Teheran tops Baseball America’s Braves Top 10 prospects

Right-hander Julio Teheran topped Baseball America’s list of Top 10 Braves prospects released on Wednesday. Teheran won the Braves’ organizational pitcher of the year last season and figures to be one of the top prospects in all of baseball entering the 2011 season. With another good season he could get his first taste of the major leagues this season.

Included in the list are the other two young top pitchers coming up in the organization in Randall Delgado and Arodys Vizcaino, and two pitchers who figure to battle for the fifth starters’ spot this year in Mike Minor and Brandon Beachy. First baseman Freddie Freeman and last year’s supplemental first round draft pick shortstop Matt Lipka are the only position players who made the list.

Here’s the complete list of the Braves Top prospects:

1. RHP Julio Teheran

2. 1B Freddie Freeman

3. RHP Randall Delgado

4. LHP Mike Minor

5. RHP Craig Kimbrel

6. SS Matt Lipka

7. RHP Arodys Vizcaino

8. RHP Brandon Beachy

9. LHP Brett Oberholtzer

10. RHP J.J. Hoover

Here’s a link to the list on BaseballAmerica.com. You have to register to be able to read the individual scouting reports, but here is the one on Teheran:

Scouting Report: Teheran has an electric arm, the ability to throw all of his pitches for strikes and the knowledge of how to exploit batters’ weaknesses. His fastball clocks consistently in the 94-96 mph range, and he maintains his velocity throughout the course of a game. He has a pair of above-average secondary pitches, with his changeup grading slightly better than his curveball. His changeup shows nice fade and he’s willing to throw it in any count. His curve resides in the low 80s with hard downward movement, as well as good bite and depth. Teheran’s command is impressive, though he struggled a little with his precision shortly after being promoted to Double-A. He works both sides of the plate, usually keeping all of his offerings at the knees and below. Perhaps the most impressive part of his game is his mound presence. He has great makeup and bountiful confidence, backing down from no hitter. Teheran needs to get stronger, but that will come naturally as his body matures. Some scouts say his delivery has a little bit of violence and worry about the long-term wear and tear on the elbow and shoulder, while others believe he throws easy gas and aren’t worried about his mechanics. Comparisons to a young Pedro Martinez are commonplace, and Teheran’s biggest backers think he’s more advanced at the same stage of his career.

The Future: The Braves thought Teheran was capable of jumping on the fast track, and he exceeded their expectations in 2010, advancing to Double-A as a teenager with little difficulty. He may split this year between Mississippi and Triple-A Gwinnett, with a late-season cup of coffee in Atlanta a possibility. Chances are his first opportunity for a job in the big league rotation won’t come until 2012. He has front-of-the-rotation talent and will challenge Tommy Hanson for the role as the Braves’ No. 1 starter well by the middle of the decade.

- Carroll Rogers, Braves blog

 

146 comments Add your comment

Jordan Schafer's agent

December 15th, 2010
12:54 pm

Is my client on top?

ed simmons

December 15th, 2010
12:59 pm

Where does this leave Medlen if he can make a full recovery.

Carroll Rogers

December 15th, 2010
1:03 pm

Medlen isn’t a prospect anymore, if that’s what you’re asking. If he can make a full recovery he’ll be pitching in the Braves rotation or bullpen, no doubt.

todd h

December 15th, 2010
1:04 pm

braves pitching looks strong for years to come. we need to find some postion players in the next couple drafts

1eyedJack

December 15th, 2010
1:06 pm

They can’t all pitch at the same time. Somebody will have to go for a 3rd baseman and an outfielder/leadoff hitter.

todd h

December 15th, 2010
1:06 pm

braves will settle medlen in the pen till his arm is in shape. after he is 100% he will give the braves lots of options.

extremus

December 15th, 2010
1:07 pm

You know, with that wealth of young pitching talent perhaps the Braves could trade for a young prospect at third base or outfield. Fact is, they appear to be woefully thin on impact position players in the minors right now.

