This is very interesting and looks like it took a lot of work.
I am glad to see that your top 6 are pitchers. The Twins could use some good ones.
I would agree with glunn. There isn't a lot of organizational depth at 1B and the Twins would be taking on a lot of risk to go into 2013 with only one of them. If Parmelee continues to put up numbers and the Twins aren't in contention next year, then moving Morneau before the trade deadline would make the most sense to me.
I don't think it is a flexibility issue since they are the same player (with Morneau being obviously older and more expensive). Twins have to make a choice.
I love any blog that involves the mysterious Players A and B. I did not guess who they were, but my sense was that Player B would be more appealing based on his stats.
You make a good point about Parmelee needing to move up. On the other hand, trading Morneau or Parmelee would reduce the Twins' flexibility.
If the Twins trade Parmelee, then they will have a problem if Morneau gets injured or if some team makes a great trade offer for Morneau.
If the Twins trade Morneau, then they have a problem if Parmelee gets injured or is just not ready to perform at a high level.
Although I agree with you that Parmelee would benefit from moving up, my personal preference would be to keep both Morneau and Parmelee unless some other team makes a very favorable trade offer involving at least 1 potential quality starter.
Great, great post. I'm not a teacher or anything, but you had me hooked with those first couple sentences!
Just in the past couple months, I have gotten back into buying packs of cards. Just once in a while, like at Target or something, but it's a good little rush.
I was confused on what was going on until I switched from viewing on my laptop to viewing on my iPad, now I see what you mean. I was able to see all the stats by scrolling left/right on the table, but it was a bit inconvenient since you can't see both players and stats at the same time. I'll experiment with a two-line format and see how it looks.
Thanks for the suggestion!
It's a good idea, but right now, some of the numbers are being cut off. So, if you could, idk, put the stats on two lines, that might help.
Great list Matt VS, nice way to track. It's good to see some of the college pitchers doing well. Hopefully they can go throught the system quickly.
Very good job. Adding age, current team, and what pick (or round) would be even better.
Looks like most of the pitchers that the Twins picked have done well so far. Here's to them keeping it up. Hopefully, the hitters that they picked and signed will start to produce a little better.
I really like this idea as a way to compare darftees. Everyone's prospect lists usually end up pretty similar, so it's nice to see the names by production as well.
Please keep this going.
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This is certainly an interesting look at the 2012 draft picks. For future versions, maybe add their age and team they're playing for. I know that doesn't affect your rankings, but it would just be interesting added information. Also, Melotakis and Jones were already promoted to Beloit, so that would be fun to note.