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Postby chargerss24 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:41 pm

Our league (12-team roto 6x6 standard + Holds/OBP keeper) has a two-man minor league roster. I currently have Wil Myers and Zach Wheeler and I fully expect them to be promoted early in the season, if not out of spring training. According to MLB.com's prospect watch, here are the minor leaguers available in our league in MLB's top-20 of 100:

7. - Jose Fernandez (SP)
14. - Francisco Lindor (SS)
15. - Jameson Taillon (SP)
16. - Javier Baez (SS)
19. - Byron Buxton (OF)
20. - Xander Bogaerts (SS)

How would you rank these prospects or what are your thoughts on them? WHIR as always! ;-D
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Re: Drafting Minor Leaguers

Postby Havok1517 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:34 am

Hmmm, a few things to note are that there are 3 shortstops on this list. So, if you get one I doubt you go after one of the other 2 though Bogaerts could Baez still possibly move to 3B in the future while Lindor seems cemented at shortstop. In addition, a prospect like Buxton is fairly far away from the majors, 3 - 4 years, so I don' know if you should weigh that. With all that being said, here is how I would rank them talent/fantasy wise which leans offense....

1. Bogaerts - Best offensive prospect you list imo
2. Baez - Maybe not the power potential of Bogaerts but slightly more polished imo
3. Fernandez - Dynamite arm and fantasy Ks to follow
4. Lindor - He's ready for primetime at a premium position but lacks the offensive upside of Bogaerts and Baez
5. Buxton - Far away and has greatest potential of bust but supremely talented
6. Taillon - Maybe a little over shadowed by Cole and potentially Heredia
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Re: Drafting Minor Leaguers

Postby HOOTIE » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:50 am

Buxton, highest ceiling imo, has all the tools.
Fernandez, maybe the best SP after Bundy/Walker.
Baez
Bogaerts
Lindor
Taillon

Baez grades a 7 in future power, on a 2-8 scouting grade.
Buxton/Bogaerts a 5, but Buxton grades 6 in speed.
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Re: Drafting Minor Leaguers

Postby JOBOOZOSO » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:23 pm

chargerss24 wrote:Our league (12-team roto 6x6 standard + Holds/OBP keeper) has a two-man minor league roster. I currently have Wil Myers and Zach Wheeler and I fully expect them to be promoted early in the season, if not out of spring training. According to MLB.com's prospect watch, here are the minor leaguers available in our league in MLB's top-20 of 100:

7. - Jose Fernandez (SP)
14. - Francisco Lindor (SS)
15. - Jameson Taillon (SP)
16. - Javier Baez (SS)
19. - Byron Buxton (OF)
20. - Xander Bogaerts (SS)

How would you rank these prospects or what are your thoughts on them? WHIR as always! ;-D


With such a shallow ML, go with the guys who are most ready for Big Leagues. They have more value to your team and more value to you as a trade chip.

Here's TPA: http://topprospectalert.com/2013/01/29/ ... -rankings/ - he has all names, stats, and ages on one page. It's part of the Matrix: http://thefakebaseball.com/category/prospect-rankings/

I go Fernandez for sure. Then probably Taillon.
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Re: Drafting Minor Leaguers

Postby HairyHelmet » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:26 pm

Havok1517 wrote:Hmmm, a few things to note are that there are 3 shortstops on this list. So, if you get one I doubt you go after one of the other 2 though Bogaerts could Baez still possibly move to 3B in the future while Lindor seems cemented at shortstop. In addition, a prospect like Buxton is fairly far away from the majors, 3 - 4 years, so I don' know if you should weigh that. With all that being said, here is how I would rank them talent/fantasy wise which leans offense....

1. Bogaerts - Best offensive prospect you list imo
2. Baez - Maybe not the power potential of Bogaerts but slightly more polished imo
3. Fernandez - Dynamite arm and fantasy Ks to follow
4. Lindor - He's ready for primetime at a premium position but lacks the offensive upside of Bogaerts and Baez
5. Buxton - Far away and has greatest potential of bust but supremely talented
6. Taillon - Maybe a little over shadowed by Cole and potentially Heredia


Baez will most likely play 3B because his bat projects there and his path is blocked. Multiple scouts say he could have 30hr power upside, though he certainly is not as close as Bogaerts to the show.
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Re: Drafting Minor Leaguers

Postby chargerss24 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:03 pm

My strategy is to draft players who will more than likely be in the minors for the upcoming season, but will be ready for the show the following year. So I will shy away from someone like Buxton as I don't like my minor leaguers taking up a slot for two years or more.

Thanks for the advice so far! Think right now I will be targeting Fernandez and Bogaerts in the reserve draft.
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Re: Drafting Minor Leaguers

Postby kab21 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:02 am

I like Fernandez and Bogaerts on that list.

Baez is probably next but his lack of walks scare me.

Buxton because the online scouts really believe that he can be something special and fill up a fantasy column. It might take a few years for it to happen though and he could bust.

Lindor - near the bottom because he will stick at SS but has only okay offensive value.

Taillon - not interested in fantasy. he seems to be taking the Jacob Turner prospect path. If those K's continue to disappear then I wouldn't even roster him for next season.
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