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Old 01-16-2012, 01:29 PM
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System in 20 Words or Less: Two words: Not good.
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/ar...rticleid=15761


Worth noting, 12-20 are not necessarily Two Star Prospects, Goldstein does not assign stars after #11.
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:39 PM
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System's suckitude aside, I'm real excited to watch Reed next year. He's going to be ****ing good. I have little doubt he will be the Sox closer the next 5+ years.

Comments on the list. Surprised Santiago isn't on it. I'd have Axelrod higher. I'd also have Saladino much higher. Interesting that Jaye made it. Like I said at the time of the trade, intriguing pickup. Very projectable, but far away.
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:47 PM
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What's the low-down on Trayce Thompson?
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:52 PM
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What's the low-down on Trayce Thompson?
Toolsy OF with huge power and strikeout problems. Pitch recognition is an issue. High upside, but very risky. I like him.
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:33 PM
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How old is he? What's his projection time to The Show? Hell, what kind of player does he project to be? Corner OF? CF? Utility OF?
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:39 PM
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How old is he? What's his projection time to The Show? Hell, what kind of player does he project to be? Corner OF? CF? Utility OF?
CF or a corner OF spot if he grows out of the position. He's 20. 21 upon the start of next season. At least two more years probably three, but he's obviously not even close to a sure thing. Can read about many of these players here. Larry does fine work.
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:29 AM
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What happened to Jared Mitchell? Is he another KW first round bust?
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:19 AM
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What happened to Jared Mitchell? Is he another KW first round bust?
He's really struggled in his recovery from injury.

Which is Kenny's fault, of course.
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What happened to Jared Mitchell? Is he another KW first round bust?
That or he had a horrendous ankle injury.
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He's really struggled in his recovery from injury.

Which is Kenny's fault, of course.
It should have been anticipated.
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:18 AM
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That or he had a horrendous ankle injury.
Also he was/is extremely raw for a college player. His bust chance was/is pretty decent despite the injury.
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He's really struggled in his recovery from injury.

Which is Kenny's fault, of course.
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That or he had a horrendous ankle injury.
Fair enough. I forgot that he was the same prospect that had that ankle injury in spring training. I'm certainly not blaming anyone for that.
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He's really struggled in his recovery from injury.

Which is Kenny's fault, of course.
Even before the injury I recall some scout saying that "As a baseball player he makes for a pretty good wide receiver." He had a long way to go before he was going to be a good baseball player.
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Even before the injury I recall some scout saying that "As a baseball player he makes for a pretty good wide receiver." He had a long way to go before he was going to be a good baseball player.
These were probably the same scouts that told us all the Gordon Beckham was a can't miss prospect, so we all know they're never wrong!
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Old 01-18-2012, 03:37 PM
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Even before the injury I recall some scout saying that "As a baseball player he makes for a pretty good wide receiver." He had a long way to go before he was going to be a good baseball player.
Yep. Mitchell is a typical tools player. If he put it together he has all-star potential. A risky player, but one with a potential fantastic ceiling. This isn't atypical. Some of these players make it, some of them bust in A-ball because they couldn't translate tools into skills.

There was nothing wrong with the Mitchell pick at the time.
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