Sunday, October 17, 2010

Baseball America releases top indy prospects list

Maui's Donald Brandt
Baseball America recently released its list of the top prospects in the independent leagues and the Golden Baseball League fared extremely well. Of the top ten prospects, three hail from the GBL: Donald Brandt (Maui LHP), Blake Gailen (Chico OF) and Mark Samuelson (Chico 1B). The Frontier League, with four, was the only league with more players ranked in the top ten than the GBL. The American Association had two, the Northern League had one and (surprisingly) the Atlantic League was shut out.

No Victoria Seals were named to the top prospects list. You may remember that last year, Baseball America named Isaac Hess as their sixth-best prospect in the independent leagues.

Three others from the Golden League received honourable mentions from Baseball America: Josh Drew (Chico RHP), Wes Ethridge (Maui RHP) and David Harris (Orange County OF). Of the 22 total players listed, six were from the Golden League. No other independent league had more players on the list.

The full article can be found here.