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    2015 Prospect Mega Thread

    Baseball America's top 100 usually kicks off the prospect season. The Red Sox seem stocked again, hopefully this will finally be the year these guys add big value to the majors.

    #17 Swihart
    #21 Castillo
    #44 Owens
    #59 Rodriguez
    #73 Margot
    #82 Johnson
    #99 Devers

    Moncada must fit in there somewhere, and there were a ton of players on the "just missed list" including Barnes, Cecchini, Chavis, Escobar, Kopech and Marrero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Palodios View Post
    Baseball America's top 100 usually kicks off the prospect season. The Red Sox seem stocked again, hopefully this will finally be the year these guys add big value to the majors.

    #17 Swihart
    #21 Castillo
    #44 Owens
    #59 Rodriguez
    #73 Margot
    #82 Johnson
    #99 Devers

    Moncada must fit in there somewhere, and there were a ton of players on the "just missed list" including Barnes, Cecchini, Chavis, Escobar, Kopech and Marrero.
    The mark of success will be if the FO bets on the right prospects and maximizes the value of the others in trades. It is good to see if for no other reason than it establishes good currency for the FO.
    The King of TalkSox has Spoken.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dojji View Post
    [T]he conclusion to be drawn is that there is no practical value in seeking this ideal lineup, and in that case any way in which it might be meaningfully termed "best" is irrelevant, academic at best, pedantic at worst
    Quote Originally Posted by a700hitter View Post
    Unlike hot streaks and clutch, the “Cliff” is a myth. It can’t be defined, and it’s future existence cannot be proved.

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    What happened to Bryce Brentz?

    Has he totally faded from potential glory?

    From what I saw of him he looked to have a decent bat.

    Is he still playing with guns?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spudboy View Post
    What happened to Bryce Brentz?

    Has he totally faded from potential glory?

    From what I saw of him he looked to have a decent bat.

    Is he still playing with guns?
    I liked what I saw of him last spring. He has some thump.
    The King of TalkSox has Spoken.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dojji View Post
    [T]he conclusion to be drawn is that there is no practical value in seeking this ideal lineup, and in that case any way in which it might be meaningfully termed "best" is irrelevant, academic at best, pedantic at worst
    Quote Originally Posted by a700hitter View Post
    Unlike hot streaks and clutch, the “Cliff” is a myth. It can’t be defined, and it’s future existence cannot be proved.

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    Just for the heck of seeing how successful in rating the top prospects, these were Baseball America's top 20 in 2013 and 2014. I copied these back in those 2 years fairly early so there may have been slight adjustments later in the springs.

    2014
    1 Byron Buxton, OF, Minnesota Twins
    2 Xander Bogaerts, SS, Boston Red Sox
    3 Oscar Taveras, OF, St Louis
    4 Javier Baez, SS, Chicago Cubs
    5 Carlos Correa, SS, Houston Astros
    6 Francisco Lindor, SS, Cleveland Indians
    7 Addison Russell, SS, Oakland Athletics
    8 Taijuan Walker, RHP, Seattle Mariners
    9 Archie Bradley, RHP, Arizona Diamondbacks
    10 Kevin Gausman, RHP, Baltimore Orioles
    11 Noah Syndergaard, RHP, New York Mets
    12 Yordano Ventura, RHP, Kansas City Royals
    13 Lucas Giolito, RHP, Washington Nationals
    14 Miguel Sano, 3B, Minnesota Twins
    15 Dylan Bundy, RHP, Baltimore Orioles
    16 Jonathan Gray, RHP, Colorado Rockies
    17 Kris Bryant, 3B, Chicago Cubs
    18 Austin Hedges, C, San Diego Padres
    19 Jameson Taillon, RHP, Pittsburgh Pirates
    20 George Springer, OF, Houston Astros



