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Postby oddmanout7 » Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:09 am

1 David Price
2 Matt Wieters
3 Jason Heyward
4 Madison Bumgarner
5 Matt LaPorta
6 Cameron Maybin
7 Colby Rasmus
8 Travis Snider
9 Mike Moustakas
10 Rick Porcello
11 Dexter Fowler
12 Neftali Feliz
13 Pedro Alvarez
14 Trevor Cahill
15 Andrew McCutchen
16 Jarrod Parker
17 Brett Anderson
18 Lars Anderson
19 Tim Beckham
20 Chris Tillman
21 Justin Smoak
22 Buster Posey
23 Tim Alderson
24 Elvis Andrus
25 Derek Holland
26 Jesus Montero
27 Tommy Hanson
28 Carlos Carrasco
29 Jhoulys Chacin
30 Wade Davis
31 Austin Jackson
32 Mike Stanton
33 Yoder Alonso
34 Jeremy Hellickson
35 Fernando Martinez
36 Carlos Triunfel
37 Dellin Betances
38 Logan Morrison
39 Eric Hosmer
40 Brian Matusz
41 Freddie Freeman
42 Matt Dominguez
43 Mat Gamel
44 Greg Halman
45 Angel Villalona
46 Phillippe Aumont
47 Brett Wallace
48 Kyle Blanks
49 Alcides Escobar
50 Nick Weglarz
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Re: Top 25 Prospects

Postby Havok1517 » Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:45 pm

Give me Mike Stanton and Fernando Martinez over someone like Jackson and Anderson.
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Re: Top 25 Prospects

Postby oddmanout7 » Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:40 pm

Mike Stanton is a great prospect after hitting 39HR in 468ab and his line .293/.381/.611 isn't too shabby for an 18 year old in A ball. What concerns me about him is 153K in 468ab against 58BB. He Ks 32.7% of the time but only walks 12.4% of the time. If he can bring down the Ks, I think he will be a big time prospect, because the power is real.

Fernando Martinez has always been a prospect ranked by his enormous potential more than anything. In 3 minor league seasons he has only hit 10HR once and that was back in 2006. Last season he hit 8HR with 6SB in AA, albeit as a 19year old. I think you can find an interesting discussion on him here...
http://www.metsgeek.com/articles/2008/1 ... -martinez/

Brett Anderson between A+/AA had this line

105ip 118K 27BB 1.16WHIP with 62% GB% at A+ and 57% at AA.
For a 20 year old, I would say that is a very good line. He is a lefty with a low 90s sinking fastball and good control as evidence by his 27BB in 105ip.

Austin Jackson is similar to Fernando Martinez in that it is mostly a ranking based on potential. As a 21 year old in AA he had 9HR 19SB and a line of .285/.354/.419. I like the potential of both guys, but this ranking is more from a standpoint of what have you done for me lately.
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Re: Top 25 Prospects

Postby rookies and cream » Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:17 pm

oddmanout7 wrote:Here are my top 25 prospects...

1. David Price
2. Matt Wieters
3. Cameron Maybin
4. Matt LaPorta
5. Rick Porcello (down a couple of spots)
6. Jason Heyward
7. Colby Rasmus
8. Madison Bumgarner
9. Travis Snider
10. Mike Moustakas
11. Trevor Cahill
12. Lars Anderson (down a couple of spots)
13. Andrew McCutchen
14. Chris Tillman
15. Justin Smoak
16. Jesus Montero (eh. again, he's close. just not top 25)
17. Dexter Fowler
18. Yoder Alonso
19. Tim Beckham
20. Jarrod Parker
21. Elvis Andrus
22. Tim Alderson
23. Neftali Feliz (up a few)
24. Brett Anderson
25. Austin Jackson (not in my top 25 either)


Players I'd put in instead of AJ and Montero.

Pedro Alvarez
Justin Smoak
Mat Gamel is also close
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Re: Top 25 Prospects

Postby oddmanout7 » Thu Nov 27, 2008 7:37 pm

I don't know what to expect from Gamel.

"After being arguably the best hitter in the minors during the first half of the season, with a .375/.433/.612 line on July 12, third baseman Mat Gamel went into a horrible slump, batting just .189/.283/.315 the rest of the way with no real explanation or obvious cause. He also remains a third baseman in name only after committing 32 errors there, giving him a whopping 119 miscues over the last three years." - SI


Smoak is already included, and Pedro is a good call that I overlooked and he would probably be slotted in towards the bottom.
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Re: Top 25 Prospects

Postby rookies and cream » Fri Nov 28, 2008 12:55 am

Oops. Didn't see Smoak (too much turkey I guess).
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Re: Top 25 Prospects

Postby San D » Fri Nov 28, 2008 2:24 pm

I could see Buster Posey in there as well after his success in Hawaii. Also, I would put Tommy Hanson in there as well.

Good list though! ;-D
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Re: Top 25 Prospects

Postby bigken117 » Sat Nov 29, 2008 12:48 pm

Very nice list, thanks for sharing ;-D
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Re: Top 25 Prospects

Postby MaudDib » Mon Dec 01, 2008 5:39 pm

I am kind of surpised that Cameron Maybin is still this high. I know he has a ton of talent but there are some issues that makes me doubt he ever fully fulfills his ability. He kind of reminds me of Brandon Wood. Maybe it is the strikeouts but 124 K's is pretty scary. I know he should be in the top 25 but I just don't think of him as a top 5 guy. Personally I think Heyward, Porcello and LaPorta are better bets right now.
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Re: Top 25 Prospects

Postby FalcoAtL » Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:58 pm

Very nice list! ;-D

Alvarez, Hanson and Posey should all be on a top 25. I also think that Porcello and Alonso are a little high. Porcello should definitely be top 15, but Alonso is a borderline top 25 guy (probably more like top 30-35). And as was said earlier, Feliz should really be a lot higher.
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