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April 5, 2012

Future Shock Blog

Top 101 Prospects: Opening Day Assignments

by Kevin Goldstein

With minor league opening day upon us, here as where they'll be playing (or not) to begin the year.

1. Matt Moore, LHP, Rays: MLB
2. Bryce Harper, OF, Nationals: Triple-A Syracuse
3. Mike Trout, OF, Angels: Triple-A Salt Lake
4. Jurickson Profar, SS, Rangers: Double-A Frisco
5. Julio Teheran, RHP, Braves: Triple-A Gwinnett
6. Dylan Bundy, RHP, Orioles: Low-A Delmarva
7. Jesus Montero, C, Mariners: MLB
8. Manny Machado, SS, Orioles: Double-A Bowie
9. Gerrit Cole, RHP, Pirates: High-A Bradenton
10. Shelby Miller, RHP, Cardinals: Triple-A Memphis
11. Trevor Bauer, RHP, Diamondbacks: Double-A Mobile
12. Miguel Sano, 3B, Twins: Low-A Beloit
13. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Pirates: High-A Bradenton
14. Taijuan Walker, RHP, Mariners: Double-A Jackson
16. Travis D'Arnaud, C, Blue Jays: Triple-A Las Vegas
17. Francisco Lindor, SS, Indians: Low-A Lake County
18. Gary Brown, OF, Giants: Double-A Richmond
19. Wil Myers, OF, Royals: Double-A Northwest Arkansas
20. Nolan Arenado, 3B, Rockies: Double-A Tulsa
21. Tyler Skaggs, LHP, Diamondbacks: Double-A Mobile
22. Billy Hamilton, SS, Reds: High-A Bakersfield
23. Oscar Taveras, OF, Cardinals: Double-A Springfield
24. Devin Mesoraco, C, Reds: MLB
25. Matt Harvey, RHP, Mets: Triple-A Buffalo
26. Anthony Rendon, 3B, Nationals: High-A Potomac
27. Bubba Starling, OF, Royals: Extended spring
28. Jake Marisnick, OF, Blue Jays: High-A Dunedin
29. Manny Banuelos, LHP, Yankees: Triple-A Empire State
30. Zack Wheeler, RHP, Mets: Double-A Binghamton
31. Carlos Martinez, RHP, Cardinals: High-A Palm Beach
32. Xander Bogaerts, SS, Red Sox: High-A Salem
33. Christian Yelich, OF, Marlins: High-A Jupiter
34. Drew Pomeranz, LHP, Rockies: MLB: Will make minor league start then join MLB
35. Danny Hultzen, LHP, Mariners: Double-A Jackson
36. Martin Perez, LHP, Rangers: Triple-A Round Rock
37. Archie Bradley, RHP, Diamondbacks: Single-A South Bend
38. Yasmani Grandal, C, Padres: Triple-A Tucson
39. Michael Choice, OF, Athletics: Double-A Midland
40. Gary Sanchez, C, Yankees: Low-A Charleston
41. Randall Delgado, RHP, Braves: MLB
42. Luis Heredia, RHP, Pirates: Extending Spring
43. Josh Bell, OF, Pirates: Low-A West Virginia
44. Brett Jackson, OF, Cubs: Triple-A Iowa
45. Mike Olt, 3B, Rangers: Double-A Frisco
46. Brandon Jacobs, OF, Red Sox: High-A Salem
47. Jake Odorizzi, RHP, Royals: Double-A Northwest Arkansas
48. Jarred Cosart, RHP, Astros: Double-A Corpus Christi
49. George Springer, OF, Astros: High-A Lancaster
50. Jarrod Parker, RHP, Athletics: Triple-A Sacramento
51. Trevor May, RHP, Phillies: Double-A Reading
52. Rymer Liriano, OF, Padres: High-A Lake Elsinore
53. Robbie Erlin, LHP, Padres: Double-A San Antonio
54. Daniel Norris, LHP, Blue Jays: Extended spring
55. Will Middlebrooks, 3B, Red Sox: Triple-A Pawtucket
56. Starling Marte, OF, Pirates: Triple-A Indianapolis
57. Jedd Gyorko, 3B, Padres: Double-A San Antonio
58. Cory Spangenberg, 2B, Padres: High-A Lake Elsinore
59. James Paxton, LHP, Mariners: Double-A Jackson
60. A.J. Cole, RHP, Athletics: High-A Stockton
61. Wilin Rosario, C, Rockies: MLB
62. Arodys Vizcaino, RHP, Braves: Out for year, Tommy John surgery
63. Dellin Betances, RHP, Yankees: Triple-A Empire State
64. Brad Peacock, RHP, Athletics: Triple-A Sacramento 
65. Hak-Ju Lee, SS, Rays: Double-A Montgomery
66. Javier Baez, SS, Cubs: Extended spring
67. Jean Segura, SS, Angels: Double-A Arkansas
68. Anthony Gose, OF, Blue Jays: Triple-A Las Vegas
69. Matt Adams, 1B, Cardinals: Triple-A Memphis
70. Zach Lee, RHP, Dodgers: High-A Rancho Cucamonga
71. Nick Castellanos, 3B, Tigers: High-A Lakeland
72. Sonny Gray, RHP, Athletics: Double-A Midland
73. Jonathan Singleton, 1B, Astros: Double-A Corpus Chrisi
74. Joe Wieland, RHP, Padres: Triple-A Tucson
75. Anthony Rizzo, 1B, Cubs: Triple-A Iowa
76. Robbie Grossman, OF, Pirates: Double-A Altoona
77. Neil Ramirez, RHP, Rangers: Triple-A Round Rock
78. Casey Kelly, RHP, Padres: Triple-A Tuscon
79. Chad Bettis, RHP, Rockies: Double-A Tulsa (DL, shoulder tendonitis)
80. Jose Fernandez, RHP, Marlins: Low-A Greensboro
81. Addison Reed, RHP, White Sox: MLB
82. John Lamb, LHP, Royals: DL (Tommy John surgery), expected mid-season return
83. Cheslor Cuthbert, 3B, Royals: High-A Wilmington
84. Jessie Biddle, LHP, Phillies: High-A Clearwater
85. Jonathan Schoop, INF, Orioles: Double-A Bowie
86. Yonder Alonso, 1B, Padres: MLB
87. Eddie Rosario, OF/2B, Twins: Low-A Beloit
88. Kolten Wong, 2B, Cardinals: Double-A Springfield
89. Jeurys Familia, RHP, Mets: Triple-A Buffalo
90. Joe Benson, OF, Twins: Triple-A Rochester
91. Matt Purke, LHP, Nationals: High-A Potomac
92. Wily Peralta, RHP, Brewers: Triple-A Nashville
93. Noah Syndergaard, RHP, Blue Jays: Low-A Lansing
94. Austin Hedges, C, Padres: Low-A Fort Wayne
95. Joe Ross, RHP, Padres: Low-A Fort Wayne
96. Derek Norris, C, Athletics: Triple-A Sacramento
97. Tim Wheeler, OF, Rockies: Triple-A Colorado Springs
98. Ryan Lavarnway, C, Red Sox: Triple-A Pawtucket
99. Mason Williams, OF, Yankees: Low-A Charleston
100. Grant Green, OF, Athletics: Triple-A Sacramento
101. Jorge Alfaro, C, Rangers: Low-A Hickory

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