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Re: Top Prospect Lists 2018-2019
« Reply #100 on: October 27, 2018, 03:13:49 pm »
Callis on Erasmo Pinales:

"...has some of the best pure stuff in the system: a fastball that reaches 97 mph with running and rising action, a short slider and hard curveball that are plus pitches at times and a solid changeup. He's still figuring out command and control..."

https://www.mlb.com/news/astros-arizona-fall-league-forrest-whitley/c-299734654?tid=151437456

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Re: Top Prospect Lists 2018-2019
« Reply #101 on: November 03, 2018, 06:37:34 pm »
More scouting reports from 2080baseball.com based on looks in the AFL:

Trent Thornton--"Three solid pitches, but lacks CH for rotation or true out pitch for leverage relief role. Fits as a low-leverage longman able to go multiple innings."

Abe Toro--"Bat-first profile will play with plus hit-tool. Not a masher, but hitting ability will get him to 15-20 HR. Top of lineup type bat with defensive liabilities at 3B, could potentially fit in LF. To reach ceiling will need to adjust approach to better pitching and player shows feel to do so."

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« Reply #102 on: November 10, 2018, 05:58:23 pm »
Interesting tidbits on Abe Toro in this read from MLB.com on his AFL play:

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From the left side, the Astros' No. 21 prospect wanted to work on hitting the ball to the opposite field. From the right side, Toro said his goal was to elevate the ball more...

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After catching a bit at Seminole State College, Toro logged 15 games behind the plate in 2017. He's spent the bulk of his career (207 games) at third, but also appeared at second base in a game. "I think it's going to be huge," Toro said of his ability to play multiple positions. "I've talked with the Astros and they kind of want me -- maybe some second baseman, some third and you never know, maybe catching again. I try to work everywhere in BP."

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« Reply #103 on: November 11, 2018, 10:23:37 pm »
Interesting thread from the pitching guru in which he cites Brandon Bailey...

Kyle Boddy @drivelinebases 2 hours ago
Since Jason was man enough to bring out the hot take, let me throw some grease on the fire: Downhill plane is a load of horseshit and if anything is probably negatively correlated with success.

Kyle Boddy @drivelinebases 2 hours ago
A college coach who has been on the launch angle train for years (who also produces tons of pros / big leaguers) told me that short, "uphill" arms who throw at the top of the zone with high spin kill his hitters.

Kyle Boddy @drivelinebases 2 hours ago
You'll also note that the Houston Astros traded for @BBailey_19 and gave up Laureano for him, which was a big piece. Brandon shoved at Gonzaga and for Y-D yet was a 6th rounder - because he's a short RHP. He has high spin and good velocity. Look at his pro stats. Hmm...

Kyle Boddy @drivelinebases 1 hour ago
I had a scout tell me that he wanted to draft Brandon - said he thought he was a top 5 pitcher in college - but he couldn't turn him in because his boss didn't allow him to turn in guys who were under 6 feet tall. This was a so-called "smart" team, by the way.

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« Reply #104 on: November 12, 2018, 09:23:21 am »
Interesting thread from the pitching guru in which he cites Brandon Bailey...

Kyle Boddy @drivelinebases 2 hours ago
Since Jason was man enough to bring out the hot take, let me throw some grease on the fire: Downhill plane is a load of horseshit and if anything is probably negatively correlated with success.

Kyle Boddy @drivelinebases 2 hours ago
A college coach who has been on the launch angle train for years (who also produces tons of pros / big leaguers) told me that short, "uphill" arms who throw at the top of the zone with high spin kill his hitters.

Kyle Boddy @drivelinebases 2 hours ago
You'll also note that the Houston Astros traded for @BBailey_19 and gave up Laureano for him, which was a big piece. Brandon shoved at Gonzaga and for Y-D yet was a 6th rounder - because he's a short RHP. He has high spin and good velocity. Look at his pro stats. Hmm...

