The world of prospect ranking is a very weird thing. We rank players in an order, in this case from No. 1 to No. 30 as if it were a certainty. We give that certainty validation by projecting future performance. The pending performance of that player will drive them up or down the list as they get close to the majors. And yet it's less a game of probability and more a game of value.
Last year I attempted to capture all of these things by splitting my list into tiered rankings, using groups of five players to make sense of how each compares to the next, but I worry that the process is too objective. Let me explain.
Take a player like Steven Souza. He's advanced for a prospect, in age and ability. He's a projectable 20/20 outfielder that already has star caliber defense, and the Rays have already exhibited that he's quite valuable by implicitly trading former No. 13 overall pick Trea Turner and RHP Joe Ross for Souza (and throw in LHP Travis Ott).
Each of these players were ranked in some sort of tier by a major league front office, divided by outlays and predictions for each player's potential.
Turner and Souza might each have the potential to be 2.5 WAR players at the major league level, but the Rays valued Souza more highly. Why? That projectable value is weighted by Souza's already developed profile and availability, as opposed to the many years it will take recent draft pick Turner to find his way to the major leagues, if he ever does.
Looking back at the trade between Washington and Tampa Bay, you might say that DC perceived the same difference in value. The teams make up for that difference in the ancillary pieces, as Ross looks to be better than replacement level, and Ott looks to be just replacement level but has the added bonus of being a lefty. Ross is a better bet for talent and time.
Then there's the added context.
The Souza trade was not made in a vacuum, it was actually a three team deal that sent off RF Wil Myers, C Ryan Hanigan, LHP Jose Castillo and RHP Gerardo Reyes for the two pieces sent to the Nationals, new starting catcher Rene Rivera, deceptive RHSP depth Burch Smith, and light 1B prospect Jake Bauers. The Rays created a need by trading away Myers, and if the Rays were to compete in 2015, they needed to find a replacement as soon as possible. They did so in one fell swoop.
Similarly, when the Rays traded away David Price, the front office reportedly had the opportunity to acquire SS Addison Russell from the Athletics, but instead opted for a deal based around LHSP Drew Smyly -- who could replace Price in the rotation for four years -- adding in a helium prospect in SS Willy Adames, and nabbed 2013 breakout infielder Nick Franklin (who was demoted for 2014). That trade is a lot more than a converted reliever and two no-name prospects, which is what it might look like on first glance.
The Rays brought back an infielder a few years away in Adames who, in my mind, is not far from Trea Turner in value, trending upward at a very young age. He's the unheralded key to the trade, but the Rays walk the line,keeping the rotation afloat with another lefty who could proxy for David Price in the years to come and possibly become a dominant southpaw. And let's not forget the immediate addition of Franklin, who just might be the team's starting shortstop next season.
Yes, the Rays missed out on a top five prospect in Russell, but the context makes it a better overall value for the Rays' present situation and future as well. They compete while improving the farm system at the same time. Not even Billy Beane has mastered that.
So when we, the blogosphere, make top prospect lists, what are we in effect doing? Foremost, the purpose of this list is the conversation. I make no guarantees, and I expect you to disagree. Furthermore, these are my bets on future performance, not much unlike what each front office has done. You could even consider these trade values, when evaluating each ranking. With that in mind, let's move on to the list.
Future Value Grade: 55
I'm dividing my sections by future value grades, as used by Fangraphs.com rankings. These allow for very clear delineations between player and future expectations. Here is the full table of values:
|Hitter||Starting Pitcher||Relief Pitcher||WAR|
|80||Top 1-2||#1 Starter||—-||7.0|
|55||Above Avg||#3/4||Mid Closer||2.5|
|50||Avg Regular||#4||Low CL/High SU||2.0|
|40||Bench||Swing/Spot SP||Middle RP||1.0|
|35||Emergency Call-Up||Emergency Call-Up||Emergency Call-Up||0.0|
Among all the Rays prospects, there is only one player in my mind that is a clear above average regular, and that's the new starting right fielder.
1. Steven Souza Jr, OF
What are we to make of an outfielder that some believe could be a 20/20 athlete right now at the major league level? First there's the requisite salt for spoonful of sugar, but if he is indeed ready to be for the Rays think he can be - pessimistically say 15/15 as a baseline with above average defense and aggressive in the corner - then he's the best this system has to offer. The competition in Willy Adames is too far off to make the discussion close, time is of the essence when I'm placing bets on prospects.
