Every year Baseball America assembles an American and National league prospect All-Star team of players that just missed being included in their organization’s top 10 prospects list. This year BA selected University of Kentucky alum and former Southeastern Conference player of the year Ryan Strieby as the AL team’s first baseman. BA originally ranked Strieby in the Detroit Tiger’s top 10 list, but he was pushed out when the team acquired two top prospects in the Curtis Granderson trade. The slugger batted .303 with 19 home runs and 58 RBI in 86 games for AA Erie in 2009 before his season was cut short with a wrist injury. In 382 professional games, Strieby has 68 home runs.
“He’s blocked by Miguel Cabera at first base but his pop could win him a job at DH,” BA Executive Editor Jim Callis writes. (Read more)