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Top 100 Prospects

May 20, 2004

Baseball America's top 100 list identifies the top-draft eligible prospects in the country. It is not intended to represent the actual order in which players will be selected.

The list was compiled by Baseball America's Allan Simpson, with input from Jim Callis and John Manuel.

POSITION PLAYERS

Player, Pos.

School

Hometown

Class

B-T

Ht.

Wt.

AVG

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

SB

3.

Stephen Drew, ss

Florida State U.

Hahira, Ga.

Jr.

L-R

6-1

185

.338

157

47

53

10

3

12

38

8

4.

Chris Nelson, ss

Redan HS

Decatur, Ga.

Sr.

R-R

5-11

165

.582

67

42

39

10

1

8

36

25

8.

Matt Bush, ss

Mission Bay HS

El Cajon, Calif.

Sr.

R-R

5-10

170

.400

80

26

32

9

0

6

20

10

14.

Neil Walker, c

Pine Richland HS

Gibsonia, Pa.

Sr.

B-R

6-2

205

.580

38

21

22

5

0

9

26

3

17.

Josh Fields, 3b

Oklahoma State U.

Stillwater, Okla.

Jr.

R-R

6-2

210

.352

196

42

69

14

1

6

36

2

19.

B.J. Szymanski, of

Princeton U.

Wichita Falls, Texas

Jr.

R-R

6-5

205

.378

164

43

62

10

8

6

48

11

22.

Mike Ferris, 1b

Miami U.

Cincinnati

Jr.

L-L

6-2

225

.379

177

57

67

13

2

21

58

3

26.

Danny Putnam, of

Stanford U.

Escondido, Calif.

Jr.

L-L

5-10

200

.395

205

57

81

10

2

14

50

5

29.

Greg Golson, of

John Connally HS

Austin, Texas

Sr.

R-R

6-1

185

.515

68

29

35

8

3

4

26

18

30.

Dexter Fowler, of

Milton HS

Alpharetta, Ga.

Sr.

R-R

6-5

185

.470

83

38

39

11

2

12

30

22

39.

Trevor Plouffe, ss

Crespi HS

Northridge, Calif.

Sr.

R-R

6-1

170

.509

55

23

28

5

1

6

20

10

41.

Jon Zeringue, of

Louisiana State U.

Thibodeaux, La.

Jr.

R-R

6-2

210

.422

199

50

84

18

2

11

47

2

46.

Jeff Larish, 1b

Arizona State U.

Tempe, Ariz.

Jr.

L-R

6-2

180

.295

193

31

57

16

0

3

39

3

48.

Kurt Suzuki, c

Cal State Fullerton

Wailuku, Hawaii

Jr.

R-R

6-1

200

.439

189

58

83

14

2

11

68

6

50.

Jason Jaramillo, c

Oklahoma State U.

Franksville, Wis.

Jr.

B-R

6-1

195

.352

193

39

68

9

0

5

40

0

53.

Dustin Pedroia, ss

Arizona State U.

Woodland, Calif.

Jr.

R-R

5-9

165

.411

197

63

81

22

1

8

43

6

54.

Seth Smith, of

U. of Mississippi

Jackson, Miss.

Jr.

L-L

6-3

205

.310

200

37

62

8

1

7

39

6

59.

Eric Patterson, 2b

Georgia Tech

Kennesaw, Ga.

Jr.

L-R

5-11

170

.317

208

58

66

11

5

7

35

40

60.

Matt Tuiasosopo, of

Woodinville HS

Woodinville, Wash.

Sr.

R-R

6-2

200

.366

61

20

22

5

0

1

14

13

61.

Billy Butler, 1b-3b

Wolfson HS

Jacksonville

Sr.

R-R

6-2

230

.419

62

25

26

3

0

4

13

9

62.

Chuck Lofgren, of

Serra HS

Burlingame, Calif.

Sr.

L-L

6-3

205

.343

70

22

24

5

1

3

18

3

64.

Jeff Frazier, of

Rutgers U.

Toms River, N.J.

Jr.

R-R

6-3

185

.385

195

57

75

16

1

12

56

6

65.

Blake DeWitt, ss

Sikeston HS

Sikeston, Mo.

Sr.

L-R

6-0

175

.544

68

39

37

7

1

11

33

11

68.

Eddy Martinez-Esteve, of

Florida State U.

Miami

So.

