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AL Central Top 50 Prospects

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For the Royals to be competitive in the future they have to have one of the best, if not the best, farm system in the AL Central.  I took the Baseball America top 10 lists from each AL Central Team and ranked those 50 players.

1.Mike Moustakas, ss --KC

2. Rick Porcello, rhp --DET

3. Eric Hosmer, 1b--KC

4. Gordon Beckham, ss--CHW

5. Carlos Santana, c --CLE

6. Matt LaPorta, of --CLE

7. Aaron Hicks, of --MIN

8. Ben Revere, of--MIN

9. Aaron Poreda, lhp--CHW

10. Nick Weglarz, of--CLE

 

11. Tyler Flowers, c--CHW

12. Daniel Cortes, rhp --KC 

13. Dayan Viciedo, 3b/of --CHW

14. Mike Montgomery, lhp—KC

15. Brandon Allen, 1b--CHW

16. Wilson Ramos, c --MIN

17. Kila Ka'aihue, 1b --KC

18. Danny Duffy, lhp--KC

19. Beau Mills, 1b --CLE

20. Ryan Perry, rhp --DET

21. Danny Gutierrez, rhp--KC

22. Jose Mijares, lhp --MIN

23. Tim Melville, rhp--KC

24. Clayton Richard, lhp--CHW

25. Kelvin de la Cruz, lhp--CLE

26. Lonnie Chisenhall, ss--CLE

27. David Huff, lhp --CLE

28. Carlos Rosa, rhp--KC

29. Jeff Larish, 1b/3b--DET

30. Jordan Danks, of --CHW

31. Cale Iorg, ss--DET

32. Danny Valencia, 3b--MIN

33. Michael Brantley, of/1b--CLE

34. Kevin Mulvey, rhp --MIN

35. Casey Crosby, lhp--DET

36. Shooter Hunt, rhp --MIN

37. Wilkin Ramirez, of --DET

38. Anthony Swarzak, rhp--MIN

30. Angel Morales, of --MIN

40. Blake Wood, rhp--KC

41. Carlos Rivero, ss--CLE

42. Brent Lillibridge, ss --CHW

43. Carlos Gutierrez, rhp--MIN

44. Adam Miller, rhp--CLE

45. Scott Sizemore, 2b--DET

46. Chris Getz, 2b --CHW

47. Cody Satterwhite, rhp--DET

48. John Shelby, of --CHW

49. Dusty Ryan, c--DET

50. Guillermo Moscoso, rhp--DET

I feel pretty good about the top 25 but after that, its a little more iffy.  I think the Royals have the best top end talent.  Cleveland is supposed to have more depth beyond the top 10.  Minnesota has some outfielders/pitchers but not much beyond that.  Chicago has drafted better after letting their system get awfully thin.  Detroit is pretty baffling--drafting very conservatively lately.