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Keith Law updated top 25 prospects

Postby Grounded Polo » Sat May 26, 2012 1:20 pm

Just the list, no commentary -

1. Dylan Bundy, RHP, Baltimore Orioles (age 19)
Current level: High Class A (Frederick)
Preseason ranking: 11

2. Jurickson Profar, SS, Texas Rangers (age 19)
Current level: Double-A (Frisco)
Preseason ranking: 7

3. Manny Machado, SS, Baltimore Orioles (age 19)
Current level: Double-A (Bowie)
Preseason ranking: 4

4. Travis d'Arnaud, C, Toronto Blue Jays (age 23)
Current level: Triple-A (Las Vegas)
Preseason ranking: 6

5. Wil Myers, RF/CF/3B, Kansas City Royals (age 21)
Current level: Triple-A (Omaha)
Preseason ranking: 13

6. Taijuan Walker, RHP, Seattle Mariners (age 19)
Current level: Double-A (Jackson)
Preseason ranking: 24

7. Gerrit Cole, RHP, Pittsburgh Pirates (age 21)
Current level: High Class A (Bradenton)
Preseason ranking: 10

8. Trevor Bauer, RHP, Arizona Diamondbacks (age 21)
Current level: Triple-A (Reno)
Preseason ranking: 21

9. Shelby Miller, RHP, St. Louis Cardinals (age 21)
Current level: Triple-A (Memphis)
Preseason ranking: 5

10. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Pittsburgh Pirates (age 20)
Current level: High Class A (Bradenton)
Preseason ranking: 15

11. Miguel Sano, 3B, Minnesota Twins (age 19)
Current level: Low Class A (Beloit)
Preseason ranking: 28

12. Archie Bradley, RHP, Arizona Diamondbacks (age 19)
Current level: Low Class A (South Bend)
Preseason ranking: 19

13. Tyler Skaggs, LHP, Arizona Diamondbacks (age 20)
Current level: Double-A (Mobile)
Preseason ranking: 25

14. Bubba Starling, CF, Kansas City Royals (age 19)
Current level: Extended spring training
Preseason ranking: 15

15. Christian Yelich, OF, Miami Marlins (age 20)
Current level: High Class A (Jupiter)
Preseason ranking: 48

16. Zack Wheeler, RHP, New York Mets (age 21)
Current level: Double-A (Binghamton)
Preseason ranking: 27

17. Francisco Lindor, SS, Cleveland Indians (age 18)
Current level: Low Class A (Kane County)
Preseason ranking: 35

18. Nick Castellanos, 3B, Detroit Tigers (20)
Current level: High Class A (Lakeland)
Preseason ranking: 37

19. Julio Teheran, RHP, Atlanta Braves (age 21)
Current level: Triple-A (Gwinnett)
Preseason ranking: 18

20. Anthony Rizzo, 1B, Chicago Cubs (age 22)
Current level: Triple-A (Iowa)
Preseason ranking: 36

21. Oscar Taveras, RF, St. Louis Cardinals (age 19)
Current level: Double-A (Springfield)
Preseason ranking: 53

22. Danny Hultzen, LHP, Seattle Mariners (age 22)
Current level: Double-A (Jackson)
Preseason ranking: 30

23. Nolan Arenado, 3B, Colorado Rockies (age 21)
Current level: Double-A (Tulsa)
Preseason ranking: 26

24. Mason Williams, CF, New York Yankees (age 20)
Current level: Low Class A (Charleston)
Preseason ranking: 34

25. Billy Hamilton, SS, Cincinnati Reds (age 21)
Current level: High Class A (Bakersfield)
Preseason ranking: 64
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Re: Keith Law updated top 25 prospects

Postby Grounded Polo » Sat May 26, 2012 1:25 pm

Really excited to see Wheeler getting his due here, the guy has been phenomenal this year, think he has every chance to be a front line starter that dominates for years to come. I'm guessing he'll be a September call up because the current Mets regime is actually intelligent and won't rush up prospects for the sake of possibly saving their jobs if the player works out.

Bundy deserves the #1 overall ranking, hope he actually has to try in High A. Considering how many great pitching prospects that Baltimore has screwed up, it's nice to see them taking a conservative approach.
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Re: Keith Law updated top 25 prospects

Postby RedHopeful » Mon May 28, 2012 1:18 am

Three things:

1) I don't get Starling. Yeah, upside yada yada yada. Hasn't played in a real game yet, dude! Considering his list favors the guys who have gotten off the hot starts, he must really like his Bubba.

2) Arnaud = 4? 8-o

3) Am happy as a lark though to see Billy Hamilton get some love. ;-D
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Re: Keith Law updated top 25 prospects

Postby Grounded Polo » Mon May 28, 2012 9:22 am

Arnaud is definitely a ranking where real life and fantasy interests diverge. Arnaud is a great defensive catcher (which boosts his ranking) who also looks like a really good hitter but in the fantasy world, it's hard for any catcher to have that much value due to their position forcing them out of so many games and will he hit well for any hitter or just as a catcher? In a fantasy draft, I'll take anyone else in the top ten over him.
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Re: Keith Law updated top 25 prospects

Postby TheBull » Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:51 pm

Never really understood the Lindor in the top 25 ranking, I think he will be a solid SS with the glove, but his bat is less than desirable. :-t
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Re: Keith Law updated top 25 prospects

Postby PlayingWithFire » Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:13 am

TheBull wrote:Never really understood the Lindor in the top 25 ranking, I think he will be a solid SS with the glove, but his bat is less than desirable. :-t


Besides Profar and Machado I cannot think of another SS prospect that's better than Lindor. Lindor is VERY young for his level, him holding his own is more than good enough.
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