So, let's get down to it, and do this thing. Here are the top 13 for this week...
- Brandon Wood, 3B, Angels -- I was really hoping the Braves could pry Wood away from the Angels in the Teixeira trade, but I guess the Angels realize that Wood is just too good. He's been ridiculous the past few weeks, and he certainly has power to spare, but his strikeout rates are still a problem.
- Matt Wieters, c, Orioles -- Need a catcher? How about the best catcher since Mike Piazza? Then Wieters is your man.
- Mark Trumbo, 1B, Angels --While still a bit of an unknown, Trumbo is definitely on the way up in the Angels system. Good power, but the defense and OBP will keep him from being stellar.
- Tim Alderson, rhp, Giants -- I'm working on a Top 10 Giants Prospects list for next week, so I'll hold my comments on Alderson until then.
- Travis Snider, lf, Blue Jays -- What if the Pirates had landed Snider in a trade for Jason Bay? An outfield of Snider, Andrew McCutchen, and Steve Pearce would have been a sight to behold in a few years. Still, too many strikeouts, and not quite enough power to make up for it right away. Believe the hype, just not all of it.
- Shooter Hunt, rhp, Twins -- Do the Twins really need another superb pitching prospect? Why can't they share the love with the Royals, or some other team that really needs a good group of young pitchers?
- Mike Moustakas, 3B, Royals -- I've ragged on Moustakas a little bit, but I have to admit that his July numbers are pretty good. Could he be better? Yes, absolutely. Will he be a big time slugger in the majors? My gut says no, but maybe at some point.
- Jharmidy DeJesus, 3B, Mariners -- The Mariners have a good history of spending big bucks on international talent, so I trust that they knew what they were doing when they dropped $1 million on this kid out of the Dominican Republic. It's way too early to make any projections for DeJesus, but it'll be fun watching him over the next few years.
- Elvis Andurs, ss, Rangers -- The Rangers have put together a nice group of prospects, and Andrus will make a solid every day player in Texas. Decent all around skills, but nothing that really jumps out.
- Madison Bumgarner, lhp, Giants -- I've already said a lot about Bumgarner, and he'll also make an appearance on the upcoming Giants Top 10 list.
- Peter Kozma, ss, Cardinals -- Congrats to Kozma on making the list, but I'm actually more interested in his teammate Brett Wallace.
- David Price, lhp, Rays -- Like Bumgarner, I've already said a lot about Price. My biggest question is why a guy with a 99 mph fastball isn't racking up more strikeouts in AA?
- Zach McAllister, rhp, Yankees -- Good numbers all around, and way better than Ian Kennedy.