12-20-2012, 08:47 PM #21
You know, you're probably right. I'm discrediting Cuddy a bit, which I'm not trying to. I don't think he's top 10 (playing with the baggy in the Metrodome helped give him a reputation), but I imagine he'd be in the conversation. So lets put him up there about even with Hicks, at 70.
I probably discredit Revere a bit too in "speed", quick may be better than fast. (I'm a really big fan of Hicks defense, since you noticed)
There are still questions about Hicks bat. Average doesn't stand out, still lots of K's (3rd in ESL in 2012). I don't think the defensive profile was ever questioned. But that's why 4th OF's are often defensive wunderkinds with not much of a bat. Still have to have one of those to be a top prospect, and on its own will get you a helluva lot further (See Sano, Miguel).Follow me on Twitter: @MNTwinsGUFS
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12-20-2012, 08:59 PM #22
I'll chime in more later... off the top of my head: Buxton and Hicks both have 70 to 75 arms. Niko and Sano are 65 to 70.
Sano has 80 raw power. Buxton has 80 speed.
One BA staffer recently visited with someone in the Twins organization and thought it was a joke how often he put 80 grades on tools of guys they talked about. It's all one person's perspective of the scouting scale.
12-20-2012, 09:02 PM #23
I've been pumped for Hicks since he was drafted. Haven't seen him yet and I am looking forward to it.
12-21-2012, 02:18 AM #24
Didn't know that Hick's pitched in high school. Thanks for that info
12-21-2012, 08:40 AM #25
If I remeber right his fastball touched 97 in highschool thats why teams were interested in him as a pitcher.
What would be a cool idea is if this website would post a top 40 or 50 prospect list with the player name a link to a discussion about stuff like this for each player. same could be done for 25 man roster too. That way we can all talk about players individual strengths and weaknesses and scouting reports and stuff.
12-21-2012, 08:48 AM #26
12-21-2012, 04:04 PM #27
Having something organized like that would be pretty good. Seth's prospect handbook is pretty indispensable.