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Postby BillyHallDisciple » Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:37 pm

In your opinion, which up and coming minor leaguers are likely to offer the best combo of power, speed, and batting average?

I'd like to throw a few names out to start the conversation, but I'm fairly new to keeper leagues and haven't researched a lot of minor-league names over the offseason so far.
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Re: Best minor-league power/speed/BA combo's

Postby thomasps3 » Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:59 pm

Guys that fit the power speed dynamics include:

Greg Halman - OF SEA - Doesn't get a lot of pub because he plays for the M's, but he is a definite up and comer who will advance quickly.

Colby Rasmus - Decent power and speed, I am not buying his disappointing '08 season as proof he is no longer an elite prospect.

Andrew McCutcheon - OF - PIT - Shows good pop and plus speed, but not completely ready. He'll debut at some point in '09 however

Dexter Fowler - OF - COL - Hitting skills are starting to match the tools, and he has added some pop to the bat as well.

Michael Saunders - Another Mariners OF'er, he gets by with plus bat speed, and has plus speed as well.

Julio Borbon - Speed kills, and this guy has it in spades. He'll be a regular in TX by 2010., no later. However, I wouldn't expect more than 15 HRs from him in any full season until he hits his prime power years

This is a few guys off the top of my head, hope this helps!
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Re: Best minor-league power/speed/BA combo's

Postby jimpage » Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:51 pm

i guess maybin isnt really in the minors, but heres some more

desmond jennings
jordan schafer
adrian cardenas (15-15 from MI)
aaron hicks


younger guys that have the potential but still need to develop more power

carlos triunfel
jose tabata
tim beckham
engel beltre
yorman rodriguez
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Re: Best minor-league power/speed/BA combo's

Postby Wheelhouse » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:11 am

dominic brown has the speed already, the plate discipline to support a high average, and the type of frame and swing (darryl strawberry comp) to add plenty of power as he moves through the levels
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