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Prospects Report

+ 1997
  • For current season prospect stat report, stats are up to date as of yesterday. The top 100 and top 10s are based on Baseball America (BA) preseason rankings. BA has recently introduced midseason rankings as an update to the preseason lists but TBC has yet to incorporate these lists into the Prospects section.
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  • 1997 Batting Prospects
    RkPlayerPosTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPS
    1Andruw JonesLFAtlantaNLMLB2039960921811870201156107425311.231.323.416739
    2Vladimir GuerreroLFMontrealNLMLB2232544982221140341939720311.302.337.483820
       West Palm BeachFSLA+22310042002101000001.400.455.6001055
    5Travis Lee1BHigh DesertCalifA+22612266382181186351473636038.363.467.6901157
       TucsonPCLAAA225922742681621446203146220110.300.382.573955
    6Miguel Tejada2B-3BOaklandALMLB23991020322102022230003.202.218.333551
       HuntsvilleSouAA231285028513820322971511509970189.275.336.458794
    7Todd Walker2BMinnesotaALMLB2415615377131670113011125.237.284.353637
       Salt LakePCLAAA2483322691112011153554649132710.345.419.516935
    9Ruben RiveraCF-RFSan DiegoNLMLB2320251001212900000.250.318.300618
       Las VegasPCLAAA23124861251161012010000.250.265.458723
       Rancho CucamongaCalifA+23623641013103900010.174.259.348607
    10Nomar GarciaparraSSBostonALMLB2368412220944113098229359262279.306.336.534870
    11Paul Konerko1B-DHLA DodgersNLMLB217010000001200001.143.250.143393
       AlbuquerquePCLAAA211304839715631137127236461830516.323.399.6211020
    12Jose CruzRFSeattleALMLB231832849121123410134500113.268.315.541856
       TorontoALMLB23212314970143462287202042.231.316.462778
       TacomaPCLAAA2350190335116263030344411104.268.379.468847
    13Scott Rolen3BPhiladelphiaNLMLB2256193159353219216676138134076.283.365.469834
    15Derrek Lee1BSan DiegoNLMLB215491430140092400001.259.365.370735
       Las VegasPCLAAA211254728615329213641736011604029.324.399.477876
    16Todd Helton1BColoradoNLMLB23931326215110181100001.280.337.484821
       Colorado SpringsPCLAAA2399392871383121688316168041610.352.434.564998
    18Ben GrieveRF-LFOaklandALMLB219312296032400132511101.312.396.473869
       EdmontonPCLAAA2127108274611172801121610114.426.479.7411220
       HuntsvilleSouAA211003721001222922410851817590048.328.444.6101054
    19Richard HidalgoRF-CFHoustonNLMLB216281950261041810000.306.348.484832
       New OrleansAmerAAA211345267414737511786103557830716.279.320.432752
    20Karim GarciaRF-LFLA DodgersNLMLB21395500180061401010.128.239.205444
       AlbuquerquePCLAAA217126253801762066115237004104.305.361.6451006
    21Chad HermansenCF-RFCarolinaSouAA1912948787134314207018669136105053.275.362.478840
    24Jose GuillenRF-LFPittsburghNLMLB21498581332051470121788800316.267.290.412702
    26Aramis Ramirez3BLynchburgCaroA+19137482851342422911453801031290512.278.377.517894
    27Carlos Guillen2BJacksonTexAA211153904799161103965387821429.254.319.377696
       New OrleansAmerAAA21313341000000400000.308.308.385693
    29Dmitri YoungLF-1BSt. LouisNLMLB23333388614353465386323138.258.332.363695
       LouisvilleAmerAAA23248410237041411131500001.274.371.500871
    30Adrian Beltre3BVero BeachFSLA+18123435951382422610425967666120119.317.400.561961
    31Mike CameronCF-RFChi White SoxALMLB24379639818314552325510551258.259.349.433782
