According To Baseball America
Saw this info today on Marlinsbaseball.com and thought I’d throw my opinion on this list.
1. Jeremy Hermida, of The game’s No. 2 outfield prospect, behind only Delmon Young
I totally agree with the top rating. I haven’t been this excited since Miggy C.
2. Hanley Ramirez, ss (from Red Sox) Impressive tools but has yet to have a breakout season to match
Great to see Ramirez at number two, will probably make the team as starting shortstop.
3. Anibal Sanchez, rhp (from Red Sox) Gets the nod over Olsen because he’s closer to having three big league pitches
My guess is that he will be the 4th or fifth starter, barring a bad spring.
4. Scott Olsen, lhp One of the better lefty pitching prospects in the entire minors
Will take the 5th spot.
5. Yusmeiro Petit, rhp (from Mets) Stats are more spectacular than his stuff, but has proven himself through Double-A
Should start in AAA, should be in the bigs sometime in mid season.
6. Josh Johnson, rhp Though relatively unheralded, could crack Florida’s rotation in spring training
A little iffy, but should start the season in AAA imo.
7. Chris Volstad, rhp The first and best of five pitchers the Marlins drafted before the second round in 2005
8. Aaron Thompson, lhp Three-pitch lefty is extremely polished for a pitcher just out of high school
Shouldn’t be long, but not this year.
9. Josh Willingham, c/1b Can’t catch regularly in majors but should get more playing time with Carlos Delgado gone
Needs to bring his bat, will be in the starting lineup.
10. Mike Jacobs, 1b/c Ranked No. 4 on Mets list after hitting 11 homers in 100 big league at-bats
Another one in the starting lineup, I see great things for this kid…well good things anyway.
As annoyed as I am over this firesale, I can say that I actually feel pretty good about this team. If it doesn’t come together this year, watch out for 2007.