go birds wrote:
Also I'm glad to see cox checking in at 4.
Is it a forgone conclusion he will not be playing at 2b?
Disappointed to see rosenthal rated so low. I have high hopes for him.
I would say that Cox's best position is "trade bait". Now that Freese is the biggest Cardinals postseason hero since ... ever... I just don't see them moving him anytime soon. And I'm going to go out on a very sturdy limb and suggest that Freese is easily Cox's superior in the field, so I dismiss any suggestion of moving Freese to 1b. He's Descalso's superior in the field as well, though the club doesn't know it yet.
Anyway, Rosenthal is rated pretty close to where I would have him, and BA is including several guys that most other lists have already graduated...
1. Shelby Miller RHP 70/Medium
2. Carlos MartineZ RHP 65/High
3. Oscar Taveras OF 60/High
4. Zack Cox 3B 55/Medium
5. Kolten Wong 2B 55/Medium
6. Tyrell Jenkins RHP 60/High
9. Matt Adams 1B 50/Medium
10. Jordan Swagerty RHP 50/Medium
11. Trevor Rosenthal RHP 50/Medium
If you cut out the major leaguers, then the list looks looks right. It's debatable about whether you could put him ahead of Adams or Swagerty, but since all three players received the same grade, what difference does it make? I think that Rosenthal coming in at 11 just shows how deep our system is right now. It wasn't too long ago that a guy like Rosenthal would have been in the 2-4 range. Now he could be anywhere from 8-16 depending on how much you like other guys (like Tilson or Kelly or Carpenter).
Q: What year is it?
A: Ty Wigginton