76-100: The Wait’s Over, It’s Here.

Normal disclaimer:

I’m here only to make people aware of these players. Guys that can potentially one day make an impact on the Seattle organization. Further more this is based off my own unprofessional opinion. If you have a problem with these rankings and feel you can present a case where one player deserves to be ranked over another go right ahead. I’ll listen.

I’m still rather green to this whole process and I would love some feed back. I do this as a means for us fans to track the progress of some of the more important names in the organization.

with that … here it is.

76 Daniel Carroll 22 OF 2007 Draft (3) (A) High Desert
77 Francisco Valdivia 19 RHRP IFA Arizona League
78 Ben Versnik 22 RHRP (38) Draft 2010 (low A) Clinton
79 Stefen Romero 22 3B (12) Draft 2010 (low A) Clinton
80 Alexis Palma 18 OF IFA Arizona League
81 Scott Savastano 24 1b/lf (28) Draft 2008 (AAA) Tacoma
82 Fray Martinez 21 RHRP IFA (A) High Desert
83 Matthew Bischoff 23 RHSP (20) Draft 2010 (low A) Clinton
84 Stephen Landazuri 19 RHSP Draft 2010 (Short Season) Pulaski
85 Brandon Haveman 24 cf (29) Draft 2009 (AA) Jackson
86 Jonathan Hesketh 24 LHRP (20) Draft 2009 (AA) Jackson
87 Evan Sharpley 24 3b/1b (50) Draft 2009 (low A) Clinton
88 Derrick Saito 23 LHRP Trade (royals) (A) High Desert
89 Edlando Seco 22 LHSP IFA (low A) Clinton
90 Tim Boyce 24 RHSP (44) Draft 2010 (low A) Clinton
91 Osmel Morales 18 RHSP IFA VESL
92 Jandy Sena 21 RHSP (23) Draft 2010 (Short Season) Everett
93 Preston Vancil 24 RHRP Undrafted FA (low A) Clinton
94 Kenn Kasparek 25 RHSP (12) Draft 2008 (AA) Jackson
95 Daniel Mata 17 RHSP IFA VESL
96 Yao Wen Chang 20 RHSP IFA (Short Season) Everett
97 Jorge Agudelo 21 2B IFA (low A) Clinton
98 Robert Anston 22 OF (23) Draft 2010 (low A) Clinton
99 Denny Almonte 22 OF (2) Draft 2007 (A) High Desert
100 Miguel Brito 18 3b/1b IFA VESL

A Few Thoughts:

  • The last 10 spots changed emensely in the last 3 hours prior to posting this. I can’t believe how many guys I had forgotten and had to try to squeeze on to this (Romero, Saito, Landazuri, Seco) and some just didn’t make the list.
  • I really haven’t ever expended on these rankings before but the thing is that these names are perhapes the most unfamilar of any of the previous names so let me high light a few interesting ones.
  • Alexy Palma, and Daniel Mata are both good names to remember for the coming years. They have yet to hit stateside and look to be potential impact type players.
  • Francisco “Jose” Valdivia was a top IFA signee from 2008. But he fell off the radar after having Tommy John surgery in 2010. I expect good things from him this year and should be another top-end guy coming from the Internation Free Agency. I expect him to be in the top-50 next year at this time.
  • Last IFA I’ll high light is #100 himself Miguel Brito. Brito was part of the 2009 IFA haul. However, according to Prospect Insider there are some various concerns with his age descripiences. Assuming he is 18, he is a great value to the organization.
  • Ben Versnik, could be a solid name to remember for the coming years. He was drafted last year out of a junior college in and stands a large 6’3 240 lbs throwing right-handed heat that sits in the low to mid 90′s and carries heavy sink. Not a lot of information on his secondary pitches but just that they need work.
  • One of the most under rated bats in all of the Top-100, in my opinion, is Scott Savastano. I never hear much about him but I had the priviledge of meeting him and having a solid 20-minute talk with him prior to the West Tennessee/Montgomery game last year. Awesome guy and an interesting bat too. I’m sure most people will say doesn’t hit for enough power/doesn’t walk enough. He’s the type of guy that doesn’t have one tremendous tool but does a lot of things well and he gets looked over a lot in our system.
  • Derrick Saito is another guy who had arm troubles last year. Fell below the radar. I’m not so sure on him being anything tremendous but he has potential and there was some talk last year about him possibly starting. He’s on my watch list for the 2011 season.

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Tags: Alexis Palma Alexy Palma Ben Versnik Brandon Havemen Christian Carmichael Daniel Carroll Daniel Mata Derrick Saito Edlando Seco Evan Sharpley Francisco Valdivia Fray Martinez Jandy Sena Jharmidy De Jesus Jonathan Hesketh Jorge Agudelo Jose Valdivia Kenn Kasparek Matthew Bischoff Miguel Brito Osmel Morales Preston Vancil Robert Anston Scott Savastano Stefen Romero Stephen Landazuri Taylor Stanton Tim Boyce

  • http://www.marinercentral.com Lonnie

    Thanks for taking the time to put this list together, Harrison. It’s nice to see someone with the fortitude to actually attempt such an endevor.

    While I could easily argue about the placement of some of the players in your rack and stack, most of it would be a fight between my opinion and yours, which is kind of stupid and pointless.

    There is one guy that I think you aren’t giving enough credit, and I think that when the coming season is completed you’ll be doing the old forehead slap. Kenn Kasparek is a top 25 talent and is probably sitting second in line behind Blake Beavan in the starting pitching hierarchy. If KK does what I think he is capable of doing in AA he might leap over Beavan and be the “next great thing”.


    • Harrison Crow

      Trust me Lonnie, looking at this list there are plenty of guys I already want to move around. But I’ll wait until Mid-April to start any changes. I realllllly need to finish my draft prep.

      As for KK. I’m just not a fan right now, should he be up higher?? Yeah I’ll conceed that. As a right hander he sits in the High 80s touching the low 90s. He gets below average swing and misses on his pitches. So he’s a pitch-to-contact guy.

      But then you look at his huge drop in ground balls and he isn’t able keep down the walks that Beavan or Fister manage. A guy that is going to be a pitch to contact guy must be able to keep the ball in the park and keep people off the base.

      If he can get back up over 40+% mark I think I may have a bit more faith. But it’s more than him just being at High Desert. Look at the guys that have pitched there and maintained their rates. Fister, Hill, Vasquez and Pineda (ect …). There are plenty of guys that have gone through high desert and kept their ground ball rates.

      Not saying he can’t be more but right now he has a future as a middle relief ceiling to me and ironically he pitched pretty well there in his small sample sized 5-Innings out of the pen last year.

      • http://www.marinercentral.com Lonnie

        With Kasparek, we should know something within the next few weeks about how the Mariners view him. When I left on Sunday I talked to him a bit and he is still hanging tough with the AAA group. If he breaks camp and heads to Tacoma things could get very interesting.

        Although not a great achievement anymore (snicker), Double-K made Michael Saunders look absolutely foolish in an inter squad game.


  • http://Retired maqman

    Not familiar with any of those guys, however the depths of my ignorance are uncharted. At least now I might recognize their names. Thanks for the input on KK Lonnie, I’ll keep an eye on him.

  • http://sportstatistics.blogspot.com/ Leffty

    speaking of all the young guys, why isn’t Saunders getting the start in Left Field over Bradley on Opening Day (or the whole year)?


    These guys think he should