His floor is Matt Joyce, and his ceiling is what Wil Myers should have been. The only uncertainty seems to be the amount of time it took him to get here. However, it should be noted that large men take longer to fill out, and he hasn't lost his speed (in his hands or feet) along the way. In other words, he's an above average regular in the majors, and there's no doubt of this in my mind.
It took a literal come-to-Jesus for Souza to finally blossom into a legitimate prospect, so makeup concerns regarding a suspension or quitting his team in the playoffs are not considered urgent. As of right now, we're on the other side of that, and there's no reason to penalize what looks to be an above average regular in the majors for the amount of time it took him to reach that potential.
He has quick hands and strength that profile him to the middle of the batting lineup, and quick feet that should send him around the bases with ease if he needs pushed higher. Enjoy it.
Future Value Grade: 50
2. Willy Adames, INF
What are we to make of a player who wasn't on anyone's radar until he was traded as the sole prospect in the David Price deal (and no, Nick Franklin doesn't count)?
It's safe to say the Rays were targeting a pre-hype prospect with an interesting ceiling. In his age-18 season he was dominating Class-A, a difficult jump out of the Dominican Summer League, and after the acquisition continued to impress with his clubhouse presence. Without anyone saying it, reports are he already gets the Rays Way. We heard that about Longoria back-back in the day. You don't hear it often from the Rays grapevine.
From a tools perspective, Adames has what you're looking for on the left side of the infield, with solid grades for arm and hands and range. If he were draft-eligible, Kiley McDaniel pegs him as a Top-20 selection.
There are varying reports on what he will become, entering his age 19 season it may be too early to tell. He's got size, above six feet and weighing in at 180 with room to grow.
He'll be a leader on the Rays when he makes the roster, entering an everyday role as soon as 2017. With good instincts and an advanced approach, he's been making more waves than the team expected. The Rays are not to be trifled with in trades. Come mid-season evaluations, I believe he's a lock for the Top-50.
3. Daniel Robertson, INF
We haven't had Robertson in the organization for very long, and I'm still not very sure what to do with him from an evaluation perspective. Visually, he looks like a second baseman -- built for a middle infielder, with a quick swing that could beef up with time. On paper, however, he looks like a third baseman with an arm capable on the left side of the infield but not high praise for his footwork. Despite the contradictions, there's a lot to like, and enough to consider him the best prospect in the Rays system if you're inclined to believe it will sort itself out in due time.
Realistically I see him getting opportunities at shortstop come 2016 just to see what he can do, at best he sticks at the position, middle of the road projections say 3B, detractors see a second baseman out of default with 15 HR as a floor. This is a very good player, but it just doesn't look natural. He's a grinder, he'll make it to the bigs, but he's more enigma than discernible code. For that reason I have him third on this list.
You can watch a great breakdown of his swing from last May here.
Future Value Grade: 45
4. Ryan Brett, 2B
Second basemen are all-or-nothing prospects, and Brett has it worse than most, already facing stiff competition internally -- between the presence of Nick Franklin, Tim Beckham, Logan Forsythe, Willy Adames, Daniel Robertson, and Kean Wong. Second base is a secondary position for many more-heralded prospects, but it is Brett's only opportunity outside of a bench role. He's not as likely to stick on a 25-man roster as much as a prospect like Andrew Velazquez might be, but if the lightning strikes then his lack of attention may look silly. I'm not afraid to put high expectations on his 2015.
This is all about ceiling. Ryan Brett feels like he should be in the top-ten, despite being shorter than I am. Dude is built, giving his quick swing more pop than expected, with even more training he could top ten dingers. He gets out in front of the ball, directing his swing with early and professional decisions. He needs to continue to succeed in Durham this season to validate suspicions, but with his sights on the 2016 starting position at short, I see no reason for him to not fulfill that destiny.
If there's any risk it's health wise. Brett has a history of shoulder subluxation, so flexibility may be a concern, but otherwise the speedy grinder looks like a player who can adjust well. With only one kidney, he will also need to be careful to avoid copious amounts of alcohol and/or pain killers, but that might be to his benefit.
The hope in posting him this high, as opposed to eighth where I originally had him, is to capitalize on that lightning in a bottle. Kevin Kiermaier didn't get enough attention in the rankings and now he's a star. Brett could follow suit come 2016. He was able to impress last season while several pitching prospects did not, vaulting him in the rankings. Let's see if he can do that again.
