Top 250 Prospects Update: April 10, 2011

Top 250 Prospects Update: April 10, 2011

The minor league season is started, and the following is the first major in-season update.  For the rest of the season, we’ll update the list at the beginning of each week.  With this many prospects to follow, we will definitely miss guys who should be moved, so feedback is always appreciated. 

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
8.  Eric Hosmer—1B, Royals
9.  Gerrit Cole—P, UCLA
10.  Jesus Montero—C, Yankees
11.  Dustin Ackley—2B, Mariners
12.  Mike Moustakas— 3B, Royals
13.  Domonic Brown—OF, Phillies
14.  Michael Pineda—P, Mariners
15.  Yu Darvish—P, Japan
16.  Kyle Drabek—P, Blue Jays
17.  Zach Britton—P, Orioles
18.  Wil Myers—OF, Royals
19.  Matt Moore—P, Rays
20.  Desmond Jennings—OF, Rays
21.  Jameson Taillon—P, Pirates
22.  Jacob Turner— P, Tigers (+4)  
23.  Jarrod Parker—P, Diamondbacks
24.  Manny Machado—SS, Orioles (+2)
25.  Shelby Miller—P, Cardinals
26.  Lonnie Chisenhall—3B, Indians
27.  Kyle Gibson—P, Twins
28.  Manny Banuelos—P, Yankees
29.  Brandon Belt—1B, Giants (-9)
30.  Nick Franklin—SS, Mariners
31.  Brett Jackson—OF, Cubs
32.  Mike Minor—P, Braves (-3)
33.  Wilin Rosario—C, Rockies
34.  Freddie Freeman—1B, Braves (-10) 
35.  Martin Perez—P, Rangers (-4)
36.  Grant Green—SS, Athletics
37.  Sonny Gray—P, Vanderbilt
38.  Mike Montgomery—P, Royals (-7)
39.  Brett Lawrie—3B, Blue Jays
40.  John Lamb—P, Royals
41.  Devin Mesoraco—C, Reds (+4)
42.  Jennry Mejia—P, Mets
43.  Jonathan Singleton—1B, Phillies
44.  Aaron Hicks—OF, Twins
45.  Simon Castro— P, Padres
46.  Miguel Sano—3B, Twins
47.  Jarred Cosart—P, Phillies
48.  Dee Gordon—SS, Dodgers
49.  Chris Archer—P, Rays
50.  Tyler Matzek—P, Rockies
51.  Craig Kimbrel—P, Braves (+20)  
52.  Drew Pomeranz—P, Indians (+6)
53.  Casey Kelly—P, Padres
54.  Taylor Jungmann—P, Univ of Texas
55.  Alex White—P, Indians
56.  Jason Kipnis—2B, Indians
57.  Randall Delgado—P, Braves
58.  Dellin Betances—P, Yankees
59.  Matt Barnes—P, UConn
60.  Yonder Alonso—1B, Reds
61.  Zach Cox—3B, Cardinals
62.  Chris Carter—1B/OF, Athletics
63.  Billy Hamilton—2B, Reds
64.  Derek Norris—C, Nationals
65.  Bubba Starling—OF, HS (Kan)
66.  Matthew Purke—P, TCU (-20)
67.  Gary Sanchez—C, Yankees (+5)
68.  Hank Conger—C, Angels
69.  Chris Sale—P, White Sox
70.  Jose Iglesias—SS, Red Sox
71.  Danny Duffy—P, Royals
72.  George Springer—OF, UConn
73.  Jurickson Profar—SS, Rangers (+10)
74.  Jackie Bradley, Jr—OF, South Carolina
75.  Michael Choice—OF, Athletics
76.  Archie Bradley—P, HS (Okl)
77.  Jake McGee—P, Rays (-5)
78.  Danny Espinosa—SS, Nationals (+6)
79.  Trey McNutt—P, Cubs
80.  Zach Lee—P, Dodgers (+4)
81.  Jordan Walden—P, Angels (+35) 
82.  Anthony Rizzo—1B, Padres
83.  Jean Segura—2B, Angels
84.  Brody Colvin—P, Phillies
85.  Yasmani Grandal—C, Reds
86.  Jerry Sands—OF, Dodgers
87.  Anthony Gose—OF, Blue Jays
88.  Christian Colon—SS, Royals (+4)
89.  Anthony Ranaudo—P, Red Sox (+5)
90.  Chris Dwyer—P, Royals
91.  Trayvon Robinson—OF, Dodgers
92.  Jake Odorizzi—P, Royals
93.  Tony Sanchez—C, Pirates
94.  Dylan Bundy—P, HS (Ok)
95.  Brandon Beachy—P, Braves
96.  Wilson Ramos— C, Nationals
97.  JP Arencebia—C, Blue Jays
98.  Arodys Vizcaino—P, Braves
99.  Deck McGuire—P, Blue Jays (+5)
100.  Matt Dominguez—3B, Marlins
101.  Tyler Chatwood—P, Angels
102.  Zach Wheeler—P, Giants
103.  Wilmer Flores—SS, Mets
104.  Robbie Erlin—P, Rangers
105.  Tyler Skaggs—P, Diamondbacks
106.  Daniel Norris—P, HS (Tenn)
107.  Brent Morel—3B, White Sox
