jay wrote:Here's my (rough) list:
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.