3. Matt Moore, LHP (15)
20. Desmond Jennings, OF (22)
22. Hak-Ju Lee, SS (92)
A quick scan of the preseason list and we see five of the top ten prospects have been removed because they are no longer in the minors, including Jeremy Hellickson, who was 6th.
Still, Moore’s jump from #15 to #3 is very impressive. He is also now the highest ranked pitcher.
Even more impressive is Lee’s move from #92 to #22. He has been tearing up the Florida State League. It will be interesting to see if he is part of the mid-season prospect shuffle that usually occurs in mid-July.
With so many players at the top of the list no longer eligible, it is a bit disappointing to see that Jennings only moved up two spots. It is just further evidence that the experts are souring on this kid.
RHP Chris Archer fell out of the top 50. He was 27th prior to the season.