123inningplz wrote: Koby Schellenger wrote:
thedude wrote:I was thinking on this. There aren't any very good second base prospects. I don't have a single one in my top 45. If you draft one you probably aren't going to be getting much value for your pick and might be better off drafting a high upside shortstop (Elvis Andrus comes to mind, Oscar Tejada is interesting if you have a deep farm system). Or a guy that will be moved to second (Chris Nelson? Cliff Pennington?)
I agree. 2B is definitely the weakest position in the minor leagues.
Only because of all the talent that came up last year. Kinsler, Barfield, Kendrick, and Theriot all losing prospect eligibility takes a big bite out of the 2B minor league pool. Actually, last year was pretty atypical as far as prospects coming up and making an impact.
Even so, Kinsler and Barfield might have been top 50 prospects but shouldn't have been rated higher than 40. I had both in the 50s. Kendrick was definitely a top 50 but Theriot was no where near that.
There were as many, if not more, upper tier prospect catchers and first basemen than second basemen.