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  1. Just a question because I’ve followed Ross Seaton since high school (he played with my brother and his wife works with my girlfriend). So my question is-where would he be ranked on here? I’m thinking top 25 or so because I know his stock went down and will he be a pen guy, or a SP (4th or 5th starter)

    Comment by Josh — November 19, 2012 @ 9:58 am

  2. That suggested ranking for Seaton is not bad… he was just outside my Top 30 when I went that deep while researching for the list.

    Comment by Marc Hulet — November 19, 2012 @ 10:27 am

  3. Why did Villar miss out? He seems to me to be someone who can stick at short, and who has a range of tools, including some potential with the stick, and he’s probably going to in AAA at 21 and a half.

    Comment by Simon — November 19, 2012 @ 10:47 am

  4. Where would you rank Vince Velasquez? Missing 2011 hurt him, but he seemed to be back on track in 2012, even though he only through 45 innings.

    Comment by jjdouglas — November 19, 2012 @ 10:49 am

  5. 2 quibbles: 1) It says that Singleton was acquired via trade w/Houston instead of Philly.
    2) A wRC+ of 146 means a player produced 46% more runs than average, not 46 more.

    Comment by Joelskil — November 19, 2012 @ 10:51 am

  6. Good catch(es)… thanks.

    Comment by Marc Hulet — November 19, 2012 @ 11:02 am

  7. As I mentioned in the intro, he was a guy that could have fallen somewhere in the 10-15 range but he’s a bit stale as a prospect for my liking… He’s hung around Top 10/15/30 lists for a while now based on his raw tools but hasn’t made significant improvements in his game… He strikes out a lot and will likely end up as a utility guy.

    Comment by Marc Hulet — November 19, 2012 @ 11:08 am

  8. He’s a guy that could really move up the list in 2013 and bears watching as he gets further and further away from the surgery.

    Comment by Marc Hulet — November 19, 2012 @ 11:09 am

  9. Where are Musgrove/Comer ranked on your list?

    Comment by jjeziora — November 19, 2012 @ 11:24 am

  10. Singleton played left field in the game I watched him. Is this going to be where they move him since Howard is stuck at 1B?

    Comment by Antonio bananas — November 19, 2012 @ 11:32 am

  11. I’m retarded.

    Comment by Antonio bananas — November 19, 2012 @ 11:33 am

  12. What about Ariel Ovando? Where would you rank him?

    Cosart also shows as being traded from Houston.

    Comment by Steve — November 19, 2012 @ 11:53 am

  13. I really like Musgrove but there are health concerns and lost velocity (perhaps related) so 2013 could be big for him in regards to regaining his prospect value…

    Similar with Comer… inconsistent velo in pro prep and pro ranks… high 80s FB but athletic… He would be in the 20-25 range for me.

    Comment by Marc Hulet — November 19, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

  14. I would take Domingo Santana over the majority of that list.

    Comment by Marver — November 19, 2012 @ 1:05 pm

  15. I do would like to know where Ovando would fit on a list like this.

    Comment by Jason Kates — November 19, 2012 @ 1:30 pm

  16. He’s intriguing but a 30% K rate in A ball does not translate well at all at the MLB level… you’d be looking Russ Branyan territory.

    Comment by Marc Hulet — November 19, 2012 @ 1:33 pm

  17. There is enough talent – and more proven – now to push a raw outfielder with high K rates down to the 25-35 prospect range.

    Comment by Marc Hulet — November 19, 2012 @ 1:38 pm

  18. 28% in high A in his age 19 season. And with that said, you just ranked George Springer 4th despite a 26% K rate in his age 22 season at the same level. They were basically spit images of one another statistically this season, on the same team facing the same competition, while Santana’s three whole years younger:

    19 year old – .385/.536, 55 XBH, 10.5 BB, 28.2 K
    22 year old – .398/.557, 50 XBH, 11.2 BB, 26.2 K

    Comment by Marver — November 19, 2012 @ 2:28 pm

  19. I get the defensive value in Springer, but everything I’ve ever read on Santana says he has a plus arm in RF.

    Comment by Marver — November 19, 2012 @ 2:31 pm

  20. So its not as much a knock on Santana than it is about the improved quality of the system.

    Comment by melotticus — November 19, 2012 @ 2:45 pm

  21. Correct

    Comment by Marc Hulet — November 19, 2012 @ 2:57 pm

  22. Where might Brett Phillips rank on this list? Does he crack your Top 30?

    Comment by Skizzz P. — November 19, 2012 @ 4:15 pm

  23. Very surprised not to see Robbie Grossman. I’ve heard his floor is as a useful fourth OF with potential to be a starter in the mold of a high OBP, mid teen HR, high doubles type threat. Where does he rank for you?

