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    Re: YOUR Top 40 Prospects

    ^^no love for Devin Mesoraco?
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: YOUR Top 40 Prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    ^^no love for Devin Mesoraco?
    It's not that I don't like Mesoraco, because I do, it's just that I like some other prospects more than him at this point. I still view him as a solid prospect who needs some work, like most young catchers do. 2009 is a big season for him IMO. I'd probably probably start him in Dayton to begin the season and maybe promote him to Sarasota mid season if he plays well. He impressed some people during Instructional League, so hopefully that's a sign of things to come. He could really jump up this list a year from now if he has a solid 2009 season.
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    Re: YOUR Top 40 Prospects

    Here's my top 25:

    1. Yonder Alonso
    2. Todd Frazier
    3. Kyle Lotzkar
    4. Neftali Soto
    5. Matt Maloney
    6. Danny Dorn
    7. Juan Francisco
    8. Daryl Thompson
    9. Chris Dickerson
    10. Chris Valaika
    11. Drew Stubbs
    12. Zach Stewart
    13. Devin Mesoraco
    14. Jeremy Horst
    15. Zach Cozart
    16. Ramon Ramirez
    17. Josh Roenicke
    18. Travis Wood
    19. Danny Herrera
    20. Ryan Hanigan
    21. Evan Hildenbrant
    22. Sean Henry
    23. Clayton Shunick
    24. Alex Bucholz
    25. Brandon Waring

    I did not rank Duran and Rodriguez, because I have absolutely no idea where to put them. Once they get in the U.S. and start playing minor league ball, I'll have a better idea.

    Also I was suprised not to see Clayton Shunick in a single person's top 40. I think he's the Jeremy Horst of 2009.

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    Re: YOUR Top 40 Prospects

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    These rankings are opinion, and everyone's entitled to their opinion. I'll only speak up if something is presented as a fact when it can be proven untrue.

    Also, I am glad everyone has figured out the origin of my username. I always wondered if people got that or not.
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    Re: YOUR Top 40 Prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
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    "Five iron, huh? Well, you're fired."

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    Re: YOUR Top 40 Prospects

    There's a whole bunch of guys from the International signings and from Billings that will emerge this year and a few who will disappear, and a clutch of guys that will likely lose "prospect" status as they make the club - Ramirez, Hanigan, Dickerson, possibly Rosales or Hernandez, Richar. In 8 short months others like Maloney and Frazier, Valaika, Dorn, Fischer and Stewart could break into the league. A few might be traded, and new draft choices will be added. The great thing about this flux is that the system is finally pushing guys off the prospect list because they're reaching, not because they've busted. Wasn't that long ago it seemed the only changes to the prospects in the system were drop outs with nobody getting good enough to "graduate".

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    Re: YOUR Top 40 Prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by RedlegJake View Post
    There's a whole bunch of guys from the International signings and from Billings that will emerge this year and a few who will disappear, and a clutch of guys that will likely lose "prospect" status as they make the club - Ramirez, Hanigan, Dickerson, possibly Rosales or Hernandez, Richar. In 8 short months others like Maloney and Frazier, Valaika, Dorn, Fischer and Stewart could break into the league. A few might be traded, and new draft choices will be added. The great thing about this flux is that the system is finally pushing guys off the prospect list because they're reaching, not because they've busted. Wasn't that long ago it seemed the only changes to the prospects in the system were drop outs with nobody getting good enough to "graduate".
    You meant Ramirez, right?

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    Re: YOUR Top 40 Prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    You meant Ramirez, right?
    Nope. I meant Herrerra. I hope Keith Hernandez hasn't been signed.

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    Re: YOUR Top 40 Prospects

    My top 10 for now

    Alonso
    Frazier
    Soto
    Dickerson
    Valaika
    Ramirez
    Francisco
    Stubbs
    Heisey
    Yorman
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedlegJake View Post
    Nope. I meant Herrerra. I hope Keith Hernandez hasn't been signed.
    I hope so, too. I wouldn't mind if the Reds somehow signed just the mustache, though.

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    Re: YOUR Top 40 Prospects

    My list is probably a lot different than others. I did not attempt to rate Duran or Yorman Rodriguez and young pitchers with little time above the rookie leagues probably got rated a little lower than most. The likelihood of these guys breaking down or stalling along the way is too great when they have so many levels to cover between the rookie leagues and the big leagues. Unless its a top guy like Bailey or Lotzkar were when they were drafted, I left them low in my rankings. I admit guys like Hildenbrandt, Sulbarren and Horst could jump way up with a good year at Dayton or higher.

