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I'm just upset that Cash Case (who was in early versions of the top 200 list from MLB) did not make the final list. :(
For now, <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=107737">Justin Dunn</a></span> is "piggy-backing" with <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=101249">Chris Flexen</a></span> as Flexen rehabs from his injury. I assume once Flexen (or anyone else) gets a promotion we will see Dunn back in the rotation.
Probably the same time that <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=66557">Tommy Joseph</a></span> stops hitting.
He touched 96, not pitched at 96 which is a big difference. Yes he was 93-95 in his first inning but his velocity faded from each prior inning. This suggests a lack of arm strength to consistently hold his initial velocity.
Thanks again, quick note on <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=109027">A.J. Puk</a></span>. He isn't pitching as a reliever, Oakland has tandem starters through their minor league system.
A lack of overall power, a below average arm, and while the hit tool could be above average, he wont have a lot of extra base hits that aren't speed bases.
I type out the levels, so for example, Low-A, Lansing. Although I could do AAA, AA, A+, A, SS, GCL/AZL if that is better.
Those 25 runs also cannot include runs scored off position players on the mound.
We are purposely avoiding grades as that is more for eyewitness reports and these are notes and observations. We did mistakenly take out the roles for these guys so I will add them in.
Shaffer and McClure to me are both swingman/longmen 6-7th starters.
Brockhouse and Henzman are to me both middle inning relievers, with Henzman having more of a chance for a setup role given his Arsenal over Brockhouse.
For Van Eyk I'm not sure yet, I will be seeing more of him but I like his chances overall to start over other guys I have seen.
Purely speculative, perhaps a team will consider having him play a Corner OF position. He isn't that good a runner, and if you like him as a bat, you could vouch for him trying the OF. He could be an above-average to plus defender at 1B, which isn't anything to sneeze at.
It's definitely early, but I think he will be drafted as a pitcher. What he offers on the mound outweighs what he does at the plate.
I'll say this about <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=105127">Christopher Hoo</a></span>, he was one of the very few guys in the FSL this year who could catch-and-throw.
I admit, Once In a Lifetime is on the music playlist at my job, so I didn't know much about Talking Heads until I shazamed the song.
<span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/player_search.php?search_name=Julio+Martinez">Julio Martinez</a></span> is interesting. Plus arm in RF, above average runner, has a lean frame that he can fill out and add some power. BUT he struggled against offspeed and doesnt have much bat speed
I knew my appearance on the podcast would lead to its eventual demise.
<span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=100659">Anthony Bemboom</a></span> was announced as a pitcher, but he is more or less an organizational catcher who has thrown out a fair amount of baserunners.
<span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=68843">Harrison Cooney</a></span> isn't too big a loss, he didn't perform that well outside of a 2014 season in Burlington. Plus he also had TJ.
<span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=100328">Alex Yarbrough</a></span> never projected that well at 2B and struggled to hit the past three seasons.
<span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=103527">Cal Towey</a></span> is older than average and lacks much in tools and overall upside.
These players can fill organizational roles for other teams, but they aren't tremendous losses overall.
<span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=103355">Mauricio Dubon</a></span> did rank 7th when we published our <span class="teamdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/team_audit.php?team=BOS" target="blank">Boston Red Sox</a></span> Top 10 Prospects.
He was discussed a little bit, but the way this system is, not a lot of room for him. He could've replaced Montgomery for sure, but we decided just to pick one.
I'll point out that <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=100322">Drew Steckenrider</a></span> photo actually is just another photo of <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/player_search.php?search_name=Brian+Anderson">Brian Anderson</a></span>
Ah dang I must've missed him when putting the spreadsheet together.
Here's an eyewitness I did on him earlier this year.
Unfortunately the Nationals don"t come into my neck of the woods that often. He's on my list of guys I want to see though.
Talked to a scout who was at his game against Akron on June 10th, his Fastball was 94-95 T96.
I was at <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=106726">James Reeves</a></span> start last night. I 100% agree with <a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/author/mark_anderson">Mark Anderson</a> that he is a reliever long-term but that he has a good chance of making it. While he could be a fine <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=LOOGY" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('LOOGY'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">LOOGY</span></a>, he can get RHH out as well because of his strike-throwing ways and deception.
