01-07-2013, 06:18 PM #61
Here are Callis's rankings from the latest Ask BA
Loaded big league club awaits Oscar Taveras, Shelby Miller and Trevor Rosenthal.
Their best prospects, even 2012 first-rounder Mike Zunino, have had Double-A success.
Blockbuster trade with Blue Jays propelled this system from middle of the pack.
No organization has more high-ceiling prospects, or one better than Jurickson Profar.
5. Red Sox
Help is on the way with Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley, Matt Barnes and Allen Webster.
Dealing for Wil Myers and Jake Odorizzi helps to make up for recent lackluster drafts.
The best collection of bats in the minors, led by Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano.
System isn't deep but has impressive trios of arms and bats that most can't match.
No. 6 on my list before subtracting Trevor Bauer and adding Didi Gregorius.
Rebuilding will take time, but trades and 2012 draft are steps in the right direction.
01-07-2013, 09:17 PM #62
Twins may be ranked lower because of the bulk of the talent being at lower levels. Still think they can move up rapidly with a few of the players now hitting Double A this year and the bulk of the system hitting full season ball. This plus the #4 prospect and any other signings will help.
01-07-2013, 10:02 PM #63
01-08-2013, 09:23 AM #64
01-08-2013, 01:37 PM #65
I don't think the Twins are quite a top 5 system yet, they have drastic holes for talent around the infield, certainly not anybody that has shown they can hit AND field, lots of either-or's or haven't shown's (there is some promise - Goodrum, Michael, Polanco). They'd rank 5-10 I think, and 7 or 8 seems to be the spot most places have them. Also, even with their recent Meyer and May acquisitions, they are very light on top-end Starting Pitching, and the bulk of that talent has yet to reach even AA.
However, they are going to be well-represented in top 100 lists, as I think they have 7 legitimate candidates: Sano, Buxton, Hicks, Arcia, Rosario, Meyer, May. I also think Sano and Buxton will crack a lot of top 20's.
Personally, I can't wait for Seth's Prospect Handbook again this year. I always enjoy that and was grateful my top 10 list has been included before.
My top 10 as it currently sits is:
10 - Max Kepler
9 - Jose Berrios
8 - Trevor May (could rise very quickly if he bounces back, was an almost unanimous #1 prospect for Phillies going into 2012)
7 - Kyle Gibson
6 - Eddie Rosario
5 - Oswaldo Arcia
4 - Alex Meyer
3 - Aaron Hicks
2 - Byron Buxton
1 - Miguel Sano
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01-28-2013, 02:52 PM #66
Hope this isn't against he rules of copying and pasting
7) Minnesota Twins (17): Strengths: hitting. Oswaldo Arcia and Aaron Hicks will be ready to help the outfield sometime in 2013. Enormous upside in players like Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton, Max Kepler and Eddie Rosario. Weaknesses: lack of high upside arms although that's improved thanks to '12 draft and winter trades that brought in Alex Meyer and Trevor May. If new group of arms develops properly, this could be a top three system by end of '13.
2013 Baseball Farm System Rankings - Minor League Ball
01-28-2013, 03:06 PM #67
A 10 place jump in one offseason is pretty significant. Marlins, Astros and Cubs also made significant jumps.
01-28-2013, 03:09 PM #68
Its free material and you provided a link so I doubt anyone will object.
I also noticed our division rivals are ranked 21, 25, 28 and 30
01-28-2013, 03:23 PM #69
Now if we could only hire someone to manage this talent. Also, it would be nice if we could have 1 prospect come up at least 3 years after being drafted. So much for a fast track here to get talent to the bigs to help out.
01-28-2013, 03:52 PM #70
02-04-2013, 10:16 AM #71
Law has them #2 behind St. Louis.
BA has them #10.
02-04-2013, 10:28 AM #72
High school guys almost never make it within three years and in most cases, it's a good thing (Delmon Young, anyone?). Considering how many high school guys the Twins have taken in early rounds, it's not surprising how few 22-year-olds we've seen in Minnesota. Plus, the earlier a player gets called up, the more likely a team is to lose valuable prime production years as the player leaves for free agency.
02-04-2013, 10:33 AM #73