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Monday, October 08, 2012

2012 Top 50 Pitching Prospects in Review, Part One - Minor League Ball

John Sickels reviews his preseason pitching prospect list.

Jim Furtado Posted: October 08, 2012 at 08:32 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. John DiFool2 Posted: October 08, 2012 at 01:46 PM (#4259221)
Another dead thread?

Guess not. Noticed that Matt Barnes didn't make the cut for Boston.
   2. JJ1986 Posted: October 08, 2012 at 01:48 PM (#4259227)
Oh wow, they murdered the look of Sickels' site.
   3. Zonk is a cagey fellow Posted: October 08, 2012 at 03:56 PM (#4259333)
I had forgotten that Arodys Vizcaino was this highly thought of before losing the year to TJ... Obviously, he falls - but does he still get a top 50 flyer? Presumably, there are arms that took a step forward and very few pitchers on this list really took a step backwards to deserve to fall of it (maybe Teheran, but when you're top 3 going in, you have to struggle more than he did, I think, to completely fall off it).
   4. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: October 08, 2012 at 04:00 PM (#4259338)
Guess not. Noticed that Matt Barnes didn't make the cut for Boston.


We don't know this. This is not his top 50 today, this is his top 50 from last year at this time and how he did with that list. For example, after making 31 MLB starts Matt Moore is no longer a prospect. FTFA;

Remember, this is a PRE-SEASON list. I am working on a new list.
   5. Zonk is a cagey fellow Posted: October 08, 2012 at 04:18 PM (#4259359)
Re-posting the link I saw from Jose in the Sox thread --

Sickels has his top 50 prelims out for pitching and hitting....

A relatively impressive 5 Cubs make the top 50 hitters -- led by Baez clocking in at #5, along with Almora (36), Soler (37), and Dan Vogelbach (50). Plus - I really, really like Christian Villanueva - maybe more than any of those guys save Baez.

None of those guys are particularly advanced -- Vogelbach, in particular, I'm still waiting for someone to prove to me that he's not Brian Dopirak.
   6. Walt Davis Posted: October 08, 2012 at 04:50 PM (#4259396)
Sickels has his top 50 prelims out for pitching and hitting....

Hmmmm....Billy Hamilton #7. I know he's fast as the wind and everything and we're probably all hoping he makes it but he struggles to hit 300 in AA, has no power and Ks a good bit for a guy with his hitting profile. I think we might be talking more Tony Womack than Ichiro.

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