Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Community Top Prospect List: #8

In poll #7, Robbie Ray emerged as the victor with 31% of the vote. Derek Norris was 2nd (19%), followed by Steve Lombardozzi (15%).

Here's your list so far:
1. OF Bryce Harper (90%)
2. 3B Anthony Rendon (83%)
3. LHP Matt Purke (47%)
4. RHP Brad Peacock (39%)
5. RHP AJ Cole (44%)
6. RHP Alex Meyer (26%)
7. LHP Robbie Ray (31%)

Here's your new list. Remember, argue for your player in the comments section and leave a new name as well!


  1. Out of my personal top 10, Norris (6), Goodwin (8), Hood (9) and Marrero (10) remain. Once again, Norris for me.

  2. Norris, while he's had a down year, it hasn't been as bad as it seems. Yes, a sub-Mendoza line average isn't pretty, but his power is better than pre-2010 numbers (.233 ISO vs .227 and .185 in '09 and '08) now that his hammate is healed. He's been terribly unlucky with a .232 BABIP, which is wayy below career averages. I think the low average is probably forcing him to swing at pitchers he normally would lay off, causing his K rate to tick up slightly.
    While his defense is concerning, if he turned into Mike Napoli or Chris Iannetta, Jr., I'd be fine with that.

    Some future list addition suggestions: Kylin Turnbull, Matt Skole, Taylor Hill, Erik Komatsu, Eury Perez, David Freitas, Rich Hague, Tyler Moore, Randolph Oduber, and Cole Kimball (didn't get enough time to lose prospect status).