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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 Josh Beckett p Florida Marlins 1 p 6-4 190 R R 1980-05-15 Spring,TX MLB 2001-2014 2000-2014
1999-  1-   2-MIA
2 Mark Prior p Chicago Cubs 1 p 6-5 225 R R 1980-09-07 San Diego,CA MLB 2002-2006 1999-2013
2001-  1-   2-CHN
3 Hank Blalock 3b Texas Rangers 1 3b 6-1 190 L R 1980-11-21 San Diego,CA MLB 2002-2010 1999-2010
1999-  3- 105-TEX
4 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
5 Carlos Pena 1b-dh Oakland Athletics 1 1b-dh 6-2 210 L L 1978-05-17 Santo Domingo,DR MLB 2001-2014 1996-2014
1998-  1-  10-TEX
6 Juan Cruz p Chicago Cubs 2 p 6-2 155 R R 1978-10-15 Bonao,DR MLB 2001-2012 1998-2012
1997-    UDFA-CHN
7 Joe Mauer c Minnesota Twins 1 c 6-4 220 L R 1983-04-19 St. Paul,MN MLB 2004-2018 2001-2018
2001-  1-   1-MIN
8 Wilson Betemit dh Atlanta Braves 1 dh 6-3 190 B R 1981-11-02 Santo Domingo,DR MLB 2001-2013 1997-2016
1996-    UDFA-ATL
9 Drew Henson 3b New York Yankees 1 3b 6-5 222 R R 1980-02-13 San Diego,CA MLB 2002-2003 1998-2003
1998-  3-  97-NYA
10 Mark Teixeira 1b Texas Rangers 2 1b 6-3 225 B R 1980-04-11 Severna Park,MD MLB 2003-2016 1999-2016
2001-  1-   5-TEX
11 Austin Kearns rf Cincinnati Reds 1 rf 6-3 220 R R 1980-05-20 Lexington,KY MLB 2002-2013 1998-2013
1998-  1-   7-CIN
12 Joe Borchard rf-cf Chicago White Sox 1 rf-cf 6-5 220 B R 1978-11-25 Panorama City,CA MLB 2002-2007 1998-2011
2000-  1-  12-CHA
13 Nick Johnson dh New York Yankees 2 dh 6-3 195 L L 1978-09-19 Sacramento,CA MLB 2001-2012 1996-2012
1996-  3-  89-NYA
14 Ryan Anderson p Seattle Mariners 1 p 6-10 225 L L 1979-07-12 Southfield,MI AAA -- 1998-2005
1997-  1-  19-SEA
15 Angel Berroa ss-2b Kansas City Royals 1 ss-2b 6-0 175 R R 1980-01-27 Santo Domingo,DR MLB 2001-2009 1999-2015
1997-    UDFA-OAK
16 Dennis Tankersley p San Diego Padres 2 p 6-2 185 R R 1979-02-24 St. Charles,MO MLB 2002-2004 1999-2008
1998- 38-1135-BOS
17 Nick Neugebauer p Milwaukee Brewers 1 p 6-3 225 R R 1980-07-15 Riverside,CA MLB 2001-2002 1999-2004
1998-  2-  56-MIL
18 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
19 Jerome Williams p San Francisco Giants 1 p 6-3 180 R R 1981-12-04 Honolulu,HI MLB 2003-2016 1999-2018
1999-  1-  39-SFN
20 Brandon Phillips 2b Montreal Expos 1 2b 5-11 185 R R 1981-06-28 Raleigh,NC MLB 2002-2018 1999-2021
1999-  2-  57-MON
21 Justin Morneau 1b Minnesota Twins 2 1b 6-4 205 L R 1981-05-15 New Westminster,BC MLB 2003-2016 1999-2016
