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2006 Prospect RankingsBaseball America
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Joel Zumaya was the #2 prospect in 2006 Baseball America rankings.
These are the top-ranked, pre-season prospects for Baseball America for the 2006 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 Leaguers94
#1 ProspectDelmon Young - Tampa Bay Rays

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2006 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
11Delmon YoungRFTampa Bay Rays6-2 200 R-R 1985-09-14 20Camarillo,California MLB2004-20152006-2015
2003- 1-   1-TBA
Free Agent   2006-08-29
2-Justin UptonLFArizona Diamondbacks6-2 205 R-R 1987-08-25 18Chesapeake,Virginia MLB2006-20172007-2017
2005- 1-   1-ARI
ActiveLos Angeles Angels (MLB)2007-08-02
31Brandon WoodSS-3BLos Angeles Angels6-2 180 R-R 1985-03-02 21Austin,Texas MLB2003-20142007-2011
2003- 1-  23-ANA
Free Agent   2007-04-26
41Jeremy HermidaOFFlorida Marlins6-4 200 L-R 1984-01-30 22Marietta,Georgia MLB2002-20152005-2012
2002- 1-  11-FLO
International   2005-08-31
51Stephen DrewSSArizona Diamondbacks6-0 190 L-R 1983-03-16 23Hahira,Georgia MLB2005-20172006-2017
2004- 1-  15-ARI
Free Agent   2006-07-15
61Francisco LirianoPMinnesota Twins6-2 185 L-L 1983-10-26 22San Cristobal,Dom Rep MLB2001-20172005-2017
2000-   UDFA-SFN
ActiveDetroit Tigers (MLB)2005-09-05
71Chad BillingsleyPLos Angeles Dodgers6-2 195 R-R 1984-07-29 21Defiance,Ohio MLB2003-20152006-2015
2003- 1-  24-LAN
Free Agent   2006-06-15
81Justin VerlanderPDetroit Tigers6-5 200 R-R 1983-02-20 23Manakin-Sabot,Virginia MLB2002-20172005-2017
2004- 1-   2-DET
ActiveHouston Astros (MLB)2005-07-04
91Lastings MilledgeLF-RFNew York Mets6-1 180 R-R 1985-04-05 21Bradenton,Florida MLB2003-20172006-2011
2003- 1-  12-NYN
International   2006-05-30
101Matt CainPSan Francisco Giants6-3 180 R-R 1984-10-01 21Dothan,Alabama MLB2002-20172005-2017
2002- 1-  25-SFN
Free Agent   2005-08-29
111Prince Fielder1BMilwaukee Brewers5-11 280 L-R 1984-05-09 22Ontario,California MLB2002-20162005-2016
2002- 1-   7-MIL
Free Agent   2005-06-13
122Howie Kendrick2BLos Angeles Angels5-10 170 R-R 1983-07-12 22Jacksonville,Florida MLB2002-20172006-2017
2002-10- 294-ANA
ActiveWashington Nationals (MLB)2006-04-26
131Alex GordonLFKansas City Royals6-1 220 L-R 1984-02-10 22Lincoln,Nebraska MLB2003-20172007-2017
2005- 1-   2-KCA
ActiveKansas City Royals (MLB)2007-04-02
141Andy Marte3BCleveland Indians6-1 185 R-R 1983-11-21 22Villa Tapia,Dom Rep MLB2001-20142005-2014
2000-   UDFA-ATL
International   2005-06-07
151Ryan Zimmerman3BWashington Nationals6-2 210 R-R 1984-09-28 21Washington,North Carolina MLB2003-20172005-2017
2005- 1-   4-WAS
ActiveWashington Nationals (MLB)2005-09-01
161Ian Stewart3BColorado Rockies6-3 200 L-R 1985-04-05 21Long Beach,California MLB2003-20152007-2014
2003- 1-  10-COL
Free Agent   2007-08-11
172Conor JacksonRF-OFArizona Diamondbacks6-3 210 R-R 1982-05-07 24Austin,Texas MLB2001-20132005-2011
2003- 1-  19-ARI
