Friday, August 1, 2008

Baseball America Hot Sheet: Week of July 26th - July 31st

The list is out! It's Friday! I'm halfway through finals! It's a good thing!

So, let's get down to it, and do this thing. Here are the top 13 for this week...

  1. Brandon Wood, 3B, Angels -- I was really hoping the Braves could pry Wood away from the Angels in the Teixeira trade, but I guess the Angels realize that Wood is just too good. He's been ridiculous the past few weeks, and he certainly has power to spare, but his strikeout rates are still a problem.
  2. Matt Wieters, c, Orioles -- Need a catcher? How about the best catcher since Mike Piazza? Then Wieters is your man.
  3. Mark Trumbo, 1B, Angels --While still a bit of an unknown, Trumbo is definitely on the way up in the Angels system. Good power, but the defense and OBP will keep him from being stellar.
  4. Tim Alderson, rhp, Giants -- I'm working on a Top 10 Giants Prospects list for next week, so I'll hold my comments on Alderson until then.
  5. Travis Snider, lf, Blue Jays -- What if the Pirates had landed Snider in a trade for Jason Bay? An outfield of Snider, Andrew McCutchen, and Steve Pearce would have been a sight to behold in a few years. Still, too many strikeouts, and not quite enough power to make up for it right away. Believe the hype, just not all of it.
  6. Shooter Hunt, rhp, Twins -- Do the Twins really need another superb pitching prospect? Why can't they share the love with the Royals, or some other team that really needs a good group of young pitchers?
  7. Mike Moustakas, 3B, Royals -- I've ragged on Moustakas a little bit, but I have to admit that his July numbers are pretty good. Could he be better? Yes, absolutely. Will he be a big time slugger in the majors? My gut says no, but maybe at some point.
  8. Jharmidy DeJesus, 3B, Mariners -- The Mariners have a good history of spending big bucks on international talent, so I trust that they knew what they were doing when they dropped $1 million on this kid out of the Dominican Republic. It's way too early to make any projections for DeJesus, but it'll be fun watching him over the next few years.
  9. Elvis Andurs, ss, Rangers -- The Rangers have put together a nice group of prospects, and Andrus will make a solid every day player in Texas. Decent all around skills, but nothing that really jumps out.
  10. Madison Bumgarner, lhp, Giants -- I've already said a lot about Bumgarner, and he'll also make an appearance on the upcoming Giants Top 10 list.
  11. Peter Kozma, ss, Cardinals -- Congrats to Kozma on making the list, but I'm actually more interested in his teammate Brett Wallace.
  12. David Price, lhp, Rays -- Like Bumgarner, I've already said a lot about Price. My biggest question is why a guy with a 99 mph fastball isn't racking up more strikeouts in AA?
  13. Zach McAllister, rhp, Yankees -- Good numbers all around, and way better than Ian Kennedy.
So, that's it for this week. If you have any comments or questions, feel free to let them be heard. I'll be done with finals Wednesday morning, and then I'll be free to focus on baseball 100%.

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Sam Baker said...

Can you do the mid-season prospects for the Nationals please it means a lot!

Adam G said...

Hi there Sam Baker, thanks for the comment. I'll try to have the Yankees, Giants, and Nationals done by Saturday.

I'm hoping to have a special treat for Giants fans, but if it doesn't work out, maybe I'll get it done early next week.