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Prospects Report

+ 1997
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  • Rank Player Team TeamRank Position High Level Current Team Current Status Play Years Draft Info Ht Wt B-T Born
    1Andruw JonesAtlanta Braves1LFMLBInt1994-2013Not drafted6-1210R-R1977-04-23
    2Vladimir GuerreroMontreal Expos1LFMLBRetired1994-2012Not drafted6-3205R-R1975-02-09
    3Kerry WoodChicago CubsPMLBRetired1995-20121995-1-46-5230R-R1977-06-16
    4Matt WhiteTampa Bay Rays1PAAA--1997-20031996-1-76-5230R-R1978-08-13
    5Travis LeeArizona Diamondbacks11BMLB--1994-20061996-1-26-3210L-L1975-05-26
    6Miguel TejadaOakland Athletics12B-3BMLBFree Agent1995-2014Not drafted5-9188R-R1974-05-25
    7Todd WalkerMinnesota Twins12BMLB--1992-20071994-1-86-0181L-R1973-05-25
    8Kris BensonPittsburgh Pirates1PMLB--1994-20101996-1-16-4188R-R1974-11-07
    9Ruben RiveraNew York Yankees1CF-RFMLB--1992-2013Not drafted6-3200R-R1973-11-14
    10Nomar GarciaparraBoston Red Sox1SSMLB--1992-20091994-1-126-0175R-R1973-07-23
    11Paul KonerkoLos Angeles Dodgers11B-DHMLBRetired1994-20141994-1-136-3211R-R1976-03-05
    12Jose CruzSeattle Mariners1RFMLB--1993-20081995-1-36-0200B-R1974-04-19
    13Scott RolenPhiladelphia Phillies13BMLBFree Agent1993-20121993-2-466-4226R-R1975-04-04
    14Bartolo ColonCleveland Indians1PMLBMLB-Active1994-2014Not drafted6-0230R-R1975-05-24
    15Derrek LeeSan Diego Padres11BMLB--1993-20111993-1-146-5225R-R1975-09-06
    16Todd HeltonColorado Rockies11BMLBRetired1993-20131995-1-86-2206L-L1973-08-20
    17Carl PavanoBoston Red Sox2PMLBRetired1994-20121994-13-3556-5230R-R1976-01-08
    18Ben GrieveOakland Athletics2RF-LFMLB--1994-20051994-1-26-4230L-R1976-05-04
    19Richard HidalgoHouston Astros1RF-CFMLB--1992-2009Not drafted6-3190R-R1975-07-02
    20Karim GarciaLos Angeles Dodgers2RF-LFMLB--1993-2013Not drafted6-0172L-L1975-10-29
    21Chad HermansenPittsburgh Pirates2CF-RFMLB--1995-20071995-1-106-2185R-R1977-09-10
    22Jaret WrightCleveland Indians2PMLB--1994-20071994-1-106-2230R-R1975-12-29
    23Roy HalladayToronto Blue Jays1PMLBRetired1995-20131995-1-176-6225R-R1977-05-14
    24Jose GuillenPittsburgh Pirates4RF-LFMLB--1994-2010Not drafted5-11195R-R1976-05-17
    25Matt MorrisSt. Louis Cardinals1PMLB--1993-20081995-1-126-5210R-R1974-08-09
    26Aramis RamirezPittsburgh Pirates33BMLBMLB-Active1996-2014Not drafted6-1219R-R1978-06-25
    27Carlos GuillenHouston Astros22BMLB--1995-2011Not drafted6-1180B-R1975-09-30
    28Chris CarpenterToronto Blue Jays2PMLBRetired1994-20131993-1-156-6225R-R1975-04-27
    29Dmitri YoungSt. Louis Cardinals2LF-1BMLB--1991-20131991-1-46-2235B-R1973-10-11
    30Adrian BeltreLos Angeles Dodgers33BMLBMLB-Active1996-2014Not drafted5-11170R-R1979-04-07
    31Mike CameronChicago White Sox1CF-RFMLB--1991-20111991-18-4896-2190R-R1973-01-08
