What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
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Profar at 2, Olt at 12, Perez at 55, Gallo at 95.
Heh, I found this funny because obviously the Diamondbacks dont value Olt as the 12th best prospect in baseball, because if they did Justin Upton is a Ranger, and obviously the Rangers do value Olt as the 12th best prospect in baseball and that is why Justin Upton is not a Ranger. Funny Stuff.
Anyways the full link to the list is below, interesting stuff, the Astros have 5 guys in there including 3 in the top 30.
There's only one Angels prospect is ranked in the top 100.
Not that LAA cares about that sort of thing...
I am a little surprised Perez didn't make the list. Has he lost prospect status?
Jurickoon, as for AZ, Didi is not on the list, and Matt Davisdson, presumably the "3B" who Az rates as highly as Olt, is near the bottom and most scouts project him at first. MIA is beginning to accumulate some high value prospects.
Perez is not on the list and should serve as a reminder that all of these guys don't make it. 2 years ago he was gold. Now not so much
You mean Martin Perez who is at 55? Yeah he dropped from his high of top 15, but being just outside the top 50 isn't too bad.
We have the top two infield prospects whaduup
Perez is on the list (55). Martin is no longer prospect eligible so thats why he isn't on there but my guess is he would be in the top 40. I dont know why Gallo is on there since there are arguably at least 4 guys (Brinson, Odor, Alfaro, Buckle) in our system that you could put above him, but I guess 80 grade power gets you some recognition.
Rangersvalue their minor leaguers too much.
"Rangersvalue their minor leaguers too much."-CorrectionOther teams undervalue Ranger minor leaguers.
Jurickson-I sure don't need you to proofread my posts. I've read some of the stuff you have posted.
Judging from the prospect hauls this offseason, everyones undervaluing every prospect. The prospect hauls (and prospective hauls in Upton's case to SEA) have been crazy.
@Bobby V - I wasn't proofreading your post. If you read it you would know that.
@nateaggie - Yeah I totally agree and I think prospects are more valuable than they may appear this offseason. I like what JD is doing, just because everyone else is making stupid trades that doesn't mean we should as well. Worst case scenario is we end up developing good local talent.
If you're not proofreading then you shouldn't say CORRECTION.
Come on man, did you read his post? He's just disagreeing with your thought that the Rangers are overvaluing their prospects and saying instead that the rest of the league undervalues them.
"Come on man, did you read his post? He's just disagreeing with your thought that the Rangers are overvaluing their prospects and saying instead that the rest of the league undervalues them."BINGO! WE HAVE A WINNER!-@Bobby V - You said that the Rangers overvalue their prospects, and I simply said that other teams undervalue Ranger prospects, and prospects in general for that matter. Look when Will Myers provides more than triple the surplus value for the Rays than what James Shields will provide for the Royals you will understand. Id rather underpay with prospects and simply not complete a trade; than overpay and end up providing the other team with a solid C, all-star pitcher, all-star closer, and all-star SS (sound familiar). In some scenarios there are situations in which you have to give up more to get what you want, but for the most part I feel like the Rangers Organization has found the perfect balance on how much to give up.
These rankings mean very little other than people think guys COULD be good.. I think the one thing these sorts of things do is tell us what teams are in position to make deals and not much else. I'm glad we have the depth we do but what good is Mike Olt playing in AAA so long as Beltre is around? Seriously, Beltre is signed for four more years, so unless he breaks down or falls below replacement level, Olt's only value to us is as a bargaining chip unless someone is moved to another position. I understand its great to have that sort of a fallback in case of an injury but it's ultimately a waste of resources unless he's moved.
Someone brought up the Angels having one guy in the top 100, does it really matter when their entire team is basically locked up for the next three years? They have three years to build their fam and have guys they either acquired with farmhands or products of farm system everywhere but 1B and wherever Hamilton plays. It wasn't that long ago that they had players up and down those lists and the funny thing is most flamed out.
I think we have done an excellent job of trading prospects and guys we saw as blocked for relievers in recent years. We have done a really good job of moving depth to acquire needs, which is what makes this off-season a little frustrating.
One last thing, I have a hard time with any list that has guys coming out of short season ball on it. That's not to say that they aren't impressive talents but, you would think people would want to see a player go through a full season before annointing them one of the best _____ players in the minors.
Seattle looks like a team about to capitalize on their farm system. They have a lot of promising arms up and down their system but they have had a huge number of international signings go bust on them.
Don't feed them.
Forgot to say that as a whole, that's a pretty good list of players top to bottom.
Jurkison: Again if you're not correcting someone then don't use the word CORRECTION.
Just thought I should point out to all the bastards that were saying Taveras wouldn't be a top 5 propsect and were talking crap to me....he's #3 on this list. Better get ready for a ton of lists having him up there.
@Bobby V - or if you read the post, before responding, we wouldn't have this problem.-@Pitch - How are the Angels loaded, they have an awful rotation which could get even worse if the baseball gods finally do something about Weaver's completely unrealistic peripherals. You cant build a good farm within 3 years in this current CBA unless you are willing to trade away your top players, which the Angels arent going to do. Thats why in 3 years when CJ, Pujols, and Josh are average to below average players being payed like superstars its going to be laughable. They will have large sums of money tied up to aging players and no farm to back it up. Thats why its important to always have a wave of talent coming behind the current one. Why do you think countless people consider the Rangers to be in great shape. They have tons of future talent and they can honestly win the title this year.
jurkison--are you simple minded?
The scary part about this, and this is a good scary, is that the Rangers still have so much young talent in the system that in two years or so will probably find their way on this list. We may not spend our money like there is no tomorrow, or make trades involve us giving up too much for too little, but in 5 year time I would bet the Rangers will still have a very competitive team due to the farm.
I have never posted before, but Bobby V's posts were so irritating that I cannot resist saying something. You have a perfect right to say that the Rangers overvalue their prospects. However, if you want to make that opinion worth reading, you need to give some facts to back up your opinion. The part of your posts that irritate me is the ones that seem to be trying to "pick a fight" with juricksoon. What is the point?
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