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Whats your Prospect Ranking (before Luke's comes out on Sunday)


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#1 Cerambam

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 04:09 PM

I'm gonna list my top prospects basically based upon nothing more than what I read here and some other places. I'm curious to see what I and the rest of the MB gets and how close we are to Luke's list on Sunday.

 

1. Javier Baez

I think Luke might stick with Soler here, but with Baez up and Soler out I think this is my stance

 

2. Kris Bryant

I don't know? I've never seen him play, but I have drooled over his stats, skills, and reports. Seems like a fair bet.

 

3. Jorge Soler

The ceiling and floor are still there and he still has a chance to move quickly through the system. His demotion in the rankings is more so due to Baez's growth, Bryant's entrance on to the scene, and Soler's lack of play.

 

4. Albert Almora

Alright, you knew this one was coming. What is there to say that hasn't been said. lower ceiling than the first three, but a higher floor than them as well.

 

5. Aroldis Vizcaino

I know he's out and has been hurt for some time, but the upside remains so high that I can't mov him down further.

 

6. Arismendy Alcantara

This guy has been cruising lately. I'm not sure if he's anywhere close to the impact guy the first 5 guys are, but I feel confident he will make the show soon and stay for a while.

 

7. Pierce Johnson

He's guy who was well thought of coming into the season and has not disappointed thus far. He's doing quite well at his level, and I expect a promotion later this season (to where ? when? why? all question I do not know)

 

8. Dan Vogelbach

Again, if you're reading this post you probably frequent the message board and therefore know all there is to say about this guy. I think his power and hit tool are dreamy and will carry him far.

 

9. Juan Carlos Panigua (JCP!)

After a long awaited arrival, I expect big things from JCP. He was well thought of coming into the season, and he will have to show why he should remain that way after missing significant time.

 

10. Kyle Hendricks

Kyle is killing it at AA, and I hope to see him up sometime late this summer. 

 

Just Missed (in no particular order)

 

Matt Sczur

Dillon Maples

Christian Villanueva 

Junior Lake

Josh Vitters (lol)

Brett Jackson (LOL!!! but also :(

 

 

Alright guys, what do ya got? Well compare after Luke's List (idea for a prospect rating blog?) comes out.

 

 



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 04:36 PM

In terms of prospecting awesomeness:
Same as yours.

In terms of prospecting awesomeness and likelihood to succeed:
Almora, Bryant, Soler, next year's draft pick, if Vizcaino didnt have the bone spur, if Vogelbach didnt only play a barely passable first base, Baez, actual Vogelbach, Pickup in Garza trade, Lake, actual Vizcaino, blah blah blah.

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 04:39 PM

In terms of prospecting awesomeness:
Same as yours.

In terms of prospecting awesomeness and likelihood to succeed:
Almora, Bryant, Soler, next year's draft pick, if Vizcaino didnt have the bone spur, if Vogelbach didnt only play a barely passable first base, Baez, actual Vogelbach, Pickup in Garza trade, Lake, actual Vizcaino, blah blah blah.

heh.



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 05:04 PM

1. Baez 2. Almora 3. Soler 4. Bryant (want to see what he has for a couple weeks before anointing him) 5. Alcantara 6. P. Johnson 7. Vogelbomb 8. Lake 9. Blackburn 10. Underwood

Show me something from Panigua, Vizcaino and they may enter there, but they haven't done enough to justify it in my mind.

On the cusp: Szczur, Hendricks, Villanueva, Cabrera, Wells.

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 05:08 PM

Where does the Cubs' #41 pick fall in your list?



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 05:14 PM

1. Almora

2. Bryant

3. Soler

4. Baez

5. Alcantara

6. Johnson

7. Vizcaino

7. Vogelbach

8. Lake

9. Paniagua

10. Blackburn

 

Almora combination of ability to hit, some power and play defense makes him number 1 for me.  Might not be the highest ceiling of them all but his floor is close MLB regular starter. Probably better to do it Sickles style. First 4 are A, rest are B along with a few that I didn't list.



