8/30/11

Building 2012 Rosters Prospects First - Picks 46-50

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#46 – RP Eric Beaulac – Beaulac came out of A-ball like gangbusters, but his path to the majors was slowed once he reached AA ball. Beaulac didn’t do much wrong; he just was like so many talented pitchers that just didn’t make the cutoff for 5 starters times 30 teams. So, he took a deep breath, came off the DL, and started over as a reliever. So far so good and I see no reason for him to go back to Binghamton next season. The 6-5 righty will play 2012 as a 26-year old so he should be able to play Buffalo. ETA – AAAA


#47 - SP Tyler Pill – Pill is another of the good college arms that was drafted this past June.Pill has been on the prospect sheets since his high school days, but all scouts had to put his name on hold in May 2010 when he injured his right elbow. He bounced right back and finished the 2010 season: 17-G, 15-St, 7-1, 2.28, 110-K, 98.2-IP. Pill led the team in innings pitched and there’s no reason for him to stay back in camp come April 1st. I’ve got him in Savannah – ETA: TBD


#48 – SP Brandon Moore – some might feel I have Moore a little high, but there’s a reason. Moore has been an innings eater for Binghamton this season, leading the team with 126.0-IP. He and Collin McHugh will move on to Buffalo next season to become emergency Queens starters, similar to the role Chris Schwinden played this year and Dillon Gee played in 2010. All four of these guys will most probably be passed by the “Big 4” as they heal and mature, but pitchers like Brandon are extremely important to a major league operation. ETA: 2012: AAA


#49 – OF Darrell Cecilliani – “DC” would be the first to tell you that 2011 has been a disappointing year. He started the season on the DL and just hasn’t been hitting on all cylinders all season. You can’t stumble in the minors. There are nine teams with four outfielders on each team. That’s 36 players trying to win three slots in 2014. It seems that Gilbert Gomez has already passed Darrell in the pecking order, but he will move on to St. Lucie next season. Hopefully, he will find the zone again. ETA: AAA in 2014.


#50 – C Cam Maron – Mets VP Pat DePodesa recently singled out Maron as a catching prospect, something that just hasn’t been said about Mets cathers in many years. Cam was a late round pick in 2009 that has hit well with limited at bats: 2009… .293/41-AB for GCL… 2010: .313/48-AB for GCL… 2011: .309/194-AB for K-Port. He has doubled both as DH and catcher because Kingsport has another potential catcher in Jeff Glenn Maron has easily been the better of the two and has earned a starting position in Savannah next season.


Rosters So Far:


Buffalo: (13) –SP Chris Schwinden, Collin McHugh, Brandon Moore, RP Robert Carson, Eric Beaulac, IF Alan Dykstra, Reese Havens, Jordany Valdespin, Zach Lutz, OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Fernando Martinez, Mike Baxter, Juan Lagarus


Binghamton: (9) – SP: Mike Harvey, Zack Wheeler, Jeurys Familia, Darin Gorski, RP Josh Edgin, Brad Holt, IF Jefry Marte, OF Matt den Dekker, Cesar Puello


St. Lucie: (12) – SP Greg Peavey, Taylor Whitenton, Angel Cuan, Tyler Pill, RP Cory Mazzoni, Jack Leathersich, Chase Huchingson, IF Wilmer Flores, Aderlin Rodriguez, OF Cory Vaughn, Gilbert Gomez, Darrell Cecilliani


Savannah: (6) – SP Akeel Morris, Alex Panteliodis, Erik Goeddel, Logan Verrett, RP T.J. Chism, IF Cam Maron


Brooklyn: (4) – SP: Michael Fulmer, Juan Urbina, IF Phillip Evans, OF: Brandon Nimmo


Kingsport: (3) – SP Luis Mateo, Christian Montgomery, OF Vincente Lupo

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