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  1. Congrats. Now can you do a prospect write-up on Baby Hulet?

    Comment by TKDC — August 15, 2012 @ 2:04 pm

  2. Really like that you guys revisit early projections/predictions.

    Comment by ataraxia_ — August 15, 2012 @ 2:24 pm

  3. It’s all projection at this point but with his large hands and feet he looks like a future slugger, although his first name (Jacoby) suggests a fleet-of-foot, gifted fielder with surprising pop and all-star potential.

    His 2-year-old sister could be the real star, though, as a hard-throwing left-handed pitcher. Perhaps she’ll become the first female MLB star if she can develop a reliable breaking ball.

    Comment by Marc Hulet — August 15, 2012 @ 2:32 pm

  4. Congrats on the birth of your son Marc.

    Comment by jpg — August 15, 2012 @ 2:41 pm

  5. Re: Santo Manzanillo. “At 23 years of age time is not on his side.”

    Is that a joke? God forbid he gets to the majors at 24 or 25 and produces through his prime. Not everyone can be Harper or Trout and be ready at 20 years old.

    Comment by Dennis — August 15, 2012 @ 3:11 pm

  6. 23 years old and walking 6 per 9.

    Comment by ataraxia_ — August 15, 2012 @ 3:19 pm

  7. Heading back to AA at the age of 24 is no joke.

    Comment by J Walter Weatherman — August 15, 2012 @ 3:21 pm

  8. The average age in AA is 24. It’s not ideal for a team’s top prospect, but we are talking about a sleeper here. He’s got time…

    Comment by Dennis — August 15, 2012 @ 3:46 pm

  9. Not sure what a sleeper prospect is. If today’s status vs beginning of season, then Alen Hanson is a huge sleeper. If you’re comparing an underrated prospect by their status today, then I think a lot of people are drinking the Hanson kool-aid and Baseball America had him at #40 for their mid-season list.

    Comment by M — August 15, 2012 @ 4:03 pm

  10. These were sleeper prospects listed at the beginning of the year M and this is an update on how well they’ve been doing. At least that’s what I think it is.

    Comment by Justin M. — August 15, 2012 @ 4:14 pm

  11. The average age in AA is brought way up by career minor-leaguers. I’d love to see the average age of AA players in 2008 who between then and now received regular MLB playing time.

    Comment by byron — August 15, 2012 @ 4:57 pm

  12. ast week, we took a look at the 14 American League sleeper prospects I identified during the pre-season FanGraphs Top 15 prospects series. Today, we’re reviewing the 15 National League sleeper prospects.

    Comment by Marc Hulet — August 15, 2012 @ 7:09 pm

  13. Geez, I thought the same thing and wondered if I was only one. A bit harsh.

    Comment by Rob — August 15, 2012 @ 9:57 pm

  14. Forty is still too low for Hanson. Somewhere in the teens would be about right.

    Middle infielder who absolutely kills the baseball, and runs well? Sign me up.

    I’d be tempted to take him over Lindor, even if Hanson were definitely destined for the keystone — which, by the way, Keith Law believes he is *not*. Law simply declares: “He’s a shortstop.” And if he’s a shortstop (i.e. no worse than 5 runs below average while in the majors), he’s a top 10 — not top 100, as some cowards might opine — prospect, right now.

    Comment by Bob — August 16, 2012 @ 4:58 am

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