This was originally posted on January 3, 2008. THIS IS NOT A NEW LIST!! THIS IS A REVIEW OF THE OLD LIST AND OLD GRADES!!!!!!
1) Gio Gonzalez, LHP, Grade B+
Traded to Oakland. 4.24 ERA with 128/61 K/BB in 123 innings for Triple-A Sacramento, 106 hits allowed. Not bad at all for the PCL. A fine prospect.
2) Fautino De Los Santos, RHP, Grade B+
Traded to Oakland. Tommy John.
3) Aaron Poreda, LHP, Grade B+
3.43 ERA with 55/17 K/BB in 66 innings since promotion to Double-A. Meeting expectations.
4) Jack Egbert, RHP, Grade B-
4.89 ERA with 99/33 K/BB in 107 innings, 110 hits allowed at Triple-A Charlotte. Capable of better.
5) Ryan Sweeney, OF, Grade C+
.293/.344/.388 for Oakland. Lack of power is going to make him a bench guy.
6) Lance Broadway, RHP, Grade C+
4.68 ERA with 96/43 K/BB in 138 innings in Triple-A, 160 hits allowed. Stuff may be too marginal for big success.
7) Nevin Griffith, RHP, Grade C+
Looked good in first two short-season outings, but was hit by a line drive on the throwing elbow in his third start and hasn't pitched since.
8) John Ely, RHP, Grade C+
4.60 ERA with 115/39 K/BB in 123 innings, 123 hits for Winston-Salem in the Carolina League. Numbers don't project well at higher levels.
9) Kyle McCulloch, RHP, Grade C+
4.46 ERA with 75/52 K/BB in 133 innings, 153 hits for Double-A Birmingham. Unimpressive components, may not have enough stuff.
10) Charlie Haeger, RHP, Grade C+
4.62 ERA with 92/65 K/BB in 142 innings, 135 hits for Charlotte. Not a great performance but you never know with knuckleballers.
11) John Shelby, OF, Grade C+
.283/.324/.475 with 27 steals for Winston-Salem. Strike zone judgment will be a problem.
12) Jimmy Gallagher, OF, Grade C+
.268/.301/.412 for Kannapolis in the Sally League. Unimpressive.
13) Jose Martinez, OF, Grade C+
.306/.359/.382 in 39 games for Kannapolis, on DL since mid-May with a leg injury. Young enough at age 20 to have a bright future.
14) Fernando Hernandez, RHP, Grade C+
3.78 ERA with 43/26 K/BB in 50 innings for Birmingham. Middle relief candidate if control is there.
15) Oneli Perez, RHP, Grade C+
Now in Yankees system. 7.14 ERA with 55/28 K/BB in 47 innings, 60 hits combined between three teams at Double-A and Triple-A. Seems to have fallen apart this year.
16) Brian Omogrosso, RHP, Grade C+
4.06 ERA With 18/22 K/BB in 31 innings for Birmingham. On DL since mid-May.
17) Ehren Wasserman, RHP, Grade C
1.67 ERA with 24/10 K/BB in 27 innings for Charlotte. 9.00 ERA with 6/10 K/BB in 15 innings in the majors. Will bounce between Triple-A and the Show for the next five years.
18) Christian Marrero, 1B, Grade C
.278/.353/.433, 11 steals, for Kannapolis. Decent strike zone judgment with a bit of speed and pop, but not enough to really vault up the lists in most systems.
19) Clayton Richard, LHP, Grade C
2.47, 86/20 K/BB with 98 hits allowed in 128 innings for Charlotte. Has been hit hard in three major league starts, 10.38 ERA. Finesse guy with little margin for error, but has a chance.
20) Leroy Hunt, RHP, Grade C
2.23 ERA with 35/22 K/BB in 36 innings for Kannapolis, 7 saves. Needs better command at higher levels.
Well, this wasn't a strong list to begin with, made weaker by trades and and injuries. Poreda is the gem now, but aside from him the list is question marks and marginal players.