MLB Prospects 2013: Top 50 Spring Training Performance Tracker

Chris StephensCorrespondent IIFebruary 28, 2013

MLB Prospects 2013: Top 50 Spring Training Performance Tracker

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    With MLB spring training in full swing, there are a number of prospects whose fates are up in the air.

    Here at Bleacher Report, we have our own listing of top prospects. However, most people don't have time to look through various sites to find out how each prospect is doing this spring.

    That's where we come in.

    Using a list compiled by Bleacher Report Lead MLB Prospects Writer Mike Rosenbaum, this list will track the top 50 prospects who have or are receiving a decent amount of playing time in MLB camp.

    Most won't make the big-league roster out of spring training, but have the ability to be called up at some point in the season or potentially make an impact in 2014.

50. Jedd Gyorko, 2B-3B, San Diego Padres

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    Position Rank: No. 5 second baseman, No. 7 third baseman

    Age: 24

    Height/Weight: 5’10”, 195 lbs

    Bats/Throws: R/R

    Drafted/Signed: Second round, 2010 (West Virginia University)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: .268 BA, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 11 K's

    Latest Appearance: March 22 vs. Mariners: 0-for-3, 1 K

    Where He Stands: Gyorko is going to make the big league roster coming out of spring training. He's absolutely killing the ball.

    Although he's had his struggles as of late, Gyorko has shown enough to earn a spot.

    He's battling Logan Forsythe for the starting job at second base, and it's all Gyorko so far. Forsythe isn't hitting this spring and doesn't have the range at second base that Gyorko does.

    Logan Forsythe received an injection for plantar fasciitis. Better chance of Jedd Gyorko winning San Diego second base job with this.

    — Adam Ronis (@AdamRonis) March 10, 2013

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 100%

49. Chris Archer, RHP Tampa Bay Rays

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    Position Rank: No. 20 starting pitcher

    Age: 24

    Height/Weight: 6’3”, 200 lbs

    Bats/Throws: R/R

    Drafted/Signed: Fifth round, 2006 (Clayton High School, North Carolina)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: 1-0, 7 IP, 0.00 ERA, 0.57 WHIP, 5 K's

    Latest Appearance: March 7 at Pirates: 3 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 3 K's, 2 BB

    Where He Stands: If Archer was on any other team, he'd likely be in the big leagues right now. Unfortunately, being with the Tampa Bay Rays, Archer found himself competing for the fifth starter's role, even after the Rays traded away James Shields.

    However, it just wasn't meant to be coming out of spring training.

    Rays | Three sent to minors: The Tampa Bay Rays reassigned SPs Alexander Torres, Jake Odorizzi and Chris Arche... bit.ly/Xuv3Gd

    — Matt Whitfield (@DSEmpire_Matt) March 13, 2013

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 0%

48. George Springer, OF, Houston Astros

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    Position Rank: No. 12 outfielder

    Age: 23

    Height/Weight: 6’3”, 200 lbs

    Bats/Throws: R/R

    Drafted/Signed: First round, 2011 (University of Connecticut)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: .333 BA, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 2 BB, 1 SB, 6 R, 6 K's

    Latest Appearance: March 8 vs. Braves: 0-for-2, 2 K's

    Where He Stands: Springer is hitting the cover off the ball, but remember, it's just spring training. According to Rotoworld.com, Springer likely won't make it to the big leagues this year.

    Springer played only 22 games at Double-A last year after spending a majority of the year at High-A. Even though there's not much ahead of him in the outfield, he still needs more seasoning in the minor leagues.

    #Astros top prospects George Springer (No. 3), @linodeshields (No. 6) among seven assigned to Minor League camp. atmlb.com/16kxNqL

    — MiLB.com (@MiLB) March 11, 2013

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 0%

47. Kolten Wong, 2B, St. Louis Cardinals

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    Position Rank: No. 4 second baseman

    Age: 22

    Height/Weight: 5’9”, 190 lbs

    Bats/Throws: L/R

    Drafted/Signed: First round, 2011 (University of Hawaii and Manoa)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: .250 BA, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 doubles, 1 SB

    Latest Appearance: March 23 at Marlins: 0-for-2, 1 R, 1 K

    Where He Stands: Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com thinks Wong shouldn't be overlooked during spring training. As of right now, Wong is slated to go to Triple-A. After all, why would you waste service time for him to be a bench player?

    The battle for the starting job is between Daniel Descalso and Matt Carpenter, so Wong isn't really competing for a spot in the big leagues:

    "He's still a young guy, but he has a real nice idea of his swing," manager Mike Matheny said. "Watching him as a defender, I think he's improved tremendously. He just looks like a confident defender now. Everybody has always had a lot of confidence in his bat, now it's just a matter of the whole package. It looks like he's taking strides in that direction."

    The Cardinals will likely let him spend at least half the year in Triple-A for more seasoning, but by midseason, if Descalso and/or Carpenter struggle, Wong could find himself in the big leagues.

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 0%

46. Nick Franklin, SS-2B, Seattle Mariners

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    Position Rank: No. 6 shortstop, No. 3 second baseman

    Age: 21

    Height/Weight: 6’1”, 180 lbs

    Bats/Throws: S/R

    Drafted/Signed: First round, 2009 (Lake Brantley High School, Florida)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: .233 BA, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 2 SB, 3 doubles, 8 K's

    Latest Appearance: March 19 vs. Giants: 2-for-2, 1 double, 2 RBI, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 SB

    Where He Stands: The early talk on Franklin relates to his diet of 6,500 calories per day in an effort to get up to 200 pounds. Franklin has struggled thus far with his new weight, but it's still early.

    There's no doubt Franklin will make the roster at some point for the Mariners, it's just not out of spring training. As he puts on the weight, there will be an adjustment period, and Triple-A might be the best place for him to do that.

