Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America
2012 (28) | 2011 (29) | 2010 (8) | 2009 (2) | 2008 (14)
2012 Affiliate Records
MLB: [69-93] NL East
AAA: [73-67] Pacific Coast League — New Orleans
AA: [70-70] Southern League — Jacksonville
A+: [74-62] Florida State League — Jupiter
A: [80-59] South Atlantic League — Greensboro
A(ss): [44-13] New York-Penn League — Jamestown (Batavia beginning 2013)
Arizona Fall League Players — Phoenix Dessert Dogs
Michael Brady (RHP); Grant Dayton (LHP); Brian Flyn (LHP); Scott McGough (RHP); Jake Realmuto (C); Kyle Jensen (OF); Christian Yelich (OF)
Graduated Prospects of Note
Jacob Turner (RHP), Matt Dominguez* (3B); Scott Cousins (OF)
*Now with Houston
The Run Down Please, blog, may I have some more?
While Miami fans cannot be pleased with the Marlins’ roster moves at the big league level, it’s tough to ignore the club’s improvement in the minor leagues. Not only did system talent like Christian Yelich and Jose Fernandez explode with breakout years, but the organization added necessary depth via trades with Detroit and St.
Transparency isn’t a strong suit of Major League front offices, nor should it be. Nowhere is this fact more glaring than in the case of the Kansas City Royals and the immediate future of top hitting prospect Wil Myers. The Royals have insisted that they’ll practice patience with Myers and let him marinate in Omaha for the duration of the season. Meanwhile, in Jeff Francoeur, KC holds an outstanding trade chip — an experienced bat who’ll undoubtedly be pursued by contenders across the bigs. The Royals have been pretty wishy-washy regarding Francouer’s availability, but with guys like Kevin Youkilis and Carlos Lee off the market already, one would imagine that buyers will look aggressively toward the veteran outfielder. Kansas City will be hearing offers for Frenchy, indeed, and I’m thinking there’s a good possibility he’ll be shipped out. And if this scenario plays out, the path will be cleared for Myers, who continues to post monstrous numbers at Triple-A. There’s still plenty of uncertainty surrounding this situation — a trade of this sort might not even be necessary for a Myers call-up. Nonetheless, it’ll be worth keeping an eye on the KC rumor mill during the coming weeks. Please, blog, may I have some more?
St. Louis Cardinals 2011 Minor League Review
Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America:
2011 (24) | 2010 (29) | 2009 (8) | 2008 (16) | 2007 (23) | 2006 (21) | 2005 (30) | 2004 (28)
2011 Affiliate Records
MLB: [90-72] NL Central
AAA: [77-66] Pacific Coast League – Memphis
AA: [62-78] Texas League – Springfield
A+: [68-70] Florida State League – Palm Beach
A: [81-56] Midwest League – Quad Cities
A(ss): [37-38] New York Penn League – Batavia
R: [45-23] Appalachian League – Johnson City
The Run Down
After decimating their farm system in 2009 with trades and promotions, the Cardinals have reloaded quickly and impressively. Due in large part to the strategic amateur scouting systems implemented by Scouting Director Jeff Luhnow and Assistant GM Mike Girsch, the Cardinals have a slew of promising arms – both starting & relief – and quite a few exciting position players in their Minor Leagues. By now, many of us are familiar with what Lance Lynn and Eduardo Sanchez can do at the big league level, but injury kept both beneath the rookie minimum in IP, so they’re included below. MLB-ready pitching talent is a little thin, as a few of their brightest arms (Carlos Martinez, Tyrell Jenkins) are simply too youthful. Look for St. 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?