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Old 07-05-2012, 11:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Midseason Top 50 Prospects List

Posted Jul. 5, 2012 10:00 am by J.J. Cooper
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For non-subscribers, here's the list of the Top 50 Prospects at the midseason. Subscribers can read further analysis of these players, as well as looks at breakout prospects of the first half, prospects who have disappointed and those who are stuck on the disabled list.

1. Dylan Bundy, rhp, Orioles
2. Jurickson Profar, ss, Rangers
3. Wil Myers, of, Royals
4. Taijuan Walker, rhp, Mariners
5. Danny Hultzen, lhp, Mariners
6. Gerrit Cole, rhp, Pirates
7. Tyler Skaggs, lhp, Diamondbacks
8. Jose Fernandez, rhp, Marlins
9. Manny Machado, ss, Orioles
10. Zack Wheeler, rhp, Mets
11. Mike Olt, 3b, Rangers
12. Nick Castellanos, 3B, Tigers
13. Matt Barnes, rhp, Red Sox
14. Francisco Lindor, ss, Indians
15. Jameson Taillon, rhp, Pirates
16. Archie Bradley, rhp, Diamondbacks
17. Nolan Arenado, 3b, Rockies
18. Oscar Taveras, of, Cardinals
19. Travis D'Arnaud, c, Blue Jays
20. Shelby Miller, rhp, Cardinals
21. Christian Yelich, of, Marlins
22. Miguel Sano, 3b, Twins
23. Jonathan Singleton, 1b, Astros
24. Julio Teheran, rhp, Braves
25. Javier Baez, ss, Cubs
26. Carlos Martinez, rhp, Cardinals
27. Billy Hamilton, ss, Reds
28. Mason Williams, of, Yankees
29. Jake Odorizzi, rhp, Royals
30. Gary Sanchez, c, Yankees
31. Xander Bogaerts, ss, Red Sox
32. Jackie Bradley, of, Red Sox
33. Matt Davidson, 3b, Diamondbacks
34. Matt Harvey, rhp, Mets
35. Nick Franklin, ss, Mariners
36. Starling Marte, cf, Pirates
37. Jake Marisnick, cf, Blue Jays
38. Anthony Gose, cf, Blue Jays
39. Tyler Austin, of, Yankees
40. Alen Hanson, ss, Pirates
41. Cody Buckel, rhp, Rangers
42. James Paxton, lhp, Mariners
43. Jean Segura, 2b/ss, Angels
44. Kolten Wong, 2b, Cardinals
45. George Springer, of, Astros
46. Bubba Starling, of, Royals
47. Hak-Ju Lee, ss, Rays
48. Tyler Thornburg, rhp, Brewers
49. Zach Lee, rhp, Dodgers
50. Jedd Gyorko, 3b, Padres
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks for sharing!
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Good to see all three of the big Red Sox guys get on the list.

I don't really have a problem with any of this list. Better than MLB.com
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I thought Oscar would be higher but still pretty good, thanks for sharing!
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:44 AM   #5 (permalink)
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so who are the big movers from preseason? baez i know was in the 60s before
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:46 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Why does Hanson still not have a prospect card yet then?
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:46 AM   #7 (permalink)
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glad to see zero A's players on here. :/
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Not sure where he was pre-season but Jose Fernandez at #8 now must've been a huge jump. Well deserved.
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:48 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Why does Hanson still not have a prospect card yet then?
He was basically an unknown until this season.
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:00 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Very surprised at Xander being so low, Sickels had him at 11 but BA has him at 31?

Kinda a joke right there

I mean how is Mason Williams higher? X is younger and putting up better numbers than Williams in a tougher league
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:08 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Crazy to think Bundy was in high school last year. Heard Buck on XM MLB Radio talking about potentially using him out of the bullpen if they are still in the pennant race.

Myers has had a nice ascent. I wish I invested more in him.

Machado and Shelby Miller have dropped a bit as well.
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glad to see zero A's players on here. :/
and zero Giants... double lame. They have been heating up of late though including one that could be a very big surprise...
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Good to see that the Mariners have two prospects in the top 5. Just wish we had some batters. Big 3 of King Felix, Hultzen, Walker sounds really nice though.
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I can't understand the fall for Bubba Starling. I know everyone is going to say he hasn't played until recently, and he's old for the level he's starting at, but he was drafted, and hyped based on potential. He was a 2-sport guy and didn't concentrate of baseball like a lot of other guys. Understandably he has a lot more work to do, but that same potential is still in place as it was at the draft last year.

Anyway....thanks for sharing.....love following prospects!
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and zero Giants... double lame. They have been heating up of late though including one that could be a very big surprise...
Panik or Crick? The Giants have a good track record on pitchers and Crick seems to be a clone of Matt Cain.
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Random question, but I have Starlin Castro in my farm system in a dynasty fantasy league. Javier Baez is starting to scare me is he the real deal and I should dump Castro while his value is high?
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Random question, but I have Starlin Castro in my farm system in a dynasty fantasy league. Javier Baez is starting to scare me is he the real deal and I should dump Castro while his value is high?
Baez will probably end up at 3b, or in the outfield.
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Random question, but I have Starlin Castro in my farm system in a dynasty fantasy league. Javier Baez is starting to scare me is he the real deal and I should dump Castro while his value is high?
Not because of Baez. The Cubs are rumored to be willing to field offers for Castro, most likely in the off season. Even if they don't move him, Baez likely won't be a SS by the time he reaches the majors.
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Random question, but I have Starlin Castro in my farm system in a dynasty fantasy league. Javier Baez is starting to scare me is he the real deal and I should dump Castro while his value is high?
How do you have Starlin in your farm? I wouldn't get rid of Castro unless you can get Tulo/Hanley/Reyes back. Baez won't be a major league factor for another couple of years.
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I've seen Marisnick play quite a bit this year..not sure why he's still ranked so high.
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Baez will probably end up at 3b, or in the outfield.
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Not because of Baez. The Cubs are rumored to be willing to field offers for Castro, most likely in the off season. Even if they don't move him, Baez likely won't be a SS by the time he reaches the majors.
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How do you have Starlin in your farm? I wouldn't get rid of Castro unless you can get Tulo/Hanley/Reyes back. Baez won't be a major league factor for another couple of years.
Thanks guys good to know. He's one of the hottest prospects in our league's farm system so he gets me a lot of offers. One guy offered me Justin Upton straight up for him and I was debating it.

Ichirorox to answer your question we draft minor leaguers into our farm system every year and they can stay there indefinitely until we call them up regardless of when they reach the majors. My team hasn't been very competitive this year so I opted not to call up Castro this year. This is big because each guy we call up gets a really affordable first contract before we have to extend him for more money or throw him back into the draft pool. But that contract doesn't go active until we call them up, bascially you can hold a guy in your farm for free until you are ready to let him loose on your actual roster.
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So here's a big question, who on this list is "peaking" right now. In other words, who is ranked as highly as they are going to be? Or you could say who is "overrated", I suppose?

The one that jumps out at me is Anthony Gose. He's hit about .255 with tons of Ks every year but is suddenly feasting on hitter-friendly Las Vegas. I'd sell now on him
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40. Alen Hanson, ss, Pirates

Hell Yeah!! It's about time......
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Lindor at #14...nice!

Looking forward to seeing Starling Marte play on Saturday; hopefully he's down that long...hearing he's really close to getting the call.
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Marisnick promoted to AA and in New Hampshire's lineup tonight
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