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Old 12-19-2005, 10:33 PM   #1
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Baseball America's top prospects for all 16 leagues:
Arizona Fall League:
http://www.baseballamerica.com/today...ue20s/azl.html
Gulf Coast Rookie League:
http://www.baseballamerica.com/today...ue20s/gcl.html
Appalachian League:
http://www.baseballamerica.com/today...ue20s/app.html
Pioneer League:
http://www.baseballamerica.com/today...ue20s/pio.html
New York/Penn League:
http://www.baseballamerica.com/today...ue20s/nyp.html
Northwest League:
http://www.baseballamerica.com/today...ue20s/nwl.html
Midwest League:
http://www.baseballamerica.com/today...ue20s/mwl.html
Souoth Atlantic League:
http://www.baseballamerica.com/today...ue20s/sal.html
Florida State League:
http://www.baseballamerica.com/today...ue20s/fsl.html
Carolina League:
http://www.baseballamerica.com/today...ue20s/car.html
California League:
http://www.baseballamerica.com/today...ue20s/cal.html
Eastern League:
http://www.baseballamerica.com/today...ue20s/eas.html
Southern League:
http://www.baseballamerica.com/today...ue20s/sou.html
Texas League:
http://www.baseballamerica.com/today...ue20s/tex.html
Pacific Coast League:
http://www.baseballamerica.com/today...ue20s/pcl.html
International League:
http://www.baseballamerica.com/today...ue20s/int.html
If anyone wants more information on any of these players, let me know and I'll provide it.
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Am I the only one who can't get any of these links to work?
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That's irritating, isn't it?
If you have a particular league in mind, I'll post the list of prospects for you, OK?
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Here is the list, league by league:
Arizona League:
TOP 20 PROSPECTS
1. Mark Pawelek, lhp, Cubs
2. Nick Adenhart, rhp, Angels
3. Craig Italiano, rhp, Athletics
4. Jeff Bianchi, ss, Royals
5. Johnny Whittleman, 3b, Rangers
6. Jared Lansford, rhp, Athletics
7. Waldis Joaquin, rhp, Giants
8. Lorenzo Cain, of, Brewers
9. Joe Dickerson, of, Royals
10. Shairon Martis, rhp, Giants
11. Sharlon Schoop, ss, Giants
12. Manuel Pina, c, Rangers
13. P.J. Phillips, ss, Angels
14. Kyle Blanks, 1b, Padres
15. Ramon Alvarado, of, Athletics
16. Tommy Mendoza, rhp, Angels
17. Sammy Baez, ss, Cubs
18. Brent Fisher, lhp, Royals
19. Ernesto Frieri, rhp, Padres
20. Gustavo Espinoza, lhp, Angels
Gulf Coast League:TOP 20 PROSPECTS
1. Andrew McCutchen, of, Pirates
2. Jay Bruce, of, Reds
3. Chris Volstad, rhp, Marlins
4. Elvis Andrus, ss, Braves
5. Travis Wood, lhp, Reds
6. Beau Jones, lhp, Braves
7. Jose Tabata, of, Yankees
8. Sean West, lhp, Marlins
9. Ryan Tucker, rhp, Marlins
10. C.J. Henry, ss, Yankees
11. Austin Jackson, of, Yankees
12. Paul Kelly, ss, Twins
13. Aaron Thompson, lhp, Marlins
14. Ivan DeJesus, ss, Dodgers
15. Jon Egan, c, Red Sox
16. Jordan Schafer, of, Braves
17. Drew Thompson, 2b, Twins
18. Jeff Lyman, rhp, Braves
19. Miguel Sanfler, lhp, Dodgers
20. Emmanuel Garcia, ss, Mets
Appalachian League:
TOP 20 PROSPECTS
1. Brandon Snyder, c/3b, Bluefield
2. Colby Rasmus, of, Johnson City
3. Eric Campbell, 3b, Danville
4. Brandon Erbe, rhp, Bluefield
5. Max Ramirez, c, Danville
6. Jesse Litsch, rhp, Pulaski
7. Juan Portes, 2b/of, Elizabethton
8. Josh Flores, of, Greeneville
9. Aaron Cunningham, of, Bristol
10. Bryan Anderson, c, Johnson City
11. Matt Walker, rhp, Princeton
12. John Drennen, of, Burlington
13. Jairo Cuevas, rhp, Danville
14. Eli Iorg, of, Greeneville
15. John Matulia, of, Princeton
16. Koby Clemens, 3b, Greeneville
17. Alexander Smit, lhp, Elizabethton
18. Ryan Mullins, lhp, Elizabethton
19. Ryan Mitchell, rhp, Greeneville
20. Tyler Herron, rhp, Johnson City
Pioneer League:TOP 20 PROSPECTS
1. Jay Bruce, of, Billings
2. Charlie Fermaint, of, Helena
3. Hainley Statia, ss, Orem
4. Angel Salome, c, Helena
5. Francisco Hernandez, c, Great Falls
6. Stephen Marek, rhp, Orem
7. Dexter Fowler, of, Casper
8. Chaz Roe, rhp, Casper
9. Jose Arredondo, rhp, Orem
10. Will Inman, rhp, Helena
11. Greg Smith, lhp, Missoula
12. Bobby Mosebach, rhp, Orem
13. Juan Rivera, ss, Ogden
14. Mark Trumbo, 1b, Orem
15. Chris McConnell, ss, Idaho Falls
16. Brandon Roberts, of, Billings