1999-  3-  89-MIN
22 Casey Kotchman 1b Anaheim Angels 1 1b 6-3 210 L L 1983-02-22 St. Petersburg,FL MLB 2004-2013 2001-2016
2001-  1-  13-ANA
23 Jon Rauch p Chicago White Sox 2 p 6-11 255 R R 1978-09-27 Louisville,KY MLB 2002-2013 1997-2013
1999-  3-  99-CHA
24 Carlos Hernandez 2b-ss Houston Astros 1 2b-ss 5-9 175 R R 1975-12-12 Caracas,VZ MLB 1999-2000 1994-2006
1997-    UDFA-HOU
25 Ty Howington p Cincinnati Reds 2 p 6-5 220 B L 1980-11-04 Vancouver,WA AA -- 2000-2005
1999-  1-  14-CIN
rank player name pos prospect Team tm rk pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years draft info
26 Marlon Byrd rf Philadelphia Phillies 1 rf 6-0 225 R R 1977-08-30 Boynton Beach,FL MLB 2002-2016 1999-2016
1999- 10- 306-PHI
27 Michael Cuddyer rf Minnesota Twins 3 rf 6-2 202 R R 1979-03-27 Norfolk,VA MLB 2001-2015 1998-2015
1997-  1-   9-MIN
28 Jake Peavy p San Diego Padres 3 p 6-1 180 R R 1981-05-31 Mobile,AL MLB 2002-2016 1999-2016
1999- 15- 472-SDN
29 Boof Bonser p San Francisco Giants 2 p 6-4 230 R R 1981-10-14 St. Petersburg,FL MLB 2006-2010 2000-2014
2000-  1-  21-SFN
30 Rafael Soriano p Seattle Mariners 2 p 6-1 175 R R 1979-12-19 San Jose,DR MLB 2002-2015 1997-2015
1996-    UDFA-SEA
31 Adrian Gonzalez 1b Florida Marlins 4 1b 6-2 190 L L 1982-05-08 San Diego,CA MLB 2004-2018 2000-2021
2000-  1-   1-MIA
32 Corwin Malone p Chicago White Sox 3 p 6-3 200 R L 1980-07-03 Grove Hill,AL AAA -- 1999-2008
1999-  9- 279-CHA
33 Brett Myers p Philadelphia Phillies 2 p 6-4 215 R R 1980-08-17 Jacksonville,FL MLB 2002-2013 1999-2013
1999-  1-  12-PHI
34 Jose Reyes ss New York Mets 2 ss 6-0 160 B R 1983-06-11 Villa Gonzalez,DR MLB 2003-2018 2000-2018
1999-    UDFA-NYN
35 Kazuhisa Ishii p Los Angeles Dodgers -- p 6-0 190 L L 1973-09-09 Chiba,JP MLB 2002-2005 1992-2013
2002-    UDFA-LAN
36 Josh Phelps 1b-c Toronto Blue Jays 1 1b-c 6-3 220 R R 1978-05-02 Anchorage,AK MLB 2000-2008 1996-2010
1996- 10- 279-TOR
37 Brandon Claussen p New York Yankees 3 p 6-2 175 L L 1979-05-01 Rapid City,SD MLB 2003-2006 1999-2007
1998- 34-1027-NYA
38 Miguel Cabrera dh-1b Florida Marlins 2 dh-1b 6-4 249 R R 1983-04-18 Maracay,VZ MLB 2003-2022 2000-2022
1999-    UDFA-MIA
39 Xavier Nady of San Diego Padres 4 of 6-2 205 R R 1978-11-14 Carmel,CA MLB 2000-2014 1998-2014
2000-  2-  49-SDN
40 Hee Seop Choi 1b Chicago Cubs 3 1b 6-5 235 L L 1979-03-16 Chun-Nam,KR MLB 2002-2005 1999-2006
1999-    UDFA-CHN
