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Re: 2010 Top 50 Prospects UPDATED

Postby J35J » Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:23 pm

Minor league rankings shouldn't be taken so seriously, in terms of individual numbers....instead of #8, #9, #10, etc it really should be done in tiers because of how easily and quickly rankings can change it doesn't much matter if you are currently ranked #7 or #14...you're pretty much equal and in the same tier. I'm suprised more people don't rank their minor leaguers in tiers and focus on that more than 1,2,3....10, etc

Just the way I see it anyway.
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Re: 2010 Top 50 Prospects UPDATED

Postby mblax10 » Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:24 am

Kevin Goldstein's glowing write up on Montero and pointing out the ridiculous 400/457/718 line as a 19 year old in 22 AA road games (home park is very pitcher friendly). Has me re-considering who I have #1.
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Re: 2010 Top 50 Prospects UPDATED

Postby kab21 » Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:27 am

mblax10 wrote:Kevin Goldstein's glowing write up on Montero and pointing out the ridiculous 400/457/718 line as a 19 year old in 22 AA road games (home park is very pitcher friendly). Has me re-considering who I have #1.


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I just love the ability to make contact, draw enough walks (hard to walk a lot when you put balls in play) and hit for power at such a young age. Heyward is very similar. Stras, Heyward and Montero are my first tier with Montero #3 but close.
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Re: 2010 Top 50 Prospects UPDATED

Postby thedude » Wed Dec 23, 2009 3:28 pm

mblax10 wrote:Kevin Goldstein's glowing write up on Montero and pointing out the ridiculous 400/457/718 line as a 19 year old in 22 AA road games (home park is very pitcher friendly). Has me re-considering who I have #1.


Montero is a very good bat. But he is a DH at the major league level. A guy who also has a great bat, though maybe slightly lesser, and can also play the field is more valuable. His complete lack a glove prevents him from being the number overall prospect, though he is an elite prospect.
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Re: 2010 Top 50 Prospects UPDATED

Postby jeffmerk » Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:47 pm

thedude wrote:
mblax10 wrote:Kevin Goldstein's glowing write up on Montero and pointing out the ridiculous 400/457/718 line as a 19 year old in 22 AA road games (home park is very pitcher friendly). Has me re-considering who I have #1.


Montero is a very good bat. But he is a DH at the major league level. A guy who also has a great bat, though maybe slightly lesser, and can also play the field is more valuable. His complete lack a glove prevents him from being the number overall prospect, though he is an elite prospect.

If he's a good enough athlete to catch in the minors, he should be able to play 1B or LF in the Bigs.
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Re: 2010 Top 50 Prospects UPDATED

Postby kab21 » Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:52 pm

thedude wrote:
mblax10 wrote:Kevin Goldstein's glowing write up on Montero and pointing out the ridiculous 400/457/718 line as a 19 year old in 22 AA road games (home park is very pitcher friendly). Has me re-considering who I have #1.


Montero is a very good bat. But he is a DH at the major league level. A guy who also has a great bat, though maybe slightly lesser, and can also play the field is more valuable. His complete lack a glove prevents him from being the number overall prospect, though he is an elite prospect.


His catching skills are not as bad as you are saying. It's likely that he maintains catcher eligibility for 5+ yrs. I think he'll start out sharing the C/DH duties with Posada in 2011 and then when Posada retires he'll split time at catcher with Romine and DH the other half of time. From a fantasy standpoint this is almost the best case scenario since he keeps catcher eligibility and plays everyday.
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Re: 2010 Top 50 Prospects UPDATED

Postby thedude » Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:00 pm

jeffmerk wrote:
thedude wrote:
mblax10 wrote:Kevin Goldstein's glowing write up on Montero and pointing out the ridiculous 400/457/718 line as a 19 year old in 22 AA road games (home park is very pitcher friendly). Has me re-considering who I have #1.


Montero is a very good bat. But he is a DH at the major league level. A guy who also has a great bat, though maybe slightly lesser, and can also play the field is more valuable. His complete lack a glove prevents him from being the number overall prospect, though he is an elite prospect.

If he's a good enough athlete to catch in the minors, he should be able to play 1B or LF in the Bigs.


First maybe. But he won't play much first with the Yankees for obvious reasons.
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Re: 2010 Top 50 Prospects UPDATED

Postby DaSh 1s » Fri Dec 25, 2009 12:32 pm

jeffmerk wrote:
thedude wrote:
mblax10 wrote:Kevin Goldstein's glowing write up on Montero and pointing out the ridiculous 400/457/718 line as a 19 year old in 22 AA road games (home park is very pitcher friendly). Has me re-considering who I have #1.


Montero is a very good bat. But he is a DH at the major league level. A guy who also has a great bat, though maybe slightly lesser, and can also play the field is more valuable. His complete lack a glove prevents him from being the number overall prospect, though he is an elite prospect.

If he's a good enough athlete to catch in the minors, he should be able to play 1B or LF in the Bigs.


http://www.prospecttube.com/video/jesus-montero

Watch him leg out that "single." Haha, he definitely won't be a catcher. I was hoping a move to RF.
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Re: 2010 Top 50 Prospects UPDATED

Postby oddmanout7 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:56 pm

In addition to my rankings, which I am tweaking right now and will update soon, I posted John Sickel's top 61 tiered rankings to give another perspective on how the prospects measure up this year.
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Re: 2010 Top 50 Prospects UPDATED

Postby Steve-o » Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:54 pm

oddmanout7 wrote:In addition to my rankings, which I am tweaking right now and will update soon, I posted John Sickel's top 61 tiered rankings to give another perspective on how the prospects measure up this year.


I'm curious how you are coming to their order within each of the grade tiers...
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