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 05:53 PM

1. Baez (dayum)

2. Soler (get well soon)

3. Bryant (not sure about plate discipline yet)

4. Almora (Soler, Bryant, and Almora are all very close for me)

5. Vizcaino (2 plus pitches?)

7. Alcantara (dem tools and dat BB%)

8. Johnson (just solid)

9. Vogelbach (baboom)

10. Lake (very impressive this year)

11. Maples (he'll figure it out)

12. Szczur (don't forget about him)

13. Blackburn (saucy to say the least)

14. Candelario (slightly disappointing this year)

15. Amaya (also slightly disappointing this year)

16. Watkins (dem BBs)

17. Villanueva (not impressing with the OBP)

18. Zastryzny (I think I got this right first try)

19. Masek (was this a good pick or what?)

20. Vitters (almost a sleeper now)

 

Others: Underwood, Jackson, Struck, Loosen, Frazier, Wagner (not officially signed), Clifton (not officially signed), Rademacher, Skulina, Golden, Gleyber Torres, Eloy Jimenez (not officially signed).

 

Honestly have no idea where Paniagua should go. As much as his visa issues were documented, I feel like I should know, but I just don't. I would guess somewhere in the 10-15 range, but I don't know. Probably forgot someone else too.

 

How about Alcantara and Lake this year! Both have blown me away!



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 05:54 PM

Probably forgot someone else too.

 

 

Yeah.  #41.



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:42 PM

Where does the Cubs' #41 pick fall in your list?

He's first on my list.

 

Of course I based my list on who might be able to hook me up the best.



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:46 PM

 

Where does the Cubs' #41 pick fall in your list?

He's first on my list.

 

Of course I based my list on who might be able to hook me up the best.

 

 

::splutter::  ::double take::  ::clears throat::

 

Um, what?



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:48 PM

 

 

Where does the Cubs' #41 pick fall in your list?

He's first on my list.

 

Of course I based my list on who might be able to hook me up the best.

 

 

::splutter::  ::double take::  ::clears throat::

 

Um, what?

 

It just means what ever you want it to mean.  Which is about as factual as Timmy's post.



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 08:48 PM

There are two things that I pretty amazing about this thread.

 

1 - That it exists.  I love this.

 

2 - That no one has picked my Top 10 in order yet.  Then again, I'm not too certain past No 6 myself.



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 08:57 PM

Luke, did you see that Paniagua is pitching for the AZL Cubs tonight?



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 09:15 PM

Luke, did you see that Paniagua is pitching for the AZL Cubs tonight?

 

Yep.  Likely to be the lead in the Daily tomorrow.



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 09:48 PM

  1.  Javier Baez:  

He is obviously awesome, has shown that he can make adjustments, and is now at AA. This all adds up to make him the best in our system.

 

  2.  Kris Bryant

SO MUCH POWER.  ENOUGH SAID.

 

  3.  Albert Almora

Jason Parks is in love with him, which is really all I need here, but I'll also remind you that his chances of being a bust are really low for a prospect of his caliber.

 

  4.  Jorge Soler

Yes, he's hurt, but we've all seen what he is capable of.  Soler is going to man RF in the future!

 

  5.  Arismendy Alcantara

I tend to rank position players (for the most part) over pitchers, as I tend to agree with Theo and Jed about how they play out.  Remember the golden rule of TINSTAAPP.  Alcantara is already at AA, is posting huge numbers, and will likely be a Top 100 guy next season.  NICE.

 

  6.  Pierce Johnson

Despite what I just said about pitchers, Johnson has shown tremendous talent, advanced approach, and is rapidly moving up the system.  Probably a future #3, but we know how valuable that can be.

 

  7.  Dan Vogelbach

I firmly believe that his power will take him as far as he wants to go.  It's just a matter of if he'll still be a Cub.  If they add the NL DH, then he has a shot.  If not, he very likely will end up as a valuable trade piece.  VOGELBOMBS FOREVER.

 

  8.  Junior Lake

He still has superb potential and could become a superstar.  He could also become a journeyman utility player.  But, the ability is what puts him this high on my list.

 

  9.  Arodys Vizcaino

I worry that he's becoming the second coming of Angel Guzman, but it's still too early to give up on him.  He's got boundless potential.  He could still be a good starter, but I think he is more likely to be a lockdown closer at this point.  That's fine by me.

 

  10. Kyle Hendricks

For a guy who was pretty much an afterthought in the Dempster trade (at least to many people), he's really continued to shine, this time at the minors' most difficult level.  I'm all in on Hendricks.

 

Honorable (Or Dishonorable, if you prefer) Mention:

Christian Villanueva

Brett Jackson (Sorta UGH)

Josh Vitters (UGH)

Matt Sczsur

Josh Vitters (UGH)

Juan Carlos Paniagua

Paul Blackburn

 

Best Name: Rock Shoulders

Runner-Up: Gleyber Torres

 

Better than Campana:  Erick Leal






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