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Over at FanGraphs today: http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/texas-rangers-top-15-prospects-2012-13/
Seems to be a little off, as Perez is listed at #3, Brinson (who?!) at #8, and Jairo Beras (the guy who lied about his age and got a one year suspension and has yet to swing a bat in a real game) at #14.
Aside from that, it's nice to read about some of the upcoming guys... I REALLY hope Alfaro works out... We desperately need a solid young catcher to pan out.
You seriously don't know who Brinson is? Do you not follow the MLB draft at all?
Apparently not close enough... Most of my knowledge of prospects comes from reports like these about those close to making an impact for the big league team. Usually I at least hear their names thrown around in stupid trade proposals on here before they hit a "top 15" list.
I'm stealing from @TepidParticipation, but these prospect rankings are....
I actually thought this list was pretty good. Exciting to think about th efuture of all these guys, even though history tells us maybe 2 or 3 of these at most will turn in to stud players, and that's probably on the high side.
I too thought it was a solid list. Surprised to see Lamb in there over a guy like Font but hey, it's just one guy's opinion.
It's nice to be able to debate things like this and have a conversation about 25 prospects you've actually heard of before unlike the Angels farm which is pretty non-existent after the top 5 or so.
Good list, but I have a hard time putting Perez so high. Maybe his ceiling is still there. Maybe he'll put it all together. Maybe he'll have a Trout-like reemergence after a rough start in the Majors. Maybe.
I'd have Perez around 6-8 simply because prospects are all about projectability and ceiling. Perez has not done anything to instill confidence that he'll reach his ceiling in the past year or so... and that's OK. So long as he follows a natural maturing curve (not Holland), he'll be a nice back-end of the rotation guy. I hate calling Perez a bust because so many teams would love to have a solidified rotation piece, but so many in this organization had #2-3 hopes for him.
Sardinas is the worst-kept secret that all scouts are expecting to take off this year. I'd also venture to say Odor may turn a few heads.
^^ Right on. We've got so much depth up the middle right now, in a year once we know a little better what we have, we'll be able to have some nice blue chip trade pieces. Our SS/2B depth is so talented, that maybe we can find a solid catcher and 1B in return.
"Jairo Beras (the guy who lied about his age and got a one year suspension and has yet to swing a bat in a real game) at #14."
He didn't lie about his age, and he's been working with Rangers instructors since (and probably before) he was signed. He just can't play in an MLB minor or major league game.
@ Rangerbourne-You should consider subscribing to the Newberg Report, it's free, and has outstanding minor league reports in addition to some of the best Ranger info you will find out there. All sent to your email. Jamey also publishes an annual Newberg Report bound edition. It ranks the prospects and gives a brief scouting report on each one, in addition to recaping the season. If you read it you would definitely know who Lewis Brinson was. Kevin Goldstein was quoted as saying he had the highest ceiling of any high school player in the draft. You would also know that Beras didn't really lie about his age as gnats pointed out. Lots of good stuff about the team in there.
I guess I should acknowledge Scott Lucus who does a lot of the minor league reporting.
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I'm surprised they like Luke Jackson so much. I wouldn't consider him to be one of our top-10, maybe not even top-15. I'm kind of under the impression he ends up being a bullpen piece and not a starting pitcher. We'll see.
Also, Lewis Brinson was our #1 pick in last year's draft. Even despite Joey Gallo's amazing start, Brinson is thought of as a potential 5-tool guy. Makeup is off the charts.
Thanks, I should have added the link.
Wow, that's awesome. I don't have any clue why I haven't heard of the guy. Thanks for the link!
I think with Luke Jackson its all about the potential. Because he's young and his feel for pitching and offspeed pitches are so under developed at this point, he has a high ceiling (if he does develop those things), but also a low floor (if he doesnt develop those things).
^^if, if, if...
Yes. With Jackson alot of it comes down to "if". High risk, high reward type of prospect.
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