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    BA Mid-season Top 50

    Haven't seen this posted, so sorry if this is a duplicate.

    Robert Stephenson 27th
    Billy Hamilton 36th

    Cingrani not eligible.

    In a related article, Jesse Winker named one of 10 breakthrough propsects for 2013 and is a good candidate for next year's top 100.
    "All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH

    Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS

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    Re: BA Mid-season Top 50

    "All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH

    Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS

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    Re: BA Mid-season Top 50

    36 Billy Hamilton of Reds
    Move to outfield has gone well, has best speed in baseball, but his lefthanded swing still needs work.
    I don't understand this if his lefthanded swing is producing far more than his right handed swing, which has produced a .588 OPS. Others have said his right handed swing is his natural, but it's been so far behind this year I think it deserves reconsideration.

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    Re: BA Mid-season Top 50

    27 Robert Stephenson rhp Reds
    Not many starting pitchers can touch 100 mph consistently, especially with potential plus secondary stuff.
    I honestly think he should be ahead of some of the players like Castellanos at 16, the injured Bundy, Wacha and others, but maybe it's not quite time to feature him in the top 15. I feel like his injury just derailed his momentum in time.

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    Re: BA Mid-season Top 50

    To me, it seems like this top 50 is pretty weak. Maybe it's because BA listed a lot of the limitations for these players.

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    Re: BA Mid-season Top 50

    from the comments section

    Robert Stephenson is too low -- Wacha is too high.
    Dude knows what's up.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: BA Mid-season Top 50

    Dumbest comment of the lot:

    12 Michael Wacha rhp Cardinals
    In a thinner organization, he’d have made more than three big league starts this year.
    Cards used John Gast, and Tyler Lyons and before they used Wacha, and are now using Joe Kelly instead of Wacha.

    Wacha isn't up because the Cards don't think he's ready, not because he's being blocked.
    "Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.

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    Re: BA Mid-season Top 50

    From the chat:

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    Grant (NYC): Prior to his injury, Robert Stephenson was dominating the MWL, so I was expecting to see him higher than where you had him ranked. Your thoughts? Could he skip over the CAL once healthy and play for Pensacola?

    J.J. Cooper: In an initial list, Stephenson was higher, but a number of scouts and front office player personnel people we talked to thought he was too high on the initial list because he's still a long ways from the big leagues. As they saw it, guys with similar stuff and more track record at higher levels should rank ahead of Stephenson so we made an adjustment. I think it's more likely that Stephenson could move quickly through Bakersfield rather than skip it altogether, but if he remains in Dayton all year, I do think he could start next year in Pensacola, a la Daniel Corcino.

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    Re: BA Mid-season Top 50

    Wacha as a top 15 prospect is absurd. He may be big league ready, but he is a #3 starter at best. Even before jumping straight to the big leagues, Leake never would have ranked that high, and Wacha is arguably a poor man's Leake.
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    Re: BA Mid-season Top 50

    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    As they saw it, guys with similar stuff and more track record at higher levels should rank ahead of Stephenson so we made an adjustment.
    Lotta guys consistently touching 100MPH and dominating the upper minor leagues these days?

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