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Thursday, January 05, 2012

Kevin Goldstein: Miami Marlins Top 11 Prospects

System In 20 Words Or Less: The system finds some depth and star power in Yelich, but there is still an overall lack of elite-level talent.

Five-Star Prospects
1. Christian Yelich, OF
Four-Star Prospects
2. Jose Fernandez, RHP
Three-Star Prospects
3. Marcell Ozuna, OF
4. J.T. Realmuto, C
5. Chad James, LHP
6. Matt Dominguez, 3B
7. Jesus Solorzano, OF
8. Jose Ceda, RHP
9. Jose Urena, RHP
10. Rob Rasmussen, LHP
11. Noah Perio, 2B

Nine More:
12. Austin Brice, RHP: Big, athletic righty with well above-average velocity and lots of projection.
13. Adam Conley, LHP: 2011 second-round pick has outstanding velocity for lefty, but secondary offerings need work.
14. Mason Hope, RHP: Fifth-rounder was overshadowed by big-name Oklahoma arms, but fastball and curve are both above-average.
15. Chris Hatcher, RHP: Marlins have dreams of converted catcher being the next Jason Motte. Good command of mid-90s heat.
16. Scott Cousins, OF: Left-handedness all but assures him of fourth outfielder work; has ability to turn into second-division starter.
17. Kyle Skipworth, C: Sixth overall pick in 2008 still has plenty of raw power, but approach is a mess and defense has not improved.
18. Kyle Jensen, OF: Put up big numbers in the Florida State League, but is an older corner outfielder who has to keep hitting.
19. Mark Canha, 1B: Another Jensen type, Canha has very real power, but as a 22-year-old first baseman in Low-A last year, he was supposed to mash.
20. Alejandro Ramos, RHP: Wipeout slider has missed plenty of best as A-level closer, but scouts wonder if he has enough of a fastball for it to work in the upper levels.

Tripon Posted: January 05, 2012 at 01:37 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Yonder Alonso in misguided trousers (cardinal) Posted: January 05, 2012 at 04:42 PM (#4029801)
16. Scott Cousins, OF: Left-handedness all but assures him of fourth outfielder work; has ability to turn into second-division starter.


Is the bold bit supposed to be negative or positive? Like, does being lefty mean he'll at very least make it to 4th outfielder, or does it mean he'll be lucky to make it that far? (edit: upon rereading, the second clause makes it sound like he'll at least reach the bigs as a 4th outfielder. So, positive.)


Either way, it's kind of a weird thing to write. I always assumed being left-handed was a plus in baseball (which was really my only hope, as a kid).
   2. JJ1986 Posted: January 05, 2012 at 04:42 PM (#4029802)
Goldstein seems to be really liberal with the 5-stars. Yelich is a fairly flawed prospect.
   3. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: January 05, 2012 at 04:50 PM (#4029812)
Is the bold bit supposed to be negative or positive? Like, does being lefty mean he'll at very least make it to 4th outfielder, or does it mean he'll be lucky to make it that far? (edit: upon rereading, the second clause makes it sound like he'll at least reach the bigs as a 4th outfielder. So, positive.)

Which is weird, at least to me.

It seems like 4th OF are more likely to make a career as a lefty-masher, given how many good lefty hitters go to the OF (1B is the only other option) and how many struggle against LHP.
   4. Guapo Posted: January 05, 2012 at 04:52 PM (#4029815)
I don't know why but I'm unnaturally pleased by the fact that they're now the Miami Marlins, as opposed to the Florida Marlins.

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