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    2013 Minor League Thread 1.0


    ORGANIZATIONAL PROSPECT RANKINGS

    11/14/11 - Baseball America
    11/24/11 - Baseball Prospectus
    11/29/11 - FanGraphs
    01/06/12 - Minor League Ball
    07/27/12 - Minor League Ball
    11/01/12 - Cubs Den
    11/07/12 - Baseball Prospectus
    11/08/12 - FanGraphs
    12/02/12 - Minor League Ball

    2013 FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT: APPROXIMATE BONUS POOLS

    The draft order for the first round is below, subject to change if any teams outside of the top 10 picks sign a free agent who merits compensation. If a free agent's former club offers him a one-year deal with a salary that matches the average of the top 125 salaries from 2012 (roughly $13.5 million), the new team forfeits its first-round pick (unless it's in the top 10, in which case the second-rounder is forfeited). The old club gets a choice at the end of the first round (but not the new team's selection).

    Each team's approximate bonus pool to sign its picks in the first 10 rounds is in parentheses. Those numbers are based on the 2012 pick values, which will be adjusted upward to reflect the increase in MLB's revenues this year. Bonus pool money will shift from one team to another every time a competitive-balance lottery pick is traded (those deals only can occur during the regular season) or a compensation free agent changes clubs.

    1. Astros ($10,880,000)
    2. Cubs ($9,822,500)
    3. Rockies ($9,490,700)
    4. Twins ($7,700,700)
    5. Indians ($7,693,000)
    6. Marlins ($8,870,700)
    7. Red Sox ($6,341,900)
    8. Royals ($7,741,200)
    9. *Pirates ($8,226,500)
    10. Blue Jays ($5,941,300)
    11. Mets ($6,487,300)
    12. Mariners ($5,694,600)
    13. Padres ($6,330,400)
    14. Pirates (see above)
    15. Diamondbacks ($6,766,200)
    16. Phillies ($5,601,800)
    17. Brewers ($5,660,200)
    18. White Sox ($4,864,100)
    19. Dodgers ($4,780,900)
    20. Cardinals ($4,698,300)
    21. Tigers ($6,035,500)
    22. Angels ($4,584,300)
    23. Rays ($4,525,900)
    24. Orioles ($5,940,000)
    25. Rangers ($4,419,900)
    26. Athletics ($5,541,900)
    27. Giants ($4,317,500)
    28. Braves ($4,266,800)
    29. Yankees ($4,216,300)
    30. Reds ($5,596,600)
    31. Nationals ($4,116,500)

    *Compensation for failure to sign 2012 first-rounder Mark Appel.






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    where's all the cool pictures and links to the different articles? boooo.


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    Quote Originally Posted by A New Era View Post
    where's all the cool pictures and links to the different articles? boooo.
    I was drunk. Fixed it. Also, changed out Peoria with Kane County. Yay me.
    Last edited by Milnertime; 01-01-2013 at 05:59 PM.

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    Things I look want to see most in 2013:

    Almora beat that ~10 per 600 walk pace. I really can't believe that people put weight on that one.

    A more complete offensive game from Baez.

    Soler and Paniagua translate the hype during their first full seasons.

    Jeimer Candelario and his progress. After the first three he might have the most upside of any hitter in the system. At least that is what I am starting to believe.

    Other extremely young players, in particular...Underwood, Hernandez, Other Baez, Carlos Rodriguez (does he come state side towards the end?), those money IFAs from the past two years...

    How Tayler Scott continues to develop. I want to see more strikeouts.

    Ben Wells, another guy with a stock and career destroying elbow injury that didn't require surgery.

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    Oh and whether or not Christian Villanueva can put it all together. He's shown some ability to hit for average, take a walk, hit for power, be a competent base runner...all that to go with his globe at 3B. I would not be shocked if he has a better career in the majors than the great Mike Olt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SenorGato View Post
    Things I look want to see most in 2013:

    Almora beat that ~10 per 600 walk pace. I really can't believe that people put weight on that one.

