Top 250 Prospectus Update: April 6, 2011

Top 250 Prospectus Update: April 6, 2011

Here is this week’s update of the top 250 prospects.  Another slow week because the minor leagues are not playing.  This update focuses more of college players and prospects in the majors, but the list will start moving more quickly next week because the milb season starts tomorrow.

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

Also considered:  Matt Carpenter (3B, Cardinals), 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), 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), Joshua Bell (OF, HS, Tex), and Addison Russell—SS, HS (Fla) (2012).