Vote For Your Favorite Arms

I’m suspecting we’ll have better participation, as some of you may be off work, trapped at home with kids, or telecommuting thanks to last night’s snowstorm (our official opinion remains the same).

As before, send your Top 10 list to enfieldmass-top10arms[at]yahoo[dot]com (link will open your preferred email client) or post them in the comments. The plan is to write the post on Wednesday morning.

Same methodology… I’ll compile the selections, weight them in reverse order (#1 = 10 points, #2 = 9 points… #9 = 2 points, #10 = 1 point) and then post the results along with my observations.

The only restriction: You can’t vote for anyone who is not a prospect (defined as having a rookie status, which is less than 130AB, 50IP, or 45 days of service during the 25-man roster limit period). Sorry, but that means Taylor Jordan and Tanner Roark aren’t eligible. Likewise for Xavier Cedeno, who has a low IP total but too much service time.

Nathan Karns, Erik Davis, and Christian Garcia are eligible, but are 26, 27, and 28 respectively. For some folks, their advanced age renders them non-prospects, though others will surely disagree. Not influence the results, but there were some much younger arms in the GCL that might merit your consideration.

Author: Luke Erickson

Since 2009, Luke Erickson has been chief writer, editor, and bottle-washer of Potomac is his home base as a season-ticket holder, but he has visited every affiliate north of Florida at least once, with multiple trips to Hagerstown and Harrisburg.

6 thoughts on “Vote For Your Favorite Arms”

  1. i agree with andrew but I would place Purke higher…..Mooneyham between Karns and Voth. Nic Lee in Purke spot as he
    gets bumped ahead of Solis.
    any more farm signings besides Oscar Tejeda???

  2. This was very difficult – in part because the Nats just have more arms in the queue, and also because of the balance of considerations. I tended to like those closer to the majors as being more sure things while also being aware of age-to-level issues. The top three were easy, but after that it was not. The #10 slot was very difficult to award, as there were about five other guys it could easily have gone to. Without further ado:

    1. Lucas Giolito
    2. A.J. Cole
    3. Sammy Solis
    4. Christian Garcia (gets a pass from me on age because of injury history – and his stuff is SO good when healthy!)
    5. Nate Karns
    6. Austin Voth
    7. Matt Purke
    8. Jake Johansen
    9. Hector Silvestre
    10. Aaron Barrett

    Honorable mentions to: Richie Mirowski; Blake Schwartz; Taylor Hill; Neil Holland; Blake Treinen; Matt Swynenberg; and Nicholas Pivetta.

  3. 1.Giolito
    2. Cole
    3. Solis
    4. Johansen
    5. Karns
    6. Purke
    7. Voth
    8. Barrett
    9. T. Hill
    10. Mirowski

    Honorable Mention to Garcia, Davis, Treinan, Mooneyham, Schwartz, Pivetta, Benincasa, and Silvestre.

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