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Postby Trainer of Dolphins » Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:34 pm

How would you rank these guys?

Carrasco
Adenhart
Gio Gonzalez
Lofgren
Detwiler
Cecil
Jake McGee
Adam Miller
Melancon
Niese
Swarzak
Jess Todd
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Re: rank some pitching prospects

Postby Havok1517 » Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:25 am

Trainer of Dolphins wrote:How would you rank these guys?

Carrasco
Adenhart
Gio Gonzalez
Lofgren
Detwiler
Cecil
Jake McGee
Adam Miller
Melancon
Niese
Swarzak
Jess Todd


This is how I see it...

Carrasco
Gonzalez
Cecil
Miller
Adenhart
Swarzak
Niese
McGee (not until he recovers)
Detwiler
Todd
Melancon
Lofgren

These are my long-term predictions but could change if they prove healthy.
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Re: rank some pitching prospects

Postby thomasps3 » Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:20 am

Bret Cecil - Will continue the procession of young TOR pitchers to post solid numbers (see Litsch, Jesse)
Carrasco - Still a few command issues, plays in a bad park, but great makeup and 2 decent plus offerings
Adenhart - Is he the next Angel prospect to blow up in their face? (Wood, McPherson, et al)
Adam Miller - Health Issues keep coming back to haunt him, but he was stellar in the AFL this year. Why don't the Indians move him to the pen? 'Cuz they love his arm and makeup.
Mark Melancon _ Off the charts makeup, closer of the future in NY. Plus Plus FB with late life reminds me of a young Papelbon
Gio Gonzalez - Innings eater who gets to pitch in a great pitchers park. Moxy as much as stuff plays up, and could end up as a #3, but no more
Ross Detwiler - Questions are lingering. Should get more chances to make it as he's still only 22. BB:K rate needs work, and 1.58 WHIP says ouchie on your roster!
Jess Todd - Ehhh, could be fast tracked if they put him in the 'pen, but otherwise, this is the type of guy that kills your ratios.
Jon Niese - See Jess Todd, but in NY
Anthony Swarzak - Control guy who has spent the last 5 years in the minors. A K/9 rate south of 7 doesn't bode well for his future in the show.
Jake McGee - TJ Surgery, done for this year. Huge risk going forward until he's throwing again
Chuck Lofgren - Ehhh, at one point i liked him as much as Gonzalez, but after last year, he's forgettable.

Hope this helps!
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Re: rank some pitching prospects

Postby KCollins1304 » Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:38 am

thomasps3 wrote:Bret Cecil - Will continue the procession of young TOR pitchers to post solid numbers (see Litsch, Jesse)
Carrasco - Still a few command issues, plays in a bad park, but great makeup and 2 decent plus offerings
Adenhart - Is he the next Angel prospect to blow up in their face? (Wood, McPherson, et al)
Adam Miller - Health Issues keep coming back to haunt him, but he was stellar in the AFL this year. Why don't the Indians move him to the pen? 'Cuz they love his arm and makeup.
Mark Melancon _ Off the charts makeup, closer of the future in NY. Plus Plus FB with late life reminds me of a young Papelbon
Gio Gonzalez - Innings eater who gets to pitch in a great pitchers park. Moxy as much as stuff plays up, and could end up as a #3, but no more
Ross Detwiler - Questions are lingering. Should get more chances to make it as he's still only 22. BB:K rate needs work, and 1.58 WHIP says ouchie on your roster!
Jess Todd - Ehhh, could be fast tracked if they put him in the 'pen, but otherwise, this is the type of guy that kills your ratios.
Jon Niese - See Jess Todd, but in NY
Anthony Swarzak - Control guy who has spent the last 5 years in the minors. A K/9 rate south of 7 doesn't bode well for his future in the show.
Jake McGee - TJ Surgery, done for this year. Huge risk going forward until he's throwing again
Chuck Lofgren - Ehhh, at one point i liked him as much as Gonzalez, but after last year, he's forgettable.

Hope this helps!


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Re: rank some pitching prospects

Postby Trainer of Dolphins » Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:06 pm

thanks for the info
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Re: rank some pitching prospects

Postby Prospect One » Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:27 am

1-Cecil- Young for AAA with great upside.
2-Adam Miller injury prone but killed it in winter ball, hopefully reaches potential
3-Adenhart- Killed in MLB but will continue to be surrounded by a great organization, hopes to build off failure debut.
4A-Detwiler- Another good young arm in the NATS system and has made an appearance at the ML level.
4B-Jake McGee- Rehabing but another Tampa power arm.
5-Carrasco- Young, concern is flyball tendency in that ball park.
6-Gio Gonzalez- Beane traded for him for a reason.
7-Niese- Could be in the starting rotation this year.
8-Swarzak
9-Jess Todd
10-Lofgren- Dude just fell off the cliff of prospect land.
11-Melancon
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Re: rank some pitching prospects

Postby Trainer of Dolphins » Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:30 am

do you put melancon last because he is a reliever? My league scores both saves and holds so he could be valuable in the future. When Mariano leaves they will probably sign a new closer but he could be a decent holds guy I hope
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Re: rank some pitching prospects

Postby Prospect One » Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:47 am

I just don't buy into him too much and actually the bottom half of the list, maybe Lofgren because he is so young in a good organization.
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Re: rank some pitching prospects

Postby kab21 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:10 pm

I like Cecil and Carrasco out of that list. Everyone of those guys has big question marks, but those are the two best.

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Detwiler, Gio, and Mcgee - some talent, but big question marks in this group

For the most part I don't look for RP's in the minors. These guys come out of nowhere all of the time. That knocks Miller and Melancon down my list quite a bit. And although McGee and Cecil might end up in the pen I still have them as starters. Niese and Swarzak don't do alot for me, but could be solid #5 starters. And I don't know alot about Jess Todd so take my non-ranking of him with a grain of salt.
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