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Re: Top Prospect Lists 2018-2019
« Reply #120 on: December 04, 2018, 03:24:51 pm »
Is this his third rule 5 eligible draft?

I believe his 2nd.
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Re: Top Prospect Lists 2018-2019
« Reply #121 on: December 13, 2018, 11:53:56 am »
Scratching off Riley Ferrell...

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
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--25
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 #122 on: December 13, 2018, 06:13:44 pm »
MLB Pipeline removed Ferrell from their Top 30 list. They in turn (finally) added Bryan Abreu, all the way up at the #10 spot.

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
RHP Peter Solomon...............FG/MP/Sickels/PL

3 Prospect Lists (4)
RHP Bryan Abreu...................FG/MP/PL
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 (5)
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--25
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 12/13/18)
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 #123 on: December 14, 2018, 03:35:07 pm »
MLB Pipeline removed Ferrell from their Top 30 list. They in turn (finally) added Bryan Abreu, all the way up at the #10 spot.

Easy to forget that there are a lot of really interesting names on the bottom half of that list (e.g. Tyler Ivey, Peter Solomon).  Perhaps I'm simply ever the optimist, but I wouldn't be surprised if there are some big jumps in the rankings next year similar to Bryan Abreu's.
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Re: Top Prospect Lists 2018-2019
« Reply #124 on: January 03, 2019, 12:02:58 pm »
BAlso mentioned the following as rising prospects:
  • Johanse Torres--way too old for DSL but "95-99 FB and a potentially plus slider are worth paying attention to"

In their annual list of "Century Club" rankings, Baseball America lists Torres as one of 3 junior stros who reached triple digits this past season (Reymin Guduan and Josh James the others). FWIW, 62 pitchers in total made the list (compared to 81 in 2017).


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Re: Top Prospect Lists 2018-2019
« Reply #125 on: January 06, 2019, 02:02:02 pm »
A roundup of comments on 19-year old INF Luis Santana, one of three Mets' minor leaguers acquired in today's JD Davis trade:

Eric Longenhagen @longenhagen 1h ago
Luis Santana was going to be 10th on the Mets list that will still drop tomorrow. We really like the bat and think he stays on the middle infield.

eithlaw  @keithlaw 1h ago
Santana’s interesting for a smaller guy, with a potentially plus hit tool. Shrewd pickup for Houston.

Ben Badler @BenBadler 1h ago
Big fan of Luis Santana going to the Astros. Young, hard-nosed 2B with great-hand eye who knows the strike zone and barrels it up consistently.


From the MLB Pipeline writeup:

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here have been enough players, especially middle infielders, who have overcome the "undersized" label to have Major League success. That's why it might be a mistake to overlook the 5-foot-8 Santana, who was having a huge United States debut in the Appalachian League after two summers in the Dominican Summer League.

Two things stand out for the second baseman: his knack for contact and his high-energy play. His career has been brief, but he's always hit, with a quick swing and very few strikeouts. He might never be a huge power guy, but he is capable of driving the ball with more strength than you'd expect, and he already is showing a very advanced approach at the plate and a willingness to draw walks. He's an average runner who should be capable enough at second defensively.

Santana loves to compete and his makeup, when combined with his hit tool, gave the Mets confidence to jump him over the Gulf Coast League up to the Appy League in 2018, where he was one of the league's best hitters. That ability to swing the bat should carry him up the ladder, and if he can maintain that approach, a future as an everyday offensive-minded second baseman awaits.

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Re: Top Prospect Lists 2018-2019
« Reply #126 on: January 06, 2019, 03:31:07 pm »
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Re: Top Prospect Lists 2018-2019
« Reply #127 on: January 06, 2019, 04:51:52 pm »
Luis Santana enters the MLB Pipeline Top 30 list at #22. OF Ross Adolph, one of the other prospects coming in the JD Davis trade, added at #30. Pitchers Brandon Bailey and Brett Adcock dropped off the list.

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
OF Ronnie Dawson................BA/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP Tyler Ivey........................FG/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP Peter Solomon...............FG/MP/Sickels/PL

3 Prospect Lists (5)
RHP Bryan Abreu...................FG/MP/PL
RHP Jayson Schroeder...........FG/MP/PL
OF Alex McKenna...................FG/MP/PL
SS Jeremy Pena.......................FG/MP/PL
RHP Brandon Bailey..............FG/Sickels/PL
RHP Trent Thornton..............MP/Sickels/PL

2 Prospect Lists (4)
RHP Elian Rodriguez..............BA/Sickels
SS Miguelangel Sierra...........BA/Sickels
OF Carlos Machado...............BP/Sickels
C Nathan Perry......................BP/Sickels
RHP Jandel Gustave...............FG/BA
1B Randy Cesar......................MP/PL

