What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
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Is anyone an "Insider" on ESPN and can post where the Rangers ranked and what he said about them?thanks...
12. Texas RangersThe top-ranked system the past two years, the Rangers used up a lot of that talent to win the AL pennant this year, either on their roster (Neftali Feliz, Mitch Moreland, Derek Holland) or in the Cliff Lee trade (Justin Smoak, Blake Beavan, Josh Lueke). Still very strong in Latin America, they were more slot-conscious than usual in the 2010 draft.
thanks Lfloyd... I was just curious to see how much they fell.
He ranked us 3rd in the AL west behind the Angels and the Mariners. Not shocking since many of our prospects made it to the big leagues, and others like Perez had a down year. If Beltre and Perez put up nice years, I expect us to rise in the rankings.
Doesn't Baseball Prospectus do a farm system ranking as well? I know someone else does... Wonder where they put the Rangers. They didn't lose that much top farm system talent last year in their deals, at least I wouldn't think enough to drop that much... perhaps like you said, the lack of improvement for Beltre and Perez might have something to do with it. I think the additions for KC and some other teams could have bumped them up higher than the Rangers really dropped -- but from 1-2 to 12?
I agree with Law's assessment that they might have been a bit too slot-conscious in past year's drafts. Hopefully more winning seasons and new ownership can change the way this team approaches the draft in the future.
I'd say that's about right considering Perez and Scheppers struggles combined with the loss of Smoak and the other guys that went in the deals for Lee, Guzman, and Cant-who?. If anything hurt us it was the number of prospects that we sent...it really affected our overall prospect depth and made for such a huge drop. That said, it's hard to complain about being in the top half of baseball. Also, I was shocked to see LAA that high , I mean they have Trout who is "the number 1 prospect in baseball" (I say that's bullshit, btw), but the rest of their good prospects are very young so I wouldnt take too much value in their ranking for atleast another year or two when we can see if they are real prospects or not.
Bryce Harper might be immature and a borderline punk at times, but he is the top prospect in baseball. Probably not the closest to being a star at the moment. But he is the best prospect by a long way.
Remember last year draft was strongly affected by lack of clear ownership. MLB control the franchise for most of the season. MLB wants teams to adhere to suggested slots bonus. By the time, the new owners came in, we pretty much have signed most of our prospects.
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