Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Not to be outdone, Jim Bowden ranks his Top 50

With a captip to Steve Campbell, Jim Bowden ranked his Top 50 prospects.

Jordan Lyles comes in at #37:
He has a smooth, easy delivery with deception. A consistent release point allows him to throw four different pitches average or above with his change-up being his best pitch. His up-side looks to be a middle of the rotation starter unless his velocity improves from 89-91.

And Anthony Gose, who was an Astro for about eight minutes before getting traded for Brett Wallace? He's #43:
Acquired in a deal of top prospects with the Houston Astros, Gose is expected to be the Blue Jays long-term solution to CF and the leadoff spot in the lineup. Gose is a burner but still need to improve his base-running and base-stealing. He has above average range in CF, a strong arm and a solid glove. His batting needs to improve and he needs to learn how to bunt and slap the ball to better utilize his speed. He won’t be fast to the big leagues and his bat will determine his future success.