I would just like to point out that I am very happy with the turn out, as well as the cases for players on the list thus far, and look forward to more of it in the future, especially as we get lower with lesser known prospects.
Poll is going to dwindle due to lack of suggestion for players to be added. Keep suggesting! I might have the poll fall back down to 5.
Want to look back at past votes? The link for the poll that each player has won is next to their name along with the percentage of the vote that they won at time of call.
Don't forget to list players in comments that you believe should be added to the poll soon!
The Minor League season has ended, and Winter Leagues are still a ways away. So what do we have left to do but tally up our Minor League experiences and take a look at the state of the A's Minor League System.
If you want to view Last Year's list, check here.
The qualifications to be voted onto the list are simple. The player in question must be eligible to win a Rookie of the Year Award for the 2010 season-that is, he must be a rookie to start the 2010 season. Well, not quite. To make it simpler and not have to count days on the active roster, we will be going with 130 AB or 50 Innings Pitched.
Lots of players have graduated from last years list, such as Cahill, Anderson, Mazzaro and Outman to name a few. Several others have upped their prospect value while others have fallen. Its our job to figure out where they stand.
The list will probably go on to 50 again like last time, though it really depends on how far AN wants to take it.
So argue out which player you believe deserves the spot for the list. Bring out the stats, the scouting reports, and the pictures (I'm looking at you flashfire!).
If you think you know a prospect well enough, write a scouting report with your supporting stats and I will put it into the thread for the next vote, either for the player's Bio after he wins, or for his bio for voting.
If you think a player deserves mention, or should be put on the next prospect vote list, or prospects that should be kept track of, put them in the comments (and preferably mark them clearly) and they will get consideration. I expect the top of the list, as with last year, to go rather smoothly for the first few players, but it gets more difficult as it goes on, and its up to you to bring prospects to light so that we can all see them. Just ask Anthony Capra, last year's #46 (and this years much higher) how important that is.
Votes will last a few days per round, or until a clear winner has emerged by landslide.
Age is entering the 2009 Season.
Prospects up for Vote:
Anthony Capra, SP, Age 22
2009 Stats G W-L ERA IP H BB K SV WHIP STO (oak) A+ 9 2-2 3.12 52 42 21 67 0 1.21 KAN (oak) A 18 4-7 3.24 100 70 40 103 0 1.10
2009 Stats G Bavg OBP SLG HR RBI SB R 2B MID (oak) AA 66 .268 .349 .488 9 43 5 46 20
2009 Stats G Bavg OBP SLG HR RBI SB R 2B MID (oak) AA 124 .270 .379 .415 9 91 7 67 37
Arnold Leon, SP, Age 20
2009 Stats G W-L ERA IP H BB K SV WHIP MID (oak) AA 33 2-3 3.51 74.1 71 28 63 1 1.33
2009 Stats G W-L ERA IP H BB K SV WHIP MID (oak) AA 9 5-4 3.96 50 40 20 31 0 1.20 STO (oak) A+ 18 5-6 4.17 86.1 78 33 82 0 1.29
2009 Stats G Bavg OBP SLG HR RBI SB R 2B SAC (oak) AAA 28 .267 .364 .448 4 14 0 17 5
A's Community Prospect List
2009 Stats G Bavg OBP SLG HR RBI SB R 2B SAC (oak) AAA 13 .259 .293 .519 4 14 0 7 2 MID (oak) AA 125 .337 .435 .576 24 101 13 108 41
2009 Stats G Bavg OBP SLG HR RBI SB R 2B SAC (oak) AAA 44 .302 .365 .505 9 28 1 32 10 Mem (stl) AAA 62 .293 .346 .423 6 19 0 22 11 SPR (stl) AA 32 .281 .403 .437 5 16 0 22 5
2009 Stats G Bavg OBP SLG HR RBI SB R 2B SAC (oak) AAA 51 .251 .317 .372 1 24 3 23 15 MID (oak) AA 79 .326 .392 .446 3 55 5 56 26
2009 Stats G Bavg OBP SLG HR RBI SB R 2B MID (oak) AA 30 .238 .303 .343 2 13 4 10 5 STO (oak) A+ 50 .299 .385 .468 7 31 5 29 9
2009 Stats G Bavg OBP SLG HR RBI SB R 2B STO (oak) A+ 62 .304 .398 .656 20 51 16 49 12 KAN (oak) A 69 .274 .334 .490 11 38 24 49 19
2009 Stats G Bavg OBP SLG HR RBI SB R 2B USC College 54 .374 .441 .569 4 32 16 46 19 STO (oak) A+ 4 .316 .350 .368 0 3 1 2 1
Upcomming Potential Prospects for Voting (no order): Mattl Sulentic, OF Anthony Recker, C Shane Peterson, OF Alex Valdez Dustin Coleman, SS Travis Banwart, SP Matt Spencer, OF Gregorio Petit, SS Max Stassi, C Graham Godfrey, SP Robin Rosario, OF Tommy Everidge, 1B Clayton Mortensen, SP Ronny Morla, SP Wilfredo Solano Joel Galarraga, C Nino Leyja, 2B Paul Smyth Conner Crumbliss Pedro Figueroade, SP Rashun Dixon, CF Julio Ramos Daniel Straily Fautino De Los Santos, SP James Simmons, SP Ian Krol, SP Yusuf Carter Ryan Ortiz, SP Brett Hunter, SP Anthony Huttenlocker Carlos Hernandez, SP Ben Hornbeck, SP Brad Kilby, SP Reynaldo Mateo Tyler Ladendorff Shawn Haviland, SP Mickey Storey, SP Chris Mederos Jon Meloan Josh Horton, SS Henry Rodriguez, RP Conner Hoehn Corey Wimberly, UTL Dan Thomas Sam Demel, RP Josh Leyland, C Justin Souza Andrew Carignan, RP Jermaine Mitchell, CF Jared Lansford, RP Justin Marks Jason Christian, 3B
If you have a prospect you want to suggest, from this list or not on it, speak up in comments!