Kyle Boddy @drivelinebases 1 hour ago
I had a scout tell me that he wanted to draft Brandon - said he thought he was a top 5 pitcher in college - but he couldn't turn him in because his boss didn't allow him to turn in guys who were under 6 feet tall. This was a so-called "smart" team, by the way.

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Re: Top Prospect Lists 2018-2019
« Reply #105 on: November 12, 2018, 12:57:59 pm »
Yes, thanks Nate. 

While I absolutely love the phrase that "Downhill plane is a load of horseshit," I suspect that downhill plane is just downhill plane, like zig is just zig, but becomes a thing when it enters the world of zag. 

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Re: Top Prospect Lists 2018-2019
« Reply #106 on: November 15, 2018, 11:58:15 am »
An Astros' Top 30 Prospects list from Prospects Live, perhaps most notable for the highest ranking yet seen for Bryan Abreu at #11.

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Re: Top Prospect Lists 2018-2019
« Reply #107 on: November 16, 2018, 09:35:04 am »
Whitley's final AFL #s;  In 26 AFL innings, Whitley had a 2.42 ERA. He struck out 36 and walked 7. Opponents hit .179 against him

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Re: Top Prospect Lists 2018-2019
« Reply #108 on: November 16, 2018, 05:18:19 pm »
Adding the Prospects Live Top 30 list to this...

5 or More Prospect Lists (20)
OF Kyle Tucker.......................FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL   
RHP Forrest Whitley..............FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL
OF Yordan Alvarez.................FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL
LHP Cionel Perez...................FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP Corbin Martin................FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL
SS Freudis Nova.....................FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP J.B. Bukauskas................FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL
C Garrett Stubbs....................FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP Rogelio Armenteros......FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP Jairo Solis........................FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL
OF J.J. Matijevic.......................FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL
OF Seth Beer..........................FG/BA/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP Josh James......................FG/BA/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP Brandon Bielak..............FG/BA/MP/Sickels/PL
SS Jonathan Arauz.................FG/BA/BP/MP/PL
3B Joe Perez...........................FG/BA/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP Dean Deetz....................FG/BA/MP/Sickels/PL
LHP Framber Valdez.............FG/BA/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP Cristian Javier................FG/BA/MP/Sickels/PL
OF Myles Straw......................BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL

4 Prospect Lists (4)
RHP Riley Ferrell....................FG/BA/MP/Sickels
3B Abraham Toro..................FG/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP Brandon Bailey..............FG/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP Tyler Ivey........................FG/MP/Sickels/PL

3 Prospect Lists (4)
RHP Jayson Schroeder...........FG/MP/PL
OF Alex McKenna...................FG/MP/PL
RHP Trent Thornton..............MP/Sickels/PL
OF Ronnie Dawson................BA/Sickels/PL

2 Prospect Lists (9)
RHP Bryan Abreu...................FG/PL
SS Jeremy Pena......................FG/MP
RHP Jandel Gustave...............FG/BA
RHP Peter Solomon...............FG/Sickels
RHP Elian Rodriguez..............BA/Sickels
SS Miguelangel Sierra...........BA/Sickels
OF Carlos Machado...............BP/Sickels
C Nathan Perry......................BP/Sickels
LHP Brett Adcock...................MP/Sickels
1B Randy Cesar......................MP/PL

1 Prospect List (18)
LHP Reymin Guduan.............FG
RHP Manny Ramirez.............FG
UTIL Osvaldo Duarte.............FG   
RHP Carlos Sanabria.............FG
SS Deury Carrasco.................FG
RHP Cody Deason..................FG   
LHP Kit Scheetz......................FG
RHP Enoli Paredes.................FG
RHP Luis Garcia......................BA
RHP Johanse Torres...............BA
C Michael Papierski................Sickels
C Lorenzo Quintana...............Sickels
C Chuckie Robinson...............Sickels
RHP Yoanys Quiala.................Sickels
RHP Leovanny Rodriguez......Sickels
RHP Carlos Sierra...................Sickels
LHP Alex Winkelman..............Sickels
RHP Heitor Tokar....................PL

