Turley at this point has a lower ceiling but his stuff is still good. If he has even a slight uptick in velocity or stuff this season to go along with a solid Double-A performance he could be top 100.
Derek Jeter is a lucky man.
There's a lot to like about Turley and I see his ceiling as a solid #2-3 (most likely 3) with average command and an ability to induce groundballs and strikeouts at an above average rate. That's a pretty good package, especially when considering he's a lefty and most lefty starters tend to take a bit longer to develop that righties.
Here's to hoping he can continue his development into what we hope he can become.
Last edited by x McLovin x; 01-31-2013 at 03:14 PM.
With the Yankees talking about budgets so much an extra emphasis has been placed on the farm system, however that hasn’t paid off with one of the top systems in the game as they were ranked at No. 14 by John Sickels of SB Nation.
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Last edited by x McLovin x; 02-03-2013 at 09:35 AM.
people put too much stock on rankings. i could care less if we were 2nd or 24th as long as we develop the right players to fit the need. in 2005 we ranked 24th yet that year we produced 2 key guys that came up and helped us in robinson cano and chien ming wang
We also spent on major league players with reckless abandon back then...every year we'd be pretty set on the major league roster and we'd have one or two openings at most every year for a minor league fill-in, usually due to injury.
The only problem now is that the organization is currently fiscally conservative to a fault and it has contributed to our projected dearth of major league players on the roster for 2014 and beyond. I doubt all those holes will be filled with free agent acquisitions so we're going to need several impact players to ascend from the farm system in the next couple of years. Having said that, wouldn't you say that a higher ranked farm system is more likely to produce those high impact players to fill all of those roster holes than one that isn't highly ranked?
Last edited by x McLovin x; 02-03-2013 at 11:28 AM.
no, cause you could be dead last on the ranks yet have a mike trout in it. not that we have a mike trout but our ranks are low not because we dont have talented guys that can step up right now , its cause the amount of guys we have are still in low ball or need things to go right to be ranked as high prospects. every year BA grades system based on players touting them as great and come up to the show and do nothing reason why the ranks are flawed and mostly just entertainment for us prospect lovers
right now i can name 5 guys that come come fro mthe minors and help this team
Yankees ruin there prospects so who cares if the 1 or 30.
Until a player reaches these PA numbers, lets not talk about how good they are.
The Following PA's are when sample size stabilizes
50 PA: Swing %
100 PA: Contact Rate
150 PA: Strikeout Rate, Line Drive Rate, Pitches/PA
200 PA: Walk Rate, Groundball Rate, GB/FB
250 PA: Flyball Rate
300 PA: Home Run Rate, HR/FB
500 PA: OBP, SLG, OPS, 1B Rate, Popup Rate
550 PA: ISO
As far as ranking the farm systems goes I agree it really doesn't matter where your ranked because all it takes is developing one guy like Cano or an Ace pitcher that can massively change a team. So it really doesn't matter where your ranked from that point of view.
On the other hand if u look at it from most scouts/ talent evaluator perspective its pretty impressive that were in just about everyone's top 15 without having much of anything special that close to MLB ready. The only reason we were ranked that high is because of the massive high ceiling depth of talent we have from high A down. With a good yr from our system and our top 4-5 prospects continue to develop we could easily have a top 5 system next yr. If they don't screw alot of these kids up, especially the young pitching, like they ve been known to do we'll have a solid base to build from with in as well as having the assets to pull of big deals. Lots of if's in their but we definitely have the talent
Last edited by dayners81; 02-04-2013 at 07:42 AM.
If you look back at our history our top prospects never really pan out. Its the under the radar prospects that contribute the most to the team. Robinson Cano is our best offensive player right now but he was almost a throw in with the Arod trade, but Texas did not take him. Chin Min Wong came out of now where and was winning 19 games a year until he blewout his shoulder. Melky was a key contributor, Grandner, Robertson, Nova, Phelps were all under the radar guys. Sometimes its about getting an opportunity, some guys dont have the tools but they have the mental mindset to be major leaguers.
The only time rankings, and top prospects matter are when you're making a trade. You need 2-3 top ranked prospects to land a top player.