BA’s Top 20 Hawaii Winter Baseball Prospects

Report: No arbitration for Pettitte
Hughes ready for ’09

Baseball America released their top 20 prospects list for Hawaii Winter Baseball today, and two Yanks’ farmhands made the cut: Andrew Brackman at #2, and Jeremy Bleich at #8. Brackman was behind Giants’ first rounder Buster Posey, while he & Bleich were two of just three pitchers in the top 13. Austin Romine and Damon Sublett didn’t make the cut.

Report: No arbitration for Pettitte
Hughes ready for ’09
  • A.D.

    Waikiki had 5 of the top 10 and didn’t win it…geez

    • A.D.

      Check that 6

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        Didn’t win what , The World Series? Because they won The HWL Title.

  • steve (different one)

    how do you say “bust” in Hawaiian?

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones


  • Chip

    Another example of Romine flying under the radar. I still think this kid is going to be something special

    • radnom

      Yeah. Bleich being so far above him seems odd to me.

      • Stu H

        Take a look at Manuel’s Yankees prospect ratings. He rated Romine at #4 for his long-term potential, and Bleich higher in the HWB rankings based on his performance in Hawaii. Romine didn’t perform particularly well in Hawaii, and was on the same team as Posey, which showed his lack of polish.

  • Simon B.

    Todd Frazier sighting on that list.

    I remember watching the Little League World Series in 1998 and noting to myself, “Remember the name Todd Frazier in ten years.”

  • Eric

    20. Tony Cruz, c/3b, Honolulu (Sharks)

    Who are the Sharks?

  • DonnieBaseballHallofFame

    I would pay good money to play ball in Hawaii for the winter. Lucky bastadz.

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