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February 24, 2004

Top 50 Prospects

The List

by Rany Jazayerli

For full Top 50 Prospects coverage, including the list, comments and projections for each player, check out Baseball Prospectus 2004, now shipping.

1. Joe Mauer, C, Minnesota
2. Jeremy Reed, OF, Chicago (AL)
3. Andy Marte, 3B, Atlanta
4. Prince Fielder, 1B, Milwaukee
5. David Wright, 3B, New York (NL)

6. Edwin Jackson, RHP, Los Angeles
7. Zack Greinke, RHP, Kansas City
8. B.J. Upton, SS, Tampa Bay
9. Rickie Weeks, 2B, Milwaukee
10. Kazuo Matsui, SS, New York (NL)

11. Justin Morneau, 1B, Minnesota
12. Scott Kazmir, LHP, New York (NL)
13. Bobby Crosby, SS, Oakland
14. Casey Kotchman, 1B, Anaheim
15. Alexis Rios, CF, Toronto

16. Ryan Wagner, RHP, Cincinnati
17. Guillermo Quiroz, C, Toronto
18. Jeff Mathis, C, Anaheim
19. Dallas McPherson, 3B, Anaheim
20. J.J. Hardy, SS, Milwaukee

21. Cole Hamels, LHP, Philadelphia
22. Franklin Gutierrez, OF, Los Angeles
23. Dustin McGowan, RHP, Toronto
24. Grady Sizemore, OF, Cleveland
25. James Loney, 1B, Los Angeles

26. David DeJesus, CF, Kansas City
27. Chin-Hui Tsao, RHP, Colorado
28. Khalil Greene, SS, San Diego
29. Matt Riley, LHP, Baltimore
30. Dioner Navarro, C, New York (AL)

31. Delmon Young, OF, Tampa Bay
32. Josh Barfield, 2B, San Diego
33. Greg Miller, LHP, Los Angeles
34. Edwin Encarnacion, 3B, Cincinnati
35. Chris Snelling, OF, Seattle

36. Jason Bay, OF, Pittsburgh
37. Clint Nageotte, RHP, Seattle
38. Ervin Santana, RHP, Anaheim
39. David Bush, RHP, Toronto
40. Gabe Gross, OF, Toronto

41. Joe Blanton, RHP, Oakland
42. Russ Adams, SS, Toronto
43. Adam Wainwright, RHP, St. Louis
44. Scott Hairston, 2B, Arizona
45. Bobby Jenks, RHP, Anaheim

46. Jeremy Hermida, OF, Florida
47. Sean Burnett, LHP, Pittsburgh
48. J.J. Davis, OF, Pittsburgh
49. Gavin Floyd, RHP, Philadelphia
50. Charlie Zink, RHP, Boston

Honorable Mention

Chad Gaudin, RHP, Tampa Bay
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, Texas
Angel Guzman, RHP, Chicago (NL)
Brendan Harris, 3B/2B, Chicago (NL)
Justin Huber, C, New York (NL)
Adam LaRoche, 1B, Atlanta

Akinori Otsuka, LHP, San Diego
Kelly Shoppach, C, Boston
Terrmel Sledge, OF, Montreal
Jason Stokes, 1B, Florida
Merkin Valdez, RHP, San Francisco
Kevin Youkilis, 3B, Boston

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