Discussion in 'Trolling for Minors' started by Racehorse, Jan 6, 2010.
How the big league lineup could look four years from now relying solely on in-house talent
Catcher Tyler Flowers
First Base Paul Konerko
Second Base Gordon Beckham
Third Base Brent Morel
Shortstop Alexei Ramirez
Left Field Jordan Danks
Center Field Jared Mitchell
Right Field Alex Rios
Designated Hitter Carlos Quentin
No. 1 Starter Jake Peavy
No. 2 Starter John Danks
No. 3 Starter Mark Buehrle
No. 4 Starter Gavin Floyd
No. 5 Starter Daniel Hudson
Closer Bobby Jenks
That's really not too bad
I'll pretend that Viciedo takes PK's spot just because I don't want 37 year old Konerko on the team. Don't want 33 year old Konerko either.
If Mitchell, Danks, and Flowers all develop nicely, that's a huge help because then they have funds for 3B and 1B and to maybe replace Buehrle if he decides to retire after 2011 or do his victory lap in St. Louis.
Keep in mind this list/article was written by Phil Rogers.
Edit: Well I don't know if the list was I guess, but the article has his name on it.
The list was done by the guys at BA, so don't worry there. I have their AL Central mag. I'll post the rest of their White Sox thoughts tomorrow (Best tools, best power etc)
They should hire someone that is not Phil Rogers to write.
1. Carlos Rodon, lhp
2. Tim Anderson, ss
3. Spencer Adams, rhp
4. Micah Johnson, 2b
5. Francellis Montas, rhp
6. Micker Adolfo, of
7. Tyler Danish, rhp
8. Trey Michalczewski, 3B
9. Courtney Hawkins, of
10. Rangel Ravelo, 1b
Adolfo ahead of Danish and Hawkins is McNabb-worthy.
I would've started a new thread but wanted to Wong's post.
Holy shit, this Fangraphs post must've taken a month to write:
Yeah, meant to post that earlier. Good to have a nice ranking of 50 names, but
on reading all the words.
I haven't read more than 10% of it myself. It's a nice resource if you want to learn more about a particular prospect, though. He's got video and everything.
Potential fan favorite just based on the name.
Looking over Matt D's profit on FanGraphs.. With 1B Solid and his lack of Def skills at 3b.. Why not move him to OF?
They won't move him until they're sure he can't handle 3B.
Of course defense is a non-issue if he stays around the Mendoza line in AAA.