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2002 Prospect RankingsBaseball America
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Brandon League was the #7 prospect in 2002 Baseball America rankings.
These are the top-ranked, pre-season prospects for Baseball America for the 2002 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 Leaguers87
#1 ProspectJosh Beckett - Florida Marlins

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2002 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
11Josh BeckettPFlorida Marlins6-4 190 R-R 1980-05-15 22Spring,Texas MLB2000-20142001-2014
1999- 1-   2-FLO
Retired   2001-09-04
21Mark PriorPChicago Cubs6-5 225 R-R 1980-09-07 21San Diego,California MLB1999-20132002-2006
2001- 1-   2-CHN
Free Agent   2002-05-22
31Hank Blalock3BTexas Rangers6-1 190 L-R 1980-11-21 21San Diego,California MLB1999-20102002-2010
1999- 3- 105-TEX
  2002-04-01
41Sean Burroughs3BSan Diego Padres6-2 200 L-R 1980-09-12 21Atlanta,Georgia MLB1999-20172002-2012
1998- 1-   9-SDN
Free Agent   2002-04-02
51Carlos Pena1B-DHOakland Athletics6-2 210 L-L 1978-05-17 24Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1997-20142001-2014
1998- 1-  10-TEX
Free Agent   2001-09-05
62Juan CruzPChicago Cubs6-2 155 R-R 1978-10-15 23Bonao,Dom Rep MLB1998-20122001-2012
1997-   UDFA-CHN
Free Agent   2001-08-21
71Joe MauerCMinnesota Twins6-4 220 L-R 1983-04-19 19St. Paul,Minnesota MLB2001-20182004-2018
2001- 1-   1-MIN
ActiveMinnesota Twins (MLB)2004-04-05
81Wilson BetemitDHAtlanta Braves6-3 190 B-R 1981-11-02 20Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1997-20162001-2013
1996-   UDFA-ATL
Free Agent   2001-09-18
91Drew Henson3BNew York Yankees6-5 222 R-R 1980-02-13 22San Diego,California MLB1998-20032002-2003
1998- 3-  97-NYA
  2002-09-05
102Mark Teixeira1BTexas Rangers6-3 225 B-R 1980-04-11 22Severna Park,Maryland MLB1999-20162003-2016
2001- 1-   5-TEX
Retired   2003-04-01
111Austin KearnsRFCincinnati Reds6-3 220 R-R 1980-05-20 22Lexington,Kentucky MLB1998-20132002-2013
1998- 1-   7-CIN
Free Agent   2002-04-17
121Joe BorchardRF-CFChicago White Sox6-5 220 B-R 1978-11-25 23Panorama City,California MLB1998-20112002-2007
2000- 1-  12-CHA
  2002-09-02
132Nick JohnsonDHNew York Yankees6-3 195 L-L 1978-09-19 23Sacramento,California MLB1996-20122001-2012
1996- 3-  89-NYA
Retired   2001-08-21
141Ryan AndersonPSeattle Mariners6-10 225 L-L 1979-07-12 22Southfield,Michigan AAA1998-2005-
1997- 1-  19-SEA
 
