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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 Rick Ankiel rf-cf St. Louis Cardinals 1 rf-cf 6-1 210 L L 1979-07-19 Fort Pierce,FL MLB 1999-2013 1998-2013
1997-  2-  72-SLN
2 Pat Burrell lf Philadelphia Phillies 1 lf 6-4 225 R R 1976-10-10 Eureka Springs,AR MLB 2000-2011 1996-2011
1998-  1-   1-PHI
3 Corey Patterson of Chicago Cubs 1 of 5-9 180 L R 1979-08-13 Atlanta,GA MLB 2000-2011 1999-2013
1998-  1-   3-CHN
4 Vernon Wells lf Toronto Blue Jays 1 lf 6-1 210 R R 1978-12-08 Shreveport,LA MLB 1999-2013 1997-2013
1997-  1-   5-TOR
5 Nick Johnson dh New York Yankees 1 dh 6-3 195 L L 1978-09-19 Sacramento,CA MLB 2001-2012 1996-2012
1996-  3-  89-NYA
6 Ruben Mateo rf-cf Texas Rangers 1 rf-cf 6-0 185 R R 1978-02-10 San Cristobal,DR MLB 1999-2004 1996-2015
1994-    UDFA-TEX
7 Sean Burroughs 3b San Diego Padres 1 3b 6-2 200 L R 1980-09-12 Atlanta,GA MLB 2002-2012 1999-2017
1998-  1-   9-SDN
8 Rafael Furcal ss Atlanta Braves 1 ss 5-10 165 B R 1977-08-24 Loma de Cabrera,DR MLB 2000-2014 1997-2015
1996-    UDFA-ATL
9 Ryan Anderson p Seattle Mariners 1 p 6-10 225 L L 1979-07-12 Southfield,MI AAA -- 1998-2005
1997-  1-  19-SEA
10 John Patterson p Arizona Diamondbacks 1 p 6-5 183 R R 1978-01-30 Orange,TX MLB 2002-2007 1997-2007
1996-  1-   5-MON
11 Dee Brown lf Kansas City Royals 1 lf 6-0 215 L R 1978-03-27 Bronx,NY MLB 1998-2007 1996-2011
1996-  1-  14-KCA
12 Mark Mulder p Oakland Athletics 1 p 6-6 200 L L 1977-08-05 South Holland,IL MLB 2000-2008 1997-2008
1998-  1-   2-OAK
13 Josh Hamilton rf Tampa Bay Rays 1 rf 6-4 240 L L 1981-05-21 Raleigh,NC MLB 2007-2015 1999-2016
1999-  1-   1-TBA
14 Kip Wells p Chicago White Sox 1 p 6-3 196 R R 1977-04-21 Houston,TX MLB 1999-2012 1999-2013
1998-  1-  16-CHA
15 Matt Riley p Baltimore Orioles 1 p 6-1 201 L L 1979-08-02 Santa Ana,CA MLB 1999-2005 1998-2010
1997-  3- 105-BAL
16 Alfonso Soriano lf New York Yankees 2 lf 6-1 160 R R 1976-01-07 San Pedro de Macoris,DR MLB 1999-2014 1996-2014
1998-    UDFA-NYA
17 Chin-Feng Chen lf Los Angeles Dodgers 1 lf 6-1 189 R R 1977-10-28 Taiwan City,TW MLB 2002-2005 1999-2005
1999-    UDFA-LAN
18 Michael Cuddyer rf Minnesota Twins 1 rf 6-2 202 R R 1979-03-27 Norfolk,VA MLB 2001-2015 1998-2015
1997-  1-   9-MIN
19 Josh Beckett p Florida Marlins 2 p 6-4 190 R R 1980-05-15 Spring,TX MLB 2001-2014 2000-2014
1999-  1-   2-MIA
20 AJ Burnett p Florida Marlins 1 p 6-5 205 R R 1977-01-03 North Little Rock,AR MLB 1999-2015 1995-2015
