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    Top 100 Impact Prospects/Rookies for 2012: USA Today

    "This is our yearly look at young players primed to make an impact during the upcoming big-league season. They aren't necessarily baseball's best prospects but rather the ones most likely to make a mark in 2012."

    http://content.usatoday.com/communit...ow-nos-11-20/1

    Mesoraco: No. 34

    I don't quite agree with the ordering, but there's lots of interesting names on there.
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    Re: Top 100 Impact Prospects/Rookies for 2012: USA Today

    Quote Originally Posted by powersackers View Post
    "This is our yearly look at young players primed to make an impact during the upcoming big-league season. They aren't necessarily baseball's best prospects but rather the ones most likely to make a mark in 2012."

    http://content.usatoday.com/communit...ow-nos-11-20/1

    Mesoraco: No. 34

    I don't quite agree with the ordering, but there's lots of interesting names on there.
    It is an interesting list. Most of the players are not prospects or rookies, which is why Mesoraco ranks so low on the list.

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    Re: Top 100 Impact Prospects/Rookies for 2012: USA Today

    Quote Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling View Post
    It is an interesting list. Most of the players are not prospects or rookies, which is why Mesoraco ranks so low on the list.
    I just read through the top 300 list in your signature. Thanks for sharing. Curious where you might generally rank Henderson Alvarez of TOR. I assume he's not on the list because he got 10 GS last year. I am debating selecting him or Brad Peacock in a simulation league. Who do you, or anyone else reading this, like better?
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    Re: Top 100 Impact Prospects/Rookies for 2012: USA Today

    My link above started at No. 11. At least the link below starts at No. 1

    http://content.usatoday.com/communit...now-nos-1-10/1
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    Re: Top 100 Impact Prospects/Rookies for 2012: USA Today

    Quote Originally Posted by powersackers View Post
    I just read through the top 300 list in your signature. Thanks for sharing. Curious where you might generally rank Henderson Alvarez of TOR. I assume he's not on the list because he got 10 GS last year. I am debating selecting him or Brad Peacock in a simulation league. Who do you, or anyone else reading this, like better?
    Well I like Brad Peacock. He is a good pitcher and will have a good career but I don't see star potential. Pitching in Oakland is a big advantage in terms of ERA but he won't see too many wins.

    I think Alvarez would be my choice. In my mind he has more upside, but probably won't be a star either. He sort of came out of nowhere last year with a great season in the minors then pitched well in the majors despite not being a top prospect before that. My guess is Alvarez will get more starts in 2012 than Peacock will.

    I am not sure how your league works. Is it a dynasty or re-draft league.

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    Re: Top 100 Impact Prospects/Rookies for 2012: USA Today

    Quote Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling View Post
    Well I like Brad Peacock. He is a good pitcher and will have a good career but I don't see star potential. Pitching in Oakland is a big advantage in terms of ERA but he won't see too many wins.

    I think Alvarez would be my choice. In my mind he has more upside, but probably won't be a star either. He sort of came out of nowhere last year with a great season in the minors then pitched well in the majors despite not being a top prospect before that. My guess is Alvarez will get more starts in 2012 than Peacock will.

    I am not sure how your league works. Is it a dynasty or re-draft league.
    Thanks, it's a dynasty. I picked 13th and got Alvarez. We're now almost to my pick 26 and Peacock is still there. So sounds like the right call.
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