THT’s Top 100 prospects, part two

You can read Part One here.

*Average and prime year projections are only available for those who have spent sufficient time in Double-A or beyond.

36. Grant Green / SS / Oakland / Double-A / 9/27/87 / ETA: late 2011 / High: #36 / Low: #36 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:
12/3/09 – Coming into the 2009 draft, I felt that Green was perhaps the most sure-thing shortstop I had seen in a couple of years, which I still believe. But I also felt that he didn’t have as much upside in his bat as your typical first-round college shortstop.

37. Nick Franklin / SS / Seattle / Advanced-A / 3/2/91 / ETA: 2012 / High: #37 / Low: #37 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:
6/24/10 – I continue to make excuses for why I should leave Franklin off my Top-100 list. None of it will matter as long as he continues to deliver at the plate. His defense has been alright for his age as well, adding extra foundation to his all-star honors.

38. Deck McGuire / SP / Toronto / Single-A / 6/23/89 / ETA: 2012 / High: #38 / Low: #38 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:

39. Miguel Sano / SS/3B / Minnesota / Rookie / 5/11/93 / ETA: 2014 / High: #39 / Low: #39 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:
11/25/09 – Another hyped, raw bat has been plucked from the Dominican Republic. Sano’s signing bonus was reportedly in record-setting territory, which is notable considering it is the small-market Twins that shelled out the bucks. They must see something special. When it comes to a 16-year-old project with a seven-figure signing bonus, as always, I am cautiously optimistic.

40. Dustin Ackley / 2B/OF/1B / Seattle / Triple-A / 2/26/88 / ETA: late 2011 / High: #40 / Low: #40 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Average Year Projection:
.270 / .353 / 12 HR / 38 2B / 6 3B / 73 RBI / 76 R / 72 BB / 102 SO / 10 SB / 3 CS
Prime Year Projection:
.280 / .369 / 16 HR / 39 2B / 7 3B / 83 RBI / 85 R / 78 BB / 96 SO / 13 SB / 3 CS
Notes:
12/10/09 – While he has good bat speed and oodles of polish, Ackley is far too hyped for his projection. His power/speed combination faces question marks transitioning into pro ball and is simply not in the realm of fellow farmhand Michael Saunders’ skill set. But his draft status cannot be ignored. Seattle sees something, and I will give him his due.
3/9/10 – Spring reports are handing Ackley accolades for his fine early work at second base. He has dedicated the off-season to the position, and it has paid off. At this point, we have to expect him to stick there. With a shift to second base, his value will rise.
7/1/10 – I have never been a big believer in Ackley, but Seattle selected him No. 2 overall for a reason. Plate discipline only gets you so far. He was drafted for his power/speed combination, which hasn’t translated to this point.

41. Simon Castro / SP/RP / San Diego / Double-A / 4/9/88 / ETA: late 2011 / High: #41 / Low: #41 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Average Year Projection:
Coming soon.
Prime Year Projection:
Coming soon.
Notes:
2/11/10 – Castro’s command hit a new level in 2009, meaning his mid-90s fastball was too much for the Midwest League to handle. I can’t wait to see if his slider takes a leap forward in 2010 and becomes his out pitch.
6/10/10 – Castro’s slider has hit a new level, making him one of the best pitchers in the Texas League. His change-up needs plenty of work still, and, facing Double-A competition, his command isn’t where it needs to be, but it is encouraging to see a young pitcher get better with each passing year.

42. Randall Delgado / SP / Atlanta / Advanced-A / 2/9/90 / ETA: 2012 / High: #42 / Low: #42 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:
6/10/10 – Arguably no pitcher in the lower levels of the minor leagues has been better than Delgado. Despite his young age, he sports three strong offerings. He doesn’t have jaw-dropping velocity on his fastball, but he has strong movement and command of it, making it too much for Single-A hitters to handle. His secondary offerings will have to be used more often and improve as he climbs the ladder, but Delgado is quickly ascending prospect charts everywhere now that his command and movement have taken the next step.

