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Postby The Mad Hatter » Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:53 pm

Ok, last year I posted this same question, and many people laughed at the question because they didn't feel it was realistic, but the serious responses helped me out quite a bit (Andrew Miller, Jose Tabata, etc.). So here it goes again...

I am in a league that drafts minor league players, international players, college players, even high school players. I am looking for players that have tremendous potential, possibly future MVP's. They can be from any of the above categories. Who would you suggest I draft? Please help!!!
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Postby Members Only Jackets » Mon Feb 12, 2007 7:00 pm

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Postby stealthdevil » Tue Feb 13, 2007 4:40 pm

Esmailyn Gonzalez, SS, Nationals.
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Postby thedude » Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:47 pm

The highest upside unknown players are the international players who have yet to play any proball, but have great tools.


I posted a few things on these guys already (i recomend doing a search), but i will relist the names here.


Engel Beltre-CF-Red Sox
Angel Villalona-3b Gaints
Oscar Tejada- SS-Red Sox
Jesus Montero-C- Yankees
Franciso Pena (tony Pena's kid)- C- Mets

These kids all are 16-17, but have superstar tools and upside.

Also Lars ANderson is supposed to be pretty good (he is a highschool firstbaseman the red sox drafted last june, but hasn't played yet in the Minors)
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Postby thedude » Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:50 pm

I almost forgot,

Elvis Andrus-SS- Braves

This kid signed in 2005, but is still very young and raw. He has huge upside and will be in Baseball AMerica's top 50 prospects despite his extreme youth. He is more projectable than any of the guys in my above post because he has already played proball and excelled.
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Postby ymiinjersey » Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:50 pm

Elvis Andrus-SS- Braves

This kid signed in 2005, but is still very young and raw. He has huge upside and will be in Baseball AMerica's top 50 prospects despite his extreme youth. He is more projectable than any of the guys in my above post because he has already played proball and excelled.


If you're gonna mention Elvis, you gotta mention Fernando Martinez-OF - NYM. But I figured since he has Tabata he knows about both of those guys...I think Andrus will be in more of the 55-65 range than top 50, while Tabata and Martinez are both easily top 50 guys.

Esmeilyn Gonzalez-SS - WAS could end up being better than Andrus

...Even I don't know all those other guys you mentioned, but I have heard very good things about Angel Villalona
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Postby 05worldserieschamps » Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:10 pm

I wouldn't want anyone from the Nationals to Win the MVP award. Not only are they the worst team now, but they have the least amount of talent in their system.
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Postby thedude » Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:35 am

ymiinjersey wrote:
Elvis Andrus-SS- Braves

This kid signed in 2005, but is still very young and raw. He has huge upside and will be in Baseball AMerica's top 50 prospects despite his extreme youth. He is more projectable than any of the guys in my above post because he has already played proball and excelled.


If you're gonna mention Elvis, you gotta mention Fernando Martinez-OF - NYM. But I figured since he has Tabata he knows about both of those guys...I think Andrus will be in more of the 55-65 range than top 50, while Tabata and Martinez are both easily top 50 guys.

Esmeilyn Gonzalez-SS - WAS could end up being better than Andrus

...Even I don't know all those other guys you mentioned, but I have heard very good things about Angel Villalona


Ferando Martinez and Tabata are so well known at this point there really didn't seem any point in mentioning them. Exmeilyn Gonzalez Might be good, but the opinion i have heard from the scouting community says that the Nats ovepaid for him. His best tools are his range at short and Ozzie Smithesque defense (the kid is an acrobat at short). However he is very slow for his position and doesn't seem to really project for a lot of power.
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Postby The Mad Hatter » Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:54 pm

Thanks for the help. I am looking forward to research the players mentioned. I have heard of a few of them, but definitely not all!
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