"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
By the time Frazier made it to the majors, most fans/prospect gurus were projecting him as a utility player who could provide pop off the bench and play passable defense at all four corner spots. No one thought he'd ever hold down a starting spot, much less become one of the upper echelon 3B in MLB.
Stephenson, Lorenzen, and Winker made the top 50 midseason BP came out with today.
Stephenson - 20
Winker - 29
Where is Lorenzen? I don't see him listed.
That BP top 50 has 6 Cubs, all position players, and 4 Pirates (3 pitchers). Only 1 Cardinal and no Brewers. NL Central is overly represented. Tough races ahead. Will be interesting to see how Cubs turn some of that MI offense into pitching.
What are the BP numbers?
Personally, I think something like 15-25-35 seems about right. These are nits and nats though.
Drugs Delaney (07-09-2014)
Tom Servo (07-11-2014)
It's been awhile since we've had 3 top-50 guys right? Especially all at a similar/same level.