R-R

6-2

200

.377

212

44

80

18

2

14

58

6

74.

Andrew Romine, ss

Trabuco Hills HS

Lake Forest, Calif.

Sr.

B-R

6-0

180

.419

93

30

39

10

3

2

15

13

77.

J.C. Holt, of

Louisiana State U.

Sleper, La.

Jr.

L-R

5-9

170

.394

216

60

85

15

3

5

37

16

78.

John Poterson, c

Chandler HS

Chandler, Ariz.

Sr.

B-R

6-1

220

.431

88

26

38

4

1

13

32

4

80.

Devin Ivany, c

U. of South Florida

Fort Lauderdale

Jr.

R-R

6-1

179

.357

207

47

74

18

1

5

53

7

81.

Adrian Ortiz, of

Puerto Rico Baseball Academy

Caguas, P.R.

Sr.

B-R

6-0

160

 

 

No high school team

85.

Brandon Allen, of

Montgomery HS

Montgomery, Texas

Sr.

L-R

6-2

235

.335

--

--

--

11

3

2

28

10

86.

Landon Powell, c

U. of South Carolina

Apex, N.C.

Sr.

B-R

6-3

220

.356

205

54

73

14

1

15

58

2

87.

Mike Butia, of

James Madison U.

Pittsburgh, Pa.

Jr.

L-R

6-2

215

.373

177

48

66

17

4

17

57

7

89.

Alex Garabedian, c

Columbus HS

Miami

Sr.

R-R

6-2

210

.443

88

10

39

13

2

10

38

0

90.

Richie Robnett, of

Fresno State U.

Visalia, Calif.

So.

L-L

5-11

200

.382

204

48

78

22

3

13

48

21

91.

Mark Reed, c

Bonita HS

La Verne, Calif.

Sr.

L-R

5-10

175

.549

51

27

28

15

0

3

21

13

92.

Eddie Prasch, 3b

Milton HS

Alpharetta, Ga.

Sr.

L-R

6-1

180

.440

84

43

37

10

1

10

40

14

95.

Billy Killian, c

Chippewa Hills HS

Stanwood, Mich.

Sr.

L-R

6-1

185

.766

30

21

23

6

0

4

12

4

96.

Ed Easley, c

Olive Branch HS

Olive Branch, Miss.

Sr.

R-R

6-2

180

.490

98

42

48

11

0

12

50

0

97.

Josh Horton, ss

Orange HS

Hillsborough, N.C.

Sr.

L-R

6-1

175

.382

55

21

21

7

2

5

21

10

98.

Michael Taylor, of

Apopka HS

Apopka, Fla.

Sr.

R-R

6-6

233

.409

88

34

36

4

3

5

28

12

100.

Reid Brignac, of

St. Amant HS

St. Amant, La.

Sr.

L-R

6-2

170

.417

127

41

53

19

2

11

58

7

PITCHERS

Player, Pos.

School

Hometown

Class

B-T

Ht.

Wt.

W

L

ERA

G

SV

IP

H

BB

SO

1.

Jered Weaver, rhp

Long Beach State U.

Simi Valley, Calif.

Jr.

R-R

6-6

200

14

0

1.27

15

0

113

55

14

171

2.

Jeff Niemann, rhp

Rice U.

Houston

Jr.

R-R

6-9

260

5

2

2.51

12

1

57

35

19

67

5.

Philip Humber, rhp

Rice U.

Carthage, Texas

Jr.

R-R

6-4

210

10

2

1.69

15

1

90

59

27

119

6.

Homer Bailey, rhp

La Grange HS

La Grange, Texas

Sr.

R-R

6-4

185

11

0

0.21

15

2

66

17

9

157

7.

Justin Verlander, rhp

Old Dominion U.

Goochland, Va.

Jr.

R-R

6-4

190

6

5

3.33

14

0

92

76

39

135

9.

Wade Townsend, rhp

Rice U.

Dripping Springs, Tx.

Jr.

R-R

6-4

225

10

0

1.55

15

2

99

54

37

121

10.

Jeremy Sowers, lhp

Vanderbilt U.

Louisville

Jr.

L-L

6-1

175

7

5

3.14

15

0

95

86

18

89

11.

Thomas Diamond, rhp

U. of New Orleans

Metairie, La.

Jr.

R-R

6-2

220

6

3

2.57

15

0

98

80

38

125

12.

