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 Post subject: Re: Stanton and farm system
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:51 am 
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SUPERCHARGED APE wrote:
Just saw this prospect ranking list from 2006 in a fangraphs article. Not a whole lotta success there.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/fe ... p100c.html

The ratings demonstrate that top-tier talent (top 25, for example) have a success rate of about 50%, including some very good players: Justin Upton, Francisco Liriano (the arm problems really robbed him of a potentially superior career, IMO), Justin Verlander, Matt Cain, Prince Fielder, Alex Gordon, Ryan Zimmerman, Nick Markakis, Jon Lester, Chris Young and Troy Tulowitzki were among the top-25 prospects.

11 pretty darn good players. You could build a winning team among the top 50 prospects (by adding Billy Butler, Hanley Ramirez, Carlos Gonzalez, Jonathan Pabelbon, Anibal Sanchez, Neil Walker, Ryan Braun, Andrew McCutchen).

A team with the following players makes the playoffs:

C - Russell Martin
1B - Prince Fielder
2B - Neil Walker
SS - Troy Tulowitzki
3B - Ryan Zimmerman
OF - Carlos Gonzalez
OF - Andrew McCutchen
OF - Ryan Braun

BN - Hanley Ramirez
BN - Alex Gordon
BN - Justin Upton
BN - Chris Young

SP - Justin Verlander
SP - Jon Lester
SP - Matt Cain
SP - Anibal Sanchez
SP - Phil Hughes
SP - Francisco Liriano

BP - Jonathan Papelbon
BP - Anthony Reyes
BP - Bobby Jenks
BP - Andrew Miller

That team would dominate almost any division in baseball.


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 Post subject: Re: Stanton and farm system
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:33 pm 
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SUPERCHARGED APE wrote:
Just saw this prospect ranking list from 2006 in a fangraphs article. Not a whole lotta success there.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/fe ... p100c.html

I'm conflicted on what I'd trade for Stanton, but in the end I'd probably give up Taillon and Bell if they asked.


EDIT: Pirates had two of the top 2006 prospects in 2006. Now we have 4! Yeah!



Yikes: Some of those top 20 gave me flashback nightmares of all the "Can't Miss Prospects" we have taken a flyer on over the years and all have been complete busts: Milledge, Andy Laroche, Wood.

(Edit: Gee, how could I have overlooked Jeff Clement.)

And how about McCutchen ranked below Neil Walker?


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 Post subject: Re: Stanton and farm system
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:47 pm 
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SUPERCHARGED APE wrote:
Just saw this prospect ranking list from 2006 in a fangraphs article. Not a whole lotta success there.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/fe ... p100c.html

I'm conflicted on what I'd trade for Stanton, but in the end I'd probably give up Taillon and Bell if they asked.


EDIT: Pirates had two of the top 2006 prospects in 2006. Now we have 4! Yeah!



Yikes: Some of those top 20 gave me flashback nightmares of all the "Can't Miss Prospects" we have taken a flyer on over the years and all have been complete busts: Milledge, Andy Laroche, Wood.

(Edit: Gee, how could I have overlooked Jeff Clement.)

And how about McCutchen ranked below Neil Walker?

Walker was still a catcher in 2006, and McCutchen had yet to show home run power. A catcher with Walker's bat would be priceless.

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