    32Braden LooperSt. Louis Cardinals3PMLB--1994-20091996-1-36-5225R-R1974-12-28
    33Neifi PerezColorado Rockies2SSMLB--1993-2007Not drafted6-0175B-R1975-06-02
    34Jay PaytonNew York Mets1CF-LFMLB--1992-20101994-1-295-10185R-R1972-11-22
    35Mike DrumrightDetroit Tigers1PAAA--1993-20031995-1-116-4210L-R1974-04-19
    36Juan MeloSan Diego Padres22BMLB--1994-2010Not drafted6-1160B-R1976-05-11
    37Eli MarreroSt. Louis Cardinals4LF-RFMLB--1993-20071993-3-886-1180R-R1973-11-17
    38Bobby AbreuHouston Astros3LFMLBRetired1991-2014Not drafted6-0197L-R1974-03-11
    39Kevin McGlinchyAtlanta Braves2PMLB--1995-20051995-5-1416-5220R-R1977-06-28
    40Jackson MelianNew York Yankees3OFAAA--1997-2010Not drafted6-2190R-R1980-01-07
    41John PattersonArizona Diamondbacks2PMLB--1997-20071996-1-56-5183R-R1978-01-30
    42Kevin OrieChicago Cubs3BMLB--1992-20061993-1-296-4215R-R1972-09-01
    43Felix HerediaFlorida Marlins1PMLB--1993-2008Not drafted6-0180L-L1976-06-18
    44Brian RoseBoston Red Sox3PMLB--1995-20051994-3-756-3215R-R1976-02-13
    45Joe FontenotSan Francisco Giants1PMLB--1995-19991995-1-166-2185R-R1977-03-20
    46Chris ReitsmaBoston Red Sox4PMLB--1996-20071996-1-346-5214R-R1977-12-31
    47Willie MartinezCleveland Indians3PMLB--1995-2002Not drafted6-2185R-R1978-01-04
    48Ron WrightPittsburgh Pirates51BMLB--1994-20041994-7-2036-1230R-R1976-01-21
    49Wilton GuerreroLos Angeles Dodgers42B-LFMLB--1993-2005Not drafted6-0175B-R1974-10-24
    50Hiram BocachicaMontreal Expos2CF-LFMLB--1994-20111994-1-215-11165R-R1976-03-04
    51Donnie SadlerBoston Red Sox52B-SSMLB--1994-20071994-11-2995-6175R-R1975-06-17
    52Valerio De Los SantosMilwaukee Brewers1PMLB--1995-2011Not drafted6-2180L-L1975-10-06
    53Eric ChavezOakland Athletics33BMLBRetired1997-20141996-1-106-0204L-R1977-12-07
    54Alex GonzalezFlorida Marlins21BMLBFree Agent1995-2014Not drafted6-0170R-R1977-02-15
    55Seth GreisingerDetroit Tigers2PMLB--1994-20131996-1-66-3200R-R1975-07-29
    56Jim PittsleyKansas City Royals3PMLB--1992-19991992-1-176-7220R-R1974-04-03
    57Shannon StewartToronto Blue Jays3LFMLB--1992-20081992-1-196-1205R-R1974-02-25
    58Derrick GibsonColorado Rockies3RF-LFMLB--1993-20061993-13-3806-2244R-R1975-02-05
    59Ben DavisSan Diego Padres3CMLB--1995-20101995-1-26-4215B-R1977-03-10
    60Jeff SuppanBoston Red Sox6PMLBRetired1993-20121993-2-496-2210R-R1975-01-02
    61Danny KolbTexas Rangers1PMLB--1995-20081995-6-1506-4215R-R1975-03-29
    62Ben PetrickColorado Rockies4C-LFMLB--1996-20041995-2-386-0199R-R1977-04-07
    63Terrence LongNew York Mets2CF-LFMLB--1994-20061994-1-206-1190L-L1976-02-29
    64Rafael MedinaNew York Yankees4PMLB--1993-2003Not drafted6-3195R-R1975-02-15
    65Brad FullmerMontreal Expos31BMLB--1995-20041993-2-606-0215L-R1975-01-17
    66Jarrod WashburnAnaheim Angels1PMLB--1994-20091995-2-316-1198L-L1974-08-13
