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Old 07-22-2010, 05:06 PM
Jeff B Jeff B is offline
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We just finished our top 25 prospects list at FutureSox.com, which you can read here.

My personal top 10 was:
1. Dan Hudson
2. Chris Sale
3. Dayan Viciedo
4. Tyler Flowers
5. Trayce Thompson
6. Jared Mitchell
7. Brent Morel
8. Jacob Petricka
9. Jordan Danks
10. Ryan Buch

Some may see Buch at 10 as a surprise but I'm a big fan of his, he's my big sleeper pick. I could see Chris Sale at #1, but Hudson's performance at AAA gave him the edge for me and Petricka slides comfortably into the top 10. The other '10 draftees in my top 25 are Addison Reed (#12), Matthew Grimes (#21) and Andy Wilkins (#24).

So who does everyone else have in their top 10?
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Old 07-22-2010, 06:25 PM
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Hmm, interesting top 10 you have there. I'm surprised to see Thompson ahead of Mitchell. Thompson's too raw for my liking and his long swing doesn't inspire much confidence in me. Danks has disappointed yet again and with his age I expected better. Flowers is struggling as well but he was never this bad so I'm willing to cut him some slack. So yeah, just throwing in my two cents.

My totally unbiased top 10:
1. Hudson
2. Viciedo
3. Sale
4. Morel
5. Flowers
6. Mitchell
7. Holmberg
8. Bellamy
9. Thompson
10. Petricka
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Old 07-22-2010, 08:29 PM
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Our system is so thin that there really isnt a whole lot of room for debate here. Although, I have a few different guys towards the bottom of my list.

1. Hudson
2. Dayan
3. Sale
4. Flowers
5. Morel
6. Mitchel
7. Santos Rodriguez (future closer?)
8. Petricka
9. Jose Martinez
10. Eduardo Escobar
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Old 07-22-2010, 09:50 PM
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Why can't the Sox have a better farm system? I guess that's half rhetorical.

Are we expecting to see improvement in the system over the next few years as the 2008 and later draft picks take shape?
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Old 07-23-2010, 07:14 AM
PolishPrince34 PolishPrince34 is offline
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1. Dan Hudson
2. Chris Sale
3. Jared Mitchell
4. Trayce Thompson
5. Brent Morel
6.Tyler Flowers
7. Dayan Viciedo
8. Jacob Petricka
9. Addison Reed
10. Ryan Buch
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:17 AM
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What's everybodys deal with Thompson? He has yet to show any ability to hit whatsoever. I know he's still young but from what I've read he's nothing but an athlete that needs to learn how to hit completely as a big leaguer. Not saying that can't happen but I don't see how he's in our top 10 until he learns how to hit at least a little bit.
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:58 AM
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Why can't the Sox have a better farm system? I guess that's half rhetorical.
When you make a habit out of making big trades, it will cost you depth and talent. Likewise, if you aren't going to spend big money and take fliers on guys with huge demands who slip in the draft or demand above-slot money you are going to miss out on better talent...
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Old 07-23-2010, 12:40 PM
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When you make a habit out of making big trades, it will cost you depth and talent. Likewise, if you aren't going to spend big money and take fliers on guys with huge demands who slip in the draft or demand above-slot money you are going to miss out on better talent...
The latter half of your statement is the main reason. We really haven't given up that much legit talent by way of trade to warrant having this bare of a system. It's a factor but a very small 1. The main reason is drafting safe and easy to sign college players with no potential at all. Until management shows the willingness to pay and take the time to develop prospects our system is going to suck. If you notice almost every legit prospect we get is on a rush course to the majors. Beckham, Jor. Danks, sale, dayan, poreda, hudson to name them off the top of my head. No development time at all.

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Old 07-23-2010, 05:36 PM
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We produce more talent than people realize. lately we've squandered a lot of it for pretty much nill in return....bad veterans, utility infielders, etc.

We had no farm system...but somehow we had 4 pitchers to send to San Diego for Peavy. We had no farm system, but we'll meet too of the prospects this weekend that we gave for, Marquez I suppose, as things turned out. When we trade a solid veteran starter Javy, we get ONE legitimate prospect out of the deal. ONE. (Swisher yielded the As 3).

And we don't seem to work the draft very well, nor take risks for high ceiling, nor spend money over slot.
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