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Re: Final Cafe Top 50 Minor Leaguers

Postby Slow Pitch » Sat Apr 04, 2009 3:20 pm

J35J wrote:I normally don't do top 50's or 100's or whatever, I like to do rankings by positions but I've been messing with a top 50 and figured I'd throw it out there for those to see....I'm still playing with this and will move some guys around as I go but this will give a decent idea of how I'm viewing them.

Matt Wieters
Jason Heyward
Justin Smoak
Yonder Alonso
Pedro Alvarez
David Price
Madison Bumgarner
Dexter Fowler
Matt LaPorta
Cameron Maybin
Mike Moustakas
Neftali Feliz
Brett Wallace
Lars Anderson
Gordon Beckham
Rick Porcello
Trevor Cahill
Colby Rasmus
Andrew McCutchen
Brett Anderson
Tommy Hanson
Buster Posey
Freddie Freeman
Eric Hosmer
Logan Morrison
Derek Holland
Jarrod Parker
Tim Beckham
Brian Matsuz
Tim Alderson
Chris Tillman
Phillipe Aumont
Jhoulys Chacin
Carlos Carrasco
Ethan Martin
Matt Dominguez
Angel Villalona
Fernandez Martinez
Mike Stanton
Aaron Hicks
Jesus Montero
Josh Vitters
Dayan Viciedo
Carlos Triunfel
Carlos Santana
Hank Conger
Jemile Weeks
Elvis Andrus
Jefry Marte
Austin Jackson


I am planning on using your list for a draft coming up....would it be too much trouble for you to put the teams names next the prospect??
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Re: Final Cafe Top 50 Minor Leaguers

Postby J35J » Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:00 pm

Slow Pitch wrote:
J35J wrote:I normally don't do top 50's or 100's or whatever, I like to do rankings by positions but I've been messing with a top 50 and figured I'd throw it out there for those to see....I'm still playing with this and will move some guys around as I go but this will give a decent idea of how I'm viewing them.

Matt Wieters (BAL)
Jason Heyward (ATL)
Justin Smoak (TEX)
Yonder Alonso (CIN)
Pedro Alvarez (PIT)
David Price (TB)
Madison Bumgarner (SF)
Dexter Fowler (COL)
Matt LaPorta (CLE)
Cameron Maybin (FLA)
Mike Moustakas (KC)
Neftali Feliz (TEX)
Brett Wallace (STL)
Lars Anderson (BOS)
Gordon Beckham (CHW)
Rick Porcello (DET)
Trevor Cahill (OAK)
Colby Rasmus (STL)
Andrew McCutchen (PIT)
Brett Anderson (OAK)
Tommy Hanson (ATL)
Buster Posey (SF)
Freddie Freeman (ATL)
Eric Hosmer (KC)
Logan Morrison (FLA)
Derek Holland (TEX)
Jarrod Parker (ARI)
Tim Beckham (TB)
Brian Matsuz (BAL)
Tim Alderson (SF)
Chris Tillman (SEA)
Phillipe Aumont (SEA)
Jhoulys Chacin (COL)
Carlos Carrasco (PHI)
Ethan Martin (LAD)
Matt Dominguez (FLA)
Angel Villalona (SF)
Fernandez Martinez (NYM)
Mike Stanton (FLA)
Aaron Hicks (MIN)
Jesus Montero (NYY)
Josh Vitters (CHC)
Dayan Viciedo (CHW)
Carlos Triunfel (SEA)
Carlos Santana (CLE)
Hank Conger (LAA)
Jemile Weeks (OAK)
Elvis Andrus (TEX)
Jefry Marte (NYM)
Austin Jackson (NYY)


I am planning on using your list for a draft coming up....would it be too much trouble for you to put the teams names next the prospect??
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Re: Final Cafe Top 50 Minor Leaguers

Postby sixer03fan » Thu May 21, 2009 1:37 pm

Besides David Price, is Tommy Hanson the most anticipated minor league pitcher to yet be called up? I have him stashed on my bench but I'm just wondering who else I should be looking at at this point.
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Re: Final Cafe Top 50 Minor Leaguers

Postby Diamond Miners » Thu May 21, 2009 9:33 pm

sixer03fan wrote:Besides David Price, is Tommy Hanson the most anticipated minor league pitcher to yet be called up? I have him stashed on my bench but I'm just wondering who else I should be looking at at this point.


With regards to those that will make an impact worth owning in most leagues, I think so.
Depending on the league's depth in pitching, keepers or no keepers, among other things here are a few more:
N.Feliz (Tex), though a lot of people seem to see him as the future closer in Texas
W.Davis (TB), but first the'll make room for Price; which means Davis could see time in the pen.
C.Tillman (Bal), pitching well; 42:13 K:BB in 36IP and doing well against lefties but pitching in the AL East is not favorable

Not sure if you've followed B.Cecil (Tor) any, but he's already got the call. D.Holland (Tex) seems to be getting a shot at the rotation now. Both might be unowned in your league.

