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rank player name pos prospect Team tm rk pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years draft info
1 Andruw Jones lf Atlanta Braves 1 lf 6-1 210 R R 1977-04-23 Willemstad,CC MLB 1996-2012 1994-2014
1993-    UDFA-ATL
2 Vladimir Guerrero lf Montreal Expos 1 lf 6-3 205 R R 1975-02-09 Nizao Bani,DR MLB 1996-2011 1994-2012
1993-    UDFA-MON
3 Kerry Wood p Chicago Cubs -- p 6-5 230 R R 1977-06-16 Irving,TX MLB 1998-2012 1995-2012
1995-  1-   4-CHN
4 Matt White p Tampa Bay Rays 1 p 6-5 230 R R 1978-08-13 Waynesboro,PA AAA -- 1997-2003
1996-  1-   7-SFN
5 Travis Lee 1b Arizona Diamondbacks 1 1b 6-3 210 L L 1975-05-26 San Diego,CA MLB 1998-2006 1997-2006
1996-  1-   2-MIN
6 Miguel Tejada 2b-3b Oakland Athletics 1 2b-3b 5-9 188 R R 1974-05-25 Bani,DR MLB 1997-2013 1995-2015
1993-    UDFA-OAK
7 Todd Walker 2b Minnesota Twins 1 2b 6-0 181 L R 1973-05-25 Bakersfield,CA MLB 1996-2007 1992-2007
1994-  1-   8-MIN
8 Kris Benson p Pittsburgh Pirates 1 p 6-4 188 R R 1974-11-07 Kennesaw,GA MLB 1999-2010 1994-2010
1996-  1-   1-PIT
9 Ruben Rivera cf-rf New York Yankees 1 cf-rf 6-3 200 R R 1973-11-14 La Chorrera,PN MLB 1995-2003 1992-2019
1990-    UDFA-NYA
10 Nomar Garciaparra ss Boston Red Sox 1 ss 6-0 175 R R 1973-07-23 Whittier,CA MLB 1996-2009 1992-2009
1994-  1-  12-BOS
11 Paul Konerko 1b-dh Los Angeles Dodgers 1 1b-dh 6-3 211 R R 1976-03-05 Providence,RI MLB 1997-2014 1994-2014
1994-  1-  13-LAN
12 Jose Cruz rf Seattle Mariners 1 rf 6-0 200 B R 1974-04-19 Arroyo,PR MLB 1997-2008 1993-2008
1995-  1-   3-SEA
13 Scott Rolen 3b Philadelphia Phillies 1 3b 6-4 226 R R 1975-04-04 Jasper,IN MLB 1996-2012 1993-2012
1993-  2-  46-PHI
14 Bartolo Colon p Cleveland Indians 1 p 6-0 230 R R 1973-05-24 Altamira,DR MLB 1997-2018 1994-2021
1993-    UDFA-CLE
15 Derrek Lee 1b San Diego Padres 1 1b 6-5 225 R R 1975-09-06 Sacramento,CA MLB 1997-2011 1993-2011
1993-  1-  14-SDN
16 Todd Helton 1b Colorado Rockies 1 1b 6-2 206 L L 1973-08-20 Knoxville,TN MLB 1997-2013 1993-2013
1995-  1-   8-COL
17 Carl Pavano p Boston Red Sox 2 p 6-5 230 R R 1976-01-08 New Britain,CT MLB 1998-2012 1994-2012
1994- 13- 355-BOS
18 Ben Grieve rf-lf Oakland Athletics 2 rf-lf 6-4 230 L R 1976-05-04 Arlington,TX MLB 1997-2005 1994-2005
1994-  1-   2-OAK
19 Richard Hidalgo rf-cf Houston Astros 1 rf-cf 6-3 190 R R 1975-07-02 Caracas,VZ MLB 1997-2005 1992-2009
1991-    UDFA-HOU
20 Karim Garcia rf-lf Los Angeles Dodgers 2 rf-lf 6-0 172 L L 1975-10-29 Ciudad Obregon,MX MLB 1995-2004 1993-2016
