Eight Phils In Top 300 Prospect Rankings

The Scout.com network undertakes an ambitious project by ranking the top 300 prospects. The Phillies put eight players in the rankings, with left-hander Giovany Gonzalez leading the way at number 29 on the list.

The MLB Network on Scout has published the initial 2006 player rankings. With team publishers covering the farm systems through the country, this represents the deepest and most comprehensive minor league baseball coverage available.

More than 300 minor league prospects can be viewed by Position Ranking and Overall Ranking.

Giovany Gonzalez leads the Phillies contingent, coming in 29th on the list. Here is the complete listing of Phillies on the list, which was initially compiled at the beginning of the minor league season:

29. Giovany Gonzalez
125. Mike Costanzo
157. Michael Bourn
201. Jason Jaramillo
213. Greg Golson
232. J.A. Happ
260. Scott Mathieson
291. Scott Mitchinson

Delmon Young of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays leads the rankings of the Top 300 Prospects.

The rankings are completely sortable by various categories and are sure to spark a lot of discussion among baseball fans. They're also handy for finding out information on the prospects whose names may come up at this time of the year in connection with trade talks. Simply click on each player's name for more information on that player.

Overall Rankings

Position Rankings (Starting with pitchers)

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