Retired   2005-07-28
182Jarrod SaltalamacchiaCAtlanta Braves6-4 235 B-R 1985-05-02 21West Palm Beach,Florida MLB2003-20172007-2017
2003- 1-  36-ATL
Free Agent   2007-05-02
192Andy LaRoche3BLos Angeles Dodgers6-1 225 R-R 1983-08-13 22Fort Scott,Kansas MLB2003-20162007-2013
2003-39-1171-LAN
Free Agent   2007-05-06
203Carlos QuentinLFArizona Diamondbacks6-2 215 R-R 1982-08-28 23Bellflower,California MLB2001-20172006-2014
2003- 1-  29-ARI
Free Agent   2006-07-20
211Nick MarkakisRFBaltimore Orioles6-2 195 L-L 1983-11-17 22Glen Cove,New York MLB2003-20172006-2017
2003- 1-   7-BAL
ActiveAtlanta Braves (MLB)2006-04-03
222Jon LesterPBoston Red Sox6-3 200 L-L 1984-01-07 22Tacoma,Washington MLB2002-20172006-2017
2002- 2-  57-BOS
ActiveChicago Cubs (MLB)2006-06-10
23-Chris YoungCFArizona Diamondbacks6-2 170 R-R 1983-09-05 22Houston,Texas MLB2002-20172006-2017
2001-16- 493-CHA
ActiveLos Angeles Angels (MLB)2006-08-18
241Bobby JenksPChicago White Sox6-3 225 R-R 1981-03-14 25Mission Hills,California MLB2000-20112005-2011
2000- 5- 140-ANA
Free Agent   2005-07-06
252Troy TulowitzkiSSColorado Rockies6-3 205 R-R 1984-10-10 21Santa Clara,California MLB2003-20172006-2017
2005- 1-   7-COL
ActiveToronto Blue Jays (MLB)2006-08-30
263Joel Guzman1BLos Angeles Dodgers6-4 190 R-R 1984-11-24 21Ingenio Quisqueya,Dom Rep MLB2002-20172006-2007
2001-   UDFA-LAN
Free Agent   2006-06-01
271Felix PieOFChicago Cubs6-2 160 L-L 1985-02-08 21La Romana,Dom Rep MLB2002-20132007-2013
2001-   UDFA-CHN
International   2007-04-17
281Daric Barton1BOakland Athletics6-0 220 L-R 1985-08-16 20Springfield,Vermont MLB2003-20172007-2014
2003- 1-  28-SLN
Free Agent   2007-09-10
292Billy ButlerDHKansas City Royals6-2 225 R-R 1986-04-18 20Orange Park,Florida MLB2004-20162007-2016
2004- 1-  14-KCA
Free Agent   2007-05-01
30-Hanley RamirezSSFlorida Marlins6-3 200 R-R 1983-12-23 22Samana,Dom Rep MLB2002-20172005-2017
2000-   UDFA-BOS
ActiveBoston Red Sox (MLB)2005-09-20
313Cameron MaybinCFDetroit Tigers6-3 200 R-R 1987-04-04 19Asheville,North Carolina MLB2006-20172007-2017
2005- 1-  10-DET
ActiveMiami Marlins (MLB)2007-08-17
324Carlos GonzalezLFArizona Diamondbacks6-1 170 L-L 1985-10-17 20Maracaibo,Venezuela MLB2003-20172008-2017
2002-   UDFA-ARI
Free Agent   2008-05-30
331Jeff Clement1BSeattle Mariners6-1 210 L-R 1983-08-21 22Marshalltown,Iowa MLB2003-20132007-2012
2005- 1-   3-SEA
Retired   2007-09-04
342Scott OlsenPFlorida Marlins6-4 170 L-L 1984-01-12 22Kalamazoo,Michigan MLB2002-20122005-2010
2002- 6- 173-FLO
MinorsTexas Rangers (MLB)2005-06-25
352Joel ZumayaPDetroit Tigers6-3 210 R-R 1984-11-09 21Chula Vista,California MLB2002-20102006-2010
2002-11- 320-DET
Free Agent   2006-04-03
36-Mike PelfreyPNew York Mets6-7 190 R-R 1984-01-14 22Wichita,Kansas MLB2003-20172006-2017
2005- 1-   9-NYN
Free Agent   2006-07-08
373Jonathan PapelbonPBoston Red Sox6-4 220 R-R 1980-11-23 25Baton Rouge,Louisiana MLB2001-20162005-2016
2003- 4- 114-BOS
Free Agent   2005-07-31
381Homer BaileyPCincinnati Reds6-4 185 R-R 1986-05-03 20La Grange,Texas MLB2004-20172007-2017
