Will have to prove himself in AAA next year to get my vote.
Really interesting analysis. It's very heartening to see these trends appear when you look further into the numbers. I'll admit - prior to reading this, I didn't have a lot of hope for Santana.
Thank you for the article. Lots of information.
I believe something significant must come to pass before Danny is our 'franchise shortstop'. All the best to him.
What positions do these guys play anyway? Just simple facts would clarify this for the average Twins follower.
Great information. It would be really nice to see Pinto get some time in September. Doumit was a great story last year but has no future with the Twins. Nice to see Trevor Mays stats really improving after a rough April. One thing that stands out for may is the lower WHIP. He still needs to have a little more control.
I've been on the Pinto bandwagon for the long ride this season. He certainly isn't getting the publicity he might if the Twins didn't have Sano and Buxton. A promotion to Rochester has to happen and seeing some big league time makes sense to me. Trade Doumit and ride with Josmil!
Nicely done, Boone. Thanks for this post.
I expect to see Rosario with the Twins in 2014.
Nice breakdown! I remember that Jason Parks tweeted that he was unimpressed with Rosario's defense when he saw him earlier this summer. However, Rosario's bat is going to play somewhere, even if second base isn't in his ultimate future. Plus, he's athletic enough to make it work. I'm hopeful, but it's nice to know that he's a hitter no matter where you put him.
Good job Boone. I would have guessed Wong.
The interesting delema for the sellers is what to sell. You really can't sell of what you hope to build around unless you are wanting to start all over again.
How many years have the Cubs wanted to get rid of the Soriano contract?
Is Miami going to try to build around Stanton?
How many of the older players do the White Sox get rid of? What can they bring in return. Isn't it about the same team that stayed near Detroit last year? Change of scenery do some of them good?
The spare parts from most of the team will not help win a championship. Fading players are available. The buyer will hope the chase for a champion will elevate the older player's game.
Let's hope it means better return. Did you seek any other years that appeared to be buyer heavy?
It might be interesting to do a count of top 100 prospects changing hands compared to the numbers of buyers (needs definition) for each year.
Probably too much labor. An alpha list of prospects rankings going back to at least 1990 is on baseball cube's site.