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  1. Is Matt Hobgood thought of less or higher then Tyler Matzek in terms of bust?

    Comment by Chris — November 22, 2011 @ 1:06 pm

  2. I would go with less of a bust because no one really thought much of Hobgood when he was drafted. It was a bad pick then and remains a bad pick.

    Comment by Anon — November 22, 2011 @ 2:03 pm

  3. What happened to Cameron Coffey? He was a high ceiling sleeper prospect when he was drafted, but I know he has had injuries.

    Comment by Bill James — November 22, 2011 @ 2:31 pm

  4. Is Dylan Bundy really a better prospect than Manny Machado? Seems like a SS with an all-star ceiling and some pro experience would outrank a professionally unproven high school pitcher. Seeing as though every organzation has multiple pitching prospects who fail to meet expectations, I would think Machado is a more solid and safe option, especially in fantasy. Thoughts?

    Comment by Michael — November 22, 2011 @ 5:40 pm

  5. I’m going to assume your comment about fantasy baseball was you trolling everyone on the website. Well done.

    Prospect rankings are more about ceiling and potential than what they’ve actually accomplished professionally, particularly for young players who may not have even played a single pro game. The consensus I’ve seen is that while Machado is a multiple time all-star in the making, Dylan Bundy is once of those “once-in-a-lifetime” high school arms. While Machado has very much lived up to the hype, and Bundy hasn’t yet thrown a pitch, Bundy still would get the nod for #1 in the O’s system just because of what he could do in the future.

    Comment by Greg — November 25, 2011 @ 12:03 pm

  6. i think you can pretty much flip a coin ranking those two dudes, mostly depends on your personal tolerance for pitching risk, but i just want to point out that the phrase ‘one of those “once-in-a-lifetime” high school arms’ kind of refutes itself if you really think about it

    Comment by wily mo — November 27, 2011 @ 10:19 am

  7. ” If everything clicks, Machado has the chance to develop into an All-Star shortstop who could man the position for many years in Baltimore. Such a player has not been seen in Baltimore since the days of Cal Ripken Jr.”

    Why does everyone so easily forget that the O’s had Miguel Tejada at SS for nearly 4 seasons, playing at All-Star level?!

    Comment by theklaffer — November 28, 2011 @ 2:12 am

  8. Didn’t Miguel Tejeda man SS for a few years, and quite productively, for Baltimore? That was post-Ripken…

    Comment by Bert — March 19, 2012 @ 1:30 pm

  9. Jack Hanahan? Don’t you think your selling Esposito a little short? And if Bobby Bundy has 3-4 starter potential (Jermey Guthrie?), wouldn’t you rank him above Ross Gload? Just wondering.

    Comment by nutter — April 27, 2012 @ 1:41 pm

  10. Indeed, and was a starting All-Star and, oh yeah, the All-Star Game MVP for them. He was pretty okay.

    Comment by Oscar — December 21, 2012 @ 4:33 pm

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