Top 250 Prospects Update: April 27, 2011

Top 250 Prospects Update: April 27, 2011

Hello deep leaguers!  Below is updated Top 250 Prospect List.  After much thought and having received a lot of feedback from our readers we decided to put the prospects we graduated back on the list.  Hopefully this will provide more insight and context to our prospect list as it develops through the season.  We’ll hold off graduation until the end of the season but we may expand the top 250 slightly.  It may have ruffled Bradley’s feathers a little bit as he loves adding names to this list but we’ll try and break those names out in articles in between updates until those players play their way into the top 250. 

We always appreciate comments and feedback from our readers so please let us know what you think of the rankings. 

1.  Bryce Harper—OF, Nationals
2.  Mike Trout—OF, Angels
3.  Jeremy Hellickson—P, Rays
4.  Anthony Rendon—3B, Rice Univ.
5.  Aroldis Chapman—P, Reds (+1)
6.  Julio Teheran—P, Braves
7.  Eric Hosmer—1B, Royals
8.  Jesus Montero—C, Yankees
9.  Gerrit Cole—P, UCLA
10.  Dustin Ackley—2B, Mariners
11.  Zach Britton—P, Orioles
12.  Mike Moustakas— 3B, Royals
13.  Kyle Drabek—P, Blue Jays
14.  Michael Pineda—P, Mariners (+1)
15.  Domonic Brown—OF, Phillies
16.  Desmond Jennings—OF, Rays
17.  Wil Myers—OF, Royals
18.  Matt Moore—P, Rays
19.  Shelby Miller—P, Cardinals (+1)
20.  Jameson Taillon—P, Pirates
21.  Manny Machado—SS, Orioles
22.  Jacob Turner— P, Tigers
23.  Lonnie Chisenhall—3B, Indians
24.  Kyle Gibson—P, Twins
25.  Brett Jackson—OF, Cubs (+2)
26.  Nick Franklin—SS, Mariners
27.  Freddie Freeman—1B, Braves (+6)
28.  Yu Darvish—P, Japan
29.  Manny Banuelos—P, Yankees
30.  Mike Minor—P, Braves
31.  Wilin Rosario—C, Rockies
32.  Brett Lawrie—3B, Blue Jays (+4)
33.  Grant Green—SS, Athletics
34.  Mike Montgomery—P, Royals
35.  Devin Mesoraco—C, Reds
36.  Drew Pomeranz—P, Indians
37.  Martin Perez—P, Rangers
38.  Jonathan Singleton—1B, Phillies
39.  Jennry Mejia—P, Mets
40.  Jordan Lyles—P, Astros (-3)
41.  Jarrod Parker—P, Diamondbacks (-10)
42.  Sonny Gray—P, Vanderbilt
43.  Aaron Hicks—OF, Twins
44.  Miguel Sano—3B, Twins
45.  Jarred Cosart—P, Phillies
46.  Dee Gordon—SS, Dodgers
47.  Chris Archer—P, Rays
48.  Craig Kimbrel—P, Braves
49.  Jerry Sands—OF, Dodgers (+7)
         He’ll contribute all year with basically no competition.

50.  Brandon Belt—1B, Giants (-25)
         Demotion hurts but has quickly found his stroke in AAA.  Detractors have started to point to his lackluster college numbers but let’s hope we see him in San Fran soon.

