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Top 50 Pitching Prospects for 2015 (early version)

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Here is the current draft of Top 50 pitching prospects for 2015. The Top 50 hitters were in a separate article, then next week we will have a list of the Top 175 that integrates both hitters and pitchers.

This is not entirely finalized and does not include any player notations or explanations. That will wait for the ultimate article but lots of people are asking for a look even at the earlier version. So here it is.

This is based entirely on my own analysis and thinking as will be laid out in the 2015 Baseball Prospect Book. The PDFs for the book should go out this weekend.

It is best to think of this with a tiered approach and not get overly hung up on arguments about number 20 vs. number 21, etc. No prospect list is ever final. Players are a moving target.

Top 50 Pitching Prospects for 2015

1) Lucas Giolito, RHP, Washington Nationals, Grade A
2) Julio Urias, LHP, Los Angeles Dodgers, Grade A
3) Daniel Norris, LHP, Toronto Blue Jays, Grade A
4) Tyler Glasnow, RHP, Pittsburgh Pirates, Grade A
5) Carlos Rodon, LHP, Chicago White Sox, Grade A
6) Noah Syndergaard, RHP, New York Mets, Grade A-
7) Aaron Sanchez, RHP, Toronto Blue Jays, Grade A-
8) Dylan Bundy, RHP, Baltimore Orioles, Grade A-
9) Robert Stephenson, RHP, Cincinnati Reds, Grade A-
10) Brandon Finnegan, LHP, Kansas City Royals, Grade A-
11) Jon Gray, RHP, Colorado Rockies, Grade A-
12) Henry Owens, LHP, Boston Red Sox, Grade B+
13) Andrew Heaney, LHP, Los Angeles Angels, Grade B+
14) Luis Severino, RHP, New York Yankees, Grade B+
15) Mark Appel, RHP, Houston Astros, Grade B+
16) Sean Manaea, LHP, Kansas City Royals, Grade B+
17) Steven Matz, LHP, New York Mets, Grade B+
18) Marco Gonzales, LHP, St. Louis Cardinals, Grade B+
19) Archie Bradley, RHP, Arizona Diamondbacks, Grade B+
20) Jose Berrios, RHP, Minnesota Twins, Grade B+
21) Aaron Nola, RHP, Philadelphia Phillies, Grade B+
22) Tyler Kolek, RHP, Miami Marlins, Grade B+
23) Alex Meyer, RHP, Minnesota Twins, Grade B+
24) Aaron Blair, RHP, Arizona Diamondbacks, Grade B+
25) C.J. Edwards, RHP, Chicago Cubs, Grade B+
26) Matt Wisler, RHP, San Diego Padres, Grade B+
27) Alez Gonzalez, RHP, Texas Rangers, Grade B+
28) Braden Shipley, RHP, Arizona Diamondbacks, Grade B+
29) Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP, Boston Red Sox, Grade B+
30) Kyle Crick, RHP, San Francisco Giants, Grade B+
31) A.J. Cole, RHP, Washington Nationals, Grade B+
32) Alex Reyes, RHP, St. Louis Cardinals, Grade B+
33) Michael Feliz, RHP, Houston Astros, Grade B+
34) Hunter Harvey, RHP, Baltimore Orioles, Grade B+
35) Kyle Freeland, LHP, Colorado Rockies, Grade B+
36) Rob Kaminsky, LHP, St. Louis Cardinals, Grade B+
37) Jameson Taillon, RHP, Pittsburgh Pirates, Grade B
38) Jake Thompson, RHP, Texas Rangers, Grade B
39) Rafael Montero, RHP, New York Mets, Grade B
40) Josh Hader, LHP, Houston Astros, Grade B
41) Grant Holmes, RHP, Los Angeles Dodgers, Grade B
42) Mike Foltynewicz, RHP, Atlanta Braves, Grade B
43) Eddie Butler, RHP, Colorado Rockies, Grade B
44) Lucas Sims, RHP, Atlanta Braves, Grade B
45) Tyler Beede, RHP, San Francisco Giants, Grade B
46) Rasiel Iglesias, RHP, Cincinnati Reds, Grade B
47) Vince Velasquez, RHP, Houston Astros, Grade B
48) Sean Newcomb, LHP, Los Angeles Angels, Grade B
49) Jack Flaherty, RHP, St. Louis Cardinals, Grade B
50) Brent Honeywell, RHP, Tampa Bay Rays, Grade B