BA released the top half of their annual Top 100 Prospects list
, with righthander Phil Hughes holding down the 39th spot on the list:
"He throws hard and he throws strikes. That's why for me he's a Mark Prior Lite."
--Charleston manager Bill Mosiello
Hughes is the 12th ranked pitcher on the list, trailing Francisco Liriano (No. 6), Chad Billingsley (7), Justin Verlander (8), Matt Cain (my favorite non-Yankee prospect, No. 10), Jon Lester (22), Bobby Jenks (24), Scott Olsen (34), Joel Zumaya (35), Mike Pelfrey (36), Jonathan Papelbon (37), and Homer Bailey (38).
If you missed it from yesterday
, Eric Duncan clocked in at number 86, down 50 spots from last year.