15. Cito Culver: INF -- Staten Island Yankees (Yankees)
Culver is a streaky hitter who is the exact definition of a NASDAQ guy. Not only has he been up and down all year, but when he's playing well he's on fire and when he's not, he's dreadful. Culver has made some strides from the left-side of the plate since the beginning of the year. When the season started, I spoke to several scouts who were extremely low on Culver as a left-handed batter. One of them even suggested the Yankees had started internal discussions regarding Culver as a pitcher. He's improved his approach and has developed above average strike zone judgement. Defensively is where things get iffy. I've seen Culver play shortstop as much as anybody has this year and am convinced that he can be an average to above average shortstop, especially with a gun for an arm. With that said, I've spoken to people who think Culver is best suited as a second-baseman due to lack of range. A position switch shouldn't be in the cards until a couple of years down the line.
14. Nick Tropeano: RHP -- Tri-City Valley Cats (Astros)
Tropeano is extremely advanced for a Penn Leaguer and at the same time isn't old for a prospect by any means. He features a good fastball with sink, a slider and a change-up which he's still working on. His delivery is a huge question for me, and even makes me think staying in the rotation is a question mark. However, I wouldn't be surprised to see Tropeano in Corpus Christi by the end of next season, simply because he's that advanced.
13. Mike Wright: RHP -- Aberdeen Ironbirds (Orioles)
Wright is a tall and projectable right-handed pitcher who hasn't drawn much negativity since he's been pro-ball. The 2011 draft pick has a swing-and-miss fastball that regularly sits at 94-95 and is working on his slider and change. Mike Wright has since made his way out of Aberdeen to the South Atlantic League where I expect him to continue to progress. He has some arm slot issues and is inconsistent with his delivery at times, but man can he pitch (pitchability).
12. Jake Lowery: C -- Mahoning Valley Scrappers (Indians)
In short-season ball you don't often find a catcher who can hit but can also remain behind the plate. Lowery is exactly that. At the plate, Jake Lowery has power to go along with a patient, simple approach. He has many holes in his swing but not to the extent that it's something to worry about long-term.
11. Nick Kingham: RHP -- State College Spikes (Pirates)
Kingham continues to impress. Whether it be with his improved command or projectable fastball, there's a lot to like in Nick Kingham's arm. He throws at a consistent, downhill plain and continues to make progressions with his arm slot. At times, in later innings, Kingham loses it and doesn't repeat his delivery but still shows good stuff, which he's done all year.