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    1	Alonso - Will be a cornerstone
    2	Frazier - Needs a postion
    3	Soto - I see a mini MIguel Cabrera in the making
    4	Stubbs - Mostly on rep and trade value
    5	Lotzkar - If he's healthy
    6	Dickerson - Old, but will play a lot on the big league team
    7	Thompson - Another guy I'd look to sell high, but his late injury may not allow it
    8	Dorn - Matt Stairs???
    9	Cozart - Could be an everyday SS. Won't be a star.
    10	Roenicke - Late inninng reliever. I'd sell.
    11	Francisco - Biggest ? for me. Need to see more.
    12	Heisey - Under-rated. Has glove to make his bat playable.
    13	Ramirez - Swingman, could be valuable pen arm. Could surprise.
    14	Fisher - Solid middle inning reliever, but has real bad stretches.
    15	Maloney - Another big ? I'd look to deal
    16	Valaika - Needs to show he can really handle MI
    17	Stewart - on the rise and would rate higher if he had more time in 
    18	Hanigan - Will have useful run as part of a catching tandem
    19	Mesoraco - If he can't catch, he's not a prospect.
    20	Henry - Could be solid 4th OF type
    21	Turner - Sleeper. I need to know more about his D.
    22	Rosales - Could go higher with a shot in the majors.
    23	Buck - 2009 will tell the tale.
    24	Buchholz - Maybe a little high, but his bat seems solid
    25	Jukich - He's exceeded expectations so far.
    26	Waring - Can he handle 3B?
    27	Lecure - Should get a chance in the majors eventually
    28	Viola - Could be real sleeper as a starting pitcher.
    29	Wood - Needs a comeback or he drops off the list.
    30	Cumberland - Probably a fringe player a la Buck Coats
    31	Parker - Sleeper who can hit. A move to LF would help.
    32	Manuel - Probably deserves higher, has made himself a prospect.
    33	Watson - Flashes promise and undermines it with wildness
    34	Sappelt - I like him so far. Need to see more.
    35	Herrera - Could help as a different look type
    36	Hildenbrandt - Has promise, need to see more.
    37	Horst - See Hildy
    38	Sulbarren - See Hildy
    39	Geronimo - Need to see if he can find a valuable role
    40	Valiquette - Got torched in Hawaii
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    Re: YOUR Top 40 Prospects

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    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: YOUR Top 40 Prospects

    BaseClogger's 2010 Top 40 Prospects

    1. Yonder Alonso
    2. Mike Leake
    3. Todd Frazier
    4. Yorman Rodriguez
    5. Travis Wood
    6. Chris Heisey
    7. Matt Maloney
    8. Juan Francisco
    9. Matt Klinker
    10. Zack Cozart
    11. Devin Mesoraco
    12. Billy Hamilton
    13. Brad Boxberger
    14. J.C. Sulbaran
    15. Danny Dorn
    16. Donnie Joseph
    17. Chris Valaika
    18. Neftali Soto
    19. Sam LeCure
    20. Pedrio Viola
    21. Josh Fellhauer
    22. Daniel Tuttle
    23. Jeremy Horst
    24. Juan Silva
    25. Matt Fairel
    26. Mark Serrano
    27. Juan Duran
    28. Ben Jukich
    29. Mace Thurman
    30. Mark Fleury
    31. Kevin Coddington
    32. Logan Ondrusek
    33. Miguel Rojas
    34. Mariekson Gregorius
    35. Phil Valiquette
    36. Tucker Barnhart
    37. Ramon Ramirez
    38. Jordan Smith
    39. Jacob Johnson
    40. Alex Oliveras
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: YOUR Top 40 Prospects

    My 2010 rankings:
    1. Yonder Alonso
    2. Todd Frazier
    3. Mike Leake
    4. Juan Francisco
    5. Yorman Rodriguez
    6. Chris Heisey
    7. Zach Cozart
    8. Travis Wood
    9. Neftali Soto
    10. Brad Boxberger
    11. Billy Hamilton
    12. Devin Mesoraco
    13. Matt Maloney
    14. Danny Dorn
    15. JC Sulbaran
    16. Donnie Joseph
    17. Chris Valaika
    18. Josh Fellhauer
    19. Matt Klinker
    20. Daniel Tuttle
    21. Miguel Rojas
    22. Sam Lecure
    23. Logan Ondrusek
    24. Jeremy Horst
    25. Mariekson Gregorius
    26. Mark Serrano
    27. Kevin Coddington
    28. Juan Duran
    29. Ben Jukich
    30. Matt Fairell
    31. Alex Buchholz
    32. David Sappelt
    33. Tucker Barnhart
    34. Juan Silva
    35. Mace Thurman
    36. Alex Oliveras
    37. Cody Puckett
    38. Tyler Cline
    39. Phillip Valiquette
    40a. Sean Henry
    40b. Kyle Lotzkar (rooting he comes back strong somehow)
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