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Monday, July 07, 2014

BA Midseason Top 50: Injury Can’t Knock Buxton From No. 1

It has been a dangerous year to be a top prospect. Injuries happen every year, but the 2014 season has been worse than usual. The top prospect in baseball, Twins outfielder Byron Buxton, has missed all but five games with a wrist injury. Another preseason top 10 prospect, Twins third baseman Miguel Sano, had Tommy John surgery this spring. Injuries are a recurring theme, but the Joey Gallo-Kris Bryant home run race has given fans something more enjoyable to watch.

Note: 2014 draftees, players in the majors as of July 6 and players who had exhausted rookie eligibility were not eligible for this list.

 

Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: July 07, 2014 at 03:17 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: minor leagues, prospect reports, prospects

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   1. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 07, 2014 at 05:15 PM (#4745545)
boy has jimmy nelson shot up the ranks

i like marco estrada, but i do think the analysts who insist that estrada and nelson have equivalent value for the remainder of the season are dead wrong.

nelson would outperform marco over the next dozen starts (and beyond). too much stuff and the advantage of working in pitcher's park at home and with lucroy grabbing him extra strikes.
   2. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: July 07, 2014 at 06:22 PM (#4745604)
In case anyone cares:

There are eight teams with no prospects listed: Rays, White Sox, Tigers, A's, Angels, Marlins, Braves, and Giants.

There are six teams with one prospect listed: Yankees, Astros, Mariners, Nationals, Brewers, and Cardinals.

There are nine teams with two prospects listed: Orioles, Red Sox, Blue Jays, Indians, Rangers, Phillies, Reds, Rockies, and Padres.

There are four teams with three prospects listed: Royals, Mets, Diamondbacks, and Dodgers.

There is one team with four prospects listed: Cubs

There are two teams with five prospects listed: Twins, and Pirates.

Another way of doing this -- give 50 points for the club with he #1 prospect, 49 points for #2, and so on down to one point for #50. By that way, here's how the teams shake out (broken up into groups of five to make it a little easier to follow):

157 Cubs
156 Twins
106 Dodgers
95 Pirates
73 Red Sox

66 Royals
64 Rockies
61 Diamondbacks
61 Orioles
54 Indians

53 Reds
53 Rangers
48 Astros
46 Mets
44 Padres

40 Nationals
30 Blue Jays
29 Phillies
17 Yankees
13 Brewers

5 Mariners
2 Cardinals

Cubs have 3 of the top 7 prospects. (Which is to say, their third best prospect ranks higher than any other NL's teams best prospect. The Dodgers have 3 of the top 20. Houston only has one - but it #3 overall.
   3. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: July 07, 2014 at 06:31 PM (#4745608)
Quick note: In the comments section of this article, the authors say that if Mookie Betts (Boston) hadn't been called up last week, he would have been #12 overall. It is totally possible Betts will be back in AAA in a few weeks, so he narrowly misses the ranking on both sides of the publication...
   4. Walt Davis Posted: July 07, 2014 at 06:56 PM (#4745619)
They don't seem very concerned about injuries with position players. Buxton is hurt and remains #1. Correa has a broken leg and is #3. Russell is just off a hamstring injury and is #5 (hamstring and SS sounds like a bad combo, I hope it doesn't become chronic). Sano is at #9 although missing the season with TJS. Pitcher at #10 coming off TJS, one at #12 had an "elbow injury", #19 having elbow and shoulder issues.

I suppose though that if a lot of top prospects have injury issues, you don't have many choices of folks to move ahead of them.

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