Best minor league tools

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    Best minor league tools

    Baseball America released it's AAA best tools today.


    Red Sox who made the list.


    Christian Vasquez  - Best Defensive Catcher


    Allen Webster - Best Change Up. 


     


    http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/2014-triple-best-tools/

     
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    Baseball America released it's AAA best tools today.

     

    Red Sox who made the list.

     

    Christian Vasquez  - Best Defensive Catcher

     

    Allen Webster - Best Change Up. 

     

     

     

    http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/2014-triple-best-tools/" rel="nofollow">http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/2014-triple-best-tools/




    Best Change up?  Yeah....certainly 'changes things up' when he's not pitching to minor leaguers.

    I'm beginning to think that the Red Sox have the most over-rated farm system in the league.  Would LOVE to see them move some of these players for PROVEN players this winter.

     
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    We have a couple of minor league tools here, but I doubt they'll ever be major league tools.

     
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    Everyones farm boast stars,busts, utility guys, more busts and late bloomers.

    i'm inclined to believe that anyone who thinks the Sox prospects are overrated by BA, MLB, and BP compared to other teams prospects just dont really follow the minor leagues. 

    Personally id like to see them develop some of these guys into sone homegrown stars but id like to see them also trade some of them for proven mlb talent too.

     
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    We have a couple of minor league tools here, but I doubt they'll ever be major league tools.




    Red Sox fans give up on youth to quickly. Xander and Betts are only 21. Every scout in baseball and GM thinks both these kids are going to be very good players. I doubt all scouts are wrong about these kids esp. when one f the GM's is the Cardinals and they have a good history of developing players.

     
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    I was talking about posters.  I support the kids getting all the playing time possible.

     
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    Everyones farm boast stars,busts, utility guys, more busts and late bloomers.

    i'm inclined to believe that anyone who thinks the Sox prospects are overrated by BA, MLB, and BP compared to other teams prospects just dont really follow the minor leagues. 

    Personally id like to see them develop some of these guys into sone homegrown stars but id like to see them also trade some of them for proven mlb talent too.



    I am not trading Betts or Xander. It will take them both and Owners to get Stanton and that to me would be a big mistake.

     
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    Everyones farm boast stars,busts, utility guys, more busts and late bloomers.

    i'm inclined to believe that anyone who thinks the Sox prospects are overrated by BA, MLB, and BP compared to other teams prospects just dont really follow the minor leagues. 

    Personally id like to see them develop some of these guys into sone homegrown stars but id like to see them also trade some of them for proven mlb talent too.



    Agree -- especially the part in bold.

     

     

     
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    I was talking about posters.  I support the kids getting all the playing time possible.



    ???

     
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    http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/2014-double-best-tools/" rel="nofollow">http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/2014-double-best-tools/

    Double A guys today.

    Henry Owens came in with the best tools in 3 categories.  Best pitching prospect, best change up, and best breaking pitch (this one was a pleasant surprise) 

    Mookie Betts had one with best defensive 2nd baseman. 

     
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    Everyones farm boast stars,busts, utility guys, more busts and late bloomers.

    i'm inclined to believe that anyone who thinks the Sox prospects are overrated by BA, MLB, and BP compared to other teams prospects just dont really follow the minor leagues. 

    Personally id like to see them develop some of these guys into sone homegrown stars but id like to see them also trade some of them for proven mlb talent too.



    Agree -- especially the part in bold.

     

     



    Exactly, it's not like there is some kind of biased going on in favor of Boston.  DO these people miss on guys? and do they over hype guys who never amount to nothing? yes they do, but they do that with every teams guys. 

    And people should also keep in mind that just because a player doesn't ever become a meaningful major leaguer doesn't mean that he didn't have the tools and talent to look like he was on his way there at one point.  Hindsight doesn't necessarily invalidate these rankings.  These scouts and talent evaluaters can't be right all the time because then they wouldn't be projections they would crystal ball readings.  No one knows the future.  

    It's like trying to predict the weather.  We make fun of the weather man for all the times he is wrong, but in reality he is going to be right and give us more insight into the weather tomorrow than you or I ever could.

     
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    You cant just think Sox. I put myself in other GM shoes, Cubs and Pirates have a very good Minor League Farm system. Would Theo or Huntington, move some of their Prospects for Stanton. Lets say Pirates with Bell and Meadows their 2 most promising Outfielders for Stanton. Would you do it? If I were the Pirates, in a heartbeat. That would be one of the most dominating Outfields in baseball, the key word is Now.
    Go to many Minor League games, love the Prospects, but sometimes you just have to hope you make the right judgement, as a GM.
    I said before, would not doubt Theo in a second to move some of his Prospects for Stanton. Might be reason he is stockpiling.

     
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    http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/2014-high-class-best-tools/" rel="nofollow">http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/2014-high-class-best-tools/

    Madison Younginer, Salem - Best breaking pitch

    http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/2014-low-class-best-tools/" rel="nofollow">http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/2014-low-class-best-tools/

     

    Low A - nobody

    This reflects our lower minors which does not have the same level of talent that Portland and Pawtucket do.  But there is still some really good talent in Greenville/Lowell/and the GCL,DSL.  Salem could very well have zero future major leaguers on the team. 

     
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    Madison Younginer, Salem - Best breaking pitch


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    Low A - nobody


    This reflects our lower minors which does not have the same level of talent that Portland and Pawtucket do.  But there is still some really good talent in Greenville/Lowell/and the GCL,DSL.  Salem could very well have zero future major leaguers on the team. 






    Even Portland is not nearly as interesting now that Betts, Owens, Swihart, Marrero, etc. have been promoted. Currently you've got Johnson, Coyle, Noe Ramirez and maybe one or two others who might be actual prospects.

     
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    Madison Younginer, Salem - Best breaking pitch

     

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    Low A - nobody

     

    This reflects our lower minors which does not have the same level of talent that Portland and Pawtucket do.  But there is still some really good talent in Greenville/Lowell/and the GCL,DSL.  Salem could very well have zero future major leaguers on the team. 

     

     




     

     

    Even Portland is not nearly as interesting now that Betts, Owens, Swihart, Marrero, etc. have been promoted. Currently you've got Johnson, Coyle, Noe Ramirez and maybe one or two others who might be actual prospects.



    Yes....but for the most part this year Portland has been a very exciting team.

    Look at next years projected rosters http://soxprospects.com/2015.htm" rel="nofollow">http://soxprospects.com/2015.htm Pawtucket will be stacked and Portland will be devoid of talent. But once you get back down to Salem the talent gets very interesting again.

    That hole has sort of been moving up the system.  Salem was weak this year and Greenville the year before that.  If a few of these kids pan out over the next couple years and the talent behind that hole pans out then it will just be a blip in the bucket. 

     
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