41 J.R. House c Pittsburgh Pirates 1 c 5-10 200 R R 1979-11-11 Charleston,WV MLB 2003-2008 1999-2011
1999-  5- 152-PIT
42 Adam Wainwright p Atlanta Braves 2 p 6-7 230 R R 1981-08-30 St. Simons Island,GA MLB 2005-2022 2000-2022
2000-  1-  29-ATL
43 John Buck c Houston Astros 2 c 6-3 210 R R 1980-07-07 Kemmerer,WY MLB 2004-2014 1998-2014
1998-  7- 212-HOU
44 Jimmy Journell p St. Louis Cardinals 1 p 6-4 205 R R 1977-12-29 Springfield,OH MLB 2003-2005 1997-2006
1999-  4- 132-SLN
45 Dave Kelton lf-rf Chicago Cubs 4 lf-rf 6-3 205 R R 1979-12-17 Dothan,AL MLB 2003-2004 1998-2006
1998-  2-  46-CHN
46 Chris Snelling lf-rf Seattle Mariners 4 lf-rf 5-10 165 L L 1981-12-03 North Miami,FL MLB 2002-2008 1999-2009
1999-    UDFA-SEA
47 Kelly Johnson p Atlanta Braves 3 p 6-1 220 R R 1980-05-09 Tucson,AZ A -- 2000-2005
2000- 45-1333-SLN
48 Bobby Hill 2b-3b Chicago Cubs 5 2b-3b 5-10 170 B R 1978-04-03 San Jose,CA MLB 2002-2005 1997-2011
2000-  2-  43-CHN
49 Mario Ramos p Texas Rangers 3 p 5-11 180 L L 1977-10-19 Aurora,IL MLB 2003-2003 1997-2007
1999-  6- 183-OAK
50 Jimmy Gobble p Kansas City Royals 2 p 6-3 190 L L 1981-07-19 Bristol,TN MLB 2003-2009 1999-2010
1999-  1-  43-KCA
rank player name pos prospect Team tm rk pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years draft info
51 Chris Burke 2b Houston Astros 3 2b 5-11 183 R R 1980-03-11 Louisville,KY MLB 2004-2009 2000-2010
2001-  1-  10-HOU
52 Antonio Perez ss-3b Seattle Mariners 3 ss-3b 5-11 175 R R 1980-01-26 Bani,DR MLB 2003-2006 1999-2009
1998-    UDFA-CIN
53 Jason Lane p Houston Astros 4 p 6-2 215 R L 1976-12-22 Santa Rosa,CA MLB 2002-2014 1998-2015
1999-  6- 203-HOU
54 Mark Phillips p San Diego Padres 5 p 6-3 215 L L 1981-12-30 Hanover,PA A+ -- 2000-2007
2000-  1-   9-SDN
55 Nate Cornejo p Detroit Tigers 1 p 6-5 200 R R 1979-09-24 Wellington,KS MLB 2001-2004 1998-2006
1998-  1-  34-DET
56 Gavin Floyd p Philadelphia Phillies 3 p 6-4 245 R R 1983-01-27 Annapolis,MD MLB 2004-2016 2002-2016
2001-  1-   4-PHI
57 Dewon Brazelton p Tampa Bay Rays 3 p 6-4 214 R R 1980-06-16 Tullahoma,TN MLB 2002-2006 1999-2010
2001-  1-   3-TBA
58 Kurt Ainsworth p San Francisco Giants 3 p 6-3 192 R R 1978-09-09 Baton Rouge,LA MLB 2001-2004 1998-2004
1999-  1-  24-SFN
59 Carl Crawford lf Tampa Bay Rays 2 lf 6-2 219 L L 1981-08-05 Houston,TX MLB 2002-2016 1999-2016
1999-  2-  52-TBA
60 Seung Song p Boston Red Sox 1 p 6-1 195 R R 1980-06-29 Pusan,KR AAA -- 1999-2006