43. Hank Conger / C / LA Angels / Triple-A / 1/29/88 / ETA: late 2011 / High: #43 / Low: #43 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Average Year Projection:
.274 / .348 / 13 HR / 29 2B / 2 3B / 68 RBI / 62 R / 57 BB / 83 SO / 1 SB / 1 CS
Prime Year Projection:
.284 / .362 / 17 HR / 30 2B / 2 3B / 77 RBI / 69 R / 62 BB / 77 SO / 2 SB / 1 CS
Notes:
12/3/09 – Sporting an exceptional bat for a backstop, Conger is one of the best catching prospects in baseball. The Angels hope that his defense continues to improve with experience and that his injury history is a thing of the past. Both questions are holding him back.

44. Jarrod Parker / SP / Arizona / N/A / 11/24/88 / ETA: 2012 / High: #44 / Low: #44 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Average Year Projection:
Coming soon.
Prime Year Projection:
Coming soon.
Notes:
5/5/09 – He was too good for Advanced-A ball, so his promotion to Double-A Mobile was warranted. Everyone will now be able to get a real sense for how good this kid really is, and he could be great. His first Double-A outing was subpar. Will he show up next time out? I don’t know, but I can’t wait. The kid has ace potential.
5/18/09 – He has truly joined the elite pitching prospects in the game with his short, but so far outstanding, Double-A run. The kid is quickly becoming a star. He has great stuff, and he’s putting it on display. One of the more awe-inspiring pitchers to watch right now.
6/13/09 – A recent bout of walks brought some of his stats back to human level. Hopefully his most recent outing, in which he didn’t issue a walk and struck out nine batters over six innings, is a sign that the roadblock is behind him.
6/24/09 – Parker was struck on his right wrist by a line drive his last time out. Luckily for D-back fans, the injury is just a bone bruise, which may land him on the DL, but long-term ramifications won’t be an issue.
8/7/09 – An elbow strain has ended Parker’s season. It’s the type of injury that is certainly cause for concern. Lets just hope that it isn’t more serious than it looks. The uncertainty drops him down the board.
1/28/10 – For Parker, everything hinges on a successful recovery from Tommy John surgery. Before the surgery he was one of the more dominant pitchers in the minor leagues. Parker has, of course, been severely downgraded, but he still fits in near the bottom of my top-100 list and at the top of Arizona’s top 10.

45. Kolbrin Vitek / OF/2B / Boston / Single-A / 4/1/89 / ETA: 2012 / High: #45 / Low: #45 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:

46. Zack Wheeler / SP / San Francisco / Single-A / 5/30/90 / ETA: 2013 / High: #46 / Low: #46 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:
8/19/09 – The Giants have found themselves another potential pitching star in Wheeler. His pure stuff, at this point, isn’t quite on par with Bumgarner’s, but he certainly has a more electrifying arm than former first-round pick, Tim Alderson. He is a good selection for an organization that has done very well with their high picks in recent years.
2/4/10 – Wheeler sports a low-90s fastball with great movement and has a great shot at increasing his velocity to the mid-90s consistently. His curveball has all the makings of an out pitch, even though his change-up has a long way to go. His command and delivery need some work, but San Francisco has a potential ace on its hands.
6/10/10 – At this extremely early point in Wheeler’s development, inconsistencies have been the name of the game—not just from game to game, but from inning to inning. He has had games where his velocity and control are spot-on one instant and then all over the place the next. He has also had games where his curveball has been ineffective with little movement. But he has ratcheted up his fastball to the mid-90s at times and has had some tremendous outings when his command is on. It will be fun to watch this young pitcher grow.