Scott Elbert, lhp

Seneca HS

Seneca, Mo.

Sr.

L-L

6-2

175

6

2

0.52

8

0

54

13

14

114

13.

Mark Rogers, rhp

Mt. Ararat HS

Orr's Islane, Maine

Sr.

R-R

6-3

205

4

0

0.00

6

1

38

3

9

99

15.

Eric Hurley, rhp

Wolfson HS

Jacksonville

Sr.

R-R

6-4

192

13

1

0.70

15

1

90

35

11

139

16.

Philip Hughes, rhp

Foothill HS

Santa Ana, Calif.

Sr.

R-R

6-4

225

8

1

0.78

9

0

54

33

3

75

18.

David Purcey, lhp

U. of Oklahoma

Dallas

Jr.

L-L

6-5

240

6

4

2.97

14

0

91

67

41

97

20.

Zach Jackson, lhp

Texas A&M U.

Cranberry Twnsp, Pa.

Jr.

L-L

6-5

215

10

3

3.02

14

0

92

76

20

104

21.

Justin Orenduff, rhp

Virginia Commonwealth U.

Chesapeake, Va.

Jr.

R-R

6-4

220

4

5

2.53

13

0

89

74

27

114

23.

Jay Rainville, rhp

Bishop Hendricken HS

Pawtucket

Sr.

R-R

6-3

220

6

0

0.00

7

0

42

16

3

70

24.

Justin Hoyman, rhp

U. of Florida

Cocoa, Fla.

Jr.

R-R

6-4

175

10

1

2.62

15

0

110

80

29

78

25.

Chris Lambert, rhp

Boston College

Manchester, N.H.

Jr.

R-R

6-0

195

6

4

3.22

13

0

78

55

46

87

27.

Huston Street, rhp

U. of Texas

Round Rock, Texas

Jr.

R-R

6-0

179

4

1

1.53

21

9

35

19

9

35

28.

Gio Gonzalez, lhp

Monsignor Pace HS

Miami

Sr.

L-L

6-0

170

6

0

1.37

8

0

41

18

17

87

31.

Mark Trumbo, rhp

Villa Park HS

Orange, Calif.

Sr.

R-R

6-5

220

10

1

2.08

14

1

61

40

23

80

32.

Eric Beattie, rhp

U. of Tampa

Valrico, Fla.

Jr.

R-R

6-3

175

10

5

3.38

16

0

104

94

22

127

33.

Jason Vargas, lhp

Long Beach State U.

Apple Valley, Calif.

Jr.

L-L

6-0

215

7

5

3.57

14

0

88

74

22

74

34.

Glen Perkins, lhp

U. of Minnesota

Stillwater, Minn.

So.

L-L

5-11

190

7

2

2.98

12

0

85

69

21

82

35.

Tyler Lumsden, lhp

Clemson U.

Roanoke, Va.

Jr.

L-L

6-2

190

3

3

3.90

12

0

65

63

31

67

36.

Bill Bray, lhp

William & Mary U.

Virginia Beach, Va.

Jr.

L-L

6-3

215

4

4

2.81

25

6

51

40

12

71

37.

Taylor Tankersley, lhp

U. of Alabama

Vicksburg, Miss.

Jr.

L-L

6-1

215

2

4

1.64

18

4

66

47

26

70

38.

Brad Meyers, rhp

Servite HS

Yorba Linda, Calif.

Sr.

R-R

6-6

180

8

1

0.96

9

0

65

40

16

87

40.

Brett Smith, rhp

UC Irvine

La Habra, Calif.

Jr.

R-R

6-5

215

7

3

2.02

13

0

94

81

22

90

42.

Yovani Gallardo, rhp

Tremble Tech

Fort Worth

Sr.

R-R

6-2

180

5

4

1.38

11

0

61

34

10

143

43.

Jason Quarles, rhp

Southern U.

Indianapolis, Ind.

Jr.

R-R

6-1

195

1

1

3.86

22

2

21

21

14

34

44.

J.P. Howell, lhp

U. of Texas

Sacramento

Jr.

L-L

5-11

165

11

2

1.79

18

1

101

58

34

126

45.

Billy Buckner, rhp

U. of South Carolina

Conyers, Ga.

Jr.

R-R

6-2

194

4

2

3.32

10

0

60

51

16

74

47.

Matt Campbell, lhp

U. of South Carolina

Simpsonville, S.C.

