Back in May, while previewing some draft prospects, I mentioned that Marcus Stroman was well suited to climb the ladder quickly. And then just three weeks ago in my Week 18 MiLB report, I reiterated that sentiment, this time suggesting that Stroman might even be in line for a September call-up. Well, a lot can change in just a few weeks, especially when, during those few weeks, you test positive for something called Methylhexaneamine. That’s what Stroman did. And in case you hadn’t deduced it already, Methylhexaneamine is banned substance in baseball. Hence: Stroman was slapped with a 50 game suspension. The Jays’ first-rounder won’t see a pro ball field ’til late next May, and that’s truly bad news for a guy who should’ve been competing for a spot on the big club in spring training. With big time heat to go with a plus slider, Stroman has immediate high-leverage reliever potential. He certainly could’ve entered 2013 with hype similar to that with which Addison Reed entered 2012. Not anymore.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Kolten Wong | 2B, Cardinals | Born: 10/10/1990
Tyler Greene was the 30th overall selection in the 2005 draft. It was the Cardinals second pick that year; they took Colby Rasmus two spots earlier. At this point, both players appear to be busts, really. I suppose St.Please, blog, may I have some more?
San Diego Padres 2011 Minor League Review
Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America:
2012 (8) | 2011 (8) | 2010 (20) | 2009 (29) | 2008 (13) | 2007 (29) | 2006 (29)
2011 Affiliate Records
MLB: [71-91] NL West
AAA: [65-79] Pacific Coast League – Tucson
AA: [94-46] Texas League – San Antonio
A+: [96-71] California League – Lake Elsinore
A: [69-70] Midwest League – Fort Wayne
A(ss): [46-30] Northwest League – Eugene
The Run Down
San Diego’s system is, without a doubt, among the best in baseball, and that holds true regarding fantasy. Recent trades are looking incredibly smart, as they’ve traded away big league pieces for multiple prospects, all of whom appear to be panning out. Alonso, Grandal, Wieland, Erlin and Kelly were all acquired from other systems, and they’re all on the verge of breaking through with the Padres.Please, blog, may I have some more?
The top 50 fantasy baseball prospects list aims to provide a list solely for fantasy baseball purposes. Due to fantasy baseball’s immediacy of statistical production, players are not necessarily ranked based on tools or projections far into the future, but instead, current production.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Every once in a while, I enjoy checking in on prospects that caused my red flag alarm to chirp. One of these prospects was Josh Vitters of the Chicago Cubs. In 2009, I wrote a Scouting the Unknown article that raised the war banners across the prospecting battlements.Please, blog, may I have some more?
The Red Sox number 16 ranked prospect Ryan Lavarnway (C) has been hotter than Midwest weather. In his last ten games (39 AB), he’s hit 8 home runs. In 134 at-bats at Triple-A, he’s slashed .381/.450/.769 with 13 home runs, nearly doubling his season total (27 home runs on the season).Please, blog, may I have some more?