Re: Fangraphs top 100
posted at 3/11/2013 12:05 PM EDT
In response to ctredsoxfanhugh's comment:
In response to southpaw777's comment:
I saw another list that had 5 players in the top 100. But your right, what they contribute on the MLB level is what counts.
Webster has impressed me a lot out of this group. I honestly didnt think he was this good. Barnes needs to prove he can pitch at an advanced level in AA this year as well as work on his stamina.
The one prospect for the Sox Im picking as my sleeper this year is Christian Vasquez.
agreed on Webster. I didn't really think much of him after the trade, I saw his status and was mildly excited. I guess I just viewed Barnes so much more valuable because he was the recent #1 draft pick performing well so he had that "shiny new toy" appeal that I didn't get from Webster. But he has really impressed me this spring.
The question with Christian Vasquez is his bat. I've heard he has decent power potential but the hit tool may not be there. Even if he can progress to a bat that has occasional pop, I think his defense can carry him to be a MLB catcher. I mean seriously what does Salty do for us other than the occasional HR? How much worse could he be in a year or two than that? I like the defense, and will be very excited to watch him this year....hoping the bat shows some life as well.
Vasquez has had decent numbers in the minors. I think the jump to AA affected those numbers a bit due to the advanced pitching and hitting last year. He tore it up in Greenville and did well in Salem after the adjustments were made. I think the same thing will happen this year in Portland. His numbers would suggest hes got a good eye at the plate as well.
His defense and arm are MLB ready IMO. Hes still learning the position, but at 22 hes looking very promising.