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ANAHEIM CA - JULY 11:  U.S. Futures All-Star Desmond Jennings #15 of the Tampa Bay Rays at bat during the 2010 XM All-Star Futures Game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 11 2010 in Anaheim California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM CA - JULY 11: U.S. Futures All-Star Desmond Jennings #15 of the Tampa Bay Rays at bat during the 2010 XM All-Star Futures Game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 11 2010 in Anaheim California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Jaff Decker came into 2010 injured and took a long time to get things going once he came back.  Since the all-star break however he is showing why he climbed the prospect lists last year.  Flashing his power and high average skills, he reminds me a bit of Travis Snider - both a bit stocky but can handle the stick.  Dacker may lose his top 50 prospect status due to his dreadful start but should he enter 2011 healthy, he is a definite pick-up in dynasty leagues with a minor league system.

Mike Moustakas fouled a ball off his foot and should be out for a few games - negative x-rays so shouldn't be too terrible.  Look for a September cup-o-coffee with Kansas City if healthy.

Of the top 15 prospects (according to MiLB.com), only Desmond Jennings and Dustin Ackley are still in the minor leagues.  Note: Domonic Brown may be returning to minor league land with the return of Vicorino.  Other than those two, it has certainly been the year of the rookie.  Many have given solid contributions.  With all the promotions, it will be very difficult to select a top 15 list for next year.  If Jennings remains in the minors for the remainder of the year, I think he has to be considered for the #1 spot.  I don't see Harper grabbing it and break-outs like Mike Trout, Moustakas, Eric Hosmer, and Julio Teheran just don't seems to have 'it' to grab the top overall prospect spot.  With all respects to Trout, he seems the most likely, of the group above, to be able to snag the #1 spot, but I it just doesn't feel right to me for some reason.  Upcoming post with the potential suitors for the top 10 or 15 for next year's prospect list will be up soon.

Yesterday's stats courtesy of minorleaguesplits.com.

MiLB Top Pitching Prospects  Prospects: Pitch Bat | Performers: Pitch Bat | Pro Debuts | Org Recaps

Pitcher Team IP H R ER W K HR ERA Dec Notes
Aumont, Phillippe Clearwater (PHI - A+) 6.0 7 6 4 1 7 1 4.21 Game Score: 44
Banuelos, Manuel Tampa (NYY - A+) 5.0 2 0 0 2 7 0 1.64 Game Score: 68
Carrasco, Carlos Columbus (CLE - AAA) 6.0 3 1 1 0 8 0 3.92 Game Score: 70
Duffy, Daniel NW Arkansas (KAN - AA) 6.0 5 1 1 2 8 0 3.18 (W, 2-1) Game Score: 64
Friedrich, Christian Tulsa (COL - AA) 6.0 9 4 4 2 2 1 4.96 Game Score: 38
Lincoln, Brad Indianapolis (PIT - AAA) 5.0 3 0 0 2 5 0 3.92 Game Score: 64

MiLB Top Batting Prospects  Prospects: Pitch Bat | Performers: Pitch Bat | Pro Debuts | Org Recaps

Batter Team Pos AB R H RBI W K E AVG Notes
Alonso, Yonder Louisville (CIN - AAA) 1B 4 0 1 2 1 1 0 .297 2B
Beckham, Timothy Charlotte (TAM - A+) SS 4 1 1 1 1 1 0 .253
Chisenhall, Lonnie Akron (CLE - AA) 3B 4 0 1 1 1 1 0 .264 SB
Danks, Jordan Charlotte (CHW - AAA) CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 .249
Decker, Jaff Lake Elsinore (SDP - A+) LF 2 1 1 5 2 0 0 .249 HR, CS, PO
Dominguez, Matt Jacksonville (FLO - AA) 3B 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 .249
Flores, Wilmer St. Lucie (NYM - A+) SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .304
Forsythe, Logan San Antonio (SDP - AA) 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .264 2B
Frazier, Todd Louisville (CIN - AAA) LF 5 0 1 0 0 1 0 .259
Freeman, Frederick Gwinnett (ATL - AAA) 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .303
Batter Team Pos AB R H RBI W K E AVG Notes
Fuentes, Reymond Greenville (BOS - A) CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .275 SB
Strange-Gordon, Devaris Chattanooga (LAD - AA) SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .288
Green, Grant Stockton (OAK - A+) SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .316
Grichuk, Randal Cedar Rapids (LAA - A) RF 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 .244 HR, GDP
Hosmer, Eric NW Arkansas (KAN - AA) 1B 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 .290 GDP
Jackson, Brett Tennessee (CHC - AA) RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .295
Jennings, Desmond Durham (TAM - AAA) CF 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 .283 2B, SB
Jones, Daryl Springfield (ST. - AA) CF 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 .242
Lambo, Andrew Altoona (PIT - AA) LF 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 .385
Mier, Jiovanni Lexington (HOU - A) SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 .229 GDP
Batter Team Pos AB R H RBI W K E AVG Notes
Romine, Austin Trenton (NYY - AA) DH 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 .271
Salome, Angel Brevard County (MIL - A+) DH 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 .284 GDP
Snyder, Brandon Norfolk (BAL - AAA) DH 5 1 3 0 0 2 0 .260 2B
Trout, Mike Rancho Cucamonga (LAA - A+) CF 3 0 3 2 0 0 0 .302 2B, CS, PO
Weeks, Jemile Midland (OAK - AA) 2B 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 .267