51.  Casey Kelly—P, Padres
52.  Taylor Jungmann—P, Univ of Texas
53.  Alex White—P, Indians
54.  John Lamb—P, Royals
55.  Randall Delgado—P, Braves
56.  Simon Castro— P, Padres
57.  Tyler Matzek—P, Rockies (-6)
58.  Matt Barnes—P, UConn
59.  Dellin Betances—P, Yankees
60.  Anthony Rizzo—1B, Padres (+3)
         Reports are that Blanks will be the first called up for offensive help but 1B is Rizzo’s.  Rizzo should follow him shortly thereafter and Blanks will have to earn a spot in the OF as he has had his chances in the past.  
61.  Jason Kipnis—2B, Indians
62.  Billy Hamilton—2B, Reds
63.  Zach Cox—3B, Cardinals
64.  Bubba Starling—OF, HS (Kan)
65.  Matthew Purke—P, TCU
66.  Hank Conger—C, Angels
67.  Jose Iglesias—SS, Red Sox
68.  Chris Sale—P, White Sox
69.  Gary Sanchez—C, Yankees
70.  Yonder Alonso—1B, Reds (-3)
         No spot plus little production so far.  Sell, sell, sell.
71.  Danny Duffy—P, Royals
72.  George Springer—OF, UConn
73.  Chris Carter—1B/OF, Athletics
74.  Jean Segura—2B, Angels
75.  Archie Bradley—P, HS (Okl)
76.  Zach Lee—P, Dodgers
77.  Danny Espinosa—2B, Nationals
78.  Derek Norris—C, Nationals
79.  Michael Choice—OF, Athletics
80.  Trey McNutt—P, Cubs
81.  Jordan Walden—P, Angels
82.  Jake McGee—P, Rays
83.  Jackie Bradley, Jr—OF, South Carolina
84.  Tyler Chatwood—P, Angels (+3)
85.  Wilson Ramos— C, Nationals (+3)
         Pudge trade rumors surfaced before the 2 HRs last night.  We could see Rodriguez in Fenway before the All-Star break.
86.  Brody Colvin—P, Phillies (-4)
86.  Christian Colon—SS, Royals
87.  Anthony Ranaudo—P, Red Sox
88.  Jurickson Profar—SS, Rangers
89.  Jake Odorizzi—P, Royals
90.  Anthony Gose—OF, Blue Jays
91.  Tony Sanchez—C, Pirates
92.  Danny Hultzen—P, UVA
93.  JP Arencebia—C, Blue Jays
94.  Dylan Bundy—P, HS (Ok)
95.  Matt Harvey—P, Mets (+8)
         Setting himself up for call up at some point this season.
96.  Arodys Vizcaino—P, Braves
97.  Chris Dwyer—P, Royals
98.  Trayvon Robinson—OF, Dodgers
99.  Deck McGuire—P, Blue Jays
100.  Trevor Bauer—P, UCLA (+2)
101.  Brandon Beachy—P, Braves (+5)
102.  Matt Dominguez—3B, Marlins (-5)
103.  Zach Wheeler—P, Giants
104.  Jaff Decker—OF, Padres (+5)
105.   Yasmani Grandal—C, Reds
106.   Robbie Erlin—P, Rangers
107.  Wilmer Flores—SS, Mets
108.  Daniel Norris—P, HS (Tenn)
109.  Brent Morel—3B, White Sox
110.  Alexander Colome—P, Rays
111.  Tanner Scheppers—P, Rangers
112.  Zach Stewart—P, Blue Jays
113.  Nick Weglarz—OF, Indians
114.  Karsten Whitson—P, Univ of Florida (2013)
115.  Josh Sale—OF, Rays
116.  Tyler Skaggs—P, Diamondbacks (-12)
117.  Travis D’Arnaud—C, Blue Jays
118.  Engel Beltre—OF, Rangers
119.  Carlos Perez—P, Braves
120.  Oswaldo Arcia—OF, Twins
121.  Nick Castellanos—3B, Tigers
122.  Ben Revere—OF, Twins
123.  Nolan Arenado—3B, Rockies
124.  Jed Bradley—P, Georgia Tech
125.  Felix Doubront—P, Red Sox
126.  Carlos Perez—C, Blue Jays
127.  Kenny Diekroeger—INF, Stanford Univ (2012)
128.  Austin Romine— C, Yankees
129.  Reymond Fuentes—OF, Padres (+2) 
130.  Aaron Crow—P, Royals
131.   Adeiny Hechavarria—SS, Blue Jays
132.  Guillermo Pimentel—OF, Mariners
133.  Andrew Brackman—P, Yankees
134.  Tsuyoshi Nishioka—SS, Twins
135.  Carlos Matias—P, Cardinals
136.  Rubby De La Rosa—P, Dodgers
137.  Juan Francisco—3B, Reds
138.  Liam Henricks—P, Twins
139.  Stolmy Pimentel—P, Red Sox
140.  Norichika Aoki—OF, Japan
141.  Alexander Torres—P, Rays (+10)
           Dealing at AAA, should be the next starter called up.

