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1998 Prospect RankingsBaseball America
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Michael Coleman was the #51 prospect in 1998 Baseball America rankings.
These are the top-ranked, pre-season prospects for Baseball America for the 1998 Season. Prospects rankings are updated mid-season but TBC takes only a static view of prospects from prior to to Spring Training.

One of the quirks of the data below is that some players who are highly ranked for MLB are not ranked as top 10 for their team.


Players Listed100Major Leaguers92
#1 ProspectBen Grieve - Oakland Athletics

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1998 Baseball America Prospect Rankings

Top Major Leaguers Has not played in MLB Active Players 1st Round Draft Picks Currently Active on this Team
MLB RankTm RankPlayer NamePosTeam NameHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)Debut
1-Ben GrieveRF-LFOakland Athletics6-4 230 L-R 1976-05-04 22Arlington,Texas MLB1994-20051997-2005
1994- 1-   2-OAK
  1997-09-03
2-Paul Konerko1B-DHLos Angeles Dodgers6-3 211 R-R 1976-03-05 22Providence,Rhode Island MLB1994-20141997-2014
1994- 1-  13-LAN
Retired   1997-09-08
3-Adrian Beltre3BLos Angeles Dodgers5-11 170 R-R 1979-04-07 19Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1996-20181998-2018
1994-   UDFA-LAN
Free Agent   1998-06-24
4-Kerry WoodPChicago Cubs6-5 230 R-R 1977-06-16 21Irving,Texas MLB1995-20121998-2012
1995- 1-   4-CHN
Retired   1998-04-12
5-Aramis Ramirez3BPittsburgh Pirates6-1 219 R-R 1978-06-25 20Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1996-20151998-2015
1994-   UDFA-PIT
Retired   1998-05-26
6-Matt WhitePTampa Bay Rays6-5 230 R-R 1978-08-13 19Waynesboro,Pennsylvania AAA1997-2003-
1996- 1-   7-SFN
 
7-Kris BensonPPittsburgh Pirates6-4 188 R-R 1974-11-07 23Kennesaw,Georgia MLB1994-20101999-2010
1996- 1-   1-PIT
  1999-04-09
8-Travis Lee1BArizona Diamondbacks6-3 210 L-L 1975-05-26 23San Diego,California MLB1994-20061998-2006
1996- 1-   2-MIN
  1998-03-31
9-Carl PavanoPMontreal Expos6-5 230 R-R 1976-01-08 22New Britain,Connecticut MLB1994-20121998-2012
1994-13- 355-BOS
Retired   1998-05-23
10-Miguel Tejada2B-3BOakland Athletics5-9 188 R-R 1974-05-25 24Bani,Dom Rep MLB1995-20151997-2013
1993-   UDFA-OAK
Free Agent   1997-08-27
11-Todd Helton1BColorado Rockies6-2 206 L-L 1973-08-20 24Knoxville,Tennessee MLB1993-20131997-2013
1995- 1-   8-COL
Retired   1997-08-02
12-Mark KotsayLFFlorida Marlins6-0 190 L-L 1975-12-02 22Whittier,California MLB1994-20131997-2013
1996- 1-   9-FLO
Free Agent   1997-07-11
13-Chad HermansenCF-RFPittsburgh Pirates6-2 185 R-R 1977-09-10 20Salt Lake City,Utah MLB1995-20071999-2004
1995- 1-  10-PIT
  1999-09-07
14-Brad Fullmer1BMontreal Expos6-0 215 L-R 1975-01-17 23Chatsworth,California MLB1995-20041997-2004
1993- 2-  60-MON
  1997-09-02
15-Juan EncarnacionRF-CFDetroit Tigers6-3 187 R-R 1976-03-08 22Las Matas de Farfan,Dom Rep MLB1994-20071997-2007
1992-   UDFA-DET
  1997-09-02
16-Matt ClementPSan Diego Padres6-3 195 R-R 1974-08-12 23McCandless,Pennsylvania MLB1994-20081998-2006
1993- 3-  86-SDN
  1998-09-06
17-Ruben MateoRF-CFTexas Rangers6-0 185 R-R 1978-02-10 20San Cristobal,Dom Rep MLB1996-20151999-2004
1994-   UDFA-TEX
  1999-06-12
18-Rick AnkielRF-CFSt. Louis Cardinals6-1 210 L-L 1979-07-19 18Fort Pierce,Florida MLB1998-20131999-2013
1997- 2-  72-SLN
Retired   1999-08-23
19-Richard HidalgoRF-CFHouston Astros6-3 190 R-R 1975-07-02 22Caracas,Venezuela MLB1992-20091997-2005
1991-   UDFA-HOU
  1997-09-01
20-Sean Casey1BCleveland Indians6-4 226 L-R 1974-07-02 23Willingsboro,New Jersey MLB1993-20081997-2008
1995- 2-  53-CLE
  1997-09-12
21-Darnell McDonaldOFBaltimore Orioles5-11 201 R-R 1978-11-17 19Fort Collins,Colorado MLB1998-20132004-2013
1997- 1-  26-BAL
Retired   2004-04-30
22-Brian RosePBoston Red Sox6-3 215 R-R 1976-02-13 22New Bedford,Massachusetts MLB1995-20051997-2001
1994- 3-  75-BOS
  1997-07-25
23-Ryan AndersonPSeattle Mariners6-10 225 L-L 1979-07-12 18Southfield,Michigan AAA1998-2005-
1997- 1-  19-SEA
 
