Providing a list of 10 guys I think to consider (doing so per request)
(in no particular order) - Michael Blazek: According to MLB, our #13 prospect. AA reliever (used to be a starter) who doesn't give up many hits (61 in 80 IP) and K's about 1 per inning. When contact made, can be susceptible to HR. Little higher BB ratio than preferred - Scott Gorgen: According to MLB, our #16 prospect. AAA/AA starter w/plus changeup who projects as a back of rotation starter. Gives up less than 1 H/IP and avg K/IP. When called up to AAA, success same as AA pretty much - Robert Stock: According to MLB, our #14 prospect. Drafted as a catcher, but moved to pitcher this spring with good success in MWL. Reports say solid 3 pitch mix. Will moved to starting (which he did in college) in 2nd pro yr - Steve Bean: #11 GCL prospect according to BA. Drafted in compensation round of 2012. Rated top 100 draft prospect before draft by multiple sources. Reports say very good defensively, who makes consistent contact and should grow into power. 19 y/o - Silfredo Garcia: In two levels of rookie ball w/66ip, gave up a total of 50 hits, 4 walks, 4 HRs while striking out 75. Fastball in low 90s, changeup is a K pitch, well developed breaking ball, and above average command - Audry Perez: Reports say he is the best catcher in the system based off defensive ability. Also hit solidly at AA earning Texas League mid season all star. Doing pretty good in Dominican Winter League so far - Jorge Rondon: Reliever in AAA with a mid/upper 90s fastball and a hard slider. Good at avoiding hits and has a very good groundball ratio helping to giving up only 2 HRs in 49ip between AA and AAA. Control could be a little better, mainly of his secondary pitch - Mike O'Neil: Great at getting on base, especially with the bat, but not a lick of power at all. Kept that profile up through AA and the AFL. Defensively, he could be a little better - Adam Ehrlich: Currently a 19 y/o catcher who was drafted in the 6th round of 2011. Hit .329 this yr with a good walk rate along and is reported to be very good defensively - Colin Walsh: Good bat, but bad defensively as he has been shifted all over the field to try and find a position since his normal draft position, 2B, was the source of many errors. Doing around league average batting in AFL currently, but still struggling to find a position as he's shifting around alot there too
CariocaCardinal wrote: voting is now open for #36 and will close out late Tuesday.
are we on a quicker deadline than last yr? this seems awfully quick to go for the next pick, especially considering this is where it gets harder and last yr we went to little past mid december before ending.
not to mention, alot of people might not be able to vote here due to actual voting due to election day
Last year the community missed on 14 of the last 30 and 1 of the first 20 (not necessarily the order, but the selections). I didn't count Ottavino as a miss since he did graduate to the majors with Colorado. In 2010, the community failed on 18 of the last 30 and 5 of the first 20 selections for a total miss of 23. (46% failure rate). The misses in 2010 included Hamilton, Anderson, Reifer, Walters, Longmire, Luna, Hill, Hooker, Kopp, Rosario, Daryl Jones, Bryan Martinez, Samuel, Henley, Mulligan, Vasquez, Blake King, Augenstein, Parejo, Schneider, Corpas, Dickson, and Cerreto. It seems fitting on National election day to say we need to do a better job as a voting community than the past administration. Probably, we need to take a little more time to make our selections.
We need to be through #46 by the 27th of November to be included in the overall site rankings. In reality that means we need to be complete by the 22nd since this place goes dead over Thanksgiving. That is about 1.5 days for each of the remaining selections. But........what if Fox/Scout decide to try to switch over again and it is screwed up again? And we lose another 5 days?
I may be biased but I dont think any selection has been called before there was either a clear winner or meaningful discussion of that pick had pretty much been exhausted.
Not to mention, a lot of people might not be able to vote here due to actual voting due to election day.
Great point, CZilla! Maybe it's just me, but I think we as a collective group need to get our priorities straight with this being Election Day. Let us not allow the National election to interfere with what's truly important here.......that being our yearly Top 50 Cardinal Prospect Derby. It is so important that it begs for me to repeat it in Spanish for all of our friends south of the border.
Es collectivo groupo mustavo obtaino prioritivos el straighto par un electiono mayo. No allowo it interfero con mass importante .......El Topo cinco y zero Redbirdio Prospecto Derbydero!!!...no no no!!!!
Jim Lindeman? Rene Arocha.....spelled wrong....that Cuban defector who was supposed to be a perennial 20 game winner, but instead ended up just being a useful arm out of the pen. I think even Todd Zeille was a "miss" as he had SUPERSTAR written all over him before he came up. Who was the biggest Cardinal bust?