Prospect Watch Results

23 Mar

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Last week, I asked you to participate in determining the six Twins prospects that will appear on the left side of this screen, in the Prospect Watch. Many of you participated, and I appreciate it.


So here are the six Twins prospects who will start the season on the Prospect Watch. (with the number of votes received)


·         Aaron Hicks (26) – and he may start the season at Extended Spring Training.

·         Ben Revere (24) – should start the season in Ft. Myers

·         Wilson Ramos (23) – especially with the Joe Mauer situation, all eyes will be on Ramos, and he’ll likely spend the year in New Britain.

·         Shooter Hunt (21) – People are simply intrigued by his stuff and what he could do.

·         Danny Valencia (21) – if anything happens to Joe Crede, he may be ready.

·         Angel Morales (15) – younger than Revere or Hicks, and produced big numbers all around in the Appy League.


I really like that list, and probably covers the Twins Top 6 prospects. There were a lot of players who received votes. If you’re curious, here is the total list:

·         12 – Trevor Plouffe

·         11 – Deolis Guerra

·         10 – Luke Hughes

·         8 –  Carlos Gutierrez

·         7 – Anthony Slama

·         6 – Chris Parmelee

·         5 – Michael McCardell, Jeff Manship,

·         4 – Tyler Robertson, Anthony Swarzak

·         3 – Steve Tolleson, Rob Delaney, Kevin Mulvey

·         2 – David Bromberg, BJ Hermsen

·         1 – Bobby Lanigan, Jonathan Waltenbury, Cole Devries, Andy Schmiesing, Alexander Soto, Dan Osterbrock, Tom Stuifbergen, Tyler Ladendorf, Dustin Martin, Michael Tonkin, Paul Kelly, Deibinson Romero, Evan Bigley, Alex Burnett, David Winfree, Ben Julianel, Jose Mijares.


That’s all I’ve got. Feel free to Comment here.


Fantasy Baseball Draft #1 –

On a secondary topic, ten Twins bloggers had a fantasy baseball draft tonight. It went pretty well, pretty quickly, so that is good… Just to gain some opinion, here is my draft. I drafted fourth overall.  

1.      Jose Reyes – SS – New York Mets

2.      Josh Hamilton – OF – Texas Rangers

3.      Ryan Howard – 1B – Philadelphia Phillies

4.      Matt Holliday – OF – Oakland A’s

5.      Kevin Youklis – 1B – Boston Red Sox

6.      Brandon Phillips – 2B – Cincinnati Reds

7.      Carlos Quentin – OF – Chicago White Sox

8.      Jay Bruce – OF – Cincinnati Reds

9.      Jon Lester – LHP – Boston Red Sox

10.  Chad Billingsley – RHP – Los Angeles Dodgers

11.  Ricky Nolasco – RHP – Florida Marlins

12.  Carlos Zambrano – RHP – Chicago Cubs

13.  Justin Verlander – RHP – Detroit Tigers

14.  David Price – LHP – Tampa Bay Rays

15.  Matt Lindstrom – RH RP – Florida Marlins

16.  Jayson Werth – OF – Philadelphia Phillies

17.  Miguel Tejada – SS – Houston Astros

18.  Jorge Posada – C – New York Yankees

19.  Brad Hawpe – OF – Colorado Rockies

20.  Kelly Shoppach – C – Cleveland Indians

21.  Jason Motte – RH RP – St. Louis Cardinals

22.  Jason Giambi – 1B – Oakland A’s

23.  Johnny Cueto – RHP – Cincinnati Reds

24.  Justin Masterson – RH RP – Boston Red Sox

25.  Rickie Weeks – 2B – Milwaukee Brewers


Any thoughts?


6 Responses to “Prospect Watch Results”

  1. TwinsFanc1981 March 23, 2009 at 7:04 am #

    My thought is you are going donwn in the first week.

  2. marty March 23, 2009 at 7:20 am #

    I didn’t vote but I am suprised that Manship,Robertson, & Swarzak won’t be on there

  3. brad March 23, 2009 at 7:51 am #

    WOW, what a fantasy draft! That has to be a very small league to Hamilton in the 2nd and Howard in the 3rd. Either a small league or quite a few idiots in the league. Quentin has been going top 25 in almost every draft I have seen. Pitching is quite week though.

  4. thrylos98 March 23, 2009 at 8:07 am #

    That has to be a very small league to Hamilton in the 2nd and Howard in the 3rd. Either a small league or quite a few idiots in the league

    Well, this idiot (who, btw, picked 9th) decided to pick SS, 2B and C with the first 3 draft picks because the drop off from the best 2B, SS and C to the rest is huger than the drop off from the best 1B and OFs to the rest. My first OF was Manny at the 5th round and I would bet that he would be close or ever better than Quentin.

  5. Drew March 23, 2009 at 11:51 am #

    Looks like BA will be a shortcoming of the team, but it really seems to be the only black eye of the team.

    Not high on the Holliday pick (even getting him in the fourth round). It’s hard to totally knock the pick getting him that low, but I’d rather have him be someone else’s disappointment. You better hope for a deadline deal so he can produce for you down the stretch in a non-Oakland Coliseum environment.

    I’m also not as high on Jon Lester as a lot of people, so that pick (to me) seems like a bit of a reach at that point in the draft.

    Hopefully, Brandon Phillips can stay healthy, so you don’t have to resort to using Rickie Weeks. I’ve been screwed by him too many times praying for that “breakout campaign” fantasy writers have been saying will happen for the last 4 seasons only to end up having to constantly peruse free agency for any 2B. You have Phillips, so you shouldn’t have to worry about anything.

    You should be able to get solid production and good value with the Jayson Werth, Brad Hawpe, and Johnny Cueto picks.

    Regardless, you’ll have a competitive [if healthy] squad.

  6. Chris Brown March 24, 2009 at 1:50 pm #

    How did you get howard in the 3rd??? saves don’t appear to be a big necessity in this league either.

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