Top 100 Prospects: No. 21-40

From Rick Porcello to Lars Anderson




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21 RICK
PORCELLO
RHP, TIGERS
$7 million: Value of his major league contract, matching Josh Beckett for the highest guarantee ever given to a high schooler.
Opening
Day Age:
19
ETA: 2010
 
31 ANDY
LAROCHE
3B, DODGERS
39: The round in which he was drafted, the lowest of any player on the Top 100.
Opening
Day Age:
24
ETA: 2008
22 CARLOS
GONZALEZ
OF, ATHLETICS
3: Hitters who have played in the last two Futures Games; Gonzalez ranks ahead of Joey Votto and Chin-Lung Hu on this list.
Opening
Day Age:
22
ETA: 2008
 
32 CHASE
HEADLEY
3B/OF, PADRES
.437: His OBP last year, the second-highest in the minors.
Opening
Day Age:
23
ETA: 2008
23 MATT
LAPORTA
OF, BREWERS
3: Years since he had played the outfield before Milwaukee drafted him seventh overall and moved him there.
Opening
Day Age:
23
ETA: 2009
 
33 ANGEL
VILLALONA
3B/1B, GIANTS
17: His age, making him the youngest player on the Top 100.
Opening
Day Age:
17
ETA: 2011
24 NICK
ADENHART
RHP, ANGELS
412: Players taken before Adenhart in the 2004 draft, a month after he had Tommy John surgery.
Opening
Day Age:
21
ETA: 2009
 
34 JOHNNY
CUETO
RHP, REDS
3: Potential plus pitches, showing that size (5-foot-10) isn't everything.
Opening
Day Age:
22
ETA: 2008
25 JORDAN
SCHAFER
OF, BRAVES
176: His hits in 2007, the highest total in the minors.
Opening
Day Age:
21
ETA: 2009
 
35 DEOLIS
GUERRA
RHP, TWINS
2: Years by which he was the youngest regular starting pitcher in the Florida State League last season, at age 18.
Opening
Day Age:
18
ETA: 2010
26 GIO
GONZALEZ
LHP, ATHLETICS
185: His minor league-leading strikeout total last year.
Opening
Day Age:
22
ETA: 2008
 
36 BRETT
ANDERSON
LHP, ATHLETICS
1.6: Walks per nine innings in his 2007 pro debut, a testament to his polish.
Opening
Day Age:
20
ETA: 2009
27 CHRIS
MARRERO
1B/OF, NATIONALS
3: Monsignor Edward Pace High (Miami) products on the Top 100; Gio Gonzalez and Adrian Cardenas are the others.
Opening
Day Age:
19
ETA: 2009
 
37 JOSE
TABATA
OF, YANKEES
.307: Batting average in the Florida State League last year, all the more impressive considering he was 19 and had an injured wrist.
Opening
Day Age:
19
ETA: 2010
28 JASON
HEYWARD
OF, BRAVES
14: Picks he lasted in the 2007 draft, a number we never may be able to fully explain.
Opening
Day Age:
18
ETA: 2010
 
38 IAN
STEWART
3B, ROCKIES
2: Top 100 Prospects from La Quinta High's (Westminster, Calif.) 2003 club; Ian Kennedy is the other.
Opening
Day Age:
24
ETA: 2008
29 ADAM
MILLER
RHP, INDIANS
2: Seasons out of the last three that have been truncated by elbow problems, though he hasn't required surgery.
Opening
Day Age:
23
ETA: 2008
 
39 REID
BRIGNAC
SS, RAYS
3: Significant categories in which he led the Southern League last year: runs (91), total bases (228) and extra-base hits (52).
Opening
Day Age:
22
ETA: 2009
30 KOSUKE
FUKUDOME
OF, CUBS
30: His age, making him the oldest player on this list.
Opening
Day Age:
30
ETA: 2008
 
40 LARS
ANDERSON
1B, REDS SOX
10: Number of his 11 homers in 2007 that went to center or the opposite field.
Opening
Day Age:
20
ETA: 2010
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