Positional Breakdown:
RHP--28
LHP--6
C--5
3B--2
SS--5
UTIL--1
OF--8


FG = Fangraph's "The Board" (37 players)
BA = Baseball America's Preseason Top 30 Prospects (as adjusted by their midseason update for the Top 10 prospects) + one bonus supplemental prospect (sent with prospect handbook) + three "rising prospects" from the midseason update
BP = Baseball Prospectus' Preseason Top 21 Prospects
MP = MLB Pipeline's Top 30 Prospects
Sickels = Minor League Ball's Preseason Top 20 Prospects + nineteen "other C+ prospects" from that preseason list + future additions noted in his midseason review article
PL = Prospects Live Top 30 Prospects

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Re: Top Prospect Lists 2018-2019
« Reply #109 on: November 17, 2018, 04:19:47 pm »
MLB Pipeline did a bit of shuffling of their Astros Top 30 list as a result of the Thornton trade (although for some reason they still have Randy Cesar on their list). So who joined? None other than Ronnie Dawson, who was #15 on their 2018 preaseason list and then was dropped completely when they did the midseason update. He's back on at #20.

5 or More Prospect Lists (20)
OF Kyle Tucker.......................FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL   
RHP Forrest Whitley..............FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL
OF Yordan Alvarez.................FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL
LHP Cionel Perez...................FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP Corbin Martin................FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL
SS Freudis Nova.....................FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP J.B. Bukauskas................FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL
C Garrett Stubbs....................FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP Rogelio Armenteros......FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP Jairo Solis........................FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL
OF J.J. Matijevic.......................FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL
OF Seth Beer..........................FG/BA/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP Josh James......................FG/BA/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP Brandon Bielak..............FG/BA/MP/Sickels/PL
SS Jonathan Arauz.................FG/BA/BP/MP/PL
3B Joe Perez...........................FG/BA/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP Dean Deetz....................FG/BA/MP/Sickels/PL
LHP Framber Valdez.............FG/BA/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP Cristian Javier................FG/BA/MP/Sickels/PL
OF Myles Straw......................BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL

4 Prospect Lists (5)
RHP Riley Ferrell....................FG/BA/MP/Sickels
3B Abraham Toro..................FG/MP/Sickels/PL
OF Ronnie Dawson................BA/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP Brandon Bailey..............FG/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP Tyler Ivey........................FG/MP/Sickels/PL

3 Prospect Lists (2)
RHP Jayson Schroeder...........FG/MP/PL
OF Alex McKenna...................FG/MP/PL
RHP Trent Thornton..............MP/Sickels/PL

2 Prospect Lists (9)
RHP Bryan Abreu...................FG/PL
SS Jeremy Pena......................FG/MP
RHP Jandel Gustave...............FG/BA
RHP Peter Solomon...............FG/Sickels
RHP Elian Rodriguez..............BA/Sickels
SS Miguelangel Sierra...........BA/Sickels
OF Carlos Machado...............BP/Sickels
C Nathan Perry......................BP/Sickels
LHP Brett Adcock...................MP/Sickels
1B Randy Cesar......................MP/PL

1 Prospect List (18)
LHP Reymin Guduan.............FG
RHP Manny Ramirez.............FG
UTIL Osvaldo Duarte.............FG   
RHP Carlos Sanabria.............FG
SS Deury Carrasco.................FG
RHP Cody Deason..................FG   
LHP Kit Scheetz......................FG
RHP Enoli Paredes.................FG
RHP Luis Garcia......................BA
RHP Johanse Torres...............BA
C Michael Papierski................Sickels
C Lorenzo Quintana...............Sickels
C Chuckie Robinson...............Sickels
RHP Yoanys Quiala.................Sickels
RHP Leovanny Rodriguez......Sickels
RHP Carlos Sierra...................Sickels
LHP Alex Winkelman..............Sickels
RHP Heitor Tokar....................PL

