UNITED STATES – Chicago Cubs minor league shortstop Hak-Ju Lee has been tabbed as the best Asian prospect in the U.S. minor leagues, according to the international baseball website My World Of Baseball.
With the Asian teams excellent showings at international competetion in recent years, the major leagues are reaping the benefits of signing Asian prospects and bringing them to the United States to provide them instruction. Also, Australian prospects have been lumped in with the Asian players.
2010 Top Asian/Australian Prospects
1. Hak-Ju Lee SS (Cubs)
2. Dae-Eun Rhee RHP (Cubs)
3. Che-Hsuan Lin OF (Red Sox)
4. Junichi Tazawa RHP (Red Sox)
5. Chia-Jen Lo RHP (Astros)
6. Shane Lindsay RHP (Rockies)
7. Chen-Chang Lee RHP (Indians)
8. James Beresford SS (Twins)
9. Luke Hughes 3B (Twins)
10.Tzu-an Wang RHP (Cubs)
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