Top Prospects

Found this link at RAB. It's the Yanks' list of top 20 prospects by John Sickels.
He has Jesus Montero as number 1, which I have to agree with. He seems like the guy with the biggest upside. Austin Jackson is typically considered the top prospect, but he figures to have, in Mike Ashmore's opinion, "a .260-275 average, 10-20 home runs and maybe 70 RBI depending on where you stick him in the order." I'd say that makes him an average player, and Montero has the ability to be a great hitter, and if he can stay behind the plate then he will have an even greater value. However, AJax seems like the biggest sure bet to make the bigs and be a successful player, which is probably why Sickels has him at number 2. It's a good read. The rest of the list continues with:
3.Dellin Betances
4. Austin Romine
5. Zach McAllister
6.Mark Melancon
7. Jairo Heredia
8. Andrew Brackman
9. Phil Coke
10. Alfredo Aceves
11. Wilkins de la Rosa
12. Humberto Sanchez
13. Jon Albadejo
14. David Robertson
15. Brad Suttle
16. Arodys Vizcaino
17. Christian Garcia
18. George Kontos
19. Kanekoa Teixeira
20. Eduardo Sosa
21. Eric Hacker (The title is top 20, but he has 21, so I guess it's top 21 prospects).

From what else I have heard, it seems like Melancon, Montero, Jackson, and Betances are the most promising. Though, of those 4 Melancon is the only one who figures to make a big impact in 09.

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