Reviewing the Top 100 Prospects List 50-

Reviewing the Top 100 Prospects List 50-

Reviewing the Top 100 Prospects List 50-

Postby angiegraham116 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:21 am

This week were reviewing the annual pre-season Top 100 prospects list that originally ran in mid-March. Below youll find prospects 50 through 26 in the original order they appeared. Yesterday, we looked at prospects 75-51.
50. Josh Bell, OF, Pittsburgh: Bell opened 2012 in low-A ball but injured his knee in late April coupled with surgery. He's yet to return however the injury should not be any long-term concern. (Value Static)
49. Gary Brown, OF, San Francisco: Brown had a nice 2011 campaign but hes locating the going just a little tougher in double-A. The 23-year-old outfielder is producing league-average results with a wRC+ of 105. Hes stolen 22 bases around the year but has additionally been caught 13 times. Because speed is his best tool, Brown needs to perform a better job of getting on base (6.1 BB%). (Value Static)
48. Christian Yelich, 1B/OF, Miami: Yelich, 20, was slowed captured by a personal injury but hes made up for lost time. Hes hit for average and power which has helped him post a wRC+ of 173. He could develop into a very talented No. 3 hole hitter and is probably ready for the challenge of double-A. Yelich could help Miami by the end of 2013. (Value Up)
47. Trevor May, RHP, Philadelphia: May has been pa sed by Je se Biddle to find the best arm in the system but hes holding steady at No. 2. The right-handed hurler has struggled at double-A and currently includes a 4.92 ERA in 89.2 innings. His command and control i sues are certainly related to the challenges that hes faced up to now in 2012. (Value Down)
46. A.J. Cole, RHP, Oakland: Cole departed to an extremely slow start after being included in an off-season trade between Washington and Oakland. The young hurler opened the year in high-A ball (California League) and posted a 7. Darrelle Revis Elite Jersey 82 ERA in eight starts. He was victimized with a .405 BABIP, though, and he also threw in the towel seven home runs. The plus side is that he showed good control having a walk rate of 2.37 K/9. Cole is dominating low-A ball once more and really should get another shot at high-A ball before too long (Value Down a Bit)
45. James Paxton, LHP, Seattle: Paxton opened 2012 among the top arms in the system and it was likely to move rather quickly and po sibly a sist the big league club in the other half of the year given that he originally signed with the organization with what could have been his senior year of college. The southpaw was inconsistent in May after which mi sed all June because of injury. Hes back to throwing the ball perfectly in July and may still begin to see the Majors after the year (Value Static)
44. Michael Choice, OF, Oakland: I ranked Choice quite aggre sively on this list coupled with my doubts in the time and much more so now. He showed outstanding power numbers in both 2010 and 2011 (such as the Arizona Fall League) but his ISO rate has dipped to .114 this year at double-A. Because he doesnt offer much past the saw, Choice must make some adjustments if hes going to be a day to day outfielder at the big league level. (Value Down)
43. Billy Hamilton, SS, Cincinnati: As he gets on base Hamilton is an extremely exciting player. After stealing 103 bases this year, the outfielder has racked up 104 base thefts in only 82 games. Hes invoking memories of former Cardinals outfielder Vince Coleman who stole more than 100 bases three times in the big league level. Hamilton could accomplish this feat, too, however the remainder of his game (defense, hitting) still needs a fair bit of polish. (Value Static)
Anthony Spencer Jersey 42. Drew Pomeranz, LHP, Colorado: Currently on the big league roster, Pomeranz has split the year between your Majors and the minors. His struggles at the big league level could be linked to his insufficient control as his walk rate is at 5.09 BB/9, over a 3.86 rate in triple-A. (Value Static)
41. Anthony Rizzo, 1B, Chicago NL: After opening the year in triple-A with Bryan LaHair manning first base in Chicago, Rizzo has finally gotten his shot to play everyday with the Cubs and hes taking advantage of the chance. The 22-year-old hitter is hitting .354 and it has already slugged four home runs in his first 12 games. (Value Up)
40. Yasmani Grandal, C, San Diego: Once the year began it was difficult to see where Grandal would squeeze into the Padres 2012 plans but struggles by incumbent backstop Nick Hundley (who replaced the rookie in triple-A) opened the doorway for that Cuba native. Hes took part in just 10 games so far but has already made his presence known with four home runs. (Value Up)