1995-  8- 217-NYN
21 Gookie Dawkins 3b Cincinnati Reds 1 3b 6-1 180 R R 1979-05-12 Newberry,SC MLB 1999-2003 1997-2011
1997-  2-  66-CIN
22 Brad Penny p Florida Marlins 4 p 6-4 200 R R 1978-05-24 Blackwell,OK MLB 2000-2014 1996-2015
1996-  5- 155-ARI
23 Eric Munson 3b Detroit Tigers 1 3b 6-3 220 L R 1977-10-03 San Diego,CA MLB 2000-2009 1997-2011
1999-  1-   3-DET
24 Drew Henson 3b Cincinnati Reds 3 3b 6-5 222 R R 1980-02-13 San Diego,CA MLB 2002-2003 1998-2003
1998-  3-  97-NYA
25 Wilfredo Rodriguez p Houston Astros 1 p 6-3 180 L L 1979-03-20 Ciudad Bolivar,VZ MLB 2001-2001 1997-2006
1995-    UDFA-HOU
rank player name pos prospect Team tm rk pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years draft info
26 Michael Restovich lf Minnesota Twins 2 lf 6-4 233 R R 1979-01-03 Rochester,MN MLB 2002-2007 1998-2011
1997-  2-  61-MIN
27 Tony Armas p Montreal Expos 1 p 6-4 205 R R 1978-04-29 Puerto Piritu,VZ MLB 1999-2008 1995-2009
1994-    UDFA-NYA
28 Ramon Ortiz p Anaheim Angels 1 p 6-0 175 R R 1973-03-23 Cotui,DR MLB 1999-2013 1996-2015
1995-    UDFA-CAL
29 Francisco Cordero p Texas Rangers 2 p 6-2 200 R R 1975-05-11 Santo Domingo,DR MLB 1999-2012 1995-2012
1994-    UDFA-DET
30 Abraham Nunez rf-lf Florida Marlins -- rf-lf 6-2 160 B R 1977-02-05 Haina,DR MLB 2002-2004 1997-2009
1996-    UDFA-ARI
31 Jack Cust rf Arizona Diamondbacks 2 rf 6-2 195 L R 1979-01-16 Flemington,NJ MLB 2001-2011 1997-2012
1997-  1-  30-ARI
32 Jon Garland p Chicago White Sox 2 p 6-6 205 R R 1979-09-27 Valencia,CA MLB 2000-2013 1997-2013
1997-  1-  10-CHN
33 Chad Hermansen cf-rf Pittsburgh Pirates 1 cf-rf 6-2 185 R R 1977-09-10 Salt Lake City,UT MLB 1999-2004 1995-2007
1995-  1-  10-PIT
34 Alex Escobar rf-cf New York Mets 1 rf-cf 6-1 180 R R 1978-09-06 Valencia,VZ MLB 2001-2006 1996-2008
1995-    UDFA-NYN
35 Ben Petrick c-lf Colorado Rockies 2 c-lf 6-0 199 R R 1977-04-07 Hillsboro,OR MLB 1999-2003 1996-2004
1995-  2-  38-COL
36 Milton Bradley lf Montreal Expos 2 lf 6-0 180 B R 1978-04-15 Harbor City,CA MLB 2000-2011 1996-2011
1996-  2-  40-MON
37 Lance Berkman dh Houston Astros 2 dh 6-1 205 B L 1976-02-10 Waco,TX MLB 1999-2013 1995-2013
1997-  1-  16-HOU
38 Felipe Lopez 3b-2b Toronto Blue Jays 2 3b-2b 6-1 175 B R 1980-05-12 Bayamon,PR MLB 2001-2011 1998-2011
1998-  1-   8-TOR
39 Danys Baez p Cleveland Indians 2 p 6-4 225 R R 1977-09-10 Pinar del Rio,CU MLB 2001-2011 2000-2011
1999-    UDFA-CLE
40 Chris George p Kansas City Royals 2 p 6-1 165 L L 1979-09-16 Houston,TX MLB 2001-2004 1998-2012
