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MILB.com's top 50 prospects - how many O's prospects will land there?


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No Orioles in the 21 - 30 group, which included Elvis Andrus, Tim Beckham, Mat Gamel, Tommy Hanson, Lars Anderson, Mike Stanton, Austin Jackson, Carlos Carrasco, Eric Hosmer, and Carlos Triunfel.

Interesting - could Matusz and Tillman be ranked higher than this group, or have they been left off entirely?

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No Orioles in the 21 - 30 group, which included Elvis Andrus, Tim Beckham, Mat Gamel, Tommy Hanson, Lars Anderson, Mike Stanton, Austin Jackson, Carlos Carrasco, Eric Hosmer, and Carlos Triunfel.

Interesting - could Matusz and Tillman be ranked higher than this group, or have they been left off entirely?

Carrasco, Jackson and Triunfel weren't on the 40 I listed yesterday. It's a good bet that Matusz doesn't make the top 20. Tillman is universally regarded as a top 10 pitching prospect so he should be ahead of Hanson.

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Carrasco, Jackson and Triunfel weren't on the 40 I listed yesterday. It's a good bet that Matusz doesn't make the top 20. Tillman is universally regarded as a top 10 pitching prospect so he should be ahead of Hanson.

Looking at this another way, Beckham was the no. 1 overall pick and Hosmer was no. 3 overall, so why would milb.com rank Matusz higher than them?

I wonder if Pedro Alvarez will show up ahead of Beckham and Hosmer.

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These are pretty much, annually, the worst lists ever. So... grain of salt.
what makes you say that? I'm not that familiar with prospects other than the Orioles'. Are there some names that jump out so far as not belonging?
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what makes you say that? I'm not that familiar with prospects other than the Orioles'. Are there some names that jump out so far as not belonging?

Just going off the ratings by John Sickels, I'd say Carrasco is a real stretch to be this high on the list and Lou Marson probably didn't belong on the list at all. Sickels has only rated the players on 10 of the 30 teams so there could be others I'm not naming.

At the end of the day, these lists are mere entertainment anyways. I always like to see as many Orioles on them as possible because it makes me feel like we're headed in the right direction. But Matusz is going to do whatever he's going to do regardless of whether he's on this list or any other list.

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Just going off the ratings by John Sickels, I'd say Carrasco is a real stretch to be this high on the list and Lou Marson probably didn't belong on the list at all. Sickels has only rated the players on 10 of the 30 teams so there could be others I'm not naming.

At the end of the day, these lists are mere entertainment anyways. I always like to see as many Orioles on them as possible because it makes me feel like we're headed in the right direction. But Matusz is going to do whatever he's going to do regardless of whether he's on this list or any other list.

I believe that Carrasco is way overrated in all publications. He hasn't done anything special in the last 2 years.

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Looking at this another way, Beckham was the no. 1 overall pick and Hosmer was no. 3 overall, so why would milb.com rank Matusz higher than them?

Because they were drafted out of High School, and are farther away from the bigs? How could Matusz be left off the top 50 when Yonder Alonso sits at #34 based on his stats in Hawaii?

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Nos. 11-20 are up -- Tillman #16 and Matusz #20! Clearly these guys at milb.com are smarter than we thought! :clap3:

The full list of 11-20: Mike Moustakas, Andrew McCutchen, Brett Anderson, Matt LaPorta, Dexter Fowler, Chris Tillman, Trevor Cahill, Jarrod Parker, Buster Posey, Brian Matusz.

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Awesome....gotta have something to build a dream on. Seeing as though the offseason may not end up in the right direction. But I still have dreams for that too.

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Awesome....gotta have something to build a dream on. Seeing as though the offseason may not end up in the right direction. But I still have dreams for that too.

Palmer, McNally, Cuellar

Flanagan, McGregor, Boddicker

Tillman, Matusz, Arrieta

When you've got three real good pitchers, great things can happen. If you told me all three if these guys would pan out as above average major league starters, I'd take my chances with everything else.

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