    A more complete offensive game from Baez.

    Soler and Paniagua translate the hype during their first full seasons.

    Jeimer Candelario and his progress. After the first three he might have the most upside of any hitter in the system. At least that is what I am starting to believe.

    Other extremely young players, in particular...Underwood, Hernandez, Other Baez, Carlos Rodriguez (does he come state side towards the end?), those money IFAs from the past two years...

    How Tayler Scott continues to develop. I want to see more strikeouts.

    Ben Wells, another guy with a stock and career destroying elbow injury that didn't require surgery.
    I'm glad you've moved on from BJ Upton's defense, but must you throw in a sarcastic comment about elbow injuries now in every other post?

    One of the most important players on the MLB team/one of its best trade pieces suffered an elbow injury that caused him to miss half of last season and some time in 2011. I'm encouraged by his recent comments, but people are going to be concerned.

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    They probably should be concerned. I have no real basis to not be concerned beyond elbow injuries > shoulder injuries (which means nothing here). The elbow thing is less grounded than the Upton thing unfortunately. I legit found that Upton defense thing hilarious.

    What are you hoping to see in 2013? Do you think the Cubs can close out as a top 5 system, possibly even higher?

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    I'm not expecting anything, but I'm curious to see how our fourth round pick, Josh Conway, pitches coming off of Tommy John surgery. Prior to surgery, he thew a low-to-mid-90s fastball. Has the makings of a slider and a changeup, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SenorGato View Post
    They probably should be concerned. I have no real basis to not be concerned beyond elbow injuries > shoulder injuries (which means nothing here). The elbow thing is less grounded than the Upton thing unfortunately. I legit found that Upton defense thing hilarious.

    What are you hoping to see in 2013? Do you think the Cubs can close out as a top 5 system, possibly even higher?
    If Baez isn't traded before this time next year, I think it's possible to be close to a top five, as the big three and Vogelbach won't graduate. Aside from the obvious names, I'm looking foward to watching Tennessee's middle infield because I think Torreyes and Alcantara both could be big league regulars and have been quite underrated on prospect lists. TY's comments about Panigua have definitely made me more excited about that signing as well.

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    Yeah, he was yet another overslot IIRC. He was getting some solid press around the draft as one of the better upside college mid-rounders.

    One of the best things about the 2012 draft for me was that the Cubs didn't go the Astros route of being cheap for their first pick and still were able to grab multiple overslot talents later on anyway.

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    I'd be pretty disappointed if we aren't top five, unless there's a system-clearing trade.

    When you spend as much money and resources on the minors as we have in recent years, and don't graduate anyone of significance this year, you better be top-5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedHeadsRule View Post
    If Baez isn't traded before this time next year, I think it's possible to be close to a top five, as the big three and Vogelbach won't graduate.
    Add to the mix the second overall draft selection and another influx of minor league talent if/when we move a rotation arm or two, Marmol, Soriano and/or DeJesus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyleJRM View Post
    I'd be pretty disappointed if we aren't top five, unless there's a system-clearing trade.

    When you spend as much money and resources on the minors as we have in recent years, and don't graduate anyone of significance this year, you better be top-5.
    Pretty much, and I have a hard time imagining they won't be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SenorGato View Post
    Yeah, he was yet another overslot IIRC. He was getting some solid press around the draft as one of the better upside college mid-rounders.
    Slot was $343,200. Conway signed for $280,000. Or were you referring to his talent level and then falling due to concerns over his having surgery?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yagyu+ View Post
    Slot was $343,200. Conway signed for $280,000. Or were you referring to his talent level and then falling due to concerns over his having surgery?
    Thanks for offering me the cop out to which I will say "yes." It's not a bad one either as he was supposed to go a round or two higher IIRC...I should probably stop trying to recall correctly.

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