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

NewsblogOTP - March 2015: You’re out, tobacco: Bill would ban products at all California baseball venues
(4030 - 3:39am, Apr 02)
Last: rr

NewsblogNeyer: Maps? Just good clean fun.
(33 - 3:12am, Apr 02)
Last: OCF

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - April 2015
(15 - 2:03am, Apr 02)
Last: Squash

NewsblogThe Phillies are selling liquor and wine now, so fans can drown their sorrows
(19 - 2:01am, Apr 02)
Last: Commissioner Bud Black Beltre Hillman

NewsblogJohn Axford's son recovering from Rattlesnake bite
(11 - 1:58am, Apr 02)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogWashington Post: Jenkins: Lessons From the School of Hardwood
(8 - 1:33am, Apr 02)
Last: ReggieThomasLives

NewsblogSean Doolittle's girlfriend will buy your tickets to A's Pride Night
(90 - 1:31am, Apr 02)
Last: Ken Cloude Atlas (Voxter)

NewsblogMarcus Semien Is a Shortstop Now | FanGraphs Baseball
(2 - 12:47am, Apr 02)
Last: Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB)

NewsblogWhere’s the Beef: Can the Red Sox Survive Their Crap Starting Pitching?
(24 - 12:32am, Apr 02)
Last: ptodd

NewsblogNeyer: Ortiz isn't a bad guy -- or a Hall of Famer
(32 - 12:21am, Apr 02)
Last: bobm

NewsblogChicago Cubs Kris Bryant and the service-time game | FOX Sports
(205 - 12:21am, Apr 02)
Last: Spahn Insane

NewsblogAdd beards, afros, mustaches to players on Baseball Reference
(4 - 11:52pm, Apr 01)
Last: Pat Rapper's Delight

NewsblogGrantland (Keri): 2015 NL East Preview
(20 - 10:30pm, Apr 01)
Last: AJMcCringleberry

NewsblogThe Common Law Origins of the Infield Fly Rule
(4 - 10:08pm, Apr 01)
Last: Greg K

NewsblogMacnow: Phillies' Ryne Sandberg is wrong man for wrong team
(38 - 9:40pm, Apr 01)
Last: Moeball

Page rendered in 0.1612 seconds
48 querie(s) executed