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A: Phil Rogers: J.P., thanks for jogging my memory. I did the bulk of work on this list (for the newspaper and the book) in November, so it takes some refreshing on my end. I had Gio Gonzalez ranked sixth, which made him (other than Jenks -- see above) the organization's top pitching prospect. I also like Haigwood quite a bit, and had him 13th, behind only Gonzalez, Ray Liotta, Lance Broadway and Sean Tracey among pitchers.
He points out that Honel did have surgery this off-season, but it was not the very intrusive Tommy John surgery.
A: Phil Rogers: Bajenaru should become Luis Vizcaino in the reconfigured bullpen. I'm not sure how much Ozzie will trust him but he's definitely got an inside track on a job. He needs to get some confidence in his fastball, however. So far he hasn't looked like the guy who puts up minor-league numbers.
A: Phil Rogers: Make it Young, Sweeney, Anderson, Reed and Owens.