Sunday, May 4, 2008

Top 100 Prospects in The Bigs - Season 2

TOP 100 Prospects In The Bigs

Starting pitching in the minors does not look short in the Bigs for Season 2. Forty-one of the top 106 prospects in the league were starting pitchers with another 12 at the closer position. Over 40% of the top 105 were at the AAA level and you can see the breakdown in the table below. It was Monterrey that claimed the most spots in the list with 7 followed by Durham, Ottawa, Salt Lake City, Toledo and Trenton with 6 . I have included a mini statline which has the key ratings in judging a player. I also took into account the most under-rated rating in HBD, durability. Baserunning and speed also increased the players rating slightly. If the health was below 55 or so there was a slight decrease in the players' rating as well. Makeup also played a minor role. Good/great defense also made a significant difference.

LEVELCOUNT

AAA

43

AA

22

HI-A

19

LO-A

15

R

7

ABREV:MEANING

c

contact

p

power

i

batting eye

s

stamina

++++

> 90 pitch rating

+++

70-89 pitch rating

++

55-69 pitch rating

+

40-54 pitch rating

glove

overall defense

POSCOUNT
SP

41

2B

13

CP

12

OF

12

SS

11

C

8

1B

5

3B

4


RANKPLAYERPOSLVLRATINGFRAPROJNOTES
1.Sean Simpson2BAAA9.65CHI97c72, p86, 94/100 splits, i74, B glove
2.Amp PalmerSSR9.6LOU94c81, p75, 84/74 splits, i73, A glove
3.Matt SkinnerCPR9.3WIC87s33, 96/94 splits,2+++1+, 93 control
4.Fred CarterSPAAA9.25ATL86s83, 82/86 splits,1+++3++1+, 97 control
5.Alex SamuelSPAA9.25DUR81s64, 93/100 splits ,3+++1+, 90 control
6.Hipolito MaradonaSPHI-A9.2LOU91s93,73/83 splits, 3+++1+, 100 control
7.Alex JavierCPHI-A9.0FAR85s34, 95/89 splits, 1++++1+++, 84 control
8.Che BongSSLO-A8.8SLC89c83, p66, 67/91 splits, i75,B+ glove
9.Luther BrushSPAAA8.7MNT89s100, 71/83 splits, 1++++2+++2++1+, 87 control
10.Vic JamesOFR8.7SLC86c100, p72, 69/94 splits, i74,C-- glove
11.Jocko KeatsSPAAA8.65MNT82s81,86/83 splits, 1+++3++1+, 87 control
12.Jack Hunt2BLO-A8.6VAN91c77, p86, 72/76 splits, i87,C++ glove
13.Mateo BatistaSPHI-A8.6ANA83s78, 81/89 splits, 1++++1++2+, 92 control
14.Tony StiebCHI-A8.6NAS89c100, p63, 85/88 splits, i61,C+ glove
15.Lloyd FreelCPLO-A8.6OTT77s53, 70/90 splits, 1++++2+++2++1+, 96 control
16.Ismael Polanco1BHI-A8.55LOU78c89, p85, 73/75 splits, i70,D glove
17.Albie TorresSSAAA8.55N.O.87c71, p82, 77/81 splits, i73, B++ glove
18.Trever Russell2BAAA8.5MNT84c92, p90, 70/60 splits, i77,C-- glove
19.Steve BakoCFAAA8.45VAN83c73, p65, 83/69 splits, i68, B glove
20.Lonny GatesSPHI-A8.45HOU81s76, 74/94 splits, 1++++2+++1+, 94 control
21.Placido Sanchez2BLO-A8.45CHI88c100, p54, 73/65 splits, i86, B glove
22.Jason Walker2BLO-A8.45ATL89c86, p75, 76/71 splits, i72, B+ glove
23.Rico Guevara2BHI-A8.4TOL88c55, p80, 97/70 splits, i96, B-- glove
24.Louie BolivarSPAAA8.45TOL87s87, 75/65 splits, 4+++1+, 91 control
25.Marty LaneSPAAA8.4CSP89s89, 67/75 splits, 2+++2++1+, 93 control
