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    Sickels' 2019 top 20 is out

    https://www.minorleagueball.com/2018...pects-for-2019

    No real surprises. He's still pretty bullish on Shed and TySteve.
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    Re: Sickels' 2019 top 20 is out

    There’s mention of that weak throwing arm of Trammell that I brought up in all the CF talk about him.

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    Re: Sickels' 2019 top 20 is out

    No Beltre in the top 20, wasn’t he BA’s #10?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    No Beltre in the top 20, wasn’t he BA’s #10?
    No.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    No.
    Correct. It was Marc Hulet/Fangraphs. Not a Hulet fan. Carry on.

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    Re: Sickels' 2019 top 20 is out

    The Late 2020 timeline for Greene is the most interesting thing in the article. Way sooner than I was figuring.
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    I was surprised that he had Ty Stephenson as a C grade then I reread it and realized it was his position. I need to go to bed.

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    Re: Sickels' 2019 top 20 is out

    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    I was surprised that he had Ty Stephenson as a C grade then I reread it and realized it was his position. I need to go to bed.
    The P grade for Hunter Greene should have been a clue.
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    Re: Sickels' 2019 top 20 is out

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    The Late 2020 timeline for Greene is the most interesting thing in the article. Way sooner than I was figuring.
    Yeah that seemed bizarrely aggressive for Sickels, who I think is the best in the business.

    Also interesting how low he is on Siri and Garcia, two toolsy boom-or-bust types. Especially Siri.
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    Just exactly how many 2nd base prospects do we need? More and more it looks like Shed Long is the odd man out.

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    Re: Sickels' 2019 top 20 is out

    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    Yeah that seemed bizarrely aggressive for Sickels, who I think is the best in the business.

    Also interesting how low he is on Siri and Garcia, two toolsy boom-or-bust types. Especially Siri.
    I thought he sounded pretty high on Garcia if he can tame his aggressiveness at the plate. Also sounded like Hernandez could be special at SS if his development doesn't hit a snag (oh thee killer of prospects, AA).
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    Re: Sickels' 2019 top 20 is out

    Another mention of 70 speed for Friedl. It seems to get carried along. Those who have seen him play, question it.

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    Re: Sickels' 2019 top 20 is out

    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    Yeah that seemed bizarrely aggressive for Sickels, who I think is the best in the business.

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    Late 2020 for Greene means 2021 is his first full year. If healthy, that sounds about right to me. 2019 and most of 2020 to get through the high minors.
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    Re: Sickels' 2019 top 20 is out

    Just as an FYI on prospect grades. From Sickels:

    Grade A prospects are the elite. In theory, they have a good chance of becoming stars or superstars. Theoretically, most Grade A prospects develop into stars or at least major league regulars, if injuries or other problems don’t intervene. Note that is a major “if” in some cases.

    Grade B prospects have a good chance to enjoy successful careers. Some will develop into stars, some will not. Most end up spending several years in the majors, at the very least in a marginal role.
    FTR, Sickels grades the Reds as having two A level prospects, three B+ prospects, and four B/B- prospects.

    That looks like a really high top end and little depth, as compared to those few lists already finished.

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    Re: Sickels' 2019 top 20 is out

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    Late 2020 for Greene means 2021 is his first full year. If healthy, that sounds about right to me. 2019 and most of 2020 to get through the high minors.
    Just don't let him pitch in the futures game. My sense is that he overextended himself in that national spotlight which led to his injury problems.


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