Saturday, January 24, 2009

Baseball Prospectus's Top 11 Nationals Prospects

BP is the last major publication to post their Nationals top prospects list. To get all the comments you have to be a subscriber, but here's their list:
Four-Star Prospects
1. Jordan Zimmermann, RHP
2. Michael Burgess, RF
3. Ross Detwiler, LHP
Three-Star Prospects

4. Derek Norris, C
5. Jack McGeary, LHP
6. Chris Marrero, 1B
7. Destin Hood, LF
8. J.P. Ramirez, OF
9. Esmailyn Gonzalez, SS
Two-Star Prospects

10. Rogearvin Bernadina, CF

11. Adrian Nieto, C

Just Missed: Garrett Mock, RHP; Colton Willems, RHP; Terrell Young, RHP

Before You Ask: Unsigned 2008 first-round pick Aaron Crow would sit atop this list

Notably, Marrero has dropped a category. BP seems to be dropping him farther than others have. Seems odd that he would fall and Detwiler would hold most of his ranking. They too like J.P. Ramirez, but I'm still skeptical. There's a story about Don Slaught using Ramirez's swing as an example of a really good MLB swing, and I think the hype started there and is now overblown. I think Garrett Mock is rated too low here.

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