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Jonathan Papelbon was the #3 prospect in 2005 Baseball America rankings.
These are the top-ranked, pre-season prospects for Baseball America for the 2005 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 Leaguers91
#1 ProspectJoe Mauer - Minnesota Twins

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2005 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
11Joe MauerCMinnesota Twins6-4 220 L-R 1983-04-19 22St. Paul,Minnesota MLB2001-20182004-2018
2001- 1-   1-MIN
Free Agent   2004-04-05
21Felix HernandezPSeattle Mariners6-3 170 R-R 1986-04-08 19Valencia,Venezuela MLB2003-20182005-2018
2002-   UDFA-SEA
ActiveSeattle Mariners (MLB)2005-08-04
31Delmon YoungRFTampa Bay Rays6-2 200 R-R 1985-09-14 19Camarillo,California MLB2004-20152006-2015
2003- 1-   1-TBA
Free Agent   2006-08-29
41Ian Stewart3BColorado Rockies6-3 200 L-R 1985-04-05 20Long Beach,California MLB2003-20152007-2014
2003- 1-  10-COL
Free Agent   2007-08-11
51Joel Guzman1BLos Angeles Dodgers6-4 190 R-R 1984-11-24 20Ingenio Quisqueya,Dom Rep MLB2002-20172006-2007
2001-   UDFA-LAN
Free Agent   2006-06-01
61Casey Kotchman1BLos Angeles Angels6-3 210 L-L 1983-02-22 22St. Petersburg,Florida MLB2001-20162004-2013
2001- 1-  13-ANA
Free Agent   2004-05-09
72Scott KazmirPTampa Bay Rays6-1 170 L-L 1984-01-24 21Houston,Texas MLB2002-20172004-2016
2002- 1-  15-NYN
Free Agent   2004-08-23
81Rickie Weeks2BMilwaukee Brewers6-0 195 R-R 1982-09-13 22Daytona Beach,Florida MLB2001-20172003-2017
2003- 1-   2-MIL
Free Agent   2003-09-15
92Andy Marte3BAtlanta Braves6-1 185 R-R 1983-11-21 21Villa Tapia,Dom Rep MLB2001-20142005-2014
2000-   UDFA-ATL
International   2005-06-07
101Hanley Ramirez1BBoston Red Sox6-3 200 R-R 1983-12-23 21Samana,Dom Rep MLB2002-20182005-2018
2000-   UDFA-BOS
Free Agent   2005-09-20
111Lastings MilledgeLF-RFNew York Mets6-1 180 R-R 1985-04-05 20Bradenton,Florida MLB2003-20172006-2011
2003- 1-  12-NYN
International   2006-05-30
122Dallas McPherson3BLos Angeles Angels6-4 210 L-R 1980-07-23 24Greensboro,North Carolina MLB1999-20132004-2011
2001- 2-  57-ANA
Free Agent   2004-09-10
131Matt CainPSan Francisco Giants6-3 180 R-R 1984-10-01 20Dothan,Alabama MLB2002-20172005-2017
2002- 1-  25-SFN
Free Agent   2005-08-29
141Jeff FrancoeurRFAtlanta Braves6-4 200 R-R 1984-01-08 21Atlanta,Georgia MLB2002-20162005-2016
2002- 1-  23-ATL
Retired   2005-07-07
152Prince Fielder1BMilwaukee Brewers5-11 280 L-R 1984-05-09 21Ontario,California MLB2002-20162005-2016
2002- 1-   7-MIL
Free Agent   2005-06-13
161Adam MillerPCleveland Indians6-4 180 R-R 1984-11-26 20Plano,Texas AAA2003-2015-
2003- 1-  31-CLE
Free Agent  
172Jason KubelLFMinnesota Twins5-11 193 L-R 1982-05-25 23Belle Fourche,South Dakota MLB2000-20142004-2014
2000-12- 342-MIN
Free Agent   2004-08-31
