Almost lost among the chatter of the 40-man roster moves, Baseball America released its first 2021 Top 10 List:
- Cade Cavalli, RHP (’20 Draft Pick)
- Jackson Rutledge, RHP (3)
- Cole Henry, LHP (’20 Draft Pick)
- Yasel Antuna, SS (9)
- Andry Lara, RHP (7)
- Jeremy De La Rosa, OF (’18 IFA)
- Tim Cate, LHP (5)
- Eddie Yean, RHP (’17 IFA)
- Mason Denaburg, RHP (8)
- Wil Crowe, RHP (4)
I’m not sure how much I can fault BA for keeping Mason “But He’s Still Only 21” Denaburg in the Top 10. It’s certainly possible that he’s healed and starting to live up
the hype his potential, but absent any real games or real scouting…
However, I do think keeping Wil Crowe in the Top 10 in light of his age (26) and how he looked this past summer (bad) does smack of its usual incumbency habit. Unless I missed the news of Drew Mendoza or Matt Cronin getting into a car wreck or coming down with Nats’ elbow, it would seem to me that either would be a candidate to replace Crowe.
There wasn’t much to be gleaned from the BA Prospect chat, which accompanies each team’s top 10 on BA. Jake Irvin’s UCL replacement might have been news to the MASN commenters, but not us. Most of the conversation was about Israel Pineda, Antuna, Carter Kieboom, and fan favorites like Jake Noll and BrAAAAndon Snyder.
As always, feel free to discuss in the comments…