1 Prospect List (20)
2B Luis Santana.....................MP
OF Ross Adolph......................MP
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
LHP Brett Adcock...................Sickels
C Michael Papierski................Sickels
C Lorenzo Quintana...............Sickels
C Chuckie Robinson...............Sickels
RHP Leovanny Rodriguez......Sickels
RHP Carlos Sierra...................Sickels
LHP Alex Winkelman..............Sickels
RHP Heitor Tokar....................PL

Positional Breakdown:
RHP--24
LHP--6
C--5
2B--1
3B--2
SS--5
UTIL--1
OF--9


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 1/6/19)
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 #128 on: January 06, 2019, 10:51:27 pm »
Luis Santana enters the MLB Pipeline Top 30 list at #22. OF Ross Adolph, one of the other prospects coming in the JD Davis trade, added at #30. Pitchers Brandon Bailey and Brett Adcock dropped off the list.

Seems to me they lose credibility when they do this ... Bailey & Adcock were 27 & 28 before the trade.  How did the trade affect their prospect status such that they fell below Peña & McKenna?
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Re: Top Prospect Lists 2018-2019
« Reply #129 on: January 07, 2019, 07:58:01 pm »
Some comments on the two other players received in the JD Davis trade with Ross Adolph first...

MLB Pipeline
After having multiple knee surgeries earlier in his career, Adolph led the Mid-American Conference and set a Toledo record with 15 homers in 2018. Adolph offers both plus raw power and speed. He has the strength to drive the ball out the park to all fields, with most of his present power coming to his pull side, though he'll need to tighten his strike zone to hit for average against more advanced pitching. While teams were wary of his medical history, he's still quick and has the upside of a 20-20 player. Despite his quickness, Adolph is still a work in progress defensively. He played center field for the Rockets and saw duty at all three outfield spots in his first season in pro ball. He has an average arm and probably fits best in a corner.

Baseball America
The lefthanded-hitting Adolph is a grinding outfielder who can play all three outfield positions and shows above-average raw power. He is prone to striking out, but he takes competitive at-bats and makes hard contact when he connects. He even showed speed with 12 triples and 14 stolen bases at Brooklyn.

Fangraphs
Adolph,22, is an interesting small-school sleeper who hit .322/.445/.654 as a junior at Toledo, then signed for $125,000 as a 2018 12th rounder. He continued to rake at short-season Brooklyn after signing, hitting .276/.348/.509 and swiping 14 bases (on 17 attempts) in 60 games. He’s an above-average runner with good instincts in center field, and there’s a chance he can stay there. He could be a 50 bat with gap power who is playable in center, which would make him at least a viable big league fourth outfielder.  We whiffed on him pre-draft but our sources who saw him in pro ball raved and I’m very interested to see how he hits in full-season ball next year because I think the industry’s error bars on small school bats are pretty large due to the quality of pitching they face.

Prospects Live
He’s a solid defensive centerfielder, with some power and the ability to run. At the plate he sets up at the back of the batter’s box, slightly closed, hands in with his bat on his shoulder. This allows Adolph to turn on fastballs in on his hand and drive them to his pull side. More than likely system depth in the end, but Adolph has enough skills to fight for the big leagues one day.


And now Scott Manea...

Baseball America
[Scott] Manea is an offensive-minded catcher with pull-side power who is working to improve his receiving and catch and throw skills. He packs solid-average raw power in his bulky 5-foot-11, 216-pound frame and controls the strike zone well, limiting his strikeouts. He's physically maxed out and not particularly athletic behind the plate, which limits his ability to improve defensively. He caught in only 65 of the 100 games he played at Columbia, although he showed arm strength by throwing out 37 percent of attempted basestealers.

Fangraphs
Manea, 23, was drafted by Seattle out of high school but didn’t sign. He transferred to St. Petersburg College in Florida after his freshman year at NC State, but wasn’t drafted after his sophomore year despite being eligible. He had a good summer for the Wachusett Dirt Dawgs of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League and was eligible to sign as an undrafted free agent, which he did with the Mets in late July of 2016. He’s a heavy-bodied catcher with power who hit .261/.368/.432 at Low-A Columbia last year. Manea’s a below-average receiver who lets his target sag as his pitcher starts to deliver the ball home, which means he has to come back to that spot with his glove, creating a lot of unnecessary movement that isn’t great for stealing strikes. He’s also a well-below average athlete and thrower, so he probably can’t catch.

