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Baseball America top 100 prospects
« Topic Start: February 23, 2010, 12:01:51 PM »
01   Jason Heyward, of, Braves
02   Stephen Strasburg, rhp, Nationals
03   Mike Stanton, of, Marlins
04   Jesus Montero, c, Yankees
05   Brian Matusz, lhp, Orioles
06   Desmond Jennings, of, Rays
07   Buster Posey, c, Giants
08   Pedro Alvarez, 3b, Pirates
09   Neftali Feliz, rhp, Rangers
10   Carlos Santana, c, Indians
11   Dustin Ackley, of/1b/2b, Mariners
12   Alcides Escobar, ss, Brewers
13   Justin Smoak, 1b, Rangers
14   Madison Bumgarner, lhp, Giants
15   Domonic Brown, of, Phillies
16   Starlin Castro, ss, Cubs
17   Martin Perez, lhp, Rangers
18   Jeremy Hellickson, rhp, Rays
19   Aaron Hicks, of, Twins
20   Logan Morrison, 1b, Marlins
21   Ryan Westmoreland, of, Red Sox
22   Aroldis Chapman, lhp, Reds
23   Tyler Matzek, lhp, Rockies
24   Casey Kelly, rhp, Red Sox
25   Kyle Drabek, rhp, Blue Jays
26   Jacob Turner, rhp, Tigers
27   Brett Wallace, 3b/1b, Blue Jays
28   Chris Carter, of/1b, Athletics
29   Michael Taylor, of, Athletics
30   Michael Saunders, of, Mariners
31   Lonnie Chisenhall, 3b, Indians
32   Freddie Freeman, 1b, Braves
33   Christian Friedrich, lhp, Rockies
34   Wade Davis, rhp, Rays
35   Matt Moore, lhp, Rays
36   Jarrod Parker, rhp, Diamondbacks
37   Josh Bell, 3b, Orioles
38   Derek Norris, c, Nationals
39   Mike Montgomery, lhp, Royals
40   Aaron Crow, rhp, Royals (!)
41   Jason Castro, c, Astros
42   Tanner Scheppers, rhp, Rangers
43   Todd Frazier, of/2b/3b, Reds
44   Nick Hagadone, lhp, Indians
45   Yonder Alonso, 1b, Reds
46   Dee Gordon, ss, Dodgers
47   Casey Crosby, lhp, Tigers
48   Chris Withrow, rhp, Dodgers
49   Zack Wheeler, rhp, Giants
50   Shelby Miller, rhp, Cardinals
51   Julio Teheran, rhp, Braves
52   Grant Green, ss, Athletics
53   Donavan Tate, of, Padres
54   Reid Brignac, ss, Rays
55   Jared Mitchell, of, White Sox
56   Jennry Mejia, rhp, Mets
57   Simon Castro, rhp, Padres
58   Wilson Ramos, c, Twins
59   Brett Lawrie, 2b, Brewers
60   Tyler Flowers, c, White Sox
61   Kyle Gibson, rhp, Twins
62   Ike Davis, 1b, Mets
63   Zach Britton, lhp, Orioles
64   Jason Knapp, rhp, Indians
65   Alex White, rhp, Indians
66   Dan Hudson, rhp, White Sox
67   Tim Beckham, ss, Rays
68   Alex Colome, rhp, Rays
69   Arodys Vizcaino, rhp, Braves
70   Josh Vitters, 3b, Cubs
71   Jhoulys Chacin, rhp, Rockies
72   Mike Leake, rhp, Reds
73   Jiovanni Mier, ss, Astros
74   Brett Jackson, of, Cubs
75   Josh Reddick, of, Red Sox
76   Austin Jackson, of, Tigers
77   Fernando Martinez, of, Mets
78   Chad James, lhp, Marlins
79   Tony Sanchez, c, Pirates
80   Mike Moustakas, 3b, Royals
81   Travis d'Arnaud, c, Blue Jays
82   Jaff Decker, of, Padres
83   Adam Moore, c, Mariners
84   Hank Conger, c, Angels
85   Mike Trout, of, Angels
86   Austin Romine, c, Yankees
87   Lars Anderson, 1b, Red Sox
88   Wilmer Flores, ss, Mets
89   Mat Gamel, 3b, Brewers
90   James Darnell, 3b, Padres
91   Jordan Lyles, rhp, Astros
92   Drew Storen, rhp, Nationals
93   Phillippe Aumont, rhp, Phillies
94   Miguel Sano, ss/3b, Twins
95   Andrew Cashner, rhp, Cubs
96   Thomas Neal, of, Giants
97   Peter Bourjos, of, Angels
98   Jay Jackson, rhp, Cubs
99   Jake Arrieta, rhp, Orioles
100   Noel Arguelles, lhp, Royals

