Pre-Draft Player Rankings

1426 Angel Sanchez (CWS - SS)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2013 Season 1 2 0 0 0 0 .000
2014 Projections 60 153 17 0 13 1 .235
3 Year Average 56 145 18 0 14 2 .234
1427 Scott Sizemore (NYY - 2B)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2013 Season 2 6 0 0 0 0 .167
2014 Projections 80 194 23 5 26 2 .237
3 Year Average 56 187 25 6 28 2 .246
Outlook: Sizemore was slated to be the A's starting third baseman in 2012, but he tore the ACL in his left knee on the first day of spring training and missed the entire season. He returned in 2013 as a platoon partner for Eric Sogard at second base but tore the ACL in the same knee in his second game of the year. Sizemore showed nice pop in his bat during his 2011 stint with the A's (11 homers in 305 at-bats), but one must wonder now if the once high-level prospect can return after two full missed seasons. He'll compete for a roster spot with the Yankees in spring training after signing a minor league deal in January.
1428 Matt West (Tex - SP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections 3 5 0 54.0 47 4.02 1.33
3 Year Average 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.00 0.00
Outlook: West has been limited to 17 appearances, all at High-A Myrtle Beach in 2012, the past two years and missed the 2013 season due to Tommy John surgery. He returned to action in the Arizona Fall League, walking seven and fanning 10 in 9.2 innings. He's 25 years old now and has lost some crucial development time due to injury, though the Rangers valued him enough to keep him on the 40-man roster over the winter.
1429 Cesar Puello (NYM - RF)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections 37 97 12 0 5 0 .216
3 Year Average 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Outlook: Puello was suspended 50 games on August 5 for his ties to the Biogenesis clinic, ending his 2013 campaign prematurely. In 90 games at Double-A Binghamton, he slashed .328/.405/.550 with 16 homers, 73 RBI, 63 runs scored and 25 stolen bases. While his numbers improved across the board, the growth as accompanied by a 62-point spike in BABIP, so his batting average may be unsustainable. In addition, this is the third straight season that he failed to play a full complement of games, which is something he needs to prove he can to do to be counted on. Puello could open 2014 back at Double-A, but should advance to Triple-A quickly and could see Citi Field by the end of the season.
1430 Marcos Mateo (ChC - SP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections 3 4 1 47.0 42 3.59 1.30
3 Year Average 1 2 0 23.0 25 4.30 1.48
1431 Jose Ceda (Mia - SP)
DTD
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections 2 4 0 45.0 39 4.33 1.38
3 Year Average 0 1 0 20.3 21 4.43 1.38
1432 Kyle Skipworth (Mia - C)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2013 Season 4 3 0 0 0 0 .000
2014 Projections 42 108 10 3 13 0 .269
3 Year Average 4 3 0 0 0 0 .000
Outlook: Skipworth cranked 11 home runs in 239 at-bats at Triple-A New Orleans in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League despite rarely making contact with the baseball, evidenced by 82 strikeouts in 73 games played with just 12 walks on the year. He did, however, draw a walk in one of his four plate appearances during a brief stint with the big club in April. The former first-round pick needs to do some serious work on his swing back on the farm before getting another look in the majors during his age-24 season, and the Marlins' addition of Jarrod Saltamacchia hurt Skipworth's path to regular playing time in the big leagues. He was outrighted to Triple-A in December, meaning he'll enter 2014 without a 40-man roster spot.
1433 Mike Montgomery (TB - SP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections 5 5 0 91.0 68 3.97 1.32
3 Year Average 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.00 0.00
Outlook: Montgomery was looking for a change of scenery in a new start in the Rays' organization in 2013, but he did not show a ton of progress. He mainly pitched at Triple-A Durham and had his season briefly interrupted by a forearm strain. His K:BB ratio was a poor 87:51 in 117.1 innings. He remains a pitch-to-contact thrower on the mound and it appears that the big left-hander has stalled a bit on his rise to the major leagues. He will likely remain at Triple-A Durham to begin 2014 as a starter.
