Prospect ETA Predictions

Prospect ETA Predictions

We’ve had several requests to publish ETA’s.   The following is the most recent version of our Top 250 list organized by my guess of when the minor leaguers will arrive.  Predicting call-up dates is inexact because injury and performance changes everything.  But hopefully, this will give owners a basic idea of how long they might have to wait for certain prospects to arrive.

Summer 2011
I think these prospects have a  good chance of being called up in June or at least before September.
8. Julio Teheran—P, Braves
9. Jesus Montero—C, Yankees
10. Dustin Ackley—2B, Mariners
12. Mike Moustakas— 3B, Royals
13. Desmond Jennings—OF, Rays
18. Lonnie Chisenhall—3B, Indians
21. Brett Lawrie—3B, Blue Jays
26. Kyle Gibson—P, Twins
28. Mike Minor—P, Braves
29. Brett Jackson—OF, Cubs
33. Anthony Rizzo—1B, Padres
38. Devin Mesoraco—C, Reds
48. Mike Montgomery—P, Royals
63. Jason Kipnis—2B, Indians
74. Leonys Martin—OF, Rangers
92. Jose Iglesias—SS, Red Sox
93. Matt Dominguez—3B, Marlins
115. Trayvon Robinson—OF, Dodgers
121. Neil Ramirez—P, Rangers
122. Paul Goldschmidt—1B, D’backs
128. Alex Cobb—P, Rays
136. Chris Carter—1B/OF, Athletics
137. Felix Doubront—P, Red Sox
143. Ben Revere—OF, Twins
148. Charlie Blackmon—OF, Rockies
149. Michael Taylor—OF, Athletics
160. Reese Havens—2B, Mets
161. Johnny Giavotella—2B, Royals
163. Jake McGee—P, Rays
165. Brad Meyers—P, Nationals
166. Juan Francisco—3B, Reds
173. Yamaico Navarro—2B, Red Sox
178. Tanner Scheppers—P, Rangers
181. Zach Cozart—SS, Reds
191. Andy Oliver—P, Tigers
196. Kirk Niewenhuis—OF, Mets
207. Fernando Martinez—OF, Mets
210. Jeremy Jeffress—P, Royals
215. Dayan Viciedo—OF, White Sox
224. Brad Boxberger—P, Reds
229. Eric Surkamp—P, Giants
240. Dave Sappelt—OF, Reds
243. Trevor Reckling—P, Angels

Late-2011/Early-2012
I think these prospects could arrive in 2011 (September call-up or a surprise promotion), but for various reasons, I’m less sure than the players on the first list.
2. Mike Trout—OF, Angels
16. Jacob Turner— P, Tigers
20. Martin Perez—P, Rangers
25. Manny Banuelos—P, Yankees
47. Wilin Rosario—C, Rockies
39. Dee Gordon—SS, Dodgers
55. Jarrod Parker—P, Diamondbacks
56. Yonder Alonso—1B, Reds
62. Dellin Betances—P, Yankees
76. Tony Sanchez—C, Pirates
81. Travis D’Arnaud—C, Blue Jays
89. James Darnell—3B, Padres
96. Jaff Decker—OF, Padres
114. Zach Stewart—P, Blue Jays
119. Chris Archer—P, Rays
127. Garrett Richards—P, Angels
135. Alexander Torres—P, Rays
144. Starling Marte—OF, Pirates
146. Simon Castro— P, Padres
155. Brad Peacock—P, Nationals
157. Joe Benson—OF, Twins
190. Thomas Neal—OF, Giants
199. Chris Marrero—1B, Nationals
225. Christian Friedrich—P, Rockies
238. Andrew Brackman—P, Yankees

2012
1. Bryce Harper—OF, Nationals (maybe 2013?)
15. Shelby Miller—P, Cardinals
19. Matt Moore—P, Rays
23. Wil Myers—OF, Royals
32. Drew Pomeranz—P, Indians
37. Jake Odorizzi—P, Royals
50. Grant Green—SS, Athletics
54. Casey Kelly—P, Padres
57. Randall Delgado—P, Braves
68. Trey McNutt—P, Cubs
70. Matt Harvey—P, Mets
72. Yasmani Grandal—C, Reds
73. Deck McGuire—P, Blue Jays
88. Zach Cox—3B, Cardinals
95. Chris Dwyer—P, Royals
97. John Lamb—P, Royals
101. Liam Henricks—P, Twins
109. Nick Weglarz—OF, Indians
113. Christian Colon—SS, Royals
125. Jedd Gyorko—3B, Padres
132. Austin Romine— C, Yankees
133. Allen Webster—P, Dodgers
138. Tim Beckham—SS, Rays
162. Chad James—P, Marlins
167. Adeiny Hechavarria—SS, Blue Jays
177. Jennry Mejia—P, Mets
202. Francisco Peguero—OF, Giants
204. Josh Vitters—3B, Cubs
205. Jeurys Familia—P, Mets
216. Mike Olt—3B, Rangers
218. Jared Mitchell—OF, White Sox
228. Casey Crosby—P, Tigers
230. Robbie Ross—P, Rangers
231. Stolmy Pimentel—P, Red Sox

