Re: End of Season MLB.COM top 100 prospect list
I can go with the top 6, but I'm really not seeing the love for Ryan Lamarre at number 7. I see the OBP numbers, but doesn't his minor league profile seem like Drew Stubbs lesser brother? I'm a skeptic where minor league OBP numbers are concerned and wonder whether they will translate at the big league level without some pop to keep pithcers honest. I also notice that Lamarre gets a boost from a decent number of HBP each year. I'm fairly uncertain of whether that "skill" will translate at the big league level. If teams are enamored with him, he'd absolutely be on the list of guys to deal to sweeten a package.
Lotzkar also seems like a guy with too many injuries to take seriously. He also struggled quite a bit at AA this year. He's still young and probably wouldn't net much because of his injury history, so he's not really on the trade list. He'd be more on my "keep an eye on" list than anywhere sniffing he top 10.
If we take the Hamilton, Stephenson, CIngrani, Corcino, Didi and Travieso group as the top 6, I think I'd go with Winker at 7 (though I'm usually not impressed with Billings offensive numbers), I'd probably go with H-Rod at 8 since he's hit everywhere until AAA, Rogers at 9 based on his strong year and progressions and then its a real crapshoot (if its not already). I'd probably go with Y-Rod at 10 just because of his tools and the fact that he's largely been downgraded because of "head issues." I don't place much emphasis on those issues in kids so young. Growing up happens and makes these problems go away many times.
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