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.