1434 John Lamb (KC - SP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections 5 2 0 63.0 55 2.71 1.14
3 Year Average 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.00 0.00
1435 Jermaine Curtis (StL - LF)
Healthy
ADP: 220.9
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2013 Season 5 3 0 0 0 0 .000
2014 Projections 43 108 16 3 13 2 .287
3 Year Average 5 3 0 0 0 0 .000
1436 Hak-Ju Lee (TB - SS)
DTD
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections 29 73 8 1 5 0 .205
3 Year Average 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Outlook: Lee, a top position player prospect, was off to an excellent start of the season with Triple-A Durham. In the team's first 15 games, he hit .422/.536/.600 with one home run and six stolen bases. His season ended early after he suffered torn ligaments in his left knee, however. He has played shortstop throughout his career in the minors and is known for solid fielding and a strong arm to go along with great speed. The Rays have Yunel Escobar anchored at shortstop for 2014, which should allow Lee to rehab his knee completely and work back to full speed, most likely in Durham.
1437 Hiroyuki Nakajima (Oak - SS)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections 49 125 17 2 10 5 .248
3 Year Average 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1438 Michael Pineda (NYY - SP)
DL60
ADP: 217.2
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections 11 10 0 176.0 161 3.73 1.24
3 Year Average 9 10 0 171.0 173 3.74 1.10
Outlook: The much-hyped trade of Jesus Montero for Pineda has not worked out for either team at this point. With Pineda, the issue has been injury rather than skill degradation, and while it's hard to get excited about a pitcher that has missed two full years with shoulder troubles, Pineda is still just 25, and could very well bounce back with the electric stuff that made him so exciting to watch back in 2011. In his return from injury, Pineda made 10 starts over three levels in the minors last season, carrying a 10.0 K/9 and 2.3 BB/9 over 23.1 innings at Triple-A. The poor track record of health makes him something of a lottery ticket, but the payoff could prove to be a big one if he's able to return to something resembling his pre-injury form at the big league level this season.
1439 Andy Oliver (Pit - SP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections 4 5 0 72.0 55 4.46 1.39
3 Year Average 0 1 0 9.7 5 6.52 1.97
1440 Reymond Fuentes (SD - CF)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2013 Season 23 33 4 0 1 3 .152
2014 Projections 37 93 15 1 7 2 .258
3 Year Average 23 33 4 0 1 3 .152
Outlook: After experiencing his first cup of coffee with the big club in 2013, Fuentes is expected to man center field at Triple-A Tucson due to the presence of Cameron Maybin on the Padres. Fuentes has been a prime basestealer in the minors, swiping at least 35 in four consecutive seasons, but he made noise with his bat in 400 combined at-bats at Tucson and Double-A San Antonio, hitting .330 with improved plate discipline (51:81 K:BB ratio). If Maybin struggles to stay healthy, Fuentes could be given an opportunity to show what he can do at the big league level in 2014.
1441 Steven Matz (NYM - SP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections 4 6 0 89.0 71 4.31 1.38
3 Year Average 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.00 0.00
Outlook: Matz, the Mets' top selection in the 2009 draft, had a slow recovery from May 2010 Tommy John surgery, finally pitching this year in the minors. He made the most of the year, tossing an impressive season for Low-A Savannah and posting a 2.62 ERA with 121 strikeouts over 106.1 innings. He has a fastball that tops out around 94 mph in addition to a good feel for his curveball and changeup. Matz was added to the 40-man roster in November to protect him from the Rule 5 draft, and he should begin 2014 at High-A St. Lucie.
1442 Tommy Joseph (Phi - C)
DL7
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections 29 74 12 1 6 1 .270
3 Year Average 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Outlook: Joseph played in just 36 games last season as he struggled to come back from a concussion that he suffered in early May. He met with three specialists in the offseason and received clearance to return to catching. The Phillies sent him to the Dominican Winter League during the offseason to make up for some of the lost development time. Joseph saw his prospect status dim last season because of the missed time, but he was also struggling at the plate prior to the concussion. However, given the limited number of games played, his 2013 season should be considered a lost year. He still has some upside and will likely be undervalued in prospect drafts this spring, although the long-term deal given to Carlos Ruiz this winter does not bode well for Joseph's path to playing time in Philadelphia.
1443 Gary Sanchez (NYY - C)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections 30 78 12 1 5 1 .244
3 Year Average 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Outlook: Sanchez is likely the Yankees' No. 1 prospect again thanks in part to a disappointing 2013 season from Mason Williams. He's shown good power throughout his minor league career and held his own in a 23-game stint with Double-A Trenton late in 2013. It seems unlikely that Sanchez will stick behind the plate, and he still needs to develop more discipline as a hitter, but there's a ton of upside in his bat, even if he ends up as a first baseman. The Yankees will have more time to sort out their plan with Sanchez after signing Brian McCann to a long-term deal during the offseason.
