Down On The Farm: Baseball America's Dream Team

Here is a question posed to Jim Callis at Baseball America in the weekly Ask BA column last week:


    If you could pick any prospects without any major league experience, what would your dream team look like? Feel free to include any unsigned 2010 draft picks.

    Mike Hedman
    St. Paul, Minn.

If 2011 draft picks were fair game, I'd try to squeeze Rice third baseman Anthony Rendon on here. My dream team would be defensively challenged at catcher, second base and third base, but would make up for it by having three center-field types in the outfield, not to mention outstanding hitting and pitching.

C: Jesus Montero, Yankees
Won't stay at catcher, but with his bat it won't matter.
1B: Eric Hosmer, Royals
Now that he's recovered from hand and vision problems, true talent shines through.
2B: Dustin Ackley, Mariners
Has put April slump behind him, though defense needs a lot of work.
3B: Mike Moustakas, Royals
Another Royal putting memories of a subpar 2009 behind him.
SS: Manny Machado, Orioles (unsigned)
Stop with the A-Rod comps, but he is a potential five-tool shortstop.
LF: Desmond Jennings, Rays
It's time for the Rays to trade B.J. Upton and make room for Jennings.
CF: Mike Trout, Angels
Quickly has become the minors' most exciting player.
RF: Domonic Brown, Phillies
Raul Ibanez's contract notwithstanding, he should be playing in Philadelphia already.
DH: Bryce Harper, Nationals (unsigned)
Moving from catcher to outfield will expedite his off-the-charts power to Washington.
SP: Jeremy Hellickson, Rays
May be in the only organization that doesn't have room for him in its rotation.
SP: Julio Teheran, Braves
Showing why he was the most coveted pitcher on international market in 2007.
SP: Martin Perez, Rangers
Struggling in Double-A, but has best stuff among minor league lefthanders.
SP: Zach Britton, Orioles
Stuff keeps getting better, and he already had the minors' best sinker.
SP: Michael Pineda, Mariners
Has boosted his stock more than any pitching prospect this season.
RP: Tanner Scheppers, Rangers
Texas sees him as a long-term starter, but he could wind up on the Neftali Feliz path.

Did he miss anyone?

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