Top 100 Prospects: No. 61-80

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61 NEIL
WALKER
3B, PIRATES
23: Miles between his high
school (Pine-Richland, Gibsonia,
Pa.) and PNC Park.
Opening
Day
Age:
22
ETA: 2009
 
71 CHUCK

LOFGREN
LHP, INDIANS
29: Wins over the last
two seasons, tied for second in the minors behind the Padres’ Josh Geer
(30).
Opening
Day
Age:
24
ETA: 2008
62 CARLOS

TRIUNFEL
SS, MARINERS
.296: Batting average in
his U.S. debut, when he was 17 and spent virtually the entire year in Class
A.
Opening
Day
Age:
18
ETA: 2011
 
72 MANNY
PARRA
LHP, BREWERS
2 Starts it took him to
throw a perfect game in Triple-A and break his thumb (while bunting) in the
majors.
Opening
Day
Age:
25
ETA: 2008
63 LUKE

HOCHEVAR
RHP, ROYALS
1: Players taken No. 1
overall out of independent leagues in draft history; Hochevar pulled this off
in 2006.
Opening
Day
Age:
24
ETA: 2008
 
73 JED

LOWRIE
SS, RED SOX
.896: His OPS last year,
tops among minor league shortstops.
Opening
Day
Age:
23
ETA: 2008
64 JUSTIN

MASTERSON
RHP, RED SOX
8: Homers he has allowed
in 185 pro innings, thanks to his heavy sinker.
Opening
Day
Age:
23
ETA: 2009
 
74 DEXTER

FOWLER
OF, ROCKIES
.277: Career average in
pro ball as a lefty hitter; he batted strictly righthanded as
amateur.
Opening
Day
Age:
22
ETA: 2010
65 CHRIS

DAVIS
3B/1B, RANGERS
36, 118: Homers and RBIs
last year, when he ranked second in the minors in both categories.
Opening
Day
Age:
22
ETA: 2009
 
75 TYLER
COLVIN
OF, CUBS
101-15: His K-BB ratio in
2007, something he must address to get the most out of his impressive
tools.
Opening
Day
Age:
22
ETA: 2009
66 MAX
SCHERZER
RHP, DIAMONDBACKS
98: Peak velocity (in
mph) on his fastball when he worked in relief in the Arizona Fall
League.
Opening
Day
Age:
23
ETA: 2008
 
76 ADRIAN

CARDENAS
2B, PHILLIES
14: Errors at second base
in 2007, his first season at the position.
Opening
Day
Age:
20
ETA: 2010
67 CHRIS

TILLMAN
RHP, ORIOLES
2.50, 10.7: ERA and K/9
in his last seven starts in 2007, a possible precursor to a breakout this
year.
Opening
Day
Age:
19
ETA: 2010
 
77 ERIC

HURLEY
RHP, RANGERS
2: First-round picks off
Wolfson High’s (Jacksonville) 2004 club; the Royals’ Billy Butler was the
other.
Opening
Day
Age:
22
ETA:
2008
68 BRETT

SINKBEIL
RHP,
MARLINS
1.64: ERA in Hawaii
Winter Baseball after he missed the end of the season with lower-back
problems.
Opening
Day
Age:
23
ETA: 2009
 
78 TROY
PATTON
LHP, ORIOLES
5: Players the Astros
traded for Miguel Tejada; Patton was the best prospect of the bunch.
Opening
Day
Age:
22
ETA: 2008
69 RADHAMES
LIZ
RHP, ORIOLES
11.0: Career K/9 rate in
five minor league seasons.
Opening
Day
Age:
24
ETA: 2008
 
79 HANK

CONGER
C, ANGELS
100: Points by which his
.472 slugging percentage last year exceeded the Midwest League
average.
Opening
Day
Age:
20
ETA: 2010
70 BRANDON

JONES
OF, BRAVES
104: His RBIs in 2007,
100 at the upper levels of the minors and four with Atlanta.
Opening
Day Age:

24
ETA: 2008
 
80 TAYLOR

TEAGARDEN
C, RANGERS
66: Games he has been
able to catch in his three years as a pro, which have been marred by elbow
problems.
Opening
Day Age:

24
ETA: 2009
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