Also I really think Junichi Tazawa can be a big help for us out of the pen this year. He's got the ability to go multiple innings and his velocity was up post TJ.
Personally I think the makeup for a strong 2012 is there. He struck out a lot of guys, and I think with a full season under his belt he may be able to avoid some of the fatigue problems that set in to end 2011. He's got two plus pitches with a big arm. The upside is there for him to really take a step forward this year.
If Ryan was at least an average catcher, he'd be the #1 by a pretty good margin.
The main critique that I'm concerned about is that he sometimes lets the game get to him and he needs to control those emotions better. That could be a problem if he fails to realize that he's not simply going to dominate hitters as he did when he faced lineups with 6-9 guys who would not event make it to the lowest rung of the MLB farm system.
Coyle is going to turn out to be on of our best prospects, I guarantee that his K-Rates decrease and contact rates increase, even if he is promoted to A+ (which I think he should be)
He is a much better prospect than Iglesias
Jackie Bradley Junior.... that is all
Scout.com released their top 100 by Pilieri. Interesting rankings, not a fan.
42. Xander Bogaerts
61. Ryan Kalish
63. Anthony Ranuado
67. Blake Swihart
68. Will Middlebrooks
Just about all the pitchers taken in the 1st round last year are on it, except Barnes. Sonny Gray is 31.
Those rankings are brutal.
BA's top 10 for us
Perfect combos, Ghost bang out condos
Jeff from Hamo, ex three bangos
Bancos, stank hoes in plain clothes
Change those, bang those, same old, same old