What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
MJH on accountability
Trout, Harper, Brown, Montero, Hosmer
Perez at 18
Perez's performance this year was one of the most disappointing for any player in last year's top 20, even though nothing significant changed in his delivery or stuff. I did have one report of Perez struggling to top 90 mph in a mid-summer start, but he was dealing with a minor back strain at the time and he was 89-93 and flashing higher most of the season. His changeup is slightly ahead of his breaking ball, but both project as above-average-to-plus pitches.
The delivery remains clean and efficient, although he showed a little more effort last year as the Rangers tried to fine-tune the arm action; he fought the back issue as well as a cracked fingernail, both of which could easily affect a pitcher's command. Had Perez rolled out a 3.00 ERA and peripherals to match in Double-A this year, he'd still be in the top ten overall, but the poor results mean he's not quite the sure thing he appeared to be a year ago, and he's probably further from major league production than we thought.
Profar at 81
Profar has been getting rave reviews since appearing in the Rangers' instructional league in September of 2009, a few months after they broke with the rough industry consensus and made him a position player instead of putting him on the mound.
Profar is toolsy, not off-the-charts like fellow Rangers farmhand Luis Sardinas, but is more mature than most 17-year-olds and shows outstanding instincts that separate him from his peers. Profar is an average runner who projects to stay at shortstop as he fills out, with great hands, a plus arm and outstanding reads for positioning and first-step reactions. At the plate he's a natural hitter with good hand-eye coordination, and should grow into average power as he fills out.
He's a long way off, but comfortably projects as an above-average regular with a lot of star potential.
Not sure I agree about Perez, has far as Law comments about his struggles. And 18 year-old kid at AA, where most, if not all the hitters have him by at least 3, 4, 5 years. His struggles should have been expected just given his age and experience. But i like the fact that he struggled so bad, because it gives him a chance to learn from his failure, something the top cream of the cream prospects dont have to deal with till the reach the majors (example Crush). Still believe that he will be our ace in 2-3 years, and as Law pointed out, his stuff is still all there
Why are the phillies 4????
Philadelphia Phillies1. Domonic Brown, RF (3) 2. Jonathan Singleton, 1B (27) 3. Jarred Cosart, RHP (34) 4. Brody Colvin, RHP (76)5. Trevor May, RHP (93) 6. Sebastian Valle, C 7. Jesse Biddle, LHP 8. Aaron Altherr, OF 9. Jiwan James, CF 10. Julio Rodriguez, RHP
5. Philadelphia PhilliesTheir low-A club in Lakewood, N.J., was as loaded with tools prospects as any club in the minors; you could dream on four or five of its hitters, at least three of its starters, and even a 'pen guy or two. And the Phillies keep stuffing the system with that sort of high-upside player despite one of the smaller draft signing budgets around. This after all the deals to help secure their enviable starting rotation.
Robbie Ross is finally getting his due. I love this kid- the GB/FB ratios he has posted the last 2 seasons bode very well for his ability to translate to the Big Leagues. Neil Ramirez has appropriately jumped up the Rangers' charts as well, following a good season of development, and is starting to look like he merited that #1 pick after all.
im sure they had talent im just saying how is it posible? after traiding for Cliff Lee, Halladay, and Oswald??
They pretty much fleeced all their trade partners...especially Houston.
Well then lets make some trade partners in Houston and Clevland!! haha
I would say especially Cleveland. Toronto got a reasonable deal. But they got most of it out of Seattle in that 3-way trade.
Clevland got screwed by the Brewers too
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