26.Billy NationSPAAA8.4LV84s84, 79/72 splits, 2+++3++, 94 control
27.Oswaldo AstacioSPAA8.35MEM92s82, 87/67 splits, 3+++, 97 control
28.Daniel KochSSAA8.35TRE92c78, p80, 74/63 splits, i67, B+ glove
29.Paul TurnbowCFLO-A8.3TRE87c44, p62, 91/95 splits, i54, B++ glove
30.Mark OttCPAAA8.3TOR75s42, 89/86 splits, 1+++1+++, 87 control
31.Derrin Hernandez2BAAA8.3HUN94c63, p63, 98/81 splits, i73, B glove
32.Ed AllenSPHI-A8.3N.O.80s73, 64/92 splits, 3+++, 93 control
33.Tito MercedesSPAAA8.25CIN76s64, 90/64 splits, 1++++1+++2++, 100 control
34.Derrick MattewsSSAAA8.25MNT86c62, p59, 80/60 splits, i65, A-- glove
35.Henry CanizaroCFAA8.25VAN80c52, p69, 72/73 splits, i78, B- glove
36.Rob CepedaSPHI-A8.25SLC86s82, 81/78 splits, 2+++1++1+, 63 control
37.Norm EdwardsSPAAA8.25MNT77s68, 79/74 splits, 1++++2++1+, 90 control
38.Albert Martin2BAA8.25ATL81c75, p100, 69/64 splits, i58, C-- glove
39.Henry TurnerCFAAA8.25OTT81c84, p58, 73/60 splits, i62, B++ glove
40.Kennie HolmesCPAAA8.2CIN74s31,78/78 splits, 2++++, 100 control
41.Evan SmithOFLO-A8.2CSP84c71, p49, 91/81 splits, i82, B glove
42.Harold LewisOFAAA8.2MIL81c68, p95, 78/69 splits, i60, D glove
43.Sergio HaynesSSR8.2CLE70c32, p57, 52/52 splits, i56, A+ glove
44.Steve SweeneyOFAAA8.15SJ90c72, p70, 79/87 splits, i78, C-glove
45.B.C. StoneSSLO-A8.15ATL82c67,p61, 79/58 splits, i57,165bs,B++ glove
46.Dixie ReynoldsSPAA8.1HUN73s69, 61/81 splits, 2+++1++2+, 100 control
47.Stephen Mills1BAAA8.1TRE76c77, p79, 83/80 splits, i85, D- glove
48.Marino CoronadoSSAA8.1ANA84c89, p51, 45/31 splits, A+ glove
49.Christy CastilloSPAAA8.1MEM78s72, 74/62 splits, 1++++1+++3++, 87 control
50.Willie ScottSSLO-A8.1AZ87c35, p73, 90/85 splits,i65bs, B glove
51.Nick HernandezOFLO-A8.1OTT86c99, p39, 59/100 splits, i94, C-- glove
52.Will PiperSPAA8.05TRE75s83, 75/81 splits, 2+++1++, 80 control
53.Gerald Stargell3BAA8.05CSP86c72, p69, 70/68 splits, i57, B+ glove
54.Lawrence BlackCFAA8.05SLC82c54, p79, 62/46 splits, i70, A-- glove
55.Tony GutierrezCAAA8.05NOR75c67, p78, 97/81 splits, i92, C-- glove
56.Charlie WhiteSPAA8.05SJ90s93, 59/61s, 2+++2++--, 99 control
57.Pablo RojasCPAA8.0NAS72s23, 77/86 splits, 1++++1+++, 97 control
58.Nerio BransonSPAAA8.0MIL80s78, 61/68 splits, 3+++1++, 96 control
59.Brooke Teut3BAAA8.0DUR84c61, p75, 89/76 splits, i52, B- glove
60.Placido RomanoSPR8.0BOI79s87, 62/70 splits, 1++++3+++, 69 control
61.Rene AlexanderSPAAA8.0SLC86s87, c56, 61/80 splits, 3+++2++, 56 control
62.Kevin LowSSLO-A8.0HOU78c68, p39, 78/57 splits, i68, A-- glove
63.Coco HinesCPAAA7.95LV77s32, 73/75 splits, 1++++1+++, 92 control
64.Jimmie Williams1BAA7.95PHI78c81, p82, 64/88 splits, i68, D- glove
65.Quentin Fletcher1BAA7.9TOL75c69, p75, 96/67 splits, i80, D- glove
66.Hiram SpooneybargerCAA7.85HOU72c64, p88, 100/54 splits, i84, C- glove
67.Raymond Lamb2BAAA7.85TOL79c68, p52, 63/67 splits, i83, B- glove
68.Tony RowanSPAAA7.8OTT79s77, 81/74 splits, 1+++2++1+, 83 control
