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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    And over 99% of player's sons never sniff the bigs.
    Maybe 98%.

    Over 99.99% our non player's sons never sniff the bigs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    Maybe 98%.

    Over 99.99% our non player's sons never sniff the bigs.
    It might give you a leg up at some point, but once you become the college version of Leiter and Rocker, the issue about genetics becomes moot.
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    Pitching is different than hitting. A pitcher controls the action 100%. No other game has that. A pitcher can have less powerful stuff, less movement, etc and still win due to his mind and his execution of his pitches. You need the physical gifts to get big league hitters out. Leiter inherited those. He then was trained both mentally and physically to get where he is and that mentality will serve him well. I think he will be better than his father if he can avoid the injury bug
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    My guess is that sons of MLB players will also be given a longer look and attention by coaches and get access to better training early on in life right through their teens and early 20's- that coupled with a higher chance for better genes gives them a rather significant edge over non-player children.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    My guess is that sons of MLB players will also be given a longer look and attention by coaches and get access to better training early on in life right through their teens and early 20's- that coupled with a higher chance for better genes gives them a rather significant edge over non-player children.
    Everything Moon and Jax have been saying about this topic makes total sense, and I don't know why any organization wouldn't take all those factors into consideration when evaluating such a prospect.

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    ESPN's Kiley McDaniel released his Top 100 Prospects list this week with two Red Sox making the list - Jeter Downs at 41 and Triston Casas at 52. (Eric Longenhagen also put out his Top 100 for Fangraphs, and while he had the same two in his ranking, he ranked them back-to-back at 52 and 53.)

    He ranked the Red Sox farm system 21st in baseball.
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    My Top 30 Sox Prospects Ranking:

    1. Casas
    2. Downs
    3. Mata
    4. Dalbec
    5. Houck
    6. Jimenez
    7. Song
    8. Duran
    9. Seabold
    10. Ward
    11. Rosario
    12. Potts
    13. Hernandez
    14. A Ramirez
    15. Bello
    16. German
    17. Whitlock
    18. Wong
    19. Groome
    20. Yorke
    21. Lugo
    22. Jordan
    23. Bonaci
    24. C Murphy
    25. Arauz
    26. Bazardo
    27. Wallace
    28. Zeferjahn
    29. E Lopez
    30. Winckowski


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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    ESPN's Kiley McDaniel released his Top 100 Prospects list this week with two Red Sox making the list - Jeter Downs at 41 and Triston Casas at 52. (Eric Longenhagen also put out his Top 100 for Fangraphs, and while he had the same two in his ranking, he ranked them back-to-back at 52 and 53.)

    He ranked the Red Sox farm system 21st in baseball.
    Keith Law ranked us #20.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellhorn04 View Post
    Keith Law ranked us #20.
    I sort of expected us to be between 16-19. Maybe after the PTBNL's we might move up a slot or two.

    The draft might move us up another 2-5 slots, so maybe we'll be at #15 by mid season.
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    None in the top 30 hurts, but two in the top 53 is better than the expected 2 in the top 60 as the league average projects.

    Who has the best chance at breaking the top 100 by mid season?

    Mata?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellhorn04 View Post
    Keith Law ranked us #20.
    A step up from where we were very recently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    None in the top 30 hurts, but two in the top 53 is better than the expected 2 in the top 30 as the league average projects.

    Who has the best chance at breaking the top 100 by mid season?

    Mata?
    Mata will probably have to not suck in AA before he makes it. I have seen some lists than have Jarren Duran as an Honorable Mention. But not Mata...

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    I just need to get his off my chest:

    The new Worcester hats and mascot suck. Both are just horrible.

    With all of the cool and interesting MiLB logos and mascots, why'd we get stuck with this garbage?
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    Scouts have said that OF Jeisson Rosario's offensive potential is difficult to evaluate because of the infrequency with which he swings. He took all 6 pitches he saw to work a full-count walk in his first spring training AB.
    His K rates have been OK considering his age and level (just over 20% in A at age-18 and HiA at age-19). His walk rates are insanely high (over 16% in HiA), perhaps the better indicator. But B.B. rates aren’t sustainable across levels without offensive impact.
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