Top 100 Prospects: No. 61-80

From Neil Walker to Taylor Teagarden




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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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