    67Kelvim EscobarToronto Blue Jays4PMLBFree Agent1994-2013Not drafted6-1195R-R1976-04-11
    68Manny AybarSt. Louis Cardinals5PMLB--1994-2010Not drafted6-1177R-R1969-11-28
    69Abraham NunezPittsburgh Pirates6SS-2BMLB--1996-2011Not drafted5-11185B-R1976-03-16
    70Luis RivasMinnesota Twins22BMLB--1996-2009Not drafted5-10175R-R1979-08-30
    71Edgard ClementeColorado Rockies5CF-RFMLB--1993-20121993-10-2965-11188R-R1975-12-15
    72Pat ClineChicago CubsCAAA--1993-20001993-6-1666-4230R-R1974-10-09
    73Enrique WilsonCleveland Indians42B-SSMLB--1992-2006Not drafted5-11160B-R1973-07-27
    74Billy KochToronto Blue Jays5PMLB--1994-20041996-1-46-3205R-R1974-12-14
    75Jake WestbrookColorado Rockies6PMLBRetired1996-20131996-1-216-3200R-R1977-09-29
    76Vladimir NunezArizona Diamondbacks3PMLB--1996-2010Not drafted6-4224R-R1975-03-05
    77Mark KotsayFlorida Marlins3LFMLBFree Agent1994-20131996-1-96-0190L-L1975-12-02
    78Geoff JenkinsMilwaukee Brewers2LFMLB--1994-20081995-1-96-1204L-R1974-07-21
    79Torii HunterMinnesota Twins3RFMLBMLB-Active1993-20141993-1-206-2205R-R1975-07-18
    80Jeff AbbottChicago White Sox2CF-LFMLB--1992-20031994-4-1176-2200R-L1972-08-17
    81Aaron BooneCincinnati Reds13BMLB--1993-20091994-3-726-2200R-R1973-03-09
    82Bobby SeayTampa Bay Rays2PMLB--1997-20091996-1-126-2221L-L1978-06-20
    83Bruce ChenAtlanta Braves3PMLBFree Agent1994-2014Not drafted6-1180B-L1977-06-19
    84Brett TomkoCincinnati Reds2PMLBFree Agent1995-20141995-2-546-4216R-R1973-04-07
    85Kats MaedaNew York Yankees5PAAA--1996-2000Not drafted6-2215R-R1971-06-23
    86Wes HelmsAtlanta Braves53BMLB--1994-20111994-10-2876-4230R-R1976-05-12
    87Russell BranyanCleveland Indians51BMLBFree Agent1994-20141994-7-1856-3195L-R1975-12-19
    88Jimmy AndersonPittsburgh Pirates7PMLB--1994-20061994-9-2426-1207L-L1976-01-22
    89Glendon RuschKansas City Royals1PMLB--1993-20091993-17-4696-1200L-L1974-11-07
    90Todd DunwoodyFlorida Marlins4CF-OFMLB--1993-20051993-7-2116-1205L-L1975-04-11
    91Brad RigbyOakland Athletics4PMLB--1992-20011994-2-366-6213R-R1973-05-14
    92Dante PowellSan Francisco Giants2CF-RFMLB--1992-20021994-1-226-2185R-R1973-08-25
    93Carlos BeltranKansas City Royals2RFMLBMLB-Active1995-20141995-2-496-1190B-R1977-04-24
    94George LombardAtlanta Braves4CF-LFMLB--1994-20091994-2-626-0202L-R1975-09-14
    95Onan MasaokaLos Angeles Dodgers5PMLB--1995-20091995-3-796-0188R-L1977-10-27
    96Nerio RodriguezBaltimore Orioles1PMLB--1991-2011Not drafted6-1195R-R1973-03-22
    97Bobby EstalellaPhiladelphia Phillies2CMLB--1993-20041992-23-6416-1205R-R1974-08-23
    98Sidney PonsonBaltimore Orioles2PMLB--1994-2010Not drafted6-1225R-R1976-11-02
    99Chad GreenMilwaukee Brewers3OFAAA--1994-20031996-1-85-10180B-R1975-06-28
    100Livan HernandezFlorida Marlins5PMLBRetired1996-2012Not drafted6-2225R-R1975-02-20


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