1992-    UDFA-LAN
21 Chad Hermansen cf-rf Pittsburgh Pirates 2 cf-rf 6-2 185 R R 1977-09-10 Salt Lake City,UT MLB 1999-2004 1995-2007
1995-  1-  10-PIT
22 Jaret Wright p Cleveland Indians 2 p 6-2 230 R R 1975-12-29 Anaheim,CA MLB 1997-2007 1994-2007
1994-  1-  10-CLE
23 Roy Halladay p Toronto Blue Jays 1 p 6-6 225 R R 1977-05-14 Denver,CO MLB 1998-2013 1995-2013
1995-  1-  17-TOR
24 Jose Guillen rf-lf Pittsburgh Pirates 4 rf-lf 5-11 195 R R 1976-05-17 San Cristobal,DR MLB 1997-2010 1994-2010
1992-    UDFA-PIT
25 Matt Morris p St. Louis Cardinals 1 p 6-5 210 R R 1974-08-09 Middletown,NY MLB 1997-2008 1993-2008
1995-  1-  12-SLN
rank player name pos prospect Team tm rk pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years draft info
26 Aramis Ramirez 3b Pittsburgh Pirates 3 3b 6-1 219 R R 1978-06-25 Santo Domingo,DR MLB 1998-2015 1996-2015
1994-    UDFA-PIT
27 Carlos Guillen 2b Houston Astros 2 2b 6-1 180 B R 1975-09-30 Maracay,VZ MLB 1998-2011 1995-2011
1992-    UDFA-HOU
28 Chris Carpenter p Toronto Blue Jays 2 p 6-6 225 R R 1975-04-27 Exeter,NH MLB 1997-2012 1994-2013
1993-  1-  15-TOR
29 Dmitri Young lf-1b St. Louis Cardinals 2 lf-1b 6-2 235 B R 1973-10-11 Vicksburg,MS MLB 1996-2008 1991-2009
1991-  1-   4-SLN
30 Adrian Beltre 3b Los Angeles Dodgers 3 3b 5-11 170 R R 1979-04-07 Santo Domingo,DR MLB 1998-2018 1996-2018
1994-    UDFA-LAN
31 Mike Cameron cf-rf Chicago White Sox 1 cf-rf 6-2 190 R R 1973-01-08 LaGrange,GA MLB 1995-2011 1991-2011
1991- 18- 488-CHA
32 Braden Looper p St. Louis Cardinals 3 p 6-5 225 R R 1974-10-28 Weatherford,OK MLB 1998-2009 1994-2009
1996-  1-   3-SLN
33 Neifi Perez ss Colorado Rockies 2 ss 6-0 175 B R 1975-06-02 Villa Mella,DR MLB 1996-2007 1993-2007
1992-    UDFA-COL
34 Jay Payton cf-lf New York Mets 1 cf-lf 5-10 185 R R 1972-11-22 Zanesville,OH MLB 1998-2010 1992-2010
1994-  1-  29-NYN
35 Mike Drumright p Detroit Tigers 1 p 6-4 210 L R 1974-04-19 Salina,KS AAA -- 1993-2003
1995-  1-  11-DET
36 Juan Melo 2b San Diego Padres 2 2b 6-1 160 B R 1976-05-11 Bani,DR MLB 2000-2000 1994-2010
1993-    UDFA-SDN
37 Eli Marrero lf-rf St. Louis Cardinals 4 lf-rf 6-1 180 R R 1973-11-17 Havana,CU MLB 1997-2006 1993-2007
1993-  3-  88-SLN
38 Bobby Abreu lf Houston Astros 3 lf 6-0 197 L R 1974-03-11 Aragua,VZ MLB 1996-2014 1991-2014
1990-    UDFA-HOU
39 Kevin McGlinchy p Atlanta Braves 2 p 6-5 220 R R 1977-06-28 Malden,MA MLB 1999-2000 1996-2005
1995-  5- 141-ATL
40 Jackson Melian of New York Yankees 3 of 6-2 190 R R 1980-01-07 Barcelona,VZ AAA -- 1997-2010