Mandatory sandy videos:
5. Alex Colome, RHP
Aged out of options, Colome is a lock for the major league team, either in the bullpen or rotation. His stuff is electric, including a plus-plus curve and an erratic delivery. The trouble is his durability in the midst of that delivery, and whether his elbow is healthy enough to use that ++ offering. His blessings are his curse, but the ball leaves the hand with ease when he's firing fastballs.
Recently on twitter he referred to himself as The Horse in Spanish, and it's not because he's a workhorse. Colome seems destined for the bullpen and not in a longman role, in terms of his career outlook, so his value is suddenly diminishing. He's a top ten talent but I can't guarantee any more than a set up role.
6. Justin O'Conner, C
O'Conner is all power from a batting perspective, and has an eight grade arm that will carry him to the majors. It's simply a matter of time, even if he doesn't square away the rest he benefits by playing at a position with the lowest expectations on offense, where defense reigns supreme, and where his defense is continually developing in a very good way.
I'm not comfortable rating him highly enough to take on full time catching duty, but he's certainly up to the challenge of catching 80+ games in a season in the very near future. Whether his career will by mired in strikeouts is not a big concern.
7. Brett Honeywell, RHP
The third pick by the Rays in the 2014 draft was one coveted by the Cubs, not necessarily expected to be taken in the second round. Honeywell is a screwball pitcher -- like his cousin Mike Marshall before him, who taught the pitch to Brent Sr. There were question marks as to whether Honeywell was a one trick pony at drafting, but his first professional season proved otherwise. "It's a true screwball. It's not a gimmick pitch," he said at the time. He was right, it's like an aggressive change up, which couples nicely with his actual change and the easy life on his fastball.
Honeywell is an interesting character and an even smarter pitcher, knowing who he is and what he has, and using that to his advantage. It's what you'd expect of a major league talent, and his stuff holds true to that as well.
8. Taylor Guerrieri, RHP
Guerrieri once profiled as a front of the rotation talent, and probably still does, but returning from Tommy John, what are we to make of him? He's the full package of 95 fastball, plus curve, easy change, and plenty of command for the zone. Let's see him do that again.
Casey Gillaspie -- Photo credit: Brian Blanco/Getty Images
9. Casey Gillaspie, 1B
The Rays drafted the best college bat available in 2014, which was something they'd tried before without thunderous success. This is take two, and with an early attempt at pro-ball Casey performed well enough (7 HR, .364 OBP) but never challenged the Rays to push him higher through the minors in his short season debut.
Younger brother to Conor, the White Sox third baseman, Casey has less range and is limited to first base, but the switch hitter has the batting profile to make for that. The approach is considered advanced, and his swing is quick but a little heavy footed with the hands tending to pull in. That said, even when his contact isn't solid he can still punch it over the fence, so it will be interesting to see him try that in pro-ball.
In an ideal world he'll peak at Double-A this season, but I'm not convinced he'll be ready for the majors by 2017. The easy comp is Mark Teixeria, but I'm not sure how responsible that is. The power is raw, the swing is free, but the two don't necessarily align just yet.
10. Adrian Rondon, SS
16 years old and yet to play professional baseball, Rondon was the prize that the Rays were willing to sign, and forfeit their international signing rights for two years to do so. At the winter development event for Rays prospects he towered among the mere mortals in the clubhouse, but we don't really know anything else about him. Really, compare this kid to the umpire behind him:
That's a man, not a child. He's a shiny piece in this system, let's wait a few years to see what he becomes.
11. Enny Romero, LHP
With an option remaining but without the command you'd trust, he goes back to the minors try it again. His long term value seems to be a flamethrowing lefty in relief, more than a starter with just a fastball and slider to his name. Sure he throws a change, as all Rays prospects do, but to the bullpen he shall go if things don't click this year.
He's a gamer, he wants to be on the mound and seems willing to do what it takes. He made his debut in September of 2013 because he tweeted at the Rays and told them he'd fly into town and start if they needed a spot. They did, they flew him over, he excelled.
He wasn't promoted in 2014. This is a make of break season for the 24-year old's starting ambitions.
12. Nate Karns, RHP
Body. Visually, Karns looks like the workhorse you want out on the mound, and he's the favorite for the fifth starter's job out of camp. Command is the last piece to his puzzle, which warns of bullpen destiny, but his stuff looks like it could succeed in 2015.