47. Donavan Tate / OF / San Diego / Single-A / 9/27/90 / ETA: 2013 / High: #47 / Low: #47 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:
8/19/09 – San Diego has signed themselves one of the more gifted position players in recent years. As long as they let his numerous tools develop properly, we could be looking at the next Jason Heyward, superstar-level outfield prospect.
2/11/10 – Tate has the raw tools to be a star. He has plus raw power and speed, but he has some serious refinements to make before those tools result in home runs and stolen bases. San Diego made him the No. 3 pick overall for a reason. They think he is a five-tool talent who, given enough time to develop, has a good chance to be an impact player. I’m buying it.

48. Zack Cox / 3B/2B / St. Louis / Single-A / 9/23/88 / ETA: 2013 / High: #48 / Low: #48 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:

49. Jaff Decker / OF / San Diego / Double-A / 2/23/90 / ETA: 2012 / High: #49 / Low: #49 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:
2/11/10 – Decker is a 20-year-old with some of the best plate discipline in the minor leagues, and some serious power in his bat to back it up. He still has major holes in his swing to clean up, but with another uptick in his overall development and similar production at a higher level, he could challenge Tate for San Diego’s No. 1 prospect spot.

50. Devin Mesoraco / C / Cincinnati / Triple-A / 6/19/88 / ETA: 2012 / High: #50 / Low: #50 /
This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Average Year Projection:
.260 / .317 / 14 HR / 26 2B / 2 3B / 69 RBI / 58 R / 40 BB / 106 SO / 2 SB / 1 CS
Prime Year Projection:
.271 / .333 / 18 HR / 27 2B / 2 3B / 76 RBI / 65 R / 44 BB / 100 SO / 3 SB / 2 CS
Notes:

51. John Lamb / SP / Kansas City / Double-A / 7/10/90 / ETA: 2012 / High: #51 / Low: #51 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:
7/29/10 – Lamb has quietly been one of the best A-ball pitchers of 2010, and he deserves a spot in everyone’s Top 100. He has always had great upside, and he is putting the whole package together this year. He combines three at least average offerings with his excellent command.

52. Dee Gordon / SS / LA Dodgers / Double-A / 4/22/88 / ETA: 2012 / High: #52 / Low: #52 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Average Year Projection:
.261 / .315 / 7 HR / 24 2B / 7 3B / 52 RBI / 79 R / 42 BB / 104 SO / 28 SB / 8 CS
Prime Year Projection:
.273 / .335 / 9 HR / 25 2B / 8 3B / 59 RBI / 88 R / 48 BB / 96 SO / 33 SB / 9 CS
Notes:
2/4/10 – In my opinion, Gordon gets too much hype. His speed is game-changing, despite his lack of current baserunning instincts, and his defense will be an asset going forward, but his bat doesn’t do much for me. His swing is inconsistent, and I don’t see home run power developing. But he is still raw, and the fact that he put up the numbers that he did in 2009 based on athleticism and tools alone is incredible.

53. Aaron Hicks / OF / Minnesota / Advanced-A / 10/2/89 / ETA: 2013 / High: #53 / Low: #53 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon
Notes:
11/25/09 – 2009 brought about a disappointing full season debut from Hicks. But he has a full tool shed to work with and there is every reason to think that he will bounce back in 2010. Perhaps even to the point that he is considered one of the game’s best outfield prospects by this time next year.
7/1/10 – Hicks hasn’t been as bad as his numbers appear on the surface. He is showing power development and great plate discipline for a 20-year-old. Yet, for as much hype as he gets, he is still playing in Low-A Beloit and barely treading water.