151Angel BerroaSS-2BKansas City Royals6-0 175 R-R 1980-01-27 22Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1999-20152001-2009
1997-   UDFA-OAK
  2001-09-18
162Dennis TankersleyPSan Diego Padres6-2 185 R-R 1979-02-24 23St. Charles,Missouri MLB1988-20082002-2004
1998-38-1135-BOS
  2002-05-10
171Nick NeugebauerPMilwaukee Brewers6-3 225 R-R 1980-07-15 21Riverside,California MLB1999-20042001-2002
1998- 2-  56-MIL
  2001-08-19
181Josh HamiltonRFTampa Bay Rays6-4 240 L-L 1981-05-21 21Raleigh,North Carolina MLB1999-20162007-2015
1999- 1-   1-TBA
Free Agent   2007-04-02
191Jerome WilliamsPSan Francisco Giants6-3 180 R-R 1981-12-04 20Honolulu,Hawaii MLB1999-20172003-2016
1999- 1-  39-SFN
Free Agent   2003-04-26
201Brandon Phillips2BMontreal Expos5-11 185 R-R 1981-06-28 21Raleigh,North Carolina MLB1999-20182002-2018
1999- 2-  57-MON
ActiveBoston Red Sox (MLB)2002-09-13
212Justin Morneau1BMinnesota Twins6-4 205 L-R 1981-05-15 21New Westminster,BC MLB1999-20162003-2016
1999- 3-  89-MIN
Retired   2003-06-10
221Casey Kotchman1BAnaheim Angels6-3 210 L-L 1983-02-22 19St. Petersburg,Florida MLB2001-20162004-2013
2001- 1-  13-ANA
Free Agent   2004-05-09
232Jon RauchPChicago White Sox6-11 255 R-R 1978-09-27 23Louisville,Kentucky MLB1997-20132002-2013
1999- 3-  99-CHA
Free Agent   2002-04-02
241Carlos Hernandez2B-SSHouston Astros5-9 175 R-R 1975-12-12 26Caracas,Venezuela MLB1994-20061999-2000
1997-   UDFA-HOU
  1999-05-26
252Ty HowingtonPCincinnati Reds6-5 220 B-L 1980-11-04 21Vancouver,Washington AA2000-2005-
1999- 1-  14-CIN
 
261Marlon ByrdRFPhiladelphia Phillies6-0 225 R-R 1977-08-30 24Boynton Beach,Florida MLB1999-20162002-2016
1999-10- 306-PHI
ActiveCleveland Indians (MLB)2002-09-08
273Michael CuddyerRFMinnesota Twins6-2 202 R-R 1979-03-27 23Norfolk,Virginia MLB1998-20152001-2015
1997- 1-   9-MIN
Retired   2001-09-23
283Jake PeavyPSan Diego Padres6-1 180 R-R 1981-05-31 21Mobile,Alabama MLB1999-20162002-2016
1999-15- 472-SDN
Free Agent   2002-06-22
292Boof BonserPSan Francisco Giants6-4 230 R-R 1981-10-14 20St. Petersburg,Florida MLB2000-20142006-2010
2000- 1-  21-SFN
Free Agent   2006-05-21
302Rafael SorianoPSeattle Mariners6-1 175 R-R 1979-12-19 22San Jose,Dom Rep MLB1997-20152002-2015
1996-   UDFA-SEA
Retired   2002-05-10
314Adrian Gonzalez1BFlorida Marlins6-2 190 L-L 1982-05-08 20San Diego,California MLB2000-20182004-2018
2000- 1-   1-FLO
Free Agent   2004-04-18
323Corwin MalonePChicago White Sox6-3 200 R-L 1980-07-03 21Grove Hill,Alabama AAA1999-2008-
1999- 9- 279-CHA
 