    2013
    1. Jurickson Profar, ss/2b, TEX
    2. Dylan Bundy, rhp, BAL
    3. Oscar Taveras, of, STL
    4. Wil Myers, of/3b, TB
    5. Jose Fernandez, rhp, MIA
    6. Shelby Miller, rhp, STL
    7. Gerrit Cole, rhp, PIT
    8. Xander Bogaerts, ss, BOS
    9. Miguel Sano, 3b, MIN
    10. Byron Buxton, of, MIN
    11. Zack Wheeler, rhp, NYM
    12. Tyler Skaggs, lhp, ARI
    13. Carlos Correa, ss, HOU
    14. Trevor Bauer, rhp, CLE
    15. Christian Yelich, of, MIA
    16. Javier Baez, ss, CHC
    17. Mike Zunino, c, SEA
    18. Taijuan Walker, rhp, SEA
    19. Jameson Taillon, rhp, PIT
    20. Billy Hamilton, of/ss, CIN
    Last edited by Ogden; 03-02-2015 at 01:00 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Palodios View Post
    Baseball America's top 100 usually kicks off the prospect season. The Red Sox seem stocked again, hopefully this will finally be the year these guys add big value to the majors.

    #17 Swihart
    #21 Castillo
    #44 Owens
    #59 Rodriguez
    #73 Margot
    #82 Johnson
    #99 Devers

    Moncada must fit in there somewhere, and there were a ton of players on the "just missed list" including Barnes, Cecchini, Chavis, Escobar, Kopech and Marrero.
    Barnes have looked really good this spring.

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    Brian Johnson threw 5 shutout innings in his first start. He looks ready.

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    Ready for a season in AAA.

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    Castillo 3 hits tonight - 2 RRI's
    JBJ - 3 for 5

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    Very good outing for Owens yesterday. Bradley, Brentz, Marrero, and Castillo tearing it up early. Swihart not so much just yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cp176 View Post
    Very good outing for Owens yesterday. Bradley, Brentz, Marrero, and Castillo tearing it up early. Swihart not so much just yet.
    Well some teams have to be watching. We need another solid starting pitcher, a one or a solid two, and we have the means to trade for one. Let's hope this trend continues and we can close a deal CP. Maybe one for a solid reliever too? Doesn't hurt to be ambitious.

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    A fairly good start for E. Rodriguez yesterday. JBJ - 3 for 8. keep on hitting jackie. Good starts for both young lefty pitchers.

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    Keith Law highlighted best teams for prospect watching in the bigs: http://insider.espn.go.com/blog/keit...r/post?id=3857

    Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A)

    Six of my top 10 Red Sox prospects from late January (before Yoan Moncada signed) will start the season with the Pawsox, including three of the team's five starters in Henry Owens, Eduardo Rodriguez and Matt Barnes, as well as their top overall prospect, catcher Blake Swihart. Fourth starter Brian Johnson is no slouch himself and might have the highest floor of any of their pitchers; he's a four-pitch guy with command who doesn't have a huge fastball or single dominant pitch. The Pawsox can play an all-prospect infield, with Garin Cecchini and Deven Marrero both potential average regulars, and Sean Coyle and Travis Shaw at least likely to get some big league time as emergency call-ups or bench players. The outfield has Jackie Bradley Jr., who has exhausted his rookie eligibility (meaning he's ineligible for my prospect lists) but whom I still project to end up someone's every-day centerfielder, as well as 27-year-old Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo, too old for my rankings but technically a rookie and likely to spend most of this year in the Red Sox's outfield.
    Greenville Drive (Class A)

    The Drive will have a good problem in a few weeks once Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada arrives from extended spring training; they'll have him, third basemen Rafael Devers and Michael Chavis, and shortstop Javier Guerra all fighting for playing time at three infield spots. Moncada was a shortstop as well, but won't play there in the long term, likely moving to second or third base, but the logjam probably means we'll see all four players switch positions frequently and get some time at DH too. Outfielder Nick Longhi has real power potential from the right side, signing with the Red Sox for an over-slot bonus of $440,000 in the 30th round in 2013. The rotation has their second pick from last year, right-hander Michael Kopech; 2012 fourth-rounder Ty Buttrey, who received a first-round bonus but has yet to deliver on his promise; and lefty Williams Jerez, signed as an outfielder in 2011 but converted to the mound after 2013, showing immediate arm strength and surprising control out of the chute.

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    Brentz has been around awhile now. He's 26, so maybe his big chance has passed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spudboy View Post
    What happened to Bryce Brentz?

    Has he totally faded from potential glory?

    From what I saw of him he looked to have a decent bat.

    Is he still playing with guns?

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    Trey Ball looks like he's had one hell of a June.

    28.1 IP, 1.59 ERA, 1.09 WHIP. It would be awesome if he starts to pick it up, but he's still not striking out many batters.

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