    #Mariners: Nick Franklin-INF: The Mariners eassigned INF Nick Franklin to minor league camp.... bit.ly/14bNaCq

    — Rotoinfo MLB (@Rotoinfo_MLB) March 22, 2013

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 0%

45. Jonathan Schoop, 2B-3B, Baltimore Orioles

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    Position Rank: No. 2 second baseman, No. 6 third baseman

    Age: 21

    Height/Weight: 6’1”, 195 lbs

    Bats/Throws: R/R

    Drafted/Signed: Free agent, 2009 (Willemstad, Curacao)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: .667 BA, 1 HR, 4 RBI

    WBC Stats: .250 BA, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 7 K's

    Latest Appearance: March 22 at Rays: 3-for-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI

    Where He Stands: Right now, Schoop is with the Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic. It's hard for the Baltimore Orioles to get a look at him under the eye of their coaches.

    Now, heading to the semifinals, Schoop seems to be getting things going.

    The starting infield seems set for the Orioles heading into the season. Schoop is another player you shouldn't waste major league service time on just for him to sit on the bench. Look for him to start the season in Triple-A.

    Jonathan Schoop does it again ... RBI 2B to LF, and it's 6-2. He's got 2 2Bs, HR, 4 RBIs as #Netherlands responds #WBC

    — John Manuel (@johnmanuelba) March 8, 2013

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 0%

44. Tyler Austin, OF, New York Yankees

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    Position Rank: No. 11 outfielder

    Age: 21

    Height/Weight: 6’2”, 200 lbs

    Bats/Throws: R/R

    Drafted/Signed: 13th round, 2010 (Heritage High School, Georgia)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: .571 BA, 2 RBI, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 2 BB

    Latest Appearance: March 3 at Red Sox: 1-for-2, 1 K

    Where He Stands: Austin has yet to get his opportunity this spring, which means he's likely not competing for a big league spot. In fact, manager Joe Girardi has said that Austin is not in the mix to be on the Opening Day roster.

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 0%

43. Hak-Ju Lee, SS, Tampa Bay Rays

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    Position Rank: No. 5 shortstop

    Age: 22

    Height/Weight: 6’2”, 170 lbs

    Bats/Throws: L/R

    Drafted/Signed: Free agent, 2008 (Jeonju, Korea)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: .176 BA, 4 RBI, 3 SB, 6 K's

    Latest Appearance: March 12 vs. Yankees: 0-for-3, 1 K

    Where He Stands: Lee got things going in the second half of the 2012 season, but he struggled in the Arizona Fall League. His stats to begin spring training aren't that great either.

    @htspringball After the game the #Rays sent C Robinson Chirinos, INF Tim Beckham, INF Hak-Ju Lee to Triple A Durham

    — Dennis Maffezzoli (@maffsports) March 15, 2013

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 0%

42. Dan Straily, RHP, Oakland Athletics

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    Position Rank: No. 19 starting pitcher

    Age: 24

    Height/Weight: 6’2”, 215 lbs

    Bats/Throws: R/R

    Drafted/Signed: 24th round, 2009 (Western Oregon University)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: 1-2, 6.59 ERA, 13 K's, 6 BB

    Latest Appearance: March 19 at Dodgers: 4 IP, 3 ER, 4 H, 4 K's, 3 BB

    Where He Stands: Straily will get at least one start in the regular season with the suspension of Bartolo Colon to begin the year. However, once Colon returns, Straily's status is up in the air.

    Straily should be on the roster come Opening Day; the biggest question is if he will stay there once Colon returns. According to A's manager Bob Melvin in an interview with MLB.com's Jane Lee:

    He's come here in great shape and, really, from the first day of bullpens, has looked like a guy that's as prepared as anybody coming into camp, being ready for this opportunity. I don't think he looks at this in any way other than competing for a job and staying focused on that.

    After his performance in 2012 in Triple-A, it's hard to think he won't stay in Oakland. Then again, that's what good depth at pitching does to you.

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 75%

41. Gary Sanchez, C, New York Yankees

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    Position Rank: No. 4 catcher

    Age: 20

    Height/Weight: 6’2”, 220 lbs

    Bats/Throws: R/R

    Drafted/Signed: Free agent, 2009 (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: .200 BA, 2 K's

    Latest Appearance: March 1 vs. Phillies: 0-for-2, 2 K's

    Where He Stands: Sanchez is a great offensive backstop, but he still has a little work to do on his defensive skills.

    According to the team's senior vice president of baseball operations:

    He can really throw. He can catch the ball. He's got good lower body flexibility. It's a really hard position to play. He's made great improvement over the last two years. He's got the physical tools and the mental capabilities to do it. He's a catcher. We have zero doubt about that.

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 0%

40. Yasiel Puig, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers

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    Position Rank: No. 10 outfielder

    Age: 22

    Height/Weight: 6’3”, 215 lbs

    Bats/Throws: R/R

    Drafted/Signed: Free agent, 2012 (Cienfuegos, Cuba)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: .520 BA, 3 HR, 11 RBI, 4 doubles, 10 K's, 4 SB

    Latest Appearance: March 22 vs. Reds: 1-for-2, 1 double

    Where He Stands: Puig is still developing as a major league player. The Dodgers took a big chance on him, signing him to a seven-year, $42 million deal out of Cuba last year.

    According to Christopher Gamble of Rant Sports:

    Puig might run into some difficulty at Double-A as he is still a very raw prospect. However, he does have a ton of natural ability and that should eventually overcome any problems that he encounters due to his lack of experience.

    Puig’s power is developed from excellent bat speed and strength. However, his swing does need some work for his power to truly develop.

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 0%

39. Trevor Rosenthal, RHP, St. Louis Cardinals

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    Position Rank: No. 18 starting pitcher

    Age: 22

    Height/Weight: 6’2”, 190 lbs

    Bats/Throws: R/R

    Drafted/Signed: 21st round, 2009 (Cowley County Community College, Kansas)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: 0-1, 3.97 ERA, 3 BB, 10 K's

    Latest Appearance: March 23 at Marlins: 1 IP, 2 K's

    Where He Stands: Rosenthal was hit around in his first appearance of the spring. With Chris Carpenter done for the year, Rosenthal does have a legitimate shot at making the rotation.

