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    MLB Network Special Top 50 Prospects tonight

    The MLB Network will have a special on the 2011 top 50 prospects in the minor leagues. It will air tonight from 9 PM to 10 PM eastern Standard time. It will re air at midnight tonight to 1 AM. It will also be airing a couple other times. I just wanted to pass this information on especially for those who have the MLB network.

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    Re: MLB Network Special Top 50 Prospects tonight

    So far:

    #49 Yonder Alonso

    #45 Devin Mesoraco
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: MLB Network Special Top 50 Prospects tonight

    My major pet peeve with this list, and it has been since I found out a few years ago how it was compiled: Jonathan Mayo asks scouts for their Top 30 prospects and they get 1-30 points each. If every scout had the same #31 prospect, he wouldn't get a single vote. But if one scout ranks a guy #14 and no one else would have had him in their Top 50, he is considered a much better prospect by doing the list this way. Just not a fan of doing a Top 50 when you only ask people to rank 30 guys.

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    Re: MLB Network Special Top 50 Prospects tonight

    Chapman comes in at #6...behind Dustin Ackley. Uh, no. I would take Chapman over Ackley without thinking twice.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: MLB Network Special Top 50 Prospects tonight

    Scouts just drool over Ackley. Holding your own in the upper minors during your first year as a pro is impressive, but isn't he just a lesser Dustin Pedroia? That's nothing to dismiss, but above the guy who best profiles as the next Randy Johnson?
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: MLB Network Special Top 50 Prospects tonight

    There are only two prospects in all of baseball who I would even consider trading Chapman straight up for: Bryce Harper and Mike Trout, and even then I highly doubt I would make the trade.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: MLB Network Special Top 50 Prospects tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    There are only two prospects in all of baseball who I would even consider trading Chapman straight up for: Bryce Harper and Mike Trout, and even then I highly doubt I would make the trade.
    Trout, no. Harper, without thinking twice about it. Harper is going to be a very special kind of player.

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    Re: MLB Network Special Top 50 Prospects tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Trout, no. Harper, without thinking twice about it. Harper is going to be a very special kind of player.
    As opposed to the guy who throws 106? lol
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    Re: MLB Network Special Top 50 Prospects tonight

    who are the guys ranked ahead of Chapman?

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    Re: MLB Network Special Top 50 Prospects tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by icehole3 View Post
    who are the guys ranked ahead of Chapman?
    1. Mike Trout, 2. Jeremy Hellickson, 3. Bryce Harper, 4. Domonic Brown, 5. Dustin Ackley

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...s_mlb&c_id=mlb
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    Re: MLB Network Special Top 50 Prospects tonight

    Domonic Brown at #4? Don't see that at all.
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    Re: MLB Network Special Top 50 Prospects tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    Domonic Brown at #4? Don't see that at all.
    Philadelphia's a huge market. You have to please the masses. These lists are about $$$.

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    Re: MLB Network Special Top 50 Prospects tonight

    Dom Brown in AA-AAA as a 22 year old (college senior age): .327/.391/.589 with 20 bombs in nearly 400 PAs.

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    Re: MLB Network Special Top 50 Prospects tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    Scouts just drool over Ackley. Holding your own in the upper minors during your first year as a pro is impressive, but isn't he just a lesser Dustin Pedroia? That's nothing to dismiss, but above the guy who best profiles as the next Randy Johnson?
    I think Ackley's ranking goes beyond his first year performance in the pros.

    For the record, he tore up the AFL: .424/.581/.758.

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    Re: MLB Network Special Top 50 Prospects tonight

    the whole list is here.
    http://tampabay.rays.mlb.com/news/ar...s_mlb&c_id=mlb

    edit: or at that link that mth posted yesterday but I did not see just now. oops


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