Positional Breakdown:
RHP--27
LHP--6
C--5
3B--2
SS--5
UTIL--1
OF--8


FG = Fangraph's "The Board" (37 players)
BA = Baseball America's Preseason Top 30 Prospects (as adjusted by their midseason update for the Top 10 prospects) + one bonus supplemental prospect (sent with prospect handbook) + three "rising prospects" from the midseason update
BP = Baseball Prospectus' Preseason Top 21 Prospects
MP = MLB Pipeline's Top 30 Prospects
Sickels = Minor League Ball's Preseason Top 20 Prospects + nineteen "other C+ prospects" from that preseason list + future additions noted in his midseason review article
PL = Prospects Live Top 30 Prospects

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Re: Top Prospect Lists 2018-2019
« Reply #110 on: November 19, 2018, 10:47:22 am »
And MLB Pipeline with another shuffle of their Astros Top 30 list, getting rid of Randy Cesar and moving Peter Solomon on to the list at Cesar's former spot at #26.

5 or More Prospect Lists (20)
OF Kyle Tucker.......................FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL   
RHP Forrest Whitley..............FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL
OF Yordan Alvarez.................FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL
LHP Cionel Perez...................FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP Corbin Martin................FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL
SS Freudis Nova.....................FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP J.B. Bukauskas................FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL
C Garrett Stubbs....................FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP Rogelio Armenteros......FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP Jairo Solis........................FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL
OF J.J. Matijevic.......................FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL
OF Seth Beer..........................FG/BA/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP Josh James......................FG/BA/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP Brandon Bielak..............FG/BA/MP/Sickels/PL
SS Jonathan Arauz.................FG/BA/BP/MP/PL
3B Joe Perez...........................FG/BA/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP Dean Deetz....................FG/BA/MP/Sickels/PL
LHP Framber Valdez.............FG/BA/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP Cristian Javier................FG/BA/MP/Sickels/PL
OF Myles Straw......................BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL

4 Prospect Lists (5)
RHP Riley Ferrell....................FG/BA/MP/Sickels
3B Abraham Toro..................FG/MP/Sickels/PL
OF Ronnie Dawson................BA/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP Brandon Bailey..............FG/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP Tyler Ivey........................FG/MP/Sickels/PL

3 Prospect Lists (3)
RHP Jayson Schroeder...........FG/MP/PL
OF Alex McKenna...................FG/MP/PL
RHP Peter Solomon...............FG/Sickels
RHP Trent Thornton..............MP/Sickels/PL

2 Prospect Lists (7)
RHP Bryan Abreu...................FG/PL
SS Jeremy Pena......................FG/MP
RHP Elian Rodriguez..............BA/Sickels
SS Miguelangel Sierra...........BA/Sickels
OF Carlos Machado...............BP/Sickels
C Nathan Perry......................BP/Sickels
LHP Brett Adcock...................MP/Sickels
RHP Jandel Gustave...............FG/BA
1B Randy Cesar......................MP/PL

1 Prospect List (18)
LHP Reymin Guduan.............FG
RHP Manny Ramirez.............FG
UTIL Osvaldo Duarte.............FG   
RHP Carlos Sanabria.............FG
SS Deury Carrasco.................FG
RHP Cody Deason..................FG   
LHP Kit Scheetz......................FG
RHP Enoli Paredes.................FG
RHP Luis Garcia......................BA
RHP Johanse Torres...............BA
C Michael Papierski................Sickels
C Lorenzo Quintana...............Sickels
C Chuckie Robinson...............Sickels
RHP Yoanys Quiala.................Sickels
RHP Leovanny Rodriguez......Sickels
RHP Carlos Sierra...................Sickels
LHP Alex Winkelman..............Sickels
RHP Heitor Tokar....................PL

