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Since many have been critical of the list I found, I have been working on one of my own.

20 Top College Prospects

1. Justin Smoak, 1b, South Carolina

2. Aaron Crow, rhp, Missouri

3. Pedro Alvarez, 3b, Vanderbilt

4. Brian Matusz, lhp, San Deigo

5. Yonder Alonso, Miami

6. Brett Hunter, rhp Pepperdine

7. Shooter Hunt, rhp, Tulane

8. Jemile Weeks, 2b, Miami

9. Ryan Perry, rhp, Arizona

10. Buster Posey, c, Florida St.

11. Christian Friedrich, lhp, Eastern Kentucky

12. Brandon Crawford, ss, UCLA

13. Luke Burnett, rhp, Louisiana St.

14. Jacob Thompson, rhp Virginia

15. Cody Satterwhite, rhp, Mississippi

16. Tyson Ross, rhp, California

17. Gordon Beckham, ss, Georgia

18. Tanner Scheppers, rhp, Fresno St.

19. Dennis Raben, of, Miami

20. Chris Carpenter, rhp, Kent St.

Best Athlete: Jemile Weeks, Miami

Best Hitter: Yonder Alonso, Miami

Best Power Hitter: Justin Smoak, South Carolina

Best Speed: Jemile Weeks, Miami

Best Defense: Blake Tekotte, Miami

Hardest Thrower: Aaron Crow, Missouri

Most Poise: Aaron Crow, Missouri

Pitcher in the MLB in '09: Aaron Crow, Missouri

Hitter in MLB in '09: Justin Smoak, South Carolina


Top 10 High School Prospects

1. Tim Beckham, ss

2. Eric Hosmer, 1b

3. Tim Melville, rhp

4. Gerrit Cole, rhp

5. Jordon Cooper, rhp

6. Aaron Hicks, of

7. Harold Martinez, 3b

8. Issac Galloway, of

9. Kyle Skipworth, c

10. Sonny Gray, rhp

11. Alex Meyer, rhp

12. Daniel Webb, rhp

13. Kyle Lobstein, lhp

14. Brett DeVall, lhp

15. Robbie Grossman, of

16. Zack Cox, 3b

17. Jarrett Martin, lhp

18. Michael Palazzone, rhp

19. Robbie Ross, lhp

20. Adrian Nieto, c

Best Athlete: Tim Beckham, ss

Best Hitter: Tim Beckham, ss

Best Power Hitter: Eric Hosmer, 1b

Best Speed: Randall Thorpe, of

Best Defense: Kyle Skipworth, c

Hardest Thrower: Gerrit Cole, rhp

Most Poise: Sonny Gray, rhp

In the MLB in '09: Tim Beckham, ss

Here is the Top 60 List From Keith Law:

NO. PLAYER POS. SCHOOL 1 Tim Beckham SS Griffin (Ga.) H.S. 2 Buster Posey C Florida State 3 Justin Smoak 1B South Carolina 4 Pedro Alvarez 3B Vanderbilt 5 Eric Hosmer 1B American Heritage H.S. (Plantation, Fla.) 6 Aaron Crow RHP Missouri 7 Gordon Beckham SS Georgia 8 Brian Matusz RHP San Diego 9 Tanner Scheppers RHP Fresno State 10 Gerrit Cole RHP Lutheran H.S. (Orange, Calif.) 11 Kyle Skipworth C Patriot H.S. (Riverside, Calif.) 12 Brett Wallace 3B Arizona State 13 Christian Friedrich LHP Eastern Kentucky 14 Aaron Hicks RF/RHP Wilson H.S. (Long Beach, Calif.) 15 Tim Melville RHP Holt H.S. (Wentzville, Mo.) 16 Ethan Martin RHP/3B Stephens County H.S. (Toccoa, Ga.) 17 Josh Fields RHP Georgia 18 Yonder Alonso 1B Miami 19 Shooter Hunt RHP Tulane 20 Jason Cooper 1B California 21 Casey Kelly SS/RHP Sarasota (Fla.) H.S. 22 Jason Castro C Stanford 23 Conor Gillaspie 3B Wichita State 24 Andrew Cashner RHP Texas Christian 25 Lance Lynn RHP Mississippi 26 Dennis Raben RF Miami 27 Reese Havens SS South Carolina 28 Jake Odorizzi RHP Highland (Ill.) H.S. 29 Petey Paramore C Arizona State 30 Jemile Weeks 2B Miami 31 Robbie Ross LHP Lexington (Ky.) Christian Academy 32 Aaron Weatherford RHP Mississippi State 33 Brad Holt RHP UNC Wilmington 34 Josh Lindblom RHP Purdue 35 Bryan Price RHP Rice 36 James Darnell 3B South Carolina 37 Ezekiel Spruill RHP Kell H.S. (Marietta, Ga.) 38 Daniel Webb RHP Heath H.S. (Paducah, Ky.) 39 Adrian Nieto C American Heritage H.S. (Plantation, Fla.) 40 Kyle Lobstein LHP Coconino H.S. (Flagstaff, Ariz.) 41 Michael Montgomery LHP Hart H.S. (Valencia, Calif.) 42 Cody Satterwhite RHP Mississippi 43 Niko Vasquez SS Durango H.S. (Las Vegas, Nev.) 44 Ryan Perry RHP Arizona 45 Alex Meyer RHP Greensburg (Ind.) H.S. 46 Vance Worley RHP Long Beach State 47 Destin Hood OF St. Paul's Episcopal School (Mobile, Ala.) 48 Wade Miley LHP Southeast Louisiana 49 Roger Kieschnick OF Texas Tech 50 Zach Collier OF Chino Hills (Calif.) H.S. 51 Brett DeVall LHP Niceville (Fla.) H.S. 52 Ike Davis 1B Arizona State 53 Aaron Shafer RHP Wichita State 54 Logan Forsyth 3B Arkansas 55 Isaac Galloway OF Los Osos H.S. (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) 56 Kyle Weiland RHP Notre Dame 57 Tim Murphy LHP UCLA 58 Brett Lawrie C/2B Langley (B.C.) H.S. 59 Nick Maronde LHP Lexington (Ky.) Catholic H.S. 60 Taylor Hightower C Cartersville (Ga.) H.S.