The OTF Top 30 Prospect List

Okay, since it's a new year, I'm going to update the prospect list. With a little more information and a little better understanding of prospects and minor league baseball, I will indeed try to rank prospects in the Giants system similar to what you see from most publications and sites. Is that Gospel? No, of course, not. I'm a teacher by day who is a baseball (and football) enthusiast by and night. However, I do like "rankings" because I think it stirs good debate amongst baseball communities, especially Giants and Sabermetrics ones.

So here's the Top 30 for 2012. Links on player names will take you to the actual profiles as they are written. Hope it stirs some debate!

(Note: List was updated on Feb. 29th, since Angel Villalona's visa has been delayed. With the possibility of him starting late or perhaps getting delayed another year, I had to take him off this list. I added Chris Marlowe and Roger Kieschnick in place at No. 30.)

Player Name Ranking Position Grade ETA
Gary Brown #1 OF A- 2013
Joe Panik #2 SS/2B B+ 2013
Tommy Joseph #3 C B 2014
Heath Hembree #4 P B 2013
Ehire Adrianza #5 SS B 2013
Andrew Susac #6 C B 2014
Francisco Peguero #7 OF B 2012
Kyle Crick #8 P B- 2015
Eric Surkamp #9 P B- 2012
Hector Sanchez  #10 C B- 2012
Charlie Culberson #11 2B C+ 2013
Conor Gillaspie #12 3B C+ 2012
Adalberto Mejia #13 P C+ 2016
Clayton Blackburn #14 P C+ 2014
Josh Osich #15 P C+ 2015
Ricky Oropesa #16 1B C+ 2015
Mike Kickham #17 P C+ 2014
Seth Rosin #18 P C+ 2014
Jarrett Parker #19 OF C 2014
Chris Dominguez #20 3B C 2013
Adam Duvall #21 3B C 2014
Hector Correa #22 P C 2015
Joan Gregorio #23 P C 2016
Brett Bochy #24 P C 2015
Jesus Galindo #25 OF C 2015
Jake Dunning #26 P C 2015
Chuckie Jones #27 OF C 2016
Shawn Payne #28 OF C 2016
Rafael Rodriguez #29 OF C 2016
Chris Marlowe #30 (tie) P C 2014
Roger Kieschnick #30 (tie) OF C