To qualify, a player has to have amassed 30 at-bats or have pitched 5.0 IP or more. Simply being on the roster does not count. Also to note, we have not yet done our upcoming top 50 prospect lsit. This is just based on last season's NYPL'ers.
So far we have...
30. Jordan Swaggerty - Batavia Muckdogs
29. Brandon Jacobs - Lowell Spinners
28. Daniel Webb - Auburn Doubledays
27. Ryan Fisher - Jamestown Jammers
26. Kelvin De Leon - Staten Island Yankees
25. Giovanny Urshela - Mahoning Valley Scrappers
24. Nick Longmire - Batavia Muckdogs
23. Tommy Kahnle - Staten Island Yankees
22. Zack Dodson - State College Spikes
21. Josue Carreno - Connecticut Tigers
Let's Take a look at the next 5:
20. Madison Younginer - Lowell Spinners
Younginer is a tall and lanky hard thrower with lots of projection as well as upside. He's still growing it to his body, but possesses a swing-and-miss fastball that touches 96-97 at times but normally sits around 93-94, which is plenty. He also features a two-seamer in the 88-90 range as well as a 12-6 curve with nice depth to it. He shows a change at times, but it's still developing and is currently quite raw. Command issues are the biggest problem at this point, as he struggles mostly with his curve and change.
Younginer really isn't "pitching" yet. Thus, his unorthodox delivery and multiple release points need to be corrected sooner rather than later. He has frontline potential but has a long way to go. There's no rush, but the projection and upside of Younginer has scouts dropping jaws at times. Alas, there are tons of fans of this kid. If he continues to progress, 2011 could be a huge breakout year for him whether that's in Lowell, Greenville, or Salem.
19. Austin Wates - Tri-City Valley Cats
Wates is a 6'1/180 outfielder who with his good arm and range projects as someone who can be above average at any outfield spot. He has 60 speed or better, which is easily the best part of his game. His thunderous approach makes him more of an exciting player, a spark-plug if you will.
His approach to the plate is fairly quiet but impressive. He'll hit for average or below average power but it's not really his game. He projects as a gap-to-gap hitter who hits to all fields and has the ability to get on-base with his speed rather than just bat. He's patient at the plate and works the count.
18. Domingo Santana - Williamsport Crosscutters
I wrote up a Scouting Report on Domingo Santana here.
17. Darrell Ceciliani - Brooklyn Cyclones
Ceciliani has a very "loud" swing if you well. He's a slasher and has some big holes in his swing. One of the big components in his swing is the length of it, which at times prevents him from not only catching up, but having the ability to hit the breaking ball. He has very little power, but projects as someone who's able to hit to all fields.
He's a big guy but isn't that strong. He has a below average arm and doesn't have the best range. However, he has some speed and gets to balls when he needs to. Obviously, his biggest tool is the hit tool thus allowing him to progress through the system as long as he can continue to hit. He gets on base which certainly helps his cause. He likely doesn't have much upside at all, so what you see is likely what you'll get.
16. Michael Kvasnicka - Tri-City Valley Cats
Kvasnicka is already a real good hitter. He switch hits and has tons of bat speed from both sides of the plate. To go along with that, he has great arm strength. Thus it doesn't really where he plays on the field. However, it's likely not going to be at catcher.
He has a nice approach at the plate and works the count real well. He's also a solid baserunner, though he's unlikely to steal many bases. In the outfield, he projects as a plus-range, plus-arm type of guy and he might even be a center fielder. As for power, he's got some, but it isn't the biggest part of his game.