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Where the D-backs' top 30 prospects are starting the season

Where the D-backs' top 30 prospects are starting the season

With the 2016 season getting started, here's a look at where the D-backs' Top 30 prospects are projected to start the season:

1. Braden Shipley -- Reno Aces (AAA)
2. Archie Bradley -- Reno Aces (AAA)
3. Brandon Drury -- Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB)
4. Socrates Brito -- Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB)
5. Alex Young -- Kane County Cougars (A)
6. Wei-Chieh Huang -- Extended spring camp
7. Domingo Leyba -- Visalia Rawhide (A Adv)
8. Yoan Lopez -- Mobile BayBears (AA)
9. Peter O'Brien -- Reno Aces (AAA)
10. Tyler Wagner -- Reno Aces (AAA)
11. Gabriel Guerrero -- Mobile BayBears (AA)
12. Taylor Clarke -- Kane County Cougars (A)
13. Brad Keller -- Visalia Rawhide (A Adv)
14. Jack Reinheimer -- Reno Aces (AAA)
15. Cody Reed -- Kane County Cougars (A) -- DL
16. Anthony Banda -- Mobile BayBears (AA)
17. Dawel Lugo -- Visalia Rawhide (A Adv)
18. Adam Miller -- Mobile BayBears (AA)
19. Matthew Koch -- Mobile BayBears (AA)
20. Jake Barrett -- Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB)
21. Victor Reyes -- Visalia Rawhide (A Adv)
22. Ryan Burr -- Visalia Rawhide (A Adv) -- DL
23. Marcus Wilson -- Extended spring camp
24. Colin Bray -- Visalia Rawhide (A Adv)
25. Jamie Westbrook -- Mobile BayBears (AA)
26. Jose Martinez -- Kane County Cougars (A) -- DL
27. Zack Godley -- Mobile BayBears (AA)
28. Josh Taylor -- Visalia Rawhide (A Adv)
29. Tyler Mark -- Kane County Cougers (A) -- DL
30. Silvino Bracho -- Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB)

Team to watch
Other affiliates have more Top 30 members than the Reno Aces do, but it's hard to ignore the pitching staff assembled at the highest rung of the organizational ladder. The rotation is led by the top two prospects in the system, Braden Shipley and Archie Bradley. It also includes newcomer Tyler Wagner (more below). If the big league staff is in the need of an arm, there will be plenty to choose from here.

Top prospects' starting spots
Division Teams
NL East ATL, MIA, NYM, PHI, WAS
AL East BAL, BOS, NYY, TB, TOR
NL Central CHC, CIN , MIL, PIT, STL
AL Central CLE, CWS, DET, KC, MIN
NL West ARI, COL, LAD, SD, SF
AL West HOU, LAA, OAK, SEA, TEX
Top 100 Prospects

Teams on MiLB.TV
Reno Aces
Kane County Cougars
Hillsboro Hops

New faces
The D-backs got Tyler Wagner (No. 10) in a trade with the Brewers in January. Wagner, who came with Jean Segura from Milwaukee in return for Aaron Hill, Chase Anderson and Isan Diaz, will make his organizational debut with Triple-A Reno.

On the shelf
Lefty Cody Reed had a blister issue this spring and will likely head to Kane County by the end of the month. Reliever Ryan Burr should start his first full season of pro ball in Visalia shortly after being slowed by a minor groin aggravation. Tyler Mark, the D-backs' sixth-round pick in last year's Draft, could join Reed in Kane County toward the end of the month after dealing with a slight groin pull as well. Jose Martinez will also be part of the Cougars' pitching staff once he comes back from back spasms.

Jonathan Mayo is a reporter for MLBPipeline.com. Follow him on Twitter @JonathanMayo and Facebook, and listen to him on the weekly Pipeline Podcast This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.