332Brett MyersPPhiladelphia Phillies6-4 215 R-R 1980-08-17 21Jacksonville,Florida MLB1999-20132002-2013
1999- 1-  12-PHI
Free Agent   2002-07-24
342Jose ReyesSSNew York Mets6-0 160 B-R 1983-06-11 19Villa Gonzalez,Dom Rep MLB2000-20182003-2018
1999-   UDFA-NYN
ActiveNew York Mets (MLB)2003-06-10
35-Kazuhisa IshiiPLos Angeles Dodgers6-0 190 L-L 1973-09-09 28Chiba,Japan MLB1992-20132002-2005
2002-   UDFA-LAN
  2002-04-06
361Josh Phelps1B-CToronto Blue Jays6-3 220 R-R 1978-05-02 24Anchorage,Alaska MLB1996-20102000-2008
1996-10- 279-TOR
  2000-06-13
373Brandon ClaussenPNew York Yankees6-2 175 L-L 1979-05-01 23Rapid City,South Dakota MLB1998-20072003-2006
1998-34-1027-NYA
  2003-06-28
382Miguel Cabrera3BFlorida Marlins6-2 218 R-R 1983-04-18 19Maracay,Venezuela MLB2000-20182003-2018
1999-   UDFA-FLO
DL-10Detroit Tigers (MLB)2003-06-20
394Xavier NadyOFSan Diego Padres6-2 205 R-R 1978-11-14 23Carmel,California MLB1998-20142000-2014
2000- 2-  49-SDN
Free Agent   2000-09-30
403Hee Seop Choi1BChicago Cubs6-5 235 L-L 1979-03-16 23Chun-Nam,Korea MLB1999-20062002-2005
1999-   UDFA-CHN
  2002-09-03
411J.R. HouseCPittsburgh Pirates5-10 200 R-R 1979-11-11 22Charleston,West Virginia MLB1999-20112003-2008
1999- 5- 152-PIT
  2003-09-27
422Adam WainwrightPAtlanta Braves6-6 190 R-R 1981-08-30 20St. Simons Island,Georgia MLB2000-20182005-2018
2000- 1-  29-ATL
ActiveSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)2005-09-11
432John BuckCHouston Astros6-3 210 R-R 1980-07-07 21Kemmerer,Wyoming MLB1998-20142004-2014
1998- 7- 212-HOU
Retired   2004-06-25
441Jimmy JournellPSt. Louis Cardinals6-4 205 R-R 1977-12-29 24Springfield,Ohio MLB1997-20062003-2005
1999- 4- 132-SLN
  2003-06-29
454Dave KeltonLF-RFChicago Cubs6-3 205 R-R 1979-12-17 22Dothan,Alabama MLB1998-20062003-2004
1998- 2-  46-CHN
  2003-06-08
464Chris SnellingLF-RFSeattle Mariners5-10 165 L-L 1981-12-03 20North Miami,Florida MLB1999-20092002-2008
1999-   UDFA-SEA
  2002-05-25
473Kelly JohnsonPAtlanta Braves6-1 220 R-R 1980-05-09 22Tucson,Arizona A1999-2005-
2000-45-1333-SLN
 
485Bobby Hill2B-3BChicago Cubs5-10 170 B-R 1978-04-03 24San Jose,California MLB1997-20112002-2005
2000- 2-  43-CHN
  2002-09-07
493Mario RamosPTexas Rangers5-11 180 L-L 1977-10-19 24Aurora,Illinois MLB1997-20072003-2003
1999- 6- 183-OAK
  2003-06-19
502Jimmy GobblePKansas City Royals6-3 190 L-L 1981-07-19 20Bristol,Tennessee MLB1999-20102003-2009
1999- 1-  43-KCA
  2003-08-03
513Chris Burke2BHouston Astros5-11 183 R-R 1980-03-11 22Louisville,Kentucky MLB2000-20102004-2009
2001- 1-  10-HOU
  2004-07-04
523Antonio PerezSS-3BSeattle Mariners5-11 175 R-R 1980-01-26 22Bani,Dom Rep MLB1999-20092003-2006
1998-   UDFA-CIN
  2003-05-14
534Jason LanePHouston Astros6-2 215 R-L 1976-12-22 25Santa Rosa,California MLB1996-20152002-2014
1999- 6- 203-HOU
Free Agent   2002-05-10
545Mark PhillipsPSan Diego Padres6-3 215 L-L 1981-12-30 20Hanover,Pennsylvania A+2000-2007-
2000- 1-   9-SDN
 
