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February 3, 2003

Top 10 Prospects

Top 40 Prospects

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This week, Baseball Prospectus 2003 will be released to bookstores nationwide. To celebrate the release of the book, we're announcing our Top 40 Prospects here at the Web site. For more on these prospects, and more than 1,500 other players, you can now order BP directly from the publisher. As always, the book will contain our list of the top 40 prospects in baseball, as compiled by Rany Jazayerli, along with Jazayerli's exclusive commentary on each player.

To see what goes into creating this list, take a look at Part One and Part Two of a recent Roundtable series by Prospectus authors.

Without further ado, here are the Baseball Prospectus Top 40 Prospects for 2003:


  1. Mark Teixeira, 3B, Texas
  2. Hideki Matsui, RF, New York (AL)
  3. Jose Reyes, SS, New York (NL)
  4. Victor Martinez, C, Cleveland
  5. Jose Contreras, SP, New York (AL)


  6. Brandon Phillips, 2B/SS, Cleveland
  7. Hee Seop Choi, 1B, Chicago (NL)
  8. Jerome Williams, SP, San Francisco
  9. Joe Mauer, C, Minnesota
  10. Chris Snelling, OF, Seattle


  11. Jason Stokes, 1B, Florida
  12. Rich Harden, SP, Oakland
  13. Jesse Foppert, SP, San Francisco
  14. Marlon Byrd, CF, Philadelphia
  15. Michael Cuddyer, RF, Minnesota


  16. Shin-Soo Choo, OF, Seattle
  17. Aaron Heilman, SP, New York (NL)
  18. Brendan Harris, 3B, Chicago (NL)
  19. Kurt Ainsworth, SP, San Francisco
  20. Travis Hafner, 1B, Cleveland


  21. Francisco Rodriguez, RP, Anaheim
  22. Joe Borchard, CF, Chicago (AL)
  23. Scott Hairston, 2B, Arizona
  24. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, Florida
  25. Jason Arnold, SP, Toronto


  26. John Patterson, SP, Arizona
  27. Casey Kotchman, 1B, Anaheim
  28. Rocco Baldelli, OF, Tampa Bay
  29. Miguel Cabrera, 3B, Florida
  30. Justin Morneau, 1B, Minnesota


  31. Wilson Betemit, SS, Atlanta
  32. Cliff Lee, SP, Cleveland
  33. Hanley Ramirez, SS, Boston
  34. Justin Huber, C, New York (NL)
  35. Clint Nageotte, SP, Seattle


  36. Juan Rivera, LF, New York (AL)
  37. Khalil Greene, SS, San Diego
  38. Jayson Werth, OF, Toronto
  39. Joey Thurston, 2B, Los Angeles
  40. Bobby Jenks, SP, Anaheim

Honorable Mentions


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