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The Complete Fall 2010 PuRPs List

After revealing the PuRPs list five players at a time in six installments, it's time to wrap up the fall list by putting it all out at once. So without further ado, here is the full Fall 2010 Purple Row community prospect list:


Rank Player TOT
1 Tyler Matzek 805
2 Wilin Rosario 759
3 Christian Friedrich 731
4 Nolan Arenado 690
5 Chris Nelson 635
6 Peter Tago 591
7 Charlie Blackmon 590
8 Chad Bettis 576
9 Kyle Parker 576
10 Rafael Ortega 556
11 Hector Gomez 527
12 Rex Brothers 509
13 Juan Nicasio 453
14 Jordan Pacheco 402
15 Corey Dickerson 376
16 Tim Wheeler 346
17 Will Swanner 341
18 Casey Weathers 287
19 Mike McKenry 273
20 Albert Campos 268
21 Joshua Slaats 254
22 Matt Reynolds 247
23 Ben Paulsen 228
24 Thomas Field 187
25 Cole Garner 180
26 Eliezer Mesa 159
27 Bruce Billings 147
28 Samuel Deduno 135
29 Ethan Hollingsworth 100
30 Delta Cleary 81

Twenty-seven ballots were cast in this edition of the PuRPs poll, with 30 points being granted for a first place vote, 29 for second, etc. Until a player was named on ten ballots, his vote totals were modified on a sliding scale to avoid an individual ballot having too much say over the community forecast -- but none of the above players had that problem, as all thirty players on the PuRPs list were named on at least thirteen ballots.

As you can see, the community shared the same basic idea of the top four or five, with things bunching up between six and twelve. Only last five prospects on the list were named on less than 20 ballots, so by and large the community seemed to come to a consensus as to who the top 25 or so players in the system were, if not their exact order. In all, 69 players were named on the 27 ballots, with 50 named on multiple ballots and 32 named on at the ten ballots required to receive full points.

Matzek had 23 of the 27 first place votes, with Rosario getting the other 3. Eight players were named on every ballot (the top 3, Nelson, Tago, Ortega, Brothers, Pacheco) and seven more were named on all but one ballot.

Just missing the PuRPs list were Parker Frazier (45), Rosell Herrera (44.1), Cory Riordan (42), Josh Rutledge (22.2), and Jared Clark (19.8). 

Three players (all in the top ten) on last spring's PuRPs list were ineligible due to MLB service time (Jhoulys Chacin, Esmil Rogers, Eric Young Jr) while seven others (all ranked 18 or lower) were left off this fall's list for various reasons, whether it be trade (Chris Balcom-Miller) or injuries/ineffectiveness (Chaz Roe, Kiel Roling, Edgmer Escalona, Scott Beerer, Darin Holcomb, Andrew Johnston). 

In all, there were ten new names on this list. Six came from this year's draft class (Parker, Tago, Bettis, Slaats, Dickerson, Swanner), two came from abroad (Ortega, Campos), and two were already in the system but had great years (Field, Billings).

Breaking it down by position, there are thirteen pitchers (nine starters, four relievers), eight outfielders (five center, three corner), five infielders (three middle, two corner), and four catchers. In all, this list is a good mix of talent here, ranging from rookie ball to AAA.