2012 Atlanta Braves Top Prospect List: Comparison

Comparing Top 2012 Braves Prospect Lists

Baseball America posted their Top 10 Atlanta Braves prospect list yesterday. You have to be a BA subscriber to access the scouting reports, but the list is free to all.

I thought it might be fun to compare their list to my list which I published back on October 12th.


1) Sickels: Julio Teheran, RHP; Baseball America: Teheran.
2) Sickels: Arodys Vizcaino, RHP; Baseball America: Vizcaino
3) Sickels: Randall Delgado, RHP; Baseball America: Delgado
4) Sickels: Andrelton Simmons, SS; Baseball America: Simmons
5) Sickels: Sean Gilmartin, LHP; Baseball America: Gilmartin
6) Sickels: Edward Salcedo, 3B; Baseball America: Salcedo
7) Sickels: J.J. Hoover, RHP; Baseball America: Tyler Pastornicky
8) Sickels: Tyler Pastornicky, SS; Baseball America: Zeke Spruill
9) Sickels: Zeke Spruill, RHP; Baseball America; Christian Bethancourt
10) Sickels: Christian Bethancourt, C; Baseball America: Brandon Drury, 3B
13) Sickels: Brandon Drury

The only difference in the list is that they prefer young third baseman Brandon Drury over pitcher J.J. Hoover.

This is a difference in analytical styles. Drury has a higher ceiling, being a possible major league starting third baseman with good tools, however he was in the Appalachian League last year. True, he hit .347 down there, but he also posted a dismal 6/35 BB/K in 265 at-bats, which makes me cautious despite the positive scouting reports. Hoover, meanwhile, is ready for the majors now and could be effective as either a starter or reliever. Bill Bellow, who wrote the Braves list for BA, mentioned Hoover positively in the team chat but did not indicate where he would rank.

If you guys find this sort of comparison to be interesting, I will do one for each team as the BA lists come out.

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