After the trades, the offensive side was left aside, and then we see a very good list of pitching prospects, and a very meh list of position players prospects.
C Derek Norris was the best offensive player we traded for, but he is a Napoli style of offensive catcher, with low AVG, but projecting very decent power and SLG numbers. OF Collin Cowgill seems to be a gap filler in our OF but it doesn't projects to be better than a good 4th OF in the majors.
Now, there is no reason for desparation. Bailey is still on the trading block, with a very favorable market for closers so he could net us some high ceiling, low A prospects, and we have 5 draft picks on the first 2 rounds of the 2012 draft, plus the very good posibility to have a very high draft pick on 2013, so there are still several sources to get the offensive help the farm needs.
In the meantime, I made the list of our top 20 position players prospects. Let's talk about who should be higher, lower, out or in the list.
|1||OF Michael Choice||Rockhounds||0,298||93||33||514||153|
|2||OF Grant Green||Rivercats||0,291||66||8||553||161|
|3||DH Chris Carter||Athletics||0,269||88||25||391||105|
|4||C Derek Norris||Rivercats||0,210||46||20||334||70|
|5||SS Yordy Cabrera||Ports||0,228||47||6||364||83|
|6||CF Aaron Shipman||Bees||0,254||19||0||201||51|
|7||OF Vicmal de la Cruz||AZL||0,318||28||1||192||61|
|8||OF Michael Taylor||Athletics||0,266||65||17||379||101|
|9||3B Renato Nuñez||AZL||0,268||28||5||194||52|
|10||C Max Stassi||Ports||0,231||19||2||121||28|
|11||3B Stephen Parker||Rivercats||0,281||76||10||541||152|
|12||2B Chih Fang Pan||Bees||0,336||22||1||143||48|
|13||OF Collin Cowgill||Athletics||0,333||79||14||487||162|
|14||3B B. A. Vollmuth||Lake Monsters||0,268||8||1||41||11|
|15||INF Adrian Cardenas||Athletics||0,310||58||6||523||162|
|16||1B Josh Whitaker||Ports||0,322||73||18||419||135|
|17||C Josh Donaldson||Rivercats||0,265||79||19||475||126|
|18||OF Bobby Crocker||Bees||0,296||19||3||206||61|
|19||C Ryan Ortiz||Rockhounds||0,277||35||6||249||69|
|20||C Beau Taylor||Bees||0,275||18||0||171||47|