1998-  1-  31-KCA
41 Barry Zito p Oakland Athletics 2 p 6-4 205 L L 1978-05-13 Las Vegas,NV MLB 2000-2015 1997-2015
1999-  1-   9-OAK
42 Choo Freeman cf Colorado Rockies 1 cf 6-2 200 R R 1979-10-20 Pine Bluff,AR MLB 2004-2006 1998-2007
1998-  1-  36-COL
43 Wes Anderson p Florida Marlins 3 p 6-4 175 R R 1979-09-10 Pine Bluff,AR A+ -- 1998-2003
1997- 14- 426-MIA
44 Matt LeCroy c-1b Minnesota Twins 3 c-1b 6-2 225 R R 1975-12-13 Belton,SC MLB 2000-2007 1995-2008
1997-  1-  50-MIN
45 Chad Hutchinson p St. Louis Cardinals 2 p 6-5 230 R R 1977-02-21 Del Mar,CA MLB 2001-2001 1996-2001
1998-  2-  48-SLN
46 George Lombard cf-lf Atlanta Braves 2 cf-lf 6-0 202 L R 1975-09-14 Atlanta,GA MLB 1998-2006 1994-2009
1994-  2-  61-ATL
47 Jason Standridge p Tampa Bay Rays 2 p 6-4 217 R R 1978-11-09 Birmingham,AL MLB 2001-2007 1997-2017
1997-  1-  31-TBA
48 Jayson Werth rf Baltimore Orioles 2 rf 6-5 210 R R 1979-05-20 Springfield,IL MLB 2002-2017 1997-2018
1997-  1-  22-BAL
49 Eric Gagne p Los Angeles Dodgers 2 p 6-2 195 R R 1976-01-07 Montreal,QC MLB 1999-2008 1996-2017
1994- 30- 845-CHA
50 Steve Lomasney c Boston Red Sox 1 c 6-0 195 R R 1977-08-29 Melrose,MA MLB 1999-1999 1995-2006
1995-  5- 130-BOS
rank player name pos prospect Team tm rk pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years draft info
51 Luis Rivera p Atlanta Braves 5 p 6-3 163 R R 1978-06-21 Chihuahua,MX MLB 2000-2000 1996-2010
1995-    UDFA-ATL
52 Brad Baisley p Philadelphia Phillies 2 p 6-9 205 R R 1979-08-24 Dade City,FL AA -- 1998-2004
1998-  2-  44-PHI
53 Jesus Colome p Oakland Athletics 3 p 6-2 170 R R 1979-03-23 San Pedro de Macoris,DR MLB 2001-2010 1994-2015
1996-    UDFA-OAK
54 Wascar Serrano p San Diego Padres 2 p 6-2 178 R R 1967-06-04 Santo Domingo,DR MLB 2001-2001 1997-2005
1995-    UDFA-SDN
55 Ed Yarnall p Cincinnati Reds 6 p 6-4 235 L L 1975-12-04 Lima,PA MLB 1999-2000 1994-2007
1996-  3-  78-NYN
56 Adam Dunn dh-1b Cincinnati Reds 2 dh-1b 6-6 235 L R 1979-11-09 Houston,TX MLB 2001-2014 1998-2014
1998-  2-  50-CIN
57 CC Sabathia p Cleveland Indians 1 p 6-7 250 L L 1980-07-21 Vallejo,CA MLB 2001-2019 1998-2019
1998-  1-  20-CLE
58 Kurt Ainsworth p San Francisco Giants 1 p 6-3 192 R R 1978-09-09 Baton Rouge,LA MLB 2001-2004 1998-2004
1999-  1-  24-SFN
59 Rob Bell p Cincinnati Reds 3 p 6-5 226 R R 1977-01-17 Newburgh,NY MLB 2000-2007 1995-2008
1995-  3-  85-ATL
60 Julio Ramirez cf-rf Florida Marlins 5 cf-rf 5-11 170 R R 1977-08-10 San Juan de Maguana,DR MLB 1999-2005 1995-2010
