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Postby PlayingWithFire » Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:09 pm

it'd be interesting to see everybody's mid-season prospects ranking now.

just 1 criteria: no MLB appearances.

Catcher(list 5)
1B(list 5)
2B(5)
SS(5)
3B(5)
OF(15)
SP and RP are really hard to separate in the minors so let's make it a P category and rank 10 of them(of course, SP is worth more than RP)

I'll come up with mine in a sec.
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:43 pm

Catcher
1. Jeff Clement-Mariners
2. Chris Iannetta-Rockies
3. George Kottaras-Padres
4. Kurt Suzuki-Athletics
5. Jarrod Saltalamacchia-Braves

1B
1. Daric Barton-Athletics
2. Wes Bankston-Devil Rays
3. James Loney-Dodgers
4. Joey Votto-Reds
5. Larry Broadway-Nationals

2B
1. Dustin Pedroia-Red Sox
2. Albert Callaspo-Diamondbacks
3. Eric Patterson-Cubs
4. Kevin Mellilo-Athletics
5. Corey Wimberly-Rockies

3B
1. Alex Gordon-Royals
2. Ian Stewart-Rockies
3. Andy LaRoche-Dodgers
4. Josh Field-White Sox
5. Kory Casto-Nationals

SS
1. Stephen Drew-Diamondbacks
2. Troy Tulowitzki-Rockies
3. Brandon Wood-Angels
4. Joaquin Arias-Rangers
5. Matt Tuiasosopo-Mariners

OF
1. Delmon Young-Devil Rays
2. Billy Butler-Royals
3. Hunter Pence-Astros
4. Carlos Quentin-Diamondbacks
5. Chris Young-Diamondbacks
6. Felix Pie-Cubs
7. Elijah Dukes-Devil Rays
8. Carlos Gonzalez-Diamondbacks
9. Adam Jones-Mariners
10. Brad Snyder-Indians
11. Chris Lubanski-Royals

and I'm running out.
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Postby J35J » Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:48 pm

I'll do mine in steps over the next day or so.....

Catchers

1. Miguel Montero, ARI, AA ball
2. Angel Salome, ATL, A ball
3. Jarad Saltalamacchia, ATL, AA ball
4. George Kottaras, SD, AA ball
5. Chris Iannetta, COL, AAA ball

Others - Kurt Suzuki, Jeff Clement, Michael Collins, Max Ramirez, Jake Fox
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Postby J35J » Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:16 pm

Firstbase

1. Daric Barton, OAK
2. Chris Carter, ARI
3. James Loney, LAD
4. Wes Bankston, TB
5. Joey Votto, CIN

Others - Kala Kaaihue, Kyle Blanks, Cory Dunlap


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Postby Galt » Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:39 pm

Big fan of this thread, as I've got a minor league draft coming up in three weeks.

I don't have anything to add as my stuff is at home. I do say, I'm loving what I see of Votto
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Postby J35J » Tue Jun 27, 2006 3:49 pm

Secondbase

1. Alberto Callaspo, ARI
2. Dustin Pedroia, BOS
3. Alexi Casilla, MIN
4. Eric Patterson, CHC
5. Corey Wimberly, COL

Others - Eric Young Jr., Chris Getz, Luis Valbuena, Kevin Melillo


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Postby joshheines » Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:42 pm

This isn't exactly a response to this thread, but more of a general disdain for the state of minor league talent right now. In the past 2 to 3 years, there has been tons and tons of high-praise prospects. Unfortunately, for the minors right now, most of that talent is now in the MLB (see Hamels, Liriano, Billingsley, King Felix, Hermida, Verlander, Milledge, Cain, Fielder, Zimmerman, Mauer, Kazmir, Weeks, Hanley, Markakis, Lester, Kubel, Francoeur, Swisher, Howard, Scott Olsen, Zumaya, Papelbon, McCann, Josh Barfield, Anthony Reyes, Russ Martin, Jeff Francis). The preceding list are just the kids who have graduated in 2005-06. Go back one more year and you'll see Rios, Sizemore, Wright, and Jason Bay. Today, there are only a small handful of elite type prospects. My list of elite prospects includes: Delmon Young, Brandon Wood (I have serious questions about the K rate), Billy Butler (the best bat:age ratio in all of the minors), Alex Gordon, Stephen Drew, Howie Kendrick, and that's about it. Too many questions surround BJ Upton and Justin Upton, Daric Barton (for fantasy relevance especially) Andy MArte, Ian Stewart, Salty, and the like. Most of the top prospects going into the 2007 season will probably be playing in A+ or they may be stretched to AA, but I hope they stay in A+ because none of the potential top 25 guys are really killing A-. This includes guys like Justin Upton, Jay Bruce, Cam Maybin, Carlos Gonzalez, Tabata, and F-Mart. Then there are some young pitchers that are pretty far away including Nick Adenhart.

Bottom line, I've closely been following hte minors for 3 years and what we have today in the minors is far and away the poorest, in terms of high ceiling players, that I've seen. With the 2006 draft, it's unlikely that things are going to get better.
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Postby J35J » Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:24 am

joshheines wrote:This isn't exactly a response to this thread, but more of a general disdain for the state of minor league talent right now. In the past 2 to 3 years, there has been tons and tons of high-praise prospects. Unfortunately, for the minors right now, most of that talent is now in the MLB (see Hamels, Liriano, Billingsley, King Felix, Hermida, Verlander, Milledge, Cain, Fielder, Zimmerman, Mauer, Kazmir, Weeks, Hanley, Markakis, Lester, Kubel, Francoeur, Swisher, Howard, Scott Olsen, Zumaya, Papelbon, McCann, Josh Barfield, Anthony Reyes, Russ Martin, Jeff Francis). The preceding list are just the kids who have graduated in 2005-06. Go back one more year and you'll see Rios, Sizemore, Wright, and Jason Bay. Today, there are only a small handful of elite type prospects. My list of elite prospects includes: Delmon Young, Brandon Wood (I have serious questions about the K rate), Billy Butler (the best bat:age ratio in all of the minors), Alex Gordon, Stephen Drew, Howie Kendrick, and that's about it. Too many questions surround BJ Upton and Justin Upton, Daric Barton (for fantasy relevance especially) Andy MArte, Ian Stewart, Salty, and the like. Most of the top prospects going into the 2007 season will probably be playing in A+ or they may be stretched to AA, but I hope they stay in A+ because none of the potential top 25 guys are really killing A-. This includes guys like Justin Upton, Jay Bruce, Cam Maybin, Carlos Gonzalez, Tabata, and F-Mart. Then there are some young pitchers that are pretty far away including Nick Adenhart.

Bottom line, I've closely been following hte minors for 3 years and what we have today in the minors is far and away the poorest, in terms of high ceiling players, that I've seen. With the 2006 draft, it's unlikely that things are going to get better.



I couldn't agree with you more. Alot of "could be" talent in A ball but thats about it. You're right on with this post!


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Postby PlayingWithFire » Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:10 pm

no more ranking? Jason?
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Postby avsfan4ever33 » Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:24 pm

Lots of Rockies in your rankings I see ;-D
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