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Old 01-25-2014, 01:31 PM
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Then Tanaka should be on there, too.
Perhaps it's because this is the MiLB list? Baseball America had Daisuke ranked as the #1 prospect at age 27, and Hideki Matsui at #8 when he was 28. Hell, Tadahito Iguchi snuck on at #96 in 2005, and he came with much less fanfare than any of these guys.
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Old 01-25-2014, 02:12 PM
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Perhaps it's because this is the MiLB list? Baseball America had Daisuke ranked as the #1 prospect at age 27, and Hideki Matsui at #8 when he was 28. Hell, Tadahito Iguchi snuck on at #96 in 2005, and he came with much less fanfare than any of these guys.
I think that's right, I just meant that if you're putting Abreu on a prospect list, Tanaka belongs there, too.
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Old 01-26-2014, 01:04 PM
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82 of the top 100 were either first round picks or international signings
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Old 01-26-2014, 02:17 PM
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According to MLB's international amateur signing rules, if a player has played three or more years in a major league of another nation, the player is considered a professional not an amateur. Abreu is an international professional, not a prospect. Same with Tanaka. Soler was signed as an amateur and has played in the minors, therefore he's a prospect.
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Old 01-26-2014, 02:19 PM
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82 of the top 100 were either first round picks or international signings
Interesting...I think that's a great enough percentage to discount that as a coincidence. On the other hand, it could be that it is safer to call those guys top prospects.
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