2004- 1-   7-CIN
ActiveCincinnati Reds (MLB)2007-06-08
391Phil HughesPNew York Yankees6-5 220 R-R 1986-06-24 20Santa Ana,California MLB2004-20172007-2017
2004- 1-  23-NYA
ActiveMinnesota Twins (MLB)2007-04-26
40-Anibal SanchezPFlorida Marlins6-0 180 R-R 1984-02-27 22Maracay,Venezuela MLB2004-20172006-2017
2001-   UDFA-BOS
MinorsMinnesota Twins (MLB)2006-06-25
411Anthony ReyesPSt. Louis Cardinals6-2 215 R-R 1981-10-16 24Downey,California MLB2000-20122005-2009
2003-15- 455-SLN
Free Agent   2005-08-09
424Russell MartinCLos Angeles Dodgers5-11 200 R-R 1983-02-15 23East York,Ontario MLB2002-20172006-2017
2002-17- 511-LAN
ActiveToronto Blue Jays (MLB)2006-05-05
431Neil Walker2BPittsburgh Pirates6-3 205 B-R 1985-09-10 20Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB2004-20172009-2017
2004- 1-  11-PIT
Free Agent   2009-09-01
442Mark RogersPMilwaukee Brewers6-2 205 R-R 1986-01-30 20Brunswick,Maine MLB2004-20142010-2012
2004- 1-   5-MIL
Free Agent   2010-09-10
452Adam LoewenOFBaltimore Orioles6-6 220 L-L 1984-04-09 22Vancouver,BC MLB2003-20172006-2016
2002- 1-   4-BAL
MinorsTexas Rangers (MLB)2006-05-23
463Erick AybarSSLos Angeles Angels5-11 160 B-R 1984-01-14 22Bani,Dom Rep MLB2002-20172006-2017
2002-   UDFA-ANA
MinorsMinnesota Twins (MLB)2006-05-16
471Adam MillerPCleveland Indians6-4 180 R-R 1984-11-26 21Plano,Texas AAA2003-2015-
2003- 1-  31-CLE
Free Agent  
481Dustin McGowanPToronto Blue Jays6-3 190 R-R 1982-03-24 24Savannah,Georgia MLB2000-20172005-2017
2000- 1-  33-TOR
MinorsTampa Bay Rays (MLB)2005-07-30
493Ryan BraunLFMilwaukee Brewers6-2 205 R-R 1983-11-17 22Mission Hills,California MLB2003-20172007-2017
2005- 1-   5-MIL
ActiveMilwaukee Brewers (MLB)2007-05-25
502Andrew McCutchenCFPittsburgh Pirates5-11 175 R-R 1986-10-10 19Fort Meade,Florida MLB2005-20172009-2017
2005- 1-  11-PIT
ActiveSan Francisco Giants (MLB)2009-06-04
512Brian AndersonPChicago White Sox6-2 205 R-R 1982-03-11 24Tucson,Arizona MLB2001-20122005-2009
2003- 1-  15-CHA
Free Agent   2005-08-16
521Jason HirshPHouston Astros6-8 250 R-R 1982-02-20 24Santa Monica,California MLB2001-20132006-2008
2003- 2-  59-HOU
  2006-08-12
532Jeremy SowersPCleveland Indians6-1 165 L-L 1983-05-17 23Wheeling,West Virginia MLB2002-20132006-2009
2004- 1-   6-CLE
  2006-06-25
544Craig HansenPBoston Red Sox6-6 210 R-R 1983-11-15 22Glen Cove,New York MLB2003-20122005-2009
2005- 1-  26-BOS
Free Agent   2005-09-19
556Scott ElbertPLos Angeles Dodgers6-2 190 L-L 1985-08-13 20Joplin,Missouri MLB2004-20152008-2014
2004- 1-  17-LAN
Free Agent   2008-08-29
561Edinson VolquezPTexas Rangers6-1 160 R-R 1983-07-03 22La Segunda,Dom Rep MLB2003-20172005-2017
2001-   UDFA-TEX
Free Agent   2005-08-30
575Jered WeaverPLos Angeles Angels6-7 205 R-R 1982-10-04 23Northridge,California MLB2002-20172006-2017
2004- 1-  12-ANA
Retired   2006-05-27
582Jason KubelLFMinnesota Twins5-11 193 L-R 1982-05-25 24Belle Fourche,South Dakota MLB2000-20142004-2014
2000-12- 342-MIN
Free Agent   2004-08-31
