Originally Posted by nmculbreth
I don't want to diminish their collective accomplishments but the list of players being mentioned as MVP candidates is a little underwhelming. When you look at the players being mentioned you see a bunch of marginal prospects (Wood, Heisey, Francisco, Ondrusek) and non-prospects (Lehr, Barker). Even after having great seasons, none of the above are locks to be considered top 100 prospects and I'd be surprised if any of them were to crack the top 50.
Outside of Alonso and Leake, there isn't a whole lot of top end talent in the system and it seems like a lot of the young, high ceiling players (Sulbaran, Lotzkar and to a lesser extent Soto) struggled.
I hate to sound like a downer but I'm just a little disappointed.
Todd Frazier, Yonder Alonso, Mike Leake Chris Heisey and Travis Wood will all get consideration for all Top 100 lists, with the first three guys making every single one of them. As far as high ceilings go, I will submit Yorman Rodriguez and Billy Hamilton. Yorman you probably know about, but Billy Hamilton was talked about as the best athlete in the entire 2009 draft. Yeah, he is raw, but the kid has an incredibly high ceiling. I think perhaps you have expectations a bit too high based on your comments.