       NashvilleAmerAAA243012021337361742183130021.275.364.533897
    33Neifi PerezSSColoradoNLMLB223134691131053143214314543.291.331.444775
       Colorado SpringsPCLAAA22683036811024384682172700033.363.393.541934
    36Juan Melo2BLas VegasPCLAAA21124861340160011010010.271.280.417697
       MobileSouAA2111345652131222767792990040216.287.329.390719
    37Eli MarreroLF-RFSt. LouisNLMLB234541120274021301011.244.271.422693
       LouisvilleAmerAAA2311239560108217206844255332158.273.313.514827
    38Bobby AbreuLFHoustonNLMLB23188224710232672214810000.250.325.372697
       JacksonTexAA23312221000001500000.167.231.250481
       New OrleansAmerAAA234719425529422274214902134.268.335.387722
    40Jackson MelianOFGCL YankeesGCLRk1757213325611233691205200028.263.323.376699
    42Kevin Orie3BChi CubsNLMLB2436440100235844223957533413.275.342.431773
       IowaAmerAAA249327124018005500000.375.459.5941053
       OrlandoSouAA24313352026002101001.385.4671.0001467
    48Ron Wright1BCalgaryPCLAAA219133650102310166302248122064.304.344.539883
    49Wilton Guerrero2B-LFLA DodgersNLMLB223573910410943265852011327.291.305.403708
       AlbuquerquePCLAAA2210459180105302301011.400.417.444861
    50Hiram BocachicaCF-LFHarrisburgEastAA2111944382123193113529124198131133.278.337.409746
    51Donnie Sadler2B-SSPawtucketILAAA22125481741021821136201457121203611.212.292.326618
    53Eric Chavez3BVisaliaCalifA+1913452067141303181001373791213220.271.318.444762
    54Alex Gonzalez1BPortlandEastAA2013344969114164196547278375337.254.294.434728
    57Shannon StewartLFTorontoALMLB231682548137022103192441023.286.354.446800
       SyracuseILAAA2358208417213152496362643101.346.443.490933
    58Derrick GibsonRF-LFColorado SpringsPCLAAA222178143370312025901001.423.458.6281086
       New HavenEastAA22119461911462422375201336100107028.317.365.527892
    59Ben DavisCRancho CucamongaCalifA+201224746713230117763128107222311.278.317.454771
    62Ben PetrickC-LFSalemCaroA+2012141268102233155630116210022426.248.345.427772
    63Terrence LongCF-LFSt. LucieFSLA+21126470521182978612484010224046.251.307.394701
    65Brad Fullmer1BMontrealNLMLB22404122038002711000.300.333.575908
       HarrisburgEastAA2294357601112421962643025750411.311.361.549910
       OttawaILAAA2224911327703171131020053.297.303.473776
    69Abraham NunezSS-2BPittsburghNLMLB21403922061031010011.225.273.375648
       CarolinaSouAA2147198316561114105202801232.328.385.384769
       LynchburgCaroA+21783044579943322914234710915.260.311.345656
    70Luis Rivas2BFort WayneMidwA17121419611002061302818339051625.239.293.322615
    71Edgard ClementeCF-RFColorado SpringsPCLAAA211204387012324101773633411962128.281.331.498829
    72Pat ClineCIowaAmerAAA2227956212031001102401014.221.292.337629
       OrlandoSouAA2278271396919073722277851027.255.320.402722
    73Enrique Wilson2B-SSClevelandALMLB2315250001000200000.333.333.333666
       BuffaloAmerAAA2311845178138203113998424152447.306.362.437799
    77Mark KotsayLFFloridaNLMLB21525101104304700101.192.250.250500
       PortlandEastAA2111443810313427220771757565030316.306.405.514919
    78Geoff JenkinsLFTucsonPCLAAA22933474482243105602338731007.236.303.409712
    79Torii HunterRFNew BritainEastAA211274715710922285688479431616.231.301.338639
    80Jeff AbbottCF-LFChi White SoxALMLB24388101012000600003.263.263.368631
       NashvilleAmerAAA241184658815235311631274152502312.327.379.486865
    81Aaron Boone3BCincinnatiNLMLB24495121005102500101.245.275.265540
