Monday, November 26, 2007

Grades from Minor League Ball

John Sickel at Minor League Ball recently graded the Mets top 20 prospects.

1. Fernando Martinez, OF, Grade B+
2. Deolis Guerra, RHP, Grade B+
3. Carlos Gomez, OF, Grade B (undecided, may raise to B+. You guys are right about the injuries, but you also need to be more wary of Mets propaganda.)
4. Kevin Mulvey, RHP, Grade B (may raise to B+)
5. Jon Niese, LHP, Grade B
6. Eddie Kunz, RHP, Grade B
7. Phil Humber, RHP, Grade B-
8. Brant Rustich, RHP, Grade B-
9. Joe Smith, RHP, Grade B-
10. Nick Evans, 1B, Grade C+
11. Stephen Clyne, RHP, Grade C+
12. Scott Moviel, RHP, Grade C+
13. Brahiam Maldonado, OF, Grade C+ (deserves more respect)
14. Nate Vinyard, LHP, Grade C (although I like him)
15. Robert Parnell, RHP, Grade C
16. Mike Carp, 1B, Grade C
17. Hector Pellot, 2B, Grade C
18. Dan Murphy, 3B, Grade C
19. Ezequiel Carrera, OF, Grade C
20. Greg Veloz, 2B, Grade C

"There are 15 other Grade C prospects in the book who are interchangeable with these other guys. There are some toolsy players like Francisco Pena and Juan Lagares with dismal performance records that I cannot rate highly at this point, no matter how much the Mets talk about them. There is some nice pitching in this system, but depth in position players is very weak. Overall the system is better than it looks at first, but lack of hitting depth is a problem, and I hate the way they rush some of their prospects."

I find it funny that players like Eddie Kuntz, who was the Mets first pick, is rated so highly after playing poorly in the Minors and struggling down the stretch for Oregon. To me this list looks like John Sickle went throught the draft selection and rated the players by when they were drafted. I think its weird that there are decent amount of players who were drafted last year on this list but Dylan Owen who had the best year out of all Mets draft picks was not given a grade.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if Hector Pellot is related to Vic Power (gold glove 1st baseman in the 50's and first Puerto Rican to play for the philadelphia athletics)? Power's real name was Victor Pellot.