17. Matt Gamel, 3b, Helena
18. Corey Wimberly, inf, Casper
19. Brandon Allen, 1b, Great Falls
20. Ivan DeJesus Jr., ss, Ogden
New York-Penn League:TOP 20 PROSPECTS
1. Nolan Reimold, of, Aberdeen
2. Chris Volstad, rhp, Jamestown
3. Wade Davis, rhp, Hudson Valley
4. Eduardo Nunez, ss, Staten Island
5. Radhames Liz, rhp, Aberdeen
6. Jacoby Ellsbury, of, Lowell
7. Jed Lowrie, ss/2b, Lowell
8. Garrett Olson, lhp, Aberdeen
9. Jacob McGee, lhp, Hudson Valley
10. Tyler Greene, ss, New Jersey
11. Gaby Sanchez, 3b/1b, Jamestown
12. Luis Soto, of, Lowell
13. Clay Buchholz, rhp, Lowell
14. Michael Hollimon, ss, Oneonta
15. Welinson Baez, ss, Batavia
16. Jensen Lewis, rhp, Mahoning Valley
17. Ryan Patterson, of, Auburn
18. Kevin Whelan, rhp, Oneonta
19. Nick Webber, rhp, New Jersey
20. Bobby Parnell, rhp, Brooklyn
Northwest League:
TOP 20 PROSPECTS
1. Shane Lindsay, rhp, Tri-City
2. Donald Veal, lhp, Boise
3. Taylor Teagarden, c, Spokane
4. Nick Hundley, c, Eugene
5. Pablo Sandoval, 3b, Salem-Keizer
6. Luis Valbuena, 2b, Everett
7. Dan Griffin, rhp, Salem-Keizer
8. John Mayberry Jr, of, Spokane
9. Ben Copeland, of, Salem-Keizer
10. Chase Headley, 3b, Eugene
11. Jimmy Shull, rhp, Vancouver
12. Michael Mooney, of, Salem-Keizer
13. Michael Saunders, of, Everett
14. Steve Murphy, of, Spokane
15. Edgar Guaramato, rhp, Everett
16. Zach Simons, rhp, Tri-City
17. Stephen Kahn, rhp, Everett
18. Jason Ray, rhp, Vancouver
19. Justin Sellers, ss, Vancouver
20. Mark Reed, c, Boise
Midwest League:
TOP 20 PROSPECTS
1. Carlos Gonzales, of, South Bend
2. Homer Bailey, rhp, Dayton
3. Eric Hurley, rhp, Clinton
4. Javier Herrera, of, Kane County
5. Cliff Pennington, ss, Kane County
6. Travis Buck, of, Kane County
7. Ryan Harvey, of, Peoria
8. Anthony Swarzak, rhp, Beloit
9. Rafael Rodriguez, rhp, Cedar Rapids
10. Matt Garza, rhp, Beloit
11. Jay Rainville, rhp, Beloit
12. Trevor Plouffe, ss, Beloit
13. Luis Cota, rhp, Burlington
14. David Winfree, 3b, Beloit
15. Sean Gallagher, rhp, Peoria
16. Eric Patterson, 2b, Peoria
17. Reid Brignac, ss, Southwest Michigan
18. Matt Tuiasosopo, ss, Wisconsin
19. Asdrubal Cabrera, if, Wisconsin
20. Wilkin Ramirez, 3b, West Michigan
South Atlantic League:
TOP 20 PROSPECTS
1. Scott Elbert, lhp, Columbus
2. Neil Walker, c, Hickory
3. Marcus Sanders, ss, Augusta
4. Troy Patton, lhp, Lexington
5. Ryan Braun, 3b, West Virginia
6. Philip Hughes, rhp, Charleston
7. Blake DeWitt, 3b, Columbus
8. Matt Harrison, lhp, Rome
9. Yunel Escobar, ss, Rome
10. Brandon Jones, of, Rome
11. Jimmy Barthmaier, rhp, Lexington
12. Gio Gonzalez, lhp, Kannapolis
13. Mark Rogers, rhp, West Virginia
14. Greg Golson, of, Lakewood
15. Hunter Pence, of, Lexington
16. Collin Balester, rhp, Savannah
17. J.T. Restko, of, Greensboro
18. Gaby Hernandez, rhp, Hagerstown
19. Ian Desmond, ss, Savannah
20. Chris Nelson, ss, Asheville
Florida State League:
TOP 20 PROSPECTS
1. Andy LaRoche, 3b, Vero Beach
2. Justin Verlander, rhp, Lakeland
3. Lastings Milledge, of, St. Lucie
4. Jason Vargas, lhp, Jupiter
5. Matt Kemp, of, Vero Beach
6. Matt Moses, 3b, Fort Myers
7. Denard Span, of, Fort Myers
8. Justin Orenduff, rhp, Vero Beach
9. David Purcey, lhp, Dunedin
10. Jordan Tata, rhp, Lakeland
11. Tony Abreu, 2b, Vero Beach
12. Chin-Lung Hu, ss, Vero Beach
13. Adam Lind, of, Dunedin
14. Brent Clevlen, of, Lakeland
15. Scott Moore, 3b, Daytona
16. Adam Harben, rhp, Fort Myers
17. Chuck Tiffany, lhp, Vero Beach
18. Brian Dopirak, 1b, Daytona
19. Tim Moss, 2b, Clearwater
20. Philip Humber, rhp, St. Lucie
Carolina League:
TOP 20 PROSPECTS
1. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, c, Myrtle Beach
2. Nick Markakis, of, Frederick
3. Anibal Sanchez, rhp, Wilmington
4. Adam Miller, rhp, Kinston
5. Gio Gonzalez, lhp, Winston-Salem
6. Jeremy Sowers, lhp, Kinston
7. Armando Galarraga, rhp, Potomac
8. Jeff Fiorentino, of, Frederick
9. Lance Broadway, rhp, Winston-Salem
10. Adam Loewen, lhp, Frederick
11. Robert Valido, ss, Winston-Salem
12. Tony Sipp, lhp, Kinston
13. Ray Liotta, lhp, Winston-Salem
14. J.J. Johnson, rhp, Frederick
15. Kory Casto, 3b, Potomac
16. Brad Snyder, of, Kinston
17. Frank Diaz, of, Potomac
18. Hunter Pence, of, Salem
19. Stephen Head, 1b, Kinston
20. Josh Burrus, of, Myrtle Beach
California League:
TOP 20 PROSPECTS
1. Brandon Wood, ss, Rancho Cucamonga