DaveInDallas(NC)

December 15th, 2010
1:10 pm

What ever happened with Cole Rohrbough? He was rated highly a couple seasons ago. I know I heard that he had some injury problems. Is he back up to full speed? What’s the outlook for his future?

AdirondackDave

December 15th, 2010
1:15 pm

Many thanks, Carroll. Great info on Teheran. The Braves pitching future looks outstanding, doesn’t it? I did notice that the top ten list from Baseball America didn’t include Matt Young. That surprised me given his rise in the last year or so and his winter ball numbers. I figure he’s in the mix for the centerfield job, assuming McLouth stumbles in spring training, which certainly is possible. What’s your take on Young’s situation?

fan man

December 15th, 2010
1:16 pm

Keep drafting pitching . You can always trade pitching for position player.

mackdad

December 15th, 2010
1:20 pm

thanks….please refresh my memory, how did the braves obtain teheran, through trades?

1eyedJack

December 15th, 2010
1:26 pm

Signed as a free agent at 16 I believe.

bobbymahlon

December 15th, 2010
1:28 pm

Explain something to me. Why is Kimbrel ranked number five when he was lights out most of the time last year. I saw him strike out Albert Pojols swinging and made him look really bad something most good pitchers cannot claim.

JC

December 15th, 2010
1:29 pm

What about the Pastoricky kid that we got in the trade last year? The Braves are really high on him and he really played well in the Arizona league this fall

dap01

December 15th, 2010
1:29 pm

What is the scouting report on Lipka the SS? What is his projected arrival date?

SeATLite

December 15th, 2010
1:32 pm

It occurs to me that Captain Marvel, Jr.’s regular-human alter ego was a boy named Freeman. I hereby anoint that FF’s new nickname. Henceforth he will be known as Captain Marvel, Jr. :-)

SeATLite

December 15th, 2010
1:33 pm

Oops — I meant to say that Capt. Marvel Jr.’s alter ego was named FREDDY Freeman. Hence the connection.

Carroll Rogers

December 15th, 2010
1:40 pm

Lipka’s got speed, speed, speed and can take advantage of it on groundballs as well as the basepaths….line drive hitter…..originally projected to move to CF at some point and might but for now holding his own at SS….very good makeup, coachable, solid guy.

Carroll Rogers

December 15th, 2010
1:42 pm

AdirondackDave, i think you’re right about Matt Young’s situation. ….I just think he’s not the guy with so many plus tools that he ends up on a list like this. But he’s on the cusp for sure.

rebelson

December 15th, 2010
1:46 pm

so….i see it like this….the phillies got the horses right now…but they are getting to that age limit..the braves have tons of young guns….so the present belongs to philly…but the future and not so distant at that will go thry hot lanta….hell yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MaSSaHH

December 15th, 2010
1:52 pm

I miss JoJo Reyes and Chuck James on the list…

ryan c

December 15th, 2010
1:59 pm

adirondackdave,
not that i disagree with the rankings, but usually guys 25 and above dont make a prospect list anymore (see barbaro canizares as example). this is not to say that they are not worthy of the ranking, but just as an unwritten rule, they’re left off.

both canizares and young have put up great numbers at AAA and deserve a callup from someone. young’s defense is better than advertised and canizares’ defense isnt as bad as advertised.

Pop

December 15th, 2010
2:03 pm

What about 3rd base..anyone coming up to take Chippers place? Thanks Carroll
Can Lipka play 3rd. Boy we need the speed.

Bill O'Reilly

December 15th, 2010
2:06 pm

1eyedJack

Where are your sources? How can you state something with showing some facts??