54. Jacob Odorizzi / SP / Kansas City / Advanced-A / 3/27/90 / ETA: 2013 / High: #54 / Low: #54 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:

55. Lonnie Chisenhall / 3B / Cleveland / Double-A / 10/4/88 / ETA: late 2011 / High: #55 / Low: #55 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Average Year Projection:
.269 / .333 / 15 HR / 32 2B / 3 3B / 74 RBI / 74 R / 53 BB / 104 SO / 4 SB / 2 CS
Prime Year Projection:
.280 / .349 / 19 HR / 33 2B / 3 3B / 85 RBI / 83 R / 59 BB / 97 SO / 6 SB / 2 CS
Notes:
7/22/09 – From a fantasy perspective, the only Chisenhall criticism that I can place on Cleveland is the fact that they moved the young man to third base. I would have loved to see Chisenhall get a legit shot to stay at shortstop. Oh, well. Lonnie’s bat will play just fine at third base, too. Cleveland sports one of the more loaded farm systems in baseball.
11/25/09 – Sporting the swing and approach of a true professional hitter, Chisenhall impressed in 2009. He has a developing blend of power, patience, and contact skills that make me think he has a good chance to be an above-average major league third baseman. An All-Star, though, may be stretching it.
5/13/10 – Where are the extra-base hits? Chisenhall is finding Double-A pitching tough. It will be interesting to see if he adjusts the more he sees the same pitchers.

56. Jose Iglesias / SS / Boston / Triple-A / 1/5/90 / ETA: 2012 / High: #56 / Low: #56 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Average Year Projection:
.271 / .311 / 3 HR / 27 2B / 5 3B / 55 RBI / 70 R / 32 BB / 106 SO / 8 SB / 3 CS
Prime Year Projection:
.281 / .327 / 4 HR / 28 2B / 6 3B / 62 RBI / 79 R / 38 BB / 99 SO / 10 SB / 4 CS
Notes:

57. Drew Pomeranz / SP / Cleveland / Advanced-A / 6/23/89 / ETA: 2012 / High: #57 / Low: #57 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:

58. Yasmani Grandal / C / Cincinnati / Double-A / 7/18/89 / ETA: 2013 / High: #58 / Low: #58 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:

59. Jonathan Singleton / OF/1B / Philadelphia / Advanced-A / 9/18/91 / ETA: 2013 / High: #59 / Low: #59 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:

60. Brett Jackson / OF / Chicago Cubs / Triple-A / 8/2/88 / ETA: 2012 / High: #60 / Low: #60 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:

61. Jason Knapp / SP / Cleveland / Single-A / 8/31/90 / ETA: 2013 / High: #61 / Low: #61 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:
11/25/09 – Knapp has the ceiling of an ace, and the work ethic and smarts to get to that point. His high-90s fastball is his meal ticket, but the rest of his game lags behind. Watch for his secondary stuff to take a step forward in 2010.

62. Manuel Banuelos / SP / NY Yankees / Advanced-A / 3/13/91 / ETA: 2013 / High: #62 / Low: #62 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:

63. Derek Norris / C / Washington / Advanced-A / 2/14/89 / ETA: 2012 / High: #63 / Low: #63 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:
1/7/10 – Despite his high strikeout rate, Norris has the bat of a future All-Star. The most unheralded aspect of his season was the 90 walks he drew in 437 at-bats. His defense is on track for the majors, but needs some work. If he repeats his performance in 2010, we may be looking at a top-10 prospect in all of baseball. But he does need to do it again if he is going to win me over.

64. Tanner Scheppers / SP/RP / Texas / Triple-A / 1/17/87 / ETA: 2011 / High: #64 / Low: #64 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Average Year Projection:
Coming soon.
Prime Year Projection:
Coming soon.
Notes:

65. Jurickson Profar / SS / Texas / Single-A / 2/20/93 / ETA: 2014 / High: #65 / Low: #65 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:

66. Rubby De La Rosa / SP/RP / LA Dodgers / Double-A / 3/4/89 / ETA: 2012 / High: #66 / Low: #66 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:

67. Brandon Belt / 1B / San Francisco / Triple-A / 4/20/88 / ETA: late 2011 / High: #67 / Low: #67 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:

68. Nick Barnese / SP / Tampa Bay / Advanced-A / 1/11/89 / ETA: 2012 / High: #68 / Low: #68 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:
6/10/10 – Relying on the movement and consistency of his fastball, Barnese continues to impress against Single-A competition. It’s great to see his command step up a peg this year, but his repertoire needs work. And whether or not he has what it takes to eventually anchor the top of a rotation remains to be seen, but he is improving and deserves a bump up everyone’s board.

