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Postby triple3play » Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:37 pm

Position needs not playing a part how would you rank these players. I'm on deck and then as things stand now won't pick again for another few rounds so I want to make the right move. Bundy, Cole, Rendon, Lindor, Bogaerts, starling, Leonys Martin
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Re: On deck in minor league draft

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:16 pm

1. Rendon - position and possible aftereffects of multiple ankle injuries notwithstanding, this is a polished college guy with elite upside.

2. Bundy - I actually like him over Cole. I am citing this (http://www.minorleagueball.com/2011/10/ ... -and-young) and the associated BP article in giving Bundy the edge.

3. Cole - he worries me just a little bit - he seems to get hit harder than he should given the quality of his stuff, and the one game I watched him pitch (AFL Rising Stars Game) he didn't look particularly impressive. However he (apparently) has three excellent pitches and I do believe he has elite upside. Bundy's age and positively glowing scouting reports give him the edge in my book, though.

4/5 - Starling and Bogarts - Legit case for Xander Bogarts or Bubba Starling here. They're very, very close (right around #30). Depends on if you need an infielder or an outfielder. Both have superstar upside. I'd give a slight nod to Bogarts because of what he was able to do in A ball as an 18 year old. Starling is just potential at this point, but wow, what potential!

6 - Lindor/Martin: As with Bogarts/Starling, a case could be made for either one depending on your needs. Both are not ideal for fantasy as they derive a lot of their value from their excellent defense. Martin will get regular playing time in 2012 and Lindor is a 2011 draftee so he'll take awhile. Martin should be good for a bushel of SB and a decent BA, but doesn't seem like he'll hit for much power even in Arlington. Lindor gets mixed reviews about the bat - he should hit for decent pop for a SS, but my guess is he ends up somewhere between Yunel Escobar and Ian Desmond. That's a valuable fantasy piece, but not a star.
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Re: On deck in minor league draft

Postby MaudDib » Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:23 pm

How quickly do you want these guys to be called up? If you have all the time in the world, I would take Starling or Bogarts. These have the highest upside on the list but they also have the biggest risk and the longest time table. If not than I would take Cole as he has #1 upside.
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Re: On deck in minor league draft

Postby ensanimal » Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:27 pm

Rendon
starling
Bogaerts
Bundy
Cole
Martin
Lindor

I love loading up on high upside bats in minor league drafts. If you have the time to wait, I'd go this way.
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Re: On deck in minor league draft

Postby bigh0rt » Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:23 pm

I like Rendon and Starling over the rest by a nice margin.
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Re: On deck in minor league draft

Postby bigh0rt » Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:25 pm

I like Rendon and Starling over the rest by a nice margin.
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Re: On deck in minor league draft

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:00 pm

bigh0rt wrote:I like Rendon and Starling over the rest by a nice margin.


What's your reason for liking Starling by a nice margin over Bogarts?
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Re: On deck in minor league draft

Postby bigh0rt » Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:21 pm

lane_anasazi2 wrote:
bigh0rt wrote:I like Rendon and Starling over the rest by a nice margin.


What's your reason for liking Starling by a nice margin over Bogarts?

Because if my goal is to take huge potential instead of a nice potential soon return, there list of players I'm higher on than Starling is very, very short. Bogarts had a very nice season as a teen but right now, for me, Bubba is the prize pony.
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Re: On deck in minor league draft

Postby raiders_umpire » Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:37 pm

I would go with Rendon and get the bat in another year and a half or so instead of 3 years away.
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Re: On deck in minor league draft

Postby Urban Cohorts » Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:55 pm

Rendon is the clear #1 guy. I like Cole as #2.
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