Posted: 01/18/2013 9:46 AM
Before the 2012 season, Scout.com released its Top-100 MLB Prospects. Topping the list were LHP Matt Moore, OF Mike Trout and OF Bryce Harper. All three players would be instrumental in their teams' winning seasons. Will this year's top prospects have a similar MLB impact? Find out who made the 2013 list inside... Full Story | Discuss
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vinnybravo wrote: Oh look, our number 4 pick Tony Suck-chez is not on the list surprise. What a wasted pick.
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fishmong wrote: If you're redrafting Will Myers, Jason Kipnis, Nick Franklin, Jacob Turner, Rex Brothers, Tyler Skaggs, Aaron Crow, Drew Storen, Joe Kelly, Nolan Arendo, and probably Mike Leake and Brandon Belt ALL go before Tony Sanchez... if you're redrafting...
Posted: 01/19/2013 5:49 PM
katoy2j wrote: Who said he's a backup catcher?Pretty sure Wandy Rodriguez and Derrek Lee made positive impacts on the team. You don't get those players without using assets from the 2009 draft.The 2009 draft was a pretty weak one. It had Stephen Strasburg and the talent fell of a cliff big time. Mike Trout came out of nowhere but that is about it thus far for first round impact talent. The player taken third was Donovan Tate who looks to be a bust. The rest of the round was primarily all pitching which is a big gamble. None of the guys really stood out from each other at the time. You could of ended up with Matt Hobgood or Shelby Miller. The names you could pretty much pick from a hat. Sanchez still looks like a pretty good pick to me. Three years after the draft and having the time to look it over with three years of the players playing in the minors Tony Sanchez is still a top 5 pick. If you redrafted today 3 years later it would go as follows.1.1 Mike Trout1.2 Stephen Strasburg1.3 Shelby Miller1.4 Zach Wheeler1.5 Tony SanchezMaybe you bump Sanchez down a spot or two because perhaps someone likes a guy like Mike Minor or Dustin Ackley more but he isn't falling much further than that.In hindsight the pick of Sanchez looks pretty good actually. There wasn't really much for impact talent in this draft as it was very hit or miss. Strasburg was considered a once in a lifetime talent yet won't be the best player in the round as that will go to Mike Trout at 25. It wasn't even good scouting but more of luck by the Angels because they also had pick number 24 and took Randel Grichuk. Luckily for the Pirates Mark Teixeira was ranked higher than C.C. Sabathia as a free agent which gave the pick to Anahiem instead of the Brewers. The Brewers would of otherwise gotten the 25th pick and were going to select Mike Trout so that's a player we don't have to deal with.
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Posted: 01/19/2013 6:40 PM
vinnybravo wrote: Lee had a good two months for the Pirates, but did they make the playoffs? Did they end up finishing better than .500? I like the idea of getting Lee, but in the long run it did nothing for the team. As far as Wandy the Pirates went into a nose dive after they got him. He is a guy for some reason I just dont like. I have no real reason, I just dont like him and expect him to flop this season. Like I said I have nothing to back that up but a gut feeling.As far as Sanchez you may be right about the backup. He may not even bet that good. The big issue I have with Sanchez is he was not the best player on the board when they picked him, not even close. And you never ever pick based on need over talent when you are drafting that high. It was just as bad as the Moskos pick. He has a suspact bat with little power. He may be a slightly above average defensive back up catcher, but I dont see him ever being as good as McHenry is right now. However, he will be cheaper for a few years.
1. Steven Strasburg RHP San Diego State
2. Alex White RHP North Carolina
3. Grant Green SS Southern California
4. Dustin Ackley 1B/OF North Carolina
5. Matthew Purke LHP HS Texas
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burghsports3 wrote: No love for Polanco. Surprised he's not on the list. This kid oozes huge potential. Could be a monster some day. If Bell is healthy, we'll have two big-time prospects with him and Polanco. Exciting stuff!
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