Eastern League Top 20 Prospects


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EASTERN LEAGUE TOP 20
PROSPECTS
1. Matt Wieters, c, Bowie (Orioles)

2. Chris Tillman, rhp, Bowie (Orioles)

3. Travis Snider, of, New Hampshire (Blue Jays)

4. Lars Anderson, 1b, Portland (Red Sox)

5.
Jordan Zimmerman, rhp, Harrisburg (Nationals)

6. Carlos Carrasco, rhp, Reading (Phillies)

7. Fernando Martinez, of, Binghamton (Mets)

8. J.P. Arencibia, c, New Hampshire (Blue Jays)

9. Daniel Bard, rhp, Portland (Red Sox)

10. Austin Jackson, of, Trenton (Yankees)

11. David Huff, lhp, Akron (Indians)

12. Jose Tabata, of, Trenton (Yankees)/Altoona (Pirates)

13.
Daniel Murphy, 3b/of, Binghamton (Mets)

14. Lou Marson, c, Reading (Phillies)

15. Michael Bowden, rhp, Portland (Red Sox)

16. Wes Hodges, 3b, Akron (Indians)

17.
Brett Cecil, lhp, New Hampshire (Blue Jays)

18. Jon Niese, lhp, Binghamton (Mets)

19. Pablo Sandoval, c/1b, Connecticut (Giants)

20. Greg Golson, of, Reading (Phillies)

Bowie didn’t win the Double-A Eastern League championship, in part
because it ran into a rehabbing Travis Hafner and Matt LaPorta on
Akron’s roster in the semifinals. But the Baysox left the biggest
impression on scouts, as they featured the league’s two best prospects.
Catcher Matt Wieters earned our Minor League Player of the Year award,
while No. 2 prospect Chris Tillman, acquired from the Mariners in the
Erik Bedard bonanza, was the league’s most talented arm.

Bowie didn’t place any other player in the top 20, but that’s only
because of the depth of the league. Other Baysox receiving support
included outfielders Nolan Reimold, who homered four times against
Akron in the playoffs, and Lou Montanez, who rejuvenated his career by
winning the EL triple crown and MVP award at age 26; and righthanders
Brad Bergesen (the EL pitcher of the year), Jason Berken and David
Hernandez (the league strikeout leader).

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