End of Year Top 60 Diamondbacks Prospects

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It was an interesting year in the Minor Leagues with the Dbacks clearly boasting one of the most-stocked systems in all of baseball. We got to see a number of our top prospects in action this year at the Major League Level with the spigot seeming to be on full blast from that stocked pipeline. Several of those players remain on this list since they'll still retain their rookie status heading into next year. In fact the only prospect who lost their status was Patrick Corbin, though Ryan Wheeler is going to be very close before the season ends. For now he remains on the list.

In my amateur estimation there are no fewer than 20 future Major Leaguers on this list, or at least that I think have a strong capacity to get there. The only changes from the top of the list are that I moved Adam Eaton up a few spots because he's looking like a solid fixture in the outfield for next year, or at worst a good rotation guy. So he goes ahead of Davidson, Holmberg and Owings. I'm sure there will be some debate about that decision considering it has to be said that the jury is still somewhat out on Eaton. So with no further adieu here's my end-of-year list of the Top 60 Prospects in the Diamondbacks' organization.

1 Trevor Bauer RHP Reno Same Still the highest ceiling
2 Tyler Skaggs LHP Arizona Same Did fine in 1st stint
3 Archie Bradley RHP South Bend Same Finished season strong
4 Adam Eaton OF Arizona +3 Looking the part so far
5 Matt Davidson 3B Mobile -1 So-so 2nd half
6 David Holmberg LHP Mobile -1 Solid AA campaign
7 Chris Owings SS Mobile -1 SS of the future?
8 Ryan Wheeler 3B Arizona Same Decent corner backup
9 A.J. Pollock OF Reno -2 Passed by Eaton
10 Stryker Trahan C AZL Same Plenty good 1st season
11 Michael Perez C Missoula -2 Strahan rival for top catcher
12 Andrew Chafin LHP Visalia Same Battled through struggles
13 Anthony Meo RHP Visalia Same Very solid 1st season
14 Chase Anderson RHP Mobile +2 Ready for AAA
15 Alfredo Marte OF Mobile Same Breakout season
16 Jose Munoz SS AZL +1 Finished year strong
17 Keon Broxton OF Visalia +4 Ready to make his move?
18 Jonathan Griffin 1B Mobile +19 Just keeps hitting
19 Alex Glenn OF Missoula +22 Looking like a fast riser
20 Jake Elmore 2B Arizona -2 Borderline utility guy
21 Evan Marshall RHP Mobile Same Up and down, stalling?
22 Matt Gorgen RHP Reno -3 Held up well in AAA
23 Jake Barrett RHP South Bend -3 Hit the wall in 2nd half
24 Charles Brewer RHP Reno -2 Too inconsistent?
25 Gerson Montilla 2B Visalia -2 Handled promotion well
26 Cody Wheeler LHP Yakima -1 Nice comeback season from TJ
27 Evan Marzilli OF Missoula Same Great 1st season, fast riser?
28 Andrew Velasquez SS/2B Missoula Same Intriguing little player
29 Michael Bolsinger RHP Mobile -2 Solid AA season
30 Michael Freeman SS Visalia Same Just keeps playing well
31 Ronnie Freeman C Yakima -2 Solid 1st season
32 Ender Inciarte OF Visalia -1 Speedy leadoff guy
33 Ben Eckels RHP AZL +10 Showed some real talent
34 Jake Lamb 3B Missoula +20 Found his power stroke
35 Wagner Mateo OF Visalia -11 Can he progress from here?
36 David Nick 2B Mobile Same Limited upside
37 Chuck Taylor OF AZL -5 Needs to show a little more
38 Derek Eitel RHP Mobile -4 Held up in AA, limited?
39 Erick Leal RHP DSL -4 Next stop USA
40 Alexander Carreras LHP Yakima -1 Handled Yakima after rough SB
41 Daniel Watts LHP Yakima +11 Yakima ace
42 Andrew Barbosa LHP South Bend Same We'll see if he can keep going
43 Pedro Ruiz 2B/SS Missoula -1 Good 1st season in US
44 Blake Perry RHP South Bend -8 Time to take next step
45 Jose Martinez RHP Yakima +4 Late season promotion to US
46 Kevin Medrano 2B Yakima Same Just keeps hitting
47 Breland Almadova OF Missoula +10 Nice start to career
48 Tyler Bortnick INF Reno -34 New arrival didn't show much
49 Brian Billigen OF South Bend +1 Hitting well at AZL
50 Raul Garcia SS DSL New Showed some power for SS
51 Taylor Siemens LHP Visalia Same Nice step forward
52 Daniel Poma OF Yakima -5 So-so to date
53 Yazy Arbelo 1B Visalia -8 Pure raw power, anything else?
54 Tyler Green RHP South Bend -24 Tailed off in 2nd half
55 Seth Simmons RHP South Bend Same Decent reliever
56 Kyle Winkler RHP Visalia +3 Injury comeback season
57 R.J. Hively RHP Yakima +3 Did the job as Yakima closer
58 Keith Hessler LHP South Bend New Broke out after move to rotation
59 Garrett Webber INF Visalia New Showed some power this year
60 Socrates Brito OF Missoula New Love the name

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