Yes, top 5 Yankees Prospect for 2017.
I like this throw from Aaron Hicks last year better.
Are we sure it wasn't Matt Sussman that wrote the original comment?
I did an article like this in early December.
Two things: One, Clayton Blackburn height weight is listed as his birthdate,
Second, it seems like a lot of these starting pitchers have advanced changeups, is that from a coaching philosophy or a focus the team looks at when acquiring players?
The group of people that invented fantasy baseball? (Maybe I just liked Silly little game too much)
Can Jake Brentz make some prospect lists next year given his raw arm strength?
Does Jose Alvarez have a chance to stick at the majors for the whole season or will he be the riding the taxi between Toledo and Detroit all season?
What's the difference right now in terms of defense between Lindor and Carlos Correa?
Would it ever be likely to have a manager that never played in baseball (minors or majors)?
"Drops the mic and walks off stage".
Seth Maness had a ridiculous 10BB in 169.12IP in 2012 between Hi-A and AA. But only 112 K so he didn't qualify for this awesome article
Do either of the submariners have ML potential?
Two questions, first off, how valuable can a good defense at 1B be when evaluating a prospect? Second, can Zach Walters stay at SS or will he move off the position?
Interesting line for Brett Barber last night in Bluefield.
0.2IP 2H 5R 0ER 1BB 2K
3PB, a catcher dropped third strike, a throwing E2, E6, E8 all contributed to that line. This was all in the 9th inning also
Whats a ruptured miscellaneous?
Did your kids ever ask you why you were watching people watching a basebl game?
Do you still not believe your results?
What else will BP be doing the rest of the weekend?
Speaking of the loaded Hickory team, have you had any chance to see David Lyon?
Did anybody from last year test get it all right?
Where do you expect to see most of these players to be drafted at? Also, we faced Tyler Skulina at Kent State, showed very good life on his FB (90-93 T95) but didn't have much control of his off-speed stuff that day. Did fine for 4 innings then lost it in the 5th and hit 3 batters and walked 2 batters between the 5th and 6th inning
How does Ian Krol throw a 1-7 breaking pitch lefty? Screwball?
What do you guys know about Kirby Yates? Keeps putting up good K/BB numbers at AA and AAA so far.
Is it possible to get reports on players/prospects we are unfamiliar with? Gausman, Zimmer, and Walker have been written about numerous times on here. Just to see what else the minor leagues hold.
I think I'm going to renew my subscription for next year now.
I would love to go through the catchers in a similar fashion. The pure catchers, the meh catchers, then the questionable catchers.
Go Seth Streich!
Videos are not loading at all. Or the video will have the audio playing but a frozen screen
Jason Cole, I can't get the videos to work on Vimeo? Problem on my end?
This question is for Andrew or Ben, depending on who answers. How did you do the research for this? Is this kind of data publicly available and easily computed?
I was at the SSAC, I was unable to attend the Baseball Analytics Panel because that was when we were presenting for the First Pitch Undergrad competition. From what I heard about it though, it was still a great panel, they just can't talk about the so called "Elephant in the Room". The visual tracking data panel was also a really good panel that I attended but they mostly had to tiptoe around answers.
My teacher was right about using SQL in the real world then...
Is this run by SQL or by another system?
What will change if it is true that Wil Myers will start the season in AAA? More playing time for Roberts/Johnson at 2B while Zobrist moves to RF?
We just talked about this kind of test in Stats! Who knew this stuff applied to stuff in the real world?
What do you think of Mark Rogers? Is his prospect time up? He's always been hurt but still has the stuff to be in a rotation
Is Gauntlett Eldemire a guy to watch still? He also has 80 run but can't seem to stay healthy
What I'm doing the whole time
I see you still have Kyle Drabek on your Top Under-25 list, what do you expect from him coming off his second Tommy John Surgery?
Why is your ranking of players so much different from Keith Law's of ESPN?
I would enjoy seeing an evaluation of Tyler Clippard.