       IndianapolisAmerAAA241314767913830422751244081133311.290.343.508851
    86Wes Helms3BGreenvilleSouAA218631450931411144343350620314.296.360.452812
       RichmondILAAA213211011214031511103451014.191.256.309565
    87Russell Branyan1BAkronEastAA2141137263240123000285621011.234.361.526887
       KinstonCaroA+21832975986262277531529454059.290.390.6631053
    90Todd DunwoodyCF-OFFloridaNLMLB225071322272072110001.260.351.500851
       CharlotteILAAA221074017410516723622533912932018.262.327.509836
    92Dante PowellCF-RFSF GiantsNLMLB233981210131141100100.308.372.410782
       PhoenixPCLAAA2310845291109244114234105210531309.241.319.385704
    93Carlos BeltranRFWilmingtonCaroA+20120419579615411461774696433110.229.305.363668
    94George LombardCF-LFDurhamCaroA+211314626512225714723576614599224.264.355.439794
    97Bobby EstalellaCPhiladelphiaNLMLB22299101049007700002.345.472.7931265
       Scranton/WBILAAA221234336310132016653056109900214.233.320.418738
    99Chad GreenOFStocktonCalifA+22127513781282614243371637138221143.250.298.366664
    1997 Pitching Prospects
    RkPlayerTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9
    3Kerry WoodIowaAmerAAA20424.681010000057.2353530252808201.515.460.318.1212.49
      OrlandoSouAA20674.50191900009458494727910610401.465.550.197.5610.15
    4Matt WhiteHudson ValleyNYPLA-18464.0715150000847844383298211101.278.360.323.118.79
    8Kris BensonCarolinaSouAA22354.981414000068.28149381132662001.6510.621.444.198.65
      LynchburgCaroA+22522.581010000059.1492017113723101.047.430.151.9710.92
    14Bartolo ColonClevelandALMLB22475.6510009410766591245665031.6210.241.154.316.32
      BuffaloAmerAAA22712.221010110056.2451514423541101.207.150.643.658.58
    17Carl PavanoPawtucketILAAA211163.1223233000161.2148625613341477101.138.240.721.898.18
    22Jaret WrightClevelandALMLB21834.38000090.1814544935631051.288.070.903.496.28
      AkronEastAA21333.6788100054432622423592101.227.170.673.839.83
      BuffaloAmerAAA21411.807711004530169419472001.096.000.803.809.40
    23Roy HalladayKnoxvilleSouAA20235.4077000036.2462622411304001.5511.290.982.707.36
      SyracuseILAAA207104.5822222200125.213274641353648301.479.450.933.804.58
    25Matt MorrisSt. LouisNLMLB221293.193000217208887712691495371.288.630.502.866.18
    28Chris CarpenterTorontoALMLB22375.09111081.11085546737557121.7811.950.774.096.09
      SyracuseILAAA22494.501919320012011364601653978001.388.471.203.987.27
    32Braden LooperArkansasTexAA22145.911900014521.124141427201201.4510.130.842.958.44
      Prince WilliamCaroA+22364.481212000064.1713832625581201.499.930.843.508.11
    35Mike DrumrightJacksonvilleSouAA23111.5755000028.21675013242001.015.020.004.087.53
      ToledoILAAA235105.0623230000133.1134787522911155401.699.051.496.147.76
    39Kevin McGlinchyDurhamCaroA+20374.9026260000139.2145787614391134201.329.340.902.517.28
    41John PattersonSouth BendMidwA19193.231818000078633228334958001.247.270.353.9210.96
    43Felix HerediaFloridaNLMLB21534.290010056.2533027330542001.468.420.484.768.58
    44Brian RoseBostonALMLB210012.00000035440230002.3315.000.006.009.00
      MichiganMidwA21411.76100001015.1123302191000.917.040.001.1711.15
      PawtucketILAAA211753.0227263000190.2188746421461165001.238.870.992.175.48
      SarasotaFSLA+21413.002100017733351611112341001.429.550.273.279.27
      TrentonEastAA21212.84150006025.12388410180001.308.171.423.556.39
    45Joe FontenotShreveportTexAA2010115.5326261000151.117110593126510310001.5610.170.713.876.13