1996-    UDFA-NYA
41 John Patterson p Arizona Diamondbacks 2 p 6-5 183 R R 1978-01-30 Orange,TX MLB 2002-2007 1997-2007
1996-  1-   5-MON
42 Kevin Orie 3b Chicago Cubs -- 3b 6-4 215 R R 1972-09-01 West Chester,PA MLB 1997-2002 1993-2006
1993-  1-  29-CHN
43 Felix Heredia p Florida Marlins 1 p 6-0 180 L L 1976-06-18 Barahona,DR MLB 1996-2005 1993-2008
1992-    UDFA-MIA
44 Brian Rose p Boston Red Sox 3 p 6-3 215 R R 1976-02-13 New Bedford,MA MLB 1997-2001 1995-2005
1994-  3-  75-BOS
45 Joe Fontenot p San Francisco Giants 1 p 6-2 185 R R 1977-03-20 Lafayette,LA MLB 1998-1998 1995-1999
1995-  1-  16-SFN
46 Chris Reitsma p Boston Red Sox 4 p 6-5 214 R R 1977-12-31 Minneapolis,MN MLB 2001-2007 1996-2007
1996-  1-  34-BOS
47 Willie Martinez p Cleveland Indians 3 p 6-2 185 R R 1978-01-04 Barquisimeto,VZ MLB 2000-2000 1995-2002
1995-    UDFA-CLE
48 Ron Wright 1b Pittsburgh Pirates 5 1b 6-1 230 R R 1976-01-21 Delta,UT MLB 2002-2002 1994-2004
1994-  7- 203-ATL
49 Wilton Guerrero 2b-lf Los Angeles Dodgers 4 2b-lf 6-0 175 B R 1974-10-24 Don Gregorio,DR MLB 1996-2004 1993-2005
1991-    UDFA-LAN
50 Hiram Bocachica cf-lf Montreal Expos 2 cf-lf 5-11 165 R R 1976-03-04 Ponce,PR MLB 2000-2007 1994-2011
1994-  1-  21-MON
rank player name pos prospect Team tm rk pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years draft info
51 Donnie Sadler 2b-ss Boston Red Sox 5 2b-ss 5-6 175 R R 1975-06-17 Gohlson,TX MLB 1998-2007 1994-2007
1994- 11- 299-BOS
52 Valerio De Los Santos p Milwaukee Brewers 1 p 6-2 180 L L 1975-10-06 Las Matas de Farfan,DR MLB 1998-2008 1995-2011
1993-    UDFA-MIL
53 Eric Chavez 3b Oakland Athletics 3 3b 6-0 204 L R 1977-12-07 Los Angeles,CA MLB 1998-2014 1997-2014
1996-  1-  10-OAK
54 Alex Gonzalez 1b Florida Marlins 2 1b 6-0 170 R R 1977-02-15 Cagua,VZ MLB 1998-2014 1995-2014
1994-    UDFA-MIA
55 Seth Greisinger p Detroit Tigers 2 p 6-3 200 R R 1975-07-29 Kansas City,KS MLB 1998-2005 1994-2013
1996-  1-   6-DET
56 Jim Pittsley p Kansas City Royals 3 p 6-7 220 R R 1974-04-03 DuBois,PA MLB 1995-1999 1992-1999
1992-  1-  17-KCA
57 Shannon Stewart lf Toronto Blue Jays 3 lf 6-1 205 R R 1974-02-25 Cincinnati,OH MLB 1995-2008 1992-2008
1992-  1-  19-TOR
58 Derrick Gibson rf-lf Colorado Rockies 3 rf-lf 6-2 244 R R 1975-02-05 Winter Haven,FL MLB 1998-1999 1993-2006
1993- 13- 380-COL
59 Ben Davis c San Diego Padres 3 c 6-4 215 B R 1977-03-10 Chester,PA MLB 1998-2004 1995-2010
1995-  1-   2-SDN
60 Jeff Suppan p Boston Red Sox 6 p 6-2 210 R R 1975-01-02 Oklahoma City,OK MLB 1995-2012 1993-2012
