System In 20 Words Or Less: There is depth here, but there’s also a disturbing lack of future impact talents.
1. Zach Lee, RHP
2. Nathan Eovaldi, RHP
3. Allen Webster, RHP
4. Chris Reed, LHP
5. Garrett Gould, RHP
6. Chris Withrow, RHP
7. Alfredo Silverio, OF
8. Joc Pederson, OF
9. Alex Castellanos, OF/2B
10. Angel Sanchez, RHP
11. Shawn Tolleson, RHP
12. James Baldwin, OF: He’s an ultra-athletic outfielder with power, speed, and a disturbing number of strikeouts.
13. Tim Federowicz, C: He has big league-ready defense (and plus at that) but a backup’s bat.
14. Ethan Martin, RHP: The former first-round pick will try starting again but remains in the deep weeds in terms of command and control.
15. Josh Lindblom, RHP: He’s a big league-ready reliever, but his ceiling ends in 7th or 8th inning.
16. Aaron Miller, LHP: This power lefty lost his 2011 season due to non-arm injuries; he could move up the list with healthy season.
17. Gorman Erickson, C: He’s an intriguing backstop with on-base skills and a bit of pop, but his defense needs work.
18. Scott Van Slyke, 1B: He can hit but is an older, first-base only prospect that needs to keep doing it.
19. Kyle Russell, OF: He possesses huge raw power, excellent right field defense, and all sorts of contact issues.
20. Steve Ames, RHP: The scouting reports are not as impressive as the numbers, but evaluators see a big league future as middle reliever.