    46Chris ReitsmaMichiganMidwA19412.9099000049.2572316413413001.4110.330.722.367.43
    47Willie MartinezKinstonCaroA+19823.0923231000137125614713421204001.228.210.852.767.88
    52Valerio De Los SantosEl PasoTexAA216105.7526161032114.11468373638617101.6111.490.472.994.80
    55Seth GreisingerJacksonvilleSouAA211065.2028281000159.119410392295310512201.5510.961.642.995.93
    56Jim PittsleyKC RoyalsALMLB23585.46000011212072681554523061.559.641.214.344.18
      OmahaAmerAAA23124.4277000038.2362119320302001.458.380.704.666.98
    60Jeff SuppanBostonALMLB22735.690010112.114075711236675041.5711.220.962.885.37
      PawtucketILAAA22513.7199210060.2512625715402101.097.571.042.235.93
    61Danny KolbCharlotteFSLA+224104.8724233000133146917210628312001.569.880.684.205.62
      TulsaTexAA22024.7622000011.177611164001.595.560.798.744.76
    64Rafael MedinaLas VegasPCLAAA22457.561313000066.29060561239508201.9312.151.625.266.75
      Rancho CucamongaCalifA+22202.0033000018134415141001.006.500.502.507.00
    66Jarrod WashburnMidlandTexAA2215124.8029295100189.121111510123651469101.4610.031.093.096.94
      VancouverPCLAAA22003.6011000054220262001.207.200.003.6010.80
    67Kelvim EscobarTorontoALMLB21322.9000231431281210119360001.528.130.295.5210.45
      DunedinFSLA+21013.7532000012169503161001.5812.000.002.2512.00
      KnoxvilleSouAA21213.7055100024.1201310116311201.487.400.375.9211.47
    68Manny AybarSt. LouisNLMLB27244.24000068663332829411141.408.741.063.845.43
      LouisvilleAmerAAA27583.4822223200137131605310451147301.288.610.662.967.49
    74Billy KochDunedinFSLA+22012.0833000021.22710513201101.3811.220.421.258.31
    75Jake WestbrookAshevilleSALA1914114.292827320017017693811655923001.369.320.852.914.87
    76Vladimir NunezHigh DesertCalifA+22855.1728281100158.116910291364014210201.329.612.052.278.07
    82Bobby SeayCharleston (Sc)SALA19344.551313000061.1563531237646001.528.220.295.439.39
    83Bruce ChenMaconSALA201273.5128281100146.1120675719441825101.127.381.172.7111.19
    84Brett TomkoCincinnatiNLMLB241173.43001012610650481447955041.217.571.003.366.79
      IndianapolisAmerAAA24632.95101000006153212079600001.027.821.031.338.85
    85Kats MaedaNorwichEastAA268104.5625211120124.1117756314627611201.448.471.014.495.50
    88Jimmy AndersonCalgaryPCLAAA21765.68212100001031247865964719401.8310.830.795.596.20
      CarolinaSouAA21211.4644000024.2166419231001.015.840.363.288.39
    89Glendon RuschKC RoyalsALMLB22695.501000170.120611110428521160171.5110.881.482.756.13
      OmahaAmerAAA22014.5011000067333121001.3310.504.501.503.00
    91Brad RigbyOaklandALMLB24174.87000077.29244421422343021.4710.661.622.553.94
      EdmontonPCLAAA24844.371515000082.19549401026495001.4710.381.092.845.36
    95Onan MasaokaVero BeachFSLA+19683.8728242131148.21137264165513210101.136.840.973.337.99
    96Nerio RodriguezBaltimoreALMLB24214.9100102221151228111011.328.590.823.274.50
      RochesterILAAA2411103.9027271100168.1124827323621604301.106.631.233.318.55
    98Sidney PonsonBowieEastAA20275.421313110074.27751451132561101.469.281.333.866.75
      GCL OriolesGCLRk20100.0010000020000010000.000.000.000.004.50
    100Livan HernandezFloridaNLMLB22933.18000096.1813934538720001.247.570.473.556.73
      CharlotteILAAA22534.201414000081.1763938538581101.408.410.554.206.42
      PortlandEastAA22002.2511000042110720002.254.500.0015.754.50


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