- Madison Bumgarner (Five Star prospect)
- Buster Posey (Five Star prospect)
- Angel Villalona (Five Star prospect)
- Tim Alderson (Four Star prospect)
- Rafael Rodriguez (Three Star prospect)
- Conor Gillaspie (Three Star prospect)
- Nick Noonan (Three Star prospect)
- Travis Ishikawa (Three Star prospect)
- Henry Sosa (Three Star prospect)
- Sergio Romo (Three Star prospect)
- Roger Kieschnick (Two Star prospect)
Just missed were Ehire Adrianza SS, Wendell Fairley OF, and Joseph Martinez RHP.
Kevin Goldstein notes:
Additional comments on other prospects in the comment section:
Bumgarner is an obvious number one, but Posey isn't all that far behind him.
Some might flip-flop Villalona and Alderson at three and four, but I can't see
either player ranked lower that those two slots. Where Rodriguez slots in is
really a matter of your evaluation philosophy, but after that, it's anything
goes for the remaining six—Adrianza was the only player close enough to almost
make the list.
- Ehire Adrianza: "Absolutely outstanding defensive prospect, but there are tons of questions about his bat."
- Wendell Fairley: "The jury is still out on Fairley. He's toolsy as all get out, but a long way from being a baseball player."
- Scott Barnes: "I'm perfectly fine with somebody calling him a sleeper. It's not a huge surprise that he ripped through some low levels because of his polish, but the stuff is hardly pedestrian. He's solid across the board with an average-to-plus fastball and decent secondary stuff and he knows what he's doing out there. He could exceed expectations."
- Pablo Sandoval: "I really think 1B is his only option, to the point that he might fit a bit better on a AL team. I do think he can hit enough to be an every day first baseman, certainly at least on this team.".
That was my Top 5 but I had Ishikawa 6th while he had Gillaspie 6th and Ishikawa 8th. I basically agree with what he wrote, based on what I've read about the prospects and their career data, as available.