neal—OF, Giants
182.  Kyle Parker—OF, Rockies
183.  Jed Bradley—P, Georgia Tech (+20)
184.  Hisashi Iwakuma—P, Japan  
185.  Adrian Salcedo—P, Twins
186.  Hector Noesi—P, Yankees (-30)
187.  Zach Cozart—SS, Reds
188.  Jack Armstrong—P, Vanderbilt  (-80)
189.  Yorman Rodriguez—OF, Reds
190.  Sterling Marte—OF, Pirates
191.  Xavier Avery—OF, Orioles (-25)
192.  Jake Marinsick—OF, Blue Jays
193.  Lars Anderson—1B, Red Sox
194.  Ivan Nova—P, Yankees (+25)
195.  Josh Vitters—3B, Cubs
196.  Yulieski Gourriel—3B, Cuba  
197.  Max Stassi—C, Athletics
198.  Lance McCullers, Jr. —P/INF, HS (Fla) (2012) (+15)
199.  Scooter Gennett—2B, Brewers
200.  Michael Burgess—OF, Cubs (-30)
201.  Robinson Yambati—P, Royals
202.  Jeremy Jeffress—P, Royals
203.  Chris Marrero—1B, Nationals
204.  Chris Owings—SS, Diamondbacks
205.  Kolbrin Vitek—3B, Red Sox
206.  Yamaico Navarro—2B, Red Sox (-13)
207.  Drew Vettleson—OF, Rays
208.  Oscar Tavares—OF, Cardinals
209.  Hector Gomez—SS, Rockies
210.  Justin O’Connor—C, Rays (-25)
211.  Tim Beckham—SS, Rays
212.  Christian Lopes—SS, HS (Cal.)
213.  Brad Boxberger—P, Reds
214.  Kirk Niewenhuis—OF, Mets
215.  Jed Gyorko—3B, Padres
216.  Addison Russell—SS, HS (Fla.) (2012) (-10)
217.  Jose Dariel Abreu—1B, Cuba 
218.  Robbie Ross—P, Rangers
219.  Tyrell Jenkins—P, Cardinals (+25)
220.  Henry Owens—P, HS (Cal.)
221.  Mark Trumbo—1B, Angels
222.  Alexander Guerrero—SS, Cuba  
223.  Edward Salcedo—SS, Braves
224.  Blake Swihart—C, HS (N.M.)
225.  Andy Oliver—P, Tigers
226.  Josh Tobias—2B/OF, HS (S.C.) (-33)
227.  AJ Cole—P, Nationals
228.  Matthew Davidson—3B, Diamondbacks (+15)
229.  Lucas Duda—OF, Mets
230.  Danny Hultzen—P, UVA  (+15)
231.  Trevor Reckling—P, Angels (-20)
232.  Yordano Ventura—P, Royals
233.  Hiroyuki Nakajima—SS, Japan
234.  Tyson Ross—P, Athletics
235.  Cesar Puello—OF, Mets (new)
236.  Oscar Tejada—2B, Red Sox
237.  Alex Meyer—P, Kentucky (new)
238.  Brett Eibner—OF, Royals
239.  Yordy Cabrera—3B, Athletics (+4)
240.  Wilking Rodriguez—P, Rays (-31)
241.  Yunesky Maya—P, Nationals (-20)
242.  Cameron Bedrosian—P, Angels
243.  Nick Williams, OF, HS (Tex) (2012) (new)
244.  Mike Foltywicz—P, Astros (-12)
245.  Randall Grichuk—OF, Angels
246.  Zach Cone—OF, Univ. of Georgia (-20)
247.  Jemile Weeks—2B, Athletics (-23)
248.  Dayan Viciedo—1B, White Sox
249.  Christian Yelich—OF, Marlins
250.  TiJuan Walker—P, Mariners

250 Candidates: Eury Perez (OF—Nationals), Bobby Borchering (3B—Diamondbacks), Eduardo Escobar (SS—White Sox), Will Middlebrooks (3B—Red Sox), Ariel Ovando (OF—Astros), Max Kepler (OF–Twins), Austin Wood (P—USC), Dillon Howard (P—Ark HS), Nick Delmonico (C—HS Tenn.), Dylan Covey (P—Univ. of San Diego), Kevin Gausman (P—LSU).