Baseball America subscribers can read full scouting reports on the Top 20 Prospects in the Hawaii Winter Baseball league, but here is the list of the top 20 prospects from the league, as compiled by John Manuel after talking to scouts and HWB managers. Have your own opinions about the list? Leave comments here on the blog.
1. Buster Posey, c, Waikiki BeachBoys (Giants)
2. Andrew Brackman, rhp, Waikiki BeachBoys (Yankees)
3. Yonder Alonso, 1b, Waikiki BeachBoys (Reds)
4. Dominic Brown, of, Honolulu Sharks (Phillies)
5. Kyle Drabek, rhp, Honolulu Sharks (Phillies)
6. Jason Castro, c, North Shore Honu (Astros)
7. Todd Frazier, if/of, Waikiki BeachBoys (Reds)
8. Jeremy Bleich, lhp, Waikiki BeachBoys (Yankees)
9. Michael Taylor, of, Honolulu Sharks (Phillies)
10. Roger Kieschnick, of, Waikiki BeachBoys (Giants)
11. Chris Carter, 1b, North Shore (Athletics).
12. Caleb Gindl, of, West Oahu (Brewers).
13. Brad Emaus, 2b/3b, Honolulu (Blue Jays).
14. Jonny Venters, lhp, Honolulu (Braves).
15. Kyle Martin, ss/3b, North Shore (Royals).
16. Ryan Kalish, of, North Shore (Red Sox).
17. Mark Hallberg, 2b, West Oahu (Diamondbacks).
18. Javy Guerra, rhp, Waikiki (Dodgers).
19. Kyle Bloom, lhp, West Oahu (Pirates).
20. Tony Cruz, c/3b, Honolulu (Cardinals)