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

Friday, August 01, 2014

Ranking The Prospects Traded At The Deadline - BaseballAmerica.com

Baseball America gives snapshots of the prospects who were recently traded.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 01, 2014 at 08:35 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: prospects, trade deadline

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. zonk Posted: August 01, 2014 at 09:00 AM (#4762358)
If you go by BA's ranking -

Thed had a hell of a deadline. Adding to a farm system that already had 4-5 of the top 50 prospects and 6-8 of the top 100 -- they got the two best prospects shipped out at the deadline (including another consensus top 10) and three of the 10 best overall.

Figure Alcantara graduates and doesn't make next year's list -- maybe Baez, depending on the rest of the year -- the Cubs could still be looking at 10 of the top 100 next year.

They're still short on pitching - but the addition of Schwarber and Caratini means they're deep all over the diamond... The only thing they really lack is a stud pitching prospect that projects as an ace (you can make the argument Edwards could be that - but it would be more of a ceiling projection than a likely case projection).

Obviously, it would feel a lot better if the MLB team was a .500 club now with all sorts of payroll space/non-financially troubled owners AND a farm system ready to deliver reinforcements and chits, but I really do think there's a lot to be excited about with this system.
   2. boteman Posted: August 01, 2014 at 09:23 AM (#4762369)
"Maybe next year 3 years from now."
   3. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: August 01, 2014 at 11:03 AM (#4762432)
Is it controversial that they have McKinney over Moran? That surprised me.
   4. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 01, 2014 at 11:11 AM (#4762438)
McKinney has more upside I guess. Moran was seen as a low ceiling guy, and is still in A ball. I thought he'd move faster than this.

I like Ramsey a good deal more than they have him.

Walters, Wates, and O'Brien are all very intriguing to me as sleepers.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Dock Ellis on Acid
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogNewest Hall of Fame Candidates Announced
(2 - 1:59pm, Oct 30)
Last: Jim (jimmuscomp)

NewsblogOT: Politics, October 2014: Sunshine, Baseball, and Etch A Sketch: How Politicians Use Analogies
(4679 - 1:58pm, Oct 30)
Last: Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip

NewsblogSan Francisco Giants at Kansas City Royals - October 29, 2014 | MLB.com Box
(70 - 1:56pm, Oct 30)
Last: JE (Jason)

NewsblogMadison Bumgarner, World Series legend - McCovey Chronicles
(68 - 1:56pm, Oct 30)
Last: Regional Zone Manager

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - October 2014
(591 - 1:54pm, Oct 30)
Last: Der-K and the statistical werewolves.

NewsblogOT: NBC.news: Valve isn’t making one gaming console, but multiple ‘Steam machines’
(980 - 1:29pm, Oct 30)
Last: madvillain

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-30-2014
(13 - 1:19pm, Oct 30)
Last: JJ1986

NewsblogJoe Maddon is to become Cubs manager, sources say
(98 - 1:19pm, Oct 30)
Last: McCoy

Newsblog2014 WORLD SERIES GAME 7 OMNICHATTER
(1438 - 1:16pm, Oct 30)
Last: Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1959 Ballot
(11 - 1:05pm, Oct 30)
Last: neilsen

NewsblogHeyman: Pablo Sandoval is on Boston's 3B wish list, but so is Chase Headley
(30 - 1:05pm, Oct 30)
Last: villageidiom

NewsblogRoad maps to pitching success in Game 7 | FOX Sports
(10 - 12:39pm, Oct 30)
Last: The Chronicles of Reddick

NewsblogVanguard after the Revolution | NBC SportsWorld
(52 - 12:13pm, Oct 30)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogStatcast: Butler chugs home
(1 - 11:38am, Oct 30)
Last: Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos

NewsblogJapan Times: Nakamura belts three-run homer in 10th to put Hawks one win away from Japan Series title
(10 - 11:32am, Oct 30)
Last: RMc is a fine piece of cheese

Page rendered in 0.1080 seconds
52 querie(s) executed