Nov 302011
 

Our little experiment in crowdsourcing was enough of a success that I’d like to try it again to select the Top 10 pitching prospects. Send your Top 10 pitching prospects to natsprospects[at]gmail[dot]com (Link opens your preferred email client).

Same methodology… I’ll compile them, weight them in reverse order (#1 = 10 points, #2 = 9 points… #9 = 2 points, #10 = 1 point) and we’ll have fodder for discussion. When I hit a sizable number of submissions, I’ll update this post to let people know we’ve hit a critical mass.

I expect this to be bit more contentious. Pitchers are a breed apart and are often the stuff of myth, legend, and lore. They certainly seem to elicit some of the strongest emotions here, particularly for the some of the older guys that are on the cusp of either making it or becoming OGs, or the ones that “just get guys out,” typically with a warmer vs. a heater.

  8 Responses to “Crowdsourcing Redux”

  1. Sent mine in, This one was much harder than the hitters IMO. Chosing between Jordan, Martin, Estevez, Garcia, etc for the last few spots was not easy

  2. Jordan and Estevez, in my humble opinion, jeff550. A pitcher I like who nobody ever mentions is Bobby Hansen. He’s been injured but when he pitches he seems to do very well. That doesn’t mean he’s in my top ten but…

    • I’m with you on having a good opinion of Bobby Hansen – just wish he could stay healthy. The health issues, even when minor make the pitching lists much more volitile, imo.

    • I went with Estevez and Martin. I mostly went with Martin to try and further convice SueD that he should have been the #5 prospect for the Harrisburg pitchers ;)

  3. That’s such a great story on Jack Swift, for all those who haven’t read the links on this story, a look at a time that really no longer exists. Worth reading more than once.

  4. I’ve got a feeling that this might take a bit longer than the hitters’ poll did, but I promise not to seem impatient or petulant (even as a joke) about not seeing results.

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