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Who is the Nats #1 Prospect?

Anthony Rendon
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Brian Goodwin
Matt Purke
Matt Skole
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Offline Lintyfresh85

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2012 WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #1 Prospect
« Topic Start: October 21, 2012, 06:14:55 PM »
Voting closes at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 23, 2012.

After a solid response to year one, I'm bringing this back for year two.

If you forgot, here's the top 30 from 2011.

WNFF (Top 30)
1. Bryce Harper - OF
2. Anthony Rendon - IF
3. Matt Purke - SP
4. A.J. Cole - SP
5. Brad Pea**** - SP
6. Derek Norris - C
7. Alex Meyer - SP
8. Destin Hood - OF
9. Chris Marrero - IF
10. Brian Goodwin - OF
11. Robbie Ray - SP
12. Steve Lombardozzi - IF
13. Sammy Solis - SP
14. Tom Milone - SP
15. Tyler Moore - IF
16. Michael Taylor - OF
17. Matt Skole - IF
18. Erik Komatsu - OF
19. Eury Perez - OF
20. Kevin Keyes - OF
21. Brad Meyers - SP
22. Wirkin Estevez - SP
23. David Freitas - C
24. Rick Hague - IF
25. Jeff Kobernus - IF
26. Daniel Rosenbaum - SP
27. Kylin Turnbull - SP
28. Zach Walters - IF
29. Jack McGeary - SP
30. Randolph Oduber - OF

Players that are no longer eligible to on the Top 30 list (either due to MLB playing time or trade) include -

1. Bryce Harper - exhausted prospect eligibility
4. A.J. Cole - Traded to Oakland
5. Brad Pea**** - Traded to Oakland
6. Derek Norris - Traded to Oakland
12. Steve Lombardozzi - exhausted prospect eligibility
14. Tom Milone - Traded to Oakland
15. Tyler Moore - exhausted prospect eligibility
21. Brad Meyers - Rule V to NY Yankees (may return)
23. David Freitas - Traded to Oakland

I'm allowing Marrero, Perez and Komatsu to be selectable as they're still considered rookies.

As always, looking forward to the discussion the list should bring!

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Re: 2012 WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #1 Prospect
« Reply #1: October 21, 2012, 07:08:38 PM »
I want to vote skole, but I think it has to be goodwin

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Re: 2012 WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #1 Prospect
« Reply #2: October 21, 2012, 07:35:59 PM »
I want to vote skole, but I think it has to be goodwin Rendon


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Re: 2012 WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #1 Prospect
« Reply #3: October 21, 2012, 09:52:06 PM »
Voted Skole!

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Re: 2012 WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #1 Prospect
« Reply #4: October 21, 2012, 10:23:51 PM »
skole has good numbers but he's old and playing at low levels.  the bat is good, but he is no where close to the prospect status of rendon, goodwin, or meyer.

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Re: 2012 WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #1 Prospect
« Reply #5: October 21, 2012, 11:00:47 PM »
I base my vote on this: if I'm an opposing gm, who is my first pick out if the bats farm system in a trade. It ain't karns IMHO.

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Re: 2012 WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #1 Prospect
« Reply #6: October 21, 2012, 11:10:24 PM »
So basically you want us to fill out the roster card for the 2016 Oakland A's?  :)

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Re: 2012 WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #1 Prospect
« Reply #7: October 21, 2012, 11:14:37 PM »
I think I'm gonna take the poll's top 3 in order: Rendon, Meyer, Goodwin.

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Re: 2012 WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #1 Prospect
« Reply #8: October 21, 2012, 11:15:59 PM »
Meyer has the highest upside IMO. He's my choice for #1.

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Re: 2012 WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #1 Prospect
« Reply #9: October 22, 2012, 09:34:30 AM »
Voting closes at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 23, 2012.

After a solid response to year one, I'm bringing this back for year two.

If you forgot, here's the top 30 from 2011.

WNFF (Top 30)
1. Bryce Harper - OF
2. Anthony Rendon - IF
3. Matt Purke - SP
4. A.J. Cole - SP
5. Brad Pea**** - SP
6. Derek Norris - C
7. Alex Meyer - SP
8. Destin Hood - OF
9. Chris Marrero - IF
10. Brian Goodwin - OF
11. Robbie Ray - SP
12. Steve Lombardozzi - IF
13. Sammy Solis - SP
14. Tom Milone - SP
15. Tyler Moore - IF
16. Michael Taylor - OF
17. Matt Skole - IF
18. Erik Komatsu - OF
19. Eury Perez - OF
20. Kevin Keyes - OF
21. Brad Meyers - SP
22. Wirkin Estevez - SP
23. David Freitas - C
24. Rick Hague - IF
25. Jeff Kobernus - IF
26. Daniel Rosenbaum - SP
27. Kylin Turnbull - SP
28. Zach Walters - IF
29. Jack McGeary - SP
30. Randolph Oduber - OF

