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Postby jay » Thu Nov 20, 2003 6:26 pm

Here's my (rough) list:
in order...
Zack Greinke
Joe Mauer
Prince Fielder
BJ Upton
Scott Kazmir
Greg Miller
Casey Kotchman
Cole Hamels
Tim Stauffer
Rickie Weeks
Joe Blanton
Bobby Crosby
Jeremy Reed
Mark Bullinger
Josh Barfield
John VanBenschoten

Any combo of those players would be dynomite. I follow the minors very closely and you can look up and of those guys numbers on milb.com to confirm their talents.

PS...GET GREINKE AT ALL COSTS
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Postby LBJackal » Thu Nov 20, 2003 7:55 pm

Thanks for the help. And yeah, I'm really hoping to get Greinke. He's the one guy I know is #1 - I was saving #1 waiver priority in my keeper league all year last season praying that he'd make one apearance (which was a long shot, I know) so he'd be added to the waiver pool, and I could snatch him up. But it wasn't meant to be. Kazmir is another guy I've heard a lot about. And it's good to see the offspring of the former Blue Jays: Prince Fielder and Josh Barfield. I remember a LONG time ago hearing about how Cecil's son could hit homers in Tiger Stadium when he was really young, while taking BP with the team occasionally. It's kinda cool to see he's made it to the top of the prospect lists.

Again, thanks for the help.
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Postby joshheines » Sun Nov 23, 2003 2:12 am

jay wrote:Here's my (rough) list:
in order...
Zack Greinke
Joe Mauer
Prince Fielder
BJ Upton
Scott Kazmir
Greg Miller
Casey Kotchman
Cole Hamels
Tim Stauffer
Rickie Weeks
Joe Blanton
Bobby Crosby
Jeremy Reed
Mark Bullinger
Josh Barfield
John VanBenschoten

Any combo of those players would be dynomite. I follow the minors very closely and you can look up and of those guys numbers on milb.com to confirm their talents.

PS...GET GREINKE AT ALL COSTS


Pretty solid list. I agree that Mauer should NOT be #1. I'd like to see some kind of power from him (doubles, HR, something) before he gets the top accolade.

Casey Kotchman - I know he's probably the best pure hitter in the minors, but Casey, man, stay healthy. Don't let grounders whack you in the face. Stop hurting yourself. I know there haven't been any serious injuries, but good lord he's got to see some games to merit a top 10. He's probably in the bottom half of my top 20.

Stauffer - He'll be good, and he's not too far off from ready, but how about he play some minor league games before he merits a top 20 list. Besides, his counterpart Jeff Allison is going to be better.

Bullinger - I think you mean Kirk, not Mark. And Kirk, and all other relievers for that matter, will never ever ever make my top 20 list.

VanBenschoten - I love this guy. I really do, but his second half fade gives me cause for concern, plus there are better pitchers than him who did not make your list.

That being said here are omissions from your list: Gavin Floyd, Andy Marte, David Wright, Clint Nageotte, Alexis Rios, Travis Blackley, Edwin Jackson (I still think he will be considered for BAs prospect list), Dallas McPherson. I also think Khalil Greene will still be eligible for BAs top 100 list.
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Postby joshheines » Sun Nov 23, 2003 2:25 am

Other guys who are probably in the top 30 (or at least the top 50)

Delmon Young, Jeff Mathis, Justin Huber, Dioner Navarro, Hanley Ramirez, Clint Everts, Joel Hanrahan, Jeff Franceour, Jeremy Hermida, Merkin Valdez, Grady Sizemore, and Guillermo Quiroz.

Some are almost ready, most still need two years. But if there is such a thing as can't miss prospects . . . the guys listed in this forum are those guys.
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Postby eftda » Sun Nov 23, 2003 12:57 pm

thats a good site, thanks B-)
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Postby DK » Sun Nov 23, 2003 3:05 pm

joshheines wrote:Bullinger - I think you mean Kirk, not Mark. And Kirk, and all other relievers for that matter, will never ever ever make my top 20 list. .



Isn't Kirk Bullinger 33 years old?
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Postby HOOTIE » Mon Nov 24, 2003 10:28 pm

joshheines wrote:
Pretty solid list. I agree that Mauer should NOT be #1. I'd like to see some kind of power from him (doubles, HR, something) before he gets the top accolade.


He did hit 30 doubles betwenn A and AA. He was a baby 19, compared to others. Give him a few years to start lifting those balls. I don't usually get excited over catchers in minors, but Mauer i do. At this point in career, he's Pudge = with the glove, and he's ahead of him as a hitter.

JAY Nice list.

1. Mauer
2. Upton
3. Greinke
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Postby jay » Wed Nov 26, 2003 3:49 am

DK wrote:
joshheines wrote:Bullinger - I think you mean Kirk, not Mark. And Kirk, and all other relievers for that matter, will never ever ever make my top 20 list. .



Isn't Kirk Bullinger 33 years old?


Actually, I meant Bryan...

Also I would like to take him off the list cause he stinks.
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Postby Swinger » Sat Dec 27, 2003 8:34 pm

Rotoworld is currently listing the top 10 prospects from each team in a division. http://www.rotoworld.com/display2.asp?sport=MLB&page=column&column=14
Once they're done with that, they'll compile a list of the top 100 prospects.
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Postby MauroGozzo » Wed Jan 07, 2004 12:08 am

Mike Gullo of The Minors First has a great list of the top 100...

http://www.theminorsfirst.com/tmf100/tmf100(2004).html

1. Mauer
2. Greg Miller
3. Alex Rios, future Jays superstar
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