Saturday, January 28, 2012
Another Prospect List
It is the time of the year where top prospect lists appear all over the place. Yesterday Fangraph's Marc Hulet debuted his list of the top 15 prospects in the Pirate organization. It is a list where you will see all the familiar names that one would expect to see on the list, but in a different order, that made me think twice about the list.
Here is the top five: Cole, Bell, Taillon, Sanchez, and Grossman. Yes read that again. Tony Sanchez, while still a very good prospect at number 4. Also is there a name perhaps missing? Yes Starling Marte, perhaps the most gifted player to have played in the system (that leaves out Bell) is at number 6. I would definitely put Marte in the top 5.
The actual rankings of the players are really small quibbles. I find anymore I want to read what the reviewer has to say about the farm system as a whole. Like many other Hulet states the obvious. A system with a few high level talents, followed by a mis-mash of intriguing talent that either may or may not pan or or are too young to know much about.