Saturday, July 11, 2009

Updated Top 50 for the Next Generation in the NL by the NL King

It's been a while guys and I hope you guys are enjoy your fantasy leagues. 
Remember the struggle that is not joyous is the wrong struggle. I am 
quoting, not wise enough to come up with that myself. Baseball America 
came out this week with an updated top 50 Prospects list in MLB. Keep 
in mind it doesn't show any of the 2009 MLB Drafted players (like Stephen 
Strasburg are not included on the list. They will be when they do 
their top 100 next spring).

Interesting Notes:
- 26 of the top 50 are in the NL
- Of the 26 top 50 NL Prospects 14 are from Phil, Col, SF, Atl and Fla.
- Florida has two guys in the top 10.
- Carlos Santana of the Indians is ranked number 7 and was one of the 
players the Dodgers gave up last summer for Casey Blake
- Chris Tillman of the Orioles is ranked number 8 and was one of the 5 
players the Orioles got for Erik Bedard.

NL guys to really watch and projected as future monster players.....
Jason Heyward - ATL - OF - Ranked #1 - will turn 20 in August - 10HR - 
37RBI - 35R - 4SB - .300 AVG - .378 OBP - .529 SLG - .906 OPS, ETA: 
Summer 2010
Just got promoted and he could be in the majors this time next year. 
He is compared to a Dave Parker and Willie McCovey.

Mike Stanton - Fla - OF - Ranked #2 - will turn 20 in November - 18HR 
- 55RBI - 45R - 3SB - .266 AVG - .362 OBP - .526 SLG - .887 OPS, ETA: 
Opening Day 2011
Will take a little longer than Heyward but he is compared to Dave 
Winfield.

Madison Bumgarner - SF - SP - Ranked #5 - will turn 20 in August - 
9-2, 1.63 ERA, 1.00 Ratio, 66K in 77.333 IP and has allowed only 1 HR 
this year, ETA Opening Day 2011
He is projected as a left handed ace, not a #2 starter but an ace. The 
Giants are loaded with arms.

Buster Posey - SF - C - Ranked #6  - 22 - 12HR - 52RBI - 57R - 6SB - .
321 AVG - .424 OBP - .531 SLG - .954 OPS, ETA: Opening Day 2010
Benjie Molina contract ends after this season and then it will be the 
Buster Posey era. Think a sligthly better version of Russell Martin. 
That's Russell Martin of 2007 & 2008.

Logan Morrison - Fla - 1B - Ranked #10 - turns 22 in August - Has only 
103 AB's this year due to a wrist injury deemed a big power hitting 
prospect. ETA; 1st Half 2010

Freddie Freeman - Atl - Ranked #11 - turns 20 in September - 6HR - 
36RBL - 46R - 1SB - .299 AVG - .390 OBP - .442 SLG - .833 OPS, ETA 
Opening Day 2011
Casey Kotchman is a short term solution

Also keep an eye out for the following:
Jarrod Parker - Arz - SP - turns 21 in November, at AA and could be up 
next summer, front line starter.
Alcides Escobar - Mil - SS - turns 23 in December, top of the order 
hitter with 30 SB potential. Doug Melvin believes he is ready now. 
Hardy could be used to land a SP and Escobar take over now.
Yonder Alonso - Cinn - 1B - turns 23 by next opening day, middle of 
the order run producer
Dominic Brown - Phil - OF - turns 22 in Sept, very athletic player
Jason Castro - Hou - C - 22 - his time is coming the have Pudge as 
their starter on a 1 year deal
Brett Wallace - Stl - 3B - turns 23 in August, all-star calibar bat

Also watch out for:
Michael Taylor - Phil - OF
Kyle Drabek - Phil - SP
Tim Alderson - SF - SP
Pedro Alvarez - Pitt - 3B

Over and Out!

The NL King - C.Lizza

1 comment:

Philadelphia Phillies said...

I like the presence of Phillies but there shoould be more from Bravers. Anyways, Good Work!