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Rockabilly
12-03-2008, 09:43 AM
How do you see our top 10 prospects go after we got Flowers & Lillibridge last night...

my top 10

1 Beckham
2 Poerda
3 Flowers
4 Viciedo
5 Richard
6 Allen
7 Getz
8 Lillibridge
9 Shelby
10 Danks

I believe we are probably rated around 15th now

esbrechtel
12-03-2008, 09:54 AM
I'm not too sure...what I do know is that I will no longer have to cringe when I look at our Farm system :D:

Britt Burns
12-03-2008, 11:06 AM
I would put them like this:

1 Beckham
2 Flowers
3 Poreda
4 Viciedo
5 Allen
6 Getz
7 Morel
8 Lillibridge
9 Shelby
10 Danks

This still isn't a great group, especially in depth, but we've moved from the bottom 2 or 3 to around the middle of the pack.

oeo
12-03-2008, 11:11 AM
I would put them like this:

1 Beckham
2 Flowers
3 Poreda
4 Viciedo
5 Allen
6 Getz
7 Morel
8 Lillibridge
9 Shelby
10 Danks

This still isn't a great group, especially in depth, but we've moved from the bottom 2 or 3 to around the middle of the pack.

We also have a few other guys from the 2008 draft that will likely end up hopping in there. Things look a lot better than they did a year ago.

Depending on how Viciedo goes, he could easily end up being at the top of the list, as well.

SoxNation05
12-03-2008, 09:06 PM
1. GoBe
2. Dayan Viciedo
3. Tyler Flowers
4. Aaron Poreda
5. Brandon Allen
6. Clayton Richard (if he's included)
7. Brent Lillibridge
8. Chris Getz
9. Jordan Danks
10. Brent (Brett?) Morel

Man, we are so bare of pitching prospects.

CashMan
12-03-2008, 09:20 PM
1. GoBe
2. Dayan Viciedo
3. Tyler Flowers
4. Aaron Poreda
5. Brandon Allen
6. Clayton Richard (if he's included)
7. Brent Lillibridge
8. Chris Getz
9. Jordan Danks
10. Brent (Brett?) Morel

Man, we are so bare of pitching prospects.


What happend to McCoulough(sp?), the pitcher selected in the 1st round a year after broadway?

CWSpalehoseCWS
12-03-2008, 09:23 PM
What happend to McCoulough(sp?), the pitcher selected in the 1st round a year after broadway?

I think you mean McCulloch. He sucks. Bad year in the minors last year.

Sockinchisox
12-03-2008, 09:37 PM
1. Beckham
2. Viciedo
3. Flowers
4. Poreda
5. Allen
6. Lillibridge
7. Danks
8. Shelby
9. Getz
10. Link

Rockabilly
12-03-2008, 09:39 PM
Steve Stone was on the Score today and he said that Flowers will be an amazing hitter..

Domeshot17
12-03-2008, 09:48 PM
There is zero chance Lillibridge is in our top 10. The guy went from top 10 Braves prospect graded as a B before the year to on the outside of the top 25 and now graded lower than a C+. Maybe he bounces back, but hes a poor man Chris Getz at this point.

I am still not overly excited by this group. Its much improved, but we have a relief pitcher as a our top pitching prospect, and no pitching prospect who anyone thinks is a front of the rotation calibur pitcher.

sox1970
12-03-2008, 09:51 PM
1. GoBe

Please don't.

SoxNation05
12-03-2008, 10:03 PM
Please don't.
If you watched college baseball you would know he was called that often.

sox1970
12-03-2008, 10:04 PM
If you watched college baseball you would know he was called that often.

Don't care. It's lame.

SoxNation05
12-03-2008, 10:11 PM
Don't care. It's lame.
How is it lame? It's not the basic initials like OC or first letter of the first name and first three of the last like A-Row. I personally like it.

btrain929
12-03-2008, 11:30 PM
How is it lame? It's not the basic initials like OC or first letter of the first name and first three of the last like A-Row. I personally like it.

Roll with it if it makes ya feel good :D:.

As far as our pitching prospects, hopefully by this time next year Dexter Carter will be in the top 10, with Daniel Hudson hovering around it, and John Ely/Jack Egbert having rebound seasons.

CashMan
12-04-2008, 12:03 AM
Steve Stone was on the Score today and he said that Flowers will be an amazing hitter..


The last guy he RAVED about, was Johnnnnny Danks.

DirtySox
12-04-2008, 12:05 AM
He talks about Flowers and the trade in his recent blog update:

http://www.stevestone.com/stevesPitch.html

Beware the lack of spellcheck.

rdivaldi
12-04-2008, 12:08 AM
The last guy he RAVED about, was Johnnnnny Danks.

Actually I distinctly remember Stony giving glowing reviews about Masset rather than Danks right after that trade was made.

btrain929
12-04-2008, 12:33 AM
The man knows baseball, but does he have a college degree?

Save McCuddy's
12-04-2008, 11:41 AM
The man knows baseball, but does he have a college degree?

How about it? That was some ugly grammar -- even for WSI.

NLaloosh
12-04-2008, 11:58 AM
I don't consider that a glowing report. All I hear is that he's shown tremendous power and that's about it. Makes me think of one name:Borchard.

This kid might be a great hitter but if he's not a serviceable defensive catcher then the value isn't that great.

Likely scenario,IMO, is that he hits well in AA in 2009, 2010 they see that he won't make it as a catcher and try him at 1B. He may be adequate there or even become a DH early in his career.

I predict that his bat holds up and he's the Sox DH in 2011.

California Sox
12-04-2008, 12:08 PM
I don't consider that a glowing report. All I hear is that he's shown tremendous power and that's about it. Makes me think of one name:Borchard.

That comp doesn't wash. Borchard had big power but real K problems. He had two big challenges: Learning to control the strike zone and making his swing less mechanical. He was not able to do either.

Flowers dominates the zone. Look at his walk numbers. He also has a solid swing. The questions for him are how does he handle the jump from A ball and will he find a defensive position. He's more like a Garko or Hafner than a Borchard.