108.  Trevor Bauer—P, UCLA
109.  Alexander Colome—P, Rays (-18) 
110.  Travis D’Arnaud—C, Blue Jays
111.  Tanner Scheppers—P, Rangers (-10)
112.  Zach Stewart—P, Blue Jays (-4)
113.  Nick Castellanos—3B, Tigers
114.  Nick Weglarz—OF, Indians (-40) (injured)
115.  Karsten Whitson—P, Univ of Florida (2013)
116.  Josh Sale—OF, Rays
117.  Matt Harvey—P, Mets (+10) 
118.  Engel Beltre—OF, Rangers
119.  Carlos Perez—P, Braves (-9)
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.  Tsuyoshi Nishioka—SS, Twins (-40) (injured) 
127.  Carlos Perez—C, Blue Jays
128.  Danny Hultzen—P, UVA (+20) 
129.  Kenny Diekroeger—INF, Stanford Univ (2012)
130.  Aaron Crow—P, Royals
131.  Jaff Decker—OF, Padres
132.  Guillermo Pimentel—OF, Mariners
133.  Juan Francisco—3B, Reds
134.  Reymond Fuentes—OF, Padres
135.  Andrew Brackman—P, Yankees
136.  Felix Doubront—P, Red Sox
137.  Carlos Matias—P, Cardinals
138.   Rubby De La Rosa—P, Dodgers
139.  Delino Deshields—2B, Astros
140.  Alex Wimmers—P, Twins
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.  Enny Romero—P, Rays (+30)
148.  Jed Bradley—P, Georgia Tech (+7)
149.  Drake Britton—P, Red Sox
150.  Stolmy Pimentel—P, Red Sox
151.  Jared Mitchell—OF, White Sox
152.  Matt  Lipka—SS, Braves (-4)
153.  Ivan Nova—P, Yankees
154.  Hak-Ju Lee—SS, Rays
155.  Stetson Allie—P, Pirates
156.  Brian Goodwin—OF, Miami-Dade CC (-7)
157.  Mikie Mahtook—OF, LSU
158.  Jason Knapp—P, Indians
159.  Reese Havens—2B, Mets
160.  Miguel De Los Santos—P, Rangers
161.  Alfredo Despaigne—OF, Cuba 
162.  Gary Brown—OF, Giants
163.  Jason Esposito—3B, Vanderbilt (-8)
164.  Johnny Giavotella—2B, Royals
165.  Michael Kirkman—P, Rangers (-25) 
166.  Alexander Torres—P, Rays
167.  Chad James—P, Marlins
168.  Austin Wilson—OF, Stanford Univ  (2013)
169.  Luis Heredia—P, Pirates
170.  Kaleb Cowart—3B, Angels
171.  Fabio Martinez-Mesa—P, Angels
172.  Fernando Martinez—OF, Mets
173.  LJ Hoes—2B, Orioles
174.  Michael Taylor—OF, Athletics (-4)
175.  Zach Cozart—SS, Reds
176.  Marcell Ozuna—OF, Marlins
177.  Mark Trumbo—1B, Angels
178.  Drew Cumberland—SS, Padres (-12) (DL)
179.  Alex Dickerson—OF, Univ of Indiana
180.  Tim Beckham—SS, Rays (-4)
181.  Francisco Peguero—OF, Giants
182.  Allen Webster—P, Dodgers
183.  Thomas Neal—OF, Giants
184.  Corey Luebke—P, Padres (-10)
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.  Andy Oliver—P, Tigers (+15)
207.  Yamaico Navarro—2B, Red Sox
208.  Drew Vettleson—OF, Rays
209.  Yulieski Gourriel—3B, Cuba 
210.  Alex Meyer—P, Kentucky
211.  Oscar Tavares—OF, Cardinals
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.  Nick Williams—OF, HS (Tex) (2012)
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.  Tyson Ross—P, Athletics (+10) 
226.  Jose Dariel Abreu—1B, Cuba
227.   Yoennis Cespedes—OF, Cuba (+10) 
228.  Jeremy Jeffress—P, Royals
229.  Brad Emaus—2B, Mets
230.  Matthew Davidson—3B, Diamondbacks
231.  Lucas Duda—OF, Mets
232.  Henry Owens—P, HS (Cal)
233.   Tim Collins—P, Royals
234.  Trevor Reckling—P, Angels
235.  Yordano Ventura—P, Royals
236.  Hiroyuki Nakajima—SS, Japan
237.  Keyvious Sampson—P, Padres (new)          
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.  Michael Kelly—P, HS (Fla) (-15)
246.  Dave Sappelt—OF, Reds
247.  Matt Lollis—P, Padres
248.  Slade Heathcott—OF, Yankees (new)  
249.  Cameron Bedrosian—P, Angels
250.  Alex Cobb—P, Rays

Also considered: Randal Grichuk (OF, Angels),  Mike Foltywicz (P, Astros), 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).