Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
flavum

4/25 Games

Recommended Posts

Adolfo won't be a Top 100 player unless he can prove that he can play RF adequately in terms of retaining his "plus plus" arm...because he doesn't have much speed or fielding ability.

Basabe could sneak into the 80-100 range, maybe 75.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
54 minutes ago, caulfield12 said:

Adolfo won't be a Top 100 player unless he can prove that he can play RF adequately in terms of retaining his "plus plus" arm...because he doesn't have much speed or fielding ability.

Basabe could sneak into the 80-100 range, maybe 75.

I won't count on Adolfo, Basabe, or Rutherford making any top 100 lists until they are still doing this mid-season, especially if any of them (Basabe) get promoted. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rutherford would need to hit at least 15-18 homers to get back on the "watch lists," although the high average and OBP is nice to see for the moment, compared to what we had to work with last season...plus, he has a not insignificant number of doubles, which is another positive sign.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, soxfan49 said:

At this rate, Adolfo and Basabe are going to be top 50 overall. Holy schnikies

Basabe is repeating a level. He's off to a great start, but usually prospects get dinged for repeating

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Micker likely won't crack any Top 100 if he's going to be shut down in the near future. However if he and Basabe can keep it up, earn a promotion then hold their own, they should see their names in some lists, especially Basabe.

As for Rutherford, he may still be ranked 99 on some lists, but he really needs start hitting some HRs this year, otherwise he's falling off all lists.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 minutes ago, thxfrthmmrs said:

Micker likely won't crack any Top 100 if he's going to be shut down in the near future. However if he and Basabe can keep it up, earn a promotion then hold their own, they should see their names in some lists, especially Basabe.

As for Rutherford, he may still be ranked 99 on some lists, but he really needs start hitting some HRs this year, otherwise he's falling off all lists.

Not sure it has to happen this year, but at some point the power needs to happen in games. He's still quite young, it can wait a bit. But if it never does, he's Ryan Sweeney.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, NorthSideSox72 said:

Not sure it has to happen this year, but at some point the power needs to happen in games. He's still quite young, it can wait a bit. But if it never does, he's Ryan Sweeney.

 

It isn't black and white, but progression is key. He had 2 HRs and a .09 ISO last year, which is borderline non-prospect for most guys who aren't ace defenders or base stealers.

I would say even if he drops off Top 100 lists, I am not down on him in the long run. I think if Ryan Sweeney played the game today, he could hit 10-15 HRs a year by using a more uppercut swing and launch the ball at the right angle. You need to be a solid contact hitter to be able to do that, and I think Rutherford can turn into one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×