Article: Risers in the Twins Farm System
Posted 21 May 2014 - 01:11 AM
Edited by h2oface, 21 May 2014 - 03:38 PM.
Posted 21 May 2014 - 01:19 AM
I like your enthusiasm for May, but I just don't see his season being "substantially" better than Meyer's. I don't deny that he currently has better numbers, but they are also really only one bad game away from being worse numbers. I like them both, way better than the prospect of Nolassco for 4 years and the continued presence of Pelfrey and Correia in the rotation.
Posted 21 May 2014 - 08:38 AM
Posted 21 May 2014 - 03:52 PM
If they needed a guy today I don't see how you could justify taking Meyer or May over Darnell. Of course barring injury there are going to be at least two more and probably at least 3 more rotations before they are going to replace any of the Twins rotation after Correia's decent start against the Padres. That will give more time for evaluation between the 3 as well as Pelfrey.
Pelfrey just needs to pitch passably and he will be the first call-up, whether we like it or not.
(And in the big scheme of things, Darnell is almost an afterthought compared to what May, and especially Meyer, can ultimately bring to the rotation. Of course, the Twins generally prefer to call up the prospects lowest on the expectations list first, so if there's an opening in the next few weeks and Pelfrey can't cut it, Darnell will likely be the first to get the call.)
Posted 21 May 2014 - 06:11 PM
I like your enthusiasm for May, but I just don't see his season being "substantially" better than Meyer's. I don't deny that he currently has better numbers, but they are also really only one bad game away from being worse numbers. I like them both, way better than the prospect of Nolasco for 4 years and the continued presence of Pelfrey and Correia in the rotation.
Correia is gone after this year but still may be able to dump him b/f trade deadline. Pelfrey we are stuck with for one more year. The Twins must have had a reason to do a 2 year with him, maybe it will surface. Hughes we have for 2 more years and at a fair price. Nolasco is just gonna have to adjust to the American League. Even if he drops to 3 rd/4th in the rotation. He will come around. Everybody wants to see the new 'M@M" boys come in and strike people out. Deduno I think will continue as 5th in rotation.
Posted 21 May 2014 - 06:31 PM
Posted 21 May 2014 - 08:50 PM
You're not wrong, but it sets a different tone to say, "Sure, three of our top five prospects are out right now, but Prospect #22 on the depth chart is really impressing!" These guys are showing signs of improvement, but I think the point of this article was you don't have to go all that far down the prospect list to find reasons for optimism.
Risers? I guess, but these guys were all pretty high on the list to start with. How about this list:
Posted 21 May 2014 - 10:20 PM
Posted 22 May 2014 - 08:45 AM