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Midseason Top 150 Prospects

Monday, July 21, 2008




121. Justin Jackson - SS Blue Jays - DOB: 12/11/88 - ETA: 2011
Previous rankings: none

122. Hector Rondon - RHP Indians - DOB: 02/26/88 - ETA: 2010
Previous rankings: none

123. James Simmons - RHP Athletics - DOB: 09/26/86 - ETA: May 2009
Previous rankings: 2008 #145

124. Freddie Freeman - 1B Braves - DOB: 09/12/89 - ETA: 2012
Previous rankings: none

125. Charlie Zink - RHP Red Sox - DOB: 08/26/79 - ETA: May 2009
Previous rankings: none

126. Nate Schierholtz - OF Giants - DOB: 02/15/84 - ETA: Sept. 2008
Previous rankings: none

127. Carlos Rosa - RHP Royals - DOB: 09/21/84 - ETA: Sept. 2008
Previous rankings: none

128. Antonio Bastardo - LHP Phillies - DOB: 09/21/85 - ETA: July 2009
Previous rankings: none

129. Dan McCutchen - RHP Yankees - DOB: 09/26/82 - ETA: May 2009
Previous rankings: none

130. Engel Beltre - OF Rangers - DOB: 11/01/89 - ETA: 2012
Previous rankings: none

131. Taylor Green - 3B Brewers - DOB: 11/02/86 - ETA: 2010
Previous rankings: none

132. Chuck Lofgren - LHP Indians - DOB: 01/29/86 - ETA: May 2009
Previous rankings: mid-2006 #69, 2007 #46, mid-2007 #38, 2008 #83

133. Josh Bell - 3B Dodgers - DOB: 11/13/86 - ETA: 2011
Previous rankings: none

134. Alan Horne - RHP Yankees - DOB: 01/05/83 - ETA: June 2009
Previous rankings: mid-2007 #148, 2008 #138

135. Peter Bourjos - OF Angels - DOB: 03/31/87 - ETA: 2010
Previous rankings: none

136. Jeff Larish - 1B Tigers - DOB: 10/11/82 - ETA: April 2009
Previous rankings: none

137. Scott Campbell - 2B Blue Jays - DOB: 09/25/84 - ETA: July 2009
Previous rankings: none

138. Mike Carp - 1B Mets - DOB: 06/30/86 - ETA: Aug. 2009
Previous rankings: mid-2007 #124, 2008 ---

139. Blake Wood - RHP Royals - DOB: 08/08/85 - ETA: June 2009
Previous rankings: none

140. J.P. Arencibia - C Blue Jays - DOB: 01/05/86 - ETA: 2010
Previous rankings: none

141. Tyler Colvin - OF Cubs - DOB: 09/05/85 - ETA: 2010
Previous rankings: mid-2007 #65, 2008 #104

142. Josh Roenicke - RHP Reds - DOB: 08/04/82 - ETA: Aug. 2008
Previous rankings: none

143. Josh Reddick - OF Red Sox - DOB: 02/19/87 - ETA: 2011
Previous rankings: none

144. Aaron Cunningham - OF Athletics - DOB: 04/24/86 - ETA: July 2009
Previous rankings: 2008 #148

145. Jamie Romak - OF Pirates - DOB: 09/30/85 - ETA: 2010
Previous rankings: none

146. Eduardo Morlan - RHP Rays - DOB: 03/01/86 - ETA: Aug. 2008
Previous rankings: mid-2007 #113, 2008 #117

147. Greg Halman - OF Mariners - DOB: 08/26/87 - ETA: 2010
Previous rankings: none

148. Joe Savery - LHP Phillies - DOB: 11/04/85 - ETA: 2010
Previous rankings: 2008 #115

149. Michael Hollimon - 2B/SS Tigers - DOB: 06/14/82 - ETA: April 2008
Previous rankings: none

150. Vin Mazzaro - RHP Athletics - DOB: 09/27/86 - ETA: 2010
Previous rankings: none

The Wrap-Up

Top 150 by Position

RHP - 55
LHP - 18
C - 8
1B - 8
2B - 6
3B - 8
SS - 9
OF - 38

Top 150 by League

AL - 84
NL - 66

Top 150 by Team

10 - Athletics
9 - Indians
8 - Orioles, Rays
7 - Angels, Twins
6 - Braves, Dodgers, Red Sox. Yankees
5 - Blue Jays, Brewers, Cardinals, Giants, Mariners, Marlins, Phillies, Rangers
4 - Cubs, Reds, Mets, Nationals, Pirates, Reds, Royals
3 - Diamondbacks, Tigers
2 - Padres
1 - White Sox
0 - Astros

