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Prospects Report

+ 1997
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  • 1997 Batting Prospects
    RkPlayerPosTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPS
    1Andruw JonesLFAtlantaNLMLB2039960921811870201156107425311.231.323.416739
    2Vladimir GuerreroLFWest Palm BeachFSLA+22310042002101000001.400.455.6001055
          MontrealNLMLB2232544982221140341939720311.302.337.483820
    5Travis Lee1BTucsonPCLAAA225922742681621446203146220110.300.382.573955
          High DesertCalifA+22612266382181186351473636038.363.467.6901157
    6Miguel Tejada2B-3BHuntsvilleSouAA231285028513820322971511509970189.275.336.458794
          OaklandALMLB23991020322102022230003.202.218.333551
    7Todd Walker2BSalt LakePCLAAA2483322691112011153554649132710.345.419.516935
          MinnesotaALMLB2415615377131670113011125.237.284.353637
    9Ruben RiveraCF-RFLas VegasPCLAAA23124861251161012010000.250.265.458723
          Rancho CucamongaCalifA+23623641013103900010.174.259.348607
          San DiegoNLMLB2320251001212900000.250.318.300618
    10Nomar GarciaparraSSBostonALMLB2368412220944113098229359262279.306.336.534870
    11Paul Konerko1B-DHAlbuquerquePCLAAA211304839715631137127236461830516.323.399.6211020
          LA DodgersNLMLB217010000001200001.143.250.143393
    12Jose CruzRFTacomaPCLAAA2350190335116263030344411104.268.379.468847
          TorontoALMLB23212314970143462287202042.231.316.462778
          SeattleALMLB231832849121123410134500113.268.315.541856
    13Scott Rolen3BPhiladelphiaNLMLB2256193159353219216676138134076.283.365.469834
    15Derrek Lee1BSan DiegoNLMLB215491430140092400001.259.365.370735
          Las VegasPCLAAA211254728615329213641736011604029.324.399.477876
    16Todd Helton1BColorado SpringsPCLAAA2399392871383121688316168041610.352.434.564998
          ColoradoNLMLB23931326215110181100001.280.337.484821
    18Ben GrieveRF-LFEdmontonPCLAAA2127108274611172801121610114.426.479.7411220
          HuntsvilleSouAA211003721001222922410851817590048.328.444.6101054
          OaklandALMLB219312296032400132511101.312.396.473869
    19Richard HidalgoRF-CFNew OrleansAmerAAA211345267414737511786103557830716.279.320.432752
          HoustonNLMLB216281950261041810000.306.348.484832
    20Karim GarciaRF-LFAlbuquerquePCLAAA217126253801762066115237004104.305.361.6451006
          LA DodgersNLMLB21395500180061401010.128.239.205444
    21Chad HermansenCF-RFCarolinaSouAA1912948787134314207018669136105053.275.362.478840
    24Jose GuillenRF-LFPittsburghNLMLB21498581332051470121788800316.267.290.412702
    26Aramis Ramirez3BLynchburgCaroA+19137482851342422911453801031290512.278.377.517894
    27Carlos Guillen2BNew OrleansAmerAAA21313341000000400000.308.308.385693
          JacksonTexAA211153904799161103965387821429.254.319.377696
    29Dmitri YoungLF-1BLouisvilleAmerAAA23248410237041411131500001.274.371.500871
          St. LouisNLMLB23333388614353465386323138.258.332.363695
    30Adrian Beltre3BVero BeachFSLA+18123435951382422610425967666120119.317.400.561961
    31Mike CameronCF-RFChi White SoxALMLB24379639818314552325510551258.259.349.433782
          NashvilleAmerAAA243012021337361742183130021.275.364.533897
    33Neifi PerezSSColorado SpringsPCLAAA22683036811024384682172700033.363.393.541934
          ColoradoNLMLB223134691131053143214314543.291.331.444775
    36Juan Melo2BLas VegasPCLAAA21124861340160011010010.271.280.417697
          MobileSouAA2111345652131222767792990040216.287.329.390719
    37Eli MarreroLF-RFLouisvilleAmerAAA2311239560108217206844255332158.273.313.514827
          St. LouisNLMLB234541120274021301011.244.271.422693
    38Bobby AbreuLFJacksonTexAA23312221000001500000.167.231.250481
          HoustonNLMLB23188224710232672214810000.250.325.372697
          New OrleansAmerAAA234719425529422274214902134.268.335.387722
    40Jackson MelianOFGCL YankeesGCLRk1757213325611233691205200028.263.323.376699
    42Kevin Orie3BIowaAmerAAA249327124018005500000.375.459.5941053
          OrlandoSouAA24313352026002101001.385.4671.0001467
          Chi CubsNLMLB2436440100235844223957533413.275.342.431773
    48Ron Wright1BCalgaryPCLAAA219133650102310166302248122064.304.344.539883
    49Wilton Guerrero2B-LFAlbuquerquePCLAAA2210459180105302301011.400.417.444861
          LA DodgersNLMLB223573910410943265852011327.291.305.403708
    50Hiram BocachicaCF-LFHarrisburgEastAA2111944382123193113529124198131133.278.337.409746
    51Donnie Sadler2B-SSPawtucketILAAA22125481741021821136201457121203611.212.292.326618
    53Eric Chavez3BVisaliaCalifA+1913452067141303181001373791213220.271.318.444762
