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Diamondbacks Top 60 Prospects - Updated 8/4

It's time to update my Top 60 prospects list from late June after several trades and promotions, not to mention a better look at some of the youngsters now that they have some at bats under their belts. I still have Bauer listed in the top spot but I had to give Skaggs a long look. In the end I based it on Bauer's higher ceiling and more impressive array of plus pitches he can work with. But it was very close. The next three spots all were the same, but I bumped Chris Owings up to 6th based on his play in an advanced league at such a young age. I also flip-flopped Eaton and Pollock based on Eaton's performance so far this year. But Pollock's looking good too. One of the biggest jumps on the list comes from Michael Perez who is really looking like a plus-plus catcher who can hit. I nudged him ahead of Trahan because he'll be staying at catcher while the jury is still out on Trahan. Another big jumper was Keon Broxton who in the last couple of months is starting to show his potential and has really cut down on his strikeouts. A couple of other big risers are INF Andrew Velazquez who was tearing up the AZL before spraining his ankle, and Ender Inciarte who is having a breakout year in Visalia after starting out in South Bend. See the full list of my Top 60 after the jump.

1. Trevor Bauer RHP Reno Same Still most potential
2. Tyler Skaggs LHP Reno Same Challenging for top spot
3. Archie Bradley RHP South Bend Same Getting back to form
4. Matt Davidson 3B Mobile Same Chilly second half so far
5. David Holmberg LHP Mobile Same Doing just fine
6. Chris Owings SS Mobile +3 Holding his own for age
7. Adam Eaton OF Reno +1 Just needs a spot
8. A.J. Pollock OF Reno -1 Also waiting for a spot
9. Michael Perez C Missoula +14 Top catcher in system
10. Stryker Trahan C AZL +4 Potential that needs work
11. Alfredo Marte OF Mobile +2 Battling minor injuries
12. Andrew Chafin LHP Visalia -2 Move to bullpen should help
13. Anthony Meo RHP Visalia +5 Holding up well
14. Tyler Bortnick INF Reno New New arrival
15. Evan Marshall RHP Mobile -3 Shown a few chinks
16. Chase Anderson RHP Mobile +6 Coming along nicely
17. Jose Munoz SS AZL +13 Potential but no results yet
18. Jake Elmore 2B Reno +1 Gets overlooked
19. Matt Gorgen RHP Reno +1 Promoted to AAA
20. Jake Barrett RHP South Bend -5 1st year going well
21. Keon Broxton OF Visalia +16 Light bulb going on?
22. Charles Brewer RHP Reno +2 Inconsistent so far
23. Gerson Montilla 2B Visalia +4 Emerging in High A
24. Wagner Mateo OF Visalia +2 Getting comfortable
25. Cody Wheeler LHP Yakima +4 Looking good all year
26. Evan Marzilli OF Missoula New Having great rookie season
27. Michael Bolsinger RHP Mobile +5 Holding steady
28. Andrew Velasquez SS/2B AZL +19 Looked great 1st half, injured
29. Ronnie Freeman C Yakima +4 Playing solid
30. Tyler Green RHP South Bend +4 Getting better
31. Ender Inciarte OF Visalia +26 Bust out season
32. Chuck Taylor OF AZL +3 Doing fine in AZL
33. David Nick 2B Mobile -17 Limited upside
34. Derek Eitel RHP Mobile +4 Been solid in AA
35. Erick Leal RHP DSL New Terrific in DSL so far
36. Blake Perry RHP South Bend +24 Emerging nicely
37. Jonathan Griffin 1B Visalia +3 What you see
38. Michael Freeman SS Visalia +3 Good little player
39. Alexander Carreras LHP Yakima +4 Handling Yakima better
40. Andrew Barbosa LHP South Bend +4 Promoted once already
41. Alex Glenn OF AZL New Looks and plays the part
42. Pedro Ruiz 2B/SS Missoula +9 Breakout season
43. Ben Eckels RHP AZL New Showing some talent
44. Ryan Strieby 1B Mobile New Org fodder but maybe?
45. Yazy Arbelo 1B Visalia New Can't teach power
46. J.R. Bradley RHP South Bend -21 Going the wrong way
47. Daniel Poma OF Yakima +3 So-so to date
48. Karl Triana RHP Missoula +8 Showing some ability
49. Jose Martinez RHP DSL New Nice 1st season at DSL
50. Brian Billigen OF AZL New Hitting well at AZL
51. Taylor Siemens LHP Visalia New Nice step forward
52. Daniel Watts LHP Yakima New Yakima Ace so far
53. Ray Hernandez RHP Visalia -1 We'll see but still getting Ks
54. Jake Lamb 3B Missoula -5 Solid not spectacular
55. Seth Simmons RHP South Bend -7 Decent reliever
56. Cesar Carrasco 3B DSL New Showing skills in DSL
57. Breland Almadova OF Missoula New Nice start to career
58. Kevin Medrano 2B Yakima New Just keeps hitting
59. Kyle Winkler RHP Visalia -20 Concerned about him
60. R.J. Hively RHP Yakima New Doing the job as closer

The following players are no longer on the list from late June.

Ryan Wheeler 3B Promoted to Majors
Patrick Corbin LHP Promoted to Majors
Mark Krauss OF Traded
Bobby Borchering OF Traded
Jensen Lewis RHP Didn't belong on list
Jonathan Albaladejo RHP Didn't belong on list
Ty Linton OF Just can't find it
Jesse Darrah RHP Lost rotation spot
Shaun Cooper 1B/OF Not doing enough to stay on list
John Leonard INF Just can't hit
Justin Bianco OF Just can't hit
Kable Hogben RHP Funky reliever
Matt Helm 1B/3B Can hit, but limited upside
John Pedrotty RHP Getting hit hard this year
Jacob House 1B Zero power for 1B