Big John

December 15th, 2010
2:07 pm

Hey Caroll can you give me a update on another one of our pitching prospect Brett Butts. Brett is from the metro Atlanta area and I understand he had TJ surgery in early July. I haven’t heard or read anything about him lately, but I believe he was rated ahead and closer to the big leagues than some of these guys on this list before he was injured. Thank you!

rainman34

December 15th, 2010
2:07 pm

young is to old for a list like this.

steve

December 15th, 2010
2:08 pm

The braves can afford to trade a couple of pitchers for a 3rd baseman and center fielder, Jurjjens and Beachy would be at the top of my list because J.J. can become a free agent soon and Beachy because he proved last season he can pitch in the majors but we have plenty of rh. pitchers so we need to keep Minor, the Yankees desperately need a starting pitcher but we need to get a good player and not some Milky type player, would not mind getting a good minor league player that is at least a future star if they have one.

bobbymahlon

December 15th, 2010
2:12 pm

How about trading JJ who’s agent is Boras and becomes a free agent this year to the Yankees for Gardner.

ryan

December 15th, 2010
2:17 pm

that would be a great deal, gardner for jurrjens. i’d have to ask the yanks the throw in nova or chamberlin

Trickster

December 15th, 2010
2:19 pm

All these pitching prospects and no 3B,SS,or LF even in the future ? Trade some of those 20 pitchers for some bats. Damn.

1eyedJack

December 15th, 2010
2:19 pm

Bill O’Reilly

All I know is just what I read in these blogs, and that’s an alibi for my ignorance.

Trickster

December 15th, 2010
2:21 pm

If you give up no runs and score no runs you still don’t win. Who is the future 3B,SS,LF,and CF Carroll ? Lemme guess, cheap free agents of Nate McOut ?

Chopper

December 15th, 2010
2:21 pm

I have a stupid question.

If a player projects as a CF down the road, why is he still playing SS? Wouldn’t it behoove the Braves to move him now so that he has more games in CF under his belt by the time he gets to the majors? I’ve always thought it strange to say stuff like that.

Jerry

December 15th, 2010
2:23 pm

if 8 of our 10 top prospects are pitchers, why is Wren so against moving some of them for bats. We obviously aren’t going to have many hitters coming from within anytime soon.

Chopper

December 15th, 2010
2:37 pm

I think Jair Jurrjens is the prime target for a trade. Unfortunately for 2011 it is not wise to do it now. I don’t think you want to go to war with Beachy AND Minor in the rotation while Julio Teheran is still pitching in AA. Plus Jurrjens is coming off an injury plagued season. Next offseason will be the time to trade Jurrjens after he hopefully has a nice 2011 season and Beachy/Minor get more major league innings under their belts, Kris Medlen will hopefully make a full recovery from TJ surgery and Teheran will be ready to make the jump to the major league rotation.

Pop

December 15th, 2010
2:39 pm

Agree on JJ for Brett Gardner and maybe Joba for prospects..Joba could start.

Maybe a deal for Garza from Rays….

Bravetotheinth

December 15th, 2010
2:43 pm

The way that I see it, the Philly’s are one Tommy John surgery away from being without the pitching strength their team shows on paper. Even before that, even the top guns won’t average more than 6-7 innings. We have the closer strength to win a lot of games from these guys and haven’t leveraged our teams success on a couple of horses. Add to that the young guns arsenal and I not only like our chances, but would rather pull for the underdog team that built from the ground up. Go Braves!

bobbymahlon

December 15th, 2010
2:48 pm

Chopper: The way I see it JJ will be a free agent next year and he will go to the highest bidder so that is why I say trade him now.

ppaddy123

December 15th, 2010
2:52 pm

Now is not the time to trade JJ. His sub-par performance last year diminished his value. I think they’ll move him at mid-season hoping he has a rebound year (if the Braves do intend to move him because he’s a Boras client) He’ll bring more in return mid-season even if his numbers aren’t close to 2009. Teams tend to deal from desperation at the trade deadline (Mark Teixeira 2007 Atlanta Braves :( )

bobbymahlon

December 15th, 2010
2:52 pm

Carrol : Would be so kind to give me your view on my blog at 1:28pm ? Thanks in advance.

Puma

December 15th, 2010
2:54 pm

This is an interesting article from MLB.com about importance of bullpen vs starting pitching. Of course Halladay and Lee are horses that can consistently pitch into the 7-8 innings so maybe not so applicable to them. You still got to wonder if the innings Halladay threw last year (250+) might catch up to him this year.