Prospects Live
The 2018 season was a breakout for Manea as he made strides both at the plate and behind it. He hit career highs in nearly every statistical category, trading in some walks for a massive increase in pull-side power. Another profile on the upswing, but more than likely a system depth player.
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Re: Top Prospect Lists 2018-2019
« Reply #130 on: January 08, 2019, 10:48:31 am »
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Re: Top Prospect Lists 2018-2019
« Reply #131 on: January 08, 2019, 12:12:59 pm »
Another write up/perspective on Adolph, for whatever it's worth:

https://www.amazinavenue.com/2018/10/24/18003606/2018-best-prospects-cf-ross-adolph-brooklyn-cyclones

I saw Adolph play a lot here in Toledo. Toledo Coach Mee really likes him. The problem with MAC baseball is that every team usually only has one good college pitcher, so pitching is very thin in the MAC. Therefore, it's hard to judge a player here. However, out of all of the kids I've seen here for the past five years, Adolph's probably the best player of the bunch. I think that it's cool as shit that a University of Toledo kid is in the Astros system.
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Re: Top Prospect Lists 2018-2019
« Reply #132 on: January 08, 2019, 04:49:45 pm »
Prospects Live updates their list adding Santana at #14  while dropping off Jeremy Pena...

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
OF Ronnie Dawson................BA/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP Tyler Ivey........................FG/MP/Sickels/PL
RHP Peter Solomon...............FG/MP/Sickels/PL

3 Prospect Lists (4)
RHP Bryan Abreu...................FG/MP/PL
RHP Jayson Schroeder...........FG/MP/PL
OF Alex McKenna...................FG/MP/PL
RHP Brandon Bailey...............FG/Sickels/PL
RHP Trent Thornton..............MP/Sickels/PL

2 Prospect Lists (6)
RHP Elian Rodriguez..............BA/Sickels
2B Luis Santana......................MP/PL
SS Jeremy Pena.......................FG/MP
SS Miguelangel Sierra............BA/Sickels
OF Carlos Machado................BP/Sickels
C Nathan Perry.......................BP/Sickels
RHP Jandel Gustave...............FG/BA
1B Randy Cesar......................MP/PL

1 Prospect List (19)
OF Ross Adolph......................MP
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
LHP Brett Adcock...................Sickels
C Michael Papierski................Sickels
C Lorenzo Quintana...............Sickels
C Chuckie Robinson...............Sickels
RHP Leovanny Rodriguez......Sickels
RHP Carlos Sierra...................Sickels
LHP Alex Winkelman..............Sickels
RHP Heitor Tokar....................PL

Positional Breakdown:
RHP--24
LHP--6
C--5
2B--1
3B--2
SS--5
UTIL--1
OF--9


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 1/6/19)
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 1/8/19)
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Re: Top Prospect Lists 2018-2019
« Reply #135 on: January 23, 2019, 09:00:29 am »
And now they have MLB Pipeline with their end of season Top 100 rankings:

  • 5. Tucker
  • 8. Whitley
  • 42. Alvarez
  • 95. Josh James

http://m.mlb.com/prospects/2018?list=prospects

And now BP with their list:

  • 7. Whitley
  • 14. Tucker
  • 46. Josh James
  • 49. Alvarez
  • 80. JBB

And now BA:

5. Forrest Whitley
12. Kyle Tucker
34. Yordan Alvarez
77. Josh James
78. Corbin Martin

Notes on the BA rankings:
*Nine organizations account for nearly 60% of the list: Padres (9), Rays (9), Braves [8], Blue Jays (7), Astros (5), White Sox (5), Cardinals (5), Reds (5), Dodgers (5).
*Red Sox, Yankees and Cubs all had zero prospects on the list.
*JBB one of the "last, last cuts" according to one of the BA writers.
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Re: Top Prospect Lists 2018-2019
« Reply #136 on: January 26, 2019, 09:25:46 pm »
And now BP with their list:

  • 7. Whitley
  • 14. Tucker
  • 46. Josh James
  • 49. Alvarez
  • 80. JBB

And now BA:

5. Forrest Whitley
12. Kyle Tucker
34. Yordan Alvarez
77. Josh James
78. Corbin Martin

Notes on the BA rankings:
*Nine organizations account for nearly 60% of the list: Padres (9), Rays (9), Braves [8], Blue Jays (7), Astros (5), White Sox (5), Cardinals (5), Reds (5), Dodgers (5).
*Red Sox, Yankees and Cubs all had zero prospects on the list.
*JBB one of the "last, last cuts" according to one of the BA writers.

MLB Pipeline with their preseason Top 100 rankings:

7. Forrest Whitley, RHP
8. Kyle Tucker, OF
44. Yordan Alvarez, OF
62. Josh James, RHP
81. Corbin Martin, RHP
97. J.B. Bukauskas, RHP

Notes on the MLBP rankings:
*Houston 3rd among all organizations with the most prospects on the list behind the Padres (10) and Braves [8] and tied with the ChiSox (6) and Rays (6).
*In terms of MLBP's prospect point rankings (which give more weight to the best prospects), the Astros ranked 5th while other prospective playoff teams ranked far behind (Dodgers 11th, Cardinals 17th, Indians 19th, Brewers 23rd, Yankees 24th, Red Sox 28th and Cubs 29th) suggesting Houston has more ammunition to make trade deadline deals.
*The Astros were 2nd only to the Braves with 4 RHPs on the list.
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Re: Top Prospect Lists 2018-2019
« Reply #137 on: January 28, 2019, 08:09:42 pm »
Dropping Sickels since he's lost his Vox Media platform and announced recently he wouldn't be doing org Top 20 lists. Adding Prospects 1500 which does a Top 50 org list and has been around for 3 years now...