2. Stephen Drew, ss, Lancaster
3. Howie Kendrick, 2b, Rancho Cucamonga
4. Ian Stewart, 3b, Modesto
5. Billy Bulter, 3b/of, High Desert
6. Daric Barton, 1b, Stockton
7. Edison Volquez, rhp, Bakersfield
8. Thomas Diamond, rhp, Bakersfield
9. Adam Jones, ss, Inland Empire
10. Eddy Martinez-Esteve, of, San Jose
11. John Danks, lhp, Bakersfield
12. Asdrubal Cabrera, ss, Inland Empire
13. Chris Iannetta, c, Modesto
14. Miguel Montero, c, Lancaster
15. Ubaldo Jimenez, rhp, Modesto
16. Nate Schierholtz, of, San Jose
17. George Kottaras, c, Lake Elsinore
18. Jim Miller, rhp, Modesto
19. Juan Morillo, rhp, Modesto
20. Chris Lubanski, of, High Desert
Eastern League:
1. Francisco Liriano, lhp, New Britain
2. Lastings Milledge, of, Binghamton
3. Hanley Ramirez, ss, Portland
4. Jon Lester, lhp, Portland
5. Ryan Zimmerman, 3b, Harrisburg
6. Nick Markakis, of, Bowie
7. Jonathan Papelbon, rhp, Portland
8. Jeremy Sowers, lhp, Akron
9. Anibal Sanchez, rhp, Portland
10. Joel Zumaya, rhp, Erie
11. Yusmeiro Petit, rhp, Binghamton
12. Dustin Pedroia, 2b, Portland
13. Hayden Penn, rhp, Bowie
14. Denard Span, of, New Britain
15. Merkin Valdez, rhp, Norwich
16. Matt Moses, 3b, New Britain
17. Eric Duncan, 3b, Trenton
18. Michael Bourn, of, Reading
19. Paul Maholm, lhp, Altoona
20. Franklin Gutierrez, of, Akron
Southern League:
TOP 20 PROSPECTS
1. Delmon Young, of, Montgomery
2. Jeremy Hermida, of, Carolina
3. Jeff Francoeur, of, Mississippi
4. Chris Young, of, Birmingham
5. Chad Billingsley, rhp, Jacksonville
6. Joel Guzman, ss, Jacksonville
7. Andy LaRoche, 3b, Jacksonville
8. Felix Pie, of, West Tenn
9. Brian McCann, c, Mississippi
10. Russell Martin, c, Jacksonville
11. Scott Olsen, lhp, Carolina
12. Matt Murton, of, West Tenn
13. Bobby Jenks, rhp, Birmingham
14. Jonathan Broxton, rhp, Jacksonville
15. Rich Hill, lhp, West Tenn
16. Dustin Nippert, rhp, Tennessee
17. Ricky Nolasco, rhp, West Tenn
18. Renyel Pinto, lhp, West Tenn
19. Chuck James, lhp, Mississippi
20. Elijah Dukes, of, Montgomery
Texas League:
TOP 20 PROSPECTS
1. Howie Kendrick, 2b, Arkansas
2. Erick Aybar, ss, Arkansas
3. Daric Barton, 1b, Midland
4. Thomas Diamond, rhp, Frisco
5. Edison Volquez, rhp, Frisco
6. Andre Ethier, of, Midland
7. Kendry Morales, 1b, Arkansas
8. Yuniesky Betancourt, ss, San Antonio
9. Jason Hirsh, rhp, Corpus Christi
10. Justin Huber, 1b, Wichita
11. John Danks, lhp, Frisco
12. Joaquin Arias, ss, Frisco
13. Fernando Nieve, rhp, Corpus Christi
14. Adam Jones, ss, San Antonio
15. Joe Saunders, lhp, Arkansas
16. Steven Shell, rhp, Arkansas
17. Omar Quintanilla, ss, Midland
18. Ubaldo Jimenez, rhp, Tulsa
19. Josh Anderson, of, Corpus Christi
20. Kevin Melillo, 2b, Midland
Pacific Coast League:
TOP 20 PROSPECTS
1. Felix Hernandez, rhp, Tacoma
2. Rickie Weeks, 2b, Nashville
3. Prince Fielder, 1b, Nashville
4. Conor Jackson, 1b, Tucson
5. Matt Cain, rhp, Fresno
6. Casey Kotchman, 1b, Salt Lake
7. Carlos Quentin, of, Tucson
8. Dan Johnson, 1b, Sacramento
9. Ezequiel Astacio, rhp, Round Rock
10. Jeff Mathis, c, Salt Lake
11. Anthony Reyes, rhp, Memphis
12. Yuniesky Betancourt, ss, Tacoma
13. Ben Johnson, of, Portland
14. Rich Hill, lhp, Iowa
15. Fernando Nieve, rhp, Round Rock
16. Ronny Cedeno, ss, Iowa
17. Joe Saunders, lhp, Salt Lake
18. Josh Willingham, c, Albuquerque
19. Josh Barfield, 2b, Portland
20. Justin Huber, 1b, Omaha
International League:
TOP 20 PROSPECTS
1. Delmon Young, of, Durham
2. Francisco Liriano, lhp, Rochester
3. Zach Duke, lhp, Indianapolis
4. Ryan Howard, 1b, Scranton/W-B
5. Andy Marte, 3b, Richmond
6. Edwin Encarnacion, 3b, Louisville
7. Kyle Davies, rhp, Richmond
8. Brandon McCarthy, rhp, Charlotte
9. Brian Anderson, of, Charlotte
10. Aaron Hill, ss, Syracuse
11. Jonny Gomes, of, Durham
12. Scott Baker, rhp, Rochester
13. Ryan Doumit, c, Indianapolis
14. Anthony Lerew, rhp, Richmond
15. Kelly Johnson, of, Richmond
16. Bryan Bullington, rhp, Indianapolis
17. Dustin Pedroia, 2b, Pawtucket
18. Kelly Shoppach, c, Pawtucket
19. Curtis Granderson, of, Toledo
20. Ryan Garko, c/1b, Buffalo
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Old 12-19-2005, 11:19 PM   #5
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No, I didn't have any in particular I was just going to see if I could find any St. Louis prospcets is all.

