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2013 Top 100 Prospects Discussion/Questions

Written By on 7th March, 2013

Thought I\’d make a forum post here to get things going. If anyone has any questions or comments about the Bullpen Banter Top 100 Prospects Lists fire away!

Couple housekeeping items – we will be publishing individual lists before the month is out. This group list is by necessity started very early to leave us time to write all the material (it\’s a painstaking process!). Our individual lists continue to get tweaked in December, January and February and its usually interesting to see which of our writers were high or low on who, as well. 

Hope you enjoyed the lists and the content we\’ve been putting out recently. I think our writers do a fantastic job. You just can\’t find FREE first hand sources all over the country like this anywhere else… with video, usually! Thank you all for reading and supporting us. We appreciate it deeply. 

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11 Comments on "2013 Top 100 Prospects Discussion/Questions"

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    Arian March 16, 2013 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    Curious for your guys thoughts on Jacob Constate from the Reds? I haven’t been able to find much information on him and he seems to be a very interesting guy.

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      Al Skorupa March 23, 2013 at 12:47 pm - Reply

      Haven’t seen him Arian, sorry. Am told he’s a nice, live arm though.

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    marty kohl March 29, 2013 at 10:42 am - Reply

    Oscar Taveras at#8 has got to be a joke.You could make a case for him being#1.The guy does nothing but hit no matter where the cardinals put him.And even better doesn`t strikeout very much.The total hitting package and has greatly improved his defense.Way to many pitchers to high on the list as most will need surgery and not pan out anyways.THANKS.

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      Jeff Reese March 29, 2013 at 12:01 pm - Reply

      8th out of the entirety of minor league players is the absolute upper echelon of prospects. I don’t think he’s better than Profar or Bundy, but you can slide him up to 3rd without any objection from me.

      Yes, pitchers are more prone to injury, but they’re all individual. You cannot just downgrade them because of the class’s cumulatively higher risk.

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        marty kohl March 29, 2013 at 1:23 pm - Reply

        8TH IS  Upper Echelon to you but for a guy that put up video game numbers in class A Winning a batting title and then skipping a level all together going to AA The hardest jump for a minor leaguer and making it look easy once again winning another batting title.8TH Is an injustice.5 years down the road taveras will be a legitimate all-star year after year and profar will not even come close to the MLB Success Taveras will have.

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      JD Sussman March 29, 2013 at 12:20 pm - Reply

      Marty, take the ranking away. Do you agree with the write-ups?

      I agree with you, Taveras should be higher, he is on my list. And yes, you can make an argument that he could be first. As Jeff said, I justify ranking him third without issue. But, I don’t think the group’s preference for several very talented arms undermines our work.

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        marty kohl March 29, 2013 at 1:38 pm - Reply

        Hi JD,this is what makes prospecting fun.Agreeing to disagree.Love the website and keep up the good work.Myers bat and taveras bat seem very close.Which bat do you like better??????THANKS,Marty.

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    Michael April 3, 2013 at 8:45 am - Reply

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    Michael April 3, 2013 at 8:51 am - Reply

    good idea of debate b/w who’s bat its better and i am not the caliber of the guys here on the site, but i think i would take Taveras. Its splitting hairs and the comps to Vladdy are abound that i will point to those to say why i like him over Myers. I think the game just comes more naturally to Taveras and he has more raw ability. I think that Taveras has more potential to meet or exceed what Myers has accomplished at this point. Whether or not he puts it together like Myers has, we’ll see.
    Again, splitting hairs.
    Signed,
    A Wil Myers fan.

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