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Postby KoolPapaBell » Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:41 pm

Any help appreciated. I'm looking for the best 8 prospects for a minor league roster for a 5*5 roto league.

Here are the candidates that seem to be rated the highest, although I'm not sure if all the rankings are looking at strictly fantasy value.

T. Matzek P COL
Z. Britton P BAL
B. Jackson OF CHC
J. Lyles P HOU
G. Green SS OAK
C. Friedrich P COL
A. Vizcaino
J. Parker P
T. Scheppers P TEX
N. Franklin SS SEA
C. Dwyer P KC
B. Belt 1B SF
Y. Alonso 1B CIN
J. Mitchell OF CW
Z. Wheeler P SF
D. Tate OF SD
M. Machado SS BAL
E. Martin LAD
G. Richards SP LAA
T. Sanchez C PIT


Thanks so much.
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Re: help build an expansion prospect roster!

Postby cardinal1975 » Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:28 pm

1. Machado - a good chance to be special at shortstop
2. G.Green - a potential plus bat at shortstop...you can't have too many of those
3. Z.Britton - nealry major league ready and a very safe bet to be a solid #2 SP
4. Belt - he should be a solid fantasy 1B/OF that hits for average, posts a goo OBP, and has solid power
5. Parker - all reports have him touching the mid-90's again and he will given every chance to make the rotation sometime in 2011 for Arizona
6. B.Jackson - he likely won't be special but could easily be a 20-25 homerun, 12-15 steal OF...nothing wrong with that
7. Franklin - not sure if he stays at shortstop or moves to 2B but he has good power for a middle infielder and that has value
8. Matzek - the control was lacking this year but I love the arm and potential

Just missed
Lyles - a solid arm but not a big k guy and not a ton of projection left
Dwyer - a great lefty arm but he just misses
Friedrich - had some struggles last year and he's a flyball pitcher headed to Coors....
Alonso - some like him more than I do but he shows a big platoon split
Vizcaino - higher ceiling arm but has to get past the arm troubles
Mitchell - great athlete but lost 2010 to a broken ankle
Tate - a big ceiling but a long long ways from scratching it
Martin - a great arm but he took a big step backwards last season
T.Sanchez - a solid defensive catcher with a limited offensive ceiling...not really fantasy material
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Re: help build an expansion prospect roster!

Postby mblax10 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:14 pm

Pretty much agree with Cardinals comments except:
Britton-His sinker give him a fairly high floor, but he could easily be a back of the rotation guy.
Belt-Everything looks really good so far, but 1B have to mash so much for fantasy, I want to see more than a year of solid production before I jump all over him.
T.Sanchez-The bat looked very real before he broke his jaw this year. Bad timing for it, anybody's guess at this point if the bat took a step forward or he just was riding a hot streak.
Alonso-Add lack of power to the platoon splits. I see a lot of people ranking him much higher than I do.
Wheeler & Richards you can use the same comment as Ethan Martin except Wheeler is younger so has more time to figure things out/completely fall apart depending on your perspective.

My rankings do differ some. I'd throw the group into 3 loose tiers:

Top: Matzek, Franklin, B.Jackson, Machado, Green, Britton, Parker
Middle: Dwyer, Friedrich, Lyles, Belt, Vizciano, Mitchell, Wheeler, T.Sanchez
Bottom: Scheppers, Alonso, Tate, Martin, Richards

Vizciano's my highest ranked guy in the middle tier. In your situation, I probably take Dwyer for my #8 so I don't have 25% of my farm team recovering from arm injuries.
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Re: help build an expansion prospect roster!

Postby KoolPapaBell » Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:41 pm

thanks guys!
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