How old are these lists? I see names of guys on here who, in all likelihood, will be starting the season in the majors next year.
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I noticed that as well doublee.
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These lists are current as of the end of this past season.
And, yes there will be a few of the guys that will, or should, start next year in the bigs.
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Catman maybe you can help me out then. Why is Jonny Gomes listed as a prospect when he play quite a bit for the Rays last year?
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Baseball America needs to re-consider their lists then seeing as Zach Duke, Ryan Howard, Jonny Gomes, Felix Hernandez, Rickie Weeks, and Jeff Francouer all established themselves as everyday major leaguers last year. Not to mention that Ryan Howard won ROY.
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I can't wait to see how Delmon Young will do in the big leagues this year.
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They list the players that were the best prospects in their leagues according to the managers, scouts, and front-office personnel.
Here are the Cardinals prospects:
Top Ten Prospects: St. Louis Cardinals
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TOP TEN PROSPECTS
1. Anthony Reyes, rhp
2. Colby Rasmus, of
3. Tyler Greene, ss
4. Chris Lambert, rhp
5. Mark McCormick, rhp
6. Adam Wainwright, rhp
7. Travis Hanson, 3b
8. Cody Haerther, of
9. Nick Webber, rhp
10. Stuart Pomeranz, rhp
BEST TOOLS
Best Hitter for Average Colby Rasmus
Best Power Hitter Chris Duncan
Best Strike-Zone Discipline John Gall
Fastest Baserunner Daryl Jones
Best Athlete Daryl Jones
Best Fastball Anthony Reyes
Best Curveball Adam Wainwright
Best Slider Anthony Reyes
Best Changeup Phillip Anderson
Best Control Anthony Reyes
Best Defensive Catcher Mike Mahoney
Best Defensive Infielder Juan Lucena
Best Infield Arm John Nelson
Best Defensive Outfielder Skip Schumaker
Best Outfield Arm Rick Ankiel

