5 Sox prospects on BA Top 100

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    5 Sox prospects on BA Top 100

    Xander Bogaerts at No. 8, Jackie Bradley at No. 31, Matt Barnes at No. 40, Allen Webster at No. 49 and Henry Owens at No. 91 are the Red Sox prospects on Baseball America's Top 100 list released Tuesday:

    http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/2013/02/2013-top-100-prospects-list/

     
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    Re: 5 Sox prospects on BA Top 100

    how many seattle prospects in there?

     
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    4 in the top 50 is a nice reflection of our farm.

     
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    Nice to see Delino DeShields crack the top 100 again after a 23 year hiatus. ..

     
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    In response to mef429's comment:

    how many seattle prospects in there?

    Only five.

    The rankings of the five Seattle prospects add up to 230 and the rankings of the five Boston prospects add up to 219, suggesting that the Red Sox have the edge among each team's top prospects. The main difference comes with each team's fourth highest-ranked prospect: Allen Webster at No. 49 for the Sox and Nick Franklin at No. 79 for the Mariners.

     
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    Imagine if we had traded Lester for #4 Myers and Ellsbury (and maybe some cash) for #14 Bauer.

    We'd have 3 in the top 14.

    6 in the top 50.

    7 in the top 100 with a few guys lurking around #101.

     
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    Imagine if we had traded Lester for #4 Myers and Ellsbury (and maybe some cash) for #14 Bauer.

    We'd have 3 in the top 14.

    6 in the top 50.

    7 in the top 100 with a few guys lurking around #101.



    The problem with the always build for tomorrow approach, is that it never comes.

     
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    Imagine if we had traded Lester for #4 Myers and Ellsbury (and maybe some cash) for #14 Bauer.

    We'd have 3 in the top 14.

    6 in the top 50.

    7 in the top 100 with a few guys lurking around #101.

     



    The problem with the always build for tomorrow approach, is that it never comes.

     



    When have we ever really tried this methodology?

    Also, the teams that do try it, do not have the money to spend on free agents to fill in the gaps or to keep their players once they reach the last arb years or extension time.

    The Sox could have made these trades and used the money saved from Lester and Ellsbury to ink a couple players to keep us pretending to be good for 2013 and bridge us to later years.

     
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    Nice. All of these rankings seem to be showing a lot of love for Webster and Owens, which is great to see.

    Important to remember that there's also De La Rosa, who obviously lost his official prospect status but will start in Pawtucket and is basically a prospect still for all practical purposes.

     
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    In response to Flapjack07's comment:

    Nice. All of these rankings seem to be showing a lot of love for Webster and Owens, which is great to see.

    Important to remember that there's also De La Rosa, who obviously lost his official prospect status but will start in Pawtucket and is basically a prospect still for all practical purposes.



    True, and then there is also Lavarnway, who may not have cracked the 100 list had he still been a prospect, but is still a good hope for the league-wide weak catching position.

     
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    In response to moonslav59's comment:

     

    Imagine if we had traded Lester for #4 Myers and Ellsbury (and maybe some cash) for #14 Bauer.

    We'd have 3 in the top 14.

    6 in the top 50.

    7 in the top 100 with a few guys lurking around #101.

     



    The Sox could have had 8 i

    n the top 100 if Ranaudo, Swihart and Iglesias did not drop out over the past 2 years...

     
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    Notin, would you have traded Lester for Myers?  Elslbury for Bauer?

     
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    Notin, would you have traded Lester for Myers?  Elslbury for Bauer?



    Lester, no. Ellsbury, yes.

     
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    Notin, would you have traded Lester for Myers?  Elslbury for Bauer?

     



    Lester, no. Ellsbury, yes.

     



    Bauer is talented, but he's also been called, "Nook Laloosh." A million dollar arm, but a 5 cent head.  Hopefully he grows up and pitches well for Tito at some point.

     
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    In response to notin's comment:

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    Notin, would you have traded Lester for Myers?  Elslbury for Bauer?

     



    Lester, no. Ellsbury, yes.

     




    My sentiments exactly.

     
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    4 in the top 50 is a nice reflection of our farm.



    Unfortunately Stiffy identified Webster and de la Rosa as "farm scraps" at the time of the Dodgers deal....who you going with, BA or Stiffy?

     
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    I think the chances we extend Lester are much higher than Ellsbury, so I can see your point. Plus, 2 years of Lester is worth much more than 1 of Ellsbury.

     
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    I'm not trying to be a donny downer here....but once upon a time Lars Anderson was ranked in the top 20 by BA.

     

    Lets hope it's the Yankees prospects that are busts.

     
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    But that just goes to show they are prospects for a reason, the more you have the more likely the chance that you will have an allstar in the future.  And having 5 in the top 100 and a bunch more who are very young and could move into the top 100 next year is very promising. 

     
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    In response to jasko2248's comment:

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    Notin, would you have traded Lester for Myers?  Elslbury for Bauer?

     



    Lester, no. Ellsbury, yes.

     

     



    Bauer is talented, but he's also been called, "Nook Laloosh." A million dollar arm, but a 5 cent head.  Hopefully he grows up and pitches well for Tito at some point.

     



    I also hate his delivery.  Pass and pass.  overrated.  Bust in waiting.

     
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    4 in the top 50 is a nice reflection of our farm.

     



    Unfortunately Stiffy identified Webster and de la Rosa as "farm scraps" at the time of the Dodgers deal....who you going with, BA or Stiffy?

     



    Stiffy will deny he ever said it the minute one of these guys proves himself. He may even claim he called them can't miss prospects.

     
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    In response to jasko2248's comment:

    In response to notin's comment:

     

    In response to moonslav59's comment:

     

    Notin, would you have traded Lester for Myers?  Elslbury for Bauer?

     



    Lester, no. Ellsbury, yes.

     

     



    Bauer is talented, but he's also been called, "Nook Laloosh." A million dollar arm, but a 5 cent head.  Hopefully he grows up and pitches well for Tito at some point.

     



    I wonder what some of our prospects and young player's nicknames are.

    "Smokin' Doubie" or "Fat Doubie"?

    "Lava Lampoon"?

    "Bogaert that Joint"?

    "Broadside of a Barnes"?

    "Iggy Popped"?

    "Cecchini Alfredo"?

     

     

     
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    There's only one nickname for Doubront...with a tip of the hat to Bill-806.

    Felix the FAT CAT!!!!!!!

     
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    In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment:

    There's only one nickname for Doubront...with a tip of the hat to Bill-806.

    Felix the FAT CAT!!!!!!!



    Maybe he needs some Flaxseed.

     
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    I respect the BA lists more than any other. They focus more on upside generally and I like that. Why focus on a guy who is good in the minors but doesn't have enough upside to become a star potentially in mlb? BA is the best.

    Gotta say that Bogaerts keeps getting some major love on these highly respected lists especially. It will be tough for him to keep that high a status but lets hope he knocks it out of the park. Some of these lists are projecting him as a near Jim Rice level prospect. A Hanley level prospect. I hope the hype doesn't get to him. He is still so young for all this hype. He just turned 20 for God's sake. Let's lower the pressure down some with this guy. All the hype is stressing ME out!

    Gotta say that the De La Rosa situation is real solid also. According to the scouts, we got 2 solid stud pitchers in that trade and it changed our status going forward to a large degree. We do have quite a bit of solid young pitching now with De La Rosa, Webster, Barnes, Owens, Johnson, Workman..etc. And with all the relievers in the fold maybe a couple of these guys like Tazawa can be converted to starters as well.

    I remain ......Pollyanna. Go Sox!

     

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