08-11-2012, 02:08 PM #1
Aaron Hicks 3rd best prospect in the system?
-I think its pretty apparent that Sano and Buxton are a clear cut 1 and 2 in the system.
-Hicks now has upped his OPS in AA to .849 has a career high 27 SB and career high of 12 HR, add that to an elite arm and elite defense overall and we could be looking at him to hit his ceiling down the road.
At this point I would put him above Arcia, and would have to imagine Hicks will crack the majority of top 50 lists heading into 2013.
08-11-2012, 02:18 PM #2
08-11-2012, 02:23 PM #3
no doubt Hicks will be top 50 again. He's already had 3 top 50 yrs & he's finally fullfilling his promise. I just wonder if he could get top 25.
Arguement of top 5 order is fun as you can make a solid arguement for any of em after Sano & maybe a couple before him!!
I think they will have all 5 in top 50....top 75 for sure. Wonder if Gibson will crack it again despite his age.
08-11-2012, 02:40 PM #4
Gibson should def be a top 100 guy. But I could see him left off most lists. Not that any of the "lists" matter much.
08-11-2012, 03:01 PM #5
exactly, it doesn't matter whether Gibson is 95 or 115. His upside as a pitcher is the same regardless...
As of today, I think I'd rank them.... 1.) Sano, 2.) Buxton, 3.) Hicks, 4.) Rosario, 5.) Arcia, 6.) Berrios, 7.) Gibson... subject to change daily. Ha!
08-11-2012, 03:34 PM #6
Benson was 99th in Baseball America's top 100 this yr.....what if he makes a AHicks type comeback/breakout yr next yr. Lots of things to be happy with.
My favorite, Adam Walker, is making a pitch for that top 10 also.
08-11-2012, 05:34 PM #7
Adam Walker is not making a pitch for the top 10. He is doing what good prospects should do with some nice power. If he can do it in Beloit then he will make a case for the top 10. I think I still go Sano, Arcia, Hicks, Buxton, Rosario. That top 5 is pretty sweet. Can't wait till they are with the Twins.
08-11-2012, 05:49 PM #8
dont know if I agree that you have to be out of ELIZ to be top 10.
Sano was first, Rosario was 3rd, Levi Michael 7th--Travis Harrison 11th(neither played), Madison Boer 12th (8 Beloit appearances) & Corey Williams 13th......according to BAmerica.
Berrios is definately in the top 10
Not sure who would absolutely be 9/10 for me after Berrios/Gibson/Benson (still) at 6-8.
I think he is top 10 unless I am missing someone (dropped Harrison down a bit myself to probably 10/11)....maybe Keplar 9/10 also.
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08-11-2012, 11:57 PM #13
I'd still have Gibson ahead of Berrios, mainly given the fact we don't know if the latter will hold up physically as a starter.
08-11-2012, 11:59 PM #14
Lots of Ks yes.....needs to walk more, but did in college. Hopefully that will come....is one of my favs.
If not Walker.....who's your 8-12 ranked guys??
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08-12-2012, 12:10 AM #15
I think Hicks will eventually be a 20 HR guy, so I see his ceiling as very close to Buxton's. Since he's so much closer to the bigs, he's easily ahead on my list.
08-12-2012, 12:54 AM #16
1. Buxton A- CF
2. Sano B+ 1B
3. Hicks B CF
4. Arcia B LF
5. Rosario B 2B/RF
6. Berrios B- SP
7. Kepler B- CF
8. Gibson B- SP
9. Harrison B- 3B/1B
10. Z. Jones B- RP/ SP
11. A.B. Walker C+ 1B
12. Boyd C+/B- SP
13. Bard C+
14. Melotakis C+
15. Herrmann C+
16. Hermsen C+ (RH version of Diamond) , hopefully
17. Felix Jorge C++
19. Michael C+
20. Boer C+Top Twins prospects ?
1. Miguel Sano (3B-A+) 2. Byron Buxton (OF-RK) 3. Alex Meyer (SP-AA) 4. Aaron Hicks (OF-AAA), 5. Oswaldo Arcia (OF-AA) 6. Eddie Rosario (2B-A+) 7. Kyle Gibson (SP-AAA) 8. Trevor May (SP-AA) 9. J.O. Berrios (P-RK) 10. Travis Harrison (3B-A) 11. Max Kepler (OF-A) 12. Joe Benson (OF-AAA)13. Jorge Polanco (SS-A) 14. Chris Herrmann (C-AAA) 15. BJ Hermsen (SP-AAA)
08-12-2012, 09:51 AM #17
walker is getting way too much love. he was a nice 3rd rounder in that he has m.l. ready power but he was picked in the third round because he needs to work on the rest of his game and he hasn't shown anything so far. you could foresee him hitting 16 or so bombs in e-town by accident - he hasn't proven anything yet. reminds me of a corey vaughn type.
08-12-2012, 09:59 AM #18
arcia is a better prospect than hicks, imo. i'd even rate rosario ahead of hicks based on track record. hicks' defense at a premium position will enhance his argument but i see both arcia and rosario being middle-of-the-order types whose bats will play at whatever level. their innate ability to barrel the ball leads me to believe they'll be in target field shortly.
two guys that deserve a mention are polanco and santana. both intriguing guys who i'd take ahead of the college misfit arms we picked this year. relief prospects should be discounted accordingly, but i love what tonkin has done this year and think he might be just hitting his stride.
08-12-2012, 10:03 AM #19
08-12-2012, 10:23 AM #20
had a second to think about it and the other two prospects that really stand out are angel mata and chris herrmann. herrmann is a borderline m.l. regular with an underrated skillset. and mata...that fastball is electric. after berrios, he might have the best arm in the system (jorge is also in the running), but, coming into the season he had nothing to go along with it.