Fastball has plenty of sink and pushes above 95, and the curve and change are capable at a big league level. His battle will be for command of each pitch on a consistent basis.
Among the Triple-A core that seems destined to relieve, I think he's got the best shot at breaking into a rotation long term.
13. Blake Snell, LHP
Suddenly the best southpaw in the minor league system, Snell has lots of opportunities to come if he can hone his craft. Dialing into the strike zone on a regular basis is his last needed piece to be major league ready, and he'll work on that in Double-A Montgomery this season. I have faith he'll do just fine.
14. Andrew Velazquez, UTIL
The heir apparent to Sean Rodriguez on the Tampa Bay bench, AV has serious talent that could blossom into a significant role for the Rays, thought I don't expect it to be more than a utility function. His best asset are his instincts, even if the nuances escape him. He gets on base well, so the Rays might have something nice in the long run.
15. Mikie Mahtook, OF
Context is important in prospect lists, which is not the same as industry wide rankings. To the Rays, I do not believe that Mahtook is more than a depth piece, even though in my mind he is more than a Quad-A or bench destined player. I fully expect his career to take the route of Justin Ruggiano.
Mahtook has the talent to eventually start for a major league team. That team is likely not the Rays. Hopefully this team can learn from the mistakes in letting Ruggiano walk by turning Mahtook into something else, perhaps in a trade when the time is right. In the mean time, he protects the Rays from pending doom in the outfield by supplying quality depth. I don't see him leaving the minors and losing every day at bats.
16. Justin Williams, OF
Williams has the pedigree of a guy made for the majors, with 25-homer potential at the big league level. Luckily he has time to make the raw power translate into games, as he was only recently drafted out of high school in 2013. After doing well for himself in Low-A, his goal for 2015 is to keep making contact and the rest should follow, even if he only profiles to left field defensively. I would love to see what he could do in Port Charlotte, but it might be best for him to marinade.
17. Jose Dominguez, RHP
I have faith in Jose Dominguez, the blazing reliever acquired in the Joel Peralta trade. Whether he profiles as any more than a middle reliever can be a sticking point in your evaluation, but I like what he brings to the table: fastballs that are fast. It's easy to find success with that alone, particularly when he can get up and over the pitch. Otherwise he's just spitting fire. His secondary pitches are just a distraction for the real threat.
Cousin to Alex Colome, perhaps we should call the younger man Potro. Or at least Ponyta.
18. Ryne Stanek, RHP
The former Ace of Arkansas, he was drafted with a hip issue and he fixed that with surgery last season. Fixed is indeed past tense, reports are that all his stuff remains the same, despite the hip labrum issues. He still touches above 95, the slider looks the same, the curve and change look playable.
His next challenge will be fighting father time. Entering his age 23 season, there's no time like the present as he enters High-A ball.
Future Value Grade: 40
This is the section where I start to surprise myself as I try to be honest with expectations. There are several guys who I see as legitimate bench players or middle relief swingmen for this organization, which dictates the above grade. That said, several players on this list have legitimate prospects to be a regular if everything breaks right.
I'm an unabashed fan of Burch Smith, for instance. Ranking him next doesn't sit well, but do I see him as more than a swing man? it's best to be honest.
19. Burch Smith, RHP
Smith strained his forearm last season enough to sideline his year, but to our benefit we got to see some adjustments in the Arizona Fall League. He pitches from deception, and has a bit of a dive in his delivery that makes his approach intriguing from a good-television perspective. Whether hitters can keep up at the major league level we should find out this season.
I see Smith as having a great shot at the majors, even if it's not more than five innings at a time. He'll have injury concerns moving forward, but the delivery has sneaky heat that is fun to watch. I'm not sure if Hickey can take effort off the arm without removing his stuff, but he's a major league piece nonetheless.
20. Nick Ciuffo, C
The only reason Ciuffo is this low is the depth in the system, he's done nothing wrong from a development standpoint. In fact, it's slogging away that keeps his profile positive, particularly after and illness in 2014 affected his ability to contribute. Drafted out of prep and battling health, just showing up and getting a little better everyday keep his projection toward the majors. We're a ways away from knowing what he'll be, but he's doing the right things.
21. Tim Beckham, INF
It's really difficult to leave Beckham off this list, even though some have. Beckham has worked hard on his defense to make a major league player out of himself, and should the Rays clear a spot on the bench, he's the favorite for a major league promotion.
