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Down On The Farm: MLB.Com's Top 50 Prospect for 2010

Jonathon Mayo over at posted his top 50 prospects for 2010 on Wednesday. Here is his top 25:

Rank Name Team
1 Jason Heyward ATL
2 Stephen Strasburg WAS
3 Mike Stanton FLA
4 Buster Posey SF
5 Brian Matusz BAL
6 Desmond Jennings TB
7 Neftali Feliz TEX
8 Pedro Alvarez PIT
9 Justin Smoak TEX
10 Madison Bumgarner SF
11 Carlos Santana CLE
12 Alcides Escobar MIL
13 Wade Davis TB
14 Domonic Brown PHI
15 Dustin Ackley SEA
16 Brett Wallace TOR
17 Kyle Drabek TOR
18 Martin Perez TEX
19 Jesus Montero NYY
20 Jeremy Hellickson TB
21 Jarrod Parker ARI
22 Starlin Castro CHI
23 Christian Friedrich COL
24 Tim Beckham TB
25 Logan Morrison FLA

A couple surprises for me in this list is how low, in a relative way, that Yankee's prospect Jesus Montero was ranked by Mayo. Mayo included Jarrod Parker in his top 25 even though he will be out for the 2010 season recovering from Tommy John surgery.

Toronto Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopolous is on the right track after trading for #16 prospect Brett Wallace and #17 prospect Kyle Drabek this offseason. Drabek was included in the Roy Halladay deal with the Phillies.

Mayo did say that this list was published before the Reds signed Cuban pitching prospect Aroldis Chapman. He said he would have ranked Chapman around #24.

Head on over to to check out the rest of the Top 50 prospects for 2010.