Pitchers, shortstops top BA’s MWL prospects list

Peoria Chiefs RHP Alex Reyes was ranked by Baseball America as the top prospect in the Midwest League this season. (Photo by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler)

Peoria Chiefs RHP Alex Reyes was ranked by Baseball America as the top prospect in the Midwest League this year. (Photo by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler)

Baseball America released its list of top 20 Midwest League prospects Friday, with four of the top six being right-handed pitchers and the other two of the top six being shortstops.

If you are a subscriber to Baseball America, you can read the list (with scouting reports) here, and anyone can read BA writer/editor J.J. Cooper’s MWL prospects chat from Friday afternoon here.

Here is the top 20 list, with each player’s Midwest League statistics from this year:

1. RHP Alex Reyes (St. Louis Cardinals): 7-7, 3.62 ERA, 137 strikeouts, 61 walks in 109.1 IP for Peoria Chiefs

2. SS Trea Turner (San Diego Padres): .369 BA, 4 HR, 22 RBI, 14 SB in 46 games with Fort Wayne TinCaps

Fort Wayne TinCaps SS Trea Turner (Photo from BaseballAmerica.com)

Trea Turner bats for the Fort Wayne TinCaps earlier this year. (Photo from BaseballAmerica.com)

3. RHP Braden Shipley (Arizona Diamondbacks): 4-2, 3.74 ERA, 41 strikeouts, 11 walks in 45.2 IP for South Bend Silver Hawks

Braden Shipley pitching for the South Bend Silver Hawks in the Midwest League playoffs last year. (Photo by Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune)

Braden Shipley pitching for the South Bend Silver Hawks last year. (Photo by Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune)

4. RHP Michael Feliz (Houston Astros): 8-6, 4.03 ERA, 111 strikeouts, 37 walks in 102.2 IP for Quad Cities River Bandits

5. SS Willy Adames (Detroit Tigers/Tampa Bay Rays): .271, 8 HR, 61 RBI in 125 games (combined) with West Michigan Whitecaps and Bowling Green Hot Rods

Willy Adames started the 2014 season with the West Michigan Whitecaps. (Photo by Joel Bissell/MLive.com)

Willy Adames started the 2014 season with the West Michigan Whitecaps. (Photo by Joel Bissell/MLive.com)

6. RHP Kohl Stewart (Minnesota Twins): 3-5, 2.59 ERA, 62 strikeouts, 24 walks in 87 IP for Cedar Rapids Kernels

Minnesota Twins prospect Kohl Stewart pitching for the Cedar Rapids Kernels (Photo by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler)

Cedar Rapids Kernels RHP Kohl Stewart (Photo by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler)

7. C Clint Coulter (Milwaukee Brewers): .287 BA, 22 HR, 89 RBI in 126 games with Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers C/DH Clint Coulter (Photo by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler)

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers C/DH Clint Coulter (Photo by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler)

8. OF Brett Phillips (Houston Astros): .302 BA, 13 HR, 58 RBI, 18 SB in 103 games with Quad Cities River Bandits

Brett Phillips bats during the 2014 Midwest League All-Star Game. (Photo by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler)

Brett Phillips bats during the 2014 Midwest League All-Star Game. (Photo by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler)

9. OF Clint Frazier (Cleveland Indians): .266 BA, 13 HR, 50 RBI, 12 SB in 120 games with Lake County Captains

Lake County Captains CF Clint Frazier (Photo by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler)

Lake County Captains CF Clint Frazier (Photo by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler)

10. RHP Buck Farmer (Detroit Tigers): 10-5, 2.60 ERA, 116 strikeouts, 24 walks in 103.2 IP for West Michigan Whitecaps

Buck Farmer pitched in this year's Midwest League All-Star Game. (Photo by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler)

Buck Farmer pitched in this year’s Midwest League All-Star Game. (Photo by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler)

11. LHP Amir Garrett (Cincinnati Reds): 7-8, 3.64 ERA, 127 strikeouts, 51 walks in 133.1 IP for Dayton Dragons

Dayton Dragons LHP Amir Garrett (Photo by Emily Jones/MiLB.com)

Dayton Dragons LHP Amir Garrett (Photo by Emily Jones/MiLB.com)

12. 2B Jesmuel Valentin (Los Angeles Dodgers): .280 BA, 7 HR, 47 RBI, 24 SB in 108 games with Great Lakes Loons

13. C Carson Kelly (St. Louis Cardinals): .248 BA, 6 HR, 49 RBI in 98 games with Peoria Chiefs

14. RHP Austin Kubitza (Detroit Tigers): 10-2, 2.34 ERA, 140 strikeouts, 43 walks in 131 IP for West Michigan Whitecaps

15. RHP Zach Bird (Los Angeles Dodgers): 6-17, 4.25 ERA, 110 strikeouts, 55 walks in 118.2 IP for Great Lakes Loons

Zachary Bird delivers a pitch for the Great Lakes Loons last year. (Photo by Colleen Harrison/The Saginaw News)

Zach Bird delivers a pitch for the Great Lakes Loons last year. (Photo by Colleen Harrison/The Saginaw News)

16. SS Andrew Velazquez (Arizona Diamondbacks): .290 BA, 9 HR, 56 RBI, 50 SB in 134 games with South Bend Silver Hawks

South Bend Silver Hawks SS Andrew Velazquez (Photo by Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune)

South Bend Silver Hawks SS Andrew Velazquez (Photo by Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune)

17. C Kyle Farmer (Los Angeles Dodgers): .310 BA, 2 HR, 35 RBI, 9 SB in 57 games with Great Lakes Loons

18. RHP Duane Underwood (Chicago Cubs): 6-4, 2.50 ERA, 84 strikeouts, 36 walks in 100.2 IP for Kane County Cougars

Kane County Cougars RHP Duane Underwood (Photo by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler)

Kane County Cougars RHP Duane Underwood (Photo by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler)

19. RHP Mitch Brown (Cleveland Indians): 8-8, 3.31 ERA, 127 strikeouts, 55 walks in 138.2 IP for Lake County Captains

Lake County Captains RHP Mitch Brown (Photo by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler)

Lake County Captains RHP Mitch Brown (Photo by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler)

20. 1B Jake Bauers (San Diego Padres): .296 BA, 8 HR, 64 RBI in 112 games with Fort Wayne TinCaps

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