Jr.

L-L

6-2

170

8

3

3.17

16

0

88

71

20

100

49.

Collin Mahoney, rhp

Clemson U.

Patterson, N.Y.

Jr.

R-R

6-4

240

1

3

6.48

14

0

17

21

10

23

51.

Matt Fox, rhp

U. of Central Florida

Coral Springs, Fla.

Jr.

R-R

6-3

190

11

2

2.02

14

0

89

62

27

100

52.

Micah Owings, rhp

Georgia Tech

Gainesville, Ga.

So.

R-R

6-4

212

7

2

3.44

14

0

84

62

33

84

55.

Andrew Kown, rhp

Georgia Tech

Marietta, Ga.

Jr.

R-R

6-6

210

8

1

3.77

14

0

88

83

28

75

56.

Erik Cordier, rhp

Southern Door HS

Sturgeon Bay, Wis.

Sr.

R-R

6-3

190

5

1

0.97

8

0

29

6

15

61

57.

Troy Patton, lhp

Tomball HS

Magnolia, Texas

Sr.

L-L

6-1

170

10

0

0.65

12

1

64

19

21

120

58.

Ross Ohlendorf, rhp

Princeton U.

Austin, Texas

Jr.

R-R

6-4

220

6

3

3.66

10

0

59

52

28

73

63.

Michael Rogers, rhp

North Carolina State U.

Hamilton, N.J.

So.

R-R

6-0

195

8

3

2.24

15

0

96

64

18

96

66.

Matt Durkin, rhp

San Jose State U.

San Jose

Jr.

R-R

6-4

210

7

5

4.88

15

0

101

98

44

95

67.

Grant Johnson, rhp

U. of Notre Dame

Burr Ridge, Ill.

So.

R-R

6-5

220

4

0

1.86

11

0

39

26

18

32

69.

David Price, lhp

Blackman HS

Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Sr.

L-L

6-4

195

4

5

0.43

11

0

65

20

25

151

70.

Kyle Waldrop, rhp

Farragut HS

Knoxville, Tenn.

Sr.

R-R

6-4

190

10

0

0.11

12

0

65

28

7

85

71.

Jeff Marquez, rhp

Sacramento CC

Vacaville, Calif.

Fr.

R-R

6-2

185

8

2

1.99

17

2

59

44

16

64

72.

Anthony Swarzak, rhp

Nova HS

Fort Lauderdale

Sr.

R-R

6-3

190

12

2

0.33

15

1

87

40

19

140

73.

Joe Bauserman, rhp

Lincoln HS

Tallahassee, Fla.

Sr.

R-R

6-2

225

4

3

1.60

11

0

66

41

36

87

75.

Eric Berger, lhp

Woodcreek HS

Roseville, Calif.

Sr.

B-L

6-2

175

7

1

0.66

12

0

64

39

14

141

76.

Andrew Dobies, lhp

U. of Virginia

Wexford, Pa.

Jr.

L-L

6-1

190

6

2

3.09

13

0

87

77

26

87

79.

Blake Johnson, rhp

Parkview Baptist HS

Baton Rouge, La.

Sr.

R-R

6-4

195

8

3

1.31

12

0

64

39

15

116

82.

Eric Haberer, lhp

Southern Illinois U.

Bloomington, Ill.

Jr.

L-L

6-2

190

5

3

3.71

14

1

70

71

30

50

83.

Michael Branham, rhp

Tampa Jesuit HS

Tampa

Sr.

R-R

6-2

190

9

1

1.07

13

1

66

35

18

134

84.

Christian Garcia, rhp

Gulliver Prep

Miami

Sr.

B-R

6-4

175

7

1

1.09

11

2

45

24

16

55

88.

Matt Walker, rhp

Central HS

Baton Rouge, La.

Sr.

R-R

6-4

195

11

1

1.56

15

2

78

34

36

148

93.

Phil Valiquette, lhp

Edouard Montpetit HS

Montreal

Sr.

L-L

6-1

180

 

 

 

No high school team

94.

Nate Moore, rhp

Troy State U.

Kinston, Ala.

Jr.

R-R

6-2

205

7

3

1.19

27

7

53

33

13

71

99.

Steven Register, rhp

Auburn U.

Columbus, Ga.

Jr.

R-R

6-1

165

6

0

3.78

21

8

50

46

14

49

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