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November 27, 2012

Minor League Update

25-Man Roster of Top Prospects Playing in the Dominican Winter League

by Jason Martinez

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With only three makeup games going on in the Dominican Winter League and all of the other leagues off on Monday, I have no player updates for you today. Instead, I put together a 25-man roster of DWL prospects because I really enjoy organizing things into 25-man rosters whenever possible.

So many top prospects are playing in the DWL, so it wasn't that difficult. Only three starting pitchers that I added to the back of the bullpen haven't pitched but are on rosters. There were about 10 really good position player prospects that didn't make the cut. Current DWL stats are listed along with their projected starting level in 2013.  

Starting Lineup

2B Alen Hanson, Pirates (Este-DWL): 0-for-5, BB, K, SB. 2013 projection: Hi-A

2 SS Jurickson Profar, Rangers (Licey-DWL): .590 OPS, HR, 2B, 4 BB, 4 K  2013 projection: Triple-A

3 LF Oscar Taveras, Cardinals (Cibaenas-DWL): .953 OPS, 4 HR, 4 2B, 10 BB, 13 K, 4 SB  2013 projection: Triple-A

4 RF Rymer Liriano, Padres (Licey-DWL): 1-for-14, BB, 3 K 2013 projection: Double-A

1B Mike Olt, Rangers (Licey-DWL): .814 OPS, 2 HR, 4 2B, 12 BB, 17 K 2013 projection: MLB

6 CF Starling Marte, Pirates (Escogido-DWL): .856 OPS, 2 HR, 3 2B, 3B, 11 BB, 17 K, 7 SB  2013 projection: Triple-A

7 C Gary Sanchez, Yankees (Escogido-DWL): .733 OPS, HR, 2B, 2 BB, 6 K 2013 projection: Hi-A

8 3B Miguel Sano, Twins (Este-DWL): .900 OPS, 2 HR, 6 BB, 5 K, SB 2013 projection: Hi-A

Bench

C Christian Bethancourt, Braves (Licey-DWL): .652 OPS, 3 2B, BB, 2 K, SB 2013 projection: Double-A

IF Junior Lake, Cubs (Oriente-DWL): .856 OPS, 2 HR, 7 2B, 9 BB, 31 K, 7 SB 2013 projection: Triple-A

IF Jose Ramirez, Indians (Este-DWL): .860 OPS, 3 2B, 3B,14 BB, 9 K, 5 SB 2013 projection: Hi-A

OF Marcell Ozuna, Marlins (Cibao-DWL): .807 OPS, 8 HR, 9 2B, 9 BB, 333K, 2 SB 2013 projection: Double-A

OF Gregory Polanco, Pirates (Escogido-DWL): .467 OPS, 2 2B, 0 BB, 9 K, SB 2013 projection: Hi-A

Starting Rotation

1 RHP Julio Teheran, Braves (Licey-DWL): 7.07 ERA, 14 IP, 22 H, 5 BB, 9 K 2013 projection: Triple-A

2 RHP Jenrry Mejia, Mets (Licey-DWL): 2.05 ERA, 22 IP, 15 H, 6 BB, 17 K 2013 projection: Triple-A

3 LHP Enny Romero, Rays (Escogido-DWL): 3.12 ERA, 8.2 IP, 10 H, 2 BB, 6 K 2013 projection: Double-A

4 RHP Danny Salazar, Indians (Licey-DWL): 3.86 ERA, 14 IP, 12 H, 4 BB, 17 K 2013 projection: Double-A 

5 RHP Daniel Corcino, Reds (Escogido-DWL): 5.14 ERA, 7 IP, 10 H, 4 BB, 4 K 2013 projection: Triple-A

Bullpen

CL RHP Arquimedes Caminero, Marlins (Este-DWL): 0.73 ERA, 12.1 IP, 6 H, 4 BB, 10 K 2013 projection: Triple-A 

SU RHP Lisalverto Bonilla, Phillies (Escogido-DWL): 8.18 ERA, 11 IP, 16 H, 5 BB, 13 K 2013 projection: Triple-A

SU RHP Maikel Cleto, Cardinals (Licey-DWL): 1.13 ERA, 8 IP, 4 H, 5 BB, 5 K 2013 projection: Triple-A 

MID RHP Jose A. Ramirez, Yankees (Cibao-DWL): 3.38 ERA, 10.2 IP, 8 H, 8 BB, 9 K 2013 projection: Double-A 

MID  RHP Jeurys Familia, Mets (Cibao-DWL): 2013 projection: Triple-A

MID RHP Domingo Tapia, Mets (Cibao-DWL): 2013 projection: Hi-A

LR RHP Adrian Salcedo, Twins (Cibao-DWL): 2013 projection: Hi-A

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jfranco77

I'm here for the obligatory "how many games would these guys win against..." question. Not going to go for the major leagues, but would this squad win the IL or the PCL? Their rotation is probably experienced enough, but the hitters are young. Maybe if you started Segura over Hansen...

Nov 27, 2012 08:12 AM
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timber

Except that Segura is no longer a prospect.

Nov 27, 2012 08:14 AM
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BP staff member Jason Martinez
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Good point. He had a few too many AB's in 2012 and is no longer a rookie. Luckily, there were quite a few other infield prospects to choose from. I'll change it. Thanks!

Nov 27, 2012 09:24 AM
 
BP staff member Jason Martinez
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I think a couple of the young guys would have slow starts, having to adjust to the crafty late 20's journeymen who have been in the minors forever. But eventually, they'd catch up and put up big numbers. Many of these guys are ticketed for Triple-A or Double-A anyways.

Nov 27, 2012 09:23 AM
 
DarinRuf18

interesting to see that you think Starling Marte will start in AAA next year?...why is that? Just curious.

Also, could you see Junior Lake possibly filling the Cubs need at 3B at some point next year?

Nov 28, 2012 06:53 AM
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BP staff member Jason Martinez
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Regarding Lake, I think it's possible but only if Ian Stewart (assuming he's not non-tendered) struggles again, Josh Vitters doesn't progress, and they don't fill the spot this offseason. So I guess I see him as plan D right now. Still needs a full season in Triple-A and needs to show improved plate discipline.

I think my Marte projection has easily been the most questioned this offseason. My thought is that you have Tabata, Snyder, and Marte currently fighting for 2 spots and I still think the Bucs can fill one of those spots via free agency or trade. Tabata is signed long-term and has had some success at the big league level so I'd give him the edge for now. Snyder still has some upside and I think he needs to play regularly to find out if he's going to reach his potential. In Marte's case, I think he was rushed and still probably needs a few months of regular at-bats in Triple-A. The power and speed is intriguing and I think he's going to be a very good player, but 8 BB/50 K in the majors and similar rates in the minors is concerning.

Nov 28, 2012 09:37 AM
 
bloodface

This one is formatted correctly.

Nov 29, 2012 13:12 PM
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