2003 Top 10 Prospects Index

Top 10 Prospects: Complete Index

Baseball America’s Top 10 Prospects lists are based on projections of a player’s long-term worth after discussions with scouting and player-development personnel. All players who haven’t exceeded the major league rookie standards of 130 at-bats or 50 innings pitched (without regard to service time) are eligible. Ages are as of April 1, 2004.

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Anaheim Angels Casey Kotchman, 1b Jim Callis on the Angels
Atlanta Braves Andy Marte, 3b Bill Ballew on the Braves
Arizona Diamondbacks Scott Hairston, 2b Will Kimmey on the Diamondbacks
Baltimore Orioles Adam Loewen, lhp Will Lingo on the Orioles
Boston Red Sox Hanley Ramirez, ss Jim Callis on the Red Sox
Chicago Cubs Angel Guzman, rhp Jim Callis on the Cubs
Chicago White Sox Jeremy Reed, of Phil Rogers on the White Sox
Cincinnati Reds Ryan Wagner, rhp Josh Boyd on the Reds
Cleveland Indians Grady Sizemore, of Jim Ingraham on the Indians
Colorado Rockies Chin-Hui Tsao, rhp Tracy Ringolsby on the Rockies
Detroit Tigers Kyle Sleeth, rhp Pat Caputo on the Tigers
Florida Marlins Jeremy Hermida, of Mike Berardino on the Marlins
Houston Astros Taylor Buchholz, rhp Jim Callis on the Astros
Kansas City Royals Zack Greinke, rhp Will Kimmey on the Royals
Los Angeles Dodgers Edwin Jackson, RHP Josh Boyd on the Dodgers
Milwaukee Brewers Rickie Weeks, 2b Tom Haudricourt on the Brewers
Minnesota Twins Joe Mauer, c Josh Boyd on the Twins
Montreal Expos Clint Everts, rhp Michael Levesque on the Expos
New York Mets Scott Kazmir, lhp J.J. Cooper on the Mets
New York Yankees Dioner Navarro, c Josh Boyd on the Yankees
Oakland Athletics Bobby Crosby, ss Casey Tefertiller on the A’s
Philadelphia Phillies Cole Hamels, lhp Will Kimmey on the Phillies
Pittsburgh Pirates John VanBenschoten, rhp John Perrotto on the Pirates
St. Louis Cardinals Blake Hawksworth, rhp Will Lingo on the Cardinals
San Diego Padres Josh Barfield, 2b Jim Callis on the Padres
San Francisco Giants Merkin Valdez, rhp John Manuel on the Giants
Seattle Mariners Felix Hernandez, rhp Jim Callis on the Mariners
Tampa Bay Devil Rays B.J. Upton, ss Bill Ballew on the Devil Rays
Texas Rangers Adrian Gonzalez Allan Simpson on the Rangers
Toronto Blue Jays Alexis Rios, of John Manuel on the Blue Jays