69. Zach Britton / SP / Baltimore / Triple-A / 12/22/87 / ETA: late 2011 / High: #69 / Low: #69 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:

70. Chris Archer / SP / Tampa Bay / Triple-A / 9/26/88 / ETA: 2012 / High: #70 / Low: #70 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:

71. Christian Colon / SS / Kansas City / Advanced-A / 5/14/89 / ETA: 2012 / High: #71 / Low: #71 / This Update: –
2010 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:

72. Chris Carter / 1B/OF / Oakland / Triple-A / 12/18/86 / ETA: mid 2011 / High: #72 / Low: #72 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Average Year Projection:
.249 / .336 / 24 HR / 32 2B / 2 3B / 85 RBI / 70 R / 74 BB / 149 SO / 3 SB / 2 CS
Prime Year Projection:
.259 / .351 / 28 HR / 32 2B / 2 3B / 94 RBI / 77 R / 80 BB / 142 SO / 4 SB / 2 CS
Notes:
12/3/09 – Carter is on the opposite end of the spectrum from Wallace. He could become an All-Star, but the holes in his swing and, at times, lack of patience could hinder his potential in the majors. Watch to see if his approach and plate discipline take the next step. Then we can all be firmly back Carter’s corner.
6/3/10 – A lot of people put a lot of faith in Carter after his true breakout last year in the Texas League, and it may be time to back off a bit on the praise. His strikeout numbers are not improving, and at this point in his development we all have to wonder if he will ever cut down on the strikeouts. He has home run power and draws walks, but he doesn’t separate himself in any way from the other top first base prospects in baseball.

73. Garrett Richards / SP / LA Angels / Advanced-A / 5/27/88 / ETA: 2012 / High: #73 / Low: #73 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:

74. Jarred Cosart / SP / Philadelphia / Advanced-A / 5/25/90 / ETA: 2013 / High: #74 / Low: #74 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:

75. Trey McNutt / SP / Chicago Cubs / Double-A / 8/2/89 / ETA: 2012 / High: #75 / Low: #75 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:

76. Trevor May / SP / Philadelphia / Advanced-A / 9/23/89 / ETA: 2013 / High: #76 / Low: #76 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:

77. Jemile Weeks / 2B / Oakland / Triple-A / 1/26/87 / ETA: late 2011 / High: #77 / Low: #77 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Average Year Projection:
.260 / .328 / 9 HR / 30 2B / 5 3B / 65 RBI / 69 R / 56 BB / 114 SO / 13 SB / 5 CS
Prime Year Projection:
.272 / .344 / 12 HR / 32 2B / 6 3B / 74 RBI / 78 R / 61 BB / 107 SO / 16 SB / 5 CS
Notes:
12/3/09 – His potential for power and speed is a rare commodity from a second baseman. Every aspect of his game needs to take a major step forward before his stock matches his first-round draft status, though.

78. Arodys Vizcaino / SP/RP / Atlanta / Advanced-A / 11/13/90 / ETA: 2013 / High: #78 / Low: #78 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:

79. Chris Dwyer / SP / Kansas City / Double-A / 4/10/88 / ETA: 2012 / High: #79 / Low: #79 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:

80. Brody Colvin / SP / Philadelphia / Advanced-A / 8/14/90 / ETA: 2013 / High: #80 / Low: #80 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:

81. Tony Sanchez / C / Pittsburgh / Advanced-A / 5/20/88 / ETA: 2012 / High: #81 / Low: #81 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:
1/21/10 – Make no mistake, Sanchez was an overdraft at No. 4 overall in the 2009 draft. But his initial numbers have been very impressive, and he has the skills necessary, both at the plate and behind it, to be an above-average big league catcher.

