Northwest League Top 20 Prospects List

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TOP 20
1. Tyler Colvin, of, Boise (Cubs)
2. Shane Lindsay, rhp, Tri-City (Rockies)
3. Matt Sulentic, of, Vancouver (Athletics)
4. Emmanuel Burriss, ss, Salem-Keizer (Giants)
5. Clye Hankerd, of, Yakima (Diamondbacks)
6. Tony Butler, lhp, Everett (Mariners)
7. Kasey Kiker, lhp, Spokane (Rangers)
8. Matt Antonelli, 3b, Eugene (Padres)
9. Mark Pawelek, lhp, Boise (Cubs)
10. Jermaine Mitchell, of, Vancouver (Athletics)
11. Josh Sullivan, rhp, Tri-City (Rockies)
12. Chris Davis, 1b/of, Spokane (Rangers)
13. Chad Tracy, c, Spokane (Rangers)
14. Chad Huffman, of, Eugene (Padres)
15. Daniel Mayora, ss, Tri-City (Rockies)
16. Brooks Brown, rhp, Yakima (Diamondbacks)
17. Andrew Bailey, rhp, Vancouver (Athletics)
18. Scott Deal, rhp, Vancouver (Athletics)
19. Kam Mickolio, rhp, Everett (Mariners)
20. Adam Cowart, rhp, Salem-Keizer (Giants)

College players making their pro debuts traditionally dominate the
short-season Northwest League, and that doesn’t figure to change. Even
in 2006, when the league featured two impressive high school pitchers
(Tony Butler and Kasey Kiker) making their pro debuts and a third who
was a first-rounder in 2005 (Mark Pawelek), 14 of the 20 best prospects
were college products.

One of those college players, five-tool
Boise outfielder Tyler Colvin, grabbed the top spot on this list from
Tri-City righthander Shane Lindsay, an Australian dynamo who utterly
dominated the NWL in 2005 and returned while rehabbing a shoulder

There was plenty of talent at the top of the league this
year, and Tri-City righthander Josh Sullivan and Spokane
outfielder/first baseman Chris Davis made compelling cases for
inclusion in the top 10. Yakima righty Brooks Brown, a Diamondbacks
supplemental first-rounder, is the poster boy for a group of
hit-or-miss players at the back of the top 20.

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