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.
I'm kind of on that page too. The best prospect missed most of the year with a wrist injury and was set back, number two hasn't thrown a pitch in a game for the organization yet and number 3 is 17 years old. The best pitching prospect was traded away and 3 other potential impact pitchers (Thompson, Lotzkar and Buck) all are now huge question marks with injuries. The rest, even guys like Frazier, Francisco and Wood, are likely role players at best in the majors. I think the organization took a big hit in 2009.