Interesting:
- only one Yankee in the top 85
- the following teams have no players in the top 50: Angels, White Sox, Padres, Mets
- the highest-ranked Angels player is 84th, worst in the MLB
- the Rangers have three players in the top 20, the Giants, Rays and Marlins two

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Re: Baseball American top 100 prospects
« Reply #1: February 23, 2010, 12:04:43 PM »
Isn't it Baseball America?

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Re: Baseball American top 100 prospects
« Reply #2: February 23, 2010, 12:07:38 PM »
Indeed it is.

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Re: Baseball American top 100 prospects
« Reply #3: February 23, 2010, 12:09:45 PM »
Indeed it is.

Time for Super Global Moderator Superior to swoop in and do some edits.    :woop:

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Re: Baseball America top 100 prospects
« Reply #4: February 23, 2010, 12:14:03 PM »
Time for Super Global Moderator Superior to swoop in and do some edits.    :woop:

Beat ya to it.

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Re: Baseball America top 100 prospects
« Reply #5: February 23, 2010, 12:17:00 PM »
Beat ya to it.

How do you know?  I also opened up your post, and saved the change.  Since then, I see you've added some text at the bottom, so I'm thinking that I first made the change while you were editing, then you saved your current version over mine, else the edits would not be there anymore.

Therefore, I claim victory!   :bow:

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Re: Baseball America top 100 prospects
« Reply #6: February 23, 2010, 01:47:01 PM »
Montero, Posey,  Santana top 10; Norris 38, Castro 41.

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Re: Baseball America top 100 prospects
« Reply #7: February 23, 2010, 01:48:12 PM »
Montero, Posey,  Santana top 10; Norris 38, Castro 41.

Experiencing a catcher jones today?

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Re: Baseball America top 100 prospects
« Reply #8: February 23, 2010, 01:53:00 PM »
Montero, Posey,  Santana top 10; Norris 38, Castro 41.
Experiencing a catcher jones today?
I suppose. Interesting to see that many in the top 10, also interested in seeing the percieved gap to Norris.

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Re: Baseball America top 100 prospects
« Reply #9: February 23, 2010, 01:55:28 PM »
I suppose. Interesting to see that many in the top 10, also interested in seeing the percieved gap to Norris.


I have noticed a definite trend recently of ranking Heyward ahead of Strasburg.  I wonder if this is a subconcious backlash against Stras's excessive hype.

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Re: Baseball America top 100 prospects
« Reply #10: February 23, 2010, 01:56:11 PM »
[Indians homer hat on] Santana is the best catching prospect to come down the pipe in a long time. [/Indians homer hat off]

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Re: Baseball America top 100 prospects
« Reply #11: February 23, 2010, 01:56:15 PM »
Interesting to see that many in the top 10, also interested in seeing the percieved gap to Norris.

I wonder if it has to do with his ability to remain a catcher

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Re: Baseball America top 100 prospects
« Reply #12: February 23, 2010, 02:23:45 PM »
The Rays have 4 guys in the top 35 yet we have 1. You'd think after sucking for so long we'd have at least 5-6 top 100 guys with like 3-4 in the top 50. Even the rangers have 4 in the top 50...is this list accurate?

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« Reply #13: February 23, 2010, 02:37:10 PM »
[Indians homer hat on] Santana is the best catching prospect to come down the pipe in a long time. [/Indians homer hat off]
Until Harper is drafted...