TOP PROSPECTS
OF THE DECADE
Team Player, Pos. 2005 Org
1996 Alan Benes, rhp Cardinals
1997 Matt Morris, rhp Cardinals
1998 Rick Ankiel, lhp Cardinals
1999 J.D. Drew, of Dodgers
2000 Rick Ankiel, lhp Cardinals
2001 Bud Smith, lhp Twins
2002 Jimmy Journell, rhp Cardinals
2003 Dan Haren, rhp Athletics
2004 Blake Hawksworth, rhp Cardinals
2005 Anthony Reyes, rhp Cardinals

TOP DRAFT PICKS
OF THE DECADE
Team Player, Pos. 2005 Org
1996 Braden Looper, rhp Mets
1997 Adam Kennedy, ss Angels
1998 J.D. Drew, of Dodgers
1999 Chance Caple, rhp Out of baseball
2000 Shaun Boyd, of Cardinals
2001 Justin Pope, rhp Yankees
2002 Calvin Hayes, ss (3rd round) Cardinals
2003 Daric Barton, c Athletics
2004 Chris Lambert, rhp Cardinals
2005 Colby Rasmus, of Cardinals

LARGEST BONUSES
IN CLUB HISTORY
J.D. Drew, 1998 $3,000,000
Rick Ankiel, 1997 $2,500,000
Chad Hutchinson, 1998 $2,300,000
Shaun Boyd, 2000 $1,750,000
Braden Looper, 1996 $1,675,000