Last season was a bit lost with a torn ACL, but expect his bat to be replacement level. If he can do any better it will be a pleasant surprise.
(Oscar Hernandez, C)
Hernandez is in parentheses here, as the Diamondbacks selected him in the Rule 5 draft and plan to keep him all season. If the team demotes the catcher he'll return to the Rays organization.
He looks like a big guy, and he projects as a platoon catcher with an ability to perform at an average level, and that should be considered an endorsement. I'm skeptical as to whether he's ready to do so now, but that's the nature of Rule 5 and the Diamondbacks will give him the chance they think he deserves.
Early reports say he's done well for himself in batting practice, but it's too early to know if the club will keep him through September.
22. German Marquez, RHP
23. Grayson Garvin, LHP
Combining these two evaluations may be a touch unfair, but I like each for equal reasons: their deliveries are impeccable.
Marquez (20) has some nice reports on his repertoire, the standard Rays Way of fastball 95, average change and better curve. Contrariwise, Garvin (25) works a slider as his secondary and has battled injury as a slow mover through the system.
Each could be quite servicable at the back of the rotation, though the upside belongs to Marquez.
24. Mike Montgomery, LHP
Hoping to take a page out of J.P. Howell's book, Monty is moving to a relief role after a successful couple months in the middle of 2014, struggling early and late to round out average starts. Finding what works best and dialing that down to shorter stints may be all he needs to transition from replacement level to useful, something easier to do as a left handed pitcher.
25. Matt Andriese, RHP
I may come to regret a ranking this low, as Andriese has enough to play up as the long man in the Rays bullpen as soon as Opening Day. He has a career 53.6% groundball rate that dipped last season, but might play well toward the major league level, and he's certainly under consideration.
He fancies himself to be a workhorse, a guy able to eat innings at a moment's notice, and the Rays might take him up on that.
26. Hak Ju Lee, SS
Last year was supposed to be his return to form, but the numbers did not impress as his legs didn't keep up their conditioning. Lee was close to breaking into the majors far earlier than expected in 2013 when his knee was blown out by an opponent's slide. After a lost year, he's reported to camp a bit heavier than expected but has been showing decent range. Whether he can fulfill his potential is higher than my pay grade.
It's amazing how many pieces of the Matt Garza trade looked like quality major league pieces but have been sidelined by injury. Brandon Guyer (torn labrum, broken finger), Robinson Chirinos (concussion, resurrecting career as Rangers primary catcher) and Lee (ACL) were so close to shining when health kept them down.
Chris Archer won the lottery by not getting hurt on his way to the bigs. May the baseball gods be kind to him.
27. Jake Hager, SS
Is he more than an organizational soldier? The former first round choice hasn't always posted incredible numbers but he's always been young for his level while putting up the defense for the Rays to keep promoting him. My expectation for his career is a shot at the majors through a utility role, as a short stop who can dig in anywhere.
Whether the Rays see him as a utility man will be evident on whether he's promoted to Triple-A Durham, or given more time to work at short in Double-A Montgomery.
28. Luke Maile, C
Given an early promotion to big league camp in Spring of 2014, the Rays were continually impressed by Maile's ability for all the core catcher's skills and liked him enough to promote to Durham last season. He'll return there as a solid depth option, checking all the boxes the Rays have in mind (frame, glove, mind, arm).
Players to Watch (FV:35)
This following sections is the bonus round, where I will round out my Top-30 names and conclude with a laundry list of prospects to watch.
29. Kean Wong, 2B
Younger brother to Cardinals second baseman, the Hawaiian second baseman is limited to the position by his arm, though he gets reps at third. He makes great contact and reportedly hits to all fields, though he's often swinging out of his shoes. He shined in rookie league in 2013 and was respectable in Low-A. With a promotion to Charlotte, he'll need to do much to impress given the middle infield competition in the system.
30. Johnny Field, OF
Field is new to the prospect radar, even if his baseball name has had a high grade from the start, and most of his shining came from highlight reel dives in Australian winter league ball. He strikes me as a guy who loves the game and is ready to do whatever he can to grind it out until he's sitting on the major league bench with persistence and athleticism. The flashy numbers in A-ball help as well (.376 OBP, 22 steals).