2013
7. Anthony Rendon—3B, Rice Univ.
14. Manny Machado—SS, Orioles (50/50…could easily be 2014)
22. Gerrit Cole—P, UCLA
41. Robbie Erlin—P, Rangers
43. Jarred Cosart—P, Phillies
45. Hak-Ju Lee—SS, Rays
49. Nick Franklin—SS, Mariners
51. Danny Hultzen—P, UVA
59. Aaron Hicks—OF, Twins
61. Tyler Skaggs—P, Diamondbacks
64. Sonny Gray—P, Vanderbilt
77. Anthony Ranaudo—P, Red Sox
79. Derek Norris—C, Nationals
83. Zach Wheeler—P, Giants
84. Alexander Colome—P, Rays
85. Trevor Bauer—P, UCLA
87. Jonathan Singleton—1B, Phillies
91. Jean Segura—2B, Angels
94. Arodys Vizcaino—P, Braves
98. Michael Choice—OF, Athletics
99. Brody Colvin—P, Phillies
110. Gary Brown—OF, Giants
112. Bryce Brentz—OF, Red Sox
117. Jake Marisnick—OF, Blue Jays
118. Anthony Gose—OF, Blue Jays
120. Carlos Perez—C, Blue Jays
123. Wilmer Flores—SS, Mets
134. Reymond Fuentes—OF, Padres
142. Nolan Arenado—3B, Rockies
158. Jason Knapp—P, Indians
164. Jose Altuve—2B Astros
182. Kyle Parker—OF, Rockies
183. Tyler Matzek—P, Rockies
185. Chris Owings—SS, Diamondbacks
187. Drake Britton—P, Red Sox
193. Drew Cumberland—SS, Padres
195. Joe Wieland—P, Rangers
203. LJ Hoes—2B, Orioles
206. Barrett Loux—P, Rangers
213. Will Middlebrooks—3B, Red Sox
217. Chad Bettis—P, Rockies
222. Kolbrin Vitek—3B, Red Sox                                              
236. Slade Heathcott—OF, Yankees
239. Matthew Davidson—3B, Diamondbacks
241. Matt Scurzur—OF, Cubs
244. Scooter Gennett—2B, Brewers
246. Cesar Puello—OF, Mets
248. Alex Wimmers—P, Twins

2014
17. Jameson Taillon—P, Pirates
36. Dylan Bundy—P, HS (Ok)
44. Zach Lee—P, Dodgers
46. Jurickson Profar—SS, Rangers
58. Taylor Jungmann—P, Univ of Texas
60. Matt Barnes—P, UConn
65. Carlos Martinez—P, Cardinals
75. George Springer—OF, UConn
82. Gary Sanchez—C, Yankees
103. Matthew Purke—P, TCU
104. Nick Castellanos—3B, Tigers
106. Jed Bradley—P, Georgia Tech
108. Oswaldo Arcia—OF, Twins
111. Josh Sale—OF, Rays
124. Billy Hamilton—2B/SS, Reds
126. Keyvious Sampson—P, Padres
129. Jackie Bradley, Jr—OF, South Carolina
152. Alex Meyer—P, Kentucky
156. Stetson Allie—P, Pirates
174. Jonathan Schoop—3B, Orioles
175. Donavan Tate—OF, Padres
184. Mikie Mahtook—OF, LSU
186. Adrian Salcedo—P, Twins
198. Jose Fernandez—P, HS (Fla)
226. Jason Esposito—3B, Vanderbilt
235. Marcell Ozuna—OF, Marlins
242. Christian Yelich—OF, Marlins
247. Yorman Rodriguez—OF, Reds
249. Carlos Perez—P, Braves
250. Noel Arguelles—P, Royals

2015
35. Miguel Sano—3B, Twins
53. Bubba Starling—OF, HS (Kan)
102. Archie Bradley—P, HS (Okl)
131. Kenny Diekroeger—INF, Stanford Univ (2012)
139. Guillermo Pimentel—OF, Mariners
145. Francisco Linder—SS, HS (Fla)
150. Daniel Norris—P, HS (Tenn)
154. Delino Deshields—2B, Astros
159. Oscar Tavares—OF, Cardinals
170. Kaleb Cowart—3B, Angels                                              
172. Matt Lipka—SS, Braves
201. Robinson Yambati—P, Royals
209. Enny Romero—P, Rays
211. Drew Vettleson—OF, Rays
220. AJ Cole—P, Nationals
221. Justin O’Connor—C, Rays
232. Tyrell Jenkins—P, Cardinals
237. Brian Goodwin—OF, Miami-Dade CC

2016
169. Luis Heredia—P, Pirates
171. Karsten Whitson—P, Univ of Florida
176. Taylor Guerreri—P, HS (S.C.)
192. Lance McCullers, Jr —P/INF, HS (Fla)
197. Blake Swihart—C, HS (NM)
223. Joshua Bell—OF, HS (Tex.)
227. Nick Williams—OF, HS (Tex)

Unpredictable
24. Yu Darvish—P, Japan (note: my guess is Darvish debuts April 2012)
141. Norichika Aoki—OF, Japan
153. Alfredo Despaigne—OF, Cuba
180. Hisashi Iwakuma—P, Japan                                               
214. Yulieski Gourriel—3B, Cuba
233. Jose Dariel Abreu—1B, Cuba
234. Yoennis Cespedes—OF, Cuba