Feb 072014
 


Picking Low-A is a matter of guessing who will move along from Auburn and who might be held back. The former is fairly common, but the latter isn’t. With High-A, it’s not so much who might be held back but who will be kept down by the FAs in AA and AAA (this is less of a factor than in the the dark times of ’07-’10, when 70+ players would be in the big camp and nearly 15 of them were major-leaguers).

With that in mind, here’s what I thought the 2013 P-Nats would be (mistakes in red, wrong roles in blue):

CA – Nieto
1B – Keyes
2B – Dykstra
SS – Ortega
3B – Sanchez
OF – Burns
OF – Taylor
OF – Souza
DH – Ramsey
BCA – Leonida
BIF – J. Miller
BIF – Kelso
BOF – Oduber

Like Hagerstown, I was much more accurate with my prediction than in the two previous years, getting 10 of 13 players right and seven of 13 roles correct. I don’t feel so bad about getting the roles wrong because both Sanchez and Dykstra have been shifting around the infield for the past couple of seasons. Missing on Souza was also a happy mistake because it meant that he finally got the bump to AA.

Despite my success thus far, I have no illusions that I’ll be as accurate with this set of predictions, either. But that’s not the point — giving us fodder for discussion (and maintaining site traffic, natch) is!

CA – Severino
1B – Pleffner
2B – Renda
SS – S. Perez
3B – McQuillan
OF – Wooten
OF – Mesa
OF – B. Miller
DH – Ramos
BCA – Manuel
BIF – Norfork
BIF – Soriano
BOF – Piwnica-Worms

  6 Responses to “Guessing The Rosters, Part Two”

  1. Are there 2 Norforks in the system? So you don’t think Kelso comes back to repeat A+?

    • No, just the one Norfork. As for Kelso, I don’t have a lot of confidence that we’ll see him again. If he does, he’ll be used like Justin Miller and Mike Gilmartin.

  2. Agree Kelso and Khayan could be
    Platoon options especially Kelso
    @ 3b along with some Wooten.

    A thought- if the Chisox would acquire that
    Ballyhooed Rays catcher might mean
    Nieto could be on way back ?

  3. Thoughts on a starting rotation?

    Some combination of Purke, Mooneyham, Turnbull, Encarnacion, Demny, Rauh, ???

    • That’s a future set of posts, Mick ;-)

      But that is a good pool to start from, plus Nick Lee and Dixon Anderson (if he’s healthy).

  4. Lee is a sleeper
    Only us real nerds wonder how Rizzo will
    Sew up that Hairston/ Cubs deal
    PT NL going in each direction

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