31. Andrew Toles, CF
7-grade speed and excellent defense, a true center fielder who was off the field last season, thanks to a combination of family issues and an injured wrist. Reports say he's stayed in shape, and if he hadn't missed a beat I'd have him near Nick Ciuffo in the rankings. Five tools are hidden, but he might need a time machine to bring them together.
There are several names in here that should be in contention for the Top-20 of any list although there's simply not room with the state of the franchise. Just saying that's a big step forward for the organization.
Jake Bauers, 1B
Tyler Goeddel, 3B
Hunter Lockwood, OF
Taylor Motter, UTIL
Boog Powell, OF
David Rodriguez, C
Manuel Sanchez, OF
Christian Toribio, INF
Richie Shaffer, INF
Riley Unroe, INF
Among the hitters, the ones that hurt the most to leave off were Patrick Leonard, Tyler Goeddel, and Richie Shaffer.
Shaffer is blossoming into power, and transitioning into a new defensive profile. He was drafted out of Clemson as the best college bat in the draft and hasn't put things together just yet. Leonard was a throw in for the James Shields trade and might have found his home at first as well, and the combination of Leonard and Goeddel at the infield corners were an impressive XBH duo for players at High-A and only 21 years old. I think each can impress, but need to inspire faith. In the mean time, they're lotto tickets.
Taylor Motter and Jake Bauers are another two I'll be watching carefully, Motter checks all the boxes in defensive flexibility, Jake Bauers checks all the boxes for OBP. Then there's the third basemen on the list, do they stand a chance to be any more than organizational depth?
Jose Alvarado, LHP
Buddy Borden, RHP
Damion Carroll, RHP
Jacob Faria, RHP
Dylan Floro, RHP
Jose Mujica, RHP
C.J. Riefenhauser, LHRP
Orlando Romero, RHP
Jamie Schultz, RHP
Cameron Varga, RHP
I had some high expectations to rank Varga highly on this list. His story is peculiar, a draftable shortstop that opted for a no-name college and became a pitcher facing weak competition. He reported with less velocity than anticipated so for now he's off my list.
The biggest takeaway here is the lack of left handed depth. I really thought the Rays would try and beef up the left handed depth in the off-season but that never came to pass. Perhaps the rumored impending trade of David DeJesus could return a young southpaw.
My final thought would be this: it's not disingenuous to evaluate the ten hitters and pitchers above as depth pieces, most minor league baseball players never find success in the majors, even those ranked consensus No. 1's in the rankings. Any of these depth pieces could rise above and become dominant. That's part of what makes baseball so fun.
The Full List
(My previous year listing/2015 Community listing)
1. OF Steven Souza Jr. (NA/3)
2. INF Willy Adames (NA/2)
3. INF Daniel Robertson (NA/1)
4. 2B Ryan Brett (13/6)
5. RHP Alex Colome (3/5)
6. C Justin O'Conner (27/7)
7. RHP Brett Honeywell (NA/9)
8. RHP Taylor Guerrieri (5/4)
9. 1B Casey Gillaspie (NA/10)
10. SS Adrian Rondon (NA/8)
11. LHP Enny Romero (2,11)
12. RHP Nate Karns (6/13)
13. LHP Blake Snell (17/14)
14. UTIL Andrew Velazquez (NA/12)
15. OF Mikie Mahtook (24/15)
16. OF Justin Williams (NA/16)
17. RHP Jose Dominguez (NA/26)
18. RHP Ryne Stanek (14/20)
19. RHP Burch Smith (NA/18)
20. C Nick Ciuffo (12/17)
21. INF Tim Beckham (22/30)
--. C Oscar Hernandez (21/NA)
22. RHP German Marquez (NR/19)
23. LHP Grayson Garvin (23/NR)
24. LHP Mike Montgomery (NR/NR)
25. RHP Matt Andriese (8/28)
26. SS Hak Ju Lee (4/27)
27. SS Jake Hager (19/24)
28. C Luke Maile (NR/NR)
29. 2B Kean Wong (NR/22)
30. OF Johnny Field (NR/NR)
31. OF Andrew Toles (11/NR)
Graduated Prospects: RHP Jake Odorizzi (1), C Curt Casali (7), CF Kevin Kiermaier (9), OF Brandon Guyer (10), Steve Geltz (29)
Dropped off list: Riley Unroe (15), Richie Shaffer (16), Jeff Ames (18), Josh Sale (20 - released), RHP Jose Mujica (25), LHP Jose Castillo (26 - traded), Dylan Floro (28), Jacob Faria (30)