1993-    UDFA-MIA
61 Peter Bergeron cf Montreal Expos 3 cf 6-0 185 L R 1977-11-09 Greenfield,MA MLB 1999-2004 1996-2007
1996-  4- 118-LAN
62 Pablo Ozuna 2b-cf Florida Marlins 7 2b-cf 6-0 160 R R 1974-08-25 Santo Domingo,DR MLB 2000-2008 1997-2010
1996-    UDFA-SLN
63 Aaron Myette p Chicago White Sox 3 p 6-4 195 R R 1977-09-26 New Westminster,BC MLB 1999-2004 1997-2008
1997-  1-  43-CHA
64 Adam Eaton p San Diego Padres 3 p 6-2 190 R R 1977-11-23 Seattle,WA MLB 2000-2009 1997-2009
1996-  1-  11-PHI
65 Ben Sheets p Milwaukee Brewers 2 p 6-1 195 R R 1978-07-18 Baton Rouge,LA MLB 2001-2012 1997-2012
1999-  1-  10-MIL
66 Dernell Stenson lf-rf Boston Red Sox 2 lf-rf 6-1 215 L L 1978-06-17 LaGrange,GA MLB 2003-2003 1996-2003
1996-  3-  91-BOS
67 Cesar Izturis ss-2b Toronto Blue Jays 3 ss-2b 5-9 155 B R 1980-02-10 Barquisimeto,VZ MLB 2001-2013 1997-2013
2016-    UDFA-TOR
68 Jason Romano cf-2b Texas Rangers 3 cf-2b 6-0 185 R R 1979-06-24 Tampa,FL MLB 2002-2005 1997-2007
1997-  1-  39-TEX
69 Wade Miller p Houston Astros 3 p 6-2 185 R R 1976-09-13 Reading,PA MLB 1999-2007 1996-2009
1996- 20- 594-HOU
70 Kyle Snyder p Kansas City Royals 3 p 6-8 220 R R 1977-09-09 Houston,TX MLB 2003-2008 1997-2011
1999-  1-   7-KCA
71 Mike Lamb 1b Texas Rangers 4 1b 6-1 185 L R 1975-08-09 West Covina,CA MLB 2000-2010 1995-2011
1997-  7- 227-TEX
72 Jackson Melian of Cincinnati Reds 5 of 6-2 190 R R 1980-01-07 Barcelona,VZ AAA -- 1997-2010
1996-    UDFA-NYA
73 Carlos Guillen 2b Seattle Mariners 2 2b 6-1 180 B R 1975-09-30 Maracay,VZ MLB 1998-2011 1995-2011
1992-    UDFA-HOU
74 Marcus Giles 2b Atlanta Braves 3 2b 5-8 180 R R 1978-05-18 San Diego,CA MLB 2001-2007 1997-2007
1996- 53-1512-ATL
75 Dan Reichert p Kansas City Royals 4 p 6-3 175 R R 1976-07-12 Monterey,CA MLB 1999-2003 1995-2012
1997-  1-   7-KCA
rank player name pos prospect Team tm rk pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years draft info
76 Adam Everett 3b Houston Astros -- 3b 6-0 156 R R 1977-02-02 Austell,GA MLB 2001-2011 1996-2011
1998-  1-  12-BOS
77 Hee Seop Choi 1b Chicago Cubs 2 1b 6-5 235 L L 1979-03-16 Chun-Nam,KR MLB 2002-2005 1999-2006
1999-    UDFA-CHN
78 Pat Strange p New York Mets 2 p 6-5 247 R R 1980-08-23 Springfield,MA MLB 2002-2003 1998-2004
1998-  2-  64-NYN
79 B.J. Garbe of Minnesota Twins 4 of 6-2 195 R R 1981-03-03 Moses Lake,WA AA -- 1999-2006
1999-  1-   5-MIN
80 Chip Ambres of Florida Marlins 6 of 6-0 175 R R 1979-12-19 Beaumont,TX MLB 2005-2008 1999-2009