24-Matt AndersonPDetroit Tigers6-4 200 R-R 1976-08-17 21Louisville,Kentucky MLB1995-20081998-2005
1997- 1-   1-DET
  1998-06-25
25-Eric MiltonPMinnesota Twins6-3 220 L-L 1975-08-04 22State College,Pennsylvania MLB1994-20091998-2009
1996- 1-  20-NYA
  1998-04-05
26-Russell Branyan1BCleveland Indians6-3 195 L-R 1975-12-19 22Warner Robins,Georgia MLB1994-20141998-2011
1994- 7- 185-CLE
Free Agent   1998-09-26
27-Bruce ChenPAtlanta Braves6-1 180 B-L 1977-06-19 21Panama City,Panama MLB1994-20151998-2015
1993-   UDFA-ATL
Retired   1998-09-07
28-Scott ElartonPHouston Astros6-7 240 R-R 1976-02-23 22Lamar,Colorado MLB1994-20131998-2008
1994- 1-  25-HOU
Indy League   1998-06-20
29-Grant RobertsPNew York Mets6-3 205 R-R 1977-09-13 20El Cajon,California MLB1995-20052000-2004
1995-11- 301-NYN
  2000-07-27
30-Eric Chavez3BOakland Athletics6-0 204 L-R 1977-12-07 20Los Angeles,California MLB1997-20141998-2014
1996- 1-  10-OAK
Retired   1998-09-08
31-Cesar KingCTexas Rangers6-0 215 R-R 1978-02-28 20La Romana,Dom Rep AAA1996-2002-    
32-Dee BrownLFKansas City Royals6-0 215 L-R 1978-03-27 20Bronx,New York MLB1996-20111998-2007
1996- 1-  14-KCA
  1998-09-14
33-Eli MarreroLF-RFSt. Louis Cardinals6-1 180 R-R 1973-11-17 24Havana,Cuba MLB1993-20071997-2006
1993- 3-  88-SLN
  1997-09-03
34-Mike CarusoSSChicago White Sox6-1 172 L-R 1977-05-27 21Queens,New York MLB1996-20091998-2002
1996- 2-  42-SFN
  1998-03-31
35-Ryan Minor3BBaltimore Orioles6-7 245 R-R 1974-01-05 24Canton,Ohio MLB1993-20051998-2001
1996-33- 981-BAL
  1998-09-13
36-Troy Glaus3BAnaheim Angels6-5 229 R-R 1976-08-03 21Tarzana,California MLB1995-20101998-2010
1997- 1-   3-ANA
  1998-07-31
37-Rolando ArrojoPTampa Bay Rays6-4 220 R-R 1968-07-18 29Havana,Cuba MLB1997-20031998-2002
1997-   UDFA-TBA
  1998-04-01
38-Roy HalladayPToronto Blue Jays6-6 225 R-R 1977-05-14 21Denver,Colorado MLB1995-20131998-2013
1995- 1-  17-TOR
Retired   1998-09-20
39-Braden LooperPSt. Louis Cardinals6-5 225 R-R 1974-12-28 23Weatherford,Oklahoma MLB1994-20091998-2009
1996- 1-   3-SLN
  1998-03-31
40-Ruben RiveraCF-RFSan Diego Padres6-3 200 R-R 1973-11-14 24La Chorrera,Panama MLB1992-20171995-2003
1990-   UDFA-NYA
  1995-09-03
41-Francisco CorderoPDetroit Tigers6-2 200 R-R 1975-05-11 23Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1995-20121999-2012
