Now, I know the general perception of Keith Law is (usually understandably) leaves something to be desired, but he finally has posted a bunch of links on his top prospect rankings per organization, for all of baseball, and heads-up stuff for what 2011 could look like. He has one Diamondback in the 2010 Top-100 (Jarrod Parker), but loves AZ's '09 draft, and thinks they could add four or five guys to that list for 2011. Links below (NOTE: You'll probably need ESPN.com INsider to view them):
- 2010 Top Prospects List - Only one Diamondback managed to crack the list, and it's no surprise who received the designation, RHP Jarrod Parker, knocked down two spots from 2009 to #37 because of the TJ surgery.
- Top 10 Prospects Who Missed the Top-100 - Here's where I was met with a bit of a surprise. I don't know if Law just saw a good day from the kid when he went to scout him, but A.J. Pollock is the Diamondback listed here as just barely falling out of the top-100, rather than Bobby Borchering, Brandon Allen, or Ryan Wheeler.
- Top 10 Prospects by Organization - As expected from the previous links, the top two are Parker and Pollock. I'd include the rest of the list, but since it's an ESPN INsider thing, I'd probably have someone at ESPN call the hit on me or something.
- 2011 Sleeper Prospects - Another INsider thing.... Meh, it mentions two Diamondbacks, CF Keon Broxton, who Law says is "the type of prospect who can suddenly go top 50 on us because his upside is so high." Also mentioned is Dominican SS Raul Navarro, a guy I don't know much about, but who will be heading to the US starting in 2010.