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Old 01-29-2013, 10:44 PM   #687
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Mayo unveiled his top 100 prospects for 2013 on MLB.com tonight.

Starling at 25. Zimmer at 34. Ventura at 58 or 59.

Myers was at 4, Odorizzi at 44 (or something like that).

It will be interesting to see where KC's farm system ends up this time next year. I think it has the potential to jump into the top spot again. Ventura and MAYBE Colon are the only likely graduates from this year's team, and I doubt Ventura pitches enough in the majors to exhaust his prospect status.

It will depend on luck, health and progression, but Mondesi, Bonifacio and Calixte are all guys who could jump into the top 100 with a good season. Starling has the tools to rise 15-20 spots if his swing mechanics improve and his Ks decrease. Smith, Sam Selman, Miguel Almonte and Angel Baez have some helium if they pitch well while taking the next step.

And don't forget about John Lamb. He was effective at AA with a bum elbow in 2011. If he comes back healthy (as almost all TJ recipients do) and is effective, I expect him to jump back into the top 50 (he was top 25 before the injury).

Starling, Lamb, Zimmer and Ventura are all guys who could jump into the top 25 (though only Starling and Zimmer have top 10 upside).

Mondesi, Bonifacio, Calixte and Almonte all have the talent to be potential to 100 guys, too.

Throw in whoever KC drafts this year (who will get a top 100 ranking almost assuredly, as they always do), and you have a lot of guys that could help build the top system of 2014.
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