Positional Breakdown:
RHP--26
LHP--6
C--5
3B--2
SS--5
UTIL--1
OF--8


FG = Fangraph's "The Board" (37 players)
BA = Baseball America's Preseason Top 30 Prospects (as adjusted by their midseason update for the Top 10 prospects) + one bonus supplemental prospect (sent with prospect handbook) + three "rising prospects" from the midseason update
BP = Baseball Prospectus' Preseason Top 21 Prospects
MP = MLB Pipeline's Top 30 Prospects
Sickels = Minor League Ball's Preseason Top 20 Prospects + nineteen "other C+ prospects" from that preseason list + future additions noted in his midseason review article
PL = Prospects Live Top 30 Prospects

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Re: Top Prospect Lists 2018-2019
« Reply #111 on: November 19, 2018, 09:40:09 pm »
Prospects Live also updated their their Astros Top 30 list to account for Randy Cesar and Trent Thornton leaving the organization, adding  Peter Solomon (#29) and Jeremy Pena (#30) in the process.

5 or More Prospect Lists (20)
OF Kyle Tucker.......................FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL   
RHP Forrest Whitley..............FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL
OF Yordan Alvarez.................FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL
LHP Cionel Perez...................FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP Corbin Martin................FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL
SS Freudis Nova.....................FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP J.B. Bukauskas................FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL
C Garrett Stubbs....................FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP Rogelio Armenteros......FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP Jairo Solis........................FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL
OF J.J. Matijevic.......................FG/BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL
OF Seth Beer..........................FG/BA/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP Josh James......................FG/BA/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP Brandon Bielak..............FG/BA/MP/Sickels/PL
SS Jonathan Arauz.................FG/BA/BP/MP/PL
3B Joe Perez...........................FG/BA/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP Dean Deetz....................FG/BA/MP/Sickels/PL
LHP Framber Valdez.............FG/BA/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP Cristian Javier................FG/BA/MP/Sickels/PL
OF Myles Straw......................BA/BP/MP/Sickels/PL

4 Prospect Lists (6)
RHP Riley Ferrell....................FG/BA/MP/Sickels
3B Abraham Toro..................FG/MP/Sickels/PL
OF Ronnie Dawson................BA/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP Brandon Bailey..............FG/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP Tyler Ivey........................FG/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP Peter Solomon...............FG/MP/Sickels/PL

3 Prospect Lists (3)
RHP Jayson Schroeder...........FG/MP/PL
OF Alex McKenna...................FG/MP/PL
SS Jeremy Pena......................FG/MP/PL
RHP Trent Thornton..............MP/Sickels/PL

2 Prospect Lists (6)
RHP Bryan Abreu...................FG/PL
RHP Elian Rodriguez..............BA/Sickels
SS Miguelangel Sierra...........BA/Sickels
OF Carlos Machado...............BP/Sickels
C Nathan Perry......................BP/Sickels
LHP Brett Adcock...................MP/Sickels
RHP Jandel Gustave...............FG/BA
1B Randy Cesar......................MP/PL

1 Prospect List (18)
LHP Reymin Guduan.............FG
RHP Manny Ramirez.............FG
UTIL Osvaldo Duarte.............FG   
RHP Carlos Sanabria.............FG
SS Deury Carrasco.................FG
RHP Cody Deason..................FG   
LHP Kit Scheetz......................FG
RHP Enoli Paredes.................FG
RHP Luis Garcia......................BA
RHP Johanse Torres...............BA
C Michael Papierski................Sickels
C Lorenzo Quintana...............Sickels
C Chuckie Robinson...............Sickels
RHP Yoanys Quiala.................Sickels
RHP Leovanny Rodriguez......Sickels
RHP Carlos Sierra...................Sickels
LHP Alex Winkelman..............Sickels
RHP Heitor Tokar....................PL

Positional Breakdown:
RHP--26
LHP--6
C--5
3B--2
SS--5
UTIL--1
OF--8


FG = Fangraph's "The Board" (37 players)
BA = Baseball America's Preseason Top 30 Prospects (as adjusted by their midseason update for the Top 10 prospects) + one bonus supplemental prospect (sent with prospect handbook) + three "rising prospects" from the midseason update
BP = Baseball Prospectus' Preseason Top 21 Prospects
MP = MLB Pipeline's Top 30 Prospects (retrieved 11/19/18)
Sickels = Minor League Ball's Preseason Top 20 Prospects + nineteen "other C+ prospects" from that preseason list + future additions noted in his midseason review article
PL = Prospects Live Top 30 Prospects (retrieved 11/19/18)

