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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

2012 Minor League Free agent list

Who are the smart shopper picks?—Jim

Greg Schuler Posted: November 07, 2012 at 08:21 AM | 16 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. ckash Posted: November 07, 2012 at 12:18 PM (#4296927)
There's a lot of guys on this list who are studs in my OOTP league.
   2. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: November 07, 2012 at 08:10 PM (#4297495)
Surprising how far Joel Pineiro has fallen.
   3. Toothless Posted: November 08, 2012 at 03:01 AM (#4297688)
And Kevin Kouzmanoff
   4. ellsbury my heart at wounded knee Posted: November 08, 2012 at 04:09 AM (#4297689)
Poor Kila Ka'aihue. I really thought he'd be be killing it. And Brandon Wood! What the hell happened there? Has ever a prospect fallen so far?

Was Conor Jackson a big deal because people just didn't fully understand Lancaster and the PCL, or was he really a legit toolsy prospect?
   5. Bug Selig Posted: November 08, 2012 at 02:44 PM (#4298190)
Billy Rowell is STILL is short-season ball?
   6. Der-K is now fully whelmed! Posted: November 08, 2012 at 02:57 PM (#4298208)
Jackson - he hasn't been the same since getting valley fever (among other things) a few years back.

Rowell - disregard that - he was a AA guy last year who missed this year due to injury. At this point, NP.

Kouz - weird career.

Wood - 50% PF / contact issues, 50% what the hell happened?
   7. JJ1986 Posted: November 08, 2012 at 03:04 PM (#4298219)
Rowell is also a pitcher now if memory serves.
   8. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: November 08, 2012 at 03:09 PM (#4298227)
Wood - 50% PF / contact issues, 50% what the hell happened?


50% contact issues, 25% people not accounting for park and league effects, 25% what the hell happened.
   9. AROM Posted: November 08, 2012 at 03:14 PM (#4298235)
50% contact issues, 25% people not accounting for park and league effects, 25% what the hell happened.


I'd go 25/25/50. There are plenty of players who had similar contact issues and were able to hit at least something at the big league level. If you think his contact issues meant he had a ceiling of a .230-.250 batting average, that's valid. But there was no reason to think his contact issues doomed him to hit like a pitcher.
   10. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 08, 2012 at 04:05 PM (#4298319)

There's a lot of guys on this list who are studs in my OOTP league.


In my league: Felix Pie, Kevin Kouzmanoff, Aaron Cunningham, Jeff Gray, Eugenio Velez, David Pauley, Ryan Spilborghs, Jack Cust and Mike MacDougal are all pretty good. I hate it when I confuse guys who are good in that league for being good in real life.
   11. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: November 08, 2012 at 04:08 PM (#4298327)
What a fun list. Names I hadn't heard in years.
   12. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: November 08, 2012 at 04:19 PM (#4298346)
LORENZO BARCELO? He last pitched in the majors in ... 2002!

Let's see. He retired after 2003.

He came back in 2009 with the Tucson Toros, which at the time also featured Junior Spivey.

He played in Mexico and then up in my neck of the woods with the York Revolution. Then back to Mexico.

The Dodgers signed him to a AAA contract on September 1, 2012. He played one game for Albuquerque. What?

What a hero.
   13. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: November 08, 2012 at 04:21 PM (#4298353)
Andy LaRoche was in the Red Sox organization this year? And they gave starts to seven different people at 3B without ever bringing him up? He must be even worse than we thought.
   14. DL from MN Posted: November 08, 2012 at 04:33 PM (#4298372)
Going through the Twins

Minnesota Twins
RHP: David Bromberg (AA), Jeff Gray (AAA), Jeff Manship (AAA), Kyle Waldrop (AAA), Brendan Wise (AAA)
LHP: Luke French (AA), Matt Maloney (AAA)

Bromberg was still recovering from surgery last year. His upside is Boof Bonser. Nobody else can strike anyone out.

3B: Anderson Hidalgo (HiA)

Looked like a prospect a couple years back but repeated the Florida State League and got worse.

SS: James Beresford (AA), Estarlin de los Santos (AA)

Both are good glove no-hit types.

OF: Rene Tosoni (AA)

Played in the Futures game but hasn't shown anything at all since then. Gets hurt a lot too.
   15. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 08, 2012 at 04:50 PM (#4298396)
Ryan Garko. I was convinced he was the real deal.
   16. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: November 08, 2012 at 04:57 PM (#4298408)
As a reminder, Joaquin Arias, Gregor Blanco, Quintin Berry, and Ryan Vogelsong were all recent Minor League Free Agents who contributed to 2012 pennant-winners.

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