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Vote for #1 Prospect
Poll ended at Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:27 pm
Albert Almora 5%  5%  [ 3 ]
Gioskar Amaya 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Javier Baez 86%  86%  [ 49 ]
Brett Jackson 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Pierce Johnson 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Junior Lake 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Dillon Maples 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Juan Paniagua 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Matt Szczur 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Jorge Soler 7%  7%  [ 4 ]
Duane Underwood 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Christian Villanueva 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Josh Vitters 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Arodys Vizcaino 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 57
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 Post subject: Vote for #1 Prospect
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:27 pm 
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Please vote for your choice for the cubs #1 prospect.


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The person who voted Underwood should probably post their reasoning.


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hmm...

I can tell who is casting bogus votes by looking through the database. I can easily block them from voting in the future by banning them from the minor league forum.

In other words, would someone care to justify voting for Duane Underwood?


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 Post subject: Re: Vote for #1 Prospect
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:34 pm 
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CaliforniaRaisin wrote:
The person who voted Underwood should probably post their reasoning.

His mother must be a member on this board

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Can I vote Baez twice?

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 Post subject: Re: Vote for #1 Prospect
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:35 pm 
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Tim wrote:
hmm...

I can tell who is casting bogus votes by looking through the database. I can easily block them from voting in the future by banning them from the minor league forum.

In other words, would someone care to justify voting for Duane Underwood?


I don't disagree but then I guess it raises the question, why is Underwood even an option if anybody even remotely informed who would vote for him is clearly [expletive] around?


I'm saying this knowing that I think we all know there won't be an actual justification for Underwood as our #1 prospect.

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CaliforniaRaisin wrote:
The person who voted Underwood should probably post their reasoning.

That would be CubInOK


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 Post subject: Vote for #1 Prospect
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Tim wrote:
CaliforniaRaisin wrote:
The person who voted Underwood should probably post their reasoning.

That would be CubInOK


BURN HIM AT THE STAKE

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David wrote:
Tim wrote:
hmm...

I can tell who is casting bogus votes by looking through the database. I can easily block them from voting in the future by banning them from the minor league forum.

In other words, would someone care to justify voting for Duane Underwood?


I don't disagree but then I guess it raises the question, why is Underwood even an option if anybody even remotely informed who would vote for him is clearly [expletive] around?


I'm saying this knowing that I think we all know there won't be an actual justification for Underwood as our #1 prospect.

Mainly because I said I'd post around 10 options for each vote. If someone legitimately feels Underwood is the #1 prospect, then post a rationale and I'm fine with it. If someone is voting for someone else just to be a troll, I'm not.


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 Post subject: Re: Vote for #1 Prospect
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ctcf wrote:
Tim wrote:
CaliforniaRaisin wrote:
The person who voted Underwood should probably post their reasoning.

That would be CubInOK


BURN HIM AT THE STAKE

No...just have him justify his vote.


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 Post subject: Re: Vote for #1 Prospect
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There's 14 options? And Josh Vitters is one? I'm guessing it could be reduced.


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 Post subject: Re: Vote for #1 Prospect
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There's 14 options? And Josh Vitters is one? I'm guessing it could be reduced.

For this vote, it probably doesn't need to be more than four long


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 Post subject: Re: Vote for #1 Prospect
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Tim wrote:
hmm...

I can tell who is casting bogus votes by looking through the database. I can easily block them from voting in the future by banning them from the minor league forum.

In other words, would someone care to justify voting for Duane Underwood?



Man, I was going to vote for Vitters as a joke, but daaaaaaaaaaaaaaammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmn


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 Post subject: Re: Vote for #1 Prospect
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I feel like, at the top of the list, to lessen the odd votes, it might be better to limit it to 5 or so guys. I think most of us agree that there is a top tier of about 3-5 guys. But that's me. Anyhow, my vote is Baez.


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sweetpeteman wrote:
Tim wrote:
hmm...

I can tell who is casting bogus votes by looking through the database. I can easily block them from voting in the future by banning them from the minor league forum.

In other words, would someone care to justify voting for Duane Underwood?



Man, I was going to vote for Vitters as a joke, but daaaaaaaaaaaaaaammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmn

Yeah...I don't want this run as a joke.


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 Post subject: Re: Vote for #1 Prospect
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I've never even heard of Duane Underwood.

Baez is pretty clearly #1 in our system. This really shouldn't be a vote.

The only acceptable answers for #2 and #3 are Soler and Almora, not necessarily in that order.


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CubInOK wrote:
I've never even heard of Duane Underwood.

Baez is pretty clearly #1 in our system. This really shouldn't be a vote.

The only acceptable answers for #2 and #3 are Soler and Almora, not necessarily in that order.

Thanks for voting appropriately. Sorry for calling you out like that, but I do want people to limit themselves to real votes.


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 Post subject: Re: Vote for #1 Prospect
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CubInOK wrote:
I've never even heard of Duane Underwood.

Baez is pretty clearly #1 in our system. This really shouldn't be a vote.

The only acceptable answers for #2 and #3 are Soler and Almora, not necessarily in that order.


You probably should. He's definitely not one of our very top prospects yet, but he's an interesting piece.

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 Post subject: Re: Vote for #1 Prospect
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2 and 3 will be interesting. We obviously know who they are, but the vote could be very tight for which is 2.


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 Post subject: Re: Vote for #1 Prospect
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I voted Almora; his work ethic in particular and scouting reports at draft remind me vaguely of Tyler Colvin, who noone thought would develop power. I think the younger, more talented Almora will develop similarly (with regards to improvement in power), and I think the ceiling that implies, combined with his lower risk, makes him a better prospect than Baez.

Also, Baez played a season (really more, with a delay from the management change) under Hendry's development system, which probably delayed his development.


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Pierce Johnson would win if it were a porn prospect list.

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 Post subject: Re: Vote for #1 Prospect
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CubinNY wrote:
Pierce Johnson would win if it were a porn prospect list.


Maybe not if Rock Shoulders were eligible.


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 Post subject: Re: Vote for #1 Prospect
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I'd have to believe Almora is the only one who any could have a real argument about topping Baez, but given Baez's superstar upside I still think it's him by a good amount.


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Had to go with Soler. The offensive upside does it for me.

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 Post subject: Re: Vote for #1 Prospect
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You do realize that Baez's offensive upside is the whole reason the overwhelming majority voted him #1, right?

That is a rhetorical question.

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