    Comment by Matt — November 19, 2012 @ 5:10 pm

  24. According to the rankings, 11th.

    Comment by Marver — November 19, 2012 @ 5:25 pm

  25. So, I see the prospects from the Hunter Pence deal…where are the guys from the Bourn trade??


    Comment by cthabeerman — November 19, 2012 @ 5:41 pm

  26. Haha oops. Killer attention to detail.

    Comment by Matt — November 19, 2012 @ 5:52 pm

  27. Where do 2012 draft picks Nolan Fontana and Rogers fall? In the top 25?

    Comment by Jason — November 19, 2012 @ 6:21 pm

  28. What about Tyler Heineman? Where would you rank him?

    Comment by Jonathon — November 19, 2012 @ 6:51 pm

  29. Great defender in CF>>>good defender in RF
    I agree Santana should be on the list

    Comment by Stros — November 19, 2012 @ 9:34 pm

  30. I can see Nash not being on here but Santana not a top ten talent? hes only 19

    Comment by NotJoeTorre — November 19, 2012 @ 11:09 pm

  31. What about SS Nolan Fontana? Do we still have him?

    Comment by Brian — November 19, 2012 @ 11:36 pm

  32. What didn’t help Jonathan Villar is his anger management issues. In a game that the Corpus Christi Hooks were winning he struck out and punched a door in the dugout. Not sure of what punishment the Astros dished out. Fred Nelson just happened to be at that game.

    Comment by hooksfan — November 20, 2012 @ 12:49 am

  33. From the season that he spent in Corpus Christi in 2012. He played a majority of his time at 1B with a couple of games where he played in the outfield. In the week that I saw him in AFL he was exclusively at 1B.

    Comment by hooksfan — November 20, 2012 @ 12:52 am

  34. The players we got for Bourn are as follows:
    Jordan Schaefer – saw time with the Astros, was released and picked up by the Atlanta Braves.
    Paul Clemens – started the year in OKC but was sent down to Corpus Christi to refine his mechanics.
    Juan Abreu – saw time with the Houston Astros and was claimed off of waivers in August by Toronto. Is currently a Free Agent.
    Brett Oberholtzer – started last year in Corpus Christi and struggled. Started the 2012 season in Corpus Christi and definitely saw an improvement and was sent up to OKC.

    Comment by hooksfan — November 20, 2012 @ 12:58 am

  35. Glad to see NiTro finally getting some respect from outside the fanbase. Shocked to see Perez so high, hope you’re right though. Good work.

    Comment by Brian Stevenson — November 20, 2012 @ 7:23 am

  36. “Players considered in that range, that did not make the list, included the likes of Domingo Santana, Jonathan Villar, Nolan Fontana, Marc Krauss and Kevin Comer.”

    Comment by TheHoustonian — November 20, 2012 @ 12:17 pm

  37. I saw him play for corpus Christi in left. Not sure why they’d do that unless they really like Wallace.

    Comment by Antonio bananas — November 20, 2012 @ 2:19 pm

  38. Excellent list. I have the same top 6 and am also very high on Perez. Well researched and well-done.

    Comment by illinibob — November 26, 2012 @ 12:22 pm

  39. Where does SS(?) prospect Jean Carlos Batista rank in your eyes Marc? He seemed to move all over the infield last year (played some SS, 1B, 2B, & even some DH). Any word on his defensive abilities, or lack there of?

    .318 63 245 37 78 23 2 6 39 123 7 43 8 3 .336 .502 .838

    Not bad numbers for a 20 year old international Signee in Sort Season ball.

    Comment by Matt — December 2, 2012 @ 1:35 pm

  40. It’s funny how wildly scout opinions can vary., BP and BA all have Singleton as regressing defensively, to the point of bare competency (poor reaction time, poor range).

    He’s an elite prospect, no doubt, I was pissed the Phils let him go but…at least according to some scouts, he’s lucky the Astros are going to need a DH. He could be a really, really good one.

    Comment by Muggi — December 13, 2012 @ 7:16 pm

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