142.  Garrett Richards—P, Angels
143.  Joe Benson—OF, Twins
144.  Christian Friedrich—P, Rockies
145.  Jared Mitchell—OF, White Sox
146.  Alfredo Despaigne—OF, Cuba
147.  Hak-Ju Lee—SS, Rays
148.  Stetson Allie—P, Pirates
149.  Delino Deshields—2B, Astros
150.  Brian Goodwin—OF, Miami-Dade CC
151.  Mikie Mahtook—OF, LSU
152.  Enny Romero—P, Rays (-30)
153.  Matt Lipka—SS, Braves
154.  Donavan Tate—OF, Padres
155.  Jason Knapp—P, Indians
156.  Reese Havens—2B, Mets
157.  Miguel De Los Santos—P, Rangers
158.  Gary Brown—OF, Giants
159.  Jason Esposito—3B, Vanderbilt
160.  Drake Britton—P, Red Sox
161.  Johnny Giavotella—2B, Royals
162.  Sterling Marte—OF, Pirates (+2)
163.  Michael Kirkman—P, Rangers
164.  Ivan Nova—P, Yankees (-19)
165.  Chad James—P, Marlins
166.  Luis Heredia—P, Pirates
167.  Mark Trumbo—1B, Angels (+3)
168.  Kaleb Cowart—3B, Angels
169.  Alex Wimmers—P, Twins
170.  Fabio Martinez-Mesa—P, Angels
171.  Michael Taylor—OF, Athletics
172.  Marcell Ozuna—OF, Marlins
173.  Kenley Jansen—P, Dodgers (-12)
174.  Drew Cumberland—SS, Padres
175.  Alex Dickerson—OF, Univ of Indiana
176.  Tim Beckham—SS, Rays
177.  Francisco Peguero—OF, Giants
178.  Josh Vitters—3B, Cubs
179.  Allen Webster—P, Dodgers
180.  Thomas Neal—OF, Giants
181.  Andy Oliver—P, Tigers
182.  Kyle Parker—OF, Rockies
183.  Hisashi Iwakuma—P, Japan
184.  Adrian Salcedo—P, Twins
185.  Hector Noesi—P, Yankees
186.  Francisco Lindor—SS, HS (Fla)
187.  LJ Hoes—2B, Orioles
188.  Yorman Rodriguez—OF, Reds
189.  Austin Wilson—OF, Stanford Univ  (2013)
190.  Lance McCullers, Jr —P/INF, HS (Fla) (2012)
191.  Keyvious Sampson—P, Padres
192.  Jake Marinsick—OF, Blue Jays
193.  Zach Cozart—SS, Reds
194.  Oscar Tejada—2B, Red Sox
195.  Max Stassi—C, Athletics
196.  Scooter Gennett—2B, Brewers
197.  Robinson Yambati—P, Royals
198.  Phil Evans—SS, HS (Cal)
199.  Jose Fernandez—P, HS (Fla)
200.  Fernando Martinez—OF, Mets
201.  Chris Marrero—1B, Nationals
202.  Tim Collins—P, Royals
203.  Alex Cobb—P, Rays (+5)
            Could get called up before too long but it looks like it will be as a reliever.
204.  Chris Owings—SS, Diamondbacks
205.  Blake Swihart—C, HS (NM)
206.  Michael Burgess—OF, Cubs
207.  Yamaico Navarro—2B, Red Sox
208.  Xavier Avery—OF, Orioles
209.  Drew Vettleson—OF, Rays
210.  Yulieski Gourriel—3B, Cuba
211.  Alex Meyer—P, Kentucky
212.  Oscar Tavares—OF, Cardinals
213.  AJ Cole—P, Nationals
214.  Leonys Martin—OF, Rangers (+25)
215.  Lars Anderson—1B, Red Sox
216.  Edward Salcedo—SS, Braves
217.  Hector Gomez—SS, Rockies
218.  Justin O’Connor—C, Rays
219.  Jeremy Jeffress—P, Royals
220.  Tyler Anderson—P, Oregon
221.  Brad Boxberger—P, Reds
223.  Tyson Ross—P, Athletics
224.  Nick Williams—OF, HS (Tex) (2012)
225.  Mike Olt—3B, Rangers (+25)
            Just keeps raking.
226.  Jed Gyorko—3B, Padres
227.  Kolbrin Vitek—3B, Red Sox (+20)
228.  Rudy Owens—P, Pirates
229.  Robbie Ross—P, Rangers
230.  Andrew Susac—C, Oregon State
231.  Tyrell Jenkins—P, Cardinals
232.  Jose Dariel Abreu—1B, Cuba
233.  Yoennis Cespedes—OF, Cuba
234.  Paul Goldschmidt—1B, Diamondbacks (new)
            Brandon Allen should be looking over his shoulder….
235.  Matthew Davidson—3B, Diamondbacks
236.  Lucas Duda—OF, Mets (-6)
237.  Henry Owens—P, HS (Cal)
238.  Trevor Reckling—P, Angels
239.  Yordano Ventura—P, Royals
240.  Hiroyuki Nakajima—SS, Japan
241.  Cesar Puello—OF, Mets
242.  Neil Ramirez—P, Rangers (+5)
243.  Eric Thames—OF, Blue Jays  
244.  Yordy Cabrera—3B, Athletics
245.  Dave Sappelt—OF, Reds
246.  Joshua Bell—OF, HS (Tex)
247.  Christian Yelich—OF, Marlins
248.  John Stilson—P, Texas A&M
249.  Matt Lollis—P, Padres
250.  Blake Tekotte—OF, Padres
251.  Slade Heathcott—OF, Yankees
252.  Jonathan Villar—SS, Astros
253.  Randall Grichuk—OF, Angels

Demoted:  Corey Luebke—P, Padres (#193), Brad Emaus—2B, Mets (#232).

Just Missed: JD Martinez (OF, Astros), Will Middlebrooks (3B, Red Sox), Mike Foltywicz (P, Astros), TiJuan Walker (P, Mariners), Ariel Ovando (OF, Astros), Eury Perez (OF, Nationals), Aaron Sanchez (P, Blue Jays), Jake Thompson (P, Rays), Chen-Wei Yin (P, Japan), and Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez (P, Cuba).