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Offline epic_phalanx

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Re: Rank the Nats top prospects
« Reply #25: August 20, 2010, 12:36:41 PM »
1. Bryce Harper - In the discussion for best prospect in baseball.
2. Derek Norris - Injuries and a low BABIP hurt his numbers, but still walking a ton and looks more likely to stay as a catcher than at this point last year.
3. Danny Espinosa - Switch hitting middle infielder with legit 20/20 skills and good defense? Yes please.
4. AJ Cole - Highest upside starter in the organization. Could add velocity to his mid-90s heater as he fills out his body.
5. Wilson Ramos - Power and defense behind the plate, he should be ready to take over the starting spot if Pudge can't find the fountain of youth.
6. Sammy Solis - Throws hard enough for a lefty, good secondary offerings. John Lannan is probably his floor, if he stays healthy.
7. Robbie Ray - Projectable prep lefty stolen away from a commitment to Arkansas, has been clocked in the mid-90s and should add strength as he matures.
8. Tom Milone - Development of cut fastball upped his K rate. Control artist; will never blow scouts away with his stuff, but he has thoroughly dominated the Eastern League at age 23.
9. Michael Burgess - Appears to have improved pitch recognition; still waiting for the power to show up. As a 21 year old in AA, he has the luxury of time.
10. Chris Marrero - Has a bat to carry him to the majors, but will it be as a regular? He will need to improve walk rate, defense and power numbers to provide value at first base.