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Baseball America Rates The Top 10 Orioles' Prospects

Baseball America Rates The Top 10 Orioles' Prospects

PostPost #1 by ofahn » October 29th, 2012, 12:12 pm

Roch Kubatko has posted BA's 2013 list of the Orioles' Top Ten Prospects.

1. Dylan Bundy, RHP
2. Kevin Gausman, RHP
3. Jonathan Schoop, 2B/SS
4. Nicky Delmonico, 1B/2B
5. Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP
6. LJ Hoes, OF
7. Xavier Avery, OF
8. Mike Wright, RHP
9. Branden Kline, RHP
10. Adrian Marin, SS

Does anyone on this list surprise you, or would you have ranked someone differently? Please say WHY.

Here's Baseball America's best tools list:

Best Hitter for Average: LJ Hoes
Best Power Hitter: Jonathan Schoop
Best Strike Zone Discipline: LJ Hoes
Fastest Baserunner: Glynn Davis
Best Athlete: Xavier Avery
Best Fastball: Dylan Bundy
Best Curveball: Dylan Bundy
Best Slider: Clay Schrader
Best Changeup: Kevin Gausman
Best Control: Tyler Wilson
Best Defensive Catcher: Brian Ward
Best Defensive Infielder: Adrian Marin
Best Infield Arm: Jonathan Schoop
Best Defensive OF: Glynn Davis
Best Outfield Arm: LJ Hoes

Agree? Disagree? Please say WHY.

http://www.masnsports.com/school_of_roc ... pects.html
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PostPost #2 by Jordan Tuwiner » October 29th, 2012, 1:11 pm

Love seeing Rodriguez at #5. I'm a really big fan of his based on what I've heard. I didn't see him this year but like his arsenal and projection.

I am a little surprised to see Parker Bridwell left off. He had a rough season but from what I have heard he was growing all year and settled down towards the end of the season. I think we will see big things from him next year.

Marin at #10 surprised me but I don't have a problem with it. I was kind of surprised to see that someone else liked him as much as I do.
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PostPost #3 by ofahn » October 29th, 2012, 1:26 pm

Jordan Tuwiner wrote:Love seeing Rodriguez at #5.


I was really surprised to see him there. I see that as 1) he's a much better prospect than I gave him credit for or; 2) the rest of our prospects aren't as good as I thought. I sure hope it's the former.
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PostPost #4 by ofahn » October 29th, 2012, 1:31 pm

Jordan Tuwiner wrote:I am a little surprised to see Parker Bridwell left off.


I see him as about at the end of the period where he'll get credit for his potential, and beginning the phase where he's going to have to show that he can turn that potential into results. IMO 2013 will be an EXTREMELY important season for him. If he can have a dominant season ending with at least six or so impressive starts at Frederick not only will he be on next year's list, but he'll be on someone's top 100 list.
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PostPost #5 by birdwatcher55 » October 29th, 2012, 1:45 pm

Despite his injuries, I would rate Delmonico higher. He looks like the real deal 8-)
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PostPost #6 by ofahn » October 29th, 2012, 1:51 pm

birdwatcher55 wrote:Despite his injuries, I would rate Delmonico higher. He looks like the real deal 8-)


Higher than the first three? REALLY?
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PostPost #7 by birdwatcher55 » October 29th, 2012, 2:01 pm

Yes .. #2 on my list behind Bundy and ahead of Schoop, who seemed to slide the last few weeks of the season and Gausman, who really didn't pitch much after he was signed from what I could see 8-)
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PostPost #8 by ofahn » October 29th, 2012, 2:04 pm

birdwatcher55 wrote:Yes .. #2 on my list behind Bundy and ahead of Schoop, who seemed to slide the last few weeks of the season and Gausman, who really didn't pitch much after he was signed from what I could see 8-)


I doubt you will find many who will agree with you.
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PostPost #9 by birdwatcher55 » October 29th, 2012, 2:05 pm

ofahn wrote:
I doubt you will find many who will agree with you.

That's okay. It would be a funny world if we all were on the same page 8-)
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PostPost #10 by Jordan Tuwiner » October 29th, 2012, 2:34 pm

birdwatcher55 wrote:Yes .. #2 on my list behind Bundy and ahead of Schoop, who seemed to slide the last few weeks of the season and Gausman, who really didn't pitch much after he was signed from what I could see 8-)

Schoop was significantly better in the second half of the season.

Taking Delmonico over Gausman would be silly. A guy who is a strong hitter, may not have power, and may be limited to 1B over a potential ace who already has two above-average pitches? That's silly.
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PostPost #11 by ofahn » October 29th, 2012, 2:53 pm

birdwatcher55 wrote:Gausman, who really didn't pitch much after he was signed from what I could see


First, the number of innings pitched THE YEAR THAT A PLAYER IS SIGNED is irrelevant in determining their ceiling. TALENT is. Second, in the fifteen innings he DID pitch he has a K/B ratio of 13/1 and a WHIP of less than one. If you think that somehow diminishes him you need to step away from the glue. Just kidding. Kinda.
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PostPost #12 by rudyrooster » October 29th, 2012, 6:23 pm

I really like LJ Hoes. I think this guy is the real deal. I hope he gets his chance at the big league level at some point in 2013.
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PostPost #13 by birdwatcher55 » October 30th, 2012, 10:16 am

ofahn wrote:
First, the number of innings pitched THE YEAR THAT A PLAYER IS SIGNED is irrelevant in determining their ceiling. TALENT is. Second, in the fifteen innings he DID pitch he has a K/B ratio of 13/1 and a WHIP of less than one. If you think that somehow diminishes him you need to step away from the glue. Just kidding. Kinda.

My point: he didn't show enough in our system to rank him #2 behind Bundy. Just my two cents 8-)
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PostPost #14 by ofahn » October 30th, 2012, 10:21 am

rudyrooster wrote:I really like LJ Hoes. I think this guy is the real deal. I hope he gets his chance at the big league level at some point in 2013.


He's still a solid prospect, but I wouldn't want to count on him at the expense of bringing in a proven veteran option. Another year of development will do him good.
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PostPost #15 by birdwatcher55 » October 30th, 2012, 12:11 pm

I think Hoes is ready as well. He's paid his dues. If McLouth walks, I'm onboard with giving Hoes a long look in ST.... 8-)
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