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20101214&content_id=16316466&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb

bobbymahlon

December 15th, 2010
2:55 pm

ppaddy : I’ll go along with that. Good idea.

Cobby's Box

December 15th, 2010
2:55 pm

Pop,

Lipka could play 3rd but his bat is not good enough to occupy 3rd base.

Puma

December 15th, 2010
2:57 pm

I agree with you ppaddy, I think Wren will hold his cards for now, and if Nate falters, he can deal some pitchers mid-season to get some help in center.

n

December 15th, 2010
3:00 pm

Where do these names rank on the list of top prospects in baseball

Cobby's Box

December 15th, 2010
3:01 pm

Chopper,

Scouts will tend to give the players a chance to play a premium position(ss,c) until they prove that they can’t handle it. There are only a few true SS prospects that can handle playing @ SS in the major leagues. Basically, the braves dont think lipka can stick at short but will give him the opportunity to prove them wrong first. Its much easier to learn CF and his athletic ability makes him a natural (true) CF.

Cobby's Box

December 15th, 2010
3:02 pm

Teheran is top 5; Freeman, Delgado are top 20-30 depending on who you ask.

gainer

December 15th, 2010
3:04 pm

JJ isn’t eligible to be a free agent next yr

Hello, idiots?

December 15th, 2010
3:06 pm

JJ is not a free agent next year. He’s got 3 years of ML service with 3 years of arbitration ahead of him.

ramblingman

December 15th, 2010
3:10 pm

Good list. Remember, just because there are a lot of pitchers on the list does not mean they don’t have good position players, only that they are rated below where the pitchers are rated.

The saying holds true – you can never have enough pitching.

dpelfrey

December 15th, 2010
3:15 pm

Also, I think the higher levels of the system are pitching rich and lower levels are position-player rich. Lipka’s the only lower-level guy with some props because he was the first overall pick. I look for guys like Joe Leonard, Andrelton Simmons, Elmer Reyes and others to get some notoriety this year. Also, Adam Milligan should be back from injury, so you can’t forget about him yet. He was the best hitting prospect in the system other than Freeman/Heyward this time last year.

ppaddy123

December 15th, 2010
3:18 pm

Hello, idiots?

December 15th, 2010
3:06 pm

“JJ is not a free agent next year. He’s got 3 years of ML service with 3 years of arbitration ahead of him.”

Which, if you have plenty of pitching depth, makes him so attractive in a trade.

ray

December 15th, 2010
3:22 pm

If JJ pitches well by mid-season, I would look to trade him. dealing with Boras clients is a problem for a team with no money- even in arbitration. he can’t be a long-term Brave.
by July, Teheran and/or Delgado will be about ready and we should be about 20 games out even if they aren’t. also, Beachy can take his spot if Minor won the 5th starter spot. Cordier may be available as another option.

Hello, idiots?

December 15th, 2010
3:22 pm

I’m aware of that. I was commenting on all of the “JJ’s going to be a FA next year, we might as well trade him now because he’s a Borass client.”

RogersParkRob

December 15th, 2010
3:29 pm

no 3rd baseman? hmm.

Jets Strength Coach

December 15th, 2010
3:43 pm

Braves just lost the division when Cliff Lee signed with Phillies. Halladay,Hamels,and lee are losses every game.

Dolphins Special Teams Coach

December 15th, 2010
3:46 pm

Wow ! Dude, you are lame. Why did you hurt my player ? You’re not good enough to get on the field so you try to take my guy out on the sideline ? Your career is over !

N8

December 15th, 2010
3:49 pm

Anybody notice that in the projected “2014″ lineup, they have Nate McLouth in LF????

WTF are they smoking? I’m not sure Nate has a starting job anywhere on this team THIS YEAR if Schafer comes on at some point. Much less Nate still being a Brave in 2014.