69.Greg NiemanSPLO-A7.8ANA71s60, 73/86 splits, 1++++1+++1++2+, 93 control
70.Hipolito SantanaSPAAA7.8TOR75s71, 68/74 splits, 2+++1++1+, 100 control
71.Billy SpencerSPAAA7.8CLE86s88, 73/71 splits, 2+++2++, 64 control
72.Orber HalterSPAA7.8ATL79s85, 82/73 splits,2+++1+, 80 control
73.Frankie LigtenbergCPR7.75OTT82s43, 82/61 splits, 1+++2++, 100 control
74.Tony EscuelaCAAA7.7HUN73c52, p96, 100/82 splits, i81, D- glove
75.Steve ClaySPAAA7.7CLE74s78, 75/80 splits, 1+++2++1+,59 control
76.Willie SierraCAAA7.7BOI74c80, p92, 100/64 splits, i78, D- glove
77.Rick AndersonCHI-A7.7MNT75c66, p78, 78/77 splits, i69, C glove
78.Mitch ClarkCPAA7.7TRE81s24, 71/75 splits, 2+++, 99 control
79.Carlos MartinezSPAA7.7DUR78s67, 48/59 splits, 1++++3+++, 100 control
80.Bobby Ray HooperCPAAA7.65N.O.76s34, 61/80 splits, 1++++1++, 85 control
81.Cesar BeltreSPLO-A7.65OTT71c47, p24, 61/67 splits, A- glove
82.Tito Martin2BHI-A7.65CLE78c71, p51, 88/84 splits, i88, C++ glove
83.Eddie MarquisSPHI-A7.6N.o.81s85, 66/61 splits, 1++++1+++1++1+, 90 control
84.Lucas WorthingtonSPHI-A7.6TOL73s77, 88/67 splits, 1+++3++, 98 control
85.Jeremi GantSPAAA7.6TOR84s88, 67/55 splits, 1++++2+++1++1+, 82 control
86.Eddie GutierrezSPHI-A7.6FAR84s92, 63/82 splits, 2+++1++2+, 63 control
87.Jimmie ColeSPHI-A7.5DUR83s100, 69/88 splits, 1++++1+++1++. 61 control
88.Jeff PearsonOFAA7.5CSP77c35, p76, 77/75 splits, i63, 169bs, C++ glove
89.Kenneth SchalkCPAAA7.45SJ77s35, 75/69 splits, 1++++1+++, 83 control
90.Orlando DiazSSAAA7.45AZ80c63, p79, 70/60s, i63, C++ glove
91.Vic RinconSPAAA7.4TRE75s76, 65/78 splits, 1++++1+++2++1+, 65 control
92.Ivan WebsterSPHI-A7.4DUR82s100, 60/63 splits, 1++++1+++1++, 81 control
93.Felix Pryce2BAAA7.4SJ83c77, p64, 58/58 splits, i76, C++ glove
94.George Spencer2BHI-A7.4ANA82c80, p75, 63/63 splits, i68, C- glove
95.Alex EstradaCAAA7.35ANA72c66, p75, 70/73 splits, C-- glove
96.Harry GuillenSPR7.35BOI75s70, 64/70 splits, 1++++1+++3++, 58 control
97.Michael GiambiSPLO-A7.35MNT82s97, 86/65 splits, 1++3+, 92 control
98.Vic MolinaCPAAA7.35WIC74s32, 80/71 splits, 1+++1++, 86 control
99.Chris LowrySPAA7.3NY82s95, 56/68 splits, 2+++2+, 94 control
100.Chris LangstonSPAA7.2TOL74s77, 67/82 splits, 2+++2++, 63 control
101.Oleg Greisinger3BAAA7.2BOI81c67, p58, 71/71 splits, i56, C+ glove
102.Achilles Parris3BAAA7.2PHI77c57, p66, 66/77 splits, i52, C+ glove
103.Marty James2BAAA7.25DUR78c58, p56, 71/51 splits, i87, B-- glove
104.Al O'ShaeCHI-A7.25CIN69c52, p73, 61/83 splits, i84, D++ glove
105.Brendan Taft1BHI-A7.25BOIS70c79, p72, 66/69 splits, i79, D glove
106.Tony DelgadoCFLO-A7.2PHI71c94, p29, 29/60 splits, i49, B+ glove, 179BS


2 comments:

kjmulli said...

no way matt skinner is better than javier...but i see much different ratings than what you have posted here...anyways, awesome job again ace

gumbercules said...

Thanks again for your work, ACE. Probably just as much work as my previews.