BA’s Top Ten Prospect Lists

Steve Lombardi got his print version of Baseball America early and shared the Yanks' list yesterday:

1. Austin Jackson OF
2. Jesus Montero, C
3. Andrew Brackman, RHP
4. Austin Romine, C
5. Dellin Betances, RHP
6. Zach McAllister, RHP
7. Alfredo Aceves, RHP
8. Phil Coke, LHP
9. Mark Melancon, RHP
10. Bradley Suttle, 3B

I wonder if any of these players will be moved during the hot stove season.

Meanwhile, the Red Sox list is now up at the BA site:

1. Lars Anderson, 1b

2. Michael Bowden, rhp

3. Nick Hagadone, lhp

4. Daniel Bard, rhp

5. Josh Reddick, of

6. Casey Kelly, rhp/ss

7. Ryan Westmoreland, of

8. Michael Almanzar, 3b

9. Yamaico Navarro, inf

10. Stolmy Pimentel, rhp

Has a Lars ever played in the majors before?
 

14 comments… add one
  • Nope. Anderson’s viewed as the 2010/2011 replacement for David Ortiz. This year is a big year for him to see if he can keep his terrific numbers going over a full AA/AAA season. Last year he spent most of the season at the launching pad of Lancaster…

    Paul SF November 9, 2008, 2:42 pm
  • SF November 9, 2008, 3:36 pm
  • I’ll be dreaming of a late inning Stolmy v. Alfredo match-up

    walein November 9, 2008, 3:41 pm
  • Frankly, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Lars get a cup of coffee in September. And if we don’t get Tex, I could see Youk sliding to third and Lars taking over at first when Lowell moves on.

    Brownie November 9, 2008, 7:10 pm
  • who are these people?

    dc November 9, 2008, 8:14 pm
  • Would Stolmy Pimentel become the first player named “Stolmy” to play in the Majors?

    I'mBillMcNeal November 9, 2008, 9:10 pm
  • “I’ll be dreaming of a late inning Stolmy v. Alfredo match-up”
    I’m also excited about Stolmy vs. Coke. Sounds like a new embibement.

    I'mBillMcNeal November 9, 2008, 9:12 pm
  • Hasn’t Bard been on this list for about three years now? Feel like it, anyway.

    Hudson November 9, 2008, 9:31 pm
  • Bard is 23, Sox 1st round pick in 2006 (NYY 20th round pick in 2003). Struggled with control in 2007.

    I'mBillMcNeal November 9, 2008, 9:46 pm
  • Is there a time limit on prospects? I agree with Hudson, Bard has been around for some time on these “hot prospects” lists.

    BillsBurgSF November 9, 2008, 9:47 pm
  • “Struggled with control in 2007”
    Does this mean he wasn’t a prospect last year?
    Anyone with NESN see the Red Sox HOF induction gala?
    Bill Lee, Hit Dog, and Greenwell all made it. Man, Greenwell has put on some weight.
    http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/bos/photogallery/year_2008/month_11/day_08/cf3671446.html

    BillsBurgSF November 9, 2008, 9:52 pm
  • //Off Topic//
    This is great, at least in my opinion, Bill Lee spouting off about current Sox and other things:
    http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20081107&content_id=3671122&vkey=news_bos&fext=.jsp&c_id=bos

    BillsBurgSF November 9, 2008, 10:02 pm
  • Bard has reinvented himself as a stud relief prospect after struggling as a stud starting prospect. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him get some appearances this season.
    Also, sorry, Nick, I misread your question. Thought you were asking about Lars specifically, not a Lars in general…

    Paul SF November 9, 2008, 10:59 pm
  • to say that Bard “struggled” with control in 07 is putting it mildly, forget about walking more guys than he struck out, he walked more guys than inning’s pitched, and struck out people at half the rate. it was probably one of the worest performances I’ve ever seen.
    He does deserve a ton of credit for turning it around this year though. but the rate is still less than optimal in AA, but a improvement of biblical porportion relative to what happened in 07.
    Both system is now a bit weak with all the recent grads, Lars is the best player that’s pretty close to being a sure thing on either list. the Yankee’s lower minor guys on the list are better ceiling wise but has a ton of quesiton marks on them. hard to say how that turns out.

    RollingWave November 12, 2008, 12:38 am

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