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Top Prospects On MLB Network Now

  • RAMBLE
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Posted: 1/29/2013 8:06 PM

Top Prospects On MLB Network Now 


MLB Network listing top 50
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Posted: 1/30/2013 8:12 AM

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Posted: 1/30/2013 8:24 AM

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cubs2007 wrote: http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/prospects/watch/y2013/

Baez #16
Almora #39
Soler #42
To me after the top four on that list (Profar, Bundy, Tavares, and Myers) this is a slight drop-off.  Jose Fernandez is someone you don't hear as much hype about.


Baez has "top-shelf bat speed," according to one National League scout who recently saw him play. "I haven't seen that type of bat speed this year outside of the big leagues. It's pure, unadulterated, just violent bat-speed."

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Posted: 1/30/2013 10:59 AM

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The Cardinals scare me.

Oscar Taveras ranked #3. Very young, hitter with everything---average, power, speed.

Shelby Miller, P, who looks like top of rotation.

And worst of all to me, Trevor Rosenthal, only 43rd, but has thrown 100+mph. And 78 H in 109 IP. And did just as well when called up. Freak.
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Posted: 1/30/2013 11:04 AM

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Watching the show, Javier Baez showed an amazing swing. He attacked the ball like I haven't seen since Roberto Clemente. All 3 swings thery showed. And his swing was as rapid as say a Tiger Woods. LOL. Just lashed out. As he matures, and if he continues to make contact, he will be a big-time HR hitter IMO.
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Posted: 1/30/2013 11:56 AM

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RAMBLE wrote: The Cardinals scare me.

Oscar Taveras ranked #3. Very young, hitter with everything---average, power, speed.

Shelby Miller, P, who looks like top of rotation.

And worst of all to me, Trevor Rosenthal, only 43rd, but has thrown 100+mph. And 78 H in 109 IP. And did just as well when called up. Freak.

It's kind of disheartening for us.  They hardly ever pick high in the draft.  Obviously their scouting and development staff is top notch.  The Cubs are going to have to get their farm system somewhere in the top five and then just use their financial muscle on any outside talent that they need if they're going to overcome the dominance on this division that the Cardinals have had.
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Posted: 1/30/2013 11:59 AM

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KatieCubFan wrote: It's kind of disheartening for us.  They hardly ever pick high in the draft.  Obviously their scouting and development staff is top notch.  The Cubs are going to have to get their farm system somewhere in the top five and then just use their financial muscle on any outside talent that they need if they're going to overcome the dominance on this division that the Cardinals have had.

Agreed but this is leaps and bounds better then the Hendry Era who seem to soley rely on buying enough talent to compete.
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Posted: 1/30/2013 12:49 PM

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PorkChopExpress12 wrote:
KatieCubFan wrote: It's kind of disheartening for us.  They hardly ever pick high in the draft.  Obviously their scouting and development staff is top notch.  The Cubs are going to have to get their farm system somewhere in the top five and then just use their financial muscle on any outside talent that they need if they're going to overcome the dominance on this division that the Cardinals have had.

Agreed but this is leaps and bounds better then the Hendry Era who seem to soley rely on buying enough talent to compete.
Hendry had the top rated farm system in the early 2000's. Hendry also made a number of trades that led them into the playoffs.
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Posted: 1/30/2013 1:31 PM

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cubs2007 wrote:
Hendry had the top rated farm system in the early 2000's. Hendry also made a number of trades that led them into the playoffs.
Which front office would you rather have, the current one or the previous one?  Don't want any explanations or asking me questions back.  Just an answer of which FO you'd rather have.
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Posted: 1/30/2013 1:34 PM

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CoachK34 wrote:
cubs2007 wrote:
Hendry had the top rated farm system in the early 2000's. Hendry also made a number of trades that led them into the playoffs.
Which front office would you rather have, the current one or the previous one?  Don't want any explanations or asking me questions back.  Just an answer of which FO you'd rather have.
Current Front Office
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Posted: 1/30/2013 1:39 PM

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cubs2007 wrote:
CoachK34 wrote:
cubs2007 wrote:
Hendry had the top rated farm system in the early 2000's. Hendry also made a number of trades that led them into the playoffs.
Which front office would you rather have, the current one or the previous one?  Don't want any explanations or asking me questions back.  Just an answer of which FO you'd rather have.
Current Front Office
Ok just checking.  I was hoping for that answer.
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Posted: 1/31/2013 4:40 PM

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cubs2007 wrote: http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/prospects/watch/y2013/

Baez #16
Almora #39
Soler #42

101. Dan Straily, RHP, A’s

102. Delino DeShields Jr., 2B, Astros

103. Luis Heredia, RHP, Pirates

104. Daniel Corcino, RHP, Reds

105. Brett Jackson, OF, Cubs

106. Marcell Ozuna, OF, Marlins

107. Michael Choice, OF, A’s

108. Tyler Thornburg, RHP, Brewers

109. Corey Seager, 3B/SS, Dodgers

110. Arodys Vizcaino, RHP, Cubs

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Posted: 2/1/2013 8:49 AM

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cubs2007 wrote:
Hendry had the top rated farm system in the early 2000's. Hendry also made a number of trades that led them into the playoffs.
to go off this point, when you are a team that is close or feel is close to winning it all you trade those prospects on the farm to get guys to put you over the top. 

An example would be the Detroit Tigers, they not too long ago had a good farm system, but when you trade for Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, and Anibal Sanchez that farm system is going to start getting worse and worse and now Detroit has one of the worst farm systems in baseball.

Do they care about that at this point?  No, they were in the World Series this past year and will be strong contenders against this year.  But in 5 years or so they could be back to the organization losing 100-110 games (ok, maybe not that bad).

The organizations that buck this trend are your St. Louis Cardinals who manage to draft fantastic players late in the draft.  As much as I hate them you have to tip the cap in that regard.
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Posted: 2/1/2013 9:32 AM

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ARAMIS13 wrote:
The organizations that buck this trend are your St. Louis Cardinals who manage to draft fantastic players late in the draft.  As much as I hate them you have to tip the cap in that regard.

True.  That's how we want the Cubs to be.  Sustained success while keeping the pipeline from the farm going.
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