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View Poll Results: Where would you rank the Cubs minor league system?

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  • 7, 8 or 9

    16 28.07%
  • 10, 11 or 12

    31 54.39%
  • 13, 14 or 15

    10 17.54%
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    Quote Originally Posted by SenorGato View Post
    Here's the quote.

    Sounds like a Scott Baker type of arm if everything goes well, though I think Baker's a little overrepresented by his WAR as far as stature is concerned. I think a mid-rotation 3-4 is a fair projection for his ceiling.
    Yeah, that's about where I'd expect him to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1908_Cubs View Post
    Hitting 93mph as an 18 year old gives me the confidence that with a little seasoning, conditioning, and a little more growing into his body, 93 consistently is obtainable.
    Anything's possible. Pitchers are weird. But velocity is just as likely to go down as up in that age range.

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    True...while his conditioning and strength should go up, so will his innings and the level of competition...

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    I think it's too early to be projecting a guy like Blackburn already. He's young, has good mechanics and polished control. His strength and conditioning will get better as he matures and he still has room to fill out. I could see him adding some mph on his fastball easily.

    I think its a rather poor idea to start projecting pitchers a when there that young because you really just don't know what will happen.

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    You could just change the projection if something new comes up.

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    *shrug* I'm fine either way. I don't care for doing that much projecting, because it usually ends up being irrelevant, but if others enjoy it, I'm sure there's something there.

    I just figure I'll pay attention to which of the live arms turned into something when they hit AA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SenorGato View Post
    You could just change the projection if something new comes up.
    Well yeah... but I just don't like jumping to early assumptions on young pitchers or even hitters for that matter. I would rather wait a year or two before projecting.

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    NSBB doing a top 30...through 16:

    #1: Javier Baez
    #2: Jorge Soler
    #3: Albert Almora
    #4: Arodys Vizcaino
    #5: Dan Vogelbach
    #6: Brett Jackson
    #7: Juan Paniagua
    #8: Christian Villanueva
    #9: Dillon Maples
    #10: Josh Vitters
    #11: Pierce Johnson
    #12: Junior Lake
    #13: Jeimer Candelario
    #14: Duane Underwood
    #15: Matt Szczur
    #16: Arismendy Alcantara

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    Oh it should look so wonderful after the draft.

    Also, Law said "IIRC" so I take it with a grain of salt, regarding Blackburn's velo.

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    That NSBB list is nearly spot on to mine.

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    I fully support Soler at number two, ahead of Almora.

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    There's a decent case that Soler should be #1, but we do not know him well enough yet.

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    Soler already has a major league build. Physically he's way ahead of everyone else on the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack the Ripper View Post
    Soler already has a major league build. Physically he's way ahead of everyone else on the list.
    It wouldn't surprise me if Soler and Almora reach the majors before Baez. I think Baez is always going to be the pick of scouts who love tools because his bat speed and power are so rare for a guy who has middle infield potential. Just for reference, I think Jason Parks wrote an article a while back that has re-thought the way he ranks prospects after evaluating how often high risk prospects bust and that factored into the BP ranking.

    I really don't like lists outside of Law, Sickels, BP, and BA because they're not just relying on stats and their own eyes: they're also getting reports from scouts and front office employees all over the game. They have a reach that is very deep and wide. I really have a distaste for aggregators other than just appreciating a different opinion.
    Last edited by terencem; 12-31-2012 at 10:17 AM.

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