CF Byron Buxton3B Miguel SanoRHP Alex MeyerRHP Kohl StewartC Josmil PintoRHP Jose Berrios2B/CF Eddie RosarioLHP Lewis ThorpeRHP Felix Jorge2B Jorge Polanco
Thorpe is higher than I have seen, that might be a good thing. It looks like Dozier will have to play shortstop to be a long term fixture here, both Rosario and Polanco can hit. Future looks bright if most of these and the next 15 pan out. Still expect some to fail, just hopefully not almost all. Pitching will be the key.
5 are starting pitching prospects and 5 are International signing. We may have been late to the dance a decade ago Internationally, but have more than made up for it. This is a competitive advantage for us going forward.
Also, the more recent change in looking for more power arms, appears to be meeting with some success.
Howie - re: the power arms. One point Parks made in his podcast was that some of these k-guys might not be k-guys in the majors. He brought up Berrios in particular as a guy he likes but his stuff might not lead to a lot of strike outs in the majors. And he reminded us that a lot of low k-guys in the majors struck out a lot of guys in the minors. Slowey avg 8.4. Radke 7.0. Baker avg about 8 at AA and AAA.
Meyer will strike out guys and Parks liked Jorge longterm for that, as well. But it's a good reminder that the k's don't always travel.