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RotoWire's Top 100 Prospects: Sickels' June Update

John Sickels

John Sickels

John Sickels writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

RotoWire Top 100 Prospects for 2010
Late June Update

Players who have exceeded rookie qualifications (130 at-bats, 50 innings) are not included. Players cut this time for that reason are: Jason Heyward, Neftali Feliz, Starlin Castro, Justin Smoak, Austin Jackson, Ike Davis, Jhoulys Chacin, Mike Leake, Jaime Garcia, Alex Avila and Michael Saunders.

All prospect lists are a blend of short-term, medium-term, and long-term potential. We try to consider both fantasy and "real life" baseball in mind when doing these lists. As a result, this list looks different than if we were looking solely at pure baseball ability, or if we focused entirely on fantasy value. Obviously you'll need to adjust your investments based on the context in which your fantasy team plays.

Most short-season players, 2010 draftees, and players from the Dominican and Venezuelan Summer Leagues are not included.

I try to avoid big swings in value for a player from list to list, to avoid "flavor of the month" syndrome and overreaction to a cold streak or hot streak.

1. Stephen Strasburg, RHP, Washington Nationals ETA 2010
2. Carlos Santana, C, Cleveland Indians ETA 2010
3. Buster Posey, C, San Francisco Giants ETA 2010
4. Jeremy Hellickson, RHP, Tampa Bay Rays ETA late 2010
5. Aroldis Chapman, LHP, Cincinnati Reds ETA 2011
6. Michael Stanton, OF, Florida Marlins ETA 2010
7. Domonic Brown, OF, Philadelphia Phillies ETA 2011
8. Tanner Scheppers, RHP, Texas Rangers ETA late 2010
9. Jesus Montero, C, New York Yankees ETA 2011
10. Pedro Alvarez, 3B, Pittsburgh Pirates ETA 2010
11. Brett Lawrie, 2B, Milwaukee Brewers ETA 2011
12. Madison Bumgarner, LHP, San Francisco Giants ETA 2010
13. Mike Montgomery, LHP, Kansas City Royals ETA 2011
14. Julio Teheran, RHP, Atlanta Braves ETA 2012
15. Mike Moustakas, 3B, Kansas City Royals ETA 2011
16. Desmond Jennings, OF, Tampa Bay Rays ETA late 2010
17. Drew Storen, RHP, Washington Nationals ETA 2010
18. Mike Trout, OF, Los Angeles Angels ETA 2012
19. Martin Perez, LHP, Texas Rangers ETA 2012
20. Chris Carter, OF-1B, Oakland Athletics ETA 2011
21. Eric Hosmer, 1B, Kansas City Royals ETA 2012
22. Jenrry Mejia, RHP, New York Mets ETA 2010
23. Grant Green, SS, Oakland Athletics ETA late 2011
24. Jake Arrieta, RHP, Baltimore Orioles ETA 2010
25. Brett Wallace, 1B-3B, Toronto Blue Jays ETA 2010
26. Michael Pineda, RHP, Seattle Mariners ETA 2011
27. Simon Castro, RHP, San Diego Padres ETA 2011
28. Jordan Lyles, RHP, Houston Astros ETA 2012
29. Wil Myers, C, Kansas City Royals ETA 2012
30. Nick Franklin, SS, Seattle Mariners ETA 2012
31. Kyle Gibson, RHP, Minnesota Twins ETA late 2011
32. Alex White, RHP, Cleveland Indians ETA late 2011
33. Alex Colome, RHP, Tampa Bay Rays ETA 2013
34. Logan Morrison, 1B, Florida Marlins ETA 2011
35. Dustin Ackley, 2B-OF, Seattle Mariners ETA 2011
36. Devaris Gordon, SS, Los Angeles Dodgers ETA 2012
37. Kyle Drabek, RHP, Toronto Blue Jays ETA 2011
38. Zach Stewart, RHP, Toronto Blue Jays ETA 2011
39. Jacob Turner, RHP, Detroit Tigers ETA 2013
40. Tyler Matzek, LHP, Colorado Rockies ETA 2013
41. Mike Minor, LHP, Atlanta Braves ETA 2011
42. Shelby Miller, RHP, St. Louis Cardinals ETA 2013
43. Dan Hudson, RHP, Chicago White Sox ETA 2010
44. Michael Taylor, OF, Oakland Athletics ETA 2011
45. Casey Kelly, RHP, Boston Red Sox ETA 2012
46. Chris Withrow, RHP, Los Angeles Dodgers ETA 2012
47. John Lamb, LHP, Kansas City Royals ETA 2012
48. Matt Moore, LHP, Tampa Bay Rays ETA 2012
49. Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B, Cleveland Indians ETA 2011
50. Wilmer Flores, SS-3B, New York Mets ETA 2013
51. Andrew Oliver, LHP, Detroit Tigers ETA 2010
52. Ben Revere, OF, Minnesota Twins ETA late 2011
53. Fernando Martinez, OF, New York Mets ETA 2011
54. Casey Crosby, LHP, Detroit Tigers ETA 2012
55. Derek Norris, C, Washington Nationals ETA late 2011
56. Christian Friedrich, LHP, Colorado Rockies ETA 2012
57. Hank Conger, C, Los Angeles Angels ETA 2011
58. Jose Tabata, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates ETA 2010
59. Jaff Decker, OF, San Diego Padres ETA 2012
60. Ethan Martin, RHP, Los Angeles Dodgers ETA 2012
61. Craig Kimbrel, RHP, Atlanta Braves ETA 2010
62. Andrew Cashner, RHP, Chicago Cubs ETA 2010
63. Brett Jackson, OF, Chicago Cubs ETA late 2011
64. Jason Castro, C, Houston Astros ETA 2010
65. Jay Jackson, RHP, Chicago Cubs ETA late 2010
66. Zach Britton, LHP, Baltimore Orioles ETA 2011
67. Ryan Kalish, OF, Boston Red Sox ETA late 2010
68. Freddie Freeman, 1B, Atlanta Braves ETA 2011
69. Tony Sanchez, C, Pittsburgh Pirates ETA late 2011
70. Aaron Miller, LHP, Los Angeles Dodgers ETA late 2011
71. Arodys Vizcaino, RHP, Atlanta Braves ETA 2012
72. Randall Delgado, RHP, Atlanta Braves ETA 2011
73. Drew Cumberland, SS, San Diego Padres ETA late 2011
74. Josh Vitters, 3B, Chicago Cubs ETA 2012
75. Wilson Ramos, C, Minnesota Twins ETA 2010
76. Aaron Hicks, OF, Minnesota Twins ETA 2013
77. Donavan Tate, OF, San Diego Padres ETA 2013
78. Tyler Flowers, C, Chicago White Sox ETA 2010
79. Josh Bell, 3B, Baltimore Orioles ETA 2011
80. Tyler Chatwood, RHP, Los Angeles Angels ETA late 2011
81. Matt Dominguez, 3B, Florida Marlins ETA late 2011
82. Carlos Carrasco, RHP, Cleveland Indians ETA 2010
83. Chris Heisey, OF, Cincinnati Reds ETA 2010
84. Yonder Alonso, 1B, Cincinnati Reds ETA late 2011
85. Thomas Neal, OF, San Francisco Giants ETA 2011
86. Alexander Torres, LHP, Tampa Bay Rays ETA late 2011
87. Brad Boxberger, RHP, Cincinnati Reds ETA late 2011
88. Jake Odorizzi, RHP, Milwaukee Brewers ETA 2012
89. Chris Dwyer, LHP, Kansas City Royals ETA late 2011
90. Garrett Richards, RHP, Los Angeles Angels ETA 2012
91. Mat Gamel, 3B, Milwaukee Brewers ETA 2010
92. Allen Webster, RHP, Los Angeles Dodgers ETA 2012
93. Josh Reddick, OF, Boston Red Sox ETA late 2010
94. James Darnell, 3B, San Diego Padres ETA 2011
95. Wilmer Font, RHP, Texas Rangers ETA 2011
96. Hak-Ju Lee, SS, Chicago Cubs ETA late 2012
97. Carlos Triunfel, SS, Seattle Mariners ETA 2012
98. Michael Bowden, RHP, Boston Red Sox ETA 2010
99. Robert Ross, LHP, Texas Rangers ETA 2012
100. David Phelps, RHP, New York Yankees late ETA 2011