181Jeremy HermidaOFFlorida Marlins6-4 200 L-R 1984-01-30 21Marietta,Georgia MLB2002-20152005-2012
2002- 1-  11-FLO
International   2005-08-31
192Chad BillingsleyPLos Angeles Dodgers6-2 195 R-R 1984-07-29 20Defiance,Ohio MLB2003-20152006-2015
2003- 1-  24-LAN
Free Agent   2006-06-15
20-Jeff NiemannPTampa Bay Rays6-9 260 R-R 1983-02-28 22Houston,Texas MLB2002-20122008-2012
2004- 1-   4-TBA
Free Agent   2008-04-13
211Brian Dopirak1BChicago Cubs6-4 220 R-R 1983-12-20 21Tampa,Florida AAA2002-2011-
2002- 2-  56-CHN
 
221Carlos QuentinLFArizona Diamondbacks6-2 215 R-R 1982-08-28 22Bellflower,California MLB2001-20172006-2014
2003- 1-  29-ARI
Free Agent   2006-07-20
233Jeff FrancisPColorado Rockies6-5 200 L-L 1981-01-08 24Vancouver,BC MLB2002-20152004-2015
2002- 1-   9-COL
Retired   2004-08-25
241Nick Swisher1BOakland Athletics6-0 200 B-L 1980-11-25 24Columbus,Ohio MLB2000-20162004-2015
2002- 1-  16-OAK
Retired   2004-09-03
254Jose CapellanPMilwaukee Brewers6-3 170 R-R 1981-01-13 24Cotui,Dom Rep MLB2001-20092004-2008
1998-   UDFA-ATL
  2004-09-12
262Chris NelsonSSColorado Rockies5-11 205 R-R 1985-09-03 19Escondido,California MLB2004-20172010-2014
2004- 1-   9-COL
MinorsKansas City Royals (MLB)2010-06-19
271Ryan Howard1BPhiladelphia Phillies6-4 230 L-L 1979-11-19 25St. Louis,Missouri MLB2001-20172004-2016
2001- 5- 140-PHI
Free Agent   2004-09-01
283J.J. HardySSMilwaukee Brewers6-2 205 R-R 1982-08-19 22Tucson,Arizona MLB2001-20172005-2017
2001- 2-  56-MIL
Free Agent   2005-04-04
291Mike HinckleyPWashington Nationals6-3 170 R-L 1982-10-05 22Oklahoma City,Oklahoma MLB2001-20112008-2009
2001- 3-  82-MON
  2008-09-02
303Edwin JacksonPLos Angeles Dodgers6-3 190 R-R 1983-09-09 21Neu-Ulm,Germany MLB2001-20182003-2018
2001- 6- 190-LAN
Free Agent   2003-09-09
312Felix PieOFChicago Cubs6-2 160 L-L 1985-02-08 20La Romana,Dom Rep MLB2002-20132007-2013
2001-   UDFA-CHN
International   2007-04-17
32-Daric Barton1BOakland Athletics6-0 220 L-R 1985-08-16 19Springfield,Vermont MLB2003-20172007-2014
2003- 1-  28-SLN
Free Agent   2007-09-10
332Jeremy ReedRF-LFSeattle Mariners6-0 160 L-L 1981-06-15 24San Dimas,California MLB2000-20112004-2011
2002- 2-  59-CHA
Free Agent   2004-09-08
341Zach DukePPittsburgh Pirates6-2 210 L-L 1983-04-19 22Clifton,Texas MLB2002-20182005-2018
2001-20- 594-PIT
Free Agent   2005-07-02
352Gavin FloydPPhiladelphia Phillies6-5 210 R-R 1983-01-27 22Annapolis,Maryland MLB2002-20162004-2016
2001- 1-   4-PHI
Free Agent   2004-09-03
361Eric Duncan3BNew York Yankees6-1 205 L-R 1984-12-07 20Florham Park,New Jersey AAA2003-2012-
2003- 1-  27-NYA
Free Agent  
371Brian AndersonPChicago White Sox6-2 205 R-R 1982-03-11 23Tucson,Arizona MLB2001-20122005-2009
2003- 1-  15-CHA
Free Agent   2005-08-16
382Scott OlsenPFlorida Marlins6-4 170 L-L 1984-01-12 21Kalamazoo,Michigan MLB2002-20122005-2010
2002- 6- 173-FLO
MinorsTexas Rangers (MLB)2005-06-25