1444 Rudy Owens (Hou - SP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections 5 5 0 92.0 81 4.29 1.32
3 Year Average 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.00 0.00
Outlook: Owens' season ended in April after he underwent surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left foot. Prior to that, the 26-year-old lefty pitched in four games (three starts) for Triple-A Oklahoma City, logging 13 strikeouts over 17 innings. His 6.9 K/9 average over seven minor league seasons is pretty mediocre, but his other peripherals (2.0 BB/9, 0.8 HR/9) are solid and could lead to an eventual promotion this season should the opportunity arise. Since Owens missed most of last season, his likely destination to open 2014 is at Triple-A, where he has improved slightly in each of the past three seasons.
1445 Rymer Liriano (SD - RF)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections 45 119 9 1 15 0 .261
3 Year Average 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Outlook: Poised to enter the 2013 season as San Diego's top hitting prospect, Liriano instead hit the operating room to undergo Tommy John surgery in mid-February, missing the entire year as a result. Following the typical rehab, he's expected to achieve full health by spring training, but because he has yet to surpass the Double-A level, his eventual landing spot, San Antonio or Triple-A Tucson, is up in the air. Wherever he settles, his base-stealing prowess -- he tallied 65 steals in 116 games at Low-A Fort Wayne in 2011 -- will be something to watch closely.
1446 Jon Singleton (Hou - 1B)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: 1B-1
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections 33 86 9 2 8 2 .233
3 Year Average 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Outlook: After serving a 50-game suspension for marijuana use, Singleton made his season debut at Low-A Quad Cities in May and advanced to Triple-A Oklahoma City in less than a month. There, the 22-year-old left-handed hitting first baseman hit .220/.340/.347 with six home runs in 73 games. While it seems likely that Singleton will require more seasoning at Oklahoma City before the Astros bring him up, his recent addition to the Astros' 40-man roster indicates he is likely to make his major league debut at some point this year. Even after the lost development time, Singleton is just 22 years old, and he has very little blocking his path to becoming a regular in the middle of the rebuilding Houston lineup once he's determined to be ready for the big leagues.
1447 Arodys Vizcaino (ChC - SP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections 2 3 0 41.0 37 4.03 1.37
3 Year Average 1 1 0 17.3 17 4.67 1.44
Outlook: Vizcaino has missed the last two seasons due to his 2012 Tommy John surgery and a (supposedly) unrelated setback with his surgically-repaired elbow. When we last saw him, Vizcaino was zooming through the Braves' system in 2011, striking out a batter per inning while advancing all the way to the big leagues despite starting the campaign at High-A Lynchburg. He could be that guy again, and he's only 23, but he will likely be a bit rusty. Be ready to pounce if it looks like he's back.
1448 Logan Watkins (ChC - 2B)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2013 Season 27 38 2 0 0 0 .211
2014 Projections 29 77 10 2 9 1 .273
3 Year Average 27 38 2 0 0 0 .211
Outlook: The 24-year-old Kansan had been kicking around the minors since 2008, when he finally got his first taste of The Show in 2013. The Cubs used Watkins off the bench and occasionally at second base, but he's probably not going to get enough playing time to take advantage of his speed.
1449 Manny Banuelos (NYY - SP)
DL7
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections 2 3 0 42.0 35 3.63 1.29
3 Year Average 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.00 0.00
Outlook: Banuelos appeared to have all the upside in the world heading into the 2012 campaign, but injuries have since derailed his career and he missed all of 2013 following Tommy John surgery. To make matters worse, his walk rate jumped upon promotion to Double-A in 2011 (career 4.9 BB/9 at that level) and has only been marginally better (4.5 BB/9) at Triple-A. Before the injury, Banuelos featured a mid-90s fastball and a plus changeup with excellent movement, but it remains to be seen if he will still possess the same top-shelf stuff when he returns in 2014, most likely at Triple-A.
1450 Noel Arguelles (KC - SP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2013 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 Projections 4 5 0 73.0 56 4.51 1.41
3 Year Average 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.00 0.00
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