551Nate CornejoPDetroit Tigers6-5 200 R-R 1979-09-24 22Wellington,Kansas MLB1998-20062001-2004
1998- 1-  34-DET
  2001-08-08
563Gavin FloydPPhiladelphia Phillies6-5 210 R-R 1983-01-27 19Annapolis,Maryland MLB2002-20162004-2016
2001- 1-   4-PHI
Free Agent   2004-09-03
573Dewon BrazeltonPTampa Bay Rays6-4 214 R-R 1980-06-16 22Tullahoma,Tennessee MLB1999-20102002-2006
2001- 1-   3-TBA
  2002-09-13
583Kurt AinsworthPSan Francisco Giants6-3 192 R-R 1978-09-09 23Baton Rouge,Louisiana MLB1997-20042001-2004
1999- 1-  24-SFN
  2001-09-05
592Carl CrawfordLFTampa Bay Rays6-2 219 L-L 1981-08-05 20Houston,Texas MLB1999-20162002-2016
1999- 2-  52-TBA
Free Agent   2002-07-20
601Seung SongPBoston Red Sox6-1 195 R-R 1980-06-29 22Pusan,Korea AAA1999-2006-    
611Chin-Hui TsaoPColorado Rockies6-2 180 R-R 1981-06-02 21Hualien,Taiwan MLB2000-20172003-2016
1999-   UDFA-COL
Free Agent   2003-07-25
622Brad WilkersonLF-1BMontreal Expos6-0 190 L-L 1977-06-01 25Davies,Kentucky MLB1996-20092001-2008
1998- 1-  33-MON
  2001-07-12
634Michael RestovichLFMinnesota Twins6-4 233 R-R 1979-01-03 23Rochester,Minnesota MLB1998-20112002-2007
1997- 2-  61-MIN
  2002-09-18
642Chin-Feng ChenLFLos Angeles Dodgers6-1 189 R-R 1977-10-28 24Taiwan City,Taiwan MLB1999-20052002-2005
1999-   UDFA-LAN
  2002-09-14
653Wily Mo PenaDH-LFCincinnati Reds6-3 215 R-R 1982-01-23 20Lagunda Salada,Dom Rep MLB1999-20172002-2011
1999-   UDFA-NYA
Free Agent   2002-09-10
664Brett EvertPAtlanta Braves6-6 240 L-R 1980-10-23 21Salem,Oregon AAA1999-2007-
1999- 7- 234-ATL
 
675Juan RiveraOFNew York Yankees6-2 170 R-R 1978-07-03 23Guarenas,Venezuela MLB1998-20132001-2012
1996-   UDFA-NYA
Free Agent   2001-09-04
687Nic JacksonOFChicago Cubs6-3 205 L-R 1979-09-25 22Richmond,Virginia AAA1998-2015-
2000- 3-  76-CHN
 
691Ricardo RodriguezPLos Angeles Dodgers6-3 165 R-R 1978-05-21 24Manga,Dom Rep MLB2000-20082002-2005
1996-   UDFA-LAN
  2002-08-21
703Jayson WerthRFToronto Blue Jays6-5 210 R-R 1979-05-20 23Springfield,Illinois MLB1997-20182002-2017
1997- 1-  22-BAL
Retired   2002-09-01
712Alex EscobarRF-CFCleveland Indians6-1 180 R-R 1978-09-06 23Valencia,Venezuela MLB1996-20082001-2006
1995-   UDFA-NYN
  2001-05-08
725Clint NageottePSeattle Mariners6-3 200 R-R 1980-10-25 21Parma,Ohio MLB2000-20102004-2006
1999- 5- 155-SEA
  2004-06-01
731Corey Smith3BCleveland Indians6-1 205 R-R 1982-04-15 20Plainfield,New Jersey AAA2000-2014-
2000- 1-  26-CLE
Free Agent  
742Bobby JenksPAnaheim Angels6-3 225 R-R 1981-03-14 21Mission Hills,California MLB2000-20112005-2011
2000- 5- 140-ANA
Free Agent   2005-07-06
752Gabe GrossLFToronto Blue Jays6-3 205 L-R 1979-10-21 22Baltimore,Maryland MLB1999-20102004-2010
2001- 1-  15-TOR
  2004-08-07
764John-Ford GriffinOFNew York Yankees6-2 215 L-L 1979-11-19 22Sarasota,Florida MLB1999-20102005-2007
2001- 1-  23-NYA
  2005-09-06
778Jake Gautreau2BSan Diego Padres6-0 185 L-R 1979-11-14 22Mcallen,Texas AAA1999-2008-
2001- 1-  14-SDN
 
781Aaron HeilmanPNew York Mets6-5 220 R-R 1978-11-12 23Logansport,Indiana MLB1998-20122003-2011
2001- 1-  18-NYN
Free Agent   2003-06-26
794Kenny BaughPDetroit Tigers6-4 190 R-R 1979-02-05 23Beaumont,Texas AAA1998-2009-
2001- 1-  11-DET
 
