BA just released their updated top 100 prospect list. The Twins landed just 1 player, Nick Gordon, way down at 47. I know that there are lots of prospect lists and that being a top 100 prospect isn't everything. However, the Twins have been picking near the top of the draft for 4 of the last 5 years. How could we have possibly missed this many times in a row? I'm not just talking about 1st round picks, but also on those sandwich picks and 2nd and 3rd rounders - they were also taken early in the draft.
I want to be excited about this year's start and the future of the team, but for a team that's supposed to be built around home grown talent, the minor league system is pretty bare right now. It's great that we have some exciting young players at the ML level already, but for the most part these guys weren't recent picks and our pitching staff is one of the oldest in the league. The bullpen is nothing short of a nightmare at this point. Where are all those young fireballers that have been drafted these last 5 years?
It's pretty concerning that the scouting staff still remains mostly in-tact, despite the change at the top of the organization. What confidence do any of you have that somehow this year is going to be different, and why? If you think the Twins are going to compete for the division in the next couple of years, where is the infusion of talent to make that happen going to come from? It sure doesn't seem like from the current minor league rosters.