Shorebirdfan wrote:I agree with your assessment of all 4 pitchers listed above and the reasoning for each. I'll try to comment by position with thoughts on differences in our assessment of players.
C - Biggest difference for me is Ohlman. Great improvement of handling the bat but not the glove. Given his frame I'd like to see some experimenting with him in other spots. 1B, LF. I'd pull him out and list Olivera 4th.
Shorebirdfan wrote:1B - I have not seen Aaron Baker live so I'm not sure if he should fit in the mix anywhere (4th)
Shorebirdfan wrote:2B - I would remove Kelly (nice scrappy player with improved stroke this season, but just don't see him cracking the bigs) and move Miclat into that spot. I don't feel Greg's arm is quite what we would want at SS and think he has transitioned well to 2B. Love his smarts on the base path but would still put LJ and Ryan ahead of him.
Shorebirdfan wrote:3B - In a year this has gone from a position that you could have left blank (for lack of real prospects) to maybe our deepest position in the field for real talent. Like to see them try Narron at SS.
Shorebirdfan wrote:SS - With my move of Miclat this becomes the putting all your eggs in one basket position. Guess if something happened to Machado they could move Schoop back here, but I don't like Givens or Florimon. This lack of depth in why I'd move Narron here.
Shorebirdfan wrote:OF - I'll put these together because I don't have a lot of comments here. Glad to see you included Henson. I think a lot of people even with in the organization under estimate his potential. I think the list of all twelve reveals a major weakness in the organization. Outside of Kipp, where is the power? I know our record shows we draft OF for speed time to shift that somewhat. RF you could have left blank. Not one of those guys will ever reach the bigs.
Shorebirdfan wrote:LHRP - Love seeing Tolliver at the top. Ash is as good a pitcher as he is a person. Not high on Martin. Seen flashes with him but they are few and far between. I think Bywater eventually slides over here. I'm higher on Gurka than you are.
Shorebirdfan wrote:RHRP - Schrader, Henry, Klein and Berry (I have him ahead of Drake). This is a potential strength. One name missing and I know no one here is going to agree with me is Bernardo. Converted from C to RP just 2 months ago, after allowing hits to the first 3 people he ever faced he has been lights out. ERA under 1.00 and simply pounding the zone in the low 90's. I get he is 23 playing in the GCL but he gets a pass on age in my book given the position change. I thought they should have moved him here to the shore a month ago. I would probably have him around Tyler Wilson, but I feel he deserves a mention for successfully (to this point) making the switch.
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