2010 Top 10 NL Prospects - December

Jason Heyward (Source:Cliff Welch/Icon SMI)

Take a look at the National League's top ten prospect ratings for the month of December in preparation for Opening Day 2010. Players considered for these rankings have no more than 50 at-bats or 15 appearances at the major league level.  

 

  1. Jason Heyward, Braves
  2. Stephen Strasburg, National
  3. Madison Bumgarner, Giants
  4. Buster Posey, Giants
  5. Christian Friedrich, Rockies
  6. Josh Vitters, Cubs
  7. Pedro Alvarez, Pirates
  8. Jason Castro, Astros
  9. Mike Stanton, Marlins
  10. Starlin Castro, Cubs

The skinny

Jason Heyward, Braves: .323 average, 17 home runs, 51 strike outs, 51 walks.

Stephen Strasburg, Nationals: 4-1 W-L, 4.26 ERA, 23 K - 7 BB, 5 AFL starts.

Madison Bumgarner, Giants: 12-2 W-L, 1.93 ERA, 92 K, 25 appearances b/w A and AA.

Buster Posey, Giants: .325 average, 18 home runs, .416 on-base percentage in 115 games.

Christian Friedrich, Rockies: 6-5 W-L, 2.41 ERA, 159 K - 43 BB, OPP average of .215.

Josh Vitters, Cubs: 316 average, 15 home runs, .351 OBP in 70 games at Single-A.

Pedro Alvarez, Pirates: .288 average, 27 home runs, .378 OBP in 126 minor league games.

Jason Castro, Astros: .300 average, 10 home runs, .380 OBP, 76 K - 55 BB. 

Mike Stanton, Marlins: .294 average, .390 OBP, 12 home runs, 12 extra-base hits, 50 games in High-A.     

Starlin Castro, Cubs: .299 average, .342 OBP, 28 SB, 23 doubles. .376 AFL average (101 at-bats).


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