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#1 amjgt

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 09:44 AM

Some of them are behind a paywall (Baseball America is out and I think BP is this week), but this one is not: http://sixmanrotatio...prospects-2018/

 

14. Royce Lewis, SS, MIN | Age: 19

Connor’s Rank: 18 | Rhys’ Rank: 13

Connor’s take: Royce was a tough rank for me, because although I’ve seen good grades, I’ve never actually seen him defensively and infield actions are a big one for me. Plus some people think he’d fit better in center. Decided to go aggressive though and Rhys outdid me.

Rhys’ take: I do believe he can stick at short but even if he has to move to center he would still be this highly ranked for me. He has a 60 hit with 60 speed and above average power. I love me some Royce Lewis.

 

42. Alex Kirilloff, OF, MIN | Age: 20

Connor’s Rank: 44 | Rhys’ Rank: 46

Connor’s take: Boy can hit.

Rhys’ take: He can really hit and play an above average right field

 

46. Nick Gordon, SS, MIN | Age: 22

Connor’s Rank: 46 | Rhys’ Rank: 48

Connor’s take: A change to his setup allowed him to get to more power in AA this year, but it hasn’t carried over to AAA, which I’m not overly worried about. He’s gonna hit, add a little power, and at the very least play up the middle, though I’m bullish he sticks at short.

Rhys’ take: I also believe he sticks at short, hits for a high average hits more long balls than his brother Dee. I don’t envision 20-20 seasons for him but I think he can produce a few 20-15 season in his future.

 

90. Brusdar Graterol, RHP, MIN | Age: 19

Connor’s Rank: 83 | Rhys’ Rank: 106

Connor’s take: Upside is huge for Graterol, who has hit 100 with his fastball and has the potential for 2 above average to plus secondaries. Some health/delivery concerns, but he has a strong build that has me bullish.

Rhys’ take: Brusdar is an 80 grade name. His fastball gets to 100 and creates plenty of weak contact. He just seems to go on the DL every week.

 

103. Steven Gonsalves, LHP, MIN | Age: 23

Connor’s Rank: 91 | Rhys’ Rank: 128

Connor’s take: Concerns with the breaker and how it’s general inability to miss bats will play at the ML level, but it’s a good fastball with command and deception and an easy plus changeup, so I’m hanging in there.

Rhys’ take: He could pitch in the majors right now thanks to his command and thedeception he gets on his pitches.

 

144. Wander Javier, SS, MIN | Age: 19

Connor’s Rank: 137 | Rhys’ Rank: 153

Connor’s take: Still could break out, but missing this season is a big loss.

Rhys’ take: *pour one out for Wander* I was all aboard the hype train and will buy anyone’s stock of him.

 

149. Brent Rooker, 1B, MIN | Age: 23

Connor’s Rank: 156 | Rhys’ Rank: 140

Connor’s take: If he’s a LF or 1B – a poor one at that – he’s really going to have to hit. He could, but it’s been a so-so year at AA for Rooker so far.

Rhys’ take: Big boy power who will play a non premium position.

 

 

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 12:20 PM

I believe on the Gleeman and the Geek podcast, Aaron gave roughly these same numbers for Lewis and Kiriloff on BP's as-yet-unreleased rankings.