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Postby FalcoAtL » Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:32 pm

This guy also runs the Baseball Analysts site. Personally I think its one of the more accurate expert rankings so far. Although I think that Inman and Hurley should be a little higher. Also I'm not really sure that Rasmus should be ahead of Pence either. Overall its pretty good though.;-D

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/b ... index.html
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Postby Members Only Jackets » Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:59 pm

did I miss something or is Joey Votto not anywhere on his list?
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Postby daygan » Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:44 pm

It's on the second page of 45-31:

32. Joey Votto, 23, 1b, Cincinnati Reds
2006 Stats (AA): .319/.408/.547, 24 SB in 508 AB

Votto is the rare prospect who finds himself in the middle of the contact skills, power and intelligence Venn diagram. While the power is obvious, Votto's smarts are more subtle: He has fantastic patience, plus-baserunning instincts and has become a plus-defender at first base. After striking out 54 times in his first 56 games, Votto began making contact more often, whiffing just 55 times in his last 80 games. Very nearly a polished product, Votto's only remaining work is an improvement against southpaws after slugging .399 against left-handers in 2006. Nonetheless, he remains an early 2008 Rookie of the Year favorite.
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Postby Galt » Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:02 am

Josh Fields is nowhere to be found. Surprising.
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Postby Members Only Jackets » Wed Jan 24, 2007 3:17 am

Galt wrote:Josh Fields is nowhere to be found. Surprising.


he can't hit a curve ball to save his life...jk


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Postby ymiinjersey » Wed Jan 24, 2007 3:55 pm

Josh Fields is nowhere to be found. Surprising.


It's on page 2 of the "Honerable Mentions". There's even a picture of him if you care what he looks like.

Josh Fields, 3B/OF, White Sox
2006 Stats (AAA): .305/.379/.515, 28 SB in 462 AB

In the last three major-league seasons, just four hitters have had a BABIP higher than .375. For those not named Suzuki, Jeter or Cabrera, consistently posting a BABIP over .350 is difficult. What worries me about Fields are his poor contact skills, which were overshadowed last season by a .394 BABIP. Fields' power and athleticism make him a good prospect, but a high BABIP overrated his 2006 breakout campaign.
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Postby thedude » Wed Jan 24, 2007 8:08 pm

ymiinjersey wrote:
Josh Fields is nowhere to be found. Surprising.


It's on page 2 of the "Honerable Mentions". There's even a picture of him if you care what he looks like.

Josh Fields, 3B/OF, White Sox
2006 Stats (AAA): .305/.379/.515, 28 SB in 462 AB

In the last three major-league seasons, just four hitters have had a BABIP higher than .375. For those not named Suzuki, Jeter or Cabrera, consistently posting a BABIP over .350 is difficult. What worries me about Fields are his poor contact skills, which were overshadowed last season by a .394 BABIP. Fields' power and athleticism make him a good prospect, but a high BABIP overrated his 2006 breakout campaign.


not really a shock. He isn't that great a prospect.
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Postby Galt » Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:50 pm

Be that as it may, most places have him as a top 40 prospect, including Project Prospect, while MiLB had him at top 30. minorleagueball had him at top 25,
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Postby thedude » Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:00 pm

Galt wrote:Be that as it may, most places have him as a top 40 prospect, including Project Prospect, while MiLB had him at top 30. minorleagueball had him at top 25,


Well the community rankings had him at 45 (still way to high in my mind). Besides just because one or two analysts place him high on their lists doesn't make him a great prospect.
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Postby SHOCKandAWE » Mon Jan 29, 2007 7:44 pm

I wish he would have put Phil Highes in front of Bailey. I think too many people are ranking him higher because he is in the NL. I just dont think it is going to matter with kid
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