806Carlos ZambranoPChicago Cubs6-4 250 B-R 1981-06-01 21Carabobo,Venezuela MLB1998-20132001-2012
1997-   UDFA-CHN
Free Agent   2001-08-20
815Orlando Hudson2B-3BToronto Blue Jays6-0 185 B-R 1977-12-12 24Darlington,South Carolina MLB1998-20122002-2012
1997-43-1280-TOR
Free Agent   2002-07-24
824Colby LewisPTexas Rangers6-4 215 R-R 1979-08-02 22Bakersfield,California MLB1999-20162002-2016
1999- 1-  38-TEX
Free Agent   2002-04-01
834Tony TorcatoRF-LFSan Francisco Giants6-1 195 L-R 1979-10-25 22Woodland,California MLB1998-20152002-2005
1998- 1-  19-SFN
  2002-07-26
844Mike JonesPMilwaukee Brewers6-4 210 R-R 1983-04-23 19Corona,California AAA2001-2010-
2001- 1-  12-MIL
 
855Adam JohnsonPMinnesota Twins6-2 210 R-R 1979-07-12 22San Jose,California MLB1998-20092001-2003
2000- 1-   2-MIN
  2001-07-16
862Chris NarvesonPSt. Louis Cardinals6-3 180 L-L 1981-12-20 20Englewood,Colorado MLB2000-20172006-2016
2000- 2-  53-SLN
Free Agent   2006-09-08
873Denny BautistaPFlorida Marlins6-5 170 R-R 1982-10-23 19Sanchez,Dom Rep MLB2000-20152004-2010
2000-   UDFA-FLO
Free Agent   2004-05-25
885J.D. MartinPCleveland Indians6-5 175 R-R 1983-01-02 19Ridgecrest,California MLB2001-20182009-2010
2001- 1-  35-CLE
DL-7Tampa Bay Rays (AA)2009-07-20
892John VanBenschotenPPittsburgh Pirates6-4 210 R-R 1980-04-14 22San Diego,California MLB1999-20112004-2008
2001- 1-   8-PIT
  2004-08-18
902Erik BedardPBaltimore Orioles6-1 180 L-L 1979-03-06 23Navan,Ontario MLB1999-20152002-2014
1999- 6- 187-BAL
Retired   2002-04-17
912Eric ByrnesLF-CFOakland Athletics6-2 205 R-R 1976-02-16 26Redwood City,California MLB1995-20102000-2010
1998- 8- 225-OAK
  2000-08-22
929Ramon Vazquez2BSan Diego Padres5-11 176 L-R 1976-08-21 25Aibonito,Puerto Rico MLB1995-20122001-2009
1995-27- 734-SEA
  2001-09-07
932Tony BlancoIFBoston Red Sox6-1 176 R-R 1981-11-10 20Haina,Dom Rep MLB2000-20162005-2005
1998-   UDFA-BOS
  2005-04-04
945Joe Crede3BChicago White Sox6-3 195 R-R 1978-04-26 24Jefferson City,Missouri MLB1996-20092000-2009
1996- 5- 137-CHA
  2000-09-12
952Omar Infante2BDetroit Tigers5-9 150 R-R 1981-12-26 20Puerto La Cruz,Venezuela MLB1999-20172002-2016
1999-   UDFA-DET
Free Agent   2002-09-07
966Matt BelislePAtlanta Braves6-3 195 R-R 1980-06-06 22Austin,Texas MLB1999-20182003-2018
1998- 2-  52-ATL
ActiveMinnesota Twins (MLB)2003-09-07
976Victor MartinezDHCleveland Indians6-2 170 B-R 1978-12-23 23Ciudad Bolivar,Venezuela MLB1999-20182002-2018
1996-   UDFA-CLE
ActiveDetroit Tigers (MLB)2002-09-10
984Dustin McGowanPToronto Blue Jays6-3 190 R-R 1982-03-24 20Savannah,Georgia MLB2000-20172005-2017
2000- 1-  33-TOR
Free Agent   2005-07-30
996Ryan DittfurthPTexas Rangers6-6 200 R-R 1979-10-18 22Fort Worth,Texas AA1998-2008-
1998- 5- 143-TEX
 
1006Jack CustRFColorado Rockies6-2 195 L-R 1979-01-16 23Flemington,New Jersey MLB1997-20122001-2011
1997- 1-  30-ARI
MinorsBaltimore Orioles (MLB)2001-09-26