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  1. A lot of “Value Up” in this group

    Comment by Eminor3rd — July 11, 2012 @ 11:34 am

  2. The grade inflation in these prospect list reviews appears to be more rampant than what you typically see in an Ivy League school. When pitchers get elbow injuries and their value doesn’t change, methinks a little more introspection is in order.

    Comment by Bob — July 11, 2012 @ 11:43 am

  3. The Jays Low-A three headed monster of Sanchez-Nicolino-Syndergaard is ridonk.

    Comment by AL Eastbound — July 11, 2012 @ 11:47 am

  4. I think a new midseason top 100 would have been more useful than this current review thing. Any chance there will be a midseason update when this is over?

    Comment by soamx — July 11, 2012 @ 11:49 am

  5. Yea while still legit, the only thing I’m thinking when I’m reading these is “where do they rank now?”

    Comment by TKP — July 11, 2012 @ 12:01 pm

  6. I’m a little curious about why Familia is ‘static’ instead of ‘down’. Per 9 innings, he’s striking out 2 fewer batters and walking 2 more batters. K/BB went from 2.75 to 1.36. He’s obviously facing tougher competition in AAA, but that seems like a pretty severe regression for him.

    Comment by vivalajeter — July 11, 2012 @ 12:03 pm

  7. On Taylor Jungmann’s report:

    “…and is allowing fewer than nine hits per inning…”

    I should hope so…

    Comment by lftyg33 — July 11, 2012 @ 12:07 pm

  8. I’m sure one will develop into a good MLB arm, one will be an end of the rotation kind of guy and the other will fizzle. Nice trio the Jays got there. AA has been doing work since JPR left,.

    Comment by Ryabn — July 11, 2012 @ 12:12 pm

  9. Yeah 1 guy out of 25 has a drop in value? Unless most of the top 50 have dropped its hard to justify all these increases in value.

    Eovaldi for example, you were aggressive with him at #56 and he’s pitching like a back-end guy, how is that value up?

    Or even Corcino, you were very aggressive with him at #51, his performance has justified your ranking, but I can’t imagine his value is higher than #51 in MLB.

    Jungmann is a college guy in high A not missing bats, I doubt most would still have him at #61.

    Comment by PiratesHurdles — July 11, 2012 @ 12:12 pm

  10. And in the last post as well. Only 8 out of 50 have value down.

    It would be nice to see a rating of some sort next to each prospect. (A – F or 0-100 or 20-80, or whatever you prefer)

    Comment by Anon — July 11, 2012 @ 12:31 pm

  11. I didn’t have that reaction; I’m not interested in assigning every player a number. If I do have a wish, it is for a post about prospects who would now be in the top 100 but were not previously.

    Comment by Well-Beered Englishman — July 11, 2012 @ 12:32 pm

  12. The Cardinals currently have an extremely nice crop of players sitting in AA, and AAA. Taveras, Wong, Miller, Martinez, Adams (currently on MLB roster, but probably head back down once Berkman is back from DL).

    Comment by rossthevenot — July 11, 2012 @ 12:40 pm

  13. About Gyorko:
    I’ve seen different scouting reports, but does he have the bat to play 3B or the glove to play 2B? Which is the better/most likely fit in SD?

    Comment by LuckyStrikes — July 11, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

  14. So you’d be interested in knowing who was no longer in the top 100 and who now is in the top 100, sounds a lot like you’d also want an updated top 100.

    Comment by soamx — July 11, 2012 @ 1:23 pm

  15. Adams is at AAA. He was sent back when Matt Carpenter returned from the DL.

    Comment by Anon — July 11, 2012 @ 1:25 pm

  16. fixed, thank you.

    Comment by Marc Hulet — July 11, 2012 @ 1:38 pm

  17. to marc or jays fans:

    who is a rough mlb equivalent for syndergaard?

    Comment by jcxy — July 11, 2012 @ 1:40 pm

  18. I toyed with rating him down but he has some encouraging numbers and age is on his side moreso than some of the other prospects.

    Comment by Marc Hulet — July 11, 2012 @ 1:43 pm

  19. I’d have to compare the scouting reports a little more closely but the first name that came to mind was Andrew Cashner.