592John DanksPTexas Rangers6-2 190 L-L 1985-04-15 21Austin,Texas MLB2003-20162007-2016
2003- 1-   9-TEX
Free Agent   2007-04-08
604Jeff MathisCLos Angeles Angels6-0 180 R-R 1983-03-31 23Marianna,Florida MLB2001-20172005-2017
2001- 1-  33-ANA
ActiveArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)2005-08-12
613Elvis AndrusSSAtlanta Braves6-0 186 R-R 1988-08-26 17Caracas,Venezuela MLB2005-20172009-2017
2005-   UDFA-ATL
ActiveTexas Rangers (MLB)2009-04-06
622Troy PattonPHouston Astros6-1 185 B-L 1985-09-03 20Magnolia,Texas MLB2004-20152007-2014
2004- 9- 274-HOU
Free Agent   2007-08-25
635Jonathan BroxtonPLos Angeles Dodgers6-4 240 R-R 1984-06-16 22Augusta,Georgia MLB2002-20172005-2017
2002- 2-  60-LAN
Free Agent   2005-07-29
642Adam JonesCFSeattle Mariners6-2 185 R-R 1985-08-01 20San Diego,California MLB2003-20172006-2017
2003- 1-  37-SEA
ActiveBaltimore Orioles (MLB)2006-07-14
652Marcus SandersSSSan Francisco Giants6-0 170 R-R 1985-08-25 20Sarasota,Florida A+2004-2009-
2003-17- 513-SFN
 
663Kenji JohjimaCSeattle Mariners6-1 198 R-R 1976-06-08 30Nagasaki,Japan MLB1995-20122006-2009
2005-   UDFA-SEA
  2006-04-03
675Dustin NippertPArizona Diamondbacks6-7 210 R-R 1981-05-06 25Wheeling,West Virginia MLB2002-20102005-2010
2002-15- 459-ARI
  2005-09-08
681Cole HamelsPPhiladelphia Phillies6-3 170 L-L 1983-12-27 22San Diego,California MLB2003-20172006-2017
2002- 1-  17-PHI
ActiveTexas Rangers (MLB)2006-05-12
692Yusmeiro PetitPFlorida Marlins6-0 180 R-R 1984-11-22 21Maracaibo,Venezuela MLB2003-20172006-2017
2001-   UDFA-NYN
ActiveOakland Athletics (MLB)2006-05-14
702Jeff NiemannPTampa Bay Rays6-9 260 R-R 1983-02-28 23Houston,Texas MLB2002-20122008-2012
2004- 1-   4-TBA
Free Agent   2008-04-13
713Brad SnyderOFCleveland Indians6-3 210 L-L 1982-05-25 24Sandusky,Ohio MLB2001-20172010-2014
2003- 1-  18-CLE
International   2010-09-07
723Thomas DiamondPTexas Rangers6-3 230 R-R 1983-04-06 23Metairie,Louisiana MLB2002-20112010-2010
2004- 1-  10-TEX
  2010-08-03
73-Gio GonzalezPPhiladelphia Phillies5-11 185 R-L 1985-09-19 20Hialeah,Florida MLB2004-20172008-2017
2004- 1-  38-CHA
ActiveWashington Nationals (MLB)2008-08-06
742Javier HerreraOFOakland Athletics5-10 160 R-R 1985-04-09 21Caracas,Venezuela AAA2003-2017-   Free Agent  
753Matt Moses3BMinnesota Twins6-0 210 L-R 1985-02-20 21Albany,Georgia AAA2003-2009-
2003- 1-  21-MIN
 
762Jay BruceRFCincinnati Reds6-3 195 L-L 1987-04-03 19Beaumont,Texas MLB2005-20172008-2017
2005- 1-  12-CIN
Free Agent   2008-05-27
775Dustin Pedroia2BBoston Red Sox5-9 180 R-R 1983-08-17 22Woodland,California MLB2002-20172006-2017
2004- 2-  65-BOS
ActiveBoston Red Sox (MLB)2006-08-22
787Kendrys MoralesDHLos Angeles Angels6-1 220 B-R 1983-06-20 23Formento,Cuba MLB2002-20172006-2017
2005-   UDFA-ANA
ActiveToronto Blue Jays (MLB)2006-05-23
793Jason HammelPTampa Bay Rays6-6 200 R-R 1982-09-02 23Greenville,South Carolina MLB2001-20172006-2017
2002-10- 284-TBA
ActiveKansas City Royals (MLB)2006-04-11