    According to ESPN's fantasy projections:

    Rosenthal will make a fantasy impact in 2013. The question, though, is whether the Cardinals will minimize that impact by keeping him in the bullpen instead of turning him loose in the rotation. As a reliever, the 22-year-old righty has already shown what he can do in the majors, where he notched a 2.78 ERA and 0.93 WHIP with 25 strikeouts in his first 22 1/3 innings (to say nothing of his lights-out postseason performance).

    There's no question he'll be on the big league roster. The only question is: Will it be in the bullpen or in the rotation?

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 100%

38. Matt Davidson, 3B, Arizona Diamondbacks

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    Position Rank: No. 5 third baseman

    Age: 21

    Height/Weight: 6’2”, 225 lbs

    Bats/Throws: R/R

    Drafted/Signed: First round, 2009 (Yucaipa High School, California)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: .172 BA, 2 RBI, 1 R, 9 K's

    Latest Appearance: March 13 vs. Brewers: No plate appearances

    Where He Stands: Davidson has shown that he has a lot of power, but he's blocked at third base. With Martin Prado having been acquired from the Braves, that takes Davidson's spot.

    However, Prado's versatility will open up the spot for Davidson in the future. It's unlikely Davidson starts out in Arizona this year; a season in Triple-A will do him good and allow the Diamondbacks to further evaluate their roster.

    Reassigned to Minor League camp: INF Nick Ahmed, RHP Josh Booty, INF Matt Davidson, C Ed Easley, LHP David Holmberg, RHP Garrett Mock

    — Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) March 14, 2013

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 0%

37. Austin Hedges, C, San Diego Padres

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    Position Rank: No. 3 catcher

    Age: 20

    Height/Weight: 6’1”, 190 lbs

    Bats/Throws: R/R

    Drafted/Signed: Second round, 2009 (San Juan Capistrano High School, California)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: .000 BA, 1 run

    Latest Appearance: Feb. 28 vs. Royals: No plate appearances

    Where He Stands: Even with the 50-game suspension of Yasmani Grandal, he won't make the Opening Day roster. Hedges can make a case for himself next year or the year after if he can perform at or above expectations.

    He's still young and needs more experience in the minor leagues. However, the better he plays, the more options he gives the Padres.

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 0%

36. Martin Perez, LHP, Texas Rangers

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    Position Rank: No. 17 starting pitcher

    Age: 21

    Height/Weight: 6’0”, 180 lbs

    Bats/Throws: L/L

    Drafted/Signed: Free agent, 2007 (Guanare, Venezuela)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: 0-0, 3.00 ERA, 2 K's

    Latest Appearance: March 3 vs. Mariners: 1 IP, 1 ER

    Where He Stands: Perez is in competition for the fifth starter's spot for the Texas Rangers. He was looking good in his early appearances, until this happened:

    #Rangers LHP Martin Perez suffered break in left forearm after being struck by liner today; not expected to resume throwing for 4 weeks.

    — MLB (@MLB) March 4, 2013

    I just don't see how Perez is going to earn a spot on the team to start the season after that.

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 0%

35. Kaleb Cowart, 3B, Los Angeles Angels

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    Position Rank: No. 4 third baseman

    Age: 20 

    Height/Weight: 6’3”, 195 lbs

    Bats/Throws: L/L

    Drafted/Signed: First round, 2010 (Cook High School, Georgia)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: .278 BA, 5 RBI, 2 doubles, 3 R

    Latest Appearance: March 16 at A's:  1-for-2, 1 double, 3 RBI

    Where He Stands: Cowart has performed well this spring, but it might not make a difference. He's still projected to be in the minors in 2013, with an estimated time of arrival in 2014.

    Cowart has all of the tools, he just needs a little more seasoning in the minor leagues. And it's not as if the Angels are in desperate need of him at the big league level. Alberto Callaspo can hold down the fort at third base for now. However, if he struggles, don't be surprised to see if the Angels make the call by midseason.

    Today the#Angels assign top prospects 3B Kaleb Cowart, 2B Taylor Lindsey, OF Randal Grichuk to minor league camp.

    — Mibelt Rodriguez (@Mibo31) March 8, 2013

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 0%

34. Alex Meyer, RHP, Minnesota Twins

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    Position Rank: No. 16 starting pitcher

    Age: 23

    Height/Weight: 6’9”, 220 lbs

    Bats/Throws: R/R

    Drafted/Signed: First round, 2011 (University of Kentucky)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 3 K's, 2 BB

    Latest Appearance: March 9 at Pirates: 3 IP, 3 K's, 0 ER, 1 H

    Where He Stands: Acquired in the deal that sent Denard Span to the Nationals, Meyer wasn't thought of to make an impact in 2013.

    He is getting time on the mound in other games, with Rhett Bollinger tweeting, "Alex Meyer looked very impressive last inning in B game. Threw 11 pitches with 9 going for strikes and struck out two."

    Meyer will likely get more time in the minor leagues to hone his craft.

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 0%

33. Jesse Biddle, LHP, Philadelphia Phillies

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    Position Rank: No. 15 starting pitcher

    Age: 21

    Height/Weight: 6’4”, 225 lbs

    Bats/Throws: L/L

    Drafted/Signed: First round, 2010 (Germantown Friends High School, Pennsylvania)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: No stats

    Latest Appearance: No stats

    Where He Stands: Biddle is still young. With an experienced pitching staff at the big league level, there's no reason to rush his development.

    Brian Brennan summed it up best when he tweeted, "Jesse Biddle likely to start in Reading... "I think he's earned that," said Phillies Dir. of Player Development Joe Jordan #PhilliesTalk."

