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February 22, 2005

Top 50 Prospects

The List

by Rany Jazayerli

Baseball Prospectus' Top 50 Prospects of 2005. For complete analysis and commentary on all 50, as well as 1,500 more, pick up Baseball Prospectus 2005, available this week from online sites and at a bookstore near you.

  1. Andy Marte, 3B, Atlanta
  2. Delmon Young, OF, Tampa Bay
  3. Felix Hernandez, RHP, Seattle
  4. Dallas McPherson, 3B, Anaheim
  5. Casey Kotchman, 1B, Anaheim
  6. Ian Stewart, 3B, Colorado
  7. Joel Guzman, SS, Los Angeles
  8. Prince Fielder, 1B, Milwaukee
  9. Daric Barton, C, Oakland
  10. Jeremy Reed, OF, Seattle
  11. Jeff Francis, LHP, Colorado
  12. Carlos Quentin, OF, Arizona
  13. Eric Duncan, 3B, New York (AL)
  14. Scott Kazmir, LHP, Tampa Bay
  15. Yusmeiro Petit, RHP, New York (NL)
  16. Jered Weaver, RHP, Team Boras
  17. Michael Aubrey, 1B, Cleveland
  18. Chris Burke, 2B, Houston
  19. Lastings Milledge, OF, New York (NL)
  20. Chad Billingsley, RHP, Los Angeles
  21. Ian Kinsler, SS, Texas
  22. Edwin Encarnacion, 3B, Cincinnati
  23. Brandon McCarthy, RHP, Chicago (AL)
  24. Hanley Ramirez, SS, Boston
  25. Anthony Reyes, RHP, St. Louis
  26. Nick Swisher, OF, Oakland
  27. Jeff Francoeur, OF, Atlanta
  28. Matt Cain, RHP, San Francisco
  29. Dan Meyer, LHP, Oakland
  30. Curtis Granderson, OF, Detroit
  31. Adam Miller, RHP, Cleveland
  32. Brian Anderson, OF, Chicago (AL)
  33. Gavin Floyd, RHP, Philadelphia
  34. Willy Aybar, 2B, Los Angeles
  35. Jeremy Hermida, OF, Florida
  36. Rickie Weeks, 2B, Milwaukee
  37. Richie Gardner, RHP, Cincinnati
  38. Ryan Howard, 1B, Philadelphia
  39. Cole Hamels, LHP, Philadelphia
  40. Jose Capellan, RHP, Milwaukee
  41. Guillermo Quiroz, C, Toronto
  42. Joe Blanton, RHP, Oakland
  43. Jesse Crain, RHRP, Minnesota
  44. Brian McCann, C, Atlanta
  45. Edwin Jackson, RHP, Los Angeles
  46. Jason Kubel, OF, Minnesota
  47. Kyle Davies, RHP, Atlanta
  48. Josh Willingham, C, Florida
  49. (tie) Mitch Einertson, OF, Houston; Dustin Pedroia, SS, Boston

Honorable Mention, in alphabetical order:

Russ Adams, SS, Toronto
Garrett Atkins, 3B, Colorado
Josh Barfield, 2B, San Diego
Zack Duke, LHP, Pittsburgh
Jonny Gomes, OF, Tampa Bay
Angel Guzman, RHP, Chicago (NL)
J.J. Hardy, SS, Milwaukee
Conor Jackson, OF, Arizona
Josh Kroeger, OF, Arizona
Kendry Morales, 1B, Anaheim
Dioner Navarro, C, Los Angeles
Chad Orvella, RHRP, Tampa Bay
Omar Quintanilla, SS, Oakland
Jason Stokes, 1B, Florida
Huston Street, RHRP, Oakland

Rany Jazayerli is an author of Baseball Prospectus. 
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