Graduates (from 2008 preseason list)

1. Jay Bruce - OF Reds
3. Evan Longoria - 3B Rays
4. Clay Buchholz - RHP Red Sox
5. Joba Chamberlain - RHP Yankees
8. Daric Barton - 1B Athletics
10. Jacoby Ellsbury - OF Red Sox
11. Johnny Cueto - RHP Reds
13. Homer Bailey - RHP Reds
15. Andy LaRoche - 3B Dodgers
20. Chase Headley - OF/3B Padres
21. Joey Votto - 1B Reds
25. Franklin Morales - LHP Rockies
29. Ian Kennedy - RHP Yankees
37. Carlos Gonzalez - OF Athletics
39. Eric Hurley - RHP Rangers
40. Jeff Clement - C Mariners
41. Chris Volstad - RHP Marlins
49. Jed Lowrie - SS Red Sox
50. J.R. Towles - C Astros
53. Ian Stewart - 3B Rockies
54. Luke Hochevar - RHP Royals
55. Ryan Sweeney - OF Athletics
59. Geovany Soto - C Cubs
71. Jaime Garcia - LHP Cardinals
72. Justin Masterson - RHP Red Sox
75. Greg Reynolds - RHP Rockies
77. Chris Perez - RHP Cardinals
81. Brent Lillibridge - SS Braves
87. Jair Jurrjens - RHP Braves
95. Chris Davis - 1B Rangers
99. Matt Harrison - LHP Rangers
101. Garrett Olson - LHP Orioles
103. Aaron Laffey - LHP Indians
108. Sean Gallagher - RHP Cubs
113. Collin Balester - RHP Nationals
114. Chin-Lung Hu - SS Dodgers
116. Radhames Liz - RHP Orioles
118. Brandon Moss - OF Red Sox
120. Brian Barton - OF Cardinals
136. Justin Huber - 1B/OF Padres

Dropping off

96. Philip Humber - RHP Twins
102. Gaby Hernandez - RHP Marlins
107. Fautino De Los Santos - RHP Athletics
129. Joel Guzman - 3B/OF Rays
133. Felipe Paulino - RHP Astros
135. Charlie Haeger - RHP White Sox
140. Jack Egbert - RHP White Sox
142. Brad Lincoln - RHP Pirates
143. Chris Nelson - SS Rockies
147. Brett Sinkbeil - RHP Marlins
149. Chad Huffman - OF Padres

Ineligibles

Below are approximations of where some of the ineligible players would have ranked:

12. Chris Davis - 1B Rangers
14. Chris Volstad - RHP Marlins
15. Andy LaRoche - 3B Dodgers
16. Chase Headley - OF Padres
17. Justin Masterson - RHP Red Sox
18. Carlos Gonzalez - OF Athletics
20. Pedro Alvarez - 3B Pirates
25. Eric Hurley - RHP Rangers
30. Jeff Clement - C Mariners
30. Jed Lowrie - SS Red Sox
32. Buster Posey - C Giants
35. Jaime Garcia - LHP Cardinals
35. Ian Stewart - 3B Rockies
45. Ryan Tucker - RHP Marlins
50. Tim Beckham - SS Rays
55. Collin Balester - RHP Nationals
55. Justin Smoak - 1B Rangers
60. Max Ramirez - C Rangers
60. Yonder Alonso - 1B Reds
65. Jose Arrendondo - RHP Angels
70. Gordon Beckham - SS White Sox
75. Eric Hosmer - 1B Royals
85. Brian Matusz - LHP Orioles
90. Matt Harrison - LHP Rangers
90. Brett Wallace - 1B/3B Cardinals
115. Reese Havens - 2B/SS Mets
120. Charlie Morton - RHP Braves
125. Aaron Crow - RHP Nationals
130. Michael Inoa - RHP Athletics
140. Kyle Skipworth - C Marlins



Matthew Pouliot is the Executive Editor of RotoWorld.com and has been doing the site's baseball projections for the last 10 years. Follow him on Twitter @matthewpouliot.
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