    Comment by Marc Hulet — July 11, 2012 @ 1:44 pm

  20. Pitching like a back-end starter in the Major Leagues at the age of 22? That may have something to do with his increase in value.

    Comment by McExpos — July 11, 2012 @ 1:45 pm

  21. Thanks for all the work on the updates, Marc! I’m a little confused by a particular comment, though. Specifically, Oscar Taveras’s “detractors are starting to dwindle”? Starting?

    Other than Jeff Sussman, is there *anybody* out there left who has any real doubts the kid is going to be a star? Slugging .600 or so in AA as a 19/20year, while fanning just 13% of the time, is almost unheardof. Jason Parks’ scouting contacts are saying 70+ on BOTH the “hit” and “power” tools. That’s Vlad Guerrero redux.

    Comment by Butters — July 11, 2012 @ 2:30 pm

  22. so 2 pitchers in short season…
    Norris: 15.1 innings, 18 K, 8 BB: value up
    Guerrieri: 13 innings, 14 K, 1 BB: value static

    This isn’t explained that well by the write ups.

    Comment by Nick — July 11, 2012 @ 2:50 pm

  23. Above #56 in baseball? There arn’t many limited ceiling SP propsects in the top 50. My point is that Marc already ranked him very high and he hasn’t done anything to make that ranking look too low.

    Comment by PiratesHurdles — July 11, 2012 @ 2:55 pm

  24. JPR was the Pandora’s box of the Blue Jays organization. The team was literally left the team in shambles. Bunches of high salary players, few prospects to build the team back. Literally the only one glimmer of hope left behind from JPR was Jose Bautista.

    It sometimes amazes me how Jays fans want to compete NOW considering that AA still isn’t done cleaning JPR’s messes.

    I’ll give the Blue Jays 3 to complete their rebuilding. But at that point, I expect Gillick-like results. 4 post-season berths in 5 years.

    Comment by Brian — July 11, 2012 @ 3:02 pm

  25. Eovaldi throws 95MPH and has lower K% than Zito. At the age of 22.

    Comment by TiensyGohan — July 11, 2012 @ 3:11 pm

  26. I’m a bit confused about how Daniel Norris could increase his value while not pitching. Did he make some sort of breakthrough in extended spring training? Is there anything that makes him more desirable now than six months ago?

    Comment by Ryan — July 11, 2012 @ 3:47 pm

  27. Jedd Gyorko should be a lot higher than this. at least in the 50s. Excellent talent.

    Comment by kurtplunk — July 11, 2012 @ 3:53 pm

  28. Out of curiosity, what did you find weird with Alen Hanson and Luis Heredia of the Pirates. I find it hard to believe you have Heredia in your top 50, and having him not in top 100 seems weird, and Hanson being better in top 50 seems weird too, (no way you can have him outside top 100 with season he’s having and tools, but having a low A guy so high without a bunch of pre-professional hype seems strange as well this fast).

    Comment by Justin M. — July 11, 2012 @ 4:13 pm

  29. Well, e.g., if Nathan Karns is someone he would add to the top 100, I don’t much care if he is #92 or #93.

    Comment by Well-Beered Englishman — July 11, 2012 @ 4:21 pm

  30. This is a check-in on the preseason top 100. Hanson & Heredia were not preseason top 100 players, though they likely would be now.

    Comment by Melkman — July 11, 2012 @ 10:30 pm

  31. ah… thank you, I feel stupid for not having read that correctly

    Comment by Justin M. — July 12, 2012 @ 5:09 pm

  32. Remedial Reading tutorial: “Value” is not the same thing as “Ranking.”

    Comment by Bad Bill — July 12, 2012 @ 10:31 pm

  33. “Value up” basically means that they’ve continued to improve their stock. This list doesn’t have to have 50 guys with “value up” and 50 guys with “value down”. If they’re better, they’re better.

    Comment by jerbear1985 — July 13, 2012 @ 2:26 pm

  34. He can actually hold his own at 2B defensively, he’s a bit underrated there. At 3B, his bat should be good enough to be at least a mid-division starter. He’s shown solid power throughout his career (.205 career ISOp) and has decent plate discipline…

    Comment by travolta19 — July 13, 2012 @ 8:02 pm

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