Arizona Diamondbacks Top Prospects 2015

Arizona Diamondbacks Top Prospects

Below are the 2015 Arizona Diamondbacks Top Prospects.
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Opening Day payrolls

(Major League contracts plus signing bonuses):
2014: $112,315,500
2013: $ 86,300,500
2012: $ 75,417,833

A Look Back… Last 5 Years Draft Picks
Year Name/Position School/Hometown Pick
2014 Touki Toussaint/RHP Coral Springs (Fla.) Christian Acad. 16
2013 Braden Shipley/RHP Nevada 15
2012 Stryker Trahan/C Acadania High School, Lafayette, La. 26
2011 Trevor Bauer/RHP UCLA 3
2011 Archie Bradley/RHP Broken Arrow High School 7

Arizona Diamondbacks Top Prospects

Rank/Overall Name Position
1/9 Archie Bradley RHP
Top Position Prospect : RHP
Prospect : Scouting Report
Rookie Card:2011 Bowman
One of two products from Oklahoma on the top right-handed pitching prospect list, Archie is country strong standing in a 6’5″ and 235 lbs. He’s been a bit inconsistent issuing a too many walks in 2014 but still has all the makings of a quality major league starter he just needs more seasoning.
2/42 Braden Shipley RHP
Rookie Card:2013 Bowman
A 2013 first round draft pick out of Nevada who was converted from a shortstop to a front of the rotationstarter, with a ceiling as high as a number two.   Shipley has excellent secondary pitches to go along with an outstanding fastball.  His conversion from position player to pitcher should be complete with a possible promotion to the big leagues in 2016.
3/64 Jake Lamb 3B
Rookie Card: 2013 Bowman
Top Position Prospect : 3B
A sixth round pick in 2012, Lamb has advanced quickly and seems to be the future third baseman of Arizona.  His bat has good pop to all fields and he should always hit for average.  Lamb has a good eye but his swing might lead to a higher strikeout rate.  He is currently on the big league club.
4/78 Touki Toussaint RHP
Rookie Card: 2014 Bowman
A first round draft pick in 2014 out of high school, he makes up for his lack of experience with a very experienced approach.   Toussaint best pitch is his curveball but his fastball also reaches 95mph.  He will move slowly through the minors harnessing his raw pitching ability while gaining control of his delivery.
5/80 Aaron Blair RHP
Rookie Card: 2013 Bowman
In 2013 the Diamondbacks made Blair a first round draft pick.  He is showing the potential in the last yearto be more than a back end of the rotation starter in the future.  He has three above average pitches, thebest might be his curveball.  He could move fast with his ETA at the beginning of 2016
6 Brandon Drury 3B
Rookie Card: 2012 Bowman
Drafted in the 13th round in 2010, out of high school, Drury struggled at first in the Braves organization but since coming over in the Upton trade.  His stock has risen putting himself in contention for the future3b position in Arizona.  He is a pure hitter with a bit of pop in his bat.  His ETA depends on where he endsup playing in the field.  He should see the big leagues by 2016.
7 Robbie Ray LHP
Rookie Card: 2010 Bowman
Drafted by the Nationals in the 12th round Ray ended up on the Diamondback in the trade with Detroit and the Yankees that shipped Gregorius out of Arizona.  A lefty, who made his major league debut in Detroit last year, picked up the win in his first start.  More of a back of the rotation type of pitcher his ETAwill depend on the need in Arizona.
8 Peter O’Brien 1B/C
Rookie Card: 2014 Bowman
Drafted in the second round by the Yankees, O’Brien moved to the Diamondbacks in the Martin Prado trade.  On his new team he still possesses some of the best raw power in the minor leagues but he is a player without a position.  He struggles with catching and is now trying to work his way into the lineup playing in the outfield.  His bat is major league ready, it is up to the Diamondbacks to find a position he can play.
9 Domingo Leyba 2B/SS
Rookie Card: 2015 Bowman
Leyba was signed in 2012 by Detroit and moved to Arizona in the Gregorius trade with the Yankees.  More of a solid player than a spectacular player the hope is to move Leyba through the system and see how he responds.  He is a controlled hitter whose ETA is 2018 at the earliest
10 Marcus Wilson OF
Rookie Card: 2014 Bowman
A second round draft pick in 2014 out of high school, Wilson is extremely athletic but hard to project.  Hehas all the makings of a five tool player but at his age he is just raw talent.  Players like this could turn outto be stars or bust but this could be a steal of a pick in a few years once Wilson develops.