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Trae Turner or Jacob Gatewood?

Discussion in 'Minor League Baseball' started by Eddie Altamonte, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. BenderRobot

    BenderRobot Hello! VIP

    Perennial all-star. We'll trade him for nothing first.
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  2. Spike

    Spike Hammerhead

    Wasnt really a good 1st half. It was a good May. He was awful in April and June.
  3. Eddie Altamonte

    Eddie Altamonte Hammerhead

    Papi is more of an outfielder than a SS right now He might be able to play 3rd base
  4. 97marlin

    97marlin Grasshopper

    True, but he has the potential to be the best bat in the league.
  5. Entendu

    Entendu sXe

    The thing with Turner is that speed is the most easily projectable tool. He's an 8 for sure. With a reasonable translation of his bat into the major leagues, he could be a very good player.

    But I might be biased. I really like fast, contact-type players.
  6. Eddie Altamonte

    Eddie Altamonte Hammerhead

    Just about every website shows Turner as a top 5 pick, most show him as first position player on the board, all of them show him in the top 2 or 3 position players... Papi barely cracks top 100 in most, and none project him to be a SS.

    Per MLB prospect.com here are the top SS prospects
    Trea Turner NC St
    Jacob Gatewood HS Clovis Ca
    Ti'Quan Forbes HS Columbia Ms
    Nicholas Gordon HS Windemere Fl [Dee's Brother)
    Joey Pankake South Carolina South Carolina has moved him to 3rd base/Of
    Kevin Mosequit HS Deerfield Fl
    Milton Ramos HS Hialeah Gardens Fl
    Liam Sabino HS East Stroudsberg Pa
    Casey Turgeon Florida
    Sean Bouchard HS San Diego Ca
    Jonathan Ducoff HS Kingwood Tx
    Reese Cooley HS Fleming Island Fl
    Joe Dunand HS Miami Fl

    BTW if I am not mistaken Joe Dunand may be ARod's nephew
    let me know if I am right
  7. canefandynasty

    canefandynasty Hammerhead

    Trea Turner is the type of player that will register a high WAR because of his superior speed and range at SS. He will be able to stick at SS according to most scouts with solid defense. An all around talent if everything works well, at the very least he's a 5 WAR player at his peak.
  8. Eddie Altamonte

    Eddie Altamonte Hammerhead

    many believe the Marlins should draft top notch catching talent
    Here are the catchers...

    Alex Jackson HS Escondido Ca
    Jackson Reetz HS Hickman Ne
    Chase Vallot HS Youngsville La
    Max Pentecoste Kennesaw St
    Mark Zagunis Virginia Tech
    Brett Austin NC State
    Bryce Carter HS Tulsa Ok
    Aramis Garcia Florida International (my Alma Mater)
    Connor Lynch Georgia Tech
    Benito Santiago HS Pembroke Pines Fl (yes, he is his son}
    Taylor Gushue Florida
    Spence Levine HS Miami Fl
    Michael Cantu HS Corpus Christie Tx
  9. Eddie Altamonte

    Eddie Altamonte Hammerhead

    BTW This organization also lacks any prospect of significance at 1st base

    1st Base

    Kyle Schwarber Indiana
    Kel Johnson HS Palmetto Ga
    JD Davis Cal State-Fullerton
    Keaton McKinney HS Askery Ia
    Casey Gillespie Wichita St
    Gerard Hernandez HS Phoenix Az
    Kevin Cron Texas Christian
    JJ Mantijevic HS North Huntington Fl
    Jeremy Vasquez HS Palm City Fl
    Austin Davidson Pepperdine
  10. Entendu

    Entendu sXe

    We aren't going to draft a need unless its the best player on the board.
  11. BenderRobot

    BenderRobot Hello! VIP

    We need to stop drafting high school players unless they're Jose Fernandez / Christian Yelich level.
  12. Entendu

    Entendu sXe

    I feel like the Marlins are going to avoid that whenever possible. We can't have a kid take 5 years to develop right now. We need someone we can plug in and move forward with in the not-too-distant future. Luckily, we have a lot of good college options at #2. Personally, I think Trea Turner would be very good for us, and if we had to pick today that's who I would bet my money on.
  13. BenderRobot

    BenderRobot Hello! VIP

    Overall numbers with Trea, I agree. Plus if we can get Adeiny's bat out of the lineup, I'm all for it.
    In the unlikely event that the Astros pass on Rodon, though, have $10 on him going at #2!

    But, agreed, Turner.
  14. Erick

    Erick Marlin

    Adeiny would just move over to 2B. Or the kid would be the 2B because Adeiny is a gold glover at SS/perennial All-Star!
  15. Eddie Altamonte

    Eddie Altamonte Hammerhead

  16. BenderRobot

    BenderRobot Hello! VIP

    Showing power is a knock? I don't get it.
  17. Eddie Altamonte

    Eddie Altamonte Hammerhead

    The knock against him was his lack of power but he is now showing decent power He may just have 10 plus HRs next season
    I believe this is relating to early scouting reports on him, he hit it only 1 HR in HS in his Senior year
  18. BenderRobot

    BenderRobot Hello! VIP

    Oh, my bad, I read that wrong.
  19. Eddie Altamonte

    Eddie Altamonte Hammerhead

    actually in an interview Turner talks about how he added lift and distance to his hitting by adding a leg kick to his swing, I don't have the link but I could find it if it matters to anyone
  20. BenderRobot

    BenderRobot Hello! VIP

    The only thing that WOULD concern me in that case is if he tries to become a power hitter and trying to go yard every at bat [causing more strikeouts] rather than being smart and using his speed. Carlos Gomez comes to mind.

    But, let's see if we even draft him, first. :lol
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