Posted 23 January 2014 - 06:40 PM
Posted 23 January 2014 - 10:09 PM
When it's all said and done, concerning this class, Buxton might be the best defender, have the best arm, be the best base stealer, have the best bat, and his weakest tool? Power, he might hit more than 25+ hr per season.
Posted 23 January 2014 - 10:18 PM
Posted 23 January 2014 - 10:42 PM
Posted 23 January 2014 - 10:48 PM
Wow...Kohl Stewart at #40?!
Only 19 years old...
Maybe MLB has more faith in the Twins staff than most...wouldn't think it's just on what Stewart showed last year...
Normally the top 10-15 picks in any draft make the top 100 lists the following year due to talent alone. Stewart is a beast. His overall skill set is truly insane for a HS kid.
Posted 23 January 2014 - 10:53 PM
Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:08 AM
It sure is nice to see all the Twins on this list. A couple years back we didn't have much. The Cubs and Boston sure have a lot in the top 100. I'm suprised that I don't hear people saying they have the best farm systems. Pretty scary when you think of how could Boston now. I'm sure the Cubbies will find a way to screw up though.
And maybe the Astros, too. I'm surprised that the Cardinals aren't in the Top Ten MLB.com list of clubs (see below), and I'm stunned that the Red Sox and Dodgers ARE in this list***
***(or maybe not, I guess building a farm system doesn't require losing for 20 years like the Pirates and Royals, after all).
What a difference from the Baseball Prospectus Top 101 which showed 8 Twins on their list. Is the Twins farm system really #1 as so many claim? And as much as I like Berrios thus far, how does a guy who projects as a likely RP have more "projectbility" than other guys in the system (Thorpe, Gonsalves, et al)?
We had a 5-man Wave in 2013 with mixed results (Hicks, Arcia, Pinto, Tonkin, Gibson). The 2014 "2nd Wave" of 5, should crest noticeably higher as it could finally begin featuring some of the elite guys: Sano, Meyer, Buxton?? (Rosario, May). If the season goes as expected, with 70-74 wins, I would hope that the roster is cleared out via trade and DFA so that these 5 join the Twins between June 1 and September 1.
After that, though, the arrival time of the "Third Wave" is highly problematic: Stewart, Berrios, 2014 1st Rd. Pick, (Santana, Walker, Polanco, Kepler, Thorpe, Gonsalves, Vargas). And since there is a study out there that shows that only 1 out of 4 legit pitching prospects become effective major leaguers.....It sure seems there's still a lot of work to do (and surplus $$$ employed for additional better players acquired- through FA, International and new-found willingness in taking on unexpired contracts).
Edited by jokin, 24 January 2014 - 04:23 AM.
Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:49 AM