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Eastern League Top 20 Prospects With Scouting Reports

John Manuel -Premium Content

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.

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Midwest League Top 20 Prospects

Jim Callis -

Early on, 2008 looked like it would be a year that Mike Moustakas and the Burlington Bees would rather forget. Moustakas opened the season at shortstop, which wasn't a good fit. While his defensive struggles weren't a surprise, his offensive woes were a shock. But by the end of the year, Moustakas was the Midwest League's No. 1 prospect

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Northwest League Top 20 Prospects

Nathan Rode -

The Spokane Indians dominated the short-season Northwest League on the field and on our Top 20 Prospects list. The Rangers affiliate's 51-20 record was eight games better than any other club in the league, and the Indians led the circuit in runs (436) and ERA (3.46). After dropping the first game of the championship series, they rallied with three straight wins to deny Salem-Keizer a third straight title.

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Northwest League Top 20 Prospects With Scouting Reports

Nathan Rode -Premium Content

The Spokane Indians dominated the short-season Northwest League on the field and on our Top 20 Prospects list. The Rangers affiliate's 51-20 record was eight games better than any other club in the league, and the Indians led the circuit in runs (436) and ERA (3.46). After dropping the first game of the championship series, they rallied with three straight wins to deny Salem-Keizer a third straight title.

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New York-Penn League Top 20 Prospects With Scouting Reports

Aaron Fitt -Premium Content

Talent was up across the short-season New York-Penn League in 2008. Rarely has the league seen the quality of catching it featured this summer. Tri-City's Jason Castro, a first-round pick in June, topped this list, while Vermont's Derek Norris and Williamsport's Travis D'Arnaud, high school draftees in 2007, ranked in the top five. Jamestown's Miguel Fermin slugged a league-leading 17 homers and showed a strong arm but did not crack the Top 20 as a 23-year-old.

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