Anyways, just a few names to keep your eye on with regards to rookies. I play in a pretty deep league heavy on pitchers and all the above names are already owned. Including these that are impacts for 2010 or beyond: Strasburg (Was), Bumgarner (SF), Alderson (SF), and Inoa (Oak).
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Re: Final Cafe Top 50 Minor Leaguers

Postby AEMRICH » Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:28 am

anyone want to do an updated top 50 list- or even top 25?
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Re: Final Cafe Top 50 Minor Leaguers

Postby Steve-o » Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:35 pm

AEMRICH wrote:anyone want to do an updated top 50 list- or even top 25?


I'd be willing to do one.
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Re: Final Cafe Top 50 Minor Leaguers

Postby heyeaglefn » Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:41 pm

Steve-o wrote:
AEMRICH wrote:anyone want to do an updated top 50 list- or even top 25?


I'd be willing to do one.

I'd love to see the list, possibly including recent draftees?
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Re: Final Cafe Top 50 Minor Leaguers

Postby AEMRICH » Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:06 pm

here is my updated top 25 with comments-
1.Matt Wieters- C O’s- Needs to take some walks but he isn’t embarrassing himself
2.David Price- SP Ray-All of a sudden he is walking a lot of batters, but still K’ing them
3.Jason Heyward- OF Braves- injured a couple times this season, hitting for more power, walking more lowering the K’s
4.Thomas Hanson- SP Braves- He is a special talent not walking batters- K>1/IP
5.Mike Stanton- OF Marlins- only 19 promoted to AA, showing great power but could cut down on the K’s, 13.3%BB is nice
6.Justin Smoak- 1B Rangers- 32BB to 30K’s good power, will likely be full time in Texas next year
7.Jesus Montero- C Yankees- before moving to AA was hitting .356 with 8HR
8.Madison Bumgarner- SP Giants- another 19yo in AA talk that his FB isn’t as fast as thought, but still K/IP about 1- on the year 52K 12BB in 53IP
9.Buster Posey- C Giants- 10HR in 250AB- showing elite catcher power and knows how to take a BB
10.Chris Tillman- SP O’s- lowered his BB rate from 11.2% to 7.2% 21yo in AAA
11.Carlos Santana- C Indians 265ISOP 18.%BB 12.5%K 10HR
12.Matt LaPorta- 1B/OF Indians- he will be back in Cleveland shortly- one of the best power hitters in the minors
13.Nefatli Feliz- SP Rangers 21 in AAA holding his own but needs to really work on his command, still very young for the league
14.Derek Holland- Rangers rookie in the majors walking just 7% K 17%, 14ER have come against the Red Sox, Yankees, and Angels he is still developing but will be one of the top lefties in the game
15. Andrew McCutchen- OF Pirates- what a player! needs to work on his BB and i’m not sure he will ever hit more than 10HR, also needs to work on SB efficency
16.Yonder Alonoso- 1B Reds in AA now was showing good power in A+ good eye
17.Brett Wallace- 3B Cards struggling some since promotion to AAA would like to see the K’s drop and the BB increase
18.Pedro Alvarez- 3B Pirates has been somewhat streaky showing good power nice to know after wrist problems last year
19.Jarrod Parker- SP D-Backs- his WHIP sits at 1.59 but hasn’t given up a HR
20.Mike Moustakas- 3B Royals-needs to take more BB’s, he did go of in the second half last year
21.Josh Vitters- 3B Cubs- he has pushed his stock very far up this year, was on an amazing streak a couple weeks ago, not even all that lucky- but needs to increase BB’s
22.Eric Hosmer- 1B Royals- very young, hitting a lot of GB, and K’s alot, BB a decent amount
23.Desmond Jennings- OF Rays- he is going it all, fine BB and K%, SBs hitting for power and average, now the trick is to stay healthy
24.Dominic Brown- OF Phillies- one of my favorite movers showing an increase in power in a pitchers league, i’d like the K’s to come down, but is showing good patience and looks to have 5 tools
25.Brian Matusz- SP O’s he has been very impressive so far his FIP is 1ER higher than his era but still a fantastic 3.14, striking out 27% of batters

this doesn't include 2009 draftees- I would place Strasburg at number 2 behind Weiters, Dustin Ackley would possible crack the top 25, but would for sure would be top 30

The biggest risers- Mike Stanton, Carlos Santana, Jesus Montero, Dominic Brown, Desmond Jennings
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Re: Final Cafe Top 50 Minor Leaguers

Postby heyeaglefn » Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:29 pm

Thanks Americh, great work!

One question, if you were in a 10 team keeper league and could keep any of these prospects but had to give up a 12th round pick next year, which would you keep (Not just one, but out of your list which guys would be worth a 12th for next year?)
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Re: Final Cafe Top 50 Minor Leaguers

Postby AEMRICH » Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:59 pm

heyeaglefn wrote:Thanks Americh, great work!

One question, if you were in a 10 team keeper league and could keep any of these prospects but had to give up a 12th round pick next year, which would you keep (Not just one, but out of your list which guys would be worth a 12th for next year?)


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