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Prospect ranking season is upon us. It started on Monday with our 2013 Top 10 right-handed pitching prospects list. Each day, we’ll be revealing another Top 10 by position list, until we’re ready to unveil this year’s Top 100 on Jan. 29 (Top 50 show on MLB Network and streamed on MLB.com at 9 p.m. ET). Here’s the schedule:
Tuesday: Left-handed pitchers
Thursday: Third basemen
Saturday: Second basemen
Sunday: First basemen
You may have noticed a new twitter handle introduced – @mlbpipeline — that we’re using to announce these lists. You may also have noticed that there have been some technical difficulties with it. We’re hoping those will be resolved soon and that can be THE place to find out about prospect info from us on Twitter. So keep trying if you were trying to follow and couldn’t.
In the past, when the Team Top 20 lists have launched (Week of Feb. 4, for those curious), I’ve posted something I called OMG — One More Guy. That, basically, is who would potentially be No. 21 on the list. I thought I should do something similar for the position lists, especially when seeing reaction from some about who is/isn’t on the list.
With that in mind, here are the RHP who would be 11-15, if we were to go that deep:
Julio Teheran, Braves — Star has faded a bit, but still very young and ready for another shot.
Carlos Martinez, Cardinals — Sometimes known as “Little Pedro,” he has electric stuff in smaller pitching frame
Kyle Zimmer, Royals — 2012 first-rounder could move very quickly through the KC system
Aaron Sanchez, Blue Jays — There are those who think he has the most upside among all those young Jays pitchers (current and former)
Kevin Gausman, Orioles — LSU star who went No. 4 overall in last June’s Draft, should join Dylan Bundy in Baltimore in the near future
I’ll be back soon with Who’s Next for the lefties….
And now back to our regularly scheduled programming…
Well, first, a quick shout out to Cory Spangenberg, the first first-round pick to sign. The No. 10 overall pick came to terms with the Padres officially on June 10. The next day, No. 29 overall, Joe Panik, signed with the San Francisco Giants. Both first-rounders will begin their pro careers in the short-season Northwest League, which begins its season on Friday, June 17. Spangenberg’s Eugene Emeralds will travel to Panik’s Salem-Keizer Volcanoes June 22-24.
You can keep up with all the Draft signings with MLB.com’s handy-dandy Draft history section, which contains every pick from every Draft. I’ll try to post updates here when I get them.
Now back to the usual Top 50 updates on Mondays. I know it’s been a few weeks, but we’ll stick with the same Player/Pitcher of the Week formats. First, the hitters… and kudos to Mike Moustakas and Dee Gordon for getting call ups to the bigs!
Hitter of the week: Putting the big league debuts aside, it’s hard to look past what No. 1 prospect Mike Trout is doing, isn’t it? Still a teenager, he’s now sixth in the Texas League in average, fifth in OPS and second in steals. Last week, he went 12-for-26, with three triples, one homer, one RBI and five steals in six attempts.
Some notes on pitchers. John Lamb needed Tommy John surgery; Tyler Matzek got demoted; Jordan Lyles made his big-league debut and Shelby Miller got bumped up to Double-A, all since the last time I updated.
Pitcher of the Week: Julio Teheran lowered his Triple-A ERA to 1.91 with a gem on June 9. The young right-hander went eight shutout innings, allowing just three hits while walking none. He struck out 11. He’s got a 0.64 ERA now in two June starts
It’s been far too long and frankly, I’ve run out of excuses. So I’ll just finally pick up the thread of adding candidates for Minor League Pitcher of the Year honors. In case you forgot — and I wouldn’t blame you — the first post about MiLB PiTY mentioned Joe Gardner, John Lamb and Michael Pineda. Here, at long last, are a few more potential candidates.
Christopher Archer, RHP, Cubs: Originally drafted by the Indians in 2006, Archer has kind of flown under the radar, but it’s time to get to know him after the year he’s had in 2010. He’s fifth in the minors with a 1.97 ERA and first overall with a .190 batting average against. He’s pitched at two levels and compiled 126 K’s in 118 2/3 IP for a 9.56 K/9 ratio. At 14-2, he’s tied for the Minor League lead in wins. Still just 21, he’s been better since he moved up to Double-A, always a good sign: 7-1, 0.58 ERA in 8 starts, .169 BAA.
Kenneth McNutt, RHP, Cubs: The Cubs seem to be doing quite well in the “pitchers dominating that no one knows about” category. He actually goes by “Trey,” and the 2009 draftee is having one heckuva first full year. He just turned 21 and has split the year between the Class A Midwest League and Class A Advanced Florida State League. Combined, he’s fourth overall with a 1.87 ERA and third with a .195 BAA. He’s gone a perfect 9-0 and has 107 K’s in 91 2/3 IP. for a 10.5 K/9 ratio.
Matt Packer, LHP, Indians: Can’t ignore the MiLB ERA leader, can we? The 2009 draftee has spent nearly all of the year in Class A Lake County, where as a 22-year-old he’s a touch old to be considered a “prospect.” That being said, he’s done nothing but pitch well while starting and relieving. He got double-jumped to Double-A and gave up one earned run over seven innings, so maybe there’s something more here. Let’s see how he finishes up, but his 1.58 ERA and his 0.94 WHIP (good for third) make him belong on this list.
Julio Teheran, RHP, Braves: He’s not here only because someone recommended him in comments. The 19-year-old has been promoted not once, but twice, and continued to excel. Now in Double-A, the right-hander has a combined 2.34 ERA and .204 batting average against. he’s 11th overall in strikeouts with 138 K’s. His 1.02 WHIP is 10th and is seventh with that BAA. He’s averaging 10.44 K/9 for the year and his 4.18 K/BB ratio is nothing to sneeze at, either.
As always, feel free to make more recommendations in comments. It’s coming up on draft signing deadline time, so I’ll probably be focused on that until the deadline passes on Monday night.