Wednesday, January 3, 2007

First 20 Predictions for 2007, Minor Leagues

Pitchers and Catchers report in six weeks. Six weeks! It seems like the offseason began yesterday.

I'm going to be making a series of predictions for our minor leagues. Here are the first twenty:

Five players who will break out:

1. Marcos Vechionacci
2. Austin Jackson
3. George Kontos
4. Jeff Marquez
5. Angel Reyes

Five players who will falter:

1. Tim Battle
2. Nick Peterson
3. Colin Curtis
4. Anthony Claggert
5. Jason Jones

Five players who will struggle, but will make progress

1. Zach McAllister
2. Jesus Montero
3. Gerardo Rodriguez
4. Ramiro Pena
5. R.J. Swindle

Five Imports who will perform

1. Carlos Urena
2. Abraham Almonte
3. Jesus Montero
4. Pryllis Cuello
5. Juan Miranda