Steve-o wrote:For guys drafted/signed in 2009 (plus Chapman who is 2010) I rank them like this:
1 Strasburg, Stephen RHP 2 Ackley, Dustin OF 3 Chapman, Aroldis LHP I have doubts, but can't knock it. 4 Matzek, Tyler LHP Coinflip Matzek and Schepp at #3 for me. 5 Trout, Michael (Mike) OF way too high! 6 Scheppers, Tanner RHP Personally I have him at #4, but pleased to see him this high 7 Turner, Jacob RHP 8 Miller, Shelby RHP I have him early teens 9 Storen, Drew RHP Should be below Leake and Crow 10 Leake, Michael RHP 11 Crow, Aaron RHP #7 for me. 12 Myers, Wil C I like the ballsy ranking 13 Green, Grant SS 14 Mitchell, Jared OF 15 Mier, Jiovanni SS Case for him being > Green already? 16 Tate, Donavan OF Quite a low rank. I am not high either, others may be. 17 White, Alex RHP 18 Richards, Garrett RHP not ahead of Arnett or James in my book 19 Miller, Aaron LHP 20 Arnett, Eric RHP 21 James, Chad RHP 22 Sanchez, Tony (Jorge) C 23 Jackson, Brett OF 24 Gibson, Kyle RHP 25 Minor, Michael LHP Not his biggest fan, but #25 is ballsy 26 Krauss, Marc OF 27 Oliver, Andy LHP 28 Jenkins, Chad LHP way too low 29 Hobgood, Matthew RHP way too low 30 Borchering, Robert 3B way too low
TurdFerguson wrote:Yeah Sickels likes both a lot.. The shoulder injury and ballpark is the only thing that worry me.. So you think Scheppers has a higher ceiling? It just seems he comes with more risk..
Scheppers does not have a higher ceiling. It's hard to say that the 22 year old has the higher ceiling than the 19 year old when the 19 year old is essentially throwing the same stuff. Scheppers can make an impact sooner and his curveball is a plus pitch already.
Kraftwerk wrote:NO ZACH WHEELER? I HAVE HIM IN SINGLE DIGITS!
Oopsie. I'd put him at 12 in the above list. Data entry error on my part.
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Miller for ceiling long-term vs. Leake floor short-term. If it was me, I'd go upside with Miller but Leake will help much sooner and will be good as well. So, Miller if you can wait for a few years.
Thanks Havok.. What about Jiovanni Mier? I'm starting to like what Ive read about him.. Sickels has him at a B+.. Ive pretty much narrowed it down to Miller and Mier
Well, I think it depends on if you have a legit SS for the future already. I like Mier as well and actually put him in my top 30 but i think Miller could be special. Mier I think moves faster through the system though. Miller has high K ace upside while Mier could be a franchise SS. Mier has some bust potential as well. I say go Miller but if you don't have anybody a SS in your system maybe Mier.
I would also substitute Heathcott into the ranking list in place of Brett Jackson. I'm just not a fan of Brett Jackson while Heathcott reminds me of Westmoreland last offseason. some big question marks but almost unlimited potential.