393Erick AybarSSLos Angeles Angels5-11 160 B-R 1984-01-14 21Bani,Dom Rep MLB2002-20172006-2017
2002-   UDFA-ANA
Free Agent   2006-05-16
402Conor JacksonRF-OFArizona Diamondbacks6-3 210 R-R 1982-05-07 23Austin,Texas MLB2001-20132005-2011
2003- 1-  19-ARI
Retired   2005-07-28
412Michael AubreyLFCleveland Indians6-1 195 L-L 1982-04-15 23Shreveport,Louisiana MLB2001-20112008-2009
2003- 1-  11-CLE
  2008-05-17
422Ryan SweeneyCF-OFChicago White Sox6-4 200 L-L 1985-02-20 20Cedar Rapids,Iowa MLB2003-20142006-2014
2003- 2-  52-CHA
Free Agent   2006-09-01
43-Dan Meyer1B-OFOakland Athletics5-11 180 L-R 1952-08-03 52Hamilton,Ohio MLB1972-19871974-1985
1972- 4-  92-DET
  1974-09-14
443Brian McCannCAtlanta Braves6-3 190 L-R 1984-02-20 21Athens,Georgia MLB2002-20182005-2018
2002- 2-  64-ATL
Free Agent   2005-06-10
451Josh BarfieldLF-RFSan Diego Padres6-0 185 R-R 1982-12-17 22Barquisimeto,Venezuela MLB2001-20132006-2009
2001- 4- 120-SDN
Free Agent   2006-04-03
462Yusmeiro PetitPNew York Mets6-0 180 R-R 1984-11-22 20Maracaibo,Venezuela MLB2003-20182006-2018
2001-   UDFA-NYN
ActiveOakland Athletics (MLB)2006-05-14
471Anthony ReyesPSt. Louis Cardinals6-2 215 R-R 1981-10-16 23Downey,California MLB2000-20122005-2009
2003-15- 455-SLN
Free Agent   2005-08-09
481Homer BaileyPCincinnati Reds6-4 185 R-R 1986-05-03 19La Grange,Texas MLB2004-20182007-2018
2004- 1-   7-CIN
ActiveCincinnati Reds (MLB)2007-06-08
493Brandon McCarthyPChicago White Sox6-7 180 R-R 1983-07-07 21Glendale,California MLB2002-20182005-2018
2002-17- 510-CHA
Free Agent   2005-05-22
50-Philip HumberPNew York Mets6-4 210 R-R 1982-12-21 22Nacogdoches,Texas MLB2002-20142006-2013
2004- 1-   3-NYN
Retired   2006-09-24
513Shin-Soo ChooCFSeattle Mariners5-11 178 L-L 1982-07-30 22Pusan,Korea MLB2001-20182005-2018
2000-   UDFA-CLE
ActiveTexas Rangers (MLB)2005-04-21
521Thomas DiamondPTexas Rangers6-3 230 R-R 1983-04-06 22Metairie,Louisiana MLB2002-20112010-2010
2004- 1-  10-TEX
  2010-08-03
534Kyle DaviesPAtlanta Braves6-2 190 R-R 1983-09-09 21Decatur,Georgia MLB2001-20182005-2015
2001- 4- 135-ATL
International   2005-05-21
543Franklin GutierrezRF-OFCleveland Indians6-2 175 R-R 1983-02-21 22Caracas,Venezuela MLB2001-20172005-2017
2000-   UDFA-LAN
Free Agent   2005-08-31
555Mark RogersPMilwaukee Brewers6-2 205 R-R 1986-01-30 19Brunswick,Maine MLB2004-20142010-2012
2004- 1-   5-MIL
Free Agent   2010-09-10
562Edwin Encarnacion1B-DHCincinnati Reds6-1 175 R-R 1983-01-07 22La Romana,Dom Rep MLB2000-20182005-2018
2000- 9- 274-TEX
ActiveCleveland Indians (MLB)2005-06-24
571Curtis GrandersonCF-LFDetroit Tigers6-1 180 L-R 1981-03-16 24Blue Island,Illinois MLB2000-20182004-2018
2002- 3-  80-DET
Free Agent   2004-09-13
582Merkin ValdezPSan Francisco Giants6-3 170 R-R 1981-11-10 23San Cristobal,Dom Rep MLB2003-20122004-2011
1999-   UDFA-ATL
Free Agent   2004-08-01