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 0%

32. Kevin Gausman, RHP, Baltimore Orioles

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    Position Rank: No. 14 starting pitcher

    Age: 22

    Height/Weight: 6’4”, 185 lbs

    Bats/Throws: R/R

    Drafted/Signed: First round, 2012 (Louisiana State University)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: 0-0, 2,92 ERA, 6 BB, 14 K's

    Latest Appearance: March 19 at Red Sox: 2 IP, 1 H, 3 K's

    Where He Stands: Gausman was roughed up a little in his first action of the spring, but there's a reason why the Baltimore Orioles selected him so high.

    ESPN's Tim Kurkjian tweeted, "There is a lot of talk in Orioles camp about Kevin Gausman. He throws an "easy 97.'' He'll help this team at some point this year."

    While he may not make the big leagues out of spring training, there's no reason to believe he won't be there by midseason. And if the rotation struggles like it did last year, it could be sooner rather than later.

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 0%

31. Adam Eaton, OF, Arizona Diamondbacks

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    Position Rank  : No. 9 outfielder

    Age: 24

    Height/Weight: 5’8”, 185 lbs

    Bats/Throws: L/L

    Drafted/Signed: 19th round, 2010 (Miami University, Ohio)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: .390 BA, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 12 R, 5 K's

    Latest Appearance: March 21 vs. Indians: 2-for-3, 1 SB

    Where He Stands: The emergence of Eaton is what allowed the Diamondbacks to trade Justin Upton in the offseason. Eaton earned a starting spot, but will have to wait.

    OFFICIAL: @dbacks OF @adamspankyeaton will miss 6-8 weeks with left elbow UCL sprain

    — Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) March 22, 2013

    While the injury does hurt, Eaton will be in the lineup once he recovers.

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 100%

30. Addison Russell, SS, Oakland Athletics

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    Position Rank : No. 4 shortstop

    Age: 19

    Height/Weight: 6’0", 195 lbs

    Bats/Throws: R/R

    Drafted/Signed: First round, 2012 (Pace High School, Florida)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: .250 BA, 2 RBI, 1 double, 2 runs, 1 SB, 5 K's

    Latest Appearance: March 9 at Rangers: 0-for-4, 1 K

    Where He Stands: Russell is not only turning heads within the A's organization, but he's also turning heads around baseball. The Prospect Guy tweeted, "Removed Profar from my Top 3 list and added Addison Russell.Getting out front on this one.He's a phenom, more so than anyone I've seen."

    Russell is still one year removed from high school, so more seasoning in the minor leagues is needed.

    #Athletics also reassign Miles Head, Jefry Marte, Kyler Newby, Ryan Ortiz, Addison Russell and Beau Taylor to minor league camp.

    — Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) March 10, 2013

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 0%

29. Jake Marisnick, OF, Miami Marlins

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    Position Rank : No. 8 outfielder

    Age: 21

    Height/Weight: 6’4”, 200 lbs

    Bats/Throws: R/R

    Drafted/Signed: Third round, 2009 (Riverside Poly High School, California)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: .455 BA, 2 RBI, 4 runs, 1 triple

    Latest Appearance: March 6 at Cardinals: 0-for-2, 1 K

    Where He Stands: Marisnick was one of the prizes received from the Blue Jays in the big trade this offseason. He's done well in his few at-bats in spring training.

    "@mwltraveler: #Marlins hitting coach Tino Martinez said Jake Marisnick could be best defensive CF in game right now." But can he hit?

    — All_The_Uptonz (@tonyjackson78) March 2, 2013

    There's a chance he could be on the big league roster, but it's highly unlikely. He's still young and needs at least another season in the minor leagues under his belt. However, it's the Marlins, and you know how much their "prospects" will get to play at the big league level.

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 15%

28. Jorge Soler, OF, Chicago Cubs

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    Position Rank: No. 7 outfielder

    Age: 21

    Height/Weight: 6’3”, 205 lbs

    Bats/Throws: R/R

    Drafted/Signed: Free agent, 2012 (Havana, Cuba)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: .222 BA, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 13 K's, 3 R, 1 double, 1 triple

    Latest Appearance: March 18 at Padres: 0-for-4, 1 K

    Where He Stands: Soler progressed nicely last year and is getting experience with big league pitching this spring training. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman tweeted, "jorge soler impressing #cubs folks w/ more than huge power. could be complete player. a plus: soriano taken him under wing."

    However, it's still too early in the process for Soler, as he's still a very raw player. He'll likely start out in High-A, with a possible promotion to Double-A by the end of the year.

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 0%

27. Jake Odorizzi, RHP, Tampa Bay Rays

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    Position Rank : No. 13 starting pitcher

    Age: 22

    Height/Weight: 6’2”, 185 lbs

    Bats/Throws: R/R

    Drafted/Signed: First round, 2008 (Highland High School, Illinois)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: 0-0, 9.00 ERA, 3 BB, 6 Ks

    Latest Appearance: March 7 at Pirates: 2 IP, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 Ks

    Where He Stands: Odorizzi is in the competition for the No. 5 starter spot for the Rays after moving over from Kansas City in the James Shields trade.

    Rays | Three sent to minors: The Tampa Bay Rays reassigned SPs Alexander Torres, Jake Odorizzi and Chris Arche... bit.ly/Xuv3Gd

    — Matt Whitfield (@DSEmpire_Matt) March 13, 2013

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 0%

26. Carlos Martinez, RHP, St. Louis Cardinals*

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    Position Rank: No. 12 starting pitcher

    Age: 21

    Height/Weight: 6’0", 165 lbs

    Bats/Throws: R/R

    Drafted/Signed: April, 2010 (Colinas del Sur, Dominican Republic)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: No stats

    Latest Appearance: No stats

    Where He Stands: Martinez is still experiencing visa issues and has yet to arrive at camp. While Martinez wasn't expected to make the big league roster this year, it definitely doesn't help his case that he's not in camp.

