Friday, December 31, 2010

AL West - Top 10 Prospects

Top ten AL West prospects:

1. Vic Gonzales, Vancouver Canadians, A

Age: 20
Level: A+
Expected ML position: CF
Strengths: Eye/Range
Weaknesses: AVG vs. LHP

2. Sammy Otanez, Vancouver Canadians, A

Age: 21
Level: AA
Expected ML position: SP
Strengths: Control/BAA vs. LHs
Weaknesses: Velocity/Only one above average pitch

3. Bengie Martinez, Arizona Hammer'd Leprechauns, A-

Age: 22
Level: AAA
Expected ML position: SP
Strengths: Control/BAA vs. LHs/Groundball pitcher
Weaknesses: Velocity

4. Dioner Ontiveros, Vancouver Canadians, A-

Age: 19
Level: A-
Expected ML position: SP
Strengths: Control/BAA vs. RHs/Velocity/Groundball pitcher
Weaknesses: None

5. Jayson Klesko, Vancouver Canadians, A-

Age: 20
Level: A+
Expected ML position: Closer
Strengths: Durability/BAA vs. RHs/Velocity/Dominant sinker
Weaknesses: None

6. Homer Butler, A-

Age: 23
Level: A+
Expected ML position: Closer
Strengths: Durability/BAA vs. RHs/Velocity
Weaknesses: None

7. Vasco Mendoza, Helena Handbasket, B

Age: 21
Level: A+
Expected ML position: SS
Strengths: Range/Glove/Arm/Accuracy
Weaknesses: Contact/Eye

8. Kaito Park, Vancouver Canadians, B

Age: 23
Level: AAA
Expected ML position: SS
Strengths: Eye/Range/Glove/Arm
Weaknesses: AVG/OBP

9. Elston Lloyd, Vancouver Canadians, B

Age: 20
Level: A+
Expected ML position: 1B
Strengths: Contact/Power/AVG vs. LHPs/Eye
Weaknesses: Range/Glove/AVG vs. RHP

10. Sawyer Castner, Kansas City Tweakers, B

Age: 21
Level: AAA
Expected ML position: SP
Strengths: Control/Velocity
Weaknesses: None

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