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How good will these players be in 5 Yrs.

Postby AtlantaBravesFan » Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:29 pm

I'm new here so i don't know the rules here yet, but could you guys tell me how good these players will be 5 years from now.

Jay Bruce
Chase Headley
Matt LaPorta
Andy LaRoche
J.R. Towles
Eugenio Velez
Cody Johnson
Alan Horne
James Adkins
Ryan Sweeney

This is my minor league system in a 18 team league, so i want to know if i've done a good job. Thanks in advance.
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Re: How good will these players be in 5 Yrs.

Postby stevethumb » Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:48 pm

the top 5 will likely have multiple all-star game appearances in the next 5 yrs..the bottom 5 will probably have none
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Re: How good will these players be in 5 Yrs.

Postby AtlantaBravesFan » Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:05 pm

how good can Velez be?
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Re: How good will these players be in 5 Yrs.

Postby MaudDib » Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:43 pm

stevethumb wrote:the top 5 will likely have multiple all-star game appearances in the next 5 yrs..the bottom 5 will probably have none

Agreed but All-Star appearances are over-rated. Until fans aren't voting these guys in you can assume the best players are getting in. But not matter what at least 3 of the 5 will be above average players.
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Re: How good will these players be in 5 Yrs.

Postby LilRascal23 » Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:44 am

Your top 5 are excellent. But, I also like Velez. He has a chance to be a stud as he has fantastic wheels and underrated power. Alan Horne has nice upside potential as well.

I assume the top prospects are all taken -- including Jarrod Parker, Rick Porcello, etc. Can you guys choose players that haven't been drafted yet -- high school, college and foreign players?

If so, take a look at Pedro Alvarez, Tim Beckham and also Justin Smoak, Brian Matusz, Eric Hosmer, Ed Salcedo and Yorman Rodriguez.

Good luck.
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Re: How good will these players be in 5 Yrs.

Postby Inukchuk » Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:00 am

LilRascal23 wrote:Your top 5 are excellent. But, I also like Velez. He has a chance to be a stud as he has fantastic wheels and underrated power.

I agree. He has hit more HR than is body type would indicate, however. The guy is tiny. I can't see him hitting a ton of HR, but if he can get on base, then he will cause a lot of havoc on the paths. I mentioned this in another thread, but I think his ceiling is Chone Figgins.
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Re: How good will these players be in 5 Yrs.

Postby AtlantaBravesFan » Sat Apr 05, 2008 10:51 am

Yeah we have an amateur draft in June for college and high school players and we have a minor league draft in the offseason for all the players that haven't been picked yet. Also how much potential does Cody Johnson have?
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Re: How good will these players be in 5 Yrs.

Postby LilRascal23 » Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:13 pm

Cody Johnson, according to Project Prospect, beat up pitching in the Appy League. The Braves usually have a good eye for talent. It will be interesting to see if he can maintain and improve on his showing as he moves up. He's only 19, which is probably why he's not as well known as the other players you mentioned.

I like the Chone Figgins comparison. I think Velez has more power than Figgins if his old wrist injury has improved. Velez success will depend in large part on his plate discipline. A decent increase in walks and 'on base percentage' and Velez may have a slightly higher upside offensively than Figgins. Position flexibility is tremendous, especially if Velez retains eligibility at 2B or 3B.
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Re: How good will these players be in 5 Yrs.

Postby AEMRICH » Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:43 am

AtlantaBravesFan wrote:I'm new here so i don't know the rules here yet, but could you guys tell me how good these players will be 5 years from now.

Jay BruceWill be a star with 35hr+ power
Chase Headley I don't have a good feeling about this guy, i think he is overrated
Matt LaPorta love his bat and i believe with braun moving to the OF he will have a spot at 3B
Andy LaRoche injury filled career
J.R. Towles i like towels to be a top 7 fantasy catcher for the next 8 years
Eugenio Velez great speed, but i wonder if he can hit enough to be a force
Cody Johnson don't know much about
Alan Horne i think he will be a decent number 4 starter
James Adkins Padres i believe? don't know much about
Ryan Sweeney don't expect much

This is my minor league system in a 18 team league, so i want to know if i've done a good job. Thanks in advance.
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