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Re: Baseball America top 100 prospects
« Reply #14: February 23, 2010, 02:38:27 PM »
The Rays have 4 guys in the top 35 yet we have 1. You'd think after sucking for so long we'd have at least 5-6 top 100 guys with like 3-4 in the top 50. Even the rangers have 4 in the top 50...is this list accurate?

Our Latin American operations are not exactly up to par - that hurts

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Re: Baseball America top 100 prospects
« Reply #15: February 23, 2010, 02:43:11 PM »
There are quite a few Nationals in the ProjectProspect.com top 100:

4 Stephen Strasburg RHP May emerge as No. 1 as soon as '10; painful mechanics will likely lead to injury

31 Derek Norris C/DH Extemely patient power hitter but he will stike out; not a good bet to stick at C

63 Ian Desmond SS Bat could be solid at SS; inconsistent D but good range/arm; he has good speed

68 Danny Espinosa SS Streaky hitter has cannon of an arm and a good amount of patience; avg. speed

91 Chris Marrero 1B Promoted to AA after over 1,000 A+ PA; solid skill set and young for high minors

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Re: Baseball America top 100 prospects
« Reply #16: February 23, 2010, 02:45:54 PM »
Wouldn't seeing a ranking of 63 for Desmond kind of kill any credibility the site had?

We're not talking about top prospects of the NL East, or just the NL.

We're talking all of baseball.

Yet the kid is being talked about as a utility man already? That doesn't seem like the 63rd best prospect to me.

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Re: Baseball America top 100 prospects
« Reply #17: February 23, 2010, 03:47:33 PM »
VERY interesting to me, being here in Houston, that Derek Norris is ranked slightly ahead of Jason Castro. Astros people think Castro is a future superstar, and more than that, Castro is about 5 times as good as ANY other position playing prospect in the Houston system. So imagine a farm system with maybe Derek Norris, Jeff Mandel and a whole freaking ton of Matt Chicos and .250 hitting infielders, and that is the entire Astros system. They're really in trouble.

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Re: Baseball America top 100 prospects
« Reply #18: February 23, 2010, 06:18:27 PM »
VERY interesting to me, being here in Houston, that Derek Norris is ranked slightly ahead of Jason Castro. Astros people think Castro is a future superstar, and more than that, Castro is about 5 times as good as ANY other position playing prospect in the Houston system. So imagine a farm system with maybe Derek Norris, Jeff Mandel and a whole freaking ton of Matt Chicos and .250 hitting infielders, and that is the entire Astros system. They're really in trouble.

That year they offered only slot bonuses wrecked them, huh?

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Re: Baseball America top 100 prospects
« Reply #19: February 23, 2010, 06:42:50 PM »
That year they offered only slot bonuses wrecked them, huh?

More like 10 years of bad early rounds

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Re: Baseball America top 100 prospects
« Reply #20: February 24, 2010, 10:36:52 PM »
aaron crow 40, drew storen 92

yeah uhhh


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Re: Baseball America top 100 prospects
« Reply #21: February 24, 2010, 11:00:25 PM »
aaron crow 40, drew storen 92

yeah uhhh


justin smoak 13

you can thank your boy bowden for that

eat crap and die, leatherpants

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Re: Baseball America top 100 prospects
« Reply #22: February 24, 2010, 11:20:31 PM »
justin smoak 13

you can thank your boy bowden for that

eat crap and die, leatherpants,

oh. the double edged sword. we shouldnt have any more of those mistakes now with our scouting improvements.

anybody picked after storen end up considerably higher on this list?

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Re: Baseball America top 100 prospects
« Reply #23: February 24, 2010, 11:21:33 PM »
oh. the double edged sword. we shouldnt have any more of those mistakes now with our scouting improvements.

anybody picked after storen end up considerably higher on this list?
Probably a little too early to tell with most of last year's draft class other than SS.

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« Reply #24: February 24, 2010, 11:25:24 PM »
Probably a little too early to tell with most of last year's draft class other than SS.

rzo better not have freaked up. we are all counting on him