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)
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.
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
Where might Brett Phillips rank on this list? Does he crack your Top 30?
Comment by Skizzz P. — November 19, 2012 @ 4:15 pm
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?
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
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
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
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
“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.”
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
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
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?
AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG OPS
.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.