Henry Owens, LHP, Boston Red Sox - Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox


 

Top 10 Power-Speed Prospects and 2014 Minor League 20/20 Club Members


(Oct 1/2014)

Baseball America has compiled their annual list of the Top 10 Power-Speed Prospects. Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton was ranked #1 on last year's edition. Buxton missed most of the 2014 season and hasn't been included in this year's list, which is led by #1 ranked Power-Speed prospect Washington Nationals OF Michael Taylor. Click here to read about Taylor and the other nine prospects.

There were six minor league players who hit 20 home runs and stole 20 bases this season: Dodgers OF Joc Pederson, Nationals OF Michael Taylor, Astros OF Teoscar Hernandez, Diamondbacks OF Alex Glenn, Rangers OF Jared Hoying, and Giants OF Chris Dominguez.

Coincidentally, there were only six players who reached that mark last season as well: Astros OF George Springer, Cubs SS Javier Baez, Dodgers OF Joc Pederson (who made the list again this year), Rockies OF Francisco Sosa, Rangers OF Lewis Brinson and Reds OF Kyle Waldrop.

Springer had a successful rookie season for the Astros this year, while Baez made the leap to the majors with the Cubs in the second half.

Pederson had another outstanding season in the minors, again joining the 20/20 club.

Sosa regressed a bit in 2014, and also played in about 40 less games as he split time between Class-A+ Modesto and Class-A SS Tri-City, where he hit a combined seven home runs and steal 12 bases.

Brinson played just 89 games in 2014, but hit 13 home runs and stole 12 bases.

Waldrop had a big 2014 season with the bat, hitting .338 over 488 at-bats between Class-A+ Bakersfield and Double-A Pensacola, but saw his home run and stolen base totals drop to 14.