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Baseball Prospectus List of Top 10 Red Sox Prospects

Discussion in 'Minor League Forums' started by Imbricus, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. Imbricus

    Imbricus Member SoSH Member

    This just came out today, it appears. No big surprises near the top of the list. Travis seems low. Coverage is here, and includes a roundup (at bottom) of averages based on prospect lists released so far.
    1. Jason Groome
    2. Michael Chavis
    3. Bryan Mata
    4. Tanner Houck
    5. Josh Ockimey
    6. Michael Shawaryn
    7. Cole Brannen
    8. Alex Scherff
    9. Lorenzo Cedrola
    10. Sam Travis
  2. DanoooME

    DanoooME Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

    Just got my copy of the bible in the mail and Groome was #78 in the Top 100 and Chavis wasn't ranked.
  3. NJ_Sox_Fan

    NJ_Sox_Fan Member SoSH Member

    Not a very impressive list, that's for sure
  4. Snodgrass'Muff

    Snodgrass'Muff oppresses WARmongers Gold Supporter SoSH Member

    It could be a year from now. Groome and Chavis could move up into the top 50 with strong years, Mata, Houck, and Scherff have the upside to break into the top 100's if they perform, and if Ockimey can figure out how to tap into his raw power a little better, he'll draw a lot of attention as well.

    I also wouldn't be shocked to see Danny Diaz with some buzz after the DSL season wraps up. He's got the tools to be a really nice hitter, though he'd still be a season away from showing up on any top 100's or the Sox top 10 even if everything went perfectly this year.

    Of course, none of that could happen and it shouldn't shock anyone either. There's talent, though. It's just all in the lower minors.
  5. grimshaw

    grimshaw the new rudy SoSH Member

    I am not a big Sam Travis or Josh Ockimey fan, but it is odd that Ockimey is 5 slots ahead of him.
    Both are slow and will contribute little in the field.
    Both have low power output. Both reached AA by age 21.

    Minor league slashes so far
    Travis .295/.360/.434
    Ockimey .248/.364/.410

    I know Ockimey has more raw power, but he also strikes out 29% of the time.
    At least Travis has a good hit tool.
  6. Savin Hillbilly

    Savin Hillbilly loves the secret sauce SoSH Member

    Yes, but in Travis' case that was three years ago now, and he's been trending downward since. Injuries have played a role there, so there's reason to hope he can get back on the train, but at this point the burden of proof is on him to show he can do that. Ockimey is still on the upswing. That's the difference.
  7. grimshaw

    grimshaw the new rudy SoSH Member

    All true. I just think Ockimey has the bigger bust potential while Travis has already made the majors.

    I'd like to see if Ockimey gets pitched to more next year because of his low slugging and batting average in AA. I'm not sure the bat will hold up.

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