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2011 Top 100: #14 Desmond Jennings

Prospect Profile: Desmond Jennings Position: CF Birthdate: 10/30/1986 Height: 6'2" Weight: 180 lbs B/T: B/R Origin: 2006 10th Round pick by the Rays out of Itawawba CC   Jeff Reese (20): After the 2009 season during which a healthy Desmond Jennings established himself as a premier prospect, the plan was for him to internally fill
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2011 Top 100: #18 Jameson Taillon

Prospect Profile: Jameson Taillon Position: RHP Birthdate: 11/18/1991 Height: 6'5" Weight: 223 lbs B/T: R/R Origin: 2010 1st Round pick by the Pirates out of Texas HS     Jeff Reese (19): Since taking over as scouting director of the Pittsburgh Pirates with the regime change, Greg Smith has been given one of the larger
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2011 Top 100: #17 Jacob Turner

Prospect Profile: Jacob Turner Position: RHP Birthdate: 5/21/1991 Height: 6'5" Weight: 210 lbs B/T: R/R Origin: 2009 1st Round pick by the Tigers out of Missouri HS     JD Sussman (14): If you've been reading Bullpen Banter since its inception, you know I am unabashed Jacob Turner fan. One thing I never understood from
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2011 Top 100: #16 Martin Perez

Prospect Profile: Martin Perez Position: LHP Birthdate: 4/4/1991 Height: 6'0" Weight: 178 lbs B/T: L/L Origin: Signed as an International Free Agent in 2007 by the Rangers out of Venezuela     Michael Herrick (13): A year ago, Perez was a consensus top 15-20 prospect.  An aggressive promotion to AA and so-so results there have
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2011 Top 100: #15 Mike Moustakas

Prospect Profile: Mike Moustakas Position: 3B Birthdate: 9/11/1988 Height: 5'11" Weight: 230 lbs B/T: L/R Origin: 2007 1st Round pick by the Royals out of California HS   Al Skorupa (21): Moustakas does two things really well. His hit tool and his power tool are both fantastic. All the same, he has a couple major
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2011 Top 100: #13 Michael Pineda

Prospect Profile: Michael Pineda Position: RHP Birthdate: 1/18/1989 Height: 6'5" Weight: 250 lbs B/T: R/R Origin: Signed as an International Free Agent in 2005 by the Mariners out of the Dominican Republic   JD Sussman (9): At every stop Pineda as put up monster numbers. In fact, he hasn't posted a tRA+ below 120 in
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2011 Top 100: #12 Shelby MIller

Prospect Profile: Shelby Miller Position: RHP Birthdate: 10/10/1990 Height: 6'3" Weight: 195 lbs B/T: R/R Origin: 2009 1st Round pick by the Cardinals out of Texas HS Steve Fiorindo (9): I love me some Shelby Miller. . . He generates a dirty fastball with boring action from a solid delivery that isn't a max effort
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2011 Top 100: #11 Matt Moore

Prospect Profile: Matt Moore Position: LHP Birthdate: 6/18/1989 Height: 6'2" Weight: 200 lbs B/T: L/L Origin: 2007 8th Round pick by the Rays out of New Mexico HS   Michael Herrick (10): Matt Moore transformed himself from an interesting live arm with control issues to a top 5 pitching prospect in short order.  Moore's stuff
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