Top 100 Prospects: No. 41-60

From Austin Jackson to Fautino de los Santos




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41 AUSTIN
JACKSON
OF, YANKEES
49: Overall national ranking as a basketball recruit when he committed to Georgia Tech as a point guard in 2004.
Opening
Day Age:
21
ETA: 2010
 
51 ROSS
DETWILER
LHP, NATIONALS
64: Days between his signing and his big league debut, the quickest of any 2007 draftee.
Opening
Day Age:
22
ETA: 2009
42 JEFF
CLEMENT
C, MARINERS
75: Career high school homers, a national record; Drew Henson and Micah Owings rank second and third all-time.
Opening
Day Age:
24
ETA: 2008
 
52 CARLOS
GOMEZ
OF, TWINS
.718, .750 Career minor league OPS for Gomez and the player he'll be asked to replace in Minnesota, Torii Hunter.
Opening
Day Age:
22
ETA: 2008
43 JOSH
VITTERS
3B, CUBS
5: Before Vitters, the number of hitters the Cubs had drafted with a top-three pick: Terry Hughes, Joe Carter, Shawon Dunston, Corey Patterson, Luis Montanez.
Opening
Day Age:
18
ETA: 2011
 
53 J.R.
TOWLES
C, ASTROS
5: Tools that have a chance to be average or better, making him a rarity among catchers.
Opening
Day Age:
24
ETA: 2008
44 JOEY
VOTTO
1B, REDS
.308/.389/.516: AVG/OBP/SLG the last two years, after the Reds stopped making him take the first pitch of every at-bat.
Opening
Day Age:
24
ETA: 2008
 
54 CARLOS
CARRASCO
RHP, PHILLIES
1: Pitchers who have appeared in the last two Futures Games; Carrasco is the only one.
Opening
Day Age:
21
ETA: 2009
45 IAN
KENNEDY
RHP, YANKEES
4: Times in 25 starts last year that he surrendered more than two runs.
Opening
Day Age:
23
ETA: 2008
 
55 CHIN-LUNG
HU
SS, DODGERS
211: Improvement in OPS from 2006 (.660) to 2007 (.871).
Opening
Day Age:
24
ETA: 2009
46 JARROD
PARKER
RHP, DIAMONDBACKS
0: Pitchers in the 2007 draft who had a more electric fastball than Parker's 93-97 mph heater.
Opening
Day Age:
19
ETA: 2010
 
56 NICK
BLACKBURN
RHP, TWINS
6: Years it took him to reach double digits in wins in a season and to make the big leagues.
Opening
Day Age:
26
ETA: 2008
47 GEOVANY
SOTO
C, CUBS
.652: His minor league-leading slugging percentage in 2007.
Opening
Day Age:
25
ETA: 2008
 
57 DANIEL
CORTES
RHP, ROYALS
4: Velocity jump (in mph) he gained after slowing down his delivery last spring; his curveball also improved.
Opening
Day Age:
21
ETA: 2010
48 DARIC
BARTON
1B, ATHLETICS
.454/.500/.657: AVG/OBP/SLG in June, when he got his bat going after a 14-month slump.
Opening
Day Age:
22
ETA: 2008
 
58 CHRIS
VOLSTAD
RHP, MARLINS
0: High school pitchers drafted ahead of Volstad in 2005.
Opening
Day Age:
21
ETA: 2009
49 JAIR
JURRJENS
RHP, BRAVES
0: Curacao natives who pitched in the majors before Jurrjens did so last August.
Opening
Day Age:
22
ETA: 2008
 
59 DESMOND
JENNINGS
OF, RAYS
6.75: Average pass receptions per game in the fall of 2005 at Itawamba (Miss.) CC, which led national junior collegians.
Opening
Day Age:
21
ETA: 2010
50 MATT
ANTONELLI
2B, PADRES
2: Sports in which he was Massachusetts state high school player of the year: football and hockey; he was runner-up in baseball.
Opening
Day Age:
22
ETA: 2008
 
60 FAUTINO
DE LOS SANTOS
RHP, ATHLETICS
0: Career starts in the United States before he exploded onto the prospect scene in low Class A last year.
Opening
Day Age:
22
ETA: 2009
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