Starting Pitching Ranks
Posted 13 January 2014 - 03:18 PM
(Alex Meyer isn't on the 40 man)
About #4 Correia... I have a feeling that the Twins are ready to ship him off. Alex Meyer could definitely advance quickly and reach the majors this year, so room must be made. If Correia pitches well, I think he'll be traded in June.
*#5 Deduno... if he's healthy, he needs to start. I have no idea if he's healthy enough to throw though...
#7-8 I rank Worley higher just because he's younger. Both are not going to contribute anything unless they have incredible comeback seasons, which is why Kyle Gibson is ranked higher than them.
#10-11 Twins... Do NOT start Swarzak or Duensing unless 5 of the 9 guys ahead of them on the list are traded or on the DL. They are bad starters and need to keep their roles in the bullpen.
#12 Pressly: I have a bad feeling that the Twins are going to try and convert Pressly to a starter and have him play in AAA. I think he's at his best in the bullpen. Please keep him there.
Any thoughts or comments?
Posted 13 January 2014 - 04:00 PM
The fun part of this, is that this takes care of both the Twins and Rochester rotations (and you need to add Meyer and Dean and Vasquez to Rochester.) Methinks that not all of these guys you list will be with the organization come April Fools'
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Posted 14 January 2014 - 03:25 PM
Is Gilmartin on the 40 man? I'm too lazy to look but he should slot in around #9.
Gilmartin is not on the 40-man.
I'm baffled why TR would think Johnson has anything but OK... I probably did put Gibson too high. I don't really know anything about Darnell so you can pencil him above May.