592John DanksPTexas Rangers6-2 190 L-L 1985-04-15 20Austin,Texas MLB2003-20162007-2016
2003- 1-   9-TEX
Free Agent   2007-04-08
601Chris Burke2BHouston Astros5-11 183 R-R 1980-03-11 25Louisville,Kentucky MLB2000-20102004-2009
2001- 1-  10-HOU
  2004-07-04
613Sergio SantosPArizona Diamondbacks6-3 190 R-R 1983-07-04 21Bellflower,California MLB2002-20152010-2015
2002- 1-  27-ARI
Free Agent   2010-04-08
624James Loney1BLos Angeles Dodgers6-3 200 L-L 1984-05-07 21Houston,Texas MLB2002-20172006-2016
2002- 1-  19-LAN
International   2006-04-04
633Jesse CrainPMinnesota Twins6-1 200 R-R 1981-07-05 23Toronto,Ontario MLB2000-20152004-2013
2002- 2-  61-MIN
Free Agent   2004-08-05
642Aaron Hill2BToronto Blue Jays5-11 195 R-R 1982-03-21 23Visalia,California MLB2001-20172005-2017
2003- 1-  13-TOR
Free Agent   2005-05-20
651Nick MarkakisRFBaltimore Orioles6-2 195 L-L 1983-11-17 21Glen Cove,New York MLB2003-20182006-2018
2003- 1-   7-BAL
Free Agent   2006-04-03
663Ryan HarveyOFChicago Cubs6-5 192 R-R 1984-08-30 20Clearwater,Florida AA2003-2013-
2003- 1-   6-CHN
 
674Jeff MathisCLos Angeles Angels6-0 180 R-R 1983-03-31 22Marianna,Florida MLB2001-20182005-2018
2001- 1-  33-ANA
Free Agent   2005-08-12
682Javier HerreraOFOakland Athletics5-10 160 R-R 1985-04-09 20Caracas,Venezuela AAA2003-2018-   Free Agent  
691Brandon LeaguePToronto Blue Jays6-2 180 R-R 1983-03-16 22Sacramento,California MLB2001-20172004-2014
2001- 2-  59-TOR
Free Agent   2004-09-21
704J.D. DurbinPMinnesota Twins6-0 188 R-R 1982-02-24 23Portland,Oregon MLB2000-20142004-2007
2000- 2-  54-MIN
  2004-09-08
713Cole HamelsPPhiladelphia Phillies6-3 170 L-L 1983-12-27 21San Diego,California MLB2003-20182006-2018
2002- 1-  17-PHI
ActiveChicago Cubs (MLB)2006-05-12
722Brandon Moss1BBoston Red Sox6-0 180 L-R 1983-09-16 21Monroe,Georgia MLB2002-20172007-2017
2002- 8- 238-BOS
Free Agent   2007-08-06
734Clint NageottePSeattle Mariners6-3 200 R-R 1980-10-25 24Parma,Ohio MLB2000-20102004-2006
1999- 5- 155-SEA
  2004-06-01
745Andy LaRoche3BLos Angeles Dodgers6-1 225 R-R 1983-08-13 21Fort Scott,Kansas MLB2003-20162007-2013
2003-39-1171-LAN
MinorsKansas City Royals (AAA)2007-05-06
751Billy ButlerDHKansas City Royals6-2 225 R-R 1986-04-18 19Orange Park,Florida MLB2004-20162007-2016
2004- 1-  14-KCA
Free Agent   2007-05-01
765Kendrys MoralesDHLos Angeles Angels6-1 220 B-R 1983-06-20 22Formento,Cuba MLB2002-20182006-2018
2005-   UDFA-ANA
ActiveToronto Blue Jays (MLB)2006-05-23
773Joaquin Arias3BTexas Rangers6-1 160 R-R 1984-09-21 20Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB2002-20152006-2015
2001-   UDFA-NYA
Free Agent   2006-09-13
783Fred LewisLFSan Francisco Giants6-2 190 L-R 1980-12-09 24Hattiesburg,Mississippi MLB2002-20162006-2012
2002- 2-  66-SFN
International   2006-09-01
793Guillermo QuirozCToronto Blue Jays6-1 202 R-R 1981-11-29 23Maracaibo,Venezuela MLB1999-20162004-2014
1998-   UDFA-TOR
