Top 250 Prospects Update: March 25, 2011

Top 250 Prospects Update: March 25, 2011

Here is this week’s update of our top 100 list.  Because many prospects are still not playing, I focused on improving the amateurs’ rankings.  Also, the changes involving older prospects are often due to recent roster decisions.  Hope y’all enjoy.  I will keep updating throughout the season, and let me know if you have any suggestions about the rankings themselves or ways to make the list better.

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

Dropped Out:  Zach Cone (#248), TiJuan Walker (#249), and Jemile Weeks (#250).

Also considered:  TiJuan Walker (P, Mariners), Jemile Weeks (2B, Athletics), Eury Perez (OF, Nationals), Aaron Sanchez (P, Blue Jays), Jake Thompson (P, Rays), Ariel Ovando (OF, Astros), Tim Collins (P, Royals), Chen-Wei Yin (P, Japan), Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez (P, Cuba), Zach Zone (OF, Georgia), John Stilson (P, Texas A&M), Deven Marrero (SS, Arizona State), and Joshua Bell (OF, HS, Tex).