Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com talked to several scouts down at the Arizona Fall League and listed ex-BlueClaws shortstop Jason Donald as one of the top prospects in the AFL.
“The 2008 Stenson Sportsmanship Award winner, Donald came off a solid year — that included going to the Olympics — and was one of the best performers in the Fall League, hitting .407 with a 1.223 OPS. He also showed the ability to play three infield positions — second, short and third — equally well. With injuries to Chase Utley and Pedro Feliz clouding the Phillies’ Opening Day infield, Donald’s flexibility might come in handy soon.”
Donald did not make Baseball America’s Top Ten Phillies prospects last year, but his excellent 2008 season coupled with Adrian Cardenas, Josh Outman, and Greg Golson having been traded by the organization could put Donald all the way up in the top five for 2009.