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61 Chin-Hui Tsao p Colorado Rockies 1 p 6-2 180 R R 1981-06-02 Hualien,TW MLB 2003-2016 2000-2017
1999-    UDFA-COL
62 Brad Wilkerson lf-1b Montreal Expos 2 lf-1b 6-0 190 L L 1977-06-01 Davies,KY MLB 2001-2008 1996-2009
1998-  1-  33-MON
63 Michael Restovich lf Minnesota Twins 4 lf 6-4 233 R R 1979-01-03 Rochester,MN MLB 2002-2007 1998-2011
1997-  2-  61-MIN
64 Chin-Feng Chen lf Los Angeles Dodgers 2 lf 6-1 189 R R 1977-10-28 Taiwan City,TW MLB 2002-2005 1999-2005
1999-    UDFA-LAN
65 Wily Mo Pena dh-lf Cincinnati Reds 3 dh-lf 6-3 215 R R 1982-01-23 Laguna Salada,DR MLB 2002-2011 1999-2017
1998-    UDFA-NYA
66 Brett Evert p Atlanta Braves 4 p 6-6 240 L R 1980-10-23 Salem,OR AAA -- 1999-2007
1999-  7- 234-ATL
67 Juan Rivera of New York Yankees 5 of 6-2 170 R R 1978-07-03 Guarenas,VZ MLB 2001-2012 1998-2013
1996-    UDFA-NYA
68 Nic Jackson of Chicago Cubs 7 of 6-3 205 L R 1979-09-25 Richmond,VA AAA -- 1998-2015
2000-  3-  76-CHN
69 Ricardo Rodriguez p Los Angeles Dodgers 1 p 6-3 165 R R 1978-05-21 Manga,DR MLB 2002-2005 2000-2008
1996-    UDFA-LAN
70 Jayson Werth rf Toronto Blue Jays 3 rf 6-5 210 R R 1979-05-20 Springfield,IL MLB 2002-2017 1997-2018
1997-  1-  22-BAL
71 Alex Escobar rf-cf Cleveland Indians 2 rf-cf 6-1 180 R R 1978-09-06 Valencia,VZ MLB 2001-2006 1996-2008
1995-    UDFA-NYN
72 Clint Nageotte p Seattle Mariners 5 p 6-3 200 R R 1980-10-25 Parma,OH MLB 2004-2006 2000-2010
1999-  5- 155-SEA
73 Corey Smith 3b Cleveland Indians 1 3b 6-1 205 R R 1982-04-15 Plainfield,NJ AAA -- 2000-2014
2000-  1-  26-CLE
74 Bobby Jenks p Anaheim Angels 2 p 6-3 225 R R 1981-03-14 Mission Hills,CA MLB 2005-2011 2000-2011
2000-  5- 140-ANA
75 Gabe Gross lf Toronto Blue Jays 2 lf 6-3 205 L R 1979-10-21 Baltimore,MD MLB 2004-2010 1999-2010
2001-  1-  15-TOR
rank player name pos prospect Team tm rk pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years draft info
76 John-Ford Griffin of New York Yankees 4 of 6-2 215 L L 1979-11-19 Sarasota,FL MLB 2005-2007 1999-2010
2001-  1-  23-NYA
77 Jake Gautreau 2b San Diego Padres 8 2b 6-0 185 L R 1979-11-14 Mcallen,TX AAA -- 1999-2008
2001-  1-  14-SDN
78 Aaron Heilman p New York Mets 1 p 6-5 220 R R 1978-11-12 Logansport,IN MLB 2003-2011 1998-2012
2001-  1-  18-NYN
79 Kenny Baugh p Detroit Tigers 4 p 6-4 190 R R 1979-02-05 Beaumont,TX AAA -- 1998-2009
2001-  1-  11-DET
80 Carlos Zambrano p Chicago Cubs 6 p 6-4 250 B R 1981-06-01 Carabobo,VZ MLB 2001-2012 1998-2019
