The Top 10 Prospects: NL West

The Minor League Baseball season got underway last night as a few teams in the Double-A Eastern League took to the (chilly) field. As such, this presents a perfect opportunity to A) Look at the Top 10 prospects for each organization entering the season, and B) To see where all the top prospects are beginning the season.

The Colorado Rockies
1. Dexter Fowler, OF, Colorado (MAJ)
2. Jhoulys Chacin, RHP, Tulsa (AA)
3. Wilin Rosario, C, Modesto (A+)
4. Eric Young Jr., IF, Col. Springs (AAA)
5. Christian Friedrich, LHP, Asheville (A)
6. Hector Gomez, SS, Modesto (A+)
7. Mike McKenry, C, Tulsa (AA)
8. Delta Cleary, OF, Extended Spring Training
9. Connor Graham, RHP, Modesto (A+)
10. Charlie Blackmon, OF, Modesto (A+)

Other players of note: Casey Weathers (RHP), Esmil Rogers (RHP), Seth Smith (OF), Chris Nelson (SS), Shane Lindsay (RHP)

The San Francisco Giants
1. Madison Bumgarner, LHP, San Jose (A+)
2. Buster Posey, C, San Jose (A+)
3. Angel Villalona, 3B/1B, San Jose (A+)
4. Tim Alderson, RHP, San Jose (A+)
5. Nick Noonan, 2B, San Jose (A+)
6. Rafael Rodriguez, OF, Extended Spring Training
7. Conor Gillaspie, 3B, San Jose (A+)
8. Scott Barnes, LHP, San Jose (A+)
9. Henry Sosa, RHP, Connecticut (AA)
10. Ehire Adrianza, SS, Augusta (A)

Other Prospects of Note: Sergio Romo (RHP), Waldis Joaquin (RHP), Wendell Fairley (OF), Roger Kieschnick (OF), Travis Ishikawa (1B)

The Arizona Diamondbacks
1. Jarrod Parker, RHP, Visalia (A+)
2. Gerardo Parra, OF, Mobile (AA)
3. Daniel Schlereth, LHP, Mobile (AA)
4. Mark Hallberg, SS, Mobile (AA)
5. Trevor Harden, RHP, South Bend (A)
6. Wade Miley, LHP, South Bend (A)
7. Kevin Eichhorn, RHP, Extended Spring Training
8. Cesar Valdez, RHP, Reno (AAA)
9. Reynaldo Navarro, SS, South Bend (A)
10. Barry Enright, RHP, Mobile (AA)

Other Prospects of Note: Billy Buckner (RHP), Collin Cowgill (OF), Daniel Stange (RHP), Pedro Ciriaco (SS), Bryan Shaw (RHP), Josh Whitesell (1B)

The Los Angeles Dodgers
1. James McDonald, RHP, Los Angeles (MAJ)
2. Josh Lindblom, RHP, Chattanooga (AA)
3. Andrew Lambo, OF, Chattanooga (AA)
4. Ethan Martin, RHP, Great Lakes (A)
5. Scott Elbert, LHP, Chattanooga (AA)
6. Devaris Gordon, SS, Great Lakes (A)
7. Josh Bell, 3B, Chattanooga (AA)
8. Austin Gallagher, 3B, Great Lakes (A)
9. Chris Withrow, RHP, Inland Empire (A+)
10. Ivan DeJesus, SS, Disabled List

Other Prospects of Note: Nathan Eovaldi (RHP), Ramon Troncoso (RHP), Pedro Baez (3B), Kyle Russell (OF), Tony Delmonico (C)

The San Diego Padres
1. Kyle Blanks, 1B, Portland (AAA)
2. Adys Portillo, RHP, Extended Spring Training
3. Mat Latos, RHP, Lake Elsinore (A+)
4. Jaff Decker, OF, Extended Spring Training
5. Kellen Kulbacki, OF, San Antonio (AA)
6. Cedric Hunter, OF, San Antonio (AA)
7. Allan Dykstra, 1B, Fort Wayne (A)
8. Will Venable, OF, Portland (AAA)
9. James Darnell, 3B, Fort Wayne (A)
10. Simon Castro, RHP, Fort Wayne (A)

Other Prospects of Note: Logan Forsythe (3B), Matt Antonelli (2B), Wade LeBlanc (LHP), Will Inman (RHP), Cole Figueroa (2B), Mitch Canham (C)



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James
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James
7 years 1 month ago

Is San Jose the most loaded prospect team of all time?

Ryan
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Ryan
7 years 1 month ago

Other than Posey, the other players in San Jose are middling prospects. Though I’ve heard Barnes has huge K potential with decent control.

Christian
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Christian
7 years 1 month ago

No. Posey is #2 to Bumgarner, who’ss also in San Jose. There are 4 top 50 prospects in San Jose, and other solid ones.

Jonathan
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Jonathan
7 years 1 month ago

I’m thinking Alderson, Villalona, and Baumgarner have some value.

Sean
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Sean
7 years 1 month ago

Maybe you should take another look at what players have been assigned to San Jose.

Jim
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Jim
7 years 1 month ago

Jhoulys Chacin has to be one of the coolest names of all time.

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