OTHERS CONSIDERED: Lars Anderson,1B, Red Sox; J.P. Arencibia, C, Blue Jays; Nick Barnese, RHP, Rays; Brandon Belt,1B, Giants; Andrew Brockman, RHP, Yankees; Jorge Bucardo, RHP, Giants; Tanner Bushue, RHP, Astros; Lorenzo Cain, OF, Brewers; Mark Cohoon, LHP, Mets; Aaron Crow, RHP, Royals; Brandon Erbe, RHP, Orioles; Robbie Erlin, LHP, Rangers; Todd Frazier, UT, Reds; Reymond Fuentes, OF, Red Sox; Charles Furbush, LHP, Tigers; Kyle Heckathorn, RHP, Brewers; Donnie Joseph, LHP, Reds; Kila Ka’aihue, 1B, Royals; Jason Kipnis, 2B, Indians; Marc Krauss, OF, Diamondbacks; Ian Krol, LHP, Athletics; Brandon Laird, 3B, Yankees; Alex Liddi, 3B, Mariners; Michael Main, RHP, Rangers; Chris Marrero, 1B, Nationals; Fabio Martinez Mesa, RHP, Angels; Brent Morel, 3B, White Sox; David Phelps, RHP, Yankees; Elisaul Pimentel, RHP, Dodgers; Jerry Sands, 1B-OF, Dodgers; Max Stassi, C, Athletics; Oscar Tejeda, 2B; Red Sox; Travis Wood, LHP, Reds;

These lists are always a work in progress. Please feel free to suggest players for the next version, which should come out in early August.