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How Did Jacob deGrom Go From Relative Unknown To Head Of The Class?

Jacob deGrom did something that very few players are able to in this age of social media and constant connection. He flew under the radar. After Tommy John Surgery in 2011 cost him that entire season, he emerged in 2012 and pitched well in A and High-A, establishing a 2.43 ERA. While 2013 was an up and down year for deGrom, he got the chance to pitch seven games early in 2014 for...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Tuesday morning news and notes

On Friday John Sickels did a review of his preseason Cincinnati Reds Top 20 prospects. He still thinks they are a middle-of-the-pack farm system, though he also hasn’t gotten into the research for the system either and when he does I think it will change his opinion. A good example of that would be that he didn’t mention Sal Romano at all in the post-review wrap up where he discussed...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals place eight in Sickels’ 2014 top 150

Normally each spring, John Sickels of minorleagueball.com is one of the major talent raters to publish cross-organization and team-specific prospect lists. Due to some health problems, Sickels delayed his national top 150 list a bit in 2014, just publishing it on May 1. The rumored decline of the St. Louis Cardinals’ system has been exaggerated. With a “fair share” for the...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

John Sickels releases his Cincinnati Reds Top 20 Prospects List

John Sickels ranks Billy Hamilton second in the system and says he will at least be Vince Coleman, but with a chance to be better.
Via Reds Minor Leagues
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

John Sickels releases his Top 20 list for the Mets farm

John Sickels of Minor League Ball released yesterday his Top 20 Mets Prospects list, found here.  There are few surprises up top, though he seems to be more bullish on Brandon Nimmo and Gavin Cecchini than some. Perhaps the most controversial ranking on the list is Steven Matz at number 14, who Sickels ranks as a C+.  I would have imagined Matz being a B-, but considering the level...
Via Mets360.com
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Noah Syndergaard Receives Grade A- and Is Top Mets Prospect

John Sickels of Minor League Ball on Monday released his Mets Top 20 Prospects for 2014. As expected, Syndergaard has the top spot and was the only player to get a grade of A-. Here are his Top 20 with comments for the first five players. You can check out the full article and commentary for all players by clicking here. Noah Syndergaard, RHP, Grade A-: Borderline A. I love...
Via MetsMinor.net
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels may not have met with Tanaka, Sickels' top 20 Angels prospects

The January 14th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels may not have met with Tanaka, Sickels' top 20 Angels prospects and much more... The Story: Jerry Dipoto says the Angels did not meet with Masahiro Tanaka last week. The Monkey Says: Other reporters have said otherwise, with rumors circulating that Moreno himself met with Tanaka. I...
Via Monkey with a Halo
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Sickels: Syndergaard Leads Mets Top 20

John Sickels of Minor League Ball just released his Mets Top 20 Prospects for 2014. As expected, Syndergaard has the top spot and was the only player to get a grade of A-. Here are his Top 20 with comments for the first five players. You check out the full article and commentary for all players by clicking here.  Noah Syndergaard, RHP, Grade A-: Borderline A. I love Syndergaard...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Future Alert: Sickels Releases Cubs Top 20

One of the best things about the offseason is the releases of annual prospect rankings, and today comes another one as John Sickels of Minor League Ball released his Cubs Top 20 (21) rankings, complete with prospect grades and a look at a few outsiders looking in. Dabynsky previously took a look at Sickels grading scale and predicted where prospects would fall over at our Chicago...
Via World Series Dreaming
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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