1994-   UDFA-DET
Retired   1999-08-02
42-A.J. HinchCOakland Athletics6-1 207 R-R 1974-05-15 24Waverly,Iowa MLB1993-20051998-2004
1996- 3-  75-OAK
  1998-04-01
43-Carlos Lee1BChicago White Sox6-2 220 R-R 1976-06-20 22Aguadulce,Panama MLB1994-20121999-2012
1994-   UDFA-CHA
Retired   1999-05-07
44-Luis RiveraPAtlanta Braves6-3 163 R-R 1978-06-21 20Chihuahua,Mexico MLB1996-20102000-2000
1995-   UDFA-ATL
  2000-04-04
45-John PattersonPArizona Diamondbacks6-5 183 R-R 1978-01-30 20Orange,Texas MLB1997-20072002-2007
1996- 1-   5-MON
  2002-07-20
46-Ricky LedeeLF-RFNew York Yankees6-1 160 L-L 1973-11-22 24Ponce,Puerto Rico MLB1990-20071998-2007
1990-16- 435-NYA
  1998-06-14
47-Derrek Lee1BFlorida Marlins6-5 225 R-R 1975-09-06 22Sacramento,California MLB1993-20111997-2011
1993- 1-  14-SDN
  1997-04-28
48-Alex Gonzalez1BFlorida Marlins6-0 170 R-R 1977-02-15 21Cagua,Venezuela MLB1995-20141998-2014
1994-   UDFA-FLO
Free Agent   1998-08-25
49-Ben DavisCSan Diego Padres6-4 215 B-R 1977-03-10 21Chester,Pennsylvania MLB1995-20101998-2004
1995- 1-   2-SDN
  1998-09-25
50-Willie MartinezPCleveland Indians6-2 185 R-R 1978-01-04 20Barquisimeto,Venezuela MLB1995-20022000-2000
1995-   UDFA-CLE
  2000-06-14
51-Michael ColemanCFBoston Red Sox5-11 215 R-R 1975-08-16 22Nashville,Tennessee MLB1994-20061997-2001
1994-18- 495-BOS
  1997-09-01
52-Vernon WellsLFToronto Blue Jays6-1 210 R-R 1978-12-08 19Shreveport,Louisiana MLB1997-20131999-2013
1997- 1-   5-TOR
Free Agent   1999-08-30
53-Ben PetrickC-LFColorado Rockies6-0 199 R-R 1977-04-07 21Hillsboro,Oregon MLB1996-20041999-2003
1995- 2-  38-COL
  1999-09-01
54-Jason GrilliPSan Francisco Giants6-4 185 R-R 1976-11-11 21Royal Oak,Michigan MLB1995-20172000-2017
1997- 1-   4-SFN
Free Agent   2000-05-11
55-Luis Rivas2BMinnesota Twins5-10 175 R-R 1979-08-30 18La Guaira,Venezuela MLB1996-20092000-2008
1995-   UDFA-MIN
  2000-09-16
56-Magglio OrdonezRFChicago White Sox6-0 200 R-R 1974-01-28 24Caracas,Venezuela MLB1992-20111997-2011
1991-   UDFA-CHA
Retired   1997-08-29
57-Julio RamirezCF-RFFlorida Marlins5-11 170 R-R 1977-08-10 20San Juan de Maguana,Dom Rep MLB1995-20101999-2005
1993-   UDFA-FLO
  1999-09-10
58-Ryan BrannanPPhiladelphia Phillies6-3 210 R-R 1975-04-27 23Ann Arbor,Michigan AAA1996-1999-
1996- 4- 106-PHI
 
