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OnBaseMachine
05-29-2009, 02:12 PM
If we were to redo our prospect rankings today, who would you rank #1? Would Alonso still rank #1, or have you seen something in 50 games that changed your mind? I voted for Alonso back in October, but I would change my vote and it has nothing to do with Alonso. He's having a very good season...but...

I would have to vote for Chris Heisey at this point. He's hitting a robust .357/.442/.573 - 1.015 OPS in Double-A, with 15 doubles, 2 triples, and 6 homers in 171 atbats. He's also stolen nine bases in 10 attempts and has an impressive 24 BB/13 K ratio. He also plays an above average center field, which makes him all the more valuable.

GIDP
05-29-2009, 02:15 PM
id still go with Alonso.
Heisey would be in my top 5 probably now though.

edabbs44
05-29-2009, 02:17 PM
I would stick with Alonso. He hasn't done anything to lose his ranking. Heisey has obviously made a statement, but I would still take Alonso any day of the week.

Grande Donkey
05-29-2009, 02:22 PM
The only players close to Alonso are Stewart and Stubbs IMO.

GOYA
05-29-2009, 03:05 PM
Yonder

camisadelgolf
05-29-2009, 03:29 PM
Yonder
Me, too. There's not a single doubt in my mind either.

UKFlounder
05-29-2009, 03:38 PM
Maybe re-do it (or top 20?) at the All-Star break when the team has a couple days off, and the season is approximately half over. A mid-season review, sort of.

bucksfan2
05-29-2009, 03:42 PM
Maybe re-do it (or top 20?) at the All-Star break when the team has a couple days off, and the season is approximately half over. A mid-season review, sort of.

Great idea.

HokieRed
05-29-2009, 05:26 PM
I consider Alonso entirely in a category by himself.

HBP
05-29-2009, 06:15 PM
Still Yonder. In fact, I expect his numbers to jump once he gets to Carolina.


Maybe re-do it (or top 20?) at the All-Star break when the team has a couple days off, and the season is approximately half over. A mid-season review, sort of.


Great idea.

After the draft would be a good time.

RedlegJake
05-29-2009, 07:26 PM
I agree with everyone about Alonso, Heisey close behind, Stubbs and Stewart but I'd jump Zach Cozart up into the top 10 or 12, too. His glove is golden and the kid is upping his OBP into respectable territory. Power has slipped from last year a bit but I worry less about that right now than getting on base and discipline. He's far from a sure thing but looking stronger all the time as a prospect. With his glove I'd take his numbers right now at the plate and quit worrying about SS for 5 or 6 years. Of course translating those numbers into similar stats as he progresses - yeah it's a question but an intriguing one.

mth123
05-30-2009, 07:38 AM
Alonso easily for me.

Assuming Bailey, Dickerson, Hanigan, Rosales, Herrera and Fisher are no longer eligible, I'd follow with Stubbs (2), Stewart (3), Heisey (4) and then it gets dicey. I'd probably still go with Frazier (5) and Soto (6) next. Then I'd need to think a little.

bellhead
05-30-2009, 02:45 PM
Stewart, by a long shot. He has a good chance to be a 2/3 in the bigs. If he is a 2 then he is the top prospect at this point. Yonder can hit, but pitching trumps a bat anytime.

RedsManRick
05-30-2009, 05:19 PM
I still said Alonso, but I'll happily eat crow about Stubbs. I'd happily take a .375/.425 gold glove CF with speed right about now.

tripleaaaron
05-30-2009, 11:10 PM
Stewart, by a long shot. He has a good chance to be a 2/3 in the bigs. If he is a 2 then he is the top prospect at this point. Yonder can hit, but pitching trumps a bat anytime.

Not necessarily. Pitching may edge out hitting when you are comparing two players on a similar level, but Alonso is far more advanced than Stewart and has much better "projectability". While he has been dominant as a starter this season, he has only 11 IP at the AA level and more importantly only 53 innings as a starter while a professional. Stewart is a solid prospect for sure but we cannot count on him being a starting pitcher once he reaches the big leagues, he didn't even start in college. While he has a high ceiling, his floor is much lower than Alonso's.

dougdirt
05-31-2009, 11:10 AM
I am glad bellhead put his opinion out there. 23% of the people voting didn't vote for Alonso, but only bellhead has said why. Does anyone else who didn't vote for Alonso have a reason as to why?

bubbachunk
05-31-2009, 02:08 PM
Stubbs because with his defense and position, if he can consistently hit as he has is more valuable to me.

Degenerate39
05-31-2009, 10:50 PM
1. Alonso
2. Frazier
3. Stubbs