Top 100 Prospects: No. 1-20

From Jay Bruce to Fernando Martinez




Text by Jim Callis See No.'s 21-40 >>
Clayton Kershaw, Evan Longoria
01 JAY
BRUCE
OF, REDS
2: Leagues (IL, FSL) in which he ranked as the No. 1 prospect in 2007, en route to BA's Minor League Player of the Year award.
Opening
Day Age:
20
ETA: 2008
 
11 TRAVIS
SNIDER
OF, BLUE JAYS
4: Major categories in which he led the Midwest League in 2007: slugging percentage (.523), doubles (35), extra-base hits (58) and RBIs (93).
Opening
Day Age:
20
ETA: 2009
02 EVAN
LONGORIA
3B, RAYS
70: Grade on the 20-80 scouting scale for both his bat and his power.
Opening
Day Age:
22
ETA: 2008
 
12 MATT
WIETERS
C, ORIOLES
$6 million: His bonus, the largest up-front payout in draft history.
Opening
Day Age:
21
ETA: 2009
03 JOBA
CHAMBERLAIN
RHP, YANKEES
0.38: His ERA in 19 big league appearances.
Opening
Day Age:
22
ETA: 2008
 
13 JACOBY
ELLSBURY
OF, RED SOX
438: His team-high batting average in Boston's World Series sweep.
Opening
Day Age:
24
ETA: 2008
04 CLAY
BUCHHOLZ
RHP, RED SOX
2: Big league starts it took him to throw a no-hitter.
Opening
Day Age:
23
ETA: 2008
 
14 ANDREW
McCUTCHEN
OF, PIRATES
19: Age at which he reached Double-A for the first time (in 2006).
Opening
Day Age:
21
ETA: 2009
05 COLBY
RASMUS
OF, CARDINALS
29: His Texas League-leading total of homers in 2007.
Opening
Day Age:
21
ETA: 2008
 
15 JAKE
McGEE
LHP, RAYS
346: Strikeouts the last two years, third in the minors behind Matt Maloney (357) and Gio Gonzalez (351).
Opening
Day Age:
21
ETA: 2009
06 CAMERON
MAYBIN
OF, MARLINS
2: Games it took him to hit his first major league homer (off Roger Clemens, no less).
Opening
Day Age:
20
ETA: 2008
 
16 BRANDON
WOOD
3B/SS, ANGELS
92, 415: Homers and strikeouts over the last three seasons.
Opening
Day Age:
23
ETA: 2008
07 CLAYTON
KERSHAW
LHP, DODGERS
12.0, .201: His K/9 and opponent average in 2007, both the best among minor league starters.
Opening
Day Age:
20
ETA: 2009
 
17 WADE
DAVIS
RHP, RAYS
2: No-hitters (both seven innings) thrown in two years in full-season ball.
Opening
Day Age:
22
ETA: 2009
08 FRANKLIN
MORALES
LHP, ROCKIES
20: Consecutive scoreless innings he threw in September, a Colorado record for starters.
Opening
Day Age:
22
ETA: 2008
 
18 MIKE
MOUSTAKAS
SS, ROYALS
24, 52: California high school single-season and career records for homers that he established last spring.
Opening
Day Age:
19
ETA: 2010
09 HOMER
BAILEY
RHP, REDS
3: Years he rated No. 1 on our Reds Top 10 list before Jay Bruce displaced him.
Opening
Day Age:
21
ETA: 2008
 
19 ELVIS
ANDRUS
SS, RANGERS
.353: Batting average last year in the Arizona Fall League, where he was the circuit's youngest player.
Opening
Day Age:
19
ETA: 2010
10 DAVID
PRICE
LHP, RAYS
16: Years since the last previous lefty (Brien Taylor) to go No. 1 overall in the draft before Tampa Bay took Price last June.
Opening
Day Age:
22
ETA: 2008
 
20 FERNANDO
MARTINEZ
OF, METS
9: Dominican Republic products on the Top 100, the most of any foreign nation; he's the highest ranked.
Opening
Day Age:
19
ETA: 2010

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