1993-  2-  49-BOS
61 Danny Kolb p Texas Rangers 1 p 6-4 215 R R 1975-03-29 Sterling,IL MLB 1999-2007 1995-2008
1995-  6- 150-TEX
62 Ben Petrick c-lf Colorado Rockies 4 c-lf 6-0 199 R R 1977-04-07 Hillsboro,OR MLB 1999-2003 1996-2004
1995-  2-  38-COL
63 Terrence Long cf-lf New York Mets 2 cf-lf 6-1 190 L L 1976-02-29 Montgomery,AL MLB 1999-2006 1994-2006
1994-  1-  20-NYN
64 Rafael Medina p New York Yankees 4 p 6-3 195 R R 1975-02-15 Panama City,PN MLB 1998-1999 1993-2003
1992-    UDFA-NYA
65 Brad Fullmer 1b Montreal Expos 3 1b 6-0 215 L R 1975-01-17 Chatsworth,CA MLB 1997-2004 1995-2004
1993-  2-  60-MON
66 Jarrod Washburn p Anaheim Angels 1 p 6-1 198 L L 1974-08-13 La Crosse,WI MLB 1998-2009 1995-2009
1995-  2-  31-CAL
67 Kelvim Escobar p Toronto Blue Jays 4 p 6-1 195 R R 1976-04-11 La Guaira,VZ MLB 1997-2009 1994-2013
1992-    UDFA-TOR
68 Manny Aybar p St. Louis Cardinals 5 p 6-1 177 R R 1969-11-28 Bani,DR MLB 1997-2005 1994-2010
1991-    UDFA-SLN
69 Abraham Nunez ss-2b Pittsburgh Pirates 6 ss-2b 5-11 185 B R 1976-03-16 Santo Domingo,DR MLB 1997-2008 1996-2011
1994-    UDFA-TOR
70 Luis Rivas 2b Minnesota Twins 2 2b 5-10 175 R R 1979-08-30 La Guaira,VZ MLB 2000-2008 1996-2009
1995-    UDFA-MIN
71 Edgard Clemente cf-rf Colorado Rockies 5 cf-rf 5-11 188 R R 1975-12-15 Santurce,PR MLB 1998-2000 1993-2012
1993- 10- 296-COL
72 Pat Cline c Chicago Cubs -- c 6-4 230 R R 1974-10-09 Bradenton,FL AAA -- 1993-2000
1993-  6- 166-CHN
73 Enrique Wilson 2b-ss Cleveland Indians 4 2b-ss 5-11 160 B R 1973-07-27 Santo Domingo,DR MLB 1997-2005 1992-2006
1992-    UDFA-MIN
74 Billy Koch p Toronto Blue Jays 5 p 6-3 205 R R 1974-12-14 Rockville Center,NY MLB 1999-2004 1994-2004
1996-  1-   4-TOR
75 Jake Westbrook p Colorado Rockies 6 p 6-3 200 R R 1977-09-29 Athens,GA MLB 2000-2013 1996-2013
1996-  1-  21-COL
rank player name pos prospect Team tm rk pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years draft info
76 Vladimir Nunez p Arizona Diamondbacks 3 p 6-4 224 R R 1975-03-05 Havana,CU MLB 1998-2009 1996-2010
1996-    UDFA-ARI
77 Mark Kotsay lf Florida Marlins 3 lf 6-0 190 L L 1975-12-02 Whittier,CA MLB 1997-2013 1994-2013
1996-  1-   9-MIA
78 Geoff Jenkins lf Milwaukee Brewers 2 lf 6-1 204 L R 1974-07-21 Olympia,WA MLB 1998-2008 1993-2008
1995-  1-   9-MIL
79 Torii Hunter rf Minnesota Twins 3 rf 6-2 205 R R 1975-07-18 Pine Bluff,AR MLB 1998-2015 1993-2015
1993-  1-  20-MIN
80 Jeff Abbott cf-lf Chicago White Sox 2 cf-lf 6-2 200 R L 1972-08-17 Atlanta,GA MLB 1997-2001 1991-2003
