Originally written on Friarhood  |  Last updated 9/23/13
Baseball America (BA) has been ranking the top prospects in each minor league since 1982. Every year, they talk to managers and scouts to determine which players in each league they believe have a future as a big league contributor some day. Earlier today, BA released their list of the “Arizona League Top 20 Prospects.” The list contains at least one player from nine different major league teams, including four from the San Diego Padres organization. The only other organization to have four players on the list is that of the Texas Rangers. Also worth noting, both the Arizona Diamondbacks and the San Francisco Giants had three players on the list as well. Ranked third overall on the list is Padres shortstop Franchy Cordero. He is a left-handed batter, and according to Baseball-Reference.com, is listed at 6’3”, 175 lbs. This past season, Cordero had a slash line of .333/.381/.511 through 35 games with four doubles, six triples, and three home runs in 141 at-bats. He was also 11-for-11...
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