5 or More Prospect Lists (20)
RHP Forrest Whitley..............FG/BA/BP/MP/PL/1500
OF Kyle Tucker.......................FG/BA/BP/MP/PL/1500
OF Yordan Alvarez.................FG/BA/BP/MP/PL/1500
LHP Cionel Perez...................FG/BA/BP/MP/PL/1500
RHP Corbin Martin................FG/BA/BP/MP/PL/1500
SS Freudis Nova.....................FG/BA/BP/MP/PL/1500
RHP J.B. Bukauskas................FG/BA/BP/MP/PL/1500
C Garrett Stubbs....................FG/BA/BP/MP/PL/1500
RHP Rogelio Armenteros......FG/BA/BP/MP/PL/1500
RHP Jairo Solis........................FG/BA/BP/MP/PL/1500
OF J.J. Matijevic.......................FG/BA/BP/MP/PL/1500
SS Jonathan Arauz..................FG/BA/BP/MP/PL/1500
OF Seth Beer...........................FG/BA/MP/PL/1500
RHP Josh James.......................FG/BA/MP/PL/1500
RHP Brandon Bielak...............FG/BA/MP/PL/1500
3B Joe Perez.............................FG/BA/MP/PL/1500
RHP Dean Deetz......................FG/BA/MP/PL/1500
LHP Framber Valdez...............FG/BA/MP/PL/1500
RHP Cristian Javier..................FG/BA/MP/PL/1500
OF Myles Straw.......................BA/BP/MP/PL/1500

4 Prospect Lists (7)
3B Abraham Toro..................FG/MP/PL/1500
OF Ronnie Dawson................BA/MP/PL/1500
RHP Tyler Ivey........................FG/MP/PL/1500
RHP Peter Solomon...............FG/MP/PL/1500
RHP Bryan Abreu...................FG/MP/PL/1500
RHP Jayson Schroeder...........FG/MP/PL/1500
OF Alex McKenna...................FG/MP/PL/1500

3 Prospect Lists (3)
RHP Brandon Bailey...............FG/PL/1500
2B Luis Santana......................MP/PL/1500
SS Jeremy Pena.......................FG/MP/1500

2 Prospect Lists (9)
RHP Heitor Tokar....................PL/1500
OF Carlos Machado................BP/1500
C Nathan Perry........................BP/1500
OF Ross Adolph.......................MP/1500
LHP Reymin Guduan..............FG/1500
UTIL Osvaldo Duarte..............FG/1500
LHP Kit Scheetz.......................FG/1500
RHP Enoli Paredes..................FG/1500
SS Deury Carrasco..................FG/1500

1 Prospect List (18)
RHP Manny Ramirez...............FG   
RHP Carlos Sanabria...............FG
RHP Cody Deason...................FG   
RHP Luis Garcia.......................BA
RHP Johanse Torres................BA
RHP Elian Rodriguez...............BA
SS Miguelangel Sierra.............BA
UTIL Nick Tanielu....................1500
LHP Ryan Hartman.................1500
UTIL Josh Rojas........................1500
UTIL Alex De Goti....................1500
LHP Brett Adcock....................1500
RHP Chad Donato...................1500
OF Jake Meyers........................1500
RHP Cy Sneed..........................1500
RHP Akeem Bostick.................1500
1B Taylor Jones........................1500
OF Corey Julks..........................1500

Positional Breakdown:
RHP--25
LHP--6
C--2
1B--1
2B--1
3B--2
SS--5
UTIL--4
OF--11


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 1/6/19)
PL = Prospects Live Top 30 Prospects (retrieved 1/8/19)
1500 = Prospects 1500 Top 50 Prospects (retrieved 1/28/19)
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Re: Top Prospect Lists 2018-2019
« Reply #138 on: January 29, 2019, 10:41:15 pm »
Not exactly a shocker but JBB had the best slider in MLB Pipeline's Best Tools list for the Top 100 Prospects.
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Re: Top Prospect Lists 2018-2019
« Reply #139 on: January 30, 2019, 07:25:54 am »
Not exactly a shocker but JBB had the best slider in MLB Pipeline's Best Tools list for the Top 100 Prospects.

I didn't realize he could also touch 98 on the FB.