2000- 30- 896-SEA
81 Byung-Hyun Kim p Arizona Diamondbacks 3 p 5-11 176 R R 1979-01-21 Gwangju,KR MLB 1999-2007 1999-2010
1999-    UDFA-ARI
82 Russell Branyan 1b Cleveland Indians 3 1b 6-3 195 L R 1975-12-19 Warner Robins,GA MLB 1998-2011 1994-2014
1994-  7- 185-CLE
83 Orber Moreno p Kansas City Royals 5 p 6-2 190 R R 1977-04-27 Caracas,VZ MLB 1999-2004 1995-2010
1993-    UDFA-KCA
84 Grant Roberts p New York Mets 3 p 6-3 205 R R 1977-09-13 El Cajon,CA MLB 2000-2004 1995-2005
1995- 11- 301-NYN
85 Ryan Christianson c Seattle Mariners 3 c 6-2 210 R R 1981-04-21 Riverside,CA AAA -- 1999-2007
1999-  1-  11-SEA
86 Luis Rivas 2b Minnesota Twins 5 2b 5-10 175 R R 1979-08-30 La Guaira,VZ MLB 2000-2008 1996-2009
1995-    UDFA-MIN
87 Jason Jennings p Colorado Rockies 3 p 6-2 242 R R 1978-07-17 Dallas,TX MLB 2001-2009 1999-2011
1999-  1-  16-COL
88 Wily Mo Pena dh-lf New York Yankees 7 dh-lf 6-3 215 R R 1982-01-23 Laguna Salada,DR MLB 2002-2011 1999-2017
1998-    UDFA-NYA
89 D'Angelo Jimenez 2b-ss New York Yankees 4 2b-ss 6-0 160 B R 1977-12-21 Santo Domingo,DR MLB 1999-2007 1995-2013
1994-    UDFA-NYA
90 Mario Encarnacion lf-rf Oakland Athletics 4 lf-rf 6-2 205 R R 1977-09-24 Bani,DR MLB 2001-2002 1996-2004
1994-    UDFA-OAK
91 Tim Drew p Cleveland Indians 4 p 6-1 195 R R 1978-08-31 Valdosta,GA MLB 2000-2004 1997-2008
1997-  1-  28-CLE
92 Ramon Santiago 2b-ss Detroit Tigers 2 2b-ss 5-11 150 B R 1979-08-31 Las Matas de Farfan,DR MLB 2002-2014 1999-2015
1998-    UDFA-DET
93 Adam Piatt lf-rf Oakland Athletics 5 lf-rf 6-2 195 R R 1976-02-08 Chicago,IL MLB 2000-2003 1995-2003
1997-  8- 245-OAK
94 Sun-Woo Kim p Boston Red Sox 3 p 6-2 180 R R 1977-09-04 Inchon,KR MLB 2001-2006 1998-2007
1997-    UDFA-BOS
95 Jimmy Rollins ss Philadelphia Phillies 4 ss 5-8 154 B R 1978-11-27 Oakland,CA MLB 2000-2016 1996-2016
1996-  2-  46-PHI
96 Joe Crede 3b Chicago White Sox 4 3b 6-3 195 R R 1978-04-26 Jefferson City,MO MLB 2000-2009 1996-2009
1996-  5- 137-CHA
97 J.J. Davis rf Pittsburgh Pirates 2 rf 6-4 250 R R 1978-10-25 Glendora,CA MLB 2002-2005 1997-2005
1997-  1-   8-PIT
98 Aubrey Huff 1b Tampa Bay Rays 3 1b 6-4 220 L R 1976-12-20 Marion,OH MLB 2000-2012 1997-2012
1998-  5- 162-TBA
99 Wilson Betemit dh Atlanta Braves -- dh 6-3 190 B R 1981-11-02 Santo Domingo,DR MLB 2001-2013 1997-2016
1996-    UDFA-ATL
100 Kenny Kelly of Tampa Bay Rays 10 of 6-2 180 R R 1979-01-26 Plant City,FL MLB 2000-2005 1997-2011
1997-  2-  82-TBA
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