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Baseball America's SAL Top 20 Prospects List


1. Desmond Jennings, of, Columbus (Devil Rays)
2. Hector Gomez, ss, Asheville (Rockies)
3. Fautino de los Santos, rhp, Kannapolis (White Sox)
4. Lars Anderson, 1b, Greenville (Red Sox)
5. Chris Marrero, of, Hagerstown (Nationals)
6. Jordan Schafer, of, Rome (Braves)
7. Henry Sosa, rhp, Augusta (Giants)
8. Jeremy Hellickson, rhp, Columbus (Devil Rays)
9. Ryan Royster, of, Columbus (Devil Rays)
10. Chris Carter, 1b, Kannapolis (White Sox)
11. Chris Coghlan, 2b, Greensboro (Marlins)
12. John Raynor, of, Greensboro (Marlins)
13. Adrian Cardenas, ss, Lakewood (Phillies)
14. Tommy Hanson, rhp, Rome (Braves)
15. Brandon Snyder, 1b, Delmarva (Orioles)
16. Jared Goedert, 3b, Lake County (Indians)
17. Daniel Mayora, ss, Asheville (Rockies)
18. Justin Maxwell, of, Hagerstown (Nationals)
19. Josh Reddick, of, Greenville (Red Sox)
20. Billy Rowell, 3b, Delmarva (Orioles)
Batting and pitching stats for the SAL league. Kannapolis stats.

And has an organizational review for the Sox. Here's the part on Chris Carter (pictured above):

Although Shelby had the second-highest batting average among full-season Chicago farmhands (Jason Bourgeois hit .306 at Triple-A Charlotte), Chris Carter did everything he was supposed to this season and gets the player of the year kudos from this party. The 20-year-old slugger hit .291 at Kannapolis, led the organization with 25 homers and tied teammate Brandon Allen for tops with 93 RBIs. What was more impressive was the fact that Carter began to show some of the plate discipline the team had hoped to see. He struck out every 3.4 at-bats in 2006, but saw that average improve to a whiff every 4.1 at-bats this year. Carter drew 67 walks and despite playing in a full-season environment for the first time, remained consistent in the second half of the year, hitting .276 after the break.