Though the team fell short of its goal of a World Series title again in 2005, the Cardinals also reached 100 wins and posted the best record in the major leagues for the second year in a row. St. Louis led the National League in ERA and finished third in scoring, showing once again that the front office knows how to build a major league roster.

The Cardinals are built largely around players who came up through other organizations, with such notable exceptions as Albert Pujols and Matt Morris. Homegrown catcher Yadier Molina did seize the big league job, and righthander Brad Thompson established himself as a reliable set-up man in his rookie season. Otherwise, the big league team was assembled through astute free-agent signings and savvy trades.

To bolster their minor league system, which Baseball America rated the game’s worst entering 2005, the Cardinals have taken a hard look at their scouting operation over the last two years. They have made significant changes, both in the structure and responsibilities of the scouting staff and in the use of sophisticated performance analysis through statistics.

The new philosophy resulted in a heavy college approach in the 2004 draft, as St. Louis drafted just four high school players and signed none. Club officials said they wanted players who could make quick contributions at the higher levels of the system.

The team was also in the early stages of developing its system of statistical analysis, which has become much more sophisticated and is now done almost exclusively in-house, rather than by outside suppliers. St. Louis got a golden opportunity to test its new approach with a draft windfall in 2005, getting four extra picks for the loss of free agents Edgar Renteria and Mike Matheny.

The Cardinals’ 2005 draft showed their willingness to look at all types of players. There were sleepers who were picked based on their college performance, such as outfielder Nick Stavinoha (seventh round). But there were also college players whose performance has never seemed to quite measure up to their tools, such as righthander Mark McCormick (supplemental first).

There were toolsy high school players whose projection is based on the judgments of scouts much more than their statistics, such as outfielder Daryl Jones (third). St. Louis even spent a couple of early picks on Tyler Herron (supplemental first) and Josh Wilson (second), a pair of prep righthanders—considered the riskiest demographic in the draft.

The Cardinals have shown a willingness to blend all these approaches, which could pay quick dividends for the farm system. The players mentioned above and first-rounders Colby Rasmus and Tyler Greene immediately stand out in an organization lacking headline talent beyond top prospect Anthony Reyes.

Fortunately for St. Louis, the major league team has few immediate holes that need to be plugged by minor leaguers. But as the Cardinals move into a new Busch Stadium, they have the hope of introducing new homegrown talent in the coming years as well.
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Jonny Gomes was rated as one of the best prospects according to the International League people. He won't be there again next season, I'm sure.
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Thanks, interesting they have the McCormack kid ranked that high given that he didn't pitch all that well in the minors this year. I am hoping to see more of Reyes next year in St. Louis.
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They use data compiled by scouts, both internal and external. They seem to think this kid has what it takes to make it.
I believe they consider players to be "prospects" if they played the majority of a season, or finished the season, at one level of the minors. Francisco Liriano is listed in 2 leagues, the Eastern and International. It is the same guy. He was dominating in the Eastern League and was moved up to the IL. In September, he made his major league debut and did well. It is likely he'll not be in the minors much of next season, if at all.
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As a ghost, perhaps I should spend more time ressurecting old threads that could be of interest today.

Let us take a walk back to 2005, when we look at some of the top prospects. Take a gander through these lists and see how many of the names you recognize.
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