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Re: Top Prospect Lists 2018-2019
« Reply #112 on: November 23, 2018, 04:44:12 pm »
BA ranked the top 12 prospects in the Arizona Fall League (while reiterating that the group of players this year was one of the strongest in the 27-year history of the league). Whitley came in at #2 (behind Vlad Jr.) while JBB was 9th. They also identified another 8 players who most improved their prospect status in AFL play and Abe Toro was included in that group.


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Re: Top Prospect Lists 2018-2019
« Reply #113 on: November 26, 2018, 10:50:49 am »
BA has a midseason update to their Astros Top 10 Prospects list:

1. Whitley
2. Tucker
3. Alvarez
4. Corbin Martin
5. Solis
6. Nova
7. Hector Perez
8. Bukauskas
9. Beer
10. Cionel Perez

A new list from BA:

1. Whitley
2. Tucker
3. Alvarez
4. James
5. Corbin Martin
6. JBB
7. Framber
8. Nova
9. Beer
10. Bryan Abreu

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Re: Top Prospect Lists 2018-2019
« Reply #114 on: November 27, 2018, 09:43:02 am »
BA ranked the top 12 prospects in the Arizona Fall League (while reiterating that the group of players this year was one of the strongest in the 27-year history of the league). Whitley came in at #2 (behind Vlad Jr.) while JBB was 9th.

And MLB Pipeline with their Top 25 AFL Prospects: Whitley #2 and JBB #16.

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Re: Top Prospect Lists 2018-2019
« Reply #115 on: November 27, 2018, 10:19:31 am »
JJ Cooper's chat on the BA list.

https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/2019-houston-astros-top-10-mlb-prospects-chat/

For the record, I had two questions answered (which just shows you how few people participated).
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Re: Top Prospect Lists 2018-2019
« Reply #116 on: November 27, 2018, 11:53:30 am »
The takeaway might disappoint some but I think a fairly positive view on Ronnie Dawson based on looks in the AFL:

"Lacks bat for everyday role on contender. Ideal 4th-OF with ability to play all three OF positions and contribute adequate offense in bench role."

https://2080baseball.com/reports/ronnie-dawson-2/

Different evaluator w/more optimistic take (again based on looks in AFL):

"Well-rounded set of average tools fit an everyday profile if he can remain in CF. Lacks a carry tool for a full regular's profile on a corner, will be a 4th OF if he moves down the defensive spectrum. Floor is more attractive than ceiling, but a safe bet to contribute at ML level."

https://2080baseball.com/reports/ronnie-dawson/

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Re: Top Prospect Lists 2018-2019
« Reply #117 on: November 29, 2018, 12:06:55 pm »
2080baseball.com with their 1st and 2nd All-AFL teams ("the best mix of prospect value and AFL statistical performance at each position"). Whitley and JBB on 1st team while Toro and Dawson were on the 2nd team.

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Re: Top Prospect Lists 2018-2019
« Reply #118 on: December 04, 2018, 11:28:46 am »
Mini-scouting report on Akeem Bostick from 2080.com. Some of their comments:

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FB 91-95 (92-93); Touches 95 as a starter and has the body/arm-stroke to throw harder in short stints. Live ball that gets on hitters quickly, late hop to armside. Control over command type, gets FB over the plate but often center cuts or elevates.

SUMMARY: Physical righty with live arm and four-pitch mix. Best-case scenario of a true back-rotation starter, though he’ll need more seasoning to get there by developing command and third pitch. Intriguing to imagine him in a relief role, perhaps as a multi-inning opener type.

Interestingly, elsewhere on their website they actually list Bostick as one of the top arms available in the Rule 5.


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« Reply #119 on: December 04, 2018, 03:17:46 pm »
Goin' for a bus ride.