1994-  4- 117-CHA
81 Aaron Boone 3b Cincinnati Reds 1 3b 6-2 200 R R 1973-03-09 La Mesa,CA MLB 1997-2009 1992-2009
1994-  3-  72-CIN
82 Bobby Seay p Tampa Bay Rays 2 p 6-2 221 L L 1978-06-20 Sarasota,FL MLB 2001-2009 1997-2009
1996-  1-  12-CHA
83 Bruce Chen p Atlanta Braves 3 p 6-1 180 B L 1977-06-19 Panama City,PN MLB 1998-2015 1994-2015
1993-    UDFA-ATL
84 Brett Tomko p Cincinnati Reds 2 p 6-4 216 R R 1973-04-07 San Diego,CA MLB 1997-2011 1995-2014
1995-  2-  54-CIN
85 Kats Maeda p New York Yankees 5 p 6-2 215 R R 1971-06-23 Hyogo-Ken,JP AAA -- 1996-2000
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86 Wes Helms 3b Atlanta Braves 5 3b 6-4 230 R R 1976-05-12 Gastonia,NC MLB 1998-2011 1994-2011
1994- 10- 286-ATL
87 Russell Branyan 1b Cleveland Indians 5 1b 6-3 195 L R 1975-12-19 Warner Robins,GA MLB 1998-2011 1994-2014
1994-  7- 185-CLE
88 Jimmy Anderson p Pittsburgh Pirates 7 p 6-1 207 L L 1976-01-22 Portsmouth,VA MLB 1999-2004 1994-2006
1994-  9- 242-PIT
89 Glendon Rusch p Kansas City Royals 1 p 6-1 200 L L 1974-11-07 Seattle,WA MLB 1997-2009 1993-2009
1993- 17- 469-KCA
90 Todd Dunwoody cf-of Florida Marlins 4 cf-of 6-1 205 L L 1975-04-11 Lafayette,IN MLB 1997-2002 1993-2005
1993-  7- 211-MIA
91 Brad Rigby p Oakland Athletics 4 p 6-6 213 R R 1973-05-14 Milwaukee,WI MLB 1997-2000 1992-2001
1994-  2-  36-OAK
92 Dante Powell cf-rf San Francisco Giants 2 cf-rf 6-2 185 R R 1973-08-25 Long Beach,CA MLB 1997-2001 1992-2002
1994-  1-  22-SFN
93 Carlos Beltran rf Kansas City Royals 2 rf 6-1 190 B R 1977-04-24 Manati,PR MLB 1998-2017 1995-2017
1995-  2-  49-KCA
94 George Lombard cf-lf Atlanta Braves 4 cf-lf 6-0 202 L R 1975-09-14 Atlanta,GA MLB 1998-2006 1994-2009
1994-  2-  61-ATL
95 Onan Masaoka p Los Angeles Dodgers 5 p 6-0 188 R L 1977-10-27 Hilo,HI MLB 1999-2000 1995-2009
1995-  3-  79-LAN
96 Nerio Rodriguez p Baltimore Orioles 1 p 6-1 195 R R 1973-03-22 Bani,DR MLB 1996-2002 1991-2011
1990-    UDFA-CHA
97 Bobby Estalella c Philadelphia Phillies 2 c 6-1 205 R R 1974-08-23 Hialeah,FL MLB 1996-2004 1993-2004
1992- 23- 641-PHI
98 Sidney Ponson p Baltimore Orioles 2 p 6-1 225 R R 1976-11-02 Oranjestad,AA MLB 1998-2009 1994-2010
1993-    UDFA-BAL
99 Chad Green of Milwaukee Brewers 3 of 5-10 180 B R 1975-06-28 Dunkirk,NY AAA -- 1994-2003
1996-  1-   8-MIL
100 Livan Hernandez p Florida Marlins 5 p 6-2 225 R R 1975-02-20 Villa Clara,CU MLB 1996-2012 1996-2012
1996-    UDFA-MIA
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