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Postby Jackalope » Sun Jul 23, 2006 4:51 pm

IF this has already been discused please let me know where I can find it

The names that come to mind are Tabata, Bruce, Maybin, Gordon, Wood, Hughes, Bailey, Upton and I'm sure I've missed many potential players to be top 5...

What is the consensus?
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Postby Galt » Sun Jul 23, 2006 5:01 pm

Young
Gordon
Upton
Kendrick
Wood

I think will be the pretty clear top 5. No one here has dramatically hurt their ranking. Upton hasn't been great and Young had his crap go on, but the scounts love them both so much, I don't think they'll drop off.

No one beneath them has been so amazing this year to leapfrog these five.
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Postby rmande09 » Sun Jul 23, 2006 5:29 pm

I think Kendrick will reach the 130 ABs and lose his rookie status. I think the scouts will drop Upton a little because he has not lived up to the hype, though Galt has a point - scouts are obssessed with Upton.

Depending on how Gordon does at AAA and in his September call-up and whether Young can finally show some power at AAA will determine the 1-2. He is just a 20 year old hitting .340 in AAA (with 16 steals and an 82% success rate in 196 ABs), but he has a terrible BB:K rate of 6:32. What is impressive about Young is that he is a free swinger who only strikes out 15% of the time and makes very solid contact (hence the .340 average). The scouts guarantee the power will come, and based on his size, strength, and power numbers at lower levels, they should be right.

Anyways, here's my guess at the 2007 BA top 5.

1. Delmon Young. No surprise here. ETA: Sept. 2006 call-up, full-time to start 2007.
2. Alex Gordon. Again, no surprise. ETA: Sept. 2006 call-up, full-time to start 2007.
3. Brandon Wood. No change... ETA: Late 2007 call-up, full-time 2008.
4 Billy Butler. Surprise! Finally found a position and is playing adequate defense with a pretty good arm in RF. Raking as a 20 year old at AA, hitting for power and average. Good contact rate, (15%) but could improve on the walks (33). ETA: Possible Sept. call-up could start 2007 season, but probably mid-2007.
5. Philip Hughes. Breaks away from the pack with a dominant second half. ETA: Mid-2007.
C: Pierzynski
1B: Pujols
2B: Altuve
3B: Miggy
SS: HanRam
OF (x3): CarGo, M. Bourn, D. Jennings
UTIL (x2): E. Encarnacion, C. Hart
BN: Cuddyer, C. Ross, J. Montero

SP: Price, Gallardo, T. Hudson, Lester
RP: Chapman, Jansen, Rodney, Putz, Cishek, Bailey
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Postby Snakes Gould » Mon Jul 24, 2006 4:02 am

homer bailey has to be on that list somewhere...hes the top arm in the minors, easily ahead of hughes imo....
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Postby Galt » Mon Jul 24, 2006 10:53 am

the only way either of those pitchers is ahead of Kendrick, is if he loses eligibility.


After that, either Butler, Hughes, Bailey, or Maybin will fill his spot in the top 5.
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Postby Jackalope » Mon Jul 24, 2006 10:58 am

Is Maybin the best of (Jay Bruce, Maybin, and Tabata)?
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Postby rmande09 » Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:40 pm

I said Kendrick wasn't on the list because I feel he'll lose eligibility, otherwise he'd be #3.

Jackalope wrote:Is Maybin the best of (Jay Bruce, Maybin, and Tabata)?


Bruce is putting up much better numbers, same age, same level. Maybin has more hype than Bruce, but I'd say Bruce is the best of the group.

And Hughes is a better prospect than Bailey, in my opinion, but it is pretty much a coin flip. Bailey has slightly better stuff and Hughes is a slightly better pitcher with better control.
C: Pierzynski
1B: Pujols
2B: Altuve
3B: Miggy
SS: HanRam
OF (x3): CarGo, M. Bourn, D. Jennings
UTIL (x2): E. Encarnacion, C. Hart
BN: Cuddyer, C. Ross, J. Montero

SP: Price, Gallardo, T. Hudson, Lester
RP: Chapman, Jansen, Rodney, Putz, Cishek, Bailey
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Postby Dannomyte » Mon Jul 24, 2006 3:05 pm

rmande09 wrote:I said Kendrick wasn't on the list because I feel he'll lose eligibility, otherwise he'd be #3.

Jackalope wrote:Is Maybin the best of (Jay Bruce, Maybin, and Tabata)?


Bruce is putting up much better numbers, same age, same level. Maybin has more hype than Bruce, but I'd say Bruce is the best of the group.


Bruce is putting up much better numbers??

Maybins numbers in 64 games and 235 AB

.311 AVG 4 HR 44 RBI 22 SB 2 CS .401 OBP .468 SLG

Bruces numbers 96 games 362 AB

.309 AVG 13 HR 60 RBI 17 SB 8 CS .380 OBP .544 SLG

I can only imagine what Maybins numbers would have looked like had he not missed over a month with a freak finger injury.
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Postby Galt » Mon Jul 24, 2006 3:16 pm

Bruce has certainly been better this year. Steals aren't that important unless you are talking about a fantasy league.

Bruce has been a much better hitter, his power has been off-the-charts better than Maybin.
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Postby birdmandig » Mon Jul 24, 2006 3:18 pm

I thought we were talking about fantasy leagues????
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