LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings: Top 30 Overview


And Bonilla makes thirty!

Lisalverto Bonilla scored 39% of the vote in the final ballot to be named the #30 prospect in the Rangers system. The Top 30 is as follows.

1. Jurickson Profar (94%)
2. Mike Olt (
3. Martin Perez (56%)
4. Joey Gallo (30%)
5. Cody Buckel (41%)
6. Jorge Alfaro (43%)
7. Lewis Brinson (44%)
8. Jairo Beras (43%)
9. Justin Grimm (37%)
10. Ronald Guzman (38%)
11. Nomar Mazara (28%)
12. Luke Jackson (24%)
13. Nick Williams (21%)
14. Rougned Odor (33%)
15. Wilmer Font (22%)
16. Engel Beltre (24%)
17. Leury Garcia (35%)
18. Luis Sardinas (35%)
19. C.J. Edwards (47%)
20. Neil Ramirez (38%)
21. Roman Mendez (39%)
22. Hanser Alberto (20%)
23. Yohander Mendez (32%)
24. Drew Robinson (30%)
25. Jordan Akins (24%)
26. Nick Tepesch (28%)
27. Chad Bell (23%)
28. Kellin Deglan (23%)
29. Keone Kela (23%)
30. Lisalverto Bonilla (39%)


With the Top 30 over with, I wanted to talk about the prospects who were up for vote that got no love.

1. Jose Valdespina (Averaged 5.167 votes over 6 ballots. Best Day: #25 - 7 Votes. Worst Day: #24 and #26 - 4 Votes.) - The 6'6 righty followed up on a successful rookie season in the Dominican with a year in Spokane, where his ERA hit the 5's. If you look at FIP, he comes out better, over a run lower. He's got command issues, but a plus fastball and obvious size helped him be named the #13 prospect in the Northwest League by Baseball America.

2. Collin Wiles (Averaged 4.909 votes over 11 ballots. Best Day - #30 - 8 Votes. Worst Day - #20 - 1 Vote.) - A supplemental round draft pick in the 2012 draft, Wiles had a stop in the Arizona Rookie League where he didn't strike out a lot, but pitched fairly well, with a 3.89 FIP.

3. Alec Asher (Averaged 4 votes over 1 ballot. Best and Worst Day - #30 - 4 Votes.) The final player eligible to be voted on, Asher was a 4th round pick in 2012, after not signing in 2010, where he was drafted by the Giants in the 26th round out of high school. Asher made an immediate impact, going to the Northwest League, where he pitched out of the bullpen.

4. Janluis Castro (Averaged 1.642 votes over 14 ballots. Best Day - #21, #24, #25 - 3 Votes. Worst Day - #17, #19, #27 - 0 Votes.) - Another 2012 draftee, this 16th round pick from Puerto Rico hit and hit and hit in Arizona. Time will tell if the Rangers found a diamond in the rough, or if the rookie league success will end there.

5. Eduard Pinto (Averaged 1 vote over 4 ballots. Best Day - #27 - 2 Votes. Worst Day - #30 - 0 Votes.) - A lower profile signing in the wake of the Rangers 2011 signing of every possible international free agent, Pinto signed for $300,000. When he suited up for Navegantes del Magallanes last year, he became the youngest player in the Venezuelan Winter League in almost 15 years. He then went on, in the Dominican Summer League, to destroy things. 2013 will likely be Pinto's stateside debut, and although questions about his ceiling and position in the big leagues remain, the kid can hit.

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