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Re: 2014 Prospect Rankings

Postby Rocky55 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:22 am

Hermie13 wrote:
Rocky55 wrote:I'm too lazy to do a spec list but I look at Kyle Crockett and I look at Tyler Naquin and I'm pretty sure I can guess which one will have a bigger impact at the ML level. So why rank the future AAAA player above the future valuable pen arm?

Also think that ignoring Dylan Baker is going to look foolish in a couple of years.


Think people calling Naquin a AAAA player will look foolish in a couple years too....

Hope so.
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Re: 2014 Prospect Rankings

Postby MadThinker88 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:10 pm

Rocky55 wrote:I'm too lazy to do a spec list but I look at Kyle Crockett and I look at Tyler Naquin and I'm pretty sure I can guess which one will have a bigger impact at the ML level. So why rank the future AAAA player above the future valuable pen arm?

Also think that ignoring Dylan Baker is going to look foolish in a couple of years.


Too bad your not doing a top 15 or so Rocky, I generally liked to see your opinion on the rankings.
Guess I've let the cold up here in Wisconsin affect me too much (God I hope the Buckeyes walk into Madison and win on Saturday) but the packing of the spring training trucks has woken me up.

I'll look to post my list of rankings here during super bowl weekend.

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Re: 2014 Prospect Rankings

Postby MadThinker88 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:43 pm

the BA Handbook arrived today :) Here are some highlights.
#31 is TJ House....
Tribe Org is ranked #17 (without Salazar)
In the fielding layout it shows Paulino & Wendle under 2nd. No ranked prospects at 3rd or LF
Crockett- 11, Mejia- 12, Moncrief- 14, Aguilar- 15, Wendle- 17, Santander- 20, Lugo- 21, Wolters- 25, Shawn Brady- 30.
Not ranked- Dylan Baker, Levon Washington, Bryson Mlyes, D'von McClure, Jordan Smith.
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Re: 2014 Prospect Rankings

Postby BrianM » Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:26 pm

MadThinker88 wrote:the BA Handbook arrived today :) Here are some highlights.
#31 is TJ House....
Tribe Org is ranked #17 (without Salazar)
In the fielding layout it shows Paulino & Wendle under 2nd. No ranked prospects at 3rd or LF
Crockett- 11, Mejia- 12, Moncrief- 14, Aguilar- 15, Wendle- 17, Santander- 20, Lugo- 21, Wolters- 25, Shawn Brady- 30.
Not ranked- Dylan Baker, Levon Washington, Bryson Mlyes, D'von McClure, Jordan Smith.


Washington, Myles, McClure, Smith not rated = not too shocking

Baker not rated = Outrageous

I am happy to see Moncrief getting some support from BA and KL though.
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Re: 2014 Prospect Rankings

Postby Hermie13 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:03 pm

Baseball America has their top 100 list up now. Few surprises....seem a lil low on Lindor (13th) but they did include Bauer (83rd). Frazier was his traditional top 50, sliding in at 48.


http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/2014-baseball-america-top-100-prospects-free/
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Re: 2014 Prospect Rankings

Postby Hermie13 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:21 pm

Baseball Prospectus released their farm system rankings. Tribe's system ranks 20th, though they do like the young talent and see the system improving in 2015 even if Lindor graduates (which they think will likely happen).

https://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=22906

List Francisco Mejia and Dace Kime as the breakout prospects, and AA Akron as the must see affiliate (due in part to Tyler Naquin, Cody Anderson, Luigi Rodriguez, Tony Wolters, and Joe Wendle).
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Re: 2014 Prospect Rankings

Postby A.Zajac » Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:34 pm

Baseball Prospectus just released their 25-and-Under Talent Rankings. Overall, the Indians ranked 25th in all of baseball in that category. Organizationally....

