View Full Version : Corwin Malone receiving recognition

08-14-2001, 10:09 AM
Baseball America has listed him on their prospect hotsheet, which general consists of players they have touted the most in the past, regardless of current performance, so for a 9th round pick to receive this recognition, it really says something:

Player, Pos, Team (Previous Ranking)

1. Josh Beckett, rhp, Marlins (1)

Has been unspectacular of late, but only Dunn has ousted Beckett from the No. 1 slot. He won't be bumped again as long as he continues to strike out 11.3 per nine and limit hitters to a .224 average in Double-A Portland.

2. Dennis Tankersley, rhp, Padres (2)

Promoted for the second time this year. Now Triple-A hitters get the chance to figure him out. Good luck.

3. Sean Burroughs, 3b, Padres (3)

Don't look now, but his power is slowly starting to come around. He's already hit more home runs this year than in 841 at-bats coming prior to this season. His slugging for Triple-A Portland is approaching .500. Want to question his defense? Just nine errors this year.

4. Casey Kotchman, 1b, Angels (NR)

Who knows what his numbers would look like if the Angels signed him quicker, but after hitting .600 in four Rookie-level Arizona League games, he hit .500 in his first seven for Class A Provo.

5. Chris Snelling, of, Mariners (5)

Now that he's staying healthy, it's easier to believe all of those Lenny Dykstra comparisons.

6. Corwin Malone, lhp, White Sox (10)

Winston-Salem manager Wally Backman called Malone the best prospect in the league after his first start.

7. Boof Bonser, rhp, Giants (4)

He told us earlier this year that he hated losing, and he was true to his word. Lexington only made Boof upset by snapping his 10-game winning. He responded with a six-inning, one-hit victory five days later.

8. Ryan Kibler, rhp, Rockies (NR)

Unbeaten through 10 decisions with a 1.24 ERA and just 68 hits in 102 innings. Kibler has received more support on E-mail than any prospect in PHS history. Thanks, we hear ya!

9. Brandon Claussen, lhp, Yankees (NR)

He's been a strikeout machine, registering double-digit Ks in three of his last four starts.

10. Hank Blalock, 3b, Rangers (11)

He's starting to pick it up again after hitting just .308 in July. He's collected 16 multi-hit games since July 1.

11. Mario Ramos, lhp, Athletics (NR)

He has won seven in a row in Triple-A Sacramento, could be one of the next to graduate from the PHS to the majors?

12. Tim Redding, rhp, Astros (NR)

After a stint in the 'Stros rotation, Redding has resurfaced on the PHS. Triple-A hitters are hitting .104 off him after three starts.

08-14-2001, 10:15 AM
and he is a lefty. sweet!!!! it will prolly be a few years till we seem him since he is in winstom-salem(or did he get promoted?).

Joel Perez
08-14-2001, 12:54 PM
At his projected rate, being in Birmingham by this month is not out of the question. But since WS stinks this year, Malone may stay there for the duration of the season.