Players that are no longer eligible to on the Top 30 list (either due to MLB playing time or trade) include -

1. Bryce Harper - exhausted prospect eligibility
4. A.J. Cole - Traded to Oakland
5. Brad Pea**** - Traded to Oakland
6. Derek Norris - Traded to Oakland
12. Steve Lombardozzi - exhausted prospect eligibility
14. Tom Milone - Traded to Oakland
15. Tyler Moore - exhausted prospect eligibility
21. Brad Meyers - Rule V to NY Yankees (may return)
23. David Freitas - Traded to Oakland

I'm allowing Marrero, Perez and Komatsu to be selectable as they're still considered rookies.

As always, looking forward to the discussion the list should bring!

Thanks Linty, looking forward to another great thread a la 2011.

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Re: 2012 WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #1 Prospect
« Reply #10: October 22, 2012, 09:35:31 AM »
So basically you want us to fill out the roster card for the 2016 Oakland A's?  :)

we seem to have a win-win thing going with them. 

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Re: 2012 WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #1 Prospect
« Reply #11: October 22, 2012, 02:51:53 PM »
good work on this linty :clap:

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Re: 2012 WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #1 Prospect
« Reply #12: October 22, 2012, 02:57:04 PM »
Upvote this nag.

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Re: 2012 WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #1 Prospect
« Reply #13: October 22, 2012, 05:06:17 PM »
I'm going with Goodwin all things considered.  Meyer most upside, but questions about where he'll pitch.  Rendon's injuries leave him with questions.  Of all the "high upside guys in our system, he seems to be one with the least amount of question marks.

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Re: 2012 WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #1 Prospect
« Reply #14: October 22, 2012, 05:10:41 PM »
Meyer, ace/#2 SP potential.

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Re: 2012 WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #1 Prospect
« Reply #15: October 22, 2012, 05:26:07 PM »
Meyer, ace/#2 SP potential.

What


Ace and number 2 potential are miles away from each other.

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Re: 2012 WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #1 Prospect
« Reply #16: October 22, 2012, 05:38:43 PM »
Rendon has big potential. But we've yet to see him healthy. If he puts up a good first half he takes the number one spot for me, but for now it's Meyer, love the stuff out of his frame.

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Re: 2012 WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #1 Prospect
« Reply #17: October 22, 2012, 05:42:09 PM »
What


Ace and number 2 potential are miles away from each other.
It's undecided where he ends up. Ace potential but #2 more likely. Still think he has highest upside. I like Rendon but he is injury prone and hasn't shown too much yet when he's been healthy.

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Re: 2012 WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #1 Prospect
« Reply #18: October 22, 2012, 05:58:00 PM »
What


Ace and number 2 potential are miles away from each other.

Tell that to Jordan Zimmermann

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Re: 2012 WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #1 Prospect
« Reply #19: October 22, 2012, 06:17:10 PM »
Tell that to Jordan Zimmermann

Too bad he ended up a pitching machine.

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Re: 2012 WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #1 Prospect
« Reply #20: October 22, 2012, 09:03:11 PM »
Tell that to Jordan Zimmermann

Fantastic example

Jordan Zimmermann is a number 2. He is not an ace.  Meyer's ceiling may be a number 2, but he is a long way away from it.

On the flip side of that, Rendon's ceiling is the best hitter on the team and one of the best hitters in baseball.

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Re: 2012 WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #1 Prospect
« Reply #21: October 22, 2012, 09:47:34 PM »
Fantastic example of what, that #2 pitchers can be close to being aces?  You just said a #2 isn't close to an ace, yet Jordan Zimmermann is pretty damn close to most #1 pitchers in the league.

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Re: 2012 WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #1 Prospect
« Reply #22: October 22, 2012, 10:20:46 PM »
#1 =\= Ace

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Re: 2012 WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #1 Prospect
« Reply #23: October 22, 2012, 10:40:24 PM »
I really don't understand this argument. What does it matter if a guy projects as a #1 or a #2? It all depends on the team anyway. We all know the truth is, with SS/JZ/GG, Alex Meyer projects as a #4 anyway. The rotation # doesn't matter.

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Re: 2012 WNFF Top 30 Prospect List: #1 Prospect
« Reply #24: October 23, 2012, 12:52:09 AM »
Went with Rendon. The injury riddled season was a disappointment, but it was his first year. He has the ability to be one of the best all around hitters in the game, and definitely is our top prospect IMO.

Goodwin/Meyer as #2 is a pretty good debate though.