82. Craig Kimbrel / RP / Atlanta / MLB / 5/28/88 / ETA: early 2011 / High: #82 / Low: #82 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:

83. J.P. Arencibia / C / Toronto / MLB / 1/5/86 / ETA: early 2011 / High: #83 / Low: #83 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Average Year Projection:
.252 / .314 / 16 HR / 30 2B / 1 3B / 72 RBI / 62 R / 43 BB / 113 SO / 1 SB / 1 CS
Prime Year Projection:
.261 / .328 / 19 HR / 31 2B / 1 3B / 78 RBI / 66 R / 48 BB / 107 SO / 1 SB / 1 CS
Notes:
7/29/10 – Arencibia has put his awful 2009 behind him with an incredible batting average for his skill level and an improved, but always impressive, power display. He will always strike out too much, and the batting average won’t entirely translate, but if Toronto eventually entrusts him with the full-time catching gig, he should be a pertinent power threat for a long time.

84. Wilin Rosario / C / Colorado / Double-A / 2/23/89 / ETA: 2012 / High: #84 / Low: #84 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:

85. Dellin Betances / SP/RP / NY Yankees / Double-A / 3/23/88 / ETA: 2012 / High: #85 / Low: #85 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:

86. Nolan Arenado / 3B / Colorado / Advanced-A / 4/16/91 / ETA: 2012 / High: #86 / Low: #86 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:

87. Stetson Allie / SP / Pittsburgh / N/A / 3/13/91 / ETA: 2014 / High: #87 / Low: #87 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:

88. Carlos Triunfel / 3B/2B/SS / Seattle / Double-A / 2/27/90 / ETA: 2012 / High: #88 / Low: #88 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Average Year Projection:
.258 / .296 / 12 HR / 24 2B / 2 3B / 68 RBI / 69 R / 30 BB / 81 SO / 10 SB / 4 CS
Prime Year Projection:
.269 / .315 / 15 HR / 26 2B / 2 3B / 75 RBI / 77 R / 37 BB / 74 SO / 13 SB / 4 CS
Notes:
5/5/09 – I caught some criticism for aggressively putting an “injured shortstop that won’t stay at shortstop” very high up on my list. But that’s how much I love this kid. I wanted to give him his due. I’m sure he will slide down this list as the year progresses, but I am very high on his ability to be an elite fantasy shortstop in the major leagues. That’s right, I do think he will stay at shortstop. He won’t be anything more than average defensively at the position, but that’s of little concern to us. All we care about is his bat and his speed, and he lots of both.
9/1/09 – Triunfel has made a quicker than expected recovery from his injuries, and he’s back where he left off, in the Southern League. He has an opportunity to make an immediate rise up this Top-100 list.
12/10/09 – Triunfel’s 2009 was cut very short, which is a shame considering his youth compared to the level of competition he was facing. I think he can stick at shortstop, raising his value, and his overall bat is too good to ignore. His stock remains strong in my book, despite the lost season.
2/22/10 – And now it looks like Seattle is serious about moving him off of shortstop, which hurts his value. But his bat still has a chance to be dynamic at a different position.

89. Andrew Oliver / SP / Detroit / Triple-A / 12/3/87 / ETA: late 2011 / High: #89 / Low: #89 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:

90. Johermyn Chavez / OF / Seattle / Advanced-A / 1/26/89 / ETA: 2012 / High: #90 / Low: #90 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:

91. Alex Wimmers / SP / Minnesota / Advanced-A / 11/1/88 / ETA: 2012 / High: #91 / Low: #91 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:

92. Jason Kipnis / 2B/OF / Cleveland / Triple-A / 4/3/87 / ETA: 2012 / High: #92 / Low: #92 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:

93. Carlos Martinez / SP / St. Louis / Rookie / 9/21/91 / ETA: 2014 / High: #93 / Low: #93 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:

