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Place your bets. Which prospect is going to break out in 2011?

Here's my good deed of the day.

 There was discussion earlier in the A.M. thread about the Rangers prospects and who everyone thinks is poised to make the biggest leap in terms of prospect status in 2011.  I thought I would deliver a medium here in the form of a FanPost to give us all a place to put down our predictions.  

 

I probably should be the last person to make an attempt at guessing who will make the biggest jump since I recently crashed and burned the Taylor Teagarden bandwagon into the depths of Hades.  But I was the only one to get the closest on more than one player last year in the projections posts, so you can all suck on that. 

Here are the Top 20 Prospects of 2011 from Sickels' website over at Minor League Ball.  I would highly suggest visiting there on occasion to check out his rankings and to also get a little insight on prospects, not just from Texas, but from other teams as well.  You never know when The Ninja will do some JD'ing and swoop up some other teams top prospect to replenish the farm.

And here are the 2011 Prospect Rankings from Sickels...

1) Jurickson Profar, SS

2) Martin Perez, LHP

3) Robbie Erlin, LHP

4) Tanner Scheppers, RHP

5) Mike Olt, 3B

6) Engel Beltre, OF

7) Robbie Ross, LHP 

8) Neil Ramirez, RHP

9) Jake Skole, OF

10) Miguel De Los Santos

11) Kellen Deglan, C

12) Wilmer Font, RHP

13) Michael Kirkman, LHP

14) Luke Jackson, RHP

15) Cody Buckel, RHP

16) Justin Grimm, RHP

17) Luis Sardinas, SS

18) Roman Mendez, RHP

19) Joe Wieland, RHP

20) Miguel Velazquez, OF


OTHERS: Jorge Alfaro, C; Wilfredo Boscan, RHP; Fabio Castillo, RHP; Ovispo De Los Santos, RHP; Vincent DiFazio, C; Cody Eppley, RHP; Mark Hamburger, RHP; Jared Hoying, OF; Teodoro Martinez, OF; Carlos Melo, RHP; Joseph Ortiz, LHP; Jimmy Reyes, LHP; Josh Richmond, OF; Drew Robinson, OF-INF; Pedro Strop, RHP; Matt Thompson, RHP; Christian Villanueva, 3B.

Sickels Prospect Link CLICK ME!

 

So there you have it.  We can look back on this a year from now and laugh.  Or cry.  Feel free to add any that aren't listed.

My suggestion for this thread would be to pick who you think will make the biggest jump as a pitcher, and who will make the biggest jump as a position player.  Then maybe explain if they are going to improve more because of prospect status (e.g. 19 to 11), or if their improvement is because they are far superior than their peers (e.g. Alfaro because he could possibly be playing in Rookie A ball by the end of the year).

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