Feb 7, 2014; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley (2) throws in the bullpen during the first day of camp at Salt River Fields. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

MLBPipeline.com Unveils Diamondbacks Midseason Top 20 Prospects

MLB Pipeline.com unveiled their Midseason Top 100 prospects list, and frankly it surprised me. The list was complied by MLB.com prospects experts Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo. The number one prospect is still Minnisota Twins prospect Bryon Buxton according to them, and Chicago Cubs prospect Kris Bryant is 4th. Frankly with Buxton’s injury issues, Bryant should be number one but that is just my opinion.

They also released the top 20 lists for each team, which means the Diamondbacks list was updated. Prospects matter more now than ever, especially with the big league club struggling. Here is the updated Snakes top 20 prospects from MLB.com:

1. Archie Bradley

2. Braden Shipley

3. Touki Toussaint

4. Aaron Blair

5. Jake Lamb

6. Brandon Druy

7. Marcus Wilson

8. Matt Stites

9. Nick Ahmed

10. Jake Barrett

11. Andrew Velazquez

12. Sergio Alcantara

13. Justin Williams

14. Skyler Trahan

15. Jose Martinez

16. Jimmy Sherfy

17. Matt Railey

18. Cody Reed

19. Zach Borenstien

20. Daniel Palka

Despite struggling with injuries so far in 2014,  Bradley remains the top prospect in the system, and could get a big league callup this September. Shipley, the Dbacks first round last year has vaulted up the system, and could be in the rotation next year or in 2016. Toussaint, this year’s first round pick has filthy stuff including a great curveball, and could move up the system quickly. Druy and Lamb could be in the bigs by next year or the year after, and Jake Barrett might be in the pen next year. I think Trahan should not be in the Top 20. He is batting in the .190′s at Reno, and has shown no signs of improving.

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