November 27, 2006

THE BEST IS YET TO COME:

Top 10 Prospects: Detroit Tigers (Jon Paul Morosi, November 27, 2006, Baseball America)

The most impressive thing here isn't just the quality of the prospects they still have coming but the number of guys from their projected 2010 roster who are already contributing in the majors despite their youth, including almost the whole pitching staff.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 27, 2006 7:29 PM
Comments

That's hardly a stellar review of the Tiger's top 10 prospects by BA. Basically they've got a centerfielder and Miller. Big whoop.

Look for the young arms from this past season, especially Verlander, to experience serious fatigue after the innings that Jimmy put on them this past season.

The Tribe are the favorites for next year, and I wouldn't be surprised to see the Tigers miss out on the playoffs altogether.

Meanwhile, the Yanks have stockpiled pitching that beats that of Detroit. It was Betances not Miller who was the steal of the draft b/c of his signability issues. Joba Chamberlain is a monster who'll be in the rotation by early '08 at the latest. Hughes is, according to john Sickels of milb.com, the best pitching prospect in all baseball. Plus they stole Sanchez from the Tigers, have another primo draft pick in Kennedy from last year, not to mention Garcia, Clippard, and on and on, not even including the bullpen arms.

Talk about your '10 teams.

Cashman is who all Sawx Nation thought Theo was.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at November 27, 2006 9:47 PM

You jinxed them with your World Series prediction, now you're telling us how great they're going to be 4 years down the road. Are you applying some sort of weird BoSox hex? Hmmm, how would Manny look with an English D on his uniform?

Posted by: JimBobElrod at November 27, 2006 9:47 PM

Hughes is a top prospect, though teen arms tend to blow up, and Tabata may be better than a Jose Guillen. The rest of the Yankee system is sketchy.

Posted by: oj at November 27, 2006 11:59 PM

Good stuff, thanks. Hated to see Sanchez go for an old whiner, but he does have a history of injuries.

They rested Verlander a lot this year, he was not overused in any way.

Posted by: Palmcroft at November 28, 2006 7:55 AM
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