94. Zach Lee / SP / LA Dodgers / N/A / 9/13/91 / ETA: 2014 / High: #94 / Low: #94 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:

95. Tyler Skaggs / SP / Arizona / Single-A / 7/13/91 / ETA: 2013 / High: #95 / Low: #95 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:

96. Yonder Alonso / 1B/OF / Cincinnati / Triple-A / 4/8/87 / ETA: mid 2011 / High: #96 / Low: #96 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:

97. Lars Anderson / 1B / Boston / Triple-A / 9/25/87 / ETA: late 2011 / High: #97 / Low: #97 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Average Year Projection:
.264 / .339 / 18 HR / 38 2B / 2 3B / 78 RBI / 70 R / 63 BB / 138 SO / 2 SB / 2 CS
Prime Year Projection:
.275 / .355 / 22 HR / 40 2B / 2 3B / 87 RBI / 78 R / 69 BB / 130 SO / 3 SB / 2 CS
Notes:
5/5/09 – I can’t go overboard with Anderson yet, especially from a power perspective, because his power just has not shown up yet. He is very projectable, which is why I like him. He has a big frame and a good swing. Right now, I liken him to Adam LaRoche at the dish. In other words, an above-average player. He has the ability to be a great player, though, and he certainly has the ability to be better than LaRoche. I’m expecting a June call up in 2010, if everything goes well.
10/29/09 – His 2009 season was nothing short of forgettable, but Anderson’s power potential is among minor league baseball’s best. I haven’t given up on him.
5/13/10 – Anderson has quickly put his disappointing 2009 season behind him. He clobbered Eastern League pitching for the first few weeks of the season and earned his way up to Triple-A Pawtucket, where he continues to produce, albeit in a small sample size. I didn’t give up, and I hope you didn’t, either. He’s right on track to make an impact for Boston in 2011.

98. Aaron Miller / SP / LA Dodgers / Double-A / 9/18/87 / ETA: 2012 / High: #98 / Low: #98 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:
2/4/10 – I was not a fan of L.A.’s selection of Miller in the 2009 draft, mainly due to the fact that he was soon to be 22 years old and just beginning to figure out how to pitch. But his initial numbers have shown much more polish than I was expecting, and his fastball/slider combination has turned heads.

99. Chad James / SP / Florida / Single-A / 1/23/91 / ETA: 2013 / High: #99 / Low: #99 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:

100. Chad Jenkins / SP / Toronto / Advanced-A / 3/12/88 / ETA: 2012 / High: #100 / Low: #100 / This Update: –
2011 Thoughts:
Coming soon.
Notes:
11/12/09 – The Blue Jays seem to have a standard type of arm that they go after, and Jenkins fits the mold as their 2009 first-round pick. He’s not a fire-baller, but he has a big frame, good endurance, a nice repertoire and natural downward movement on his offerings.

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  1. DrBGiantsfan said...

    I saw Zack Wheeler pitch this last Sunday against Lake Elsinore. He allowed 0 hits in his 5 innings of work. His FB velocities on the stadium gun were 92-95. The most common reading I saw was 93, but there were multiple 95’s including one in his 5’th inning of work.  He only threw 3 offspeed pitches in the game and overpowered the LE hitters with the heat on the outside corner.  He was able to keep the ball down with a GO/AO= 2.

  2. Jacob Rothberg said...

    I’m not sure what the marginal value of player notes from ‘09 is.

    Also, why are you so down on the Jays system compared to every other analyst?

  3. chris said...

    Chisenhall’s average year production seems low, but in the relative ballpark of most other analysts, do people just not realize that he played through injury for most of last year in AA? If you look at the first half/second half splits he’s a much better hitter than people have been projecting. Perhaps he lacks the power to consistently hit more than 25 HR, but his batting average should be around .280 more often than not.

  4. Tom said...

    I’m going to go ahead and say your ETAs on Belt, Kimbrel, and Arencibia in particular are going to be off.  I’m no psychic, but call it a hunch.

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