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 0%

25. Julio Teheran, RHP, Atlanta Braves

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    Position Rank: No. 11 starting pitcher

    Age: 22

    Height/Weight: 6’2”, 175 lbs

    Bats/Throws: R/R

    Drafted/Signed: July, 2007 (Cartagena, Colombia)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: 3-1, 1.04 ERA, 35 K's, 9 BB

    Latest Appearance: March 23 vs. Astros: 6 IP, 10 K's, 0 H, 3 BB

    Where He Stands: The fifth starter's spot is Teheran's to lose. After losing out to Randall Delgado last year, Teheran seemingly has a lock on the spot.

    If Teheran continues to pitch like this, there's no question he'll have the No. 5 spot.

    Teheran dazzles with five no-hit frames vs. Cards: Julio Teheran pitched five no-hit innings, bolstering his b... atmlb.com/10Jpgxk

    — ATLBraves (@ATLBraves) March 12, 2013

    Honestly, is there any question left?

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 100%

24. Danny Hultzen, LHP, Seattle Mariners

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    Position Rank : No. 10 starting pitcher

    Age: 23

    Height/Weight: 6’3”, 200 lbs

    Bats/Throws: L/L

    Drafted/Signed: First round, 2011 (University of Virginia)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 6 K's, 2 BB

    Latest Appearance: March 13 at Royals: 1 IP, 1 H

    Where He Stands: Hultzen has made his case as to why he should be on the roster on Opening Day. He's looked good in the spring so far.

    In my opinion, Hultzen should get a starter's job, but the Mariners have optioned him to Triple-A.

    Mariners optioned lefty's James Paxton and Danny Hultzen to AAA yesterday. Taijuan Walker was sent to minor league camp #Mariners

    — Chad Dey (@chad_dey) March 15, 2013

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 0%

23. Jackie Bradley Jr., OF, Boston Red Sox

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    Position Rank : No. 6 outfielder

    Age: 22

    Height/Weight: 5’10”, 180 lbs

    Bats/Throws: L/R

    Drafted/Signed: First round, 2011 (University of South Carolina)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: .429 BA, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 9 R, 4 doubles, 1 SB, 6 K's

    Latest Appearance: March 23 vs. Pirates: No plate appearances

    Where He Stands: Bradley has simply been impressive in spring training for the Red Sox. However, he's not going to start the year in Boston.

    Just to be clear: A team official said flatly that even if Ortiz starts year on DL, Bradley will start '13 in minors fullcount.weei.com/sports/boston/…

    — Alex Speier (@alexspeier) March 9, 2013

    With the impending free agency of Jacoby Ellsbury, it wouldn't surprise me to see him as the starter next year. Still, it's a shame that there isn't a spot for him out of spring training. He's definitely deserving.

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 0%

22. Jonathan Singleton, 1B, Houston Astros*

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    Position Rank: No. 1 first baseman

    Age: 21

    Height/Weight: 6’2”, 235 lbs

    Bats/Throws: L/L

    Drafted/Signed: Eighth round, 2009 (Millikan High School, California)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: No stats

    Latest Appearance: No stats

    Where He Stands: Singleton is suspended for the first 50 games of the season for a second violation of the minor league drug policy.

    He may be the top first base prospect in the game, but he got caught for a second time. Most would think after you've been caught the first time, you would quit what you're doing. Apparently, he didn't get the message.

    Singleton will begin the year at Triple-A when his suspension is up, starting the year at extended spring training.

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 0%

21. Mike Olt, 3B, Texas Rangers

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    Position Rank : No. 3 third baseman

    Age: 24

    Height/Weight: 6’2”, 210 lbs

    Bats/Throws: R/R

    Drafted/Signed: First round, 2010 (University of Connecticut)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: .194 BA, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 1 double, 3 R, 12 K's

    Latest Appearance: March 18 vs. Royals: 1-for-2, 1 K

    Where He Stands: Olt has been sent down to the minors. Who can blame the Rangers? He hasn't been hitting that well this spring.

    Olt's best bet for regular playing time might be with another organization. Who knows, some team that needs a third baseman and has deep pitching on the farm might be inclined to talk to the Rangers about Olt's services.

    Top 25 prospects Billy Hamilton, Nick Castellanos and Mike Olt were reassigned today. Who will be back first? atmilb.com/139OpTe

    — MiLB.com (@MiLB) March 20, 2013

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 0%

20. Trevor Bauer, RHP, Cleveland Indians

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    Position Rank : No. 9 starting pitcher

    Age: 22

    Height/Weight: 6’1”, 185 lbs

    Bats/Throws: R/R

    Drafted/Signed: First round, 2011 (UCLA)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: 1-0, 4.50 ERA, 9 K's

    Latest Appearance: March 20 at Angels: 3 IP, 5 H, 3 ER

    Where He Stands: The Cleveland Indians got a gem when they essentially traded Shin-Soo Choo for Trevor Bauer. However, there's a lot of baggage that comes with Bauer, especially his entrance into the major leagues with Arizona. If he can overcome that and make a fresh start with Cleveland, he'll be fine.

    Could he be close to earning a spot in the rotation:

    Trevor Bauer Quickly Earning a Spot for Cleveland Indians - Rant Sports bit.ly/13uL1BC #MLB #ClevelandIndians

    — Indians Plus (@IndiansPlus) March 1, 2013

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 25%

19. Anthony Rendon, 3B, Washington Nationals

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    Position Rank: No. 2 third baseman 

    Age: 22

    Height/Weight: 6'0'', 195 lbs

    Bats/Throws: R/R

    Drafted/Signed: First round, 2011 (Rice)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: 375 BA, 4 HR, 11 RBI, 7 R, 4 doubles, 6 K's

    Latest Appearance: March 13 at Astros: 4-for-5, 1 HR, 3 RBI

    Where He Stands: Rendon is another one of those players who is blocked at the major league level. Standing in his way is Ryan Zimmerman. Rendon knows his time in big league camp won't be long, but he's been taking advantage of it.