25. Cleveland Indians

1. Francisco Lindor (20)
2. Clint Frazier (19)
3. Danny Salazar (24)
4. Tyler Naquin (22)
5. Cody Anderson (23)
6. Trevor Bauer (23)
7. Francisco Mejia (18)
8. Jose Ramirez (21)
9. Ronny Rodriguez (21)
10. Dorssys Paulino (19)

Made MLB Debut? 3
Farm System Ranking: 20
Top 10 Prospects: Link
Prospects on the BP 101: 2
Top Prospect: Francisco Lindor
Summary: Besides the high-end talent of shortstop Francisco Lindor and outfielder Clint Frazier, Cleveland’s depth runs fairly thin and leaves this list close to the back the pack. Though right-handed starter Danny Salazar places high at no. 3, he’s the only established player to crack the U25, and the prospects behind him are presently on the fringy side or have a ways to go. The 18-year-old catcher Francisco Mejia has the potential to take steps and rise in status but is likely a year away from full-season ball and carries a lot of risk. It’s a list that starts with a bang and then quickly fizzles after the top three. –Chris Mellen
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Re: 2014 Prospect Rankings

Postby OhioBaseball » Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:24 am

This is a random take, but I think INF Erik Gonzalez gets far too little credit on Indians prospect lists.

I think the tape on him from last year looks impressive. I always thought he looked interesting, but last year he changed his swing and I think it looks good. He’s very fluid, loose and his swing gets nice extension and you can clearly see some extra base power as he physically matures (he’s got a very projectable body and athleticism). He’s got some infield skills, too. I spend most of my baseball time on the draft, and if Gonzalez were eligible for the draft this year (let’s say he’s a college prospect), I’d look at him and think he’s at least a 2nd round selection. He is a good projectable athlete that I think can swing the bat. His most natural INF position is likely 3B and he it takes little imagination to see 20+ HR power in him. This guy is a prospect. Do not sleep on him.

I can easily make a case for him to be in the Indians top 10 prospects. Definitely in the top 15 for me.
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Re: 2014 Prospect Rankings

Postby Chiefroy » Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:02 pm

John Sickels

http://www.minorleagueball.com/2014/4/1 ... s-for-2014

1. Lindor
2. Bauer
3. Frazier
4. Paulino
5. Anderson
6. Ronny Rod
7. Jose Ramirez
8. Mejia
9. Naquin
10. Wendle
11. Washington
12. Lugo
13. Adams
14. Wolters
15. Moncrief
16. Aguilar
17. Kime
18. CC Lee
19. Dylan Baker
20. Santander

OTHERS: Shawn Armstrong, RHP; Sean Brady, LHP; Mitch Brown, RHP; Kyle Crockett, LHP; Trevor Frank, RHP; Erik Gonzalez, INF; Eric Haase, C; Jake Lowery, C; Alex Monsalve, C; Adam Plutko, RHP; Nelson Rodriguez, 1B; Duke Von Schamman, RH Werfer.
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Re: 2014 Prospect Rankings

Postby Hermie13 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:20 am

Chiefroy wrote:John Sickels

http://www.minorleagueball.com/2014/4/1 ... s-for-2014

1. Lindor
2. Bauer
3. Frazier
4. Paulino
5. Anderson
6. Ronny Rod
7. Jose Ramirez
8. Mejia
9. Naquin
10. Wendle
11. Washington
12. Lugo
13. Adams
14. Wolters
15. Moncrief
16. Aguilar
17. Kime
18. CC Lee
19. Dylan Baker
20. Santander

OTHERS: Shawn Armstrong, RHP; Sean Brady, LHP; Mitch Brown, RHP; Kyle Crockett, LHP; Trevor Frank, RHP; Erik Gonzalez, INF; Eric Haase, C; Jake Lowery, C; Alex Monsalve, C; Adam Plutko, RHP; Nelson Rodriguez, 1B; Duke Von Schamman, RH Werfer.


Always enjoy Sickels take on Tribe prospects.


Thought his take on Levon Washington was very interesting. Said "I'd rank him as high as sixth if I was more certain of his health."
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