This system has 15 very intriguing prospects...
LHP Tony Cingrani
RHP Drew Cisco
UT Todd Frazier
UT Brodie Greene
SS Didi Gregorius
LHP Ismael Guillon
OF Ryan LaMarre
RHP Kyle Lotzkar
2B Henry Rodriguez
3B Gabriel Rosa
OF Dave Sappelt
2B Ron Torreyes
other (please list below)
Could we add Tucker Barnhart in the next round or two? Thanks.
Phipps should be on the list, IMO.
"Baseball is a very, very complex business. It's more of a people business than most businesses." - Bob Castellini
18 years old
.356 .398 .457 .855
That is all
"You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat."
-- Christy Matthewson
"Show me a good loser and I'll show you an idiot."
-- Leo Durocher
"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
I know I said I wouldn't lobby any more for Torreyes, but I just read this quote from Whitey Herzog's autobiography (White Rat) that I found interesting:
"A ballplayer who is fast is never too small. When you've got a player who is fast and who can swing the bat, too, you've got someone special."
That said, I don't know how fast Torreyes really is. Obviously, he's not in Hamilton's class, but is he closer to Stubbs or Phillips? There's a significant difference. My guess is that he runs about like Sappelt, but more advisedly.
Didn't have YRod in my top 10. If you base it on "potential alone," he's probably #1, but I haven't been impressed with his results or attitude the las couple of years. Yes, he still very young, there have been injuries and reported personal issues, but still, this is a "show me" year for him, IMO.
Not giving up on Yorman by any means, but I wantd to see some signs of more decdication a breakout this year. If the right deal came and he could hekp make it happen, I wouldn't hesitate to deal him either (something I would not have been so quick to say the last year or two).
I was torn between Torreyes and Sappelt for the 10th spot, but went with Torreys. I had Sappelt 11th and YRod 12th.
All this talk about Yorman's attitude and personal issues....didn't he have to deal with the deaths of 2 relatives or friends this past year? Or am I thinking of someone else? Because for a kid that age, in a foreign country without family as support...I can easily see dealing with 2 deaths as justifiable reason to see him fall backwards in terms of development and especially attitude.
Yep, it was him. I found the story.
Rodriguez, batting .254 with 7 home runs, 40 RBIs and 20 stolen bases in 79 games, also dealt with death this summer when his grandmother and a close friend passed on the same day. On a festive personal note, Rodriguez turns 19 on Monday.
Said DeShields, who has been dismayed at times by Rodriguez’s lack of effort in the outfield, “It seems like he’s in a better place.”