Originally Posted by thorn
Thanks Benihana, always enjoy your rankings. I realize i'm not as versed as you and others on prospects, but I can't see Amir Garrett ever making an impact with the Reds, or in the Minors, he's just to raw and doesn't focus on Baseball enough and we all know if he ever gets a chance to play in the NBA it would be a no brainer for him, in fact I think his chances are better to be a NBA player than a MLB player, just my opinion.
As far as keep an eye on I would still list Gabriel Rosa and if you list Waldrop (I agree) I would also list Silva as on the Radar, he can take a walk and has speed and can play D, and is still young. Maybe list James Allen and Zac Vincej in there as well, although I know Zac has not played much. Anyway, just my opinion, thanks for the rankings.
Thanks for the input and the feedback.
Garrett is a very long term project with very high volatility. I agree that there is at least a 50/50 chance he never gets beyond AA. But there is also maybe a 10% chance he could become a dominant pitcher given his frame and his arm. I consider him almost like a lottery ticket.
Rosa is a player who has appeared on my "Keep An Eye On" lists almost since he was drafted in the second round of last year's draft. But now in Billings, where he no longer qualifies for that list but is eligible for the rankings and honorable mention, he has been a big disappointment. It is still very early and he is very young with plenty of time to turn things around. But he has gotten enough AB that a sub-.500 OPS with poor plate discipline without super premium defense is not a guy worthy (at this point) of a top 20 prospect ranking in the organization IMO.
Vincej got consideration and could appear on the list by the end of the year, especially if he continues to hit as he has in Billings. Silva strikes me as a slightly worse Waldrop with better defense.