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Top 10 Prospects for 2005

OAFC BBS - All Topics: Archive: Top 10 Prospects for 2005
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By greenandgold on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 10:38 pm:

Three out of the top 20 ain't bad for one team.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/story?id=1981234

Top 10 Hitters:
5) Daric Barton, C, Oakland
Probably the best overall hitter in the minor leagues, with a tremendous combination of power and contact ability. Only his questionable defense and likely position switch keep him below the other guys.

Top 10 Pitchers:
7) Dan Meyer, LHP, Oakland
Rookie of the year candidate. Throws hard, throws strikes, could end up being comparable to Mark Mulder.

8) Huston Street, RHP, Oakland
Like Crain, he will be a fine closer eventually, but his status going into spring training is not guaranteed. Should move quickly in any event.

Complete lists:
Top 10 hitters
1) Andy Marte, 3B, Atlanta
2) Joel Guzman, SS, Los Angeles
3) Ian Stewart, 3B, Colorado
4) Delmon Young, OF, Tampa Bay
5) Daric Barton, C, Oakland
6) Prince Fielder, 1B, Milwaukee
7) Casey Kotchman, 1B, Anaheim
8) Dallas McPherson, 3B, Anaheim
9) Carlos Quentin, OF, Arizona
10) Jeremy Reed, OF, Seattle
Top 10 pitchers
1) Felix Hernandez, RHP, Seattle
2) Adam Miller, RHP, Cleveland
3) Jeff Francis, LHP, Colorado
4) Chad Billingsley, RHP, Los Angeles
5) Scott Kazmir, LHP, Tampa Bay
6) Jesse Crain, RHP, Minnesota
7) Dan Meyer, LHP, Oakland
8) Huston Street, RHP, Oakland
9) Gavin Floyd, RHP, Philadelphia
10) Matt Cain, RHP, San Francisco

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By eyleenn on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 10:43 pm:

Dan Meyer comparable to Mulder? That's impressive. We shall see.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By ballparkfrank on Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - 07:55 am:

Interesting that there isn't a New Yorker or Boston prospect among them. Yet, in time, I'll bet a good number of these guys will be wearing a New York or Red Sox uniform.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By asch on Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - 09:02 am:

that's how it works

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By oakchick on Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - 12:59 pm:

Hmmm....Prince Fielder - isn't he the one who was too fat even for the A's? I have seen his scouting video - he is a BIG kid.

There seems to be an emphasis on flame-throwers on the pitchers list. Wonder if Huddy(small right-hander) and Zito(soft-tossing lefty) had been prospects, would they have made that list?

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By eyleenn on Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - 10:43 pm:

Like father, like son.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By oakchick on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 04:09 pm:

At least the son does not have a gambling problem like daddy does.

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/2004-10-18-cecil-fielder-troubles_x.htm

It's kinda sad.


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