    Manger Davey Johnson and GM Mike Rizzo have already said Rendon needs more time in the minor leagues:

    Washington Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo Talks Anthony Rendon; Plans For 2011 1st Round Pick In 2013 sbn.to/10IZPs4

    — federalbaseball (@federalbaseball) March 14, 2013

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 0%

18. Mike Zunino, C, Seattle Mariners

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    Position Rank: No. 2 catcher

    Age: 21

    Height/Weight: 6’2”, 220 lbs

    Bats/Throws: R/R

    Drafted/Signed: First round, 2012 (University of Florida)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: .227 BA, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 6 R, 1 double

    Latest Appearance: March 18 vs. A's: 0-for-1

    Where He Stands: Zunino is more advanced than others in the 2012 draft class, but he still might need a little more time in the minor leagues. He hasn't played much this spring, which leads me to believe he's going to start the year back in Double-A or Triple-A.

    According to David Miller of Rant Sports:

    The only problem the Mariners are likely to face is the fact that their current catcher, Jesus Montero, is also talented and young.

    At this point, Zunino appears to have more raw power than Montero. What is about to happen is that the Mariners are going to be faced with a difficult decision. In 2013, barring injury, Zunino will probably be called up at the earliest convenience. What happens between he and Montero at the catcher spot after that is anyone’s guess.

    It will be interesting to see what happens if Zunino is continuing to hit by midseason.

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 10%

17. Nick Castellanos, OF-3B, Detroit Tigers

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    Position Rank: No. 5 outfielder, No. 1 third baseman

    Age: 20

    Height/Weight: 6’4”, 210 lbs

    Bats/Throws: R/R

    Drafted/Signed: First round, 2010 (Archbishop McCarthy High School, Florida)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: .360 BA, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 5 R, 6 BB, 3 K's

    Latest Appearance: March 17 vs. Nationals: 0-for-2

    Where He Stands: Some may think Castellanos is still a year away, but he is getting his chances to start in spring training.

    With Andy Dirks slated as the starter in left field, the Tigers might be trying to see if Castellanos is ready to make the jump. Nothing against Dirks, but he's not an everyday player like Castellanos is.

    With Miguel Cabrera currently taking up third base, that leaves left field for Castellanos, and I think he will have done enough to earn the starting job.

    However, it doesn't seem like that's going to happen:

    Detroit Tigers’ Nick Castellanos Sent Down to the Minors bit.ly/11bROw1 #RantMLB #MLB

    — Rant Sports 24/7 (@RantSports247) March 19, 2013

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 0%

16. Tyler Skaggs, LHP, Arizona Diamondbacks

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    Position Rank : No. 8 starting pitcher

    Age: 21

    Height/Weight: 6’3”, 195 lbs

    Bats/Throws: L/L

    Drafted/Signed: First round, 2009 (Santa Monica High School, California)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: 0-2, 11.00 ERA, 14 H, 5 K's, 8 BB

    Latest Appearance: March 16 at Padres: 2.2 IP, 2 ER, 4 BB, 3 H, 2 K's

    Where He Stands: Skaggs is currently slated as the No. 5 starter, and I see no reason why anyone will take the job from him. Despite a rough first outing, Skaggs has shown he can succeed at every level he's been at.

    While Skaggs isn't getting "official" stats recorded, he is still making appearances in other exhibitions.

    Not really a major announcement, but Tyler Skaggs & Gerrit Cole have been assigned to Triple-A clubs. (CBS Sports) #Diamondbacks #Pirates

    — Jessica Quiroli (@heelsonthefield) March 19, 2013

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 0%

15. Javier Baez, SS, Chicago Cubs

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    Position Rank: No. 3 shortstop

    Age: 20

    Height/Weight: 6’1”, 205 lbs

    Bats/Throws: R/R

    Drafted/Signed: First round, 2011 (Arlington Country Day High School, Florida)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: .298 BA, 4 HR, 10 RBI, 4 R, 1 SB, 12 K's

    Latest Appearance: March 21 at Mariners: 1-for-4, 1 K

    Where He Stands: In an interview with the Chicago Tribune, Cubs manager Dale Sveum had some positive things to say about the team's top prospect:

    And Baez, getting that guy over, hits a missile to right field and did a nice job at shortstop. So far, they're living up to the hype a little bit.

    Still, it's too early to have Baez in the big leagues. He still has a lot to learn at 20 years old. However, come next year, don't be surprised to see him in the lineup. 

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 0%

14. Billy Hamilton, OF, Cincinnati Reds

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    Position Rank: No. 4 outfielder

    Age: 22

    Height/Weight: 6’1”, 160 lbs

    Bats/Throws: S/R

    Drafted/Signed: Second round, 2009 (Taylorsville High School, Mississippi)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: .136 BA, 3 R, 9 K's, 3 SB

    Latest Appearance: March 17 vs. Indians: 0-for-2, 1 K

    Where He Stands: Hamilton torched the minor leagues in stolen bases last year, but the big leagues are a different story. So far this spring, Hamilton's aggressiveness is playing against him.

    He has the speed, but there's so much more to being a base-stealer than speed. He has to learn the mental side of the game.

    With a full outfield, it's likely Hamilton will start the year in Triple-A to get time there under his belt. However, his speed can only be in the minors so long before the Reds call him up for a late-season run.

    Top 25 prospects Billy Hamilton, Nick Castellanos and Mike Olt were reassigned today. Who will be back first? atmilb.com/139OpTe

    — MiLB.com (@MiLB) March 20, 2013

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 0%

13. Shelby Miller, RHP, St. Louis Cardinals

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    Position Rank: No. 7 starting pitcher

    Age: 22

    Height/Weight: 6’3”, 195 lbs

    Bats/Throws: R/R

    Drafted/Signed: First round, 2009 (Brownwood High School, Texas)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: 2-0, 4.63 ERA, 11 K's

    Latest Appearance: March 19 vs. Marlins: 4 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K's

    Where He Stands: Miller is trying to impress so he can earn a rotation spot. He's shown he can do it at the Triple-A level, and with a spot open in the rotation with Chris Carpenter done, it's Miller's for the taking.