803Josh JohnsonPFlorida Marlins6-7 220 L-R 1984-01-31 22Minneapolis,Minnesota MLB2002-20152005-2013
2002- 4- 113-FLO
Retired   2005-09-10
813Hayden PennPBaltimore Orioles6-3 185 R-R 1984-10-13 21La Jolla,California MLB2003-20132005-2010
2002- 5- 136-BAL
  2005-05-28
827Blake DeWitt2BLos Angeles Dodgers5-11 175 L-R 1985-08-20 20Sikeston,Missouri MLB2004-20132008-2013
2004- 1-  28-LAN
Free Agent   2008-03-31
833Cliff PenningtonSS-2BOakland Athletics5-11 175 B-R 1984-06-15 22Corpus Christi,Texas MLB2003-20172008-2017
2005- 1-  21-OAK
MinorsCincinnati Reds (MLB)2008-08-12
843Justin HuberCKansas City Royals6-5 190 R-R 1982-07-01 23Melbourne,Australia MLB2001-20112005-2009
2000-   UDFA-NYN
  2005-06-21
852Mark PawelekP Chicago Cubs6-3 190 L-L 1986-08-18 19Pasadena,California A+2005-2010-
2005- 1-  20-CHN
 
862Eric Duncan3BNew York Yankees6-1 205 L-R 1984-12-07 21Florham Park,New Jersey AAA2003-2012-
2003- 1-  27-NYA
Free Agent  
872Ricky RomeroPToronto Blue Jays6-1 195 R-L 1984-11-06 21East Los Angeles,California MLB2003-20172009-2013
2005- 1-   6-TOR
Free Agent   2009-04-09
881Cesar CarrilloPSan Diego Padres6-3 177 R-R 1984-04-29 22Chicago,Illinois MLB2003-20172009-2009
2005- 1-  18-SDN
MinorsArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)2009-08-13
89-Andre EthierCF-RFLos Angeles Dodgers6-3 200 L-L 1982-04-10 24Phoenix,Arizona MLB2002-20172006-2017
2003- 2-  62-OAK
Free Agent   2006-05-02
906Nick AdenhartPLos Angeles Angels6-4 190 R-R 1986-08-24 19Hagerstown,Maryland MLB2005-20092008-2009
2004-14- 413-ANA
  2008-05-01
914Glen PerkinsPMinnesota Twins5-11 190 L-L 1983-03-02 23Stillwater,Minnesota MLB2003-20172006-2017
2004- 1-  22-MIN
Retired   2006-09-21
923Ryan SweeneyCF-OFChicago White Sox6-4 200 L-L 1985-02-20 21Cedar Rapids,Iowa MLB2003-20142006-2014
2003- 2-  52-CHA
Free Agent   2006-09-01
935Anthony LerewPAtlanta Braves6-3 210 L-R 1982-10-28 23Carlisle,Pennsylvania MLB2001-20152005-2010
2001-11- 345-ATL
Free Agent   2005-09-04
943Ronny CedenoSSChicago Cubs6-0 170 R-R 1983-02-02 23Carabobo,Venezuela MLB2001-20152005-2014
1999-   UDFA-CHN
International   2005-04-23
953Tom GorzelannyPPittsburgh Pirates6-3 200 B-L 1982-07-12 23Evergreen Park,Illinois MLB2002-20172005-2016
2003- 2-  45-PIT
Free Agent   2005-09-20
968Matt KempCFLos Angeles Dodgers6-4 210 R-R 1984-09-23 21Midwest City,Oklahoma MLB2003-20172006-2017
2003- 6- 181-LAN
ActiveLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)2006-05-28
974Chris VolstadPFlorida Marlins6-8 220 R-R 1986-09-23 19Palm Beach Gardens,Florida MLB2005-20172008-2017
2005- 1-  16-FLO
MinorsChicago White Sox (MLB)2008-07-06
987Chuck JamesPAtlanta Braves6-0 170 L-L 1981-11-09 24Atlanta,Georgia MLB2001-20122005-2011
2002-20- 605-ATL
Free Agent   2005-09-28
994Nolan ReimoldDH-LFBaltimore Orioles6-4 207 R-R 1983-10-12 22Greenville,Pennsylvania MLB2003-20172009-2016
2005- 2-  61-BAL
Retired   2009-05-14
1005Anthony SwarzakPMinnesota Twins6-3 195 R-R 1985-09-10 20Fort Lauderdale,Florida MLB2004-20172009-2017
2004- 2-  61-MIN
ActiveNew York Mets (MLB)2009-05-23