1. Jeremy Hellickson, rhp (4th round, 118th overall, high school, 2005 draft)
Featuring a dynamic repertoire, Hellickson throws four pitches for strikes and does a great job of getting ahead in the count with his outstanding fastball command. He keeps his four-seam fastball down in the zone, sitting at 91-92 mph and touching 95. His best pitch is a low-80s changeup, which he has added depth to over the past two years, giving him a formidable weapon against lefthanders.2. Matt Moore, lhp (8th/245th/high school/2007)
Moore has an electric arm with hard, late life on his 92-96 mph fastball. He has an easy arm action and uses the same stroke to throw a late-breaking curveball that dives on hitters. His changeup also has the makings of a plus pitch, though he needs to throw it more often.3. Desmond Jennings, of (10th/289th/community college/2006)
With his speed and disciplined approach, he should hit for a high average and get on base at a good clip. While the wrist injury affected his power, Jennings drives the ball well and could hit 15 homers per year.
4. Jake McGee, lhp (5th/135th/high school/2004)
He generates tremendous late action on his fastball, which jumped to 92-95 mph and peaked at 97 when he moved to the bullpen at midseason. His breaking ball is a power curve that becomes slurvy when he gets under it. His changeup has the potential to be at least an average pitch.5. Josh Sale, of (1st/17th/high school/2010)
The top prep power hitter in the 2010 draft, Sale projects as a significant run producer and a corner outfielder. He generates incredible bat speed and shows a great feel for the strike zone while employing a patient approach.6. Alex Torres, lhp (trade from LAA in Scott Kazmir deal, Venezuelan free agent signed 1/10/05 by LAA)
Torres has a strong lower half that helps him produce lively stuff. His low-90s fastball has outstanding movement, and his changeup is just as effective.7. Alex Colome, rhp (Dominican Republic free agent signed 3/20/07 by Rays)
Colome's live arm rivals that of anyone in the system. His 91-93 mph fastball touches 96 and features natural sink as well as armside run. He also throws a tight 11-to-5 curveball that has the makings of a plus pitch.
8. Justin O'Conner, c (1st/31st/high school/2010)
Though he struggled at the plate in his pro debut, O'Conner's well above-average raw power was still evident. He has tremendous bat speed and can drive the ball to all fields, though he gets pull-happy during games. He doesn't project as a high-average hitter and may need to shorten his swing to make more consistent contact.9. Drew Vettleson, of (1stSupp/42nd/high school/2010)
A shortstop/center fielder/pitcher in high school, Vettleson profiles as a corner outfielder with the ability to hit for power and average. He has a quiet approach from the left side of the plate, with good patience and pitch recognition.
10. Jake Thompson, rhp (2nd/66th/college/2010)
Thompson has the stuff, frame and mound presence to eat up innings in the middle of a big league rotation. His fastball usually sits at 92-94 mph and touched 97 during his debut. He picked up a mid-80s slider during the spring at Long Beach State, and it showed more consistency and peaked in the upper-80s in pro ball.
Four of the top 10 were 2010 draft picks (and I thought my list had too many from the June draft). Other than 8-10, no real surprises from BA. Thoughts?
Updated to add, here is Bill Ballew's chat about the list (may be insider, can't tell since I'm logged in).