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Norris dropped a lot.I expect Espinosa to outperform a lot on that list, too. He looks like he has pretty low bust potential at this point, while there will be a fair number of busts among those ranked ahead of him.
Even if you're right and Espinosa has a terrible year and is solid in 2012, that won't make him a bust. Espinosa will at least be an ML contributor as a solid glove at MI. There are lots of light hitting SS and 2B. There are players on that list ranked above #65 or whatever who will never see the majors.
Ramos also - he'll be a backup catcher at worst. He falls in that same category of maybe not having a super-high ceiling, but lower bust potential.
Really? I think Espinosa could bust out fairly easily with the hamate injury.When you have as big of a swing as he does... and your power is drained, you could be looking at a .200/.290/.330 line that gets him sent back to AAA.2012 should be a good year for him, though.
By Draft Round35 First round9 Supplemental first round, second round6 Third round4 Fourth round, fifth round3 Eighth round1 Sixth, seventh, 10th, 15th, 20th, 23rd, 32nd, 38th roundBy Signing Bonus22 $100,000 to $499,99921 $2 million to $3,999,999;21 $500,000 to $999,99919 $1 million to $1,999,9999 $4 million to $9,999,9997 $99,999 or less1 $10 million or more
8 royals by my count. wow.
If all of them pan out - damn.
I wonder why they're so negative about Norris and Ramos. They're both sitting at a slot where guys have about a 25% chance of succeeding in the bigs. http://www.wnff.net/index.php/topic,21348.0.html
Aaron Crow was ranked number 40 last year. I wonder how many of the Top Prospects haven't played more than a handful of professional games.
This. It seems like the high first rounders always are listed the next year. Heck, I think Colton Willems was in the top 100 after he was drafted, and I know Marrero was for at least a couple of years.
Sort of a chicken-egg deal going on, though. How many guys are hanging around the bottom of the Top 100 because they have the first round tag?
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