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chicoruiz
12-27-2006, 05:46 PM
Okay, the first poll will be open for another day, but it's screamingly obvious that Bailey is going to be voted the #1 prospect. So let's move on to #2.

And I think I'll only keep the voting open for two days on these first few; later, when the choices get more complex, I may go back to three.

dougdirt
12-27-2006, 05:51 PM
I think once a poll reaches a minimum vote count, it should be closed down....

say 75 votes?

Red Leader
12-27-2006, 06:19 PM
I'd say that if a player has 80% of the votes, with a minimum of 50 total votes submitted, that player should be declared the winner.

As for Red's prospect #2, I'm going with Jay Bruce. I guess Joey Votto could be argued because he's closer to the majors, but Joey had a pretty average season the year before last. Jay has been outstanding since the draft. That gives him the edge in my book.

edabbs44
12-27-2006, 06:53 PM
Landslide for the first 2. Then it will be easy.

dougdirt
12-27-2006, 06:56 PM
I'd say that if a player has 80% of the votes, with a minimum of 50 total votes submitted, that player should be declared the winner.

As for Red's prospect #2, I'm going with Jay Bruce. I guess Joey Votto could be argued because he's closer to the majors, but Joey had a pretty average season the year before last. Jay has been outstanding since the draft. That gives him the edge in my book.

I give Joey a pass on 2005. He really seemed to dislike taking the first pitch, because as he said, good luck getting guys like Justin Verlander to throw you a good pitch to hit after he gets ahead of you because he knows you cant swing. His 2004 was pretty good, 19 HR and hit .302 with an OPS over .900. That said, I went with Jay Bruce as well.

Cyclone792
12-27-2006, 08:22 PM
Nice idea here with the polls. It looks like chico has them set to close within two or three days so there shouldn't be much of a wait to declare a winner in each poll.

Like most people, I went with Homer Bailey #1 and Jay Bruce #2.

I expect #3 to be a landslide also, though maybe not nearly as much of a landslide as the first two. It will probably start getting interesting right around #4.

Gallen5862
12-27-2006, 08:29 PM
I voted for Jay Bruce at number 2.

mth123
12-27-2006, 08:36 PM
I give Joey a pass on 2005. He really seemed to dislike taking the first pitch, because as he said, good luck getting guys like Justin Verlander to throw you a good pitch to hit after he gets ahead of you because he knows you cant swing. His 2004 was pretty good, 19 HR and hit .302 with an OPS over .900. That said, I went with Jay Bruce as well.

You're right about Votto. I go with him at #2 because he's closer to the majors.

Falls City Beer
12-27-2006, 08:56 PM
Jay Bruce is the only one of the bunch who'll have a long and prosperous MLB career.

OnBaseMachine
12-27-2006, 09:05 PM
While all five are studs and will have long, prosperous major league careers, Jay Bruce is my choice as the Reds second best prospect.

Superdude
12-27-2006, 09:32 PM
Good to see Drew Stubbs getting some severely undeserved love by somebody. ;) This top 10 thing was a great idea. Once again, I'm thinking Jay Bruce might walk away with this one.

chicoruiz
12-27-2006, 10:21 PM
I'm not sure how long to keep these things open. I want to make sure everyone has a chance to vote, but if this one ends up being the runaway it seems to be developing into, I may go ahead and post #3 tomorrow evening. The sooner we get past these first few picks the sooner the real fun will start.

jmcclain19
12-27-2006, 10:33 PM
I'd say Votto just edges out Bruce because he put up higher OPS numbers two levels higher.

Bruce's superior defense at a premium position makes it mighty close. But he's still several years away from the show.

Superdude
12-28-2006, 12:31 AM
I may go ahead and post #3 tomorrow evening.

I'd definitely start one tomorrow. This will get fun once we get past the first couple obvious ones. How about going to 20 or even more? You could probably do 40 with two days per spot and be done before the season started. That'd be a pretty cool list. This hasn't been the most exciting offseason, so at least we'll have something to talk about.

DoogMinAmo
12-28-2006, 02:45 AM
I'd definitely start one tomorrow. This will get fun once we get past the first couple obvious ones. How about going to 20 or even more? You could probably do 40 with two days per spot and be done before the season started. That'd be a pretty cool list. This hasn't been the most exciting offseason, so at least we'll have something to talk about.

I have a feeling knowledge of prospects and the associated voting will drop off right around 10, not to mention the talent level. While I could understand 15 or even 20 to upgrade some of the general knowledge and worth of lesser knowns, I think 40 would be a huge push.

Oh, and I voted Votto. While there seems to be a heck of a lot of confidence in Bruce, he needs to preform at a higher level for me to buy the hype. Looking at the preliminary results, it seems things will get interesting past

1. Homer Bailey
2. Jay Bruce
3. Joey Votto

Superdude
12-28-2006, 01:03 PM
Yea...40 would be dipping into the "Michael DeJesus's" of the world, but they're still some reasonably debatable prospects in the 25-30 range.

dougdirt
12-28-2006, 03:01 PM
Top 30 then?

Falls City Beer
12-28-2006, 03:10 PM
I'm going to put a write-in vote for Bailey as the #2 prospect.

dougdirt
12-28-2006, 03:17 PM
How does that even work FCB?

corkedbat
12-28-2006, 03:49 PM
I put Bailey ahead of Bruce and Cueto ahead of Votto because they are arms which adds a little to the value, but consider it close in both cases. I'm still pretty dubious of the bat where Stubbs is concerned and want to see a couple of good years at the plate before I rank him anywhere.

1. Bailey
2. Bruce
3. Cueto
4. Votto
5. Wood

Falls City Beer
12-28-2006, 04:24 PM
How does that even work FCB?

You can't. I'm just being a stubborn smart aleck.

reds44
12-28-2006, 05:31 PM
1. Bailey
2. Bruce
3. Cueto
4. Votto
5. Wood

That would be my top 5 also.

Jpup
12-28-2006, 07:04 PM
Votto. He has proved a lot more to me, but Bruce is my 3.

WMR
12-29-2006, 12:54 PM
Jay Bruce b/c of his overall potential and steady, strong performance since becoming a professional.