    According to CBS Sports' fantasy analysis:

    Miller is competing with Joe Kelly and Trevor Rosenthal for a spot in the starting rotation this spring. The No. 2 overall prospect in the organization, the Cardinals will give Miller every opportunity to win a starting job this spring.

    Let's also not forget, Miller made six appearances with St. Louis last year, including one start. His total line was 13.2 IP, 1.32 ERA, 4 BB, 16 K's. I would say that gives manager Mike Matheny a lot of confidence for 2013.

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 85%

12. Christian Yelich, OF, Miami Marlins

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    Position Rank: No. 3 outfielder

    Age: 21

    Height/Weight: 6’4”, 189 lbs

    Bats/Throws: L/R

    Drafted/Signed: First round, 2010 (Westlake High School, California)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: .381 BA, 5 HR, 13 RBI, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 13 R, 7 K's

    Latest Appearance: March 19 at Cardinals: No plate appearances

    Where He Stands: Yelich's time is going to come sooner rather than later with the Marlins. According to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro, Yelich could see himself in the big leagues by midyear:

    The Marlins are looking to start him off in Double-A Jacksonville, and he could reach the big leagues sometime after the All-Star break.

    "I have no hesitation to throw him out there in a game right out of the chute," manager Mike Redmond said. "I think we want to see those young players as much as we can throughout the course of Spring Training, because they are up-and-coming guys."

    Yelich needs to at least get experience above the Class-A level before the Marlins bring him to the big leagues. But if he can continue to hit the way he has, he'll earn his spot.

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 0%

11. Travis D'Arnaud, C, New York Mets

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    Position Rank: No. 1 catcher

    Age: 24

    Height/Weight: 6’2”, 195 lbs

    Bats/Throws: R/R

    Drafted/Signed: First round, 2007 (Lakewood High School, California)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: .355 BA, 3 RBI, 4 doubles, 7 R, 6 K's

    Latest Appearance: March 23 vs. Nationals: 1-for-1, 1 RBI

    Where He Stands: While many would like to see d'Arnaud get the nod to begin the year, according to Marc Carig of Newsday, "d’Arnaud is ticketed for Triple-A Las Vegas for more seasoning."

    One of the prizes in the R.A. Dickey trade, d'Arnaud is the catcher of the future for the Mets. The future just isn't now.

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 0%

10. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Pittsburgh Pirates

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    Position Rank: No. 6 starting pitcher

    Age: 21

    Height/Weight: 6’6”, 225 lbs

    Bats/Throws: R/R

    Drafted/Signed: First round, 2010 (The Woodlands High School, Texas)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: 2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K's

    WBC Stats: 4 IP, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K's

    Latest Appearance: March 10 vs. USA: 4 IP, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K's

    Where He Stands: Taillon is rated the No. 2 prospect in the Pirates organization, but he isn't likely to earn a spot in the rotation this year. He finished the year in Double-A last year and will likely return there or to Triple-A once spring training concludes.

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 0%

9. Xander Bogaerts, SS, Boston Red Sox

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    Position Rank: No. 2 shortstop

    Age: 20

    Height/Weight: 6’3”, 175 lbs

    Bats/Throws: R/R

    Drafted/Signed: August 2009 (Aruba)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: .200 BA, 1 RBI

    WBC Stats: .263 BA, 2 doubles, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 2 R

    Latest Appearance: March 23 vs. Pirates: 0-for-1, 1 K

    Where He Stands: There's one question that remains with Bogaerts: third or short? According to Kevin Thomas of the Portland Press Herald, there has been some discussion about it:

    One thought is he will eventually grow out of his position. But that is stereotype thinking and there are others, including Sea Dogs Manager Kevin Boles, who believe Bogaerts is just fine at shortstop and will only get better.

    It's still a year before the final decision has to be made, but 2013 would be best served for him to be playing the position he'll play in the big leagues.

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 0%

8. Jose Fernandez, RHP, Miami Marlins

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    Position Rank : No. 5 starting pitcher

    Age: 20

    Height/Weight: 6’3”, 215 lbs

    Bats/Throws: R/R

    Drafted/Signed: First round, 2011 (Braulio Alonso High School, Florida)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 H, 2 K's

    Latest Appearance: March 9 at Nationals: 2 IP, 1 H, 2 K's

    Where He Stands: The Marlins just have a plethora of prospects to play with. However, most of their top prospects are not ready for the big leagues this year.

    Fernandez has gotten his chances, however, and has looked good.

    Pitching in relief, #Marlins top prospect Jose Fernandez dazzles in his Grapefruit League debut. atmlb.com/Y2NMmR

    — MiLB.com (@MiLB) March 10, 2013

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 0%

7. Zack Wheeler, RHP, New York Mets

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    Position Rank: No. 4 starting pitcher

    Age: 22

    Height/Weight: 6’4”, 185 lbs

    Bats/Throws: L/R

    Drafted/Signed: First round, 2009 (East Paulding High School, Georgia)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 K's, 1 BB

    Latest Appearance: Feb. 23 vs. Nationals: 2 IP, 1 H, 2 K's, 1 BB

    Where He Stands: Wheeler has an oblique strain that has sidelined him, but it's nothing to really worry about for Mets fans. According to CBS Sports' fantasy analysis:

    Wheeler didn't have a very good chance of making the opening day roster despite rave reviews after his spring debut. Therefore, the Mets aren't going to rush Wheeler back into action and worry about him suffering a major setback. Wheeler is likely to spend a great deal of time at Triple-A this season

    One thing you can usually count on is a Johan Santana injury. Should that happen, Wheeler could get the call.

