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Ranking the Top Ten Position Prospects


HoodGuy007

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The challenge was issued, and here is the attempt:

1. Brandon Snyder

2. Caleb Joseph

3. Justin Turner

4. Pedro Florimon

5. Xavier Avery

6. Mychal Givens

7. Brandon Waring

8. LJ Hoes

9. Billy Rowell

10. Tyler Townsend

Realistically, everyone after number 3 is fairly interchangeable to me.

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The challenge was issued, and here is the attempt:

1. Brandon Snyder

2. Caleb Joseph

3. Justin Turner

4. LJ Hoes

5. Matt Angle

6. Mychal Givens

7. Brandon Waring

8. Xavier Avery

9. Billy Rowell

10. Tyler Townsend

Realistically, everyone after number 3 is fairly interchangeable to me.

Did we sign Givens?

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I think I'll give it a try...

1. B. Snyder

2. C. Joseph

3. X. Avery

4. J. Turner

5. B. Waring

6. B. Rowell

7. P. Florimon

8. T. Henson

9. LJ Hoes

10. R. Welty

11. M. Aubrey

12. R. Adams

13. C. Thomas

14. T. Townsend

Gotta think if we sign Givens he would be in the mix somewhere...

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I'll give it a shot:

Brandon Snyder

Xavier Avery

Caleb Joseph

Jerome Hoes

Billy Rowell

Garabaz Rosa

Justin Turner

Michael Aubrey

Pedro Florimon

Ronnie Welty

others considered, in no particular order:

Ryan Adams

Kyle Hudson

Brandon Waring

Matt Angle

Blake Davis

Robert Widlansky

Tyler Henson

Greg Miclat

Scott Moore

Corey Thomas

Tyler Townsend

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That's about it. That, and he's still only 20 and in high class A ball. It's not like we have a strong top ten. I can't see excluding him from the top 10. If we had a 20 year old who was tearing up Aberdeen or Delmarva, I'm sure they'd be in the top ten. I'm not saying Rowell would be tearing up Delmarva right now but his numbers would sure as heck be a lot better. And as mediocre as they are, he still has a chance of putting up a decent season overall.
If Rowell was draft eligible this year and we picked him where would you think he would have went/slotted/projected? 5th round at the earliest? Just a guess. Then, after that (hypothetical) pick would he still be in the organizational top ten as far as position players?

We all want to protect our prospects so if we promoted him too soon maybe he should be at Aberdeen this summer. Perhaps the O's should push the reset button on his development.

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1. Brandon Snyder

2. Caleb Joseph

3. Ronnie Welty

4. Xavier Avery

5. Justin Turner

6. Ryan Adams - I still have high hopes

7. Tyler Townsend

8. Billy Rowell

9. Jerome Hoes

10. Corey Thomas

Others:

Greg Miclat (Not giving up on him based on 1/2 season of averageness)

Kyle Hudson (Playing pretty well, actually)

Pedro Florimon (I have no idea where to put this guy)

Matt Angle

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Sure, it's just a guess for anyone. Look, we signed Tyler Townsend in the 3rd round after a standout college season and he's struggling big time. Who's to say Rowell wouldn't have been one of the best power hitters in college had he gone to school. He could very well have been a 1st round pick. Who knows? He's 20 years old and in high A ball. Most college juniors drafted this year are 21 and I bet very, very few could step into high A ball and do better than Rowell is doing. The O's could have had him repeat Delmarva but he had shown the year before that he was ready for full season ball, IMO. He's not overmatched at Frederick. He just hasn't progressed very much. It will be interesting to see how he finishes the season and where the O's send him next spring. His numbers right now suggest that a 3rd season in Frederick is warranted. We'll see.
Widlansky put up similar #'s At FAU A few years ago and struggled too. Now he's raking. I still have faith in Townsend.
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