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Dbacks Top 60 Prospects: Post Trades Edition

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Not much of a shakeup following all the trades but a few changes worth noting.

New toy Yosmany Tomas gets the #3 slot in my latest prospect rankings.
New toy Yosmany Tomas gets the #3 slot in my latest prospect rankings.
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The big change obviously was where to slot Yasmany Tomas on the prospects list. I debated whether to put him at the top but thought that was just too optimistic. I actually slotted him just ahead of Archie Bradley, which I'm sure some will question. He's every bit the risk/reward guy that I now view Bradley as.

The team also picked up four other minor leaguers who made it onto my list, though none made the Top 20. Those four players take up slots numbered 21, 42, 52, and 53, hardly anything to get excited about. Domingo Leyba is perhaps the most intriguing and is viewed as a replacement for Andrew Velazquez, though I don't put him in AV's class, while others might.

Jeferson Mejia is another who could surprise. He's extremely young and maybe deserves a higher spot given his incredible size and physical potential. I think one poster referred to him as a lottery ticket which is probably a good reference. The other two look like organization guys who can at least be said to have a chance, as remote as that chance might be.

Rank Prospect Pos 2014 Level Age Comments
1 Aaron Blair RHP Mobile 22 Close to being ready
2 Braden Shipley RHP Visalia 23 Needs just one more step forward
3 Yasmany Tomas OF/3B None 24 High risk/reward guy
4 Archie Bradley RHP Mobile 22 Getting nervous about him
5 Jake Lamb 3B Mobile 24 Ready for full time gig?
6 Touki Toussaint RHP AZL 18 Big arm, learning how to "pitch"
7 Brandon Drury 3B Visalia 21 Put up another solid season
8 Cody Reed LHP AZL 18 Flashed early potential
9 Jake Barrett RHP Reno 23 Ready for big league debut
10 Jimmie Sherfy RHP Mobile 22 Overcame bump in the road
11 Peter O'Brien C Mobile 24 Can he master the C position?
12 Marcus Wilson OF AZL 17 Had some first year struggles
13 Matt Railey OF Missoula 19 Only 13 games but oozes talent
14 Alex Glenn OF Visalia 23 Power plus speed but a little erratic
15 Andrew Chafin LHP Reno 24 Does he have one more step in him?
16 Socrates Brito OF Visalia 22 Parra clone with real speed
17 Joe Munoz 3B South Bend 20 Injury and position change reducing value
18 Matt Stites RHP Majors 24 Showed ability to get ML hitters out
19 Jose Herrera C AZL 17 Still very young. Had some moments
20 Sergio Alcantara SS Missoula 18 Bat still trailing glove
21 Anthony Banda LHP South Bend 21 Primed for next step
22 Domingo Leyba 2B/SS South Bend 18 Huge BABIP warps his recent numbers
23 Nick Ahmed SS Majors 24 The bat is still a problem
24 Evan Marzilli OF Mobile 23 Bat needs another jump to make it
25 Jamie Westbrook SS/2B Missoula 19 Still developing
26 Jose Martinez RHP Hillsboro 20 Elbow injury has derailed
27 Joey Kriehbiel RHP Visalia 21 Was terrific in tough Cal league
28 Grant Heyman OF Hillsboro 20 Looks like a professional hitter
29 Kevin Cron 1B Missoula 21 Hit tool looking good so far
30 Brent Jones RHP Hillsboro 21 Decent start to career for 4th rounder
31 Daniel Palka 1B South Bend 22 Good power, so-so contact
32 Matt McPhearson OF AZL 19 AZL repeat produced better results
33 Chuck Taylor OF South Bend 21 Decent season in South Bend
34 Trevor Mitsui 1B South Bend 22 Came out hitting in first year
35 Zach Borenstein OF Mobile 24 Might be a hair shy for a ML LF
36 Sean Jamieson SS Mobile 25 Just keeps producing but age a factor
37 Mitch Haniger OF Mobile 23 Lacks speed and power for corner OF
38 Brad Keller RHP Missoula 19 Had rough go in Missoula
39 Silvino Bracho RHP South Bend 22 Monster K/BB numbers
40 Cody Wheeler LHP Mobile 25 Breakout year in the bullpen
41 Stryker Trahan C South Bend 20 Two steps back, one forward
42 Jeferson Mejia RHP Rookie 19 Who knows?
43 Henry Castillo 2B/3B Missoula 19 Got to Missoula after tearing up AZL
44 Will Locante LHP South Bend 24 Made 40-man so somebody likes him
45 A.J. Schugel RHP Mobile 25 Consistency a major issue
46 Kevin Munson RHP Reno 25 His turn is coming if consistent
47 Michael Perez C South Bend 22 Just a fair season. Stalling.
48 Jared Miller LHP Hillsboro 21 Big lefty started out okay
49 Daniel Gibson LHP Visalia 22 Up and down
50 Ismael Pena OF AZL 18 Bonus baby off to a slow start
51 Zac Curtis LHP Hillsboro 22 Dominating start in bullpen
52 Zack Godley RHP A+ 24 Knows how to miss bats. Still in A+?
53 Raymel Flores 2B/SS A- 20 Another good glove, shaky bat guy
54 Garrett Webber INF Reno 25 Solid upper minors guy
55 Blayne Weller RHP Visalia 24 Misses a lot of bats
56 Dane McFarland OF Missoula 20 Athletic OF lacks enough contact
57 Ben Eckels RHP Hillsboro 20 Settled down after failing in SB
58 Rudy Flores 1B Visalia 23 Big power, big Ks
59 Felipe Perez RHP Missoula 20 Still not missing enough bats
60 Andrew Barbosa LHP Visalia 26 Injury problems just won't end