Talk about losing credibility. LOL

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

December 15th, 2010
3:53 pm

it would be nice to have a 3B on there

ramblingman

December 15th, 2010
4:03 pm

having lots of pitching on the list gives plenty of options, including acquiring a 3B

Dolphins Special Teams Coach

December 15th, 2010
4:04 pm

Braves can’t compete with the Phillies. It’s like a Yugo trying to compete with a Ferrari. When you got 75 horsepower you can’t match 500 horsepower. Phillies add the best pitcher in mlb to a staff that already has Halladay,Oswalt,and Hamels ? Unfair. It would have been like the 90’s Braves adding Roger Clemens to Glavine,Maddux,& smoltz.

Milton Mustang

December 15th, 2010
4:13 pm

Did anyone see the scroll at the bottom of ESPN a couple of nights ago that said something like Pendleton excited to go home to Houston? Was that Terry and what’s he doing in Houston.

Skeets

December 15th, 2010
4:13 pm

Yeah. What ya’ll said.

Skeets

December 15th, 2010
4:15 pm

Nate McLouth wouldn’t be starting on my dad’s softball hitting .200 with shaky defense team but is the starting CF for the Atlanta Braves…

Techmate

December 15th, 2010
4:17 pm

The Phillies, I’m guessing, will trade either Hamels, Blanton or Oswalt to get a bat that they badly need.

Squirmy Ray

December 15th, 2010
4:18 pm

My dad has softballs according to my uncle.

Braves

December 15th, 2010
4:21 pm

Cliff Lee sent me a text… He apologized for going to Philly and wanted to assure me that there are no hard feelings… He said it’s just business… I said I understand however I won’t be sending his family a Christmas card…

ANTHONY

December 15th, 2010
4:21 pm

It’s interesting to note that Teheran is rated higher than Freeman, Minor, Kimbrel and Beachy. All of these should be on the Braves roster Opening day. He must be a heckuva talent.

Squirmy Ray

December 15th, 2010
4:21 pm

When you have the Phillies money you can just trade prospects for a big bat. The Phillies are stacked…
Werth was almost benched by Phillies last year but Nats tink he’s worth 7 years and $200 million ? Huh ?

Brooklyn Braves Brawler

December 15th, 2010
4:24 pm

I thinkk they are going to move their draft pick from this year Andrelton Simmons to the CF/LF. They say he has a great arm and hits like mad man with speed to burn. He justt faces a log jam at SS with Lipka and the Dominican kid, with VISA problems they signed last year.

Paul Snyder

December 15th, 2010
4:26 pm

DaveInDallas – Cole has battled some shoulder and ankle injuries the last 3 years…after an outstanding debut in our system in 2007 where he was dominant in Danville and Rome as a 20 year old…which instantly catapulted him high onto our prospect rankings…

He only pitched 22 2/3 innings last year…starting at high A Myrtle Beach in April but shutting it down for most of the season after a few weeks…I believe it was shoulder problems that he spent most of last season rehabbing…he came back for a few brief appearances right before the end of the year…he made 22 starts at MB in 2009, pitching 117 innings…but battled some inconsistency…

I think if he can come back strong and healthy this year he could possibly still show some promise…he’s still 23, and he’s a lefty…I can remember scouting reports on him from 2007…low 90’s fastball with great movement…a real power curve…best curveball in the organization…watching him pitch the last couple of years since he’s battled a lot of injuries I haven’t seen the stuff quite up to the level of those scouting reports…but hopefully he’s finally healthy…and had a great offseason of work…and can get back to that level real soon…

I think the fact that he came back for a few appearances at the end of last year was a good sign…he figures to be back in the mix at high A Lynchburg (our affiliate has moved there)…as he has to show sustained success there, and that he’s healthy enough and consistent enough at high A to think about moving up…as is always the case in our organization though, we have a ton of pitching at all levels…so there could be a lot of competition for these rotation spots…

Squirmy Ray

December 15th, 2010
4:26 pm

Phillies just won the east. McCann KNOWS it. McCann “you can’t know about injuries.” So if the Phillies stay healthy even McCann is admitting its over…

Squirmy Ray

December 15th, 2010
4:28 pm

I’d rather have Carroll at bat than McLouth.

