Tuesday, December 25, 2007

John Sickels: 2008 Dodgers Top 20 Prospects

今年Dodgers的Sickels排名剛好是Christmas禮物,Kershaw和LaRoche仍舊高掛榜首,Kershaw甚至升級成了Grade A...雖然他是投手...(投手預估較不準...TNSTAAPP),農場主力大多排名依舊,畢業的有去年Grade B+的James Loney與C+的Tony Abreu。
  1. Clayton Kershaw, LHP, Grade A
  2. Andy LaRoche, 3B, Grade A- (I still really like him)

  3. James McDonald, RHP, Grade B+
  4. Chin-Lung Hu, SS, Grade B
  5. Jonathan Meloan, RHP, Grade B
  6. Dewlyn Young, OF, Grade B-
  7. Chris Withrow, RHP, Grade B-

  8. Scott Elbert, LHP, Grade C+ (would rank higher if healthy)
  9. Blake DeWitt, 3B, Grade C+
  10. Andrew Lambo, 1B, Grade C+
  11. Pedro Baez, 3B, Grade C+
  12. Josh Bell, 3B, Grade C+
  13. Ivan DeJesus, SS, Grade C+
  14. James Adkins, LHP, Grade C+
  15. Xavier Paul, OF, Grade C+
  16. Justin Orenduff, RHP, Grade C+

  17. Austin Gallagher, 3B, Grade C (might rank at C+, still thinking)
  18. Jamie Hoffman, OF, Grade C
  19. Jaime Pedroza, SS, Grade C
  20. Ramon Troncoso, RHP, Grade C
McDonald再度成為進步最顯注的prospect。Withrow剛進球隊就排B-,Elbert因傷、DeWitt因表現不如預期被降下C+,另外還有更多直接被擠掉的年輕人,譬如說老爸比他有名的Mattingly...

C+/C的名單則換了一批人,一些Dodgers農場中階的普通prospects快陣亡光了,如Dunlap、受傷的Miller、還沒出場幾次的Morris、Akin、LaMura、Alexander...算了,不認識這些名字並不會有多大的損失,除非又有一位McDonald冒出頭來。

受傷的Orenduff重回名單,但人事已非,至少他真的很可能朝牛棚發展。最後就是取代上批不上不下老大哥的中階prospects Lambo、Baez、Adkins、Gallagher、Pedroza、Troncoso算是未來農場裡較值得多注意的幾位吧...

5 comments:

Morikawa said...

我只覺得 Delwyn Young 上高位,簡直就是家裡沒家長...

不過也算是符合預期,Dodgers 眼下的 farm system 正在 M 型化當中。

madboy said...

這點我覺得怪怪的,雖然Delwyn Young今年表現不錯,但是他不該在prospect評價裡獲得那麼高的評價,因為他的ceiling大約就這樣了(low BA、High isoP、poor plate discipline),要變再好不太可能,而還沒找(騙)到regular工作做...

要我會給他C+。

況且以Sickels的習慣來說,他應該不會因為打者prospect交出一年career high就將他列成一為非常有希望的強打者。今年的評價讓我有點失望。

不過或許他有他看好Young的理由,只是我買不到他的書,且Young也可能不會有機會翻身讓一般人搞懂Sickels的苦心。

Starberry said...

I am concerned about Kershaw's control.... I dunno.... Don't want him to become the next version of Cabrera (Baltimore).

Of course.... what do I know? I think last year I said the same thing about C-Bill's control....haaaa

Merry Christmas,

Wilson

大胖 said...

Young的狀況幾乎和我們家的Schierholtz一模一樣,外野、24-25歲、有power但夠盲、都被Sickels評為B-,更重要的是都沒什麼機會有固定工作...

madboy said...

to Starberry:
C-Bills sure did not have that so-called good command when he went up in the Big League. But he came through. I'll just hope Clayton remain healthy...LOL

to 大胖:
我想若是Colletti不再繼續耍笨的話,DY還有最後一年的機會穿藍衣打球。但要是笨GM找來他要的老人(e.g. Mark "the mighty" Sweeney, OPS .597 last year with us),那DY被丟只是時間問題。