06-06-2012, 12:28 AM #21
Does anybody know if MLB.com or any other ranking site updates their top prospects on each team and their Top 100 overall after the draft and the players sign?
06-06-2012, 12:57 AM #22
06-07-2012, 10:42 AM #23
In Klaw's latest insider, which inserts every teams top pick into thier prospect rankings, puts Buxton ahead of Sano.
With Sano's poor fielding and VERY alarming strike out rate, I can't blame anyone for putting Buxton ahead. I'll even suggest that Rosario and Arcia are on the verge of jumping over Sano. Sano needs to get it together.
06-07-2012, 11:13 AM #24
I would never put a player at the top of a prospect list without seeing how said player does beyond high school.
06-07-2012, 11:23 AM #25
For perspective, had had 6 other teams where the new pick would be their top prospect also. And, he only moves him ahead of Sano because he thinks Sano will be in RF or 1B or DH in the majors, and Buxton will be in CF. he also had a lot of teams where their top pick doesn't even crack the top 3 or 4....showing how other systems have more depth.
In his insider piece on the draft in general, it was hard to get a sense for if he liked the Twins draft (outside Buxton, whom he loves) or not. It seems clear that he thinks most of the pitchers are long term relievers though (I think that's clear....but it's fuzzy).Win Twins.
06-07-2012, 12:11 PM #26
Sano has a .889 OPS as a 19 year old in A ball. 33 BB and 67 K almost a 2:1 K/BB ratio. 14 HR in 210 AB, which is 1 HR per 15 AB.
Jim Thome in A ball as a 19 year old had .888 OPS an 1:1 K/BB ratio and 4 HR in 117 AB which is 1 HR per 29 AB. Sano has double that rate.
Miguel Cabrera in A ball as a 19 year old had .754 OPS 38 BB and 85 K for higher than 2:1 K/BB ratio and 9 HR in 489 AB, which is 1 HR per 54 AB-----
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06-07-2012, 12:22 PM #27
Sano's K rate is high but not even close to alarming. He's one 2wk hot stretch from getting theBAve back to being the top prospect.
of guys in top 20 in Ks last yr
Matt Kemp Age 19 Low A Ball.....100k in 111gm 423AB .288/.330/.499 17HR 66rbi
Mike Stanton Age 18 Low A.......153K in 125gm 468AB ..293/.381/.611 39hr 97rbi
Adam Dunn Age 18/19 Low A.....165k in 215gm 733AB ..292/.420/.472 27hr 123rbi
Ryan Howard Age 22 Low A.......145K in 135gm 493AB .280/.367/.460 19HR 87Rbi
Jay Bruce Age 19 Low A...........106K in 117gm 444AB .291/.355/.516 16HR 81rbi
Mark Reynolds Age 21 Low A.....112K in 122gm 449AB ..247/.313/.443 19HR 76RBI
Not top 20 but...
Prince Fielder Age 18/19 Low A(@ Beloit) 107K in 169gm 614AB .300/.394/.500 30HR 123RBI
Justin Upton Age 18 Low A.......96K in 113gm 438AB .263/.343/.413 12HR 66RBi (debut @ 19