Squirmy Ray

December 15th, 2010
4:32 pm

Rome Is Burned Out

Brooklyn Braves Brawler

December 15th, 2010
4:35 pm

Question for you Carroll,

Last year, I counted over 28 unsigned 2009 draft picks, and at least 17 2010 draft picks. Why did so many not sign, and how long can the Braves hold on to their draft rights? Did most of them decide go to college?

dallas

December 15th, 2010
4:39 pm

what about that ss from dominican republic, got in trouble for taking money.

mudcat

December 15th, 2010
4:39 pm

Thanks for the update! Can’t wait for the young Bravos to show their stuff!

shadetree

December 15th, 2010
4:42 pm

Prado is our 3rd baseman for the next 10 years people.

shadetree

December 15th, 2010
4:44 pm

PRADO!!! PRADO!!! PRADO!!!

Carroll Rogers

December 15th, 2010
4:47 pm

Brooklyn Braves, a lot of them choose to go to college and increase their stock there. Deadline to sign them is Aug. 15, or somewhere around there. If unsigned, they can go back into the next year’s draft unless they go to a four-year college, then they’ve got to wait until after their junior year to re-enter the draft. Would be a great rule for basketball if you ask me.

Brooklyn Braves Brawler

December 15th, 2010
4:59 pm

How different are the rule for the International draft?

kirkinga

December 15th, 2010
5:01 pm

Until these guys prove they can get out major league hitters, it is dumb to trade JJ or Hanson who both have the same agent.

Are people planning on wanting to use Hanson as trade bait as well? Seems you would since there are so many replacements.

Can you imagine if the Braves had traded a young Glavine or Smoltz back when they first showed they could pitch successfully in the majors? The organization had other supposed great young arms in the system and on the team but they had the good sense to pay and keep proven young starters. Once Chipper and Lowe are gone, there will be enough money to pay for JJ, Hanson and the young core talent on this team.

JJ has had one mediocre season plagued by injury. His two previous seasons he was lights out and among the best in all of baseball. If he continues to be among the best then he should be kept and paid accordingly just as the Braves kept and paid their previous top notch pitchers.

There’s no point in developing great young pitchers and then giving them away (Joba and Gardner? Really?). We don’t know yet who in this bunch will be successful and who will be a bust. We do know that when he is healthy, JJ is very close to elite.

If it comes to him having to be traded, then you get elite prospects and/or proven major league talent in return, you certainly do not settle for some of the suggested returns mentioned in the comments.

Everyone is all breathless over the Phillies rotation, if the projections of these prospects are even close to true, then the Braves are going to have to pay people. Boras is an ass and maybe criminal, but that doesn’t mean we should give away JJ or Hanson. If we want to compete we have to pay the talent we develop and stop taking for granted that there will always be suitable and cheap replacements.

iTiSi

December 15th, 2010
5:03 pm

Someone asked why Craig Kimbrel is all the way down to #5 on the list after what he did at the end of last season. I agree, he seems to get no respect, and no one, nobody was any better. It took forever for the AJC writers to even give him any respect. I recall 2 or 3 articles when his name wasn’t even mentioned after practically striking out everyone. It has me perplexed as to why he gets overlooked so much. There were a couple of times BC even seemed to ignore him, and it would have made a difference in key spots.

jebstuart

December 15th, 2010
5:24 pm

What is matt Young’s situation? He shows on 7 day Injured reserve for Navajoa and hasn’t played for 3 weeks or so?

Pop

December 15th, 2010
5:39 pm

kirkinga, There’s not a damn thing wrong with Brett Gardner are Joba Chamberlain. Most every team would love to have them. esp. Brett.

Squirmy Ray

December 15th, 2010
5:40 pm

Me so homey.

Pop

December 15th, 2010
5:42 pm

Oh, I’m not breathless about Phillies…I only worry about my own team the Braves.

Frank Wrench

December 15th, 2010
6:10 pm

Freeman is not the answer, after 10 years we’ll look back and see that Adam LaRoche had a much better career.