39. Yonder Alonso, 1B, North park: Traded by Cincinnati to San Diego along with Yasmani Grandal in the Mat Latos deal, Alonso opened 2012 as the big league clubs everyday first baseman. His offense, though, is not overly impre sive. He has a .263 average with just three home runs in 293 at-bats. Alonsos home sports event favors pitchers to the extreme and Alonso has yet to homer there (144 at-bats) but he's almost identical batting averages in San Diego as well as on the street. (Value Down)
38. Manny Banuelos, LHP, New York AL: The Yankees organization has seen quite a few of their young arms harmed or take a step backward within their development this year and Banuelos fits into the previous category. The left-hander hasnt pitched since May because of an elbow injury that isnt likely to require surgery. (Value Static)
37. Brent Celek Elite Jersey Travis dArnaud, C, Toronto: dArnaud was playing very well in triple-A but he injured his knee and is expected to mi s about another four weeks. He was hitting .333 by having an ISO rate of .262 in 67 triple-A games and also the injury is not expected to be a long-term concern. He should supplant current big league catcher J.P. Arencibia at some point in 2013 which would have likely happened by the end of 12 if the injury hadn't occurred. (Value Static)
36. Anthony Gose, OF, Toronto: Part of the 2012 Futures Game, Gose can also be one of the youngest hitters at the triple-A level. He's also probably the most impre sive athletes in the minors but hes still quite raw. Gose strikes out a ton but would still have lots of big league value even when he hits .230-.240, thanks to his three plus tools: arm strength, defense and speed. (Value Static)
35. Francisco Lindor, SS, Cleveland: The top prep shortstop available in the 2011 draft, Lindor opened 2012 in low-A ball and hit .314 in April. His average has plummeted with every subsequent month, though. One encouraging sign using the young player is his strikeout rate, which is still very low at 13.9%. (Value Down a Bit)
34. Bubba Starling, OF, Kansas City: Starling didnt officially begin his pro career before the short-season clubs opened in June and hes played just 10 games so far while dealing with nagging injuries. The outfielder is already flashing good power, though. He's 13 Ks and eight walks in 10 games. (Value Static)
33. Mike Montgomery, LHP, Might: The young left-hander struggled to tame triple-A in 2 attempts and was recently demoted to double-A. Previously Montgomery was one of the top arms in the minors but his ceiling continues to be lowered significantly since he suffered an elbow injury (which didn't require surgery) in 2010. (Value Down)
32. Randall Delgado, RHP, Atlanta: Delgado has spent the whole 2012 season in the big league level with mixed results. Hes been durable but he's a 4.52 ERA and it has struggled together with his control. (Value Static)
31. Nick Castellanos, 3B, Detroit: Castellanos, 20, opened 2012 in high-A ball and posted a wRC+ of 186, including a .405 batting average. Promoted to double-A, hes continued to hit for average and the power output has actually increased. Hes been quite aggre sive in the new level having a walk rate of 1.7%.Castellanos has got the ceiling Cecil Shorts Limited Jersey of the all-star third baseman and he should be ready for that Majors by mid-2013. (Value Up)
30. Zach Lee, RHP, La NL: Lee survived the potent California League and recently earned a promotion to double-A. He continues to flash nutrients coupled with above-average control. He still needs some work on his command but the right-hander should develop into a good big league starter and may reach The Show within the next year. (Value Up)
29. Xander Bogaerts, SS, Boston: Bogaerts opened lots of eyes with an impre sive power display in low-A ball this year and hes become a better all around player this season at high-A. He still has good power (.193 ISO) while seeing his batting average and walk rate increase, while his strikeout rate has dropped. He could reach double-A in 2013 at the age of 20. (Value Up)
28. Martin Perez, LHP, Texas: The young left-hander made 26 starts at the triple-A level between 2011 and 2012 with mixed results. Perez, 21, recently received a campaign to the Majors and has made three appearances, including two starts. He po se ses the ceiling of a mid-rotation starter. (Value Static)
27. Miguel Sano, 3B/SS, Minnesota: Sanos phone card is his plus raw power and hes flashed that in 2012 by hitting 18 home runs within the Midwest League. Unfortunately, hes swinging and mi sing a lot with his strikeout rate above 28% and its dragged down his batting average to .246. Hes getting on base in a decent clip, though, because hes walking a great deal (13.7%). (Value Static)
26. Matt Harvey, RHP, Ny NL: Harvey is on the cusp of reaching the Majors. The previous first round pick has spent all of 2012 in triple-A and it has put up solid numbers acro s the board in 98.1 innings of labor. He's 102 strikeouts but hes walked several a lot of batters (42 free pa ses). Hes done a nice job of combating left-handed hitters and is holding these to a .218 average. (Value Up)

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