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Note: This list's order was not set by me, but by MLB.com. I've provided my video, photo and interviews as additions. MLB’s list can be found here. Click each player's name for more content.


3. Andrew Susac

C | San Francisco Giants (MLB) | 6’1″ | 215 lbs | 2011, 2nd round | 24-years old

(Conner Penfold / Giant Potential)

From MLB.com: "The Giants have challenged Susac at the outset of his professional career, and he has taken some lumps. But Susac was one of the breakout performers in the Arizona Fall League in 2013, and he still has the skill set to be a solid all-around catcher.

Susac is athletic, which helps him behind the plate as a receiver, and he has a solid arm. He has at least average defensive tools, and he has improved his game calling as a professional.

Offensively, Susac's best tool is his solid power, which allows him to drive the ball to all areas of the park. He has good pitch-recognition skills and has consistently posted good on-base percentages. Susac looks like a future Major League starter behind the plate, though he's blocked by Giants slugger Buster Posey."

My take: It's remarkable how similar Susac and current Giants backstop Buster Posey are. From their swing, to stance, to defensive abilities. Susac's swing seems to be a more compact version of Posey's, while their stances are almost identical, though Posey's feet are a bit wider apart. Susac showed off that pop he's known for in Spring Training, obviously making a good impression on Bruce Bochy. The Sacramento native should put up offensive PCL numbers that we'll all enjoy talking about in 2014 and be the first guy Bochy calls up from Fresno if Posey or Sanchez get injured. In the long run, he'll replace Posey as the everyday catcher when/if the Giants decide to move Posey to first or third base.

Q&A with Andrew Susac, June 2012


4. Adalberto Mejia

LHP | Richmond Flying Squirrels (AA) | 6’3″ | 195 lbs | Signed: 2011 | 21-years old

(Conner Penfold-Giant Potential)

(Conner Penfold-Giant Potential)

From MLB: "Mejia was part of an all-prospect San Jose rotation in 2013, when he was also the youngest regular starter in the California League. He had no problem handling high Class A hitters at age 19, as the only thing that slowed him down was a strained lat muscle that sidelined him for seven weeks.

Mejia has everything scouts look for in a pitcher -- stuff, size and command -- and as a bonus, he's left-handed. Mejia throws a low-90s two-seam fastball with minimal effort, getting the ball to cut or sink and locating it where he wants.

In 2013, Mejia improved the bite on his low-80s slider, giving him a second solid pitch to pair with his fastball. His sinking changeup doesn't lag far behind. Mejia definitely has the ingredients to become a No. 3 starter, and if his pitches continue to get better, he might even become a No. 2."