Carlos Quniten is the Answer!

Heyward, McLouth, Quinten across the OF
Jones 1B

thehonus

December 15th, 2010
6:22 pm

with so many horses in the stable, at what point do the braves create a package around one of these RHPers and make a deal for a player like Rasmus?

Troy

December 15th, 2010
6:26 pm

Braves need to trade for Braun!!! I think it would take a package of JJ, Beachy, and Vizcaino. But we’d still get to keep Teheran, Delgado, and Minor.

Troy

December 15th, 2010
6:28 pm

And yes, Prado is the Braves franchise 3B. And Freeman is the franchise 1B. Why go get Quinten when FF is gonna be better then him this year?

Troy

December 15th, 2010
6:30 pm

Man, look at that lineup

1. Prado CF
2. Heyward RF
3. Braun LF
4. Uggla 2B
5. McCann C
6. Chipper 3B
7. Freeman 1B
8. Gonzo SS

Troy

December 15th, 2010
6:33 pm

And our rotation…
Hudson, Hanson, Lowe, Minor, and Teheran (if he has a great spring training). If needs be, we got KK still who will give us a 5th starter with an ERA of 4. Plus, we got KMeds in august hopefully.

MPIMENTEL

December 15th, 2010
7:28 pm

DON´T TRADE ANY PITCHING PROSPECT… WE DON´T KNOW WHICH ONE WILL BECOME A FONT LINER STARTER… REMEMBER THE EARLY 90´S TRADE THE DODGERS AND EXPOS MADE…A VERY GOOD 2ND BASEMAN CALLED DELINO DESHIELDS FOR A 160 POUNDS STARTER… I CANNOT REMEMBER HIS NAME… I THINK IS …PEDRO MARTINEZ… DO YOU REMEMBER HIM…

ugaaccountant

December 15th, 2010
7:46 pm

We’re not getting Braun and Teheran’s not going to be on the opening day roster this year.

But, we do have a great group of prospects.

richbrave

December 15th, 2010
8:13 pm

DAVEinDALLAS(NC):

BTW where exactly is DALLAS in N.C.?

COLE ROHRBAUGH has struggled mightly for the past two seasons. This past season was especially disheartening. Hurt most of the season from what I picked up here and there during rthe season. Don’t know what the nature of his injury/injuries is/are.

6′3″ 205, 23 years old, lefthander.

His line at MYRTLE A+: 0-3, 7 G, 4 GS, 16.2 IP, 27 H, 21 R, 20 ER, 4 HR, 11 BB, 16 SO, 10.80 ERA, 2.28 WHIP, .360 AverageAgainst. If he can’t get back to his earlier minor’s numbers this upcoming season, frankly, I think he’s done.

Vahidawg

December 15th, 2010
9:33 pm

Trade all 10 for evan longoria/beckham

Thadsdad

December 15th, 2010
9:36 pm

Is the Phils’ rotation stacked?
Of course.
One of best ever?
Possibly.
But were the Giants the best team in baseball last year?
I could make a million arguments they were not.
But they were the best team for a month, and in MLB that’s all that really counts.
Philadelphia’s rotation – barring injury – is almost certain to put them in the postseason. But when it gets into the playoffs, you never know.
Lee and Halladay weren’t lights out in this past postseason, just ask the aforementioned World Champs.
In this day and age, all you have to do is get into the playoffs to have a chance, and the Braves are certainly good enough to get there.

JoHn Scherholtz

December 15th, 2010
9:58 pm

Good to hear the scouting report on our fine prospect Julio. Seeing as the Phillies just got Cliff Lee. It is officially time to panic. I shall trade this fine prospect for a a piece we need now. Who is in the last year of their contract and that we won’t have any chance of re-signing?

TampaGator

December 15th, 2010
10:07 pm

Baseball is becoming like the NBA….the league of have and have nots.

Now…the NFL wants to join them with their lock out plan next year.

When does next year’s college football season begin? But I am sure that will be infected soon too…if it hasn’t already.

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