Free Agent   2004-09-04
802Ezequiel AstacioPHouston Astros6-3 156 R-R 1979-11-04 25Hato Mayor del Rey,Dom Rep MLB2001-20112005-2006
1998-   UDFA-PHI
  2005-05-03
812Neil Walker2BPittsburgh Pirates6-3 205 B-R 1985-09-10 19Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB2004-20182009-2018
2004- 1-  11-PIT
Free Agent   2009-09-01
824Ubaldo JimenezPColorado Rockies6-2 160 R-R 1984-01-22 21Nagua,Dom Rep MLB2002-20172006-2017
2001-   UDFA-COL
Free Agent   2006-09-26
836Brandon WoodSS-3BLos Angeles Angels6-2 180 R-R 1985-03-02 20Austin,Texas MLB2003-20142007-2011
2003- 1-  23-ANA
Free Agent   2007-04-26
844Brad SnyderOFCleveland Indians6-3 210 L-L 1982-05-25 23Sandusky,Ohio MLB2001-20172010-2014
2003- 1-  18-CLE
International   2010-09-07
853Mark Teahen3B-OFKansas City Royals6-3 210 L-R 1981-09-06 23Redlands,California MLB2000-20132005-2011
2002- 1-  39-OAK
Retired   2005-04-04
862Kyle SleethPDetroit Tigers6-5 205 R-R 1981-12-20 23Thornton,Colorado AA2001-2007-
2003- 1-   3-DET
 
873Joey GathrightCFTampa Bay Rays5-10 175 L-R 1982-04-22 23Hattiesburg,Mississippi MLB2002-20132004-2011
2001-32- 949-TBA
Free Agent   2004-06-25
884Angel GuzmanPChicago Cubs6-2 180 R-R 1981-12-14 23Caracas,Venezuela MLB2001-20122006-2009
1999-   UDFA-CHN
Free Agent   2006-04-26
896Russell MartinCLos Angeles Dodgers5-11 200 R-R 1983-02-15 22East York,Ontario MLB2002-20182006-2018
2002-17- 511-LAN
ActiveToronto Blue Jays (MLB)2006-05-05
905Jeremy SowersPCleveland Indians6-1 165 L-L 1983-05-17 22Wheeling,West Virginia MLB2002-20132006-2009
2004- 1-   6-CLE
  2006-06-25
913Jonathan PapelbonPBoston Red Sox6-4 220 R-R 1980-11-23 24Baton Rouge,Louisiana MLB2001-20162005-2016
2003- 4- 114-BOS
Free Agent   2005-07-31
926Jake StevensPAtlanta Braves6-3 220 L-L 1985-03-15 20Fort Myers,Florida AAA2003-2011-
2003- 3-  79-ATL
 
933Richie GardnerPCincinnati Reds6-3 185 R-R 1982-02-01 23Santa Rosa,California AAA2003-2008-
2003- 6- 171-CIN
 
942Hayden PennPBaltimore Orioles6-3 185 R-R 1984-10-13 20La Jolla,California MLB2003-20132005-2010
2002- 5- 136-BAL
  2005-05-28
954Josh Fields1BChicago White Sox6-2 210 R-R 1982-12-14 22Stillwater,Oklahoma MLB2002-20152006-2010
2004- 1-  18-CHA
Free Agent   2006-09-13
96-Tadahito IguchiIFChicago White Sox5-10 185 R-R 1974-12-04 30Tokyo,Japan MLB1997-20172005-2008
2005-   UDFA-CHA
  2005-04-04
975Huston StreetPOakland Athletics6-0 185 R-R 1983-08-02 21Austin,Texas MLB2002-20172005-2017
2004- 1-  40-OAK
Free Agent   2005-04-06
984Ian Kinsler2BTexas Rangers6-0 175 R-R 1982-06-22 23Tucson,Arizona MLB2001-20182006-2018
2003-17- 496-TEX
Free Agent   2006-04-03
995Anthony LerewPAtlanta Braves6-3 210 L-R 1982-10-28 22Carlisle,Pennsylvania MLB2001-20152005-2010
2001-11- 345-ATL
Free Agent   2005-09-04
1007Greg MillerPLos Angeles Dodgers6-5 190 L-L 1984-11-03 20Orange,California AAA2002-2013-
2002- 1-  31-LAN