1997-    UDFA-CHN
81 Orlando Hudson 2b-3b Toronto Blue Jays 5 2b-3b 6-0 185 B R 1977-12-12 Darlington,SC MLB 2002-2012 1998-2012
1997- 43-1280-TOR
82 Colby Lewis p Texas Rangers 4 p 6-4 215 R R 1979-08-02 Bakersfield,CA MLB 2002-2016 1999-2016
1999-  1-  38-TEX
83 Tony Torcato rf-lf San Francisco Giants 4 rf-lf 6-1 195 L R 1979-10-25 Woodland,CA MLB 2002-2005 1998-2015
1998-  1-  19-SFN
84 Mike Jones p Milwaukee Brewers 4 p 6-4 210 R R 1983-04-23 Corona,CA AAA -- 2001-2010
2001-  1-  12-MIL
85 Adam Johnson p Minnesota Twins 5 p 6-2 210 R R 1979-07-12 San Jose,CA MLB 2001-2003 1999-2009
2000-  1-   2-MIN
86 Chris Narveson p St. Louis Cardinals 2 p 6-3 180 L L 1981-12-20 Englewood,CO MLB 2006-2016 2000-2017
2000-  2-  53-SLN
87 Denny Bautista p Florida Marlins 3 p 6-5 170 R R 1982-10-23 Sanchez,DR MLB 2004-2010 2000-2015
2000-    UDFA-MIA
88 JD Martin p Cleveland Indians 5 p 6-5 175 R R 1983-01-02 Ridgecrest,CA MLB 2009-2010 2001-2019
2001-  1-  35-CLE
89 John VanBenschoten p Pittsburgh Pirates 2 p 6-4 210 R R 1980-04-14 San Diego,CA MLB 2004-2008 1999-2011
2001-  1-   8-PIT
90 Erik Bedard p Baltimore Orioles 2 p 6-1 180 L L 1979-03-06 Navan,ON MLB 2002-2014 1999-2015
1999-  6- 187-BAL
91 Eric Byrnes lf-cf Oakland Athletics 2 lf-cf 6-2 205 R R 1976-02-16 Redwood City,CA MLB 2000-2010 1995-2010
1998-  8- 225-OAK
92 Ramon Vazquez 2b San Diego Padres 9 2b 5-11 176 L R 1976-08-21 Aibonito,PR MLB 2001-2009 1995-2012
1995- 27- 734-SEA
93 Tony Blanco if Boston Red Sox 2 if 6-1 176 R R 1981-11-10 Haina,DR MLB 2005-2005 2000-2016
1998-    UDFA-BOS
94 Joe Crede 3b Chicago White Sox 5 3b 6-3 195 R R 1978-04-26 Jefferson City,MO MLB 2000-2009 1996-2009
1996-  5- 137-CHA
95 Omar Infante 2b Detroit Tigers 2 2b 5-9 150 R R 1981-12-26 Puerto La Cruz,VZ MLB 2002-2016 1999-2017
1999-    UDFA-DET
96 Matt Belisle p Atlanta Braves 6 p 6-3 195 R R 1980-06-06 Austin,TX MLB 2003-2018 1999-2018
1998-  2-  52-ATL
97 Victor Martinez dh Cleveland Indians 6 dh 6-2 170 B R 1978-12-23 Ciudad Bolivar,VZ MLB 2002-2018 1999-2018
1996-    UDFA-CLE
98 Dustin McGowan p Toronto Blue Jays 4 p 6-3 190 R R 1982-03-24 Savannah,GA MLB 2005-2017 2000-2017
2000-  1-  33-TOR
99 Ryan Dittfurth p Texas Rangers 6 p 6-6 200 R R 1979-10-18 Fort Worth,TX AA -- 1998-2008
1998-  5- 143-TEX
100 Jack Cust rf Colorado Rockies 6 rf 6-2 195 L R 1979-01-16 Flemington,NJ MLB 2001-2011 1997-2012
1997-  1-  30-ARI
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