No way I would have Polanco that low when Niko Goodrum is ranked higher. Polanco is absolutely higher in any ranking I do than Goodrum.
Jorge is a full year younger & while playing in the same league.....has blown Niko away offensively.
I dont know what the plans are, but I think we've heard that Chargois and Duffey are likely relievers only. Melotakis really didn't impress me in his one inning (which of course means nothing). I bet he could start. Jones just throws gas. At the same time, I see no negative in giving some of these guys some starting opportunities next year to see if that is a possibility. Worst case, they can stretch out and work on secondary pitches.
And yeah they both have been dissapointing. Boer more so. But I read that Boer's fastball drops from high 90's as a reliever to low 90's as a starter. That's why the huge drop off.
1. Miguel Sano
2. Oswaldo Arcia
3. Eddie Rosario
4. Aaron Hicks
5. Byron Buxton
6. J.O. Berrios
7. Max Kepler
8. Kyle Gibson
9. Joe Benson
10. Travis Harrison
11. Hudson Boyd
12. Chris Herrmann
As for Boer, I like the idea of giving them a chance to start, if nothing else to try to develop more pitches. I just think that the floors for these guys are pretty high and they can be very good relievers. I actually think that Matt Summers has pitched very well. The only concern is the lack of strikeouts, which is strange.
Thanks Seth got it now!
Obviously the Twins system is short on top-tier pitching prospects, but where would the system rank if we considered only hitters? It seems like we have a ton of solid, high-upside bats, with 2-3 at practically every level AA and lower. Given our preponderance of offense, particularly in the outfield, should we be talking to the Mariners about one of their top pitching prospects?
Aside from Buxton I would rank the ETown hitters roughly as follows:
Kepler - near the top of the tier from 8-25
Polanco - in the middle but moving up in that tier
goodrum and Harrison - in the middle to the bottom of this tier
Overall the Twins have a top 7 prospects with sano, buxton, Arcia, Hicks, Rosario, Gibson and Berrios. After that there are a lot of interesting upside guys (and a few high minors average-ish propsects) but nobody has really set themselves apart imo. Kepler is one of my favorites but overall these guys are all in the B- to C+ range. Extensive debate probably won't go anywhere and about the only thing you can do is put guys at the top, middle or bottom of this big tier.