59-Mike JuddPLos Angeles Dodgers6-1 217 R-R 1975-06-30 23San Diego,California MLB1995-20031997-2001
1995- 9- 254-NYA
  1997-09-28
60-Ed YarnallPNew York Mets6-4 235 L-L 1975-12-04 22Lima,Pennsylvania MLB1994-20071999-2000
1996- 3-  78-NYN
  1999-07-15
61-Enrique Wilson2B-SSCleveland Indians5-11 160 B-R 1973-07-27 24Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1992-20061997-2005
1992-   UDFA-MIN
  1997-09-24
62-Damian Jackson2B-SSCincinnati Reds5-11 185 R-R 1973-08-06 24Los Angeles,California MLB1992-20091996-2006
1991-44-1148-CLE
  1996-09-12
63-Corey LeePTexas Rangers6-2 180 B-L 1974-12-26 23Raleigh,North Carolina MLB1994-20091999-1999
1996- 1-  32-TEX
  1999-08-24
64-Lance BerkmanDHHouston Astros6-1 205 B-L 1976-02-10 22Waco,Texas MLB1995-20131999-2013
1997- 1-  16-HOU
Retired   1999-07-16
65-Abraham NunezSS-2BPittsburgh Pirates5-11 185 B-R 1976-03-16 22Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1996-20111997-2008
1994-   UDFA-TOR
  1997-08-27
66-Joe FontenotPFlorida Marlins6-2 185 R-R 1977-03-20 21Lafayette,Louisiana MLB1995-19991998-1998
1995- 1-  16-SFN
  1998-05-23
67-Shawn ChaconPColorado Rockies6-3 212 R-R 1977-12-23 20Anchorage,Alaska MLB1996-20092001-2008
1996- 3-  86-COL
  2001-04-29
68-Rob BellPAtlanta Braves6-5 226 R-R 1977-01-17 21Newburgh,New York MLB1995-20082000-2007
1995- 3-  85-ATL
  2000-04-08
69-Brent Butler2B-3BSt. Louis Cardinals6-0 180 R-R 1978-02-11 20Laurinburg,North Carolina MLB1996-20072001-2003
1996- 3-  68-SLN
  2001-07-04
70-Preston WilsonCFNew York Mets6-2 193 R-R 1974-07-19 23Bamberg,South Carolina MLB1993-20091998-2007
1992- 1-   9-NYN
  1998-05-07
71-Mike Lowell3BNew York Yankees6-4 205 R-R 1974-02-24 24San Juan,Puerto Rico MLB1993-20101998-2010
1995-20- 562-NYA
  1998-09-13
72-Rafael MedinaPFlorida Marlins6-3 195 R-R 1975-02-15 23Panama City,Panama MLB1993-20031998-1999
1992-   UDFA-NYA
  1998-04-02
73-Jarrod WashburnPAnaheim Angels6-1 198 L-L 1974-08-13 23La Crosse,Wisconsin MLB1994-20091998-2009
1995- 2-  31-CAL
  1998-06-02
74-Ramon HernandezCOakland Athletics6-0 227 R-R 1976-05-20 22Caracas,Venezuela MLB1995-20131999-2013
1994-   UDFA-OAK
Free Agent   1999-06-29
75-Ramon OrtizPAnaheim Angels6-0 175 R-R 1973-03-23 25Cotui,Dom Rep MLB1996-20151999-2013
1995-   UDFA-CAL
Free Agent   1999-08-19
76-Wade MillerPHouston Astros6-2 185 R-R 1976-09-13 21Reading,Pennsylvania MLB1996-20091999-2007
1996-20- 594-HOU
  1999-07-07
77-Karim GarciaRF-LFArizona Diamondbacks6-0 172 L-L 1975-10-29 22Ciudad Obregon,Mexico MLB1993-20161995-2004
1992-   UDFA-LAN
  1995-09-02
78-Sidney PonsonPBaltimore Orioles6-1 225 R-R 1976-11-02 21Oranjestad,Aruba MLB1994-20101998-2009
1993-   UDFA-BAL
  1998-04-19
79-Robinson ChecoPBoston Red Sox6-1 185 R-R 1971-09-09 26Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1995-20001997-1999
