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Postby Ed4252 » Sun Apr 08, 2007 5:13 am

I'm trying to find out some info about these two. I've been doing a lot of reading and I've noticed they're one of the few that have been mentioned in Baseball America Prospects Top 100 at such a young age. Is there a correlation of being mentioned at the age of 18 in the top 30 or so and their success in the MLB? These are the MLB players that were mentioned in the Top 100 at the age of 18 in the past:

Jose Reyes ranked #34 in 34
Vladimir Guerrero ranked #85 in 95
Alex Rodriguez ranked #6 in 94
Derek Jeter ranked #44 in 93


What's interesting is I could not find one single player that ended up being a bust with a high ranking when they were mentioned in the Baseball America at the age of 18. The only one that I could find was Benji Gil was ranked #48 after his rookie minor league season at 18.


I used: http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/pr ... 26983.html and http://www.thebaseballcube.com/search.asp for my reference.
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Postby raiders_umpire » Sun Apr 08, 2007 8:48 am

Both have an extremely high skill set, it will just take some time due to their age to get to the bigs. Both should be stars in the big leagues especially Martinez, but it also slightly possible both flame out in the minors this year or next.
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Postby High Heater » Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:23 am

i'll take anyone of these 19 year olds over both them:

Maybin, Bruce, Upton, McCutchen
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Postby thedude » Sun Apr 08, 2007 3:36 pm

They have great skill sets and huge upsides. Martinez is going to play this year in double A. He has a legit shot to be in the majors before he turns 20, but don't count on it.

Tabata also has a nice skill set, but he has a smaller frame and thus might be more likely to flame out.

Of the kids under 20 i would rank them

1. Upton
2. Maybin
3. Bruce
4. Martinez
5. McCutchen
6. Tabata
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