Posted: 9/16/2013 9:50 AM
It is again time for the annual The Cardinal Nation community vote for its top prospects! For those of you new to The Cardinal Nation, this is how it works. For the eighth consecutive year, TheCardinalNation.com user community will develop its own end of season top prospect list.
It is different than the "top 40' list that is put together by The Cardinal Nation staff in that this is done by a community vote, but it is included in overall site rankings for 2014 that will roll out during the winter.
The process starts with you choosing the number 1 prospect by simple majority vote (one vote per person per ranking). After approximately a 36-hour period, one of the designated list volunteers will tabulate the votes, declare the #1 prospect and open the same process for the #2 prospect. The voting will continue to at least 40, but can be extended to 50 or even 60, depending on interest level at the time.
Voters are always encouraged to explain the reasons for their selections and try to influence others. This can help educate everyone about the particular merits of a prospect. Players eligible include all those in the Cardinals system that have not either pitched more than 50 innings in the majors or have more than 130 major league at bats. The following are eligible:
Martinez, Gast, Siegrist, Freeman, Butler, Wong, Chambers, Curtis, Jackson Those not eligible include: Rosenthal, Miller, Wacha, Lyons, Maness, Kozma, Adams
If you have any questions about the process, please ask them on the admin thread. This thread is for voting and discussing the merits of the prospects.
We will keep a running list of the rankings here.
#1 Oscar Taveras#2 Carlos Martinez#3 Kolten Wong(*#4 Kevin Siegrist - major leaguer)#5 Stephen Piscotty#6 Alex Reyes#7 Marco Gonzales#8 Rob Kaminsky#9 Carson Kelly#10 Tyrell Jenkins#10a Randal Grichuk - acquired via trade on 11/22#11 James Ramsey#12 Charlie Tilson#13 Greg Garcia#14 Lee Stoppelman#15 John Gast#16 Patrick Wisdom#17 Tim Cooney#18 Cory Jones#19 Mike O'Neill#20 Sam Freeman#21 Zach Petrick #22 Tommy Pham#23 Dixon Llorens#24 Kenny Peoples-Walls#25 Edmundo Sosa#26 Breyvic Valera #27 Sam Tuivailala#28 Jordan Swagerty#29 Oscar Mercado(*#30 Ryan Jackson - left org via waivers)#31 Ian McKinney#32 Boone Whiting#33 Steven Farinaro#34 Mike Mayers#35 Anthony Garcia#36 David Popkins#37 Jacob Wilson#38 Malik Collymore#39 Jonathan Rodriguez#40 Steve Bean#41 Juan Herrera#42 Jose Almarante#43 Ronald Castillo#44 Victor De Leon#45 Keith Butler#46 C.J. McElroy#47 Starlin Rodriguez#48 Fernando Baez#49 Casey Rasmus#50 Colin Walsh#51 Sam Gaviglio#52 Eric Fornataro #53 Rowan Wick#54 Ricardo Bautista#55 Nick Petree#56 Joey Butler#57 Jimmy Bosco#58 Seth Blair#59 Audry Perez#60 Alex Mejia
Here is the link to the first of last year’s two voting threads. They have both been permanently saved on the archives board.
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blingboy wrote: Gonzales and Kaminsky both were encased in bubble wrap from the moment they signed, so we didn't really find out anything beyond what they did in college/high school.
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blingboy wrote: I'm thinking that Taveras is benefiting from the lack of a compelling alternative for the top spot. His numbers at Memphis were good, but not spectacular.Taveras slash line at AAA: .306/.341/.462/.803 Adams slash line at AAA: .329/.362/.624/.986Martinez was far from the most impressive rookie pitcher we saw this year. He appeared 15 times and there was nothing exciting about his numbers.As far as who might be most likely to have a high impact MLB career, I am tempted to jump Siegrist over everybody.
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PadsFS wrote: I wonder what Taveras would OPS in AAA by the time he's 23 years old like Adams was that year