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Monday, February 05, 2018

Baseball Prospectus: 2018 Prospects: The Top 101

1. Ronald Acuna, OF, Atlanta Braves
2. Victor Robles, OF, Washington Nationals
3. Gleyber Torres, SS, New York Yankees
4. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 3B, Toronto Blue Jays
5. Francisco Mejia, C, Cleveland Indians
6. Eloy Jimenez, OF, Chicago White Sox
7. Nick Senzel, 3B, Cincinnati Reds
8. Alex Reyes, RHP, St. Louis Cardinals
9. Fernando Tatis, Jr., SS, San Diego Padres
10. Forrest Whitley, RHP, Houston Astros

Jim Furtado Posted: February 05, 2018 at 02:38 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: prospect rankings, prospects

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   1. MikeTorrez Posted: February 05, 2018 at 03:43 PM (#5619904)
GLEYBER!!!! I WANNA TAKE YOU TO A GLEYBER!!!!
   2. bfan Posted: February 05, 2018 at 03:55 PM (#5619910)
Okay Alex A.; 6 pitchers in the top 77 prospects, and with Newcomb already up. Time to convert the young pitching to someone who can hit and play OF.
   3. salvomania Posted: February 05, 2018 at 03:57 PM (#5619912)
BP has both the prospects the Marlins got from the Cardinals for Ozuna as Top 100 prospects (Magneuris Sierra #56 and Sandy Alcantara #70), while Fangraphs has neither.
   4. MikeTorrez Posted: February 05, 2018 at 04:38 PM (#5619949)
Okay Alex A.; 6 pitchers in the top 77 prospects, and with Newcomb already up. Time to convert the young pitching to someone who can hit and play OF.


A Clint Frazier trade may be an option. NYY can use some SP depth.
   5. bfan Posted: February 05, 2018 at 05:41 PM (#5619987)
A Clint Frazier trade may be an option. NYY can use some SP depth.


By all means, bring Clint Frazier home to Georgia. For some reason, the Braves fan cognoscenti do not like Clint Frazier. I think we are going to run into the "you favor the thing you have more than others favor what you have" problem, with the fan base. There are too many good SP arms in the system to give everyone a chance, but god forbid we give up of any of them.
   6. Walt Davis Posted: February 06, 2018 at 01:48 AM (#5620148)
In fairness to Braves fan cognoscenti (not an oxymoron?), Frazier does have a whiff of Francoeur about him. Hopefully just a whiff.

Some of the other traded prospects,

Brinson 18 (Yelich)
Calhoun 43 (Darvish, already listed as a DH, ouch!)
Cease 47 (part of Quintana)
Monte Harrison 49 (Yelich ... I don't think I've seen him ranked by anybody else)
Perez 53 (Verlander)
Mateo 79 (part of Gray)
Rutherford 90 (Robertson/Frazier/Kahnle)
Fowler 98 (Gray)

Hey, a Cub at #95!! We're back baby!

Take it back on Harrison, he's #71 at mlb.com. Meanwhile at fg:

Brinson 13
Calhoun 46
Cease not-ranked
Harrison 52
Perez 100
Mateo 58
Rutherford not-ranked
Fowler 63

Alcantara was "considered", Sierra doesn't seem to have been.
   7. DaVoice of DaPeople Posted: February 06, 2018 at 10:48 AM (#5620254)
2. bfan Posted: February 05, 2018 at 03:55 PM (#5619910)
Okay Alex A.; 6 pitchers in the top 77 prospects, and with Newcomb already up. Time to convert the young pitching to someone who can hit and play OF.

Folty for Hunter Renfroe. ONE TIME

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