    54Alex Gonzalez1BPortlandEastAA2013344969114164196547278375337.254.294.434728
    57Shannon StewartLFSyracuseILAAA2358208417213152496362643101.346.443.490933
          TorontoALMLB231682548137022103192441023.286.354.446800
    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 Fullmer1BOttawaILAAA2224911327703171131020053.297.303.473776
          HarrisburgEastAA2294357601112421962643025750411.311.361.549910
          MontrealNLMLB22404122038002711000.300.333.575908
    69Abraham NunezSS-2BLynchburgCaroA+21783044579943322914234710915.260.311.345656
          CarolinaSouAA2147198316561114105202801232.328.385.384769
          PittsburghNLMLB21403922061031010011.225.273.375648
    70Luis Rivas2BFort WayneMidwA17121419611002061302818339051625.239.293.322615
    71Edgard ClementeCF-RFColorado SpringsPCLAAA211204387012324101773633411962128.281.331.498829
    72Pat ClineCOrlandoSouAA2278271396919073722277851027.255.320.402722
          IowaAmerAAA2227956212031001102401014.221.292.337629
    73Enrique Wilson2B-SSBuffaloAmerAAA2311845178138203113998424152447.306.362.437799
          ClevelandALMLB2315250001000200000.333.333.333666
    77Mark KotsayLFPortlandEastAA2111443810313427220771757565030316.306.405.514919
          FloridaNLMLB21525101104304700101.192.250.250500
    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 Helms3BRichmondILAAA213211011214031511103451014.191.256.309565
          GreenvilleSouAA218631450931411144343350620314.296.360.452812
    87Russell Branyan1BAkronEastAA2141137263240123000285621011.234.361.526887
          KinstonCaroA+21832975986262277531529454059.290.390.6631053
    90Todd DunwoodyCF-OFCharlotteILAAA221074017410516723622533912932018.262.327.509836
          FloridaNLMLB225071322272072110001.260.351.500851
    92Dante PowellCF-RFPhoenixPCLAAA2310845291109244114234105210531309.241.319.385704
          SF GiantsNLMLB233981210131141100100.308.372.410782
    93Carlos BeltranRFWilmingtonCaroA+20120419579615411461774696433110.229.305.363668
    94George LombardCF-LFDurhamCaroA+211314626512225714723576614599224.264.355.439794
    97Bobby EstalellaCScranton/WBILAAA221234336310132016653056109900214.233.320.418738
          PhiladelphiaNLMLB22299101049007700002.345.472.7931265
    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 BensonLynchburgCaroA+22522.581010000059.1492017113723101.047.430.151.9710.92
        CarolinaSouAA22354.981414000068.28149381132662001.6510.621.444.198.65
    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 WrightBuffaloAmerAAA21411.807711004530169419472001.096.000.803.809.40
        AkronEastAA21333.6788100054432622423592101.227.170.673.839.83
        ClevelandALMLB21834.38000090.1814544935631051.288.070.903.496.28
    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 LooperPrince WilliamCaroA+22364.481212000064.1713832625581201.499.930.843.508.11
        ArkansasTexAA22145.911900014521.124141427201201.4510.130.842.958.44
    35Mike DrumrightToledoILAAA235105.0623230000133.1134787522911155401.699.051.496.147.76
        JacksonvilleSouAA23111.5755000028.21675013242001.015.020.004.087.53
    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
        PawtucketILAAA211753.0227263000190.2188746421461165001.238.870.992.175.48
    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 MedinaRancho CucamongaCalifA+22202.0033000018134415141001.006.500.502.507.00
        Las VegasPCLAAA22457.561313000066.29060561239508201.9312.151.625.266.75
    66Jarrod WashburnMidlandTexAA2215124.8029295100189.121111510123651469101.4610.031.093.096.94
        VancouverPCLAAA22003.6011000054220262001.207.200.003.6010.80
    67Kelvim EscobarDunedinFSLA+21013.7532000012169503161001.5812.000.002.2512.00
        TorontoALMLB21322.9000231431281210119360001.528.130.295.5210.45
        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 TomkoIndianapolisAmerAAA24632.95101000006153212079600001.027.821.031.338.85
        CincinnatiNLMLB241173.43001012610650481447955041.217.571.003.366.79
    85Kats MaedaNorwichEastAA268104.5625211120124.1117756314627611201.448.471.014.495.50
    88Jimmy AndersonCarolinaSouAA21211.4644000024.2166419231001.015.840.363.288.39
        CalgaryPCLAAA21765.68212100001031247865964719401.8310.830.795.596.20
    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 HernandezPortlandEastAA22002.2511000042110720002.254.500.0015.754.50
        FloridaNLMLB22933.18000096.1813934538720001.247.570.473.556.73
        CharlotteILAAA22534.201414000081.1763938538581101.408.410.554.206.42


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