Don't know a ton about those two but I think that Eddie Rosario i've heard good things about him but he's still a couple years away yet and Hicks may have a chance to get a lot of playing time this year and really show us what he can do. Arcia I heard good things about him but I don't if he'll be in 2A or 3A to start the year? Would also be nice if Sano could maybe by the end of the year reach 2A by this years end.
I believe the baseball america list was from before the trades like you said.
I think remaking its we may have to take out Hicks and Gibson, because both have a chance to play major games with the Majors this year.
Meyer would definatly be the #1 pitching prospect that we now have. I would say he would slate behind Sano, Buxton, and Arcia. He has the potential to be a power pitcher, so in my mind he is one of the most important prospects the Twins have because we need a #1 guy so bad.
1. Sano- Pretty much the Twins consensus #1 prospect. Looks to be a huge power hitter. Only turning 20, and he has been in the system for a few years, mostly has to work on consistancy. Wait and see if he will bring a decent avg with him in the Majors, but if he works on consistancy it is posible to expect avg and power. Defense maybe the biggest concern.
2. Buxton- Maybe our #1 by next year, but its early so I would give the edge to Sano. Buxton has the potential to be a 5 tool player. Projects to be a speedy power hitting center fielder. Only the future knows but if he should be a cant miss starter at the least. Buxton already has a hose of an arm that would be MLB ready now to throw out players from Center, a huge upgrade from Revere.
3. Arcia- Another option in the OF. He also has Power like Sano, also seems to struggle with striking out. Should be ready before Sano though. Also only 21 so he has a few years to straighten everything out.
4. Meyer- Throws hard, fastball clocked around 98. Has a high ceiling. Could be a #1 guy, but should at least pan out to a 2. Twins much need a top of the rotation guy. He has time to work on his other pitches including his big slider. He is 23 and a tall man, standing 6'9" I just like the idea of having a pitching prospect in general.
5. Berrios- Pitching prospect from this past years supplemental draft, Berrios throws strikes. Above avg power with movement with secondary pitches. He also can project to a top of the rotation guy.
6. Rosario- For our sake I hope he can develope into a 2B. We have so much depth in the OF we could use some middle of the IF guys in our farm system. On Base Pec a plus, knows how to get on with walks and avg. Ok power, it is just really about continued groth and where he developes in the field.
7. May- Could end up a middle starter, most likely a bullpen guy. Needs a LOT of work with comand and hittin the strike zone. But has a good arm, and could develop a huge breaking ball if he finds it in the minors
8. Kepler- German OF, very athletic, very raw. In a few years we may make this list and he may not be with the Majors and also not on this list.
9. Bard- BOS Daniel Bards Brother, projects about the same. Relief pitcher.
10. Harrison- 3B- Hopefully developes else where with Sano the cornerstone.
Thats my take on the list. Now I took out Hicks and Gibson, just figuring with how young the Twins are they will be callin on theses two early if not opening day, so I stuck to guys who most likely wont see the majors.
I have to say I'm a little disappointed that Eddie Rosario (OF/2B) did not make the top 100. On top of that we also have Jose Berrios (SP), Max Kepler (OF), and newly acquired Trevor May (SP). Notice the stockpile of outfielders... I think it's time they start transitioning a few of these guys to infield positions. There's already talk of moving Sano away from 3B due to his size and terrible defense. I like seeing Rosario getting time at 2B.
I really like the bright spots in the starting pitching. If our prospects pan out and avoid being relief pitchers we could have a pretty good rotation in the near future:
Not really a Twins fan, but I do follow. It probabaly wouldn't hurt to play Sano, Arcia, and Rosario this year. IMO the 3 best prospects, may as well let them young guys play and get some major league experience. Slim chance for a playoff spot, let em play and learn from mistakes, throw in some film time and strenghth training, all 3 will be a better ball player this time next year.