1989-   UDFA-CAL
  1997-09-16
80-Lorenzo BarceloPChicago White Sox6-4 220 R-R 1977-08-10 20San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1995-20182000-2002
1994-   UDFA-SFN
International   2000-07-22
81-Derrick GibsonRF-LFColorado Rockies6-2 244 R-R 1975-02-05 23Winter Haven,Florida MLB1993-20061998-1999
1993-13- 380-COL
  1998-09-08
82-Gil MechePSeattle Mariners6-3 180 R-R 1978-09-08 19Lafayette,Louisiana MLB1996-20101999-2010
1996- 1-  22-SEA
  1999-07-06
83-Javier VazquezPMontreal Expos6-2 195 R-R 1976-07-05 21Ponce,Puerto Rico MLB1994-20111998-2011
1994- 5- 140-MON
  1998-04-03
84-David OrtizDHMinnesota Twins6-4 237 L-L 1975-11-18 22Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1994-20161997-2016
1992-   UDFA-SEA
Retired   1997-09-02
85-Nelson LaraPFlorida Marlins6-4 185 R-R 1978-07-15 19Santo Domingo,Dom Rep AA1990-2003-    
86-Juan Melo2BSan Diego Padres6-1 160 B-R 1976-05-11 22Bani,Dom Rep MLB1994-20102000-2000
1993-   UDFA-SDN
  2000-09-02
87-Todd DunwoodyCF-OFFlorida Marlins6-1 205 L-L 1975-04-11 23Lafayette,Indiana MLB1993-20051997-2002
1993- 7- 211-FLO
  1997-05-10
88-Chris ReitsmaPBoston Red Sox6-5 214 R-R 1977-12-31 20Minneapolis,Minnesota MLB1996-20072001-2007
1996- 1-  34-BOS
  2001-04-04
89-Valerio De Los SantosPMilwaukee Brewers6-2 180 L-L 1975-10-06 22Las Matas de Farfan,Dom Rep MLB1995-20111998-2008
1993-   UDFA-MIL
  1998-07-31
90-Jeff WallacePPittsburgh Pirates6-2 238 L-L 1976-04-12 22Wheeling,West Virginia MLB1995-20021997-2001
1995-25- 694-KCA
  1997-08-21
91-Dennys ReyesPLos Angeles Dodgers6-3 246 L-L 1977-04-19 21Higuera de Zaragoza,Mexico MLB1994-20151997-2011
1993-   UDFA-LAN
  1997-07-13
92-Orlando Cabrera2BMontreal Expos5-10 175 R-R 1974-11-02 23Cartagena,Colombia MLB1994-20111997-2011
1993-   UDFA-MON
  1997-09-03
93-George LombardCF-LFAtlanta Braves6-0 202 L-R 1975-09-14 22Atlanta,Georgia MLB1994-20091998-2006
1994- 2-  61-ATL
  1998-09-04
94-Lariel GonzalezPColorado Rockies6-4 228 R-R 1976-05-25 22San Cristobal,Dom Rep MLB1994-20011998-1998
1993-   UDFA-COL
  1998-09-22
95-Geoff JenkinsLFMilwaukee Brewers6-1 204 L-R 1974-07-21 23Olympia,Washington MLB1993-20081998-2008
1995- 1-   9-MIL
  1998-04-24
96-Geoff GoetzPNew York Mets5-11 165 L-L 1979-03-03 19Pompton Plains,New Jersey AA1997-2006-
1997- 1-   6-NYN
 
97-Daryle Ward1BHouston Astros6-2 230 L-L 1975-06-27 23Lynwood,California MLB1994-20141998-2008
1994-15- 417-DET
  1998-05-14
98-Jackson MelianOFNew York Yankees6-2 190 R-R 1980-01-07 18Barcelona,Venezuela AAA1997-2010-
1996-   UDFA-NYA
 
99-Kevin Witt1B-LFToronto Blue Jays6-4 210 L-R 1976-01-05 22High Point,North Carolina MLB1994-20071998-2006
1994- 1-  28-TOR
  1998-09-15
100-Chris EnochsPOakland Athletics6-3 225 R-R 1975-10-11 22Weirton,West Virginia AAA1995-2005-
1997- 1-  11-OAK