    New York Mets Were Right to Send Down Zack Wheeler: According to JoeyNowakof Mets.com, theN... ble.ac/10DCsDP

    — Bleacher Report (@Mets_BR) March 11, 2013

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 0%

6. Gerrit Cole, RHP, Pittsburgh Pirates

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    Position Rank: No. 3 starting pitcher

    Age: 22

    Height/Weight: 6’4”, 220 lbs

    Bats/Throws: R/R

    Drafted/Signed: First round, 2011 (UCLA)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: 1-0, 3.60 ERA, 7 K's

    Latest Appearance: March 16 at Twins: 4 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 4 K's

    Where He Stands: There's no question in my mind Cole is ready to be a starter in the big leagues. But will there be a spot in the rotation for him?

    With the signing of Francisco Liriano, Cole isn't guaranteed a spot in the rotation this year.

    Not really a major announcement, but Tyler Skaggs & Gerrit Cole have been assigned to Triple-A clubs. (CBS Sports) #Diamondbacks #Pirates

    — Jessica Quiroli (@heelsonthefield) March 19, 2013

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 0%

5. Taijuan Walker, RHP, Seattle Mariners

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    Position Rank: No. 2 starting pitcher

    Age: 20

    Height/Weight: 6’4”, 210 lbs

    Bats/Throws: R/R

    Drafted/Signed: First round, 2010 (Yucaipa High School, California)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: 1-0, 5.14 ERA, 7 H, 5 BB, 4 K's

    Latest Appearance: March 10 vs. White Sox: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 ER, 1K

    Where He Stands: Walker is the top prospect in the Mariners organization and is on track to be a great starter alongside Felix Hernandez.

    This kid is going to be something special, but a 4.69 ERA in Double-A is not something to be proud of. A little more seasoning in the minors, and Walker will be ready to make an impact.

    Taijuan Walker still can't find his command. His second wild pitch allows a run to score.

    — Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) March 10, 2013

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 0%

4. Wil Myers, OF, Tampa Bay Rays

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    Position Rank: No. 2 outfielder

    Age: 22

    Height/Weight: 6’3”, 205 lbs

    Bats/Throws: R/R

    Drafted/Signed: Third round, 2009 (Wesleyan Christian Academy, North Carolina)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: .286 BA, 1 RBI, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 4 R, 4 BB, 10 K's

    Latest Appearance: March 16 vs. Red Sox: 1-for-1

    Where He Stands: Myers was the big prize in the James Shields trade and it looks as if his arbitration clock is going to be delayed just a little.

    If you missed the news, #Rays reassigned Wil Myers to Minor League camp over the weekend = #HeWil start w/ Bulls. atmilb.com/ZJ0NlC

    — Durham Bulls (@DurhamBulls) March 18, 2013

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 0%

3. Oscar Taveras, OF, St. Louis Cardinals

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    Position Rank: No. 1 outfielder

    Age: 20

    Height/Weight: 6’2”, 180 lbs

    Bats/Throws: L/L

    Drafted/Signed: November 2008 (Dominican Republic)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: .274 BA, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 7 R, 4 doubles, 6 K's

    Latest Appearance: March 23 at Marlins: 1-for-4, 1 BB

    Where He Stands: Taveras seems to be ready for the big leagues, especially after his big grad slam in his last appearance. However, Taveras is blocked at all three outfield positions in St. Louis.

    Unless an injury happens in spring training, Taveras will start out the year in the minors.

    Oscar Taveras is very impressive to watch in person. But he should still go to the minors this spring. bit.ly/Z0wXbW #Cardinals

    — MLB Prospect Watch (@MLBPW) March 9, 2013

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 0%

2. Dylan Bundy, RHP, Baltimore Orioles

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    Position Rank : No. 1 starting pitcher

    Age: 20

    Height/Weight: 6’1”, 195 lbs

    Bats/Throws: S/R

    Drafted/Signed: First round, 2011 (Owasso High School, Oklahoma)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: 1-1, 1.13 ERA, 5 K's

    Latest Appearance: March 14 vs. Rays: 3 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 1 K, 2 BB

    Where He Stands: I don't see how Bundy starts out the year in the minor leagues, but there is a chance. Bundy made it to Double-A last year, but he is showing why he is a future top-of-the-rotation starter.

    He may not have played in Triple-A, but Bundy has all of the tools to be a major league starter. And it's not like the Orioles have a lot of great pitching at the big league level.

    But, alas. I am misguided once again:

    Orioles option top pitching prospect Dylan Bundy to Double-A Bowie sns.mx/Dj04y5

    — Maryland Update (@MarylandUpdate) March 17, 2013

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 0%

1. Jurickson Profar, 2B-SS, Texas Rangers

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    Position Rank: No. 1 shortstop, No. 1 second baseman

    Age: 20

    Height/Weight: 6’0", 165 lbs

    Bats/Throws: S/R

    Drafted/Signed: July 2009 (Willemstad, Curacao)

    2012 Stats

    Total 2013 Spring Training Stats: .244 BA, 5 RBI, 1 double, 1 triple, 6 R, 7 BB, 10 K's

    Latest Appearance: March 23 at Reds: 2-for-2, 1 R

    Where He Stands: The whole reason for trading away Michael Young was to ensure there would be some place for Profar. The question is, where will it be?

    The logical choice would be to move Ian Kinsler to the outfield and Elvis Andrus over to second base. But Profar could also project for second. The Rangers will find some place to play him; he's just too good to be in the minor leagues again this year.

    Then again, there's also the possibility of him starting the year out in the minors just to avoid his arbitration clock ticking early.

    With some of the @rangers off at the WBC, top prospect Jurickson Profar is making the most of his long spring look. atmlb.com/13SqcAy

    — MiLB.com (@MiLB) March 11, 2013

    Percentage Chance of Making the Roster: 25%