Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

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
  Tags: prospects

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   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 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 The Most Absurd Thing on the Site 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 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.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Andere Richtingen
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT: Wrestling Thread November 2014
(155 - 10:31am, Dec 18)
Last: NJ in DC (Now with Wife!)

NewsblogOT: Politics - December 2014: Baseball & Politics Collide in New Thriller
(4574 - 10:25am, Dec 18)
Last: Rickey! trades in sheep and threats

NewsblogRoyals sign Edinson Volquez for two years, $20 million
(6 - 10:24am, Dec 18)
Last: zonk

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - December 2014
(645 - 10:24am, Dec 18)
Last: Paul D(uda)

NewsblogNew York Mets Top 20 Prospects for 2015
(19 - 10:20am, Dec 18)
Last: Lassus

NewsblogThe 2015 HOF Ballot Collecting Gizmo!
(32 - 10:19am, Dec 18)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogMLBTR: Padres-Rays-Nationals Agree to Three-Team Trade
(38 - 10:02am, Dec 18)
Last: boteman

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 12-18-2014
(2 - 9:57am, Dec 18)
Last: Batman

NewsblogSource: Myers to Padres in 11-player deal with Rays, Nats | MLB.com
(5 - 9:55am, Dec 18)
Last: Batman

NewsblogOpening of Relations Could Bring Cuban Stars to Major League Baseball
(1 - 9:55am, Dec 18)
Last: BDC

NewsblogOT: Soccer December 2014
(302 - 9:51am, Dec 18)
Last: I am going to be Frank

NewsblogOT: NFL/NHL thread
(9153 - 9:49am, Dec 18)
Last: PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth)

NewsblogAre Wil Myers' flaws fixable? | FOX Sports
(76 - 9:32am, Dec 18)
Last: J. Sosa

NewsblogL.A. Times: Dodgers designate Brian Wilson for assignment
(30 - 9:25am, Dec 18)
Last: RMc is a fine piece of cheese

NewsblogAZCentral: Miley's Preparation Apparently an Issue for DBacks
(15 - 6:39am, Dec 18)
Last: villageidiom

Page rendered in 0.1585 seconds
48 querie(s) executed