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Cape Fear Update: First Base

I was really looking forward to Wily Mo doing an Around the Cape of Cuddles or whatever for each of the positions, but he's been busy going to yard sales with John's wife, I guess.  Anyway, I'm procrastinating research work so I thought I'd do an updated look at the upper parts of Wily Mo's list:

His Top 100 guys

  • Daric Barton, OAK : 211/330/317 in 49 MLB games.
  • Joey Votto, CIN : 273/339/533 in 47 MLB games.
  • ...
  • Lars Anderson, BOS : 277/383/484 in 41 A+ games (Cal)
  • Chris Marrero, WAS : 238/332/419 in 47 A+ games (Car)
  • Chris Davis, TEX : 333/376/618 in 46 AA games; now at AAA
  • ...
  • Andrew Lambo, LA : 268/325/447 in 48 A games (MWL)
  • Nick Weglarz, CLE : 272/430/437 in 45 A+ games (Car)
  • Jordan Brown, CLE : 297/352/415 in 31 AAA games (INT)
  • Chris Carter II, OAK : 212/322/458 in 49 A+ games (Cal)
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    Other candidates (quickly tiered):

     

  • Kyle Blanks, SD: 292/392/404 in 47 AA games (Tex)
  • ...
  • Matt Sweeney, ANA
  • Sean Doolittle, OAK: 335/425/627 in 49 A+ games (CAL)
  • Chris Carter I, BOS : 305/357/487 in 50 AAA games (INT)
  • Juan Miranda, NYY: 271/405/421 in 32 AAA games (INT)
  • ...
  • Cody Johnson, ATL: 230/298/431 in 48 A games (SAL)
  • Anthony Rizzo, BOS: 373/402/446 in 21 A games (SAL) (diagnosed w/ lymphoma)
  • Brandon Snyder, BAL: 269/314/425 in 45 A+ games (CAR)
  • Freddie Freeman, ATL: 287/327/484 in 48 A games (SAL)
  • Yohermyn Chavez, TOR: 224/277/348 in 44 A games (MWL)
  •  

  • Jeff Larish, DET: 274/369/589 in 52 AAA games (INT)
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    So, the big risers in value for me are Chris Davis, Sean Doolittle, and Jeff Larish; I think each takes a bump up in the prospect strata.  Doolittle probably a couple bumps as he's now a top 50 prospect, I think. Votto looks like the real deal and I would guess he's lining himself up for Paul Konerko's career.

    I think Weglarz is the sleeper as power is supposed to be his big tool.  He's showing himself to be an OBP machine and if the power turns on like it should then we're looking at a wet dream number three hitter.

    There were more guys on Wily Mo's list but I can only procrastinate for so long.

    I'd recommend adding Jovan Rosa in the Cubs org as a first base sleeper; he's played some first, some third, and is hitting 312/393/471 as a 20 year old in the MWL.

     

     

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