Re: The farm isn't barren
Originally Posted by Benihana
I'd say there are four prospects that matter and 2 who are on the cusp:
Hamilton, Winker, Stephenson and Cingrani matter. They each carry significant trade value and project to be impact players at the big league level.
Corcino and Travieso are on the cusp- they could go either way.
At this point, no one else would remotely get consideration to be a Top 250 prospect. Hence no one else would be likely to make the average team's Top 10 prospects list. Our farm system is below average. However given the current state of the big club, that's OK. And hopefully it gets an infusion of talent with next month's draft.
Exactly. Seeing a farm system somewhat depleted is NOT a big deal. Where would a top prospect even PLAY on the MLB club right now? We've got a window of a couple of years to rebuild the farm system before we'll really "need" the farm system.
Pitching and defense...anything else is gravy. Mmmm...gravy.